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Tropical Family Retreat- 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathrooms -Casita (2) sleeps 6-10

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lush garden setting. Pool. Palapa with outdoor dining and BBQ.

Enjoy yourself at this tropical paradise. Walking distance to memorable sunsets over the ocean and daily beach fun. The beautifully covered terrace leads to separate entries for each bedroom/bath and main house. Detached casita sleeps 2 $70.00 Not included in nightly rate of $325.00)

- Master Bedroom with King size bed-

- 2 Bedrooms with two full size beds-1 TV only

- All bedrooms have A/C

- Large open living area and kitchen with vaulted ceilings and large windows that invite the Costa Rica sunlight into your day. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter-tops, breakfast bar, and island. The dining area seats eight which leads to a comfy Livingroom

- Large tropical front yard with carport.

- Backyard is the perfect secluded getaway with a pool, jacuzzi/sitting pool, and palapa area.

- Covered palapa is ideal for outdoor dining and hanging out. Granite counter-top, sink, gas BBQ, and table seats 8 to 10. Ceiling fan makes it an ideal area for an afternoon siesta.

- Covered terrace with ceiling fans provides relief from the heat.

- Great outdoor shower. Shower by moonlight or just rinse off from a fun day at the beach.

- Additional but separate fully equipped studio (250 sq. ft.) with full-size bed, bathroom, refrigerator, sink, microwave, and small dining area. (Extra charge of $70. per night for studio). This is not included in advertised nightly rate except for Christmas rates

More Details

Julie Hayden
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018


Playa Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • No glass around pool. Bath towels not allowed at beach. Rinse sand off before entering house
  • Do not leave keys in door locks. (Screens will break key in the lock) Clean BBQ after use. Take out trash
  • PLEASE NOTE; Owners payment preference for Guests is PayPal or Venmo. 5%.charge will be added if you pay VRBO
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Two sinks and double shower
  • Bathrooms 1 & 2: two sinks with spacious countertops, large open shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Detached Studio - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , No cable
  • Guest bedrooms 2 full size beds, built in wardrobes, flat screen TV in 1 room Minimal cable service in the house Studio sleeps 2- not included in nightly rate
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Market and a few restuarants in walking distance, estuary tours, ATV tours, zipline tours available Laundry service available by property manager $6.00 per load


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Family Retreat- 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathrooms -Casita (2) sleeps 6-10
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great house and terrific area.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was great but we did have a few inconveniences. When we arrived we had no water and none of the televisions worked. We called the caretaker Manfred and he came over immediately. He discovered that the water pump was not working properly and fixed it temporarily. He ordered a replacementt and everything was great after the pump was replacement the next day. The TV in one bedroom worked and finally on day 2 the TV in the living area worked. While the bees that occupy the entire area between the pool and the Jacuzzi don't appear to be aggressive they are bothersome and my young granddaughter was scarred to go in the pool. The Jacuzzi was basically off limits because of the swarming bees and that was disappointing. Light in Jacuzzi was working but not in the pool. The birds were fascinating to watch and the Bula Bula restaurant was fantastic. Ernesto was the best and they let the kids swim in their pool when we went several times to eat and have drinks (within walking distance. We watched monkeys frolic in the trees while we ate. We walked the beach and took the boat over to Tamarindo. All in all we had a great adventure.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home in a quiet area

  • 4 of 5

The home is set within a subdivision, so it's very quiet and private. Great for a large group as there are lots of beds. A nice little pool, but there is a wasp/bee infestation that was concerning. They kept to themselves but it wasn't ideal especially with small children in a foreign country. The phone didn't work so if you had to call 911 you'd have to activate your cell phone. The bedrooms are outside of the main home which was a touch annoying as your constantly going in and out and locking and unlocking doors. Bonus is that you can lock your kids in a room, so there is no danger of wandering into the pool in the middle of the night. Communication with Julie was great. She always got back to me quickly with any concerns or questions. You need a vehicle to drive into Grande or Tamarindo if you want to shop/dine etc.. but it wasn't 100% necessary as there are restaurants, coffee, surf rentals, and a small grocery store all within walking distance. The beach is a 3 min walk down the road to the surf, and from there you can take a water taxi over to Tamarindo within a few mins. Overall I'd recommend it, but better for a larger group to cover the costs and there is plenty of room. Iguanas in the yard as well as monkeys one day, so cool for kids to experience that as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregg was an easy guest to work with. The lay out of the home is ideal for adult groups that want their own private bedroom and bathroom. We have 4 kids and they love having a private area without mom and dad. The bees at the pool are coming for water. March through may is very hot and dry and the bees are thirsty. We recommend that guests don't spray as it only annoys the bees. Our family has not had a bee sting since we built the house 9 years ago.We have tried to relocate the bees but they always come back. I guess they like our pool.. We are happy you enjoyed our home. Thank you for the review
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Awesome. Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to all

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you or the nice review. Sorry about the tree that fell in the front yard before your arrival. We are still working on removing it as you know. W hope you come back to Palm Beach and enjoy our home again. Pura Vida
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Excellent location, nice house and wonderful host...!

  • 5 of 5

The house, Casa Feliz, is a very nice house, built with all the required amenities for a nice vacation stay. The surrounding area is very quite, you can enjoy nature (monkeys, birds, iguanas, racoons....). It has many important element, such as AC in all the living areas, an excellent sound system, a large grill, ceiling fans all over. It has a sort of next door apartment (Casita); however, is it lacks windows and adequate ventilation.

The swimming pool is the right size and it includes a large Jacuzzi. Outside, it has a very large and comfortable covered area next to the pool with all the required furniture.

We were a family of 8 adults and 2 infants and did had a great time, something to remember...

Close by there is a large convenience store "Wil-Mart". There are several beautiful beaches next by, the closest, Playa Grande is walking distance, but the nicest ones are some 15 to 20 minutes by car.

Julie, our host was always available by E-mail and prompt to answer any of our questions... I would say and excellent and dedicated host.

The house is better than the description at VRBO and the pictures do little to show how nice and cozy the house really is....!

We will sure come back soon...! and recommend it for family sizes like ours...

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport, RI USA

beautiful home in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Located in the Palm Beach Estates area of Playa Grande, this home is in a perfect spot and is a short walk to beach, restaurants and mini mart. The home itself is spacious and comfortable and probably one of the best equipped of the many homes we have rented over the years. Lovely pool and outdoor dining area. Howler monkeys were often around. The owner was wonderful to work with. We had rented another property and had been shut out of it at the last minute but we were able to rent this home at a reasonable price for our small party. The local caretaker/manager were helpful and always available to us. This was our 3rd trip to this area and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place in Playa Grande to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week the second week in January. It was wonderful. The house is a short walk to the beach, the river to Tamarindo, and to quite a few places to eat. We felt safe and the area was quiet at night. We had two families in the house and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed the pool area including the outdoor dining area as well as the large indoor kitchen/living room. The kids really liked all the board games when we weren't surfing. The owner was easy to deal with and had someone local to check us in/out and answer any questions we had. We would absolutely come back here again and would recommend this place to families!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

U$300- refundable key and damage deposit included in final payment refunded after checkout. If you chose to pay via PayPal there will be an added charge of 2.9% added. If you have an international credit card and you pay through Vrbo there will be an additional charge depending on vrbo charge added to your final payment. Rental rate per night for the main house is $270.00 Maximum people 6. Casita(detached sleeps 2) available for additional cost $80.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund