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Luxurious Beachfront Vacation Home, With Full Concierge At Your Service

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 baths, w/ pool. Beachfront living at its best!

Welcome to Casa Dorado, a luxurious and private estate home right on the beach in beautiful Playa Grande, Costa Rica. This beautiful home has recently been refurbished inside and out! Come see for yourself the beauty and tranquility in this 'like new' beach vacation home! Here we have everything you need for your family to have the vacation of a lifetime.

Surrounded by tropical gardens you'll enjoy the outdoors while listening to the calming sound of the waves. Relax in the patio hammocks, swim in the beach-side pool, or sunbathe in the loungers, in complete privacy and tranquility.

The beach is perfect for swimmers and surfers of all levels, and is just a few steps from the pool. There's nothing like it!

The main level of the home offers a large open floor plan with a spacious living room, formal dining area and a large fully equipped kitchen with eat up breakfast bar.

The kitchen is well appointed with a brand new stainless steal refrigerator with ice maker, as well as, coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, and the full gamut of gourmet cookware.

The living room is equipped with cable TV, DVD Player as well as a library of books, DVD's and board games. A bedroom with two twin beds and a full bath are also located on this level.

There are three additional bedrooms on the second level, all with en-suite baths, closets, and air conditioning for your comfort. Enjoy fantastic ocean and sunset views from the master bedroom, which is very spacious with lots of room to move around and a nice sofa for relaxing and reading, as well as a 5 piece master bath. The second level balcony stretches the full length of the house and is shared with the second bedroom, here you will enjoy taking in the surrounding beauty and witness the amazing colors of the sun setting over the pacific ocean.

Anything your heart desires during your stay at Casa Dorado, our full concierge service can help arrange all the fun activities and pampering for a perfect vacation catered specifically for you.

Daily housekeeping is included for your total enjoyment and relaxation while at Casa Dorado.

Private cooks are available at your request. $75 per day, or $25 per meal.

We also offer a Grocery Shopping Service for $80 per service

There's a full service laundry room for you to use at your leisure and laundry service is available at your request. Here at Casa Dorado we also include 4 bicycles at the house for you to enjoy cruising the neighborhood.

You will love your stay at this newly renovated home on the beach in Costa Rica. We guarantee it!

*Please note there's a separate apartment which is rented long term, it has completely separate entrance. This will not affect the privacy of the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Nova Everson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
McKinleyville, CA

Great house for family gathering, property has fantastic pool and beach access

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Dorado over the holidays!

By far way better than being stuck in busy Tamarindo with hundreds of other tourists, we enjoyed this Playa Grande property for the following reasons:

A very private property with lots of shade from trees, so the kids could spend hours in the pool. The beach is beautiful and very accessible for swimmers and surfers.

We saw amazing sunsets around 5:30 pm every day.

The concierge Erica was super helpful in setting up horse back riding, ATV tours, restaurant recommendations, etc.

The house itself is not the most modern but that does not matter one bit. It's very comfortable and clean.

Also, have Christina cook for you! We had a great typical Costa Rican dinner!

All in all, we had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is not my first visit to casa Dorado and it will NOT be my last

This has to be the best beach house in the area the position right on the pacific beach of playa grande really cannot be beaten, it takes seconds to be walking the warm sands of the Pacific ocean WOW

It was good to see that the house is being updated regularly and is both clean and extremely comfortable. We liked the new BBQ built in the gardens, which was great for entertaining under the stars.

The large private garden and pool are extremely well kept with a daily gardener (Oscar) the pool is also cleaned daily. We had a great time spotting all the local wildlife and birds that often frequent the garden great for the kids

The large bedrooms upstairs are bright and airy and two lead onto a huge terrace (its 40ft x 8ft) looking over the pool metres from the pacific ocean which is amazing for a early evening cocktail while watching some truly amazing sunsets

The lounge is very comfortable with two large sofas and a large futon there is also a selection of books on offer (just leave one in return if you don’t finish the book you are reading before you leave) and chess and draughts (checkers) even connect 4 !!

There is a large picnic table outside which is great for sitting around and having food it seats twelve which again adds to the feel of inclusion the same inside the house a large central dining table which can be used but to be honest we spent most of our time outside enjoying the gardens and pool

There is a daily maid service, which is great, and this was done by Marcia, Oscar’s wife who is extremely friendly and will cook on request local dishes for lunch or dinner at a small extra charge

Everyone one we met associated with casa Dorado made our vacation a truly friendly experience.

The management concierge for the house are great on call for everything we asked for and could not be more accommodating, like booking horse trekking and catamaran sailing trip which is a must go experience surrounded by dolphins and snorkeling with an abundance of tropical fish.

Would we stay here again, without a doubt it’s an amazing house exceptional position on the beach, 5 minutes walk on the beach to the water taxis across the estuary to Tamarindo but to be honest we preferred to stay at Casa Dorado and Playa Grande was like having a 4km beach to ourselves


  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good experience but could have been better

  • 4 of 5

Casa Dorado is a nice beach house that sits right on Playa Grande beach. It has a nice size, it is comfortable. The pool is great.

We were a group of 3 adults and 4 girls (9 to 13).

What this house lacks is small details.

-Beach umbrellas; there is no shade in Playa Grande and it will be a basic addition to have.

-Bicycles will also help if you are not planing to rent a car (car is recommended). As the house sits about 15/20min walking from the nearest food store

-No Phone line service during our stay. Made us feel isolated and made planing local activities more difficult. We asked several times about it but nothing happened.

-The concierge services lacks attention... We did plan our own activities as we never felt any real interest from the concierge, he did point us where to rent a car and help us with the initial food shopping which we recommend for basic items as the house comes pretty much empty, then go and shop for yourselves.

The house cups and glasses needs upgrade, these are mostly plastic and most not in good shape.

Now, one of the best experience of our 10 day trip was Veronica our Chef!, she cook breakfast and dinner for us in different occasions, her food is delicious; seafood, beef, pasta and chicken dishes were all superb. She also helped with light cleaning which is great as well. Always smiling!.

Overall good experience but fixing the issues above will make it even better.

Thank you!...


  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious house and common area. 3 private rooms upstairs with bathrooms. The downstairs bedroom has the twin beds. Is on a great surfing beach. Overall House needs updating (fixtures, faucets, dishes) It didn't really bother us, but some may find that important. The charcoal grill also was broken, oscar fixed it, but it needs to be replaced. The grounds were kept up beautifully.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. We surfed nearly every day. The surf shop gave us lessons here because the breaks are great The beach has fine sand and is at least 80 yards wide at low tide. It's great for walking. You can walk for miles. Beacause of only a few houses this end of the beach is about as opposite of crowded as it gets. The pool and outside set up is great. The restaurants in the area are reasonable and great (no need to leave). Tamarindo is 1/2 hour by car or a 5 minute walk through the estuary( Ferry boat $1) during the day. The house itself inside could you a bit of TLC on the inside. The people are friendly, Marco the concierge took care of our concerns and helped us set up a cool kayak tour of the estuary.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Much more laid back then the states. Was very refreshing. We were treated great, drove all over in a rental car, zero problems. Kids had a great time.

Yes we would go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: not necessary

For nature lovers and wildlife fanatics, Playa Grande is the nesting grounds for the amazing and large Leather Back sea turtle. Nesting season is from November to March, and local tour guides can take you on a night tour to watch them lay their eggs. Wake up early and you might be lucky enough to see hatchlings leave their nests. Visit the nursery to see baby turtles. A fun and educational experience for the whole family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Please pay with an E-Check (electronic check), it saves on credit card fees. Please note that if you choose to pay with credit card there is an additional 3% charge on top of the quoted rate you will be required to pay separately.

Thanks for your understanding.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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