Beach/Ocean Front House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
- english, spanish
About owner/property manager
I am originally from Hawaii and my wife is Costa Rican, we have lived in Playa Grande full time for 24 years.
What makes this House unique
Our homes is located on the most beautiful section of the entire four mile stretch of Playa Grande beach, the quality of our property is second to none, the beach in front of our home is all sand bottom and we have more than 30 coconut palm trees in the sand directly in front of our home which provides full shade throughout the day.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cigar smoking is prohibit throughout the entire property including ocean front terrace, front yard and beach lounge chair.
Children are welcome
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Sauna under watch
The house was in decent shape but it was very disappointing to learn that only the 2 bedroom had ac. The third room/ loft had no ac as the rest of the house. It was very uncomfortable to cook, eat, or enemy to just watch tv. They did not allow us to open the doors from the rooms if the ac was on. They also complained about the way we were using the blender which was about 50 years old. They did not want us to burn the pans and only change our towels once in the 8 days that we were there. The owners live next door and it seems like they were snooping on us all the time. They would send their workers to tell us what we “should not be doing.” I think I must have received like 6 texts from her complaining about how we took her water container without permission. Which we were only trying to refill at a much lower rate than she offers( about50% less) . She argued that she had a special Co that delivered. The brand on the container is the same as the one found in the store. We spent about 18 days in Costa Rica in different resorts. Our idea was to spend the last week in a place we could rest and enjoy the
Sad to receive such a dishonest review but not surprised after renters bizarre & hostile behavior.
Our website is clear house has 2 air-conditioned bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs loft bedroom that is not. Between the loft, livingroom & kitchen are nine high-end ceiling,wall and floor fans which has been sufficient for 99% of clients many of whom have returned 6 consecutive years.Our instruction packet that clients receive before arrival explains if downstairs bedrooms are left open while air-conditioners are on in an effort to cool entire house this can cause AC to burn out. My staff told me from day of arrival & throughout their stay clients were angry, rude & insulting.
Our head maid Lizbeth told clients 2 pans were badly burned & suggested they use butter or oil to prevent this.Clients aggressivetly told her they didn't care if she had to use sand from the beach to scrub them clean. This brought Lizbeth to tears & they laughed as she fled.Lizbeth is loved by everyone who stayed with us always commenting about her uplifting spirit & endless smile.
Clients broke blender, destroyed 4ft x 5ft window screen.Comments about towels, snooping, bottle water, more lies from renter who never communicated with us from the day she booked until the day she left, other than 1 message asking for a free doctor.
We always go above & beyond to ensure a wonderful vacation for our guests. 95% of our 67 reviews are 5 Star & 65% of our guests are repeat clients who return again & again
The most amazing holiday -beautiful home and sunning beach
We loved our week long holiday at this beautiful house on playa grande. The location is perfect , such a huge perfect beach, fantastic waves for body boarding and surfing, stunning sunsets
We walked the length of the beach and got a little ferry to Tamarindo and to the black sand cove in the other direction
4 restaurants in easy walking distance ( 5-15 mins ) and a further 2 a short drive away which we enjoyed
Greg and Gabriela were fantastic hosts and their daughter Daniela arranged a lovely massage for us and a great ATV trip which was great fun
The house itself was very comfortable, 2 large air conditioned rooms and an addition large attic room with two fans
The outside terrace was lovely which a great position right on the beach and fans to keep you cool ( it was hot in April )
They also had sun loungers put out on the beach for us every morning
Lisbeth was lovely and we managed to chat to each other even with our limited Spanish
I would 100% recommend this beautiful house , and would love to go back some day , thanks for an amazing holiday
Perfect Beachfront Location!
We absolutely loved Playa Grande and the location of this home. The owners were very helpful in providing extensive information in advance of our arrival. They were friendly and welcoming. The home is clean and is exactly as described. We can’t wait to return!
Beautiful property, very hospitable hosts, would come again in a heartbeat
Lovely property that is ocean-front and on a section of the beach that is less touristy and quite beautiful. Within a long Beach walk and water taxi ride to Tamarindo (we walked in a few times for breakfast). Very fun beach for surfing/boogie boarding. Primo sunsets over the ocean. Hosts are very gracious and responsive to any needs. Our family will return here if we’re able to come again to Costa Rica. Thank you Greg and Gabriella!
This is the third year we have stayed at Casa del Mar. We have returned each year as it is a wonderful place to stay. You can walk out on the beach from the house or just sit on the deck and enjoy the beach. The beach is a great place to walk and enjoy the wonderful sunsets! Greg and Gabriela are wonderful hosts and the service of Lizebeth is great! The restaurants in the area are very good or you can cook at the house. You will not be sorry if you stay at Casa del Mar and that is why we will be returning next year for our fourth year!
Excellent Property & Experience!
My wife & two of our adult children traveled to Playe Grande and stayed at Casa del Mar over Christmas and New Years 2018/2019 for 2 weeks. We had stayed in Tamarindo the prior year, but we wanted to experience more of Costa Rica and find a location that was less busy and directly on the beach.
Greg & Gabriel (owners) were great hosts starting from the booking process to the final check out! They reside on the property, thus are available if there are every any issues. The listing description was very accurate. Do not be worried that the main living area does not have air conditioning as the windows bring in more than enough cool breeze. As they state, the bedrooms have air conditioning, but it is rarely required. The photos do not do the property justice!
The home was very clean and well maintained. Daily cleaning staff did a great job of keeping the property clean and neat. We used the BBQ every day, and it was cleaned every day. We have been renting 4 & 5 star properties on VRBO for 20 years and have never had the BBQ cleaned every day. The cleaning staff also tidy dishes and completes house keeping services provided in a hotel.
Costa Rica is as safe as any other vacation destination, but Greg and Gabriel have made the effort to secure their property with a gated car port, security cameras and a gate that locks between the home and the beach. The secure beach gate is essential as many people on the beach want to use your wash room, but the gate deters them.
My positive comments above are best confirmed by the fact that my family has rented again from Greg & Gabriel Christmas 2019!
Many thanks to Greg and Gabriel for making our stay fantastic.
TOURS & ACTIVITES:
We can arrange any activities upon your email request.
Professional Massage on your Beach Front Terrace
Zip Line Canopy all day Adventure Tour
Crocodile River Tours
Sunset Sail & Snorkeling
Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Horseback Riding on the beach
4X4 ATV Beach Tour and many other great trips.