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4 BR With pool and rooftop patio 50m from Beach in Grande's Palm Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Across the lane from the beach in Playa Grande’s luxurious Palm Beach Estates, this four bedroom home is nestled on a large landscaped lot with a pool in front and the nature reserve at the back. There is a new covered treehouse patio above the 2-car garage. If you are lucky, you'll see Howler monkeys from there or as you return from taking in the sunset on the secluded beach - and several of Guanacaste’s finest restaurants and up-scale bars are only blocks away.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths as well as a semi-attached guest house with complete bedroom/bath suite. All rooms are equipped with both queen size beds and bunk beds, A/C and ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully stocked, including large fridge with ice machine. The spacious tiled and fully screened front patio has double ceiling fans and a large built-in stainless steel gas grill. Other amenities include laundry room, and deep freeze. Everything you need! Comfortably sleeps eight (with beds for up to twelve there is even water taxi service to Tamarindo from Central America’s largest mangrove estuary three hundred yards away. Kalumina…the perfect place to stay!

Keywords: Beach Villa, beach house, cottage, bungalow, 4 bedroom, with pool, beach, playa grande, costa rica, screened porch, Palm Beach Estates, rooftop patio

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About The Owner

traveled the world and the seven seas and settled in the most beautiful spot I've seen - Palm Beach in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The Owner purchased this villa in 2002

Why The Owner chose Palm Beach Estates

Close to Tamarindo - walk in for lunch or the night life - but really a world away...peace, quite, and long empty beach

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Amenities

Palm Beach Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Bunk Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beautiful new rooftop patio & hammock area

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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4 BR With pool and rooftop patio 50m from Beach in Grande's Palm Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
4

Great place for a family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this is a wonderful place to stay. We stayed here with another family for a total of nine travelers, 4 adults, and 5 kids, and there was plenty of room to spare. The

A/C units work great to keep things cool and the pool was a great change from the ocean, which is a very short walk from the house. The hosts were great with communication and even helping us to plan our activities while there. There is a small store within walking distance if you need anything. All that being said, we did have to wash a few sets of sheets because they were dirty, and some of the cushions could use a cleaning. But these are really just small details, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Property - Unique Costa Rica Experience

  • 4 of 5

Shawna and Jorge were attentive to us throughout our stay. Playa Grande and the Palm Beach Estates is unique with all of the development regulations leaving only a very bumpy dirt road into the area but that meant beaches and surfing virtually all to yourself! In the jungle there are going to be insects and we saw our share but overall we enjoyed using the pool and enjoyed the local eateries as well. Recommend the water taxi either from Bula Bula hotel or the North edge of the Playa grande beach to spend time in Tamarindo. Tamarindo is a great and active city with tons of great food and beverage and of course surfing and many other fun activities. Costa Rica is a very cool place.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved Casa Kalumina!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Casa Kalumina! It was in the perfect spot, very near to the beach access. Two surf sessions a day for our surfers and boogie boarders. Three families used this as home base. The pool was key! Room for all us to be in and out to keep cool when we had to take a break from the beach.

The kitchen was stocked with enough pots, pans, and dishes for all of us.

Shawna and Jorge took great care of us and provided us with great recommendations when needed.

We would definitely be back to Casa Kalumina if we have a big group again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

We had a good time here, but there's some room for improvement.

  • 3 of 5

Pros:

The fenced in patio is nice and having a small pool is nice as well

The area above the garage looked very relaxing though we didn’t spend much time there

Easy walking distance to several good restaurants and breakfast places

Very close to the beach, and the beach is really nice - walking down the beach and catching a ferry to Tamarindo is easy, just be sure you have a ride back or make the last ferry at night

Shawna was very nice, responded quickly and made sure we got there ok

Cons:

The bed sheets need to be replaced. Especially those in the 'in-law apartment' room. There were multiple stains, including blood, that were very visible - it was a bit off-putting. Also, the sheets were not changed during our stay though the place was cleaned twice while we were there.

We were told we'd have until 11am to checkout on the day we left; however, the gentleman that greeted us when we showed up was there at 930 re-arranging furniture, straightening up, etc. which got in our way and rushed our departure, we weren't pleased about that.

It would be nice to have more lounge chairs near the pool given the capacity of the house.

Bugs - in understand these are to be expected given where we are and that's fine; however, the first night we went to shower in the in-law bathroom, when we turned on the shower head, dozens if not hundreds of ants came streaming out of the wall where the showerhead attaches and made their way all over the shower, curtains, towels, etc. Again, I'm okay with bugs and knew where we were going…but that was a bit much for some people in our group.

Overall we enjoyed our stay, but I wouldn't stay there again. Everyone in our group agreed 3 out of 5 was about right. For the people that were saying it was better than any all-inclusive resort they've stayed in - those people are not staying in the right resorts……

Some other general comments:

The closest path to the beach is technically only for guests at the adjacent hotel. We used this path though with no issues. If you do a Catamaran tour I would advise against Anteres - or at least know what you're getting into. We were sold on a Catamaran tour that would take us to a private beach where we could snorkle, swim, SU paddleboard or relax on the beach. It was actually a sailboat where we sat on the floor of the deck on beanbags, and when we got to the private beach the only people that had SU paddleboards were two crew

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Costa Rica before and stayed in an all inclusive resort. While the resort was great, we wanted a more intimate experience on the Guanacaste Coast. My wife and another couple chose to rent Casa Kalumina located in the Palm Beach Resort on Playa Grande. Our casa was just as advertised. The patio was screened to keep out the bugs and we enjoyed king size beds along with our own bathrooms. The house could have held at least 12 but the four of us enjoyed the space and solitude of the big house. We were located no more than a hundred yards from the beach and had four restaurants within walking distance. The house had all the necessary supplies and the only problem we had was hot water in the showers. The water was warm but with the heat outside who needs a hot shower?

We took the estuary tour and saw crocodiles and howler monkeys as well as several different birds. If you choose to go on an extended tour, Shawna will hook you up. She and Jorge were wonderful and met all of our needs.

Casa Kalumina is a beautiful home away from home and one we are sure to return to.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very spacious, cold ac in bedrooms, walk to breakfast and beach

  • 5 of 5

Shawna and Jorge were great to work with. The area is great, and you can walk to nearby hotels to hang in their pools and order food, but the pool at the house is great too. You must walk to Cafe Azul for breakfast, amazing tacos/burritos. Regarding the beach, the surf and sunset are completely amazing.The beach isn't far, but it isn't right outside the door, 5-7 min walk on a dirt road. Although there are plenty of places to eat, cooking on the grill on the patio was really fun. The patio is large, and there is a dinner table there. The upstairs patio is over the garage. It has a nice breeze and great hammocks. You can fit many people at this place. 3 queens, 6 twins and a king. All of the bedrooms' air conditioning worked very well. The only down side is those are the only places with AC. The living area and 2 bathrooms in the house get very warm. It's not too bad morning and night, but the afternoon was hot. The separate room outside has it's own restroom, although tiny, it stays cool with the room. That separate room is a great escape from the heat any time of day.

notes:

Bring bottles of water.

There are plenty of pots and pans, and a blender.

Tamarindo taxis: beach taxi is a long walk for $1ea or you can make a shorter walk to Bora Bora hotel bar and have them call and be picked up there for $3ea.

Do not put the trash outside on the ground, walk it out to the cage by the street. Critters will get into it.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great having your group! The beach is definitely closer than mentioned though, maybe you were walking to another beach entrance? did you miss the one that is right in front of the Cafe Azul which is three properties beside the house? Hopefully you didn't walk further than needed. Hope to get you guys back down here again one day!
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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