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Playa Grande Oceanfront Vacation Rental Home, near Tamarindo

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Stunning oceanfront vacation rental home in Playa Grande,Costa Rica - close to Tamarindo. 3 bedrooms and 2 lofts, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeping 11 people and newly renovated.

Villa Siempre is a wonderful oceanfront property. There is nothing between you and the beach; you can step right from the patio onto the stunning white sand of Playa Grande Beach. Playa Grande is a wonderful beach for children and also a well known surf break (with both left and right hand waves on a point beach break).

The Villa has a well equipped kitchen. You can watch the waves break from the kitchen while you are preparing meals or while enjoying a drink or breakfast at the bar. The home has high ceilings and wonderful natural light. As you relax in the living or dining room you can see the waves breaking just beyond the palm trees. This is one of the few homes along the coast that has unobstructed view of the ocean.

Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own bathroom and air-conditioner. The master bedroom has a king bed and many wonderful wood accents. The two downstairs bedrooms are both multi leveled - one room has a twin and queen upstairs and a queen downstairs, the other has two twins upstairs and a queen downstairs.

Bedroom 1: King

Bedroom 2: Queen

Bedroom 2 loft: Queen & 1 twin

Bedroom 3: Queen

Bedroom 3 loft: 2 twins

As you relax outside on the deck, on the beautiful teak table and chairs or lounges, you can watch the children play on the beach or just watch perfect waves break. At six o'clock every night you can watch the sunset over the ocean and when conditions are just right you may even see the elusive green flash.

This is the ultimate place for a beach vacation, the beach and waves of the famous Playa Grande just outside your door and then the many attractions of Tamarindo and the surrounding towns nearby.

Playa Grande beach is a wonderful place for collecting shells and there is also a wonderful huge rock that you can climb that is surrounded by wonderful rock pools full of shells and marine creatures.

If you are lucky enough to be at the beach between January to March - this is also the sight of the Leatherback Turtles nesting grounds and you can arrange special tours to see them come up onto the beach at night to nest and watch the young nestlings scamper to the water at day break.

Tamarindo, a wonderful bustling tourist town, can be accessed by strolling along the beach and catching a boat across the estuary or by car. The walk is about 45 minutes and then very quick boat ride (only available in daylight hours and costs about $1- $2 each way). Many people swim or walk across the estuary but for me $1 - $2 was worth the dry clothes on the other side. Tamarindo has many wonderful shops and restaurants as well as a beautiful beach.

You can also take a boat ride down the estuary, early morning is the best time, and view the wonderful wild life in the area. We saw all sorts of birds and numerous crocodiles and our driver also found us a huge family of howler monkeys a short walk from the banks. There is another boat ride in Philadelphia about 45 minutes drive from the home on the Palos Verde that is even better for seeing wildlife.

For those of you wanting a beach vacation this is the ultimate location, the house is fantastic, it comes with daily maid service and a cook can also be organized. The Costa Rican people are very friendly and the area is a wonderfully interesting place to visit.

Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, blender, kitchen, large dining room table, off street secure parking, outdoor tables with lounges, outdoor shower & sink, bed & bath linens provided, daily maid service, cook on request.

More Details

Owner
Brittany or Marlo
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Brittany or Marlo

Tahoe Moon Properties

7521 Tahoe City, CA 96145

530-581-2771

Why Brittany or Marlo chose Playa Grande Estates

On my husband's 50th birthday he decided to surf for a month in Costa Rica. Through a local friend we rented a home on the beach in Playa Grande and immediately fell in love with the area and the people. Villa Siempre our oceanfront home was a few doors down from where we were staying and it was for sale. Don said 'I have always wanted an oceanfront home'. I restrained myself and did not answer 'Duuhhhhh'. We looked into it and because I was already in the business of renting decided to go ahead and purchase the property. A few months later we found Mireya, she is amazing and takes such good care of the property and us. We visit the property 2 - 3 times a year and then rent it the rest of the year. It really is and amazing spot.

What makes this house unique

Every time we go down to Villa Siempre we take different people with us so we end up doing a lot of the same things but it doesn't seem to get old. We go zip lining in the rain forest, take boat trips down the river and feed monkeys, ATVing on the beach, go to Guatil to buy pottery and see it be made (so far none has broken on the way home) and then visit great restaurants. Under sufferance I will go shopping but only if it involves a great lunch and some sunset Mai Tais. We never miss going to the local Rodeos which is a real treat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were able to walk right out on the beach. The view was amazing! The refrigerator wasn't working properly and that was a bit inconvenient at first but then they got it up and running. All in all it was almost perfect.
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Playa Grande Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included ...
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath with shower - toilet , shower
    Master Bath with shower - toilet , shower
    Master Bath with shower - toilet , shower
    Off Living Area - toilet
  • Also an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Common Space - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Up circular staircase Master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft has 2 twins, loft is directly above bedroom and can not
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft has 1 twin & 1 full, loft is directly above bedroom and
  • King Bed Queen Bed Queen Bed 2 Twins Twin & Queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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Playa Grande Oceanfront Vacation Rental Home, near Tamarindo
average rating of 4.72 based on 26 reviews
San Jose, CA, USA
5

Wonderful Beach house Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an amazing house literally right on the beach then you've come to the right place. House is very modern, has AC, Wi-Fi, TV, and a car port. A home away from home if you will! My favorite part was waking up every morning and sliding that glass door open to see the ocean right there. Honestly one of the best places to watch an epic sunset. 10/10 would definitely go again! Thanks Villa Siempre!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

¡Livin la Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to vacation to! I've visited Villa Siempre 3 times. The first trip was with family, second trip was with my closest girlfriends and my most recent trip (October 2016) was with my boyfriend and another couple. Costa Rica is fabulous and this house tops off the whole experience. You are 4 feet from the sand and about 100 feet away from the ocean. WHAT A VIEW, from sunrise to sunset, it doesn't get any better. The house feels like home, comfortable, clean and spacious!! Highly recommended for all types of travelers. We didn't have any issues while on our 10 day vacation. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another amazing trip !

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to this house, which says something in itself! I will not repeat all the positives others have mentioned, just know they are all TRUE! I will say though we have NEVER had any problems or complaints. This time we had read they were going through a drought but it didn't affect us at all, at the house or in the region. We would have never known if we hadn't read about it. We always enjoy this house as it is steps from the sand, the beach is big and beautiful . To wake up, take my delicious Costa Rican coffee and walk on the beach is truly paradise. Then at 6pm every night to see the amazing sunsets is beyond our expectations everytime. Our days are spent on the beach or exploring other parts of the region. Love to go to nearby towns and shop and try new restaraunts in the evening. We always feel safe here and I can't say enough nice things about Mireya, Juan Carlos, and their family. They have always been so helpful and kind to us. They truly want your visit to be good. A GOOD recommendation from me is to read the information and suggestions the home owner gives you before and after you book. It is all good information and takes some of the guess work out of going somewhere you are not familiar with. A nice couple Marcos and Mariana will also help you with anything you need. All you need to do is get there and start relaxing and enjoying! Thanks again Villa Siempre for another wonderful 2 week vacation! See you again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would not rent again

  • 1 of 5

First I would like to state that i have never wrote a review before. I will start with the positives, house is roomy and is steps from the ocean. The house keeper that lives in the back of the house comes in and cleans the house well everyday. So we had some issues during our visit. We were a party of 8, Husband and I with 6 kids ranging from 21 to 9. On day three of being there the water went out, at first i thought this is a few hour thing and it will come back on. No this went on for three days. Usually in the morning we would get a little water to flush our toilets. So for three days we couldn't take showers, brush or teeth, do dishes, used toilets would sit all day. It would rain heavy in the afternoon, so i started to collect water in jugs so we can use it to wash our hair, my husband to a cold shower with the rain water because he was getting a rash for not being able to wash the sand away. Imagine you play in the beach all day sand everywhere and you can't rinse off. I talked to Tahoe moon about whats going on and they seemed less than sympathic. They said there is a drought and Mireya is doing her best to get us a little water in the morning so we could flush our toilets. There were a few other things that were more of an annoyance. The Housekeeper and her Son Juan Carlos live on the property in the back of the house the have two medium size dogs. They would jump on you if you would walk outside (which i'm afraid of dogs in general), they would also bark most nights. Imagine your on vacation trying to listen to the sound of the waves and two dogs are barking all night. Another issue was... first i realize i was staying in costa rica but in the house there were several lizards popping out at you in the shower, hiding in the dirty dishes, , big red ants everywhere, and roaches the size of your big toe. Lastly i would recommend having a rental car, i felt trapped very few places are walking distance. At times i felt that Juan Carlos took advantage of us money wise. He charged us $20 to drive to the store. One day he arranged for his friend to drive us to get pizza for $5 car ride, i ordered 4 pizza's but when we got there they wanted payment for 5 pizzas. They said Juan Carlos ordered one, i payed for the pizza and brought them back. He grabbed the pizza, no thank you or acknowledment that i just paid for his pizza. I couldn't recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry that you did not have a great time on your trip. The water issue was a difficult situation for everyone involved. Because it was occurring in a different country we were doing our best over here in California to try and solve the issue for you. It was something that needed to happen in Costa Rica itself so everything on our end had to be remotely done. We were doing our best to work with Mireya to fix the issues as quickly as possible for your group, and as noted it was not an ideal situation. Because of this inconvenience we are going to refund you 50% of your rental, $1024.50. We are extremely upset that the water went out. We have never had that problem happen before and the homeowner has mentioned that it is a first for the property to have any issue like that. We always want our guest to have the best vacation possible and try to do our best to prevent issues like this before hand, but when they are unplanned we try to do our best to solve them as quickly as possible. We are so sorry that it took longer than expected. As for Mireya, Juan Carlos, and dogs living on the property, that is for the protection of the house as well as our guest who stay there. There is a lot of petty theft in Costa Rica and having them around the property year-round prevents people from the beach coming up and taking things from the property. We like to have them there so that our guests can spend the day on the beach and not worry about their towels or sandals getting taken from the patio area. We put it very detailed in our directions and information about the property that they are there and to use Marco and Marianna for anything tour/activity/grocery shopping or car hire related. We have found them to be the most honest and genuinely nice Ticans that want to help our guests out. We also put in the information that driving is stressful in Costa Rica, but that car hire is available and suggested for anyone looking to explore the area. We try to put as much information about the property and area in our directions to give our guests the heads up about all of this stuff. We are really sorry you were unhappy with how your vacation rental turned out. We feel terrible about the water being shut off for so long and that it was not an easy fix on either end to get it running for you. We understand that it made your vacation extremely stressful and we are truly apologetic. Please feel free to call us to discuss this more.
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5

Ocean View for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed by the ocean view. This was our first tropical Christmas and it was absolutely amazing. We will be coming back to this home year after year!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alenka, Thank you for the great review. We're so happy you enjoyed the holiday.
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4

Wonderful Villa, thank you!

  • 4 of 5

We are two families from Canada, a group of 10 and spent 9 nights over New Years Eve at this Villa. We booked this home based on the reviews. It certainly lived up to all the great comments. It is spacious, plenty of room for everyone; however the bedrooms are not very private, the kids with you in loft. I won't repeat all the good stuff everyone else has said, so I'll just add to it. Groceries, wine, and beer all readily available at Super Compro in Huacas; you pass right through from the Liberia airport; an easy 1.15 hour drive. We arrived at night, and just got a bit lost right near the end but managed to find it. We enjoyed walking to restaurants for dinner. There's a new restaurant called Shakas, a wood fired pizza place, Kiki's and taco hut on the beach. All were good. We had Mireya cook 2 authentic CR dinners for us. It was DELICIOUS! We paid for the groceries and then gave her about $40 tip. She cooked with her daughter, and they were both very friendly. Mireya doesn't speak any English, but her daughter and son helped. We booked one trip through her son (as previously said in comments) to an adventure place; zip lines, white water tubing, horseback riding, mud baths, hot baths. It was a full day, very enjoyable. We had some trouble communicating to Carlos and I think we both misunderstood. The trip was $800 US. We thought we could pay him when we got home so we didn't have to carry all that cash. But when we arrived by his bus, he wanted the cash. They didn't take Visa. So we figured it out eventually and the day was good, but be very clear with him. After that, we drove our own car to different activities. We went in a boat up the Estuary and saw monkeys, crocodiles and birds. We went hiking near the volcano and swam in 3 different waterfalls. We took a night tour of a secluded beach and saw the big turtles laying eggs, and a nest of baby turtles emerging and running to the ocean. That was the highlight of our trip! All in all, it was a fantastic trip! Just a few words of caution as stated in previous comments; the only rental car company that had any cars was Alamo. We booked a month ahead from Canada and put a deposit. They didn't have our car or my sister's car. We were stuck! So they eventually found a Toyota Rav4 (very old, standard) and in the end it cost us $1800 CA. My sister ended up at Budget with a SUV and spent about $1500 CA. VERY EXPENSIVE! That was really the only bad thing that happened.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlene, Thank you for the great review and very useful information for our future guests. We hope to have you and your family visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Las Tortugas, short walk from house
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tamarindo or Playa Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Las Tortugas, short walk from house
Nearest Beach
Out the front of house
Car: recommended

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