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Fantastic Location! Beach, Restaurants, Surf Shop, All Minutes Away....

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

New A/C units. We Have 2 , Two Bedroom Apartments. And 2, One Bedroom Apartment

You can't beat the location! Apartamentos Veranera is less than two blocks away from beautiful Playa Grande beach, you can hear the ocean from your private patio! We are also walking distance to the local bars, restaurants and shops.

We have 4 compact apartments, 2 two bedroom apartments located on the ground floor and 2 one bedroom apartments on the top floor. All rental over a month pay electricity.

Each apartment has its own kitchen, bathroom and private porch.

Each bedroom has queen size bed, build in closet, A/C, ceiling fan and security safe. The apartment has its own electric water heater, cable TV, telephone and there is wireless internet. Kitchen has fridge with freezer, electric 4 burner stove with oven, coffee maker, blender and all you need for cooking.

There is off street parking and a once a week maid service available for our guests. We have also recently installed security cameras on the property and monitored alarm systems in each apartment for our guests added security and safety.

So come enjoy the beauty of Playa Grande, home of the Las Baulas National Park, where you can enjoy your days on the beach sunbathing, swimming, surfing or experience the beauty of the giant leatherback turtles on one of the night tours that takes place on the beach right in front of the apartment building.

Or book one of our daily trips to close by volcanoes - Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja, where you can go for hike, canopy tour, enjoy hot springs or visit hummingbird garden.

Playa Grande is 1 hour away from Liberia International airport and 20 minutes away from Tamarindo airport.

*Please note pricing listed and quoted is for the 1 bedroom apartments only. Please ask for the 2 Bedroom apartment pricing.

More Details

Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Steve Young

I am a Traveler, an explorer at heart! During my travels I was lucky enough to find Playa Grande, and have been in Love with it ever since. I have been coming here for over 8 years and continue to find beauty and Magic every time. I live in Austin, TX and own the apartments with my Mom, and Brother. Please come and visit this Amazing place. Pura Vida.

Steve Young purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Steve Young chose Playa Grande Estates

Great apartments with a Great Location. You can not get a more centrally located place to stay in Play Grande.

What makes this apartment unique

Listening to the waves from your private Porch or Balcony. Seeing unique wildlife in the area.


Playa Grande Estates Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is all tile with large shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beautiful Queen bed with closet and 2 bedside tables.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Fantastic Location! Beach, Restaurants, Surf Shop, All Minutes Away....
average rating of 3.875 based on 8 reviews

needs some attention to detail and to their paying customers

  • 2 of 5

The unit (2 bdrm) is VERY MUCH SMALLER than the photos show. Be prepared! If sharing this unit be sure to grab the 'quiet' bed. One makes so much noise (wood creaking) it will scare the other room mates.

Security is great to have in Costa Rica, we had 3 different keys for each time we

left or came back to the unit. But we had to ask for another set because we would have had to leave and come back at the same time in order to get back onto the property. Other guests while there felt the same way. More sets of keys are a definite need.

Our unit had an overflow pipe for hot water under our sink that we were not made aware of.

The pail overflowed several times which flooded the cupboard and the kitchen floor. Not a chore we were happy to deal with the whole 26 nites. We were told it would get looked after but that did not happen. The unit smelled when the doors were closed up for the day.

The laundry had a terrible smell, towels and bedding. The smell that comes from leaving laundry in the machine overnite and longer. We had the same comment from others staying there.

We and others were not advised what to do with our garbage, a few people upon leaving from their stay would leave their garbage outside the door and in the morning the remaining tenants would wake up to garbage thrown all over the area from animals in the nite. Sometimes it would get cleaned up, but that depended on whether someone was working that day. The groundskeeper, when there, was very helpful and friendly.

If you have no phone plan while visiting be sure you get an email address of the owner for correspondence. We were told to use the phone in the unit but there are no phones!

The location is great. The patio is a welcome space after the small area inside the unit.

The price is what you have to pay for staying in quiet Playa Grande where the people are friendly, the beach is forever and never crowded. Our return trip next year will need further investigation. We would not return to this unit.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent value for money. Small but cozy, well equipped, great location and friendly Marianela.

  • 4 of 5

Location is great (75m walk to the beach). The apartment is a bit tight in space, so four people is more than enough. But the terrace and garden in front make it perfect for sitting outside with your breakfast or wine. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. No pool if you have kids...

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days in a one bedroom unit upstairs on our first time visiting Playa Grande. The apartments are modern and nice. The property is very lush and green. The beach is literally down the street. Restaurants are within walking distance. There are no pantry items in this apartment for cooking or coffee. There's a little (I mean little) stand you can get some grocery items; like coffee and bananas. the nearest market is miles away and we did not have a rental car. I recommend getting groceries on the way to Playa Grande. We didn't have wifi as advertised which resulted in us buying international data on our phones. The apartment building ran out of water on the last day we were there which affected other residents. The apartment only has minimal supplies...4 towels, 2 pillows, 2 small bars of soap. No extras and no blankets, just a set of sheets on the bed. Also, there really is no sofa to sit on. There is a bench with a cushion in the living area which made it hard to relax and watch tv after a long day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed a month at Apartmento Veranara and really enjoyed ourselves. After a bit of moving around the first week we settled in to enjoy ourselves. The condo was clean and organized and just perfect for the two of us. We were close enough to the beach to hear the waves at night and to walk to during the day. Sunsets from the beach were spectacular!! Maryannali was the perfect hostess and provided us with excellent information and hints and tips about the culture and areas of Costa Rica. She was quick to respond to any enquiries or problems. The maintenance man, Randy was very helpful and very efficient with clearing drains, fixing phones and water problems. A really great character and always had a minute to talk. We were close to bike rentals at You Are Costa Rica, we also got to know the owners, Marianna and Marcos, a really wonderful couple, they also did tours and surf lessons;, restaurants, even a small mini-mart for basic food staples were nearby. Wilmart was a short bike ride away, 2.5 kms, but a long walk in the heat. Playa Grande is very quiet and restful, the beaches are not crowded and you can walk for many miles just following one beach after another. The only drawback was the fact that the air conditioner was in the bedroom and did not cool the kitchen/living room for the evenings. I would perhaps suggest to Steven the owner that a/c in the main area would have been great! Other than that, we would definitely go back! A very memorable first trip to Costa Rica!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon with our 2 year old son. It was a beautiful property within walking distance to the beach. The owner was very helpful and nice to work with. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment, unbeatable location!

  • 4 of 5

This place is a 2-min walk from the most beautiful, quiet beach. Not crowded like Tamarindo, but you can stroll along the sands for about 30 min to the estuary and hop a boat across for $1 if you want to do the tourist thing. Great surfing, and the water is perfect. My husband and I stayed in the 1 bedroom (upstairs right-side) apartment for 3 days. It was small and simple, but nice. Reasonably clean, nice shower, and it has the kitchen basics (no microwave, and it would've helped to have a real broom.) Note that the A/C and wifi are only available in the bedroom, but with the fans on, it keeps the whole apartment fairly comfortable. (Don't leave the doors or windows open unless you want about a hundred insects to fly in.) The property is secure, the apartment manager is responsive and very kind, and there's a super adorable iguana living under the front stairs. Overall, a nice place for an easy, no stress vacation. I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65.3 Kilometres
Liberia (LIR) | Daniel Oduber Quiros International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rip Jack
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Rip Jack
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa Grande
Car: not necessary

Make sure to try all the restaurants in the area the Food is fresh and Fantastic. Make time to hike over to Playa Carbon, the black sand beach, it is great for swimming and snorkeling. All rental over a month pay electricity. Have Fun! Make sure to eat at "Pueblo Cafe" great Italian seafood and fresh pasta, "Huerto's" for Pizza, also "Maharada" Sushi on Sunday night, and walking distance, "Rip Jack" also walking distance. There is the Taco Star right down by the beach, great Banana Bread she cooks fresh every morning. with good fresh taco's and beer, smoothies, ect. Have Fun! PURA VIDA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

The security deposit is $200.00 cash due when you check in. Marianela the Property Manager will check you in when you arrive and collect the security deposit. She will refund this to you when you turn in the keys at checkout. We ask that you please let us know when you will be arriving so Marianela can meet you there and check you in. Thank You. Pura Vida.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.