We encourage you to please take a moment and read on and you'll realize everything that makes this home a stand out, why so many owners of vacation homes and even VRBO staffers stay here, and why after all the searching, you may have just located your ideal vacation home on the beach!! Please don't miss our 70+ Five Star Traveler Reviews by our guests that agree.
Situated in a national park, in the gated neighborhood of Palm Beach Estates, and directly on 3.5 mile Playa Grande Beach, you will feel completely at home in our private, 2300 square foot beach front home, with 3 Bedrooms, two with King Beds and one with 2 Twin Beds that can be converted to a King bed (just let us know) and 2 full Baths with Cocktail Pool. We can easily accommodate up to 6 people, but frequently rent to parties of 2. YES! We really and truly are ON THE BEACH! There are no 300 steps or 5-10 minute walks from our home to access the beach. Walk 15-20 seconds across the backyard and you're on Playa Grande!
INTERIOR: Professionally designed with tropical decor and custom works of art in every room, vaulted ceilings throughout, as well as air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room. Fully equipped professional kitchen with granite counters and granite central island with breakfast bar, finely crafted cedar wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances including 6 burner European stove/oven, microwave, side by side refrigerator, disposal and dishwasher. Every drawer and cabinet in the large kitchen is stocked and loaded with a variety of dishes and bowls (plastic and ceramic), plenty of utensils, knives, coffee cups, glasses and wine glasses (with stems & without), Cuisinart pots and pans, serving dishes, blenders, kitchen linens, whatever you need to cook and entertain-we've got it. Our large Grand Room is a perfect group gathering place, while the office/library offers a secluded, quiet sanctuary for those who need some private space.
It's all about outdoor living in Playa Grande, but in the high heat of the afternoons and in the evenings we offer you a variety of indoor entertainment options including: A huge 50" flat screen TV, US cable channels and Apple TV, plus an “Old school” DVD player, and over 200 classic movies in DVD format. A collection of family games and puzzles can be enjoyed on the patio or in the formal dining room. Our office/library provides high speed WIFI internet access. If you need to work from our home or stay in touch with family and friends, bring your laptop and log on! Our extensive library includes a unique collection of reference books, related to Costa Rica, ocean life, jungle animals, surfing, rain forests and a growing collection of Spanish Nobel Laureate literature as well as many great 'Beach Read' novels. Home security system and 2 extra large lock boxes are available to secure your personal belongings.
EXTERIOR: Overlooking the pool with Jacuzzi jets and side seating, the beachfront indoor/outdoor patio with its 2 BBQs (one gas and one charcoal), a mini bar with refrigerator called "La Tipsea Tica", ping pong table, dining table and sofa sitting areas opens up to the spacious Grand Room. The Pacific Ocean, seen through the mangrove, offers the ideal background for the yard. We offer a Bocce court, double chaise lounge relaxation area with a Living Wall, beach toys, cooler, pool noodles, badminton and one Soft Top Surf Board.
Private gated entrance and secured, LED lighted, professionally landscaped grounds with hanging garden walls, brick walkways and driveway with off street parking for 3 cars, stone beachside patio with extensive outdoor seating, 2 BBQs, double chaise lounge under the palms, Bocce Court, pool with Jacuzzi jets, plus 2 outdoor showers.
You will marvel at the monkeys and the myriad of birds in the landscaped tropical backyard as you relax by the pool or in the serenity of the outside patio. Endless adventure awaits: surfing, world class golfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, boating excursions, canopy & zip lines, hiking or mountain bike riding. Or enjoy the laid back, beach life with a long lazy walk down the 3.5 mile white sand beach. Be careful not to step on the seashells at low tide!
INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL: A Welcome Orientation and the availability of our nearby off-site Property Manager for anything related to the house during your stay. Three times a week house keeping and departure cleaning are also included.
We offer our guests the opportunity to consult with a Concierge through Frijoles Locos Surf Shop. Before your visit, we will connect you with our Concierge via email so you can plan ahead and fully enjoy your vacation. Assitance with car rental, airport transfers, activities and tours, surf lessons, and an in home cook, home yoga classes, in home massage and spa services can all be arranged ahead of your arrival. As your group's Vacation Planner, we want you to enjoy a relaxing vacation as well!
LOCATION ON PLAYA GRANDE IS KEY! We are perfectly located in the more remote and exclusive Palm Beach Estates portion of Playa Grande. The homes in Palm Beach Estates have more full time residents and there are fewer hotels and less people than the north end of Playa Grande. There are 4 restaurants and a mini market within a 2-10 minute walk from the house. Surf board rentals and lessons are also available in Palm Beach Estates. The entrance to the community is gated and monitored at night.
A rental car is highly recommended to access the north end of Playa Grande and nearby communities. Prior to your arrival, if you know you don't like to feel isolated, our Concierge can arrange for a rental car to be dropped off at the house. There is secure parking for 3-4 cars at the house. We recommend getting an airport shuttle on arrival, (especially if you're arriving after 4:00pm) and having a car delivered the next day when you are relaxed and settled in. You can rent for your entire stay, including the return trip to the airport, or keep it for 3 or 4 days, use it to get groceries, explore the greater area, or to do some activities that cost so much more if you include the transportation. Don't plan to rely on public transportation. The bus comes once in the morning, and once in the afternoon only. Guests who wish to truly detach and take a step back, can get by just renting bikes and walking around the Playa Grande National Park area. However, keep in mind the roads in Palm Beach Estates are dirt, very dark at night and can be wet in the green season.
In 2014, Smarter Traveler named Playa Grande as, One of 10 Beaches for Your Lifetime Bucket List:
We completely agree that Playa Grande is one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World, and certainly the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica! Experience it for yourself!
Palm Beach Estates has its own privately contracted security team onsite at the gated entrance as well as patrolling the streets from sunset to sunrise daily. The security team is non-invasive but present and have proven to be a great compliment to the neighborhood security watch system already in place.
We have a Beachside Clinic with doctors on call for those that are concerned about traveling with medical conditions or potentially needing access to care during their visit.
For an additional fee: in-home spa services-massage, manicure, pedicure-in the comfort and privacy of our home, surf lessons, selected meals prepared by a fine European chef or experience local Costa Rican cuisine prepared by local cooks. Fresh baked bread and breakfast pastries can be delivered warm to the house. Salsa lessons and Spanish lessons can be arranged in advance.
FOOD LOVERS: Stimulate your palate with 12 local restaurants (4 within walking distance of the house) featuring a fusion of Costa Rican, European and American cuisines. (Please see photos) Home Made Fabulous European breads and pastries can be delivered warm to your front door several times a week during the high season. Take a ten minute walk down the beach, followed by a short boat-taxi ride, to the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo for shopping, surfing, night life, or more fine dining.
You will never forget your morning walks on the three and a half mile semi-private beach, warm afternoons poolside and on the Bocce court, sunset surfing in front of the house, or sitting on the beach and watching the sky burst with colors as the sun dips below the Pacific Ocean horizon, and the sound of the waves you will hear from your bedroom as you drift off to sleep. It's fantabulous and we can't wait to share our home with you!
Highly recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with children, families with teenagers, birders, girl's getaway, weddings, age 55+, guy's getaway, surf trip, Foodies, adventure seekers, sightseeing, beach lovers.
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