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Recent Playa Grande reviews

  • Secluded, Safe and Tranquil...

    "yet close to everything you could want in Costa Rica. My wife and I have been travelling to Costa Rica frequently over the past 15 years, always in Guanacaste from Tamarindo to Playa Del Coco and this was the best location yet. Close to the bustling Tamarindo beach for world-class fishing and the beachy night life, but far enough (just a few minute drive though) to feel away from it all in this Playa Grande villa. Its location is quiet, within a gated, small enclave and its own less populated, even secluded, beaches and business district (meaning a store or two for anything you'd need, good restaurants and beach/surf shops). Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family jaunt; it'll fit the bill for either. Richard is as prompt and easy to deal with as any owner you'll deal with and he/his team are wonderfully helpful with trip planning. You can rent bikes, boards or horses within walking distance and there's never much traffic - another big plus as opposed to Tamarindo, if that matters to you. We also tried the in-villa chef visit with "Ander" (ask your concierge) and it was a fabulous experience with amazing food - lobster bisque and swordfish with a bacon wrap over risotto... it rivals a higher-end, big city fine dining experience, presentation included... but cozier. Great service and when they're done, you wont see a sign they were even there!! They clean everything, put away left overs and you do nothing but enjoy the dinner - I had them deliver a local flower arrangement too - this is one time, you wont know you're in a third world country - excellent experience! The Villa is more than enough for a couple with plenty of space to spare and would be great for a family too giving everyone plenty of room to spread out and relax. The fully stocked kitchen has all the features you'd want and like all of the rooms, plenty of beautiful wood cabinetry to hide away all your stuff. Large bedrooms throughout with a beautiful master and accompanying well-sized master bath. Everything is super clean and the management service is readily available with just a phone call. Ceiling fans and cool air moving well throughout the villa after a hot day on the ocean or beach with air conditioning units in each room (important for us as we keep it pretty cool). Overall, very serene location, beautiful, secure and private villa just a short walk from pristine beach, and laid back atmosphere all over town... Pura Vida awaits you @ Richard's Playa Grande Villa."
    Guest: walt k. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 11, 2016
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  • Beautiful House!

    "Our family of 5 recently stayed at Casa Amarosa over the holiday and enjoyed our stay very much. Overall, it was a great place to unwind after the days activities. The entire community of Palm Beach Estates is a cool little place and has lots of restaurants to choose from for such a small area. There are a few supermarkets (WilMart) which made it easy to stock the fridge. Casa Amarosa is the first house as you enter this community - it backs up to the estuary. To get to the beach, it's about a 10min walk on dirt roads. Doable, but not right out your backdoor. We had family staying on the beach (at Casa Campbell) and we found ourselves driving there most days. A few things we liked most about Casa Amarosa: - The master bedroom/suite was awesome, it's the entire 2nd floor - with A/C! - The porch was the perfect place to drink your morning coffee - The house is decorated nicely - beautiful wood throughout - Manfred, the house manager who lives next door, bakes awesome bread, croissants & other goodies. Delivered fresh & warm - that was such a treat! Further, he was very responsive to any questions/needs we had. - The kids loved the hammock on the porch - The living area was roomy for all of us Overall, I would recommend this property. The owner, Nina, was very responsive to my questions, Manfred next door was great. It's a beautiful house with lots of room to relax!"
    Guest: Jeanine B. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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  • Enjoyable stay at Casa Bella/Buddha

    "Our family of 8 enjoyed this great vacation home for a 3 night stay February, 2017. We chose it especially because it had 4 bedrooms with 4 queen beds and we could be close to the beach and prepare our own meals. We were not disappointed! Lenin, the property keeper was very helpful in giving us information about the area and came each day to check on us and clean out the pool. It can be very windy there and the flowers/leaves sometimes blow into the pool. But they are easy to remove with the big net provided. The pool water temperature was good. A highlight of our stay was when Leni's wife came (we hired her through owner, Fabricio) and prepared a Costa Rican meal for us. We tasted many new things and enjoyed talking to her about life in Costa Rica. If you are doing your own cooking, bring everything with you except coffee. That is provided for you. Playa Grande is a wonderful 5 km long beach of sand which is comfortable to walk and was never crowded. The younger ones went out into the water and enjoyed looking at all the pretty shells, etc. We left all the shells so there will be some there when YOU go to Playa Grande! It's a 10 minute walk down the road. We got some gorgeous orange sunset pictures our first day there. The beach closes at 6pm because there are often turtles coming to lay eggs and should be left alone. We also made a short drive trip up to Playa Conchal (Shell Beach) which is a beach of crushed shells. It's a smaller beach tucked away behind the town. The hammock and resident iguana/lizard entertained everybody! We would return to Fab's home again if we ever get the chance. Very enjoyable stay."
    Guest: Kihei wanderer Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 15, 2017
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  • We found Paradise!

    "Casa De Vre' is the best beach house on this side of Playa Grande! The house is designed with open views of the ocean. You step-out of your bedroom and you're on the beach. It offers the best sunset vistas from anywhere in the grounds and property with its beautiful gardens and landscapes. The luxurious accommodations and exclusivity are better than anything we've had with other high-end hotels. There is more than enough room for a group family vacation. Each bedroom is Air-conditioned which is a nice plus, however, one wouldn't spend much time in them as there are so many things that will occupy your time outdoors, such as surfing, boogey-boarding, nature walks, beach combing, or simply relax in a couple of outdoor hammocks right outside your steps, perfect for an afternoon nap or siesta, or lounge around the pool area which gives you unrestricted views of the ocean and the nightly sunset vistas - the best neon patchwork in the skies! This place makes you feel like you belong here..you wouldn't want to leave.. ◦"
    Guest: Joanne K. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 10, 2016
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