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Recent Playa Grande reviews
Quiet location, great beaches
"A great location if you like a quiet, peaceful setting very close (3 min walk) to a great beach with few people around. A great place for surfing or just hanging around the beach. The villa is very private, surrounded by the "jungle". No disturbances, you can hear and see all the birds and the wildlife around you.
The villa matched the description provided, a great pool and the amenities you need, it is air-conditioned in every room (3 separate units), kitchen, washed dryer, etc. Mike come early to clean the pool from leaves, etc. every morning and never bothered us. The high speed internet (WiFi) worked flawlessly all the time.
A couple of restaurants with great Costa Rican food are in walking distance, they are very reasonably priced, and very friendly and helpful with suggestions and accommodating your taste; of course you can get burgers too but then you don't have to go to Costa Rica.Tamarindo town/beach is a 30 min drive and has endless number of restaurants, it can also be reached by watertaxis durind the day
One recommendation, you better have a 4 WD car to get to the place and around, the roads are rough.
Overall, if you want peace and quiet to relax and take it easy it is a great place to go, if you want the bars, the tourist crowd, nightlife, etc you should go to a resort in Tamarindo or just stay in Miami"
Guest: Gabor V.Date of Stay: July 2016Review Submitted: July 31, 2016
"Villa Orquideas was our home base for a 2 week Xmas vacation for our family. It was impeccably clean, high quality linens, super confortable beds and sofas, ample kitchen linens, beach towels, shower towels, paper/cleaning necessities. Kitchen with full appliances, well stocked, a few minor items missing upon arrival, replaced the very next day by condo manager. Many different areas within the house and grounds allowing common time (large dinning room table/ open kitchen living area) as well as private time (2 different living rooms on 2 floors, and several terrasses). 5 homes nestled around a common pool, all tenants during our stay quiet, curteous and pleasant. NO other neighbours. Very short walk to the beach; ocean view through the trees as soon as you walk out of the property grounds to the left. Most amazing beach, both surfable and swimmable ! Another beach to the right, a few minutes walk, TOTALLY private even through Xmas and New Years. Property owner super helpful and accomodating."
Guest: nicole m.Date of Stay: December 2015Review Submitted: January 7, 2016
"We traveled to Costa Rica for the first time and rented this wonderful beach front home for a few days. Wish we could have stayed longer, but our itinerary did not allow a lot of time. It is in a great location, in a very small town which is extremely secluded. Although the trip from San Jose was over 4 hours long, the beachfront home can't be beat. The sand is steps from your backyard and there are very few people around. It is nice to be secluded, however it is best you are prepared for it. When we arrived it was late and dark and we didn't have any idea where to get food. Luckily, we had stopped at a market on the way in and managed to cook up a meal for the 10 of us. You need to plan ahead if you want to go to the town of Tamarindo because a boat will take you over there for $1 but after 4pm don't plan on anyone being there to take you back.
So most nights we stayed in and had the chef, Marcia cook for us. What a treat! She is an amazing cook and she took such good care of us. She spoke only in Spanish so my son got a wonderful refresher course and they spent the weekend conversing. She was such a important part of our great experience. It was nice to know that her family was living on the property and there to help with anything we needed (like when the locks didn't work on the pool house the first night and all 4 kids had to sleep in the main house with us). She also did a great job of cleaning the house daily which was great.
The main house is spacious, but broken up into several smaller rooms. The only thing lacking a bit was seating in the family room, and the dining table only has chairs for 7 so we had to pull in patio chairs from outside. But it was plenty of room for us and we had a wonderful and memorable vacation at Playa Grande!
The estuary tour and the catamaran sunset cruise were a highlight. Such a beautiful country. Wish we could go back."
Guest: Jennifer F.Date of Stay: May 2016Review Submitted: June 6, 2016
"The property was as shown in pictures with a big, beautiful kitchen. Luckily the air conditioner was strong because it was so hot outside. The only somewhat disappointment was the pool, which looks bigger in the photos than it actually is. Still, it was a great place to stay. Highly recommended for travelers to Costa Rica."
Guest: Yevgeny R.Date of Stay: July 2016Review Submitted: July 15, 2016