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Recent Playa Grande reviews
A relaxing beachfront retreat
"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
"We were 2 couples and 2 young kids. Had a great week in Playa Grande. Shawna and Jorge were extremely helpful. The house was beautiful and well-equipped. Only wish that there were some beach chairs and a portable umbrella for Playa Grande as there are no shady spots on the beach. Water taxi to town was convenient, however the last taxi is at 5 p.m. so if you either drive or take a taxi if you want to go into Tamarindo in the evening. Other amazing were beaches within a short drive. All in all, exactly what we were looking for."
Guest: Jaideep M.Date of Stay: August 2016Review Submitted: August 17, 2016
"We stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of August. This is a nice large 3 bedroom house with a pool. The master bedroom and bath are large taking up the entire second floor. The kids played in the pool most of the time and I surfed. The house is in an ideal location 1 block back from the beach just off the main road. You can't get much closer to the main surf break. The house has all the necessary amenities and was very comfortable. We cooked most of the time since we didn't find any great food options. This seems like the best value in Playa Grande."
Guest: Dave P.Date of Stay: August 2016Review Submitted: August 22, 2016
"My best friend and I are in the middle of a year long rental here. We couldn't be happier. A short walk to the most amazing beach, sunsets and waves are just the beginning. The yard is lovingly maintained, the pool is magnificent, and the community complex is safe and private.
Inside are 3 comfortable bedrooms (queen, king, 2 single beds), each with their own bath. The beds are comfortable and there are great closets for keeping your stuff organized. The kitchen takes the ultimate prize in my opinion. It has the smartest microwave I've ever seen. There is a "reheat" button that just knows what to do.
The house is just built so smartly. The tile floors help keep everything cool and easy to clean. The new flat screen TV in the downstairs living area is great for a good movie, or even watching the news from the kitchen. The laundry machines work great, so don't over pack.
For a home base while traveling to Costa Rica, this is the perfect spot to compliment your Pura Vida experience!!"
Guest: Jen R.Date of Stay: January 2016Review Submitted: January 9, 2016