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5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool

5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 9, 2014
5 or 4 Bedrooms each with Private Ensuite Bath + Sunroom (Sleeps 12)

This casa is the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the warm breezes of the Costa Rican coast. The neighborhood of Palm Beach Estates is a quiet, gated community with onsite security, located within a lush national park. The peaceful, uncrowded beach of Playa Grande is covered with beautiful shells just waiting to be discovered. And if you enjoy wave riding, our beach has one of the best surf breaks in the country! Casa de Amigos is a spacious, uniquely designed property that was recently renovated to maximize the vacation experience for larger groups. The house boasts several living spaces for multiple activities yet maintains an open, interactive floorplan for the ease of group entertainment. Its two separate living rooms, centered in the house, provide a television with DVD player, plus a central stereo with IPOD Dock. These rooms flow to the fully equipped kitchen, so you may curl up with a good book undisturbed while other group members cook dinner or watch a movie.

The floorplan includes five bedroom suites – four conveniently positioned off the two main living areas & the fifth being a private suite just off the pool. Each bedroom has its own internal bathroom, providing exceptional privacy from the rest of the group. All bathrooms have tiled showers and separate vanities. Four bedrooms have king-size beds with premium luxury mattresses & sheets. One bedroom has a queen size bed plus a set of twin bunks (affectionately called “the kids room”). All bedrooms have separate AC units and ceiling fans. Three of the five bedrooms have TV with cable.

The kitchen is the perfect gathering place for any time of day. Fully equipped with stainless steel refrigerator, cooktop, microwave and oven, it provides all the modern conveniences of home. There is seating for six at the breakfast bar, plus an additional seating for six at the dinette area. Its gorgeous dark wood cabinetry and granite countertops are two luxurious accents of this upscale property.

With regard to luxury, this home’s remarkable function cannot overshadow its equally beautiful form. Its interior design is the distinct collaboration of its stateside owners & a local decorator. From its incredible wood-covered, vaulted ceilings to its playful light colored sofas, every design element is precisely chosen. Combining the influences of coastal South Carolina with the local art of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the interior of this property conveys the perfect blend of “tropical chic”.

And once you have taken the opportunity to absorb the entire list of “inside” delights, you won’t want to miss its equally impressive outside amenities. Situated directly in front of the beach access, it is only steps from the Great Pacific and all of its many activities. You may also prefer to take your choice of a refreshing plunge in the private swimming pool, or simply kick back in a lounge chair to catch some rays amid the tropical landscape of the backyard. Or perhaps relaxing in the cool water on a “pool stool” while sipping an ice-cold fruit smoothie might be most appealing.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

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5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5
We just finished staying here for three weeks and loved it. Excellent house for a large family or a few couples to share. Three large master bedrooms and a fourth kid room with a double and a bunkbed. We got to know one of the owners, Mark, and really appreciated his easygoing, friendly personality. Surfing was perfect and our many kids couldn't get enough of the large beautiful pool area. Another huge plus was the covered upstairs outdoor eating area where we ate most every night. Went deep sea fishing and caught enough Mahi to feed our large party every night for 10 days. Best fish tacos ever. Thanks again Mark.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Atlanta, GA
5

BEST VACATION/HONEYMOON EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I went here (PARADISE) for my honeymoon and I could not have asked for a better place to stay. The house has everything possible: everything you need to cook, beautiful pool, ocean view, towels, security system, internet, beautiful spacious rooms, phone, air conditioning/TVs in every room.

The house stayed clean with the amazing help of Natalie. She knows the area more than anybody and provides information on things to do such as activities, food and must sees during your stay. She will book any activity for you and checks up on you everyday. She is avaialble 24/7 if you need anything and always provides the nicest service. She set up a massage for me at the house. I didnt have to leave!!! They came and set up outside by the pool. It was the most relaxing thing I have ever experienced. I can honestly say she 100% became my friend when I left.

The house is super close to a convienent store than has all your essentials. We would go there for snacks, items for cooking, drinks, etc. The house is also close to many restuarants. Our favorite was Bula Bula. My husband and I celebrated our birthdays there the first night and went back there everyday. The food is fresh, unique and plenty. You will not leave hungry. The wal-tini is one of the best drinks I have ever had!!! All in all this restuarant provided amazing food, service, atmosphere and music. You will leave HAPPY :) Also, if you do not feel like leaving the house and you dont want to cook, many places deliver. We had sushi and pizza delivered and it was fresh and amazing!! We spent two full days just at the house, there was no need to leave. The huge pool with bar seats makes you not want to leave. It is paradise in your backyard!!!!!

The house is across the water from Tamarindo which provides amazing shops, food, spas, entertainment and activities. I would suggest zip-lining, horse back riding, hot springs, boat ride (you will see monkeys, cows, horses, alligators, it will amaze you) and surfing (best ever)!!!! Also, be prepared to see beautiful turtles and shells!!!!!!

There is no need to rent a car!!!! Everything is walking distance and if its not (airport, activities) transportation is provided at a cheap price.

All in all, this was the best experience my husband and I have ever had. We never want to vacation anywhere else. There is not one thing we would change!!!! We plan to make this a tradition. The memories and friendships we created will last a lifetime and we cant wait to go back!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Great Family Option in Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5
An outstanding option in Playa Grande for those looking to escape the crowds, but still have a premium place to stay.

The home is well taken care of and our host Natalie was very gracious and did a great job of getting us settled in. The location was premium with just a short 50 meter walk up the path to the beach. This part of Playa is known for some more aggressive wave action and we were unsure if it would be too much for the kids. However, we could not have been happier and really enjoyed being on the more active part of the ocean with the waves providing a ton of fun for surfing and boogie boarding. It's actually quite shallow in this area, and the kids spent a good part of the day just playing in the waves, and by the end of the week couldn't imagine it being any other way. The pool is top shelf and provided a fantastic break in the daytime heat or evening dip. Something of note, is that the home is very well secured with a private gate and security system which was an added bonus for those concerned in that regard.

Tamarindo is actually just a short walk up the beach and accessible by the water taxi which made for a nice half day trip into town. Plenty of opportunity to look for shells as the beach just seemed to go forever. Sunsets were amazing.

There are a couple of local eateries right down the street by short walk, and a few more options within 10 minute car ride. There is also a small market to pick up a few essentials that you might need during your stay. Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Ocean Sunsets, shells, beaches, pool, and a ton of relaxation.....not sure what else one needs! Thanks to Casa and team for a great trip.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Perfect week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 3 generations had a wonderful week at Casa de Amigos, where the home not only met, but exceeded, our expectations! We vacation together for one week every winter, and this was the best place yet!
The layout of the home worked perfectly for our 4 families, which included 8 adults and 5 kiddos. Scott made sure every person had a bed, even making arrangements for 2 blow up beds and a pack and play for the baby.
The house was completely surrounded by beautiful landscaping. What you see in the pictures is just a small glimpse of the gorgeous flowers, plants, and trees that are all around you. There was a gardener that came every day to water and care for the landscaping, as well as clean the pool.
We prepared every meal for the week, and were so pleased with how wonderfully stocked the kitchen was with quality pots and pans, an abundance of dishes and glassware, silverware, and cooking utensils. EVERYTHING that we needed for making meals for 13 people was provided. The upstairs, partially covered deck, had a huge table where all of us could sit comfortably and enjoy dinner together every evening, but not before watching the gorgeous sunsets just steps away from the house!
Nathalie was so very sweet, and kept the home tidy every day. She made sure we had her cell phone number, just in case we needed anything.
We did not rent a car, but hired Secure Travel to transport us to and from the Liberia airport. They were terrific~very punctual and professional, with very nice, clean vans.
If you are planning on making meals at the house, you will need to stop at one of the bigger grocery stores on your way to the house. There is a small market within easy walking distance from the house, but it only has the very basics, and is quite costly. Having traveled to other countries in the past, we knew how expensive snack items were, so we packed 2 suitcases full of boxed food, chips, pretzels, cake mixes, etc. and were very glad we did. We did find good beef, chicken, bacon, etc. at the larger supermarket, but chips, granola bars, processed foods, etc. were very costly, with a limited supply. Be sure to get charcoal if you plan to BBQ.
Without any reservation, we would highly recommend this villa to anyone searching for a beautiful home, a spacious pool, and a gorgeous beach, perfect for surfing or just playing in the waves. We all loved it, and look forward to coming back one day for another week in paradise!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No need for the "charcoal", as we have added a gas grill for your convenience ! Thanks Susie for taking time to provide a review, hope to see you soon at Casa de Amigos !!
business
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Christmas in Casa de Amigos

  • 5 of 5
A huge "thank you" to Scott whose Casa de Amigos we returned from last week having had a fabulous time in Playa Grande.
The outdoor space met all our expectations. The pool was sparkling. The open covered space upstairs (deck) was exceptional for late afternoon reading in the hammock, pina coladas or observing the special entertainment of howler monkeys in the tree tops across the street.
The beach is lovely. Clear, blue water and soft sand. One only need look out the front in the morning to determine the boogy and surfing conditions on the mostly uncrowded beach----literally "a stone's throw away."
Fresh French home baked goodies can be ordered and will be delivered "warm" the next morning.
We are looking forward and counting the days until we can return to relive our memories.
Best to Nathalie and Ludo who were always available.
10 from New York and Chicago
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p280466
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5
LOVE this place! Close to Tamarindo, close to the Liberia airport. Perfect surf, wonderful fishing and mere steps from the beach. Stayed here 3 times already. Beautiful BBQ outside by the pool and these days numerous supermarkets close by. The property managers were fantastic and organized everything we needed. They checked in with us every single day and kept the house impeccable. This is definitely our home away from home. And the best part......sitting on some driftwood on the beach, with all the neighbors....and cocktails of course, watching the most spectacular sunsets in the world. Pura Vida!
We are already planning our next trip.........
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

Grande's beach is spectacular, pristine, uncluttered, protected, child friendly, swimmer friendly, rejuvenating... you add to the list after visiting ! No homes can be built above the tree canopy, so from the beach, Grande appears uninhabited ! Peace, nature & seclusion just a short drive from a terrific resort town with friendly people, exquisite restaurants, shopping, golf, water sports & eco tours !

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International (LIR) at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : one block at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : one block at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : right in front at 50 Metres Car: recommended

'casa de amigos' #141 Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, shopping, boating

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter & Spring
Nov 9 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Green
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit of 50% is due to confirm stay, with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival (60 days prior for Holidays). Holidays are at a rate of $700 per night.

Check-in time is 4pm & check-out time is 11am. Holidays are at a rate of $700 per night.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View

Attractions

  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, private suite off pool deck
  • Casa may be rented as a 4 or 5 bedroom!

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available
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