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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


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
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
  • Linens provided

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17 Reviews

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5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Location, Location, Location!!

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 11 from Calgary, Canada that traveled to Casa de Amigos with an age range of 1.5 to 91 years old, April 14 – 24. The house was superb and the hosts Natalie and Ludo where fantastic! They greeted us upon arrival, showed us around and got us checked in quickly. The fridge had been stocked with all the food and drink we had pre-ordered. All the rooms have their own private bathroom and individual AC, with 4 bedrooms in the main building and a large newly renovated 5th bedroom / bathroom upstairs accessed from outside the house.
Natalie or Ludo stop in once a day to check in. It was great, as we got A LOT of information from them! Everything from house history to the bread truck that will deliver to the front door. The best information we received was ordering fresh fish (tuna, snapper, prawns, lobster tails, mahi mahi, etc.) for grilling on the propane BBQ!
The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils and equipment you would need for cooking. There is no dishwasher. There are no high chairs, cribs or children’s items, but Natalie can absolutely help rent these items if need be.
The beach is a 2 minute walk straight out the front of the house. You’d be lucky to count 40 people on the 2km+ beach at any time! The house has a great place to wash the sand off your feet as you enter the property and there is an outdoor shower so that none of the sand is tracked into the house or pool.
The backyard of the house is a true GEM!! There is a giant table with benches that our group used as the main spot for gathering and relaxing enjoying the heat! It is covered by a LARGE roof with built in fans. There are 5 lounge chairs for soaking up the sunshine! The best part is the pool; it is sparkling clean and easily accessible with 4 steps into the shallow end. The pool is between 3’ and about 5’-10”. It has 3 bar stools in the shallow end as well as a bench in the deep end. The pool boy comes every 2 days to checks the pH and clean out pool.
We did not have a vehicle while in Costa Rica. The water Taxi is a 10 minute walk from the house and on the other side of the water taxi a 10 minute walk to Tamarindo. The large grocery store is a 7 minute walk from where the water taxi drops you, opposite Tamarindo.
This house comes down to Location Location Location, Casa de Amigos had the best of everything we could ask for in a vacation rental and Natalie and Ludo are by far the most amazing people you could ask to meet on your vacation!
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Yaria Family

  • 5 of 5
This house was amazing! Just got back from 10 days in paradise. Space was perfect and location couldnt be better. We had all 5 bedrooms which fit our family of 11 perfectly. Ages ranged from 3 years to 60 years and there are plenty of things to love for all of us! Loved everything there. We were within a few min walk to 3 restaurants (Cantarana which we didnt go to, Great Waltinis which we frequented and Seven had great bbq on tues and fri with live bands, this was attached to the small grocery store) and a small grocery store (Wil Mart). Next door was a smoothie bar which served breakfast and lunch and great people. Our house manager Nathalie and her husband Ludo were wonderful and so very helpful! We had local chefs (Frank and Tabitha) come twice which was a definite treat - bellyfedbetter was their website and they are wonderful people and great eats. Beach was across the street and the beach was clean, not crowded and just perfect! Added bonus was the private pool which was just amazing and we took advantage of this more than the beach. We took the water taxis to Tamarindo a few times which was great though so glad we didnt stay there and chose to stay at Casa Di Amigos. One of the owners Scott was a pleasure to deal with and we cant wait to go back again! Thanks for everything, it was true paradise and some of us are already looking to go back and possibly move there HAHAHAHA PURA VIDA
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Ridgefield wa

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Casa Amigo that was superb! The house and property are very comfortable, was perfect for group. Nathalie was wonderful and helpful with all questions and needs, even stocked us with groceries for our first nights stay so we could just start relaxing as soon as we arrived. The proximity to the beach also was amazing!
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste

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
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Atlanta, GA


  • 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
5 or 4 Bedroom, 5 or 4 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool
+1 -8434579290
Playa Grande Guanacaste

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


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


From $345 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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 $745 per night.

Check-in time is 4pm & check-out time is 11am. Holidays are at a rate of $745 per night.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • house


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


  • 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 ...


  • 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 Area


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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!


  • 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


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

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