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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 to 10)

Located just a few steps from the world famous Playa Negra beach and surf break, Casa Ganesha beach house lies in an oasis of tranquility surrounded by lush tropical nature and offers everything you could want from life in the tropics. We have done everything to make this house as charming and comfortable as possible, exotic furniture, tasteful interior decorations and modern amenities, so it feels like a real home and not just another vacation rental.

Casa Ganesha is spread over two levels and is composed of two units connected by a patio. It is ideal for 8 to 10 people although it is also possible to rent just one unit for a party of up to 4 people. Several patios equipped with hammocks and lawn chairs allow you to select the perfect spot with regard to ocean view, breeze or shade. The generously sized swimming pool remains cool all year long and is perfect for swimming or cooling down at all times of the day.

All 3 lower floor bedrooms are provided with air conditionning and ceiling fans while the upper floor suite is generously ventilated by the natural breeze and ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and all ustensils to prepare meals. However, should you feel lazy, the nearest restaurant is just a 2-minute walk from the house.

Upon arrival, you will be taken in charge by Judy who will organize the maid service (twice a week at no charge) and other activities of interest for you. She will be at your disposal during your stay at Casa Ganesha, helping you with all practical details to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

Keywords: Playa Negra, Beachfront, Swimming Pool, Surf, Tropical lifestyle

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

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May 22, 2015

14 Reviews

based on 14 traveler reviews

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Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Loved our stay at Casa Ganesha!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 just spent two weeks at Casa Ganesha. What a wonderful home and property. The house was as pictured. Our 4 kids all had their own bedroom with air conditioning and we took over the master. No air conditioning but so open and with ceiling fan it really wasn't needed or missed.

Overlooking the ocean, it was nice to hear the crashing waves at night and the howler monkeys in the morning. Lots of wildlife: bird visitors every morning and two iguanas on our roof!

Our kids lived in the pool much of the day but enjoyed their time in the waves boogie boarding and learning to surf.

Good restaurants in the area and being part of the hotel Playa Negra complex made us feel safe (on site security). Being able to run a tab a the restaurant was convenient for beachside pina coladas (and smoothies for the kids).

House is located about 30 minutes south of Tamarindo (great touristy spot) which is nice for a visit, a dinner out or to stock up on groceries. Santa Cruz (also 30 min) was the most reasonable place to pick up groceries. Be sure to check out the cool church tower there!

Know that the weather it is HOT on the west coast during dry season. 33-36 degrees (91-97F) almost every day with high winds some of the time. Landscape is pretty brown. Well worth taking a day or two to see rainforest. We spent one night in Fortuna to see the Arenal Volcano and rainforest. This was the rainforest I had come to see. Rainforest hike and incredible zip lining experience over the canopy. It was lush and green. Great experience but was nice to return to the sun, beach, pool and wonderful home of Casa Ganesha.

Everyone we dealt with through this rental was wonderful! Serge answered emails quickly and answered all our many questions. Judy, the house manager was always available and Jennifer, the housekeeper did a wonderful job. People at the hotel were friendly and helpful.

Casa Ganesha is well worth the visit!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste
Lubbock, Texas

Casa Ganesha - WOW!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, and our three adult children, spent two wonderful weeks in this beautiful home in early December. Our kids each had their own private bedroom, all with air-conditioning, which they loved, and my wife and I enjoyed the master bedroom (no a/c, never missed) and slept to the sounds of the ocean and nature. I've never slept so well.

The proximity to the restaurant at Hotel Playa Negra was an added benefit - great food and great people. We all agreed this was our best ever family vacation. Our thanks to Judy and staff for helping make it so.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste

Fantastic house close to the beach

  • 5 of 5
Myself and 5 others recently rented this house for 5 nights. We loved every minute of it. The house is very private, yet it is amongst other large houses (mostly vacation homes) and near Hotel Playa Negra which is convenient as it has a nice restaurant that we frequented almost daily. During our stay we saw monkeys, iguanas, lots of geckos, a mexican harry porcupine, a few toads and lots of horses (all right on the property). The beach is very close, and we were often the only ones on it, besides a few surfers.
The only issue we had was the fridge was not working properly (wouldn't always stay cold), however the property manager Judy was aware prior to our arrival so there was another small fridge that we could use for perishable items.

I would definitely recommend this property, especially for large groups. It is perfect for 3 couples and a few singles.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. The fridge problem has been fixed since then. Hope to have you there again in the future.
Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste

Exotic, remote and perfectly equipped house in Playa Negra

  • 5 of 5
Casa Ganesha is a perfect selection, especially if you are traveling with another couple or with children. The house is perfectly situated, a short walk to the hotel grounds or to the beach. The entire community is guarded 24/7 and seems perfectly safe. Most bedrooms are air conditioned, but we chose to use the one without air conditioning. Leaving open the shuttered windows allowed for the majestic ocean sounds and warm but not oppressive winds to filter in.

The grounds are well maintained. The kitchen has all of the basic needs in place. The frequent house cleaner is pleasant and thorough. The local agent for the home, Judy, is willing to assist with any problems and makes great recommendations for things to do, places to go, excellent restaurants, etc.

Wonderfully varied birds sing and flit around the property. One day a monkey walked across the lot, climbed a tree and went tree to tree along the side of the house. Geckos, iguanas abound.

Walk the beach at morning to see the beach-side fishermen or to watch the ever present surfers. Have a morning coffee at the Hotel restaurant. Be sure to return to see the green flash when the sun sets. Order the ceviche - maybe the best we had in Costa Rica. The restaurant will run a tab for the duration of your stay so you can walk around the grounds with no wallet needed.

Rent this wonderful teak home with confidence and receive well more than your money's worth in exchange. The owner is an excellent communicator and will accommodate whatever needs you may have.

A most elegant and relaxing location to experience pura vida.

March, 2014
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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
Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste

Casa Ganesha, we will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5
Ganesha...Remover of Obstacles...we certainly enjoyed our Stay at Casa Ganesha earlier this January 2014. The Casa lived up to our expectations!!! Perfect for our family of adults, each room is very private so you can have down time if need be. Our stay was relaxing, and very comfortable, the Owners have paid special attention to the finer details... décor, bedding & and the necessities to whip up a delicious meal with local fresh produce and the Mahi Mahi that was caught earlier that day!! The property is situated in a prime location just a few minutes walk from a spectacular beach, Playa Negra prefect for long morning walks, beach combers, learning to surf or the avid surfer & watching the sun set.
It's very important for us when picking a Casa to rent that its situated in a quieter area, (not too touristy) but still has a few of the amenities that make a holiday pleasurable... groceries, and great restaurants aren't to far away, with wonderful selections at both.
We will definitely return in the near future!!
Thank you Ganesha for a most wonderful tropical paradise vacation:)
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Eco Beach House with Pool in Gated Beachfront Community
Playa Negra Guanacaste

Amazing vacation at Casa Ganesha

  • 5 of 5
We just completed an amazing vacation with our adult children. I was looking for a relaxing slow break while my young adult children (26 -30) wanted to explore as many activities as possible. I was looking for a beautiful comfortable home and not a USA all in one resort. The house was beautiful, functional and well maintained. The large porch allowed for our family to spend evenings together while listening to the roaring ocean. The floor plan is well suited for a large family and gives everyone a place to escape when needed. Our pool was cleaned daily and the housekeeping was greatly appreciated.

The guys took surfing lessons; the girls went to yoga classes as well as boarding on one of the local rivers; we rode horses on the beach and took a day trip to one of the rainforest.

We always felt safe at the house and Judy was more than helpful. An added benefit is being next door to Hotel Playa Negra where the food was always wonderful as well as a perfect place to watch the breath taking waves, surfers and sunsets. We found many wonderful restaurants in the area and are already planning another trip back.

Although certainly a place to disconnect, we found this home to be in a great area where we all found something wonderful to engage in from walking the beach to deep sea fishing and enjoying the catch with family and friends at this beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

Right next to Playa Negra's surf break. Ideal for families and friends. Birds, butterflies and monkeys can be seen daily from the house. We enjoy the tranquility of the spot, mild climate and love this beach for swimming and surfing. The water temperature is perfect all year round. Very friendly local people.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tamarindo at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hotel Playa Negra at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Playa Negra at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Playa Negra Beach at 100 Metres Car: recommended

We can arrange activities such as yoga, surf, SUP, fishing tours, mountain bike tours, massages on the beach or at the house


From $257 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Jan 9 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Green season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Aug 31 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00

Payments by check or bank transfer. PayPal With additional fee: 3%
- 50% upon reservation
- 50% 2 weeks before start of rental

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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

Generously sized upper deck as a place to relax and spend time with family and friends. Master's bedroom 'open to the wind' allowing you to have a natural sleep. Ecological swimming pool cleaned without using chlorine. Very gentle to the skin. Bodyboards available for guests.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3.5


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Free maid three times a week, ceiling fans in all rooms, 3 safe deposit boxes. Food can be ordered and picked up at nearby restaurant (2 minute walk). Massage on site upon request.

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