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Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach

Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
5 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms with ocean and mountain views

Casa Blue's 1.5 acre property sits on a mountain, surrounded by tropical forest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the last arquitectural jewels of the late Steve Adams (San Diego, CA) and it encloses what was most important for the creative genious: a house that is designed from the outside, in.

The main house is painted in a soft pale blue, given the property its name and is reminiscent of the owner's trips to the South of France. The gate opens into an outdoor patio with a fountain and a BBQ area, the whole detailed in grey stone and giving the house a very exotic yet cozy atmosphere. The ample entrance hallway is framed in glass, allowing the sun to shower the house all day long, and immersing the guests in the fabulous landscape from the minute they step in.

This main house contains the Master Bedroom, which is an ample room in a private wing, with a terrace, an office space, a walk-in closet, a bathtub and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. The two other guest bedrooms have access to terraces with hammocks, and both enjoy magnificent ocean views.

An exterior stairway leads into an upper deck, suitable for yoga practice, massage sessions or just cocktail drinking at sunset time.

The living area encompasses the kitchen, the dining and the living room, creating a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Bi-folding glass doors blend this area with the pool and the deck, bringing the outdoors in and making it just the ideal spot to chill.

The spacious TV room with a DVD player, a book library and a comfortable couch may be separated from the rest of the house by a sliding door, thus creating a quiet place to watch a movie or the perfect game room for adults and children alike.

Beautifully kept garden walkways lead to the other buildings of the house: a caretakers quarters and the two guest bungalows set in forest. These are ancient Thai buildings, all made out of wood and imported by the owner to recreate the zen energy of old Asian cultures. Both bungalows are ancrered in wood platforms thus giving the impression of being tree houses, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by green foliage all year round.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

The owner, a renowned artist, wishes to remain anonymous. All inquires will be channeled through the house manager, Alejandra Saborío, who participated in the construction of the house and who has lived in the area for the past 12 years.

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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews

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Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach
-+506 88960303
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Amazing property, friendly staff.. Great stay

  • 4 of 5
Incredible house. Pictures don't do the view justice. The property is up on a hill and very secluded, but still about 10 minutes drive to playa grande beach. Our group of 12 loved the house and found it to be plenty of room. The house staff was very friendly and helpful with some of our special requests. We highly recommend having Chef Fabian cook for dinner or brunch. Both meals were excellent. We had a couple of small issues that prevented a 5 star stay... The bungalows had very low water pressure and did not have any hot water in the showers. The power went out for a couple of Hours one night (I believe this is common in the area). Also, the water was shut off for over 14 hours during our stay while a water pump was being repaired. Although inconvienient for our group, these things happen and the staff seemed quick to repair the problems. Overall it was a great stay and a beautiful property.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach
-+506 88960303
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spectacular Home.

  • 5 of 5
This was our second vacation as a family in Costa Rica, the first one being a rugged Hike, Bike & Raft adventure. This time we were looking for comfort and fun and Case Blue certainly fit the bill. It is an architectural showpiece; a combination of California surf and Tibetan serenity situated in a beautiful Costa Rican setting. Our family spent two weeks there over the holidays and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is well equipped and superbly maintained. It's location allows for total privacy yet is located close to Playa Grande for good surfing. As well, day trips to other Costa Rican favourites are accessible...hiking, turtle watching, zip lining, fishing, yoga classes, restaurants, etc, although we primarily ate in because the kitchen and house were so self contained and beautiful...there are good local grocery stores to shop in and practice your Spanish! The pool (which is literally an infinity lap pool) and it's deck expand out to showcase an amazing ocean vista below all the while sitting right in the jungle with the wildlife around us. A recommended local French chef came in to cook/teach our gang one night and it was tons of fun and superbly delicious...just a fabulous place to hang out and enjoy each other's company. The pictures and video do not do it justice...we would highly reccommend it.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach
-+506 88960303
Playa Grande Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
fantastic 3 week stay with friends and family in this gorgeous spacious house on the hills of playa grande…great view ,you wake up to the sound of howling monkeys who enjoy hanging high up in the trees.fantastic swimming pool overlooking the jungle and great for birdwatching!!! so many beautiful beaches all around and great activities such as horse riding,surfing ,hiking,fishing ect…
also good restaurants and nightlife just around the corner in Tamarindo…
great fresh pasta and pizza place just down the road,lovely little village in brasilito where you can ride horses and eat some good fresh fish and lobster on the beach.
the house and property where very clean and well maintained,the staff was very nice and efficient
all in all really loved the place…the house was a dream and i highly recommend it!!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Contemporary And Tropical Hideaway Only A Few Minutes From The Beach
-+506 88960303
Playa Grande Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
Une villa idyllique, une vue imprenable sur l'océan pacifique où règnent une flore et une faune variées ( singes hurleurs, aras, iguanes...).
L'intérieur de la maison est aménagé avec beaucoup de goût, de manière fonctionnelle avec des prestations de grande qualité ( climatisation et ventilateur dans chaque pièce, grands espaces qui apportent à chacun son indépendance, solarium...) . Sans oublier, une immense terrasse dotée d'une piscine à débordement ainsi qu'un jacuzzi .
Tout ce confort à proximité de plages, sable blanc , eaux turquoises, peu fréquentées ( conchal) . Séjour inoubliable , à recommander absolument ! Estelle.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway


From the Owner

The property sits on a secluded mountain, overlooking the ocean and the Baulas National Park, with hundreds of acres of protected mangroves and miles on pristine white sand beach. There are a few places in the world that reunite such beautiful landscape, it does not get any better than this!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Casa Blue is situated in a very secluded area, nestled on a mountain and overlooking the magnificient Playa Grande and its protected estuary. Surrounded only by beautiful gardens and natural forest, the house is a private haven only a few minutes from beaches and fun activities


From $600 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Apr 5 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Aug 23 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Nov 16 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dry season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

50% upon booking confirmation and due amount 15 days prior to arrival, all payments should be made through wire transfer.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than ninety (90) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 15% Cancellation fee over contracted value. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 90 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payments thus far made. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

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Updated: May 19, 2015


From the Owner

*Imposing views of the majestic Pacific Ocean, along with pasture fields and protected mangrove areas. *Proximity to the beach and lots of activities. *Year round breezes and thoughtful architecture create air flows that have a natural A/C effect throughout the house. *Eclectic combination of influences create a unique feeling with Asian and European touches.

Property Type

  • estate


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural


  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 920 m²


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5.5 bathrooms: each bedroom has its own private and spacious bathroom, plus a powder room located by the entrance hallway and in close proximity to the pool.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest bedroom by the pool - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Guest Bedroom by the Garden - 1 king
  • Guest Bungalow by the Garden - 1 king
  • Guest Bungalow by the Hill - 1 king
  • There are three bedrooms in the main house, all have great views and have A/C and private bathrooms. The guest bungalows, all made of wood, are separated from the main house and do not have A/C, but have a wood louver system and ceiling fans that enables cross ventilation all year round. Both enjoy amazing views and have outside showers for a complete inmersion in the forest experience


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


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

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