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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

xmas new years & Easter weeks are $500.00 per night. prices for the whole house are from $350.. to $500. per night american dollars, apts. from $90. to $125. per night Kathy and Alan welcome you to our home “Villa of the Rock” (Villa de la Roca). We are located at the north end of Playa Grande, the second to the last house on the beach. We have a beautiful, landscaped private yard with a shell shaped “cool” pool. YLang Ylang, mango, guanabana, almond, teak and guava trees are all around you. The house is located on the beautiful Las Baulas National Park where the world’s largest leatherback turtles nest. We keep lights low at night on the beach side so the nesting mothers and emerging babies are not confused.

The house is two story, 32 feet high with large decks around three sides. The Honeymoon Suite is the top floor. It consists of large master bedroom, 19 foot ceilings, double fans, large air conditioner and cable tv. from the masterbedroom you can see everything. Bathroom has a tiled shower with hot water. The well equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, 4 burner stove/oven coffee maker, blender and toaster oven. A built-in “U” shaped conversational couch in the living room has 6 inch cushions all around for your comfort. An upstairs sleeping loft has a queen bed and a double bed. You have beautiful views of the beach, surf, pelicans and sunsets from the living room, bedroom and kitchen.

The upstairs beachside deck is 12 feet wide by 56 feet long- plenty of room for sitting, eating, relaxing, watching surf and sunsets. The deck on the pool side upstairs is 10 feet x 56 feet (we saved a big tree over the pool.

Downstairs are two large bedrooms, equipped with double fans, AC, dead-bolted walk-in closet, 10 foot ceilings, small kitchen with small refrigerator, double burners, coffee maker and toaster oven. The private baths have tiled showers with hot water. both bedrooms has a king size bed and a single bed. area. From the king size bed you look out one set of double French doors to the beach and surf and the other set leads you to the garden and the pool. The colorful hibiscus and other plants all around the courtyard draw butterflies and hummingbirds.

The Villa can accommodate up to 10 people with the upstairs and downstairs rooms. Prices vary according to the season. Please call to talk to Alan or Kathy. We prefer the personal contact so we can best meet your needs. we live on site 24/7 365

Keywords: 3 bedroom on the beach in Playa Grande

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

checkout, villa of the rock Kathy & I bought our piece of Paradise in 1994, we started building in march of 1996. we lived in a tent for 16 months, the time it took to build our dream home on the beach. living in a tent taught us that less is more. we lived in Sunset Beach Hawaii prior to moving to Costa Rica. we have been helping folks for many years to have a safe & wonderfull vacation. we live on site 24/7 365, to make sure that all your needs are taken care of properly.

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23 Reviews

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Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Sandy, UT


  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were joined by another couple and stayed in the downstairs rooms. We had the times our our lives. The house is perfect for couples, families, surfers...whatever you want. We literally surfed everyday right out in from of the house. We're already looking to book another trip to Villa De La Roca. Alan and Kathy were great. I highly recommend this location!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste
San Diego, CA, USA

Hard to Top!

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed here a handful of times now and the only reason I am loathe to write this review is that I don't want others to catch on and start competing for booking the best weeks. This place is everything you need in a surf/beach vacation spot and nothing more. Simply walk out the front door in the morning, surf, walk back in, jump in pool, grab beer, sit on upstairs porch overlooking surf, and repeat. This house is a labor of love for Alan and Kathy and they do a great job of making their guests feel comfortable and welcome. If you're looking to hit the "easy" button on a surf/beach vacation and don't want to hassle much, then do yourself a favor and spend a week at Villa of the Rock.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
I have known Alan and Kathy for over 15 years and I book at least 4 long weekends every year for my surfing family. This place is Simple Magic! Paradise is the word to describe this small corner of the world. There are very few places like this in the whole country.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5
My Husband and I loved this home, we were there for 10 day, invited family to visit for 1/2 the time and enjoyed our time very much, long walks on the beach everyday, beautiful sunsets every night. Kathy and Alan, were spot on with description of the property. We look forward to going again next year!!! Playa Grande offers several restaurants within walking distance. Tamarindo fun for day trips. Many fun things to do within driving distance, Kathy and Alan offered several fun trips for a great value!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Almost paradise

  • 4 of 5
We rented for a week during Spring Break. In our group, we had an eldery person who was not steady on her feet, a teenager and a little girl who loved the pool. We rented the whole villa and had plenty of space. Unfortunately, the next door neighbors were remodeling their house and it was extremaly noisy. The construction sounds were so loud we could hear them from the beach! This was very unforunate, because this house is amazing. The BEST views, plenty of fresh air, confortable (but a little rustic) accomodations. A few bugs and ants (like everywhere in the tropics), but a beautiful garden and magnificient beach. The owners were friendly, helpful and very understanding when we told them that the sound from the construction was to much for us. We paid only for the days we stayed, no drama, no problems. For the rest of our trip we wished we were back at Villa De La Roca (minus the construction next door!) We will rent again and warmly recommend a stay at this beautiful house.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa of the Rock - Villa De La Roca Beachfront/Privacy
-(011) +506-26530498
Playa Grande Guanacaste
New York, NY

Pros - excellent beach/location, courteous hosts; Cons - property/furniture could use an upgrade

  • 4 of 5
We (2 adults and a 2 1/2 year old child) stayed at Alan's and Kathy's house for 3 nights in May. The house is right on the beach and Playa Grande is fantastic, very secluded, private and huge beach, 5 stars! We had the top floor for us which has the master bedroom and 1 bathroom. It also has a loft with extra beds, small living room, kitchen and a huge outside veranda. The veranda is awesome and the views gorgeous, lots of wind too. The master bedroom had A/C and was useful because it was very hot during the time we were there (high of 35-37°C / 95-100°F). The pool was clean and had nice depth, however not for very small kids. The kitchen was well equipped though it could've used a microwave instead of a conventional oven. Kitchen didn't have any kind of condiments and it would've been better if it had the basic items stored (at least sugar, salt, pepper, may be coffee etc.). Some of the furniture is old and broken and could use some refurbishment as well. There is free Wi-Fi (spotty inside) and a small TV which gives you DirecTV programming from the US.

Alan and Kathy are very courteous and were helpful with all our needs. I think the housekeeping lady comes once a week. If you are annoyed by harmless insects or ants then it’s not the place for you. There are a few here and there, which never really bothered us. The place isn't really child proof (may be not for very young kids) but we were fine with it. Parking is on street, which is right outside of the gate. We found the area to be safe. Tamarindo is half an hour drive (20 kms) or you can go to the south end of beach (3-4 kms) and take the boat.

I have lived in the tropics for more than 20 years and this house reminded me of my granduncle's rustic home where I spent a lot of time growing up, very nostalgic. Loved the trees, the shades and the red tile flooring. I really want to leave 5 stars for this property, and once it gets a refurbishment it’s definitely a 5 star!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

we chose Playa Grande for its all year natural beauty, world class surf, no major taxes & most of all the PEOPLE of Costa Rica

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : liberia at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : kikes place at 700 Miles Nearest Beach : playa grande at 5 Metres Car: recommended

right on the beach with semi private surf break right out front, we are 4 seconds to the beach. must see volcanoes, river boat ride to see the monkeys, catamaran tours with snorkeling right out front.


From $350 Per night

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Jan 31 2015 - Aug 19 2015
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Oct 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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prices differ acording to how many people time of year & lenght of stay. the more time you stay, better chance of a lower price. always ask.

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Updated: May 21, 2015


From the Owner

you will enjoy privacy surrounded by very large flowering trees & bushes with genle fresh air breezes, beautifull golden sand beach 5 seconds from beachside gates, world class surf, unreal sunsets & great food.

Property Type

  • house


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


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Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


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


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Loft
  • King size beds (1) king beds in all 3 bedrooms/ loft/queen & double beds, Queen size Beds (1) queen in loft/library, Double Beds (1) in loft, Twin or Single Beds (1) in bedrooms downstairs, Child Beds (1) no, Baby Cribs (1) no, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) no, Bunk Beds (1) no, Murphy Beds (1) no


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  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Amenities include a housekeeper who comes Monday, Wednesday, fridays & sa There is laundry service upon request, A phone is available for emergency use with a credit cards (Visa is preferred in Costa Rica), or ATT Collect, , , There are good local restaurants in the area, We can stock your refrigerator to your order with just about anything you want, Tuesday and Friday the German Bakery stops by with great stuff, We also have a small barbecue for your use, There are 4 boogie boards available (no charge) Surf board rentals and lessons are available in the area, We will help with all of your day trips- to the volcanoes, waterfalls, river trips, horseback riding and boat trips. We have a friend who is a world class masues & accupunture lady. she is 10 min. away, reservations required. surf lessons & surf pictures by Marcel/ Matos Surf Shop 3 min.away, also Oscar, our Yellow Fin Tuna man comes once aweek, the Tuna is 5 Star, If you ask nicely, Kathy may make you some Sushi & Sasimi.

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