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5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Ocean, Beach View Casa with Private Pool !!

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 15, 2016
5 Bedrooms each with Private Ensuite Bath + Family Room & 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
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a few families with different aged kids that LOVE this pristine area! We take pride in the casa & the experience you will have here! CALL us anytime with questions (843)-457-9290 USA

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Speaks: english, spanish, With the help of our casa manager !

20 Reviews

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based on 20 traveler reviews

5

Great times at Casa de Amigos!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our family to celebrate our last college graduation! Our four daughters and their companions each had their own room and bathroom, and we took the upstairs pool apartment for ourselves. The house was lovely and clean, and had plenty of space for us all. Beach was awesome, but the pool was refreshing and relaxing. We could get basic necessities at the nearby "Wil-Mart" and also delicious food at "Seven" located next door. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently spent an amazing Thanksgiving holiday at Casa de Amigos! Having been to Costa Rica twice before, my husband and I knew Playa Grande was the ideal beach for our children's (ages 4, 6 and 8) first trip to Costa Rica. Casa de Amigos seemed like the ideal house- was in a perfect location, just across from the beach, and had all of the amenities and even more than we had hoped for. Our kids spent every day walking the beach collecting shells and sand dollars (and even saw a baby turtle one morning), then they would head to the surf shop next door and get boogie and surf boards and would spend hours playing in the water. We would drag them out of the water long enough to go home for a meal and some time in the pool. We did not rent a car, so we visited a few of the restaurants within walking distance- all of which had plenty of options for the whole family. We did venture to Tamarindo one afternoon using the water taxi to have lunch and just roam around for some souvenirs. Their beach is overcrowded and really made us appreciate the quiet relaxing vibe of Playa Grande. We cannot thank Nathalie, the house manager, enough- she responded quickly to every question we had, she stocked our fridge upon arrival and she cleaned up the house (and our laundry) daily. I would also like to thank Scott, one of the owners, who was equally as responsive and helpful. Our kids regularly ask when we can go back, and when we do, you can be sure we will stay at Casa de Amigos. Next time we will bring more friends to experience the beauty of Costa Rica, after all the house is big enough to comfortably sleep another family!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Millers

  • 5 of 5

What a treat this place is. We travel extensively throughout the various blue-water destinations around the world. This offers as much or more than any I can recall. Reliably consistent surf, fishing, diving and easily accessible services. Perhaps best of all is the quality of the restaurants. The dining is as good as I have found anywhere.

The house is perfect for around 8 people and the new lockout "apartment" offers a privacy component for multiple couples and/or kids. The beach access is directly across the street.. The breakfast restaurant is next door. Three excellent fine dining restaurants are a very short walk away. All without compromising the absolute seclusion you went looking for to start with.

Nathalie and Ludo are always around to help without ever being intrusive. There are plenty of blogs about how great they are and they are all true. Thanks to them again for improving our trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed the casa! And, we purchased the high chair & Pack-n-Play immediately, per your review!!
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Pennsylvania
5

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
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Ridgefield, WA
5

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
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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 : two blocks at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : easy drive or shuttle at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : fresh Costa Rican coffee & huevos rancheros !! at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : right in front at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

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

CALL us with questions (843) 457-9290 USA

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, shopping, boating

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Aug 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Green 2016
Aug 29 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Next Winter & Spring
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Green 2017
Aug 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$445
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Check-in time is after 4pm & check-out time is prior to 11am. Christmas & New Years weeks are at a rate of $895 per night. Easter weeks are at a rate of $695 per night.

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Amenities

From the Owner

Uncrowded beach, easy access to airport & markets, abundant nature, each bedroom has a private bath, private pool, walk to a fine dinner, unforgettable sunsets!!

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
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • 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

  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double vanity & oversized 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

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

Notes:

  • CALL us anytime with questions

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