House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults+2 children)
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. An outdoor grill is also available. 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 (3 times 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
Splendid time in a great house
It would be a pleasure to have you again at Casa Ganesha.
About the Owner
Michele and Serge, we are Swiss and have found in love since our first visit threre in 1999.
We acquired this piece of land in 2008 and built our dream house one year later. We stay there 2 - 3 times every year and enjoy water activities, nature and the laid back way of living of people of Guanacaste. We are happy if you can enjoy this place as much as we do!
5 based on 17 traveler reviews
Splendid time in a great house
We stayed in Casa Ganesha with 3 other couples and our 2 years old. We all had a good time, the house is superb, the pool is a must have in this warm climate and the ocean is right next door for surfing and sunsets.
Amazing house! Exceeded our expectations.
We stayed at Casa Genesha with our two younger children (ages 12 and 10), our adult son and his girlfriend (twenty somethings). The house is beautifully designed with a perfect balance of outdoor spaces to enjoy the surrounding environment and comfortable indoor accommodations. Hitting the beach in the morning (short walk) and them relaxing in the pool was great. Playa Negra is a renowned surfing beach, and it lived up to its reputation. Sandy Beach just a minute walk away was great for the non surfers. The small village of Los Pargos was a pleasant surprise with some great dining choices.
There are limitless opportunities for adventure in Costa Rica. We chose to drive a few hours up to the Rincon De La Vieja park for a riding, tubing, and zip lining tour which as superb. A drive south to the surfing outpost of Marbella was also a lot of fun.
Judy the manager was terrific - very friendly and helpful.
This house was perfect for our family!
Loved our stay at Casa Ganesha!
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!
Casa Ganesha - WOW!
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.
Fantastic house close to the beach
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.
Exotic, remote and perfectly equipped house in Playa Negra
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.
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
We can arrange activities such as yoga, surf, SUP, fishing tours, mountain bike tours, massages on the beach or at the house
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 29 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$220|
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning ...
- Clothes Dryer
- Garage ...
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Telephone ...
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available ...
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed ...
- Beach View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- recreation center
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 300 m²
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 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.