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Casa Del Mar - **Beach Front Home Built Right in the Sand**


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)







Latitude: 10.3372

Longitude: 85.8504

Casa del Mar is a direct Ocean Front Home built right in the sand just steps from the water's edge, nothing between you and the ocean.

This charming Mediterranean fully equipped Beach Front Home has stunning ocean & coastline views spanning more than 7 miles. The entire interior has high vaulted open bean ceilings throughout made from the finest exotic wood of Costa Rica creating a warm atmosphere.

Hunter ceiling fans throughout including terraces. Our property is immaculately maintained and we provide daily maid service and 24 hour security that is second to none.

Casa del Mar is surrounded by an abundance of coconut palm trees, almond trees, flowering hibiscus and a wide variety of other exotic plants, many days you will see Giant Leather Back Turtles, Howler Monkeys, Exotic Birds, Iguanas and lots more.

Casa del Mar is located on the Pacific Gold Coast, conveniently between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. Casa del Mar is located in the heart of Playa Grande National Park, well known for our world class surf and home of the Giant Leather Back Turtle weighing up to 1,800 lbs and up to 9 ft long, many nights these giant prehistoric turtles nest directly in front of our home.

Our properties setting is spectacular, we are located on the most pristine section of the entire 4 miles stretch of Playa Grande Beach where you will only see a handful of people throughout the entire day.

From your Beach lounge chair you have 7 miles of stunning ocean and coastline views plus am expansive view of the Guanacaste Mountain Range. The beach in front of our property has an abundance of coconut palms and the ocean is all sand bottom, great for swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding or just relaxing in a hammock under the coconut trees enjoying the beauty and spectacular sunsets of Playa Grande.

When stepping onto the beach in front of our property you can walk 3 miles of secluded white sand beach to the left and 1 mile of white secluded beach to the right where you will find Playa Carbon which is one of the few rare black sand beaches in Costa Rica.

Services: Activities & Tours:

Our maid service is equivalent to any 5 star hotels, our manager is on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Enjoy a delightful massage under the coconut palms. ( massage 24 hours advance notice $50.00 per hour).

We rent beginner surf board, boogie boards and can arrange surf lessons, 4X4 ATV tours and bikes can be rented locally.

We also have an abundance of monkeys in close proximity to the house, usually no more than 100 feet away.

We can arrange a variety of activities and tours upon your request. Wildlife Sanctuary and Crocodile River Tours, River Rafting, Zip Line Canopy, Horseback Riding, Horses can be brought to the property upon request. For Tours we can also provide you with your own driver/guide for an additional charge.

We have several excellent restaurants in Playa Grande or you can take a short drive to the town of Flamingo or Tamarindo which has an abundance of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Casa del Mar is great choice for an ultimate Beach Get Away.

We also have available another beautiful BEACH FRONT HOME next door 'Casa Sylmar' which sleeps up to 14 people. We also have a very private 1 bedroom luxury apartment for a maximum of 2 people for $1,400 per week all taxes included with DAILY MAID SERVICE AND FREE LAUNDRY SERVICE.

Keywords: Luxury House

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, spanish

41 Reviews

based on 41 traveler reviews


A beautiful stay with the feeling of exclusive beach access

  • 5 of 5

what a gorgeous view from the living room to patio to direct beach access..

A feeling of 5 star quality with the attention and care by the owners, Greg and Gabriela!

We would return 100x if we could. Staff is thorough, property well maintained and truly a gem location - private yet quick access by car to several local fun towns. The owners make every effort to arrange full exposure to all of Costa Rica's main attractions. Not a beat missed.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Great to hear you had a wonderful stay. We truly love the vacation rental business. Mission accomplished, you made our day. We hope to have the opportunity of renting to you again in the future. Thank you for choosing Casa del Mar for your vacation destination. Best regards, Greg & Gabriela
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we truly fell in love with the place. It was a family vacation to celebrate our daughter's graduation from vet school. Casa Del Mar was just fabulous....wonderful location....gorgeous relaxing. Greg and Gabriel and their daughter Daniella were staying In the home next to us when we were there, and they were great. Very helpful, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We especially enjoyed the full day Adventure Tour they recommended with zip-lining, horseback riding, tubing, and hot springs.

We rented a car, at their suggestion, and found that very useful as we could do what we wanted and when. Mostly we enjoyed the awesome beach and relaxing on the front deck area of Casa Del Mar. Nicho and Miriam, the two "helpers" were also great. It was so nice to come back in from the beach to find beds made, dishes washed, even clothes washed as well!

We will definitely be back.....thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay! Greg and Gabriela and their daughter Daniella were wonderful. We very much appreciated their recommendations - everything from where to shop, where to bank, which beaches to visit, the best attractions, the best restaurants, etc., etc. Also very much appreciated the recommendations for the massage on the patio and the surfing instructor. We agree with the comments of many others who note that the pictures do not do the house or the beach justice. The caretakers, Miriam and Nicho were super sweet and very helpful. This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we could not have asked for more. We quickly got into a relaxing routine - morning jogs along the beach followed by a quick plunge into the ocean, then a quick outdoor shower followed by breakfast on the patio. We enjoyed a few excursions, most notably the recommended sunset sail, but what we remember most was relaxing at this lovely home. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Beach Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! What an amazing trip that was! Our group of 9 family members (ages 3 to 60 with a very pregnant daughter-in-law), spent 9 beautiful days/nights at this amazing beach house. Our family highly recommends this place. Not only is the house remarkable, but it was truly a beautiful experience working with the terrific team supporting this residence. On our first call, Greg was so passionate about his beach house and CR and we were only researching!

Then we met Miriam and Nicho (caretakers) on our arrival! They were just as passionate as Greg! Interestingly, they spoke almost zero English and our group only knew a few Spanish words, but through their enthusiasm/warmth, we communicated with no misunderstanding. They are simply wonderful people! And so is Damaris who was outstanding at cleaning and doing our laundry. These folks are humble and always had a big smile on their faces. There was no “sour” service people here as is not unusual on such trips. Our contact was less with Erik, the night guard, but he was also very pleasant and respectful.

We also met Gabriella and Daniella (Greg’s wife/daughter). I still fondly recall the few times they stopped over and we sat on our beach porch and it honestly felt like we were catching up with old friends!

We are thankful we took Greg’s recommendation and worked with Gabriella in arranging 2 rental cars. She bailed us out more than once…these agencies really try to suck every dollar out of you (Greg can tell you more about this). Daniella was so helpful with planning our trips to the volcano, zip lining, crocodile tour, diving and surfing.

Bottom line, this is a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Every day felt like we owned the entire beach (there was a handful of folks - locals and tourists). We spent hours on the patio, reading, writing, conversing, or simply chilling and watching/hearing the waves of the powerful Pacific Ocean at work. When eating in, why eat anywhere else but on the patio? Most of us also had great massages from Christina on the patio/beach.

To ensure you make the most of your trip and have a great time, be sure to read and follow all the terrific info and guidance Greg provides about your stay at Casa and in CR. It was invaluable to us, especially being our first trip there.

Our family would most definitely return to CasaDelMar! Thanks Greg, Gabriella and team for helping us create wonderful family memories that we will carry for 2 lifetimes like my brother said!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valdosta, Georgia, United States

Some Good / Some Bad

  • 3 of 5

I am active duty military so I saved for a few years to be able to take a vacation in Costa Rica with my family of five. A few other family members flew in so there were 11 of us staying in this home for a week (5 children) and we split the cost by person. Here are the good points: The owners were very helpful during the rental process and assisted in booking our rental car and a one day trip to Rincon De La Vieja (awesome experience). The caretakers were there to meet us and did a nice job during the duration of our stay making sure the place was clean and we were cared for. The location of this home is spectacular. It sits right on a beautiful stretch of beach and is a 20 minute drive from the small town of Tamarindo. The beach was wonderful. The children spent the days boogie boarding, playing the in surf, hunting crabs and exploring. Adults lounged in the hammock, took walks or read books under the shade of the palms. Now for the bad, this house is not meant for 11 people. Only two of the bedrooms are air conditioned. The third "bedroom" is actually a loft with a few beds and little else. There is no privacy, air conditioning or place to store your clothes. It has a banister overlooking the rest of house versus a wall so you need to change clothes in the small bathroom to avoid giving the rest of the house guests "a show". Since I traveled with a family of five I drew the short straw and we slept in the loft. It was hot and stuffy, which is fine if I was paying a college fraternity rate, but I wasn't. As for the rest of the house, there is limited table space for 11 people to sit/eat at. The advertisement mentions additional seating out side but there isn't sufficient lighting so we had to cram inside at night or eat in shifts. In addition, the house is in need of some refurbishment. We had to call Nicho because using the microwave and coffee maker at the same time would trip a breaker and he would have to come reset it. This happened at least 4 times. Finally, the cook-ware is "weathered" and barely adequate if you plan to cook meals on a regular basis. (The outdoor BBQ grill was fantastic). So, it closing--we had a great time--the location is unbeatable and the people associated with the house are kind and professional BUT for the money you can do better and this house is NOT meant for 11 people. It sleeps 6 comfortably with 2-3 kids in the loft if they don't mind sleeping in the heat.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s impossible to please 100 % of your guests all of the time but we have come exceptionally close over the many years we have been renting our home. We were very disappointed to hear that our home did not live up to your expectations but great to hear about your positives experiences during your stay with us. We have had extreme drought and heat that is well above the normal for our region, we feel terrible that it affected your stay. We do not advertise the loft bedroom with air conditioning and had no intention of misleading you, we have had many groups of 11 people over the years that were very content with the loft bedroom, kids love the atmosphere of the loft bedroom and it has has ceiling, floor and wall fans. You mentioned the loft bedroom had no privacy, yes a loft bedroom has less privacy than standard bedrooms but unless you are standing against the railing looking down into the living room no one can see you in the beds or changing your clothing. Our dimly lit ocean front terrace is required by our National Park to protect the nesting of the Leather Back turtles and 2 other species that nest on our beach throughout the year, white light can severely affects the nesting process of the turtles, we explain this to our guests and almost allways they accept the lighting because of it’s positive impact for the turtles. We eat almost all of our dinners on our ocean front terrace next door and have the same yellow lighting, we agree it would be nice to have more light outside but the yellow light has never affected our meals our enjoyment of our oceanfront terrace in the evenings, we feel it is a reasonable inconvenience to protect the turtles. We apologize if we did not inform you about the lighting when you arrived and thank you for bringing the terrace lighting to our attention, we are currently adding a notation to our checkin instructions so our guests will surly be informed about the terrace lighting. We have 2 tables side by side on the oceanfront terrace with 8 wide arm chairs and 4 more comfortable arm chairs around the dining table that faces the oceanfront terrace tables & chairs, we have never had a complaint about the seating which is adequate for 12 people. We have 80% occupancy throughout the entire year and a large percentage of our clients return again within 2 years plus many of our new clients that have been to Costa Rica several times and choose to rent our property speaks for itself. Best regards, Greg & Gabriela
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Montgomery, Texas, USA

Pura Vida in Casa del Mar

  • 5 of 5

The house, super clean and perfect. Miriam and Nicho the caretakers, perfect. The beach, perfect. The Casa del Mar experience...perfect...just do it!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

'Crocodile River Tours', 'Canopy Zip Line All Day Adventure Tour', Snorkel & Sunset Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, 4X4 ATV Tours, Horse Back Riding, etc.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week (Price for 11)
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
New Year Wk (Price for 11 Max)
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week (Price for 11 Max)
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season (Price for 11 Max)
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 25 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
New Year Week
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3.5


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Aircondioner with split system and Private Bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen, Aircondioner with split system and Private Bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, 1 twin/ single, Ceiling, wall & floor funs and Private Bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1).


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Large Electronic Safe, Maid Services 6 days a week. (Equivalent to any Five Star Hotels),Free Laundry Service (2 times a week in weekly rental only) 24 HRS Security. We can arrange for you all types of activities & Tours.

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