House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Two of the three bedrooms contain King size beds. The third bedroom is set up standardly with two single twin beds. We have on site a King Convertor option if you'd like the twin beds converted to a King configuration. Please let us know in advance if a King Conversion is needed so it will be ready for you upon arrival.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
- CANCELATION POLICY: Guests who cancel due to a global pandemic & US/Costa Rica border closures, receive a full refund regardless of the cancel date.
- Otherwise, cancellations prior to 60 days receive a full refund less a 25% fee. No refunds for cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival unless
- Cancellations are COVID19 & US/CR border closure related.
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
Follows industry health association: Safe Travels (WTTC – Global)
PLEASE NOTE: Apologies but Vrbo's mileage guestimation of our distance to the beach is completely inaccurate. WE ARE ON THE BEACH, while other homes in our area that are two blocks away have a closer location rating. Our home is situated in the Marino Las Baulas National Park. It is a quiet, remote location. Tamarindo is just 30 minutes away by car or a 10 minute walk down the beach plus a one minute boat taxi ride. There are 3 great restaurants within a 2-10 minute walk from the house, as well as a mini market 2 blocks away. Surf board rentals and surf lessons are also available in Palm Beach Estates. A rental car is recommended to access the north end of Playa Grande, nearby communities and additional restaurant options. Given our national park setting, it is not realistic to call a taxi. You can however get a taxi back to Playa Grande if you are in Tamarindo.
Tamarindo would be your desired rental location, if you're looking for lots of young people and action, a multitude of tourist shops and restaurants, disco/nightlife/gambling options, vendors selling you trinkets on the beach (ceramic whistles are very popular), and taxis.
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Dennis and I both grew up on California beaches and have traveled the world enjoying a variety of beach cultures. Dennis and my 23 year old son, Luca, love to surf. I love to boogie board and walk the beach, in search of the perfect seashell. When we unexpectedly (See Story Below) found ourselves on Playa Grande, we knew our search for the perfect beach had come to it's completion! We love Playa Grande and can't wait to share it with you. One of our greatest pleasures is listening to happy people who can't stop talking about their amazement at the beauty and solitude of Playa Grande and the wonderful experiences they shared with family and friends in our home.
Annette purchased this House in 2004
Why Annette chose Playa Grande
We first visited Costa Rica, in 2004, with absolutely no intention of buying anything, except a few souvenirs. We were chatting with our hotel manager and he mentioned two American real estate agents who would pay for a round of golf, if you toured a home. Dennis was up for both adventures so off he went for a round of golf. That afternoon, we all piled into the real estate agent's tiny car and headed off through the cow fields. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive about exactly where these American guys were taking us! When we finally arrived at the house, we fell in love with the home's tropical decor. Then, we walked through the backyard and onto the beach. We were sold, hook line and sinker, as they say. It was the ONLY house we looked at!!! We have never regretted our impulsive decision and our love for this amazing country grows stronger with every visit. For several years after we bought, we would drive to other beaches along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in search of a finer beach. After 4 years we stopped, and we thank our lucky stars that we own a home on the most perfect beach in Costa Rica! We are located in Palm Beach Estates which despite it's proximity to Tamarindo is the far more private end of the beach. BOTTOM LINE...You will have all this beauty and wonder all to yourself! You will see very few people, on your “private” 3.5 mile beach, throughout the course of a typical day! We love to talk about Costa Rica, so give us a call.
What makes this House unique
WHY PLAYA GRANDE? The magnificence of this beach is incomprehensible to most Americans. Miles of white sand beach, seashells, 84 degree average water meets tropical jungle, & not a soul around. THERE ARE A SMALL NUMBER OF HOUSES DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH WHY SELECT OURS? There are even fewer homes on the beach that rent to 6 or less, without sharing the property. You’ll have our Entire Property to yourself! We also don't consider our house to be a rental. It is our home! We are very proud of comments we've received from repeat visitors to Grande, as well as Grande Locals, stating our home is the best appointed house on Grande. From our swimming pool & lush gardens, the gourmet kitchen, to entertainment for all, including: a collection of over 200 DVDs, puzzles & games galore, ping pong, tree swing, badminton, bocce, & a Soft Top surfboard. The library is stocked with a large collection of books on Costa Rica, the seashore, the ocean, & the jungle, a wide variety of 'Beach Reads' and a comprehensive collection of books by Spanish writers. Each room is beautifully decorated with original works of art & FULLY EQUIPPED with everything you could possibly desire for your best beach vacation ever. WHY NOT THE NORTH END? Most travelers to Costa Rica are looking for less crowded beaches & waves. Surfing the North End of Grande tends to be crowded since it accepts a more consistent south swell, resulting in better peaks & shoulders. As you move further south, the waves are often as consistent, meaning you may actually get more waves. There is no need to share the waves, since no one else is around. When a northern swell hits Grande, the waves in front of the house have all the qualities of a PERFECT WAVE! Our home’s location behind the mangrove makes for a more peaceful and private, sanctuary-like setting. You certainly won't be bothered by people selling trinkets, or wanting to borrow beach chairs, or using the showers, while you are enjoying an outdoor massage on the patio