Casa Camaleon 2 - studio apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Quaint Cabinas perfectly equipped with private kitchens and bathrooms. Ideally located within a few minutes walk down a shaded path to the beach. Surfboard rentals onsite. Very quiet and natural setting. Well maintained. Owner managed.

Your host, Sharr
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Quaint Cabinas perfectly equipped with private kitchens and bathrooms. Ideally located within a few minutes walk down a shaded path to the beach. Surfboard rentals onsite. Very quiet and natural setting. Well maintained. Owner managed.

The Space

Quaint affordable apartments.
Casa Camaleon is the perfect location for a couple or even a family traveling together. The location is quiet and steps from the beach and famous surf break "Playa Grande". Our private and fenced property, in the gated community of Palm Beach Estate, is nestled amongst huge teak trees where you will find the apartments to be the ideal distance to town and beaches. We are away from the bustle but only a short walk to all things busy when you need it. Our apartments are fully equipped with kitchens, private bathrooms with hot water, private porches with dining tables for meals outside. Free wireless internet. Outdoor rain shower. Surfboard and bicycle rentals available onsite. Concierge assistance from the owners who live next door. Its price is right and its got everything you need! You will love it, feel at home and never want to leave!

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Guest Access

Wireless Internet.
Outdoor Tropical Shower.
Surfboard Rentals.
Surf lessons.
Bike Rentals.
Concierge Service to help with booking activities.

Interaction with Guests

Daily visits from the owner.

Getting around

Tuk Tuk and Ferry Boat for those without a car.
Bicycles for rent.
Local bus twice a day to nearby towns.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Camaleon for 4 days and could not have been happier with this end point of our travels through Central America. Sharr and Jill were perfectly helpful and accommodating, giving us space but also very attentive to our every beck and call. They even "upgraded" us to a 2 bedroom upon arrival, although we had only rented a studio, which was a lovely gesture. The apartments are quaint, comfortable and spotless, and we were able to enjoy the beach all day and cook every night. You can't beat this short of a walk to the beach, and we got around fine in Playa Grande and even to Tamarindo without a rental car (via $1 water taxi). They also arranged our transportation to the airport and surfboard rental. I would highly recommend Casa Camaleon to any individual or couple looking for a quiet, relaxing stay at one of the best surf beaches in Costa Rica!

    June 2014
  • The apartament was great and Sharr was very friendly. The location was great too.

    May 2014
  • Sharr was a great host. The house was decorated beautifully and we loved the full kitchen. She was very helpful arranging us surf lessons, taxis, etc...Anyone interested in taking surf lessons contact her, the guy she recommended was awesome! Our one bedroom suite was fantastic and a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing setting away from everything!

    May 2014
  • I had a great time at Casa Camaleon. Everything was as expected. Can't say anything that hasn't already been said. I would certainly recommend this place to solo travelers/surfers.

    May 2014
  • We couldn't have had a better time in Playa Grande! The apartment was lovely, as was the entire surrounding area. Sharr was a huge part of our new found love of Costa Rica. She was super helpful and able to provide us with all of the information and things that we needed. We had an excellent time at Casa Camaleon!

    April 2014
  • Great place to stay. Clean comfortable and inexpensive. Sharr was a great host who would always say hi and chat a bit. Made me feel very welcome.

    February 2014
  • Sharr and Terry were great hosts. Their home was only a 5 minute walk to Playa Grande, which is extremely quiet and low key for a beach and also just a short $1 boat ride across to Tamarindo.

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful week at Casa Cameleon. Its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful. It is a five minute walk to one of the most beautiful, quiet, and expansive beaches I've ever seen.

    The room itself and its furnishings were basic but perfectly adequate. The bed is huge. It is definitely on the firmer side though.

    The kitchenette contained a sink, shelves, pots and pans, dinnerware, silverware, cooking utensils, and two electric burners. It's enough to cook simple meals that don't require an oven. We cooked most of our own meals during our stay.

    Each apartment has its own outdoor patio area (separated from the other apartments, but not private) with a table and chairs. It is perfect for eating meals outside or just relaxing. The WiFi worked perfectly outside, but was intermittent from inside the apartment.

    Besides the beach, a few restaurants, and a convenience store, there's not much within walking distance, so if you want to do more than just relax on the beach, I'd definitely advise renting a vehicle (preferably an SUV with 4WD... the roads in Costa Rica are no cake walk).

    Also, if you are a light sleeper like me, I recommend bringing earplugs. The room has jalousie windows (typical for the region, I believe), which means you can hear everything that's going on outside. The first morning, I was awoken at 5am by the sounds of animals, neighbors rustling, and something that sounded like hammering. I wore earplugs the remaining nights and all was well.

    Sharr was an impeccable host, very kind, helpful, and accommodating. Overall, we had a great stay and would highly recommend Casa Cameleon, with only a few caveats.

    January 2014
  • We stayed for two weeks and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect, secluded and quiet but also close enough to restaurants and a town when you are seeking it. We rented the studio and it was perfect for two people. Sharr and Terry were very gracious hosts and helped us sign up for activities like surfing, kayaking, and snorkeling. They run an excellent operation. Highly recommended for a vacation to get away from it all.

    January 2014
  • We have had a great time at Casa Camaleon. Sharr and Natalie did everything to enjoy our stay and feel comfortable. The atmosphere was great and we loved it.

    It's a perfect place for surfing - only 3 minutes walk to the beach.

    Thank you for everything,


    November 2013
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