About This Listing
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.
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!
Waiting for you!
Outdoor Tropical Shower.
Concierge Service to help with booking activities.
Interaction with Guests
Daily visits from the owner.
Tuk Tuk and Ferry Boat for those without a car.
Bicycles for rent.
Local bus twice a day to nearby towns.
Please no smoking in the apartments or in areas where other guests will be potentially affected by your smoke.
No loud music. We love the sounds of (email hidden)t so much the human ones!
Please rinse off in the tropical outdoor shower before using the indoor showers.
Only the booked number of guests are permitted to stay in the apartments. All additional guests will be charged for.
Please conserve electric and turn off your AC when you leave the apartment.
Be kind to nature and the plants. Its important to us. Its why we live here.
My boyfriend and I had an incredible stay at Casa Camaleon!! It was exactly the little surf bungalow we hoped it would be, with a great location super close to the beach and to a cool restaurant and market. Shar was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed!
Great place. Loved Playa Grande, it is much quieter than Tamarindo and very clean and safe. Sharr`s place was great, nice and clean and cozy and the produce and bakery trucks that visited were an extra bonus. We arrived on Good Friday so it was a little confusing to get across from Tamarindo to Playa Grande since there are no signs indicating the water taxis. Just know that basically all the boats are water taxis and if you wave them over they will take you across. It is a wonderful place to stay and I highly recommend it!
Everything at Casa Cameleon was perfect and exactly as described. Sharr was a fabulous host! She was very willing to arrange whatever trips, tours, rentals or transportation we needed and this helped simplify things for us, so we could focus on vacationing. We are glad we stayed in playa grande instead of tamarindo as we had originally planned. The vibe in playa grande was what we were looking for, the surf was great and we could walk to restaurants, groceries, the beach, the estuary, and even tamarindo! Great experience, we hope to come back!
Our stay at Sharr's was memorable and rejuvenating. Sharr welcomed us upon our arrival and provided us with a tour of the place and vital and useful information about everything we needed to know about the area and activities. Sharr organized a surf lesson for us and then we rented boards close by and surfed every day! Casa Camaleon is a short walk to the beach where there are some of the best surf breaks in the area. There are some good restaurants and a store to buy basic groceries to make your own food, within a 5-10 minute walk. We loved our little casa #5, it was our home for a week. Sharr has put a lot of effort into creating a simple, beautiful and cozy space, with a lush garden outside to enjoy while you sit on the covered patio. We were sad to say to goodbye after a week.
Originally , I booked Casa Cameleon for 3 nights, but ended up staying for 12 nights. Had a great time.
It is located 5 min walk to the beach Playa Grande and 10 min walk to the grocery shop. And a short walk on the beach to the boat taxi through river to Tamarindo
The location is very quiet and calm.
Since the beach is huge, you can find your own crowdless peak for surfing everywhere u enter the beach.
The room was clean, simple and comfortable. Kitchen had it all for small cooking.
The booking and arrangments went smoothly online with Sharr. Denis was responsible for the property onsite during my stay. Surfed with him every day and was really helpful if anything was needed. Great host.
Thanks a lot!
Casa caméléon est un beau petit appartement, avec frigifaire, 2 ronds, cafetière, et tous les ustensiles de base pour se faire des petits repas facile. Le lit est immense et confortable. L'appartement est beau et propre. apportez votre chasse moustique! Nous nous sommes fait beaucoup piqués sur le balcon.
la plage playa gande est idéale pour les longues marches et pour la baignade. Il n'y a pas beaucoup de monde sur cette plage, nous l'Avions quaisiment juste pour nous 2.
Beaucoup d'oiseaux autour, nous avons aussi croisé des singes.
Pour les soirées, nous avons trouvés playa grande un peu plate. Nous avons prit l'auto pour se rendre à la ville d'à côté: Tamarindo. Environ 40 minutes d'auto (prenez les grandes routes et non les petites. Nous sommes restés prit dans la boue en pleine nuit! :S). Tamarindo est une belle petite ville, avec beaucoup de bon restos et de boutiques souvenirs!
Nous avons beaucoup aimés notre expérience.
This is THE place in Tamarindo/Playa Grande. The studio that we rented was very good and had everything we needed. Just a 5 min walk to the quite beach of Playa Grande. Sharr might not be there but Jill is a great sub-host. Really nice, great help and loves to talk to ya :)
We stayed here for 4 nights and I'm still sad to leave.
Few things you need to know:
- the riverboats can be annoying if you like to stay late in Tamarindo. Taxi is expansive and a long ride.
- From Casa Cameleon to Tamarindo takes you about 30 min.
- Renting a surfboard is cheapest in Tamarindo for $10. Instead of $20 in Playa Grande.
In overall a really great place to stay!!
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About the Host, Sharr
Surfer and Beach Goer
If I can surf every day its a day well spent. The ocean is a place that lets you leave feeling new. I cannot live without it.
I am so grateful to have found my home here. It is near perfect paradise!
Great cocktails and open on Sundays!! Close to Camaleon. Short walk up the road.
Great food. Well run restaurant! Few minutes walk from Camaleon.Guanacaste
Our local grocery store. Has most of what you need. Also has an open rancho which serves meals and the prices are right. BBQ night on Fridays is great!!Guanacaste
3km from Casa Camaleon. Good breakfasts! Sometimes has live music. Open 7 days a week.Tamarindo, Costa Rica _cr
Our local surfshop! For board and bike rentals (when we dont have what you need ;) They do all our surf lessons. Great shop!Guanacaste