Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

A two bedroom beach cabina perfect for a family or two couples. It has two king size beds or optionally a bunk bed in the second bedroom for those who have those who don't like to share.

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 sand 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 newly renovated apartments are fully equipped with kitchens, private bathrooms with hot water, split a/c units, overhead ceiling fans, private porches with dining tables for meals outside. Free wireless internet. Outdoor rain shower. Surfboard and bicycle rentals available onsite.

We also have a local fish truck, organic fruit and veggie truck and German bakery truck that all come by on separate days during the week. Their stuff is fresh and always good. We also have a mini super just a short walk from Camaleon. It has what you need to stock your kitchen. If you want to go to Tamarindo for shopping etc. there is a water ferry which you can catch from the beach where you surf within a 6-8 minute walk from Camaleon, for about a dollar a person and you get dropped right in Tamarindo.
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!

Guest access

Surfboard rentals
Outdoor tropical shower
Local knowledge from the owners next door!

Interaction with guests

We are available when you need us. Otherwise we leave you to relax and enjoy!

Other things to note

Our property is covered with fruit trees. Hopefully you can get your timing right to enjoy some of the fruit.
We have howler monkeys visit most days.
Iguanas, hummingbirds, butterflies and green parrots are just some of our daily treasures.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Security Deposit: 100
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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 nature...not 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.



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3 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Alain User Profile
May 2017
This is my third time staying at the Camaleon, and as always the apartments are very clean, they give you maps and local contacts and information for any activity! Very spacious and well decorated to give you the Costa Rican experience. I have been here three times and there will definitely be a 4th. Thank you so much to the Lawrences and friends for being such great hosts and friends. Cheers!

Corinne User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful stay at Casa Camaleon! Clean, AC, fresh towels every day, and close to the beach! Sharr and Kristi catered to our every need and were so lovely to us. Casa Camaleon is a close walk to Playa Grande which is so much quieter and cleaner than Tamarindo. There are some lovely restraunts right down the street and there is easy access to Tamarindo! This is a great bang for your buck and I would 100% recommend!

Hannah User Profile
March 2017
Sharr's place was wonderful. It was clean and comfortable and very quick walk to the beach. Kristi was amazing and helped us with whatever we needed (surf boards, shuttles, local recommendations etc) A wonderful way to end our trip.

Dorottya User Profile
February 2017
This place is located right on palya grande 3 minutes walk from the beach. One of the prettiest beaches we have been to in guanacaste. The place was peacefull and clean and the on site manager is extremely helpfull with activities to do around playa grande and tamarindo. The waves are perfect for surfing and courses are available on site you just have to ask. 5 on 5 !!

Ryan User Profile
February 2017
The stay was great! Clean space, Kristi was super friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Close to the beach and food and supplies were just a short walk away. I would stay here again.

Amy User Profile
February 2017
Love staying here!

Sharon User Profile
June 2016
Casa Camaleon is a great place to stay. It is an apartment with the basics and is definitely not for those who need/want luxuries and entertainment. Murat met us when we arrived and gave us information about the area (including maps) and the apartment (there are kitchen items, stove, refrigerator, AC (only working if the power is working-an issue when we first arrived but not after), bedding and towels. The beds were lovely (especially the queen). Water was fine (tasted just like Lake Michigan H2O); no need to buy. Cold showers only. You will need to supply soap, shampoo, etc. Small problem with ants, but it's Costa Rica - deal with it. The hammock was wonderful. It's a 20-30 min walk to the H2O taxis (7a-4/5p or so). If you miss the H2O taxi it's approx. $35 pp for a taxi back. If you want to have nightlife then staying in Tamarindo might be better. PG has a few restaurants/bars within walking distance but is very low key. The Wilmart has supplies as needed. June is the rainy season and it rained from - at least - 5p til the morning. The rain poncho didn't hold up to it. :) We had originally planned on an airport transfer to the Best Western in Tamarindo (seems to be a central location of pick ups/drop offs) and then the water taxi and walk to Casa Camaleon. At the last minute we changed to a private transfer to the apt. It would absolutely NOT have worked to do the H2O taxi and walk with luggage/bags, so keep that in mind if you're thinking that. Sharr responded to email relatively quickly and answered questions we had. Murat has a local phone that you can text/call him on if you get a CR sim card (4G was $4). All in all, it was a great place for us and the description provided was accurate.

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Sharr User Profile

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!
Pura Vida!

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