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.
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!
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!
Its an adorable beach town. Friendly and safe we love that we have everything we need without going far and we don't have the hustle and bustle of the nearby towns.
Bicycles are the most popular
Rental cars delivered
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.
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.
Really nice area within walking distance to the beach, water taxis and the 2 closest restaurants. The casa was spacious with great AC and fans in each bedroom.
Occasionally we had the power go out due to strong winds during the day. Just make sure your electronics are charged overnight.
If anything was needed, Sharrs housekeeper quickly resupplied us. For groceries, I would suggest Auto Mercado in town - plentiful store and not a far trek via water taxi and walking. Also bring flashlights for walking at night. Critters do get in the casa as well as someone else mentioned. The $3 pp water taxi from Bula Bula needs a 15 mins leeway when the channels water is low.
Really nice to make friends with the neighbours ...we had a great group!
The stay was nice, Casa Camaleon was OK. We had a couple geckos coming in and out of the broken window pane and quite a few large spiders and mosquitoes. It was clean though and the shower was warm, the place had AC and wifi also. The apartment was very close to the beach and was nestled in a quiet community which was just what we wanted. Not much of a nightlife at all (Seven bar was the only place to go by foot) but we really had no interest in that anyway so it was fine. The beach was fantastic and pretty empty besides the surfers.
At first we had an issue as Sharr had overbooked and she wanted to put us in a place with no bedrooms, only a loft and a pullout couch. After we expressed that we needed 2 rooms, she made it work for us to stay in the original place. It was a little uncomfortable in the end, as we were told from another couple staying in the adjoining apartment that Sharr had told them what happened and made it seem like we were unreasonable for simply wanting to stay in the place we booked. Glad it worked out, we ended up having a very nice trip.
Hi Amanda - Was lovely having you all. Such a happy fun group! It was great to watch you all enjoying!!
I didn't know there was a broken louvre window pane. I only discovered later that the housekeeper broke it before you arrived and neglected to tell me. I think she was embarrassed to admit it :( You should have given me a shout when you spotted it since we saw each other every day. Its all taken care of in a minute as I have spares here for that reason. Sorry about that one! And yes - geckos and spiders are a part of Costa Rica we learn to live with and its what we love about the place and why we are here - for the nature. They are always around but we do love them and fortunately no harmful ones. Hope they weren't too much :)
Thank-you for your patience in my working to accommodate the last minute traveler request (not overbooking) and as always if I have extra enquiries I offer the free upgrades to my earliest confirmed guests which were you. I had expected you would love the chance for the upgrade as I have experienced with other guests offered the same in the past. It was for a divine one bedroom house with all the amenities and really lush kitchen - double the price of your Camaleon Apartment. As explained the choice was always yours and I am happy you were pleased to have settled in the two bedroom apartment in the end.
It was great to hear your surf lessons I arranged for you went well and that you enjoyed the board rental from me. Its always joyous watching or hearing about a learner surfer having fun out there. Hope Nica was a blast. Pura Vida.
We LOVED staying at Sharr's place! The beach location is excellent, and the fun, low-key town with plenty of restaurants was great. Fenced yard was perfect for the kids. Highly recommended! Sharr was knowledgeable and very helpful.
Beautiful, comfortable, and convenient casa. We had a marvelous time and Sharr was so very helpful! GREAT neighborhood!!!!
Sharr got back to us with 30 minutes and within 2 hours we were checking in to her place! We finally found a place were all the finer details were attended to. The towels and sheets lovely and soft, great beds and sofas. Fully stocked kitchen and a short walk to a beautiful beach.
Sharr was so great to us boys for our 6 days in Casa Camaleon. Finding anything in Playa Grande is a bit of a task, but with her help we felt like everything was just a "ask Sharr" away :).
Thanks for the great trip and we look forward to the next one!
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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!