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 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!
What a wonderful trip! Our stay with Sharr was the grand finale of our 10 days to CR. Everything was nice & clean and we had everything we needed to cook a few meals (even a little grill!) Sharr even brought me an ice pack for my knee after I fell and hurt my knee. All the other guests were friendly as well and the peaceful happy atmosphere made for a great experience. Only a few blocks from the huge beach. Markets and restaurant's were handy and even a quick $1per person trip via boat to Tamarindo makes for a lot of fun too. Nice size fridge, 110 stove a little slow but gets the job done, hot shower and 2 bedrooms! The price is right! I would stay again for sure. She answered so many questions we had and is so pleasant and knowledgeable.
Great experience, Sharr was extremely friendly and helpful, it was great to have the possibility to ask her info about the place and it was a really cousy and nice place!
We had troubles taking money out to pay a tour and she helped us getting in the tour anyway, thanks so much for everything !
We had a wonderful experience at Casa Camaleon. Sharr and her family were fantastic and helped us with all our travel plans as well as local information. The condo was beautiful and everything we expected. it was peaceful and quite with great natural surroundings. The internet worked great so we were able to stay in contact with the outside world as needed. The beach was within walking distance and is spectacular. We look forward to coming back soon and as much as possible and stay with Sharr again.
The accommodations are fine and the caretakers pleasant and helpful. We found, however, that it was not a 6-10 minute walk to the beach to catch the boat but rather 15 minutes at a good pace and avoiding all the potholes after a rainstorm. Further, there's a good 10 minute walk to the market once you cross the river delta.
I was also disappointed that we were not told all 3 restaurants in the area close during the slow season so if one gets there late in the afternoon without groceries to cook, you'll have to go hungry. There's no place to eat. We were fortunate that one of the restaurants took pity and his wife cooked something.
I've asked the owner to be more specific and accurate with the distances and availability of places to eat. Also if you don't have a car, it will cost $50. Per person to take a shuttle there from San Jose. Being its a gated area, few people know where it is.
Otherwise, all else is fine.
The only bad thing about our stay at casa chameleon is that it ended! We spent 3 weeks in our little "home" steps from the beach- and it truly did feel like home! Unfortunately we didn't get to meet sharr however Jeanette was amazing (helped us with everything we could need)! The beds were super comfortable- kitchen was perfect to bring in groceries and cook for our little boys... Only a 2 minute walk to playa grande- the most stunning beach to spend our days! What a wonderful value and experience for our family!!!
This place in playa grande is great. One of the best stops on our 3 week trip, it was secluded...and thats what we were wanting. The beach was great, its close to tamarindo but without the crowds. The surf is great and there are often surfing lessons to be found.
The property is nice, has a very cozy feel. The internet worked well and the kitchen was great for later night cooking.
A tip would be to make sure you go to the grocery store beforehand (as we did), at night there are restaurants but things do close early.
Make sure you get the directions from Sharr and the confirmation as it is pretty far out of the way (as the best things are).
We really enjoyed staying at Casa Camaleon.
It's really nice and tranquil place! Really good waves for surfers!
Would definitely recommend staying there!
Our stay at Casa Camaleon was peaceful and relaxing. Proximity to the gorgeous and nearly deserted beach was perfect as we hadn't rented a car. Sharr and her family were flexible and helpful when our arrival plans changed slightly, and though they live next door they were very respectful of our privacy. All the previous positive reviews are true--it's a fantastic place to stay!
Sharr and Terry were wonderful. Very receptive and responsive to all our inquiries and they suggested great things to help keep us busy - not that you could ever be bored in such a beautiful place!
The beach is just a few minutes away, the home feels safe and peaceful, the locals are lovely.
We'll be back. Soon, we hope.
Sharr was a very warm and welcoming host! She was very helpful in providing ideas for activities and setting up day trips for us. The apartment was in a great location - we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Highly recommend!