About this listing
A one bedroom beach cabina including a full kitchen. Its perfect for a couple or even a small family with one child who is happy to sleep on the pull-out sofa in the living room.
Quaint affordable apartments... Casa Camaleon is the perfect location for a couple or even a family traveling together. The location is quiet, tropical and steps from the beach sand as well as the 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. A mini super is conveniently located just a short walk from Camaleon Cabinas. The Supermarket has just what you need to stock your kitchen. If you want to go to Tamarindo for shopping or exploring 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 here to help. Only when you need us we are there. Otherwise we leave you to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Our town has an awesome beachy cruisy feel with an adorable community. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Its very safe and super low key. A great relaxing and refreshing experience for anyone who needs it.
Other Things to Note
Howler monkeys visit daily
Iguanas, hummingbirds, butterflies, green parrots are all part of daily life.
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.
Casa Camaleon is beautiful (built with love and care and a wonderful eye for style): quite, by the beach, part of a wonderful little community, and near "the big city" of Tamarindo! My husband and I could not have asked for a better place to stay!
We particularly enjoyed the fruit/veggie truck that visits the Casa twice a week and provides a private farmers market.
We also really enjoyed Seven/Wil-Mart/the Cave and the local massage options.
Nous avons passé une semaine moi et mon conjoint a la Casa Camaleon.Sharr est une bonne hôte, discrête et disponible. Petit logement pratique et simple. Endroit sécuritaire. La plage est à 5 minutes à pied, très belle grande plage peu de touriste. Belles vagues pour le surf. Cela reste un endroit isolé et tranquille, prévoir un auto si vous voulez explorer plus loin. Nous avons vu des singes, beaucoup d'oiseaux et un crocodile! Bref nous recommandons l'endroit pour des vacances tranquilles☺️ .
My husband and I stayed at Sharr's place for 4 nights (Jan 2015) and had a fun time.
The location was great, being in Playa Grande, allowed us to go into Tamarindo when we needed too but enabled us to escape the tourist overcrowding when desired.
Playa Grande is actually a much better beach than Tamarindo, less busy and within walking distance from Casa Camaleon.
There is both a supermarket/restaurant (Seven/WilMart) and a hotel/restaurant (Bula Bula) within walking distance, so if you want a break from cooking, no problem.
Sharr was very accommodating and gave us a lot of information when we arrived. She also organized our transportation to and from the airport for us, and was very hospitable.
The accommodations (cabin #4) are fairly private, clean, yet modest with AC.
Hint: if you want to go party in Tamarindo for the night, go over early via boat taxi before they end so you only have one cab ride back.
Thanks Sharr! Pura Vida
Our stay at Casa Camelon was perfection. Sharr is an amazing host and went beyond to accomodate us. Our bags were lost during transportation, Sharr gave us some swimsuit for us to enjoy the beach. The casa itself is extremely comfortable, super clean, everything you need. Playa Grande is the place to be, super quiet and chill. We had a blast. We will definitly be back :) as soon as possible :) PURA VIDA
We had an amazing time at Casa Camaleon. When we arrived, Jill was incredibly helpful and very informative. When visiting in the off season, it is very quiet- which is exactly what we were looking for. The walk to the beach was short and the water taxi very convenient. Inside was well-maintained, clean, and we felt immediately at home. We enjoyed our time so much we ended up extending our stay and would gladly stay here again.
Perfect place to go get away from it all. Sharr was really nice and helped us with everything we needed. If your looking for a quite place to relax some nice waves with all the amenities this is the place to be.
We had a great time at Casa Camaleon. My girlfriend and I had a six-night stay a few weeks ago, and we got exactly what we were looking for..a nice place, well maintained, relatively secluded, nothing fancy or extravagant but with everything you would need to have a relaxing stay in Playa Grande.
Sharr was not present, but Doug was great. He greeted us the first night we showed up, even though it was rather late. He was around frequently and had good advice about the beaches, the town, the surrounding area, the weather, pretty much anything we had a question about.
It is very easy to access the beach from the apartment, as it is just a five minute walk down a dirt road to the public entrance. It is a less-busy portion of the beach as well, removed from the main break area. Not that it is crowded in general, but a bit more tranquil.
We were upgraded to a two-bedroom apartment, though we didn't really need the second; appreciated nonetheless! Would be great for a couple with two kids. The kitchen was nice and well-stocked with cooking equipment; there was also a baby Weber grill on the patio that we made good use of. The A/C kept us cool, as did the ceiling fans. The bed was awesome, comfortable and we both slept well.
I recommend renting a car unless you are planning on staying in the immediate area; there is a well-stocked minimart type place not far from the apartments, but if you want more extensive options you will have to drive to Super Compra or Tamarindo. It is down a series of dirt roads off the main road, and most of the restaurants and shops in Playa Grande are on the main road about 3 or 4 kms back. We got good use out of our vehicle.
Overall, we enjoyed our experience and would definitely stay again. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't need the bells and whistles of hotel service (they are not changing your sheets every night, there's no TV), but still wants a nice place very close to the beach where you can do your thing in peace. Very chill.
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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!