This quaint 2 bedroom (king beds) and 1 bathroom home is located in Playa Grande in an area called Palm Beach within the providence province of Guanacaste Costa Rica. This oceanfront cottage 1000 sq ft with beach, garden and oceanfront.
This secluded beachfront 2B/1B home is located right on the beach with the perfect surf break footsteps from your living room. The house is fully furnished in Palm Beach Estates Playa Grande community with a supermarket and several restaurants in walking distance.
Within walking distance you can find a surf school, a market and three excellent restaurants. The beach is protected for the nesting of the Giant Leatherback Sea Turtles from October through April - a must see. The beach is open year around during the day, but during nesting season, you are required to be with a tour guide to be on the beach after dark. Take early morning beach walks and you may be surprised by turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean. The house is located in Palm Beach Estates - a quiet, private community.
This house would be best for people who want to be away from the crowds and enjoy the beach and surf steps away from your backyard.
If you are looking for a place more touristic with lots of choices of restaurants, night clubs, Tamarindo would be a better option. Tamarindo is 15-20 mins by driving, water taxi is availble from Playa Grande to Playa Tamarindo.
Rental Car recommended
The surfing environment and selection of restaurants is phenomenal.
General Locale of Greater Playa Grande:
MINAE is the acronym for Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía for the National Park Service of this area of Guanacaste. They determine and support conservation of natural resources where my home is located. We are very green and conscientious of our footprint. There are months of the year where turtle tours are best. Seek out their website for more information: (website hidden).
•Grocery Stores: There are a variety of grocery stores in the general area. SuperCompro and La Uruca in Huacas, along with two smaller convenience stores in Matapalo and Walmart in Palm Beach where this home is located.
oLas Tortugas: (website hidden)
oTaco Star: (Check out Trip Advisor – main road towards MINAE and on the beach)
oRip Jack Inn Restaurant: (website hidden)
oHotel La Marejada Restaurant: (website hidden)
oMarBar at Playa Grande Inn: (website hidden)
oPlaya Grande Park Hotel Restaurant: (Check out Trip Advisor – main road towards MINAE)(website hidden)
oKikes Bar & Restaurant: (Check out Trip Advisor – main road into Playa Grande)
oEl Huerto: (Check out Trip Advisor – main road into Playa Grande)
oCafé del Pueblo Restaurante y Pizzaria: (email hidden)
oThe Great Waltini’s at Hotel Bula Bula: (website hidden)
oCantarana Restaurant: (website hidden)(email hidden)ml
oSeven Cave Bar & Grill: (website hidden) & Wilmart (small convenience store)
•Surf Shop / Day Spa: (website hidden)
oFrijoles Locos Surf and El Frijol Feliz Spa (phone number hidden))
•Medical/Dental/Emergency at 24/7 and home service (phone number hidden)): (website hidden)
oPlaya Grande Clinic
oBeach Side Clinic Huacas
oBeach Side Clinic Playa Flamingo
•Pharmacy (phone number hidden))
oPlaza Flamingo Drugstore
oBeach Side Clinic Pharmacy Huacas
NO PETS ALLOWED
We stayed @ the Beachfront House in Playa Grande for 4 days & really enjoyed the tranquility of the location. We had our own private beach & plenty of living space.
There are neighbours on both sides but it still remains private.
The 2 bedrooms have King beds & ample space. The kitchen is equipped w/ the basics. If you plan to cook, you'll need to buy everything including salt & pepper thou.
We were fortunate to see a family of howler monkeys (6) come 2 out of the 4 mornings & eat from a tree on the Ppty, which was super cool!
Recommendations if renting this place: you absolutely need a vehicle to get into the town of Playa Grande & enjoy several great restaurants & the neighboring beaches.
Hit up Playa Danta for smaller waves & a more chill vibe. We were traveling w/ our 2yr old & the waves @ Playa Grande were quite intimidating for her....we knew this when booking but Danta was a nice change of pace.
Get used to ensuring your electronics are powered up, as trees fall on the hydro lines daily, cutting electricity for an hr or 2 @ a time.
Side note: we also lost water for 24hrs, which the neighbor says is customary this time of yr if you don't have a storage tank.
Karlos who greeted us w/ the key was most helpful during our stay, although his English is limited, he was helpful & kind enough to bring jugs of water for dishes & bathing when the water shortage happened. Thankfully we had running water again the following morning, but he came by to make sure.
Overall, this house is fantastic & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Playa Grande.
Great house in a beautiful, quiet area of Playa Grande. Check-in with Karlos was super easy, the living area is spacious, beds are comfortable, shower pressure is relatively good, the patio has screens so mosquitos were a non-issue, the main peak at Playa Grande is about a 15 minute walk up the beach but there are also waves right out in front, great restaurants and a convenient store nearby. All around awesome experience--would definitely book again!
Wonderful, spacious house with just few meters to the great beach Playa Grande. Perfect for surfing, relaxing and some good restaurants close! We really enjoyed our stay!
Amazing place and stay at Playa Grande- perfect for quiet and restful time- photos illustrate well what the house has to offer- 2 spacious bedroom - large deck- it was very difficult to leave. I highly recommend this place.
We started at Playa Grande but wound up moving to another one of Maggie's properties at Playa Flamingo. Playa Grande is beautiful and definitely perfect for surfers who want quick access to the beach, but we weren't into surfing and wanted a location where there were a few more people and the waves were a little more tame.
Juan Carlos, who was our host in CR was wonderful. So accommodating and very nice, helping us move to a place that suited us better. We wound up staying in their one bedroom at Playa Flamingo -- which was perfect. Clean with great light, and we could hear the crash of the ocean even up on the hill. We walked to a beautiful beach every day and had a very relaxing stay.
Overall our holiday was excellent and we were grateful that there was an alternative to the Playa Grande house for us to move to. We would definitely come back.
This was my third trip to Playa Grande. This a very spacious 2 bedroom. You can walk out of the back of the house directly onto a path to the beach. The property manager was very responsive. The internet works great.
Great location if you are into secluded beach houses!
There are restaurants all within walking distances so if you do not want to take day trips to other parts of Costa Rica, a car is not too necessary (just make a stop at the grocery store on the way)!
The only thing we really truly missed is a BBQ or fire pit or something. We missed cooking/grilling outdoors, also mosquitos are pretty intense out there, but being outside on the patio is so lovely- smoke from a fire would really help a lot.
I would come back in a minute.
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Living here is loving here. We started a software company in Costa Rica and now we are the National MLS (Multiple Listing Service) provider for Costa Rica Real Estate Association. Our tour office is located in 650 meters south of Flamingo Beach Resort, next to a great restaurant Coco Loco right on the beach.
We manage several lovely homes here in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Playa Grande, and Playa Ventana, some are ours, some are our friends'. Each house/beach has its own characteristics and we hope that you will enjoy every minute of your time in Costa RIca. We live off and on in Costa Rica as my husband and rescue dog are both natives of Costa Rica, we recently moved to Sarasota, Florida.
For Costa Rica listings, I have my property manager who is Tico (Costa Rican) and very responsible to taking care of all tenants and houses. Hope you enjoy your time staying in our lovely homes. Thanks :)