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Playa Negra Surf House Just Steps From The Ocean!!

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Frank

Playa Negra Surf House Just Steps From The Ocean!!

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Gym
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Casa Kalana blends the authentic Costa Rican in/outdoor living experience to create a comfortable and spacious feeling. Proudly described as a "hidden paradise", our strategic location is a 3 minute walk to the Pacific Ocean. Our heavily wooded canopy is home to monkeys, tropical birds and assorted wildlife only asking you to be still. Come and relax to the sounds of the crashing waves and the gentle tropical breeze. Awaken to the howler monkeys and song birds! Recharge your tired soul. Aloha!!

Amenities

Gym
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 hammocks

House Rules

No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 9AM

Accessibility

Flat path to front door
Step-free access to the bedroom

Availability

36 Reviews

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Samantha
December 2018
Frank’s home exceeds expectations. The place is lovely and not at all kitschy or touristy like I sort of expected. It was like home away from home. Frank is also an extremely hospitable person and helped us whenever we needed it. The location is more remote than you might expect …
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Response from Frank:
Aloha Samantha! Thank you so much for the kind words and review! Having you and Galen as guests was a dream for me. I am so happy everything was smooth for you!! I want to remind future guests that the moon goes in cycles, you were here in new moon, so it IS so dark that you cannot see your hand in front of your face, almost zero light pollution out here. The worst thing that could happen is falling into a hole or stepping on a snake! Hahaha! A flashlight (or headlamp) is ideal when you are here. I don't think you experienced any ants while you were here? My advice is the same to all the guests, if you leave food out, it calls them, they can't help it, they're ants! For sure its the jungle out here! Hahaha, and Playa Negra is not a secret any longer, it's remote but offers some amazing surprises! For the record, there are 9 restaurants within a 10 minute walk of Casa Kalana, but when you are on foot, it takes a little more time and wandering to find them all! Please return and let's keep that conversation we had going! And remember to sweep up the house for your electronics! SO LUCKY to have found the iPad before you got too far away!! Whew!! Mahalo nui loa Sam (PS - wish I could post a photo of the lovely "thank you" you left for me on the fridge!!)
December 2018
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Rohan
August 2018
Frank was an amazing host - I will definitely stay here again. The house was awesome and in a great quiet location. A short walk to the beach, Playa Negra surf break and near by restaurants. The hammocks were a real plus too for downtime between surfs. On day 2 I got injured …
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Response from Frank:
Aloha Rohan!! Mahalo for the kind words and feeling. I am SO HAPPY that things turned out so well for you! It's always a big reminder that life can take sharp turns really quickly, thank you for being so calm and cool. Our community is really amazing when you need them. Cam was a great guest, I wished I had spent more time with him. You are welcome back and I will make you a great offer so you can really experience the Casa Kalana chill. Be well. FK
August 2018
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Travis
July 2018
Casa Kalana is a beautiful three bedroom home way off the beaten path in Playa Negra. Getting to Frank's place, you don't have to have a 4X4, but something with high clearance is suggested. But don't let that deter you, the drive is well worth it! Frank's place sits on a large, a…
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Response from Frank:
Aloha Travis and MAHALO NUI LOA for the kind words and feelings you shared. I realize that so many people read these reviews, and have such great imaginations about what it is like to stay in Casa Kalana, so for me, its very intimidating to open my doors to such a carefully curated and personal space. It's not every day that you get to literally stay in someone's else dreams. The fact that this was your first trip out of the USA was a big deal, and I was very grateful you trusted us with that first step. I am so happy to share the life long friend part, I miss you two already.... Big Hug and see you again soon! Frank
July 2018
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Emilie
May 2018
Casa Kalana is a beautiful house located in the jungle right by Playa Negra, which is a perfect place for those that love to surf because it is only less than 10 minutes walk to the beautiful and quiet beach. Frank is an awesome and warm host. We arrived to the house couple hours…
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Response from Frank:
MAHALO NUI LOA Emilie!! You and Robert were the best guests ever, but honestly, almost everyone who stays here echoes the same sentiments! So happy that you both took the time to enjoy so many other aspects to living here. 10 minutes walk? You must have been smelling all the flowers along the way!? Thank you so much for keeping the house and kitchen clean as its the number one task when you live out in the jungle. I really hope to see you both at Casa Kalana again soon!! Cheers, FK
May 2018
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Michelle
April 2018
The Big City gal with 4 teens in tow meets a slice of Costa Rica paradise tucked away on a beautiful parcel of jungle -- and all, with great success! Frank, your ears must still be ringing after our 5 day stay at Casa Kalana. The kids really enjoyed your energy, attentiveness, …
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Response from Frank:
Thank you Michelle! It was a pleasure to help you and your family, thats the difference that we try to BE, helpful and proactive. We could probably go on patting each other on the back all day, but let's just know that we are both grateful for the experience and I look forward to hosting you and your family at any time in the future! Now you know you are going to want at least a couple of weeks next time! Aloha!!
April 2018
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Tom
March 2018
Casa Kalana is in a beautiful rustic location on a large shady lot with lots of monkeys and birds who visit regularly. The walk to the beach is lovely and not too far, even with a longboard. Two of the bedrooms are air-conditioned, which we really appreciated in March as it was h…
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Response from Frank:
Aloha Tom and family! MAHALO NUI LOA for your kind review of Casa Kalana! I really enjoyed meeting you all and spending the time we did! Our home is built out of EPS panels for year round comfort but during the hottest part of the year (March/April) the AC's do make the difference. For the benefit of those reading this, we will have the third bedroom completely finished this summer which will bring the whole house into the "modern" world. Six is our maximum with each bedroom containing a queen bed, but for the third bedroom we are considering two singles for more flexibility? Be prepared for more progress as with each visitor we upgrade the next experience! We will be honored to have your family among our return visitors! Next time, let's make sure that everyone gets to come!! Cheers, FK
March 2018
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Ryan
March 2018
Where do we even begin ... we had the privilege of staying at Casa Kalana for 6 weeks and it still wasn’t enough time! We loved the house - great kitchen area for entertaining, hammocks on the patio for that afternoon relaxation, large bedrooms with A/C and super comfortable beds…
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Response from Frank:
Aloha Ryan and Jessica!! WOW, thank you so much for the lovely words and I know how much you both were enjoying your time there!! You were almost 'locals' by the time you left, everyone knew who you were! We had so many nice opportunities to get to know each other, and you were a great reminder of how everyone is a teacher, thank you so much for that! Now its time to make this an annual event and you can always use surfing as your excuse and Jessica can just focus on the monkeys. Congratulations on your marriage and we look forward to hosting you again!!
March 2018

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Los Pargos, Costa RicaJoined in August 2012
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Aloha Friends, we are a family who divides our time between the UK and Costa Rica. Casa Kalana is a small startup located just 250 yards from Playa Negra, the main attraction for surfers around the world. Even if your interest tends to the less extreme, wildlife and nature are in…
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