Casa Kalana is a spacious 3 bdrm home, with shared bathroom, large contemporary kitchen and bar, enormous sky deck for amazing star gazing. Sleep to the sound of the wind and the sea, and awaken to monkeys and song birds! Come ALIVE at Casa Kalana!
Casa Kalana is a quaint, contemporary home situated on one acre in the middle of one of the last pieces of untouched coastal forest. It is full of monkeys, tropical birds, gardens and assorted wildlife. A surfers dream house with a two minute walk to one of the best breaks in all of Latin America! We rent by the week, month or long term so drop us a line if you are interested. We have local telephone and WiFi, but sorry, no traditional TV available, A break from TV is really good for you! ;)
There are two bedrooms adjoining each other through a common bath/shower. Please knock before entering is a basic rule. Upstairs is a large terrace for sunbathing and fantastic star gazing at night.
Interaction with Guests
I tend to leave the house when others are renting, but I am not more than 10 minutes away should anything arise. It is the jungle here, and things do happen, mostly, nature. We are a startup property, and have a had a lot of success with friends and look to the future, and would welcome your participation in building up Casa Kalana and Playa Negra in general. If you have any questions, please let me know how to be of service. Mahalo, FK
Playa Negra is so much more than just a surfing beach, there are empty roads for an early morning or late evening run or walk. Horses pass here daily for those interested, and the best canopy lines are a 10 minute taxi drive away. We are residential, but there are restaurants and stores within walking distance, but a rental car greatly expands your options if you are here more than a week.
Bus travel is daily into Santa Cruz, but with a rental car, you can be there and back with your shopping by the time the bus arrives in Santa Cruz. A real time saver when you are on vacation. You can also rent bicycles here, but a car is always preferred.
Other Things to Note
Costa Rica has a 13% rental tax which must be paid by the guests in CASH at the time of check in. We also will send you a rental agreement after your booking with AirBnB has been confirmed.
Never allow people you meet on the beach into Casa Kalana. You will be sadly surprised how many robberies occur from your new "friends". While we have been very fortunate, most of our beachfront neighbors have not.
I had an amazing stay in this wonderful home. It's located in a serene setting a stone's throw from the beach. Playa Negra is a great community of like minded people that caters to the more serious surfer. It's close to Tamarindo but does not feel overrun with tourists. I was blessed with seemingly endless waves and got to surf a variety of outstanding breaks within short distance from the house. A family of howler monkeys greeted me each day in the tree in the front yard. Birds and other wildlife abound. I enjoyed the stars at night from the roof of the house. Frank is a great guy and was the ideal host, considerate, responsible and respectful. We hit it off immediately and I was sad to say goodbye.
If you have the chance to stay at Casa Kalana, you need to take it. It's clean, it's as close to the ocean as promised, and you're not gonna find a better host than Frank!
Playa Negra is a small, beautiful community that we felt extraordinarily lucky to meet and get to know.
Casa Kalana was a safe, awesome house. My friends and I had a blast staying there. It's convenient to almost anything you want to do on the pacific coast. Close easy access to busier areas like Tamarindo or Santa Cruz. You can also find horseback riding, zip lining, surfing, jet skiing and all kinds of things less than 10 minutes from the house.
The area opens a beautiful window to nature for travelers, with monkeys, lizards, baby sea turtles and wild horses being a part of your daily routine!
I felt so lucky to have had the chance to stay here; you definitely should if you have the opportunity. I think Casa Kalana and Frank's hospitality were the main reason our trip to Costa Rica was our best travel experience to date!
Our stay at Casa Kalana was better than expected. Frank was extremely helpful in getting us to our location. The roads are unmarked but most of the locals know him which can be really helpful in the instance that it is dark or cell service is spotty when you arrive.
The home is beautiful and full of comfortable features. You will feel safe and pleased that you made the decision to stay here.
The beach is a short walk away as well as a small town with some great restaurants.
Get ready to experience a great time!
We had a great stay at Frank's Casa!It is beautiful, clean, close to playa negra and surrounded by wildlife. Frank is a great host who cared about us and even helped us to get our kindle back which we forgot in the casa. Thanks for that, a great stay and lovely time! Hope to see you soon..
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 endless supply here, and have grown to find harmony with Casa Kalana, as we have kept our property 'nature friendly' which provides us with a daily assortment of interesting, but harmless variety of life. Come and visit Casa Kalana and Playa Negra! Thank you for your support!! Mahalo, Frank