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Came to Costa Rica for a Christmas vacation, and came back again and again , until I finally decided to move permanently. I love the tropical climate and the laid back lifestyle.
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Marina's place was one of the best rentals I have ever been in. Awesome location, great amenities and fantastic host. 5/5 stars!
We drove into Playa Grande and had no trouble finding the house. It is clean, beautiful, well stocked and Marina was welcoming. The neighborhood is quiet and the beach is beautiful and much less populated than the nearby Tamarindo. We stayed for five days and four nights and we wish we had spent even more time here! The sunsets are amazing and the local food quite good. After spending a day on the beach it was great to be able to come back and enjoy the pool at the house! Highly recommended to stay here.
Tout était parfait avec Marina ! Une petite marche de 5 min nous mène à la plage. Les photos sont très représentatives de la réalité. De bons conseils sont donné par Marina (Playa Grande Surf Camp est un endroit idéal pour manger et louer un surf).
We loved staying at Casa Marina in Playa Grande. Marina is so welcoming and her place is very relaxing. The kitchen has all the cooking things you need except the food :) Pool is awesome and the beach is only a 5 min walk away! She also booked the turtle tour for us before we even got there which was nice. The neighborhood she lives in is very safe and even has a good restaurant and small market in it. We would definitely stay at Marina's again.
Amazing location, very peaceful, close access to the beach at 5 minutes walk. Best sunset and beach in CR. Marina is a great host and is very helpful. Would have stayed longer, it was hard to leave this little paradise.
Casa Marina was a wonderful place for our vacations. The place was even better than we imagined, very much like a home away from home. The place was clean and had everything we needed. We loved our next door neighbor and shared an amazing dinner with Marina and our new friends. We highly recommend the place for a warm, simple and relaxing vacation. One of the best things was that it was only a short 5 min walk to the beach! :)
My fiancé and I came to Playa Grande to surf and we could not have picked a better place to stay. We had the most amazing time staying here at Marinas. She is a very helpful host (arranging transportation, dining/shopping suggestions, surf board rentals, etc.) and the space was impeccably clean, tastefully decorated, and an incredible price for its proximity to the ocean. We will be back for sure!!!
Thanks marina, everything was clean, worked fine, pool and yard are beautiful, close walk the beach, very quiet place and community. Parking is in guarded community, but not gated. Probably not a big deal unless planning on bringing a Ferrari down... wouldn't make it over any of the speed bumps in the neighborhood anyhow.
A very nice place, as other reviewers said, is fully equipped, have some basic stuff like salt, sugar, oil, soap, towels and some other, which is a plus for the house, also the place is very clean, the bathroom, sheets, kitchen utensils everything was perfect. The beach was very close from the house.
Also one thing important to mention is this place is full of small handcrafted details, from the soap dish to the outside pool/garden, you must have see and appreciate all the effort of Marina to make this place beautiful and cosy.
Definitive a must come back place.
I... LOOOVED... this place!!! I mean, Playa Grande has been my all-time favorite beach for years already, so I knew I would be happy with that. But Marina's rooms are a spectacular little oasis of perfect comfort in the midst of the beautiful beachy jungle of Grande. So you really get the best of both worlds: An otherworldly adventure in the vastness of nature, along with a homebase to chill, cleanse and recharge while plot your next adventure!!
Playa Grande is surfing paradise, it really is. This is where I learned to surf a few years ago, and no matter where I go surf, I always keep coming back to Grande. Not only is it a consistent beach break with PLENTY of room for everyone to grab their spot (and Marina's place is located in one of the most secluded areas, so you can have perfect private sessions out there), it's also one of my favorite waves, because it's the perfect mix of nice height, great shape, consistency, directionality, and just the right amount of punch to let you go kamikaze without getting pounded like other beaches nearby.
I love this area, on a car you've got anything you'll need real close, with Huacas and Tamarindo providing all the options you'll need, including banks. But the reason why staying here is better than staying in Tamarindo or even Flamingo, is that you're far away enough from all the rumble (not to mention you're just steps away from the surf!), so again, this home is perfectly located, I'm totally hooked and will keep coming back!!
Marina herself is an amazing host. Always smiling, you can tell she really enjoys her life out here, and she knows how to make you feel like you're part of this life too, she has an infectious passion for life!! Of course, she's also incredibly helpful in recommending restaurants and such, and making sure you're happy during your stay.
The rooms themselves are great!! I had everything I needed to cook my own healthy meals, great internet, comfy beds, fans and A/C to keep the ideal temperature, and they even have surf racks on the walls!! Wow! Everything was clean and smelled great. I can't recommend this place enough!! You've gotta come here!! =)