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Casa de La Vida Grande: A Tropical Paradise

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Casa de La Vida Grande view from front gate
Lap pool, patio and wrap-around terrace
'Pura Vida' from Playa Grande!
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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
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Completed in February 2007, this Spanish Mediterranean-style house is located in Palm Beach Estates in Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste. The house is a 5-minute walk to Playa Grande beach, the seasonal nesting grounds of the endangered leatherback turtle and an internationally famous surfing beach, and also a less-than-5-minute walk to the mangrove estuary, several restaurants (Bula Bula, Cantarana), a market/bar/internet cafe, and surfboard rentals and lesson providers. Several additional restaurants, bars and surf shops are available within a 5-minute drive, and Tamarindo is accessible within a short water taxi ride across the estuary, along the beach during low tide, or in 25 minutes by car. The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 upstairs, 1 downstairs), each with a queen-size ...Completed in February 2007, this Spanish Mediterranean-style house is located in Palm Beach Estates in Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste. The house is a 5-minute walk to Playa Grande beach, the seasonal nesting grounds of the endangered leatherback turtle and an internationally famous surfing beach, and also a less-than-5-minute walk to the mangrove estuary, several restaurants (Bula Bula, Cantarana), a market/bar/internet cafe, and surfboard rentals and lesson providers. Several additional restaurants, bars and surf shops are available within a 5-minute drive, and Tamarindo is accessible within a short water taxi ride across the estuary, along the beach during low tide, or in 25 minutes by car. The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 upstairs, 1 downstairs), each with a queen-size bed, its own closet with security safe, and private balcony/lookout, plus 2 full bathrooms (one with a double shower and one with a bathtub). The downstairs contains a spacious open living and dining area, full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, range/breakfast island, and a study/reading room with ADSL broadband internet connection that opens up to the pool and patio area. The upstairs has a sitting room with cable TV and DVD player, plus a full-size futon for additional sleeping space. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, all floors are wide Brasilian tile, and there are 4 telephones available throughout the house. The studio apartment, available as a separate rental unit, contains an additional full-size bed and futon, as well as a small kitchen, dining table, full bathroom, and its own telephone line. The outside features a large wrap-around terrace with a dining area and hammock, semi-shaded lap pool with patio and chairs, lush tropical garden with plentiful flora and full-grown trees, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities available right from the terrace or patio, with hundreds of birds, howler monkeys, iguanas and butterflies in the neighborhood. Our property manager is based right in Playa Grande and readily available to assist with all aspects of your vacation, including arranging ground transportation, a private chef if desired, child care, laundry and grocery shopping services, as well as booking the many tours and activities available in the area, such as surfing, SCUBA, snorkeling, sunset sailing, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, estuary boat tours, zipline canopy tours, bike rentals, golf, tennis, turtle watching, yoga, massage and spa treatments.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Colin O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 2 April 2019

We loved the home and location as a base for our family of twelve. Close to beaches (the nearest only a five minute walk), restaurants, surf rentals, and convenience stores, we felt comfortable and safe here. First night provided an unexpected challenge, as bedding was...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank LakeOkanagan
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Our group consisted of 9 adults ranging from 21 to 69 year olds and 4 kids- 3, 4, 6 and 10. We stayed 4 wonderful nights in Casa de La Vida Grande. We booked the entire home and the separate studio on second floor off...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank jecalee109
ovitsky, VR Owner at Casa de La Vida Grande: A Tropical Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Many thanks for your thorough and positive review! I apologize that we were not able to repair the other items you mentioned during your brief stay, but I am glad you mentioned them so that we can address them as quickly as possible. I also...More

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stayed 2 weeks with 6 adults and 3 young kids. It was very hot during the days so we made constant use of the pool and outdoor lounging under the ceiling fans. The A/C also worked great so we were always comfortable. The kitchen...More

Date of stay: March 2015
3  Thank flapjackbreakfast
ovitsky, VR Owner at Casa de La Vida Grande: A Tropical Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Many thanks for your positive review and suggestions for improvement!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Palm Beach Estates in Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste, 65km (1hr) from Liberia Airport.
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