Casa, 2 quartos, 2 banheiros privativos, (4 pax) Muito perto da praia
Mike and Katie
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Beautiful and private
My husband & I stayed in this home for 4 nights in September. It was just perfect for the two of us, but would have been just as comfortable for a family or for 2 couples. 2 beds, 2 baths, and enough outdoor space so that it doesn’t feel cramped.
Check-in was easy. Mike was friendly & responsive. He manages to be quite pleasant and welcoming while also respecting his guest’s privacy.
LOCATION - wonderfully private & quiet. The only sounds we heard outside were raindrops, bugs & birds. So serene.
Beach is just down the road, a quick easy walk. It is gorgeous and feels peaceful and secluded. Easy to walk and wade; no rocks. Just soft sand & pretty shells. Facing the water, if you look to your left, there are some developments, but to the right you will see nothing but beach and beauty. You can walk for a half hour and see almost nothing man-made. There were chairs & a cooler at the house that we brought with us to the beach.
The roads near this location can get a little wild, so a Jeep would be ideal. We were here during the rainy season, so there were lots of puddles & potholes to dodge. Just added to the adventure!
You can drive to Tamarindo (30min+), but there are closer supermarkets and restaurants if you’re looking to stay away from the bustle.
HOME - the star of the home is the beautiful pool, kept clean daily by its devoted owner! There is an outdoor shower, so you can come back from the beach and hose off before taking a dip.
The portico really added to our enjoyment of the home. Even while it was pouring rain, we could sit outside and stay dry underneath. Table, rocking chairs & Weber grill make it a space you can relax in for hours. We had lunches and dinners outdoors, whatever the weather. The yard is spacious, well-kept and looks especially beautiful at night when the lights illuminate the plants and trees.
Kitchen has everything you need to make meals at home - pots & pans (even a cast iron), coffee maker, blender, utensils, etc. You’ll need your own oil, seasonings, coffee, etc.
The couch indoors isn’t very comfortable, but when the weather is pleasant, it doesn’t matter too much.
On our first day, there were a lot of ants inside, but we sprinkled peppermint oil around and didn’t see them again the rest of the trip. Of course, there are still lots of them outside, as there should be.
We would love to stay at this home again; already considering a second trip. Thank you, Mike and Katie! Pura Vida!
AWESOME PLAYA GRANDE BEACH HOUSE!!!
We absolutely loved our stay at this gorgeous home. It was super private (no homes on either side or behind). We LOVED the pool and swam so many times each day! It's only a couple minute walk to beautiful Playa Grande where we spent so many mornings and days and almost every night for gorgeous sunsets. And saw lots of howler monkeys and iguanas and other wildlife. The nearby Cafe Mar Azul (by beach trail) has phenomenal food! Breakfast/lunch and dinner were all amazing. Our fave was the breakfast burritos. Grace there is the best and she recommended Ruben for an amazing boat tour of the estuary (we saw crocs and more howler monkeys etc). Highly recommend! The house itself is cozy and perfect. Nice and spacious rooms and bathroom. We spent most our time at home lounging by the pool. We enjoyed quick drives to Playa Avellanas (Lola's is a must), Playa Pirates, Tamarindo, etc. And of course just a few minute drive to Rip Jacks where we frequented often and the heart of Playa Grande. We will be back many more times! Thank you Mike for taking such great care your beautiful home!
Sexy pool oasis with casual chill surfing beach vibe. Amazing vacation!!
This impeccably clean and casual two bedroom house is literally steps to the most amazing very unpopulated beach around. Unbelievably warm ocean and soft sand for miles with easy surfing. Every person we met in the area was friendly and just thrilled to be on vacation. No make-up! no heels ! no formal dress ! Just bathing suits, T's, sarongs, sandals , shorts and big grins ! Morning ocean swims at 6:30 a.m. and discovering leatherback tracks and nesting from the night before- magical. Getting to the beach at 5:00 p.m. with cocktail in hand to watch the sun slip below the horizon-wow. We sat outside on the porch overlooking the pool all night and day with overhead fans giving a welcoming breeze. Quiet neighbourhood, safe with enough restaurants in walking distance but literally a 2 minute boat ride if you want more action in Tamarindo. Howler monkeys, birds and raccoons the only residents who make any noise! Mike was a very welcoming but unobtrusive host, cleaning the pool in the wee hours and attending to any small matter we had very quickly. Very comfortable king beds in both rooms. Individual A/C if required. Lots of towels, dishes pots and pans, laundry and a charcoal barbque ready to go. We did a 48 hour trip to the Arenal Volcano area -zip lining, horseback riding, hot springs but all agreed we were really happy to get back "home". If you are looking for a very relaxed easy beach vacation - this is it!
Great proximity to the beach, clean and comfortable
Great place to stay, host was very accommodating and informative. Would definitely stay again.
Wonderful spot for peace and tranquillity
Mike was a stellar host. We loved that he was so responsive and generous. He provided beach chairs which saved us rental costs and when ask about a cooler found that he delivered a brand new one the very next day. He made several suggestions for Day Trips and activities. Since we stayed for 2 weeks we had time to spend 2 nights in Arenal at Tabacon at his suggestion and it was well worth the 3.5 hour drive. Locally we enjoyed Flamingo where Coco Loco was among our favorite eateries. We also visited Las Catalina’s and enjoyed Limonada, Pirates Cove and enjoyed Danny’s pop up tiki hut with fresh ceviche and cocktails, playa Avellana’s Lolas and brunch just across the estuary at Panga’s. As others have said the proximity to the beach was amazing. We arranged surf lessons at Frijoles and even I, a 52 year old gal was able to get up on the board and surf. The instructor was amazing. We ate at a couple local eateries as well. Loved!!! the pizza at El Huerto’s. Bula Bula was very good as well. Rip Jacks was lively. Others we were glad we tried but would likely not return. The pool was a major perk. It was great to hose down after the beach and then swim in the pool at home. Also morning swims were a great way to start the day. The house was well appointed, photos were accurate, others commented on the discomfort of interior built-in couches and I would agree. The beds were comfortable and the AC was much appreciated. On the subject of bugs... yes in the two weeks we were here we saw two tarantula (only outside), nightly spiders upon entering the home and one scorpion in the curtain on our first night. We made it a practice to inspect all curtains nightly and send my husband in ahead of me to check the house. While I am not a fan of bugs, this would not deter me from revisiting this lovely slice of paradise again. Thank you Mike for being such a great host and sharing your lovely home with us. We look forward to coming back again.
Great place for a relaxing stay
The property is all it claims to be. The welcome we received from Mike was informative and detailed. The house has all we needed. The pool... it is gorgeous and we used it daily. The beach is one of the nicest quiet beaches we have been on. Tamarindo is an easy boat taxi away.
Observação de aves, Turtle Tours nidificação, massagens, ioga, tirolesa Canopy, festas, Estuário Tours, Butterfly Farm, Monkeys, e pores do sol fenomenais.