AMAZING OCEANFRONT LOCATION, THE BEACH IS YOUR BACKYARD!

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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
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AMAZING OCEANFRONT LOCATION, THE BEACH IS YOUR BACKYARD!

Playa Grande Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5BR/ 5BA, Sleeps 2-26 (with Villa Olivia #1914)

Casa Mirage is a delightful and inviting multi-story oceanfront villa fabulously situated upon the pristine white sandy beach of Playa Grande. This Mediterranean style vacation home is attractively built from rich local hardwoods, furnishings are contemporary, colorful, and comfortable. A refreshing open air courtyard offers each bedroom a private entrance. Terrazzo tile floors flow throughout the interior and spill out across the spacious beachfront verandas. Plenty of areas for reading, relaxing, dining, and playing games for adults and kids.

Lower Level

• Room 1: queen, 1 twins, private bath

• Room 2: queen, private bath

• Room 3: king, single futon, private bath

Upper Level

• Room 4: queen, shared bath

• Room 5: queen, shared bath

• Trundle Bed in sitting area (2 singles)

• Sleeps 13, 26 guests with adjacent Villa Olivia #1914

Bedrooms Feature:

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fans

• Lock box

AMENITIES Included::

• Wireless internet

• 15' round above ground pool

• Room cleaning every third day

• Fully equipped kitchen for 13 guests

• Seaside dinning, chairs crafted from our teak trees

• 8' round wadding pool

• Hammocks, lounge chairs, & rocking chairs

• Bali shower

• Laundry Service

• Nightly Security

• Gardner, On-site Maintenance and Villa Manger

** Private chef and nanny services available. **

Uniquely located with no path to walk, road to cross, or green wall blocking the view. Enjoy surfing directly from the backyard, scanning the trees for howler monkeys, sea shelling and exploring tide pools or gazing at the brilliant stars. From the privacy of this beachfront home take delight swinging in a hammock, indulging in spa treatments, or simply smiling at a sunset. It's barefoot luxury!

A variety of restaurants, surf shops, spa services, yoga classes, horseback riding, turtle tours, and bike/surfboard/SUP rentals are all within walking distance. For all this, PG is the perfect laid-back beach location.

• WEBSITE: villasdeplayagrande com

• FACEBOOK: costaricavillas

Sleeping 13, this 5 bedroom/5 bathroom beach house offers a perfect and uncomplicated oceanfront vacation, designed with multiple couples, friends, families, and groups in mind. Including our adjacent villa Villa Olivia #1914 (sleeps 13) we can accommodate a total of 26 guests. Casa Mirage is also a wonderful setting to host a wedding. Smaller groups are welcome.

Playa Grande “big beach” is truly one of the most unique, unspoiled vacation spots in Costa Rica. Located only an hour drive from the Liberia Airport (LIR) its 2 mile-long crescent shaped coastline of warm blue waters and honey colored sand forms the Las Baulas Marine National Park. A sanctuary for the nesting giant leatherback turtles.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed

Julie Gordon

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We are a family of 'water babies' raised on the beach shores of Santa Barbara, CA. (Of course the grand kids also have this ocean gene). Once my children (Julie, J.C, and Mark) became of an age when we could all travel my husband and I would take them during summer vacation on a surf safari to an exotic destination somewhere in the world. This was not only for fun, but to spend quality time with each other and expose them to different cultures and customs.

On a surfing safari to Costa Rica in '91 we instantly fell in love with the country, the kind and hospitable people, and the natural habitat. It was a paradise!! Long story short after returning to the States and raving to family and friends about this oasis a friend said he had the perfect property for our family in Playa Grande.

My husband, Jim, flew down a month later and purchased the property for me as my 50th B-Day present! Over the past 16 years both my family and friends lives have been significantly enhanced by the beauty of the 'Tico' people, the natural wonders that surrounds us and the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. This means Pure Life, an expression of contentment, happiness, and satisfaction with ones life. It's this philosophy that ranks Costa Rica as one of the happiest places in the world!!

We invite you along with your family and friends to visit and enjoy the surf, sand, sun, & experience the 'Pura Vida' life.

Playa Grande is a magical beach, for thousands of years the prehistoric leatherback turtles have come to nest and the ancient Chortega Indians performed ceremonies.

Immersed in the peacefulness of the surrounding beauty, the' pura vida' life is easily attained.

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Amazing Oceanfront Location, The Beach Is Your Backyard!
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Couldn't Have Been Any Better!!! (Trip Advisor)

Couldn't Have Been Any Better!!! (Trip Advisor)
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The house was exactly as the photos showed. We loved every minute of our stay.
pros:
• The beach was perfect for every level of surfing, boogy boarding or just splashing about.
•Frijoles Locos was close enough to walk to and had everything we needed to rent for the week of surfing.
•The house had plenty of room for our 9 guests(aged 11 to 73).
•The in-room air conditioning was wonderful after a long day at the beach.
•Kimberley and Wendy cooked all but one of our meals and it was worth every penny!!!
•The hammocks and rocking chairs were used by all:-)
cons:
•We really only had one "negative"...one of the hammocks needs replacing, it hung way too low.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Fantastic Family Vacation!!! (Trip Advisor Entry)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
"Thank You, Thank You" for the wonderful time we had at Casa Mirage! What a great location and fantastic vibe. I must say, the highlight was Kimberly and her Mom making the fantastic meals, and just being so sweet to our families. Julie was great in all the information she gave us and making our reservations

We are looking forward to coming back in the future!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Home Was Taylor Made For Our Family!-Trip Advisor

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
A Perfect Paradise! We loved staying at Casa Mirage. The view out our back door was spectacular. The beach was perfect for my 3yr old and 5 yr old to play in as well as for my teen nieces to take surfing lessons. The house was perfect for our 4 families to gather. The private bathrooms gave us our own space and the outdoor sitting areas let us get together to eat or watch the sunset. My kids loved the wade pool and it was a nice surprise to have the above ground pool as well. Kimberly, our cook was fantastic! She was a joy to have around and the food was outstanding. We didnt contract her to cook dinner and that is where my only complain comes in. The kitchen is small, but Im okay with that on vacation, but the stove was awful.That said, I had a great time and would love to come back next week if I could. Even my 5 yr old was pouting when it was time to go. The stove on order was unfortunately not delivered until after their arrival.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Fantastic Vacation in Paradise (Trip Advisor)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We (me & my wife, 3 kids + 2 friends of the kids) had a fantastic vacation in Casa Mirage. You can't beat the location!! The house was spacious, comfortable and clean. The caretaker (Kimberly) and property manager (Marianela) were great and very responsive to questions. People are very friendly. Some nice restaurants in the Playa Grande area: From simple, but cozy (Garden Grill - owner = waiter = cook) to 'haute cuisine' (Hotel Restaurant Cantarana - small card, but great food and very friendly, relaxed German owners) we always enjoyed Playa Grande. If you want to take surf lessons, restaurant information or book an adventure trip, go to "Frijoles Locos". Nicest people you can think of and Doug is a great surf instructor! We also arranged through Frijoles Locos a boat trip through the estuary. Great 2 hour tour led by Enrique, who showed up crocodiles, monkeys, birds and many, many crabs!
We did some trips to other beaches close by, but Playa Grande beats any beach! And Casa Mirage is the best play to stay on that beach. Hope we are able to go back...
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Amazing Beach (Trip Advisor Entry)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
The location of this property is amazing. Long stretches of beautiful beach with great surfing waves right out your back door. There are few people on this part of the beach and even fewer if you walk a ways.

Kimberly was well worth the money for her home cooked Costa Rican foood. We had lots of help planning outings and getting around. Everyone was very helpful. Best vacation we've ever had.
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Playa Tamarindo, 25 min. drive
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Playa Conchal
Car: not necessary

Go explore the estuary in a canoe, spotting birds, iguanas and crocodiles basking on the sun-drenched riverbanks. Snorkel Playa Conchal made up of billions of crushed shells. Attend a weekend fiesta, featuring bull riding, traditional food, marimba music, and dancing. Tee-off at the course designed by Robert Trent Jones which meanders through a rolling terrain with breathtaking ocean views. To end the day sail along the shoreline as dolphins frolic along side.

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For thrill seekers and nature lovers alike enter the realms of the forest via a canopy tour. Get your adrenalin pumping inner tubing or riverafting on the Rio Negro. Visit Rincon De La Vieja to enjoy great hiking, waterfalls, boiling mud pots, sulpher vents and a large diversity of wildlife species. Get in the action of deep blue water fishing, targeting sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, and snapper. Experience the rich Guanacaste folklore and ancient Chorotega Indian traditions of pottery making in village of Guatil.

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Availability & Rates

Playa Grande Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $2500/wk. (3 nt. min stay)
  • $
  • Jan 3 - Mar & July $2,900/wk....(2-9 guests) $3400/wk....(10-13 guests)
  • Winter Break Feb 15 - 22 $3,700/wk 1/wk. minimum
  • Apr, Jun - Aug $2,200/wk...(2-9 guests) $2,600/wk...(10-13 guests)
  • Easter Week $3,700/wk...(13 guests) 1/wk. minimum
  • May,Sep - Oct $1,500/wk...(2-9 guests) $1,800/wk...(10-13 guests)
  • Nov - Dec 19 $2,500/wk...(2-9 guests) $2,800/wk...(10-13 guests)
  • X- Mas Week:: Dec 20 - 29 $6,000/wk...(13 guests) • Includes Studio •
  • New Year's Stay:: $640/nt.....(2-9 guests)4/nt. min. $125/nt..(13 guest)

Amenities

Playa Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Free Local Calls
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shared with Rooms 4 & 5
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bed 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bed 2
    Bath 5 - Livingroom - toilet , shower , Livingroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bed 3
  • Upper level rooms 4 & 5 share a bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs, oceanfront
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , upstairs, oceanfront
  • VRBO is having web difficulties and unfortunately is not displaying all bedroom configurations.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Full kitchen/livingroom, spacious seaside dining, 2 wrap around verandas. Enjoy hammocks, lounge chairs, & rocking chairs, Outside charcoal grill (BBQ), bali shower, and 8' round wading pool, Offstreet parking, Rooms cleaned every 3rd day, linens and towels provided.

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