CASA CAMALEON - QUAINT AFFORDABLE CABINAS STEPS FROM THE SURF

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Sharr Lawrence

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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CASA CAMALEON - QUAINT AFFORDABLE CABINAS STEPS FROM THE SURF

Tamarindo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Casa Camaleon is located in Palm Beach Estates which is a quiet and exclusively private community of Playa Grande. You will arrive at Palm Beach first through a gated entrance and then on to narrow stoned roads circling our community of only around 100 homes making our community quaint and beachy. We are a short walk from the world famous surf break of Playa Grande as well as several other popular surf beaches including our homebreak right out front which we call Palm Beach Main.

The Camaleon Cabinas are a small group of 5 private, self contained apartments, owner run with specific attention to detail. The decor is ethnic boutique style simply done but perfectly sufficient. We have 2 x studio apartments, 1 x one bedroom and 2 x two bedroom apartments. Each apartment is fully equipped from kitchenware to beach towels in the hopes you should find all you need in a perfect space that feels like home steps from the ocean.

We are unique in our ability to offer affordable accommodation without compromising on what we found to be important amenities whilst still being right by the most beautiful beach and also close to the ferry which crosses over in to Tamarindo for those who want to feel a little more hustle and bustle for the day. Palm Beach is in the centre of the Marine Park for the Turtle nesting grounds. The beach is seemingly endless and always uncrowded. Great surf, stunning beach, countless wildlife of all kinds, quaint town, very good for the soul.

Pura Vida

Keywords: Cabinas, Casita, Efficiency, Apartments, Studios, One Bedroom, Two Bedroom, Surf, Beach, Tamarindo, Playa Grande.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Sharr Lawrence

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, spanish, Afrikaans
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We are a family of South Africans who have travelled Central America for the last 10 years and have settled in Costa Rica. Our parents own a house in the community and we have Camaleon. We have two kids at school here.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
business
Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380464vbi
+506 8708-8700
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Perfect Place and Perfect Hostess

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We recently moved to Costa Rica and Casa Camaleon was our first stop. Our family stayed in a two bedroom unit for a week in early February. We were delighted with the accomodations. For the price, you won't find better. It is very simple, but clean and tastefully decorated. It is a short walk to the best beach we have ever visited in Costa Rica - not packed with tourists - peaceful and beautiful. Our hostess, Sharr, is what really made our experience perfect. She went out of her way to be sure our stay was wonderful and she was happy to help us during our steep learning curve!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380464vbi
+506 8708-8700
Tamarindo Guanacaste
United States
5

Cozy Apartment Tucked Away in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had an excellent stay in our apartment in Playa Grande. We were warmly greeted by Janet, who was watching the units for Sharr while she was away. The feel was very welcoming as we were also greeted by the other tenants staying in 2 of the other 4 units. We felt like a tiny, quiet community here on this beach we had to ourselves. The walk to beach access was very close, with an incredible rock formation and estuary on one side, and a quick ferry ride to Tamarindo on the other.

The guest house seemed hard to find as it was tucked away along a bumpy dirt road, but once we found it, it was quite easy. Everything we needed was right there and we enjoyed our breakfasts on the patio and wine in our little living room in the evenings. The rooms also are very shaded with AC, so we stayed nice and cool and could sleep in later here, less effected by the very early rising sun.

We loved our stay and would be so happy to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380464vbi
+506 8708-8700
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Montreal, Canada
5

really good time, really good place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Casa caméléon is really a wonderfull place. I definitely recommand this casa where you can enjoy the amazing beach and the beautifull nature in a quiet area. Sharr and Terry, the owners, are really helpfull, nice, relax and pleasant. The wild beach, the leather back turtles, the nices waves and the incredibles sunsets are some of the reasons why you have to stop in Playa grande. If you don't have car you can take a taxi boat to Tamarindo( where you can find all the restaurants and groceries stores) whiches only 1$ but the last ride is at about 4:30 pm. After 4:30 you have to take a regular taxi whiches around 25$. So if you wanna get something a little bit appart of the noisy urban life that's your spot.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
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+506 8708-8700
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Los Angeles
4

Review of Casa Cameleon, Playa Grande

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Sharr and Terry are a lovely couple who made me feel very welcome. The property itself is good value for the money, and includes air conditioning and WiFi which are essentials for me. As I went in the rainy season, it was very difficult to find restaurants and groceriy stores within walking distance, so be sure to take this into account when you plan your vacation. If you want mod cons on your doorstep, I would advise going to Tamarindo instead. But Playa Grande is gorgeous, precisely because it is remote, just be aware that it's not so easy just to pop out and get a beer, for example. During my stay it rained so heavily that I was unable to leave the room for several days and Sharr was kind enough to purchase groceries for me, as she had a car. A car would have been useful here, but one would need a 4 wheel drive as the roads are not the best. If you just want a chilled out, bare bones surf vacation, you cannot do much better than this.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Casa Camaleon - Quaint Affordable Cabinas Steps from the Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380464vbi
+506 8708-8700
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Sharr's place is awesome and relaxing. The town of Playa Grande is very quite and small, but the waves are big and there's plenty of nature. The space itself is really well kept and Sharr and her husband are very warm and interesting people that are there to help when you need it. I give this place two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Car: not necessary

Surf instructors available for lessons.

Spa treatments available onsite.

Bicycle rentals.

Ziplining tours and many others arranged onsite.

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Availability & Rates

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Tamarindo Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • From U$35/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Studio sleeps 2. Fully equipped kitchen with private bathroom.
  • U$35- Low Season U$60- High Season per night
  • One Bedroom sleeps 2. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, with private bathroom.
  • U$45- Low Season U$70- High Season per night
  • Two Bedroom sleeps 4. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, with private bathroom.
  • U$55- Low Season U$80- High Season per night
  • Enquire for Xmas/New Years week rates.
  • Payment Policy: 50% dep. upon reservation - balance 30 days prior. No refunds.

Amenities

Tamarindo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) or optionally two twins, Double Beds (1) in the second bedroom of two bedroom apartment, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) available in second bedroom on request
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Surf lessons, surfboard rentals, bicycle rentals all available onsite. Fresh organic produce and fish delivered to your front door. Your hosts, Sharr and Terry, who live onsite, are always available to personalise your vacation. We can assist with arranging affordable transportation to and from all airports. All concierge services are included in your stay for arranging activities such as fishing trips, surf trips to the famous Witches Rock and Ollies Point, sunset sail with snorkel and ziplining adventures, plus many more. We have excellent surf right out front of the apartments as well as the famous Playa Grande surf break a 20 minute walk or a short bike ride from your front door! Sunsets with a cocktail in hand are special part of every day!

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