Casa Papaya con Leche was designed with nature in mind, blending tropical landscaping and native Central American sculptured artwork. Simply decorated with locally made furniture and handcrafts, this home is a quaint and relaxing vacation getaway.
The ground level entry welcomes you with an undercover lush tropical garden with outdoor shower that opens to the pool, landscaped yard and ocean views. The private pool lanai has loungers surrounding the secluded cool tile pool and the rock fountain provides the soothing sound of cascading water, a perfect complement to the ocean waves just steps away. The volcanic reef beach just outside the grassy yard offers solitude with endless snorkeling and miles of beach combing possibilities, while the world famous Playa Negra surf break is just a 5 minute walk down the beach. Private parking, Gas bbq, laundry and secured storage perfect to store surf and pool gear round out this ground level.
Upstairs on the second level, a large, covered veranda offers breathtaking ocean views. Teak furniture invites you to relax with a good book or a cocktail. Inside the home, a combined living/dining area/kitchen offers a relaxed living space, decorated with local earthenware. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and cookware. The living room offers cable TV, DVD and phone/internet. The two bedrooms are modestly furnished, with a queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the guest bedroom. A shared bathroom is stocked with bed and bath linens. The house has AC in both bedrooms and the living room/kitchen as well as ceiling fans. Amenities include: on site property management with Beach Grass Rentals who can assist with all aspects of your vacation including private pick up at airport, rental car brought to your house, grocery shopping, arranging tours, massages, points of interest, catered meals, in home chefs, special occasions, anything to complete your vacation.
Casa Papaya con Leche is a warm, cozy beach retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nearby activities, including zip line canopy tour, ATV and bike tours, sunset cruise, and more are just a short drive away.
We stayed at Casa papaya con leche over the holidays with another couple that were looking to get away for NYE. From the start of finding the property, Mary at Beach Grass Rentals was beyond helpful. She helped us understand the surrounding areas and what to expect and also helped us set up some excursions while we were there. This really put me at ease that the property would probably be pretty nice as well.
We arrived at night, but it was a full moon out and you could see the crashing ocean perfectly right from the wrap around balcony. Mary was there to greet us and give us a tour of the house. The house was just what we were expecting and there was an abundance of towels & kitchen appliances to make our stay comfortable. Staying at Casa Papaya is much different from your typical vacation in a resort town. Rancho Playa Negra, the property that the house is on, is very secluded and tourist shops don't exist here. If you are looking for that type of vacation, stay north a bit in Tamarindo. This was a quiet, tranquil piece of land with great private beach access.
The security guards roaming the property and our alarm system made us feel safe at all times. We didn't have one problem while staying there and the people in Playa Negra are all very friendly. I would highly recommend staying at this house if you are in need of a private, and relaxing vacation.
Casa Papaya con Leche is located one and a half hours away from Daniel Oduber International Airport. The house is within walking distance to restaurants (10-15 minutes), beaches (5-10 minutes) and great surfing. Tamarindo is only 30 minutes away, with great shopping, restaurants and night life.
Other Activities: Activities available in the area include zip line canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback riding, surf and stand-up paddle lessons, board rentals, sunset catamaran tours, and deep sea fishing. Farther away but worth visiting are Costa Rica's amazing national parks. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is about 2 hours away, and boasts waterfalls, hot springs, and miles of hiking trails. The cloud forest reserve at Monteverde is about 3 hours away, offering astonishing biodiversity and the largest number of orchids in the world. Lake Arenal and the active volcano Arenal are located about 3 hours away; Volcano Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with fumaroles, lava flows and almost daily explosive eruptions.
Golf: Hacienda Pinilla, located about 30 minutes from Casa Papaya con Leche, boasts a spectacular 18-hole golf course located right on the Pacific Ocean. Relax at the clubhouse after a round on the most beautiful golf course you've ever played!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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Low Season 9/15 - 10/31
1-2 Guests $150
3-4 Guests $175
Children 6-10 yrs old $15 ea per night
High Season 11/1 - 12/13 & 1/5 - 4/12 & 4/21-9/14
1-2 Guests $175
3-4 Guests $200
Children 6-10 yrs old $25 ea p/n
Easter Week - 3/29/2015 - 4/5/2015
1-2 Guests $200
3-4 Guests $225
Children 6-10 yrs old $25 ea p/n
Holiday: Christmas and New Years Dec 13th - Jan 4th
$3,100 per week