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Beautiful 4 bedroom home! surf, sun, trekking, tanning, RELAAAAAX!!!.

Fabricio Riggioni

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Fabricio Riggioni

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Beautiful 4 bedroom home! surf, sun, trekking, tanning, RELAAAAAX!!!.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Playa Grande House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, AC, pool, cable, wifi, we take online payments 'paypal'

CASA BELLA is a gorgeous two story house. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, 1 bath, tall windows and glass doors leading into the living and kitchen areas and hosts a large deck with beautiful valley views. The kitchen is spacious and open, with granite countertops and tile floors, fully equipped with a new swimming pool with glass / ceramic tile.

Downstairs consists of two adorable studio apartments. Each apartment has a private entrance, kitchenette and bathrooms. The house has nice landscaping, and is fully equipped to make your stay really comfortable.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Fabricio Riggioni (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 4 bedroom home! surf, sun, trekking, tanning, RELAAAAAX!!!.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
Thunder Bay, Ontario
2

The reality of Casa Bella

  • 2 of 5

Make sure to get Fabricio to give you instructions on how to get into the house before you arrive. We wasted our first hour at the house tracking him down.

During the course of the following week we found that we were constantly cleaning the pool of leaves, which is fun and not an issue, but that the pool filter itself does not seem to work and that the water was consistently quite cloudy. The pool filter is actually on a timer and was only set to run overnight, but even after changing that the pumps and filter really didn’t seem to ever run and certainly never enough to clean the pool. Mysteriously every few days chlorine pucks would find their way into the pool (someone must have stopped by while were at the beach) but they over-chlorinated the pool to the point of it being very itchy and abrasive, there were days at a time when it was unusable. Speaking about water, note that the bathrooms do not have any hot water at the sink taps.

At other times we would arrive back at the house to find workers outside perched in trees cutting off branches, on one occasion they were actually falling these into the pool and so it was unusable that entire afternoon.

The kitchen while well equipped at a glance actually needs some attention as most of the dishes are cracked or clearly glued back together. All of the buttons on the fridge/freezer are missing and so it’s impossible to control the temperature (we froze the food stored in the refrigerator twice and had to throw out quite a bit). The house does have a 27” Sony CRT which is connected to cable, but we had to program the small universal remote (it had lost its programming) and the router in the unit also needed to be programmed so we could get online. All of these aren’t major issues on their own, but collectively they put a strain on what is supposed to be a holiday, and they would be seemingly very easy for Fabricio to address.

I really hope Fabricio will invest some time on Casa Bella, a few simple improvements like a binder with house instructions (where to take garbage, etc…) checking the basics like Internet, TV, Fridge ahead of guest arrivals would go such a long way! And of course communicating with guests how they gain access to the rental when they arrive. That combined with follow through for what he’s promised would make this a wonderful rental.

The other thing to note is that the house does not have a beach or ocean view and that it’s about a 20-minute walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Thx for your feedback. As you stated, some of the things you mentioned were issues that if were brought to my attention I would have been able to follow thru, however that was not the case. Pura vida Fabricio
5

Recomendadísima!!!

  • 5 of 5

Exc opción para disfrutar de Playa Grande!!! La casa muy linda, equipada y accesible! Disfrutamos muchísimo y la pasamos genial! Definitivamente volvería!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Weekend at Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Casa Bella a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. Fabricio was super nice from the get go and made it very easy for us to stay there. In Casa Bella you will find everything you need to be really comfortable, from its beautiful bedrooms with AC and spacious bathrooms with hot water to a fully equipped kitchen and an amazing pool. I will definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Playa Grande. Very clean and real pretty. We had a great time. THANKS GUYS!

PS. Try the pizza at El Huerto!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing family trip!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed Casa Bella, it's close to main attractions, awesome pool and totally equiped

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great vacations on Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in “Casa Bella” for one week with my family and it was truly the best vacation of my life. The house is great and Playa Grande beach is amazing. We would walk to the beach every morning to play with the kids and come back in the afternoon to chill by the pool. There’s tons of great things to do around. Fabricio, the owner, has a surfing school nearby and he hooked us up with surfing lessons, surfboard and bike rentals. There’s a few restaurants near the house so we would go out at night for a glass of wine. I would totally recommend the house to anyone who wants to relax and chill by the beach. Pura vida.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Nice house

  • 4 of 5

My family and I decided this year to rent a house instead of a hotel. So it was our firts time doing this and we were little nervios because didin't know what to expect. But this house was perfect, everything was very nice and beautiful and the beach is wonderful. The only thing you need to know is that 2 of the rooms are outsite of the main house, but other then that the house is really pretty and is very comfortable.

My family and I spend a good time there.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

'Casa Bella' is located in the heart of beautiful Playa Gande, Guanacaste; one of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica's Goald Coast. The house is located within a 7 minute walk to the beach and just around the corner from delicious restaurants, convenience store and surf shops. Playa Grande is a popular spot amongst surfers, and it is known for its perfect conditions all year round (specially Dec thru May). The National Park for leather back sea turtles (Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas) is located within walking distance and during the nesting season tours are available to view the turtles in their natural habitat, one of the most breathtaking experiences in the world. You can also select from a variety of adventure tours including snorkeling, estuary tours, horseback riding, ATV tours, diving excursions, sportfishing, canopy tours and more. Come down to Playa Grande and spend the best vacation of your life at 'CASA BELLA'

Saludos.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Playa Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season
May 1 - Oct 30
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25
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50% of total 3 weeks prior to arrival
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Amenities

Playa Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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