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Casa Sylmar **Luxury Beach Front Home Built Right in the Sand**

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Half Baths
Minimum Stay


Playa Grande Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)






Latitude: 10.3372

Longitude: 85.8504

Casa Sylmar is a four bedroom four and a half bath direct Ocean Front Home, built right in the sand just steps from the water's edge. Providing daily maid service, sleeps up to fourteen people. Enjoy a delightful massage on your beach front terrace or relax in a hammock under the coconut palms.

From your living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace you will experience spectacular sunsets and stunning ocean and coastline views spanning more than seven miles with a beautiful back drop of the Guanacaste Mountain Range.

Casa Sylmar is said to be one of the most beautiful ocean front homes ever built in Costa Rica. Surrounded buy an abundance of coconut palms, almond trees, flowering hibiscus and banana trees. This two story Mediterranean style home has a unique style all of its own. All interior doors, window frames and cabinetry throughout are made from the finest Mahogany and other select woods from Costa Rica. All interior ceilings are pure white with double crown mouldings, creating a warm beach atmosphere with a touch of elegance. Hunter Ceiling Fans with remote control through out the entire house.

All Bedrooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Bedroom 1 - First Floor: One King

Bedroom 2 - First Floor: Two Double

Bedroom 3 - Second Floor: One Queen

Bedroom 4 - Second Floor (One Bedroom Apartment): Two Double,

One Sofa Bed.

The moment you step from your terrace you are in the sand, surrounded by Coconut Palms and Almendro Trees, just steps from the waters edge. The beach in front of the house has a flat sand bottom, without a doubt the best section of beach in Playa Grande, great for swimming, great for kids and lots of shade.

Whether inside or out on the beach you will see perfect waves breaking a short distance to the left and right of the house where you will usually see some of the best surfers in Costa Rica enjoying our pristine waves.

We rent boogie boards and beginner surf boards which are covered with thick protective foam and have soft flexible rubberized fins for maximum safety, very beginner friendly. We offer free surf lessons. Great fun for everyone.

Just a 15 minute stroll down the beach is Playa Carbon, one of Costa Rica’s rare black sand beaches. On the way you will see a giant 50 foot rock that sits in the water close to shore just a short distance to the right of the house where you can play in the rock tide pools which are filled with many shells and small marine life. Good shoreline fishing at the rock.

Playa Grande is one of the few beaches in the world where Giant Leather Back Turtles weighing up to 1,800 pounds and up to 9 feet long come at night to nest and lay their eggs. Many nights these amazing prehistoric animals nest directly in front of our homes. (A Must See).

We highly recommended you to experience Local Bull Riding at the local Fiestas (Typical Parties). You will see bull riding like you have never seen before. It's like going back to the Old West, but Costa Rican Style. There are a wide variety of activities and day trips available in our region. We can help you arrange.

Private guided day trips to one of our favorite rivers to see Crocodiles, Macaw, Parrots, and a variety of Exotic Birds, Giant Iguanas, White Face, and Howler Monkeys and many other animals. The trip ends with a typical Costa Rican Lunch (Excellent Food). On your trip back, you will stop in the small town of Guaitil,

famous for handmade pottery, fired on site in a Tico Style clay wood burning ovens.

Playa Grande is conveniently located between the towns of Tamarindo and Flamingo. Tamarindo is just 20 minutes to the South by car or a 35 minute beach walk to the river mouth that separates us from Tamarindo. For about one dollar, a boat taxi will take you across the river.

Keywords: Beach Front Home

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Casa Sylmar **Luxury Beach Front Home Built Right in the Sand**
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Long Beach, CA USA

What A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better location, right on the beach and truly a fantastic view so peaceful. The water is wonderfully warm and clear. We had usage of Greg and Daniella's personal home, it is awesomely appointed throughout. They have an excellent staff who made our stay seamless as we felt right at home. We enjoyed cocktails and conversation with Greg and Daniella who felt more like long time friends than landlords. We plan on returning and look forward in sharing a pitcher of margaritas!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sylmar is a very nice, safe and quiet place right on the beach! The house is very nice and was perfect for all 11 of us. The beach is a perfect, gradual sloping, fine white sand heaven. Greg, Gabriela and staff are very attentive and Daniella will set up all of your excursions. We should have booked 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean View, Delaware, USA

Best Rental Experience in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We previously stayed at Casa Del Mar, which is also very nice, but Casa Sylmar is definitely a 5-star experience. First, the location: Oceanfront on beautiful Playa Grande. If you are a surfer, the house is steps from one of the best breaks in the country. Or, if you just like to swim, boogie board, walk the beach or see sea turtles, this is also the place to come. The house is in a very quiet area - although Playa Grande has a few good restaurants and bars, they are a bit of a walk from the house. If you want the club scene, you can drive about 30 minutes to Tamarindo.

Second, the house: The property is in simply outstanding condition. We had four couples, and some of us are very picky about our accommodations. Nothing to worry about here - each couple had a beautiful bedroom and bath for privacy. One of the many great things about Casa Sylmar is that it can be configured in 2-4 bedrooms on each side of the duplex. The kitchen is fully equipped and was wonderful for cooking group meals. We usually ate meals on the porch to enjoy the spectacular ocean view. While it was hot in February, the shaded porch and breeze made eating outside very comfortable.

Third, the first rate service: And I do mean first rate! Greg and Gabriela respond promptly to any email questions and essentially function as a concierge (there is excellent internet service in the house). For example, they will arrange trips and provide tips on everything from grocery shopping to banking. And, unlike most house rentals where you need to contact a property manager for assistance, Miriam and Nicho, who live next door, tend to all your needs - from house cleaning to getting fresh fish for dinner. There is an outdoor grill that is always spotless, and I highly recommend using it for amazing fresh seafood. What else can I say? My wife and I have stayed at numerous houses and condos in Costa Rica - this is simply the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weaverville, NC

Love affair with Playa Grande and Casa Sylmar

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row staying at one of Greg and Gabriela's beautiful homes. We have already reserved a stay for next year. The home is beautiful, location could not be better. They helped us rent a car and saw to our every need. We had massages right on our front porch, the best.

This location is safe, Nicho and Miriam saw to our every need. No complaints whatsoever, only the highest praises for Casa Sylmar and Playa Grande.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toes in Sand with Drink in Hand

  • 5 of 5

OK, get your "bucket list" out and put this at the top: "Casa Sylmar, Playa Grande" :: Paradise Found! :: Circle up as long a stay as you can manage because it simply goes from better to best :: Our one piddly week the Ides of February 2016 was not near long enough (we booked Winter 2017 while there) ::

Now improve on this if you can: You are ON the world's cleanest white-sand beach (no trash, no kelp, no campers, no seaweed, no dune buggies), with only palm trees between your terrace and gently sloping beach to the constant, soothing surf that is of a perfect temperature ::

Here are some significant NOs: no rain, no bugs, no humidity, no anxiety, no hassle, no stress, no sense of time ( it is either night with more stars than you ever thought you could view [get the free Astronomy app for your phone] or it is day with beautiful weather, ideal temperature, and comforting on-shore breeze), no people (there are only about seven homes on the entire Playa) :: There are some surfers a couple hundred yards to your left near a good taco shack, and Rip Jack Restaurant is another hundred yards thataway but set back from the beach itself :: Rip Jack has delicious dishes from a menu that is varied and inventive; breakfast, lunch, and dinner :: I mean, really, you're not here to do a lot of prepping, cooking, and clean-up; you are on VA-CA-SHUN -- get away from the drudge ::

I won't spend a lot of verbiage on the interior -- it is all as it should be; sumptuous, good spacious design, terrific structure, airy, lovely details, very nicely appointed, daily maid service, privacy, total security, etc :: Other reviews provide more detail but you won't be inside much anyway except to freshen your drink :: Do please read the other reviews and note that they all award Casa Sylmar a 5-Star ranking, and deservedly so ::

One hour from Liberia airport and indeed it is Toes in Sand with Drink in Hand, awaiting that glorious, awe inducing sunset ::

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Fabulous Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying here and it did not disappoint!! The home is outstanding, location on the beach (which very few homes are) is by far the best way to spend a week in Costa Rica!! It was the hottest week we have ever experienced, but the covered patio with ceiling fans and ocean breezes kept us very comfortable!! The owners and staff are incredible, as much or as little service as you want. They couldn't have been nicer to us!! They are available 24/7 as we found out when I messed up the safe, they were there in 10 minutes to get it open!!

We have been to Costa Rica many times and we would definitely stay here again and again!!

Thank you so much for another wonderful trip!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Crocodile River Tour', 'Conopy Zip Line All Day Adventure Tour', Snorkel & Sunset Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, 4X4 ATV Tours, Horse Back Riding, etc.


Rates & Availability

Playa Grande Estates House Rental Rates


  • From $200/nt - From $1200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Regular Season: May 1 thru June 30 ( Sept & Oct *SPECIAL* From $1500 to $1900/Wk)
  • 1-4 people: $275/nt $1800/week 2 Bdrm | 5-8 people: $350/nt ..$2300/week 3 Bdrms
  • 9-14 people: $400/nt ..$2600/wk Main 3 Bedrooms House plus the 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • High Season: July 1 - Aug 31 & Nov 1 - April 30 (Excl.Easter-Christmas-New Year)
  • 1-4 people: $325/nt $2200/week / 5-6 people: $375/nt $2500/week Main 3 BDR House
  • 7-8 people: $450/nt $2900/week Main 3 BDR House
  • 8-14 people: $500/nt $3400/week 3 BDR Main House + Apt.
  • Exclusions:Easter Week:$3900 Thanksgiving:$3500 Christmas:$3,900 New Year:$4,500
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Playa Grande Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 King or 2 single beds, with Private Badroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , With Private Badroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With Private Badroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , With Private Bathroom
  • King size Bed or 2 Single size Beds, 2 Full size Bed, 1 Queen size Bed, 2 Full size Beds, Baby Cribs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Maid Service 6 days a week - Free Laundry Service (2 times a week in weekly rental only ) - 24 Hr Security Service. We can arrange for you all types of Activities & Tours.

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