House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-12) Plus detached 1 Bd Studio
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About Leeana Yonkers
My name is Raymond and I bought this property because I love to body board, shoot photos of nature, and learn about new cultures. I love to spend time in Cost Rica with my friends and family. I have two dogs and I love to BBQ and walk the beach. I have owned this property for over 12 years, and it is one of the greatest places in the world. When I am not in Costa Rica, I am in Lake Tahoe at my primary residence skiing and coaching at Squaw Valley. In the summers I enjoy hiking and water skiing in Tahoe.
Leeana Yonkers purchased this House in 1996
Why Leeana Yonkers chose Playa Grande Estates
The house has a great setting that you just fall in love with plus is a great area for a vacation home, nice, clean and safe.
What makes this House unique
Ocean views, sunsets, surfing spots, the great gray sand beach, the ocean breeze, everything is just amazing.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Best property in Guanacaste! We had an amazing time (again!) And we can't wait to return! The staff is the best. Perfection!
Great family time at Casa de Vre
I am in agreement with many of the other reviewers, and used their suggestions in planning our trip. We did surf lessons and rented boards from You Are Costa Rica, which worked out really nicely. We also booked an excursion through them to Hacienda Guachepelin and did the zip line (great!), horseback riding (good!), tubing (OK), and mud bath/hot springs (gross don't do it). The house itself was beautiful, the pool was actually much larger than I expected, you can actually do laps in it.
The only downsides were that the public beach in front of the house actually got a bit crowded on the weekend before Easter. People quickly invaded the shade trees and hammocks in front of the house, and there was quite a bit of drinking and loud music well into the darkness of the night. This was a bit freaky as you knew people were out there on the beach, but you couldn't quite see them from the house. Definitely not a fault of the owner or house, just something to keep in mind for busy times.
As far as eating, I would recommend Rip Jack Inn over Hotel Las Tortugas by far. The pizza joint is also pretty good. The food in Tamarindo is at least a few stars better than anything you can get in Playa Grande. We ate at the Dragonfly which was delicious.
Overall a great experience.
Case de Vre is hands down the best rental in Playa Grande! This house is simply magical. The location is perfect, the staff is amazing and helpful. If you are travelling to Playa Grande, you won't want to stay anywhere else! My family and I will most certainly be back. Thank you Leeana for the most perfect vacation for our family!
This is the second time we have stayed at Casa De Vre and we absolutely love it.
The place is amazing and the staff are so nice we could not have had a better time. The sunsets from the porch are amazing and lounging in the pool always relaxes you. Can't wait to come back for more.
Great to hear.
Love to have you back soon.
One of a Kind Home in a One of a Kind Place
Our family of 7 loved Casa de' Vre. If you are like me, you are obsessively researching every house in Costa Rica right now. You can stop. Rent this one.
We had ages 2 to 65 and everyone was happy and entertained and safe here. We talked all day everyday about how great it was!
Playa Grande is gorgeous. High tide has lots of surfer/body surfing action. Low tide was very calm and safe for the kids. Playa Grande itself is kind of a sleepy surfer town, so if you are looking for lots of nightlife/restaurants/entertainment, this may not be the area of Costa Rica for you. BUT, if the idea of a gorgeous/interesting beach at your toes when you wake up is all that you need to be happy... this is the area and this is the house. Tamarindo is a 30 min drive and we made it there a couple of times just for enter/shopping.
This is the best house in Playa Grande. We were told by everyone who found out that we were staying there. Don't overthink it, just book it :)
Lola's at Playa Avellana: prepare for the bumpy hour drive but always worth it!
Spa de Eros: incredible mountain spa (45 min drive)
Taco Star: easy grab and go tacos just a walk down the beach
Dinner cooked by Zulma: we had her come twice (Leeana helped to arrange)
Massage by Teo: Her number is at the house. My husband was recovering from a major shoulder injury when we traveled. She came to the house every day and is a massage PRO!
You Are Costa Rica: this company is right around the corner and was very helpful in setting up tours.
Most of our entertainment came from hanging as a family at the house! The kids swam in the warm and clean pool all day long. We all had plenty of space to not be in each others way.
Enjoy your trip!
Thank you Jena
Its great to hear you had a wonderful time at the house, that is our goal.
Love having you and your family at Casa de Vre.
Hope to have you in the future.
Best House & People in PlayaGrande
Wow, if we could give 1000 stars we would. Amazing house, amazing people, perfect pool & picturesque beach! Leeana & team are super easy to work with and offer any information you need.
We travel the world and my wife & I agree that this is one of the best places we’ve ever visited or stayed.
We also suggest using youarecostarica (Mariana & Marcos) for any tours, surf lessons, bike rental etc.
Thank you Leeana & team for an amazing introduction to Costa Rica.