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Ben Geren

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish, Google Translate

Playa Avellanas Charm House (Best Location) AC, Apple TVs, WiFi, Phone

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Private Beach House in Paradise: AC, 3 TV's, WiFi & Phone

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Location, Location, Location (short walk to the famous Playa Avellanas beach)

Very Quiet & Secluded 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Private Beach House, with Large Entertainment & Dining Area, Sofa, Ice Cold AC, Excellent Ventilation, Ocean Breezes & Ceiling Fans Throughout.

There are 3 brand new 32" Flat Screen TVs throughout the bedrooms all equipped with Apple TV & Netflix programming.

There is also a private high speed Internet land line, with two separate WiFi lines (one for back up from our other house) with additional range extenders throughout (for extremely reliable & fast internet service, for our clients who work from home)

There is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, brand new refrigerator, weekly maid service, & 4 very comfortable hammocks to choose from.

We offer spectacular outdoor living areas & patios in a garden setting, & on over 1/2 acre privately gated property, very safe, with incredible security & one of the best locations in Playa Avellanas, or Costa Rica in general.

We are surrounded by a living cactus fence-line & on the edge of the wilderness, with 72 acres of untouched jungle, estuary mangroves, & one of the most gorgeous stretches of beaches anywhere, right out in front of us.

We are about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach, depending on which path you choose.

There are also various wonderful local restaurants, & bars, including the world famous Cabinas Las Olas & Lola's, as well as a small grocery store all within very short walking distance. We can also have locally grown organic produce delivered to the house for you.

Rental cars are not necessary. Shuttle transportation to & from the airport can be arranged for you, as well as a large variety of tours & excursions.

There is Incredible surfing, fishing, beach combing, swimming, sunsets, golfing, & relaxing year round.

There is also tons of wildlife, including howler monkeys, sea turtles, parrots, & much much more.

Costa Rica is the most bio-diverse country on the planet & you never know what you will discover.

* In an effort to be more ecologically friendly, we have now switched to all biodegradable cleaning products (from bath soaps, shampoos & conditioners, to laundry & dish detergents, disinfectants, and window cleaners (with the exception of bleach) as well as high efficiency shower heads, toilets & faucets.

USA (949) 903-5875

CR + (506) 2652-9168

Keywords: avellana, avellanas, avelana, avelanas, playa avellanas, playa avelanas, hacienda pinilla, hacienda pinila, tamarindo, playa tamarindo, playa negra, negra, lagartillo

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ben Geren (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, Google Translate

About Ben Geren

My family is from Southern California & spend much of our time vacationing here in Costa Rica.

Always, whether its clients or family whom are visiting, a member of our very friendly staff will be here to let you in & get you all set up. This is usually our groundskeeper, & or one of our maids. They will make sure you have absolutely everything you need here, and always we are just a phone call or email away.

Also we have two very wonderful & loving guard dogs, Elvis & Bessie, our Rottweiler & Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Ben Geren purchased this house in 2006

Why Ben Geren chose Costa Rica

We picked this location for our Costa Rica residence, because it is absolutely the best part of Costa Rica to be in! The beach is incredible & the surfing absolutely amazing! We are excited to share this place with you!

What makes this house unique

Nature, Serenity, Peace, and Relaxation... (ALSO SURFING, GOLFING, FISHING, & SUNSETS)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very great place to spend a vacation! Nice living atmosphere and excellent surf out front!
Nov 2010
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based on 43 traveler reviews

Playa Avellanas Charm House (Best Location) AC, Apple TVs, WiFi, Phone
average rating of 4.5348835 based on 44 reviews

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

best place for a really relaxing vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cashiers, NC, USA

Best host ever!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation started out pretty rough but Benny managed to save our experience and go above and beyond! He was very accommodating. The house was very well maintained and excellent by Costa Rican standards. The surf lessons were unforgettable, thanks!

Anyone looking for a responsible and honest host should choose this vacation home rental for their trip to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, California

Excellent location & Comfortable Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently vacationed here and we had a great experience from start to finish. The location was perfect and we loved being able to get to the beach without any hassles. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and we enjoyed the ambience and lovely grounds. We'll definitely come back when we plan our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, what an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This house was truly an amazing vacation for me and my wife. We love the beach and were so happy to get to be so close to the ocean. The owner of the property, who is such a nice and friendly guy, even gave us some surf lessons. It was the first time I rode a wave and it was breath taking! The place was clean, quiet and we had no issues. We were also so close to amenities while having our own secluded place to stay. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Charming!

  • 4 of 5

Unforgettable week here! Ben was a fantastic surf instructor to both my boys and they will always remember his patient lessons. Breathtaking sunsets that I could watch every evening for the rest of my life! We spent the week walking to breakfast then to the beach then back to Charm House for an afternoon nap and watch the hot day in the cool hammocks reading. The boardwalk! Everyday the boardwalk...great conversations with the kids each day. Evenings spent enjoying a cold beer at the beach for awesome shell collection and again that sunset. We spent one day in town as we caught the local bus and cabbed it back. Found a cheap cabbie and made plans for him to take us to airport on our return. Ben was nice enough to take us to a couple of his local eateries for dinner and they were fantastic! We would have liked to have had a rental car as some of the eateries were just a bit too far for us to walk at night. House was nice and rustic with charm galore! You spend a week here and realize the simple life is all you need to relax and reflect and enjoy life. Pura Vida! Playa Avellanas -- we will return xxoo

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation at Playa Avellanas Charm Suite

  • 5 of 5

Our host was nothing short of a God send for us! We were your typical Americans (with an 81 year old grandma!) who are not savvy to traveling and being in a foreign country! Our first few hours in Costa Rica were filled with unexpected events. We arrived very fatigued and our shuttle was not there to greet us, but was soon arranged. We then got to Ben's vacation rental (after a few phone calls to find the place!) and the rental was not what we bed sheets, towels, nobody available to speak English, etc. In spite of the initial conditions, Ben was so very helpful and gracious to us. He was patient and kind, helping us with all of our vacation needs. He helped with tour arrangements, shopping, taught our two teens to surf (which was amazing) with the most sincere and earnest desire to help us have the best experience we could possibly have. The highlights of our stay included the beautiful beach, incredible shells, fantastic food on the beach as well as next door to the VRBO, wonderful people, the wonderful watch dogs that protected us, amazing wildlife (birds, iguanas, monkeys, etc.), the list goes on and on. Despite our initial challenges, the vacation overall was an amazing one thanks to Ben Geren.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1 hour 30 minute AC Shuttle Ride
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road (out front)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Avellanas (out front)
Car: not necessary

sunbathing, atv tours, zip-line canopy tours, surf lessons, golf lessons, volcano expeditions, turtle tours, river rafting



Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

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September & October
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to, just let us know far enough in advance so we can try to re-rent & then either credit your dates, or reimburse you.

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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathroom with imported blue green rock
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathroom with imported blue green rock
    Charm Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower , Beautifully appointed bathroom with Spanish tile & rock
  • two beautifully appointed master bathrooms made with exquisite blue-green rock imported from Guatemala, with dual shower-heads & all top of the line fixtures, as well as additional charming 3rd private bathroom with inlaid white rock & Spanish tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 2 king , Flatscreen TV, Master Bathroom, & Walk in Closet
    Master Bedroom #2 - 2 king , 2 Master Bedrooms/Bathrooms, with AC, Flat Screen TVs & WiFi
    Charm Bedroom #3 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private Bathroom, AC, Flatscreen TV, Sofa, & WiFi
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Bedrooms to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
excellent place for those who are just looking to relax & get away from it all. (with everything needed for those who work from home)

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