About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8),
Welcome to Casa Bonita. This relaxing and gorgeous home is located only a few steps from Playa Grande Beach in the area of Palm Beach Estates, an exclusive gated community nestled between the beach and the largest estuary in Central America, surrounded by tall trees giving you a sense of pleasant privacy and tranquility all around.
Enjoy the best vacation ever in a comfortable and spacious 4 bedroom-3-bathroom house which is fully air conditioned, has 4 king size beds and space enough for 2 families. The 4th bedroom suite with private bathroom conveniently has its own entrance around the side of the house. All rooms have fans and air conditioners for your comfort. In addition, the bedrooms offer lots of storage in the large built-in closets. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and utensils as well as 2 refrigerators.
You have your own very private tropical garden and large pool with built-in bar stools. The outdoor barbecue area provides a fun alternative to cooking for the whole family or for your BBQ party with friends. Have a drink on our patio while listening to parrots, tropical birds and howler monkeys announce their presence...
The area of Tamarindo/Playa Grande is known for a variety of activities such as World-Cass Surfing, Golf, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Nature Trails, Wildlife Watching Tours, Jetskiing, Canopying, Fishing, Sailing, Horse Back Riding.... Alternatively, enjoy the large variety of restaurants, bars and clubs in Tamarindo or discover the town's many shops and stores. Casa Bonita is close to a convenience store, but Tamarindo has some very sophisticated Super Markets and restaurants. There are also different tour operators, banks, spas, car rental agencies and all other necessary services in Tamarindo.
Casa Bonita's excellent location allows guests to walk to Tamarindo's stores and restaurants along the beach while providing an oasis away from the noise and hassle of the town. Enjoy our tropical garden, beautiful pool and comfy outdoor living space for a getaway with friends or family.
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- May 17, 2018
Why Owner chose Palm Beach Estates
When we first came to Costa Rica 10 years ago we were thrilled and deeply moved by its friendly people, stunning nature and unparalleled conservation message. Travelling is our hobby so in the subsequent years we added lots of 'pins to our travel map' all around the world but nothing compares to the beauty and environmental conservation in Costa Rica. Playa Grande combines the best of all: Nature, Beauty, Beach and Wilderness. It is the perfect spot - for your vacation and our retirement!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best vacation ever!
We just stayed at Casa Bonita and it was a dream come true. This is our 4th time in Playa Grande and we have always wanted to stay here - we often passed by Bonita on our previous stays when walking to the beach. Our kids begged us to book it because of the extra large pool and we loved the property & proximity to the beach. The house is in great shape and looks exactly like on the pictures. The rooms are beautiful and cozy with plenty of space in the closets. The kitchen is huge with tons of room for 2 families and 2 fridges for food and drinks, we often cooked meals ourselves. The outdoor area is amazing with lots of room, outside BBQ, deck chairs, seating area and beautiful outdoor furniture for everyone. Our kids played in the pool till late at night and had a blast. The house is very private as you cannot see the neighbors through the lovely green plantings. We always felt very safe which was important to me with children. The staff is lovely and the gardener came every day to keep the property in shape. We spent most of the evenings at the property sitting outside enjoying paradise…we missed the animals, though, and did not even see many mosquitos. We went to the little café and restaurants in the are a few times and loved the laid back vibe and good food. Visited Tamarindo – good for shopping and a night out but were glad to return to our relaxing neighborhood and get away from the bustle.
Bonita is located right at the beach entrance so that you can hear the waves when sitting on the patio. My husband is a surfer so he surfed right in front of the beach access while the kids went boogie boarding. The perfect family vacation away from it all! We cannot wait to come back. Thank you Iris for letting us stay at your wonderful place!
My family and I had a wonderful time at Casa Bonita! The owner was very helpful with any questions we had going in and the on site manager (Manfred) was extremely helpful as well. As a few others mentioned, Manfred offers fresh bread deliveries a few days of the week which we took full advantage of.
The house was great! We have 2 little ones (7&3) and they loved it! The house could easily hold 8 people comfortably using the back room. The beds were all comfortable and the rooms were very large with good AC. Two big bathrooms with fresh towels. The kitchen was well stocked (two fridges, a nice bonus) and perfect for cooking and hanging out. Open living room with games, books and a TV perfect for relaxing after a long day. Excellent wifi as well. I can't say enough about the patio and pool. The pool is huge and has built in bar stools and a bench for chilling in the water during the hot days after returning from the beach. The yard is very private and you feel very safe, fully fenced in with gate. Outdoor shower and BBQ. The beach is very close (less than 5 minute walk), we went back and forth several times a day (not like you need to plan a day trip).
The neighborhood is low key with several good restaurants to walk to. Not the place to go if you are looking for night life, but Tamarindo is a short water taxi ride away if your looking for that. More restaurants available with a 5 minute drive.
We loved it and would definitely go back.
Such a beautiful home in the jungle. We cooked just about every meal as the kitchen is well stocked. Just loved this place and the people. Iris was very knowledgeable and helpful giving us all the tips we needed to make this vacation a memorable one. We will definitely rent again! The most relaxing vacation here that we HAVE EVER HAD. So close to one of the most BEAUTIFUL BEACHES I've ever been on. It was like our private oasis. The caretaker is just FANTASTIC and his apple strudel is to die for. The restaurants that are in walking distance are VERY GOOD and reasonable. When we got home, my wife was so relaxed that we started saving for a return visit next Fall opting to coming back to Paradise than go somewhere else.
Favorite spot in Palm Beach.
We have stayed in several properties in palm beach over the years and this is one is a favorite. In Palm beach there are two kinds of rentals. One where the owners just want to collect a check and have zero interest in your stay or the house (Casa La Vide Grande for example) and one where the owners are interested in making your stay the best possible. Casa Bonita’s owners and staff truly care about your stay and being attentive to any need you might have during your vacation/holiday.
The location is perfect. Less than a two minute walk to the beach and one of the largest pools in PB if just hanging by the pool is on the agenda. It’s too easy to grab a board and head out to catch some waves or a cocktail for one of the most amazing sunsets.
The owners are clearly attentive to keeping the property updated and have every detail needed for a stay covered. Even better, the property manager (Manfred) lives just a few houses down and his response to any request we had was unbelievably, nearly immediate. Definitely ask him to deliver the baked goods that are noted in house info material. So good!
The house was super clean, the rooms were spacious and well appointed and the kitchen, like the rest of the house, had everything you would need for your vacation.
In my opinion, this is an excellent value for your dollar. I told the owner he needs to charge more in fact!
If you are looking in PB, I would highly recommend Casa Bonita or it’s sister property Casa Pipa.
Great vacation home
Great location with easy and quick walking walking access to the beach. Comfortable and clean home.
Great beach location but lacks ammenities
I chose this property for my family of 6 adults because of its proximity to the beach. The beach is beautiful, wide and clean with clear water. The community is a little lack luster a couple walkable cafes. We were told the market in the subdivision was going to close which puts any store a 15 minute ride. Getting to Tamarindo and other towns where there's more to do and better dining is an uncomfortable (because of the roads) 30-40 minutes by car.
As for the house, it was a bit tired. No washer/dryer we could use and maid service only once in 5 nights. Had to reuse towels. There are no beach towels, beach chairs, water toys etc. The house had minimal supplies in the kitchen and was not stocked at all. Biggest surprise was all the CR night critters and insects. Couldn't even sit outside or keep the french doors open. Oh and notice the bars on all the doors and windows. I didn't but upon arrival nothing says relax in this paradise like bars on the windows!
All in all nice location to a gorgeous beach. House was sufficient but not a wow and lacked amenities to make one's stay really comfortable.
While we understand you were missing “amenities” in our house, none of the items you were apparently expecting are listed in our description of the property. We mention neither the existence of beach chairs nor water toys nor use of washer/dryer. We offer laundry service by our maids, which you did not request. Maid service once a week is standard for vacation rentals, and we make no promise of more frequent cleaning, although the description expressly mentions that guests may arrange additional cleaning with our house manager, but you did not. Our kitchen is fully stocked and I am not sure what utensils you were missing –if by “stocked” you mean a fridge full of food, that is not included in the rental of a vacation home. However, even THAT we could have arranged for you but you didn’t ask. Therefore you may want to consider actually reading the description for a rental property before you book, and if daily maid service, daily towel changes and water toys were your priorities, then a 5-star hotel in Tamarindo may have been a better choice.
You describe our community in PG as “lack luster” compared to Tamarindo, we proudly agree: PG is not for everyone and we’ll keep it that way! We are in a protected natural reserve – no noise, no parties, no jet skis, just nature, a pristine beach, nesting turtles, small restaurants, and a quiet, green residential community. We love it this way and people who come here agree – PG is the preferred destination of anyone wanting to escape the overcrowded, noisy tourist traps of other towns. Yes, with a “natural reserve” come encounters with other living beings native to CR, including dozens of bird species, turtles, monkeys who also visit our area. And we care about the security of our guests and bars on the windows are a common way to ensure it. Those bars are quite visible in the pictures on our VRBO page and most properties in CR have them.
So it seems you got exactly what you booked but it was not the right place for you: vacation rentals are for families valuing their privacy over daily towel changes, and PG is for people who want to experience the beauty of CR without noise and partiers. Your complaint therefore compares to booking a safari and complaining about the lack of Starbucks and the presence of large animals around your camp. We regret that you chose to submit this negative feedback instead of contacting us, but the other reviews show that guests appreciate PG and enjoyed their vacation in our house
Located in Playa Grande, just steps away from the beach which is a protected nesting grounds for the Leatherback Turtle. 200 m away from the ferry boats that take you over the estuary and into Tamarindo in minutes, at 100 m from a convenience store and restaurant....the perfect location! Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates may change without prior notice. Please contact us for Holiday rates (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July...), as these rates are dependent on length of stay and choice of days and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.