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 3 king and 1 queen 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.
When we first came to Costa Rica 10 years 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!
We are so happy we chose this house in Playa Grande as opposed to one in a more bustling area of Costa Rica. Casa Bonita is a two minute walk from the longest, cleanest, quietest beach we found. Our young kids enjoyed countless hours boogie boarding in the ocean and practicing surfing on rented boards form the surf school. A car is a definite must in order to tour around. There were many good restaurant choices in Playa Grande with 4 just a short walk away. The house was well equipped, clean and comfortable. We spent many hours (day and night) in the pool as the heat was pretty intense. The cleaning staff were very helpful and did a great job tidying up every few days. The only negative about our stay was that our dates happened to coincide with some sort of crab invasion that apparently occurs yearly at the start of rainy season. This led to hundreds of crabs storming the yard and pool most evenings, however Manfred was quick to have the groundskeeper come and help tidy up the mess and actually it was quite an amazing natural event to witness. Hope we would be lucky enough to stay again.
Our 10 day stay at Casa Bonita was great. There was more than enough room for our large group of 8. The property offered all of the amenities of home and its central location was a good starting point to the many varied attractions. Two minute walk to the beach was a bonus.
Manfred, our property manager was extremely attentive and he was quite responsive to any questions we had. Our stay was trumped by the great surprise that Manfred can bake the best bread and Croissant which were delivered to us.
A clean and Safe place to stay in a friendly neighborhood.
Our extended family of 7 (kids to grandparents) spent a wonderful week at Casa Bonita earlier this month. Iris was very easy to communicate with, and answered all our questions promptly. The property is ideally located if you are looking for quiet and relaxation. We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach, and great private surf lessons at the Surf School a 2 minute walk from the house. The people who run the surf shop were very helpful when my dad got sick and we had to get him to a clinic. And the food there was great, too. Edwin, who looks after the pool and garden, was also very helpful and friendly. We did an early morning tour of the estuary with one of the park guides, and it was a highlight. The evening venture with guides to see turtles was less exciting... lots of people and few turtles. We loved the troop of howler monkeys that hung out in the large tree at the beach entrance, and the various wildlife (birds, huge iguanas) that came around the casa. All round, it was a great trip and a beautiful laid-back property.
Beautiful house and pool, great location right across the street from beach, easy walk to restaurants/bars. So nice to easily walk back with surfboards and cool off in the beautiful pool. Great outdoor living spaces and clean comfortable and relaxing inside. Safe, secure property and excellent assistance from local caretaker Manfred. Can't wait to go back!
Casa Bonita was a nice quiet getaway for my family after a week of adventure in beautiful Costa Rica. The owner was easy to work with for the reservation and check-in. The house is nicely maintained with a very pretty property surrounding it. A short walk down a tree-shrouded path to Playa Grande makes beach access easy. The complex has several nice restaurants and a small store so once we arrived, we didn't have to go anywhere in the car! I would definitely recommend the house and would certainly bring my family there again.
Everything that the others have said I agree with. Proximity to the beach, restaurants/cafes, surfboard lessons/rentals, etc. was great. Pool was a great size for kids. The help was fantastic as was the property manager Manfred. (You have to try his chocolate croissants). I must say that the beds were hard but overall the house was well kept, stocked and maintained. Had no issues with security when we were there and felt safe all the time.
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 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.
50% upon reservation, 50% 14 days prior to arrival. Checks and PayPal accepted.