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Beachfront Estate - 5BR/6BA with Private Pool & Bar on 2 Acres

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Playa Grande Estate Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Casa Muy Grande is a luxurious beachfront estate that once served as a small boutique hotel. The property is now privately owned and available as a weekly rental. This gorgeous villa offers all the amenities of a hotel with the serenity and seclusion of a private residence.

Casa Muy Grande boasts five large bedrooms, each with an adjacent bathroom, air conditioning, small refrigerator and featherweight down comforters. The four first-floor bedrooms each have their own plasma television. Each bedroom has its own private entrance, except the master bedroom, which is located on the second floor and features beautiful views from its private balcony. Among Casa Muy Grande's many amenities is a private pool, hot tub, large tiki bar, and a fun-ball court.

The property is located directly on Playa Grande beach which is well known for its world class surfing and pristine, untouched coast-line. Of course, surfboards and boogie boards are available for your use during your stay.

The Costa Rican government has declared Playa Grande part of a national park (called Parque Marino las Baulas), placing restrictions on development in the area so all forms of wildlife are thriving along the beach and at Casa Muy Grande. Visitors are often awakened to the sound of monkeys swinging in the trees of this 2-acre private property. From late September until March, leatherback turtles swim to shore directly in front of the estate to nest and lay their eggs.

Come live the Costa Rican lifestyle to the fullest! Pura Vida!

Keywords: Beachfront House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

Beachfront Estate - 5BR/6BA with Private Pool & Bar on 2 Acres
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Rumson, NJ USA

Family Surf Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 days in playa grande at casa muy grande; we lived the pura vida to the fullest. We comfortably fit 7 adults and 4 kids in the house. The open kitchen and living space was ideal for entertaining and relaxing, while the 2 acres of land, hammocks, pool area and of course the beach gave us plenty of room to spread out.

The house management team was super friendly and made fabulous dinners - the guacamole was extraordinary. When we wanted to eat out we had plenty of options within walking distance - we even ventured into Tamarindo for an afternoon, enjoying a great beachfront meal.

The days involved waking up early and surfing, lounging at the pool, and more surfing and swimming as the sun dropped into the pacific. We rented surf boards and bogey boards from the local surf shop and everyone did their best learning on the friendly waves.

A must do is the estuary boat tour - we walked 10 minutes up the beach to the boats - paid 10 bucks each and saw numerous birds, monkeys and a HUGE alligator.

This was a great trip - and the house perfectly suited our needs. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

Nestled on the beachfront Pacific side of Costa Rica and 15 minutes walking distance down the beach from the town Tamarindo’s famous surfing, Casa Muy Grande is a respite from the modern world. The staff is attentive to every need including scheduling a deep tissue massage in the Tiki style hut on the property where you can hear the ocean breeze waft through the overhead palms. It has a beautiful crescent shaped wading pool, five bedrooms, a real tiki bar the size of a small house. And when the whim grabs you- go out the front gate and grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner from one of several local cafe’s serving fresh local fare right in the neighborhood. At night beware the Mango Jalapeño margaritas down at the Surfer bars like the Rip Jack, taco’s at Las Tortugas, and of course the excellent fish at Bula Bula. Care to learn to Surf? Walk down the beach a couple of steps and have the locals take you out in to the mellow pacific waters. Shopping your game? head over to Tamarindo for an afternoon of leisurely meandering in and out of the local shops. Case Grade certainly the best place to relax, bar none, on this side of Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

Took my family and a friend’s family so 4 adults and 4 kids and had an epic vacation. Casa Muy Grande exceeded all our expectations. We mostly enjoyed the access to Playa Grande, the pool, and the staff. The main house was stunning and the grounds were immaculate.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Daniel. We really enjoyed having you and hope you'll come back to visit soon!
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Dallas, TX

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently came back from 10 days at Casa Muy Grande. I feel like one of our group said it best, he felt like it wasn't a vacation but a way of life. The house was very comfortable. We had a group of 9 from ages 3 to 80 and all felt at home. The pool was just right for our group as it provided a safe place for the kids to play before we headed out for excursions. The walk to the beach was very short and led to a great non crowded beach perfect for playing in the waves or watching the sunset. We all fell in love with the Playa Grande area. It was very safe and an easy walk to the "grocery store" Wil-Mart for necessities (and some of my favorite coffee and sunscreen which I am still using at home!) There are several restaurants easy walk or drive that were fantastic. The caretakers were lovely and helped us get some coconuts out of the trees in the yard to drink the coconut water. We heard and saw howler monkeys on several occasions in the yard...awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Melanie. We would hope we can host you again in the near future!
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Fantastic 50th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 incredible weeks at Casa Muy Grande. We had two different groups of friends join my husband and I to celebrate his 50th. The layout of the house made this a perfect setup for each week of friends. We loved having Karina cook for us and also had Derek Furlani - a chef with catering service from Tamarindo in twice too. Simply perfect. Surf lessons on the beach directly in front of the house, baby turtles heading to the ocean at dawn, great staff, and the wonderful pool to retreat to in between. Couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Beautiful house on a pristine beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 just loved this house. It was beautiful and clean, inside and out. The couple who live on the property are lovely and do a great job taking care of everything. We met other people who rented houses in the area and they had trouble with mold in air conditioning units, tarantulas crawling around etc which emphasized to us how important it is to rent a well cared-for house.

The house is essentially 5 separate bedroom units with their own locks (like 5 motel rooms). We found handling all the keys a bit of a pain. The 4 bedrooms on the main floor are not actually inside the main house so we had to check/lock a lot of doors coming and going. Our children are older so it wasn't such a big deal having them "locked" in their own rooms each night but I'm not sure how people with young children would do it. You'd have to have an adult in each room.

Security on the property was great. According to other people who have rented for years in the community, break-ins are rare now that the beach community has regular security in place. We felt very safe in this peaceful community.

As other people have commented, there are great restaurants in the area, a nice little grocery store and a fantastic surf shop (Frijolos Locos) that teaches out front - just go to their office and arrange surf lessons. The waves were great for beginners. Yes there is an undertow but you can go in far enough for a nice dip. The sand is golden and fine - easy on the feet. The beach has no tree cover so it was really nice to have a house right on the beach - you could just go back to the shade on the property.

We were there during the dry season. There was not a mosquito in sight. We spent evenings lying out back looking at the stars.

Tamarindo is a much busier beach and it is not nearly as nice a beach as Playa Grande - lots of boats, areas with rocks in the water, garbage in the trees (not one scrap of garbage on Playa Grande). We went to Tamarindo twice but our teenagers loved the peace and activities on Grande.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Casa Muy Grande is located on Playa Grande in the Gunacaste region of Costa Rica. With its 3 miles of white sand, Playa Grande is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach and the bay of Tamarindo are part of the Marine National Park 'Las Baulas.' Monkeys are often found in the trees around the villa and leatherback turtles swim ashore to lay their eggs on the beach every year.

Playa Grande is the location of some of the best surfing in the world. The area was made famous by the movie Endless Summer. You can surf directly in front of the house but beginners may want to walk down the beach to Tamarindo for the smaller waves. Tamarindo, the biggest nearby town, offers many shops and restaurants and has a very active nightlife. However, you don't need to go all the way to Tamarindo for excellent food and drinks as there are several delicious restaurants and bars right in Playa Grande, one even directly across the road from the villa.

Other Activities: hiking, rainforest tours


Rates & Availability

Playa Grande Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
May 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
New year
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Marathon week
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New year
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% non-refundable deposit. Balance due on arrival. Major credit cards, paypal, international wire, and Costa Rica wire to Banco Nacional accepted.

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Playa Grande Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Each is a full suite with private bath, patio or balcony and flat screen tv.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tours, airport transfers, rental cars, massages, surf lessons, manicures and more available through concierge. Please mention when inquiring about the home.

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