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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights

About the property

Single Home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, full Kitchen, Family Room, Loft, Sleeps 6.

Welcome to Playa Grande, a quiet laidback beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica known for its world class surfing, sailing and fishing, nesting area for the endangered Leatherback sea turtle and home to several Howler monkey troops. Our villa is a new, elegant, comfortable and spacious two story home just 600 feet from a stunning beach and pristine water in Marino Las Baulas National Park. This villa is one of five villas and offers the best in quality furniture/beds. Additionally this villa is the most private and quiet of the 5 villas. The modern, fully equipped kitchen opens to the dining area and family room offering a 42” flat screen TV w/DVD player and an adjacent rear courtyard providing abundant natural light. Off the Family Room is the Queen Bedroom with connecting bathroom and sliding glass door access to the courtyard.

On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, is a quiet Loft/Sitting area outfitted with another 42” flat screen and Futon couch. Off the Loft Area is the large Master Bedroom/bathroom which includes a furnished outdoor Veranda with ceiling fan, overlooking the salt water swimming pool below. A desk/office area and printer is also included in the Master bedroom. On the rear side of this bedroom is a smaller veranda with views of the surrounding rain forest where you’ll see tropical birds and an occasional family of Howler Monkeys. Finally, the Twin bedroom with picture window(which makes you feel as if you're in a tree house), bathroom and full laundry are also located on this floor.

This villa is the perfect place to come back to after a day of adventures or relaxing. The Costa Rican people are friendly, the food is fresh, the (Imperial) beer is excellent and the coffee is……Costa Rican. Playa Grande is a great place to do any number of exciting and interesting activities even if one of those happens to be..... doing absolutely nothing.

This villa comes with all the amenities that you need including items that reduce your need to go shopping (i.e. paper supplies). In fact - let us do the shopping for you so you can relax.

The SHORT NOTICE SPECIAL rate is for two people only and does not apply to holiday weeks.

Our villa is currently being offered for sale. Owner financing is available.

If interested please contact:

Dave Corredor (at Rip Jack Inn)

Grande Real Estate


(506) 8748-0587 CR cel

(800) 808 4606 US 800 number

Keywords: House, Casa, Casita, Casitas, Villa, Villas, Condo, Eco-Tourism, Surfing, Fishing, Snorkeling, Photography, Beach, Sailing, Horseback riding, adventure, getaway, romantic

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Nash
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

About Bob Nash

Mary Ann and I currently live in Southern Maryland having moved here after 30 years living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Mary Ann is now a retired bookkeeper/secretary. Bob is an RF Test Engineer employed with a government contractor supporting projects at a local Naval Air Station as a Senior Systems Analyst . We became familiar with Playa Grande through friends, Tom and Freda Rothermel of Tempe, AZ, who own Villas Costa Grande #2 (Villa Bougainvillea).

Bob Nash purchased this villa in 2008

Why Bob Nash chose Playa Grande

We chose this villa because of its location close to the Pacific Ocean next to a beautiful, mostly deserted beach in Marino Las Baulas National Park. The villa is north of Playa Grande village where it is more quiet and peaceful. Many good restaurants, a surf shop with bicycle rentals, a food market and medical facilities are nearby. At the same time, a more active tourist community with shops, restaurants and hotels can be found twenty minutes away in the city of Tamarindo. If you are a bit more adventurous, you can also visit Tamarindo by walking the length of Playa Grande beach and taking the ferry across the Tamarindo Estuary. Estuary wildlife tours are also available at very reasonable prices.

What makes this villa unique

We found that Villa #3 was the most private location in the complex and the only home with an outdoor courtyard adjoining the Family Room. This space, combined with the multiple sliding glass doors covering the back wall of the Family Room, provides beautiful natural light throughout the day. We also saw that the upstairs Loft/Sitting Area and the outdoor Veranda would be perfect spots for quiet time, reading, morning coffee and evening drinks.

Please read the reviews written by our renters on this web page. Thank you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Name: Andrea Messeguer, MD

Phone: (506) 2653 2767 / 8884 8047

Comments: Good afternoon, we wanted to offer our services to you and your guests that come to Playa Grande. We are the Dentist and Physician of the Clinic in Playa Grande located next to Kike's Place. We offer a 24/7 availability; we're open from 8 am - 6 or 7 pm, and afterwards we are always reachable by phone with the capacity to get to the Clinic within 3 min. Our phone numbers are 2653 2767, and our mobile numbers are 8884 8047 for MD, and 88277774 for dentist. Let us know if you need more information. Thanks.
Dec 2009
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Orquideas was our home base for a 2 week Xmas vacation for our family. It was impeccably clean, high quality linens, super confortable beds and sofas, ample kitchen linens, beach towels, shower towels, paper/cleaning necessities. Kitchen with full appliances, well stocked, a few minor items missing upon arrival, replaced the very next day by condo manager. Many different areas within the house and grounds allowing common time (large dinning room table/ open kitchen living area) as well as private time (2 different living rooms on 2 floors, and several terrasses). 5 homes nestled around a common pool, all tenants during our stay quiet, curteous and pleasant. NO other neighbours. Very short walk to the beach; ocean view through the trees as soon as you walk out of the property grounds to the left. Most amazing beach, both surfable and swimmable ! Another beach to the right, a few minutes walk, TOTALLY private even through Xmas and New Years. Property owner super helpful and accomodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and spent 2 outstanding weeks here. The condo was just like home, had everything we needed and the ice maker was used a lot. Lots of room and very peaceful. Will definitely stay here again, looking now at next year. Had only one issue with the internet and after contacting Rita, they were out and had it fixed within 2 hours, very impressed with the service.

We were only woken up two morning by the howler monkeys, they sound like dogs howling, its loud. The walk to the beach is really 2 1/2 minutes about 250 meters, closer than some of the resorts we have been at. We rented a car and visited 7 different beaches in the area, so this condo is very well situated for traveling around. There is some excellent restaurants in the area, El Hurto has outstanding pizza and the Café del Pueblo has a Mahi Mahi in shrimp sauce that is to die for.

If you would like any more info please email me at

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I honeymooned here and I must say the Villa and staff were simply amazing. We have traveled to this part of Costa Rica a few times before but this was the best trip and vacation rental we have stayed in by far. The Villa is in a great location, just a short walk to the beach and has everything one could possibly need and much more. I just can't say enough good things about the place, we will be back next year without a doubt. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (me, my husband, and our 10 year old daughter) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Costa Grande #3! It was the most private of the five villas in the complex...though it really didn't matter because it was the off-season and a few of the other villas were empty anyway. The villa was very comfortable, clean, and nicely appointed, and the pool was wonderful too.

The beach access was just across the street - an easy 3-4 minute walk, even when carrying surfboards. We saw iguanas, lizards, land crabs and birds all along the walk, which was really fun.

The villas are located in a less populated area of town - which we liked. But everything was very accessible; we walked or rode bikes to restaurants, surf shops, and the market. So the villa is not "isolated", it's just not right in the heart of the small town. (We only rented a car the day we drove inland to do a full day excursion.)

Our only real complaint is that the gate into the complex had a tricky lock and was a hassle every time we came and went. Also, would have appreciated salt & pepper and coffee filters upon arrival, but those are such little things - almost not even worth mentioning. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa and would certainly recommend it to others!

Thank you for a wonderful first visit to Costa Rica. We hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ariane, Thank you for your comments and I am very glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves. We hope you come back next year. I'm sure your daughter wouldn't mind. Thanks again, Bob Nash
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Comfortable Villa/ Fantastic Beach

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 weeks at this villa & after getting some issues with the management people cleared up we enjoyed it. 6 dfferent couples can live here comfortably. Lots to see & do in this community from estuary cruising to surfing to viewing amazing sunsets (wedding couples here constantly for pictures) . The wifi was in constant use & greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool stay in Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Freda's place in November 2012. THe weather is fantastic in playa Grande and its a great spot to hang out and relax. THeir apartment is just as advertised in the photos, very spacious and well equipped. There is plenty of room and has all comforts you would need in a hot place like fans and AC etc. THe building and condo is very secure. Freda had everything arranged and check in and out was smooth and painless with excellent directions given to the condo.

Only negative I would say is a few spots could have been a little cleaner. THe place in general is nice and tidy no doubt, but we found areas with a few spider webs and the dishes and glasses all needed washing before using them.

Their place is on Playa Grande beach which is just great. A few cool local restaurants and spots to hang out. This beach is quiet and very relaxed. There are not too many people around, which we liked. Its about 25 minute drive to the popular Tamarindo beach but we didnt even bother going cause we enjoyed ourselves too much. If you are there to party, you are probably better off to go to Tamarindo, but if you are there to relax, take in the sun, do a little surfing and just hang out with some friendly local people, this is the place to go!! There are about 3-4 local restaurants, we were there for 4 nights and this allowed us to pretty much eat and try out each place and after a four day stay we had eaten and had some drinks at each restaurant without have to go to the same one twice.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gregg, We're glad you had a great time at our villa. That's what it's all about. Thank you for your comments and, yes, we'll take care of the dirty dishes. Bob Nash
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Tamarindo Estuary
"Excellent tour of local wildlife. Great for photographers."
Hotel RipJack Inn
"Great restaurant just off the beach."
Frijoles Locos
"Our local surf shop."
Playa Grande
"Less than 2 minute walk to the beach."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Liberia ( LIR )
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
RipJack Inn
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Matapalo - Reserva Conchal - Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
RipJack Inn
Nearest Beach
0.11 Miles
Playa Grande
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Grande Rock
Nearest Point of Interest
Daniel Obuder International Airport (LIR), Liberia, CR
Nearest Point of Interest
Avis Car Rental
Car: not necessary

Ecotourism, surfing, paddle board, tropical forest canopy tours, luxury catered sailing tours. Wide selection of Tico and international restaurants, authentic Tico dinner prepared in your villa by a local chef with optional sunset stroll on the beach.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.5%

50% for reservation, 50% on or before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Playa Grande Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bathrooms with walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning and ceiling fans in all rooms. Second floor outside balcony with Teak patio dining furniture, ceiling fan and lighting. Master bedroom balcony overlooking the tropical forest....great for wildlife photography! Master bedroom with flat panel TV/DVD player also features a desk area ( internet with wifi) with printer ( with advance request). Please note that our AMENITIES include - soap in the bathrooms, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent etc. We can even provide shampoo and toothpaste - so all you have to bring is your clothes and toothbrush!

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