|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Located in a sparsely populated gated community in Playa Negra, Casa Vista Azul is an unsurpassed location for anyone who loves the ocean, sun, sand, and the warm gentle air of the tropics. Casa Vista Azul has one of the most spectacular ocean views in Costa Rica, hands down. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from any point on the property; surfers can check the condition of one of Costa Rica's premier right-hand breaks by simply sitting up in bed in the morning! A private path leads directly from the house to a calm stretch of beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and horseback riding in the surf. This is a tropical paradise for the entire family!
This single level 3 bedroom / 2 bath home consists of unattached bedrooms, a large open air Rancho and Infinity edge swimming pool. The structures are connected by rock and stone pathways and surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and garden art. The simple rustic architecture offers a combination of open and enclosed spaces; it is designed with the ocean air and climate in mind, while offering quiet and privacy when desired.
The 1 bedroom building consists of a 260 square-foot bedroom with air conditioning, ceiling fan, built-in queen bed and single bed, wooden closet and chest of drawers, and a full bath. The house phone is located in this one bedroom. Just outside this bedroom is a spacious 30 x 10 feet sitting area with steps down to the yard and built in BBQ, a large 12 x 16 feet open air dining area with ceiling fan, recessed lighting, and a large custom-made dining table. The fully equipped kitchen opens to the dining area, and can be closed off with wooden pull down shutters.
The 1,350 square-foot 2 bedroom building offers a cozy outdoor seating area with ceramic fountain and spacious decks. One bedroom has a built-in king bed and a day bed; the other bedroom includes a built-in queen bed and day bed, as well as a free standing queen bed. The bedrooms are separated by a large shared full bath, and both have wide sliding glass doors which open out to the deck/sitting area.
Situated in the center of the property, between the bedrooms, is the thatched-roof Rancho. The Rancho is a 400-square-foot outdoor living area, complete with wet bar and outdoor shower. The rear portion of the Rancho is sided with wooden lattice for privacy. It has built-in stucco benches with large cushions, and is perfect for spending a lazy afternoon around the pool or watching the sun set. The Rancho joins to the infinity edge swimming pool with a step down deck. There are wooden loungers and chairs around the pool, great for relaxing and soaking in the spectacular ocean views. Amenities include: on site property management with Beach Grass Rentals who can assist with all aspects of your vacation including private pick up at airport, rental car brought to your house, grocery shopping, arranging tours, massages, points of interest, catered meals, in home chefs, special occasions, etc.
This was easily the best experience of my adult life. I felt exonerated from my material life and transcended into the world of the gods. Quite easily could be named the country of god. My experience at playa negra casa vista azul by grass beach rentals was over the top. Ifelt welcomed, understood and accepted. Would recommend this location to any persons up for a real adventure!
Casa Vista Azul is the most spectacular property we have ever stayed at and we have been renting from VRBO for years and years. This home is glorious. The views were absolutely stunning and possible from SO many different spots. My favorite was by the lovely fountain and bamboo garden, just breathtaking. The choice of seating areas were outstanding. We enjoyed the fire-pit one night with stars and planets you could almost touch. The kitchen was so fun to cook in and had everything and more...what rental has a lettuce spinner?? The beach, the beach, the beach. We enjoyed being in the water all day long. The water was so clear, the waves perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. But keep in mind it can be extremely dangerous when big swells come in but if you have respect and pay attention it is truly an amazing swath of sand beach. Running on the beach at low tide was fabulous you could run north or south as far as you wanted and stop along the way to enjoy the beautiful art created by the hermit crabs in the sand. The pool, the pool, the pool...fabulous!! We loved Kon Tiki pizza restaurant. The owner was so great, he built the restaurant and all the furniture, a MUST see, the food was wonderful. Lola's was awesome as well, just a remarkable setting and their mission to give back and take care of the environment was inspiring not to mention Lolita!! Finally the management company Beach Grass and Mary were terrific to work with, so helpful and thoughtful. We can't wait to get back there and thank the owners for sharing such a special gift with all of us.
The first thing to mention is the view. The house is called Casa Vista Azul for a reason. You have a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, which will give Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s Costa Rican ocean front house a run for their money. The property has a perfect view of the Playa Negra surf break featured in Endless Summer II. The property consists of two unattached bedrooms and full baths with a full kitchen attached to one bedroom. In between is an infinity pool with open air pool house. If you are frightened by strange animals, this may not be the place for you since I encountered iguanas, crabs, birds, and a few friendly dogs from the neighborhood, one who jumped in the pool to cool off.
One tip would be to pick up groceries before arriving in Playa Negra, since there are only several small markets in town. The open air kitchen has a water cooler with a 5 gallons bottle, so don’t worry about picking up water for your stay. You can prepare a meal in the kitchen and watch the sun set. Also the yard has a fire pit, if you would like to grill. The local bread truck that cruises through town on certain days has fresh bread, deserts, and donuts. Also weekly a fresh fish truck comes through town, with several stops.
Hotel Playa Negra is a quick walk up the beach has food and drinks and a perfect view of the surf break. A little north by car, is Kon Tiki Hostel/Restaurant which has a courtyard with a brick oven for pizza and rotisserie chicken.
Give Mary an email and she will give you tips on local attractions and help you enjoy your stay.
If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation that will provide you memories for a lifetime, I highly recommend Casa Vista Azul! My friends and I rented the home for a week to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. The property fit the 3 couples very comfortably (separate bedrooms, A/C, fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms), on-property grill, and multiple seating/relaxing areas. The property's infinity pool was a welcome relief from the heat and would be a great asset for families with children; and with direct access to the beach, it was easy to pop down to the beach for a morning walk or an afternoon playing in the surf. Each night we toasted the setting sun in the open air living room, and enjoyed the fire-pit late into the night. The property manager Mary was very helpful, suggesting we visit the bar down the beach (a 5 minute walk) or make the longer trek (by foot or car) to Lola's. Local purveyors visit the property via truck to sell fish, bread, etc. Great experience! The property is best accessed through the Liberia, CR airport. And be sure to rent an SUV as the CR roads are very "rustic". If you stay here, I strongly recommend you cook onsite for your vacation. There are some major supermarkets after leaving the Liberia airport or in Tamarindo. There are some pretty good restaurants nearby (Lola's, Villa Deveena) but CR is not known for its restaurants so you may want to do some of your own cooking. Besides, why wouldn't you want to cook some locally caught fish from the visiting truck! Highly recommend this property.
We were looking for a house to rent instead of staying in town. This house had maid and pool service too. They both did a great job in making sure everything was cleaned. Never ever again will we stay at some hotel this was just fricking great... just 50 steps to the ocean. We could sit there and eat breakfast and watch people get dropped in on at Playa Negra the break was only 200 yards to the north. Mary was very helpful and met us the next morning since we had gotten in so late.
The compound was secure with locking gates.
We had the best view in Playa Negra watching the world famous surf break. Just at the gate a beautiful sandy beach kept us busy body surfing and learning on the board. The pool and giant cabana were fantastic. I loved the feel of living Pura Vida and have brought the experience back into my life here in the States. Casa Vista Azul was an amazing part of the whole experience and the manager of Beach Grass helped make the first time experience of the country easy. We will definitely be back!
We stayed for almost a month in April 2008 with our sons and two grandkids. After spending some time in Panama, we are ready to return to this amazing place. Everyday was an adventure and we can't wait to return and this time with another grandkid!
Casa Vista Azul is located one and a half hours away from Daniel Oduber International Airport. The house is within walking distance to restaurants (10-15 minutes), beaches (5-10 minutes) and great surfing. Tamarindo is only 30 minutes away, with great shopping, restaurants and night life.
Other Activities: Activities available in the area include zip line canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback riding, surf and stand-up paddle lessons, board rentals, sunset catamaran tours, and deep sea fishing. Farther away but worth visiting are Costa Rica's amazing national parks. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is about 2 hours away, and boasts waterfalls, hot springs, and miles of hiking trails. The cloud forest reserve at Monteverde is about 3 hours away, offering astonishing biodiversity and the largest number of orchids in the world. Lake Arenal and the active volcano Arenal are located about 3 hours away; Volcano Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with fumaroles, lava flows and almost daily explosive eruptions.
Golf: Hacienda Pinilla, located about 30 minutes from Casa Vista Azul, boasts a spectacular 18-hole golf course located right on the Pacific Ocean. Relax at the clubhouse after a round on the most beautiful golf course you've ever played!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
*Nightly - Based on 5 guests**
Jan 2 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Easter Week-based on 5 guests
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
**Prices vary depending on number of guests
* Please inquiry about rate details.
Jan 2nd - Dec 16th
1-2 Guests $250
3-5 Guests $350
6-10 Guests $450
April 9th - 16th
1-2 Guests $300
3-5 Guests $400
6-10 Guests $500
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19th - Jan 2nd 2017 - $6,000 per week
Dec 19th - Jan 2nd 2018 - $7,000 per week
All rates subject to change until contract is signed.
Kids under 6 are free
50% due to confirm reservation and final balance due in cash upon arrival