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Lovely 2 bedroom home nestled in tropical garden; short walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4 adults + 2 children

Casa Carole is a fully furnished home in Playa Grande, a laid back beach community. Casa Carole is surrounded by well maintained gardens with iguanas, colourful birds and fruit bearing trees. The house is a short 300 yard (10 minute) walk to the beach. The beach is wonderful for surfing, boogie boarding and walking. It is the nesting place of the protected Leatherback turtles. There are several fine restaurants / bars and one local grocery store a very short walk from Casa Carole. Also within walking distance is the estuary where you can fish, boat, canoe or kayak. A daytime water taxi can take you to Tamarindo, a hustling town with dining, dancing, tours and shopping. You can also walk to Tamarindo via the beach.

Surrounding Casa Carole: Casa Carole is one of six identical houses that share a pool and beautiful garden. The garden is home to iguanas parrots, exotic birds, fruit trees and howler monkeys can be heard and often seen. The home is located in a National Beach Reserve where wildlife is protected and abundant. There is a covered porch dining area with fan and BBQ grill.

Enjoy fresh lemonaide made from lemons you can pick from the near by tree. Bananas may also be ripe while you are at Casa Carole! Many wonderful flowering plants make the garden of Casa Carole home to beautiful humming birds!

Walking distance from Casa Carole you will find wonderful restaurants and bars! Or stay at the house and have homemade bread and fresh fish delivered to you.

Inside Casa Carole: Inside the house there are two bedrooms each with a king bed, dresser, closet and air conditioner. There are two safes for valuables. The bathroom has two sinks and a large shower. Linens, towels and beach towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary utensils and appliances to make wonderful meals. New stools will allow you to sit at the breakfast bar!

The living has new, comfortable sofa cushions as well as two ikea chairs. There is a flat screen TV with cable. For music, there is a radio and tape player, as well as a docking station that will fit the older ipods. You can also stay connected with wireless internet! There are many books and games available for use.

There are inflatable pool accessories as well as masks and snorkels. Few properties offer as many extras!!!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bula Bula
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Great Waltinis at Bula Bula
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Grande
Car: recommended


Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , by pool
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Lovely 2 bedroom home nestled in tropical garden; short walk to beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Our Paradise, Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carole is our home away from home in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. We have enjoyed renting It at least 4 times and share our love for it on Trip Advisor only after securing our 2 month rental for 2018. The house is one of 6 situated around a swimming pool where neighbors can cool off and socialize. It is the most secluded of the 6 homes. Take a picturesque 10 minute walk to the beautiful beach, continue for 3-6 mile long walks on the sand. Enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Casa Carole is continually updated by its very conscientious owner, well maintained by its industrious managers, and features beautiful gardens meticulously cared for by its very friendly gardener. Comfortable king beds, great furniture for relaxing indoors and outdoors, fully supplied kitchen, barbecue grill, and hammock are among the many features. Awake in the morning to the sounds of singing birds and howler monkeys!

We have enjoyed sharing Casa Carole with family and good friends visiting Costa Rica on their vacations. There is plenty of space.

There are good restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the house and others within a 10 minute drive. In addition to Playa Grande, there are many other unique beaches within a 40 minute radius. Enjoy local trails for hiking and finding monkeys or canoeing on the estuary with a guide to find crocodiles, more monkeys and birds. Go to a bull fight where the bull does not get hurt! Take advantage of the many available day trips from Playa Grande. Visit Monteverde!



  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Photographer AND Surfers Dream!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing get away. I have been to Casa Carole three times, with every experience being more enjoyable that the last.

The location provides more than just the basics. Local market, restaurants within walking distance, beachfront that goes for what seems like forever and a pool just outside the door, for the lazy afternoons. Travelling out to Tamarindo is super easy, with a water taxi only a few min away. The house was clean in such a way that would satisfy any greek mother.

When I was not taking pictures of the beautiful natural gardens, the boogie boarding was a treat! Hide tide was adventurous, with low tide being the perfect time for a long walk along the shoreline.

The first two visits included venturing out for a Volcano and Hot Springs Tour (which picked us up right at the driveway--4 people required) or finding an activity such as Tree Top Trekking. I found myself much more interested in enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor patio at Casa Carole, along with the local beach. We practically had the beach all to ourselves. There were some people here and there, but never did I see more than a handful of folks enjoying the vast landscape that was ever so picturesque.

Casa Carole appeals to my practical side of being able to cook the easy meals right at home, while offering options for eating out, that are mostly within walking distance. The patio outside the living area is my favourite shaded spot to sit and enjoy morning coffee. Late afternoons were spent poolside enjoying beverages and those books I keep meaning to read.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Only if I was not already booked again myself!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have made this property my home away from home, returning twice per year since my first visit in 2015. The house is spotless, the kitchen is incredibly well stocked with appliances and dishes - there is no "roughing it" here! The area is very safe and quiet. For more action, Tamarindo is a short water taxi ride away. There are options for meals - cooking at home is great, with a small market nearby, or meals can be had at restaurants in the neighbourhood. The beach at Playa Grande is enormous and very private- except for the evening ritual where folks gather on the beach to watch the sunset, creating a lovely sense of community. When I say "folks", I mean 20 people. This is a very private beach.The ocean is great for swimming, boogie boarding and surfing. There are excursions available - they are coordinated from various spots in the neighbourhood. Staying at Casa Carole means that you can tailor your vacation to your particular desire for action and adventure and quiet and relaxation. This is a lovely home and I highly recommend it. I plan to make this a repeat destination for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Walnut Creek, CA

Exceptional Location and Perfect Size for Two Couples

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Carole for 6 days during our trip to Costa Rica. Casa Carole is perfectly located between the 'downtown' of Playa Grande and Tamarindo, making it an ideal spot for anyone not looking to drive very much during their stay. We walked to the beach every day and enjoyed making meals and playing games in the simple, but effectively furnished bungalow. Private pool and garden area makes it feel incredibly private, while only a 2-3 minute walk from a small market and a couple restaurants. The house is set up with two bedrooms and a bathroom with king size beds and a small, but very efficient kitchen / living area. We loved our stay and all decided that we'd definitely stay here again if we return to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy to enjoy and relax in Playa Grande

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4; 2 teenagers are having a great stay. Fabulous swimming beach where you can use the villa boogie boards to hit the surf each day. We saw a Olive Ridley turtle return to the ocean after laying eggs about an hour before high tide one afternoon. Pool is great. Property manager sorts out any items and requests for your stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BC, Canada

Great choice!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (incl 2 teen boys) loved staying at Casa Carole! This was our first trip to CR, and we weren't sure where to stay, but we lucked out! We arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, and it was very quiet- pretty much had the place to ourselves! We always seek small, quaint & quiet locations and this was perfect! As others have mentioned, it was about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but we didn't mind as we almost always saw new (& friendly) critters along the way. One day the road was overflowing with tiny red crabs. Not sure what made that day any different, but highly interesting and fun!

The beach was amazing. Wide and expansive, with thousands of corkscrew shells on the beach at low tide. The conditions were perfect for boogie boarding a couple times a day, and great for long walks. The sand is quite compact at the water, so easy to walk on. We loved walking near the channel crossing to Tamarindo, as it always seemed full of crabs, fish and birds at low tide.

The house itself was very clean, tidy and well stocked. The property manager was helpful, friendly and very responsive the one night we ran out of propane for the oven while cooking dinner. Problem solved very fast..barely time to finish the drink I had pored while expecting a wait! The doors and windows were well secured with options for locking at night. The only small complaint would be that the living room furniture isn't very comfy, but it's built in, so not too many options I guess. We ate most of our meals on the outdoor patio and enjoyed the hammock.

We ate out a couple times, including the BBQ next door at Seven's which was pretty tasty. They also have a small store if you need essentials, but expensive as one would expect at this type of store. We drove 10+mins to a great local grocery that was well stocked and priced. We walked to Hotel Bula one day and arranged a water taxi to Tamarindo. That was a fun, short river boat ride, and we enjoyed lunch at a brew pub there while watching the surfers. Tamarindo was lovely for a few hours, but glad we were staying in quiet Playa Grande!

Unfortunately we didn't see any turtles, but Casa Carole at Playa Grande was still our favorite location. We spent another week down south in Nosara, which was equally interesting, but we preferred the beaches of Playa Grande. Thank you again Carole, for being great to deal with and letting travelers share your home. We hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $500

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