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

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Palm Beach Estates House Rental Photos and Description

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 most ipods. You can also stay connected with wireless internet! There are many books and games available for use.

There are two boogie boards and a skim board for use in the ocean. There are inflatable pool accessories as well as masks and snorkels. There are also two bicycles available for use. Few properties offer as many extras!!!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Lovely 2 bedroom home nestled in tropical garden; short walk to beach
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

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: Dec 2014
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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: Dec 2013
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 7 day stay at Casa Carole. The bedrooms are large and the air-conditioners are quiet; the kitchen is well stocked with nice dishware, glasses, cutlery and appliances; the shared area is comfortable, roomy and breezy; the outdoor sitting area is lush and private, hammock is comfy. Wifi makes Internet access easy. Bikes are one-speed and perfectly adequate for cruising around to check out the area. Boogie boards and fins are available. The walk to the beach is more like 10 minutes, but it is a pleasant walk, always a chance to see birds and iguanas. We went to the beach 3-4 times a day, returning to the cool sanctuary of Casa Carole for a break from the sun. Outdoor shower and foot faucet make sand removal easy. Hotel Bula Bula is close by with great Mango Margaritas and charming staff. Playa Grande is gorgeous, with endless waves, and lots of wide open space. Playa Grande Surf Camp is near by with flexible deals for beginners. A great location in paradise with a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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A Little Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was hard to leave this lovely little piece of paradise after spending 7 days feeling at home at Casa Carole! Everything was as expected when we arrived - complete kitchen, big bedrooms, cozy living room with a nice little patio surrounded by lush gardens overlooking a refreshing swimming pool. Felt very private despite being shared by others in the six-villa complex. We loved how close a walk it was to the glorious beach (5 minutes max) and amazed at how uncrowded it was. Gorgeous sunsets and fabulous surf (boogie boards provided by Casa Carole). This little neighbourhood in Playa Grande is removed from the busy-ness of Tamarindo yet just a water taxi ride away. A very short walk to the grocery store kept us stocked up on all we needed and with Hotel Bula Bula just down the road, an evening drink with the local neighbours would wrap up our days spent out an adventure or just sitting by the pool with a good book and the sound of nature all around us. Alyssa, the property manager, was just a phone call away and she was helpful both with any household questions or helping secure our tours for the week. Wi-fi was available without any service issues or interruptions - just like home! Casa Carole also had lots of board games to keep busy in case of rain - (which we didn’t get) and A/C in the bedrooms so sleeping and napping were no problem in the heat.

I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Casa Carole, the villa is exactly as described and it a tropical paradise. It is very private with a wonderful pool steps from the villa. We found everyone friendly and very helpful and more than willing to provide suggestions on the many activities to do. Carole's directions and suggestions were all very accurate. The beach is a 5 min walk away and provides hours of relaxation and wonderful sunsets, we joined the locals daily to see the changing colors. We had a great mix of activies and pure relaxation, the nearby hotel has great food and lively bar which seems to be the local meeting place, I highly recommend the house special Margarita! We rented a car for the last couple of days and explored other local beaches and had great adventures each day. One of the many highlights was our Canopy tour. It was a great week and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Great Bang for the Buck

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, laid back vacation perfect for very early morning walks along the beach and nightly sunset watching. Howler monkeys can be heard and seen making their way through the treetops. Quiet nights except for the occasional carrying on of the howlers during the night. Casa Carole was clean, comfortable ... beautiful gardens ... exotic birds ... great manager always willing to answer questions, give suggestions for outings, etc. We did rent a car to explore the region and made a two day trip to Arenal Volcano and the Santa Elena area. Be prepared for the heat ... if you are planning to walk the beach, do so very early in the morning - by 6:00 a.m. and plan to have a long siesta in the heat of the day.

J & M

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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Palm Beach Estates House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
x-mas week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
new years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500

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Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
    Convertible Bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofas convert to twin beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • 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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