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Rick Mullen

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Sun & surf beach in Costa Rica

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Playa Grande House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 Adults plus children)

Relax in this 2 bedroom bungalow in a quiet, gated laid-back beach community on Playa Grande, Costa Rica - a local’s surf favorite, pristine sand of Las Baulas National Park, a leatherback turtle nesting site and national reserve.

Restaurants, bars, convenience groceries, swimming pool, king beds, air conditioned, full kitchen and bath, t.v & cable, free wifi, simple tropical living.

Take your morning coffee through double French-doors that lead to your covered patio. Leave the doors open all day to the outdoor living area and the birds of Costa Rica. Take your book and your wine and follow the patio stones through the landscaped gardens to the lounge area surrounding the pool.

Hop on a boat taxi for more shopping, more restaurants and the active night life of Tamarindo. Join a tour to visit volcano’s and hot springs, rainforests, deep sea fishing, canopy zip tours, dinner cruises, snorkeling/diving, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, river cruises, bird watching.

Walk down to meet your neighbors on the beach each evening for the nightly sunset ritual. Cook on your own or dine at your choice of restaurants, bars within walking and a small grocery and eatery just around the corner.

Built-in furniture found in an open living area with a seat-up kitchen bar, TV, wireless internet, end your day in a king bed in your choice of the 2 air-conditioned bedrooms.

Keywords: casita, vacation home, Playa Grande, Tamarindo, tropical, adventure, holiday, leatherback turtle, sun, ocean, guanacaste, surf, sea

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rick Mullen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Rick Mullen chose Playa Grande

It took more than 5 years of exploring, comparing homes and locations in Costa Rica to find the perfect place to spend an annual escape from winter.

With a construction background, the dream was to find or build a small complex of units focused on outdoor living around a shared swimming pool and outdoor lounge area – a place to meet friends and family for an annual escape. Simple living, good neighbors, a beach home close to both surf and swimming pool, air conditioning and outdoor living, insisting on solid construction, open living, cleanliness and comfort.

Sunshine Villa was so perfect, the deal was closed within a month - this after 5 years of searching It’s been one of the best decisions made and now looking forward to sharing this tropical escape with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for reaching out . We had the best time and I love your place. You guys do a great job with it and the housekeeper is very thorough.

I also want to thank you for being so helpful and accomidating.

I wonder if we can stay longer next time? Matt
Mar 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Sun & surf beach in Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Maryland, USA
5

Fun Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The villa was wonderful for our family of four. I loved having two bedrooms so the kids didn't have to share a room with us. The common area is large and kitchen has everything you need to do some cooking. The market around the corner had more American products than the Super Sized one in Tamarindo so check that one first if you are looking for something familiar (assuming you are American of course - LOL). With only six villas in the property the pool was always free for a dip which was nice in the afternoons when the beaches were a little too rough for our little ones. The owner was delightful coming by twice in the week. We really enjoyed working with her as everything went smoothly. My only surprise was that the villa only had air conditioning in the bedrooms and not throughout. Not a deal breaker for us since sleeping was the time we needed it most but just sharing for others.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montmartre,Saskatchewan,Canada
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for the month of Feb. and fell in love with it so much so that we are going back for the month of Feb. / 2016.😄 The condo was equipped with everything we needed and anything we didn't have the owner was more than helpful to accommodate us. It's the perfect spot around an awesome center pool away from the busyness of Tamorindo which is a nice walk down the beach .Love love love it

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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COULDSTAY4EVER

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 2 teenage daughters spent a week at the beach bungalow. We absolutely loved it. We found the bungalow to be very comfortable and truly enjoyed the simplicity of the location. SURF, SURF, SURF! The owner of the property came by to educate us on the home and surroundings which was very helpful. We requested a grill and she dropped one by later. She even called a couple days into our stay to check up on us. We have rented several homes throughout the years and this has never happened. My only recommendation would be to add a place to have dinner as a family. We sat around the coffee table and it worked out. Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful casa with us. We were soooooooo sad to have to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonnyville AB CANADA
5

Playa Grande February 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Playa Grande was incredible. The condo is clean and well kept and nicely decorated. We had plenty of room and all our needs were met above and beyond. The garden was beautiful and the gardener (Eric) even chopped fresh coconuts down for us. The location was perfect, walking distance to the beach and two lively restaurants and a corner grocery store. It was only a short walk to catch a boat taxi to Tamarindo, an experience we highly recommend. We rented a car and found that it was very easy to get around. We drove to many locations and never found ourselves lost but were slowed down with the odd cow crossing ...LOL.

Shawna Mullen manages this property magnificently. She is well informed and has tons of contacts. She kept in touch by email regularly and made sure all our needs were met and questions answered.

We would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA, USA
5

Wonderful accommodations in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to C.R. and had a wonderful time. Our accommodation at Charley 6, Sunshine Villa, was excellent. It was very comfortable and very convenient to the mercado, beach, pool, and wonderful restaurants. We had no idea what to expect and found everything delightful at the Villa. Highly recommend the Sunshine Villa to anyone visiting Playa Grande!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Costa Rica is always an adventure.
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November visit 2013

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sunshine Villa for our vacation this year and are so happy with our choice. The house is very comfortable and clean, the kitchen is nicely equipped and the patio is wonderful. Having stayed across the estuary in very busy Tamarindo in previous visits to CR, we wanted somewhere less crowded this trip. Sunshine Villa fit the bill perfectly, and will be our first choice next time we come to CR. We now recommend Sunshine Villa to our friends and family who want a relaxing stay in a nice house near the beautiful beach and estuary. This villa is everything it was presented to be, the hostess was very helpful and friendly, and the locals are extremely kind and friendly people. We are already planning another visit to Playa Grande and Sunshine Villa!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Around the corner
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
2 minutes in every direction
Car: recommended

Leatherback Turtle Nesting Beach, National Park, Jungle River Cruise, Canopy Zip Tour, Horseback Riding, Volcano Tours, Golf, Sea Fishing, Rainforest Tours, Whitewater Rafting Tours, Bike Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Volcanic Hot Springs, Snorkeling/Diving, Hiking, Waterfall Repelling Tours,

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Rates & Availability

Playa Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

We request 50% down to lock in your booking, and the remaining 50% is required in full one month prior to the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playa Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower, double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full size closet with a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Full size closet with a/c
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , t.v. w/ cable, free wifi
  • King size beds in both bedrooms, Main living area offers additional sleeping for 2 youth on a sectional sofa arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Limited public transit available (twice daily, morning and late afternoon). Daytime boat taxis to Tamarindo. Car & bike rentals in both Tamarindo & Playa Grande.

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