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Sun & surf beach in Costa Rica

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Rick Mullen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why Rick Mullen chose Palm Beach Estates

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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Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower, double sinks
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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Sun & surf beach in Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing, Perfect, Wonderful, Stunning... Shall I go on??

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful bungalow for a week with my Fiance and another couple. The bungalow was absolutely perfect. It blew our expectations out of the water. It had everything we needed AND MORE. The bungalow was clean, tidy, well-kept, and in a perfect location. We were able to walk to the beach within 2 minutes and had the pool all to ourselves. It was nice to have the option of the pool and beach and do both in one day! The bungalow's kitchen was extremely clean and fully equipt, we were able to cook meals (and make pina coladas) in the house. The bedrooms both had huge beds and A/C (which was a wonderful surprise). The owners were extremely friendly and welcomed us upon arrival. They were very accessible whenever we needed anything and were around to answer any questions or give us suggestions on where to eat and visit. The area is quiet, safe, and close to many amazing resturants. We will DEFINITELY be staying here again and would recommend this place to anyone. It would be great for people of all ages!!! The owners have everything you need and more. We loved finding pool floaties, games, and lawn chairs to watch the stunning sunsets each night. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pina Coladas! We're looking forward to your next visit.
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Maryland, USA

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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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: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonnyville AB CANADA

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: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA, USA

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: January 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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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,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.