About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms/ 1 bedrooms/or Studio Apartments
Casa Camaleon is located in Palm Beach Estates which is a quiet and exclusively private community of Playa Grande. You will arrive at Palm Beach first through a gated entrance and then onto narrow stoned roads circling our community of only around 100 homes making our community quaint and beachy. We are a short walk from the world famous surf break of Playa Grande as well as several other popular surf beaches including our homebreak right out front which we call Palm Beach Main.
The Camaleon Cabinas are a small group of 5 private, self contained apartments, owner run with specific attention to detail. The decor is ethnic boutique style simply done but perfectly sufficient. We have 2 x studio apartments, 1 x one bedroom and 2 x two bedroom apartments. Each apartment is fully equipped from kitchenware to beach towels in the hopes you should find all you need in a perfect space that feels like home steps from the ocean.
We are unique in our ability to offer affordable accommodation without compromising on what we found to be important amenities whilst still being right by the most beautiful beach and also close to the ferry which crosses over in to Tamarindo for those who want to feel a little more hustle and bustle for the day. Palm Beach is in the centre of the Marine Park for the Turtle nesting grounds. The beach is seemingly endless and always uncrowded. Great surf, stunning beach, countless wildlife of all kinds, quaint town, very good for the soul.
Keywords: Cabinas, Casita, Efficiency, Apartments, Studios, One Bedroom, Two Bedroom, Surf, Beach, Tamarindo, Playa Grande.
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- English, Afrikaans, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sharr Lawrence
We have lived in Costa Rica for 10 years now and in Central America for over 16 years. We love this country and enjoy sharing what we have learnt. Its a peaceful and magical place. We have two properties - Camaleon our budget cabinas and Rustica which is our newest property consisting of two slightly higher end one bedroom houses sharing a double lot. Between the options we hope to offer what any traveler may need. We love meeting new people from around the world.
What makes this Apartment unique
The closeness of nature. Big teak trees, howler monkeys, parrots, fruits trees, hummingbirds and of course camaleons!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This place is beautifully simple. No TV with all the natural entertainment you need all around. Kristi the manager is so very responsive and can help out with anything you need for your journey. I definitely recommend this location to anyone.
Very basic amenities and clean. Excellent local property manager, Kristi.
Quiet neighbourhood, 5 min walk to the beach. Good restaurants nearby. Unit is clean and property manager is super-responsive. Furniture is not comfortable for relaxing and interior of the unit needs a fresh coat of paint. AC worked well, good hot water in the shower, fridge is a good size and freezer worked well. Cooking facilities are very limited and there is no hot water in the kitchen.
We spend a fantastic week at case Cameleon. Sharr was really good with communicating and could fulfill all our needs (e.g baby pack and play). Kristi is awesome and took really care of us. She could help us in all matter inclusive organizing Taxi when my husband had to go to the clinic or borrowing me her shoes to go rafting ;-)) she is such a lovely person!! We enjoyed really meeting her!
The condo is perfect for 2 adults and 2 children's. Very short walk to the beautiful beach. Perfect for surfing ( Sharr is also renting boards). Kids spends also a lot of time at the pool at the hotel restaurant bulabula. Awesome place to end the day and just a few minutes walk.
It is also really easy to access tamarindo with the taxi boat. We didn't miss any car.
The house was clean. Marta came 2 or 3 times to clean and change the towels.
So, we were very satisfied with the casa and our stay and would recommend this place anytime.
Thank you So much!
Very clean, Howler Monkeys, quick walk to beach and ammenities. Great value for the money!
Imagine the best 6 am wake up call to the sound of a Howler monkey troup passing thru! Our kids have never been so excited to be awakened that early! Was amazing to watch on the one day they happened to pass by. Rough start trying to find the place and communicating with property owner, but you can blame that on Homeaway's wonky process that forces you to download their app in order to try to get directions or view full itinerary and poor customer service who never made sure owner got our requests for directions. The place itself has an onsite property manager Kristi who did a great job checking in often, supplying us with extra towels and making sure we got help or suggestions on things when needed. Place is good sized and fit our family of 5 just fine. There is a place you can walk with kids and buy drinks and food and they let you use their pool for free if needed. Fun taking water taxi to Tamarindo if mingling with a ton of tourists is your thing. We liked how quiet and few people were on Playa Grande instead as well as the many other cool beaches nearby. Plenty of good restaurants close and a grocery store to walk to as well. Beds, except the futon, were way more comfortable than mattresses we slept on at all other locations in CR on our 2 week trip.
Basic but fun
It has all the basics. We loved the washer and dryer....a line in the back yard. Kristi is very helpful for any needs. Ah but the beach...fantastic!!
Just what we expected
Our apt was very suitable for the 2 of us. But not many shelves or tables to put things. Very comfortable bed! Quiet nights..good sleeping! Good refrigerator and freezer. Close to the beach and restaurants Also very close to the little grocery market.
Very low key, but beautiful sand beach that is all open with no homes or hotels in sight!
Kristy was awesome, so helpful and wonderful personality ...she is Shar's right hand girl! She is always around if you need anything
Thank-you Cheryl. It was a pleasure having you both. I am glad you mentioned you would enjoy more shelves as I had it on my list of improvements for future. Now we will get on that right away!! You were both certainly some of our favorite guests at Camaleon! Pura Vida.
Surf instructors available for lessons. Spa treatments available onsite. Bicycle rentals. Ziplining tours and many others arranged onsite.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No refunds but we will allow date changes for certain situations.