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Jack Chapin

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Luxury Home with Casita & Pool Steps from the Beach

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Playa Grande House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 3 bath. Oceanfront Community Palm Beach Estates. Walk to the beach

Pancho's Villa is Palm Beach Estates NEWEST Luxury Rental Home with Private Guest Casita. Steps away from the beautiful beach in Playa Grande Costa Rica.

Main house maximum occupancy 6. Casita 2. Total occupants 8.

Newly furnished and professionally decorated in 2012. A unique and private tropical setting. Lush and vibrant, colorful landscaping. Fully enclosed yard with security wall and iron gates. Decorative exterior lighting illuminates both front and back grounds.

Pancho's Villa is fully air-conditioned, and ceiling fans are located throughout the house. An advanced security system is activated at all times in both the main house and casita. The main house has a large and elegant entry. Dramatic 12-foot ceilings and custom designed tile floors are accented by lush pachote hardwood doors and cabinets throughout the home.

Two beautiful bedrooms are furnished with smart, sophisticated bedding and accents. The master suite provides a queen bed and sitting area that leads into the large and tranquil master bath. A dramatic, deep blue tiled tub and walk in shower beautifully compliment the granite countertops and custom cabinets. High-end linens and towels are in each bath, as well as the Guest Casita. The guest bedroom has 2 double beds and has immediate access to the well appointed main bath. A spacious custom tiled shower, granite countertops and consistent pachote cabinets complete the room.

Strategically arranged, stylish furniture is the focal point when entering the large and open living area that incorporates the modern kitchen. An office with granite working space, TV, game table and chairs, all walk out to the lush covered patio and pool. The sleek and generously appointed kitchen has granite countertops and a central island.

Stainless steel appliances (gas stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposal) compliment the cabinets. The dining area has seating for 4. The game table in the living area can be used for additional seating. A laundry room with washer and dryer are conveniently located inside the house.

The secluded tropical backyard has a covered patio and is professionally landscaped. A gas BBQ, dining table and chairs, and outside lounging area with sofa, are steps away from the alluring and refreshing pool.

Across the pool is the newly furnished guest casita, fully air conditioned with ceiling fans. A charming sitting area greets you. The bedroom has a queen bed, and a separate bathroom with tiled shower and custom cabinets. The kitchen is fully equipped. It has a refrigerator, oven, and microwave as well as cookware, dishes and glassware.

The main house of Pancho's Villa can be rented independently with groups of 4 or less at a slight discount. Unfortunately, we do not rent the Casita separately. The privacy of the property is yours to enjoy.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jack Chapin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Jack Chapin chose Playa Grande



based on 5 traveler reviews

Luxury Home with Casita & Pool Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly an amazing vacation home, very tastefuly decorated, clean and well cared for. The choice to dine out at nearby restaurants or stay home and relax by the pool having a BBQ, made this a very comfortable holiday. The owner was always available to answer any questions and had a helpful house keeper and grounds keeper near by. The only thing I would suggest is to bring a folding umbrella for the beach, very open with no shaded areas. The beach itself gorgeous and great for families to swim or surf, we just wish we had a sun shelter. We miss it already and hope to one day be able to stay at Pancho Villa again , It was one of our most amazing places and trips ever!! Thanks Pancho Villa 😎

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Fun, So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Pancho's Villa is cool! My family and I have been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit internationally including to a number of first class resorts in the DR, BVIs, and Mexico. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we would go back in a second.

Pancho's was comfortable, nicely appointed, and very relaxing. The villa was within an easy walking distance to the beach, 5 or 6 restaurants and a well-stocked convenience store. We did not have a car and really didn't need one. Our 15-yr old and 11-yr old didn't complain once about the short walks.

We spent every morning surfing at the beach until about 12:30 or so, then came back to the house and relaxed at the pool the rest of the afternoon -- it was perfect and soooo relaxing.

We found the food to be quite good and the locals to be VERY friendly.

If you don't like 90 degrees, sun, perfect ocean temperature, great waves, and laid back then you might not like this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic - perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to CR, planned it last minute. Owner was over the top helpful. Helped with many arrangements (local tours, surfing rentals, etc) House was perfect, community was amazing. Almost didn't need a car. Locals are so nice and helpful, beach is the best, great surfing. Perfect week

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Pancho's. It's always a pleasure to host guests that treat our home like their own. We welcome you, your family, and your friends back to Playa Grande any time. Mark
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NYC Travelers

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-maintained, clean property, well located in Palm Beach Estates with convenient access to the beach, Hotel Bula Bula, small neighborhood market and the water-taxi to Tamarindo. Safe & secure. Spacious bedrooms & baths, large kitchen, and outside pool / patio w/ grill. Enjoyed having coffee by the pool in the morning & grilling dinner at night. Reliable Wi-Fi access. Owner was very responsive / helpful in answering questions. Would highly recommend property to friends & relatives & hope to return ourselves. All-in-all a great week!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Texans

  • 5 of 5

The property was very impressive!! I would say that it was better than we had hoped for. The property was very well maintained and clean. The neighborhood (Palm Springs) was perfect; three restaurants and small store. I really enjoyed having my coffee in the morning by the pool and listening to the surf. All in all we had a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We take great measures to ensure our guests have the vacation of a lifetime. Pancho's Villa is a special place for our family, and we are happy to share it with others.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1hr
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
The Great Waltini's @ Bula Bula 8-10 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Shuttle to Tamarindo 10-15 minute walk
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Playa Conchal or Panilla
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Our beach access 3-5 minute walk
Car: recommended


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Playa Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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