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4 BR With pool and rooftop patio 50m from Beach in Grande's Palm Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Across the lane from the beach in Playa Grande’s luxurious Palm Beach Estates, this four bedroom home is nestled on a large landscaped lot with a pool in front and the nature reserve at the back. There is a new covered treehouse patio above the 2-car garage. If you are lucky, you'll see Howler monkeys from there or as you return from taking in the sunset on the secluded beach - and several of Guanacaste’s finest restaurants and up-scale bars are only blocks away.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths as well as a semi-attached guest house with complete bedroom/bath suite. All rooms are equipped with both queen size beds and bunk beds, A/C and ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully stocked, including large fridge with ice machine. The spacious tiled and fully screened front patio has double ceiling fans and a large built-in stainless steel gas grill. Other amenities include laundry room, and deep freeze. Everything you need! Comfortably sleeps eight (with beds for up to twelve there is even water taxi service to Tamarindo from Central America’s largest mangrove estuary three hundred yards away. Kalumina…the perfect place to stay!

Keywords: Beach Villa, beach house, cottage, bungalow, 4 bedroom, with pool, beach, playa grande, costa rica, screened porch, Palm Beach Estates, rooftop patio

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About The Owner

traveled the world and the seven seas and settled in the most beautiful spot I've seen - Palm Beach in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The Owner purchased this villa in 2002

Why The Owner chose Playa Grande

Close to Tamarindo - walk in for lunch or the night life - but really a world away...peace, quite, and long empty beach


Palm Beach Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful new rooftop patio & hammock area


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

4 BR With pool and rooftop patio 50m from Beach in Grande's Palm Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Costa Rica before and stayed in an all inclusive resort. While the resort was great, we wanted a more intimate experience on the Guanacaste Coast. My wife and another couple chose to rent Casa Kalumina located in the Palm Beach Resort on Playa Grande. Our casa was just as advertised. The patio was screened to keep out the bugs and we enjoyed king size beds along with our own bathrooms. The house could have held at least 12 but the four of us enjoyed the space and solitude of the big house. We were located no more than a hundred yards from the beach and had four restaurants within walking distance. The house had all the necessary supplies and the only problem we had was hot water in the showers. The water was warm but with the heat outside who needs a hot shower?

We took the estuary tour and saw crocodiles and howler monkeys as well as several different birds. If you choose to go on an extended tour, Shawna will hook you up. She and Jorge were wonderful and met all of our needs.

Casa Kalumina is a beautiful home away from home and one we are sure to return to.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very spacious, cold ac in bedrooms, walk to breakfast and beach

  • 5 of 5

Shawna and Jorge were great to work with. The area is great, and you can walk to nearby hotels to hang in their pools and order food, but the pool at the house is great too. You must walk to Cafe Azul for breakfast, amazing tacos/burritos. Regarding the beach, the surf and sunset are completely amazing.The beach isn't far, but it isn't right outside the door, 5-7 min walk on a dirt road. Although there are plenty of places to eat, cooking on the grill on the patio was really fun. The patio is large, and there is a dinner table there. The upstairs patio is over the garage. It has a nice breeze and great hammocks. You can fit many people at this place. 3 queens, 6 twins and a king. All of the bedrooms' air conditioning worked very well. The only down side is those are the only places with AC. The living area and 2 bathrooms in the house get very warm. It's not too bad morning and night, but the afternoon was hot. The separate room outside has it's own restroom, although tiny, it stays cool with the room. That separate room is a great escape from the heat any time of day.


Bring bottles of water.

There are plenty of pots and pans, and a blender.

Tamarindo taxis: beach taxi is a long walk for $1ea or you can make a shorter walk to Bora Bora hotel bar and have them call and be picked up there for $3ea.

Do not put the trash outside on the ground, walk it out to the cage by the street. Critters will get into it.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great having your group! The beach is definitely closer than mentioned though, maybe you were walking to another beach entrance? did you miss the one that is right in front of the Cafe Azul which is three properties beside the house? Hopefully you didn't walk further than needed. Hope to get you guys back down here again one day!
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Red Deer Alberta Canada

Superior Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Kalumina is the best vacation home we have ever stayed in. The kitchen is well equipped with a full sized fridge and gas stove. The AC in every bedroom works! The pool is perfect for cooling off after heating up on the playa which is a pleasant 5 minute walk. The outdoor screened in deck with a gas BBQ is a bonus. It's clean, comfortable and spacious. Loads of room for the eight of us. Lots of markets and restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing you had such a wonderful stay! We look forward to having you back down here another day!
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Christmas Getaway (2nd visit to Casa Kalumina)

  • 5 of 5

Second time here at this wonderful house. Previously visited in January 2010 and like the area so much, came back for Christmas 2016. Shawna & Jorge both were very helpful and made every effort to make is feel at home (as did Alyssa did in 2010). Beach is very close and the corner store around the corner is now a Wilmart grocery. The home is perfectly suited for large families. While there we did a sunset sail out of Playa Flamingo and some of the party went on a canopy tour. Mostly we just enjoyed the beach and the head high waves that we just love in the area. We especially love the outdoor kitchen and entertaining space it offers. We had other family staying also in Palm Beach Estates which was convenient for all to visit.

We ate Christmas dinner at the Hotel Bula Bula and several other times visited Hotel Cantarana for their Tapas Thursday and breakfast. Prices there were very reasonable and food excellent. This area has so very much to offer everyone from adventure to just relaxing. Highly recommend this house for groups of 8 or more.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for once again visiting our home in Playa Grande! We look forward to having your family back in the area again in the future. Pura Vida!!
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New York, New York

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples and 2 young kids. Had a great week in Playa Grande. Shawna and Jorge were extremely helpful. The house was beautiful and well-equipped. Only wish that there were some beach chairs and a portable umbrella for Playa Grande as there are no shady spots on the beach. Water taxi to town was convenient, however the last taxi is at 5 p.m. so if you either drive or take a taxi if you want to go into Tamarindo in the evening. Other amazing were beaches within a short drive. All in all, exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear your group really enjoyed their stay! Thanks for the feedback on the beach chairs, we are already on the look out to add some to the property. Please make sure to look us up if you are ever coming back to the area. Pura Vida!
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Ohio, USA

Christmas at Playa Grande..great vacations!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house so close to the beach and large enough for a family of 7. Very nice small pool, beautiful garden and we spent a lot of time under the rooftop patio. We had a great family vacations under beautiful sunny weather

Would replace the broken surf board and would refresh some items around the house but it is Ok for vacations.

Nice cafe close to the beach with delicious homemade tacos. For food shopping, you can go to the super mercado close to the house (more expensive) but if you have a car, go to Tamarindo, Auto Mercado.

A bit disappointed that there is no more information on the protection and observation of the leatherback turtles that come to nest during that period on the beach: increasing tourim and new houses scare them away..more could be done to protect them.

Thanks to Alyssa for all her help and advises that made our vacations more enjoyable.

Would love to come back

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Estates Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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