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Beautiful 4 bedroom home! surf, sun, trekking, tanning, RELAAAAAX!!!.

Bedrooms 4
Space 400 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, AC, pool, cable, wifi, bbq, close to the beach

Casa Buddha is a gorgeous house. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, 1 bath, tall windows and glass doors leading into the living and kitchen areas and hosts a large deck ideal to have dinner or drinks at night. The kitchen is spacious and open, with granite countertops and tile floors, fully equipped with a swimming pool with glass / ceramic tile.

Downstairs consists of two adorable rooms. Each room has a private entrance and bathroom. The house has nice landscaping, and is fully equipped to make your stay really comfortable.

The house is located in the heart of Playa Grande, walking distance to most the attractions. It won't take you more than a 10 minute walk to move around town. Playa Grande is a great mix of nationalities which embraces all our visitors. I'm originally from Costa Rica, so I know the area really well in case you need help with booking tours, surf lessons or even just rides.

Come and enjoy Playa Grande with us!!

Book with us and we'll treat you to a complimentary pizza dinner for you and your group

Pura vida


Home owner and surfer

More Details

Fabricio Riggioni
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Why Fabricio Riggioni chose Playa Grande

Casa Buddha is one of the best options in town at a fair price. It's really nice and cosy. You will have a great time in it.


Palm Beach Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 4 bedroom home! surf, sun, trekking, tanning, RELAAAAAX!!!.
average rating of 4.4 based on 30 reviews

Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Fabricio's house was one of the greatest blessings. The house itself is big and spacious, and the backyard and front was great. The hammock was probably one of our favorite things in the house. There is a washer and dryer also available which was great being that we stayed 11 days. For our stay we were a group of 8, 2 girls and 6 boys and Fabricio was great at accommodating us in the house. As to Fabricio he was truly the greatest host, from acquiring us transportation to and from the airport and Tamarindo, groceries, bank runs, information to local bars as well as booking excursions for us, you name it and fabricio would always follow through with details and information. The town itself is very nice and everyone is really welcoming. Theres a pizza place next to the house that is oh so yummy as well as Shakas which is a 5 min walk about same as the little town grocery store. The beach was about a 10 min walk, which actually was not bad and the beach itself is beyond beautiful. There was also the taco shack owned by J that had by far the greatest tacos and smoothies. Our trip overall was more than we expected it to be and were very sad to come back to the states. Cannot wait to come back to Playa Grande and definitely stay here again and for a longer period of time.

Thanks again Fabricio !

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada

Great House to stay in

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed her for 3 weeks in February/March. The accommodations are more than adequate and the 2 separate rooms on the ground level provide even more privacy if you have a larger party. We looked forward every day to sitting in the back yard, and dipping in the pool. While it was quite windy while we were there, the breeze kept it feeling a little cooler.

Fabricio was great to deal with, and if we emailed him, he was quick in responding. The caretaker, Lenin did a fantastic job trying to keep the pool and surroundings clean, although with all the wind, we would clean the pool as well to remove the leaves.

The house is only a 10 minute walk to the beach, which is amazing and not all that crowded. The near by restaurants well all really good as well.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone, whether it is a couple or a family with older children. We would definitely rent from Fabricio again if we were back in the Playa Grande area.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Enjoyable stay at Casa Bella/Buddha

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 enjoyed this great vacation home for a 3 night stay February, 2017. We chose it especially because it had 4 bedrooms with 4 queen beds and we could be close to the beach and prepare our own meals. We were not disappointed! Lenin, the property keeper was very helpful in giving us information about the area and came each day to check on us and clean out the pool. It can be very windy there and the flowers/leaves sometimes blow into the pool. But they are easy to remove with the big net provided. The pool water temperature was good.

A highlight of our stay was when Leni's wife came (we hired her through owner, Fabricio) and prepared a Costa Rican meal for us. We tasted many new things and enjoyed talking to her about life in Costa Rica. If you are doing your own cooking, bring everything with you except coffee. That is provided for you.

Playa Grande is a wonderful 5 km long beach of sand which is comfortable to walk and was never crowded. The younger ones went out into the water and enjoyed looking at all the pretty shells, etc. We left all the shells so there will be some there when YOU go to Playa Grande! It's a 10 minute walk down the road. We got some gorgeous orange sunset pictures our first day there. The beach closes at 6pm because there are often turtles coming to lay eggs and should be left alone.

We also made a short drive trip up to Playa Conchal (Shell Beach) which is a beach of crushed shells. It's a smaller beach tucked away behind the town.

The hammock and resident iguana/lizard entertained everybody!

We would return to Fab's home again if we ever get the chance. Very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 4 with two boys aged 1.5 and 4.5 years, had the most amazing time at the Casa Buddha.

Even though it was the rainy season, we really enjoyed staying in this spacious house. The generous living room was great for the kids to run around and the pool was a lot of fun. We recommend bringing a few small toys. The hammock was also a hit with our kids who could lay/crawl around in there for hours!

The kitchen is fully equipped and we cooked and ate a lot in the house.

Playa Grande is a lovely town and a groceries store, the beach and down town are within walking distance.

Fabricio was a great host. He responded very quickly to any questions we had and was very helpful in giving great suggestions for beaches and restaurants and even booking excursions for us! It was truly great knowing a local! We hope to come back to this beautiful place soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excelente lugar para compartir en familia con los amigos 100% recomendado

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home was in no condition to rent

  • 1 of 5

I'll start with 2 positives. Playa grande is beautiful and the house was next door to a great restaurant.

My rating is based on my experiences with the homeowner, fabricio. The house was in no condition to rent. The ac was broken (we had to move the downstairs beds to upstairs living room and also have kids sleep on couch in living room), there was no hot water in showers for 3 days (my 4 year old could not take a shower), the oven was broken (our Christmas dinner plans had to be completely changed), broken fan in master bedroom, the door downstairs would not fully lock and pounded with the wind all night. The list actually goes on. I had 10 complaints in total. The ac and hot water were fixed days later, with no apology from fabricio about the inconvenience of having electricians in the house and workers installing new equipment. Not my idea of a relaxing vacation. My other complaints, according to fabricio, had "no merit". I actually have this written on an email. Unbelievable! I have used vrbo/home away for years and have only given 5 star reviews. I have NEVER in my life been treated this way. Totally unacceptable and unprofessional. This listing should be removed. I imagine other reviews were from his friends. I have lost sleep over how rude fabricio was and how he could not even apologize to us! Not once!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, This response is for future and recurring Casa Buddha guests. The one star reviews from the page are originated from the same group that stayed in the rental home. I've been in the rental business for more than ten years and as you can see in most of the positive reviews the feedback on the service is great, however every once in a while you find people that try to take advantage of the possibility to write false and wrongful reviews thru online platforms In this particular case a group that wanted to stay in the house and after their term get their money back thru false accusations (proven emails have been sent to homeaway explaining the threats). As I did not attend to their threats they have continued to write one star reviews with false arguments trying to hurt my business as I did not respond to their wrongful demands. Thank you Fabricio
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Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season 2
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Daniel Oduber, Liberia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Playa Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Playa Conchal
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Grande
Car: recommended

Casa Buddha is located in the heart of beautiful Playa Gande, Guanacaste; one of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica's Gold Coast. The house is located within an 8 minute walk to the beach and just around the corner from delicious restaurants, convenience store and surf shops. Playa Grande is a popular spot among surfers, and it is known for its perfect conditions all year round (specially Dec thru May). The National Park for leather back sea turtles (Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas) is located within walking distance and during the nesting season tours are available to view the turtles in their natural habitat, one of the most breathtaking experiences in the world. You can also select from a variety of adventure tours including snorkeling, estuary tours, horseback riding, ATV tours, diving excursions, sport fishing, canopy tours and more. I can help you get the best deals in the area. Come down to Playa Grande and spend the best vacation of your life at Casa Buddha



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