Oceanfront 5 BR/6 BA, Sleeps 2-26 (with Casa Mirage #78040)
Why julie gordon chose Playa Grande
We are a family of 'water babies' born and raised on the beach shores of Santa Barbara, CA. (Of course the grand kids also have this ocean gene). Once my children (Julie, J.C, and Mark) became of an age when we could all travel my husband and I would take them during summer vacation on a surf safari to an exotic destination somewhere in the world. This was not only for fun, but to spend quality time with each other as well as to expose and educate them about different cultures and customs. On a surfing safari to Costa Rica in '91 we instantly fell in love with the country, the kind and hospitable people, and the natural habitat. It was a paradise!! Long story short after returning to the States and raving to family and friends about this oasis a friend said he had the perfect property for our family in Playa Grande. My husband flew down a month later and purchased the property for me as my 50th B-Day present! Over the past 17 years both my family and friends lives have been significantly enhanced by the beauty of the 'Tico' people, the natural wonders that surrounds us and the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. This means Pure Life, an expression of contentment, happiness, and satisfaction with ones life. It's this philosophy that ranks Costa Rica as one of the happiest places in the world!! We invite you along with your family and friends to visit and enjoy the surf, sand, sun, & experience the 'Pura Vida' life.
What makes this Villa unique
Playa Grande is a magical beach, for thousands of years the prehistoric leatherback turtles have come to nest and the ancient Chortega Indians performed ceremonies. Immersed in the peacefulness of the surrounding beauty, the' pura vida' life is easily attained.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - We love to have families with kids!We love to have families with kids!
No pets - On rare occasionsOn rare occasions
No parties/events - Located in a National Park we do not host eventsLocated in a National Park we do not host events
No smoking - $25 charge for each cigarette butt on premiss$25 charge for each cigarette butt on premiss
Max guests: 15 (sleeps up to 15 adults) - Maximum number includes children Maximum number includes children
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Paradise with fantastic support staff
The beachfront house is beautiful. Kimberly, Jebry, Jose and the other helpers kept the house and property beautiful and everything functioning perfectly. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook any meal. The views are unreal; the beach is huge and pristine and the waves are perfect for the average body/boogie boarder. Lots of surfers near the rocks as the tide rises and the waves get bigger but they stay in their area so they're no issue. We absolutely loved the week in paradise!
Beautiful property! Throughly enjoyed it and hope to come back.
House was amazing! Made our vacation in Playa Grande unforgettable!
Extremely happy with our experience renting Villa Olivia!
Loved our stay, Julie and the staff were amazing
House is a touch dated, but amazing layout, tons of room!!! The rap around decks were out standing!!! Jeffery, Kimberly,Jose and the rest where awesome. Kitchen and BBQ area where great as well, kitchen has AC!!! THE VIEW AND LOCATION ARE ALL!!! TIME!!!!
Darren, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in a truly fantastic location, the spaciousness of the villa and the amazing views from the verandas! I look forward to speaking with you how we can continue to make improvements.
This was a wonderful family vacation in the best spot of Playa Grande. Everything was perfect: we loved the house and it’s location. We loved spending time together in a home setting and loved the privacy it allowed us while being in such close proximity. My children and grandchildren felt safe and secure while enjoying the wonderful Playa Grande. The staff was attentive in the background and made us feel at home. All of us loved the “off season” weather that afforded us quiet and privacy. Overall this was the perfect vacation and we are looking forward to coming back.
Only an hour drive from the Liberia Airport (LIR,) Playa Grande is centrally located between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. Truly one of the most unique, unspoiled vacation spots in Costa Rica, its 2 mile-long crescent shaped coastline, of warm blue waters and honey colored sand forms the Las Baulas Marine National Park. A sanctuary for the nesting giant leatherback turtles.
Go explore the estuary in a canoe, spotting birds, iguanas and crocodiles basking on the sun-drenched riverbanks. Snorkel Playa Conchal made up of billions of crushed shells. Attend a weekend fiesta, featuring bull riding, traditional food, marimba music, and dancing. Tee-off at the course designed by Robert Trent Jones which meanders through a rolling terrain with breathtaking ocean views. To end the day sail along the shoreline as dolphins frolic beside you.
For thrill seekers and nature lovers alike enter the realms of the forest via a canopy tour. Get your adrenalin pumping inner tubing or riverafting on the Rio Negro. Visit Rincon De La Vieja to enjoy great hiking, waterfalls, boiling mud pots, sulpher vents and a large diversity of wildlife species. Get in the action of deep blue water fishing, targeting sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, and snapper. Experience the rich Guanacaste folklore and ancient Chorotega Indian traditions of pottery making in village of Guatil.