The Casa Baula is situated in a national park, in the neighborhood of Palm Beach Estates, and is one of only a few homes, located directly on the 3.5 mile pristine beach, known as Playa Grande. This private, gated, 2500 square foot ocean front home, has 3 bedrooms (2 king beds and 2 twin beds) and two full bathrooms, and will comfortably accommodate 6 people. Vaulted ceilings and custom art work throughout the home. AC and Ceiling fans in every room.
GOURMET PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN & FULL DINING ROOM: granite counters and island, with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, 6 burner European gas stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, blender, coffeemaker. Custom cedar cabinets with all the cooking utensils, pots/pans, serving dishes and supplies.
BEACHFRONT PATIO and GARDENS: dining table, BBQ, 2 lounge areas, boogie boards, beach chairs, soft top surf board, coolers, bocce, badminton. Secured and lighted professionally landscaped grounds, stone walkways and driveway, 2 outside showers, monitored security system.
INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT & OFFICE/LIBRARY: 45" flat screen TV, US cable channels and Apple TV, DVD player and over 200 DVDs. A large collection of family games and puzzles for all ages. High Speed WiFi Internet. Our private library contains an extensive collection of reference books related to all things Costa Rican, a growing collection of Spanish literature, and a multitude of 'Beach Read' novels.
SWIMMING: Pool use is available off site, at two nearby hotels. The Villa Baula has a pool (photo above right) that's just about long enough for fitness lap swimming (about 20 yards). Simply pay the owner, Mario, $1 US dollar per person, and you are free to use the pool. Another great option for pool relaxation, is the pool at the Bula Bula (photo above left). Order a drink from the bar, or enjoy breakfast or lunch, and the pool is available to you. Of course, open water swimming off Playa Grande is fabulous, just beyond the breakers. There are turtle marker posts, every 100 meters, all the way down the beach, which are visible from off shore. These markers are great for calculating exactly how far you swim!
PROFESSIONAL STAFF INCLUDED: We proudly offer the services of our staff, with over 60 years combined Costa Rica vacation experience! Three times a week house cleaning and departure cleaning. A welcome orientation to our home and home assistance throughout your stay, will be provided by our Property Manager. Prior to your arrival, you will receive helpful vacation planning tips and a Welcome Slide Show from our Concierge offering: ground transit and rent a car assistance, options for activities and adventures, surf/salsa/cooking lessons, spa and massage services, local restaurant suggestions, and more. Our Concierge will also meet with you, after your arrival, to assist with any last minute vacation additions.
FOOD LOVERS: 12 nearby restaurants featuring a fusion of Costa Rican, European, Asian, and American cuisines. A mini grocery store is a 2 minute walk from the house. Home made European breads and pastries can be delivered warm to the house, 3 mornings a week (See The Best Chocolate Croissants below). Take a 10 minute walk down the beach, followed by a short boat taxi ride, across the estuary, to the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo for more restaurants, plus shopping, and night life.
We are also listed on VRBO.