Casa Baula, Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Luxurious, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, on the sands of Playa Grande. Call today to book (415) 847-5522

The Casa Baula is more than just a RENTAL, it is our PRIVATE HOME! 

With Rooms BIG Enough for Pillow Fights!

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About The House

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, with pool, has 3 bedrooms (2 king beds and 2 twin beds) and two full bathrooms, and will comfortably accommodate 6 people. The two twin beds can be converted to a king, just let us know in advance. 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, COCKTAIL PLUNGE POOL, MINI BAR and GARDENS: plunge pool with Jacuzzi jets and bench seat, dining table, 2 BBQs (gas and charcoal), 2 outdoor patio lounge areas (one covered and one tree shaded), our newly added "La Tipsea TIca Mini Bar, ping pong table, soft top surf board, coolers, bocce court, badminton, double chaise lounge relaxation zone. Secured and LED lighted professionally landscaped grounds, stone walkways and driveway, 2 outside showers, monitored security system. Beach chairs and boogie boards are available for daily or weekly rental through our Concierge Service.

INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT & OFFICE/LIBRARY: 50" 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 Nobel Laureate literature, and a multitude of 'Beach Read' novels.


SWIMMING: Our newly installed, tree shaded, backyard pool with Jacuzzi jets and bench seating is perfect for kids, and adults love to grab a cocktail from the nearby mini bar and relax in the heat of a Costa Rican afternoon. Grab a swim noodle for a float and let the fresh water soothe your soul. The pool area is fully lighted for your evening enjoyment. 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 65 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 assistance from our Concierge offering: ground transit and rent a car assistance, options for activities and adventures, surf/salsa/cooking lessons, in-home and massage services, local restaurant suggestions, and more. 

FOOD LOVERS: 12 nearby restaurants featuring a fusion of Costa Rican, European, Asian, and American cuisines. Home made European breads and pastries can be delivered warm to the house, 2-3 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, however to avoid vrbo charges, book directly through this site by calling (415) 847-5522.

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Guest Testimonials

Amazing trip! Can't wait to go back! This home was lovely. Felt right at home. The beach is unreal. The first day there while getting ready to start surf lessons, a beautiful sea turtle came out of the ocean to lay eggs. The kids couldn't believe it! The owners had everything covered. All questions were answered timely and with much patience, as I had a lot of questions being a first timer. The services we were linked to were amazing. We felt very safe. The local restaurants were awesome - just steps away. Best vacation ever! Tara July 2018 

Our family of 6 just returned from a fabulous 10 day stay in Casa Baula. The house was perfect for us. It's just as pretty as the pictures show. Annette was always quick to respond to my questions. The local conceirge/surf shop will arrange all your tours. Highly recommend. Plus Manfred, the local manager was super to work with. He even rescued us when we managed to lock ourselves out of the house one evening. Annette has this dialed in. Plus the house is just a few steps from the best boogie board/surf beach in the area. We all loved the convenience of being able to go back and forth between the beach and the house in seconds. It's located in a quiet residential area. Perfect for our family. Jonathan May 2018

Words really are inadequate when describing how much one enjoys the pleasure of simply "being" where the wonders of nature are all around. We stayed at this very attractive home for 6 weeks as part of a five month visit to CR. One of the major advantages of this property is that it is the owners' much-loved holiday home - as opposed to a purpose built vacation rental. Since we spent a lot of time just in and around the property, we greatly appreciated the many extras which the owners shared with their guests - in particular, their extensive library of environmental reference books. We also enjoyed all the wonderful artwork and it was a joy to have the time to look at it properly. The decor is marvelous and further enhanced by the warm glow of the special lighting effects in the evening....Not all rentals offer the support of a local property manager or a dedicated advisor who can contact the best provider for any activity or interest - these folk can make all the difference to your stay and sense of security: fortunately Casa Baula has Manfred and Corynne who are excellent. In addition, the owners have provided a superb folder of information including medical emergency contacts (first rate 24-hr clinics in PG) and personal recommendations for shops, restaurants and activities. Undoubtedly the highlight of this property is proximity to the surfing beach - you can hear the waves from every room - and access is just a short stroll through the wooded "buffer" zone.                                                                            M & B January 2018

The 6 of us were in awe upon entering "Casa Baula"....We stayed only 5 nights, before heading north in to Nicaragua. Nothing was as great as Playa Grande! We kept wishing we had stayed longer, to just relax more! The photos you post are true to character...all amenities excellent! House-keeping, gardening...the grounds are so lovely! (loved that outdoor showers). Having Jeanette assist with "concierge" duties was so helpful. We truly want to return soon...and just stay and relax in this magical home and beach.                        S Group December 2017  

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This beautiful home is just as described. The beach was the nicest I have ever seen with shells and live sea life everywhere. The guys had great surf for their surfing and boogie boarding and I had miles of non-crowded shoreline to walk. ALL right out the backdoor!! We had a Howler Monkey family greet us almost every morning and the colorful varieties of bird species are unbelievable and fun to watch while relaxing in the backyard pool. Usually I am very busy planning and making all the family arrangements when we go on vacations..whew... NOT this one - Jeanette is the Concierge and she is amazing! We told her what we would like to do and next thing we knew everything was arranged. This is the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. You will have the vacation of a lifetime here at Casa Baula! Annette, Corynne, Manfred are attentive and take great care to ensure you have an awesome vacation. Thank you for making a lifetime of wonderful memories.       Kathy July 2017

Wow! Casa Baula is awesome! The house is lovely, private and peaceful, with beautiful art and comfortable furnishings. We enjoyed the cool respite of the backyard pool especially in the afternoon when it was 90 degrees outside. That was one moment we were so glad to have chosen this beautiful house. But the most amazing part is the gorgeous beach just outside the back door, that is nearly empty! Coffee on the beach in the morning and a glass of wine while watching the sunset were highlights of our visit. The hospitable owners put us in touch with everything we needed to finish off the vacation, from surf lessons on the beach behind the house, to zip line adventures, to a guide who took us to uncrowded national parks to see wildlife, waterfalls and volcanoes. 3 good restaurants are within easy walking distance. Clean? Oh yeah, the cleaning crew came every other day! A caretaker was available but unobtrusive. We felt very safe, secure, and pampered. An iguana kept us company on the roof, and we saw hatchling leather back turtles on the beach one morning. It is magical, you won't go wrong choosing this one! Trust me, I am picky and scoured the entire Costa Rica inventory before choosing it. We can't wait to go back.                                                                                     K Family Feb 2017

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Hope this is helpful - The reviews prior made all the difference in helping us choose a location for our vacation..........Location/Description - On the money............Photos of Location - Exact Property.......... Appearance - Could not ask for anything better, Perfect!!!..........Beach - Clean, awesome surfing and just outside the back door..........Owner of Property - Went over and above to make sure this was a memorable vacation..........Recommend Property - I have already recommended to at least 4 couples..........Attractions - Without a doubt Zip Lining is a must..........Food - Definitely Manfred gourmet meal at his house............Food - Ladies came by house to cook a personalized meal and was fantastic...........Surf - Perfect right in front of the house. Without a doubt "Frijoles Surf Shop" for all your beach and surfing needs..........Concierge Service - Was 5 star, thank you to Jeanette..........Property Owner - Put together a first class team of individuals to make sure our stay at their home was FANTASTIC.                                                                                                           Texans January 2017