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.