Appartement, 2 slaapkamers of studio's
- Engels, Spaans
100% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 60 dagen voor de aankomstdatum.
We just came back from such a pleasant visit in Playa Grande. Casa Camaleon was exactly what we need. Room enough for all of us, clean, cosy and close to the beach. The folder in the livingroom explained everything you need to know about activities, places to visit, food shopping, etc., etc. We especially enjoyed the fresh mahi-mahi we bought from Frank on Tuesday. The happy-hour specials at the hotel behind Taco Star are really good and no-one on earth makes better tacos than Brittney at Taco Star. Terry and Sharr went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Great visit. We came back well rested. Thanks so much!
Don’t book with mobile app
BEWARE- the amenities at this property are not how they appear in the VRBO mobile app.
- the communal pool listed is actually a 10 min walk to a hotel where you need to purchase drinks and food to swim (this important detail doesn’t show in the app).
We had booked this property, needing a pool for our young family and were very dissatisfied when we arrived. The owners wouldn’t entertain a refund for a shorter stay but instead lent us a bucket & baby bath tub as compensation for the missing pool. We feel it was false advertising on their part and a compromise with our reservation length should have been given.
Other discrepancies are:
- The surf boards in the description and pictures are not included and need to be rented for longer than a day for them to get them out of storage for you.
- The laundry is also at an extra price.
- Bike rentals at an extra price
The overall Casa (minus surf boards) is smaller and darker than appears in the pictures. With only 1 air conditioner for the whole unit the back double room remained hot and humid throughout our week.
Two stars were given - one for the beach - it’s nice and quiet. And another star for being the end unit #5 - it was nice to have the privacy and not have people walking by.
Overall, read the fine print for this listing and ensure that you fully understand the fine details. The inflexible nature of the hosts wasn’t super Pura Vida (something we didn’t encounter during our two month trip in Costa Rica).
It is unfortunate for Andrea to have had confusion with the VRBO app. We do not have a pool onsite and only advertise that we have access to a communal pool a short walk from our property. 250 meters on Google Earth by road.
We also offer board rentals and bike rentals onsite however they are not included for free. They are available to rent.
We tried our best to accommodate Andreas family. We offered a full refund despite our no refund policy if they would allow us to rebook but Andrea declined our offer.
We have many repeat families visit every year with great success so this was an unfortunate situation.
We have a beautiful location with 5 star reviews as we continue to work hard to create an amazing stay for all our guests.
Nice spot, well equipped little Cabana for a small family
Playa Grande is a great spot. Nice surf, wildlife, safe, and not too busy. The highway is in good shape, the roads in the community were a bit rough, but not bad. The place is well equipped and in a good location, 5 min walk to the beach. Owners are a great resource. A great spot for our young family.
Perfect in every way!
Casa Camaleon is such a wonderful place to stay, in a great location in Costa Rica. First of all, Sharr and Terry were available nearly 24/7 to help with anything we needed. The location of their cabinas are within walking or biking distance of restaurants, surf board and bike rentals, groceries, and most importantly, the beach!
We did not rent a car because we heard the roads were not good to drive on, but NOT TRUE! The roads are good...driving may be a bit more hectic than where we are from but the roads were in very good condition. Not sure if you really need a car, though, as you can get picked up for any activity you want. We used the water taxi several times to go to Tamarindo and back, and it was an adventure in itself.
We decided to forego any excursions to the rain forest or zip lines etc., and opted instead to really do what is done best in CR...chill! Every morning we woke early and were on the beach by 6:00. The water is warm and good for swimming or for taking a beach walk. It was fun to watch the surfers and to join others in watching the sun set each day.
We enjoyed walking to all the restaurants in the area. We rented bikes one day and that was great, too. Most of the time, though, we spent on the beach or at the cabina reading in the hammock or resting inside during the hottest time of the day. We spent a whole week here and did not feel like we missed out on anything, to the contrary, we felt like we fit in to the neighborhood.
We loved the cleanliness of our unit #4, being able to hang things on the line outside, and sitting at the cute table in the front. If you can get along without a TV, touristy shops, crowds and long lines of traffic, stay here. It is truly peaceful and is a special slice of heaven.
Fantastic Time at Casa Camaleon!
My wife and I just spent 5 days at Casa Camaleon and had a wonderful time. The location is ideal for short walks to the beach or several local restaurants. Though walking is certainly easy, I'd recommend renting bikes if you don't have a car, which we didn't. A Cachete Surf, about a 10 minute walk from Casa Camaleon, rents bikes for $10/day.
Sharr was great to work with while we were there, answering any questions that we had via WhatsApp. She connected us with a local who gave us a ride to a breakfast spot and then on to Wil-Mart (a must stop!) for groceries. Sharr also helped us book a shuttle through Xplore Costa Rica (highly recommended company as we used them multiple times). On two occasions we woke up to howler monkeys in the trees around our casa. We did multiple excursions, but probably our favorite was the canoe trip through the estuary early in the morning where we saw more monkeys, crocs, and dozens of species of birds.
We would highly recommend booking Casa Camaleon and really hope to go back again in 2020. Thanks Sharr for a great time!
Easy stroll to an amazing beach!
We really appreciated the help connecting to transportation both from the airport and then onto Monteverde. The accommodation is small but we were only indoors to sleep and the kitchen has the basics for making meals. We just left the front and back doors open so a breeze flowed through and there was no need for AC at all. This is a tranquil retreat that is well suited for people who don’t want the constant din of Tamarindo.
Surf instructeurs beschikbaar voor lessen.
Spa-behandelingen ter plaatse beschikbaar.
Ziplining tours en vele anderen geregeld ter plaatse.