Located in a sparsely populated gated community in Playa Negra, Casa Vista Azul is an unsurpassed location for anyone who loves the ocean, sun, sand, and the warm gentle air of the tropics. Casa Vista Azul has one of the most spectacular ocean views in Costa Rica, hands down. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from any point on the property; surfers can check the condition of one of Costa Rica's premier right-hand breaks by simply sitting up in bed in the morning! A private path leads directly from the house to a calm stretch of beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and horseback riding in the surf. This is a tropical paradise for the entire family!
This single level 3 bedroom / 2 bath home consists of unattached bedrooms, a large open air Rancho and Infinity edge swimming pool. The structures are connected by rock and stone pathways and surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and garden art. The simple rustic architecture offers a combination of open and enclosed spaces; it is designed with the ocean air and climate in mind, while offering quiet and privacy when desired.
The 1 bedroom building consists of a 260 square-foot bedroom with air conditioning, ceiling fan, built-in queen bed and single bed, wooden closet and chest of drawers, and a full bath. The house phone is located in this one bedroom. Just outside this bedroom is a spacious 30 x 10 feet sitting area with steps down to the yard and built in BBQ, a large 12 x 16 feet open air dining area with ceiling fan, recessed lighting, and a large custom-made dining table. The fully equipped kitchen opens to the dining area, and can be closed off with wooden pull down shutters.
The 1,350 square-foot 2 bedroom building offers a cozy outdoor seating area with ceramic fountain and spacious decks. One bedroom has a built-in king bed and a day bed; the other bedroom includes a built-in queen bed and day bed, as well as a free standing queen bed. The bedrooms are separated by a large shared full bath, and both have wide sliding glass doors which open out to the deck/sitting area.
Situated in the center of the property, between the bedrooms, is the thatched-roof Rancho. The Rancho is a 400-square-foot outdoor living area, complete with wet bar and outdoor shower. The rear portion of the Rancho is sided with wooden lattice for privacy. It has built-in stucco benches with large cushions, and is perfect for spending a lazy afternoon around the pool or watching the sun set. The rancho joins to the infinity edge swimming pool with a step down deck. There are wooden loungers and chairs around the pool, great for relaxing and soaking in the spectacular ocean views. Amenities include: on site property management with Beach Grass Rentals who can assist with all aspects of your vacation including private pick up at airport, rental car brought to your house, grocery shopping, arranging tours, massages, points of interest, catered meals, in home chefs, special occasions, etc.
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“Amazing views, great house! You will love this place!”
Left on 04/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 20, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Wow! A more beautiful view can't be found. The pictures of this place simply do not do it justice. The layout of the house is great for traveling with friends and family. Two nicely furnished air-conditioned rooms with full bathrooms, separated by a common outdoor Rancho. The Rancho has a full fridge, freezer and wet bar that has plenty of seating and room to cool down in the shade. It sits right in front of a beautiful pool, facing the ocean, with views that are spectacular. This place truly is steps from the ocean. Casa Vista also has a nicely furnished kitchen with another full sized fridge and freezer. Casa Vista is a few kilometers away from a small town, so it is either a short drive or long walk for supplies. Best to stock up on things on your way in, as Mary suggests. There is also a nice restaurant & bar a short walk down the beautiful, nearly deserted beach. Truly a special place to stay, relax and unwind.
“A perfect get-away with stunning views and complete privacy”
Left on 03/30/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 30, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Casa Vista azul has a 180 degree unobstructed view, just a few yards from the ocean. The pictures are beautiful, and still do not show it justice. I love the floor plan, with two air-conditioned buildings separated by the open air Rancho that has a full fridge and wet-bar. The well-stocked kitchen is also open air, which being from Chicago area was quite foreign to me, but I absolutely I loved it. The pool was great, the landscaping was great but the beach and ocean view stole the show. This house is a few miles from town, which has a small store and a couple bars and restaurants. Be sure to stop off at a larger store if you plan on doing much cooking. A short walk down the beach you will find a nice bar and restaurant (and hotel) that offers good food, and cold drinks. My only complaint was during our short 3 night stay, one of the bedrooms air-conditioners was not working, which made for a few warm nights. I'm sure management has already fixed this.
Left on 12/29/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | RegularsReviewed Dec 29, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
Playa Negra is a yearly destination for our family. Over the past 8 years we have stayed at 3 of the houses managed by Beach Grass Rentals. Mary always goes above & beyond getting us settled, checking in during our stay and updating us on what's new, changed or the same. The houses are definitely 5 star, beautiful & clean. Great surf, friendly locals & delicious food of a wide variety.
Left on 07/29/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | TedReviewed Jul 29, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
I am a bit of a type a person and find a need for activity pretty much all the time. This spot is one of the few places were I can sit very contentedly for a time just enjoying the setting and the view. There is a spacious, airy thatch-covered veranda that has 170 degree views of a beautiful beach and a great surf break. Oh, and between you and the beach is a zero sightline pool for cooling off (or for tossing in a few pieces of fruit at night to watch the bats swoop in for a meal). The veranda is part of a private compound with two other buildings that house the bed rooms and kitchen which have been very comfortably appointed.
Beachgrass Rentals provides all the information and help we asked of them in a prompt, professional and friendly manner. The house and grounds are very well maintained and clean. If you are looking for a place to enjoy Costa Rica outside a pre-packaged resort, I can think of no place better! Actually, I can think of no place better including the resorts!
“Best House and Hostess in Playa Negra, Costa Rica”
Left on 07/20/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | KiKiReviewed Jul 20, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
While Casa Vista azul is by far the best house in Playa Negra with it's perfect view into the barrels at the Playa Negra reef, it is the beautiful and gracious hostess Mary that sees to it that your surf trip is one to rememeber. The house is comfortable, air-conditioned and has the huge lanai to escape the heat of the Central american day, not to mention an infinity pool. The property is immacaulately maintained. My group has been coming to this area to surf since 2003 with Mary as our hostess. She manages several other like properties under Beach Grass, but Casa Vista azul is our favorite and we reserve it well in advance of our trip. Mary will get you to all the local eateries, arrange surf trips to Ollie's and make sure that you experience at least once the "message/acupuncture" treatment right in the lanai by Randy. Simply, the best vacation on earth.
“Best way to enjoy the outdoors with an amazing view!”
Left on 07/16/2010 for a stay in January 2009 | paddlinmaddlinReviewed Jul 16, 2010Stayed Jan 2009
Casa Vista azul is the type of house you want to go to if you enjoy being outside, laying around by the pool, alking the beach and look at one of the best views one can get of Playa Negra. Beach Grass Rentals has some of the best vacation rentals in Playa Negra and this on is my favorite!
There is lots to do when at Casa Vista azul. Like laying by the infinity pool, hanging out in the hammock, and walking the beach (which you can get to through a private walk at one end of the property). There is great surfing/boarding right in front of the house if you are looking for fun/smaller stuff, or just a short walk down the beach is Playa Negra where you can find some of the best waves in Costa Rica to catch. The local town has some great places to eat and you are just a short drive to Tamarindo where you can catch a tour to go zip lining in Cartagena (highly recommended), find some great shopping and get some good eats.
Beach Grass Rentals is the best you can get when renting in Costa Rica. The service is amazing and Mary always has great ideas and connections on things to do and places to go.
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