$144 / night
Total guests, Nights

Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting! – Home 2988915 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting! – Home 2988915

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Casa Kalana is a unique, quiet, private home nestled in the last section of tropical dry forest just 250 yards to the Pacific Ocean. You can pour yourself a cup of coffee and put your feet in the ocean before it gets cold. We have an abundance of wildlife to observe thanks to our heavily wooded property. We have a fully appointed kitchen, granite counter and bar, dining and living area which opens onto the outdoor terrace, complete with hammocks, where our guests tend to spend the majority of their time. There are two large bedrooms, each with queen sized beds with one shared bathroom. Filled with art and decorated in a indigenous artifacts, the energy is designed to disconnect you from your stressful life, and reconnect you to your 'self' and nature.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A rental car is highly recommended if you are here for more than one week. Bicycle rentals can be organized for exploring the area as well. Bus travel is daily into Santa Cruz, but with a rental car, you can be there and back with your shopping by the time the bus arrives in Santa Cruz, a real time saver when you are on vacation. Most of the area restaurants and stores are within a 10 minute walking distance, but carrying groceries back home can be a bit daunting for the uninitiated. Local taxi service is also available. Let us know about your plans and desires before you arrive so you minimize any downtime.

Interaction with guest

Guests let me know how much interaction they need, but I am not more than 10 minutes away should anything arise. It is the jungle here, and things do happen, mostly nature. We are long time residents here and have enjoyed hosting guests who have left as friends. We work hard to insure your valuable vacation time is stress free and relaxing and we are honored that you would consider Casa Kalana and Playa Negra. If you have any questions, please let me know how to be of service. Mahalo, Frank Kalana


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

NEVER invite people you meet on the beach or the area to our home! Do not tell people WHERE you are staying to prevent criminal elements to target you while you are on vacation. Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE at all times!


About the owner

Casa K.
Calendar last updated:
24 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
Costa Rica
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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34 reviews

Very Good

“Best 'Authentic' Costa Rican Beach House”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2021

I have visited Costa Rica many times over the past decade and I have stayed in many different vacation homes and hotels up and down the pacific coast of Costa Rica from San Jose up to Nicaragua. The l… More

Response from the owner Aloha Jake! Thanks for the kind words!! You can always count on me to help make your time in Costa Rica relaxing!! Your family is always welcome here and I look forward to hosting you again!! Pura vida!

“Wonderful house”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2021

We stayed for 10 days at Franks place with our 3-year-old son. We absolutely loved it. The location is perfect because you can walk straight to the most beautiful part of the beach and it is super qui… More

Response from the owner Aloha Achim and Erika!! Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so glad you had a great time at Casa Kalana and I look forward to hosting you again soon!! Pura vida, Frank

“Great location in Costa rica”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2020

We stayed at Frank's home in playa negra for 10 days. His home was very comfortable and in a great location. The setting was peaceful and quiet but within walking distance to a large resort with … More

Response from the owner Aloha Janet! Wow, thank you so much for the great review!! You guys got here just before the big lock down!! I hope you are doing well and I look forward to hosting you all again soon!! Pura vida, Frank

“Absolutely Amazing Home and Best Host Ever!!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2020

From the moment we arrived Frank was waiting for us and made us feel right at home. Frank was great and telling us things to do and helping us get the rhythm of Playa Negra. Such a wonderful home...… More

Response from the owner Aloha La Shawn!! Thank you so much for the kind review! We had a really good time didn't we? You also were here just before the big lock down! I hope you are doing well and will be able to come back and hang out with me soon! Pura vida, Frank

“Home Away From Home”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2019

Casa Kalana is one of those places that cannot truly be explained until you finally see it! It provides a calming, beach, surf vibe, while also providing a downright striking display of art and Costa … More

“Secluded Refuge by The Beach”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2019

Nestled on the edges of a dry forest, yet a short walk from an amazing crystalline beach with perfect waves, Casa Kalana has consistently provided a safe and secure space for me to rest and recharge o… More

Response from the owner Aloha Don! Thank you for the kind words and review! You were the first person to stay in the house since the burglary. You are a repeat guest and a resident of CR, so you know that no house in CR is guaranteed safe. It is up to us to maintain vigilance, another reason I am usually very close by the house, including your stay. Thanks for the continued trust and Mahalo for taking the time to review Casa Kalana!! We want to insure all our guests have a relaxing and peaceful experience! Pura Vida!

“Peaceful Easy Feeling”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2019

I recently visited Cassie Kalana August 5 to the 10th of 2019 I can’t say enough about what a nice place this was somewhat a relaxing time I had there. I felt totally secure as I travel on my ow… More

Response from the owner Aloha Jennifer!! Thank you so much for your kind words and review!! As a single woman on vacation, I was encouraged to see you so relaxed and enjoying yourself while at Casa Kalana! Traveling light and with little valuables is the smartest way to experience Costa Rica! So happy to have you stay with us and happy to know you plan to return so soon!!! Let me know what more I can do to make that happen!!! Cheers, FK


Reviewed 12 Jul 2019

Renters BEWARE!!! WE WERE ROBBED AT CASA KALANA JULY 11!!! THIS IS NOT A SAFE HOME!!!! Local police were not helpful and told us they could not help us. Super scary situation for my family from Colora… More

Response from the owner Dear Host Family, The safety and security of our guests is our main focus here at Casa Kalana. As the owner, I am deeply sorry that you have experienced this loss and invasion of privacy while guests here at my home. All of our guests, including you, are informed upon check-in of the importance of following personal safety to prevent any material loss or break-ins. They are also made aware that the area is subject to break-ins and it is necessary to be vigilant. We have developed a simple and effective way to minimize the chances of this occurring as follows: • Please ensure all doors and windows are locked prior to leaving the house. • Please notify me if you are going to be gone from the house for more than 1 hour. I stay around the house constantly if you are going to be away. • Please utilize the safety security box for storage of any and all valuables. There were two lapses of our security protocol that led to the burglary: 1) The door lock was broken, requiring a new key. Rather than wait for the new key, the house was left unlocked, as well as unattended. 2) Valuables that should have been stored in the safety security box were left out. These two simple acts literally left an “open door” for the bad guys. We have had over 100 groups stay at Casa Kalana with excellent experiences, for which we are grateful. For our future guests, please remember to leave your valuables at home, don’t take anything to the beach that you would be sad to lose. We respectfully counsel all our guests to follow our security protocols and keep me informed of your comings and goings. Join the group of people who have had positive experiences in Playa Negra and Casa Kalana. Aloha!


Reviewed 14 Apr 2019

Travel to Casa Kalana and you will know what rejuvenation feels like. Our group stayed here for 5 days! I wish it would have been longer. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great location, becaus… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much Missy for the wonderful review!! I was happy to host you and your family and I look forward to seeing you again! Always humbled by so many nice comments. Best wishes, Frank

“The most amazing tranquillo vibe and jungle location”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2019

Casa Kalana never disappoints my clients or myself. I recently booked Casa Kalana for my brother and sister-in-law for an amazing first trip to Costa Rica. I was the official tour guide and with Frank… More

Response from the owner Aloha Elizabeth and Mahalo nui for the great review!! You and your guests are always welcome at Casa Kalana and as a repeat visitor, you know the upgrades we are finishing every time you come. I am always happy to help organize whatever extra activities you or your guests are looking for! Pura Vida y nos vemos pronto!!!

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