5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Connect with nature! Monkeys, iguanas, birds, cool breezes and pretty views. It is private, quite and secure. Just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, small market and the laid back village of Playa Grande.

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Casa and Casitas Linda Vista is a secluded oasis in the forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Playa Grande. Where the ocean and mountains meet in harmony. Experience the best of two worlds, as beautiful tropical forest blends into pristine sandy beaches. Situated above the sea, the main house, Casa Linda Vista is Playa Grande's most affordable and unique vacation property that accommodates from 2 up to 8 people.

Casa Linda Vista is located on a private, peaceful 3 acre hilltop estate property. Casa Linda Vista is tucked into beautiful wooded surroundings offering seclusion with spacious, clean accommodations set back a few hundred yards off the northwest end of Playa Grande. The 3 acre property borders the Las Baulas National Park and the excellent, main surf breaks at Playa Grande just a short few minutes walk away.

Casa Linda Vista is ideal for those seeking tranquility, comfort and easy access to a wide variety of leisure activities. You can choose to prepare meals at home or dine in more than a dozen local restaurants.

Connect with nature! Monkeys, iguanas, birds, cool breezes and pretty views. It is private, quite and secure. Just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, small market and the laid back village of Playa Grande. The house is affordable, fully equipped, clean and comfortable. It's truly a peaceful getaway at Casa and Casitas Linda Vista.

CASA LINDA VISTA: The main house, which is the largest of 3 fully equipped houses, is a 2 story, 2 bedroom with panoramic ocean and mountain views that is perfect for small and large families or groups. Native woods and volcanic rock have been used throughout the house. There are 2 tiled bathrooms and a large, fully equipped kitchen. Wrap around screened windows bring in the cool breezes and give the feeling of sleeping in the treetops. Relax on the balcony and watch the sunset into the Pacific.

If your group is larger than 8 people, Casa and Casitas Linda Vista property, also offers two other fully equipped houses located on the same 3 acre estate property. With the combination of the main house and either one or both of the other houses the property will accommodate up to 16 people. If wanting more information, please contact owner for availability, rates & complete description of Casa Linda Vista property.

We do offer weekly and monthly rates depending on time of year and number of people . . .

HOLIDAY RATES upon request . . .

All 3 houses do have Wi-Fi- Internet . . .

Interaction with guests

I do live on the property full time with my daughter. I will be here to meet you upon arrival and offer any assists during your stay.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM


6 Reviews

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Christina User Profile
July 2017
Casa Linda is in a great location. Walking distance to Playa Grande (absolutely beautiful beach!) and a few restaurants. Also close to the roads leading to Tamarindo and Playa Conchal. The house itself is very sparse with few amenities (no soap, shampoo, limited bath towels and low quality sheets). Minimal lighting makes it hard to read at night and there is no TV (however, the wifi works great). The furniture is functional but not comfortable. In our family of 5, I somehow always ended up being the 4th person to shower and, every time I showered, the water pressure would go lower and lower and eventually the water would stop all together. My husband would go to the downstairs bathroom and do something (not sure what) and the water would come back on so I could finish my shower. There was no A/C but, for the most part, the big ceiling fans worked very well. There were times when a blast of cold A/C would have been really nice but the fans were quiet and had about 8 speeds. You will not hear any road noise at Casa Linda but you may awaken to howler monkeys and/or birds. It was a treat to see a howler monkey family right outside the house. The deck has a distant view of the beach where we were able to watch lighting storms. Kai is very responsive and easy to work with.
Craig ( Kai ) User Profile
Response from Craig ( Kai ):
Sorry for theses small issues and for bring them to my attention. The problem with the upstairs shower during these guests stay was that the center valve that controls the water volume was turned almost completely off. All that was need was to open the valve all the way and good water pressure returned. To the contrary the mattress, sheets, pillow and bath towels are basically brand new and in good condition. Every cleaning day the bath towels are changed and at anytime if guest needs clean towels they are available. Just need to ask. We are constantly up-grading and improving our property trying to make the Casa Linda Vista experience better. Thanks for the input. Sincerely, Kai Ransom
July 2017

Pat User Profile
April 2016
Craig (Kai) was a great host. His home was clean and comfortable. A surf shop, market, restaurants, beach all a short walk. Beautiful views.

Porter User Profile
April 2016
Kai had a friend pick us up at the airport and take us to the supermarket and then to the house, which was great. He was always available in person and by email and by phone, so we felt like we could reach out to him if we needed to. We felt safe there for sure. Its a walk to the beach that is enjoyable. His aim is for you to enjoy the casitas, and that feeling is genuine. If you want privacy, he lets you be. If you need help with a rental car or ride, he's there with a suggestion. The house is smartly laid out, build quality is good, its simple, but it works well. We enjoyed the balconies and the daybeds and we got the most out of the kitchen by bringing alot of food with us. The house location shines when you compare it to other places. Nowhere else will you get the feeling of being amongst the animals. The dawn brings an orchestra of birds and monkeys that is unreal. Throughout the day, the forest is alive with birds, and the howler monkeys pass by in the trees, looking for food. We saw plenty of iguanas and smaller lizards, a tiny snake, tons of parrots, grackles and hummingbirds. The best beach is Ventanas, just a short walk westward along a path leads to a unspoiled secluded horseshoe of sand that is perfect for early and sunset swimming. We really had a relaxing time, as did our kids. We did not have a difficult time respecting the conservation of water, we made our rinsing off quick work.

Jen User Profile
June 2015
A truly beautiful home.

Heather User Profile
March 2015
Kai met us right away when we arrived to help us get situated. He gave specific instructions about the area, how to get to the beach, how the water drinking conditions were and gave us a tour of the house. It was great.

Emilie User Profile
December 2014
Clean and sunny place at few minutes walk from the beach. Kai has been really helpfull, flexible with our dates and take care of his properties pretty well. Overall a place I would recommend.

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Guanacaste, Costa RicaJoined in July 2012
Craig ( Kai ) User Profile
I´m from Southern California. I first moved to Cosa Rica and bought this property in 1990 and stated this business. I enjoy surfing, golf and gardening. I enjoy running business and meeting people from all around the world.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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