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PLAYA LAPA--A Private Jungle-Beach Retreat Rental

East side of Casa, Shade Deck
6 reviews
East side of Casa, Shade Deck
Living area/spiral staircase
Kayaking on the lagoon
Tree Frog at Playa Lapa
Playa Lapa kitchen/ snack bar
Tree Table, Front Deck
Sun Deck side of Casa
East Deck and Chaise Lounge Chairs
Bamboo Loveseat, Front Deck
Upper Deck Vie of Ocean
Front Deck Facing Jungle
Sun Deck, Facing Beach
Playa Lapa Beach Decks
Playa Lapa Kayaks
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2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Carate, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas
Playa Lapa is a privately owned ocean front residence in remote Carate, Costa Rica, only two miles from the Corcovado National Park. The Casa is tucked deep in a grove of lowland palms, right on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and insulated from the rest of the world by jungle on either side. The thundering surf pounds relentlessly against this prime turtle nesting area, and creates a continuous and exciting background for the parrots and shore birds by day, and the frogs and other creatures by night. The magnificence of this vast and undeveloped beach is one of Playa Lapa's most alluring natural
attractions which you can enjoy from any of the private decks surrounding the Casa, as well as from the upper observation deck or bedroom.
With the proximity of primary rainforest on the adjacent mountain slopes, Carate has abundant wil...
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About the Owner, Helene H
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2906196
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Kerry I
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Casa Playa Lapa was nothing short of perfect for us on our 25th anniversary celebration trip! We had so many places to choose from and are so happy we chose Carate, Costa Rica!! Corcovado National Park is walking distance away as is several ecolodges to grab some drinks at the bar, a meal and some company. We were picked up...

Management response:

Dear Kerry, I am blown away by your wonderful review! You have caught the rhythm of Playa Lapa for sure! The staff loved you, the guides feedback was great, and you were fun for me to help arrange your tours. Please come back soon! Peace and Turtles, Helene


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Reviewed 12 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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My husband and I and our 20 year old son recently spent a fabulous week over Christmas at Playa Lapa in Carate. If you and your family are true nature lovers wanting a remote unspoiled destination to completely unplug from the pressures and stresses of modern life, then you will be in seventh heaven. If you need air conditioning, constant...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We stayed at Playa Lapa over Christmas and New Years and had a fantastic time. The place was exactly what we were looking for and Helene and Joe are great hosts. Communication was excellent and they were always available to answer questions. We love to cook and the house has a sizeable kitchen that has everything you need including a...

Management response:

Dear Rune and Heather, Thank you so kindly for your lovely review! You were such nice guests, we really enjoyed hosting you! Playa Lapa was designed for folks like you (like us!) who love the ocean, the wildlife and the rainforest up close, but want privacy from the rest of the world, and enough space and time to relax! We...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(4)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    4 Cribs
    1 Full
    1 King
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RM 823
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RM 5,760
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  • Damage Deposit: RM 588 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The DAMAGE DEPOSIT is refundable upon vacating the premises in the same condition as arrival. Please leave the house tidy, dishes washed, bathroom clean. Laundry will be processed by owner. Please reuse towels and linens, as laundry is processed by hand. Excessive laundry will be charged. TAX includes sales tax and PayPal fees.
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About the neighbourhood
Casa Playa Lapa is located on Carate Beach, in a grove of lowland kahuna palm trees; there are coconut palms, fruit trees and flowering plants throughout the property. It is a densely wooded community, with hiking trails and horse back riding, and close to the Corcovado National Park for day trips, and the Pejeperrita lagoon for kayaking and fishing. The property is gated with secure parking, and a full time caretaker on site to assist guests. Several lodges are located within a mile of the property, with bar and dining available by reservation.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Carate airstrip: 3.2 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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