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

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The serenity of Casa Kalana insures a complete reconnection to your SELF.
Mornings spent on this patio are the most peaceful you have ever known. Coffee's brewing...
Casa Kalana - your personal 'hidden paradise'
1 of 26The serenity of Casa Kalana insures a complete reconnection to your SELF.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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....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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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!
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Casa K
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed 14 January 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 last few trips I have wanted a...More

Date of stay: December 2020
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CKPlayaNegra, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2021

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!

Reviewed 13 January 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 quiet in the middle of nature. The house...More

Date of stay: December 2020
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CKPlayaNegra, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2021

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

Reviewed 26 February 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 restaurant. His home was a 5 minute walk to...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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CKPlayaNegra, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2021

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

Reviewed 7 January 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...lots of time on the Lanai listening...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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CKPlayaNegra, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2021

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...More

Reviewed 20 November 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 Rican history. When my boyfriend and I arrived, our jaws...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 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 over the years. As a longtime resident of Costa...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Camper815368, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

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...More

Reviewed 27 August 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 own. The host Frank commented on...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Camper815368, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

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...More

Reviewed 13 July 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 Colorado just on summer vaca looking for good waves...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Camper815368, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

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,...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

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, because it was a short walk to the beach. Our...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Camper815368, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

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

Reviewed 17 March 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's help (our gracious host) I was able to show them...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Camper815368, VR Owner at Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting!, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

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...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Playa Negra is so much more than just a surfing beach, there are empty roads for an early morning or late evening run or walk. Horses pass here daily for those interested, and the best canopy zip-lines are a 10 minute drive away. We are a quiet, residential community, with restaurants and stores within walking distance, but a rental car greatly expands your options if you are here more than a week. Yoga studios, training programs, fishing, surfing lessons, we can make it happen.
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.
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Casa Kalana Surf Villa - just 250 yards to the Ocean in a lush jungle setting! is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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