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Casa Ohana

House in Playa Negra, Costa Rica

Casa Ohana, perfect vacation rental in Playa NegraDownstairs kitchen, living and dining areasGourmet kitchenMaster bedroom with breathtaking ocean viewsMaster bathroom is ENORMOUS with private ocean balconyBedroom 1 with queen bed & incredible play negra viewsBedroom 2 with queen bed, balcony and beach viewsBedroom 3 with queen bed and balcony ocean viewsBedroom 4 has 2 full baths and seperate bathPool in paradise!  Swim with views of Playa Negra surfThe office/media room, Wifi througout houseShared bathroomFamily dinners on the patioImaigine starting your day this way each morning.Relax and play ping pong while watching the wavesPlaya Negra beach, your playground!

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About this property

One of the Most Impressive Vacation Homes in Costa Rica
Designed by world-renowned modern architect Tony Unruh, Casa Ohana seems to grow out of the volcanic bluff overlooking Playa Negra beach and surf break. Its soaring curved walls are at once wave and shell, while its clean lines and high ceilings speak of open space and unexplored horizons.

Outdoor Living Area
The entry opens to a lanai area, featuring fantastic views, teak rockers and chaises, hammocks, and built-in lounges which wrap the curved southern wall. The lanai looks out onto a 40-foot lap pool to the beckoning Pacific Ocean beyond. Waves crashing over rocks and lava reefs define the amazing view.

The Home
From the entry, stairs lead up to the spacious living/dining/great room, with 10-foot ceilings and expansive views of the ocean and southern coast. All the ocean-facing rooms on the main level have handmade 8-foot sliding-glass doors and huge window walls leading to outside decks. All wood used in Casa Ohana – joists, ceilings, stair treads, counters, windows, doors and screens – comes from hardwood trees harvested and milled locally, and built by skilled craftsmen in a wood shop right on the property. Rocking chairs and an outdoor dining table on the balcony provide comfortable spaces to enjoy a book or dine al fresca while watching the sunset. The kitchen boasts hand-crafted cedar cabinets with marble and hardwood countertops and top-of-the-line GE appliances. The kitchen also offers a full-spectrum view of the ocean.

A half-flight of stairs leads up to three ocean-facing bedrooms and a fourth bedroom boasting beautiful mountain views. Two of the bedrooms each have queen beds and the other two have two double beds each. Each bedroom has open closets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, hardwood ceilings and access to a balcony or deck. Two full baths, a half-bath and laundry are also located on this level.

Master Suite
Up another half-flight of stairs are the master suite and office/media area. The bedroom boasts an absolutely gorgeous 220-degree view of the Playa Negra surf break and the northwest Guanacaste coast. Off the bedroom is a private bathroom with an open shower, large vessel sink and a hand-built master closet. Decks and built-in benches deliver spectacular ocean and sunset views from the private balcony.

Casa Ohana is located in front of one of the widest and sandiest stretches of beach at Playa Negra. Perfect for kids to play and run along the sandy shores and at low tide you'll have 100 yards or so of rocky tide pools to explore.

If you're a surfer, the surfbreak at Playa Negra needs no introduction. What you will be thrilled to see upon your arrival is that these waves are just steps from your door at Casa Ohana. We're one of the closest homes in the Rancho Playa Negra community to the surf break. Checking the surf in the morning is as easy as lifting your head off the pillow. If the waves are good, grab your coffee, grab your board and 2-3 minutes of beach walk and you're paddling out.

Nightly Rates:

Must add 13% Sales tax and $100 cleaning fee to rates

All Year Round
1-10 Guests $720.60

Holiday Rate
Dec 19th - Jan 6th 
$7,876 per week

Kids under 6 are Free
Rental agreement will be emailed upon confirmation of rental


  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Golfing
  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $720
Per Week $5,044
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near Playa Negra. One of the breaks featured in Endless Summer 2. This is one of the Costa Rica's best spots. A rocky reef right-hand break, Playa Negra is fast, hollow and can hold some size. It's tends to be bigger than the other spots around here. Fast waves, rocky bottom, juicy barrels, and ripping locals make this a great break, but not for the beginner.

This property is also located near Playa Blanca. Breaks directly in front of the Hotel Iguanazul. During a strong enough swell, this wave appears far offshore. When it breaks, it breaks well and it breaks big - usually at least twice overhead. There is a strong channel current leading out, so it is not that hard to get into the lineup - which will probably be sparse.

This property is also located near Playa Avellanas. A collection of left and right beach breaks and reef breaks. The surf breaks range from Little Hawaii at the north end of the beach to a fun left at the south end. Low tide can get really reefy, medium or high tide is your best bet. Playa Avellanas is long (and beautiful) beach, so spread out and find a peak away from the crowd.

Surf Type

  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Warm water

Surfer Reviews

Surfmatt took a Wavecation in May

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 4:05pm from Austin, TX

Surf Rating:

Overall Satisfaction:
Breaks Surfed: Playa Negra, Tamarindo
Favorite Break: Playa Negra
Wave/Swell Conditions: Chest to head high and glassy. About 20 people out surfing

Thoughts I want to pass on:

Casa Ohana is incredible! I'm still blown away by it. There are places that look better in photos and then there are those places that no amount of photos can prepare you for. This is one of the latter. I travel the world staying in incredible surf accommodations and I can honestly say Casa Ohana is one of the best. Location is perfect, just close enough to the surf that you can see everything the wave is doing and be on it in a few minutes notice but far enough away that you can relax and spend time with your family for a bit and don't have to see surfers sitting on the beach in front of the house reminding you what you're missing.

Architecturally, this home is amazing. I ran through the house like a kid in a candy store checking out each room and the views, they just never ended. Casa Ohana's architect is very well regarded and now I understand why. There is just something very right about the entire property, you feel it the moment you walk up to the front door.

The pool is gorgeous as well as the outdoor living area. The home has a perfect blend of open and communal spaces but then there are plenty of bedrooms for everyone to retire to when they need privacy. Plus there are lots of balconies so even with a large group you can always find a quiet corner of your own.

I can't think of many places around the world that are better suited for a family surf vacation than Casa Ohana. Whether you're coming with a few other couples, your extended family or your own family with teenagers or young ones this will be a vacation you won't forget!

This is a great Wavecation for:

Short Board
Families with Kids
Families with Teens

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Property Images

Casa Ohana, perfect vacation rental in Playa Negra

Downstairs kitchen, living and dining areas

Gourmet kitchen

Master bedroom with breathtaking ocean views

Master bathroom is ENORMOUS with private ocean balcony

Bedroom 1 with queen bed & incredible play negra views

Bedroom 2 with queen bed, balcony and beach views

Bedroom 3 with queen bed and balcony ocean views

Bedroom 4 has 2 full baths and seperate bath

Pool in paradise! Swim with views of Playa Negra surf

The office/media room, Wifi througout house

Shared bathroom

Family dinners on the patio

Imaigine starting your day this way each morning.

Relax and play ping pong while watching the waves

Playa Negra beach, your playground!

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