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Family Retreat for up to 16 People. Available Thanksgiving!

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tamarindo house description

Step through the gates of Casa Ix Chel and you'll find yourself in a tropical garden containing many species of tropical flowers and fruit trees including coconuts, bananas, papayas and lemons. Walk up the path to the main home and you will find the swimming pool, which has a shallow section designed for submerged lounging and the outdoor eating area surrounded by palms and bougainvillea. There's plenty of area to lounge in one of the teak chaise lounges, chairs or the teak dining table and chairs. The home and gardens sit on a quarter acre lot.

The home stands three stories tall. The architect used many curved lines and lots of exposed wood so there is definitely a nautical feel. Enter through the front door and you'll find the first living room, a great spot to read and relax. There is a small bar that connects with the large kitchen. The dining area has a picture window overlooking the pool and gardens. The kitchen is newly renovated with a six burner gas stove, range hood, dishwasher, two basin sink, and a large refrigerator, all stainless steel.

You'll find the master bedroom on the first floor. It has a king size bed imported from Java. The master bath has a double vanity and a shower with hand molded tub. There is also a powder room on the first floor for guests and people coming in from the pool area.

Make your way to the second floor and you'll find the second living area. There is a television sitting area and a large wrap around porch overlooking the pool and gardens. There are two bedrooms on this floor, one with a king size bed and one with a queen size bed, both with private bathrooms.

The third floor is home to the crow's nest. Here you'll find two bunk beds, each with a double bed and a single bed. There is also a nice bathroom with shower.

In addition to the main house there are two free standing studios (cabinas). Each has a queen bed, kitchenette, stove, frig, private bath and enormous vaulted ceilings. The studios are located at the front of the property but are hidden from the main house by lush foliage for extra privacy. Perfect for couples, in-laws or teens.

Additional features include cable TV, DVD, wireless internet, all linens, and an outdoor shower and half bathroom. There is a washer/dryer located behind the house which is available for guests use.

'Downtown' Tamarindo is a short 2 blocks and the beach is 3 blocks from our home. Coastal Property Management has a full concierge desk and also is available 24/7 in the event anything comes up.

Keywords: 3 home private compound, perfect for families, couples, in-laws, & teens, pool, gated

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 years old to rent...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Other (See Description)


          • Master: 1 king


          • Guest 1: 1 queen


          • Guest 2: 1 king


          • Crow's Nest: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

            Two bunk beds with double on bottom and single on top...moreless

          • Cabina 1: 1 queen


          • Cabina 2: 1 queen


          • Each bedroom has a private bath. There is also a powder roof off the pool deck and an outdoor shower. All bedrooms have individually controlled ACs and ceiling fans....moreless

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Besides the main home which sleeps 10-12 you may rent one or two free standing detached studios (cabinas) to accommodate your in-laws or couples who want extra privacy or if you just need more rooms. Each large one room studio has a queen bed, kitchenette, breakfast table, sofa, private bath. Rent all 3 homes to sleep 14 -16 people....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing


              • Dining:

                Outdoor seats 16 at two tables. Indoor seats 10 plus 2 at the bar....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 16 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Individual a/c units in each bedroom and one for kitchen living room area...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Tons of books!...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • Catering Available:

                Chef services available...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Gas oven with six burner range top....moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 6 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Jul 28 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                      6 night min stay

                      New Years
                      Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Tax Rate 13%


                      Rates subject to change. Concierge and extra maid service available. Please inquire ahead of time. We will contact you one week before arrival to arrange for your check in. Thank you! - Coastal Property Management

                      50% non-refundable deposit required via major credit card or Paypal. Balance due upon arrival.

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                      Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      250 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Seasons Restaurant
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Hacienda Pinilla
                      250 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      400 Metres
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The Tamarindo area of Guanacaste, Costa Rica is heaven for outdoor activity enthusiasts but also has extensive options for guests who just wish to relax.

                      Surf lessons, cataraman sailing, fishing, national park tours, atvs, horseback riding, canopy tours, golf, tennis and more are available for pick up at the property.

                      We can provide on site chef services, massages, mani/pedi, yoga classes and more.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About: Coastal Property Management has managed Casa Ix Chel since the owners purchased it and renovated it for their family getaways to Costa Rica. The company is happy to play host and concierge to numerous groups that make memories at Casa Ix Chel annually.

                      Why Tamarindo:
                      The property offers groups lots of space. The two cabinas are completely independent from the main house with kitchenettes and full baths. We love having dinner outside by the pool after firing up the barbecue. Also, we feel blessed to be able to watch Howler Monkeys passing through the trees both in front of and behind the house.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This private gated compound is perfect for families & friends who want to vacation together but don't want to give up their privacy. In addition to the spacious main house that sleeps 10-12 people you may rent one or both of two free standing detached studios that offer everything the in-laws, couple or teens need (kitchenette, breakfast table, private bath, queen bed, sitting area, TV) so they can spend as much or as little time as they prefer on their own but still be only steps away from the main house and the pool.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      • Outdoor seating by pool and gardens

                        Outdoor seating by pool and gardens

                      • Path from main house to cabinas.

                        Path from main house to cabinas.

                      VRBO #218976

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                      $229 - $536 per night (USD)

                      6 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 10/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Calendar last updated 10/22/2014
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