Spacious 3 Bedrooms Home with Most Spectacular Views in Tamarindo!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tamarindo house description
Welcome to Casa Catalina, an oasis in the hills above Tamarindo. The awe inspiring ocean views from this property of Tamarindo beach and Las Baulas National park are among the best in the entire area. If you what you seek is privacy and amazing ocean views, yet you want to be close to downtown Tamarindo (600 meters away), then look no further than this beautiful home.
Casa Catalina is located 330 feet above sea level. This is a single story home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with over 3000 SF of space. There is a private ocean view infinity edge pool, large covered porch areas with outdoor seating and a hammock to relax!
The property has an outdoor kitchen area with gas grill, tropical garden, 24 hour security/caretaker on site, and an in room safe for your convenience and added safety. Kitchen features wood cabinets, plenty of countertop space and large dining table area. Kitchen is equipped with coffee maker, toaster, blender and all utensils and cooking supplies.
Casa Catalina sleeps up to 8 (6 in beds & 2 on pull out couch). There is 1 King Bed, 1 Queen bed, and 2 twin beds, and a queen pull out sofa. Also available an outdoor king size bed placed on a large covered terrace. All linens provided. There is free High speed WiFI (bring your laptop) and cable television. Inside utility room with washer/dryer. Free local calls! International calls require calling card, which can be purchased in Costa Rica or use your own. Casa Catalina is a NON-smoking property, however smoking is allowed outside ONLY.
Wildlife abounds just outside your door at Casa Catalina! It is a common scene to see howler monkeys, exotic birds, friendly iguanas and Pizotes in the nearby trees that surround this property.
Complimentary maid service Monday to Friday, Let us help you with your Tour reservations, fishing charters, rental car reservations, in home chef services, and real estate assistance at NO additional charge. We receive preferred corporate rates on transportation and tours. Private, professional pick-up and drop-off service available for an additional fee to and from the Liberia International Airport or the San Jose International Airport.
If you see we do not have availability for the dates you would like, please email us--we manage several other properties in the area and may be able to assist. We look forward to having you as our guest at Casa Catalina in Tamarindo.
Keywords: Home, Ocean View, Estate
- 3012 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Complimentary maid service 5x per week. Security 24 hours per day.
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Beach View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Surf Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Coin Laundry
- Rain Forests
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Famous canopy tours, ATV, nearby Rincon de la Vieja volcano, nearby!
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Casa Catalina was perfect! Magnificent views can be seen from every room. My family & I are very well traveled and typically stay in 5-star resorts. This property represents tremendous value. The view from the patio and infinity pool are not to be believed...fabulous! After a day out at the beaches we would come "home" and cool off by the pool. High ceilings, terra cotta floors and beautiful furnishings make this home so complete. Every amenity was there for us; kitchen was very well equipped, laundry room easily accessible off the kitchen, loads of good towels, beautifully furnished...etc. Caretaker Miguel is awesome! Super friendly and yet very professional. He took very good care of us. My family & I are big animal lovers and when we travel we miss our pets. Lacy, the owners dog, filled in that gap for us. She is a love! My son & daughter even took Lacy to the beach one day. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this home. We loved it :) Pura Vida!
- Guest Millie O.
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
Manager response: Thank you so much, Millie, for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Casa Catalina. Your note is making us miss our home and Lacey. Thanks again, Jim and Melissa
Every Room With A View
Every Room With A View
This is a house with a gorgeous view! The infinity pool is spectacular and a fantastic view to wake up to in the morning. The pool is cool as it is shaded most of the day but after a day of ATV’s, Zip Line, Hiking it is a refreshing place to begin or end the day! Miguel, Mirella, and Lacey are great. If you engage Miguel with a simple Buenos Dias he will try to communicate trust me my Spanish is very poor but I am willing to listen and try to understand and enjoyed our conversations-- what better way to share a cerveza and learn Spanish. Miguel is a very happy person who enjoys life he is helpful and friendly. Sitting on the deck the view is great expect a nice breeze and you will hear howler monkeys, we saw some across from the property on the front side of the house but heard them almost every night. If you do not like to walk up steep hills or have any walking issues or balance issues get a car and drive the road is very rough so go with a 4X4 but also know not a good idea to drive down and drink a beer there are few sidewalks so there is a lot of pedestrian traffic along with very narrow streets makes it a defensive driving challenge. I drove to Congo Trail and Liberia and the signage was fine might have to turn around once or twice but that would be true of anyplace you are not familiar with the surroundings. Places I tried that were very good were Langosta Beach Club Dinner and Service was excellent, Coconuts also very good food we were there for New Years Eve but service was only good since they were slammed. BTW fly into Liberia or small plane directly into Tamarindo the San Jose drive is a long one and all 2 lane roads if you do it plan on 5 hours in a car. I recommend a tour company to drive you Tamarindo Shuttle was great for us.
- Guest Sean (Colorado)
- Date of stay 12/25/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Best Trip with Amazing Views!
Best Trip with Amazing Views!
We booked our trip with another couple and had the time of our life! The house is absolutely gorgeous and the views are breathtaking. Miguel, Mayella and Layce were all an absolute treat to have onsite with us. Everything was kept in tip-top shape and we were well-cared for by them. The house is located on a hill, you can walk up and down the hill and it is maybe a 10 min walk, but it puts you right into town and at the beach. I felt that it was well worth the hill to have such stunning views and privacy. I recommend this house and I am excited to go back!
- Guest JennieJ (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 11/05/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Came for a week in August. Although it is the rainy season, the weather was outstanding. Stayed at Casa Catalina - 2 adults and 3 adult children. The villa is well-kept, and appropriately furnished. Pool is great. Views are stunning. Miguel, the security guard/poolboy/gardener is very pleasant and responsible. No complaints whatsoever! Would definitely stay here again and I recommend Casa Catalina to anyone looking for a private, hassle-free vacation. 2 minutes drive to town, though the road up to the villa is not great, with a 4-wheel drive, it's a bit of off-road fun. Monkeys and iguanas are not uncommon and add to the experience of the location. Sitting by the pool watching the vultures soar around and the surf breaking below never gets boring. Just read the other reviews - it's all good!
- Guest Nick B.
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/24/12
I stayed in Casa Catalina for 4 nights in January. The weather in Costa Rica that time of year is fantastic, and Jim and Hans of Casa Catalina worked with me closely to ensure that my trip went smoothly. All parts of the house are even better than advertised - the pictures of the infinity pool can barely do the view justice. We had 8 people, and found that we had plenty of space the entire time. While the walk up the hill can be a little steep, it is no issue to walk down and you can easily find a cab up to the house from the town of Tamarindo. All restaurants, bars, and beaches are walk-able from Casa Catalina. The gates, Miguel the security guard, and Lucy the (extremely well behaved and friendly) dog had our group feeling very safe. Highly recommended! Mike
- Guest Michael N.
- Date of stay 01/26/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/12
Stunning Views, Amazing House
Stunning Views, Amazing House
Just had the best vacation of my life at Casa Catalina. The house is gorgeous (nicer than the pictures) views are amazing! We had a fantastic time. I wanted to take Miguel (groundskeeper) and Lacey (the dog) home in my suitcase - they are both totally lovable and make you feel right at home. Once the housekeeper, Mayella gets past her shyness she is very sweet and it really makes you feel spoiled to have someone do the laundry, dishes, etc. Really cannot say enough nice things about the house - it has everything we wanted in a vacation rental property and then some. Only a few things I would say to be prepared for 1) the road to the house during rainy season requires a four wheel drive, but then if you have come to Costa Rica at that time of year you are probably going to find that in a lot of places 2) Miguel and Mayella don't speak a word of english, so practice, practice your Spanish! You will need it to communicate with these dear people. 3) Get ready for an absolutely wonderful time and to fall in love with Costa Rica. Pura Vida Casa Catalina!
- Guest 99 (Colorado)
- Date of stay 09/05/11
- Review Submitted 09/12/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Wonderful week at Casa Catalina
Wonderful week at Casa Catalina
Just spent a week at Casa Catalina with my family.Two adults and 3 older teens.We had a fantastic vacation.The pictures of the house are nice but don't do justice to how beautiful the house truly is in person.The views of the Pacific ocean and jungle are breathtaking.The staff are helpful and friendly,Lacy the dog was a big hit with my kids.
- Guest Jeff L. (Tallahassee, Florida)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
The description and photos were dead on. This may have been the best view I have had from a vacation property. The property was very pretty, well-appointed, clean and well-maintained. Each in us enjoyed a rest in the peaceful hammock. The timing of the maid service was unfortunate for us. Our stay fell between cleaning days. This didn't seem abundantly clear from the advertisement. The owner/manager was extremely responsive to email. However, it was an inconvenience to have to return the property keys to their offices which took us an hour out of our way. Lacey the dog was great and friendly. Miguel the caretaker was also very nice. The directions to the property were a bit suspect. We had to find it at night and I would not recommend this. Overall, I would definitely recommend this property to a friend. The drawbacks were relatively minor. The view from the infinity pool made it all worthwhile. I would highly recommend that during your stay, you hire Juan (Let Me Cook for You) to prepare you a dinner. He is very talented and his wife Luisa is a wonderful host. His meal was probably the best we had on our trip. This chef service was arranged through the owner/manager. Pura Vida.
- Guest ATX (Austin, Texas, USA)
- Date of stay 02/18/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: I am glad your group enjoyed your stay and Juan with Let me Cook for you. Maid service is posted on the website as complimentary Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Those who only stay through a weekend can arrange additional maid service if requested. Our office is actually directly out of town in Huacas, only 12 minutes outside of Tamarindo, but you could have left the keys at the property without issue. We hope to see you in the future.
We stayed at Casa Catalina with two other couples in early February. We were blown a way with the beauty of the home and its views! We also loved having Lacey around as guard dog and reminder of our four-legged friends at home. Wonderful caretakers were also friendly and helpful. Very easy access to town/activities but a quiet retreat. We actually enjoyed cooking at home with local ingredients rather than eating out. Thank you for a lovely place for us to relax in a beautiful country.
- Guest Jill (Denver)
- Date of stay 02/05/11
- Review Submitted 02/21/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing.
SUPERB views (from several directions!)
SUPERB views (from several directions!)
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Catalina. The view of Playa Grande was literally magnificent. Watching sunset from one of the bedroom patios was a daily (mandatory) occurrence. The help staff on site were very nice. Overall, a great stay!
- Guest Ted (DC area)
- Date of stay 12/26/10
- Review Submitted 01/06/11
Manager response: We hope to see your family again next year at Casa Catalina!
Dec 01-Apr 30: $575/night (3 night minimum) .... $3780/week May 01-Aug 31: $450/night (3 night minimum) .... $2990/week Sep 01-Nov 30: $325/night (1 night minimum) .... $2120/week Holiday Weeks (Easter, Christmas & New Years) .. $5650/week (1 week minimum) Thanksgiving Week .............................. $2825/week (1 week minimum) 25% Deposit required to reserve, balance due 30 days before arrival, tax included Complimentary maid service Monday through Friday. Additional cleaning $25/day Free welcome typical Costa Rican breakfast for the party for the first morning!!
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- Nearest Airport: Liberia Daniel Oduber International Airport at 50 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Tamarindo at 600 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Wiches Rock Surf Camp at 600 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: Pangas at 600 Metres
Year Purchased: 2003
About: My company manages properties for clients who own at the beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. While I was born in Italy, I have been full time permanent resident in Costa Rica since January 2000 and love the area. I am happy to help you plan your next Costa Rican vacation! Feel free to call or e-mail me.
Tamarindo is a great town with a beautiful beach. Great for surfing and swimming. Tamarindo has all the services one would want--shopping, great restaurants, banking and nightlife. There are so many great outdoor activities: Canopy tours, catamaran tours, ATV, horse back riding, surfing, scuba diving, volcano day trips, white water rafting to name a few!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a live-in maid and caretaker to make your vacation truly carefree at this property. The location and views cannot be beat. You have the benefit of an amazing vacation property, ocean views, yet only 600 meters to downtown Tamarindo.
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Some of the most spectacular ocean views in town
Main view of Casa Catalina
Fully equipped kitchen
Master Bedroom with King Bed
Guest bedroom with two twin beds and full ocean view
Outside area with private infinity edge pool, BBQ
View from living area to outside
OUR GUARD DOG LAYCE
180 degree views of Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Langosta
Spacious Living area with TV, vaulted ceilings and ocean views
Dining area off the kitchen
Master Bath with dual vanity, garden tub
Guest bedroom with Queen bed
Private infinity edge pool at night
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