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Recent Tamarindo reviews

  • Perfect And Private With All The Amenities

    "I stayed here with 3 others for 4 nights. I wouldn't pick anywhere else to stay, even after seeing all the other houses nearby. The views were priceless. A short walk uphill takes you to the tallest point of Tamarindo which was awesome for sunsets. The interior of the house was very authentic, clean, comfortable, and homey. As part of renting a house (as opposed to a villa or hotel room), we were worried that we wouldn't have all the services and amenities; however we were provided everything we could ask for and more: Upon arrival the property manager, Hans, met us at the house and drove me into town to show me where the ATMs and best places to go were (this was before we had access to a rental car). He couldn't have been more helpful. We were also put in touch with Margarita, who organized a full day of activities for us and even cooked dinner at the house one night (upon request). She was great-- we told her what kind of activities we wanted and she put together everything and had further ideas for us, such as setting up masseuses to come to the house for massages. The awesome local couple and their young son who live near the house provided maid, cleaning, laundry, and security services. They would see us coming up the hill and open the gate to the house for us every time with a big smile. Also, the morning of the day we left, they cooked a Costa Rican breakfast for us which was simple but by far the best breakfast we had the whole trip. Then there was Layce, the "guard dog." What a sweetheart she was. We couldn't get enough of her company. There were added bonuses that weren't mentioned in the listing description, such as an electric, full-body massage chair in one of the rooms. Another bonus (I think is mentioned briefly in the description) was a large, outdoor, covered bed that was perched behind the house; it casted an excellent view of Tamarindo, the ocean, and Langosta. Book your stay at Casa Catalina and you won't be disappointed. There's nothing we would change about it!"
    Guest: A Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • A Magical Oasis in a Perfect Location!

    "A stay at Villa Encantada is simply a magical experience. As you arrive, the beautiful Mediterranean architecture gives you a glimpse of what is to come. Entering the private courtyard you are welcomed to a luxurious oasis boasting a magnificent private pool with a refreshing fountain surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Several sitting areas provide you with choices of sun or shade complete with ceiling fans, stereo speakers, comfortable cushioned furniture and lighting perfect for romantic evenings. Upon entering the Villa itself there is an open plan concept featuring a well appointed chef's kitchen, large dining table and comfortable living area with flat screen cable TV and music system. The plush furnishings, warm colors and custom made tile and woodwork create a most comfortable environment. Moving through the Villa there is a convenient half bath and an outdoor dining area complete with high end grill. In the rear is the private and magnificent Master Suite complete with a walk in closet/dressing/laundry area and a huge shower with screened access to the private rear garden. Upstairs are two additional, well appointed bedroom suites, one with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool, that complete a very well designed floor plan. The Villa is in the very desirable Playa Langosta area surrounded by high end properties. The beautiful beach, great for walking, exploring and enjoying magnificent sunsets, is just a short walk through a land preserve. All the necessities such as a food and beverages, breakfast/lunch/dinner are again just a short stroll away. A longer walk or a short drive brings you to the bustling town of Tamarindo with all the beach activities and nightlife you could want. Close enough to enjoy and far enough to maintain peace and quiet! One of the benefits not to be missed is complimentary access to the Langosta Beach Club. Within walking distance (also by the beach at low tide), it is a great spot to enjoy the beach, spa and gym, cocktails at the bar and poolside dining. Highly recommended. Russ and Duncan have created a Magical Oasis that made our Costa Rican trip a truly enchanted experience. We are anxiously looking forward to our return visit. Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Jack and Mary Ellen Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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  • Nice location

    "The location of the condo to town and the beach was great. It's far enough from the noise of the town, yet close enough the 5 minute walk doesn't make you feel you are missing a thing. I suggest you walk the beach to get to town, it's just as quick but more enjoyable. Beach access is right across the street. Making breakfast and walking over to enjoy the morning surfers and the waves was nice. Although we didn't take full advantage of the clubhouse, it appeared other families did, and they were happy with the activities offered. Security at the condo were very nice and helpful. The concierge, Sebastian, was great. He always had an idea/place to go/adventure to take/solution to a problem. Don't hesitate reaching out to him. The condo was nice. We were greeted by the local land crabs upon arrival, made us all laugh. They are harmless and more than happy to be put back outside. The space in the condo was plenty for three. There was ample closet room for bags and clothes. And having the washer and dryer in the unit was great. All in all, we enjoyed our stay in Tamarindo. The only hiccup we had at the condo was the internet. If you need/want it, be sure to verify it is working. I'd recommend the condo for groups and families. The access to town and the beach are both great, and the security and concierge make for pleasant interaction as you come and go."
    Guest: Katie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Wonderful adult family vacation home!

    "What a beautiful and relaxing place to experience the west coast of Costa Rica. The terraces are amazing to hang out in the mornings and the evenings. There was always a pleasant breeze and the views! Sunset was out favorite time to be at the villa. We had six adults and all had plenty of space! We cooked most of our meals and found everything conveniently located. The only thing that would have made a difference would be better interior light for reading. We loved the pools and the beach swing. There was a family of Howler monkeys at the small beach, too. All the security staff were helpful and friendly. We took a few days side trip to the cloud forest and Arenal and felt very secure leaving the villa unattended. We would come back here to stay in a heartbeat! Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Susan M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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