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Recent Tamarindo reviews
Very comfortable home away from home
"We stayed at the condo, for 2 1/2 weeks, and were able to get the feel of the condo, building, and the community. All were very relaxed, safe, and made us feel 'at home', in an exotic country. The condo lacks for nothing, with lots of extras, in the way of a paper-back library, storage room with all sorts of toys and beach items, and even a full spice rack, for your exotic cooking nights.
Its about a 20 minute hike into Tamarindo, but as you can do most of it along the beach, it is hardly noticeable. If you don't mind a little walking, you don't need a car. WE would definitely stay here again."
Guest: Paul B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
"5 Stars is Not Enough !!!! What a lovely place from the Casita to the beautiful gardens surrounding the property. Both Gary and JoLene will make you feel special from the moment you first meet them to the end, including their son, Brooks. We were lucky to experience the howler monkeys everyday, and D'Artagnan made a special appearance, he is the "resident" monkey. The breakfasts are to die for thanks to Maria. The town of Tamarindo was a short walk, close enough, but far enough away from the hustle & bustle. Thanks to everyone for the most memorable trip ever !!!!"
Guest: Sandy F.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
"I would give this 4.5 stars but we'll round up to 5. Overall, the condo is a great value for a 3 bedroom 4 bathroom unit and we had a really nice vacation.
I will start out with a few minor negatives to set expectations.
The bathrooms are not air conditioned. The top floor bedroom air conditioning unit cant keep up with the hot weather outside (97degF) in the daytime. It is fine in the night. We had some small ants during the first few days. RPM maintenance came in when we were gone and took care of the issue. We had issues with the safe, some missing bulbs and a small stone blocking the kitchen cold water line. RPM maintenance took care of these issues. Some of the pots/pans need to be replaced. The phone works but has a broken display on it and needs to be replaced. There are 20 steps to climb between floors when you leave the unit. So, 40 steps or 2 flights of stairs gets you to the pool/beach level. If you're in OK shape, this is not an issue. As mentioned a few times, the beach in front of the unit is NOT swimmable. You need to walk 1/4 mile to the left AND make sure you go at a lower tide. That Langosta Playa beach is dangerous when the tide is high or coming in because of strong estuary currents. You cant walk along the beach when the tide is high and need to check the tide tables.
Positives: The view and sunsets are amazing. The furniture in the units are very nice and the beds are comfortable. The pool is wonderful. The beach tidepooling out front is fun (wear sandals.) The employees at the gatekeepers/cleaners were nice. RPM management was great with maintenance, questions and for all our tours. The kitchen worked well for our family to prepare meals. WiFi worked well.
I would say that you need a car to stay here comfortably. The walk to Tamarindo isn't pleasant because the road is un-paved, dusty and hot. The owner recommended Dollar rent-a-car. We got a 4-wheel drive 7 seater with a portable GPS (highly recommend) for $450/week. Remember that Costa Rica is a 3rd world/developing nation. There will be chickens and dogs in the road occasionally. The drivers will pass you on narrow roads. If you are used to driving in cities, you will be fine.
The supermarkets had everything we needed. The fruit, pineapples, mangoes, avocados were amazing. Try some experiments with the local food. We enjoyed Costa Rican plantain chips, a nut mix and their packaged OJ.
Overall, we had a great time and would return."
Guest: ihartDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 27, 2015
Great location- across the street from the beach and walking distance to everything in town
"My husband and I stayed for a week with both my parents and our two children (6yrs old & almost 2yrs old). Mike and Kathy along with their friendly staff were awesome and accommodated our VERY late check in. We loved having a pool in the back yard for the kids to swim in and the the beach and various restaurants right across the street. While there are many adventurous activities to do within driving distance, we chose to spend the majority of our time relaxing in the backyard (watching monkeys, birds, etc), on the beach, and exploring the town by foot. We did so one adventurous thing though - take our 6yr old zip lining at Pura Aventura. We had a blast and felt very safe!
Cafe Tico (2 min walk out the gate and to the right) is a must if you like coffee. As is Langosta Beach Club if you're looking for a great place to sit and watch the sunset and have a nicer dinner."
Guest: Iliasha D.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 9, 2015