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Recent Tamarindo reviews
Beautiful ocean views in a nice, quiet complex...
"The pros: the condo is in a nice complex with an attractive pool and hot tub that we enjoyed almost every day, most of the time having it all to ourselves. The condo has almost everything you need (except food...which is shockingly expensive). The master room is spacious with a nice size bathroom. I would have opted for different sinks as the bowls take up much of the counter space but there is a shelf below the sink too. The owners provide hand, dish and body (liquid) soaps and laundry detergent and fabric softener, plus the linens and beach towels, all included in the rental fee. The kitchen is well stocked with the essentials you need to make your own meals "at home." The views from the balcony are just beautiful! There wasn't always a breeze so it was sometimes too muggy with bugs around to enjoy but other times it was absolutely perfect. All the people we met at the complex, around town, and on tours were very nice and helpful. The owners were also a pleasure to work with.
The cons: the beds in the second room do not have the foam topper that the master bed has so they aren't as comfortable for adults (headboards aren't attached to the beds). The sheets and towels have some stains (the spare king-size sheets have a tear in them), several of them just need to be replaced. The condo has a few maintenance items that need to be addressed, mostly normal wear and tear, hard water, and a humid environment. There is an issue with a window/door leaking in the master bedroom when really strong winds accompany storms. We were without water 3 times so I would definitely recommend putting water in bottles and pots to keep on hand. We only lost power once, just for 10 minutes. The roads to the condo are rough so be prepared to experience the "Costa Rican car massage." The pool wasn't always cleaned so we spent a few hours skimming the pool (had we mentioned this to the maintenance staff, I'm sure it would have been addressed). Even after resetting and rebooting the modem and wireless router, the wireless internet in the condo rarely every worked so we were often using the wireless internet from the complex instead.
Other important info: taxis into town are anywhere from $5 to $10 one way (higher fare is to go to the Auto Mercado which has the largest selection around and gluten free items). Do NOT change money at the airport! Everywhere we went accepted US dollars.
Overall, we really enjoyed our 2 week stay at this well-priced condo!"
Guest: Dawn W.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 31, 2015
"We've stayed, a family of 5, with an 18 y/o son and two 15 y/o daughters this week. We've done dozens of VRBO rentals and this is one of if not the best. El Diria, where the condo is located is by far the nicest property in Tamarindo. Centrally located to the beach and restaurants but this condo sits back in so it's incredibly quiet. You have amazing views like the pictures. We saw more animals like monkeys, iguanas, lizards, and a crocodile than we did on 3 adventure tours. Joel provided great restaurant recommendations (Patagonia, Nuguis, Pangus, the Breakfast Grind) that I highly encourage you to follow as he was right each time. And he is close by if there are any issues but we had none. It's a great time and we thoroughly enjoyed it."
Guest: Rod W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015
"We had such a great time in Costa Rica last week. Wish I was there now! Thanks to Val for opening up your home to my family. We all loved your place! It was so nice and way nicer then the pictures you have online. My wife who is fussy about everything loved it there. You had everything we needed. I even left a few extra beers for the next person that comes. Truly wonderful accommodations. We tried all your restaurant recommendations too. They were all good. Only negative I could find was the ride from the main gate (10 min) to the 2nd gate but in the end it was worth it. The surfing is awesome at "little hawaii" which you have the easiest access to from this villa. We had some much space too in your condo we truly felt like we were right at home. Loved the beach club there which you need to pay $20 per family. You can use it for a meal credit, drink credit or whatever you want. We went there everyday with the kids and they loved the pool. For me it was ideal because I could surf and hang with my family and not feel like I was leaving them for long."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"This was our second stay at Linda's condo, once again we were very happy with the property. We were met at the airport by Linda's shuttle driver and delivered to the unit. We immediately noticed that the unit had not aged as most other condos do after several years of renting. Everything worked, and the furnishings looked brand new. The décor is very warm and inviting. Everything was as promised, very important for a vacation rental.
We would definitely stay again"
Guest: Mike & JudyDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 25, 2015