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Palm House: Exquisite Exotic Villa-Minutes from Beaches & Attractions

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Villa2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

3 bedrooms, 3 and half bathrooms, sleeps 10 people

Nothing is more precious than friends & family gathering to create memory of a lifetime. Designed with such in mind, Palm House is located in a secluded, gated, and private neighborhood, yet it is only 10 minutes away from area beaches & other attractions that Tamarindo has to offer.

The house has an open & inviting atmosphere. You will find yourself drawn to the thatched roof Rancho where you will spend most of your time relaxing by the pool and admiring the spectacular view of the green valley, rolling hills, ocean and sunset in the horizon.

It is a 2-level house. Each bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom. One master suite is on the second floor with a king size bed. A double glass doors opens up to a balcony offering the view. A guest bedroom next door has 2 twin beds with trundles (sleep 4). It also has its own private balcony.

Another master suite is located on the main floor with king size bed and 2 trundles. It features an outdoor private shower.

The Gourmet kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances such as cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen opens up to the family room providing enough space for family members to gather during meal preparation. Separated by bifold glass door from the kitchen and family room is the Rancho which provides outdoor formal dining and sitting area.

Our uniquely designed swimming pool has shallow beach area, perfect for sun bathing and unwinding during lazy days.

Enjoying the nature & the outdoors is what Costa Rica is all about. You’ll find yourself waking up to the sound of howler monkeys and birds in the morning. You have many sandy beaches, shops, and restaurants to visit and sample. Guanacaste offers attractions from hiking, surfing, sports fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, canopy tour, national parks, volcanoes to countless many others.

Please note that home furnishing shown in the pictures might have changed. We replace and change our home furnishing every so often for maintenance purposes.


Tia Djohan

Member Since 2009
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Guest Room
        1 king, 4 twin/ single, Twin bed can be combined into a king bed
      • Masterbed Room 2
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 Trundle Twin Beds
      • Masterbed Room
        1 king
      • All bedrooms are A/C and ceiling fan.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Living room toilet
      • Guest bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Master Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Outdoor shower
      • Master bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, Large Soaking Tub
      • The master bedroom has an large soaking tub, while the guests bedroom an additional exterior shower - great for full moon nights

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • Pool Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      White pebbles garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Daily Maid Service
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing


                                                                    • At sunset, the pergola at the end of the pool makes a perfect picture for your adventure album.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      38 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Amazing 2 weeks !!!!!!

                                                                      Robin B.

                                                                      Beautiful home with all the amenities and gorgeous views. Great location to the beaches and shops but loved how the House was far enough away to be secluded on top of the mountain with amazing trade winds . One of the best things was Marta the caretaker. She was AMAZING and took care of the house and all of our needs such a sweet and caring person miss her already . You will not be disappointed if you decide to rent this wonderful home , definitely would go back 😊�🌴�

                                                                      Private, Mountaintop Home with Private Pool & Pool Table

                                                                      Sena N.Stillwater, MN

                                                                      This was our family's first trip to Costa Rica. We flew into Liberia and drove about an hour to The Palm House, our mountaintop sanctuary. After successfully navigating the driveway, Marta welcomed us with an authentic Costa Rican dinner. She's a wonderful cook who also kept the house spotless during our stay.

                                                                      The Palm House is a beautiful, modern home positioned to perfectly capture the breezes. Each bedroom has a view, air conditioning, large closets, and en suite bathrooms. The contemporary kitchen is well stocked with everything necessary to prepare meals & endless snacks for teenagers.

                                                                      Our family enjoyed exploring the Tamarindo area restaurants & shops. We loved the food, smoothies & mojitos at Lola's & the lobster at El Coconut! We highly recommend Black Stallion Ranch for zip lining, horseback riding, & the Costa Rican BBQ with karaoke! It's just 2 miles from The Palm House. The owner is a former pro surfer from South Africa. He's an incredible host who has an amazing vision for his ranch.

                                                                      Tia, the owner of The Palm House, was wonderful to work with from the booking process through our departure. She responds immediately to questions & provides lots of information on the area for her guests. Tia & Marta went above & beyond the call of duty when I made a mistake with our booking at Black Stallion Ranch. Marta personally met me at the ranch & the owner was flexible & super accommodating.

                                                                      Thank you, Tia & Marta for a memorable Christmas family vacation!

                                                                      Beautiful, elegant, peaceful!

                                                                      Jerry W.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. This is our first trip to this country starting in San Jose, then the Arenal volcano area and cloud forest Monteverde. The Palm House was our last stop to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery. The pictures couldn’t even replace the real experience of being there. We were lucky to have an amazing sunset over the range of mountain beyond the pool one night. And moonshine over the valley can bring extreme peace to any soul.

                                                                      By night time we were greeted with ranges of music from the frogs at the pool area, little green ones, yellow ones and big toads. In the early morning, the misty clouds around the house and down the valley made the place so ethereal.

                                                                      The house is spacious and modern, tastefully decorated, and all three bedrooms have beautiful valley views and air conditioning. There were plenty of closet space and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with all you need for your favorite meals.

                                                                      We love the rancho area where we can enjoy outdoors meals, had fun playing at the pool table, relaxing in the hammock. The swimming pool is our savior for the whole day, enjoy the warm water under the palm tree with view of the mountain; what else would one can dream of?

                                                                      We went zip-lining at the nearby Monkey Jungle Canopy tour and visited several beaches. At times we came home to a meal that was ready for us by Marta. We were lucky to have her there to help with grocery shopping at the nearby supermarket and preparing food. She is such a good cook. We love her rice, bean and the grilled fishes, her seafood soup is fantastic.

                                                                      The owner was very helpful and checked in with us to make sure everything is ok.

                                                                      It was such a beautiful get-away experience. Absolutely amazing!

                                                                      Great home, incredible views, outstanding hosts and service!

                                                                      Jesse C.Seattle, WA

                                                                      I used to manage fine dining restaurants for several James Beard winning chefs and something one of those chefs/restauranteurs taught me early on that I will always remember is "it's not IF something is going to go wrong at some point in service, it's not IF a guest is going to have a complaint - legitimate or not - it's how you handle that mistake or grievance that will determine whether you'll be a successful hospitaltarian and run a successful restaurant."

                                                                      That same idea could as easily be applied to hosting someone in your home and on that front Tia is a true hospitalitarian. The reality of owning and renting out a home in a tropical rainforest is that something is bound to break, malfunction or just not go to plan as is the case with a couple things during our stay but Tia handled all the issues with grace and expediency which made us feel beyond cared for.

                                                                      Throughout the entire process - prior to the trip and during - Tia was very responsive, informative and helpful. Her 12 page Welcome guide provides her guests with a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and gives you all the keys for a successful stay.

                                                                      Plus, she has Marta. I cannot say enough great things about her but I absolutely recommend hiring her to prepare a meal of typical local food. We asked her for an ingredient list, purchased the ingredients ourselves then she arrived at 5:00 and by 7:00 we were sitting down to a seven dish meal which included the best arroz con pollo I've had in three different trips to the Guanacaste region. She truly is worth her weight in gold.

                                                                      One last thing to add, for those people who want ease and convenience this house may not be for you however, if you want a semi-secluded, well cared for home off the beaten path amongst the howler monkeys and the lush green hills then this is it. The reality is that even though Tamarindo is only 12kms from the house it will take 20 mins to get to town and half of that is over bumpy, rutted out country roads. The steep drive up cannot be done without 4WD/AWD. It is a fun ride in however, especially in a thunder storm😀

                                                                      Palm House

                                                                      Rosario D.

                                                                      I've to say The Palm House was more beautiful in person to my family and I,we went into town did some shopping,site seeing,deep sea fishing and took a boat tour and even took a wall into the jungle and saw some monkeys.Coming back from one of our trips back to Palm House Marta cook us a wonderful dinner and we even had Marta join us for dinner.Marta kept the home very clean during our stay,we enjoy our time at The Palm House very relaxing highly recommend on the Palm house,Tia the owner was always on quick response when ever I had a question during our stay Thank you Tia for everything your home is very beautiful and clean and Marta is a great cook.We are looking forward into the future to come back. Rose Dallimonti : )

                                                                      Gorgeous home! Hate to leave!!

                                                                      Christy S.

                                                                      We had a wonderful week at the Palm House. This place is right out of a magazine and was always such a joy to come back to each evening. We lived out on the patio practically. The hammock, the pool table, the daybed, the incredible pool - it was all perfection.

                                                                      Highly recommend!


                                                                      Tamarindo, Costa Rica

                                                                      The property is located in the hill sides of virgin forest overlooking an undeveloped valley just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. It is a very natural setting where sunsets are simply breathtaking and tranquility abounds. Palm House is only 10 minutes from Tamarindo - Costa Rica's surfing capital with restaurants, shops, attractions and overall beach town amenities. The popular Flamingo and Conchal beaches are only 20 minutes North, while great surfing spots like Avellanas and Playa Negra are only 15 minutes South. The Playa Grande National Park renowned for the leather back turtles is just across the estuary of Tamarindo. The Pinilla development is located 7 miles down valley and hostess luxury hotels. The Flamingo Marina holds world records in Blue Marlin and Sail fish; while the Catalina Islands are famous for scuba diving with Tiger sharks. Adventure is minutes away from our house!

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      $25 per day for additional children over 4 guests Rates are subject to change without notice. No refunds for cancellation or changes within 60 days prior to check-in.

                                                                      38 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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