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Playa Tamarindo Beach House -Direct Beach Access- Great for Families!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Hacienda del Pacifico is a newly renovated house, designed by a well known California architect.

Using inspiration from traditional hacienda style, the house opens on to a very private secluded

garden with a lagoon shaped swimming pool. Hacienda style is all about open air walkways that

connect parts of the house. The authentic indoor/outdoor living. Unlike many of the more recently

built houses and condos in the area, the Hacienda delivers a very unique Costa Rican experience.

As one client expressed so well, 'you have your own tropical paradise'.

Located at the south end of Tamarindo Bay, the Hacienda is one of the very few large houses

in Tamarindo that has direct beach access from the front door. (see YouTube video)

Our beach area has excellent swimming and surfing along with low tide rock pools ready to

explore. A short walk around the point will give you the best sunset view in Tamarindo. If

you go to the beach and forget something, or you want to have one last swim as the sun is

setting - your bedroom is just a minute away.

The main focus of the house is the large 'walk gallery' connecting all the areas together around a central terrace area with swimming pool, patio and garden. The pool is more a free form lagoon with waterfall, which makes the garden look very tropical. All during the day, this area is frequented by a large variety of birds. Our kitchen is fully equipped and open to the patio and dining area, allowing guests to come and go as they please.

The house has 4 bedrooms, all with their own bathroom. The master suite is a separate 'casita' with a livingroom area, full bathroom and outside shower area. If you have never experienced an outside shower, it is a treat to be enjoyed!

We have a surfboard room and shower area so surfers and children with sandy feet can enter by a side gate and wash before entering the house area.

There is parking for two cars in front of the house. All bedrooms have a small safe for valuables.

Walk to town on the beach is 10 minutes. The finest hotel in Tamarindo, Capitan Suizo, is our neighbor. They serve delicious food and have music and barbeque evenings on the beach twice a week. Morning breakfast with howler monkeys in the trees is something they are famous for. Many of these howlers can be heard in the early morning from the Hacienda. Of course, making a fresh cup of coffee early in the morning in the Hacienda and then watching the sunrise on the beach is a great way to start a Costa Rican day.

What is unique is our location - which has become the best residential area of Tamarindo as we are off the main area of beach traffic and noise. We have access to everything you need with or without a car.

Complimentary fresh fruit, coffee, and beverages will be in the house upon your arrival

For more information, photos and videos go to our website (Link below).

Keywords: Hacienda

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Lexie

After coming to the Tamarindo area in 1995 to surf some of the best waves in Costa Rica, we were fortunate to find land to buy so we could surf directly in front of our house. We built the Hacienda with a little bit of nostalgia for old Spanish style California.

Lexie purchased this house in 2003

Why Lexie chose Guanacaste

We chose to build our dream Hacienda in beautiful Playa Tamarindo, after coming here to surf some of the best breaks in Costa Rica.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful private courtyard, home is completely walled in and private, excellent location, less than a minute's walk to the beach, surfing, beach walks, swimming in the pool


Location is the key when staying in Tamarindo. The Hacienda is not on any main road. The property is very secluded and private. The Hacienda is directly across from the beach.


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms, all with their own full bath and AC. Bedrooms 1,2,3 each have one queen size bed; bedroom 4 has 2 twin/ single beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Playa Tamarindo Beach House -Direct Beach Access- Great for Families!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Encinitas, CA

Magical Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The Hacienda is everything the photographs show but it is much more beautiful than we imagined.

From the moment we walked through the door, we were transported into a secluded garden with an

atmosphere that can only be called "magical". Once we got into the Costa Rican routine of waking up

to the sound of the howling monkeys and bird calls, we slowly took our mug of coffee to the beach for the

sunrise, the rest of the day just came and went with the Hacienda being a perfect place to keep coming

back to in the day for food, a nap, or a dip in the lagoon shaped pool.

The Hacienda is half a minute walk from rock pools, mangrove trees, and the most beautiful view of the bay.

The town of Tamarindo has everything you want in the way of shops and restaurants and is a 10 minutes

walk down the beach from the Hacienda. It is fun to go there, but a delight to come back to the quiet and

tranquility of the Hacienda.

The bedrooms are lovely and look out on to the patio. The beds and sheets are extremely comfortable.

The kitchen is well stocked and if you need anything, the manager, will get what you need. There are

mosquitos but if you make sure you spray yourself a few times in the day, it should do the trick. The maid

and gardner did their very best to make us feel at home.

We would recommend this house to anyone who wants a relaxing and easy time for a holiday at the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Hacienda. The house is well kept and in a perfect location to walk town. The staff took great care of the house while we were there and we enjoyed having Illena cook for us as well. Perfect space for our group of 6 to relax and enjoy our vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight spent 5 days here right after New Years. It was the perfect spot for us to easily explore the local area. Great accomodations, well stocked kitchen, spectacular courtyard with delightful pool, and just a two minute walk to Tamarindo beach. We were visited the first evening by a family of Howler monkeys, what fun; and occasionally by bold raccoons, not so fun, who even managed to set off the security alarm in the middle of our last night. Overall it was a great spot, close to beaches, the town and many fine restaurants. Dinner highlights included Walters in Playa Longosta and the Longosta Beach Club. Great weather, beautiful spot. And Lexie was very helpful whenever we asked. Thank you Lexie. A+++

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

House is fantastic. We have stayed multiple times and will do again. The howler monkeys come right by the house all the time along with lots of birds. The beach is close and Costa Rica is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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2 Families trying a New Destination

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us that stayed at the Hacienda, which we loved! There was plenty of room for all of us. The little extra's were a nice added touch. Easy access to the beach was wonderful, we took advantage of the waves to do some surfing. The short walk to town was easy for buying groceries, dinning and shopping. Taxi's were available though for non-walkers and rainy days/nights. The caretaker is very helpful with travel to and about the Hacienda.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Absolutely beautiful property in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed in the Hacienda over Christmas/New Years and absolutely loved it. The beautiful, open-concept space was perfect for a large group to spend time together at the pool, patio or kitchen area, while also having the privacy of our own bedrooms and bathrooms. Enjoying our morning coffee at the dining table while listening to howler monkeys in the distance, and watching exotic birds splash around in the waterfall was a lovely start to each day. After experiencing this true indoor-outdoor property, I cannot imagine being cooped up in a hotel room again. It was a quick walkway down to the beach, or just a few blocks into town to get anything we needed.

The only drawback we noted was a significant ant problem in the master suite, but we brought in some ant traps that helped, and of course this is a natural consequence of indoor/outdoor living.

The property was accurately displayed online (and in fact, was almost better than we expected) and the owner responded to our emails quickly. We also felt completely secure with the coded gate and night-time security guard. We would absolutely recommend the Hacienda, and if we are ever back in Tamarindo this place would be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

***Damage protection insurance must be purchased at using the VRBO listing number 266102

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.