Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Cathy Maddams
My husband and I are retired and live in San Jose, CA. We thoroughly enjoy traveling to Costa Rica, and I have been doing so for over 13 years. One thing I love about having a vacation rental in Costa Rica is helping people to optimize their holiday experience in this beautiful country. Owning Villa Jazmin affords us the opportunity to stay in Tamarindo 2-3 times a year which keeps us up to date with the area and local amenities. We have found the town of Tamarindo to be the ideal vacation spot with its gorgeous beaches, water activities, wonderful weather, friendly locals, unique shopping and restaurants with a wide selection of cuisines.
Cathy Maddams purchased this House in 2002
Why Cathy Maddams chose Tamarindo
After realizing that this was my favorite vacation spot in the world, I decided that it was the perfect place for my second home. Sharing it with you is an added bonus.
What makes this House unique
Here are the highlights of what I love to do in Tamarindo: eat out, BBQ in, take daily walks and/or horseback rides along the beach, play golf, sit in the morning sun with my coffee, nap on the lounge chairs, walk to town to shop and have macadamia nut pancakes, pineapple pie or shrimp tacos. My favorite restaurant is the Langosta Beach Club. It is on the beach with great food and entertainment two nights a week around the pool.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Adult caution around pool for toddlers.Adult caution around pool for toddlers.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- 1) Quiet zone for the pool is 9 p.m. - 9 a.m. 2) If sandy, use outside shower before entering house. 3) Be mindful of water draught.
- If you have toddlers, please be aware that there is no fence around the pool. The pool is in the backyard off of the kitchen/living room area.
This villa was great and we loved the monkeys hanging out right outside our door!
Another wonderful time at Villa Circa Del Mar
Had a wonderful time during our stay.
Plusses and Minuses
The house was large enough to accomodate 4 adults comfortably. We truly enjoyed the pool and the service provided by the pool maintenance folks as well as all the staff at RPM who were responsive, courteous and prompt to respond to our concerns.
We were disappointed by the condition of the house: The house is sorely neglected (windows and doors don't fit properly; a paint job would help; the refrigerator had broken shelves and the water/ice maker in the freezer provided only "snow"; although the website stated the beach was a block away, it was more than than that, difficult for one of our members to climb the hill, back from the beach and the lack of beach chairs to bring to the beach caused us to go elsewhere and pay for our beach experience.
When we checked out, we were told that the owner we rented from had sold the property several months ago so that may be the reason for the feeling and look of neglect of what could be a really nice place to stay.
This is Cathy Maddams, the original owner of Villa Jazmin. I would like to respond to your thoughts about your stay. Upon reading your review, I immediately contacted my property managers to have them check the refrigerator shelf and all windows and doors. I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with these aspects of the villa.
The refrigerator is a lovely one and no one had reported the broken shelf, but that problem will be fixed as immediately as possible. Unfortunately, the ice machine cannot be repaired, and we will be sure to have bags of ice in the freezer for the use of the guests.
The beach actually is directly across the street from the villa. There are two pathways to the beach. The one right across the street is a little steep for someone with difficultly maneuvering the path, I agree. 1/2 block down the road is a second pathway to the beach which provides easier access. My property managers would probably have suggested using that second pathway if they had known there was a problem.
I haven't listed as accessories of the villa the use of beach chairs. Every time I purchased beach chairs, they were broken or lost. My guests have aways taken such fantastic care of the villa, but keeping up with beach chairs simply did not work. I imagine most people take the beach towels to the beach - which are provided in the villa and laundered by the maid.
Yes, I sold the villa in January because my husband is struggling with Parkinson's disease and cannot travel any more. But, I am still managing all the reservations that I have made with clients - up until May of this year. It has always been extremely important to me that my guests have a wonderful vacation in Villa Jazmin, and I arranged to follow my reservations closely and provide the same attentive services until the reservations were completed. My excellent and attentive property managers will also still be overseeing the villa for all my guests during their stay. Their office is only 1 block from Villa Jazmin.
I respect your thoughts and wanted to respond to your concerns as a reassurance to future renters that the villa will still provide a wonderful vacation experience.
Everything you want or need. A couple things needed fixing but maintenance was over promptly. Across the street to beautiful beach. Short walk to many restaurants. Less busy area, which we loved. Mile walk to town for larger shopping and night life. Able to rent a golf cart. Booked all tours through property manager. Tours were fantastic.
Great place to stay
This was a great Villa to stay in. It was perfect for our family, and nice to have a full kitchen, with indoor and outdoor dining. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Thank you for the recommendation. It is greatly appreciated.
Zip-line, guided wildlife river boat viewing, guided tours to volcanoes and river rafting, deep sea fishing, sunset sails, surfing lessons, boogie boarding, nearby pottery village