House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
About Property Manager
I am an orthopedic surgeon from So Cal who has traveled and surfed in Costa Rica for years. I will retire there someday, but in the meantime, will rent out my tropical oasis for vacationers to enjoy. I hope to add onto the home in the future - maybe 2 more levels. This home has great potential.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2009
Why Property Manager chose Playa Langosta
I have been traveling to Tamarindo for many years and always wanted to buy a home in the area. I love Costa Rica and Tamarindo is the best area to visit. Playa Langosta is a beautiful beach that is located near the Tamarindo area. It's a great place to own property.
What makes this House unique
The property offers a close beach proximity and privacy. It is close to the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo, but retains tranquility. The house is the perfect place for a family vacation. There is a huge living room with kitchen and living room islands that is great for entertaining small crowds. There is also a wine refrigerator. The home interior is exquisite and the exterior is very functional with a beautiful tropical garden and pool/jacuzzi.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great family home
The home was great. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The location was within walking distances to stores and activities, and best of all the country was amazing!
We rode horses, surfed every day, shopped explored and ate. It was our best family vacation ever.
Great location, well stocked, nice design, great amount of space
This house is perfectly located near beautiful Playa Langosta away from the hectic feel of Tamarindo, yet close enough to enjoy the city if you choose. 8 of us stayed at the property in perfect comfort. The kitchen is well stocked, the bbq is great, the pool is a perfect way to cool off, and the lovely trees all over the yard make it a tropical paradise. There are two large sitting areas to enjoy outdoor meals. Prince, the cat, is a gem. We had a few logistical/maintenance issues including a major light fixture burned out, a washing machine that doesn't really work (but we weren't told this), a blocked shower drain, and too early cleaning service on the day we were leaving. As soon as we reported the maintenance issues, they were fixed immediately except the washing machine, but we managed. If you go, know that the ice maker does not work, so buy bags of ice and we added 2 ice cube trays to the property for future renters. Also set your expectations that the hot tub is not hot - it's just a nice way to soak in the warm nights or have some jets on your back. Personally, our family and guests found the main room very dark, so hanging out there at night was hard, but we spent most of the time outside and one could read in some of the bedrooms. Enjoy this property, it is really a great vacation house.
We had an amazing stay at Case Oasis!
We came to Costa Rica for our son's wedding and wanted a villa close to his location in Playa Langosta. We're so glad we rented this villa. It was in an excellent location, far enough away from Tamarindo so we could enjoy the quiet, but close enough to walk in and enjoy the restaurants, shops and nightlife.
The villa was clean and comfortable and I thought the kitchen was one of the best equipped in any of the properties that I've rented. We cooked in quite a bit and I didn't find anything lacking. If you're there on a Saturday morning walk/drive into Tamarindo and go to the farmer's market for local fresh fruit and vegetables. The outdoor cooking area was a great place to fix a meal and relax.
We loved the pool/Jacuzzi area and spent quite a bit of time there as it was windy during our stay and hard to stay on the beach with the flying sand. We were assured by the locals that this was not the norm, but the wind was pretty consistent for the two weeks we were there. The pool and Jacuzzi both stayed cool, which was welcome after the heat of the day.
There is space for a car/golf cart, but we just walked or used a taxi. We used the taxi stand in Tamarindo (got a card our first day there for the number) and they were prompt and had newer, clean cars. If you use them tell them Quatro Gringos sent you. They'll know right where Casa Oasis is!
Bokas (tapas), El Sap (pizza) and Matties (salads/sandwiches) are all close the house with great food. There's a little market at the end of the street which we used frequently for ice cream. In Tamarindo we ate at Pangas Beach Club, Pategonia, The Ocean, La Palapa, Witch's Rock/Volcano Brewing, Seasons, and El Bey, which were all good. We did the buffet at Capitan Suiza and were disappointed. I wouldn't go back there again.
We did have a minor issue and contacted the property manager who had someone there in about fifteen minutes.
Prince the cat was a welcome addition to our week. He loves to be petted and fussed over.
All in all we had a great two weeks there and would definitely rent this property again.
Beautiful house but needs some maintenance
We all enjoyed our stay at Casa Oasis, the layout of the house was great with plenty of space for the six of us. We especially enjoyed having Prince stay with us during our visit. Always there to welcome us back from our day trips.
Although the house was great, there were a few things that really require some attention. The right front element on the stove didn't work and the stove top itself was in rought shape. The ice maker didn't work. The coffee maker stopped working, the washing machine did not spin at the end of the cycle so we ended up having to ring out the laundry each time and the Hot Tub really could not be used.
Generally speaking the house was showing its age.
I think there might have been a perfect storm of things that happened to this rental group as most that happened could be fixed with a phone call. After discussing each issue with my property manger, this group called about the coffee maker only and a replacement was provided later than day. And regarding the stove, one burner has never worked since I purchased the house, but there are 3 others to use that work fine. The ice maker in the refrigerator/freezer has not worked for some time and there is no service available in Costa Rica to fix it. And even when it worked, it provided only a small amount of ice, so we just recommend that ice be purchased. And as per the house instruction sheet disclosed that is given before any stay, the jacuzzi delivers warm water only as the weather elements can be harsh and the heater keeps breaking repair after repair, so we keep the jacuzzi for smaller kids to bathe in or families to use for the jets. And finally, I will have my property manager check out the washing machine spin cycle as I'm glad they mentioned it here, but a quick phone call would have had it fixed during their stay. So as they said, the house is beautiful and I might add very comfortable. Anything that needs attention during your stay will be addressed with a quick phone call to the property manager. Every so often an air conditioner or something else needs servicing, so a bit of patience is requested until the items get repaired as it usually takes less than a day as per prior reviews from past renters. Please read them below as the service has been consistent.
A comfortable oasis in Playa Langosta, close to the quiet beach & to services in Tamarindo
Our party of 8 enjoyed the comfort and amenities at this property. It was super-close by foot to the natural and quiet beach and minutes by car to all the action and services in the town of Tamarindo and to the busy beach.
The host and the property management team was super-responsive in accommodating us as we were a last-minute rental. The house is in need of some minor updating in terms of household items and style but other than that, it is an excellent rental property to consider in the area.
A true Oasis!
We truly enjoyed our stay at Casa Oasis. We arrived a little later than planned after driving from Arenal/La Fortuna, and Maria was able to get a guard from another house to let us in. We didn't really get a tour of the house/facilities, but the writeup Peter sent prior was extremely thorough, so we got the gist fairly quickly, which more than enough space for our group of 6... + Prince the cat who lives at the house. The house itself was well decorated, extremely spacious, and amazingly comfortable for all of us. The pool was great (we did not use the hot tub since we were more than comfy with the pool). The house is just a short walk to the beach, to Matty's, and the pizza place (the name escapes me at the moment), a yummy tapas place (Bokas), and a small grocery store. It is close to Tamarindo (we didn't really want the hustle and bustle), and very close the the Langosta Beach Club and Revive Wellness center which is where my daughter and I spent time while the boys went to look for more monkeys in the mangroves. They were also fascinated by the gecko's and iguanas and birds we could see from our lovely oasis - pool area surrounded by palm trees, and enjoyed lounging midday/late afternoon in the shade and the pool. It was also only short jaunt to Lola's/Playa Avellanas where we went to watch the sunset. (NOTE: Lola's stops serving food after the sun sets, so if you are planning to go there for dinner, get there a little before sunset.) Would recommend Casa Oasis to anyone who wants to stay near the Tamarindo scene, but not in the thick of it.
Zip lines, volcanoes, hot and cold springs, monkeys, bird watching, iguanas, leatherback turtles, sun bathing, night life, tranquility, estuaries.