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Home away from Home - 5 Minutes to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

2 bedroom (1 queen & 2 singles)

2.5 bath

Corner upper unit, quiet with unobstructed front view.

5 min to Playa Tamarindo beach & our favorite select restaurants, town center with bank, pharmacy, supermarket, internet cafe, bicycle/car rental shop, adventure tour shop, gym, fresh fish shop.

24 hr security patrolling compound grounds with side road parking.

2 private pools.

*2 adults/2 kids (4 people) max. occupancy (Extra $50 for each person over 21 years).

** no pets & no smoking unit

***high season refund policy : 50% refund up until 3 week prior to arrival.


If you are a returning guest, please let us know and you will receive a discount off your rental rates!

More Details

Carmen Liu
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Carmen Liu

Hi! We travel down to Tamarindo regularly to check in at our place, upkeep it and take care of it personally. It is a fully functioning house with small details that makes a home away from home. Ask us more about Casa54 and all our favorite activities and eateries nearby!

Pura Vida. Hasta Pronto!

Carmen Liu purchased this condo in 2009

Why Carmen Liu chose Tamarindo

Eco-minded community & eco-driven tourism. Ranked the happiest place on earth. Laid back small town vibe that is being protected from overdevelopment and sell outs. Great surf in wet season, absolutely stunning at Christmas dry season.


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bath tub in master bedroom Standing shower in 2nd bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Home away from Home - 5 Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Stony Brook, New York

Not what I was expecting

  • 2 of 5

The condo was quite dirty when we arrived. There were cobwebs and spiders in the corners of the kitchen and bedrooms. There were also quite a few large bugs in all the rooms. We had to spray daily. The shower in the master bedroom did not work, and when I tried to plug the bathtub to bathe instead, the plug didn't work either.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, will look in to the shower head. Great care is taken to ensure cleanliness and housekeeping will make sure in the future not too much nature starts creeping in to the house.
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wonderful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

A real home away from home. The pool was handy in the heat. Saw lots of iguanas and howler monkeys!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska USA

Great property, great price

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, well maintained property with nice swimming pool and commons area.

Condo positives: immaculate, well supplied kitchen, abundance of linens and bath towels even beach towels, comfortable beds, large master suite. Bathroom in each bedroom, great air conditioning, everything within walking distance (beach 8-10 minute walk not 5 min as some have said), easy booking.

Negatives: management office not easy to find, without car and with luggage, you would need taxi. Would be nice to have someone meet you at condo with keys.

Second bedroom quite small but doable.

Recommendations: bring lots of insect repellent as Costa Rica is host to a variety, buy rotisserie chicken at Saturday market. Eat at neighborhood restaurants: La Bodega for breakfast and La Pachanga for lunch and dinner (best food I had in all of Tamarindo with fabulous red snapper), 5 star "Seasons" restaurant just steps away from condo.

In summary, I would highly recommend this condo and would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corpus Christi

Book here for your Tamarindo stay

  • 4 of 5

Booking, paying, arriving to Tamarindo etc was easy with this rental! It is very clean and the washer and dryer is always nice amenity! The location is not beach front, however, the walk is easy and not far from the beach, shops and food. My friend and I rented a car since we traveled to 3 different cities in Costa Rica but next time we are utilizing the shuttle services the VRBO owners recommend. Bring cash because while most places take credit cards, most do not. They do have ATM's for if you do run out, but it is a hassle. That is one thing my friend and I wish someone had told us so now I am telling you! The beach experience wasn't as nice as it was in Samara (the city we were in before we drove up to Tamarindo) because the local vendors were constantly walking up and down the beach all day asking you if you want to purchase something. But besides that, Tamarindo is a fun place to stay in Costa Rica and about an hour and a half max from Liberia airport. We enjoyed our time at this location and will be back I'm sure!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First trip to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and first time using VRBO. I must admit I was nervous at first but I sent payment to Frederick via PayPal and everything turned out great. The place was as pictured, clean, within walking distance of the beach and everything else Tamarindo has to offer. Frederick was always available to answer any questions and provided great help. We arrived after 5 pm and picked up the keys from the lockbox without any problems. The Condo has everything you need including beach towels. The beds could be a little more comfortable but were sufficient. Having the washer and dryer available was nice. One piece of advice---DO NOT RENT A CAR. The rental car will be triple the price quoted online once you arrive due to MANDATORY Costa Rica insurance. You can pay for a shuttle and rent a golf cart once your there. Also you can plan many excursions at a kiosk near the beach with a guy named Marco and transportation is included. Food at most places was good but not cheap, around same price as here in US. The tour to Rincon de Vieja included zip lining, horseback riding, hot springs, tubing and is awesome. Also the Sunset Catamaran cruise was very nice. I never felt afraid for my safety the whole time on this trip. We had fluent Spanish speakers with us so we were able to pull over and ask for directions, so if you don't have anybody who speaks Spanish and are renting a car, make sure to get directions from Frederick before leaving. The driving is different because there are not as many signs as what we have in the US. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your place Frederick and I look forward to coming back. Grab your shorts and sandals, book Villa Verde ll with Frederick and go to Tamarindo. You'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was an awesome place to stay. close to the beach, close to restaurants, no need to drive anywhere. We meet loads of great people; visitors like myself and so many great local folks. The condo looks like the photos on VRBO. The security is great and they open the door for you every time you exit and return. They are there 24 hours a day. Nothing stolen, and so much gain! Meaning - meeting folks from different countries is a blessing. The world is a great place! Thank you Frederick to allow me to rent your beautiful condo in Tamarindo!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Liberia International airport
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Kahiki Restaurant
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Reserva Conchal Golf Course, Brasilito, Guanacaste
Nearest Restaurant
730 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Playa Tamarindo
Car: not necessary

pottery potting shop, gym, spanish language school, vets, pet stores, pharmacy, adventure shops, optical/sunglasses store, local food market, weekend farmer's market.

Yearly Events:

(seasonal) local Fiesta Noche

(yearly *sept) Tamarindo Beach Marathon 30k/10k


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Additional $50 per pax fee for the 3rd & 4th guest who are not children (<21 y/o).
Refunds for booking cancellation is strictly subject to owner's discrepancy & booking seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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