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Home away from Home - 5 Minutes to Beach

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

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!


Carmen Liu

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 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.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 3
        • Bath tub in master bedroom Standing shower in 2nd bedroom


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                    bedsheets & blankets
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                    bath towels & beach towels
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Coffee Maker
                        filter coffee maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                        full kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                        full size fridge
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • Books
                                Travel magazines, literature books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                                Speakers in kitchen & clock/audio player in bedroom
                              • Television


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Lawn / Garden


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible
                                        Unit located up 2 flights of stairs

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • 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

                                                          • rafting
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 1:30 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            13 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Not what I was expecting

                                                            Lisa D.Stony Brook, New York

                                                            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.

                                                            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.

                                                            wonderful and cozy

                                                            Pamela S.

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

                                                            Great property, great price

                                                            Shirley L.Omaha, Nebraska USA

                                                            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.

                                                            Book here for your Tamarindo stay

                                                            Catherine S.Corpus Christi

                                                            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!

                                                            First trip to Costa Rica

                                                            James E.

                                                            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!

                                                            Love it!

                                                            Kim A.

                                                            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!


                                                            Tamarindo, Costa Rica

                                                            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

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

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                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            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.

                                                            13 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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