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Elegant 6BR home- on seaside hill, tropical garden, views, infiniti pool, etc

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

CCOLIN - You will be mesmerized by the magnificent views from every room of this Mediterranean-style oasis reminiscent of an Italian hill town. This elegant compound, designed by a prominent Manhattan architect, consists of four clustered buildings and an infinity pool situated in a luxurious tropical garden. Enjoy the sunset over Tamarindo Bay from the shaded outdoor living room and al fresco dining under the pergola with adjoining spacious grilling area. Surrounding the pool on the terrace level below, sun and shade lounging is afforded in the jasmine-scented garden that is surrounding the pool (with underwater benches) is flanked by the lounge chairs of a jasmine-scented garden and a separate bougainvillea-covered palapa. Underwater benches in the pool offer a particularly appealing viewpoint.

The vaulted-ceilinged indoor living room, furnished in an eclectic style integrating elegant art and antiques with a comfortable upholstered sofa and armchairs, enjoys the same sweeping view as the indoor dining room, which is adjoined by a spacious state-of-the art kitchen appointed with Brazilian marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas oven with six burners.

You can hear the surf from each of the ocean-view bedrooms. The luxurious master bedroom, with Juliet balcony, king-sized bed and flat screen TV, adjoins a large master bath where the strata-tiled shower overlooks the ocean view. A spacious dressing area leads to a sixth bedroom/study with views of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. The lower level of the main house consists of a second living room (with flat screen TV), two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed and chaise lounge, one with a double bed), a large bath with glass enclosed shower. All rooms are appointed with Travertine floors and Guanacaste hardwood doors and are fully air conditioned.

Wake to birdsong. So far we have counted over ninety species from the terrace. Check the surf. A family of monkeys often grazes in the trees across the road from the house and whales are sometimes sighted passing the point below. There is an apartment over the garage where Juan Carlos, the part-time caretaker lives. He oversees the housekeeping and gardening and reports issues to the office if needed. He is around most evenings and available for emergencies.

RPM Vacation Rentals can help you with any issues you have throughout your stay and help you book tours, excursions, cars, etc. We know you will have a great stay at our amazing house!

More Details

Property Manager
RPM Services Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I and two other couples recently spent a week at Colina Del Mar. The property is spectacular, the most beautiful house we have ever rented! This is our second visit and we plan on booking another trip there in a few months. The view from every room of this house and piece of this property is breath-taking. The house is stylishly and luxuriously decorated, and is designed for complete comfort and privacy. Separated by gardens into three separate magnificent bedroom areas, the house offers privacy and ample room for sizable families or groups. The custom designed kitchen is fantastic, and the spacious outdoor grilling area and al fresco dining area make for wonderful lunches and sunset dinners.



When you are able to drag yourself away from the house, Tamarindo (with all it's restaurants, bars, beaches, markets and activities) is just a ten minute walk down the hill (a five minute drive).

The caretakers, Cynthia and Andy, are fantastic and extremely helpful, and the maid service was great.



I cannot recommend Colina Del mar highly enough. It is a piece of paradise.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 King bed, 3 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Elegant 6BR home- on seaside hill, tropical garden, views, infiniti pool, etc
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews
Millgrove, Ontario
5

The view is worth it!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were a group of 2 families and the layout of the home was fantastic in providing separate living spaces for all of us. As soon as you open the front gate you are greeted with one of the most spectacular views. Tamarindo is a bustling little town with lots of activity. The villa was a treat to step away and relax in after a daytrip or day on the beach. It is so peaceful and serene. It is quite a climb on foot to reach the property. Taxis are readily available if you don't want the exercise. Our group rented a golf cart which was so handy for trips to the beach and grocery stores. If you rent a golf cart (we rented from the kiosk at the Auto Mercato) - let them know where you are staying. We had an issue with our golf cart but the owner of the golf cart company will be able to rectify this if they know where your villa is. For the price of the villa rental, there are a few shortcomings - no hair dryers, glassware and silverware have been around way too long. There are no extras with respect to sporting equipment. We purchased 2 boogie boards at 70USD each, a volleyball, paddleball set to add to our enjoyment - thought it would have been nice if some of these things were already there. All in all, it was a fantastic property and it was a great part of our enjoyment in Tamarindo. Check out Black Stallion Ranch on Trip Advisor - this is a gorgeous property about 10 minutes from town. They offer an evening BBQ with the most fantastic food. The host, Alex goes above and beyond to provide a very memorable experience. They have a shuttle available that can transport people to his ranch or a taxi will cost about $10. The price of the BBQ includes all drinks and food. The ziplines at the ranch offer one of the most beautiful views in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cicero, IL
5

Most Incredible Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

A group of 12 of us stayed at Casa Colina del Mar, and it blew away any expectations I had coming in to this vacation. The photos are incredible, but do not even do the beauty of the house justice. Amazing views, fantastic infinity pool, more than enough room, and a thoughtful layout greeted us and left us all in awe. This was true paradise. The housr and grounds were well kept and extremely clean. Our contact Lindsay was incredibly helpful, and I would most definitely work with them again if I ever return to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Forest, CA
5

Best view in Tamarindo, Booking again next year

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The best feature after the view is the infinity pool, which was the perfect temperature. We were a group of 12, mostly active senior couples, from NY, CA , SC and London, getting together to enjoy a vacation in a beautiful spot. We all enjoyed the 2-hr trip up the estuary viewing crocs, howler monkeys, many species of bird and sea creatures.<br> The layout of the house affords exceptional privacy, high-end details and furnishings, and very helpful caretakers who took care of our every need and question. Tennis was walking distance with excellent facilities. Favorite restaurant was Nogie's on the beachfront; incredibly fresh seafood, good service, moderate prices, great view - ate there three times!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: RPM Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Sarah - we're so happy you had a great stay at the lovely Colina del Mar! It is such a beautiful home! Hope to have you back again in the future.
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Rumson, NJ USA
5

Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time with my three children, my Mom, my brother and his kids and a nanny. I can't tell you how beautiful this house is and the obvious thought that went into the design... the way the house sits on the property to capture its surrounding beauty are second to none. I was able to have my small children near me in the main house adjacent to the MBR. My brother and his teenage boys had very private quarters at the level below the pool and my Mom and nanny were able to each have their own bedroom on different levels in the guest apt. The interiors were immaculate and very tastefully decorated. The infinity pool is spectacular, we actually never wanted to leave the house! The recommended restaurants were awesome and we were able to truly experience the Costa Rican culture. I would highly recommend this house for a beautiful, private, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and details. It will help others who are considering this great house. I hope you will come back and enjoy Casa Colina Del Mar again next year!
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New York, NY, USA
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Can't think of a better place to escape to. An absolutely beautiful setting looking out over the water. Great pool. Each room has a fantastic view and the set up allows everyone to have privacy while also having all the rooms close together.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so glad you had a great time. The views from the house and every window are truly fantastic. We hope to see you again next year!
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Southern california
5

The setting was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was lovely, and provided the privacy of separate accommodations on different levels, plus a comfortable living space for the family to gather for meals and conversation. The location at the top of a hill provides beautiful vistas in all directions, and the wildlife watching was fascinating. The home was immaculately maintained. We enjoyed the endless pool, as well as the suggestions for delicious meals at several area restaurants which were provided. The beach at the bottom of the hill was convenient for our surfing kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and hope you and your kids will come back for some more surfing!
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Map

zip lines over forest canopy, river wildlife tours, Giant Leatherback turtle nesting (seasonal), waterfalls, surf schools, Spanish schools, thermal mud baths, horseback riding on the beach, spa services, massage therapists will come to the house, artisan pottery village nearby.

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