3 bedroom, 3.5 baths in a tropical setting with your own private pool, WIFI,
Chris and Galit Binns
About Chris and Galit Binns
We are a family of four living on the Jersey Shore.
Chris and Galit Binns purchased this House in 2012
Why Chris and Galit Binns chose Tamarindo
We first vacationed in Costa Rica in '09 and fell in love with the Country. Every trip back since has included some kind of property search. It's a long story but we actually found Villas Cerca Del Mar by chance. We previously had no intentions of buying a home that was already built. After a couple of nights in the villa my wife and I looked at each other and almost simultaneously said, 'we could live here.' The craftsmanship and attention to detail in these villas cannot be ignored. The villa is walking distance to at least five separate and distinct surf breaks and a 20 minute drive either way to several others. We feel very fortunate to have found this piece of paradise.
What makes this House unique
Secure luxury villa, private tropical gardens and pool. Steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Great surfing and Costa Rican adventure. We have spent a lot of time traveling and have stayed in many luxury accommodations but this place is truly something special. We hope you find our Oasis to be a relaxing tropical paradise as we have.
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Beautiful villa just outside tamarindo.
Incredible interior, pool was fantastic, just across street from beach.
Pizza place one block away - excellent!
Golf cart rental was key for us.
Natalia the property manager was outstanding.
Just a wonderful experience. Thank you!
Very convenient, well kept, and homey.
We loved the Oasis. Perfect size for our family and so conveniently located. The house manager was wonderful and helped with any questions or concerns all week.
Pictures really don’t do the home justice
We stayed a week in this beautiful villa in Jan. It was just myself, Hubs & our 22 year old son. The home had a definite cool/unique vibe. The kitchen had everything we needed, plenty of linens, the washer/dryer was helpful.
Walk to Tamarindo- I read several reviewers say this was a quick(ish) walk to town- I wouldn’t. It’s a VERY dusty, dirty, unsafe walk into town on a dirt road. We rented a car for pretty cheap, cheaper then a shuttle to-&-fro the airport, but, we also used taxi’s when we enjoyed the vino at dinner. Finding a taxi was never an issue.
Management- I want to stress how much I appreciated Natalia, the house manager. One night I was alone while my boys went to watch football, I ordered Tico-to-Go food delivery and stayed in (recommend), the power went out and I was alone, it was dark and I was scared. I called Natalia to ask where a flashlight was & she was over in 10 mins. w/ a brand new flashlight. She even offered to come over and sit with me if the power went out again- How sweet is that!?!? Both her and her Husband are very nice people. I talked to a neighbor who had been there for 3 weeks & was told that power outages were common & frequent, lasting as long as 2 hours. The ones we experienced only lasted a few mins.
ONE complaint regarding the house- the master bedroom queen bed (downstairs which is nice) was VERY squeaky, EVERY time my husband or I would reposition in our sleep, we would wake the other. Between the jungle noises and the squeaky queen size bed (I’m used to a king), I never got a good night sleep.
Monkeys- we were REALLY excited about having monkeys in the backyard UNTILL they came and both pooped and pee’d in the backyard. Still- it’s exciting when a band of monkeys come trouncing through.
Bugs/snakes- we left food out one night & had some ants on the counter. Don’t leave food out. I saw NO snakes or spiders on this, my 3rd trip to Costa Rica, 2nd to Tamarindo.
Restaurants- Go to Patagonia
Costa Rica- This IS a 3rd world country. This 3rd trip might very well be my last. We left CR Sat and on Mon, I got a call from the check company our bank contracts w/ & was told that they received a request for an “E-check”. The hacker claimed to be my Husband, submitted a DL (fake ID) bank statements & forged my signature. The Hackerd were able to hack hubs lap-top and access ALL our banking information. We’ve had to close our accounts & have been dealing w/ this ever since.
ADVICE- Do NOT trust the wi-fi.
The villa made our vacation!
All the comforts of home in a tastefully decorated and unique tropical setting. From the open-air showers to the Smart TV with Netflix, the lush greenery inside & outside the villa, to the monkeys in the trees, everything was beyond our imagination, let alone expectations. Days started with morning coffee by the pool and the neighbourhood iguana or howler monkeys passing through the trees above, afternoons were filled with either walks into Tamarindo town (15 mins) or days at the beach (1 min walk across the street, go left on beach for 5 mins to find best swimming in front of resort by the estuary). Evenings were quiet and early to bed. Reservation with owner and check in/out with rental company up the street were perfect. Villa is highly recommended!
Nice villa just a couple of minutes out of Tamarindo
Property was very nice, comfortable for 6 people. Few minor problems were taken care of. Cleaning person did a great job. Only complaint I would have would be the size of the beds were not portrayed correct- 1 Queen and 2 Double ( we were told 2 kings and 1 queen). Not really an ocean view but it is across the street. Would definitely stay here again.
Truly an Oasis
My family and I enjoyed our stay so much! The house is beautiful and quite, yet very close to town and beaches. Immaculate inside and out. The security staff were so nice and helpful as well.
The villa is located just steps from the beach which is directly across the street.