Beachfront, Oceanview, 2 Min Walk to Beach, Gym, Snorkel Equip, Kayaks, Bicycles(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 BR, 2 Baths, sleeps 4, A/C, Full kitchen, Wi-Fi, Screened Patio,Tennis, Gym
Condo 42 is the end unit on Los Almendros' premium front row. The condo's rear patio is located directly above a small tropical forest. The patio has a beautiful ocean view. It also provides nature lovers an excellent vantage point to observe colorful birds, howler monkeys and other wildlife living in the trees below. It is a 2-3 minute walk from Condo 42 to Ocotal Beach.
The Los Almendros rental pool classifies condos as "Standard" and "Superior". A 10% premium is charged for "Superior" units. The Los Almendros rental office has rated condo 42 a "Superior" unit. Superior condos are required to offer:
- Upgraded furnishings and wall decorations
- Flat screen TV
- Private Wi-Fi system
- Combination safe, and
- Dead bolt locks on exterior doors
Condo 42 is Los Almendros' most popular and best equipped two bedroom rental unit. This condo offers:
1) Beautiful ocean view, and less than a 3 minute walk to Ocotal Beach.
2) Very quiet & private. No condos above or below. No passing auto traffic.
3) Los Almendros' best equipped kitchen.
4) Member privileges at The Club at Coco Bay: Exercise gym, tennis courts, swimming pools, yoga.
5) Entertainment center with 42 inch Sony flat screen television, DVD player and iPod music system.
6) Screened rear patio with 32 inch flat screen television.
7) Tastefully decorated with art & pottery from five Latin American countries.
8) Three independently controlled split level A/C units in living room & both bedrooms.
9) Private Wi-Fi, telephone and cable TV.
10) Honeywell combination safe (Combo set by guest).
11) Deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.
12) Wall mounted hair dryers
13) Covered, secure, parking a few steps from condo's front door.
14) Cell phone: Free calls to anywhere in Costa Rica.
15) Garmin GPS: Explore Guanacaste without getting lost or having to ask directions.
16) Free snorkeling equipment: adult & children sizes.
17) Free kayaks: two 8' Sit-On-Top kayaks.
18) Free cruiser bicycles: Two 3-speed bikes w/baskets (One men's & one women's).
19) Binocular: Over 60 bird species have been observed from our rear patio. Howler monkeys come within 30-40 feet of our rear patio.
20) Beach Canopy/Sun Shield: ZiggyShade (Amazon's top rated sun shade)
21) Beach chairs, beach towels, ice chest, ...
22) Hiking gear (Binoculars, canteens, backpack).
23) Swimming pool toys: Kick boards and inflatables.
24) Charcoal barbecue.
25) Washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.
26) Premium linens and towels purchased in USA.
27) Pack & Play for infants/toddlers(Upon request)
***L/A's most popular rental unit 2012 -2015***
Screened Patio: Condo 42 is the only Los Almendros rental unit with a screened rear patio. In the evening, guests can relax and listen to the ocean surf without being bothered by insects attracted by the patio's overhead lights. The ability to use the patio, day or night, significantly increases the condo's living space. Families with children appreciate having a second television on the patio.
Outstanding Swimming and Snorkeling: Playa Ocotal is one of Guanacaste's quietest and cleanest 'Blue Flag' beaches. The ocean surf is very gentle. Playa Ocotal has no dangerous riptides. Travel guides recommend Playa Ocotal to outdoor enthusiasts who want to snorkel from a Guanacaste beach. Guanacaste snorkelers drive many miles to explore the rock formations at both ends of Playa Ocotal Beach. Playa Ocotal's best snorkeling is directly below Los Almendros. On most days, snorkelers see numerous species of colorful, tropical fish in Playa Ocotal's tranquil waters.
Sun Screen for beach : ZiggyShade is made from UPF50 light weight lycra (swim suit fabric) . The ZiggyShade, protects beach users from the sun. The ZiggyShade beach tent can be set up by a single person in less than five minutes, When positioned properly, ZiggyShades are wind resistant and have no bendable/breakable umbrella spokes. Open on four sides, the tent allows ocean breezes to pass under the canopy while providing users a 360 degree view of their surroundings. The ZiggyShade weighs 11 pounds and comes with its own carry bag.
Club membership: We are members of The Club at Coco Bay. Guests staying in our condominium enjoy full membership privileges at this outstanding private facility. The Club at Coco Bay offers lighted tennis courts, a gym with modern exercise equipment, two swimming pools, yoga/Zumba classes and one of the area's best restaurants.
Father Rooster's Restaurant: One of Ocotal's most popular restaurants is located less than 200 meters from the entrance to Los Almendros. Father Rooster's is a beachfront restaurant that serves tasty appetizers, full meals and delicious tropical drinks. Fresh seafood is the restaurant's specialty. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Father Rooster's is a great place to enjoy a beautiful Guanacaste sunset.
Playas del Coco: Coco is Guanacaste's fastest growing beach community. The town is a 5 minute drive from Los Almendros. Coco has modern grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, ATM machines, restaurants, ice cream shops, disco/bars, souvenir shops, a casino and an emergency medical facility.
In July, 2015, the Hard Rock Café opened a new restaurant in Coco. Los Almendros is less than10 minutes from this popular chain restaurant.
Garmin GPS: We provide our guests the same EZFind GPS software that local rental car agencies charge $7-10 per day. We have added numerous restaurants and activities to EZFind's standard package. Our GPS unit includes all of Coco's best restaurants and Guanacaste's most popular tourist attractions. Select 'Home' and our GPS unit will provide you the safest, quickest route back to Los Almendros.
Pre-Paid Cell Phone: Cell phones from the USA and Canada require a different chip to work in Costa Rica. To eliminate communication concerns, we provide our guests a pre-paid cell phone that can be used to call anywhere in Costa Rica. A few important phone numbers have been programmed for emergency use. These include the Los Almendros office, our General Manager's cell phone and the cell phone number of an English speaking doctor who works out of the emergency medical clinic in Playas del Coco.
Most guests use their iPads and Skype to make inexpensive calls to the USA or Canada.
Rocket Frog Diving: The Rocket Frog dive shop is located directly across from the entrance to Los Almendros. Rocket Frog has Guanacaste's fastest dive boat and newest scuba equipment. Training is conducted in a modern on-site swimming pool. Guests staying at Los Almendros enjoy a 2-3 minute walk to the boat launch site.
Los Almendros' fully equipped condominiums are classified as a 'specialty lodging'. There are 279 housing developments in Guanacaste that are classified as "specialty lodgings". Los Almendros is Playa Ocotal's #1 rated 'specialty lodging' and the #3 rated "beachfront" specialty lodging Guanacaste. Local travel agents consider Los Almendros de Ocotal Guanacaste's best beachfront value.
Vacation Planning Assistance: Playa Ocotal is an excellent location from which to initiate day trips. Los Almendros has an experienced, bilingual office staff that assists guests in making reservations for deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, rafting, tubing, zip lining, massages, hiking, bird watching, hot springs, rain forest tours, volcanoes, canopy tours and horseback riding. Our General Manager is bilingual, a Guanacaste native, and knows all the local tour operators. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to help guests plan and coordinate their vacation activities.
Transportation: A car is nice to have, but is not a necessity in Costa Rica. Taxi’s from Los Almendros to Coco cost $7-8 each way. Bilingual tour operators provide affordable transportation from Los Almendros to Guanacaste tourist attractions. Taxi service is available to and from the Liberia airport ($55 car, $70 van). The Los Almendros office can arrange to have a rental vehicle delivered to your condo.
Bicycles: Coco rental shops offer single speed cruisers. We provide our guests two 26"" cruisers, one men's model and one step-through female. Both cruisers are equipped with Shimano's reliable and easy to use, Nexus 3 speed gear system. Two medium sized hills between Los Almendros and Coco are easier to climb with the Nexus gear system. Both bicycles have baskets, comfortable saddle seats and old style cruiser/pedal rear brakes.
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Member since: 2008
- On floor 2
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Condo #42 is has snorkeling equipment, snorkeling vests, kick boards, floatation devices, hiking equipment & picnic items. We provide a variety of mask models in order to ensure that guests can find one that provides a good fit. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Master bedroom has a queen size bed w/premium mattress purchased in 2015. Second bedroom has two twin beds. We also provide our guests two military cots that can be set up for children of up to 125 pounds. The cots can be set up in the living room or on the rear patio. The twin beds each have 2 inch, high quality, latex toppers over the mattress. Mattress pads, linens and latex toppers are imported from USA. If you are traveling with a small child, a Graco Pack & Play is available upon request. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Gated Community
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
Pool / Spa
Los Almendros has three swimming pools. Guests in #42 can also use the two swimming pools at The Club at Coco Bay. One of the Club's pools is on Ocotal Beach, a 2-3 minute walk from condo 42. ...moreless
- Outdoor Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 1: 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Semana Santa (Easter)
Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 18 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
High Season 2: 2017
Nov 18 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
High Season 1: 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 24, 2018
3 night min stay
Easter (Semana Santa)
Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2018
4 night min stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 3 - Nov 17, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
The above rates do not include Costa Rica's 13% hotel tax.
Maid service is provided once per week. Clean towels are available upon request.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Los Almendros is 30 min. from the Liberia Airport, 5 min. from vibrant Playas del Coco and 60 minutes from two of Costa Rica's finest national parks. Our central Guanacaste location provides convenient access to activities in both the Northern and Southern parts of the province. Playa Ocotal is a protected 'Blue Flag' beach. It is a perfect beach for snorkelers and families with children. On most days, the surf is very gentle. Ocotal has no dangerous rip tides. Snorkelers are able to see and enjoy numerous species of colorful fish, eels and rays. Children spend hours exploring the tide pools directly below Los Almendros. The tide pools contain hundreds of small, colorful fish that get trapped by the changing tide.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan. Ron worked for Ford Motor Company as a Lean Manufacturing Specialist. I was a Registerd Nurse. We both retired ten years ago at age 55 and moved to Costa Rica. We enjoy Costa Rica's beautiful weather and year around outdoor activities. We are both Univiersity of Michigan graduates. Ron earned his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin. We have three adult children. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington D.C. and Southfield, Michigan, Our children enjoy vacationing in Costa Rica. During the USA's cold winter months, they enjoy coming down to Playa Ocotal for a relaxing week in the sun. Our grand children enjoy swimming in Los Almendros' pools and building sand castles on the beach.
Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
Los Almendros de Ocotal enjoys a 'Prime' beachfront location. Most equivalent properties in Guanacaste are owned by large hotels. Los Almendros de Ocotal is preferred by travelers who prefer to stay at a small, less commercial resort. Los Almendros does not require its guests to purchase an 'all inclusive' meal plan. Our guests enjoy dining at local independent restaurants, and the option to occasionally prepare a home cooked meal. Los Almendros guests do not worry about missing pre-paid, scheduled meals. They dine in private restaurants wherever their travels take them. Playa Ocotal is a very quiet and peaceful beach. The rock formations directly below Los Almendros is one of Guanacaste's most popular locations for snorkeling from shore. Snorkelers routinely see schools of beautiful angel fish, game fish, rays, eels and octopi. We provide our guests good quality snorkeling gear, free of charge.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Relying on feedback from our guests, we continuously add new items for our patrons to enjoy. For example: 1) Playas del Coco has over 30 restaurants. Several of the best restaurants are not easy to find. We provide our guests a free GPS unit. The GPS device is pre-programmed with the location of Coco's best restaurants and Guanacaste's most popular tourist attractions. Our GPS unit recognizes Los Almendros as 'Home'. No matter where you travel in Costa Rica, your GPS unit will provide you the quickest, safest return route to Los Almendros. 2) US and Canadian cell phones require a special chip to function in Costa Rica. When they do work, roaming charges are expensive. We provide our North American guests a cell phone that can be used to make free calls anywhere in Costa Rica. The phone numbers of the Los Almendros office, our General Manager's cell phone, and the number of an English speaking doctor in Coco are pre-programmed. 3) Playa Ocotal offers Guanacaste's best snorkeling. The rock formations directly below Los Almendros is the most popular off-shore snorkeling location in Northern Guanacaste. 4) A popular, reasonably priced, beachfront restaurant is located less than 100 meters from the entrance to Los Almendros. 'Father Rooster's' specializes in seafood and delicious tropical drinks. The 'vegetarian nachos' are a favorite appetizer. 5) Los Almendros has a top rated dive shop on site...Rocket Frog Divers. Guests our entitled to a 10% discount off Rocket Frog's published rates. 6) In addition to world class deep sea fishing, many families enjoy fishing near shore for red snapper. They grill their fresh catch on the private charcoal BBQ in front of our condo. 7) Our guests enjoy membership privileges at Coco Bay Beach Club. This club offers spa treatments, tennis courts, swimming pools with children slide, exercise machines, yoga classes and Zumba classes.
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View from Ocotal Bay. Condo 42 is on the premium front row. Last unit on left.
Each condo has covered, secure parking directly in front of the rental unit
Infinity pool, aprox 50 yards from condo #42. One of 3 pools at Los Almendros.
Coffee maker & grinder, toaster, blender, citrus press, toaster oven, crock pot.
Dining Area: Seating for six. Split level A/C maintains comfortable temperature
Master bedroom has private bathroom, A/C. Ceiling fan & lots of closet space.
Sunset view from condo 42's rear patio. Beautiful forested area on the right.
Locking safe for passports and other valuables.
Snorkeling Equip: 13 sets of fins, 8 snorkels, 7 masks, Children & Adult sizes
26" cruiser, 3 speed bicycles. 30 min ride to Coco. Available Aug 15, 2015
Children's Water Slide at The Club at Coco Bay.
Guests in Condo 42 can play tennis 6am-10PM at The Club at Coco Bay. Two courts.
Los Almendros is a beachfront development. Condo 42 has 2 min walk to the beach
Main Pool w/ocean view
Fully equipped kitchen. Major appliances include range, refrigerator & microwave
Living area. Comfortable couch, entertainment center w/ 42" flat screen TV.
Entertainment center: 42' Sony TV, DVD, iPod & CD player, high speed router.
Guest bedroom has two twin beds, A/C, Ceiling fan & closet space
Rear patio. Premium 'See Thru' screen. Easy to see out...difficult to see in.
Wake up to the sound of Howler monkeys feeding in green area behind Condo 42.
Two 8' Sit-On-Top Kayaks. New in 2014. No charge to guests staying in Condo 42.
Private Club: The Club at Coco Bay, Pool & Restaurant, 1 mile from Los Almendros
Fitness center at The Club at Coco Bay, 5 min from Condo 42. Open 6AM - 10PM.
Club pool adjacent to L/A gets little use. Great for families with children.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017
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