2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, wifi, a block from town and close to beach.
About Courtney Sloane
I am a native of the greater New York metropolitan area. I visited Costa Rica 20 years ago and had the pleasure of being introduced to the country by a native family. I was so moved by its beauty and the warmth of the 'Tico' peoples, I promised myself I would return often and later live in this wonderful place. Tamarindo was one of the first places I visited on that trip and it left an indelible mark because I found myself crying as I boarded the plane back to my beloved New York. My love of nature and beaches, yoga, paddle boarding, jogging, biking, and tennis--all sports in abundance in the area are what drew me to Tamarindo. As an interior designer for the last 20 years, I've completed projects all around the world. Design, food, art, and travel are my sweet spots. I am currently learning Spanish and Salsa dancing, working in the US, and manufacturing products using local skilled craftspeople in several Central American countries.
Courtney Sloane purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Courtney Sloane chose Tamarindo
We wanted to be sure to to stay connected to Costa Rica and maintain the ability to visit whenever time allowed, so finding the right spot was very important. After looking at many condo, we were charmed and fell in love with the authenticity of the architecture and the easy care simplicity of both the interior. The exterior from the cacti bollard, to the mission style entry gate to the lush vegetation of the courtyard made Pueblo del Mar a perfect match. The pueblo on a quiet street is conveniently (3 city blocks) located near the center of town where the beach, restaurants , nightclubs, and adventure tours await you. We often have friends or family visit with us and--several have also bought property there--and like many others before and since, our wedding was celebrated there in 2007.
What makes this Condo unique
We are awakened each morning, no matter the season, to the sound of the holla monkeys and countless bird songs. Each Mediterranean colored, two-story villa is topped with authentic terracotta tiles where you can often see iquana sunning in the early morning. Look up in the mornings and evenings and there is the holla monkey family. Be respectful of their space and you will be able to take lots of picturesque photos. Eat in or out as we have a full kitchen in which to prepare your own meals. You can take a dip in the organic shaped pool to cool off after relaxing in the lounge chairs, meet other friendly neighbors or catch up on emails in the shade of the WiFi-connected cabana. Daily maid service is available should you require.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The place was clean and conveniently located, close to the restaurant and a short walk from the beach. One things that needs an update is some of the appliances like the coffee maker and new towels. The towels were very old, it would be nice if they can provide beach and house towels. Other than that love the townhome, sometime I read by the swimming pool and was lovely. Also I like the fact that there is security all the time, no that there is danger but it is nice that they are there, and they let you know they go around the complex.
Spanish flair mixed with an intoxicating feeling of romanticism. An oasis of monkeys and trees.
Be ready to be woken up by the monkeys and end your day by swimming on the exquisite little pool before going to watch the sunset on the beach a few blocks away. Don't forget to grab a cold Imperial from the local spot.
Playa Tamarindo is a small town with a great surf break located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste Region. It is known internationally from the the classic cult film Endless Summer. It is a lovely little town with many restaurants, shopping, casino's and many adventure tours plus local organic market. There is a thriving business community filled with retail stores,spas, and many local gift shops to buy local hand crafted souvenirs.
One of my favorite places to visit for the day is the neighboring town Playa Avenallas about 20-30 minutes away. There is a great surf break and a really cool beach front restaurant with yummy food, called Lola's.
I am a tennis player so I like to visit our local tennis club called 15 LOVE a 1/4 mile away you can walk or drive.
There is s wonderful sunset catamaran trip that leaves daily from Playa Tamarindo Beach that is s show stopper. The trip includes food and drink and last about 5 hours.
If you are a biker there is an incredible 20 mile bike trail overlooking a wonderful turquoise cove in an area called Playa Las Catalinas. it is located about 35 miles away or a 35 minute drive. There is a well equipped bike shop on site for day rental.