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Crystal Sands, Luxury Living on the white Sands of Playa Langosta

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults - 2 children)

Located on the white sands of Playa Langosta, just a short 10 minute walk to the center of Tamarindo, Crystal Sands was designed to match the beauty of its natural surroundings. Lush tropical gardens and landscaping embrace the expansive common area, which includes a large pool, spa, and outdoor barbecue with covered dining area. Extra conveniences, such as outdoor beach showers, and underground parking add to the amenities inside the secure perimeter.

The condo itself is large – just over 3000 square feet. Inside the unit you’ll find an expansive and luxurious living and dining area. Cable TV and wireless Internet keep you connected to the outside world as you spread out and relax on the deck over looking the Pacific Ocean. A large gas BBQ on the deck is perfect for grilling your favorite seafood and the elegant custom kitchen will give you the opportunity create your special tropical delights. And better yet you can dine on the balcony, while enjoying the truly magnificent sunsets

Three large bedrooms each with a private bath and spacious closets give each visitor the chance for privacy and quiet time if they choose.The master bedroom is huge, with sliding glass doors that open to the deck.

High-coffered ceilings, Travertine stone floors, and natural stone tile showers add to the opulence of this already stunning condo. Modern amenities include granite countertops, European style wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances.

If you’re looking for a truly elegant way to enjoy Tamarindo, we invite you to join us at Crystal Sands, where tropical elegance meets the beach.

Keywords: condo, tropical elegance, secure, Pacific ocean view

More Details

Property Manager
Annette Gillis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Annette Gillis

We are both still working and at times life becomes rather hectic trying to juggle work, volunteer activities and keeping up with our family. We treasure the time we can get away to kick back and relax - no better way than to head to Costa Rica.

Annette Gillis purchased this condo in 2011

Why Annette Gillis chose Guanacaste

We traveled to Costa Rica in 2010 and fell in love with the country and the people. The natural beauty of the country can take your breath away. We love the quiet beauty of Tamarindo, the easy beach walks into town and sitting on the balcony overlooking the Pacific. Is is the ultimate in relaxation. Sitting on the deck in the evening watching the sun set over the Pacific with a glass of wine in hand is to be savored.

What makes this condo unique

The unit is on the beach and if you like to walk there are miles of unspoiled beaches to meander along, watch the surfers, try it your self or gather sea shells. Great restaurants at reasonable prices are close by.


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bedroom has their own en suite bathroom with shower and double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2) Although we can accommodate 8, we prefer not to rent to 8 adults as it would mean 4 adults in one bedroom. There are no alternate sleeping accommodations
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Housecleaning provided twice in a weekly rental.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Crystal Sands, Luxury Living on the white Sands of Playa Langosta
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This condo is even better than advertised! It was so luxurious we never wanted to leave. I was traveling with my mother in law, my kids 15months, 6 years and 8 years and my husband. It was perfectly toddler/kid friendly they even had boogie boards and beach toys. It still felt very adult with all the supplies you needed and great ammenities. Security was awesome and we felt sent the entire time. You are right on the beach but away from the crowds. You can hear the ocean all night and it was magical. I highly highly recommend this condo. My only complaint was with the elevator... which is no reflection on the condo. There is no sensor on the elevator and it can shut on your kiddos. Just something to be aware of with little kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The property was well located just outside Tamarindo. The grounds are well kept and the pool area is very nice. The unit is one of the best kept and equipped of any places I have visited in Costa Rica. The interior layout and furnishings really make the condo standout. Would definitely recommend and return.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Luxury!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Annette's beautiful apartment and I hope it wont be our last! We were six people and were extremely comfortable. The beds are comfortable and have great pillows. The airconditioning is quiet and works very well, everything is clean and in great condition and the best part is its location! Close enough to Tamarindo so you can go out to dinner a surf lesson or shopping any time you want but away from the crowds. It is also RIGHT on the beach. Langosta beach has some sand but it is very rocky. We love to snorkle and thats perfect for us when the tide is not too high. This time we saw starfish, parrot fish, boxfish,wounded wrasse(not actually wounded thats the name), king angelfish and many many more. Bring your water shoes and have an amazing time! Oh I cant forget to mention the sunsets! Spectacular from the terrace or the beach. This apartment is wonderful.

Thank you Annette! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We want to live here!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful! From the moment the 6 of us arrived ( we were celebrating a 50th birthday!) we felt at home. The bedrooms were spacious with an amazing amount of closet space and beautiful bathrooms. The kitchen was gourmet along with a gas grill on the balcony which was ocean front. Nothing better then to cook and have a cocktail while watching the sunset. We walked the beaches, both Langosta and Tamarindo, daily and also into town and to the grocery store. However, we like to walk, so if you don't like to walk, we suggest you rent a golf cart or a bicycle. We also enjoyed the pool! We were so excited to see howling monkeys and parrots, along with big and little lizards. Thank you Annette for being so available and responsive and for letting us experience paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented through VRBO many times and this was one of the best yet. The condo is furnished with everything you would need for any length of vacation. The four of us had more than enough room inside, but most of the time we found ourselves on the large deck enjoying the ever changing coastline. The difference between low and high tide is amazing. At low tide we found ourselves exploring the tide pools, seeing what creatures were temporarily trapped until the tide rolled in. The beach in front is great for walking, and it is possible to snorkel as well at medium tide. The condo is very soundproof, and the common areas are also very low key. Most of the time we felt as if we were the only ones around, except for a few mornings when we saw howler monkeys on the back side of the property, high in the trees. The property is very well maintained, and the condo itself is in like new condition. There is also gated security 24 hours, with underground parking. We would recommend renting a car to enjoy the area, as there are many beaches you won't want to miss up and down the coast. Further inland we enjoyed zip lining, river tubing, waterfalls, hiking, estuary tours, and seeing sloths all within a 1-2 hour drive. We would also recommend a drive up to Playas del Coco for a day on the water with Marcy, the owner of Mystic Rides. He will take you snorkelling and to many beaches only accessible by boat. The Tamarindo area is very safe, and is filled with many great restaurants and shops. We enjoyed going for meals out to watch the sunset, then wandering around after to see what the different shops had to sell. There is one larger grocery store on the way in to Tamarindo, and a couple of smaller ones close by for convenience. Villarreal is a town close by that has fresh produce for sale that is cheaper than in Tamarindo, and there is a Farmer's market close to the condo every saturday that also has fresh produce and many booths set up selling local merchandise. RPM property management was also easy to work with, as was Betty who came to clean the condo twice a week. Contact RPM to see what days she is coming. We would highly recommend this property, as it is one of the nicest in the area, with a great location. Thanks Annette for everything, and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at Crystal Sands

  • 5 of 5

We took our 3 millennials, plus a boyfriend. This condo is awesome! Condo and views are amazing! Pictures don't do it justice. The furnishings and kitchen set up are very impressive! The management office people, RPM, were so friendly and helpful! They helped with day trips, restaurant recommendations, etc. Great walks on the beach. The wild life was amazing. Great local fair/market on Wednesdays and Saturdays down the road. We went to Playa Avellenas for lunch at Lolas and playing soccer on the beach with locals (Ticos), bogey boarding in Tamarindo and down the beach from the condo, zip lining, Estuary tours in Tamarindo and Palos Verdes National Forest, snorkeling in Playa Conchell and horseback riding on trails and the beach on Christmas Day. Grocery stores are close for at home cooking when we wanted. Everything was absolutely perfect and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for your wonderful review. Crystal Sands is truly a magical vacation destination. The relaxed atmosphere of the condo is a safe haven after a day of exploring and adventures. There are numerous activities and outings available and every time we visit we discover something new. The local markets give one a flavor of the locals and the various artisans. RPM our property managers are a great resource to our guests and do their utmost to ensure your needs are met during your vacation. We look forward to your next visit. Annette & Tom
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cala Luna
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Tamarindo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season May-August 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sneak a Peak at the Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals of 3 days will be subject to a one time additional $150.00 surcharge for cleaning and management services.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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