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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 2 - 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 is large – 3100 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 to 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Tamarindo

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No surfboards or bikes in the common hallways or on condo deck Additional house rules as per rental agreement sent upon booking
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom with double sinks, shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , ensuite bathroom with double sinks, shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom - double sinks, large shower; deck access
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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 with additional day available at a cost of $25/cleaning. Our management company is a close walk from the condo and is a great resource for our guests as they are available to help suggest and arrange tours and outings - acting as a concierge service


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(71 traveler reviews)

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Crystal Sands, Luxury Living on the white Sands of Playa Langosta
average rating of 4.971831 based on 71 reviews

We Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Annettes beautiful place in Langosta. We love it! The view is amazing! Everything is good quality, from the kitchen utensils to the sheets. The apartment is very well stocked (a home not just a place they rent) there is everything you could need at the apartment. Beach towels and chairs, some games, etc etc. Renting from Annette is a real pleasure. I look forward to returning many times.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arianne, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy that you chose to return to Crystal Sands with your family. You are correct, we do try to ensure our home away from home is a destination our guests are happy to return to after a day of exploring, walking, swimming or surfing the beaches or shopping in town. They then can decide to stay at home for the evening or venture out again. What a wonderful beginning to the new year. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Annette & Tom
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Amazing, again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Is our 4th year in a row in Crystal Sands for the last week of the year, and again we had an incredible and wonderful vacation. The unit can't be better. With an spectacular view, spacious rooms, a perfect kitchen with all appliances needed and the beach is just in front of the building! Tamarindo is perfect for eating and shopping, even for partying if you have young adults in your crew!!

Truly, you can't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irene, Tom and I are delighted that you and your family chose to return to Crystal Sands to usher in the New Year. We continue to strive to ensure our guests have the choice of either relaxing at home with a meal on the deck during sunset or alternatively venturing into Tamarindo to explore and savour the culinary delights of the many great restaurants available in the local area. We look forward to your next visit. Annette & Tom
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  • 5 of 5

We just got back from an amazing week at Crystal Sands. The condo was beautiful, very spacious and well equipped. The views and sunsets from the balcony were truly amazing. We did allot of walking and only rented a golf cart one day. Tamarindo is only a 5min drive and $5 taxi. We felt very safe walking the streets, even in the evening. We spent most of our time on the beach during the day and really enjoyed the use of the boogie boards and beach matts. (No need to pack big bulky beach towels, the condo was equipped with plenty)

There were a couple minor glitches with the elevator and dishwasher not working while we were there, but Annette was really wonderful to deal with, informing us with updates, trying her best to make a our stay as perfect as possible. Annette had arranged help waiting upon our arrival to carry our bags and groceries up to our condo and also arranged an extra cleaning day during our stay because the dishwasher wasn't fixed. Having a property owner that cares and does her best to please, make this rental one of a kind. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your stay at Crystal Sands. We too love the walk into town, particularly along the beach during the day. You then have the opportunity to walk and swim in the surf along the way as well as stop for a bite of lunch and enjoy a cool one too. Getting around in the town of Tamarindo is easy whether you walk, drive a car or one of the ever popular golf carts or use a taxi. We are fortunate here at Crystal sands to have underground parking for each of our condos. It was my pleasure to ensure your stay was everything you had hoped and more. Please come back and spend time with us in the near future. Annette
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great correspondence with owners. Place was awesome except for the elevator being broken for 4 days ( due to recent storms they said) when we were on third floor hauling luggage up and down wasn’t fun. The place was clean and spacious we had a few issues with hot water heater and coffee pot was broke but those things were immediately taken care of which was great. We had an ocean view with a large balcony so nice and right across the street is a hotel with a place to get a nice outdoor massage. My husband also went horseback riding they picked him up right in front of the condo on the beach. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thanks so much for your comments. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay following a very stormy week. Sorry to hear the elevator was broken down during your stay - the unfortunate circumstances of the storms in the area and parts having to be brought in to repair it. We are most fortunate that our property managers are responsive to our guests needs when issues arise in the condo. I can't say enough about the pleasure one gets from sitting on the deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Two favorite times for me are the early morning enjoying my coffee and watching the boats leave for fishing, and the evening sunsets which are different each night and magnificent. Come back and see us again. Annette
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Bend Oregon

6 STARS!! Absolutley Amazing!! Beautiful, Safe, Comfortable....and the View - WOW!! On the beach!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We LOVED this place! Everything was perfect, the location, the pool, the staff, and especially the actual condo! We are a family of 4 and the kids had their own room, which was way more than they needed, but it was awesome.

Everything you need to be comfortable, in fact, luxurious is a better word. And the outside living area, is spectacular! The kitchen was big and had everything we needed, plates, bowls, etc...and the AC worked great. The artwork is authentic, lots of turtles, iguanas, fish, sharks, etc...and the beds, linens, and bathrooms are great. Having a washer and dryer in the unit means you can pack light and still have clean clothes.

There are a few little shops and restaurants in walking distance of the condo and everyone is very nice, and we felt very safe. Even the tap water is safe to drink. Extra beach towels, boggie boards, and chairs were a bonus. And there is a nice, easy to use safe in the unit as well, for any valuables that you might have.

The pool was just another wow. Very clean, temperature was just right. Showers and bathrooms are right at the pool and we were in it everyday, even during the rain. I think the guard at the gate thought we were a little crazy, but it was our vacation and we truly enjoyed it.

Tamarindo is walking distance, but we got a golf cart for a couple of days and that made getting around a lot easier. There is a "monkey path" in the trees on the way to Tamarindo and we saw, and heard, a big family of howler monkeys.

We would HIGHLY recommend the stunning condo - No Reservations at all! Annette was delightful to deal with and a quick and great communicator, as was Lola with the property management company (RPM) was quick and helpful.

There is a reason why this condo has sixty three 5 Star reviews! Our oldest daughter is a missionary in Romania, but we will definitely bring her back. We cannot say enough good things about Crystal Sands 302 and our whole experience in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Butch for your wonderful comments. No need to repeat all that you have said about the condo and the area of Tamarindo and Langosta Beach. As we spend about 6 weeks a year staying at the condo ourselves it is important to us to include those things that make you most comfortable when you are traveling. We love to enjoy the restaurants in the area - and there are many great ones - but I also enjoy cooking and savoring the fresh seafood available. Come back and visit us soon. Annette
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Claremont, CA

Beautiful in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautifully furnished, has a great view and is located in a spectacular area of the world.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Reg, I couldn't agree more that this is a perfect location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Just watching the surf and the sunsets - different each night - can be mesmerizing. Come see us again very soon. Annette
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"On Playa Avellanas. A fun place for a leisurely meal and great swimming and surfing"
"A traditional Costa Rican Restaurant with great food and service"
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Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
"Across the street from Crystal Sands. Cala Luna has a great restaurant overlooking the pool."
Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cala Luna, Suena del Mar - breakfast
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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