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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 free Wifi 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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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Crystal Sands, Luxury Living on the white Sands of Playa Langosta
average rating of 4.974026 based on 77 reviews

Great Location and All the Amenities you Need

  • 5 of 5

We've traveled to this area twice before and Tamarindo can get a little crowded and touristy for our liking - so we looked for something that was a little more secluded but close enough to access the city when we wanted to. Crystal Sands did not disappoint. It feels very private and is just a few minutes away from the hustle of the city. Annette and Tom have a fantastic place that comes with everything you need. They have thought about all the little things like spices and soap for the dishwasher (I cannot tell you how many condos do not have these things). When you travel you don't want to have to buy an entire package just to use something once. We even got to watch our local sports teams play on TV (sorry Annette/Tom, but we enjoyed the Coyotes defeating the Flames). Additionally, the WiFi worked great.

The view from the balcony is amazing, especially during sunset. During high-tide it was almost like the waves were right outside your door. Everything inside is very clean and very well kept. We very much enjoyed the stay and wished it had been for a longer period.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the accommodations and location of this rental. The condo is beautiful, as are the grounds of the property. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers and there was plenty of room to spread out or hang together on the balcony or on the couches in the family room. Kitchen is well-appointed. There's plenty of beach towels and chairs. Beds and pillows were also very comfortable - having just had spine surgery a few months ago, I appreciate a good bed. My brother was staying in the heart of Tamarindo at Witches Rock Surf Camp - perfect for him as a single guy that loves to surf. This condo is about 1.5 miles from Witches Rock and a world of difference in terms of how peaceful and quiet it is. We loved the feel of Tamarindo and loved coming "home" to the quiet of Crystal Sands. I have nothing negative to say. Should we ever return to Costa Rica, I would love to stay in this unit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, comfortable condo with ocean views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this large condo and the ocean views from the property. After our family was crammed in a resort room for several days inland we were able to spread out and relax in this space. The kitchen was fully equipped and there was a market within walking distance. There is also a pizza place and liquor store just down the road. We did take advantage of the pool a couple of times which was nice. The property was always supervised at the gate which made us feel safe and the area was quiet. It is a longer walk to Tamarindo than you would think although we enjoyed the walk during the day. After dark I would recommend a taxi and the personnel at the gate set us up with a great driver that we used many times. Plenty of towels and beach equipment were available with the condo. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristie, Thank you for your comments about your stay at Crystal Sands. The condo is indeed spacious and offers families and guests the opportunity to not only share group times together but also allows one the chance to escape for a bit of quiet time if you choose. We love to have the choice of either dining out at the many great restaurants in the area or eating in, thus the fully equipped kitchen. The smaller grocery stores in the area really do have a pretty good stock and allows one to purchase just about anything you might need for your stay. I am pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of a driver to take you places that you wanted to go. The guards at the gate and our property managers are very helpful to our guests. They are able to make arrangements for drivers, outings and tour bookings as well as dining recommendations and reservations. We look forward to hosting you when your travels bring you back to the Tamarindo/Langosta Beach area. Annette
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Fabulous condo in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

My family of four had a wonderful time in this condo for our first stay in Tamarindo. Annette was very responsive and helpful during our booking process and the days leading up to our trip. This condo is extra spacious and very luxurious with great attention to quality appliances and decor. The balcony is amazing. It is so huge and offers a beautiful view of the beach.

Only note I would make is that the beach is rocky and not really swimmable; but it is a 5-10 minute walk away from a large sandy beach. I'd also recommend you rent a car for this condo as walking into town was longer than we would have wanted (and no sidewalks, 15-20 minutes).

All-in-all though, I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you for your comments about your recent stay with your family at Crystal Sands. I agree with you that the deck of the condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a perfect spot to relax and just watch the comings and going along the beach. It is our favorite spot too and provides a perfect vantage point to watch those nightly sunsets. The beach in front of the condo is rocky at low tide but provides a great opportunity to explore the tidal pools on the reef. We actually love to swim there at high tide as the area is protected by the reef and the waves are not as big as in some of the other areas, and the tides are high enough that the rocks are well below the surface. Some of our guests snorkel out front at high tide. The walk into town as you say is about a 15-20 minute walk along a road that offers no sidewalks. For those who prefer not to rent a vehicle there is also the opportunity to ask the guards to call a cab for the drive into town. It is also easy to grab a cab in the middle of town for the return trip which is about $5.00 one way. We look forward to hosting you in the near future. Annette
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! Room to spare and everything we needed. The beaches are beautiful and inviting, the pool had areas of shade and lovely breezes, and the trip to town for dinner was short and easy. You cannot go wrong staying here - we were a group of six and everyone was comfortable. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, I want to thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Crystal Sands. We too enjoy the spaces of the condo as it gives each guest an opportunity for a little ‘me’ time if and when they choose. Even the large deck allows one to curl up in a quiet spot to read or just watch the surf. The walk into town along the beach is one of our favourites during either low or high tide. The surf and gentle breezes makes for an easy and cool walk. We take the occasional dip in the surf along the way and often stop for either a snack, lunch or a cool one to quench our thirst. Come back to visit us soon. Annette & Tom
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A little piece of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from staying at 302 Crystal Sands and I am ready to go back. The ocean view from the balcony and the balcony itself was FABULOUS!! Coffee in the morning and playing cards during the evening on the balcony are some of my fondest memories.The condo exceeded everyone's expectations; it is beautifully decorated, spacious, and has a DREAM kitchen. Furnishings and beds were very comfortable. The pool is not beach front, but, is an extremely nice area. The manager and owner were always friendly and responsive and helped us to make transportation arrangements. The condo had cards, beach towels and chairs for our use. Easy walk into Tamarindo or very affordable taxi ride if not interested in walking. Every staff member that we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. It is impossible to adequately verbalize how wonderful our experience was in this lovely unit.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Crystal Sands. We do love the deck as well. Nothing is more relaxing in the morning than to sit on the deck with your coffee cup in hand and watch the fishing boats as they leave for the day on the seas. In January we were fortunate to have a week where we saw whales breaching each day in the surf in front of the condo - such a delight. And the walk into Tamarindo along the beach is so easy and pleasant as you watch the scenery. We often stop and have a 'cool one' and/or a bite to eat at one of the many beach front restaurants. So here's hoping you are able to manage that return trip to Crystal Sands next winter - we look forward to hosting you once again. Regards, Annette & Tom
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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