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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 - 4 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 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.


Playa Grande
"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"
"A place for a relaxing meal."
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
"The resort is fun to visit for a meal overlooking the ocean. If you are lucky on the drive ..."
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
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


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:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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 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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(68 traveler reviews)

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Crystal Sands, Luxury Living on the white Sands of Playa Langosta
average rating of 4.970588 based on 68 reviews

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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Charlotte NC

302 Crystal Sands

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 adults had an amazing vacation. The villa is lovely. Early morning coffee on the porch with amazing sunsets. The bedrooms were comfortable, private and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well stocked and the living areas were very open and comfortable. We enjoyed surfing, hiking, sailing and relaxing. Having beach towels and chairs was a bonus. There were plenty of linens and towels.I highly recommend Crystals Sands 302, the area is quiet but still very close to town. This vacation was a wonderful memory.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nanci, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughtful comments about your stay at Crystal Sands. The deck is probably my most favorite area in the condo. We are stay for about 6 weeks each year and I never tire of sitting there in the morning with my coffee just watching. On occasion, we have seen whales breaching off shore - what a treat that is. And the evening sunsets are magical, with each so different. And I am so pleased to hear you explored and tried out some of the many activities available in the area. Our property managers are truly a blessing as they are so helpful in recommending and booking tours and outings. We look forward to seeing you back again at Crystal Sands. Annette
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Amazing Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad that we booked this condo for our family of 5. It was very spacious with enough room for everyone to spread out. The decor throughout is wonderful! Very tasteful. Each kid had their own bed - the girls shared a bathroom and the boy had his own. The kitchen had everything that we needed. I was so glad that there weren't just 8 plates, 8 sets of cutlery, etc. There were plenty of dishes and cooking utensils too. The A/C and wifi worked great. No problems at all. We used the pool, the underground parking and went to the beach through the gate. It's a great location if you are looking for a quieter place that is not far from town. We enjoyed sunsets every evening from the balcony. Stunning! The owner and RPM (the property management company) were very responsive and the security and housekeeping folks were very nice. Everyone is so friendly. We would definitely book this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, I want to thank you for your thoughtful comments about the condo. Tom and I do spend a fair amount of time there in the winter months and it is most important to have the condo set up so you can feel at home. We do enjoy dining out, but equally it is nice and relaxing to spend meals and evenings at home; and for me that means making certain the kitchen has the necessary supplies to make those meals without improvising. And yes I can't agree with you more, the evening sunsets from the deck are spectacular and never the same. Come visit us again soon. Annette
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San Jose, Costa Rica


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, with amazing views. The condo and kitchen was very complete! There were even beach toys and boogie boards for the kids. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alejandro for your comments. We have grandchildren who visit on occasion so it is a nice treat to have a few beach toys to occupy their time on the beach. So pleased you and your family were able to share Canada's 150th birthday together in Costa Rica. Come visit us again soon. Annette
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.