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Spanish Style, Ensuites, Walk in Closets, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarindo

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Lots of room for families, guests, custom furnishings made in Costa Rica

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Last updated: 01/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Shaded Patio plus 1300 Sq Ft Private Terrace & Pergola, BBQ

Tamarindo Property Description

Welcome to “La Caja de Joyas” or “The Jewel Box”, our family’s private and relaxing vacation property. We are located in the quiet community of Playa Langosta, Tamarindo. Playa Langosta is small charming community associated with Tamarindo that has a variety of shops and services as well as an amazing beach suitable for family swimming and some of the best surfing in the area. You can beach walk for miles or just relax and enjoy the amazing climate and rustic feel of the area. A short walk, 2 minute drive or bus/taxi takes you into the commercial center of Tamarindo where there are many more shops, clubs and restaurants lining the beach. When not at the beach book an adventure tour, enjoy an afternoon/sunset sailing cruise, go turtle watching, take in a fitness class or just relax and enjoy a frozen Mojito, one of our favorite guilty pleasures while watching the evening sunsets from one of the many beach side restaurants. Or enjoy some delicious Costa Rican coffee at one of the specialty shops close by. And be sure to catch the Saturday Feria (market) where local produce and arts and crafts are offered up or take in live music from one of the many local gathering places.

We provide assistance to guests with transportation, tours and a host of other services to get your vacation off to a great start and the area offer activities for the whole family. Our property is a wonderful mix of Spanish style architecture combined with a clean and modern interior. Rental rates include taxes, all utilities and cleaning prior to check in and at check out. Floors are tiled and countertops are granite throughout. The tray ceilings and custom cabinets and doors add additional interest to the overall attractive interior. There is plenty of space in the open concept kitchen/living area with room to relax, entertain or socialize with family and friends. You'll also enjoy a 1300 sq ft private roof terrace with a covered pergola for BBQ'ing, relaxing or enjoying an evening glass of wine under the stars. The entire 2nd floor living area and 3rd floor terrace combine for 2,700 sq ft of private space for you to enjoy.

WHAT MAKES LA CAJA DE JOYAS SPECIAL?

* Very clean, well kept property, upscale furnishings and décor

* Safe lockable ground floor security gate at the access to the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor condo's main entry door

* large security safe

* Fully equipped modern kitchen, including dishwasher, fridge/ice maker, granite, tile, custom cabinets, electric stove and oven, blender, coffee maker, kettle, knife block, rice cooker, toaster, fully equipped utensils, dishes, pots and pans, paper towel, plastic wrap, tin foil, food storage containers, some spices and extras. Cleaning supplies also kept well stocked.

* Clean and comfortable living room furniture, throws, pillows, nicely decorated, custom rosewood tables, raised kitchen bar with stools

* 42” plasma flat screen TV, housed in a custom built entertainment wall unit

* Apple TV router provides access to your Netflix account or other Apple provided free TV services

* Blueray/DVD player and library of over 60 various titles

* Playing cards and board games

* Shelf of paperback books, "leave one, take one"

* upgraded 3 meg high speed wireless internet Wifi included, dual routers for back up, very reliable, capable of streaming video/movies, accessible from the terrace and pool area.

* High tray ceilings, custom lighting, A/C and two fans in living room, A/C and fans in both bedrooms, ceiling fan on patio

* Large 2nd floor outdoor covered patio overlooking the pool area, furnished with custom teak furniture, cushioned teak sofa to relax and read on, cast iron Castelle raised bar table/chairs, ceiling fan and night lighting, shaded during hot daytime hours

* Two spacious master bedroom suites e/w walk in closets & ensuites, tiled glass wall showers, granite counters

* 3rd two piece guest bathroom off the main living room area

* All linens, towels, beach towels provided for your use as well as hand soap and toilet paper

* Hair dryer and iron/Ironing board provided

* Clock radios, iPod docks, music in each bedroom and living area

* Private laundry room e/w washer/dryer & supplies located outside main entry door away from living room and bedrooms

* Large 1300 sq ft private roof top terrace with shaded pergola for private relaxing, BBQ'ing and star gazing at night

* Resident gardener, maintenance and security person on site 24/7

* Smaller development, 9 units total, sharing pool & common areas, ensures a quiet and relaxing stay

* Dedicated and gated off street parking located right in front of our unit.

* Owner operated, supported by local property manager, 14 years in Tamarindo, many personalized services available, personal check in, check out, accessible any time during your visit.

* "Super Langosta" corner grocery store, "Surf Club" sports bar, restaurants and beach access all 1 - 2 short blocks from condo, easy walking on quiet streets

* Over 50 restaurants, clubs, great shops, multiple tour and activity operators, banks/ATM's, all medical, dental and pharmacy services, all a short 20 minute walk or two minute drive/taxi/bus away in the commercial center of Tamarindo.

Guest receive a full package of information on the property, the area in general, tips and recommendations prior to departure and we enjoy answering questions and helping guests with their trip planning.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/27/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age 21, families with children welcome...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children Welcome ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Ensuite, walkin closet, patio access...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Ensuite, walkin closet, juliet balcony...moreless

  • Master bedroom off patio has a queen bed, desk, walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite. Second master bedroom has a queen bed, twin day bed, walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite. Both bedrooms have double side tables w/ clock radio and bedside lighting. Fans and remote control A/C in both....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    toilet paper, liquid hand soap, garbage bags provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    toilet paper, liquid hand soap, garbage bags provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Guest bathroom off main living area...moreless

  • Bedroom ensuites are three piece, tiled showers with glass entry walls, no tub, tiled floors, granite counters, towels, paper, cleaning supplies and garbage bags provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cleaning prior to check in, at check out included in rates Additional cleaning upon request, $5/hr On site chef upon request, charges vary by meal choices Gardener, Maintenance, Security on site 24 hours See description area for many additional services available ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    "Leave one, take one" paperbacks ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player, North America Zone compatible and DVD library...moreless

  • Games:

    Yatzee, cards, crib board, Pictionary, various...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Aux input for Ipod, other digital connections to Sony radios in living area, both bedrooms...moreless

  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen TV ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    An easy and short 2 block walk to the beach access at Playa Langosta (Langosta Beach) 5 minute walk to first beach access at Tamarindo Beach. See maps provided in photo section...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Custom rosewood table, seats 6 easily, settings for 8, custom center piece/cutting board/hot plate, placemats ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 units in living room and both bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer located with washer in private laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    includes WiFi (Cisco and Apple Routers, Apple TV box) and upgraded service level speed from Cable Tico, good coverage right to pool area....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, lots of spares, towels, pool towels, tea towels and wash cloths for kitchen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is plenty of space in the open concept kitchen/living area with room to relax, entertain or socialize with family and friends. Furnishings are all new in 2013, custom made in Costa Rica ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is assigned off street gated parking for each of the 9 condo units spread across three individual buildings in the overall property along with an additional guest parking area. Room for more....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath and pool towels provided. Lots of extras....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private laundry room located right outside the main entry door on the 2nd floor provides convenient washer and dryer away from the living area. Fully stocked cleaning supplies, laundry soap....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    On site chef upon request, charges vary by meal choices....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    drip style, filterless cone, paper filters also provided for easy cleaning, and glass storage jar for bulk coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped pots, pans, general cooking utensils, knife block, cutting boards, mixing bowls, nothing needed...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    settings for 8, wine glasses, bar glasses, lots of utensils ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    provided with dish soap...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cooking Utensils: service for 8 Refrigerator: side by side Ice Maker Dishwasher Ceramic Stove Top Electric Oven Stainless appliances Granite counter tops Microwave Coffee Maker Blender Toaster ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave combination with convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric Oven, separate ceramic stove top...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices left on site, storage containers for left overs, plastic wrap & tinfoil provided, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side with water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Separate electric stove and ceramic stove top built into granite counter top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent in Langosta and Tamarindo....moreless

  • Boat:

    Sunset tours, fishing, river tours all available in Tamarindo....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large patio accessible from the living area or master bedroom overlooks the pool so you can enjoy the outdoors from the 2nd floor while staying in close touch with anyone using the pool area. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available at the Conchal Resort and club, a short drive up north and at Hacienda Pinilla, a short drive down south....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent in Langosta and Tamarindo....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Private BBQ located on private roof terrace....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at the Tamarindo Tennis Club and at Hacienda Pinilla, a short drive down south....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent in Langosta and Tamarindo...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool available with Whirlpool....moreless

  • Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Villa
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$133
$934

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,948
High Season
Jan 3 - Apr 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$200
$1,398
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$152
$1,067

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


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Notes:

NOTE: RATES ON THE TABLE CAN BE DISPLAYED IN US OR CANADIAN CURRENCY. Currency selectable, top right corner of table. Please inquire for monthly rates.

Holiday season Christmas & New Years, $1,950.00 US per week, 1 week minimum, 5 persons maximum. Please inquire for Canadian rates.

Rates include in-person check in/out between 8am-5pm, taxes, all utilities and cleaning. No additional/hidden charges. A $500 US security deposit (cash or credit card) is due before check in, returned after check out.


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Location

  • Nogui's

    "Fabulous meals on the beach, known for their homemade desserts."

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  • Sharky's Bar

    "Popular night spot for locals and travelers. Sports on demand, just see the bartender. Kar..."

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  • Langosta Beach Club

    "Just down the road. Live music twice a week, great gym with lots of classes/programs."

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  • Pizzeria La Baula

    "Known as the best European thin crust pizza in town. One of our favorites. Beautiful open ..."

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  • Dragonfly Bar & Grill

    "One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent menu and staff. "

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  • Bamboo Sushi Club

    "Nice atmosphere. Try the rice bowls if Sushi is not your thing. Very good value for a simp..."

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  • Let's Xplore CR Tours & Transfers

    "Excellent service. Ask for proprietor Denise."

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Langosta Surf Club Sports Bar
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Pinilla
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Cala Luna Hotel, Boca's or Barcelo Resort
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Langosta

Car: Not Necessary

Almost limitless options for shopping, restaurants, tours, activities of all sorts. Tamarindo is well developed but retains a very rustic non commercial feel. Beaches are amazing, weather in this spot on the Nicoya Peninsula is some of the driest, nicest weather in all of Central America. It is what attracted so many to this location after the International Airport was opened in Liberia, about 45 minutes from Tamarindo.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: We are a retired couple who enjoy our second home in Costa Rica and are happy to share it with others when we are not there. Our objective is to provide the most relaxing and enjoyable experience we can in the same manor that we enjoy Tamarindo/Playa Langosta. We stay in close touch with our guests and have a friend and property manager who lives in Tamarindo that will support your stay as well. He can be reached at any time and provides many additional personalized services to the very few properties he manages. As a retired couple we have set the property up as our second home and leave it as we use it for our guests. You will find it very comfortable, clean and well maintained.

Why Playa Langosta, Costa Rica:
This condo it is perfectly located between the pristine, undeveloped white sand beach of Playa Langosta, with its estuary and ocean breezes, sea birds, amazing sunsets, and Tamarindo beach with all its shops, beach side restaurants, services and activities. The community of Playa Langosta has a rustic charm and provides visitors with an amazing Costa Rican experience. Howler monkeys are known to visit our terrace from time to time and are always close by! This is our second home and we travel extensively throughout Costa Rica every year but have never found a place we would rather hang our hats than at La Caja de Joyas in Playa Langosta.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Very safe and secure, locked security gate at ground floor entry to private stairway leading to the 2nd floor condo. Large security safe for storing smaller laptops, tablets, and all your other important items and documents. Roof top is an open terrace with a BBQ, pergola and great for star watching at night. The shaded patio is critical with such warm tropical days. Facing west it remains cool and comfortable for most of the day and is overlooking the pool area so constant contact between the patio and pool area is easy and convenient for any family or group. Our internet/WiFi service is an upgraded version providing higher access speeds and supporting good audio and video/streaming services. We have two modern WiFi routers on site. One Cisco Linksys and one Apple ensuring easy and reliable connections. Costa Rica and this area have experience water shortages in the past. Daytime water has been cut off to the entire area at times. Should this happen our Villa Guapinol complex has a reserve water tank and private water pump which ensures water services are extended during those times. This is an important feature to check when inquiring about properties in the area, especially during the very hot, dry season from Dec - May.


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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/27/2017

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Photos

  • Lots of room for families, guests, custom furnishings made in Costa Rica

    Lots of room for families, guests, custom furnishings made in Costa Rica

  • Custom Made Furnishings, Easy Access to Patio Overlooking the Pool Area

    Custom Made Furnishings, Easy Access to Patio Overlooking the Pool Area

  • Shaded 2nd fl patio  overlooking the pool, teak furniture, lounger, fan, lighting

    Shaded 2nd fl patio overlooking the pool, teak furniture, lounger, fan, lighting

  • Private roof top terrace, shade & sun, located directly above 2nd fl living area

    Private roof top terrace, shade & sun, located directly above 2nd fl living area

  • Master Bedroom #2, Queen & Twin, Walk in Closet, Ensuite, AC/Fan

    Master Bedroom #2, Queen & Twin, Walk in Closet, Ensuite, AC/Fan

  • Both bedrooms have ensuites and walk in closets, granite counters, shower no tub

    Both bedrooms have ensuites and walk in closets, granite counters, shower no tub

  • Pool very private, sheltered & with lots of light,cleaned multiple times daily

    Pool very private, sheltered & with lots of light,cleaned multiple times daily

  • Villa Guapinol Condominiums Roadside View, 9 Units Including La Caja de Joyas

    Villa Guapinol Condominiums Roadside View, 9 Units Including La Caja de Joyas

  • Howler monkeys passing by La Caja de Joyas.

    Howler monkeys passing by La Caja de Joyas.

  • Tamarindo  Beach at Sunset, From One of Many Beachside Restaurants

    Tamarindo Beach at Sunset, From One of Many Beachside Restaurants

  • Visitor to Our Patio

    Visitor to Our Patio

  • Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Kettle, Knife Block, Emergency Lanterns

    Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Kettle, Knife Block, Emergency Lanterns

  • Private shaded roof top terrace with BBQ, night lighting, relaxing, star gazing

    Private shaded roof top terrace with BBQ, night lighting, relaxing, star gazing

  • Master Bedroom #1, Queen Bed, patio access, walk in closet, ensuite, AC/Fan

    Master Bedroom #1, Queen Bed, patio access, walk in closet, ensuite, AC/Fan

  • Day Bed, Walk In Closet, Juliet Balcony off Master Bedroom #2

    Day Bed, Walk In Closet, Juliet Balcony off Master Bedroom #2

  • Bathrooms with open style Glass Wall Showers, Granite Counters

    Bathrooms with open style Glass Wall Showers, Granite Counters

  • BBQ area by pool, La Caja de Joyas has a private gas BBQ on roof terrace.

    BBQ area by pool, La Caja de Joyas has a private gas BBQ on roof terrace.

  • La Caja de Joyas Security Gate at Stair Entry to 2nd Floor and Roof Terrace

    La Caja de Joyas Security Gate at Stair Entry to 2nd Floor and Roof Terrace

  • Picture taken on trip to southern Nicoya, green belt beside condo, lots of birds

    Picture taken on trip to southern Nicoya, green belt beside condo, lots of birds

  • Playa Langosta - Just Steps Away From Your Door

    Playa Langosta - Just Steps Away From Your Door

  • Playa Langosta at Sunset

    Playa Langosta at Sunset

  • Constantly on the hunt, fun to watch.

    Constantly on the hunt, fun to watch.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017

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