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Spanish Style, Ensuites, Private Terrace, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarindo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 operated private and relaxing vacation property. We are situated perfectly in the quiet, rustic Langosta community with it's pristine, white sand beach and beside Tamarindo with its many shops, restaurants, tour activity and nightlife.


* Very clean, well kept property, upscale furnishings and décor inside Spanish architecture.

* Locked security gate at the ground floor stairway access that leads to the 2nd floor condo and 3rd floor terrace ensures complete privacy and security. A total of 2600 sq ft of private living area including private roof top terrace.

* large security safe

* Fully equipped modern kitchen, including dishwasher, fridge/ice maker, granite, tile, custom cabinets, ceramic stove top and electric oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker, kettle, knife block, rice cooker, toaster, fully equipped utensils, dishes, pots and pans

* Basic supplies all provided: paper towel, plastic wrap, tin foil, liquid hand soap, dish soap, auto dishwasher soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent, garbage bags, food storage containers, some spices and extras.

* 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 & Netflix access (account required) / high speed wireless internet Wifi, dual routers for back up, very reliable, capable of streaming video/movies, accessible from the terrace and pool area!

* Blueray/DVD player and library of over 75 various titles

* Playing cards / board games / leave one take one paperback book shelf

* Comforts include 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

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

* Two spacious master bedrooms e/w walk in closets & ensuites, tiled glass wall showers, granite countertops. Also a third 2 piece guest washroom.

* All linens, towels, beach towels, beach chairs provided. Linens upgraded regularly.

* 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/laundry soap & supplies located in stairway directly outside the main entry door. Handy but away from the living areas.

* 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. Quiet hours 11pm - 8am enforced in the common area and on outdoor patios at night.

* Gated / reserved off street parking located directly in front of your door.

* Owner operated, supported by local property manager with 14 years in Tamarindo, experienced, 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 60 restaurants, clubs, great shops, tours and activity operators, banks/ATM's, all medical, dental and pharmacy services. All a short 15 minute walk or two minute drive/taxi $5/bus $1 away in the commercial center of Tamarindo.

What can you do? When not at the beach, shopping or eating out book an adventure tour, enjoy an afternoon/sunset sailing cruise, go turtle watching, take in a fitness class, hike to a waterfall or just relax and enjoy a frozen Mojito, one of our favorite guilty pleasures while watching the spectacular evening sunsets at the beach or 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.

Our local property manager provides assistance to guests with transportation, tours and a host of other services to get your vacation off to a great start. We also provide all guests with a full package of information on the property, the area in general, tips and recommendations after you booking is confirmed to assist with trip planning. We have creative ideas from many years spending time in this area and the country in general and are happy to answer any questions you might have at any time.

More Details

Property Manager
Clement and Kelly
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About Clement and Kelly

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 an owner operated rental 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.

Clement and Kelly purchased this condo in 2013

Why Clement and Kelly chose Playa Langosta

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 clubs. Live and sleep where it is quiet and have easy access to the shops, restaurants and lively night time clubs in Tamarindo.

What makes this condo unique

Safety - locked security gate controls all access to your private 2nd floor and the roof terrace. Large security safe. Maintenace/gardener/security person living on site.

Terrace - located directly above your condo, private, shaded pergola, teak adirondack chairs, hammock, BBQ, night lighting

Patio - accessed from living room & master bedroom. Covered west facing stays shaded most of the day. Overlooking the pool area so constant contact between the patio and pool area is easy and convenient for any family or group.

Technology - Our internet/WiFi service is an upgraded version providing higher access speeds and supporting good audio and video/streaming services. Two modern WiFi routers on site. Apple TV for Netflix access if you have an account

Reserve Water - The Nicoya Peninsula has had occasional drought conditions during the hottest times of the year. Our complex has 12,500 litres of reserve water to eliminate water utility interruptions. Very important for any rental in this area.


Playa Langosta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Standard checkout 11am, checkin 3pm but are flexible. Contact our property manager in advance. Subject to their availability & other guest schedules.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , toilet paper, liquid hand soap, garbage bags provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , toilet paper, liquid hand soap, garbage bags provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest bathroom off main living area
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite, walkin closet, patio access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ensuite, walkin closet, juliet balcony
  • Master bedroom #1 off patio has a queen bed, desk, walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite. Master bedroom #2 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 as well as fans and remote control A/C. Lots of fresh linens, towels, beach towels, liquid hand soap, toilet paper provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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 through our concierge service.


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Spanish Style, Ensuites, Private Terrace, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarindo
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful condo on a lovely beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa de Joyas! This beautiful condo had everything we needed for our wonderful experience in Playa Langasta! Located a few minutes from the beach, it was an easy walk to the ocean. We were so pleased the little grocery was right around the corner. Cooking at the condo was great, very well equipped kitchen. We loved eating outside over looking the lovely pool. Several special restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed were Pangas, Cala Luna and Capitan Suizo. Our favorite daytime beach bars were in Tamarindo. We saw howler monkeys right across the condo several mornings! We had no problem riding the local buses, very convenient and safe. Thanks Clement and Kelly for sharing such a perfect place to stay in Costa Rica! Debora at the management company was great!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you had that special vacation you were so looking forward to. Safe travels!
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  • 5 of 5

We had an a amazing time in Costa Rica and Clement and Kelly’s beautiful condo was absolutly perfect for us! It was in a quite location and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We are a family of 5 and we were very comfortable. The rooftop area was amazing. For not only star gazing but watching the storms roll in! Hans was very helpful and Debra was extremely responsive to my emails. Would defintaly recommned and would stay again if we go back to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the feedback and kind words. It makes all the effort we put into making the property what it is for guests so worthwhile. And congratulations on discovering another of the great things about the roof terrace. We built the pergola with its own roof so you can spend time up there no matter what the weather or time of day. You will always be welcome at La Caja de Joyas - The Jewel Box should your travels bring you back our way again.
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Clement & Kelly's place had all the comforts of home. We were only staying three days for a Tamarindo wedding so unfortunately we didn't get to take advantage of the rooftop deck with grill, hammocks and table/chairs.

We did love the quiet mornings on the 2nd level deck.

This unit is located just close enough to all the action in Tamarindo but is a few minutes up the block in the quiet Langosta neighborhood.

This was a wonderful find and was reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very happy with our experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in late June 2018. Having never been to Costa Rica, we were hoping for the best as we rolled the dice. The positive reviews of “Caja De Joyas” were very accurate and essentially what made us book our accommodations there. It was very comfortable and felt like home away from home. Clement was very friendly, responsive, and helpful. The neighbors in the complex were also very friendly. We don’t have any complaints (other than we had to leave too soon). Full 5-Star review from us!

-Mark, Katarina, and Marcelo

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark, Katarina and Marcelo. Taking the time to share kind words about La Caja de Joyas - The Jewel Box like this makes all the effort we put into make this a "home away from home" so worth while. We work hard along with the other owners at our complex to make sure guests feel welcome and comfortable while staying there. We have traveled extensively throughout Costa Rica and believe Playa Langosta as part of Tamarindo is absolutely the best place in the entire country for small families and first time travelers venturing here. Perhaps you'll find your way back again for a longer stay next time. All the best!
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Fabulous accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We could not of been happier. The accommodations were even better then we expected.

Loved the roof top grill and the outside deck with the ceiling fan. We played cards there every night.

The pool was well used and we appreciated the floaties - I left one for you as well.

All the best,


  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Floaties are important if you are heading to the tropics for sun and sand. Glad you found ours so useful. And it sounds like you made full use of the properties best attributes. Safe travels and do come back anytime. Kelly and Clement
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Hot Hot Hot but Loved It!

  • 4 of 5

We went from April 12-19th 2018

All the previous reviews were very accurate and right on the money, in regards to the accomodations, location and proximaty to Tamarindo and all the restaurants and shopping. My wife and I did alot of walking to Tamarindo and the surrounding area of Langosta. We didn't have a bad meal the entire 8 days we stayed. We cooked breakfast a couple of days and used the grill just once but it was nice to have. The roof top deck became our hangout, especially at night. The condo had everything we needed and the grocery store around the corner was a short walk and very clean and convenient. The beaches don't compare in my opinion to those in the Carribean but we spent four days on the beach and enjoyed every moment of it. I have to be honest and state that the only issue we had during our stay was the beds. The matresses are very very hard and my wife and I had some hip issues every morning we woke up and had trouble sleeping on the beds while we were there. Other then that, Clement was very helpful before our trip and we had no other issues while we were there. The pool is fantastic and we used it almost everyday, especially after returning from the beach. We used cabs and took the bus on occassion and had no issues with either. I enjoyed our trip and would return for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We really enjoyed having you as our guests. We are sorry you found the bed not to your liking. It is a personal thing for sure and this is the first time in 6 years that we have heard this. We also sleep there ourselves a lot and they are very similar to the ones we have at our other home. They would be considered firm but are pillow tops and we also have a padded mattress cover on them too. Glad everything else went so well. The restaurant choices in Tamarindo and Langosta are the best. We've found no other place in Costa Rica that compares. Very special to have so many choices and to be able to dine in many places right on the beach. Safe travels.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Langosta Surf Club Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cala Luna Hotel, El Sapo, Occidental Resort
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Langosta
Nearest Point of Interest
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


A $500 USD or $650 CAD security deposit (cash to property manager at check in or by on line Homeaway system credit card) is due before check in, returned promptly after check out.
All taxes, all utilities and cleaning before check in and after check out included in rates. No additional/hidden charges.

Check out 11am, check in 3pm. Optional times available subject to property and property manager availability. Rates include in-person check in/out between 9am-5pm. Optional times outside of those hours will require a $25 payment made directly to the property manager at that time.

A loss of keys will result in a $150 charge to cover lock changes to the ground floor security gate and 2nd floor main entry door.

No Smoking and no pets.

Quiet Hours – 11pm to 8am. Pool is closed and guests are required to be sensitive to noise levels and your neighbors.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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