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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 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.

* 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.

Hi we are the owners Clement & Kelly. You've read this far so we are guessing our property might be a good fit for you? Yes our rates seem low in comparison to similar properties in the area. We are a traditional family run VRBO. It's our home and we leave it that way for our guests. We rent selectively to families/couples through the year when we are not there and try to provide a comfortable home away from home at a reasonable cost in hope that guests will respect that and our property. Our many reviews tell the story. Thank you for checking us out. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.

* 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
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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 Tamarindo

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.


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 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
  • All check in / out times are flexible provided you make arrangements with our property manager in advance subject to his and the property availability
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 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Awesome Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was literally a Home Away from home! It was spacious, clean and quiet which made for a very restful night sleep. We were a block away from the beach, everything was convenient and the property just stunning! W will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay. We would love to have you back again. Safe travels!
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I will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Had the best time here. The condo is laid out well with lots of room. Very clean and comfortable. I can highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We enjoyed having you stay at La Caja de Joyas and wish you the best in your future travels. Pura Vida!
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Denver, Co

Wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Costa Rica and with Clem and Kellys helpful advise and wonderful home it was an awesome family vacation! We were celebrating 2 graduations and our 25th wedding anniversary. The long daily walks on the beach and the fun family excursions will give us memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for the Memories😊 The Quispes

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and celebrated in style. Thank you for sharing your experience and for the kind words. All the best to your family.
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Couldn't ask for more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Caja de Joyas for one perfect month. This condo is so comfy we felt right at home the minute we got there. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook a simple or gourmet meal. Lots of room to relax both inside and out on the balcony. The pool area is kept shiny clean by the wonderful Alverro and a real joy to come back to after exploring all the amazing adventures that Costa has to offer. The owners Clemet and Kelly could not be more kind and helpful. Our whole experience here was flawless bliss. We highly recommend this beautiful piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

La Caya de Joyas was a very clean and comfortable home for our visit to Costa Rica. Clement was amazingly helpful from start to finish, and was very genuine about ensuring our stay was the best. We liked the area because it was only an hour or so from Liberia airport, was close to Tamarindo and its fun culture, but distanced enough to ensure peace and quiet. The Auto Mercado, close to Tamarindo, was exceptionally well stocked for all one’s needs. We loved Langosta Beach and Tamarindo Beach, and could walk to either quite easily. We spent much of our time outdoors; the deck overlooking the pool and the rooftop patio were lovely places to sit. Everything worked properly with no hassles. We enjoyed meeting the caretaker and the property manager, who were both very helpful and caring. We felt very safe there.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience for others Roseanne. We are so happy you had a great stay and welcome you back any time. All the best.
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Baltimore, Maryland

We enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days in Playa Langosta at this very nice condo. Was traveling with my husband and two 18 year old girls. The condo was very comfortable and we felt very much at home. Most mornings we enjoyed sitting on the patio that overlooked the pool to drink our morning coffee. The breeze was wonderful. The area is quiet so nice for sleeping and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed taking a dip in the pool when coming back from an excursion or the beach. The condo and grounds are nicely maintained. Everyone was very friendly.

I do have to say that it took us a few days to get use to the walk to Tamarindo. The road leading from the condo is very dusty. We also discovered that they put molasses on some parts of the road to help decrease the amount of dust when cars drive by. We ended up renting a golf cart for a few days from Waterman's. ($55/day) We LOVED having the cart but it was to pricey to keep for the entire 10 days. Having the golf cart made going back and forth to Tamarindo easier. There is a grocery store near the condo but their prices are higher and most of the supplies sitting on the shelf were covered in dust. We did discover a beach access point mid-way to Tamarindo so we walked half on the road and half on the beach. This was much more pleasant! We enjoyed our stay but just want to make sure everyone understands about the walk to town on very dusty unevenly paved roads.

We did enjoy eating at El Sapo's (pizza) on nights we did not want to go back into town. (right around the corner from the condo)

Thank you Clem and Kelly.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write your review Linda. We realize that guest demands vary greatly and while the 4 star is disappointing after over 2 dozen 5 star reviews from our other guests your comments are fair. With respect to our location we are in a tropical 3rd world country so paved roads and sidewalks are not what you find. That is what attracted us as we were not looking for what you might find in Hawaii or other more developed vacation spots. We use the term rustic in our listing to describe the entire area and it is authentic to Costa Rica's lifestyle and more authentic communities. We are a retired couple in our 60's and walk back and forth 2 or even 3 times a day so this road is a matter of perspective. As other guests have mentioned the benefit of being a 15 - 20 minute walk from the busy and noisier commercial center of Tamarindo is the quieter, more relaxing community and being closer to the pristine Langosta beach as well as close to Tamarindo beach and Tamarindo center itself. We did provide information to you in advance on the various walking routes and you can access the beach from multiple locations to eliminate the road so we are glad you did discover one of these. Just a note that you can walk into Tamarindo commercial center entirely on the beach although it does add 10 minutes to the walking time. There are buses (about $1) and taxis ($5) if walking, biking or a car are not in your plans every day. The golf cart was a good idea and one we'll use for a few days in March when our 89 year old mother joins us. The small corner store is handy for day to day supplies and is slightly more expensive than the larger supermarkets that are 5 minutes from the condo. This is typical for community based stores all over North America i.e. 7/11. We are glad you enjoyed the local Italian restaurant. Our guest book lists a number of local eateries, Bocas, Matty's, The Surf Club Sports Bar, Waterman's, Capitan Suizo, Langosta Beach Club all easy walking distance within the Langosta Community. But yes there are many more world class restaurants in Tamarindo when the urge to eat out comes up. "Tico to Go" also delivers from any restaurant in the area for a small delivery fee. We will review our listing and additional guest information we send out to make sure your points are well covered and thank you again for your honest comments on your vacation. We are glad you had a great time at La Caja de Joyas and welcomed the feedback.
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Langosta Beach Club
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Pizzeria La Baula
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Dragonfly Bar & Grill
"One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent menu and staff. "
Bamboo Sushi Club
"Nice atmosphere. Try the rice bowls if Sushi is not your thing. Very good value for a simp..."
Let's Xplore CR Tours & Transfers
"Excellent service. Ask for proprietor Denise."
Café Tico
El Sapo
"Italian brick fired pizza"
Walter's Fish and Cheeses
Matty's DeliCafe
Hotel Capitan Suizo
"Don't miss this one."
Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant
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

Tax Rate 13.0%


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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