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Spanish Style, Ensuites, Private Roof Terrace, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarind

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


* 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Clement and Kelly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

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 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.

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 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.

What makes this condo unique

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.


"Fabulous meals on the beach, known for their homemade desserts."
Sharky's Bar
"Popular night spot for locals and travelers. Sports on demand, just see the bartender. Kar..."
Langosta Beach Club
"Just down the road. Live music twice a week, great gym with lots of classes/programs."
Pizzeria La Baula
"Known as the best European thin crust pizza in town. One of our favorites. Beautiful open ..."
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, Boca's or Barcelo 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.


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • 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 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • 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


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Spanish Style, Ensuites, Private Roof Terrace, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarind
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 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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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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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is well-equipped, comfortable, and had all we needed for vacation time. Both indoor and outdoor areas are perfect for relaxing. Pool on site helped us cool off on hot days. The beach was a great place to explore as well as swim.

Tamarindo was an easy walk from the condo, and fun to visit. Local tours offer great variety and there is plenty to do in and around Tamarindo. The area seems very relaxed and welcoming; friendly people and safe environment.

The property owners helped out with instructions for all aspects of the condo, which made settling in very easy. They also provided information about the area, so we did not waste a lot of time figuring out where to go or what to do. Great service and assistance always available, if needed.

We would definitely recommend this condo to other travelers, and will return if opportunity arises!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and for making La Caja de Joyas your destination choice. We are so glad you had a great time and we would love to see you again one day. Safe travels!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental 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 USD or $650 CAD security deposit (cash or credit card) is due before check in, returned promptly after check out.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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