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La Buena Vida 4 - Quiet Luxury Steps from Tamarindo Restaurants, Shops and Beach

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

500m To The Center of Tamarindo's Beach

The Setting
La Buena Vida #4. (Green Villa) is a spacious 2 storey home in a private gated condo community. With only 9 units in total, this exclusive enclave is located just steps from the best restaurants, shopping and beaching in Tamarindo. For quiet nights, our home is set away from the street at the back of the courtyard. Relax in the sun or the greenery of our shaded tropical canopy after a day at the beach. With extensive natural light, this home offers vistas of the palm-lined courtyard, pool and green zone from most windows and the terrace. Monkeys and exotic birds are spotted regularly in the green zones around our Tamarindo home

Things to Do
Tamarindo is a popular beach town sought after for its surf, international dining, nightlife, and adventure. But, it is equally perfect for couples and families to unplug and relax. You can enjoy the experience at your own pace. Peace, quiet, nature and serenity are truly at our doorstep. As the dropping-in point for dozens of adventure tours, spas days and eco experiences, all the amenities are close by. Tamarindo is alive with pedestrians day and night so you can walk everywhere and feel at ease. For quick trips to secluded beaches, a car or ATV can be hired a few doors away. Kayaks and other toys are readily available near the beach. Excursions to Arenal Volcano, Monte Verde and other adventures can easily be booked through our property manager or at local kiosks. Airport transport can also be arranged.

The warm waters of Playa Tamarindo are a five minute walk from La Buena Vida - An eclectic stroll past cafes, restaurants and shops along the way. Sunset is a special time for everyone here in Tamarindo. You will not want to miss the nightly pilgrimage to the pacific at dusk. Meet friends or make new ones along the way to the sand.

The Main floor is a gathering area with an open concept kitchen, dining and living space including ample seating for dining or to stretch out in front of the flat screen TV. Many guests will choose to sample some of Costa Rica’s best restaurants. But, for cooks, our kitchen is equipped with every modern amenity including gleaming granite counters, a huge eating bar, all new stainless appliances and imported quartz sink. Groceries are available at the end of our street- 2 other super market choices are also close by .

Our home sleeps 4-6 people. We have two large bedrooms and 2 full washrooms upstairs along with a futon and powder room on the main floor. Laundry is located in our atrium off the kitchen.

In Summary
This unit was newly purchased and fully renovated in summer of 2014 and renewed again 2016, including topline paint, cabinet refinishing, all new linens, beach towels, updated furnishings, new shower heads and fixtures throughout.

The Gold Coast has some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches and we carefully chose Buena Vida so our family, friends and guests could realize the dream of having a special place to call home in this warm and friendly land. Tamarindo is a small cosmopolitan place – But very laid back and exotic at the same time. In a few blocks you can experience everything from rustic cottages to sophisticated mansions and boutiques. Beach town vibe, surf and boogie boarding, etc… Every activity is available to our family and guests.

Our Wish
We invite you to experience the good life and enjoy our favorite home. As our dear guests, don’t hesitate to call us if we can help with ideas and suggestions to make your holiday more enjoyable. Pura Vida!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Notre fils adulte Parle français - Email-nous
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 - Passport Required for proof when booking...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Tamarindo does not have a lot of activities for preschool children. Our complex pool is not monitored and is very close to our door, so will be a hazard for younger children who can't swim....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in our home will result in a loss of Damage Deposit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Tamarindo town is most suited for people that don't need assistance walking or need barrier free access. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We use our home regularly so are constantly updating and freshening things up. We aim to have all aspects in excellent condition for our family and guests. In the unlikely event you should find an item broken, worn, tired, or missing please let us know so we can make it right! We love our home away from home and want you to love it too!...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Includes Smart TV - Ability to access your Netflix etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV is provided with access to CNN etc....moreless

  • Television:

    New flat screen TV in living room with cable. Ask about access to Google Chrome-cast. Also If you have an account, we can provide you access to Netflix etc....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach Mats! Boogie Boards are $5/ day at Pedro's Surf Shack on the walk to Beach...They are very nice people. Dozens of other places have them for rent. Surf boards are $10-$20/day all over town...moreless

  • Video Library:

    For nostalgia lovers we have a few famous TV series on DVD's and a selection of movies....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table with 4 chairs and an eating bar for 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Individual quiet units in main living area and each bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Our Home has small garage/carport which we use recreation purposes - So this is not available for parking. Convenient parking spots are available at the front gate area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for 6-8 with a sectional couch, easy chair and futon...moreless

  • Parking:

    In front of gate house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite Counters and SilGranite Sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full sized oven and toaster oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Blender, Coffee Grinder, Electric Skillet, Rice Cooker...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full Size Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven - Great for small meals and keeping down the heat....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Enjoy quiet morning coffees on the balcony off the master suite while lounging in our comfy leather rockers and listening to the wildlife sounds from the canopy....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards are $5/ day at Pedro's Surf Shack on the walk to Beach...They are very nice people. Dozens of other places have them for rent. Surf boards are $10-$20/day all over town...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our pool is outside the door. Most of time it can be your private oasis. After school our neighbor & kids often use the pool 2-3pm. A few cool off near dinner sometimes but quiet time is easy to find...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2 -2017
Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season 2017- Winter
Nov 15 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Years Weeks 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season 2018
Jan 8 - Mar 24, 2018
7 night min stay

Easter |Season 2018
Mar 25 - Apr 8, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season -2018-Late Winter
Apr 9 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 13%


-No Pets or Smoking

-Monthly - Please Inquire

-A deposit of 50% is required upon booking.

-Our Property Manager will require a credit card authorization for damage deposit

-Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

-PARKING - When renting a car or golf cart, travelers must park in guest spots outside gate, or on street. The carport of this unit is not included for parking as it is dedicated as a veranda and owner storage. Guest vehicles parked inside gates or beside unit will be removed by the property manager.

- Exceeding the number of guests agreed to, or the 6 guest maximum, will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of any payment.

-We appreciate respectful behavior toward other residents. Please refrain from disturbing neighbors by requesting access to gate etc. Guests must contact our PM's Office for access if keys are misplaced.

50% deposit is due upon booking. Final payment due 30 days before arrival. Payment can be made by Credit Card or Paypal to our Property Manager in Tamarindo

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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68 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Living in Canada’s northernmost big city we carry on busy fulfilling lives with “important” jobs and an active family of five. For sure minus 40 degree winters are an incredible motivation for settling on Buenavidaville in Tamarindo. But the whole story is more about realizing our dreams, finding a fun & safe nest for our family & friends and keeping our values intact.

Why the Owner Chose Tamarindo, Costa Rica:
The origins go back many years when we fell in love with Costa Rica while travelling there on a project for business. The natural surroundings and kindness of the people were incredible and the values of a well educated, healthy and happy population make Costa Rica unlike any other place in Latin America. We used to come home from each trip vowing to go back one day to escape from the winter and have a home in Costa Rica”. This area and property met all our needs for fulfilling the dream.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We turned over stones in many places before we circled back to Tamarindo. It’s not perfect like Disney, but the experience of arriving one evening and then waking up in this beautiful place is the meaning of Pura Vida for us. La Buena Vida is our private oasis nuzzled near the beach. When the first morning comes we are in a completely different space and our worries melt away. We feel like kids again and we never get tired! Our teens have taken up surfing and love the vibe here. In the end, we even want to go back in summer…Beaching, outings and endless adventures…it’s just too hard to resist.

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Speaks: english, Notre fils adulte Parle français - Email-nous
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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