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Gorgeous, Private & Safe 2 Bdrm Home – Short Walk to Tamarindo Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Bdrms/2 Baths Private Casa (Sleeps 5) – Pool, Covered Patio/Rancho

Comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bath Tamarindo vacation rental with all new furnishings, private patio, shared pool, outdoor grill, fully equipped kitchen, king beds, AC, Cable TV, and wifi internet. Both bedrooms have king size pillow-top beds, the second bedroom has an additional twin bed to sleep 5 total. The living room has a new sectional couch and club chair, dining table, fully equipped kitchen with everything to cook, coffee maker, blender, microwave, etc. There is plenty of closet space in each bedroom. Casa Ela is very peaceful and private complex with only 4 homes that share a beautiful common area and pool. This Tamarindo vacation rental is the perfect space for a peaceful and relaxing vacation, great for couples and small families. The condo is close enough to downtown Tamarindo and the beach (just a 10 minute walk) that you do not need a vehicle. Renting bicycles is a fun activity and is a great way to ride around town and explore the area. There is also a gym (day passes offered for $5), Italian restaurant, and bakery located a short walk down the street. Near the home are great trails to walk around and find monkeys, birds and more for nature lovers. The owner lives here full time and can help make arrangements for transportation, tours, car rentals, etc. ...and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Jennifer Richter
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Jennifer Richter

Originally from Colorado and has been in Costa Rica and working with property management since 2011. An avid lover of Costa Rica and local knowledge of Tamarindo and the surrounding areas!

Jennifer Richter purchased this house in 2014

Why Jennifer Richter chose Tamarindo

This property offers all the commodities of your own home, set conveniently in Tamarindo's residential area within walking distance to Tamarindo Beach and the town's center. You can find restaurants, shopping, beach activities, pharmacies, grocery store all within walking from the condo. Casa Ela #3 offers more privacy compared to other condos in the center of town as they are individual homes, only 4 total and share a pool and common area. You will hear monkeys and wildlife just outside your windows in the trees and Casa Ela far enough away from the town's lively nightlife that you won't know you are in Tamarindo's center.

What makes this house unique

I am here to assist with bookings, translations, recommendations etc. Just ask!


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with showers. Hot & cold shower with back up tanks so there will always be water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms feature king pillow top beds and ample closet space. Second bedroom has a twin day bed to sleep an additional person. All furnishings in condo are brand new and has a casual, comfortable modern decor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
50% off on your first night for repeat guests only!


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Gorgeous, Private & Safe 2 Bdrm Home – Short Walk to Tamarindo Beach
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Nice seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our family vacation here. It was nice to have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath with kids. We cooked a few meals and the king beds were very comfortable. We had all the necessary conveniences. The bungalow is only 10 min. walk from town and beach but very quiet, which is nice during the busiest time of the year, Xmas-new Year. Jennifer is right next door and was able to answer any questions for us. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Time in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful! The bedrooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable. Plenty of living space. We truly appreciated the air conditioning when not outdoors. The pool on the property is fantastic. Beautiful private setting. The beach and many restaurants are within walking distance. A car is not necessary. Jennifer was wonderful!! She provided us with many awesome recommendations including restaurants and excursion recommendations. Great stay and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you mentioning the details of the beds and space of the property. I remember you said you have rented many properties on VRBO and we are glad ours exceeded your expectation. We hope to have you back one day at Casa Ela!
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Beautiful, quiet, and clean secluded property

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here over Winter break, Dec 27-Jan 10. We had a wonderful stay, we did not rent a car as we preferred to walk everywhere. We did rent a golf cart for a couple of days to tour around the area ($50 a day). The property owner was very friendly and had great recommendations as far as dining and adventures!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was happy to be able to help your family plan the zipline tours and glad you had fun renting the golf cart to get around town. Thank you for such a nice review!
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PARADISE! ** and quiet**

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Tamarindo and found our way to the house with excellent directions. Soon as we walked into complex we knew we made the right choice. Jennifer was their to meet us and we got the tour and low down on everything. The house was perfect, clean and located close to everything but yet far enough away to be very quiet. Beds were great, 2 full showers which was perfect after getting back from the beach, a/c worked like a charm. Nothing negative to say at all. I will make one recommendation, if the TV could be upgraded as with a family it would be nice to be able to play your movies from laptop or tablet due to only 1 TV in house. Also was great to have our own laundry. If we go back to Tamarindo we would definitely stay here. Thanks Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests. We loved getting to know your family and are so happy that you chose Casa Ela for your Christmas vacation. Please do be in touch with me if you return to Tamarindo. We would love to have you back!
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Casa Ela - everything you want in a rental

  • 5 of 5

Our first time booking a rental home as opposed to a hotel and I couldn't have been happier.

I had some questions specific to the property and Costa Rica in general and Jennifer emailed and spoke with me on the phone and answered everything I asked. Booking was easy and straight forward.

The home was spacious for our family of four - 2 adults, 4 year old and 8 month old. She had a pack n play and high chair for rent which made traveling with the baby so much easier (less to bring from home). The washer & dryer came in handy more than once. Plenty of linens and beach towels. We used the pool a few afternoons but spent most of the time at the many different beaches within a short drive from the house. 10-15 minute walk to town where you'll find tons of restaurants, souvenir shops, surf shops etc. Property was clean and everything you see in the pictures.

If you're thinking of visiting Costa Rica, go! If you're thinking of booking this property, do it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous review. You were yet another fabulous renter for us and we are glad you were so adventurous and were able to explore a lot of the coast here in Guanacaste. Please send more Colorado friends our way and come back soon!
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Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

We looked extensively for our accommodation for our two weeks in CR. THIS place is and was everything and more than we had hoped. Jennifer seemed like she was right by my side answering all questions prior to booking. She made our selection so easy. The house was private and gorgeous and a lovely walk (two directions) down to the shops and surf. We have a 10 year old who really enjoyed that every day. The house was exceptionally clean, exceptionally decorated and had everything we needed. I couldn't pick fault at all with anything. I run a few of my own VRBOs and I learnt a thing or two about this place.

Jennifer is well connected in Tamarindo and pretty much organised our tours and reservations and was a great guide on all fronts. The pool is beautiful and clean and private too! The howler monkeys were out on occasion which provided us with entertainment for sure! I really can't rate this house enough. This is the only place we will come back to. Oh and the WIFI was always working and quick!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were fabulous guests and I was so happy to have gotten to know you during your stay. We're looking forward to having you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tamarindo Center - 1 minute drive/8 minute walk
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tamarindo Center - 1 minute drive/8 minute walk
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Tamarindo Beach
Car: not necessary

Tamarindo is one of the most popular tropical destinations in the province of Guanacaste, just one hour’s drive from Liberia International Airport. This quaint, friendly beach town on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast offers various Tamarindo vacation rentals and is home to various surfers from around the world. The famous surfing movie – Endless Summer – was filmed on the beaches of Tamarindo and is the perfect beach for new to experienced surfers and admirers.

Tamarindo has managed to maintain its Costa Rican culture while welcoming visitors from around the world every year, who travel here for eco-tourism, relaxation, surf and fun. Safe, kid-friendly and centrally located for easy access to volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and national parks, it’s no wonder Tamarindo’s tourism industry has been booming in recent years, bringing with it an influx of excellent restaurants and boutique-style shops featuring local designers, jewelry, and handmade souvenirs. You can also visit outdoor markets with local artisans and food (Saturday’s only), organic restaurants and more!

Tamarindo is home to some of the top surf breaks in the country, attracting pro surfers, beginners and everything in between. It’s clear the surf culture of Tamarindo has stayed strong – the laid-back vibe here is visible in the smiling faces and friendliness of the locals. The long, clean beach is great for watching the sunset and the beachfront road is lined with cafes, restaurants, boutiques, vendor stalls, live music and surf shops. Tamarindo has a healthy nightlife, excellent restaurants serving food from around the world, supermarkets, several banks, pharmacies and clinics, a post office, internet cafes and yoga studios, and everything within walking distance. Also, just a short drive from your Tamarindo vacation rental are various unique attractions such as the largest labyrinth in the world made out of cactus, or a 400lb pig that relaxes at a beachfront restaurant and swims, and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Damage voucher will be sent out to renter prior to check-in via email and/or presented to fill out upon check-in to the property.

Cleaning fees can vary depending on length of stay. Any reservation over 7 days will be charged a weekly cleaning fee in addition to the check-out cleaning.

Owner'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.