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Charming quiet cottage 1BR Pool located in Tamarindo's heart 500m from the beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Loved in the green: quiet cottages 1BR fully equiped with kitchen. Swimming pool

Refreshingly unique, each of our units offer a distinct personality with tasteful furnishings, modern amenities, balconies to sit back and drink in a tropical surroundings. Our Cottagea are equipped and there is a kitchen for those looking to experiment with the fresh local product. There is AC, WiFi, cabled TV, a fan as well as a safety box for your personal belongings in every single Unit.

Each of our units also have a private shower room (with Hotel amenities).

All the linen are provided.

The cottage have a cozy separate bedroom with a comfortable orthopedic mattress as well as a living room with a sofa (twin bed) that can be used for a 3rd person if need be.

The apartment have the same layout.

The studio on the first floor is built as a loft.

Two Queen size beds and a twin one, a kitchen and a dining area are set in an a big open space surrounded by 270° of windows (and white wooden shades) opening on the nearby trees.

A unique nature experience, perched in the green.

Every unit borders our lush tropical garden and the swimming pool, providing a tranquil, relaxing experience.

See other units we have available: VRBO #949029 and HomeAway #987840

For those seeking a taste of the local activities, popular restaurants, cafes and galleries are within a 5 minute walk.

Hotel Gardenia Tamarindo is not a resort. It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique” to larger more “formula” type vacation properties.

It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Cedric

We fell in love with Costa Rica's wildlife and extraordinary nature in 2014.

We would be more than happy to share our enthusiasm and love for the country with you.

See you soon,

Cedric purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Cedric chose Tamarindo

Charming Hotel ideally located in Tamarindo's heart, 500 meters from the Beach in a quiet area.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique” to larger more “formula” type vacation properties. It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price


Tamarindo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Las Baulas National Marine Park (Giant turtles) National Park of Palo Verde, Arenal volcano Park, Rincon de la Vieja, Tenorio, Orosi volcano, colonial houses of Calle Real in Liberia, .... Paddle, free dive, snorkling, kayak, zipline, best surfing spot in Costa Rica (especially for beginners), spare fishing, boat trips, nature hikes,...


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Charming quiet cottage 1BR Pool located in Tamarindo's heart 500m from the beach
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Exterior was beautiful but needed some love on the inside.

  • 3 of 5

My Husband and I travel often and out of the Country. I do research the places we stay and ask many questions to ensure this is a right fit prior to booking. We are realistic and not needy people. My top needs are a comfortable mattress, A/C and a Kitchen with basic needs. The VRBO description, replies from the Manager and reviews this place seemed to have those. When we arrived we found this wonderful 5 unit place to be inviting and pleasant on the Exterior. The grounds were well maintained and the pool was a awesome! Our porch with the 2 chairs was also a nice touch. Cedric was wonderful and accommodating! After visiting with the others in our complex we all seemed to have had the same thoughts. The reviews didn't seem to match what we had all found in these units. All the furniture is hard wood with no cushions and extremely hard on your back and body, we are in our early 50's. The day bed in the main room I would not put my child let alone my dog to sleep on it . The cushion I guess you can call it on was awful. The bedroom mattress was not orthopedic, it was a typical spring loaded, no comfort and reminded me of the Mexico mattresss's we have slept on. Needless to say I lacked sleep due to this. The A/C is only in the Bedroom and wasn't working properly, it was in the mid 70's in our bedroom. Cedric did have a new one installed while we were there but it doesn't cool down the main room. The Kitchen lacked the basics, no cutting board, at least 1 knife, measure cups, basic cooking utensils and no blender. Another mention by all was there is no BBQ Grill so you only have the hot plate in your unit. We only had a Mini fridge and the other units had the larger fridge w/ a separate freezer which made it extremely difficult for us as we cook most meals in due to my Celiac Disease, not to mention it didn't work well. Cedric did bring 2 of the units new blenders and also brought plastic chairs for the pool side area after another Guest mentioned this need. We would have not left early by 1 week had it had a decent mattress and a fridge, the rest we could easily work with. Tamarindo was vibrant, had great live music, the food was amazing and I didn't get sick once! Go outside of Tamarindo and the beaches are stunning and amazing places to stay as well. We went to the Caribbean side for 3 weeks and is completely different here, the food, it's quiet and a jungle! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It must have been something for Gaylene and her husband to recover and rest from the amazingly and extraordinary 30 HOURS long trip they took coming from the US. I am intrigued to read that on the one side, the Vrbo comments were great and that on the other, it was such a disappointing experience... Hard to understand; especially when we accommodated Gaylene's wishes daily, going above and beyond to please and make her feel good and relaxed. She could have lift the bedsheets and see the mattress in orthopaedic. I am certain every country has their own standard about it. Gaylene was impossible to content; no matter what. There was always something wrong. She complained about the AC, we changed the AC. She needed something not even mentioned in the add of Vrbo and we provided. She was very incorrect. She paid the first half of Vrbo's payment then pretexted she was not able to pay the second part. A very FIRST in our partnership with Vrbo !! She said she was gonna paid at check in...She never does! After a week and a world of convenient disappointments, she decided to leave pretending she did not have to pay the second booked week. To my opinion, everything was prepared much before she arrived. In her regular vendettas around the pool, she importuned many clients with her heavy and cheap criticisms. They were quite relieved (as they entrusted me) to see her leave. I do not recommend this person who uses the "Pura Vida" expression without understanding its true meaning nor applying its signification.
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Very clean, neat and safe.

  • 5 of 5

I loved it! The manager Sammy was very helpful. Cottage was very open, airy and quiet. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation in 5 yrs.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a stay of any length. The staff are amazing and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil getaway that is close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Charlotte and Cedric! The cottage was clean and bright. The pool is refreshing and the gardens are lovely. There is maid service daily and a handyman who is around to help with maintenance. Charlotte and Cedric have a book of their favorite places to eat and a map of the town - we found this to be very useful as all the suggestions were wonderful. The restaurants, shops, and beach are all in walking distance but all the hustle and bustle sounds dissolve when you turn up the side street to get to the cottages. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, private setting

  • 4 of 5

Cedric and Charlotte the owners were very helpful in finding good places to eat. Unit was clean and comfortable within walking distance to shops, restaurants and beach. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable but Basic

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable for the price range, but scant on amenities. Only two towels, no washcloths provided. Only one packet of coffee for first morning with some sugar/creamer packets.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie for staying with us. I am so sorry you could not find the kitchen cloth located in the third kitchen draw and that you seemed to have lacked utilities... That is what was in the Hotel's description though.... apart from the coffee and bottles of water that are a courtasy of us. We are a very few hotels in Tamarindo to offer a Costaricain coffee set for our guests's first morning. It is indeed more of a welcome pack. Sincerely, Charlotte
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Tamarindo
Car: not necessary

Charming Hotel ideally located in Tamarindo's heart, 500 meters from the beach in a quiet area. It includes a cottage(VRBO762954) an apartment(VRBO949029)and a studio/loft(VRBO987840)It is within an hours' drive of International Airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia. It is 5 minutes drive from Tamarindo Airport. Hotel Gardenia Tamarindo is a great destination for travelers looking to experience true Pura Vida living with its pristine nature, wide unique beaches and flourishing tropical nature.

It is the ideal place to relax, surf, dine in a wide range of delicious restaurants, jungle trek, visit Palo Verde National Park, walk in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Park, ...

You will encounter Howler Monkeys, Humming Birds, lezards, iguana, Momot birds and parrots right there at the hotel and wake up with the most amazing jungle sounds ever.

A fantastic experience what ever your age might be.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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