Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental

Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 15, 2014
3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7

Villa Verde is a family friendly, 3 bedroom 3.5 bath hideaway, with comfortable, tropical furnishings, and handcrafted Costa Rican furniture. It is fully furnished. All rooms have A/C, ceiling fans, and FREE CABLE and WIRELESS INTERNET WiFi access.

It is only a 3-minute walk to the beautiful TAMARINDO BEACH; perfect for beach COMBING, SURFING, and SUNBATHING. It is located at the south end of town, far enough from town to get away from the crowd, yet close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants. The closest restaurant is only one block from the complex and a small market is located only two blocks away. Luscious tropical, garden view balconies, perfect for bird watchers, give way to the occasional MONKEY sightings.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I can only write of high praise and acolytes for Shannon’s condominium in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. I rented the condo for a weeks stay in January 2011. I shared my stay with 2 of my male friends and what a perfect way for the 3 of us to spend time together. The condo was big enough to accommodate us but was also close enough to down town that it was just so very convenient. No reason even to have a car.



We all took advantage of the fully stocked kitchen for many of our meals, had restful nights sleep in the master bedroom’s huge comfortable bed and enjoyed time lounging buy the pool. A great value in a beautiful town.
Jan 2011
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Reviews

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Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p240752
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
4

great condo, great location!

  • 4 of 5
This was a great condo equipped with everything you need for a perfect vacation.
Upon entering is the living room and combined kitchen area (a bit small for 4 people but very adequate). It is very well layed out with a bathroom on the main floor and a private bathroom with every bedroom. The location is absolutely the best in Tamarindo! 2 blocks to grocery store, beach, restaurants, shopping and an amazing coffee shop-The Princesa Cafe!!
Shannon has provided you with every appliance you will need, books,movies, beach towels, iron and board etc. There is nothing negative I can say about this condo. It was very clean and Shannon was amazing to deal with-very accomodating!! We did not have any issues with the power going out or the airconditioner, everything worked perfectly! When we come back to Tamarindo,
I would definately stay at this condo again. It's a quiet condo, but walk up the street and that is where all the noise and action is, so you get the best of both worlds! I highly recommend this condo!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p240752
+1 -707 703-9758
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Redmond, Washington
5

Great Value, Excellent Location, Incredible Owner

  • 5 of 5
Agree with the previous review that the property is well represented and that both Shannon and the property management company are very responsive and easy to work with. The condo is three floors: the ground-level floor is where the kitchen and living room are, two bedrooms are up one flight of stairs, and the top floor contains the master bedroom. Everything is air conditioned, and the air conditioners cool well. Many Costa Rican vacation rentals have AC that is at best a room decoration – so we were relieved to find out that we wouldn’t suffer. No need to run these full-time though, because the town is generally breezy.

The condo property’s garden has a pair of iguanas, named Pete and Tina (you’ll almost certainly see them), and we discovered that what we thought were neighborhood dogs were in fact Howler monkeys. That’s a sound you’ll need to hear for yourself.

That condo property garden is a major feature, with good reason. It’s cared for by a full-time gardener during the day, and has a great pool and patio. We spent most evenings chatting with neighbors out there. Some of them were also visitors (short term and snowbirds alike), and some were full-time residents. All were friendly.

A car is not required in Tamarindo, unless you want to rent one just for the day to see the area. We did just that to pick up friends at the airport in Liberia.

A block from the condo is a great bar/restaurant, with excellent food including a tuna salad that features seared Ahi Tuna. My daughter scarfed it down in no time flat.

Then there is fresh fish. On three occasions we walked one more block to purchase mahi-mahi from a local beachfront fish vendor. $12 per kilo for fresh fish that at least on one day was only two hours old. Made killer fish tacos using Shannon’s well-equipped kitchen and stuffed six people for a total of $20. You owe it to yourself to try some.

We also enjoyed having Internet access via wi-fi (in fact, in my line of work no Net access means I am unable to stay). Shannon literally switched Internet providers when we reported an issue with the original one. Wow!

Which is in the end the ultimate recommendation: Shannon is easily the most proactive owner that I have ever dealt with, and I do a LOT of travel. You will love the communication before the rental, and in the unlikely event that you need her assistance during the rental she will be all over things!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p240752
+1 -707 703-9758
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Great condo, location in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five stayed in this Villa Verde condo and we loved it. It is very clean, very nicely appointed, and comfortable. There are plenty of towels and sheets and all are great quality. If you want to cook, the kitchen is well supplied which is not always true in a rental.

One of the best things about the condo is the location, It is a short (5 min with our three kids) walk to the beach. We walked everywhere. There are several really good restaurants nearby (La Esquina, Kahiki, Las Baulas) and all are in easy walking distance. There is a market (Super Mercaso 2001) about three blocks away that is a little pricey but it is good if you need to pick up one or two things. Another market is Supercompro. It is less expensive and I also walked to that one.
There are several really great beaches around Tamarindo (Playa Avellanas, Playa Conchal, Playa Langosta) but the beach right by the condo is very nice, too. Walks on the beach in the morning and evening are not to be missed. Neither are the sunsets. So beautiful. The condo has a nice pool and ALejandro who works there 6 days a week keeps it clean. We enjoyed getting to know him. He practiced Spanish with the kids which was fun for them and they taught him some English words.

We felt like the condo's owner (Shannon) and the property management company were very good about answering our questions and helping us if we needed it. Shannon always got right back to us and offered good tips and advice.

Tamarindo is a very laid back beach town and we really liked it. It is a relaxing place and welcoming place. We felt very safe with our kids there. They loved seeing the monkeys and iguanas. There are a few that hang out right by the pool. There is a balcony off the master so we could sit up there and watch the kids swim and enjoy the view.
I would recommend this condo for sure. We did not rent a car for the majority of our stay. You do not need to really. We did rent one for one weekend which made it easy to explore the other beaches but if you plan to stay in Tamarindo a car is not needed. We did a sailing tour with Blue Dolphin that met right on the beach by the condo. Again, we just walked over there. It was a fabulous day and very well done trip. I highly recommend getting out on the water for something like this tour. We were able to eat, snorkel, enjoy the views and sunset. Just amazing.
This stay will always be a great memory for our family. Thank you, Shannon
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie, for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. You and Ryan were a pleasure to work with during your stay. I'm am glad you were able to have a wonderful time and enjoy Tamarindo and the area. Thanks again and come back again!

Pura Vida,
Shannon
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Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p240752
+1 -707 703-9758
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Fantastic 3 week stay at this property

  • 5 of 5
We have never used home away before and we found this property and contacted Shannon. She has been a pleasure to rent from the time we first spoke with her to even during our stay. We are a family of 2 adults and 1 infant ( 7 months old) and we found the location to be superb, near the beach yet extremely quiet location. The pool area is wonderful for kids and kids at heart. The grounds are kept nicely, the security and available parking is excellent. The actual condo is more than we expected. The rooms are nicely decorated, there are plenty of towels, kitchen supplies etc. There is plenty of space to store clothes in the closets as well as drawer space. We used the washer and dryer and clothes line. The condo does look exactly like the pictures show it. Shannon even went to great lengths to put together a welcome scrap book with lots of great information about Tamarindo and tours and surrounding area. Checking in was easy and we would definitely recommend this to anyone of any age. Our elderly parents even came to visit for 1 week and felt very comfortable and at home. This is a real gem and we will be definitely back.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Home sweet Home while on vacation: Incredibly equipped tropical vacation rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p240752
+1 -707 703-9758
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Great Condo in Tamarindo!

  • 5 of 5
5 of us stayed in this condo for 2 weeks. It is clean, well stocked, and the condo facility grounds and pool are well looked after. The owner was a pleasure to deal with as were the property managers. Highly recommend staying here if you're in Tamarindo.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy our place met your needs. You were a pleasure to work with as well. Thank you for choosing our little slice of heaven for your vacation. Pura Vida!
Shannon

Location

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Located At the South End of Town, 3 Minute Walk To the Beach. Many restaurants and a grocery store within 2 blocks.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife viewing, Biking, Shopping, Boating

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Sep 22 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$1,900
 
 
Off Peak
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$145
$980
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,500
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$2,500
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning & Electricy Fee $150

50% is due at the time of booking, final payment is due 30% days prior to arrival. Money collected is non-refundable unless the space is rebooked. Payment is accepted via Paypal or if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival will accept a personal check.

Payment Options: Paypal with through bank account, or Credit card (+5%), International Paypal (+5%)
Credit Cards: 5% service Charge on Credit Cards
Electricity deposit collected for stays of 25 days or more.
Cleaning/Electricity Fee: $75-100 for reservations less that one week, $150 for reservations 1 1/2 weeks or more.

Amenities

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Bunk beds

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • We know you have many options to choose from and price is one important factor, however, please take into consideration and compare the following amenities that your client will want, that we have, and that our competitors may not: High end pillow top mattresses Quality linens from the US Kitchen stocked with more than you will need to make any dish you want to make, many dishes, glasses, 2 blenders, large coffee maker (My mom loves to cook and bake so everything you need is there) Many condos only have the bare minimum. Combination Safe for valuables, passports, electronics.... Security alarms on all doors. Over 32 DVD Movies to choose from (available after August 31st) Beach/Pool towels Games, puzzles, cards, books, etc. Wifi/Cable internet access And much more.....
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