About this listing
Condo 72 is a penthouse unit overlooking the large semicircular pool in The Oaks, with cathedral ceilings, numerous upgrades, a shady location and a magnificent view. Enjoy your small balcony with outdoor table chairs and chairs in the morning
As a frequent AirBnB traveller, I appreciate a private high speed internet connection, with private wifi, not shared wifi, double paned windows and blackout curtains. You will, too. Only 10 minutes from Tamarindo and Brasilito, 18 minutes from Flamingo, and 20 minutes from Playa Grande and 25 minutes from Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra, The Oaks is your perfect base for surfing, fishing, horseback riding, volcano tours and much more. Its location on the main paved road between Huacas and Villa Real, midway between the Marriott Resort at Hacienda Pinilla and the Westin Resort at Reserva Conchal, gives you all the options that the Gold Coast of Guanacaste offers, including the restaurants and night life of Tamarindo, five great surf beaches and snorkeling at the clear shell beach of Playa Conchal. The Oaks distinctive entrance of three stylized twisting cement towers inspired by Antonin Gaudi represent the three species of oak trees native to Costa Rica, two of which are found on site, along with hummingbirds, butterflies and howler monkeys. An on-site concierge service helps with car rentals, tours and spa services. Condo 72 is a beautiful two bedroom two bath 900 square foot unit located above all others beside the large walk-in beach style pool with swim-up bar and barbecue area, soothing infinity edge waterfall and underwater fibre optic lights. This tropical-themed penthouse unit boasts a private balcony overlooking the pool. The full kitchen comes complete with granite counter tops, cedar cabinets, a full size Frigidaire stainless steel refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, and microwave and a ceramic glass top range. The kitchen is fully equipped with glasses, cups, plates, utensils, a coffee maker and a blender.The unit is fully equipped with linens, minimum 300 thread count sheets, antiallergenic pillow cases, towels and all accessories. A private laundry room off the kitchen has a full size clothes washer and dryer. The bright and spacious living room is furnished with a dining area and table and chairs for four persons, a sofa bed that can sleep two additional people, for a maximum occupancy of six persons, and a 42 inch flat panel Panasonic TV and DVD player. CableTica provides over 100 cable channels, including ABC and CBS's Miami affiliates, CNN, CNBC and ESPN. The unit also has free high speed wireless internet. The master bedroom has a queen bed with pillow top mattress, a 42 inch flat panel TV and overhead ceiling spot reading lights. The closet comes with a private safe for your valuables. The master bedroom has a private master bath with shower and jacuzzi. The second bedroom comes with two individual beds, ideal for a family. The large second bath has a spacious shower and a private toilet area with a separate door. Both baths have marble counter tops. The Oaks is a secure gated community with 24 hour seven day a week controlled entrance and internal security. The unit has an individual entrance alarm and smoke alarm. The sliding glass doors and principal windows are double paned for sound and heat insulation. The unit is fully air conditioned with three quiet Carrier mini-split air conditioners. FOR STAYS OF 28 DAYS OR MORE, THAT IS, MONTHLY RATES, TENANTS PAY FOR THEIR ELECTRICITY, metered at check in and check out, about $0.21 per kwh, with a $200 ELECTRICITY DEPOSIT AT CHECK IN TO BE ACCURATELY MEASURED AT CHECK OUT. For short term stays of less than 28 days, there is no extra charge for elecricity.
The common areas have four pools, two with infinity edges and Weber barbecue grills, one semi-olympic pool for serious swimmers and one children's pool. There is ample parking, with one covered parking space for each unit and over 160 additional parking spaces for only 96 units. The parking spaces and internal roads are covered with brick pavers. Over 70% of the trees on-site were preserved during construction, a rarity in Costa Rica.
Interaction with Guests
The owner/developer respects your privacy, and if you have no special needs, you will never know he is here. He and his wife live on site and are available for immediate response to problems, and more importantly, if you have questions, to arrange airport transport, shopping service, in-house massage or professional chef, tours, and recommendations for the best places to go and the most fun things to do.
La Josefina is a quiet family and couples neighborhood that is centrally located on the best road in the area, away from the noise of Tamarindo, yet convenient to all beaches, night life and shopping.
Buses stop in front of The Oaks every hour, and we can recommend taxi service with trusted drivers who speak English.
Other Things to Note
Unlike agents who did not build The Oaks, when we say there is internet in our condominium, there is internet. When there is a problem, we fix it.
No noise that can be heard outside your unit after 11:00. No petswithout advance approval, sorry. Usually small well-behaved dogs are fine.
About the Host, Robert
I am the developer of The Oaks and still have 5 condos available for vacation rentals, all with the best location around our largest of three pools. I found Costa Rica eight years ago and love it, especially the laid back sunny area where we live near Tamarindo. Key word, near. I married Roxana, my Tica wife, a little over a year ago, have two great Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs and in previous lives have been a lawyer and banker. From Richmond, VA, Miami and Southern California, "retired" in Costa Rica.