About this listing
Our vacation home was built in 2012 and is located in a private, gated community. It affords you an abundance of privacy while taking in lush natural surroundings. All furnishings were purchased for extreme comfort. It is perfect for large families or groups of friends wanting to enjoy Costa Rica.
We rented this home for a week in August knowing full well the location of the home and the area. We love this area of the country but the location is not for everyone so do your research before booking. The owners were great to work with when booking the home and the management company was great to work with as well. The home is in a quiet neighborhood. There is no longer security on the property but it is a very safe area and we never felt unsafe in the development or the surrounding area.
The home is at least a 10-15 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk) to the beach on mostly a gravel road. A little too far to pack and carry everything you need. The beach is beautiful, safe, clean, lots of sea shells – It truly is the best beach we’ve found during all of our trips to Costa Rica. We ate at all of the local restaurants while we were there and they were all pretty good. There is a little store in town but we got most of our groceries in Jaco.
The home was big and beautiful, but it had been shut up too long and had a smell to it (maybe running the fans while it wasn’t rented would help). The home also needs a good cleaning. The water pressure upstairs made the showers unusable so we only used the downstairs shower. The kitchen was stocked with some spices and condiments which was nice. Overall a nice experience.
Pros - Beautiful house that very comfortably accommodates 6, welcoming hosts, beautiful and not at all crowded beach nearby, a couple great restaurants in town (and less than 30 minutes from those in Jaco), AC works great, very well priced.
Cons - A long walk or a short drive to the beach or restaurants, no pool, at the time of our visit (May) beach wasn't awesome for swimming or surfing
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Casa Tranquility was just as advertised. Not too far from the beach and all the comforts of home. Property managers Kate and Dave were very accommodating and our group had a great weekend. All in all I would definitely recommend Casa Tranquility.
We really enjoyed the home, it was clean and decorated well. The layout was nice. The neighborhood was nice, as was the proximity to the beach. Criticism of house includes the poor water pressure from the sinks upstairs, leaky shower head upstairs (spraying out at the wall or into the bathroom), and problems with the pull down blinds. The house has 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, and 1 bunk bed with double on bottom and single on top. So it sleeps 7-8 comfortably, any more sleep on the couch (not a pull out) or an air mattress. Also, the beach is about a 20 minute leisurely walk from the house, we were told it was only a 7 min walk.... You would have to run to do it in 7 minutes haha! But the beach is safe and beautiful, I would highly recommend casa tranquility to anyone! Thank you!!
The house was great and spacious. Was a little dirty, which was disappointing. Lots of dead bugs in the window sills, a really dirty sponge for dishes, and I'm pretty sure there are birds living in the rafters in the master bedroom. However, the house was very spacious and fit our needs well. The property managers were very flexible, as we had to leave earlier than intended to tend to an emergency. Thanks so much!