About this listing
We live in playa Langosta, Tamarindo, in the same street of Hotel Cala Luna and are at a 10 minutes walking distance from Tamarindo center.
Our house is a beachfront home … just cross the street and you're on the beach. It has private parking space and a guard 24/7.
The villa has it's own private garden and private pool. There is a barbecue outside in the garden.
There is a large kitchen,dining room, and living room with cable television.
Kitchen includes dishwasher, oven, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, ...
Wash machine and dryer are at your disposal.
On the first floor you'll find the first two bedrooms. Both have their own private bathroom and shower.
One of the rooms has an outside terrace facing the street and the beach.
The main bedroom on the second floor has a private bathroom as well with toilet and shower. It's a very spacious room with a beautiful ocean-view terrace, which is great for sunset moments !
Langosta Beach (in front of the house) is a beautiful, more upper end and somewhat calmer beach than Tamarindo beach which is 5 minutes from Langosta.
Playa Langosta has a very good and famous surf break, so if any of you are surf fans, you're a step away from good surf sessions.
There are three restaurants in our street and the local supermarket is a one minute walk from our house.
High Speed Wireless Internet in every room
A/C in every room and living area (not included in price - see below)
Private Parking Space
High Speed Wireless Internet in every room
A/C in all rooms and living/kitchen area available as an extra option at $30 per night (4 big units)
Private Parking Space
Interaction with Guests
We meet our guests at check-in, do the big tour of the house, hand over keys and leave a cell phone number for somebody who is always available when there is a question or a problem.
We meet again at check-out.
Playa Langosta is the more upscale and green area of Tamarindo. There are a lot of beautiful beachfront homes and a fantastic beach !
3 restaurants in our street
Local supermarket is 1 minute walk from the house
Taxi to Tamarindo center 4$
Busstop around the corner
No pets allowed
Smoking allowed (outside)
Nice clean condo. Great location. The a/c is extra, but worth it. Groundskeeper was helpful in running errands. Langosta is a powerful surf break, not for beginners. Easy beach access. Hotel barcelo across the street is ok for money changing or if u want to spend some $$ on a meal. There is a sports bar up the street run by an expat that has lots of local knowledge and cold beer. Fun place.
We loved this house! Sol, the friend who checked us on, was very nice and easily accessible if we needed anything. The house is beautiful and in a great location very close to the beach. I definitely recommend paying extra for air conditioning though.
Johanny's Tamarindo home is even more beautiful than the pictures. I immediately felt at ease through our initial communications. The home is impeccably decorated and fashionably furnished. Sol provided a wonderful welcome & send off. Her directions and recommendations for us were spot on! When someone parked in our spot, she was available to assist as she promised. If we are lucky enough to visit Tamarindo again, we would stay here again.
Communication with Joah was great--while we didn't have the chance to meet her, her quick and friendly responses made me feel very comfortable as this was my first Airbnb experience! Joah's friend/property manager Sol was the one to check us in and out of the villa. We had a great experience with her--she responded to all of our communications within minutes and gave us great information about the villa and the surrounding area of Langosta Beach/Tamarindo. After one day of staying we decided we wanted to opt for the AC since it was hotter than we had predicted, and she was at the villa within 10 minutes to help us with it! We felt so much better knowing we had a resource not only for any questions about our stay at the villa, but about our stay in Tamarindo as well.
The house is beautiful--as other reviewers have mentioned, the pictures don't do it justice. We loved to be able to cook a few of our meals, and the kitchen has every utensil/pot/pan you could need. We also loved being able to dip in the pool when it got hot--it's very private, serene and quiet. We would absolutely recommend this place to friends, not only for the beauty, comfort and convenience of the villa, but for the good communication with Joah and with Sol as well!
A nice condo in Langosta. It was a bit out of town so a car was needed. There was a beach across the street but it was quite rocky so we opted to go to other beaches in the area. It is the first condo next to the road & it was unseasonably dry so everything was very dusty. I would recommend having the house & pool cleaned daily. Cleaning is extra & hired out locally. We paid in advance, & our cleaning lady never showed up after the first cleaning. Sol, the property manager was nice to refund our cleaning money. The condo was well equipped & Sol was very attentive to our needs & was great to work with.
There were early communication issues with the owner where documentation of our conversation was needed to remind him of our agreement. In the end, we had to pay extra for something that was originally included in our quote. When you get a quote that says all utilities included, it does NOT include the AC units! Clarify this early in your booking.
I am sorry that you felt the need to write this 'bitter' review after I gave you a total discount of $500. I feel that you are still angry because of the 'paying AC option' but it not my fault that you did not read the listing very well. It is clearly stated in the listing that we have 14 fans installed in the house but if you prefer A\C we can provide this as an extra PAYING option.
We have had almost 40 positive and great reviews so I will focus on those and try to let go of your untruthful version of events.
I will however clarify some points to not scare away future renters, as you obviously attempted to do ...
* our beachfront home is not a condo, but a villa for up to 8p with ocean view
* in front of the house is a rocky beach but when you walk 2 minutes to the left there are miles of white sandy beaches where you can swim WITHOUT ROCKS (as I told you)
* the villa is a 10 min walk from the centre by the beach and 15 min by the road (CLEARLY STATED IN THE LISTING) ; a taxi is less than $4 so a car is not really needed
* inital and final cleaning are ALWAYS included in our quote ; if you want extra help to clean dishes or after the kids played, it seems pretty normal to me that you pay for somebody to help you around ???? It's not a hotel, you are renting my home through Airbnb
* Our gardner comes every 2 days to clean up the pool and garden ... my apologies if that was not enough for you ??
I am sorry you did not have the 'Pura Vida' experience at our home as many other guests did.
I hope you return sometime and have a more enjoyable stay. Tamarindo will always be here for you ! Tamarindo, that is ...
What a pleasure it was to stay at Johanny and Bert's home. Made us feel incredibly welcome with a tour and local restaurant and nightlife recommendations. It was ideally situated across from the beach and a very nice beach walk to town. The villa itself is impeccably decorated with a serene and comfortable atmosphere. It was quite nice as well having the pool to dip into in the evening. We had a very nice time and hope to be back.
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