About this listing
2 bedroom 3 bathroom plus 2 private terraces
Guests have access to the shared pool in Villa Verde II
The apartment has 3 private terraces.
The apartment is located is the center of Tamarindo.
You are close to all restaurants, bars and shops and just a 5 min walk away from playa Tamarindo.
Public transport is 2 minute walk away.
Host was very welcoming and really looked after us.
Condo was really cool, clean and tidy and great decor
We had a wonderful stay in Tamarindo!
The apartment was clean, spacious and modern. The location of the property was excellent and also felt safe. It was a 5 minute walk to the beach, restaurants and grocery stores but was just far enough that it was peaceful at night. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning units kept the entire apartment cool. The wifi was reliable and fast. The water pressure in the complex is variable, but was not a major issue. While other reviewers have mentioned that the apartment was too dark, we didn't find this to be a concern.
Joah and Bert were great hosts. They were very polite, accommodating, welcoming and quick to respond to all queries. Thanks to you both!
Apartment was great! Good location! Johanny was always available and accommodating!
I'm going to give both my positives and negatives, as there are both with this property.
Positives: This apartment was in a great location in Tamarindo. Walking distance to lots of restaurants, shops and the beach. It also has 24 hour security and is gated, so you always felt safe there. Parking is on the street and there were no problems with the vehicle parked there. The apartment has nice trendy decor on the main floor. The beds were comfortable and it's nice that the unit had AC on both levels. Wifi was very fast in the apt. There is a couple pools on the property, we didn't get a chance to use them but they looked nice.
Negatives: This place has more of a kitchenette, not a full kitchen. So it has a mini fridge, hot plate and a few other small kitchen appliances (blender, toaster, etc.) The place is great if you just want to store a few beers/items in the fridge, but not good if you plan on cooking. No room for ice either.
The unit came with no toilet paper or paper towels. We had to get our own. It would be nice if they had a supply there, along with items like kitchen towels for dishes, etc. After the stay they did mention there was some in the bodega, however we searched the room when we were there and couldn't find any. Perhaps the cleaner should have noticed this when they were preparing the apartment.
We found the master bedroom way too dark. You can hardly see to find your clothes in there. It would be better if the room was painted a lighter color or at least added some more lighting in there.
We were there for 3 nights, and even though we had a few minor issues, it was in a good location and we enjoyed our time in Tamarindo.
Thanks for your review ... we will take your remarks and advise to the owner.
About the toilet paper : as I told you before in the private Air Bnb message system, I would have been more than happy to provide with toilet paper if you would have told me ? It was indeed a mistake of the cleaning lady and that was unfortunate. But if you would have told me before you went to the shop, I could have been there in two minutes ...
The owner has specifically painted the condo as it is ... as there are many pictures of the bedrooms, kitchen and living area I am a little surprised you chose the condo if the black walls bothered you ????
Anyway, thanks for the design advise but the owner will keep it is as it is ... most people seem to love it !
Last but not least ... one little remark : when I personally come to say goodbye and do the check out (at 8 am as we agreed) it would have been nice if you would have gotten out of the car to say bye as well ??? Normally, check out means checking if the condo was left in a proper state, not giving me the key at the gate and driving off ... I personally did not find that very polite ... sorry !
The apartment is absolutely beautiful. From the first sight when entering the living room and the kitchen til exploring the two bedrooms up-stair, I could not help but kept saying "wow" and I knew my staying there would be a great experience. My friends were very excited too and said I made a great choice. There was so much space in the apartment, we mostly hung out down-stairs where the big sofa and the 2 giant pillow seats are. The kitchen was equipped with almost every appliance that you would need. We love all the shot glasses and the stainless steel shaker for cocktails that Joah had. I got the master bedroom and It was such a pleasant feeling sitting outside feeling the breeze and looking down to the little plant/pool area in that apartment complex.
Very quite area, and very close to the beach. Literally took us 5 mins to walk to the beach or to different restaurants/bars/souvenir shops. The grocery store was also down the street and can save you some money if you bought some snacks/water and store them in the fridge at the apartment.
And also my friends and I felt very safe staying there because there was always a security guy sitting at the gate checking people entering and leaving. He would remember your face so we were not asked for name and unit number every time.
Highly recommend and I'll definitely pick this place again if I come back to Tamarindo.
Thanks Joah for quick and excellent communication.
Johanny and Burt were very accommodating and worked very hard to make sure our stay was perfect. We absolutely loved the condo, and could not have asked for a better experience. Great location near town, yet remained quiet and relaxing. We were very sad to leave.
We booked this condo for 12 nights over the busy New Year period. Communication with Johanny prior to the trip was very good and all questions were addressed promptly and in a friendly and professional manner.
The complex itself was clean and secure. The security guards were friendly and always there. The grounds were well kept, there wasn't as much garden and greenery as other Tamarindo properties but it was nice enough. The location is great, a few short minutes to town and the beach and close to restaurants and a local supermarket. It was also far enough away from the action that it was quiet and peaceful at night.
The property itself has extremely comfortable beds and we slept well every night. Other than that we did not spend a whole lot of time in the condo as although the pictures were nice, in reality it felt a little dark and oppressive for our own personal taste. The decor, while very creative and trendy, would look more at home in a cooler climate. Unfortunately for us the black walls and low level lighting increasingly reminded us of the dreary winter we were trying to escape. More importantly from a practical point of view it was difficult to find our belongings upstairs at night without a torch. With hindsight we personally would have preferred something more light, airy and in keeping with the wonderful tropical surroundings. While this is only our personal taste, I would strongly suggest considering if this property is suitable for you if you are travelling to get away from the European or North American winter climate.
The property has 2 bathrooms but only one shower, and due to the water pressure in the complex overall, the bath takes quite some time to fill so we couldn't really use it, so a second shower might be a practical addition to this property. A few times we had to take a cold shower outside by the pool as there was no water at all in any of the condos. This has nothing to do with the condo, it is an issue in the Villa Verde II complex itself. There is an issue with water generally in Tamarindo, however some developments / hotels have far less of an issue with this, some are far worse. So its worth being aware, doing your research and asking questions before you book any property in the town.
We did have a few issues during the stay, most of which were acknowledged as issues and dealt with eventually.
If you are considering booking this property I recommend reading my more extensive review on Tripadvisor under 'Villa Verde II Complex'. This includes more details and photos from our stay.
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