Palm House: Exquisite Exotic Home

Villa - Entire home/apt · near Hacienda Pinilla, tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
Palm House
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The Space

Nothing is more precious than friends & family gathering to create memory of a lifetime. Designed with such in mind, Palm House is located in a secluded, gated, and private neighborhood, yet it is only 10 minutes away from area beaches & other attractions that Tamarindo has to offer.
The house has an open & inviting atmosphere. You will find yourself drawn to the thatched roof Rancho where you will spend most of your time relaxing by the pool and admiring the spectacular view of the green valley, rolling hills, ocean and sunset in the horizon.
It is a 2-level house. Each bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom. One master suite is on the second floor with a king size bed. A double glass doors opens up to a balcony offering the view. A guest bedroom next door has 2 twin beds with trundles (sleep 4). It also has its own private balcony.
Another master suite is located on the main floor with king size bed and 2 trundles. It features an outdoor private shower.
The Gourmet kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances such as cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen opens up to the family room providing enough space for family members to gather during meal preparation. Separated by bifold glass door from the kitchen and family room is the Rancho which provides outdoor formal dining and sitting area.
Our uniquely designed swimming pool has shallow beach area, perfect for sun bathing and unwinding during lazy days.
Enjoying the nature & the outdoors is what Costa Rica is all about. You’ll find yourself waking up to the sound of howler monkeys and birds in the morning. You have many sandy beaches, shops, and restaurants to visit and sample. Guanacaste offers attractions from hiking, surfing, sports fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, canopy tour, national parks, volcanoes to countless many others.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 8
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Beautiful house in secluded, gated area. Peaceful, quiet, and great views to the mountains. You can hear the monkeys in the morning. Marta is wonderful and goes the extra mile to ensure you are happy. 15-20 minutes to Tamarindo, and part of the way on a bumpy road. I recommend...

    November 2013
  • Palm House is wonderful and worked very well for our group of 6 adults and 2 children. Because it is out of town and has cement floors it is very quiet. It is an isolated house....not part of a development so very private. The pool has a large shallow area that was good for the 2year old. Tia, the owner, was quick to respond to my emails and very easy to work with.
    If you liked the pictures you will love this place....certainly lived up to expectations. I highly recommend.

    September 2013
  • This was my first trip to CR. 6 of us stayed at the Palm house and it beat our expectations based on the photos. We all were very comfortable in the 3 bedrooms and enjoyed the pool and outdoor living that the house is set up for. We flew into San Jose and drove to the house. If you do this give yourself at least 5 hours.....its only 150 odd miles but expect delays along the way. Also a 4x4 is essential as the roads leading up to the house are unpaved,steep and rugged especially in the rain. Heres a tip, get the GPS coordinates for the house to use in your nav to the find it the easiest. Tia was a huge help with the lead up to our stay and was quick to repsond to all requests while we were there. I highly recommend using their house keeper for her cooking skills for breakfast. We had great meals ready almost everyday! We had a blast and highly rate this house and the area for all its adventures!

    August 2013
  • I stayed in this beautiful home with 5 family members for a week and we had a wonderful time. The house is absolutely beautiful and fully equipped with everything we needed. It's in a great location (easy to travel around to other areas from there). The house was big enough for all of us to spread out and be comfortable. Tia and Marta were very responsive and accommodating. We loved it and looking forward to going back again in the future!

    June 2013
  • We had the most amazing time staying at the Palm House! The house and location are even more spectacular in real life. The house is even nicer than a hotel, everything is so well organized, not only in the house, but the owners also send you a complete and very helpful welcome guide. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations. Martha (the housekeeper) is so nice and helpful. A four wheeldrive car is essential in the area, we had a small SUV and we were able to get around just fine. There was a big grocery store near by and we visited four spectacular beaches that were only 20 minutes away. I highly recommend this house and will definitly be going back!

    May 2013
  • The pictures do a great job of showcasing the house. We found our four night stay to be incredibly enjoyable. When we originally planned our stay here, we were expecting to take day trips to various beaches in the area. We did this the first day, but after that, we ended up finding ourselves relaxing at the Palm House because it was just what we needed. A quite, relaxing, comfortable home with a pool, sun, a house maid and gardener, and internet access. Overall, we had a great experience at the Palm House and would recommend it to anyone else!

    March 2013
  • This is a really great house and a beautiful view! The house keeper is very nice and will prepare breakfast for an extra charge as well.

    One thing to note is that this house is not located in Tamarindo. It is about a 10-15 minute drive away from Tamarindo. The map used by airbnb is misleading to me on this point, however the Host has a map on their website which is very accurate.

    The house is located in a gated community so make sure you get the gate code before your depart for your trip.

    July 2012
  • My husband and I recently returned from our first trip to Costa Rica, and we enthusiastically recommend the Palm House for anyone planning a trip to Tamarindo! The Palm House is absolutely gorgeous, and completely exceeded our expectations. The photos on the website give a good overview of the property, but in reality, it is even more beautiful.

    We rented an SUV and drove in from Liberia Airport. We were able to find the house very easily. I am glad that we had a 4 wheel drive vehicle, however, because it is at the top of a very steep hill! The house is in a gated community, and also has a private gate to enter the courtyard, so it is a very safe environment. It overlooks a beautiful valley, with only 2-3 houses nearby, and is very private and peaceful. We loved sitting outside and listening to all the birds, monkeys, and other animals in mornings, and spent a lot of our time simply relaxing near the pool.

    The house is also very close to several attractions, and we took full advantage of those offerings. There is a Zip Line just down the road, which we enjoyed. We went horseback riding at Black Stallion Ranch, also just down the road. We went into Tamarindo often, for some meals and other activities, including an awesome massage and deep sea fishing. We also went to Lola’s on Playa Avellanas – don’t miss this place! It is gorgeous!

    But with all our activities, we were always eager to return to the beautiful Palm House. The house is very well appointed, with all the comforts of home (Wifi, Stereo, electric grill, etc.). The upstairs master bedroom is where we slept and it was VERY comfortable, with high quality bedding and blackout drapes (which was helpful, since the sun rises very early!). Each room also has its own individual air conditioner. We stocked up on groceries at the Auto Mercado, and cooked many of our own meals, which was convenient.

    There are two staff people who manage and maintain the house. Marta is the housekeeper, and keeps everything immaculately clean. The appliances appear to have never been used, they are so clean! Wilder is the gardener, and maintains the gorgeous landscape and the beautiful pool. Both of them are so nice, and even though we did not speak Spanish, we were able to communicate with them in various ways...even using (website hidden) Translator. And our hosts, Eduardo and Alex, were so helpful, and touched base with us to make sure we had all we needed.

    Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I wish I was still there in Costa Rica at the lovely Palm House! I would love to return one day soon.

    June 2012
  • We had an excellent stay at the Palm House!
    It was our first company trip to Costa Rica and we truly could not have asked for a better experience. Eduardo and Alexandra made sure we were comfortable and Martha, the housekeeper, made sure that everything worked out well for us. We went to the Auto Mercado to stock up on supplies and cooked our own meals at the Palm House.
    Great beaches and activities in the area, this was truly a really awesome experience.

    June 2011
  • The Palm House is amazingly beautiful. There were six of us that stayed in the Palm House. It (email hidden) for 6 people. If you're looking for a peaceful, beautiful, isolated place to stay with close friends or family -- this is it.

    Eduardo, his wife, and his staff were really helpful, and made the stay very pleasant.

    The house was fully equipped with anything you'd imagine that you'd need.

    May 2011
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