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Villa in Tamarindo
El Chante
Overlooking the point where Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande intersect through the estuary, El Chante is a tropical haven with sweeping oceanfront views that epitomizes any nature or surf lover’s vision of paradise. A pioneer eco-luxury retreat, El Chante is perhaps the most beautiful vacation rental in Costa Rica. From open air design eliminating the need for air conditioning to recycled water irrigating the gardens, El Chante is a choice getaway destination you can feel good about. Dip your toes in the refreshing waters of the infinity swimming pool or stroll through the lush Costa Rican jungle landscape. The manicured grounds at this stunning vacation rental also feature sun loungers and a wet bar. Surf boards are provided for the convenience of guests who love to hang ten. The massage studio and yoga deck area is simply divine. Interior perks at El Chante include satellite television, wine fridge, ice maker and Wi-Fi. Your reservation includes 24/7 security, housekeeping and fresh Costa Rican breakfasts each morning. Guests at this villa also receive complimentary access to the Pangas Beach Club. The open great room of the main bungalow features a state-of-the-art kitchen with a large center island, an open air living room and a formidable, yet understated dining set. Set beneath high vaulted ceilings and intriguing lighting fixtures, the various sections are visually cordoned off, yet united with rich shades of wood. The adjacent entertainment cabana features the media room. At El Chante, you’ll be just a one minute walk to the excitement of downtown Tamarindo as well as the beach. Indulge your senses and take pleasure knowing you’ve chosen the only residence in Costa Rica that fosters a sustainable relationship with nature without compromise to sophistication. The golf courses at Reserva Conchal and Hacienda Pinilla are also just a jaunt away. We recommend this villa for a family holiday, a couples retreat or a special event like a wedding or birthday. Start each day with a delicious and authentic Costa Rican breakfast (included!). All you have to do is to relax and enjoy your stay, knowing that our dedicated housekeeping team will clean the house six days a week (Monday through Saturday). Immerse yourself in the beauty of Costa Rica while we provide you with an unforgettable experience of relaxation, indulgence, and impeccable service. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Guethary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco rain shower, Mini fridge, Safe, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of the Pacific • Bedroom 2 - Uluvatu: King size bed, Connected room with a twin size bed and a bunk bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco rain shower, Mini fridge, Safe, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of the Pacific • Bedroom 3 - Pan Dulce: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco rain shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Mini fridge, Terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of the Pacific • Bedroom 4 - Sapo: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco rain shower, Mini fridge, Safe, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of the Pacific • Bedroom 5 - The Crack: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Alfresco rain shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Mini fridge, Terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of the Pacific • Bderoom 6 - Casita Banana: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with alfresco shower, Desk, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan • Bedroom 7 - Casita Coco: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with alfresco shower, Desk, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan • Bedroom 8 - Casita Guanabana: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with alfresco shower, Desk, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan FEATURES & AMENITIES • Water purification system • Massage studio and Yoga deck • Terrace • More under “What this place offers” below SERVICES AT EXTRA COST • Activities and excursions • Golf cart rental • Laundry service • More under “What this place offers” below
Oct 6 – 13
$1,802 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 5 reviews
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Villa in Potrero
Villa Vista Paraiso
The mountains’ emerald slopes and the sky’s brilliant blue are reflected in the pool at this contemporary home in the hills above Potrero Beach. The surrounding jungle gives the villa a treehouse-like feel, while paneling, tables and beds made of local wood bring the landscape inside. In 10 minutes or less, you can have your toes in the sand of Potrero Beach or pursue sailfish and marlin by boat.  Palm fronds wave over a terrace with an infinity pool, loungers, a gas barbecue, and al-fresco dining for six, while the sweep of the shoreline glitters in the distance. Spot constellations from the rooftop terrace or gather in the media room around the smart TV, integrated sound system, and Wi-Fi in the evenings.  Nearly wall-to-wall glass leads from the terrace into the open-concept great room of this vacation rental, where paneling and cabinetry made of Costa Rican wood warms up the sitting area, a dining area for eight, and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. Bird-themed artwork and bright blue accents add touches of tropical color.  This luxury property has three bedrooms with king beds and one bedroom with a king bed and two twin beds that’s ideal for a family with younger children. All four bedrooms have a private en-suite bathroom and open to a balcony overlooking the mountains or the mountains and the bay.  It’s only a 10-minute drive from the villa to Potrero’s shops, restaurants, and sandy beach. But if you need help finding your way—or arranging a fishing excursion, surf lesson, zipline adventure, or tee time at one of the nearby golf courses—the villa’s concierge service can help you check off your holiday must-dos. Don’t miss the chance to watch the sunset on a honeymoon-worthy stroll along one of several beaches within a few minutes’ drive.  Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with bathtub and stand-alone rain shower, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Balcony, View of the mountain and bay • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with bathtub and stand-alone rain shower, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Balcony, View of the mountain • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Balcony, View of the mountain and bay • Bedroom 4: King size bed, 2 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with bathtub and stand-alone rain shower, Dual vanity, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Balcony, View of the mountain and bay FEATURES & AMENITIES Included • Groundskeeper • More under “What this place offers” below Extra cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • More under “Add-on services” below
May 24 – 31
$1,016 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 12 reviews
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Villa in Playa Negra
Playa Negra Retreat
This breezy Costa Rican beach house loves every inch of its exclusive location along the shore of Los Pargos. Designed to capture ocean views, this villa is a contemporary modern beach house constructed with natural materials, which is as calming and rejuvenating as it is luxurious. Spend your days lounging by the pool, frolicking in the surf, and dining alfresco at sunset. There’s even a little rooftop patio for star gazing. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with 2 stand-alone showers, Alfresco shower  • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower  • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with hallway access, Stand-alone shower & bathtub • Bedroom 4: King size bed (can be converted to two twin), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub • Bedroom 5 (First floor): Double over double size bunk bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower  • Bedroom 6: Double over double size bunk bed OUTDOOR FEATURES • Terrace STAFF & SERVICES Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • Masseuse • Cleaning fees ($100 per day)
Dec 13 – 20
$1,800 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 6 reviews

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All about Tamarindo

Planning a Tamarindo vacation? We’re here to help!

Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica’s best-loved vacation destinations. A laid-back surf town that has expanded to welcome vacationers of every type, it is situated on the Nicoya Peninsula which borders the Pacific Ocean, in the province of Guanacaste. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from Mid-December to April. Dry season is also peak tourist season, so you’re unlikely to have a beach to yourself during this time. May to November can be wet, but if you’re willing to risk a few rain showers which can be heavy but brief, you’ll find the tourist areas are quieter. One word of advice - if you’re planning to head off the beaten track, avoid raining season as many more remote roads are not paved and can become impassable after heavy rain.

For Tamarindo, the most convenient airport to fly into is Liberia International, an hour’s drive away along paved roads. You can find direct flights from New York, Toronto, L.A. and Houston among others. The second option is San Jose, the country’s capital, four hour’s drive away.  

Surf town Costa Rica

The moment you arrive in Tamarindo you’ll feel the relaxed Pura Vida vibe of the town and its inhabitants (Pura Vida is the Costa Rican philosophy of living a good life and you’ll hear people use the phrase often in conversation). The first tourists to come here were surfers looking for a chilled out spot with great waves, and from there a few beach shacks have turned into a thriving tourist center. Surfing is still the key attraction for many visitors.

Tamarindo Beach is great for first-time surfers as the waves are usually gentle and consistent – just what you need to build up your confidence. Further up the beach at the river mouth, you’ll find a more advanced spot that can have strong riptide. If you’re comfortable on your board this break is fun and challenging. Nearby Langosta Beach has two great breaks, Racetrack and Rivermouth Peak that intermediates and advanced surfers will enjoy.

Town shops and restaurants

Some of our favorite spots include Santa Rita cafe –  which offers great coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and healthy brunch options like avocado toast, and Shrimp Hole, a tiny restaurant that serves ocean-fresh shrimp in every guise possible – in curries, doused with garlic butter or with fresh mango salsa, plus ceviche, poke bowls and more.

Turtles and wildlife

Directly north of Tamarindo is Playa Grande, a wide stretch of golden sand that’s also home to a large population of endangered leatherback turtles. Every year, between October and March, the huge creatures (adult leatherbacks can weigh an amazing 700 kilos!) make their way to Playa Grande to lay their eggs. Each female can lay up to 200 eggs at one time! The beach is a protected area, part of Las Baulas National Park, so make sure to observe any signs or information if you’re in the area during nesting season. The beach is closed from 6pm–6am during this time. You can take part in an organized tour to see the impressive creatures up close, and you’ll learn about the locals’ conservation efforts at the same time. You Luxury Retreats concierge can arrange a tour for you.

Turtles are far from the only wildlife you’ll see in Tamarindo. Howler monkeys hang out in the trees around the town (and may wake you at dawn with their eerie calls), bright red parrots flit through the trees, and iguanas roam the pathways. The rivers and mangroves in the region are also home to crocodiles, so take care if you’re exploring or kayaking around the mangroves.

Experience the luxury of our Tamarindo vacation rentals

To get the most out of your vacation, consider renting a house where you can come and go with ease, split your time between the beach and the pool, and fire up the BBQ whenever the mood strikes you.

Luxury homes in Tamarindo

If you’re traveling with family, consider one of our homes in Tamarindo sleeping up to 10 people. Some villas have private beach access or are located just a short walk away from the beach, and all have access to a swimming pool. A number have private pools, ideal if you have teenagers in tow! The spacious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens, and comfortable living areas mean that you can comfortably spend evenings at home without getting bored, and when you feel like venturing further afield, Tamarindo town is just a short drive away.

Villas for large groups

For a corporate retreat or extended family celebration, Luxury Retreats has several properties that can accommodate a group vacation in Tamarindo . Sleeping up to 22 people in a combination of double and four-person rooms, these villas are well equipped to deal with large groups. On-site concierges, daily housekeeping, and delicious buffet breakfasts are just a few of the amenities on offer. Chef services can be organized on request for a special celebration, such as a welcome night BBQ or gourmet lunch, and activities and excursions can be arranged with ease. Private pools, spacious shaded terraces, and indoor-outdoor living areas mean that everyone has space to spread out and relax while enjoying all the fun that Tamarindo has to offer.  

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