My two friends and I decided to take our three daughters to Costa Rica to celebrate their 16th birthdays, and I am SO glad we found this villa! It is so comfortable and luxurious, spacious, clean, everything new, and a convenient walk to the beach and to the beach club, which became our second home. Bob Wilson, the property manager, is worth his weight in gold. He arranged the shuttles, took us to the grocery store when we arrived, gave us all kinds of great advice, arranged fantastic day tours of the volcano and snorkeling from a catamaran, and was available night and day to answer questions. The beds are amazingly comfortable, and the small pool is perfect for cooling off at night after a day at the beach. The great room is spacious with very comfy furniture. The master bedroom and first guest bedroom are upstairs and away from the sounds of the kitchen, living room, and laundry, and they each have their own bathroom. The second guest room is actually in a separate little guest house across the yard, which was absolutely perfect for our daughters to have their own space (the three of them fit just fine in the king bed). The house is next to a road but is screened by trees, and the traffic was never bad. We heard howler monkeys at night and lots of birds, and one morning I saw a gecko on my wall. We felt very safe in Tamarindo and had no qualms about our girls walking around town without us. Many people there speak English, almost everyone takes dollars (they give you change in colones), and many places take Visa. We didn't rent a car and walked everywhere, although next time I'd probably rent bikes for the week just to make it easier when we want to run into town. There was lots of great food. The Langosta beach club is AMAZING and is a huge benefit to renting this villa, because membership is included. We spent a lot of time just hanging out in the cabana under the fan, looking out at the beautiful trees and ocean, while the incredibly friendly staff brought us drinks (take advantage of happy hour!). The yoga studio and workout room are top notch, and there's wi-fi inside. The beach club is right on the beach, and it was so fun to swim in the infinity pool and look out at the ocean. The staff was great about putting our stuff behind the bar for safekeeping when we went to the beach. If you want a relaxing, fun, exotic experience in a sweet little beach town and want a gorgeous house with comfy beds to come home to every night, this is the place!
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