5 One-of-a-Kind Beachfront Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo: Part 1

Tamarindo honeymoon spot

You are here: At one of the most unique beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo. (Pictured: Casa Tranquila, #3 on our list.)

There’s something about a beachfront vacation that feels so very different from a beach vacation, isn’t there? Perhaps it’s the luxury of walking out your door and right onto the beach. It could be the sunsets – an everyday blaze of light and color, seemingly all your own. It could be the sea breezes, the passing sailboats, the perfect views…

The truth is, it’s probably all of this, and more. Because, we each derive a little something different from our beach vacations. But, undoubtedly, there’s something special to all of us, about vacations of the oceanfront variety.

And that’s why we’ve rounded up the first five of our favorite beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo: from cozy to palatial, from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, these homes represent some of the most exclusive, most spectacular, and most one-of-a-kind real estate in Tamarindo and its surrounds:

  1. Horizontes del Mar #106

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 6) | Playa Langosta | Starting around $182/night

Horizontes del Mar, a beachfront community

Welcome to the oceanfront infinity pool at Horizontes del Mar

Located just south of downtown Tamarindo, on Playa Langosta’s Millionaire Mile, Horizontes del Mar #106 is the most affordable of our beachfront vacation rentals: A ground-floor, oceanfront condo where nothing – and by nothing, we mean only sea breezes and lush foliage – separates you from the sea.

Spacious, modern, and welcoming, this pied-à-terre offers everything you need (WiFi, private laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, and more) and much of what you dream. But, what we think you’ll love most is not within, but without: a quiet veranda, the perfect place to sip your morning coffee or sunset cocktail. A private veranda, adjacent to an infinity-edge pooland bordering the sights and sounds of the sea. Welcome to paradise.

  1. Casa Colibri

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 7) | Playa Flamingo | Starting around $286/night

Casa Colibri beachfront vacation rental in Tamarindo

Surrounded by lush foliage and bordered by quiet sea, Casa Colibri is one of our favorite private retreats

Casa Colibri is a rare breed – a home that immerses you in nature, in a way that few homes, few places, few moments do. Here, surrounded by hillside jungle and lush foliage, bounded by birdsong, and eye-to-eye with howler monkeys, you are transported. Transported to lazy mornings and quiet evenings, to 5-star amenities and uninterrupted views. To a world apart and also, right here, in the heart of Flamingo and with access to Potrero Bay.

Indeed, this is one of those rare beachfront vacation rentals in Costa Rica: a home both highly functional – two stories, three bedrooms, air-conditioned, and full of comforts – and also exquisitely private. And by private, we mean a private pool, private ocean-view deck, and private beach. Yes, private access to the beach. Need we say more?

  1. Casa Tranquila

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8) | Tamarindo | Starting around $1,150/night

Villa Tranquila in Hacienda Pinilla

Villa Tranquila is located in the exclusive community of Hacienda Pinilla

Breathtakingly beautiful and amazingly oceanfront, Casa Tranquila is named for a feeling: for tranquility – the overwhelming emotion, the undeniably peace you feel when you are here. And, indeed, this is one of the most unique beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo, located within Tamarindo Preserve, Costa Rica’s only beachfront gated community.

Of course, it’s more than that: Casa Tranquila is a retreat to sapphire views and a free-form infinity pool, crashing waves and tropical design. To stone floors and vaulted ceilings, sleek lines and rustic finishes. To a full, free membership in the exclusive Tamarindo Preserve Beach Club. To a home where every detail is distinct, every view breathtaking, every breeze your own. To one of the most spectacular beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo, if not all of Costa Rica.

  1. Corazón del Mar

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 16) | Playa Potrero | Starting around $500/night

Corazon del Mar pool and ocean view

Can you imagine relaxing here? There’s not a care in the world at Corazon del Mar!

Step off your private patio, dig your toes into the sun-warmed grass, and walk due west for twelve feet. Just twelve feet. That’s all that separates you from your home and the lapping waves of the Pacific. Here, and all around you, the warmth of Costa Rican woods and life surround: wooden floors and teak ceilings, handcrafted furniture and local art. And, outside, the greatest work of all: Pacific Ocean views, crashing surf, and the ephemeral views of passing catamarans, dolphin fins, and waving palms.

The home itself is just as dazzling, with curved lines and graceful arches, exquisite décor and an ocean-view pool. But, what really sets Corazón del Mar apart from other beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo are Janet and Tomás, your caretakers. They are here to pamper you, to attend to your every need. And, Monday through Saturday, they are here to whip up their famous meals and even better mixed drinks. ¡Salud!

  1. Casa Serena

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10) | Hacienda Pinilla | Starting around $1,850/night

Casa Serena luxury Tamarindo vacation rental

Casa Serena is – yes, we dare say it – one of the most luxurious beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo (and Costa Rica)

Welcome to the ultimate in oceanfront living and to vacation luxury. Welcome to the crème de la crème of beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo. For this is Hacienda Pinilla, a luxury community just outside Tamarindo, and this is Casa Serena, one of the community’s crown jewels.

Welcome to the ultimate in beachfront luxury: a crystal koi pond and custom infinity pool, double master suites and a sprinkling of private verandas. This is a labyrinth of interior and exterior living spaces, where no luxury, no comfort, no exquisite detail has been spared. From decadent terraces and outdoor dining areas, to open-air covered walkways and every amenity under the sun, you’ll love life at Casa Serena. The only thing better? Stepping off the terrace and crossing the sand, to your own slice of the salty tropics and crashing surf.

Complimentary Concierge Services with your Flamingo Beach Vacation Rental

When you book a stay at one of our beachfront vacation rentals in Tamarindo, you’re reserving more than just a great vacation home; your booking also includes full travel concierge services.

Cristina (aka Cris) is our wonderful, knowledgeable, and friendly in-house concierge. She not only knows the Tamarindo area like the back of her hand, but her job is to get to know you that well, too.

Here’s how it works: When you book Casa Ilios, Cristina will soon get in touch. She’ll send you our welcome packet, which includes an intro to many of the most popular  Tamarindo activities, tours, and attractions. Have a look. Get a taste of what Tamarindo has to offer. Start building your must-do and would-like-to-do lists.

Then, it’s time to get personal. Because Cris is not your standard travel agent: she doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Her job is to get to know you, and know you well, so she can build your custom itinerary and suggest activities, tours, and attractions tailored to your specific interests, activity levels, and wish lists.

Even better? Our concierge services are absolutely and always free for our guests. Relax, dream, and plan. We’ll take care of the details.

Please get in touch for more information about our beachfront vacation rentals and concierge services.

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