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:
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 6) | Playa Langosta | Starting around $182/night
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 pool
and bordering the sights and sounds of the sea. Welcome to paradise.
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 7) | Playa Flamingo | Starting around $286/night
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?
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8) | Tamarindo | Starting around $1,150/night
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.
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 16) | Playa Potrero | Starting around $500/night
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!
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 10) | Hacienda Pinilla | Starting around $1,850/night
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 Beachfront Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo
When you book a stay at one of our beachfront vacation rentals, 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.