Posted on 1/30/2018

5 of the Best Family Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo

Planning a family vacation to Tamarindo, Costa Rica? Then, you're probably searching for the perfect accommodations. And that's where these five family vacation rentals in Tamarindo might come in handy! So, why a vacation rental instead of a hotel? There are many reasons, but the three big ones are space, amenities, and economy: in short, your budget stretches much further, and buys more square-footage and extras (ex. a private pool, Jacuzzis, secluded decks, gourmet kitchens, and more) for the same – or less – than the cost of a ho-hum hotel room. And, with that, five of our favorite family vacation rentals in Tamarindo:

For Families with Little Kids: Villa Mansita

2 Bedrooms | 2½ Baths | Sleeps 6

Price: $187 - $666

As far as ideal family vacation rentals in Tamarindo go, Villa Mansita gets points for more than just incredible ocean views, spacious bedrooms, and a perfect location within Hacienda Pinilla; it also comes with an available babysitter! That's right, parents, now you can steal away for a dinner à deux (at Hacienda Pinilla's Beach Club, perhaps?) while your little one sleeps peacefully (and safely) at "home." And, for when you're home, too, we think you'll love the private Jacuzzi tub and master bedroom balcony, which overlooks an incredible sunset ocean view.

Budget-Friendly Family Vacation Rental: Casa Zen

3 Bedrooms| 3½ Baths | Sleeps 8

Price: $207 - $770

If you're after the perfect (and budget-friendly) place to discover Costa Rica, then Casa Zen delivers with luxury, tranquility, privacy, and convenience – all this, plus a private pool, tropical gardens, and a large terrace, just an 8-minute walk to the beach! We love this 2,400 square-foot home for its tall, curved ceilings and roomy living area – the ideal space to spend time with your family – and know the whole crew will appreciate the privacy of Casa Zen's three spacious bedrooms, each with their own private bath.

For Large Families: Casa Vistas del Mar

5 Bedrooms | 5½ Baths | Sleeps 15

Price: $744 - $2,140

If you're bringing the whole crowd to Tamarindo, you can't miss Casa Vistas Del Mar, our pick for one of the best large family vacation rental in Tamarindo. Located in the heart of Tamarindo, it occupies the perfect location: you're within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops and other amenities, so that even teens without a car can enjoy some vacation independence. And, for when you're back at Casa Vistas del Mar, we know you'll all love the spacious bedrooms – three king suites and two queen rooms, all with private bathrooms – as well as the private pool and pool terrace, outdoor patios, gourmet kitchen, and sunset ocean views.

For a Luxury Family Getaway: Casa Tranquila

4 Bedrooms | 4½ Baths | Sleeps 8

Price: $1,135 - $2,600

Located in the only beachfront gated community in Tamarindo, Casa Tranquila is a true luxury vacation rental, close to town and yet with all the quality and amenities of a world-class resort, including a beachfront, infinity-edge swimming pool, 5-star bistro restaurant, yoga studio, and a gym. Back at home, Casa Tranquila – true to name – inspires tranquility with expansive ocean views, four ensuite bedrooms, a private swimming pool, soaring artisanal ceilings, and lush, tropical gardens. Take the luxury experience to the next level, with in-villa massages, a private chef, babysitting, and other on-call extras.

For Family Reunions: Casa Puros Dieces

8 Bedrooms |9 Baths | Sleeps 20

Price: $1,092 - $2,898

Family reunions don't happen often enough so when they do, you'll want to go all out at a rental like Casa Puros Dieces. The crown jewel of Tamarindo's luxury real estate, this beautiful home has panoramic ocean views, immaculate tropical gardens, and some of the most unique (and stunning) Balinese-inspired architecture in Costa Rica. And, with 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (sleeps 20) of private bungalows – the perfect layout for quiet time between family get-togethers – plus koi ponds, open-air patios, infinity pools, and other luxury amenities, this is the perfect rental for both time together and moments to yourself.
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