Read reviews by previous guests | Tamarindo Costa Rica Vacation Rentals in Guanacaste
Response from Stay in TamarindoThank Paola for your review! We are extremely happy to know you had an excellent experience and loved everything about the house, specially the pool area and the amazing view from that point. Its also great to hear your family loved the renovated kitchen :-) Let us know next time you decide to come back, it will be our pleasure to assist you!
Response from Stay in TamarindoThank you Evan! So happy to hear you loved the house, the location and the amazing views! We will look forward to welcoming you back for another round very soon. Pura Vida!
Response from Stay in TamarindoThank you Brad! We're very happy to know that you liked the house and had a great experience. We will pass along your kind words to Miguel, its true he is great and always available to help you in anything. We hope to have you back very soon!! Pura Vida.
Response from Stay in TamarindoPaul, So good to hear you like the house, the view and hope you had a great time during your stay! Thank you for staying with us and hope you can come back soon again! Pura Vida.
Response from Stay in TamarindoThank you Matt! We're thrilled to know everything went great with your trip! It was a our pleasure assisting you during your vacation. I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the staff and services provided. We look forward to welcoming you back for another round very soon! Pura Vida.
Response from Stay in TamarindoCelia, so happy to hear you loved Casa Costa Blanca and enjoyed the location, the pool, the beach and the sunsets everyday :) We are thrilled that this home was perfectly suited for your group and that your experience in the area and the house went over the top. Thank you so much for recommending us and for staying with us. Hope you to have you back soon.
Response from Stay in TamarindoDennis, Thank you for staying with us! Its always good to hear that our guests had a fantastic stay. We are happy to know you loved the house and that it was comfortable for your group. Let us know next time you come back as we would love to assist you again. All the best for you and your family.. Pura Vida!
Thank you for making our vacation special...pura vida!
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Jason, Thank you so much for your comments. We feel super happy to know you loved everything about our rental and services. We have worked hard to make Mar Azul beautiful, modern and well-appointed for our guests. Your kinds words and effort to share this with us is well appreciated. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to offer you a pleasant and very enjoyable vacation. We hope to see again sometime soon. Pura Vida!
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Andrea, it was such a pleasure to meet and greet your family and friends at Casa de Luz! We are lucky to have such a beautiful pristine beach just beyond the home’s grounds and infinity pool, to play, and surf, explore, and walk for miles! The warm ocean water is also a treat (I know you enjoyed that difference with the Californian waters you are used to!)! The rest of the house staff and I look forward to your return visit, perhaps next Spring Break! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
However, the best feature of the home is Aly, their dedicated concierge. She was instrumental with every aspect of our trip... setting up in-home chef, arranging for all transportation, ensuring we made reservations for different activities well in advance, and just giving us a sense of comfort before ever setting foot in their wonderful country. She was extremely easy to work with, attentive to every detail, and patient with our 1,000 questions.
Highly, Highly Recommend this home for your visit.
Response from Stay in TamarindoBrandon, it was such a pleasure to welcome you and yours to Costa Rica and Casa de Luz! My favorite part of my job as the home’s Concierge, is being able to share the knowledge I’ve gained, and to help others experience the best of what this wonderful country has to offer! There is so much info available when researching Costa Rica, so it is always nice when I can help guests seek out experiences that are more unique and well tailored to their group! I’m so glad I was able to answer your questions about the home and travel to make you feel so comfortable before even arriving! I hope you’ll be back to Casa de Luz soon for a return visit! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Linda, it was a pleasure to meet you and Andrew, and welcome your guests to Casa de Luz for your wedding celebration! I am so happy you appreciated my dedicated attention from beginning to end throughout the planning phase of your trip, and for the duration of your stay at the home, as your Concierge! What a beautiful sunset on the evening of your wedding ceremony, the pictures are sure to be stunning! I know you’ve made so many wonderful memories, and I hope one day you’ll return to Costa Rica and I can again welcome you to Casa de Luz! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Murray, it’s all about location location location, and the beautiful beach in our backyard! We are so happy you enjoyed Casa de Luz and found it in the perfect location (other guests also love the proximity to town, but being just far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of the town center)! Hope you will stay with us again one day! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Casa de Luz was the perfect house for me and nine of my friends to celebrate our birthdays. The house was spacious enough for everyone to have their own room, but small enough so everyone still felt part of the group where ever they were in the house. The shining star with this house is definitely the pool and the access to the water. We literally spent every day in that beautiful backyard. And there was so much wildlife we got to see from the comfort of our own pool! Iguanas, howler monkeys, and the occasional raccoon and skunk all made their way through the backyard at one point or another.
The house staff were so kind and attentive. Aly, the house concierge, was amazing and so helpful while planning this getaway. She has great recommendations for excursions and restaurants, and never let us down. I highly recommend booking Patricia, the cook, for a few meals. She makes plenty of food for leftovers, and we were always stuffed to the brim with her delicious meals - my personal favorite was her ceviche.
If I had any “complaints” it would be that they were doing some work on the house while we were there and we had what seemed like a lot of workers coming in and out of the property. Also, I was a little disappointed to find out that the house didn’t come with pool toys. Luckily the party before us left a couple we got to use.
All that being said, this vacation was such an amazing trip, none of us wanted to go home. I will definitely be back to Costa Rica, and if possible would love to stay at Casa de Luz again.
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Nicole, thank you so much for your review! Great to hear you loved your stay so much you didn’t want to go home (perhaps more of your friends will now want to also celebrate their birthdays here!)! It is the perfect setup for a group of friends (or family) to be all together under one roof, but with space and privacy! Thank you for bearing with us while a few workers were around installing a new keypad; the house now has fully ‘keyless entry’ (it is so convenient to just have an entry code instead of carrying house keys around)! I hope you’ll be back soon for more of Cook Patricia’s delicious meals! Looking forward to your return! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Catherine, it was a real pleasure to welcome you and your good friends to celebrate a big birthday all together here in paradise! Casa de Luz’s beachfront views of the pacific ocean, and the incredible sunsets every evening, are indeed a wonderful nightly show! I’m so happy you also really enjoyed our Chef Patricia’s cooking, she’s a true gem! Looking forward to hosting you again, I hope you will all be back soon! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Jasmine! I’m so happy to hear Casa de Luz was the perfect setting for your very special occasion! It is always such a pleasure to hear the home is even nicer in reality than in pictures! I hope you made lifelong memories here and will return next year for your anniversary! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Janelle! We are so lucky to be so close with nature and have monkeys and iguanas right in our backyard here at Casa de Luz! But I didn’t know we had a cat though, that’s news! Getting out on a boat and seeing our beautiful coastline from the ocean is definitely something I always recommend here on the ‘Gold Coast’ to see how pristine and natural and uninhabited it is (well worthy of the nickname); I’m so happy all the kids and your friends enjoyed the private sailing charter (it is one of the most highly sought after boats here and I’m sure the awesome captain had many sea faring stories to share)! I hope to welcome you back here one day soon, until next time, Pura Vida! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Craig! I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed the house and your stay in Costa Rica! Luckily the weather was very nice and the fishing was good for you! But you are right the roads are not in great shape right now due to a few heavy quick tropical rains before you arrived... we hear the municipality has plans to finish paving ours before the end of the year, so that’s good news, and we look forward to welcoming you back then for another visit! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Molly! Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have been of assistance and to have helped you organize your trip. The pool is the best to hang over the edge and watch the sun setting directly in front, I’m thrilled you had such a wonderful time here! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Jackie! Thank you so much for your descriptive review above, you've really conveyed how special Casa de Luz is for so many reasons: location in quiet residential area, pristine beach front, howler monkeys swinging in the trees above, housekeeper and chef to make you feel really taken care of, and the beautiful sun setting directly in front of the infinity pool each evening. It's such a wonderful place for kids, they definitely have so much outdoor exploring to do, I'm so happy you all enjoyed it so much! Until next time, Pura Vida! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Cheryl, I am so thankful we were able to turn your plan B vacation to Costa Rica into plan A+ for you (that's a great compliment). We try our best to provide the best service and accommodations, and I am glad we were able to make your birthday celebration a success and that your friends enjoyed the estate, it's spacious and luxurious grounds, and discovering a country they had not intended to originally! They looked like a fun fun bunch, and we thoroughly enjoyed having you all! Hope to welcome you all back here at Casa de Luz! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
the help was wonderful and patricia was great. terrible roads with many potholes but that probably isnt anyone can change?
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Joy, I'm happy your family had a great time in Costa Rica, and enjoyed a spectacular day on the water sailing, and Cook Patricia's service! I do apologize for our roads being a bit bumpy in some areas, but also worry that if they were turned into major paved roadways our small town would be much busier and not so charming. It was lovely to meet you all, and wish you a wonderful upcoming holiday season! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Aly, the concierge, couldn't have been any more helpful. Just when we thought that Patricia had cooked the best meal ever, she would one up herself with something more amazing the next day!
We all loved having daily nice as moms to be taken care of.
We also loved being within walking distance of the town of Tamarindo. Everything was awesome and we'd love to come back with our whole family!
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Molly, thank you for your glowing review, cook Patricia IS a gem! I'm so happy we made you feel well taken care of at "a home away from home" during your relaxing time off. We'll show your family a good time, can't wait to greet you back here! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Would definitely recommend this Villa.
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Kelly, thank you so much for choosing to stay at Casa de Luz for your vacation this year! We certainly try our very best to make all our house guests feel welcomed, taken care of, comfortable, and special! So I thank you for your lovely compliments, and I'll be sure to pass them along to cook Patricia, housekeeper Zaida and groundskeeper Cesar! Pura Vida! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
Response from Stay in TamarindoDear Marlie, congratulations again on your beautiful wedding. And thank you so much for your review, I am so happy you enjoyed the excursions I recommended and that they were suitable for your group! A private Concierge can certainly facilitate things and make the planning process easier, so we are pleased to include this complementary service at Casa de Luz! Hope to welcome you back here again soon! Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz
The house itself is gorgeous with a very open floor plan - lots of community space for a large group. It is right on the beach and you can sit in the infinity pool and watch the sunset over the ocean! The house has an electronic front gate and a security system as well. The house also comes with a housekeeper and caretaker - both always seemed to work in the background - never in the way but their work was evident. We had lots of small geckos and crabs visiting the grounds, and Howler Monkeys were in the trees across the street every morning and evening. They make some unusual sounds that you get used to pretty quickly - they never bothered us.
Also, Stay In Tamarindo had a concierge that works with the property. Ally contacted me right after booking and she was very helpful as we completed planning for the trip. She helped with airline transfers (from Liberia), rental cars, and also help schedule a cook for us (Cook Patricia). For this many people for the week, a cook is the only way to go and Patrica was fantastic. She cooked breakfast and dinner for us everyday and every meal drew great praise.
This was a fantastic vacation home.
Response from Stay in TamarindoHi Brooks, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at Casa de Luz, and that it was the perfect setup for your family! We are very lucky to co-exist with such unique wildlife like the Howler monkeys in our treetops! This piece of paradise awaits your return visit! I hope to welcome you here again soon. Aly - Concierge at Casa de Luz