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Los Suenos 2
Next to the pool, looking to the right where unit 9 is, the very last unit.
Next to pool, looking to the left towards the back exit and parking lot
Tamarindo Beach at sunset
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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lamphs
Damascus, Maryland
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85 reviews
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“Meh...”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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I have tried my best to separate my general thoughts about Tamarindo as well as a few maintenance issues with the rental unit itself as I am writing this review. That being said, Tamarindo itself is a bit “young” for a relatively active 50-year old like myself (although I ate in some great restaurants). The owner was communicative regarding the maintenance issues. I’ll chalk those up to us being the first tenants of the season. (The property manager should have checked out the unit prior to us checking in.)

That being said, I am fairly experienced at selecting satisfactory to excellent vacation rentals – Europe, Asia, US, and Central America. This rental was disappointing as compared to my other experiences. On the plus side, the unit was well furnished, the beds were comfortable, and the showers were large. The pics included are accurate. The complex is fairly well maintained, has a clean refreshing pool, and has someone on site 24/7.

On the minus side, there were several items, none of which are deal breakers, but nonetheless disappointing. This is the first vacation rental where I did not receive some initial guidance as to useful local information. (Again, the owner was responsive when asked a question, but my point is that I had to ask.) Useful information would have included the fact that there is a much larger supermarket a short cab ride away than the “7-11” supermarket within walking distance; an approximate cost for cab rides from town to the unit (I think the 20 USD cab ride for 5 minutes was a bit much); transportation options from/to the airport; hints about renting beach chairs and umbrellas, etc.; and the fact that this unit does not include beach towels (unlike others I have rented). A simple document would be very useful for out of town folks. In addition, things like instructions in English for the washing machine would be useful (so it does not get broken).

The other issue is the fact that a) there is not a microwave oven or a conventional oven (I have never stayed somewhere without one or the other – in-unit eating options became very limited), and b) there were absolutely zero amenities in the unit, i.e. basic condiments, coffee filters, paper towels, trash bags, etc. The investment that would have been required to purchase salt, pepper, cooking oil, etc. to prepare meals in the unit would have been significant. All vacation rentals that I have rented in the past have had some level of amenities and I think (like me) most people replace what is used. (I left coffee filters and a roll of paper towels.)

Finally, a renter should know that it is a 12-13 minute walk to the center of town and another 3-4 minutes to the beach. This walk, 7-9 minutes, is along an unpaved, dry, dusty road. Unfortunately many drivers speed up when approaching pedestrians thus creating as much dust as possible. Note that this is not unique to this unit as I observed the vast majority of vacation rentals in Tamarindo also suffer from the same dusty roads.

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Management Response
Apr 4, 2016
Thanks for your review, it seems that overall you had a good stay and that our condo is properly represented in the listing. A couple of points of clarification:
*The large AutoMercado just outside of town is the most expensive grocery store in the area, the smaller closer grocery stores are cheaper.
* Welcome to Costa Rica regarding the dusty roads! Most beach towns are like this.
* A cab ride to the town centre, beach, or even to the AutoMercado just outside of town is $4-$5. The town centre is right on the beach.
*It is not normal practice here to supply salt, pepper, oil, laundry soap etc. with a condo rental. Even if you rent a hotel room that has a kitchen these items are not normally supplied.
* Beach towels are not normally supplied either. Towels that are in the condo are to remain there.
*Good idea about the instructions for the washing machine, although everyone else including ourselves have managed to figure it out. We will leave out instructions.
* The listing does not indicate that there is an oven or a microwave, only a stove - photos of the kitchen show this fact as well. We stay here for months at a time and cook at home pretty much every night.
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Jacob M
1 review
“Great space off the beaten path”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a beautiful property located in a safe, well kept condo complex.

The space was well supplied with all the amenities of home that any visitors would need. Additionally, the property management and staff happily made themselves accessible to address any questions we had.

Another nice perk is that the property is located near an ample amount of restaurants, local shops, and adventure retailers.

We would certainly stay here again and look forward to being back in Tamarindo as soon as possible.

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Management Response
Apr 4, 2016
thanks....appreciate your feedback.
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eby1313
Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Great place to stay in Tamarindo”
Reviewed June 10, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My husband and I rented this condo with another couple while visiting Tamarindo, and it was a great amount of space for all four of us. It is really nice that each bedroom has its own bath and the air conditioning units in the bedrooms cooled off quickly. Really this place feels like a home away from home it has everything you could need from a fully equipped kitchen to laundry. The decor is simple but pleasant. I would definitely stay here again.

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Sudbury
Reviewed April 12, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Montreal
Reviewed March 30, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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GuelphGal...
Guelph, Canada
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“Awesome spot”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Great spot for a vacation. Super clean, lots of linens/towels, secure, amazing for the price. Nice pool and grounds. Tina was great to deal with, really responsive and flexible. Just as a heads up, the water shut off for a few hours in the middle of the week. I don't think this is a condo. thing so much as a Costa Rica thing. Shouldn't be an issue if you aren't spending the day in the condo. Easy to book, easy to access, easy to get to. Would definitely come back to this spot again.

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Liked best: Private bathrooms adjoining each bedroom.
Liked least: Mattresses were a little hard.
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AWST572
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect place in Tamarindo.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

My wife and I stayed at Los Suenos II condo #9 for 2 weeks in December 2012 and were pleased with what the condo has to offer, it is also situated less than 1km from the beautiful Tamarindo beach, restaurants and shopping.
The condo was very cleaned when we arrived and were greeted by the person responsible for the security on the complex. The condo being at the end of the complex, provide a good spot for some quietness, even though the whole complex is already nice and quiet.
Being very warm in Tamarindo, when windows and back door are open, you have a good breeze coming in on the lower level so no needs of A/C, even on the warmest day. A/C is conveniently located on the upper level, in the bedrooms. A few minutes on, and the room is nice and cool for a good night sleep. Both bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom with a huge shower.
The kitchen is nicely furnished and have all the basic utensil/appliances to prepare a meal. What seems to be a brand new washing machine is provided in the condo and a small close line out in the back porch.
Everything is at walking distance. You will need that little walk after all the Mojitos you will have drink at happy hours !

Internet is also provided. We had some difficulties to signed in at first but after contacting the owner by e-mail in a local internet cafe, the issue was fixed right away. The owner was always available to us and would go out of their way to accomodate us. They take great pride of their business.

All in all, this is a terrific experience and we wish we could stay here forever !

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