My family and I had such an amazing stay at the Naxos! The condo is absolutely beautiful, so nicely decorated. It has a great private pool and bbq area, and is just across the street from a lovely beach. It’s situated in the beautiful Langosta bay which is quiet and serene, full of beautiful trees, with great boutique hotels and restaurants. It’s also a very short walk to the busier Tamarindo bay where there are many shops and major geocery stores.
We did just did not want to leave! And we are looking forward to our return! I highly recommend this rental!!
Went for a week, wish I could have stayed longer. Excellent access to the beach. Beautiful pool area to relax and cool off. Awesome bbq area to grill some fresh fish. Very clean and spacious, with everything you need to feel at home. Absolutely loved this place!!!
Having stayed in various resorts and condos around Costa Rica I must say, Jon and Anne's place is my favorite. It has everything we could need or want. From arrival to departure everything was pre-arranged through Jon and Anne. Transportation to the confo was waiting for us upon our arrival. The condo was very well eqiuiped along with a great pool for the times you didn't quite feel like walking to any of the nearby beaches. No shortage of amazing resturants or food markets for the nights you wanted to stay in. Felt extremely safe after walking home from enjoying some of the local night life. Can't wait to go back next year. Thanks Jon and Anne!
The location is great as it is a short walk between 2 different types of beaches. Condo property is well maintained and quiet. Our balcony was a favourite spot for breakfast and dinner. The pool was clean and refreshing but the jacuzzi was not warm/hot except for two days out of a month.
There are many places where you can book endless tours. Walters Fish & Cheeses is next door and is great for wines, fish and cheese and even dinner.
Downside is the roads are difficult for pedestrians as they are dusty and rocky and there appears to be no speed limit. We would give 4.5 stars and would like to go back.
I took my two teenage children and one of their friends to Tamarindo and we stayed one week at this condo in late March. The accommodations were really nice, the lay-out was open, the air conditioners worked perfectly, we were thankful for the washer and dryer, the kitchen was in good working order with enough pots, pans and utensils, etc. There weren’t any loud patrons in the complex so, the condo was just what I was hoping for.
Since this was my first stay in Costa Rica, I was a little concerned with security. The condo is in a walled compound with a 7 by 24 security guard. This unit is on the second floor - the first floor is where the pool is located, etc. It is possible to get to the balcony without too much effort so we made sure the sliding glass door was locked along with the windows whenever we went out.
There is a really nice beach nearby. It's about a 7 minute walk and if you keep walking about 10 more minutes away from Tamarindo you come to the mouth of a small river which meets the sea. This was a perfect spot and a lot of the locals were hanging out here- always a good sign. Note that I never felt in danger - these were families just cooling off.
If you were to walk to Tamarindo, my guess is it would take about 25 minutes and about 5 or so minutes by car. Point is, if you wanted to go enjoy the restaurants and night life in the town you could. But, I was more interested in a family vacation and, to be honest, this was pretty good.
The main grocery store was on the other side of town, 18 or so minutes without traffic. We had to time our trips to avoid traffic which wasn't difficult.
The Tamarindo Beach was pretty nice - wide sandy beach, gentle slope, perfect to learn surf boarding, hanging out or people watching. The locals were all friendly.
Anyway, we had a great time and I would recommend this unit. I hope this helps.
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Our stay in the Naxos condo unit in Longosta was lovely. Note, I said Longosta not Tamarindo. The unit itself was as described, large enough for the family , fully stocked kitchen, clean, and new!
The property was well tended to, clean and well maintained. The guard was always there and could call anyone we needed.
We had problems with the air units and the property management company came right out and worked to fix it. When that was not enough they did decide to replace the units (without telling us). My only issue here is they sent them in the night before we were to leave and this made it hard to pack, and dress for dinner.
One negative was that the property is actually a 20-25 minute walk to town - not 10 minutes. We did figure out on the last day there, that if we walked along the beach it was more like a 15 minute walk. Also, the beach directly across the street is very rocky and not meant for swimming, surfing or playing. If you want to walk in the tidal pools, you can use this beach - otherwise, you need to walk into Tamarindo where the beach is much more accomodating to beach activities.
My only other challenge was there were NO dining options available to us in the immediate area. So every time we needed a meal (with the exception of 2 small breakfast deli places) we had to go into town. My fault for not researching this better.
All in all, this was a wonderful condo, I would rent there again and just know what I would do differently. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
My husband and I just returned home from our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We stayed at this beautiful condo and enjoyed every minute of it. It was very clean and well stocked. The condo is about a 15 minute walk into the heart of downtown Tamarindo and about a 3 minute walk to the beach. It has a store nearby where you can pick up some essentials for the day and was a great reprieve from the sun in the afternoon. We can't wait to go back!