I wake up hoping I can still hear the crash of the waves outside our beautiful room at Casa de Luz. Our group had 7 couples and we still had an extra bedroom that would be perfect if you plan to take kids on your Costa Rican vacation. The beachfront property offered stunning views from nearly every room of the house. We snorkeled at low tide, then enjoyed the infinity pool late afternoons/evenings. Our concierge, Aly, scheduled all the must see excursions and was more than helpful if we had questions. She also made reservations at restaurants, for our large group & gave us great suggestions for dining. My favorite excursion was the sunset sail on the serendipity with Captain Judd & Crew, where we saw vibrant-colored sea animals on our snorkel and had the first whale sighting of the season.
The house is elegant, clean and comfortable. Only a few couples shared a bathroom. Daily cleaning service really made a difference in not having to worry about clean linens or spending precious vacation time on chores. And we utilized the chef Priscilla more than we had scheduled-her meals were fresh, delicious and allowed us to relax & enjoy.
Things I brought & never used: towels (plenty at the villa but bring one for the beach), dress clothes& heels (most restaurants are very casual-flip globs are the uniform) and rain gear (it is the rainy season but we only had one afternoon shower.
I'm already dreaming of my next trip to Casa de Luz.
My fiance and I booked this house in October for our July wedding and a week-long family reunion. Casa de Luz is an amazing property and lives up to its every description. It can't be beat!! Aly worked with me from the time we booked right up through our last day on-site. She was amazing and has forever changed our view of a concierge and of AirBnB. She set us up with tailored adventures that suited our entire group (23-30 people at any one time), and saved us from planning a couple that were not well suited to the conditions or our expectations/desires. Our ATV trip to Lola's was the PERFECT intro to Costa Rica for the family, the wedding, horseback riding, zip lining, catamaran tour, snorkeling, surfing >> she hit it out of the park. Friendly, RESPONSIVE, available, & experienced!! She took our stay to the next level!!!
We found Casa De Luz over a year ago. Aly quickly reached out to offer her services in setting up tours and providing information.
Let's begin with the house. It is a beautiful spacious dream home with great views of the ocean an quick access to Tamarindo. Every room was spotless and comfortable. Any questions we had, Aly was immediately there to respond to with recommendations or assistance in reservations.
We hosted our wedding here and it could not have gone more perfectly. From Aly's assistance in coordinating vendors and the space to the chefs that were there for breakfast each morning and our wedding dinner.
If you just want a magical vacation or you are hosting an important life even, this is the place to do it.
Casa de Luz was everything we could have imagined and more! The grounds are absolutely stunning. The pool is the perfect temperature and depth and we spent hours admiring the view of the ocean from the pool and the beautiful furniture at the beach. We stayed at the house for my sister's wedding. It was so magical. Beyond the beautiful backdrop of the ocean for the wedding, the house was the perfect size for our large family. The views from every window are gorgeous.The 2 casitas were an added bonus and provided some privacy for the bride and groom! The A.C. worked perfectly and the house was always cool and comfortable. The interior is well appointed and beautiful while being comfortable. The property is well maintained and cared for by the cleaning lady, Zaida, and groundskeeper, Cesar.
Although the house and scenery were perfect, the real star of the vacation was the concierge, Aly. She was instrumental in making our vacation as seamless and perfect as possible. From the moment we booked she was available to help us plan our vacation and answer questions about the house, the area, and Costa Rica! She got back to us quickly, offered options and clearly answered any questions we had. She set up amazing activities for us using her preferred rate which also saved us a lot of money. Aly went out of her way to make the vacation magical and amazing. We hope to come back and highly recommend this property (and Aly)!
14 family members converged from all parts of the US. Aly was fantastic to work with and made sure everything was ready when we arrived. After several email exchanges, she also helped ensure that we had all of our activities arranged. From sailing to zipping and hiking it was a great week
The house is as pictured and perfect for large groups. Great cental areas with plenty of private space too.
This is a fantastic location.
We stayed at Casa De Luz for our Destination Wedding at Langosta beach. What a beautiful beachfront villa! The house comfortably slept up to 16 family members and friends. The villa was very private and was able to accommodate an incredible 40 person reception. We were married in early April at Cala Luna Point just down the beach and later used the poolside for dancing and jungle clearing for dinner. We also had our rehearsal dinner on the main floor of the house the day before. The sunset from the villa was an absolute dream every single day and made for the most amazing pictures! You can watch the waves crash on the rocks from the pool. There is nothing like it! We couldn't have found a better reception and vacation home to share seven days in paradise and such wonderful memories. The service was excellent, with maid and grounds service daily. Aly was there to help arrange and assist with anything and everything! We highly recommend Stay in Tamarindo, such a great company full of amazing people, and Casa De Luz the best property in Langosta for a wedding event or group vacation, and a beautiful estate. We will certainly be back for an anniversary/reunion! Also, the B&B Suenos del Mar next door is a must for three-course breakfast, and if you are looking for catering we highly recommend Belly Fed Better who we had the pleasure of using all week!
This house did not disappoint! My husband and I booked this house for our wedding and stayed for 5 nights. There were 12 of us total ranging in age from 11-71 and the house was perfect for everyone! I think the highlight of the house was listening and watching the wildlife that came around the house. Many birds and interesting (even cute!) looking reptiles were all around. The best were the howler monkeys! We were able to watch them on multiple occasions as they crossed the trees in front of the house.
The house and grounds are clean. Zaida and Cesar do a great job and are very helpful! You feel very safe in the house as it's gated and the house itself is secured with an alarm system. We made several meals on our own and the kitchen is well stocked with any and all cooking utensils/equipment you may need.
Then there's Aly! She is wonderful to work with! She quickly replied to all my questions and messages I sent her! She helped me plan my wedding by getting me in contact with everyone I needed. I told her what I wanted and she found some awesome people! She arranged for transportation to and from the airport and booked our fun excursions! My husband and I stayed an extra 5 nights in Costa Rica and she even arranged a rental car for us for that portion of our trip.
Overall, it was a great vacation! The wedding was wonderful, with the beach and ocean as our backdrop! Thank you to everyone!