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Two story condo in gated community

Larry Kerns

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Larry Kerns

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Two story condo in gated community

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Tamarindo Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath sleeps 4

Walk to the beach!! Like new condition condo fully furnished with all the comforts of home. Rain forest, active volcano, zip line, river boat ride, wild animal park, all easy driving distance from condo or let a tour driver do it for you. Don't speak Spanish, that's OK almost every local speaks English and everyone takes US dollars. Condo is easy walking distance to grocery and gift shopping and Tamarindo has a wide variety of nightlife. Tamarindo also has a local casino for those interested in games of chance. Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed.

All local beaches are safe for swimming and surfing with long stretches of white sand. Surfing lessons are available and local fishing boats have a variety of trips available to catch tuna, marlin, sailfish and many other exciting species. Snorkeling is also a favorite ocean activity.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larry Kerns (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Two story condo in gated community
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
4

best Christmas and new year

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 11 nights. Two adults and two children 8 and 12 years. The apartment was perfect for us. Close to everything. Could cook all the food if you wanted to, and wash clothes. Nice with pool and outdoor shower when you came home from the beach. Lacked any sort of drying line, hoping they fxar the next time we come. If and when we come back, we will defenetivt contact Larry to see if the apartment can be rented again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Nice condo

  • 4 of 5

It was enjoyable staying at Verde II. Very convenient location where you can walk everywhere in minutes. Condo is comfortable with all equipment we need. Cable and wifi works great. Check in was a breeze. Larry is a good guy to talk to. Highly recommend. I will be back to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect! Single Mom with 2 kids

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. I traveled alone with my 2 kids (8 & 10). Short walk to the beach and safe! The house was perfect for the three of us. Bed was a little firm for me, but that's really all I can say that was the slightest negative. Larry was very interactive and kept us in the loop. He was very helpful prior to our arrival. I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
3

An OK experience

  • 3 of 5

The condo is exactly as advertised, and looks exactly like the photos. It is a secured complex with a guard at the gate at all times, and is less than 10 minutes walking to the beach, stores, and restaurants. It was nice to have laundry in the unit, and great to have towels for the beach provided. The pool in the courtyard is nice, and is well used by other residents & vacationers.

We did have a couple of issues. The first was the water. The water pressure is not great out of any faucets (including showers), and at two different occasions during the week the water was off completely - once for about 5 hours and a second time for at least 8 hours (it went off at 4pm; we went to bed at midnight and it was back on in the morning when we woke up). The first time it went off, we texted Barbara, the property manager, and it took her over 12 hours to respond asking if the water was back on. She explained the water problem as "Welcome to Costa Rica", but we never saw any problems at any restaurants we visited, so my guess is that the problem is with the residential neighborhood where Villa Verde II is located.

Our other issue was the A/C unit in the master bedroom. We e-mailed the owner to tell him it was not working well, and I guess he asked Barbara to have it looked at, as one afternoon when I walked into the condo, there was a repair contractor in the living room. I was quite surprised to see him standing there. He said that Barbara was supposed to let us know he was coming, but she did not. That was a little concerning, as we had a lot of valuables lying around. As luck would have it, the A/C was working when he looked at it, but then stopped working again a day later. When we checked out on Jan 1, it was still not working.

Aside from these problems, we still had a mostly enjoyable experience, and the condo is definitely great value for being so close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Condo, Great Service

  • 5 of 5

This condo at Villa Verde II was perfect for 2 couples. The furnishings and kitchen equipment are all excellent quality and Larry (the owner) and Barb (the property manager) were both very helpfull in all aspects of the rental. This unit has one of the best locations in the Villa Verde II complex and it is a short walk to the beach or town. There are 2 grocery stores only a couple of blocks away and probably 30 restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. The condo is very quiet at night as it is in a residential area, so sleeping was great. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and hope to get back myself soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Santa Domingo, Ometepe Nicaragua
5

Great apartment and the best hosts I have ever had

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 5 weeks in this apartment with my wife and I want to start this review by saying Larry is the best host I have ever dealt with.

For the basics - the pictures are accurate. The furniture is all in great shape just as shown - not like some places I have stayed in where the pictures seemed to be 5 years old and the furniture showed the difference.

When we arrived Larry picked us up at the bus stop and gave us a quick tour of the town recomending a few restaurants and just giving us a feel for the place. Before we rented it Larry answered all questions quickly and gave us his number to call about any concerns we may have.

Those though are things you would expect from any host, to show that you are a great host there has to have been some difficulty. Around the second week of our stay the ac went out in the downstairs (luckily the apartment has 3 ac units, 1 for downstairs and 2 smaller ones for the upstairs bedrooms). It wasn't working when we woke up but we were hoping it was something that would fix itself and wanted to go to the beach...so we waited until the afternoon to call Larry. The way he handled this is why I say he is a great host. Despite not being near enough to come check on it himself he told me he would immediately look into getting a repair man to come by. About an hour later he called back and apoligized that he could not get someone to come look at it until the next day - I've been in Central America for over a year now and I was expecting a few days minimum to have it looked at. The next day the repair man did finally show up, a bit later than promised (not Larry's fault by any means, you deal with this in any country I've ever been in). After looking at the unit the repair man was telling me it would need to be completely replaced.

At this point I assumed I would have a week or more of my stay without the lower ac - which would be a rather sever issue as it does get hot and I work as I travel.

Larry however handled this better than I could have ever hoped. He trusted the repair man (it seems they have used the same guy in the past and developed a relationship). Larry authorized the order of a new ac, and I must assume he paid extra to have it delivered and installed the next day.

If everything goes perfect you only see the good, by having this issue I saw how well Larry treats his guests.

Larry - thank you for letting us stay for so long, if I'm ever in Tamarindo again I will be calling you.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, It was a pleasure having you stay in our place and would love for you to stay with us again, when your travels bring you back to Tamarindo. My goal, as a host, is to help our visitors have a memorable and enjoyable stay and be very responsive when something needs to be repaired. We take great pride in providing a homelike setting for our guests to enjoy. For many of our guests, their visit may be the one and only time they visit Costa Rica. We want them to have a terrific visit and take back fond memories of their time in this beautiful country.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $50 Per night

Tamarindo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Apr 6 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$70
$450
$1,150
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$350
$1,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
$1,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$550
$1,350
 

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Amenities

Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has an eastern king and guest bedroom has a full size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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