|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Casa Doshack is a comfortable family home that is truly BEACH FRONT! Located on the southern end of Tamarindo Beach, midway between Tamarindo and Langosta, Casa Doshack has its own tranquil oasis 30 feet above the beach, ensuring absolute privacy. This ideal beach home is situated in a tropical garden in a quiet, secluded neighborhood across from Isla del Capitan and three doors away from Hotel Capitan Suizo, one of the premier hotels in Costa Rica. Yet just a few steps down to the white sands of Tamarindo Beach puts you in the best location for sunning, surfing, swimming, kayaking to Isla del Capitan or a moonlight stroll after dinner. Walk two minutes to Hotel Capitan Suizo and its world-class restaurant or walk ten minutes to the heart of Tamarindo for shops, restaurants and night life. Best of all, from the Rancho of Casa Doshack, you can look out over the whole of Tamarindo Bay to check out the waves, watch the fishing fleet go out and return each day or simply read, relax and monitor the daily activity of the beach. Your faithful companion will be Missy, a white lab still in her puppy years. Besides delighting our guests she guards Casa Doshack against home invasions...by raccoons!
Casa Doshack is a 3 bedroom house. The upstairs has two bedrooms and two baths, air-conditioning in the bedrooms, a full kitchen and a 550 square foot terrace for your outside relaxation and enjoyment. Each bedroom has its own private TV and the master bedroom has a private dressing room/bathroom suite. The downstairs apartment is a large studio with air conditioning, a small but fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom and TV. The apartment has its own 200 square foot private patio and separate entrance.
Casa Doshack has hot water, security boxes and daily maid service. Off-street secured parking is available on the property.
Enjoy days of swimming or surfing, horseback ride through the surrounding rivers and hills, savor the local fiesta scene, and then relax with a private massage on the Rancho overlooking the beach. All these things and much more are available to guests of Casa Doshack.
PLEASE NOTE: This a very popular property - I am very blessed to have many returning Guests and the house is often booked solid during the high season. However, I NO LONGER MAINTAIN THE VRBO CALENDAR, so please contact me to check for availability. Thank you.
My name is Kathy Doshack and I have lived in Tamarindo since 1991. I am fortunate to have my daughter, Donna, living nearby and two lovely Costa Rican granddaughters. I have been involved in Tamarindo community organizations for many years and in addition participate in a local art group, walk the beach every morning and regularly walk the hills surrounding Tamarindo.
Kathy Doshack purchased this house in 1991
I retired to Costa Rica in 1991 settling in Tamarindo when it was still a sleepy fishing village. Although Tamarindo has developed since then offering a wide range of services, the beach itself remains the same, timeless and beautiful. I love the fresh air, warm days and nights and the variety of flora and fauna available here.
Hanging out at the Rancho is a singular experience. Restful, swinging in the hammock reading a book or watching the world go by on the beach just a few feet below. This vantage point allows for bird watching, iguana sightings and monitoring of the fishing boats going to and fro.
What a trip we had! I feel like we didn't do as much as we planned before coming. With a house like this and a beach like that, why would you need to. My two boys are very sad boys because they don't want to feel the cold when they get home. As for me and my wife, it was amazing, relaxing and all of the above. Thanks for all your help with about any need we had.
Our experiences staying at Kathy's Casa Doshack exceeded our groups expectations.
We were looking for an experience not tied to an all inclusive or large resort or even a boutique hotel and we were well directed.
My communications and information from Kathy prior to our trip proved to be always timely and useful.
Reiterating what the previous review stated, the location is ideal to get away from the spring breakers, noise and activities of Tamarindo. Sitting up high gave spectacular views, and access to beach and town was very easy. We rented a golf cart to make runs into town that much easier.
The house and grounds were immaculate, with Ileana and Manuel always so helpful. Missy, the resident lab, kept us entertained and exercised on the beach, and was a bit of home away from home.
We utilized the well appointed kitchen, enjoyed the ocean overlooking Ranchero, and found the beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms were always kept clean and showers felt so good after a long day in the sun and water. We spent considerable time on the fan cooled lanai being watched over by monkeys, iguanas, and colorful birds. Boogie boards were available for use and the outside shower was refreshing after all the salt and sand.
Donna, Kathy's daughter, was also there to assist us in all requests.
I wanted to keep this secret place all to myself, but it is so good that it is worth sharing the experience and referral with all of you.
Thank you Kathy, Donna, and Missy for a spectacular time at your Casa!
We have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean (and worldwide) and can say that Casa Doshack is about as good as it gets for vacation rentals in this price range. The view is magnificent, and the location, just south of the Tamarindo downtown, gets you away from the noise and bustle, but with just a short walk to take part in the action. The beautiful beaches to the north (Playa Grande) and south (Langosta) allow for miles of uninterrupted walking, and if you take Missy the dog, you'll have a great time throwing balls and coconuts for her. She was a highlight of our holiday.
The house is very well equipped with excellent cooking facilities. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and spacious, and the separate apartment is great as a teenage hang-out. Illeana, the maid, and Manuel, the gardener, are lovely people and take great care of the property. Kathy, the owner, is very considerate and responds quickly to any issues. She provided a lounger within a few minutes of me requesting one by email. Wonderful service!
10 days was not enough to appreciate all that the area had to offer so we will be back next year for sure.
You can't go wrong with this place.
Enjoy an unbelievable view while you relax on the wrap around veranda steps from la playa. The house was perfect and the small apartment was great for teenagers. The owner was easily reached for assistance. We would highly recommend this property for a Tamarindo visit
Congratulations! If you are reading this review, you have just made the best discovery you will ever make. My husband and I found Casa Doshack four years ago, and we have returned for longer and longer stays each winter since that time. It is truly a perfect little cottage in the midst of a tropical paradise.
Located directly on the quiet end of a long, beautiful beach, Casa Doshack has been (and will continue to be) a wonderful place for us to relax, recharge, and enjoy a peaceful break from our busy lives at home. Here is a sample of our typical day at Casa Doshack: We rise early and take a run or walk on the approximately 1½ mile beach, which is nearly deserted at sunrise. Then we drink coffee and visit as we sit in rocking chairs on the veranda, which looks out over the ocean. We spend the mornings reading or writing or taking pictures of the exotic wildlife, which surrounds us in the beautiful garden. We usually go for a swim in the ocean or take another walk along the beach. Then we prepare lunch in our fully-equipped kitchen and eat at the big table on the veranda, or we wander down the beach to one of the many restaurants in Tamarindo.
After lunch, we have time for more reading or we take a snooze in one of the hammocks in the lanai on the edge of the property overlooking the beach. Sometimes we go on an excursion in the afternoon, or we stroll into town to pick up groceries, visit the Farmer’s Market, or shop at the many boutiques and gift stores lining the streets of Tamarindo. We always make time for another swim and another walk. At dusk we make our way to the beach for a view of the gorgeous sunset.
In the evening, we prepare dinner on the grill and dine on the veranda or stroll along the beach one more time for dinner at a restaurant. We look forward to settling into our comfy bed where the sound of the ocean and the feel of the breeze lulls us to sleep.
Kathy Doshack, the owner of Casa Doshack, goes out of her way to take care of her guests, arranging activities and transportation and offering great advice and information. Her cheerful housekeeper Illeana keeps the house in order and will cook wonderful Costa Rican meals upon request. The friendly gardener Manuel entertains us as he maintains the pristine garden.
To give an adequate description of the virtues of this wonderful place would take many more paragraphs, but you really need to experience Casa Doshack for yourself to understand its magic.
My husband and I visited Costa Rica for the first time in April 2014. We stayed at Kathy's and highly recommend it! We stayed in the garden apartment. It is within steps of the beach (as close as you can get really), has plenty of room for 2 - large bed, small kitchen area with everything you need and a large bathroom. We spent every morning drinking coffee overlooking the ocean, and every evening with a glass of wine watching the most amazing sunsets. You can walk to several restaurants/attractions from here as well. At night, we usually walked along the beach (perfect for walking) to a restaurant and would take our video camera to catch "crab footage" as there were literally hundreds of crabs wondering around on the beach. During the day, when the tide is low, walk out on the jetty and observe some marine life, or take a left on the beach from Kathy's and head around the peninsula to see another beach and pretty area (the water here when the tide is low reminded me of Northwestern Pacific Coast). One night we walked a very short distance to Capitan Suizos and had a delicious candle light dinner right on the beach. We also saw howler monkeys every day from our apartment door! Can be a pain at 5 am as they are pretty loud, but when in Costa Rica! There was maid service every day and Kathy made sure we were taken care of. We had a slow leak in our tire on our rental, and she even made sure we were aired up everyday. If you have more than 2 in your party, she rents out the larger house which we checked out for future stays, and it looks very accommodating as well.
Kathy is really sweet and accommodating from the time we inquired about her property until we left for the airport. If you want great service, perfect location and clean and comfortable lodging, stay here!!!
Our family just returned from Costa Rica where we ended our incredible trip with a wonderful stay at Kathys place.
The house was perfect - close enough to town to walk to (5-10 minutes on the beach - depending on how distracted by the water, shells, picture-taking, etc.. you get....) but secluded enough that it felt like we had our own private beach. Which, in a sense, we just about did....
The 'apartment' (which was a cute room with a small kitchen / bathroom and king-size bed ) was perfect for the in-laws; the upstairs/main-house with 2 bedrooms (each with a king bed), 2 bathrooms and full kitchen was perfect for the wife/kids and me. We ended up making coffee in the morning and making a quick breakfast before heading out for the day. The full kitchen was more than enough to make all meals, but we wanted to take in the flavors of Tamarindo....AC in the bedrooms cooled the rooms off quickly, and made for a comfy sleep.
The property is raised a bit off the beach, and a quick walk down a short path to the end of the property and after walking down about 20 stairs - you are just about IN the ocean. This house is as close to 'on the beach' as you can get!
HIGHLY recommend Casa Doshack! If I were to book another trip to Costa Rica, I would book around the availability of staying here again!
Great bird watching location.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.