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Palm House: Exquisite Exotic Villa-Minutes from Beaches & Attractions

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 and half bathrooms, sleeps 10 people

Nothing is more precious than friends & family gathering to create memory of a lifetime. Designed with such in mind, Palm House is located in a secluded, gated, and private neighborhood, yet it is only 10 minutes away from area beaches & other attractions that Tamarindo has to offer.

The house has an open & inviting atmosphere. You will find yourself drawn to the thatched roof Rancho where you will spend most of your time relaxing by the pool and admiring the spectacular view of the green valley, rolling hills, ocean and sunset in the horizon.

It is a 2-level house. Each bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom. One master suite is on the second floor with a king size bed. A double glass doors opens up to a balcony offering the view. A guest bedroom next door has 2 twin beds with trundles (sleep 4). It also has its own private balcony.

Another master suite is located on the main floor with king size bed and 2 trundles. It features an outdoor private shower.

The Gourmet kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances such as cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The kitchen opens up to the family room providing enough space for family members to gather during meal preparation. Separated by bifold glass door from the kitchen and family room is the Rancho which provides outdoor formal dining and sitting area.

Our uniquely designed swimming pool has shallow beach area, perfect for sun bathing and unwinding during lazy days.

Enjoying the nature & the outdoors is what Costa Rica is all about. You’ll find yourself waking up to the sound of howler monkeys and birds in the morning. You have many sandy beaches, shops, and restaurants to visit and sample. Guanacaste offers attractions from hiking, surfing, sports fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, canopy tour, national parks, volcanoes to countless many others.

Please note that home furnishing shown in the pictures might have changed. We replace and change our home furnishing every so often for maintenance purposes.

More Details

Tia Djohan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely home, comfortable, impeccably clean, magnificent views. A little off the beaten track - 20 minutes to the town of Tamarindo - and you absolutely need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there.
Oct 2015
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Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Living room toilet - toilet
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large Soaking Tub
  • The master bedroom has an large soaking tub, while the guests bedroom an additional exterior shower - great for full moon nights
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Room - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , Twin bed can be combined into a king bed
    Masterbed Room 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Trundle Twin Beds
    Masterbed Room - 1 king
  • All bedrooms are A/C and ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
At sunset, the pergola at the end of the pool makes a perfect picture for your adventure album.


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Amazing 2 weeks !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities and gorgeous views. Great location to the beaches and shops but loved how the House was far enough away to be secluded on top of the mountain with amazing trade winds . One of the best things was Marta the caretaker. She was AMAZING and took care of the house and all of our needs such a sweet and caring person miss her already . You will not be disappointed if you decide to rent this wonderful home , definitely would go back 😊?🌴?

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stillwater, MN

Private, Mountaintop Home with Private Pool & Pool Table

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Costa Rica. We flew into Liberia and drove about an hour to The Palm House, our mountaintop sanctuary. After successfully navigating the driveway, Marta welcomed us with an authentic Costa Rican dinner. She's a wonderful cook who also kept the house spotless during our stay.

The Palm House is a beautiful, modern home positioned to perfectly capture the breezes. Each bedroom has a view, air conditioning, large closets, and en suite bathrooms. The contemporary kitchen is well stocked with everything necessary to prepare meals & endless snacks for teenagers.

Our family enjoyed exploring the Tamarindo area restaurants & shops. We loved the food, smoothies & mojitos at Lola's & the lobster at El Coconut! We highly recommend Black Stallion Ranch for zip lining, horseback riding, & the Costa Rican BBQ with karaoke! It's just 2 miles from The Palm House. The owner is a former pro surfer from South Africa. He's an incredible host who has an amazing vision for his ranch.

Tia, the owner of The Palm House, was wonderful to work with from the booking process through our departure. She responds immediately to questions & provides lots of information on the area for her guests. Tia & Marta went above & beyond the call of duty when I made a mistake with our booking at Black Stallion Ranch. Marta personally met me at the ranch & the owner was flexible & super accommodating.

Thank you, Tia & Marta for a memorable Christmas family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, elegant, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. This is our first trip to this country starting in San Jose, then the Arenal volcano area and cloud forest Monteverde. The Palm House was our last stop to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery. The pictures couldn’t even replace the real experience of being there. We were lucky to have an amazing sunset over the range of mountain beyond the pool one night. And moonshine over the valley can bring extreme peace to any soul.

By night time we were greeted with ranges of music from the frogs at the pool area, little green ones, yellow ones and big toads. In the early morning, the misty clouds around the house and down the valley made the place so ethereal.

The house is spacious and modern, tastefully decorated, and all three bedrooms have beautiful valley views and air conditioning. There were plenty of closet space and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with all you need for your favorite meals.

We love the rancho area where we can enjoy outdoors meals, had fun playing at the pool table, relaxing in the hammock. The swimming pool is our savior for the whole day, enjoy the warm water under the palm tree with view of the mountain; what else would one can dream of?

We went zip-lining at the nearby Monkey Jungle Canopy tour and visited several beaches. At times we came home to a meal that was ready for us by Marta. We were lucky to have her there to help with grocery shopping at the nearby supermarket and preparing food. She is such a good cook. We love her rice, bean and the grilled fishes, her seafood soup is fantastic.

The owner was very helpful and checked in with us to make sure everything is ok.

It was such a beautiful get-away experience. Absolutely amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great home, incredible views, outstanding hosts and service!

  • 5 of 5

I used to manage fine dining restaurants for several James Beard winning chefs and something one of those chefs/restauranteurs taught me early on that I will always remember is "it's not IF something is going to go wrong at some point in service, it's not IF a guest is going to have a complaint - legitimate or not - it's how you handle that mistake or grievance that will determine whether you'll be a successful hospitaltarian and run a successful restaurant."

That same idea could as easily be applied to hosting someone in your home and on that front Tia is a true hospitalitarian. The reality of owning and renting out a home in a tropical rainforest is that something is bound to break, malfunction or just not go to plan as is the case with a couple things during our stay but Tia handled all the issues with grace and expediency which made us feel beyond cared for.

Throughout the entire process - prior to the trip and during - Tia was very responsive, informative and helpful. Her 12 page Welcome guide provides her guests with a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and gives you all the keys for a successful stay.

Plus, she has Marta. I cannot say enough great things about her but I absolutely recommend hiring her to prepare a meal of typical local food. We asked her for an ingredient list, purchased the ingredients ourselves then she arrived at 5:00 and by 7:00 we were sitting down to a seven dish meal which included the best arroz con pollo I've had in three different trips to the Guanacaste region. She truly is worth her weight in gold.

One last thing to add, for those people who want ease and convenience this house may not be for you however, if you want a semi-secluded, well cared for home off the beaten path amongst the howler monkeys and the lush green hills then this is it. The reality is that even though Tamarindo is only 12kms from the house it will take 20 mins to get to town and half of that is over bumpy, rutted out country roads. The steep drive up cannot be done without 4WD/AWD. It is a fun ride in however, especially in a thunder storm😀

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm House

  • 5 of 5

I've to say The Palm House was more beautiful in person to my family and I,we went into town did some shopping,site seeing,deep sea fishing and took a boat tour and even took a wall into the jungle and saw some monkeys.Coming back from one of our trips back to Palm House Marta cook us a wonderful dinner and we even had Marta join us for dinner.Marta kept the home very clean during our stay,we enjoy our time at The Palm House very relaxing highly recommend on the Palm house,Tia the owner was always on quick response when ever I had a question during our stay Thank you Tia for everything your home is very beautiful and clean and Marta is a great cook.We are looking forward into the future to come back. Rose Dallimonti : )

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the palm house and had one of our most memorable experiences ever!! Loved it!!My family of 5 has been marked forever.. we are dreaming of another stay at this home

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport, Costa Rica
Car: necessary

The property is located in the hill sides of virgin forest overlooking an undeveloped valley just minutes from the Pacific Ocean.

It is a very natural setting where sunsets are simply breathtaking and tranquility abounds.

Palm House is only 10 minutes from Tamarindo - Costa Rica's surfing capital with restaurants, shops, attractions and overall beach town amenities. The popular Flamingo and Conchal beaches are only 20 minutes North, while great surfing spots like Avellanas and Playa Negra are only 15 minutes South. The Playa Grande National Park renowned for the leather back turtles is just across the estuary of Tamarindo.

The Pinilla development is located 7 miles down valley and hostess luxury hotels. The Flamingo Marina holds world records in Blue Marlin and Sail fish; while the Catalina Islands are famous for scuba diving with Tiger sharks.

Adventure is minutes away from our house!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 6.5%

$25 per day for additional children over 4 guests
Rates are subject to change without notice.
No refunds for cancellation or changes within 60 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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