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Casa Temoana Beach House at JW Marriot / Hacienda Pinilla Resort

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful, 2 story, contemporary, 4 bedroom house (newly built in 2008) designed with modern commodities. Very open terraces and large social areas that are connected through exotic gardens. Fresh and charming for you to spend a perfect vacation!

Ozone pool, great for your skin and well-being. Pool is 47 ft long, great for lap swimming too.

Teak decks for your sunset watch, with provided lounge chairs. Gas bbq provided and gazebo with a hammock and comfortable outdoor furniture for relaxing and resting.

House located within Hacienda Pinilla. Walking distance to the new JW Marriott and secluded Hacienda Pinilla beaches.

Keywords: surf, adventure, golf, horseback riding, diving, scuba, kayak, family, house, casa, beach, surfing, fishing, pool, bbq, summer, vacation

More Details

Marcelo Alfonso
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Marcelo Alfonso

This is a family home, that hosts our kids/grandkids throughout the year. We would like to keep this family environment and are not interested in renting our family house to non-family groups.

Marcelo Alfonso purchased this house in 2008

Why Marcelo Alfonso chose Tamarindo

This house was built within Hacienda Pinilla resort, which provides safety, large green areas, many private beaches, golf course, beach club, restaurants, horses, tennis, and much more...And mainly it has been recognized as one of the few BLUE ZONES of the planet. We enjoy the peace and quiet here!


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Temoana Beach House at JW Marriot / Hacienda Pinilla Resort
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Lovely home, some service improvements needed

  • 4 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at Casa Temoana, and here is a summary that might be useful for others considering it for their vacation.

The House:

The house itself is very inviting, with well-ventilated open spaces all around. This is a two-story house, where you have the rooms in the second floor, and a master room and the social areas on the first floor. A big open kitchen, with all necessary appliances, a rustic wooden table as dinning space, and lounge area, good for a chat with friends or to play games at night, creating an appealing laid-back environment. This is not a luxurious house, as compared with other houses in Hacienda Pinilla, and there is no central A/C, so for those of you that suffer under high temperatures, this might not be the best option (rooms do have A/C).

The Pool and Rancho:

The pool and the adjacent “rancho” is where you will spend most of your stay. The water temperature is just perfect; you can spend all day in here. A small part of the pool is shallow, just perfect for little kids, and the rest of the pool is just deep enough to be able to stay cool, but allows you to stand without problem. The Rancho is an open area with a hammock, a table, some chairs, and a BBQ. The hammock is just great to read, and feel the breeze.

The Service:

We found the service to be sub-par. House cleaning was only provided some of the days we stayed; there was no toilet paper (we had to buy our own); we invited two friends for dinner and were told by the house keeper that we would have to pay extra for this; the pool was not cleaned on a regular basis (we had to clean it ourselves); the laundry room was locked so we couldn’t use the dryer for our towels, and an overall hyper-vigilant attitude from the house keeper that we found unacceptable at this price range.

All in all, we had a great time at Casa Temoana; however, we think they need to improve the service in order to be competitive with the other rental houses in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review, we appreciate your feedback. We are proud of our eco-friendly design which allows for common areas to be open and fresh. It is a different feel than being indoors with the a/c blasting all day and night, and most of the people that experience it can tell the difference and enjoy it as well. All bedrooms have a/c units like you said. Some seasons, like this one the wind really picks up. The strong winds bring more leaves into the pool than usual, this is why you experienced daily leaves in there. Our pool is one of the only ones in HP to have an Ozone system, and not chlorine. The benefits and feel of an ozone pool cant compare to a regular chlorine or even salt water pool. We have a new housekeeper at the time. Any issues with service can be brought to our attention during your stay, and we would do everything in our power to help. A lot of other rental properties do not include house cleaning/cooking in the price, and we do. Something to keep in mind.
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. There were 4 adults and 4 kids, 5 and under. The house is spacious and as a great indoor/ outdoor living feel. The pool is perfect for little ones because there are several shallow areas. It was nice to be able to cook some meals if you we wanted. The place is well maintained and clean. There is a housekeeper there everyday to help you. The owners are really nice and helpful as well. We explored all the local beaches. Even though it was rainy season the weather never got in the way of us enjoying our trip. Really great place I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had good weather! Thank you once again and hope to see your beautiful family back! :)
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Austin, tx

Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our Playa Avellenas vacation. We had 3 adults and two young children in our group. The home was equipped with everything we could possibly need, and the accommodations were extremely comfortable, clean, and welcoming. The pool was fabulous and the house was a 3 minute drive to the beach. The beach club had a beautiful pool as well, a gym, and a beach restaurant with delicious smoothies. The owners were wonderful and they gave great detail on local outings, etc. The House cleaner was quite helpful with cleaning and cooking and a super nice woman.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some Surprises

  • 4 of 5

We were four friends traveling together for two weeks and we stayed at Casa Temoana our last week in Costa Rica. The layout of the house and grounds is lovely and quite unique. There certainly was lots of room for all of us, with the master bedroom on the main floor and three bedrooms upstairs. The location is fine and we all enjoyed the Beach Club. There is a daily $10 per person charge to enter the club but is used as a credit for your food and beverage purchases.

The house is very open to the outside, the front foyer has open wood slats and the living areas have lovely large folding glass doors. We certainly enjoyed the openness during the day, during the evening, not so much. We had to close the doors during the evening to prevent the very, very large flying "crickets" from terrorizing us - we just couldn't get used to them and didn't like having them in the house. If the open design had included screens, we could have enjoyed the lovely, cool breeze in the evenings. This was our issue not the house -we were just too North American for the open Costa Rican style. There are wonderful air conditioning units in the bedrooms and they all worked well but we all found the bathrooms very warm. The Jack and Jill bathroom upstairs had an unpleasant odor that we could not rectify during our stay. We were surprised to find, the rental included a lovely cat, which was unfortunate, as one of us was allergic to cats. We were told to keep the cat in the garage but we were, often trying to keep the cat out of the house as it enjoyed lounging on the main floor.

The housekeeper, while very pleasant, could be better utilized, the kitchen and baths could use a spring cleaning. Overall, the property is lovely and could accommodate a large group very easily as long as one enjoyed being one with nature.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 stayed at Casa Temoana for 8 days at the end of October.

The villa is located in a gated community called Hacienda Pinilla just over an hour away from the airport and 10 minute drive from Tamarindo. Within HP community you will find the JW Marriott, another hotel called La Posada, a Beach Club,private condos, villas, a golf course, tennis courts, horse stables, and beautiful beaches. You definitely need a car to get around from the airport to the villa and if you want to go into town to get groceries. The location was perfect for our needs as you have a private villa but also access to all the hotels and amenities. There was no extra charge to use the hotel facilities or the Beach Club and Marcelo the owner was kind enough to arrange a 20% discount on food, beverages and any other services.

When we got to Casa Temoana we were welcomed by Marcelo to show us around and answer any questions. Its a very unique villa designed by Marcelo's daughter who is an architect. The villa is open concept that incorporates the outdoors in where all of the glass doors slide open overlooking the beautiful pool and waterfall in the backyard. There are four bedrooms and bathrooms with a Master on the first floor which has an incredible en-suite. The villa came with fully equipped kitchen, stainless steel appliances, built in water filter, all cooking utensils, dishware, BBQ, TV, games, DVD, stereo system with an ipod dock, WiFi, towels, linens, tanning beds etc. Marcelo has grand kids and was kind enough to leave a pack n' play, pool toys, a jogging stroller for my baby which certainly made travels easier. The stay included a maid Erika 6 days a week from 7 to 2pm, who can cook a traditional Costa Rican breakfast or something quick for lunch, which was an added bonus.

The pool in the backyard is ozonated which is a lot healthier than chlorine and we loved spending our mornings and evenings swimming around and exercising in the pool and having dinners outdoors under the palapa.

The closest beach to the villa is at the Marriott within walking distance, there is one at the Beach Club and another beach called Langosta which you need a car to get too. There are rocks at the beach but all have clear sandy areas perfect for swimming.

Overall we felt right at home as if we have lived there for years. On our last night we ran into Marcelo and invited him for dinner, he is truly an amazing and kind man who made our trip unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Temoana. The house is like none other than I have ever stayed in. Wonderfully open and relaxing. It truly makes you appreciate and experience the beauty of the Costa Rica climate. The pool is fantastic and the entire home opens up to it. We enjoyed our stay so much that my family insisted we return this year! Fantastic kitchen, incredible outdoor space. In fact, I am renovating a vacation house we own in New England and am taking ideas from how wonderfully this house is laid out and uses space for entertaining. You have the feeling that a very fun family has spent many great days here. The energy in the space is outstanding. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula, Cecilia and I love our house as much as you do, the nicest you said is about felling at home, this house was designed by my daughter, but every one in the family put his spoon! ! We enjoy the house a lot and always discovering new views and details that really amuse us so much.... warm regards and here waiting for you and any other families who like to spend some days in this pura vida paradise!! Marcelo y Cecilia
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