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Diria Panoramic Ocean Views on Tamarindo Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

There is no better place as a vacation destination in Costa Rica than the Diria Condominiums on this lush property right on the most beautiful , wide, white sandy beach In Guanacaste.

From every place in this property you have an incredible view of the blue/green sea and the lush gardens of this 5 star Getaway. You have the use of all the Hotel faculties and can walk to everything in Tamarindo. It’s time to relax at this incredible retreat where you will capture the famous

Pura Vida lifestyle. From your huge balcony you can gaze out at a 10,000 square foot Pool Lagoon with a swim-up bar that weaves its way through magnificent gardens. Relax on this Mediterranean balcony with your drink of choice with your family and friends. Your Master Bedroom has a King size bed and when you want to rest it’s quiet and serene. You will fall asleep listening to the waves as they come into the beach. We meet every guest as they arrive and check you in to your paradise accommodations. We tell you everything about our bailiwick but were afraid to ask with recommendations on the best restaurants so you thoroughly enjoy your Costarican experience in Tamarindo the Riviera of the country.

More Details

Property Manager
Joel Hookerman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Diria Panoramic Ocean Views on Tamarindo Beach
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Horrible Property Manager

  • 1 of 5

This condo is fine.The issue is the property manager, Joel.

We are a family of 5 with 3 young children.We've been to Tamarindo many times renting homes from other people with no issues.This time we arrived, Joel told us the condo we rented was being worked on so we'd stay in a different condo then move to our condo mid week.Its an issue to unpack and re pack for 5 people.But what can we do?So the day we had to move,I stayed home all morning to pack,kids came home for lunch and we called Joel to say we are ready to move.He said the people in the other condo just left and it needs to be cleaned.So obviously it was not being "worked on".In truth he had double booked the condo He says leave all of our bags, money, groceries, passports in the condo and he will move them outside behind a gate or maybe a closet.Obviously this is unacceptable.We finally convince him to let us move the bags, groceries to the other condo even though it's dirty and just set them in the living room.I take the kids to the beach, and my husband waits over an hour for Joel to come let him in to the other place.As he's moving our bags,Joel yells and curses at both my husband and the CR man helping my husband move.The day before we are leaving I email him to remind him that I paid for a van to the airport and our flight out of Liberia is at 3pm. We want to be picked up at 12:00. It's an hour drive to the airport.I've paid $90 already to Joel for this.

He replies that he wants to "walk through" our condo with us when we leave.I say that's fine, we can walk through it as we load our stuff into the van at 12:00.

The cleaning lady shows up at the condo at 10:00am.I happen to be there because I ran back to get something for a kid.She wants to start cleaning which I say is fine.At 12:00 we are all packed sitting outside waiting for the van.12:15-no van.My husband calls Joel who says it's coming in 15min.12:30-no van.I go ask the cleaning lady if she knows the van driver and can she call him.After making 2 calls,she says he's not coming and there is no other van available.We call Joel he says a different driver is coming in 30min. It's already12:45. So we say no thanks, we will get a taxi.He screams at us on the phone says we "are fired!!"We find a "taxi"a Hyundai from the 80s with 4 of us in back,luggage on our laps,no seatbelts. Got to the airport 50min before the flight.Almost miss it,etc.Joel now refuses to refund $90 for the van.Ive seen similar reviews of him on other properties

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very nasty mean spirited review the does not tell the whole story of this guest's experience. It is full of frivolous, dilatory, and absurd assertions most of which are exaggerated or never happened. A foreshadow of things to come occurred when the guest booked the property with five people two adults and three children which was a two bedroom one bath condominium and was really too small for their family however they insisted this would be OK and I relented and rented them the property at a very good price better than They could've gotten from anybody in my opinion . Prior to their arrival I saw during an inspection of the unit that there were some issues with the plumbing electrical and air-conditioning that I felt we needed to address immediately. Their assertion that we were overbooked is not true. What I did to atone for my misdemeanor of not having the property ready for their arrival in time THAT THEY NEVER MENTIONED IN THEIR REBUKE was to put them in perhaps the finest property in the entire Diria New Tower Building; a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, newly re-furnished apartment that had a full -on Western view that was spectacular and exquisitely furnished but slept six comfortably and was over $100 more a night more with really memorable ocean views of course never asking them for an additional dime in payment. I ask anyone reading this review, are these the actions of a miserable and bad manager trying to make a guest suffer? If this professional man with obvious significant means had any respect for his family's comfort he would've never selected a two bedroom one bath property to stuff them into . I manage many properties in this, one one of the best condominium properties in Costa Rica, and I have dozens of unsolicited five star reviews to attest to my efforts always to please my guests. Any one wishing to stay at one of my lovely properties in great locations that are clean and wonderfully appointed can get the numbers of my properties and judge by the reviews for themselves whether they're worth staying at and they can make their own conclusions on whether I would be a proper host. What really gripped this Master of the Universe who was very fragile and delicate in his disposition was that he had to leave the magnificent property I , out of the goodness of my heart furnished him and his family that he wouldn't do so with his own funds, and move him into a less appealing digs which he had selected and rented himself.
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for location don't look further. This condo was located right across the street from the beach and everything was an easy walk away restaurants, shopping and grocery store. The condo itself has an amazing view of the pool and ocean which was great for us since we have two young boys. We could go out to the pool without them or they could go to the pool without us and we could easily check on them from our balcony. The condo was very clean and in order. Joel was easy to deal with and very available and accommodating. I would definitely book this condo again in a heart beat. Keep in mind you do not get all inclusive with this rental but that didn't bother me one bit there is a fully stocked kitchen to make breakfast and plenty amazing restaurants a walk way to eat at.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views and the best location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Diria condo in Joel's appartment. Staying in the flat gets you the best of both worlds since you can enjoy all the services the hotel has to offer - pools, cocktail bar, sun loungers on the beach and security within the complex - while keeping your independence and being able to cook your own meals.

The flat had everything we needed - a fully equipped kitchen, very relaxing sitting room and bedroom, TV, stereo...

If you don't know Tamarindo, the Diria is the best location to stay in as you are close to everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diria Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Tamarindo! The condo had everything we needed, plus an amazing view. The pool area was beautiful with easy access to the beach. The adult pool is also a nice amenity. Our kids could go back and forth between the beach and pool safely which made the trip more relaxing for us. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3rd timer

  • 4 of 5

This was our third time to Tamarindo and our second time renting a condo managed by Joel. As always, Joel does a great job of mapping out the area for you and where you can find great meals. The location is incredible and the views outstanding. The family splits time between the beach and the pool. My youngest daughter's highlight is to get a mango smoothie at the swim up bar every day. As far as the condo it was nice and a great value for the money. The last time down we stayed in the newer condos and they were definitely nicer but also cost more. To sum it up I would not hesitate to book this condo again and our family will most certainly be back to Tamarindo.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ocean view condo

  • 3 of 5

The views are just as described and you can definitely hear the wildlife. Location in center of town and across from the beach is ideal. The manager came to greet us as soon as we called in town. This is an older condo with adequate kitchen amenities. Note there is no dishwasher. There is grocery within an easy 5" walk. The balcony off master bedroom and living room is very relaxing. Just wish they included some pads for the wooden chaises and chairs. The 2 bedrooms share a wall and connecting door. There is a glass brick wall between them so you can see into one room from another. They have placed some privacy curtains in the second bedroom. Bathroom is located off the second bedroom with 2 twins. mattresses are comfortable. The bathroom is adequate but rather dated. Washer/ dryer is a very nice plus. There is a strong musty smell that greeted us when we arrived. The air conditioning is very old so takes about an hour to cool the place. There are also ceiling fans in all rooms and on the large deck. After airing and cooling however, the musty smell did not go away. It was noticeable the entire week and even the bed pillows had a strong musty odor. If you are sensitive to mold, I would look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OK however the wall between the bedrooms is a thick special glass, there is no way you can see anything. The odor was strictly an issue with the the washer/plumbing and it's been corrected. It's grossly unfair to say it's mold which is additionally frivolous, dilatory and absurd. This property will cool down immediately in a few minutes when the AC is turned on.. It has wonderful ocean views. We put new pads on all the chairs on the balcony. Also we are significantly less expensive than any other 2 bedrooms here with comparable views. We recently remodeled the kitchen and constantly are updating anything that needs are attention.
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Rates & Availability

Tamarindo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If you can't come, you can book any time during the season you have booked without penalty, however there are no refunds.

Half on Booking, half 60 nights before arrival. We use PayPal.

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