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Stunning Views; Spacious, sub penthouse, well equipped Condo

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Condo (2200 Sq Ft) With Incredible Panoramic Ocean Views

This sub penthouse luxury condo on the 5th floor is situated 2 blocks off the world famous surfing beach of Tamarindo. This condo offers exceptional 180 degree ocean views from Playa Grande to Playa Langosta. The sunsets are unparalleled.

There are 2 king and 1 queen beds, sleeping 6 people very comfortably. Guests have access to the pool, BBQ/social area and private onsite gym. The condo kitchen is well equipped and we try to have all those little extras there for you--salt & pepper, spices, coffee filters, garbage bags, dish & laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner.

The unit offers the best of both worlds, being minutes from the main street of tamarindo and yet situated in a space that offers tranquility at the same time. Enjoy a beverage or dinner on the spacious terrace as you listen to the sounds of ocean and watch the surfers challenge the waves in front of the world famous Witches rock. All of life's stresses will fade away as you enjoy sights & sounds while feeling the ocean breeze from the terrace. You will be amazed at the peaceful feelings that fill your soul.

The condo is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the beach and bustling main street of tamarindo. A multitude of activities are available including fishing, water sports, eco tourism, fine dining, shopping and the tamarindo night life. When your day is done you can retreat back to the tranquility of your condo and relax in peace and comfort while you embrace the evening sunset.

The condo is finished with fine furnishings and high end amenities. The unit was completed to satisfy all and is tastefully decorated with attention to detail. Beautiful artwork adorns every room of this grand and luxurious condo.

In the large master suite, you will find a king sized bed with a pillowtop cover and egyptian cotton sheets. The bed is accented with a multitude of pillows and is sure to make you rest easy during your stay. In the morning you can open the blinds and see that beautiful ocean view from the bed; or in the evening enjoy a glass of wine in the large soaker tub while gazing at the sunset. The ensuite also has a beautiful, spacious limestone shower, and double sink vanity. With its own private balcony, the master suite offers intimate enjoyment of the tropical environment, where families of monkeys can often be seen moving through the trees. The master suite boasts a 51 inch television & ample storage.

The second bedroom has a queen size pillow top bed with fine linens and a 42 inch smart television. It has an ensuite bathroom that includes a large shower and plenty of storage. The third bedroom features a king sized pillow top bed and fine bedding eqivalent to the other bedrooms. These two bedrooms share a balcony that overlook the pool area & Playa Langosta. This makes sleeping 6 a very comfortable opportunity.

The unit faces west overlooking the ocean to maximize the sunset views. The floor to ceiling windows in all rooms provide breathtaking views.

The unit has a sleek gourmet kitchen with european cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances. The unit is complete with its own washer and dryer. The living room has a 51 inch flatscreen television and blu-ray dvd player. There is wifi available in the unit for your pleasure or business.

LaPerla is tamarindo's newest condo development and offers a pool within the gated complex, (complete with ocean views), a BBQ area with table dining option, and onsite gym for all guests. Security is on sight 24 hours per day and there is underground parking. The condo has an elevator so getting to the 5th floor with your belongings only takes seconds. This contemporary, modern building in the exclusive tamarindo hills location truly offers the best in Tamarindo.

Activities in the area: Tamarindo is a community located on the world renowned gold coast of costa rica. It offers spectacular natural beauty along with a multitude of activities. Water activities abound from swimming, surfing, long boarding, sailing, or fishing to name a few. Tour the estuary and see first hand the monkeys, crocodiles and many other species and exotic birds that make this home, or stroll up the beach to Playa Grande where the giant leatherback turtles nest.

There are many other adventures including rock climbing, whitewater rafting, diving, hiking the jungle, sea keyaking, golfing, zip-lining or deep sea fishing available in the tamarindo area. There are a multitude of restaurants and shops in tamarindo and a casino all easily within walking distance.

Tamarindo is easily accessible from the Daniel Oduber international airport in Liberia. The drive time is 60 minutes or a shuttle for $80.00 could easily transport your entire group. We would be happy to help with these arrangements.

We will be happy to assist you with your stay and have plenty of contacts in the area to help you with anything you need during your spectacular stay in Tamarindo at LaPerla. Pura vida!!!!!

More Details

Norm & Cheryl Hodgson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Norm & Cheryl Hodgson

We are a family that lives in Alberta, Canada. We all love tropical vacations and enjoy relaxing on our terrace while viewing amazing sunsets, beach walks and lounging by the pool. We enjoy spending time in "our Paradise", away from Canadian winters, and experiencing all the unique things Costa Rica has to offer. We take pride in our property, and want our guests to arrive to a well appointed, comfortable condo for their holiday. Check out the "video" tab where you can view the House Hunters International episode filmed in 2013. Our condo walk through begins at 9:17 minutes into the episode. All furnishings are ours, nothing was staged. The property grounds have matured and improved; the "photos" tab shows more recent pictures.

Norm & Cheryl Hodgson purchased this condo in 2011

Why Norm & Cheryl Hodgson chose Tamarindo

We were looking for the perfect ocean property and LaPerla in Tamarindo offers a blend of it all. We are still amazed at the spectacular views that the unit offers and this is what sold us. The complex is truly unique in design and stands out from anywhere on the beach. The complex has a private on-site gym overlooking the pool and ocean. The country offers a stable location with a healthcare system equal or better than Canada or the US.

What makes this condo unique

180 degree ocean views from the kitchen, master bedroom and main outdoor terrace are AMAZING! There is still a great view from the other two bedrooms and a direct view to the complex pool and BBQ/social area. The pool is far enough away that noise does not bother while relaxing on the terrace. There is a gym/workout area on site for guests with all new equipment in January, 2016 and additional equipment arriving in Spring. Monkeys can commonly be seen in the trees below. Quiet, peaceful enjoyment, yet just under 2 blocks from the main street of Tamarindo and the beach.


Tamarindo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Stone vanity and sink in main condo area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity sinks, soaker tub private Master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Stone vanity; full ensuite to queen bedroom
  • Small bar soap and toilet paper provided. There is a blow dryer, sewing repair kit & small first aid kit in the Master bath vanity you're welcome to use, but please leave all these for the next guests :)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen with full ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with access to full main condo bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master B/R w/ luxurious ensuite soaker tub & separate shower
  • King size beds in Master Suite and third bedroom, Queen size bed in second bedroom with attached ensuite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Floor mounted safe available for guest use.


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Stunning Views; Spacious, sub penthouse, well equipped Condo
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Another great visit to this beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this scenic condo approximately 1 year earlier. Had the same enjoyable experience with the stunning views as shown in the pictures. The condo is extremely clean, spacious and comfortable with decorating that seems to immediately put you into a relaxed state of mind. Walking distance to the beach with plenty of great restaurants, clubs and shopping nearby.

To top this off, one thing that I’ve learned from both of our visits is that the owners (as well as Ocean Lyrics) sincerely care that you have an enjoyable experience. The entire process including booking, checking in/out as well as transportation to/from the airport was very efficient and problem free on both visits. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

You won't be disappointed. Views are amazing. Enjoy coffee on the deck in the morning and watch brilliant sunsets in the evening. Howler monkeys randomly traveled through the nearby trees. Very roomy and clean unit. No issues with water or air conditioning. Condo complex was quite, clean, and secure. Pool area was nice with shaded and open areas and never crowded. There is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and restaurants and another 5 minutes to the center of action in Tamarindo. Perfect setup for a family or couples traveling together. Hosts Cheryl and Norm have the unit stocked with basic needs like spices, coffee filters, etc., and checked in to make sure everything was okay.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Executive Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for my husband and I and our two grown kids .

We debated between this and a popular beachfront resort and feel like we made an excellent choice. Your day starts off on vacation just having coffee on the deck with the sweeping views.

This could be your whole vacation and you wouldn't be disappointed!

I wish we had caught on sooner but the howler monkeys are in the trees across the street and all kinds of colorful bird in the trees in the empty lot to the side. SO glad we brought binoculars!

The pictures are spot on except they don't emphasize the elegance of the space with the extra tall ceiling and large concrete tile floors. You feel like you are in a 5 star resort.

A couple of notes -

* there is a nice, American style market just half a mile north of town.

* Bring binoculars!

* We drove up from San Jose and that was too far to drive. Cheryl had recommended flying into Liberia but we booked late and couldn't find a flight. She was right!

* We went to Monte Verde to see wildlife and saw none. Could have skipped that trip.

* Surfing was great in Tamarindo for beginners but better at Playa Lagosta, Playa Negra, Playa Concha for Medium/good surfers.

* Best Italian food we've had in ages at Walts Fish and Cheeses in Playa Lagosta - next town up. Noticed the locals were coming in for takeout pizza, pasta, cheese and wine. Walt knows the surf spots, too! I still crave the smoked fish carpaccio! Maybe worth a trip back ;-)

One down side was the building was undergoing work so we had power outages, elevator stops, moving cars, filthy windows, etc. We have found this fairly standard in Caribbean areas. But coming from the U.S. One should be prepared.


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very modern for the surf town of Tamarindo

  • 4 of 5

This is one of the nicest places you could stay in Tamarindo. We walked to the beach or pool at the building every day. Nice assortment of international guests staying in the building and made for great conversations at the pool or the community bbq at night. We cooked many meals, well equipped kitchen, great huge balcony with large dining table and one balcony off each bedroom. Comfortable furniture. Would come again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property exceeded my expectations - First time I used VRBO.

  • 5 of 5

La Perla 153 was wonderful . Travelled with the family for one week in July . First time to Costa Rica and have nothing but good things to say . Wonderful people , great beaches and excellent food . The condo was a quick walk to the beach and had amazing ocean views . I would totally stay at La Perla again - it had all the amenities you would need. 5* all the way !

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Tamarindo Condo Walking Distance To Fun

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in to the apartment, we were blown away; adults as well as kids. And we are tough crowd. We are a couple with four boys with travel experience abroad. The condo - La Perla - has security 24/7, covered parking space and great pool/BBQ facilities. The gym could receive some attention. The apartment as such has a spectacular view but more importantly the ambiance. The decor is modern yet inviting and comfortable. We felt at home instantaneously. At no point during our stay did we utter a negative comment about the condo or the apartment. On the contrary. Everything we needed was anticipated. For a couple of days we stepped out for some eco-tourism at El Arenal. All four kids said... "lets go back to la Perla." Needless to say they liked the place. The place is 5 minutes away from the beach and the heart of Tamarindo. In closing, a lot of the credit goes to Cheryl, the owner. During booking, she accommodate our needs. And during our stay, she was attentive and responsive to our questions. As an example, when a leak was being traced in several apartments on our floor, Cheryl reached out and found us alternate accommodations in the same building. Any traveler knows you can confront surprises, but how the owner handles them makes the difference. Cheryl made it a Five Star stay. We would definitely return to Apt. 153.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for taking time to write your review and for your glowing praise. Our guests comfort and amenities within our condo are very important to us. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Multiple within 5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
2 fantastic tropical courses - 20 minutes drive
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Multiple within 5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
A loooong way away....but jet skiing is very close
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Playa Tamarindo 5 minute walk, Grande & Langosta
Car: not necessary

This area offers a tremendous number of activities to suit all parties. You can get all of the above activities organized in minutes through our contact. This could include visiting any of the 17 volcanoes in the country, a trip to the Caribbean side of the country, trip to the capital city of San Jose if your desires stretch that far. Many tours are within an hour radius. The Tamarindo area offers all the beach and water activities within walking distance. That is the beauty of this property. Many restaurants, bars and shops are minutes away yet your retreat is peaceful. If you prefer to eat in the unit, the grocery store is only about a 10 minute walk and features fresh baked goods, fresh meat and fish and all the other conveniences offered in major American grocery outlets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

registration fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Attempts to scam travelers through VRBO phishing sites can happen. Do not send money to persons that you have not established contact with first. Our rentals always go through our property manager in Tamarindo. Kelsey is the contact. Deposits are non-refundable for any reason -- in extenuating circumstances, with 60 day notice we will do our best to accommodate a reasonable solution.

Payment is made through our property manager in Tamarindo Costa Rica.; booking agent is Kelsey. 1-866-976-8898 ext. 106 for information. Terms are 50% of total rental (non-refundable) to confirm booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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