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Gordon Crapley

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Los Delfines Golf & Country Club Villa 209B with Private Pool & Jacuzzi

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Private Pool & Jacuzzi, with Golf Course & Ocean Views

Welcome to your Villa in Paradise!! Los Delfines Golf and Country Club is a luxurious gated community with 24 hour security. Master bedroom has a queen bed & en suite bathroom and the second bedroom has 2 single beds and bathroom across the hallway. The kitchen is completely upgraded with hard wood cabinets, granite counter tops and top of the line stainless steel appliances. It offers as well a beautiful swimming pool & jacuzzi with a gazebo perfect for outdoor relaxing and entertaining, all this surrounded by tropical gardens and custom landscaping.

Most importantly enjoy the beautiful golf course, private pool & gazebo or communal pool, restaurant, convenience store, Scarlet Macaw sanctuary, tennis courts, horseback riding, and all beach activities without getting into a car.

Plenty of nearby tourist activities, restaurants, National Parks and a 'must do' - Tortuga Island Day trip. Tours can be arrange by the property manager or local tour company.

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club is located right beside the Tambor Airport. It's a 1/2 hour flight from San Jose or approximately 3 hour scenic drive and ferry ride.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gordon Crapley (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Gordon Crapley

Hi my name is Gordon and my wife's name is Audra. We are a Canadian family from Alberta that loves to camp in the summer and leave Canada in the winters for the warm weather!

Gordon Crapley purchased this villa in 2013

Why Gordon Crapley chose Puntarenas

We have travelled all over Costa Rica and fell in love with this beautiful gated community of Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. This is a very quiet community that has everything at its finger tips. You can relax at the Villa & pool, go golfing and check out the club house or spend the day relaxing on the beach. Or just a short drive away you can be at National Park or at a small nearby town with fantastic restaurants and tourist activities for all ages.

What makes this villa unique

Our Villa is the closest 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Villa to the ocean in Los Delfines that has its very own private pool & jacuzzi with a gazebo. The yard has been professionally landscaped and is constantly maintained by a gardener and pool person. Your across the road from the golf course and a 2 minute walk to Tambor beach to enjoy the ocean.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club Villa 209B with Private Pool & Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our time at Delfines, visiting friends who live/teach at a local school. The Villa is completely stocked as other reviews have stated. The private pool area is beautiful. Outdoor sun protected areas as well to relax and read with a cold beverage. Beach is so private.... very fun body surfing.

Only thing I would suggest is adding some matches or automatic flame lighter Gordon. The grill is great but it probably could benefit from a "tune up" (Charbroil has online parts) wouldn't light the second night we used it but the McCartney's had matches. We love your Villa and will recommend it to anyone who is traveling to CR.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad your family loved our villa and Los Delfines. We appreciate you kind words. We plan on building an outdoor kitchen this year with an upgraded BBQ & oven. Pura Vida!!
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fallbrook, CA

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight nights at this wonderful home. It has all of the creature comforts you need for up to four guests. The house is exactly as it looks on the internet photos. No trickery to make it look better. It's really this good. The pool is lovely and private. The neighborhood is quiet. It is a short walk to golf, the club house restaurant, a small mini market and the uncrowded beach. Of course along those walks it is pretty noisy. There are macaws heckling you, monkeys howling at you, cows mooing and waves crashing. I would love to live here and if this place comes up for sale my wife and I are IN! We will come back again for sure. This is THE nicest 2 bedroom in the entire complex without a doubt. Thanks for a great house to vacation in. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy your family enjoyed your vacation in our Villa. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Pura Vida!!
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Great place, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back 10 days ago from that beautiful place that we really miss. We were there for a month and can tell you, it’s not enough.

The house is great. You have a real jewel there and, as the others living there say too, we think also is the most beautiful and well maintained 2 bedrooms in the community. It has everything you need and more. The area is very quiet and intimate, the terrace with the pool all surrounded by palm trees, exotic plants and birds. The beach is close, 2 minutes walk. There are stores around and fresh fish cached in the morning that you can buy in the pier, close, from the fishermen that make the filet in front of you, at a very reasonable price. There is a lot to see around and we found at 10 min drive Tango Mar beach, which we felt in love with. Explore all the ways if you have a chance. You’ll be pleased. Wi-Fi working well, the individual air conditionings are cooling very fast and in this period you won’t even need it in the night, just perfect. The owners, are really nice, friendly and they will do everything they can to accommodate you in your needs and guide you to fully enjoy your incredible vacation.

Thank you for all and we will be happy to return at your villa! We recommend it to our friends and to anyone looking for a clean, beautiful and safe place.

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience while staying at our little piece of paradise. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to experience many of the beautiful things that Costa Rica has to offer. It is people like you & your family that make sharing our home worthwhile. Pura Vida!!
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Comfortable Villa With Private Pool!

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace, quiet & solitude, this is the place for you.

This property is well appointed with all the basics you need for a relaxing stay. We were surprised to find a villa with our own private pool at this price. It has a great, spacious backyard where we spent most of our time. The property is well kept with lush tropical landscaping outside and attractive decor inside — updated furnishings similar to what we’re used to in the states.

The beach is a block away and was pretty much deserted every time we went. There are iguanas, macaws, howler monkeys, ibises, and egrets everywhere. It’s in a very quiet, secluded, secure community that’s a bit of a drive from other resorts/restaurants/shops.

The villa had everything we needed for a relaxing few days at the end of our trip. In particular, we were very happy to have the ability to wash & dry our clothes in our own private machine. The property owner was very responsive. The on-site property manager was less so, possibly because the local style of doing business is much more laid back than we’re used to.

Overall great experience and great value. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet and private getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time in our Villa and appreciate your thoughtful comments. It is great to hear that your experience was positive and you were comfortable with the furnishings as well as the decor in our home. We have also come accustomed to the local style of business but that is all part of the experience when visiting Costa Rica. Thanks again & Pura Vida!!
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Would not rent again

  • 2 of 5

From the moment we checked in at this villa there was nothing but problems. Firstly, the property manager didn't seem to know we were coming. For the next 5 days, every day, we had to contact the property manager, Edwin, to fix the internet service, which was a requirement for us to rent this unit so we could keep working. The AC in the dining area was dripping, which they fixed within a day. Then the AC in the master bedroom started dripping water. It never did get fixed. We decided on a home rental instead of hotel so we could cook our own meals. That was no easy task at this place. The cooking utensils were sparse or broken (can opener and potato peeler). Since there is no oven, only a stove top and microwave, the owner needs to provide better than cheap plastic (non-microwavable) bowls. The beds and bedding (pillows especially) need to be replaced. My husband's back was so bad after the first night, he had to sleep on the living room furniture,which is really patio furniture, for the remainder of our stay.

They state in their brochure that they will provide shampoo, toilet paper and soap. We had to ask for toilet paper and soap. They brought the toilet paper, but never any soap. Good thing I packed small bars of soap.

I need to also mention that my credit card was compromised shortly after checking in. Since I only used my credit card twice while in Costa Rica. Once at a shop in Tamarindo and the other at check-in. Both times I was required to provide my pin number. The only way someone would have gotten my security code to do online shopping was through a form I filled out with the property manager prior to our arrival. I advised the property manager that he should not be asking for this information and should only accept Paypal payments in the future. Do NOT give them your credit card information!!

On the plus side, the pool was great. Close to the ocean. Never a problem with hot water or water pressure.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are greatly troubled by your comments as we take a lot of pride and ownership in our villa. My wife reached out to you to recognize your concerns only after you had written your review, as we were totally unaware of any issues. The villa description along with posted pictures on the VRBO website is very accurate and clearly state the villa is not equipped with an oven and we have purchased a brand new outdoor barbecue for our guests to use as an alternative. We sincerely apologize that the wireless internet was not working as our modem had failed likely due to the intermittent power outages which take place all over Costa Rica frequently. The Internet Company replaced the modem as quickly as possible, even though it did not meet your expectations. Our property manager did offer you a temporary solution of free Internet access at the Club House/Restaurant until the modem was repaired. The newly installed A/C units had technical difficulties with the condensate return pumps that have been repaired the very next business day. We purchased brand new cooking utensils, which we brought from Canada but unfortunately we have no control if these items become broken or misplaced & apologize if these did not meet your standards. Again the property manager was available to provide you with a new can opener. It is advised to keep plastic cups & plates for our guests as they bring their food and beverages outside to the pool area, which makes it safer than to use glass that could be possibly broken and end up in the pool. If there is not a sufficient supply of toilet paper, shampoo & hand soap in the villa, the property manager should be contacted immediately so it can be restocked. We are deeply concerned that your credit card was compromised however making a false accusation with no proof is unacceptable. We understood you were apprehensive on sharing your credit card information so our property manager offered you an alternative and sent you his bank information so you could directly deposit the rental money into his account. We are very pleased to hear that you and your guest enjoyed the pool, hot water and water pressure. As owner’s of the Villa we are available 24 hours a day via a phone call or email to ensure that all of our guests who have any concerns or issues can be dealt with immediately. Pura Vida & best wishes in all your future endeavors
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Very comfortable villa!

  • 4 of 5

This villa was very comfortable for our family of 4 (kids ages 9 & 12). The kitchen has all amenities needed - except an oven which most Costa Rican houses don't have. The beds and linens are comfortable. The pool and backyard landscaping are very nice and offer sun and shade options. The pool is very warm. There are hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden and scarlet macaws fly overhead frequently. The beach is very gentle and is so close that you can hear the waves from the villa. It is a perfect location within Los Delfines and the Tambor area.

Los Delfines is very safe and clean and an easy place to stay on the Nicoya Pennisula. You will definitely need a car here though as it is a rather remote location. The buses in the area only run every 2 hours. We had a 4wd vehicle and were able to take day trips to Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Curu and Cabo Blanco National Parks and the grocery stores very easily.

We had a few issues arise with air conditioning during our 2 week stay and the owner worked hard to resolve them from his location. The property manager in Los Delfines is rather slow at getting issues resolved though. You will need to physically find him and walk with him to your place to get things taken care of in a timely manner. He is very friendly though and speaks excellent English. Waiting and being flexible is just part of the overall experience of Costa Rica!

Thank you Gordon for everything. We had a very nice time at your villa and hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to both you and your family for visiting our Villa in Los Delfines. I sincerely apologize you had to experience such challenges with the brand new air conditioning units I recently had installed for all our guests comfort and enjoyment. To rectify this issue I have hired new technicians. We are also replacing all the stone work around our patio and gazebo to enhance our backyard further. Both our bathrooms will also be renovated in a Costa Rica/Spanish style upgrade in the near future. I hope to hear from you and your family again. Thank you very much!!
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Tambor Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Los Delfines Golf & Country Club
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Paquera Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Los Delfines Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Los Delfines Golf & Country Club restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Tambor
Car: recommended

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club is a gated community located between Curu National Park & Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. A 15 minute boat ride away from Tortuga Island, a must see for anyone into snorkelling/scuba diving, water sports, sight seeing, tourist shopping, swimming, and relaxing on the beach.

From the front door of your Villa your across the street from a beautiful golf course and your Villa is the closest 2 bedroom Villa to the ocean which is only a 2 minute walk.

The Villa has its very own private pool and gazebo to relax in your backyard. Also the Los Delfines Golf & Country Club has a very large communal pool and restaurant for everybody to use.

Los Delfines Golf and Country Club also has a sanctuary for Scarlet Macaws, of which you will see everyday. You'll also find monkeys, reptiles, and many other exotic birds.

You are a short drive to some beautiful towns of Montezuma and Malpais where you'll find incredible restaurants/shops and lots of tourist activities to take part in if you wish.


Rates & Availability

Tambor Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Costa Rica Holy Week
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$100 discount off the two week price if stay a minimum of two weeks

LONG STAY DISCOUNT (3 month minimum stay):
High Season: $2200.00 per month
Standard Rate: $1800.00 per month
Security/Damage deposit is one month rental. Deposit will be applied to last months rent, except $500 is withheld for damage deposit.
Cable, Internet & *Power are included in the monthly rental.
*Power (monthly): anything more then $150.00 per month the renters will have to pay the difference. This is easily achievable if you turn off the a/c units when you are not in the villa.

***** Check In Time: 2:00 PM ***** Check Out Time: 11:00 AM *****

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Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV, Safe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lorex Sercurity System: 24 hour monitoring of villa with video access from the master bedroom. Housekeeper: Housekeeping will have your Villa cleaned before you arrived and have changed your linen with fresh bed sheets, pillowcases and towels. If you require additional Housekeeping services, please contact the property manager. Each extra housekeeping service will be $25.00/clean.

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