Loved in the green: quiet cottages 1BR fully equiped with kitchen. Swimming pool
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We fell in love with Costa Rica's wildlife and extraordinary nature in 2014. We would be more than happy to share our enthusiasm and love for the country with you. See you soon,
Cedric purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Cedric chose Tamarindo
Charming Hotel ideally located in Tamarindo's heart, 500 meters from the Beach in a quiet area.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers “small & unique” to larger more “formula” type vacation properties. It caters to those looking for a special little gem that offers great value at an affordable price
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Hotel Gardenia is an oasis within the oasis that is known as Tamarindo.
Exterior was beautiful but needed some love on the inside.
My Husband and I travel often and out of the Country. I do research the places we stay and ask many questions to ensure this is a right fit prior to booking. We are realistic and not needy people. My top needs are a comfortable mattress, A/C and a Kitchen with basic needs. The VRBO description, replies from the Manager and reviews this place seemed to have those. When we arrived we found this wonderful 5 unit place to be inviting and pleasant on the Exterior. The grounds were well maintained and the pool was a awesome! Our porch with the 2 chairs was also a nice touch. Cedric was wonderful and accommodating! After visiting with the others in our complex we all seemed to have had the same thoughts. The reviews didn't seem to match what we had all found in these units. All the furniture is hard wood with no cushions and extremely hard on your back and body, we are in our early 50's. The day bed in the main room I would not put my child let alone my dog to sleep on it . The cushion I guess you can call it on was awful. The bedroom mattress was not orthopedic, it was a typical spring loaded, no comfort and reminded me of the Mexico mattresss's we have slept on. Needless to say I lacked sleep due to this. The A/C is only in the Bedroom and wasn't working properly, it was in the mid 70's in our bedroom. Cedric did have a new one installed while we were there but it doesn't cool down the main room. The Kitchen lacked the basics, no cutting board, at least 1 knife, measure cups, basic cooking utensils and no blender. Another mention by all was there is no BBQ Grill so you only have the hot plate in your unit. We only had a Mini fridge and the other units had the larger fridge w/ a separate freezer which made it extremely difficult for us as we cook most meals in due to my Celiac Disease, not to mention it didn't work well. Cedric did bring 2 of the units new blenders and also brought plastic chairs for the pool side area after another Guest mentioned this need. We would have not left early by 1 week had it had a decent mattress and a fridge, the rest we could easily work with. Tamarindo was vibrant, had great live music, the food was amazing and I didn't get sick once! Go outside of Tamarindo and the beaches are stunning and amazing places to stay as well. We went to the Caribbean side for 3 weeks and is completely different here, the food, it's quiet and a jungle! Pura Vida!
It must have been something for Gaylene and her husband to recover and rest from the amazingly and extraordinary 30 HOURS long trip they took coming from the US.
I am intrigued to read that on the one side, the Vrbo comments were great and that on the other, it was such a disappointing experience...
Hard to understand; especially when we accommodated Gaylene's wishes daily, going above and beyond to please and make her feel good and relaxed.
She could have lift the bedsheets and see the mattress in orthopaedic.
I am certain every country has their own standard about it.
Gaylene was impossible to content; no matter what. There was always something wrong.
She complained about the AC, we changed the AC.
She needed something not even mentioned in the add of Vrbo and we provided.
She was very incorrect. She paid the first half of Vrbo's payment then pretexted she was not able to pay the second part. A very FIRST in our partnership with Vrbo !! She said she was gonna paid at check in...She never does!
After a week and a world of convenient disappointments, she decided to leave pretending she did not have to pay the second booked week.
To my opinion, everything was prepared much before she arrived.
In her regular vendettas around the pool, she importuned many clients with her heavy and cheap criticisms. They were quite relieved (as they entrusted me) to see her leave.
I do not recommend this person who uses the "Pura Vida" expression without understanding its true meaning nor applying its signification.
Very clean, neat and safe.
I loved it! The manager Sammy was very helpful. Cottage was very open, airy and quiet. I look forward to staying here again.
Best vacation in 5 yrs.
Great location for a stay of any length. The staff are amazing and very helpful.
Tranquil getaway that is close to everything
Thanks Charlotte and Cedric! The cottage was clean and bright. The pool is refreshing and the gardens are lovely. There is maid service daily and a handyman who is around to help with maintenance. Charlotte and Cedric have a book of their favorite places to eat and a map of the town - we found this to be very useful as all the suggestions were wonderful. The restaurants, shops, and beach are all in walking distance but all the hustle and bustle sounds dissolve when you turn up the side street to get to the cottages. I can't wait to return.
Clean, comfortable, private setting
Cedric and Charlotte the owners were very helpful in finding good places to eat. Unit was clean and comfortable within walking distance to shops, restaurants and beach. We would stay there again!
Charming Hotel ideally located in Tamarindo's heart, 500 meters from the beach in a quiet area. It includes a cottage(VRBO762954) an apartment(VRBO949029)and a studio/loft(VRBO987840)It is within an hours' drive of International Airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia. It is 5 minutes drive from Tamarindo Airport. Hotel Gardenia Tamarindo is a great destination for travelers looking to experience true Pura Vida living with its pristine nature, wide unique beaches and flourishing tropical nature.
It is the ideal place to relax, surf, dine in a wide range of delicious restaurants, jungle trek, visit Palo Verde National Park, walk in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Park, ...
You will encounter Howler Monkeys, Humming Birds, lezards, iguana, Momot birds and parrots right there at the hotel and wake up with the most amazing jungle sounds ever.
A fantastic experience what ever your age might be.