Luxury beach front condo, 3 BRs + LR , DR and Kitchen, 3.5 BA
Marty and Janice
- english, german, spanish
About Marty and Janice
Marty and Janice moved to Costa Rica 8 years ago to start a software company. We live in Santa Ana, a western suburb of San Jose. We love Costa Rica -- the people, the natural beauty throughout the country and plan to stay here for many more years. Jan and Marty try to use the condo as much as possible to relax and enjoy the sun and surf. The rest of the time, we are happy to share our beautiful condo with others to help us afford the cost of ownership. If you need any help at all about anything Costa Rican, we will be glad to help you. As active visitors to Jaco, we know a lot of good restaurants, tour guides, and other 'local knowledge' and we'll gladly offer advice that will save you time, money and hopefully help you avoid disappointment.
Marty and Janice purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Marty and Janice chose Jaco
The Diamante Del Sol condos, part of the Daystar managed properties is truly the jewel of Jaco Beach. Centrally located in Jaco and just 75 minutes from San Jose Airport, it is by far the closest luxury beach front property to San Jose.
What makes this Condo unique
Walk to everything: steps from beach and pool, 1 block to groceries and drugs, 5 min walk to shopping, restaurants, bars! Relax on our private main balcony, listening to the waves and watching the surfers. Shady and peaceful every morning, gorgeous sunset view every night!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed on outdoor balconies (ONLY)
very small dogs considered
Ultra family friendly property!
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
You can have 7 guests if one is a child using a portable air mattress, avail by request for no cost
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Pura Vida at Diamanté Del Sol
The place was beautiful, very well maintained and comfortable for our family of 6. Stayed over New Years and with direct access to the beach, made celebrating with the locals an experience to remember. I will say, Ticas take New Years serious and they have a crazy good time. It was a blast.
Julie, the in town property manager was awesome. She answered every call and answered every question. Having a local contact is invaluable when in Jaco or any foreign destination.
Would recommend and will return. Another great trip to Pura Vida!!!
Happy New Year and Pura Vida! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay over this holiday period. Yes, the condo is so close to the beach that you almost feel like your an extension of it! Yes, Julie is wonderful and an invaluable helper for 'all things Jaco!' --and also to help with anything at all in the condo, discount tour bookings and more!
We'd love to have you back again next year. Please remember to ask for the repeat guest 5% discount! Best wishes for 2020, Marty and Janice
Fantastic Stay on Jaco Beach
Lovely condo- fantastic view- well supplied- great pool- Julie took good care of us- clean- lovely beach- easy to walk all over Jaco-
Felt very safe- great access to vans & taxies-
We had a totally wonderful vacation . We would love to return !!!!
Thanks for everything!!!
Karla & Craig Seibert
We're so pleased you were able to experience Christmas in Jaco at our condo! Looking forward to having you back again next year! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Marty and Janice
Perfect place to stay in Jaco!!
The condo was exactly as shown and described! We loved every single minute of our stay and spent most of our time while in the condo taking in the views from the balcony! Julie was fabulous- from helping book activities to checking in on us during our stay. The location was perfect. A grocery store within a 3 minute walk and various restaurants within a 10 minute walk! The pool area was clean and so close to the beach that we often sat there to take in the sunsets!! To say we were sad to leave would be an understatement.
Thanks for your great review! We're thrilled you had such a good time. We do our best to make each guest have the trip of a lifetime and also to keep the condo in tip-top shape! The pool and its surroundings has been upgraded for the high season, too. Glad you enjoyed it too. Hope you can visit us again soon.
Happy holidays, Marty and Janice
In all of our years of using Vrbo this is the first time we’ve ever left this type of negative review. But after much discussion my husband and I decided it was best to warn other families.
Upon entering the condo everything was wonderful. It looked very clean, well laid out and nicely appointed as promised. However within hours we noticed a very strong and pungent smell of mold. Within 48 hours several of us started to have horrible headaches and feel very bad. In addition, in this particular unit you cannot have a door open if you have the AC on. Even if done just for a little bit, the floors got so wet that you would slip and fall, which several of us did including my youngest who is five. We called the property manager to address our concerns and she was very kind and did her best to be helpful. She is certainly not to blame for the situation. However, her hands were tied and not much could be done to fix the problem so we had to depart the unit. We had to find another property within hours to move our family to enjoy the rest of our vacation. Of course that meant paying for a whole other unit and losing money. We were told that the owner would help work with us on the situation however he was difficult to connect with and explained he would get back to me upon returning ”from safari”. We did not hear from him again and did not receive any of our funds back.
Lesson learned but frankly this has never been our experience in Costa Rica. All of the people and properties we have dealt with there have been wonderful. We still love Jaco and will continue to go back but never to this property.
I am writing this response primarily for future guests to read. As you can see, we rarely get anything other than glowing 5 star reviews. We have NEVER gotten a 1 star review and we are quite taken aback. This guest had a very unique experience and sadly, you cannot please 100% of the people 100% of the time. I can assure all future guests that we continue to have one of the best-maintained and best-equipped condos in Diamante del Sol. We have nearly new AC handlers in all the rooms and we most surely do NOT have a mold problem. When you are in a tropical environment, there are some smells that are different and this is probably what this guest experienced. Julie, our local manager visited this guest on several occasions to try to help them. As the guest said, they were convinced something was wrong with our condo and wanted to leave. Of course we could not force them to stay. The guests’ funds were not refunded because we were unable to rent the property to anyone else on such short notice per our booking policy. In response to the issue with slippery floors, this guest had our AC running at full speed while also letting in warm, humid air by opening all the doors. Julie explained that this would lead to condensation on the floors and render them slippery. We care deeply about all of our guests and do our best to make every vacation the most memorable one ever. We have had at least 6 guests since this one and they all had a great time and no one complained of odd smells. As well, my wife and I have checked personally on the property twice since this incident and I can assure you that the condo is as clean and mold free as it ever has been. Please take the time to read the many 5 star reviews and don’t let this one taint your decision to book your Costa Rican holiday at our property. Marty and Janice
Amazing condo! Had a great time!
We had a great weekend, the condo was amazing, thank you Marty, Janice and Julie for such great hospitality.
Beautiful spacious property with bonus = MACAWS!!!
This is one of the nicest properties in Jaco Beach. Condo was clean, well-appointed, right on the beach, good security, excellent location.
Truly exceeded our expectations. Best thing of all? The adjacent property is still undeveloped and we were treated to visits to there from the local Scarlet Macaws every morning (my fantasy!)
Easy 30 minute drive to Carara National Park, smaller park but has great wildlife. $10 admission per person and $80 for a guide showed us 3 kinds of monkeys, sloths, and loads of birds and insects. Outstanding! Nearby surf lessons, tons of restaurants within walking distance, zipline company that will pick you up at condo.
Condo had loads of square footage, huge balconies, and all the necessary stuff (including a hairdryer). Nice pool, safe parking, great people watching as you overlook the beach. High enough to feel secluded, low enough to feel the vibe of the beachgoers.
Overall great experience. Thanks Marty for sharing your wonderful property!
Deep Sea Fishing, Golf, Surfing Lessons, ATV and Motorcycle Rentals, Canopy Tours, Zip-lining, Manuel Antonio National Park, Horse Back Riding. All either steps away or pickup from Diamante del Sol parking lot