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Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Los Almendros is a beachfront development on Playa Ocotal; a well protected 1/3 mile long beach with black sand at one end and white sand on the other. Playa Ocotal is a clean, safe, beautiful beach. Its protected shoreline provides guests a quiet, peaceful place to swim, snorkel and relax.

Los Almendros is beautifully landscaped with three swimming pools, two outdoor barbecues, and a rancho that is perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets. There are 24-hour security guards and the front office staff will be glad to answer any questions and help arrange activities in the area. This modern, secure, gated community has 43 units.

Our unit, #11 has an breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean from the back deck and the front door is just steps away from the pool. It is equipped with cable television, a DVD player, telephone and WI-FI. Free internet is also available in the Reception area (Desk top & Wi-Fi). The condo has an extensive collection of DVDs and CDs.

Our condo has a full kitchen with dishes and utensils so you can prepare your own meals if you like. However, there are also a couple of restaurants within walking distance and many more just a short drive away. The popular Father Rooster's restaurant on Ocotal Beach serves great food and drinks in a casual atmosphere. There are grocery stores, banks, restaurants and gift shops in the town of Coco, about 3 miles away ($5 taxi ride).

You can go to sleep to the sound of the waves on the beach in the master bedroom, which has a queen bed, private bathroom, and access to the rear deck. The deck is a quiet, peaceful place to watch birds, butterflies, iguanas and other Guanacaste wildlife. There is a second bedroom with two twin beds and a second bathroom. All linens are provided. Laundry service is available, or you may use our washing machine and dryer upon request. There are separately controlled air conditioners and ceiling fans in each room.

As members of the Papagayo Golf & Country Club, we can offer reduced rates at the challenging 18-hole golf course located 20 minutes from Los Almendros. You can take day trips to experience Costa Rica or have a fun evening in town and then return to relax at Los Almendros. This is the perfect place for a family vacation.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carol Lee
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Carol Lee

The owners are Gordy and Carol Lee. We were both born and raised in Alaska. We bought the condo in Los Almendros in 2002. We came on vacation a couple of weeks a year and rented it out so others could enjoy our little piece of paradise. After retirement, Carol lived in the condo while we built a house on the Papagayo Golf Course about 20 minutes away. We moved into our new home in July 2008 and enjoy our new life in Costa Rica.

Carol Lee purchased this condo in 2002

Why Carol Lee chose Costa Rica

We came to Costa Rica on a three week vacation. We traveled around the country for a week and then our travel agent had booked us into the Ocotal Hotel for the last two weeks. We are both certified scuba divers and the hotel has a dive shop on Playa Ocotal. We had no intention of buying property when we arrived in Costa Rica. However, we met a realtor who showed us several condominiums, but Los Almendros was the only property that was right on the beach. The other properties had great ocean views but it was a long hike to the beach. Our condo was under construction when we saw it, and we spent the rest of our vacation learning about buying property in Costa Rica. We still haven't gone scuba diving!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Beach Front Condominium in Los Almendros De Ocotal
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Playa Ocotal is great, and this Condo was a very comfortable and budget friendly option there for us. I have a 5 year old, and the calmer surf was perfect for him. The Snorkeling wasn't outstanding, but the best we saw while in Costa Rica - and memorable because it was the first time my 5 year old went snorkeling and he saw tons of fish! The tidal pools on both sides of the beach were great for exploring, and everyone we met was super friendly. It's close enough to playa del Coco for buying provisions and souvenirs, but far enough way to have a much more relaxed vibe, which we really appreciate. The view from the back deck was great, and we saw tons of wildlife sitting on the deck - parrots to monkeys! To appeal to an international traveler, they could provide a bit more of the necessities (dish soap, new sponges and extra TP). Yes the hill is pretty steep, but not super far and that is what affords the great view, after all!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a very family friendly location. I'm sorry for the lack of soap and TP, which should be supplied. I will talk to the housecleaning staff to ensure that the necessities are provided.
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Nice condo on small laid back beach

  • 3 of 5

This condo has a great location if you want to be about 3k from the town of Coco. The small beach has pretty fair snorkeling and there is a scuba diving company located right at the complex. The condo's air conditioning works well. Their is a washer and dryer to use and all kitchen utensils are supplied. The wifi worked great . The overall unit is clean but not impeccably clean. Actually the towels could use a little upgrade and the furniture and kitchen cabinets could use a good going over. (just being honest).. The bed unfortunately is strictly Costa Rican in so much as there Is a mattress and typically no box springs so you can expect a very firm surface. We always look for more of a U.S. standard bed in Costa Rica but honestly they are hard to find. Besides that the condo is simple but comfortable, has a deck in back is at tree level, and we were fortunate enough to have a family of Howler Monkeys traversing the trees for 3 days while we were there. There is a small pool directly across from the front side of the unit and a delightful little dog named Pia. She will accompany you to the beach and to Father Rooster's for lunch or dinner if you like. She is very clever and seems to be able to tell who are dog people and who are not. So I believe if you are not a dog person she will not bother you. But be a sport a get her a little something at the super luper (food store). The beach is about 1 min. out your door. and personally I loved it. The action picks up on weekends but their is plenty of room for everyone. Everyone at Los Almendros is friendly and helpful, and the complex seems to enjoy a heathy mix of locals and vacationers. If you enjoy a laid back rather quiet atmosphere with simple accommodations and a beautiful small beach, this is for you. If you are a tourist that enjoys having everything done for you, this is not for you. However if you enjoy getting a flavor of the country you are visiting and relish a relaxing get away from it all experience, this is a great place. When you want to be a tourist just go 3k to Coco.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our condo is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle in Coco. I appreciate the constructive criticism. I know that it is getting a bit rundown, and we are trying to address the problems. We did install new mattresses and box springs on all the beds, unfortunately after these guests checked out. We just bought new dishes, silverware, towels and bedding to spruce it up a little. We remodeled both bathrooms two years ago and we plan to address the kitchen this year. We will install new cabinets and appliances during the slow season.
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Absolutely Amazing. Perfect getaway location! !

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly clean, up to date, spacious condo for anyone looking for a great time. Easy to book & great ownership.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Every Convenience with a View!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent condo for a dive vacation in Guanacaste. My husband and I were in the country to visit a good friend who is now working in San Jose. After flying in and renting a car, we drove to the coast for a week of diving.

This condo has location, location, location - it is up the hill overlooking Playa Ocotal (in green season, the shade trees do block some of the view), and the waves lap at the beach providing a lovely serenade on both sleeping and waking. Being divers, the fact that the Rocket Frog dive shop was a 2 minute walk down the hill was a plus and the boat is right on the beach. (The beach is volcanic sand - we found it best to wear our dive boots both ways to avoid the scorching sands on our return.) Additionally, there is Father Roosters also on the beach which has a tasty selection of meals - including vegetarian. We also had the car so we drove in to Cocos (3 km) and Playa Hermosa (12 km) for dinner. There is a Super Compras (~Food Lion) right on the Ocotal road in Cocos and an Auto Mercado (~Kroger) just a short distance past that. There is one nasty hill coming out of Playa Ocotal, but the rest of the 3 km is twisty and turny rather than up and down (14 curves according to our hostess), so it is possible to walk into Cocos and cab back if you didnt have a car.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could need - we bought groceries and had both breakfasts and lunches in condo - and sometimes dinner too if we were night diving. There is AC in each room, but aside from an hour in the afternoon, it doesnt really need to be on. It's much nicer to run the fans, open the windows, and listen to the sound of the ocean.

Pia, the condo dog, often took advantage of our shady patio and was a frequest escort on our walks down the hill in the morning. We also had hawks who would come to roost in the trees keeping an eye out for a snack, and we were told that sometimes monkeys will come visit as well.

In all, this has been one of my best experiences with VRBO. (And the diving was good too!)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquilo y agradable

  • 4 of 5

Alojamiento limpio, tranquilo y agradable. Dentro de una urbanización tranquila con piscina y a escasos metros de la playa de Ocotal. Centro de buceo en la misma playa. Para nosotros la opción perfecta de vacaciones. La única pega fue la wifi, que dejó de funcionar al primer día, el resto perfecto.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We're Coming Back As Soon As We Can!

  • 5 of 5

From the location (close to the beach, close to the best dive operator - Rocket Frog, close to a great infinity pool and close to Father Rooster restaurant on a great, quiet beach) to the amenities, this was the place to stay! Last year, we stayed at the Ocotal Beach Resort and Los Almendros de Ocotal beat them easily. It was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy life.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coconutz Sports Bar & Eatery
"Great place to watch sporting events on the many tv screens."
Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar
"Casual dining on the beach next door to our condo."
Pato Loco Inn
"Best place in Coco for an American Style breakfast."
Papagayo Golf & Country Club
"A challenging 18 hole golf course a 20 minute drive from our condo. We live on the course a..."
"Good food and Martini specials on Fridays."
Bar La Vida Loca Playas del Coco ,GTE Costa Ric
"Good food, casual atmosphere, and live music on the weekends. Great place to watch sunsets ..."
Villa Italia
"A hidden gem."
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
"Liberia Airport is a 30 minute drive from our condo."
Citron Restaurante
"High end dining in upscale, air conditioned restaurant. Or dine on the outdoor patio."
Rocket Frog Divers
"Located on our property. Scuba diving with experienced PADI dive master and up to date boat..."
Auto Mercado
"Modern air conditioned grocery store."
Picante Restaurant
Zi Lounge Restaurant
"Good food in a casual outdoor restaurant."
Auto Mercado
"Air conditioned, American style grocery store with bakery, sushi, and fresh vegetables."
Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno
"Air conditioned and seating outside as well. Soups, salads and sandwiches. Good Service. ..."
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Father Rooster's
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Vista Ridge Golf Course & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ocotal Resort
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Our condo, apartment #11 is a beach front unit in Los Almendros de Ocotal on Ocotal Beach. It is about two miles to the town of Coco where you will find restaurants, grocery stores, banks, gift shops and casinos. The Liberia International Airport is a forty-five minute drive from the condo.

Other Activities: zip lines, mud baths

Golf: The owners of Apt #11 live on the Papagayo Golf Course, which is a 20 minute drive from the condo. We can offer member discount rates to guests who rent our condo at Los Almendros


Rates & Availability

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Green Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

We request a $200 deposit for electricity on a monthly rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a private bathroom and access to the back deck.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Rocket Frog Divers, located on the property, offers 10% discount on scuba dives and classes to our guests.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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