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Annette Gillis

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Luxury Living on the White Sands of Playa Langosta

54 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa Langosta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on the white sands of Playa Langosta, just a short 10 minute walk to the center of Tamarindo, Crystal Sands was designed to match the beauty of its natural surroundings. Lush tropical gardens and landscaping embrace the expansive common area, which includes a large pool, spa, and outdoor barbecue with covered dining area. Extra conveniences, such as outdoor beach showers, and underground parking add to the amenities inside the secure perimeter.

The condo itself is large – just over 3000 square feet. Inside the unit you’ll find an expansive and luxurious living and dining area. Cable TV and wireless Internet keep you connected to the outside world as you spread out and relax on the deck over looking the Pacific Ocean. A large gas BBQ on the deck is perfect for grilling your favorite seafood and the elegant custom kitchen will give you the opportunity create your special tropical delights. And better yet you can dine on the balcony, while enjoying the truly magnificent sunsets

Three large bedrooms each with a private bath and spacious closets give each visitor the chance for privacy and quiet time if they choose.The master bedroom is huge, with sliding glass doors that open to the deck.

High-coffered ceilings, Travertine stone floors, and natural stone tile showers add to the opulence of this already stunning condo. Modern amenities include granite countertops, European style wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances.

If you’re looking for a truly elegant way to enjoy Tamarindo, we invite you to join us at Crystal Sands, where tropical elegance meets the beach.

Keywords: condo, tropical elegance, secure, Pacific ocean view

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Annette Gillis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Annette Gillis

We are both still working and at times life becomes rather hectic trying to juggle work, volunteer activities and keeping up with our family. We treasure the time we can get away to kick back and relax - no better way than to head to Costa Rica.

Annette Gillis purchased this condo in 2011

Why Annette Gillis chose Guanacaste

We traveled to Costa Rica in 2010 and fell in love with the country and the people. The natural beauty of the country can take your breath away. We love the quiet beauty of Tamarindo, the easy beach walks into town and sitting on the balcony overlooking the Pacific. Is is the ultimate in relaxation. Sitting on the deck in the evening watching the sun set over the Pacific with a glass of wine in hand is to be savored.

What makes this condo unique

The unit is on the beach and if you like to walk there are miles of unspoiled beaches to meander along, watch the surfers, try it your self or gather sea shells. Great restaurants at reasonable prices are close by.

Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

Luxury Living on the White Sands of Playa Langosta
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
5

Awesome! Right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo was amazing. The place was immaculate and kitchen was well-stocked. Better than the pictures! It had underground parking and a really nice pool. We felt very safe there. Tamarindo was a bit sketchy, but this was right out of town. The beach is very rocky so we didn't swim or play in it. We drove to Playa Avellenas and played in great waves there. We will definitely stay here again. It was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and comfortable property with a great view of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two children stayed at this condominium for a week in June. This was a beautiful, spacious and very comfortable place for our family. The condominium was very clean when we arrived, and the owner arranged for two cleanings during the week. We also liked the fact that this was a gated property. The balcony has a fabulous view of the ocean. In short, we had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and hope to return soon. The owner was very responsive and helpful when we first worked out the arrangements. We hope to be able to return to Costa Rica and stay there in the future. We highly recommend this place for any travelers interested in staying in that area of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the review. It is truly appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed the condo and the wonderful spaces that the unit has. The spacious rooms gives each guest the opportunity to spend time on their own should they wish to retire early, rest or complete work related activities without interruptions. The guarded gate 24/7 does add that little extra bit of security. We have always felt very secure in the town and the condo development. And you are so right, the balcony is probably our favorite spot to enjoy our morning coffee, relax, watch the surf and of course the nightly sunsets are to die for. No two are ever the same. We look forward to seeing you again in the net future. Annette
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Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in Costa Rica and were lucky enough to find this gem. The condo was beautiful and perfect for my family. Annette was wonderful to work with and answered all of our questions and more with helpful tips. It was close to Tamarindo, which provided wonderful restaurants and the people are all so very friendly. The walk was a little longer to town in the heat, but doable. Felt very safe with security and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a beautiful place with a beautiful view. Thank you Annette for sharing your property.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, I am so pleased your family enjoyed your stay at Crystal Sands. The walk into town can be a little warm at certain times of the day, but as you said doable. During the heat of the day our preference is to walk along the beach and jump in and out of the water to keep refreshed. And the occasional stop along the way to have a cool one to quench the thirst. Looking forward to seeing you on your return visit to Costa Rica. Annette
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EXACTLY as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is impressive and exactly as pictured!

Annette was more than accommodating when making our reservations and made the process effortless. She provided us with all the information and resources we needed to make our stay great. The property management company (RPM) were also very helpful for making recommendations and helping us book activities. When making our reservation we also reserved a pack n play through RPM for our infant daughter. When we arrived to town the office had already closed and I was worried we would not have the pack n play for our first night because we had not paid for it yet. After picking up our keys with the guard and checking in to our room we were relieved to find that not only was it already in the condo but it was fully set up and ready to go! After an 18 hour travel day that meant the world to us!

The condo had everything we needed and more for our group of 8. The condo is very large and we had plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have a great time. The view is nothing short of amazing. The trees in front of the deck have been pruned and the view is absolutely perfect! Spending the morning and evenings watching the horizon and listening to the waves crash was so peaceful and relaxing; it was JUST what I needed on this vacation!

All of the staff here are extremely friendly and helpful as well. The pool is on the smaller side and I was worried that it would be crowded. As it turned out, almost every time we were at the pool we were the only ones and it was the perfect size and temperature; it was very clean too.

Overall I cannott say enough good things about Annette and Tom's home. They have done an exquisite job to make their home as enjoyable and beautiful and one would want it. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here while visiting the Tamarindo area.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tabatha, Thank you for your wonderful review of Crystal Sands. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Costa Rica. Annette
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Five Star Vacation in Crystal Sands

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beyond exceptional in every way. We loved having such a large space with beautiful furnishings and décor throughout the condo.

The ocean view was phenomenal, although it should be noted that you could not swim in the ocean. However, it was perfect for walking out on the rocks and just listening to the sounds of the waves while relaxing. Downtown Tamarindo was a quick drive away or our children rented a golf cart and enjoyed taking short trips to town on the golf cart. This condo had it all, and is perfect for large families or as many as three couples.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to complete your review. There are so many options of things to do in the area - and something for every age. The rocky area at the front during low tide is a wonderful spot to explore as there are tidal pools in the craggy rocks. As well one can wonder out and watch the surf and of course the nightly sunset from this vantage point if you wish - great for the photographer. During low tide this area is not the best area for swimming, however, at high tide it is the perfect spot to swim as the area is sheltered from some of the areas with larger surf. At other times we can walk ten minutes either way along the beach and come to areas that are perfect for swimming in the ocean and jumping the surf. We always recommend water shoes when walking/swimming along parts of the beach due to the lava rock formations which can be tough on the feet. Hope to see you back on Langosta Beach soon. Annette & Tom
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5

All Around Beauty - Condo, Beach, Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Annette and Tom's condo was absolutely beautiful with large rooms throughout that were tastefully decorated. The kitchen has everything you would ever need! Besides the kitchen, the storage closet had all the essentials for a beach vacation...towels, sand mats, beach chairs! Tom and Annette have thought of everything you might need. I especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony each morning with a cup of coffee, listening to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean. The sunsets didn't disappoint...gorgeous! We also thoroughly enjoyed the town of Tamarindo with some unique shops and great restaurants. The people we met in each place were very welcoming. There are plenty of activities to do...Estuary Tour, ziplining, catamaran....or you can just relax by the beach/pool. The ONLY reason I hesitate to recommend this "piece of heaven" property: because I'd rather keep it a secret so I can book another trip! Thank you Annette for all of the personal communication and great information you sent prior to our trip. You allowed my daughter and I, along with our other "girls trip" participants, to have a vacation of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marci, Tom and I are so pleased to hear that you, your daughter and friends had such a memorable time at Tamarindo and Crystal Sands. Truly, there are so many options for guests. Those who want to explore have so many options to choose from - zip lining, estuary tours, surfing and lessons, ATV riding and horse back adventures to name a few. Those who prefer a quieter vacation can walk the miles of sandy beaches and collect a wide variety of shells, relax by the pool or on the beach, sunset cruises and enjoy any number of great restaurants in and around the area. Please come visit us again in the near future. Annette & Tom
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Playa Grande
Lola's
"On Playa Avellanas. A fun place for a leisurely meal and great swimming and surfing"
Nogui's
"A traditional Costa Rican Restaurant with great food and service"
Kahiki
"A place for a relaxing meal."
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
"The resort is fun to visit for a meal overlooking the ocean. If you are lucky on the drive ..."
Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas
"Across the street from Crystal Sands. Cala Luna has a great restaurant overlooking the pool."
Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cala Luna
Nearest Beach
Langosta
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Playa Langosta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,650
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,550
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
 
 
Sneak a peak at the holidays"
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals of 3 days will be subject to a one time additional $100.00 surcharge.

Upon confirmation of the booking a 25 % non-refundable deposit is required, with the remainder due 6 weeks prior to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Playa Langosta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bedroom has their own en suite bathroom with shower and double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2) Although we can accommodate 8, we prefer not to rent to 8 adults as it would mean 4 adults in one bedroom. There are no alternate sleeping accommodations
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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