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Beachfront Guest Suite or studio

Bedrooms 1
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2

Fonda del Mar is a luxury beach front property in Tamarindo. Fonda is located in a gated enclave of four other luxury homes, walking distance to everything. It is not necessary to rent a car for your stay. You can enjoy watching the boats come and go while on the beach or relax by the pool with coffee in the mornings. Nature is right at your doorstep as the howler monkeys occasionally stop by and you can share your fruit with "Julio," the resident iguana.

Fonda del Mar offers two accommodations: The immaculate Guest Suite which is on the second floor with a private entrance and the level entry ground floor Studio apartment. The Guest Suite has a large kitchen and dining area with a table that seats 4. There is a full size refrigerator, cook top with 4 burners and a counter oven. The living area is large and is combined with the sleeping area. There is a queen bed and the living room has two comfortable chairs, cocktail table with a flat screen TV in the armoire. Perfect for couples that enjoy cooking in.

The Studio apartment has a efficiency kitchen with mini fridge, microwave and cook plate. There is a queen bed and a bistro table for two and a small flatscreen TV. The Studio apartment is perfect for those who want the luxury of being on the beach at an economical price and don't care to cook on their vacation! Both the Suite and the Studio have bathrooms with showers, AC and internet. You can rent both accommodations for two couples or a family with older children.

The pool and BBQ area are for the enjoyment of the guest of Fonda del Mar only.

If you are looking for a private, romantic stay on the beach in Tamarindo, Fonda del Mar is the place for you! This is a private home that needs to be respected so those travelers wishing to be out all partying all night, please seek accommodations elsewhere.

The calendar only show availability for the guest suite so please email us to check on studio availability. We are happy to help schedule your transfers and assist you with your adventure planning.

Please email me with questions. Make Fonda del Mar your next vacation destination

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Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Tamarindo in Cantón Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beachfront Guest Suite or studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Ottawa, Canada

Wonderful stay at Fonda del Mar

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 10 days at Fonda del Mar. The studio apartment is immaculate - as shown in the photos - and Maria was extremely helpful when we were planning our visit, and during our stay. The beach is literally under a 100 ft from the property, and the pool area is fabulous. We were extremely fortunate that no one else was staying on the compound and were able to have the entire property to ourselves. Lunches at the Beach Club next door were also great. There are 3 grocery stores close by for food and wine and ample good restaurants to walk to. Our sense was that this was one of the nicest properties on the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to know you had a wonderful time in Tamarindo and you loved Fonda Del Mar. Hope I will see you next time in Costa Rica. All mt best, Maria Cubas
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Rochester, NY

Fonda del Mar was everything we could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I made our first trip to Costa Rica in May 2018. We are very happy to have spent 4 nights in the guest suite at Fonda del Mar. We had the whole property to ourselves, and enjoyed the pool and sitting in the Adirondack chairs during a heavy rain. The rental was exactly as the pictures show it, with great access to the town. We didn't have a car and didn't need one. Walking on the beach was the quickest way to great restaurants and markets. We cooked a couple of meals in the suite, but we had several meals in town. Nogui's is a short walk down the beach, and we had great fish tacos and shrimp kabobs there. We also had really great wood fired pizza at Nari on Calle Central. The sunset catamaran cruise and zip-line excursions were a blast. It was one of the best vacations of our lives. Fonda del Mar, with it's iguanas, really cool squirrels, crabs scurrying around as we walked to the beach, and beautiful accommodations was the perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Experience of Nirvana South of the Border!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I decided to go to Costa Rica months ago, and we chose our location based on the photos of this VRBO property. Then we located Tamarindo and made plane reservations! Although a bit backwards, it was an exceptionaly good and well-timed intuitive move on our part. We were super delighted with the accomodations! The apartment itself was charming and most accomodating, and the care of the property in terms of cleaning, gardening, and maintenance was qualitiatively high. Location provided easy access to an expansive and very private beach (a two mintue walk) and this clearly was value added. The town itself (a 10 mintue walk) made getting around quite easy. The owners were most gracious as was the manager of the property. Whenever we were in need of assistance in any way, they were available, informative, and most hospitable. Their experience and input in helping us to naviagate the area, arrange tours, and understand the culture was "extraordinaire!" We could not have asked for better, and this too allowed for greater feelings of relaxation, safety, and enjoyment. As far as the saying "pura vida" goes in Costa Rica, we believe that our vacation was a delicious and well savored taste of "pura vida" in a small slice of Paradise south of the border! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property in a Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Guest Suite on the 2nd floor of Casa Fonda Del Mar for 2 weeks above our friends who took the ground floor Studio. These accommodations are located in a separate building attached to the Main Residence. The property is beautiful and you will find that the description and pictures as shown are accurate.

With the owners away and having rented both accommodations, use of all of the outdoor space surrounding the Main Residence including the pool seemed like our own private oasis.

We did not cook dinners in a lot but when we did the cooktop with 4 burners and small coal fuelled BBQ were sufficient in place of a full size oven and clean up was easy enough without a dishwasher.

The beachfront location is perfect on the outside edge of Tamarindo but close enough to walk to all of the shops, including 2 small grocery stores and multiple restaurants with enough variety to satisfy any palate. Transportation is needed to do a big shop at the Auto Mercado, the large very well stocked grocery store, located at the opposite end of Tamarindo from Casa Fonda Del Mar. But there are golf carts to rent or taxis to hire if you are without a car. This may be a consideration for longer stays as well as access to laundry facilities. There are options for laundry service but use of the washer and dryer on site would be much more convenient.

Maria Cubas the property manager, Karen the housekeeper and Otoniel the gardner were all great from start to finish. It was obvious that each one was committed to doing their best job to maintain the property and make our stay relaxing and comfortable. That's exactly what they did. Everyone was easy to contact and any questions and/or concerns were dealt with very quickly in a professional, efficient and friendly manner to our complete satisfaction.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane. It was a pleasure to meet you . Hope to see you next time. Best regadas, Maria Cubas Fonda del Mar
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Minnesota, USA

Truly a home away from home together with a private pool and beach access!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my 7 year old daughter at this gorgeous property and we couldn't have loved it more. The guest house was spacious and had everything we needed. The pool was so much fun and the beach access made the whole experience over-the-top. We rented a golf cart for our entire stay and it just felt like our luxurious home away from home! It is a great location with easy access to the restaurants and shops in town yet generally in a quieter area. We are already planning our return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katrina, it was so nice to meet you ! I m glad to know you and your lovely daughter had a wonderful time. I hope you will come next year . All my best , Maria Cubas Fonda del Mar
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Far exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This little guest house was perfect! It's even more adorable than in the photos, clean, and oh so safe and secure. I basically had the estate to myself. The beach is truly just outside the gate - and it's the nicest part of Tamarindo beach - great surf break for beginners. Maria and Karen were helpful and kind although I needed nothing. If I could change anything, I would ask for screens on the windows so that I could have turned off the AC and listened to the waves at night.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.04
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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