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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Casa Doshack is a comfortable family home that is truly BEACH FRONT! Located on the southern end of Tamarindo Beach, midway between Tamarindo and Langosta, Casa Doshack has its own tranquil oasis 30 feet above the beach, ensuring absolute privacy. This ideal beach home is situated in a tropical garden in a quiet, secluded neighborhood across from Isla del Capitan and three doors away from Hotel Capitan Suizo, one of the premier hotels in Costa Rica. Yet just a few steps down to the white sands of Tamarindo Beach puts you in the best location for sunning, surfing, swimming, kayaking to Isla del Capitan or a moonlight stroll after dinner. Walk two minutes to Hotel Capitan Suizo and its world-class restaurant or walk ten minutes to the heart of Tamarindo for shops, restaurants and night life. Best of all, from the Rancho of Casa Doshack, you can look out over the whole of Tamarindo Bay to check out the waves, watch the fishing fleet go out and return each day or simply read, relax and monitor the daily activity of the beach. Your faithful companion will be Missy, a white lab still in her puppy years. Besides delighting our guests she guards Casa Doshack against home raccoons!

Casa Doshack is a 3 bedroom house. The upstairs has two bedrooms and two baths, air-conditioning in the bedrooms, a full kitchen and a 550 square foot terrace for your outside relaxation and enjoyment. Each bedroom has its own private TV and the master bedroom has a private dressing room/bathroom suite. The downstairs apartment is a large studio with air conditioning, a small but fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom and TV. The apartment has its own 200 square foot private patio and separate entrance.

Casa Doshack has hot water, security boxes and daily maid service. Off-street secured parking is available on the property.

Enjoy days of swimming or surfing, horseback ride through the surrounding rivers and hills, savor the local fiesta scene, and then relax with a private massage on the Rancho overlooking the beach. All these things and much more are available to guests of Casa Doshack.

PLEASE NOTE: This a very popular property - I am very blessed to have many returning Guests and the house is often booked solid during the high season. so please contact me to check for availability. Thank you.

More Details

Kathy Doshack
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Kathy Doshack

My name is Kathy Doshack and I have lived in Tamarindo since 1991. I am fortunate to have my daughter, Donna, living nearby and two lovely Costa Rican granddaughters. I have been involved in Tamarindo community organizations for many years and in addition participate in a local art group, walk the beach every morning and regularly walk the hills surrounding Tamarindo.

Kathy Doshack purchased this house in 1991

Why Kathy Doshack chose Playa Langosta

I retired to Costa Rica in 1991 settling in Tamarindo when it was still a sleepy fishing village. Although Tamarindo has developed since then offering a wide range of services, the beach itself remains the same, timeless and beautiful. I love the fresh air, warm days and nights and the variety of flora and fauna available here.

What makes this house unique

Hanging out at the Rancho is a singular experience. Restful, swinging in the hammock reading a book or watching the world go by on the beach just a few feet below. This vantage point allows for bird watching, iguana sightings and monitoring of the fishing boats going to and fro.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a trip we had! I feel like we didn't do as much as we planned before coming. With a house like this and a beach like that, why would you need to. My two boys are very sad boys because they don't want to feel the cold when they get home. As for me and my wife, it was amazing, relaxing and all of the above. Thanks for all your help with about any need we had.
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa Langosta in Cantón Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Convertible to twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Convertible to twins
  • King size beds (1) Two king beds in the main house, one of which is convertible to twins. King bed in the apartment is convertible to twins., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two rooms with twin beds convertible to kings.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(24 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Austin, TX

The definition of pura vida!

  • 5 of 5

Tamarindo was the perfect location to celebrate my wife's milestone birthday. Easy flights from Texas and Colorado allowed the whole family to meet in one location, at the edge of the jungle, but also on the beach (hiking, ATVs, surfing, diving). But the star of the vacation was Casa Doshack, the staff of Casa Doshack, and Cathy, the owner. Only minutes walk from the central bustle of town, but on the peaceful southern edge of the main beach, Casa Doshack has the charm and feel of an old Costa Rican estate. With a gentle, constant breeze,the non-air conditioned common areas of the house always felt comfortable, and the bedrooms/baths had air conditioning for cool and dry sleeping. Cathy was the perfect host and was a wealth of recommendations that fit our diverse interests. Our children are in their mid-20s so they were always looking for adventure. My wife and I have temporary mobility issues, but Casa Doshack accommodated our needs as well. Access to the beach was simple, and a rented golf cart got us in and out of town in minutes. The staff kept the house in pristine condition daily, and the family of monkeys living in a tree in the front yard provided hours of entertainment one rainy day as we sat on the porch. Cathy arranged for a day of couples' massages out at the Rancho (located on the property, beach-front). Another highlight was playing bocce on the beach with friends that live in Tamarindo, while watching some amazing sunsets! We will return and we will use Casa Doshack as our home base for all future Costa Rican adventures....

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO USA


  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I heard of Casa Doshack from a friend, so we decided to take a girls trip. Everything we were told did not do this wonderful place justice. Casa Doshack is so much more. Perfectly located to town and right up from the beach. Waking up every morning to look out at the ocean was amazing. Even so far away from home, it felt like I was home here. Relaxing in the hamocs was blissful. Missy the house dog was an absolute delight and so well behaved. Loved taking her on her "Missy walks" in the morning to the beach to play ball. Ileana was great, she kept the house tidy for us, although we did not partake in her cooking, she did do laundry for us. It was nice to leave and come home to have the laundry cleaned and folded waiting for you. Jose (Macho) was our driver from the airport. He is wonderful. Not only did we feel safe riding with him. We called him for almost all of our excursions. He helped set them up with other people or with himself. He brought a great guide nicknamed Duck. He was very knowledgable on Costarican cultural and history. These two made a great pair for our excursions to Ricon De La Veja National Forest, where we white water tubed, zip lined, horseback rode, and relaxed in warm baths. And with all that lunch was provided. Jose and Duck also took us on a coffee, chocolate and sugar cane tour and to a beautiful waterfall. Jose even drove us to Diamante Eco Adventure Park for the day for more fun zip lining, the animal sancturary, beach and also lunch. If you go down to Costa Rica, this is a must stay. Kathy, the owner, is fantastic and so helpful. Jose will assist in whatever fun you are wanting to do, he seems to know everyone. Other than all these wonderful, happy, and helpful people. The locals in town are all friendly too. The food was fantastic, I would highly recommend Nogui's, Enea's (authentic Italian food) order the Eggplant Parmignia. Cafe Tico's is great for breakfast. Also for a nice night out for dinner Capitan Suizo was absolutely delicious and right next door. We also had fantastic relaxing massages on the beach there. Both require reservations but well worth it.

I would recommend this wonderful little place to everyone. Kathy and her staff are superb and made our trip feel like we were welcome and home. Definitely call Jose for any fun excursions. I hope to make it back to Casa Doshack in the future. Thank you Kathy for having this peaceful, beautiful place to make our trip so enjoyable. You all are the best

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Part of what made your trip special was the fact that you and your friends were open to all the new experiences available to you. You did it all. Kathy
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Hawthorn Woods, Il

Wonderful place to stay for a few weeks

  • 5 of 5

This was our first just retired hang out vacation, and this location was perfect. There were 3 couples, and the house offered privacy between bedrooms, a bath per couple, and a wonderful deck. Walking across the yard to the hut provided many hours of stunning views of the bay, shade, and cooling breezes. Take advantage of the wonderful meals that can be cooked by your housekeeper, we all thought this was the best Costa Rican cooking we had during the vacation. The location is well situated at the far end of Tamirindo Beach cutting down on the crowds (and beach vendors). but still an easy walk to town, restaurants, and shopping. The walk can be along the beach when the tide is low, and down well lit streets at high tide. Most nights and many lunches we strolled down the beach picking out a new place to try, and best of all what music we wanted to listen to, as many of the places had music after 4:00. The kitchen in the house was well equipped if you want to do more of your own cooking, or heat up the leftovers you brought home the night before. My husband really enjoyed the house white lab Missy. The dog was well behaved, taken care of by the gardener, but lived on the deck, loved taking beach walks and playing catch. The bedrooms have air conditioning, making sleeping very comfortable. The only downside was no pool like you might get with a hotel or condo, but there are beach clubs that let you use their facilities for a day if you want a pool day. For us, the proximity to the beach was what we were looking for, and this home delivers.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeding expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our experiences staying at Kathy's Casa Doshack exceeded our groups expectations.

We were looking for an experience not tied to an all inclusive or large resort or even a boutique hotel and we were well directed.

My communications and information from Kathy prior to our trip proved to be always timely and useful.

Reiterating what the previous review stated, the location is ideal to get away from the spring breakers, noise and activities of Tamarindo. Sitting up high gave spectacular views, and access to beach and town was very easy. We rented a golf cart to make runs into town that much easier.

The house and grounds were immaculate, with Ileana and Manuel always so helpful. Missy, the resident lab, kept us entertained and exercised on the beach, and was a bit of home away from home.

We utilized the well appointed kitchen, enjoyed the ocean overlooking Ranchero, and found the beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms were always kept clean and showers felt so good after a long day in the sun and water. We spent considerable time on the fan cooled lanai being watched over by monkeys, iguanas, and colorful birds. Boogie boards were available for use and the outside shower was refreshing after all the salt and sand.

Donna, Kathy's daughter, was also there to assist us in all requests.

I wanted to keep this secret place all to myself, but it is so good that it is worth sharing the experience and referral with all of you.

Thank you Kathy, Donna, and Missy for a spectacular time at your Casa!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

We have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean (and worldwide) and can say that Casa Doshack is about as good as it gets for vacation rentals in this price range. The view is magnificent, and the location, just south of the Tamarindo downtown, gets you away from the noise and bustle, but with just a short walk to take part in the action. The beautiful beaches to the north (Playa Grande) and south (Langosta) allow for miles of uninterrupted walking, and if you take Missy the dog, you'll have a great time throwing balls and coconuts for her. She was a highlight of our holiday.

The house is very well equipped with excellent cooking facilities. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and spacious, and the separate apartment is great as a teenage hang-out. Illeana, the maid, and Manuel, the gardener, are lovely people and take great care of the property. Kathy, the owner, is very considerate and responds quickly to any issues. She provided a lounger within a few minutes of me requesting one by email. Wonderful service!

10 days was not enough to appreciate all that the area had to offer so we will be back next year for sure.

You can't go wrong with this place.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond VA

Best view in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

Enjoy an unbelievable view while you relax on the wrap around veranda steps from la playa. The house was perfect and the small apartment was great for teenagers. The owner was easily reached for assistance. We would highly recommend this property for a Tamarindo visit

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
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