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Near the beach but far away

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Mariposa Villa # 1 is located in a tranquil setting away from the noisy center of town, yet still a fast and easy access to all the amenities Tamarindo has to offer. There are a total of 10 similar villas in this gated community which offers a pool in the common area for use by all guests.

Our villa is 1000 square feet, freshly painted with high ceilings. It is fully furnished and sleeps up to 6 with two bedrooms and a pullout couch in the living room. Plus there are two full bathrooms.

We have cable TV, wireless internet and an air conditioner in each room. We also have a fully equipped kitchen including washer and dryer.

If you have not yet been to Tamarindo the area is bustling with nightlife and some of Tamarindo’s best restaurants are just a short walk from our house.

The beach and surf are a short walk as well. Tamarindo is one of the best surf spots around. The beach is perfect for beginners.

Take a short boat ride across the rivermouth to Playa Grande, a long white-sand beach-break awaits you. Surf schools, horseback riding, kayaking, canopy tours can all be found in town.

Concierge service is available though our property managers. Please contact us for any questions. Price may or may not be negotiable depending on demand.

Keywords: House, Villa

More Details

Property Manager
Rob and Shelley Pettigrew
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower in each bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Near the beach but far away
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great location and Price

  • 5 of 5

I went down with my sister for a week and we had a really nice stay in Villa Matiposa. It was within walking distance to everything in Tamarindo. The kitchen was small - in case you are a cook. But the outdoor tiki table set up was great. The only negative was if you don't want to sleep with air conditioning (like we do) not all the windows had screens on them to open and get cross ventilation. I would recommend this place to others!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Kathleen. All comments are welcome and valuable to ourselves as well as other guests. We are so happy you and your sister enjoyed your vacation and hope you would return again.
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Cute property. Clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We loved having this casita to ourselves. It was a two bedroom with plenty of living space. Kitchen was a good size. Washed and dryer next to kitchen was a nice touch. The walk to the beach was about 10-15 minutes. We wish we could have used the outdoor space more but it was too hot! Shelley and Robert were super helpful as were the the folks at Horizon Pacific who help manage the property. We would definitely recommend this to future travelers. PURA VIDA!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your comments are valuable to us and other guests who may want to book with us. We hope that you will come again and refer us to your family and friends.
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 14 days. The first 7 days with a couple and the last 7 with our 3 young adult children. The location of the Villa is PERFECT, nicely decorated and extremely clean. The cleaning lady comes mid-week to change the linens and towels and clean the home (that was a bonus). The grounds are very well manicured and the gardener works hard every day to keep it that way. Only a 10 minute walk to downtown where you have an abundance of restaurants, shops, bars, groceries and, of course, beautiful Beach. The Villa itself was equipped with everything you could possibly need and then some. We cooked most of our meals and enjoyed sitting outside under the Palapa! The pool is only a couple of steps away which we used in the morning and evenings after our excursions. We absolutely LOVED the Villa and it's location and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lydia and Etienne and guests, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Villa and in Costa Rica. We look forward to your returning to stay wwith us again. Thank you
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Oakville, Ontario

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time going on vacation that wasn't to an All Inclusive resort and it has converted us forever. The location is perfect, just a few minute's walk to town where you will find an abundance of restaurants, shopping and nightlife, while being in a completely quiet, gated, secure setting. The lush gardens and palm trees give you that true feeling of being in a tropical paradise. Villa #1 was very clean, comfy and spacious. We enjoyed having a few drinks sitting under our own private palapa. It was wonderful having 2 full bathrooms and laundry room, all the conveniences of home. The management company was very helpful and extremely friendly. Zip lining, quading through the jungle and seeing the monkey so up close were amazing experiences. We can't wait to book our next trip to Villa #1 Mariposa, this time with the kids!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and would welcome any referrals that you might have for us. We are proud of our Villa and hope that you will join us again for some more great fun and please do bring the kids, they are more than welcome. We value the comments of our guests to improve our customer experience.
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Great Villa, Clean with e...

  • 5 of 5

Great Villa, Clean with everything you need, nice

interior, ac, patio with thatched roof, kitchen with

everything.and a nice pool to cool off in. Short walk

to great surf and food, just make sure your wife

does not accidentally lock the keys inside when

your outdoors in the sun with only your boxers on.

property management fixed that and were very

helpful in giving us the lay of the land and there

recommendations for who to see and where to go.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

My friend and I had a gre...

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a great, comfy time when we stayed at this villa. All the amenities you could possibly want...an AC that cranks, washer/dryer, functional, very, clean kitchen. The realtors associated with this property are fantastic...very courteous and responsive. This villa is a quick ride into town and everything is super convenient. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hotel Pasatiempo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Tamarindo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
La Esquina
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
18 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25

Travellers will pay directly to management company, 50% deposit at time of booking, balance 30 days prior to arrival

Manager'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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