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Memorable Diria Penthouse with Panoramic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bathroom sleeps 6)

What do you get when you give a 1650 S.F. split level Penthouse 80 ft above THE DIRIA HOTEL with its pools and stunning gardens that are front and center on the white sand beaches of Tamarindo to renowned architect Xyanna Bateau to design and decorate from scratch WITH NO BUDGET? You get an ethereal, hauntingly memorable masterpiece dubbed THE BEACH NEST by the creator.No Company I know of meets you personally like I do on arrival, checks you in, tells you about Tamarindo with a lot of valuable inside information, all the best dining options with a map where you can walk to everything within 5-10 minutes. You only need to call me at 858-324-1030 24/7 in Tamarindo or from anywhere in World. I pick up the phone within 3 rings or call you back right away.

As the author of this description, when I first saw THE BEACH NEST I mumbled “ I’ve never seen anything like it” (and I honestly hadn’t). The theme of the property is an airy Tropical Indonesian style with a Balinese motif and can put the observer and occupant in a dreamlike trance to start their special holiday. Does this magnificent getaway fit in with the Pura Vida which C.R. is famous for-I think so. The Architect/Designer has captured the essence of elegance throughout. However it is also practical and designed for water toy storage and with wet people in mind. You see Title block and all marble and wood floors with hand carved wood accents in abundance and then you feel amazement.

The living room has a wonderfully unique, long curling sectional where the sections convert into a comfortable bed . I then stepped up to an elevated Dining Room that I thought was really hip. There are two Master suites, one on each floor with King size beds, a full kitchen with everything a chef could desire and a nice laundry room are other amenities that make you feel at home. This Penthouse is unique and in a class by itself.

In this habitat fit for royalty the piece of resistance was a combined 40 Feet of spacious balconies on Two floors with panoramic views of the Sea and Coast from every spot. That is when I went “wow” for the 2nd time. The wide Tamarindo beaches are steps away.

I found antique columns everywhere and heavy grained cedar paneling. I felt the many original Costarican art works fit in well with everything else. You overlook a 10,000 sq ft pool and gardens directly below. THE BEACH NEST sleeps 6. All of the wonderful hotel amenities are available to you; restaurants, pools,room service, massages. Your wish is our command. We provide complimentary maid and laundry service. Nannies, chefs, private Tour Guides and much ,much more are available to our guests during your 5 star stay. We provide a level of service that will far exceed your expectations. Contact us and spend a memorable and affordable vacation with us and receive the TLC you deserve. I'LL BEAT ANY PRICE FOR A COMPARABLE PROPERTY, LET'S TALK.

Keywords: townhouse, ocean view, penthouse, Diria condo, condominiums, ocean front

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Property Manager
Joel Hookerman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Joel Hookerman

I am a businessman nearing retirement that loves surfing. When I'm not in Costa Rica I can't wait to get back. I've traveled all over the world to many of the so called garden spots but this is the first place I encountered where I wanted to own live in.

Joel Hookerman purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Joel Hookerman chose Tamarindo

I fell in love with The Diria Condominiums. When the R.E Agent showed me this multi level Penthouse it blew me away. I spared no expense in what I feel was a labour of love furnishing it. We have 50 feet of balcony on two floors with unobstructed views of the ocean and entire Guanacaste coast. We overlook Tamarindo beach and miles of wide white sand beaches with few rocks. I surf literally right in front of my property. I can use all the amenities of the Hotel including Room Service. It's gated, with 24/7 security and quiet as a tomb at night the way i like it. My Penthouse is 80 feet above sea level and the views lift my spirits every time.

What makes this townhome unique

A 10000 sq foot pool and additional 50 meters pool for laps directly in the heart of Tamarindo Beach, walking distance to everything. A revered Architect/Designer did this property and I love her work which I affectionately call the Beach Nest. You will cherish the ambiance and embrace the tranquility you feel sitting on our spacious balconies with a glass of our best wine and looking out at the Coast and the emerald blue sea.


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) There are King Size beds in each Master Suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sectional sofa in the Living Room converts, by rearranging the sections into a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Memorable Diria Penthouse with Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
Tampa, Florida, USA

Idyllic setting- picture perfect views

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was amazing, the penthouse was exactly as described- and more! Joel met us upon arrival and answers every question we had regarding the area and the penthouse. He also had wonderful suggestions for excursions we might be interested in checking out, different restaurants to try and took time to speak with is to find out if there was anything additional we would need. He left us several ways to contact him, if necessary,and was always responsive very quickly, when we had other inquiries.

We did a few excursions and recommended restaurants- all of which were as amazing as well, The entire trip was amazing! I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was spectacular with lavish I am sure that much of it appeared to be custom-made. We had to queen

  • 5 of 5

I am sure that much of it appeared to be custom-made. We had to queen size beds in the guest and sweet and the apartment was extremely spacious with flatscreen TVs in the bedrooms and the living room. Joel the manager checked us in and gave us some great dining options and ideas about Costa Rica in general and Tamarindo specifically that were very useful . The resort is located right on Tamarindo Beach and we loved the lodge lagoon pool with the swim up bar. Tamarindo is a cool place and the fishing was unbelievable, I caught five bill fish and one Marlin in one Charter. My wife and I also loved Scuba and Diving in warm water where we didn’t even use the word shoot and saw an amazing amount of fish and other creatures. We won on some chores that we thought were among the best we have ever been on however Costa Rica has amazing has to worries rain far as rivers beaches and is pristine. We would thoroughly recommended Diria Resort/Tamarindo and it is probably overall the nicest seaside place we’ve ever visited and no yes the Tico‘s or the local people are wonderful and hospitable and friendly. The restaurants were amazing and our breath was taken away by the whole experience. We Rated five star and almost every category

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Jaw dropping views!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really do not do these views justice.

Service: Joel had transporation done for us. He had someone there to pick us up with my name on it, and had someone greet us at our door when it was time to leave. On arrival at the condo, Joel greeted us on site and went over everything: Wifi password, restaurants, shopping, and tours to do in the area.

Condo: This condo is BEAUTIFUL! 2 story Penthouse like the description says. You walk in to a beautiful kitchen, and you can immediately see out to the ocean just passed a comfy couch in the living room. The downstairs bedroom is where we stayed, and woke up to an amazing view every day. The upstairs bedroom has the same view from one story up. It is truly one of a kind.

The ONLY full disclosure I would say is: This can be a hike to get to. From the pool there are a LOT of stairs, and this is on the third floor .. no elevators, just stairs. Also, the floors themselves are gorgeous, but can be very slippery. The stairs did not phase us, but could be an issue for some with shortage of breath, or injury.

This is easily a 5 star condo - with 100% service. Joel is wonderful as is his place.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having the Smiths . Beach Nest was designed by a famous architect. It's gorgeous with 2 King En suits, one on each floor. We have a sectional in the living-room that re configures into a large feather-bed. A sliding panel gives one privacy if a 3rd party is sleeping on the sectional. You have a quiet place with colossal ocean views. Why stay in a small hotel room for about the same cost. I'm your coach the whole time you're our guest.We will treat you like royalty and make you feel like family. Stay with us and make your vacation a memorable experience. Come back, Cheers Joel
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Calgary, T3K 0J8

Absolutely stunning place!!! Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

The beach nest is absolutely amazing!!! The condo is gorgeous and the location is perfect. Equipped with everything you need for your stay, the view from the balcony is stunning. We felt like Home just more luxurious. Joel greeted us and recommended nice restaurants. He is very professional and welcoming. The most amazing place for sure. We will be back and can’t wait to stay in this condo again!!! Thanks Joel!!!

Edyta, Darren and Karina

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words. The property is right next to Tamarindo beach and you can walk to everything from this location. The thing that sets us apart besides our beautiful ocean view properties is our service. I am available 24/7 to give you assistance on anything that you need. We can service the property anytime you call us without delay. I am the only one you have to speak to. When you arrive I meet you and provide your with useful information about our town and give you the best dining suggestions. We will Treat you like royalty and make you feel like family. If you want a real memorable vacation experience and just not the average trip stay with us. Cheers and we will look forward to seeing you . Joël you’re host.
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Top floor view

  • 5 of 5

We were there between Christmas and a few days after New Year. A very busy time. Joel meet us and passed out the keys, pass cards and wristbands to our party. Then gave us a nice run down on restaurants and outdoor opportunities. He helped set up a fishing trip with Tamarindo sportfishing. The condo had everything we needed to cook and eat comfortably. Very nice place.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location & Great view!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would definitely come back again! Everything was as described and all sites in town were within walking distance. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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