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Beachfront Community, Great Swimming And Snorkeling, Wildlife And Bird Watching

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5, A/c, Full Kitchen, Furnished Terrace, Parking

Los Almendros is a beautiful, small beachfront development located on one of Costa Rica's superior blue flag beaches; Playa Ocotal. The community consists of 43 privately owned condominiums that share three pools, two BBQ areas and a large covered gazebo, all boasting spectacular ocean views!

Case RonRon sits on a small hilltop overlooking Playa Ocotal. The condo's covered terrace has breathtaking views of the beach and beyond and is also a great place to observe a variety of birds and wildlife in the natural ravine beside our unit. The sunsets are really something to behold!

Casa RonRon has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room and a furnished covered patio, A/C in all living areas, covered parking and one of the

best ocean views you will find anywhere.

Casa RonRon offers:

- Local Costa Rican furnishings and local art

- A/C in each bedroom and living room

- Flat screen T.V. In living room with DVD player

- T.V.'s in each bedroom

- private Wi-Fi, telephone and cable t.v.

- combination safe

- newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops and beautiful Melina wood cabinetry

- fully equipped kitchen with all the usual amenities plus a juicer, rice cooker, waffle iron and coffee grinder.

- premium bed linens and towels

- beach toys, boogie boards, snorkel and fins, fishing equipment.

- family games, cards and poker chips

- small library including guide books on local attractions, birds, and other flora and fauna in Costa Rica

- Kayak and snorkel rentals can be found right on the beach just outside the entrance to Los Almendros

- Playa Ocotal has a gentle surf and no dangerous rip tides making for an outstanding swimming and snorkeling experience.

- Rocket Frog Dive School is a 5 star PADI IDC dive Center located right across the street from Los Almendros. Take your certification course in their pool and leave for dives right at the beach in Los Almendros!

More Details

Owner
Lynn Berchtold
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, limited German, Swiss German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

About Lynn Berchtold

We currently live in the Greater Toronto Area, GTA, in Ontario, Canada. We have been traveling to Costa Rica since 1999 with our three kids and extended family. We have what we have fondly named " gringo fever" a condition in which once you leave Costa Rica all you do is think about going back! We love the Costa Rican lifestyle, which is very family oriented and laid back.

Lynn Berchtold purchased this condo in 2000

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cantón Carrillo in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom with full large shower and window
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest bathroom with large shower and window
  • Both bathrooms have large showers with glass doors and windows for good ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Guest bedroom with T.V and A/C Sleeps 3 comfortably
  • master bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, T.V , A/C access to covered terrace and ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Community, Great Swimming And Snorkeling, Wildlife And Bird Watching
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Clean with everything you could want! Office staff was very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and spacious. Great deck view of the bay for gorgeous vistas and spectacular sunsets. I will be happier when the stairs are added so the hill doesn't need to be walked. It was great exercise though!

Father Rooster was nice, very busy and a few times closer see for private events. So check for reservations!

Rocket Frog diving right there and delightful people.

Shopped in Coco at Supercompro, fish market in the alley across the street, fresh fruit market down the road...all spectacular!'

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests had a great time and enjoyed our condo and all that Coco and Ocotal have to offer. Being able to shop locally in such a variety of places is one of our favourite things about the area. Our staff are our best asset and we are always happy when our guests make use of there services. We sincerely hope you made some great memories and will come back and visit again. Pura Vida, Lynn
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5

hidden paradise

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this place! From the first morning we got up, we have enjoyed all the wildlife and wonderful views. You will see all kinds of birds, that land on the deck rail, monkeys in the early morning on the left and right of the condo, and several types of lizard. The condo is clean, bed is comfortable, kitchen well stocked. It is very warm ( it may be us, because we are from Alaska), the air-conditioners works well. We have stayed 3 nights, first night a little loud with some of the other neighbors in another building and up-stair our condo (before the quite time of 10pm) but the rest of the visit has been very tranquil. We loved the large pool to the left of the Condo, one afternoon we had the whole pool to ourselves. The locals have been lovely and helpful. We had a tree beside the condo fall in the night and several security guards came to check on the noise, feel very safe. We will return, Gracious Lyn, for sharing your condo. P.S. love your frog picture you painted!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota
5

Comfortable stay, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the apartment. It's an easy walk to the beach (new steps make it a breeze). We appreciated the 2 full baths and the powerful A/C! The office staff is helpful and were happy to help us with any question or service. We ended up having all three dinners at Father Roosters. Highly recommend a fishing trip with North Pacific Tours -- they pick you up right in from of the restaurant and show you an amazing time! Father Roosters will cook up your catch along with a ton of sides for just $10/person. Soooo good. Swimming pools are small, but still nice to take a dip. Only tip...watch out for the jellyfish in the bay -- all three of us ended up with painful stings. Overall, would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, relaxing place with breathtaking views!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful piece of heaven! This place has the most breath taking views and the staff is very friendly and always willing to help. Anything we needed Stefani was there, she helped us book our tours, called us taxis whenever we needed one, and answered any questions we had. Thank you Lynn for sharing your home with us!! And thank you Stefani for making our vacation a very memorable one!! Pura Vida!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland
3

good location

  • 3 of 5

We really liked being close to the beach and having access to three pools. The main pool was never busy. This condo was also conveniently located to grocery stores and restaurants, but only walking distance to one (Father Rooster's -- which seemed over-priced). We saw monkeys from our balcony. The walk to the beach and the pools is steep. There are steps, so that makes it easier. The view was beautiful from the balcony. As far as the condo, it was adequate. It would have been nice to have some written instructions in the condo with info such as the wifi password, how to dial out on the land line, check-out procedures, etc. Most other places we have stayed have a binder with such information, along with brochures for local attractions, etc. There were four of us in the condo and only 4 bath towels. There were also no towel bars for the hand towels in the bathrooms. One of the pictures listed in VRBO was actually not a bathroom in this unit -- neither of the bathrooms had white cabinets or hand towel bars. The master bath did not even have a toilet paper roll holder. The washer and dryer are located outside the unit and there was no detergent provided, only bleach, so I didn't want to wash anything. It would have been nice to have had the water dispenser in the refrigerator hooked up, since it was our first time in Costa Rica and we weren't yet confident about the water quality. The beds were comfortable and the AC units worked very well. The place felt very safe day and night. Overall, it was a nice place for a brief stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning KP, We are so glad you liked our location and felt safe staying in our condo, that is very important to all of us in our community. The bonus of course is that we have spectacular views and you saw monkeys from our terrace during your short stay! Thank you for mentioning that our beds are comfortable and our A/C works well. It was unfortunate that you checked in at 10:30 pm and didn't get a chance to meet the office staff and ask questions before you got to our unit, they would have answered all of those questions. You do make a valid point in that I rely heavily on our office to answer those questions as I live in Canada, and an e mail or fact sheet would be helpful for late arrivals. We don't keep brochures in our unit as things change rapidly in tourist areas and as I said our office staff are an excellent source of current information. We are sorry if you felt our unit was misrepresented on the listing...you are right, we recently had our bathrooms remodelled with beautiful Costa Rican wood cabinets and haven't had a chance to update the photos. I will make every effort to get current pics provided. Sorry about the bath towels, we are trying to be Eco friendly like most hotels, again I wish you had called the office and they would have gladly given you more towels. We typically don't open our laundry to guests staying less than one week as most don't use it on such a short stay . I'm sorry if it wasn't what you were expecting when I had the office open it, most laundry facilities in the tropics are outside because of the heat and humidity they cause. thank you for taking the time to let me know your pleasure and your concerns, we very much appreciate it. Warm regards, Lyn
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5

Perfect place to stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Ron Ron. The condo is fully equipped, the view amazing and the beach was beautiful. We did not need a car as there was Father Rooster restaurant on the beach and the Beach Club next door that serves a great breakfast or light lunch (not many people seemed to know about this place). It was easy to cab into Play del Coco for $6 (cheaper than renting a car).

The nature was amazing with beautiful birds, howler monkeys, lizards, etc. It was our own Nature Planet paradise.

Stefani and the front desk staff were amazing. They went out of their way to help us with tours, taxis and minor issues with the condo. Stefani actually called us at 5:00 am to make sure we were up for a tour. That is what I call service.

We felt very safe at Los Almendros. Our favorite place in Playa del Coco was Zi's Lounge with their $4 frozen drinks and $2.45 beer at happy hour (which runs 11 am to 7 pm). Their food was amazing especially the pizza which we found out can be delivered to the condo for $2.

Thank you Lynn for sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, We are delighted that your holiday was such a success. Thanks for all the great info you uncovered will you were there. I always love hearing that our guests enjoyed working with our office staff, we think they are great too! Please come back and visit, we have a returning guests discount, just let us know your previous reservation date. Warm regards, Lyn
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Father Roosters
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Father Roosters
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Ocotal Beach
Car: recommended

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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