10 Best Long-Term Rentals In Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Updated 2024

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On the Pacific Coast, Tamarindo is a surfer’s paradise and boasts of almost 3.5 km (2.1 mi) of soft sandy beaches. Another popular activity here is deepwater fishing; charters are easily available around town. It is a great seaside town to stay in for a longer holiday - soak in the sun and eventually discover Tamarindo beyond the coast. You can visit the famous Tamarindo Night Market on Thursday for delicious food, live music, and souvenirs.

The city is surrounded by national parks, the nearest being Las Baulas Marine National Park. It is a rare place where you can witness Leatherback Turtles lay eggs. And if you stay in Tamarindo long enough, you will easily spot wildlife on your walks, from Howler Monkeys to rare native birds. Experience a Costa Rican summer by staying at one of these best long-term rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

1. Beachfront cottage with indoor-outdoor bathroom (from USD 606)

This dreamy adults-only beachfront cottage is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and will make you never want to leave. Couples are sure to love the indoor-outdoor bathrooms with waterfall showers. The host offers a 10% discount for guests booking month-long stays, making this property one of the best ways to enjoy this luxurious oasis on the beach.

The large covered patio, decorated with a hammock, couches, and a hand-crafted dining table is a great gathering point. The glass walls of this home allow guests to enjoy ocean views from all corners of the house. Whenever the mood strikes, take a few steps for a dip in the ocean. Or you can always use the freeform swimming pool behind the cottage.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.48 km (4.7 mi) from Playa Avellana
76 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is actually a small resort with staff amenities shared pool etc
isabella even brought me breakfast :)
we were usually at the beach chilling at the pool great view of the ocean
it is comfortable personal genuine and authentic
beautiful porch full kitchen
Cleanliness:
everyday the cleaning lady came to clean the house and do laundry
clean and very well maintained and decorated
this place was very clean and was steps to the beach
Host:
the hosts and services were amazing
great hosts that made us feel at home
everyone was super friendly and the home was perfect
the staff was lovely and very helpful/friendly
every member of the staff was lovely attentive and accommodating
Location:
great location a quick walk from everything
the location was absolutely amazing
beautiful bungalows perfect location for a perfect vacation
we had a great stay the location was perfect and close walking distance to everything in town
overall great location easily walk to everything but tucked away towards one end of the beach
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2. Renovated condo with balcony (from USD 189)

This duplex condo in a quiet neighborhood is just what you need when looking to make Tamarindo your base for a while. The host offers great monthly discounts for guests looking to book for longer than 28 days. Catch the famous waves of Tamarindo Beach, which is less than a 10-minute walk from the condo.

The lower level is open plan, with the kitchen and living room area opening onto a balcony. There is even a dedicated work desk for those planning a working holiday. Both bedrooms are at the top level, with a generous balcony joining the master bedroom.

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Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.44 km (4.7 mi) from Playa Avellana
78 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong
the pools are nice and accessible
great bedrooms kitchen bathroom ac works
the beds and furniture are very comfortable and the 2 1/2 bathrooms are nice to have
the apartment is clean as the all villa verde ii amenities pool included
Cleanliness:
apartment was clean beds comfortable
a nice and clean pool comfy beds lot's of space
the pool was super clean and refreshing
the grounds on the condo complex were maintained daily and was very clean
it was clean comfortable very well-equipped with comfortable beds
Host:
hosts were so quick to respond and help
mandy was a great host
the hosts made the stay wonderful
mandy and toh were great hosts
great place great value great hosts
Location:
neighbourhood is safe and close to everything
great location just off the main strip with brief walking access to beach
the location is excellent just a short walk to the beach and downtown
this place was awesome location was incredible you can walk anywhere
great location - close to beach shops and restaurants
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3. Penthouse apartment with ocean view (from USD 273)

This penthouse with beach access is a great choice when thinking of visiting Tamarindo. A large private balcony with panoramic ocean views is the focal point of this unit and is fitted with an outdoor grill and a custom-carved table. Use it for your meals or as an envy-inducing workstation. The fully equipped kitchen will help keep your food costs low, but whenever you are too lazy to cook you can easily walk to restaurants for fresh seafood. Guests will enjoy access to a washer and dryer in the building as well as a freeform pool.

While a minimum stay of 4-nights is required at this property, the host offers great monthly discounts for guests booking longer than 28 days.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
8.06 km (5.1 mi) from Playa Avellana
72 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable place with a beautiful view
lucio’s penthouse is nothing short of spectacular stunning views and gorgeous apartment
fully equipped condo that is comfortable and has an incredible view
check in was easy communication was excellent the wifi was strong and the a/c worked great
the pool onsite was a nice respite from the hot dry days at the beach
Cleanliness:
it was quiet clean and comfortable
the condo itself is well furnished very clean and modern
Host:
host was very friendly helpful and attentive
lucio is an excellent host very responsive
lucio was the perfect host and even brought us to the grocery store
lucio was an amazing host very quick to respond and accommodating
lucio was the best host i've had on airbnb to date
Location:
close enough to the beach to walk but far enough away to enjoy a quiet night
location is great a short walk to the beach and the main street
the place is cozy great location beautifully designed
we would definitely recommend your place to our friends
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4. Adults-only rental perfect for surfers (from USD 94)

This ground-level apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood just off the main road. Tamarindo is a surfers’ town, and this house carries the theme and is decorated with surfing-inspired art. You have to note that this apartment does not accept guests below 16 years of age.

You can take a 10-minute walk into town and stroll for 15 minutes to reach the beach. If you prefer to cycle, the host can help arrange bicycles for you. You can cook delicious meals in the kitchen, and enjoy them either at the dining table or on the covered patios. The famous Tamarindo Night Market is held just down the street every Thursday and is a great spot to try delicious street food and pick souvenirs from local vendors. If you are looking to stay longer, the host offers discounts up to 45% when booking for a month.

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Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.28 km (4.6 mi) from Playa Avellana
120 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac works well and enjoyed the lighting in the rooms he has some nice lamps
amazing home aesthetically pleasing clean has washer/dryer and all the amenities you need to feel comfortable in a home
the pool was two steps from the front door with a cute balcony
simple clean and comfortable for 2 couples strong ac centrally located + great value
his beds are comfortable his place is clean he has all the amenities the location is fantastic
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and comfortable
tommy’s place is a gem very well equipped clean and comfortable
really cool house very clean
very clean full kitchen all the things you would get at a hotel i feel
it’s cozy cute clean and communication was easy and quick
Host:
the host is super avalaible
host replies quickly and is very helpful
tommy is such an amazing host
overall lovely and comfortable stay and tommy was very responsive when we had questions
tommy is a fantastic host the best airbnb host i've ever had - and that's no exaggeration
Location:
comfortable and close to everything
the location was perfect and an easy 10 minute walk to town or langosta beach
the location was perfect and 4 minutes from the beach
awesome airbnb it is located 10 minutes walk
great place within walking distance to the beach and all the restaurants
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5. Hammock House (from USD 196)

Spread across two wings, this modern house meets at the outdoor infinity plunge pool and is perfect for families and large groups. No matter where you are in the house, the sliding glass walls make it easy to feel connected to the action on the main pool deck. The spacious bedrooms might be just what you need for a multi-generational holiday.

It is recommended that you rent a car to drive down to town as well as the neighboring areas if you are choosing to stay here longer. The host offers generous weekly discounts for stays over 7 days and monthly discounts of 25% for stays over 28 days.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9.44 km (5.9 mi) from Playa Avellana
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable with all essential amenities
the pool is perfect and the view was beautiful
Cleanliness:
staff was amazing and would even come clean the pool bring us water jugs etc
Host:
local contact kenner was friendly & helpful
this place was super sweet and the host was communicative flexible and accommodating
the house manager is incredibly caring and accommodating and truly made our trip a special one
incredible hosts and an amazing stay
thank you for hosting i hope to visit again soon
Location:
place is great and very close to tamarindo by car
great place to relax unwind and cool off in the pool away from the density of "downtown" tamarindo
very peaceful great location amazing view
very nice place great pool very quiet neighborhood
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6. Quiet villa in gated community (from USD 165)

This colonial-style house is just one of eight in a quiet and secure gated community and is perfect for families. The estate is well managed with manicured lawns and lush landscaping featuring tropical palms and native fauna. The second-floor master bedroom patio is not fenced and overlooks the pool.

The lower level has common areas and a well equipped kitchen as well as a washer/dryer in the utility closet. Long-term guests will love being close enough to the action of the town center but have a quiet little tropical oasis to return to. Guests who book for longer than 28 days enjoy fantastic monthly discounts of over 20%.

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Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.26 km (4.6 mi) from Playa Avellana
55 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to stay wifi was excellent
just the wifi need to be improved
well-equipped and a nice lay out with the living room and kitchen downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs
Cleanliness:
the pool is big and super clean
the villa is spacious and very clean
very clean property with excellent amenities
sue's apartment is well equiped clean with comfortable beds and even some delicious fruits were left for us
the villa is in a very cute little community it is clean and safe
Host:
onsite manager is very helpful
margaritha the property manager is extremely friendly and helpful
margaritha is a fantastic on-site host
margarithe was very attentive and had great recommendations for us
sue was a great host from afar
Location:
great location close walk to the beach
the townhouse is located in a beautiful complex close to the center of town
very great location with a beautiful pool
amazing property so close to downtown tamarindo
the villa is very nice close to town ina strategic location to run away from the crowd
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7. Cozy house with outdoor pool (from USD 155)

This modern house is just one of four in the Casa Elm community and provides privacy and seclusion while being close to all the happening spots in Tamarindo. A 10-minute walk will lead you not only to the beach but also to the beach clubs. Instead of renting a car, you can opt for a golf cart or even bicycles to conveniently ride around town.

The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals and snacks and you can enjoy them alfresco on the patio or on the dining table inside. While the complex is small, it includes a large outdoor pool with sun loungers to get the perfect vacation tan. Guests staying longer than 28 days at this rental enjoy great discounts!

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Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.35 km (4.6 mi) from Playa Avellana
33 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the patio to sit and relax which overlooked the pool
we loved the outdoor patio as it was super comfortable and shaded
Cleanliness:
our unit was clean
wonderful place to stay the house and grounds were clean nice and very well maintained
my wife is an absolute clean freak and she was satisfied
Host:
the staff was incredibly friendly
the host and property staff were very helpful and friendly
the host was always quick to respond if i had questions and was super friendly and helpful
jennifer was a great host and very helpful during our stay
the place was secure and all the employees were so kind jennifer was an exceptional host
Location:
the house was in a good location
walking is the best way to get around
this is truly the happiest place on earth
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8. Air-conditioned condo close to the beach (from USD 99)

This ground-level condo is decorated with wooden furniture and features artwork by local artisans. This a popular condo and the host offers excellent weekly and monthly discounts for stays longer than 7 and 28 days respectively. This family-friendly property is a great choice when traveling with kids, with the host providing a playpen, an infant bed, and even a booster chair.

The common living, dining, and kitchen areas are on the ground level, while the bedrooms are upstairs. Guests have access to two pools, perfect for lounging and swimming. And when you want to head to the beach, you are just 300 m (984 ft) away. The host also thoughtfully provides beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and even boogie boards for use at the beach.

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Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.38 km (4.6 mi) from Playa Avellana
174 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked very well for zoom etc
we appreciated all the extra amenities like beach gear and a kitchen full of the essentials
i didn’t use the ‘kids’ bedroom ( i went solo) but the bunk beds looked very comfortable
we had a lovely time in tamarindo the condo is well equipped and comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and roomy
exceptionally clean and comfortable
5 bath and very clean
very clean and modern great stay and would go here again
the place was very clean comfortable and had everything we needed
Host:
matt is a very knowledgeable and super accommodating host
the guards were friendly and helpful
matt was a great host and responsive to emails
matt was a good helpful and communicative host
matt was an amazing host he responded very quickly and great to work with
Location:
great location walking distance to most everything
great walkable location in tamarindo
great place close to the beach
we absolutely loved this condo very peaceful location yet close to town
great location nice to have a pool
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9. Budget studio right by the beach (from USD 48)

This ground-level studio is perfect for singles and couples traveling to Tamarindo. There is also a well equipped partitioned kitchenette to cook your meals. You can enjoy your meals at the kitchen counter, but with the gorgeous weather, it just makes more sense to take them to the patio. The studio features a brand new air conditioner and high-speed internet access so you can take care of business even when away from the office.

The studio is within a five-minute walk to not only Tamarindo Beach but also the gym, supermarkets, and the town center. You might want to book this affordable rental in advance as it tends to sell out quickly. And when you stay for a month or more, you get a better deal because of the great discounts.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
7.82 km (4.9 mi) from Playa Avellana
123 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner worked great
a soft bed and good internet
cold water in the shower as most places in costa rica are recommend
tv was excellent and i loved that we could comfortably watch tv in bed :)
bed was super comfortable
Cleanliness:
a very clean and quiet place
the place was so clean and smelled freshly cleaned
this place is clean and secure
a clean studio kitchen bathroom
room was super clean and bed was super comfy
Host:
caring and responsive hosts
also the manager was really nice and helpful
the communication with the owner was great and uncomplicated
zoe was super responsive and helpful
Location:
cute space so close to town
wonderful location close to tamarindo
perfectly located about 5-8min walk of the beach
location was very safe close to everything very quiet
the location is excellent - about a 6 min walk to the main avenue
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10. Beachfront condo with pool (from USD 100)

This centrally located condo on the second floor is perfect if you plan to spend your days catching the famous waves of Tamarindo. It even features a board rack right by the front door. The beach is just a 5-minute walk away, and most restaurants and bars are within 15-minutes of the condo. With everything this close, you will not even have to rent a car for your stay.

The bedroom comes with a balcony overlooking the pool, a great place to enjoy a chilled beer or a meal at the end of an exciting day. Those on a working holiday will appreciate the work desk and internet access to meet all their deadlines. With great monthly discounts offered by the host, you can easily choose to stay here and make Tamarindo home for a while.

Stayed at this property?
Tamarindo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
7.82 km (4.9 mi) from Playa Avellana
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also 2 air conditioning units which was prime in the costa rica heat thank you stephanie
lots of towels for beach and great view of the pool from balcony
the tv even had access to netflix so that made it 10x better for relaxing in the evening
a community pool which i did not see anyone use but it looks nice
Cleanliness:
everything was sparking clean and just as it was advertised
it was sparkling clean when we arrived
great stay in very comfortable and sparkling clean condo niko
spacious and very clean
the unit is very clean nicely furnished and is well equipped
Host:
stephanie was a perfect host
stephanie was an amazing host
stephanie was a great host
stephanie was a great host
stephanie was a superb host
Location:
fantastic location with easy access to everything downtown
the condo is in a great location with restaurants and grocery stores nearby
super close walking distance to restaurants shops and about a 5 minute walk the beach
stephanie's condo is in an amazing location
great location in tamarindo and great apartment
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Spend a long vacation in Tamarindo

Great weather, beaches, and easy accessibility around town has made Tamarindo a hot tourist destination. This seaside paradise is also surrounded by great attractions within a few hours’ drive, making Tamarindo a great base from which to explore this side of Costa Rica. These long-term rentals in Tamarindo, Costa Rico will make for a great home away from home during your travels.

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Raised in Bangkok and now living in India, Pallavi loves planning and going on road trips around the country. She believes they are the best way to understand a region!

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