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10 Unique Vrbo Vacation Rentals For Families In Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Updated 2020

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Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew

It is getting hotter this summer season and it is the best time to go for a vacation. Be it the beaches, coastal towns, or historic cities, summer is not complete without going to a unique and fascinating destination. Therefore, it is time to go to Costa Rica and enjoy the beauty and wonder of its nature. Tamarindo is a town located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. This place is famous for its beaches and surfing activities. Therefore, you really need to explore this part of Costa Rica whether it’s with your family, friends, or by yourself. Besides, there are many nationalities staying here and you’ll feel like home. Here are some of the vacation rentals for you to consider during your stay in Tamarindo.

1. Private rooftop terrace (from USD 66)

There is one condo in Tamarindo you should check out and consider for your upcoming vacation. It is located near the town centre and the beach. It offers you a private space for your family during the stay here. Due to its location on a quiet street, this place will give you a peace of mind as well as quality time with your family. There is a private rooftop terrace for you to enjoy the views of the town and the beach. You can see the pictures and imagine it for yourself. If you like swimming, there is a large pool in the condo for you to swim in as well as to enjoy the sunset. The bedrooms are cozy and bright and the bed is comfy. Among the facilities are Internet, a kitchen, television, and much more. If you and your family prefer outdoor activities, go kayaking and horseback riding.

2 Bed/2 Bath, Private Rooftop Terrace, Heart Of Tamarindo
49 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and patio were also nice
it was perfectly stocked with amenities to allow you to cook and be comfortable
clean and well appointed each room has its own a/c unit and ceiling fan
2 bedrooms with a nice size family room and kitchen made for a smooth vacation
very nice small complex with great gardens a lovely pool and large top floor patio
clean comfortable and safe
the building was clean nice pool and very quiet and safe at night
the condo was clean with extremely helpful around the clock staff
condo is spacious with a nice layout; lots of beach towels and beach chairs
buiding manager was helpful and attentive
good mix of owners and returned guests
chris is a super host he will answer all your queries very quickly
we used x-plore for a full day excursion and eugene our guide was super helpful and patient
we had a great condo and chris the owner was super to work with
super close to the beach and central tamarindo
perfect location with a close walk to all things including beach
the biggest positive was that it was within walking distance of the beach
i absolutely loved the location of the condo in tamarindo
we loved the location of the condo just 5 minutes walk to the beach and the main street
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2. Beautiful tropical bungalow (from 61 USD / 34,854.49 CRC per night)

If the first accommodation did not impress you, you should check out this tropical bungalow. Apart from being a family-friendly accommodation, it is also surrounded by nature. Just imagine if this is your dream home and it is located near to the beautiful beach. It is truly amazing and majestic. From the beautiful sunset to the Costa Rican way of life, this bungalow is ideal for a family vacation. Just look at the pictures if you do not believe it. Imagine eating at a restaurant under those trees with a perfect view of the sea and beach right in front of you. The open-air bars and restaurants serve delicious meals, cold drinks, and light snacks, which you will really enjoy. After all, the local food is renowned.

The living area and bedroom are indeed beautiful with modern furniture as well as bright curtains. It is just like home. While you are here, you can make use of the facilities such as a safe to store your valuables, Wi-Fi, a kitchen, and television. Bringing a camera is a must if you plan to come here to snap pictures of Tamarindo and its surroundings and record videos of your happy moments with your family.

Beautiful Tropical Bungalow

Price: from 61 USD / 34,854.49 CRC per night

Number of Guests: 4

3. Penthouse condo

If you prefer a condo, there is one accommodation you should book. This penthouse condo is located on the beach and will get even closer to the beach and sea. What a breathtaking view indeed. Just look at the pictures, especially the living area overlooking the sea and beach. It is totally breathtaking and you will fall in love at first sight. Besides, this penthouse condo offers everything that you can’t enjoy at your own home.

Facilities wise, they are all first class just like those you’d find in hotels. How about the dining area? You see the large dining area from the picture. It can accommodate the whole family for dinner. The panoramic view is just opposite and there are no words to describe it. If you see a picture of the bedroom, you will imagine yourself as the king or queen sleeping in a large bed with panoramic views around it. The architecture inside this condo is really modern and of world class standards. You’ll have time to enjoy its facilities, ranging from the outdoor gazebo, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and spacious bathroom.

Spectacular Penthouse Condo on the Beach!
76 reviews
condo 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furnishings are nice & comfortable
beds are like sleeping on plywood
the views from the balconies were amazing and my daughters loved the pool
cons: safe didn’t work master bedroom shower didn’t work and powder room toilet didn’t work
the property was clean and well stocked with amazing views
great security very friendly staff
we also loved the gate staff - they were friendly and helpful
rpm was incredibly helpful with excellent suggestions and arrangements; and the condo owner was also very responsive
loved the place and location
easy to rent good location nice pool and walking beach
24 hr guarded entrance safe & secure location
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4. Spanish style: the Jewel Box (from USD 110)

Fancy staying in a Spanish-style villa home? Want to have a spacious space for yourself and your family? Then this is it. Book your vacation at this accommodation. The villa is located in the quiet community of Playa Langosta, Tamarindo and you will feel just like home here but with a different atmosphere. The Jewel Box is a unique accommodation for families.

You will also get to enjoy Costa Rican coffee at one of the shops near the villa. The good thing is the owner can arrange tours and transportation for you and your family. You just need to ask for assistance. Just look at the picture of the villa with its unique architecture and surroundings. The swimming pool is classy and you should check it out. The bedroom is very modern with bright lighting and furnishings. While you are here, prepare delicious meals for your family and enjoy your food at the classy dining area. The kitchen is complete with everything you need, so you are free to use the amenities.

Spanish Style, Ensuites, Private Terrace, Steps to Langosta Beach Tamarindo
55 reviews
condo 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the roof top grill and the outside deck with the ceiling fan
we loved the beach chairs and washing machine and well appointed kitchen
fun roof top patio and gorgeous pool area
cooking at the condo was great very well equipped kitchen
the condo is comfortable (great beds ) and well equipped
he is a very kind man and we enjoyed getting to know him
clement was very friendly responsive and helpful
the owners were great to work with providing valuable information in advance about travel tours local attractions etc
the neighbors in the complex were also very friendly
felt very safe walking to and from tamarindo at night
we enjoyed our stay very beautiful and a relaxing location
the beach is in walking distance breathtaking serene and refreshing
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5. The Blue Cabins (from 121 USD / 69,137.58 CRC per night)

Check this cabin out and you might want to consider staying. It looks attractive from the outside as they are blue in colour. It is located in a quiet area and also within walking distance to the beach and various restaurants. Facilities wise, the cabins have a central area for you to prepare an outdoor BBQ, two bedrooms that can accommodate up to 4 people, a hot shower, kitchen, and Wi-Fi. The blue cabins are also ideal for kids. Check out the bedroom picture.

The Blue Cabins

Price: from 121 USD / 69,137.58 CRC per night

Number of Guests: 4

6. Waterfall House (from 515 USD / 294,263.28 CRC per night)

A huge house surrounded by wildlife, a waterfall pool, ocean views, and the jungle is a dream come true. This vacation rental is located a stone’s throw away from the town and beach. This house is perfect for sunset views of two popular beaches, Playa Langosta and Playa Tamarindo. The kitchen, bedrooms, and living area all have windows with jungle views. The custom teak deck will offer you a panoramic view of the sunset. Besides, the master suite has a large bathroom and shower, and the king sized bed in the master bedroom will give you magnificent ocean views. Just take a look at the picture and you can imagine them.

Waterfall House

Price: from 515 USD / 294,263.28 CRC per night

Number of Guests: 16

7. Casa Marbellla (from USD 586)

This upscale luxury home is another accommodation you can consider for your vacation. Casa Marbellla is not for everyone and it is ideal only if you have a big family. This residence features travertine marble floors throughout, 4 master bedrooms, a bed/study for 2, and a small single room. The facilities in the villa include a laundry room, 5 full marble bathrooms, a wine cellar, Jacuzzi tubs, a pool, Nautilus room, kitchen, 2 living rooms, and a dining room. In addition to the master bedrooms are suites adjoined by majestic balconies that have a view of Hacienda Pinilla and the pool.

Exquisite Luxury 7 bed Home, Infin Pool, Oceanfront Com, Hacienda Pinilla w/golf
43 reviews
villa 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was glad to have the wi-fi
the younger children loved the pool and really appreciated having the two plastic inflatable pool toys
it was clean comfortable and spacious
be sure to use the local cook "leydi" for some delicious in-house dinners and clean up
the home was immaculate clean and fully furnished
the beds were comfortable and the rooms were spacious
the staff is delightful
diana (owner) and cynthia (property manager) were easy to work with and responsive to our questions
cyn the property manager is very nice and helpful
cynthia was so helpful informing us of things to do and places to go
they were all wonderful cyn was super helpful as well
close to beautiful beaches and many activities
there was an excellent zip line very close (about 30 minutes away)
we had a great time the house was a perfect place to relax and spend time together
it took four hours for our children to go to some of their places of interest
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8. Casa Woodbine (from 561 USD / 320,546.98 CRC per night)

Located on the southern end of Tamarindo Beach is Casa Woodbine. The house has a beach side pool as it is located on the sand. Various wildlife can be seen if you decided to stay here. Among them are iguanas, howler monkeys, and squirrels. The dining and living area in this house are superb as they have a panoramic view of the ocean. There are 4 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, of which 3 of the bedrooms are private bath and bed suites. The bedrooms include 2 twin beds, a king size bed as well as 2 queen size beds.

Casa Woodbine

Price: from 561 USD / 320,546.98 CRC per night

Number of Guests: 8

9. Luxury mansion (from USD 799)

If you prefer privacy with your family, there is another home you need to check out. This vacation rental is a luxury mansion with a spacious area for a family vacation and fun time. You do not need to worry about mosquitos as this place is installed with a mosquito misting system, which is fully automated. Each bedroom is either king or queen size and they are indeed spacious bedrooms. Apart from that, you will have your own balcony and sitting room for beautiful views or breathing fresh air. Water heaters and Wi-Fi are also available for use.

Amazing Mansion Near the Beach-Cook Included! All-Inclusive Options Available
69 reviews
House 24 Guests 8 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was reliable and located in every room and never had a problem connecting
very comfortable for our group of 22
the place was clean and well maintained
the house was spotless the pool was great and the rooms were cleaned each day
the 8 spacious and comfortable bedrooms included their own bathroom sitting room beach towels bathrobes and mini-refrigerator
eugene and his wife were excellent house managers and very helpful
they are so kind and professional
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
i was very happy with the location
i was very happy with the location
i was more than happy with the location
the villa is such a special place for a family vacation
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10. Casa Esfera (from 445 USD / 254,266.32 CRC per night)

If you want to enjoy the best of Costa Rica, book your accommodation through Vrbo. One such place is Casa Esfera, a beautiful villa located in a residential area of Tamarindo. If you see from the pictures, the villa is indeed majestic with a large pool that is surrounded by trees and plants. The whole villa is very bright due to its colourful interior and exterior as well as sunlight shining in through the windows.

Facilities that you get to enjoy during your stay are an outdoor grill, private deck and balcony, garden, Internet access, parking, and kitchen. This is a great place for having a BBQ or a buffet. Besides, you can also request for catering services though the owner of the villa. You will see its magnificent touch if you are inside the house as well as tropical-inspired original paintings. The main living area is just like staying in a luxurious mansion. If you step into the bedrooms, you will see modern yet colourful furnishings. You will fall in love with the villa once you are there.

There is a golf course near the villa and you can have a great view from your room too. Water and outdoor activities that you can enjoy are endless and you can learn more the website.

Casa Esfera

Price: from 445 USD / 254,266.32 CRC per night

Number of Guests: 12

An amazing surfing town for vacation

Tamarindo is not just about beaches and surfing. There is more than that. You can also visit its farmers’ markets and its national marine park. In other words, most of the things to do and see while in Tamarindo are outdoor based activities. They are also suitable for kids too. Apart from that, accommodations are also easy to find in Tamarindo be it hotels, vacation rentals, homestays, and resorts.

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