MAT701A - This two-story luxury condo located on the seventh and eight floors of the elegant Matapalo complex is out of the pages of a magazine. The lower floor has two bedrooms with a balcony, while the upstairs has a kitchenette, two more bedrooms and a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
This stunning condo has the light floating feeling of being in a dream. Cream-colored tile floors with round-pebble detail span both levels, spilling out of glass doors onto patios that lead into thin air. The breathtaking view gives such a sensation of flying that you will find yourself reaching out for something to hold on to. Below your feet lies an exotic tropical garden that surrounds the pool. In the near distance, Tamarindo beach, lined by royal palms stretches to meet the La Baula Estuary and National Park. The scene fades away in the distance as sky and sea melt into a kaleidoscope of clouds.
On the first level there is a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops that adjoins the living area. Efficiently compact and practical, the kitchen includes a flattop electric stove, oven, large double-door refrigerator with an ice dispenser, a dishwasher and all the necessary items to create and enjoy your favorite meals. A small and comfortable washroom is located between the kitchen and the main door.
Arched doorways with classic columns lead from the main living area to two bedrooms located on this lower level. Each room is flooded with natural light, has spacious closets and its own private bath. The bedroom located on the front side of the building has two sets of sliding glass doors; one leading to the common terrace and another that opens onto a private patio and a panoramic birds-eye-view. The bedroom on the other side has large windows that survey the rolling hills and coastline to the south.
But the most spectacular part of this space is still to come. In the living area a stone staircase spirals up to a second level of true luxury. The height is dizzying and the large windows and glass doors give the feeling of having stepped into the sky instead of a penthouse suite. From the ample balcony where the Jacuzzi bubbles, the earth has faded away and you are left only with the sea stretching into infinity, the sound of waves, the brush of the wind.
The upstairs has two gorgeous bedrooms and an amazing view of the Tamarindo Bay. A small living area and kitchenette give your family or group extra living space and privacy.
An enormous swimming pool of organic design is the center of the garden area and boasts a swim up bar which you won?t want to miss. Across the street an oceanfront restaurant is preparing tropical delicacies to add sweetness and spice to the memories you will carry with you for a lifetime.
Bedding Configuration: 2 King, 4 Twin, 1 Other
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area FitnessCenter, Golf Course, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Restaurants, Nearby Tennis Courts * Culture: Local Fiestas * Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System * Geographic: Close to Town, Near Beach, Ocean View * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cook top stove, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster * Living: Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Central Air, High Speed Internet, Jacuzzi Tub, Linens, Phone, Safe, Security, Washer & Dryer, wi-fi * Outdoor: Balcony, Parking, Patio, Shared Pool, Tennis
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Carol H. from Saint Cloud, MN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2015 The condo we rented was very nice as a general description. However there were problems which should not have been present in a high end rental. Eg bathroom window broken and could not be closed completely. Sink and dishwasher did not drain properly (standing water) on two occasions. Also the water filter on the refrigerator needs replacement (material in the ice and light indicated a new filter was required.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Hi Carol - thanks for letting us know these issues. I wish we had known during your stay so we could have tried to remedy them right away with our great maintenance staff. I will be informing them of all these issues right away.
A guest from Gilbert, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2015 It doesn't get better than this. Our family of five adults, each with his/her own space, in an absolutely gorgeous condo with everything you could ask for or need (except a kitchen spatula!)in the most ideal location imaginable and a breathtaking view. A lovely lady named Maria came by a couple times to clean, which is included in the rental; unbelievable! The only issue we had was two family members taking a fall due to the slick marble/tile floors and stairs. Be careful when wearing flipflops for beach days. The grounds are beautiful and the pool area was superb; especially the swim up bar! We had no need for a vehicle unless we went on an excursion at which time we arranged for travel; easily done across the street at the Diria Hotel. The main "drag" is full of shops, restaurants, bars and grocery markets as well as a bank, Pharmacia, Clinic, Yoga studios and Salon/Spas. There is nothing to want for; everything is within walking distance. In addition, language is no barrier: practically everyone speaks some level of English, most being quite proficient. I would recommend using a credit card for most purchases as the exchange rate can be somewhat challenging when using cash. On our last night there, the entire condominium complex ran out of water, so for a few hours we had to use outside facilities. We called the emergency number on our paperwork and received an immediate response, being assured the matter would be looked into immediately. The problem was with that of he water company and had nothing to do with the management company which provided excellent service anytime we contacted them throughout the entire rental process. Our vacation was better than we could have imagined.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thank you so much for the great review and details. This is great info for others. We hope to see you again soon.
Lauren B. from Miami Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2015 At first, we wanted to stay directly on the beach. In fact, we only stayed in this unit 3 nights then moved to a house directly in the beach. But this apartment, the amaaazing lagoon pool, was way better than the house. It was a 2 min walk to the beach. And it was in the center of everything!! A 5 min walk to the best surf spot (the mouth of the river). We will absolutely be staying here again. I have only one complaint : we were going with babies and had planned to put the babies in ttwo of the bathrooms. I specifically asked if there was a/c in the bathrooms before booking and I was assured that there was -- and there was NOT! It effected my expectations and, as a result, one of the adults had to sleep on a sofa so the babies clue be in their own bedroom. Not a big deal, just annoys me to be given inaccurate information.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thank you for the review and so glad you had a great time. I do apologize about the miss-information on the A/C. The unit is on a central A/C but you are right that there are not air vents in the bathroom. We will be more clear in the future and look forward to seeing you again.
Solomon G. from West Hempstead, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2014 Beautiful apartment with spectacular views. Amazing sunsets. Only negative is that hot tub is still not working. Perfect location close to beachwith excellent facilities in Hotel Diria. Recommend highly.
A guest from Miami, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2013 The condo was beautiful and in a perfect location. The beach was across the street and restaurants/bars were all in walking distance. Our only complaint was that the hot tub in the condo did not work. We called management about 4 times throughout our stay to report the issue and they kept promising that maintenance would pass by. However, no one ever came to fix it. Besides that, it truly was a great stay!
A guest from Los Angeles, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2013 Absolutely amazing views!! Clean and safe property. Rpm was extremely accomodating. Everyone was very impressed with our accomodations. One of our greatest vacations ever.
Juan Manuel V. from San Rafael de Escazu, SJ recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2012 Una vista maravillosa, ubicado en un lugar seguro y central con lo necesario alrededor.Son las playas mas lindas que he visitado hasta ahora en Costa Rica.Espero muy pronto regresar cpn mi familia a este lindo sitio.SUPER RECOMENDADO
Lindsey W. from Denver, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 I really enjoyed staying at Matapalo 701. The views from the upstairs studio were amazing. The condo was very clean and well appointed. It was also very convenient to have access to the Diria Resort pools and grounds. We loved the location and everything about the condo.
Michelle H. from Wasilla, AK recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2012 We enjoyed our stay immensely. We would not hesitate to rent the unit again. Very happy! Kids loved the pool and beach access.
A guest from Houston, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in January, 2012 This condo is in a perfect location for Tamarindo, across from the beach, very close to restaurants and grocery stores, and a fantastic pool in the common area.Having the separate master bedroom upstairs was ideal for my son, daughter-in-law and their 1 year old. They were able to have some time alone and a quiet place for naps.The 2 bedrooms on the main floor were very adequate.Our only complaint is that the dining table and chairs inside and out on the patio accommodated only 4 instead of 6 people. The living room should have been set up for 6 people also. We had to haul chairs from upstairs in order to all sit around a table.The dishes, cookware and utensils in the kitchen were adequate for us to prepare breakfasts and lunches every day.RPM is an excellent management company. We have dealt with them in the past and will continue to do so again. Having them arrange a van to and from the airport makes transportation to and from the condo very convenient. They even printed out our boarding passes on our return.
Sandy S. from Charleston, SC recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011 The new condos are fabulous! Location perfect. Lock box had issues but management company fixed right away. Well worth the money and the extra (third) bedroom doubles the square footage so it's worth it!
A guest from Denver, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in April, 2011 This place was incredible! I went down with a bunch of friends and we stayed at Matapalo. This place is the nicest penthouse in the nicest resort in town! The condo is modern, clean, incredible views and perfect location. The associated pool is probably the nicest I have seen in my travels. The staff was very friendly and helpful prior to, during, and after our stay. We have no problems the entire time. If you're flying in, I would recommend their offer to pick you up with their shuttle. It was the cheapest option and they brought us the keys and took us right to our place - saved us time! Thanks for a fantastic vacation :)
A guest from Rancho Santa Fe, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2011 It was really enjoyable to stay in this condo. Plenty of room, perfect location, and spotless! Only thing is we were short of beach towels.
A guest from Portland, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2010 Beautiful condo in the heart of Tamarindo. Great views, pool was nice, and the beach just one block away. The $30 minute massage on the beach for $10 might have been the highlight! Can't wait to go back.
A guest from Weston, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2010 The condo was amazing. Plenty of room for our family of 4. 3 BR 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2 terraces with amazing views of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Pool was incredible. Location was central to everything. Everything was clean and modern.
A guest from Bellevue, W.A recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in June, 2010 The property, itself, was very nice. Two issues we dealt with were the water in the upstairs shower did not seem to get warm. We reported the issue and the rental office agreed to make a "report" of the issue but there was never a response to the report. We figured out the operation of the shower but the responsiveness was lacking. Secondly, the unit next door to us was being built out which involved lots of grinding and pounding. The wall are made of concrete the workers were fitting tile so there was a lot of dust and noise.
A guest from Ocean City, MD recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2010 The place was very clean spacious, had an great view very close to everything and RPM employees were incredible nice and helpfull to us. Thank you so much Barbara and Eduardo...we had a blast and we would love to come back with friends:)Pura Vida!!!!!!I& R