Charming private villa- private pool, near beach, cable, gas grill, a/c
VCM8 - The Ten Villas at Cerca del Mar are Playa Langosta's ultimate vacation rentals. These two and three bedroom villas have everything you would ever expect in a true luxury vacation rental. The Morrocan architecture and the attention to detail put these villas a step above any other properties in the Tamarindo area. Private pools, tropical landscaping, total security and privacy can be found at Villas Cerca del Mar.
All the villas at Cerca del Mar offer the amenities you would expect in a luxury rental. Hand-crafted floor and wall tiles, tropical hardwood doors and cabinetry, cast stone water fountains, ceiling fans, custom kitchens, vaulted hardwood beamed ceilings and more. The beach at Playa Langosta is just across the road, only a moment away, with easy access from two locations. The entrance to each villa is secure and private with a doorbell located on the outside for guest use.
Upon entering a villa at Cerca del Mar, you will encounter a tropical garden or, perhaps, a water garden. No matter where you are in the villa, you will have a view of either an indoor or outdoor garden, which truly brings the tropics indoors. The Great Room is surrounded by both indoor and outdoor landscaped gardens and opens to the pool terrace. The custom-designed kitchen offers American-style appliances including a dishwasher, oven, cook center stove, refrigerator and garbage disposal. The outdoor dining area just off the kitchen is covered by pergola and has a ceiling fan and gas grill.
The Master Bedroom is also surrounded by landscaped gardens and offers a covered terrace for your enjoyment. The Master Bath has cast stone double sinks and opens to more tropical gardens. There is a built-in dressing area and access to the laundry facilities, a true convenience. Upstairs, you will find the Mirador-Bedroom Suite that gives you a view of the blue waters of the Pacific.
A full bath with an indoor garden and a wet bar make this room a great place for entertaining. The third bedroom also has a full bath and the shower opens to another interior garden. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and in most, air-conditioning.
The pool and patio areas in the Villas Cerca del Mar are completely landscaped and offer comfortable seating. The sound from the outdoor fountain relaxes the body and pleases the soul, as does the sound of the surf from the ocean. A vacation in your own private villa at Villas Cerca del Mar is as close to paradise as you can get.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 2 Queen, 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 Tennis Courts * Culture: Local Fiestas * Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System * Geographic: Close to Town, Near Beach * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster * Living: Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, High Speed Internet, Linens, Phone, Washer & Dryer * Outdoor: Balcony, BBQ Grill, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Patio, Private Pool
A guest from League City, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2016 We enjoyed our stay at this cute condo. Plenty of room for our family of 7. The kids loved having the pool. We had no hot water but not sure if that was due to the water shortage they were having n Tamarindo.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thank you for your review. We are glad that your trip went smoothly. We hope that you will come back and visit us soon!
Heath J. from Coeur D Alene, ID recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2016 My wife, step daughter, her dad and his girlfriend all went to CR for our first group adventure. My step daughter is 14 and the rest of us range from 30-40. This property provided everything we needed. There was plenty of privacy for everyone. We used the pool a ton. The location was great! Langosta beach is right across the street. There is grocery, cafe, fish/cheese store within a 2 minute walk. There are few restaurants with in walking distance as well. Tamarindo is about a 10-15 minute walk. We had a car and that made getting around very easy. I highly recomend this property for anyone that wants to be close to the action of Tamarindo but not in it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thank you for the great review and additional details to help other guests when making their booking decisions. We are so glad you had a great time and hope you will book again next year!
Stephanie B. from Pflugerville, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in April, 2016 This villa was even better in person! The décor was amazing and so beautiful, loved every minute here and will definitely return. The staff, especially Lola were extremely nice and helpful. It was very easy to book all online and we had no problems at all. Felt like our own little piece of paradise, was awesome!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thank you very much for the great review. We are so glad you had a great time and hope to see you soon! Thanks again for the details and comments about our excellent staff.
Kimberly T. from Ocean Grove, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 We stayed for a second time in cerca del mar, this time trying villa #8, casa bekka. The villa is beautifully maintained and has all the amenities you could need. The property is well lit and safe and steps away from the beach. The only downside was the showers weren't the best, I understand langostas water situation but a freezing cold shower is never fun!
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thanks for the review and we are so glad you came a second time. We are sorry you had a bit of an issue with the water and we continue to work to ensure there is hot water going forward. We still are in a drought so we always ask our guests to conserve water and this helps immensely. Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you a third time.
Esteban Q. from Desamparados, SJO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2015 Sobre la renta de la casa todo fue excelente. La casa propiamente ya tiene un cierto deterioro con base al año pasado que la rente, problemas en el inodoro de abajo y cama de abajo.
A guest from palacios, 77465 recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 From the moment we stepped into the lovely courtyard and viewed the sparking pool, big new grill and exterior amenities, this villa gave great vibes. The well-appointed and beautifully decorated interior was clean and ready for guests. Many surprises awaited us including the outdoor showers and a cozy sunroom for reading. The privacy and layout of the villa was especially great. Even though there were neighboring guests, we hardly knew they were there. Only thing that needs an upgrade is the road from town!! Hard to handle that many times a day.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thanks so much for the great review. The unit is excellent and I am glad you had a great time. The road was just graded this past week so please come on back down!!
laura Z. from Oregon, WI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2015 Our family of 8 stayed for three nights. We originally booked Villa #10 but a few weeks we arrived, they switched our Villa to #8 because the owner of #10 to come during the time we booked. #8 is a beautiful villa. The pool area was awesome and we spent a great deal of time outside relaxing. However, we were very disappointed at many things about our stay. First of all, the oven didn't work on the bake setting so we had to broil our food. The dishwasher also didn't work. The washing machine is very old and is rusted and the dispenser door kept falling off. It took us awhile to figure out how to make it work. We also experienced two days where we didn't have water for up to 8 hours during the day, which was very hard for a family of 8. We were told that that's the way it is and there was a written manual from the owners that they do not reimburse for lack of water or broken appliances. Had we known this, we wouldn't have stayed there,but because we didn't have a choice and was moved to this unit we didn't know of these problems or limitations.. This was our last stop on our 8 day vacation to Costa Rica and we were excited to have three days to do a few loads of laundry and relax by eating our meals in. The lack of water and broken appliances made this very difficult to do. We couldn't shower or do dishes when we were without water. We found a bucket in the pool shed that we used to take water out of the pool to dump into the toilet tank to flush. We were told at check in to limit our water usage, however when our Villa was without water, there were people in the streets hosing off their driveways and watering the flowers. While the Villa was beautiful, this wasn't how we wanted to spend the last three days of vacation. If you rely on water and working appliances I would reconsider booking this Villa.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. The oven and dishwasher have been repaired and are in working order now. The owner of this villa is looking into buying new washer/dryer unit for the villa to prevent theses issues in the future. Unfortunately during spring break week the town is full and makes the water situation more drastic. The government limits water usage during this week in an effort to conserve and not leave the town dry during the busiest week of the year. We moved you to this villa because it is normally one of our best units and all guests are very satisfied after their stay. If these issues would have been reported during the stay we would have done our best to resolve the issues in a timely manner with our maintenance staff. I hope your future stay in Costa Rica is more enjoyable.
A guest from Leland, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in February, 2015 We stayed here for a week with our 3 children, ages 8, 6 & 5. The Villa was perfect! The location is very convenient with two beach accesses directly across the road. The home is very comfortable and set up for relaxing. Our kids loved the pool. We even had monkeys on the roof one day when we returned from the beach!
A guest from Hartford, CT recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2014 Great place in front of the beach! we had everything we needed, it´s just like in the photos. The arquitecture is beautiful... The hot water started running out at the third day but we didn´t need it with that weather
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thanks for the great review. Please come back and visit us again!
A guest from Calgary, AB recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 The home was clean and well stocked. Only issue was a plumbing "fix" in the kitchen that after it was fixed, leaked water through the kitchen and living room. Not a big deal but likely should have tested the "fix" before the repair person left.
William T. from San Luis Obispo, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in June, 2014 Had another great trip ,,,, the folks at RPM were friendly and accomodating as usual,,,, Villa # 8 was very nice and recently refurbished .... Pura Vida
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Pura Vida William, thanks for the great review.This is a great unit and we are glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully we see you again next year for another great trip. Thanks for the feedback.
A guest from Tecumseh, Ont recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 The rental property was clean and well stocked with essentials. It was a good location and the office staff were very helpful.
June S. from Brookside, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2014 This is the 3rd time we've rented the same property and the current owners have made some really nice improvements on a villa that was beautiful to begin with. There is more interior living space and the hot water supply seems to be more abundant and reliable. We all love it!
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Thanks for the review and comments. The new owners have done quite a bit of work on the villa and so glad to here that you like all the improvements. Looking forward to see you again soon.
A guest from Sudbury, Ontario recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2014 It was difficult to get hot water for the shower in the upstairs king bedroom. The faucet was backwards (had to turn it to cold for hot water to come out). And even then, if someone else in the house was using hot water, we would lose it in our shower. And they never seemed to leave us with enough toilet paper.
Debbie F. from Colts Neck, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2013 Our stay in the Villas Cerca del Mar was very pleasant. The Villa was conveniently located to both beach access and Tamarindo. Upon our arrival we had issues with no water and when we got the water it was cold. The management company was quick to respond to our needs and things were handled professionally and quickly. The Villa itself was beautiful and clean. I think the cleaning lady should come, however more than twice if you are staying for a period of more than 6 days. I would definitely come back. Our vacation overall was amazing.
A guest from San Rafael de Heredia, Heredia recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2013 The Villa was beautifully decorated,and had everything we needed for a great stay. All our friends who visited were impressed. Thank you for helping our trip be memorable!
June S. from Brookside, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2013 Everything was excellent except for hot water supply to the showers. Could have used more poolside lounge chairs as we were a party of 6.
Pauline M. from Kingsdown, Kent recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in January, 2012 I have stayed in many rentals over the years, but this was truly a wonderful experience. The property management company bent over backwards to help us. We experienced wild monkeys/raccoons/iguanas etc., I my husband my daughter and her 2 infant babies stayed at this home and we would all love to rent this poperty again. Thank you for an experience 2nd to none. Kind regards Paula McQueen
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 35 days in February, 2010 We have now stayed in the same area of Playa Langosta for the last 4 years, two times at this location. It is idealy situated within 100 meters of the beach. If you do not care to go swimming in the ocean, the unit has its own private pool. Both the pool and house are cleaned every other day by staff from RPM services (great group of people to deal with). The unit sleeps 5 comfortably and the kitchen has all the perks. Great place for a family or group of friends to vacation.
Martha W. from Orinda, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2008 The Cerca del Mar lived up to our expectations and it was delightful to have our own pool to cool off in. Due to the courtyards off every roon, it felt very private and not like a townhouse. It was a longer walk to town via the beach than by the road, but great to go about 5:30pm and watch the sunset while walking to town for dinner. The gas BBQ was a nice option for dining in. We looked at some of the other condo's in Langosta and felt we had made the best choice.
A guest from San Jose, recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2008 Interior paint was stained, holes in windows, bathrooms hot, not the best maintained RPM property we've been in.
Property Manager Response: Response from Tropical Vacations Hi Frank, The villa did need some work while you were there. Unfortunately the owners at the time had no money to repair the unit. But the unit was sold and the new owners have repainted and made a number of improvements so the villa is now in excellent condition.