Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste
Construction area: 1,208m2
Package 1: Main house on 11 acres (4.5 hectares): $1,850,000
Package 2: Only the Manager´s house on 12 acres (4.8 hectares): $395,000
Package 3: All 23 acres with everything included for $2,245,000
Beds: 6 in main house, plus 4 in employee houses and 1 in Manager´s house
Baths: 6 in main house plus 8 more in other constructions
Year built: The entire property was constructed in 2004-2005.
Mansion or Boutique Hotel and Spa in Tamarindo
Located 20 minutes outside of Tamarindo toward Santa Cruz. Unobstructed Pacific Ocean views, set back approximately 5 miles from Avellanas Beach and Hacienda Pinilla.
The property is made of 9 structures on approximately 11 acres (4.4 hectares). The main house or boutique hotel has 6 guest rooms, community living and dining areas, a large restaurant/ kitchen and a beautiful swimming pool with wrap around terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the mountains. The connected adjacent building houses the laundry, office, and an employee area.
A few steps down below the pool area, there is a full service spa with waterfall, large heated hydrotherapy soaking pool, 5 private treatment rooms, 2 showers and a bathroom. The spa enjoys the magnificent views and sunsets.
Also on the property there are 2 small a/c homes with 2 bed/2 bath that can serve for employees or as guest houses.
There is an above ground 16,000-gallon water tank, bodegas for storage, a covered exercise/gym area, and a 500 square foot raised yoga platform.
Below the gym area the adjacent 12 acres - 4.8 hectares property is located. This property has a private loft house for the Manager / Owner or guest house. This house has 1 bedroom, luxury bathroom and pool. Teak floors. Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. High beamed skies. Outdoor shower for the pool. Air conditioning, internet and WiFi. The house has luxury finishes and a separate entrance. The land can be segregated into multiple lots or can be used for building additional villas.
The property meanwhile it has been used as a Boutique Hotel, has won more international Top 10 awards than any other hotel on Trip Advisor
80% of the guests are from the US and are between 25-34 years old. Also, seasonally older guests, and guests from Canada, South America, British, and from several other countries. The largest category of guests would be people on their honeymoon. Typical guest stay is over 5 days.
About the Name: Cortez Amarillo (Tabebuia ochracea)
Possibly the most spectacular and colorful of all ornamental flowering trees in Costa Rica. The property is adorned by several of these wonderful and majestic trees.
During the dry season of the year, all the trees of this species explode in a true spectacle of yellow as intense as the sun, and it is increasingly common to observe people who stop their vehicles at the roadside to contemplate and Photograph them.
About Tamarindo - Source : http://visittamarindo.com/tamarindo_about.html#.UzHk8fldUmM
Tamarindo has all the amenities of a Costa Rican beach town: surf, sand and sun, sun, sun. But it offers much more to many more. It is the ideal place for honeymoons and weddings, couples, singles and families, and it's wonderfully suited to eco-adventures. Tamarindo offers first class sport fishing, sailing, surfing, golfing, ATV tours, turtle watching, diving, horseback riding, canopy tours, jungle boat rides, tamarindo photobeauty spa, art galleries, gift shops and more. A multi-cultural community, Tamarindo boats several bakeries, an outdoors vegetable market and more than 40 restaurants. Whether you like to eat Vegetarian, 'Tipico' Costa Rican, Italian or Sea Food, it is all here. Accommodations are available for every budget, from luxurious beach-front hotel to hostels.
The sun shines just about 365 days per year, and the temperature is pleasantly warm year round. In the rainy season, from May through October, you can expect a brief shower in the late afternoon, making the beach sparkle, and allowing for extraordinary sunsets, click here for average temperatures, hours of sunshine, precipitation as well as a 5 day weather forecast.
The beach is a three and a half kilometer stretch of white sand and warm blue water. Tamarindo is surrounded by National Parks to its north and south, and mountains with breathtaking views to its east. Nature is abundant, Leatherback Turtles lay their eggs in the northern part of the bay, Howler Monkeys are heard and seen swinging on branches throughout Tamarindo. In some restaurants giant Iguanas will come up to your table expecting table scraps. In the late afternoons you can hear the parakeets screeching in the trees, preparing to settle down for the night.
LIVING IN TAMARINDO
Living in Costa Rica takes a spirit of adventure, a good sense of humor and lots of patience. Most people see themselves lying all day in a hammock by the sea plucking bananas off the trees and going for frequent dips in the crystal clear waters. While all that is highly attainable it is not what your days will solely consist off. Red tape is a big part of life in Costa Rica. A simple thing like renewing a driver’s license can take all day, and expect at least an hour long line at the bank. Today usually means tomorrow and tomorrow may not be this week. Violent crime is low, but don't ever leave your belongings unattended. If you think you can handle all this with a smile then Costa Rica may just be the place for you. After all, it boasts a 94% literacy rate, has friendly people, an exquisite nature, a warm climate year round and is labeled the 'Happiest Place on Earth'.
Tamarindo Beach is one of Costa Rica's most popular beaches for foreign residents. Its dry tropical climate, white beaches and surrounding national park is a big draw. Tamarindo has been experiencing a growth spurt for the last few years, and even with the economic downturn construction and real estate is booming. Its growing tourist industry provides plenty of opportunities for new businesses. No one knows exactly how many residents live here, but it's for sure almost everyone knows each other. Tamarindo is one of the most multi-cultural communities in Costa Rica, and you will hear many different languages being spoken. Although you will find many conveniences in Tamarindo such as hardware stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc. for serious medical issues or official business you will need to head to the capital of San Jose. It is about a 4 hour drive, or 45 minute flight to San Jose.
Perhaps Tamarindo’s greatest appeal is its proximity to the Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, which comprises 1,000 acres (400 ha) of dazzling protected forest, including abundant mangroves and estuaries. Tours of the fascinating plant and animal life can be arranged from Tamarindo, including canoe tours of costal habitats. Just north of town is the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, which offers visitors an opportunity to see the world’s largest reptile, the leatherback turtle, come ashore to lay eggs. Also close by is the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Ostional and Parque Nacional Barra Honda.
Tamarindo’s extensive development has imbued elements of affluent foreign culture from modernist cafés to chic restaurants into the fundamentally Tico culture, making for an appealing combination of both worlds. North Americans and Europeans in particular will enjoy the many elements of their own culture offered in Tamarindo along with the authenticity of local culture.