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Gourmet Kitchen
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Master bedroom
Master bedroom balcony
2nd Master bedroom
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Sunsets are incredible.....
View from Master Bedroom
Private Swimming Pool
View during the green season
Miles of sandy beach
Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour next door
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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Michael K
Dallas, Texas, United States
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“Excellent vacation location close to Tamarindo overlooking the valleys”
Reviewed May 31, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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This was our second trip to Costa Rica and this time we stayed at The Palm House with our family and a friend. It is an excellent place for a vacation. The place is exactly like the pictures, except that that the view is much better and the bathtub in the upstairs master bedroom is big enough for 4 people.

We flew into Liberia airport and had rented a car ahead of time. The drive to the villa took about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The villa is located in a very private estate with a gate and it sits near the top of the hill overlooking the valleys around Tamarindo. To get to the villa I would recommend renting a 4x4 as the last 200 meters up the hill are very steep. We've had friends drop by one day in a regular sedan and they made it up and down, but I'd rather not try that in the rainy season. The enclosed courtyard on the front of the house offers ample parking for two cars.

The drive to or from Tamarindo and its beaches takes a good 15 minutes, partially over very uneven gravel roads, but the trip is worth it. And Tamarindo offers ample shopping opportunities, both from a touristic perspective as well your typical grocery needs. But groceries we felt were price wise on par with what you see in the US.

The layout of the villa is ideal with one large bedroom with a King size bed and 2 showers downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs (each with their own bathroom). Plus there is a half bath downstairs.

We spend most of our time in the outside living space that has a large dining and seating area and overlooks the pool. We traveled with our 8 month old and 3 year old sons and it worked perfectly for them too. There was a nice shallow 2 inch deep part of the pool, followed by easy steps in to the deeper water. two sets of patio tables and chairs IN the shallow end of the pool made for enjoyable relaxation even for those that didn't want to dive into the water. Various times per week somebody would come to service and clean the pool.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. I would say it offers much more than you would find in a typical vacation rental. This was / is as if you have everything that you have in your own home.

The rest of the house is equally well equipped. Free wifi (3G based) and the router seems to be able to handle about 3 devices at a time. A skype phone with a US number. Well working AC in all rooms as well as ceiling fans. TV's in the two main bedrooms. Stereo equipment in the indoor living area.

The villa also has an electrical BBQ, offers beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, etc.

Oh, obviously there are dedicated towels provided for the pool area. And every day except Sundays the housekeeper comes to clean the house and where necessary provide new / cleaned bath towels.

Speaking of the housekeeper; Martha, we arranged with the home owners that she would help us with meals as well. And that worked out perfectly. Every day she came a bit early to prepare, serve and clean up breakfast. Next she would clean the house and by the time we were tired from reading or jumping in the pool she would have lunch prepared. Same thing again in the evening. In one word she was excellent and cooked very creatively and enjoyable food with lots of fresh local products.

It made our stay even more perfect and we can highly recommend the Palm House to anybody that wants to enjoy this area of Costa Rica.

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Liked best: The privacy of the location, the outdoor living space and the pool
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed April 15, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Madrid
Reviewed March 21, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Minnesota, USA
Reviewed March 7, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Reviewed February 13, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

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The Florida Keys
Reviewed December 19, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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tudor22
Derby, United Kingdom
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“Wow! Luxury modern house, superbly equipped and designed”
Reviewed April 3, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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I thoroughly recommend staying here. My Fiancee and I loved Palm House and were sorry to leave!

This is a newly built, stylish, well equipped house. It has tranquil and modern (internal and external) living spaces, including very modern kitchen, bathrooms and comfortable beds. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The house has great views/sunsets, good WIFI, is very secure and has a wonderful medium sized pool. It is one hour from Liberia airport and 10 mins from the coast. A rental car is required. The Owners are very organised and Staff were excellent.

I found the property on Flipkey (property 210681).

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Your age range 25-34
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