CCOLIN - You will be mesmerized by the magnificent views from every room of this Mediterranean-style oasis reminiscent of an Italian hill town. This elegant compound, designed by a prominent Manhattan architect, consists of four clustered buildings and an infinity pool situated in a luxurious tropical garden. Enjoy the sunset over Tamarindo Bay from the shaded outdoor living room and al fresco dining under the pergola with adjoining spacious grilling area. Surrounding the pool on the terrace level below, sun and shade lounging is afforded in the jasmine-scented garden that is surrounding the pool (with underwater benches) is flanked by the lounge chairs of a jasmine-scented garden and a separate bougainvillea-covered palapa. Underwater benches in the pool offer a particularly appealing viewpoint. The vaulted-ceilinged indoor living room, furnished in an eclectic style integrating elegant art and antiques with a comfortable upholstered sofa and armchairs, enjoys the same sweeping view as the indoor dining room, which is adjoined by a spacious state-of-the art kitchen appointed with Brazilian marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas oven with six burners. You can hear the surf from each of the ocean-view bedrooms. The luxurious master bedroom, with Juliet balcony, king-sized bed and flat screen TV, adjoins a large master bath where the strata-tiled shower overlooks the ocean view. A spacious dressing area leads to a sixth bedroom/study with views of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. The lower level of the main house consists of a second living room (with flat screen TV), two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed and chaise lounge, one with a double bed), a large bath with glass enclosed shower. All rooms are appointed with Travertine floors and Guanacaste hardwood doors and are fully air conditioned. Wake to birdsong. So far we have counted over ninety species from the terrace. Check the surf. A family of monkeys often grazes in the trees across the road from the house and whales are sometimes sighted passing the point below. There is an apartment over the garage where Juan Carlos, the part-time caretaker lives. He oversees the housekeeping and gardening and reports issues to the office if needed. He is around most evenings and available for emergencies. RPM Vacation Rentals can help you with any issues you have throughout your stay and help you book tours, excursions, cars, etc. We know you will have a great stay at our amazing house!

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  • Ceiling Fans
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens
  • Phone
  • Washer & Dryer
  • wi-fi
  • Maid Service
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Cable TV
  • Stereo System
  • Blender
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio
  • Close to Town
  • Near Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Golf Course
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Restaurants
  • Nearby Tennis Courts
  • Local Fiestas

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4.8
Francesca A.
United States

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Paradise
Posted Jul 26, 2017

it was great- the only thing was we like service everyday specially since dishwasher was broken...

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Response:Thank you so much for the great review and we are so glad you had a great time. We have replaced the dishwasher with a new one. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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moorkits
United States

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Views, serenity and perfect home for large group
Posted Apr 12, 2017

We were a group of 5 Mom's and 5 daughters. We wanted a home that would offer places for all to gather together and seperately -and would be safe and close to a good town and great beaches. This home was ideal in every way. The views are spectacular and the location offers cooling breezes from the extreme heat felt lower in town. The pool spectacular! The road to and from Tamarindo is about 1/2 mile - not far....but it is steep and narrow and gravel. We never did walk it because of the heat and dust during the day. We would recommend having a car to get to and from town. Tamarindo is charming and fun and offers plenty of amazing spots for eating and shopping - it feels like a surf town and we loved that it was small and quaint without the large all inclusive hotels found in other beach towns. The beach is long and wonderful to walk and swim and surf. Very safe. We rented chairs and umbrellas every day and throughly enjoyed the beach activities before heading back to our heavenly retreat in the afternoon for a swim and sunset drink and pure relaxation! We had 3 dinners catered though Sunset Catering and that was a wonderful treat to sit and enjoy our view without even having to cook! We loved this home, the location and the services provided! Thank you for a memorable trip!

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Response:Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad you had such a great time. Please come back again!
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mmb
United States

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Posted Apr 05, 2017

We were a group of 10 Mom's and daughters who rented this villa. We loved the view, the layout which provided privacy as well as wonderful gathering spaces.The pool was situated perfectly for afternoon sun and lovely sunsets. The location does require a car for ease of access down the steep gravel road. The town of Tamarindo is charming and fun and relaxed. Great surf town feel with a wonderful and safe beach and great restaurants and little shops. People are very friendly. We loved Colina Del Mar and would recommend it for groups needing a little privacy and yet wanting great views and wonderful proximity to each and town...as well as easy day trip excursions.

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Response:Thank you so much for the great review. Colina Del Mar is truly an amazing house and we hope you will visit us again.
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United States

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Posted Apr 05, 2017

We were a group of 10 Mom's and daughters who rented this villa. We loved the view, the layout which provided privacy as well as wonderful gathering spaces.The pool was situated perfectly for afternoon sun and lovely sunsets. The location does require a car for ease of access down the steep gravel road. The town of Tamarindo is charming and fun and relaxed. Great surf town feel with a wonderful and safe beach and great restaurants and little shops. People are very friendly. We loved Colina Del Mar and would recommend it for groups needing a little privacy and yet wanting great views and wonderful proximity to each and town...as well as easy day trip excursions.

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Jayne W.
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The view is worth it!
Posted Jan 10, 2017

We were a group of 2 families and the layout of the home was fantastic in providing separate living spaces for all of us. As soon as you open the front gate you are greeted with one of the most spectacular views. Tamarindo is a bustling little town with lots of activity. The villa was a treat to step away and relax in after a daytrip or day on the beach. It is so peaceful and serene. It is quite a climb on foot to reach the property. Taxis are readily available if you don't want the exercise. Our group rented a golf cart which was so handy for trips to the beach and grocery stores. If you rent a golf cart (we rented from the kiosk at the Auto Mercato) - let them know where you are staying. We had an issue with our golf cart but the owner of the golf cart company will be able to rectify this if they know where your villa is.
For the price of the villa rental, there are a few shortcomings - no hair dryers, glassware and silverware have been around way too long. There are no extras with respect to sporting equipment. We purchased 2 boogie boards at 70USD each, a volleyball, paddleball set to add to our enjoyment - thought it would have been nice if some of these things were already there.
All in all, it was a fantastic property and it was a great part of our enjoyment in Tamarindo.
Check out Black Stallion Ranch on Trip Advisor - this is a gorgeous property about 10 minutes from town. They offer an evening BBQ with the most fantastic food. The host, Alex goes above and beyond to provide a very memorable experience. They have a shuttle available that can transport people to his ranch or a taxi will cost about $10. The price of the BBQ includes all drinks and food. The ziplines at the ranch offer one of the most beautiful views in the area.

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Samantha W.
United States

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Most Incredible Stay
Posted Aug 16, 2016

A group of 12 of us stayed at Casa Colina del Mar, and it blew away any expectations I had coming in to this vacation. The photos are incredible, but do not even do the beauty of the house justice. Amazing views, fantastic infinity pool, more than enough room, and a thoughtful layout greeted us and left us all in awe. This was true paradise. The housr and grounds were well kept and extremely clean. Our contact Lindsay was incredibly helpful, and I would most definitely work with them again if I ever return to Costa Rica.

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Sarah S.
United States

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Best view in Tamarindo, Booking again next year
Posted Apr 13, 2016

The best feature after the view is the infinity pool, which was the perfect temperature. We were a group of 12, mostly active senior couples, from NY, CA , SC and London, getting together to enjoy a vacation in a beautiful spot. We all enjoyed the 2-hr
trip up the estuary viewing crocs, howler monkeys, many species of bird and sea creatures.

The layout of the house affords exceptional privacy, high-end details and furnishings, and very helpful caretakers who took care of our every need and question. Tennis was walking distance with excellent facilities. Favorite restaurant was Nogie's on the beachfront;
incredibly fresh seafood, good service, moderate prices, great view - ate there three times!

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Response:Sarah - we're so happy you had a great stay at the lovely Colina del Mar! It is such a beautiful home! Hope to have you back again in the future.
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lricker
United States

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Amazing!
Posted Apr 16, 2013

A beautiful spot, a beautiful home and a very relaxing vacation - highly recommended!

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Christine S.
United States

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Relaxed Luxury
Posted Apr 12, 2013

This was our second stay at the home and we will be back again for a third stay! We love everything about this Colina del Mar.

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inciardi
United States

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Wonderful view, just as pictured!
Posted Mar 14, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Colina Del Mar. The pictures are a perfect representation of what you will get. The view is priceless, and the house is clean, up-to-date and spacious. We had a group of 5 couples in our late 20s and it was perfect. It was quite a walk up/down hill to town, but we were told this prior to booking. We walked down almost every day, but usually paid $5-10 for a cab up - well worth it! We would definitely recommend this house!

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Response:Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time. Come back again!
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Marcus M.
United States

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Mccloud family escape
Posted Jan 26, 2013

Too short! All eight of us had a fantastic time. The home more than we could have expected. Andy and Cynthia did a great job!

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Sharon G.
United States

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Immersion in Tamarindo
Posted Jul 15, 2012

Caretakers are a font of info to be used. Most helpful and friendly. House has a spectacular view; it's a rough ride up to the house, but an adventure!

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Jan V.
United States

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Casa Colina Del Mar
Posted Jun 09, 2012

House certainly exceeded our expectations, even though the pictures already looked great.
Great pool, outdoor sitting areas, large bed rooms, good general inside areas. Great view from most rooms. Plenty of space.
in short fantastic

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Ryan C.
United States

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Best spot in Tamarindo
Posted Jul 02, 2011

Had a bachelor party with 8 dudes at Colina Del Mar. It was the perfect spot. The view was amazing and the house was perfect. I was a bit worried that the caretakers, Cynthia and Andy would act more as babysitters and yell at us for being loud, but they were so cool. It was really nice to have them there for added security and also local knowledge. The walk up the hill to get there can be a bit rough but any cab in town will take you up there for $5-10. I will go back and stay at this place everytime I visit Costa Rica!

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Susie R.
United States

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Beautiful and relaxing
Posted Mar 21, 2011

Casa Colina del Mar is a beautiful, spacious and perfect vacation spot. We totally enjoyed every minute we spent there. I am looking forward to going back again.

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Andy W.
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Last house on the left!
Posted Jan 23, 2011

The house was amazing! The caretakers, Andy & Cynthia, were great. Highly recommend the catered breakfasts, Bathsheba is fantastic!

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Todd N.
United States

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Better than the photos
Posted Jul 06, 2010

The view from Casa Colina del Mar alone is worth the stay. You can hear the ocean below and you become mesmerized by the sight and sound. The pool and pool area are designed to maximize these features. The house is well appointed and comfortable. Having looked around while we were in Tamarindo, I would say that this is the pick home of the area and there are lots to nice homes.

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John C.
United States

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Mesmerizing View
Posted Jun 26, 2010

My family and I recently stayed in Casa Colina del Mar. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The onsite property caretakers are wonderful, caring and responsive people. My family and I spent hours in and around the property's amazing pool. Never have we enjoyed a more wonderful view and beautiful rental vacation home. The lovely home and fantastic caretakers are reason enough to return again and again. We felt at home and with family.

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