Casa Bella Tara, our family vacation home, was completed Jan of 2006. The complex, named La Esquina, consist of two buildings, each with 5 units, offering an intimate setting for your Costa Rican vacation. The interior is beautifully done in granite, teak and stone and was professionally decorated.
Our unit is on the ground floor just steps from the pool, however, the Banyan Tree and flora provide privacy for our patio. Our condo has two large bedrooms, each with queen beds and two full baths. We also have a queen size aero bed that is easy and fast to inflate as well as a Pak n Play crib. The kitchen is well equipped with all your cooking needs. A Jenn air BBQ is located just off kitchen on the back patio. We also have a washer and dryer, iron and iron board for your laundry needs. We provide cable TV/wireless hookup and a phone with unlimited local calls. We have central A/C and ceiling fans in all the rooms. There is a wall safe located in the bedroom closet.
Our unit is located in Playa Langosta. This is neighborhood just minutes from downtown Tamarindo. There are several great places to eat and a market within walking distance. The beach is a two-minute walk thru a canopy park, which is home to a family of Howler Monkeys. Our beach is very uncrowded, which makes for great shell hunting. There are no annoying vendors walking up and down selling their wares.
The Banyan tree outside our patio door is home to 3 iguanas as well has several types of birds. The iguanas know when we are there and wait for a morning treat. We have discovered they are not too picky. They like fruit, salad, eggs, bacon and toast. The largest iguana has been named Kitty. The birds that you will see on the Banyan Tree are Magpies. The wildlife does respect your privacy but will provide entertainment during your morning coffee.
Whether you want to just relax or explore the wonders of the area. Casa Bella Tara is perfectly located to do just that.TripAdvisor property ID 2101923...Read more
Left on 03/25/2010 for a stay in February 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 25, 2010Stayed Feb 2009
Hi Jerry and Joan..
If you remember Sylvia and I stayed at your condo in 2008 also.We just love it there. More then Hawaii. I love the non tourest feeling we have when we are sight seeing and doing all the fun things there. Love the beach walks.Best beach walks we have ever taken anywhere. The food is great and really reasonable,like everything else.
I dont know when but we will be going again. Also
you guys made the trip so easy and non stressfull with all the help you provided us,car rental,bus from the airport to the front door etc....Sounds like I just wrote an add for your place, but it is all true and even better then it sounds.I can hardly wait to go again.. Thanks again for everything..
David & Sylvia Prior..
David and Sylvia,
Thank you so much for taking time to leave your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you as guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful vacation.
We hope you return soon!
Joan and Jerry
“Beautiful setting and close to everything”
Left on 03/18/2010 for a stay in April 2009 | CRSReviewed Mar 18, 2010Stayed Apr 2009
The accomodations were perfect. The house was beautifully decorated and had all the amenites. Kitchen was well stocked and made it really easy to prepare our own food. The pool area is serene and conducive to relaxation. It's a very short walk to the beach where you can take a stroll or just soak up the sun! My daughter and husband spent many hours searching for shells of which there was an abundance.
The owners were great and really helpful. They had great suggestions on airport transfers, places to eat, shopping, and fun activites. This vacation could not have been more perfect and it really helped having the inside scoop provided to me by Joan and Jerry (the owners).
Thank you for your lovely review. Jerry and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love to share our knowledge , experiences and favorites with guests and enjoy hearing about theirs as well.
We look forward to your return soon.
Joan and Jerry
“Home Away from Home and then some”
Left on 03/05/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | The RockReviewed Mar 5, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
WE couldn't ask for an easier time with booking, payments, communication, etc. than with Jerry and Joan.
The place was just like the pictures. Great features in the condo such as a full kitchen, beach towels, and a very safe place to stay. The location was great, far enough from the noise of downtown Tamarindo, but close enough to walk into town at least once a day. Pool was GREAT!! We swam at least five times a day as well as going to the ocean (which was a five minute walk down the path!!) WE had front row seats during feeding time with the Howler Monkeys and the Iguana family. The little iguana almost got too friendly! Great pics though. The roof top terrace was great for having our morning coffee or our sunset drink.
You definitely need to stay more than a week. We are hoping the next time to stay at least 3 weeks.
Thanks for the use of your condo and all your help.
Rob and Suzanne Norris
Little Current, Ontario
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