Beautiful hillside villa with views, infiniti pool, bbq, terraces, internet
CLL - Unique among the vacation homes in Tamarindo, Casa Leo loco achieves a perfect balance of a beautiful, exotic setting with the amenities and comforts of home.
The sights, sounds and scents at Casa Leo Loco deliver all the beauty that nature has to offer in Tamarindo. Wake up in paradise to the panoramic (220 degree) view of the beaches, forests, and harbor. Watch the parrots, mot-mots, orioles, hummingbirds and 50 other species of magnificent birds as they fly by or stop to chat in the expansive terraces and gardens. Surfers and boats bob in the waves below. Observe iguanas sunning in the trees nearby. Track Tamarindo’s howler monkeys as they progress through the neighboring forests. Delight in the fragrant Plumeria scents wafting on the gentle breezes. At night, from Casa Leo Loco’s many terraces enjoy the twinkling lights of the town below or the fantastic show put on by the stars above.
Casa Leo Loco is a secluded, gated Mediterranean-style villa in the picturesque town of Tamarindo (see video overview on YouTube ). You will see that there are spectacular ocean views from every room in the house, in minute you walk in the front door. You are immediately drawn to the largest private infinity pool in Tamarindo, surrounded on three sides by the extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens. Generous common areas allow dining al fresco, entertaining and socializing with your guests as well as relaxing in solitude in private nooks. The spacious house is open to the ocean breezes and has ocean views from every room. Tropical and Balinese decor give you a sense of the exotic yet daily maid service makes it better than home. In the five air-conditioned bedrooms, a total of up to ten guests can be accommodated. A large flat screen TV, cable, telephone service and free internet access let you stay connected to those who wish they could join you.
Stroll the half-mile down the hill to the French bakery and the beach. Spend the day shopping, deep-sea fishing or touring Costa Rica’s famous cloud forests, volcanoes and parks, then return home to a stunning sunset over the ocean. Grill your catch of the day at home or dine in one of Taramindo’s excellent restaurants before settling in for the night in comfort and at peace.
Due to the open nature of the pool area, children under 5 or non-swimming children are not permitted.
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, outdoor shower, near beach, nearby medical services, cd player, nearby grocery, cookware, nearby post office, local fiestas, maid service, close to town, nearby restaurants, nearby atm, golf course, nearby tennis courts, washer & dryer, nearby fedex.TripAdvisor property ID 2125461...Read more
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 27, 2012Stayed May 2012
We stayed in Tamarindo costa rica 10 days at casa Leo loco it was amazing ,relaxing ,and exciting all together Lola at rpm was so patient and helpful to me and my family, Illda (house keeper) was so nice not only did she clean the house spotless but washed our laundry as well, she became my new friend. Christian the house guard aka gate keeper made us feel safe he never left the property not for one minute don't think anything would have happened but it was nice to have him there, do it rent this house and you will see how a vacation should be never experienced such beautiful sunsets one night it was purple. We are going back with the whole family.
Glad you enjoyed your time! Casa Leo Loco's kitchen is not super large, but many people enjoy using the outdoor kitchen as an alternative space. We will check to make sure it has the equipment that it needs to serve our guests. Thanks, RPM
“I would do it again!”
Left on 05/17/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | SheriReviewed May 17, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
I loved our house because it was so open and had the best view ever. Our pool was amazing! The housekeepers were very friendly. My only complaints is not having enough bath towels or air conditioning in the two bedrooms on the lower floor of the house. The ceiling fan helped. There was a bug/scorpian problem, but I think that's to be expected in the climate we were in.
Left on 02/17/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Richard L.Reviewed Feb 17, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
We enjoyed our stay at this villa. The view was fantastic, and the patio and pool area was very nice. There were some issues with the property - the refirgerator barely kept the foood cold, the toilet flush mechanism in one of the bathrooms didn't work correctly and the sink was slow to drain. The A/C unit in the same bedroom didn't cool the room enough. There was damaged tiles on the pool and outdoor table. It would be good to perform some overall maintenance to the property, but all in all it was satisfactory. The property management team was extremely helpful in helping us plan our vacation there.
Left on 05/19/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 19, 2009Stayed May 2009
The house was tired. No airconditioning in the main house, only bedrooms. Poor kitchen in terms of pots and pans. Way too hot to cook inside. Refridgerator did not keep things cold enough and food spoiled quickly. Ratty old towels in bathrooms and for beach. Housekeeper and caretaker were great, property management team was good too. Please keep my comment anonymous. Safety is an issue in Tamarindo, two guards in the grocery store parking lot alone, TV chained to the walls of the house.
The house is not advertised with A/C in the living area, only the bedrooms. All pots and pans have been replaced and towels as well. They are replaced, at the owner's request, whenever necessary. Unfortunately we were never told there was a problem with the refrigerator or it would have been repaired. There is not a safety issue in Tamarindo, in fact, there is almost no violent crime here. Howeve, like most tourist/resort areas in Central America, there is a fair amount of theft. It's important for visitors to make sure they are careful with their belongings and lock valuables in their safes. But it's extremely rare that personal safety is an issue.
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“Casa Leo Loco is wonderful place to spend time with the family”
Left on 12/29/2008 for a stay in December 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 29, 2008Stayed Dec 2008
The location and view this villa provides is absolutely amazing! We spent countless hours lounging by the pool, eating at the larger table outside, or sitting on the patio as a family. The three main bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice. All in all we had a fantastic time. Here are some of our biggest complaints:
1) Dirt road leading up to the villa is very challenging and provided to be much for some of our family members with bad backs
2) lack of trash cans in the bedrooms
3) The 2 extra bedrooms by the pool had an unusual amount of bugs. Especially the upstairs bedroom. We would come back to the room to find dead insects on our bed sheets.Bathroom shower didn't have hot water.
4) BBQ Grill was terrible. Heat was poorly distributed on the grill. Knob for 2nd burner was missing.
5) Bushes at end of infinity pool need to be trimmed to give the infinity look
6) Gate should be automatic. we did not feel safe because of the gate.
Thanks for your suggestions and comments Vala. We'll mkae sure to put trash cans in the bedrooms, get the shower repaired, and fix that grill.
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“Casa Leo Loco - August 3rd through 10th”
Left on 08/18/2008 for a stay in August 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 18, 2008Stayed Aug 2008
We were not told the tower did not have hot water in the showers. This was a surprise to us and those that were sleeping in these rooms.
The house was wonderful. Only issue is the road leading to the house. It would be nice if it had more pavers for safety.
The road to the house, like the majority of roads in Tamarindo, is dirt. It is also steep and so is always in various stages of repair - sometimes it's very good, sometimes, it's pretty bumpy. But it's always navigable and not dangerous. Some people find it fun and adventurous - some not so much.The tower is a building separate from the house, with two bedrooms and a half-bath. It does not have a shower, so we're not sure why the Sheila expeceted one. But to be more accurate, we have clearly stated that on our website.
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Left on 04/12/2008 for a stay in December 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2008Stayed Dec 2007
Leo Loco is an absolutely amazing house with unbelievable views, a great pool, and a ton of room. You really can't ask for a better place to stay.
Left on 04/12/2008 for a stay in July 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2008Stayed Jul 2007
Kitchen was limited - no disposal, little storage, no ice maker. Pool and view were great. Caretaker and maid were very accomodating. Babysitter, Sol, was outstanding! Bathrooms had foul odors but appeared very clean. Suggest different cleaning solutions. Upgrading mattresses would improve house.
“Casa Leo Loco home is well maintained, view is lovely, however s”
Left on 04/11/2008 for a stay in June 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 11, 2008Stayed Jun 2007
The home and its setting are lovely. The description of the house is accurate. The accomodations for 9 of us, 4 adults and 5 teenagers, were comfortable. The gatekeeper and housekeeper were accessible. However, on our 6th night, we were robbed. The thieves cut the barbed wire fence surrounding the back of the house, entered the small guest house bedroom, and robbed my teenagers as they were sleeping in their bed. RPM Services accompanied us to the police station to report the incident -- though we were warned nothing would come of it. We sent emails to the owners of the house via RPM Services but NEVER received any acknowledgement of our unfortunate incident from the owners. Sometime prior to our stay,Casa Leo Loco had been robbed. That info had not been foreclosed. Had we been aware, we most likely would have made different sleeping arrangements. Having an on-site gate keeper with a dog didn't prevent a robbery. Fortunately, our teenagers were not physically harmed. Would we recommend Casa Leo Loco to our friends - NO.
“The house, location, management (RPM), exceeded all expectations”
Left on 04/09/2008 for a stay in March 2008 | Dan T.Reviewed Apr 9, 2008Stayed Mar 2008
The house, location, management (RPM), exceeded all expectations. The on site resident caretaker was outstanding. In addition to Carlos the daily housekeeping was fabulous. Everything inside and outside was kept in order at all times. Our laundry was washed and folded everyday
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