Beach House Vacation Rentals El Estero Ocean View Villa at Las Mareas de Tamarindo

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Villa For Rent, Daily, Weekly, Monthly El Tesoro Tamarindo Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50309
Lowest Daily Rate: $416 4 br, 4.5 bath, sleeps 12 Swimming Pool? No Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 3 days Ad # 337472
Villa El Estero is one of the 6 luxury homes that compose Villas Las Mareas, an ocean-view paradise located in an exclusive gated community nestled above the estuary on a Tamarindo hillside. Villas Las Mareas overlooks the looping curves of the estuary as it meets the Pacific in the pristine and protected Las Baulas National Park. On the beach in front of Villas Las Mareas are the waves that make Tamarindo an international surf destination.
Villas Las Mareas features a private infinity-edge pool and barbeque area that overlook the endless Guanacaste coastline and soul-southing Pacific horizon. First and second floor terraces provide generous space for the outdoor living that you dream of on your tropical vacation. Enjoy a steaming mug of coffee amid the morning birdsong. Check the surf. Stretch out on the daybed with your favorite book. In the evening, sip a cooling cocktail with your friends or family while the sun sinks into the sea.
Inside Villa El Estero, over 2,000 square feet of space is elegantly illuminated with natural light, and furnished in a unique Pacific Rim deco style with select local materials that facilitate the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Costa Rica. The gourmet kitchen is equipped entirely with state-of-the-art Bosch appliances and supplied with everything that makes a kitchen feel like home.
Villa El Estero is unique among the Villas Las Mareas, being the only home that offers 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 guests. The villa’s master bedroom, with its private second-floor terrace and stunning ocean view, is furnished with a king sized bed. The two guest bedrooms, one on the first floor and one on the second, are each furnished with a king sized bed, and two twin trundle beds are available. An additional ground-level suite in this villa contains a living area with a daybed that converts into 2 twin beds, and a private bedroom that is furnished with a queen sized bed.
As a guest at Villas Las Mareas, you're just steps from Pangas Restaurant & Beach Club, an innovative Guanacaste fusion restaurant with a full bar and friendly staff, set in the sand where the estuary and ocean meet. And this is just the beginning. Walk the street or the beach and experience the energy of Tamarindo, this vibrant beach town made famous by its year-round surf, adventure tours and eclectic international community. All the excitement of exploring, dining, shopping and nightlife are right in your front yard at Villas Las Mareas. Enjoy them all, and then retreat to the tranquil privacy of Villa El Estero where you feel worlds away from it all. Having the best of both worlds is not only possible, it is ready and waiting.
- Incredible Ocean View of Tamarindo and Las Baulas National Park
- Sleeps up to 12 with 2 trundle beds
- Walking Distance to Beach

- Master Bedroom: King Bed
- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Trundle Bed (2)
- Guest Bedroom: King Bed
- Guest Bedroom: 2 Queen Beds

***On-line bookings made during the year-end holiday weeks must check in and check out on one of the following sets of dates in order for the reservation to be accepted:
Dec 19 - Dec 26
Dec 22 – Dec 29
Dec 26 - Jan 2
Dec 29 - Jan 5
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  • king
  • toilet
  • twin/ single
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • Dining
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Communal Pool
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Induction Stove
  • Pantry
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Utensils & Cutlery
  • Catering Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Local Phone
  • King Bed(s)
  • Towels/Linens Provided
  • WiFi
  • Pool Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Gas Grill/Barbeque
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Town
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Golf Course
  • Gated Community
  • Nearby Restaurants
  • Nearby Fitness Facilities
  • Walk to Beach
  • Secure Parking
  • 24/7 Security
  • Nearby Nightlife/Bars
  • Nearby Shopping
  • Suitability: Groups
  • Massage Available
  • Babysitter Available
  • Nearby Spas
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Nearby Gym
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Health/Spas
  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip-Lining
  • Surfing
  • Beach Lifestyle
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Shared Pool
  • Beach
  • Surf Breaks
  • Bikes
  • Beach Club
  • Pool Lounge Area
  • Gated Community
  • Secluded
  • Near Beach
  • Close to Town
  • Ocean View
  • Jungle Setting
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo System
  • Netflix
  • Flat-Screen TV(s)
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Concierge Services Available
Outdoor Shower: Yes
BBQ: Yes



There are no refunds unless the range of dates specified in the contract and the total amount is recovered through another rental contract. If the property is able to be rented for the same time period at the same rate, Stay in Tamarindo will refund all payments minus a 20% administrative fee. If Stay in Tamarindo cannot re-rent the property outside of 30 days, the company keeps the full booking deposit. If the cancellation comes inside the 30 days prior to the reservation and Stay in Tamarindo cannot re-rent, the company will reserve the right to keep the full payment.

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"Best family holiday EVER!
The accommodations were exactly what we were hoping for and allowed our family of nine to experience the best of Tamarindo and the fun of sharing it together. The accommodations were clean, well appointed, in a location that worked well with so many different interests, and Cristina was exceptional in taking care of our every request and inquiry. We would highly recommend this Villa to anyone wishing an adventurous and luxurious holiday. "
Feb 01, 2019 - Katherine W., Eugene, OR

"Wonderful, beautiful place to stay!
Excellent place to spend time relaxing and enjoying the lovely views! Really a beautiful home!"
Jan 31, 2019 - Jayne V., Santa Fe, NM

"Weekend in Tamarindo
We just had 4 terrific days in Tamarindo, Costa Rica at Las Mareas Villa. The house was very spacious, clean and had a great view of the ocean. It also is located within two minutes of the heart of Tamarindo, with its many shops, restaurants, taverns and the beach. "
Jan 30, 2019 - David S., Palos Verdes Estates, CA

"Wonderful Accomodations
We had four couples and the place was perfect. We loved the pool with the grill and we used all the verandas. We also had a chef come in and they cooked us the most delicious dinner and a great breakfast one morning. Cris and Adrianne were very helpful with renting a car and scheduling the chef. We walked to the beach every day and the views from the villa were amazing!! Highly recommend. "
Dec 06, 2018 - Annie S., Williston, VT

This villa was beyond anything we could have imagined. Very private with an amazing view. Close to beaches, food and so much to do! Our concierge Cris was so awesome!! She handled everything for us and gave us great recommendations.. Can't wait to come back! "
Sep 26, 2018 - Cathey W.

"Beautiful Condo!
Las Mareas Villa 1 was the perfect choice for our vacation. The condo was even better in person than as shown in the online photos. Well appointed, well maintained, lovely furnishings and stunning views.

Everyone working for the property management company () were great. Incredibly helpful and willing to do whatever necessary to make our trip an enjoyable on.

Pura Vida!!!"
Apr 07, 2018 - Andrea D., Toronto, ON

"Wonderful week at Las Mareas Villa 1
Amazing stay at Las Mareas Villa 1. From the minute we booked, the management company provided all the help we needed for a great vacation. Communication was excellent both before and during our stay. We were able to book our tours in advance with the concierge, and they were always willing to answer our questions. A wonderful group of people who made everything easy.

The villa had everything we needed for a great stay. Excellent air conditioning, great washer and dryer, and all the kitchen equipment you would need. We spent a lot of our time on the very large balcony enjoying the amazing view. The pool was wonderful, and had great views as well. The location was quiet, but close enough to town that we could walk to dinner at night.

Two things to note when booking this villa. It is up on a hill, which makes for beautiful views but a tough walk back after dinner for those with sub par endurance or mobility issues. We took a cab, which was cheap and easy, but you can also rent golf carts to get around. The second thing to note is that the forth bedroom in this unit is accessed through a separate outside entrance on the ground floor, which is something to consider if you plan to use that room for children.

We would definitely rent this amazing villa again. Thanks for a great stay!"
Mar 28, 2018 -

"Perfect Villa/View
My family of 7 rented this Villa while visiting Tamarindo. We were extemely happy with it! The views were incredible, the villa was modern, beautifully furnished,and very clean. We just could not get enough of the amazing views provided by this rental. The staff also did a great job in arranging excursions. Every driver picking us up for the activities was prompt, courteous and professional. The zip line and ATV tours were great! All the local guides were very professional and friendly. This villa allowed us to walk (although an extremely steep uphill but if you are in good shape you can do it!) into town for all the restaurants which was great. Also, we were very happy to see that Tamarindo beach rented beach chairs and umbrellas as well which made relaxing on the beach great. You can sit on the beach near bars and restaurants so you can eat or drink while relaxing in the sun. The best part of the vacation was the unbelievable sunsets that we viewed from the beach. Overall this rental exceeded our expectations!The only negatives were: The fourth bedroom is a separate unit, with a separate entrance. The hill was hard to walk up twice a day."
Jan 29, 2018 - Lois L.

"Pura Vida at Las Mareas
Our group booked the entire Las Mareas Villas through Stay in Tamarindo () for the week of April 22-29, 2017, and everything about our stay – from beginning to end – was exceptional. We all wish we were still there.

Jen of Stay in Tamarindo helped with the booking arrangements and answered all of our many questions with friendly and helpful information. Stay in Tamarindo even arranged for shuttles from and back to the airport in Liberia (Edwin supervised the shuttles and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable). Upon arrival, the Villas were clean and ready for us, and Adriana of Stay in Tamarindo helped us get settled in and took care of everything we needed.

Las Mareas Villas are located on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Coast in Tamarindo. The views are spectacular! The individual Villas have identical floorplans and are new (constructed in 2013), with all modern appliances (including washer/dryer) and furniture. The beds are very comfortable. Everything is well-maintained. The Villas were cleaned regularly during our stay. The pool at Las Mareas got a lot of use by our group and is in a beautiful setting.

Cristina of Stay in Tamarindo provided Concierge Services for our entire group. She arranged tours, transportation, answered questions, offered advice, and generally made our week better. We visited beaches, bars, Rincón de la Vieja National Park (zip-lining, horseback riding, tubing, hot springs), went scuba diving, and took a Safari Boat Tour with up-close encounters with crocodiles and monkeys. Whatever you want to do or see in Guanacaste can be arranged through Cris.

But our favorite was probably the Sunset Sailing Cruise onboard an 82-foot schooner that Cris booked for us. Wow! Live music (thanks Max!) and truly gourmet food, not to mention snorkeling, dancing on the deck, and an open bar. And, Pangas Beach Club is right at the bottom of the hill for dining and fun all week."
May 31, 2017 - Tim G.

"great pace to stay
Me and my family, 8 of us in total had a great time at Las Mareas Villa 1. We were there for 10 days and wasn't long enough."
Apr 20, 2017 - Matthew C.

Honestly this is going to be hard, because words can't really express how amazing this place and it's staff were. Everything from day 1 was perfect, the places were clean the staff were super friendly and accommodating especially our two coordinators Adriana Alvarez and Cristina Gonzalez these to girls went over and above for us in every aspect, we never felt like we were bugging them, they were always super friendly and willing to help. The Grounds staff or let's saying cleaning staff for the entire area were amazing and very trust worthy they wouldn't even take out tips when we tried to give it to them we literally had to force them, they kept everything so clean inside and outside. I Highly highly recommend Stay in Tamarindo as a company and Las Mareas as vacation rental I will be going back."
Feb 25, 2017 - Adam W.

"Great Location and view
The best experience, awesome ocean view, a lot of space, modern appliances and comfortable beds."
Sep 22, 2016 - DIEGO C.

"Amazing trip with my best friends!
If you are considering staying in Tamarindo, book this rental! The house was amazing, we went with a group of 7 and it was so nice to have the 4 bedrooms and bathrooms so that every couple had their own space! The main level with the kitchen, living and deck was great and we spent a lot of time in this space enjoying the amazing view of the lagoon! The hill into town is steep, but we all walked it numerous times and it is doable. We also rented a few cheap scooters in town which helped us get around as well! Not to forget the countless hours we spent in the beautiful pool area. The staff is beyond amazing! Cris helped us plan all of our outings and adventures most of which were booked last minute and all were top notch. Also every driver that Cris sent for us were friendly, helpful and accomadating! We will remember this trip forever! "
Aug 31, 2016 - Elizabeth L., Denver, CO

"Best Stay in Tamarindo......
Exceptional. These villas are exceptional in every way. Views, condition, cleanliness, management and location. Would never consider anywhere else in Tamarindo. "
Aug 23, 2016 - Andrea C., Kingwood, TX

"Highly recommended!
We stayed for one week and had an amazing time! The Villas were beautiful, I would have to say the nicest place I have stayed on vacation. Up to date, nicely furnished, fantastic views, great location. Pool was amazing- quiet, beautiful, many hummingbirds. The management company that worked with us during our stay was wonderful. We used their shuttle service to and from the airport- very easy. We also booked an adventure tour with them and enjoyed that very much. All in all an amazing trip and would love to go back!"
Jun 12, 2016 -

"Gorgeous rental property
We loved Villa 1, the views were amazing and the location was quiet and away from the main drag. It is important to note that the 4th bedroom is a separate entrance on the first floor, away from the main living areas. The hill is no joke - but you get used to it and it was a great way to burn off your meal after dinner :) The management team was awesome - friendly, helpful and available."
Apr 08, 2016 - Amy Z., Hillsborough, NJ

We had a great stay. There were eight of us going for a Birthday get away. The location was quiet. The pool right out the front was beautiful. The short walk to the beach was very convenient as well. There was a black/ lava rock outdoor shower for the pool, added to the tropical experience! The condo had everything we could need if we wanted to cook/lounge by the pool/ or go to the beach. If you are driving yourself, it can be a little hard to find the first time (as they don't have physical addresses in Costa Rica). You can certainly walk to town, it's about a 15 min walk, but a golf cart would be beneficial as it's a dirt road between the condo and town. We survived without one, cabs are only $5-6 US. I would definitely come back. The whole staff was very accommodating."
Mar 25, 2016 - Araceli H., Hermosa Beach, CA

"Las Mareas Villa
WE had an incredible experience at Las Mareas! The villa is gorgeous, spacious and worked well for three couples. Very nicely furnished and enjoyed coffee and drinks on the deck each day. Would highly recommend it!"
Mar 25, 2016 - , CORALVILLE, IA

"Village trip
The villas are very clean and comfortable. Villa #1 is great because of the extra room. We all enjoyed the veranda views and the pool area. Close to town and very convenient to Pangas Beach Club."
Nov 28, 2015 - Susan J., Santa Barbara, CA

"Bachelor Party Success
The place is hands down top of the line. At a great price too. We were a group of 7 guys. Great beds, great A/C, Great view... it was all good. The best thing was coming home after a long day and getting in the infinity pool to end the night. The only bad thing is the walk down/up the hill. We walked it every time we went out. We all are in good/great shape and that walk is no joke. Cabs are available though, we just did not use them. We called it the trail of sobriety. Thanks to the whole staff for a great time. Cristina and Danielle really took care of us. "
Sep 04, 2015 - Jeff W.

"A Beautiful Place for Our Wedding Guests!
The Las Mareas villas were a perfect place to stay for all 39 of our wedding guests! Our ceremony was held down the road from the villas at the Pangas Beach Club and so the accommodations were convenient for our guests. The villa layouts allow for people to spend time together in the kitchen and living room, but also get some private time in separate bedrooms with their own bathroom. The villas are beautifully furnished, very clean, and fully stocked with amenities. The beach and estuary is within walking distance, but you do have to walk about 450m down a semi-steep hill (so walking back up a semi-steep hill back to the villa). Our guests could also hang out by the pool and spend time getting to know each other! The property managers were friendly, fun, easy to communicate with and provided services (transportation, catering, etc) in English. They helped us organize guest check-in/-out since everyone was arriving and leaving at different times. We definitely recommend Las Mareas for a vacation (and wedding weekend) stay!"
Aug 22, 2015 - , San Francisco, CA

"A beautiful place to call home in Paradise.
The view was absolutely incredible, the villa itself had all of the comforts of home and was beautifully designed, and the pool was a perfect escape for extra hot days. The upstairs terrace off of the master bedroom was a beautiful added bonus for quiet time and yoga with an incredible, sweeping view. "
Apr 24, 2015 - Puneeta S.

"Stunning View
Amazing view! Very nice condo, fully equiped with all the necesary things. Everybody was very helpful. The gentleman that works on maintenance and watering the plants was very nice and educated."
Apr 20, 2015 - Gloriana S., Tres Rios

"Spectacular views
We just had our wedding at Pangas beach club 4/9/2015 which is located across the street from Las Mareas. We rented Las Mareas villas for our family and friends for the week. The villas are well maintained, beautifully decorated and had amazing views. It was perfect for our guests - each bedroom had its own bathroom, providing privacy. The kitchen is fully equipped, refrigerator has filtered water and ice so no need to buy bottled water, just bring a water bottle. Most of our guests enjoyed having early morning coffee on the balcony. The pool area was very tranquil, we enjoyed having a BBQ there. The hill from the front gate to the villas was quite steep, which was easily remedied by hiring a driver/car to transport people up and down the hill, around the town and supermarket which was nearby. Our athletic guests walked up and down the hill without any problems. The housekeeping staff were very nice and non intrusive, always willing to help. Beach chairs, surf boards are in the garage, which was a nice surprise! Washer and dryer located in garage were so helpful. The management staff was very helpful setting up activities, massages and transportation. Many thanks to Jen, Danielle and Lucas. Each and everyone of us had a great time and loved our stay at Las Mareas."
Apr 18, 2015 - myra z., Old Bridge, NJ

"Perfect vacation!
The villa was amazing! Every single room was so nice. The view was spectacular and all of my guests really enjoyed the amenities. I would definitely stay here again. "
Mar 03, 2015 - Amanda B., Satellite Beach, FL

"Great time!
Rented with a big group from the university and had a great time!

Only recommendation would be to include toilet brushes in the bathrooms. "
Jan 18, 2015 - Diego G.

Great place. Beyond our expectations"
Sep 15, 2014 - Kevin R., West Palm Beach, FL

We just returned from our third stay at the El Estero Villa and it was amazing. The villa itself is absolutely first class from the minute you enter. The kitchen is fully equipped with the newest appliances and well stocked with any cookware you could possibly need to make an elegant dinner. The bedrooms and baths are beautifully appointed and the view from the balconies looking out over the Pacific is breathtaking. You also have access to Pangas Beach Club across the street, a beautiful restaurant right on the water. The entire menu is great and you get a discount as an El Estero visitor.

If you're planning a visit to Tamarindo, you cannot do better than this villa. It's the perfect combination of beach and luxury. We will be back."
Jun 25, 2014 - Martin J., Cooper City, FL

"Great, clean and the top of a very steep hill
We had a great experience from the beginning to the end. We were a group of 31 people and most places were not thrilled with that idea. Las Mareas was very welcoming to us and responded quickly to our inquiries.
The villas themselves were beautiful and clean and staff came every other day to take care of trash etc...all cookware and kitchen stuff was brand new. There was also a great grill by the pool, which we used when we had a group go fishing.
My only hesitation at recommending the place is that it is at the top of a very steep hill. It provided great views but did hinder some of our activity. People didn't come and go to the beach as often, trying to avoid climbing the hill more than once. Getting groceries was also a bit of a hassle since it required us to put on tennis shoes and athletic gear. Some of us even opted for a $4 cab every time we came back. My bag actually broke on the way down the hill on our final day. We also had someone with a minor hip injury who couldn't really climb it all the easily and we are quite an athletic group. I would not recommend to those who are not willing to take the trek.
Overall great stay. If we could put that house on the bottom of the hill, it would be perfection!"
Mar 16, 2014 - margot s., New York, NY

"paradise in paradise
This is a beautiful well kept property , the views are fantastic , the fresh fish market at Pangas Beach Club has the best fresh fish and price in Tamarindo. You will fall in love with this beautiful country, and its people ."
Feb 09, 2014 - , Evergreen, CO

"Wish we'd booked it longer!
Las Mareas was everything we could have asked for in a vacation rental, our only regret is that we didn't stay a couple extra nights! The view is breathtaking, the surroundings peaceful and serene, the interior was tasteful, clean, brand new and had everything we needed. The pool is relaxing and lovely and while we were friendly with other guests it never felt like we were on top of each other. We felt completely secure our entire stay thanks to the guards at the gate and Humberto, who added a little extra light to our hike up the steep hill on the way home each night. Suzanna was a complete pleasure to work from our initial booking through making all of our activity reservations through staying late when our flight was delayed to greet us. Pangas Beach Club was also picturesque and delicious -- we could have eaten there every night and not tired of it! Overall, Las Mareas was the perfect blend of the beachy surfer vibe of Tamarindo with the modern luxuries of a resort. "
Feb 07, 2014 - Rachel N., Hoboken, NJ

"The place is just WONDERFUL. I would recommended to everyone !!
Everything and everyone involved in this very nice property went out of their way to please us, making our one week stay there a wonderful vacation. We rented two adjoining villas for my family and my sister's and enjoyed every minute there. Wish it had been longer! The place really looks even better than in the pictures. The view, the beach, the mountains were amazing. It is a bit far from the beach, but you can either walk down about one block or go by car. The Pangas Beach Club which is part of Las Mareas has very good food and the best service! Thank you Suzzana, thank you Priscilla!"
Jan 12, 2014 - Ines P., Bogota

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