Tamarindo – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This section has grown over time as we’ve answered questions for various travellers. It gives a fairly good over view of things you should know/consider before booking/arriving. In most browsers you can use Ctrl+F (for find) and automatically search the page if you are looking for something specific.

The answers to the questions below are specifically in regards to my own personal condo suite Unit #6, Sunrise Condominiums. I sometimes help people rent other suites within the same complex. Some of the answers below may not apply to those units. If something is critically important to you then please ask.

Gen Condominium Rules

1.       Quiet Policy 10:00PM to 8:00 AM

2.       Pool Schedule 9:00AM to 8:00PM

3.       No pets without leash in common areas

4.       No shoes, bikes, or other personal items in the walkways

5.       Use parking space #6 only.

6.       Balconies are not storage spaces or clothes lines.  No hanging towels, or clothing over metal railing

7.       No kids without supervision in the pool

8.       No smoking in the common areas (walkways, elevators and pool)

9.       No drinks in glass containers in the pool area

 

Is the condo close to the beach?

Yes, it sure is. The beach is right across the street from our condo complex. From sitting in our unit to being on the beach it is about a one minute walk. From the edge of our condo complex the beach is about 60 feet away. Check out the 1st photo to see how close our Sunrise Condo is to Tamarindo Beach, the photo is taken from the beach to show you how Sunrise Condos are to the beach.

What is swimming in the ocean at Tamarindo Beach like?

Many people learn to surf at this beach so you should ask a local where the calmer parts of the beach are – they do exist. It is a decent beach to learn at because there are often waves that are good for beginners. Many people go in to the water whether to handline (fishing with just your hands and your fishing line, hook and bait, no pole by standing in the water), or swim or surf (see below for more surfing details).

We’ve been asked if people need to be concerned with sharks. Based on the number of people I’ve seen surfing, swimming and fishing in the water I don’t believe so. It is the ocean so I guess it is technical possibly (as it would be on beaches anywhere in the world). I’ve never heard of it being an issue but it is always best to check in with our local property managers, or other local when you arrive to see if there are issues of any kind.

Last time I looked in to it Tamarindo had their Blue Flag meaning that it meets certain international standards around water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.

Overall Tamarindo is a good beach in that it has something for a lot of people, safer areas, areas with more waves, etc. There are often tidal pools on the beach that make it extremely safe (as safe as water can be) for toddlers.

Our condo association also has one of the largest pools for a vacation rental by owner type property. There is a decent size wading pool as well.

Surfing details?

Tamarindo Beach is a world famous surfing beach. It has been featured in movies, such as, “Endless Summer II”. The waves at Tamarindo Beach tend to be better for novice to intermediate surfers However, Tamarindo is one of the few places that make it possible to reach Ollie’s Point and Witches Rock. Two world renowned surfing areas do to the spectacular breaks. I believe you can only make it to Ollie’s point by boat and you are best to charter a boat from Tamarindo or Playa Del Coco. You can also catch boats to Witches Rock from Tamarindo if you don’t want to travel the questionable roads through Santa Rosa National Park. Personally I’d take the boat.

I don’t surf but I’ve heard that Witches Rock is okay for most levels of surfer since it has a sandy bottom but Ollie’s Point is rocky so only the best surfers should consider going there.

Surf Details for Ollie’s Point

Surf Details for Tamarindo Beach

Surf Details for Witches Rock

You can use the same site linked to above to get surf details for other beaches in the area.

Will I pay tax on the suite?

Yes, the local government sales and tourism tax works out to be 13%. Any vacation rental property that is running a legitimate vacation rental business should be charging tax on your stay.

Can I get a refund on the taxes paid?

Not that I know of. A good part of the tax is a tourism tax to help with the airports and slowly the money is being used to improve and maintain the roads, bridges, and other infrastructure needed for tourism.

Money, Credit or Traveler’s Checks (Traveler’s Cheques)) Most restaurants will take a Visa card. Some tour places take Visa as well (these are usually run by ex-pats – ex Americans, Canadians, British, etc). Not many places take Master Card or Am/Ex. US cash or Costa Rican Colones are always welcome. Places that except credit cards may be more expensive and less likely to haggle as their cost to take a credit card is much higher in Costa Rica (can be around a 6% fee to the vendor from the credit card company/transaction). Traveler’s Checks are hit and miss. Banks will usually take them but some banks only take Visa Traveler’s Checks. The HSBC about 30 seconds from the condo will take Am/Ex traveler’s checks and has shorter lines and better hours than most of the local Tico (Costa Rican) banks, however, they will only cash $400.00 a day in traveler’s checks. When we travel we take about $400.00 in cash, a Visa card, and a debit/bank card – there are a number of bank machines in Tamarindo and towns in Costa Rica. That gets us on the ground running and then we can get money from a bank machine or start cashing traveler’s checks.

# and types of beds?

King bed in the master bedroom, Queen bed in the second bedroom. Pull out sofa in the family room. We can arrange for an air mattress (there is room for it in either of the bedroom) if you need access to another bed.

Can I drink the water?

The owners are from Canada, and they have traveled to Tamarindo without experiencing any sickness from drinking the water. There are many people from the US and Europe who also live in the area and have not experienced problems with the water. We won’t guarantee you won’t have a problem but with tourism being the main industry in this area they appear to have installed some decent public water purification. If you travel outside of the main areas water may no longer be potable but the area around Tamarindo seems to be fine.

Are there grocery stores near by?

Yes, there are a number of small grocery stores within a five minute walk of the condo complex. These stores should be able to handle most regular grocery needs. They are similar to a small corner store in North America. There are also wine and liquor stores within a couple minute walk – alcohol is sold in the regular stores. Look for a building with the word Mercados and you’ve found a local grocery store.

There is now a fairly large grocery store on the north end of town called Auto Mercado, located in a strip mall area call the Garden Plaza. It is a bit of a hike from downtown Tamarindo. This new grocery store approaches the size of a North American big box grocery. Especially for Costa Rica this new store makes it far easier to get some grocery items which used to be harder to find. The Garden Plaza also provides a bit more of an upscale shopping experience than other areas in town.

One of the reasons we bought in Tamarindo vs. Flamingo or some of the other beach towns is that Tamarindo has better shopping, which includes groceries.

Are there any restaurants near by?

Yes, there are over 40 restaurants in town, from inexpensive, to upscale, most within a 10 minute walk.

What is the weather like, what should I pack?

The climate ranges greatly throughout Costa Rica, depending on if you are along the coast, or inlands in the mountains or valleys. If you are only visiting Tamarindo pack for the beach. However, if you will be visiting inland areas you need to come prepared for a broad range of weather.

You can try an online weather search but the closest towns you will find are Liberia and Nicoya. However, being as they are inland they don’t mean much.

General notes on the weather. Unless you are heading inland you can expect the temperature to be nicely warm. The coldest month is generally November if you can consider an average temperature of 30C or 86F to be cool. April and May are the warmest months with Temperature on average reaching a high of 33C or 92F. Things cool off at night but it is still T-shirt and short type weather all year round.

It can rain at any time of year but typically, even in what they call the rainy months, you will get 5 hours of sunshine a day. From November through to April you can expect things to be fairly dry. September and October are the wettest months but even then you can still get out and often enjoy a good part of the day. Rain during the rainy month builds up and generally rains for an hour or two before moving out to the ocean. While you can have some days of entire rain if you are there for a week even during the wettest months you will likely have nice travel weather. The Pacific North West of Costa Rica is the driest part of the country which is one of the reasons that it is known for its tourism.

What should I pack?

In Tamarindo you should pack light clothing. We recommend a swim suits, shorts T-shirts, light weight, short sleeve dress shirts, or blouses. For your feet, some socks (although you will often go barefoot), sandals, hiking shoes (if you plan on some jungle tours – you can go in sandals but are better off with a good set of hiking boots, or running shoes), light weight long pants and long sleeve shirt if you will be going in to the mountains further in land. The longer clothing will help keep the bugs off you while hiking. Tamarindo started as a surfing town so casual is the norm. You can get dressier for some of the restaurants but it definitely is not needed. Rain Pancho/umbrella are recommended from May through to November, after which time you likely will not see rain (see the weather information above).

There is usually a lot of sun so a hat and sun screen, sun glasses, beach towel, insect repellent, cameras, there is a pharmacy in town but to avoid the language barriers for this type of thing we recommend bringing any prescription drugs you take. If you forget something or need something while on your trip it can likely be obtained but it might not be exactly what you are used to using. While most people in town speak at least some English it takes a completely other level of understanding to get across medical symptoms.

There are beach towels, a hair dryer and a hair straightener in the condo.

There are a lot of sporting goods stores, for surfing and fishing, and a few clothing stores in the area. If you forget to pack something basic you should be able to find it in town. If you can’t find it in town then it might we something you can get in Liberia but that is at least a 50 minute drive away. If Liberia doesn’t have it then you pretty much are looking at San Jose at 5 hours away by car so don’t forget your glasses, prescriptions and other extremely hard items to find in a 2nd world country on short notice.

More on packing sun screen:
You can buy sunscreen in Costa Rica. Sunscreen is highly recommended as you are closer to the equator and the sun/UV tends to be stronger there. Consider upping the level of sunscreen that you use although people who are fairly sensitive to sunburns tend to be okay at 50 SPF. If you use 30 SPF in Canada/USA then consider going higher or remember that you may need to reapply your 30 SPF sunscreen and it may not last you the entire day. You can buy sunscreen in the town of Tamarindo (it is a beach town) but the selection likely won’t be as good as at home so you may want to pack sunscreen and take it with you. Unless you are part lizard please consider using at least 15 SPF sun screen unless you’ve proven to yourself that it isn’t need.

How fast is the Internet connection, and other Internet questions?

There are two possible Internet connections. In a country like Costa Rica, where the Internet is okay but not on par with Canada/USA/UK the extra redundancy can be important.

The first connection is our condo’s own 1Mb/second Wi-Fi connection that is private to the unit and the access password is posted on the modem in the master bedroom.

With the rental of the unit you can also ask for the Wi-Fi Internet connection password when you check in. The connection is 4Mb/s but it is shared by all vacation rental units in the building. So, you could be sharing the connection with 20+ units at any point in time. This essentially means that you shouldn’t rely on the connection for things such as Skype phone calls, Webex/GotoMeetings. Depending on the time of day it may work okay for you but plan for those types of applications not working. In general it works okay for checking e-mails occasionally, and light web surfing. We can’t guarantee up time on the connection but it is generally quite good (do not expect North American standards for up time though). In January 2008 when we were at the unit we received about 1Mb/s on average as the speed for this shared connection but that is not guaranteed.

We can not guarantee up time, or connection speed. However, the fact that we have a redundant connection is likely to give you better service than at most other vacation rental condos in the area. Our property manager can also switch the buildings shared connection between two different providers. The last time we were down in 2008 there was also an Internet cafe operating just seconds from our unit. I own and run a couple of Internet businesses so being connected to the Internet is very important for me. While I can’t guarantee a connection I’ve done what I can to ensure a connection and I’ve have people rent my unit for a month at a time and work over the Internet. Our property managers also are involved with a local computer support business so they can help out with connection problems during business hours.

How close is the condo complex to tours?

It is about a minute walk to make it to the first tour group operator. Aside from that it depends on what type of tour you are going on. Tamarindo is very central to dozens of tours. Some of them start at the beach which is 30 seconds away, others range from a 5 minutes drive outside of town, to a 2 or 3 hour drive away. When going for a full day excursion to a volcano, or something along those lines just make sure you pick a tour company that has a tourist van with air conditioning, and hopefully a driver, or guide that speaks English so that they can turn the entire drive in to part of the tour.

How close is the condo complex to the town of Tamarindo?

It is right smack in the middle of the original down town. One of the more famous landmarks in town is Hotel Diria (El Diria) and we are about 50 metres (150 odd feet) from the hotel. One of the reasons we bought this property is that once you arrive you don’t need a vehicle. You are steps from the beach, restaurant, stores, groceries, tours.

What type of town is Tamarindo?

First and foremost Tamarindo is a tourist town. It caters to all age ranges, families, singles, surfers, fishers, beach lovers, adventurers, and the list goes on. It is not a major metropolis but it is the tourist place for the Pacific North West of Costa Rica. Other towns such as Flamingo, while it has a nice beach you can get board of the town in just a couple days. There is just more of everything in Tamarindo, including transportation if you want to visit one of the other near by towns. In the other near by towns you can get stuck in the town because you can’t find a taxi at 8:00 PM at night.

How close is Tamarindo to:

Unless you’ve been to Costa Rica before you can’t really appreciate what they call roads. Around Liberia, and in San Jose, and Tamarindo things are getting better and they have some great roads. However, pretty much every where else the roads are horrendous, such that you can get motion sickness while driving around. Also expect to at least double the time you would expect in North America/Europe taken to travel most distances.

by car – not guaranteed as the time may change based on the weather, traffic, road conditions

  • Liberia 75Km/50miles – About 50 minutes
  • Manual Antonio 315Km/200miles – About 4 hours (Just over 1 hr by regional plane)
  • Monteverde 180Km/110 miles – About 3.5 hours
  • San Jose 275Km/170miles – Just over 4.5 hours

San Jose: You can get a small local airline flight for under $100.00 (2007 pricing) and it will take about 45 minutes.

Liberia: If you have a choice fly in to the Liberia International Airport (Daniel Oduber) in Liberia vs. the one in San Jose.

What type of transportation is available?

Typically taxis, buses, and short commuter flights (Nature Air: www.natureair.com/schedules/high.html – to get an idea on pricing: http://centralamerica.com/cr/tran/travlair.htm or Sansa: http://www.flysansa.com/schedules_fareseng.html) . You won’t find trains between cities. We personally rented a car on our first trip and find that for us it is now more cost effective, and fun, to take taxis/cabs around. Once you are at our unit you can walk to most of the restaurants and stores in town. The beach is just across the street – you definitely walk to it, you don’t drive to it. If you want to take a tour every tour we’ve ever been on has provided transportation and most will pick you up at our building or are under a 5 minute walk away. If you want to go to a different beach hail a cab. Some people will choose to rent their own vehicles as they may want to experience driving in another country or wandering at will but it is not a necessity. You can rent a vehicle (we suggest a 4×4) but please see our note under the next section about the dangers of driving in Costa Rica.

Getting from the Liberia Airport to Tamarindo?

The standard, January 2010 rate (rates are controlled by 3rd party companies and may change) for 2-6 passengers from Liberia is approx $90 (+ $10 per each surfboard), for a taxi. Not all taxi’s can take surfboards, and many taxes are just regular size cars and don’t hold much luggage. There are usually a number of taxi’s waiting at the airport. At the airport official licensed taxis are orange. Elsewhere official taxis are red with a yellow triangle on their door. To be safe only take official taxis. There is also a shuttle service from the airport every 2 hours in high season for $18 per person and $10 per surfboard.

In case of families and groups which know each other we recommend a private shuttle service because they wait in the airport for the passengers to arrive vs. the ‘public’ Tamarindo shuttle which usually transports 15 people at the same time. A group of 5 to 6 will pay almost the same for a private shuttle of much better service. Our property manager can work with you to help book a large air conditioned vehicle (private shuttle) to and from the airport. The cost in January 2010 for our property manager to arrange transportation is $90.00 each way. Someone will wait for you just outside of the airport customs with your name displayed on a small placard. You provide your flight details so they know if your flight is on time or will be late and wait accordingly. You can contact the property manager directly at rentals at vacationrentalsoftamarindo dot com (of course you need to put that in to an email acceptable format). Tell them that you are visiting our condo (Unit #6 at Sunrise) and that you would like a quote from the airport and the day you arrive and leave.

Basically you have the choice of trying to save about $20.00 by taking a cab when you arrive and taking what you can get (which will likely work out well for a couple of people, but maybe not so well for a family of 4 to 6 with luggage) or spending a little bit more but having some extra assurance of a large vehicle waiting for you, with A/C, room for luggage, etc. Whether you take a taxi or the private shuttle have either US cash, or Costa Rican colones on hand to pay the driver.

You can rent cars from the airport but be warned that Costa Rica is a dangerous place to drive (it is listed by the Canadian government as having one of the highest accident rates in the world. Insurance is mandatory with car rentals but certain things you do may void the insurance). Between the hairpin turns in the mountains, many narrow, gravel roads that often wash out and get large potholes (the road between the airport and our condo is paved and one of the best kept roads in Costa Rica) a lot of people find it less stressful to not rent their own car. Adventure seekers may love the experience.

Is it noisy around the complex?

Generally, no, the only noise complaint we’ve ever received was over Easter week.  Easter week is a major travel/vacation time for Ticos (locals) and they tend to travel in large groups and socialize.  Easter week is typically a great week to be in Tamarindo because the weather is normally great and you will experience a major holiday period for the Costa Ricans.  However, it isn’t unusal at some point during Easter Week for security to have to remind the celebrating Ticos, if any are staying on site, to take conversations in doors after 10:00 PM and close windows.  We’ve never received any other noise complaints.  However, it is a condo complex so we can’t guarantee that there will not be any noise.  Our condo faces the pool so when you are sitting on our balcony you may hear people in the pool. The complex does have a rule about limiting the noise from about 10:00 PM until 8:00 AM. The property manager and company that looks after the complex is on the property to help ensure that these rules are met. We do have air conditioning in the unit so all of the windows can be closed to limit any noise from the outside. Something to keep in mind is that Tamarindo is growing fairly rapidly but I’m pleased to say that the area around the condo is fairly well developed so you shouldn’t get the construction noises here that you would have at many of the places further out from the center of town. The complex is on the main street in town, tucked behind a strip plaza, close enough to be convenient to the beach and the main street but far enough removed that we’ve never had problems with noise from downtown.

What television stations do we get?

We are fairly well set up with TV stations, odds are that if it is a major North American sporting event that you will be in luck. We get movie channels, and family channels, click here for a list of stations.

Telephone Number?

The phone# for our unit is: (506) 2-653-1776. In case you have any family or friends that you would like to have the number while you are away. From Canada or the US you need to dial 011 in front of the phone number above.

To figure out how to dial the number from around the world use a service such as: http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/

How can I Call from Costa Rica back home?

We find that going to a local store and picking up a Tarjeta Viajera Internacional 199 ICE card works well. ICE is the Costa Rican government phone system. This is there international calling card (emphasis on international – you don’t want to get a domestic card by mistake if you are looking to call outside of Costa Rica). 199 is the start of the number you dial to access the phone system that allows you to call internationally. Here is a link to their website so you can see some sample cards. Look for that blue and gold ICE symbol at local stores, banks, etc., for where you can buy the cards. In tourist towns such as Tamarindo they aren’t very hard to find.

Once you have one of these cards you should be able to use these cards from our condo phone (verify that the property manager doesn’t add on a fee I don’t believe they do). You can also use these cards at local pay phones. The cards explain, in Spanish and English, how they are used. You need to scratch an area on the card to view the unique PIN code and just follow the instructions.

We used a special pay phone once that allowed us to call to North America with a credit card. The operator misinformed us about the rate and it cost us about $200.00 for 20 to 30 minutes of phone calls. Thankfully a complaint to Visa got things adjusted to a price that bordered on acceptable but it was a large hassle to get things adjusted. We suggest very strongly that you stay away from these pay phones. The last time we saw one they were light blue in color and they are marketed towards tourists in that they describe how easy it is to call home.

Trip Insurance questions?

We recommend you get some type of trip insurance. Any funds paid to us (and likely your flights, etc) are non refundable. We see at least one person a year who needs to cancel due to illness, or a family emergency. Please get some type of insurance to cover off the unforeseen events which do happen. Here is a 3rd party link to various trip insurance plans; however, you will need to verify with the insurance company that the plan you pick covers all of your needs: http://www.insuremytrip.com/, or http://www.insurmytrip.ca (for Canadians).

Will there be any bug concerns during my stay?

When it comes to creepy bugs, Laurie (one of the owners) is the biggest chicken but she is still fine at our condo and feels completely safe being there. The biggest difference is our condo was made to north American standards (or close to it compared to Costa Rica standards) and our complex is sprayed to keep bugs away and well maintained. Our property managers office is on site so they are there day to day. In general in Tamarindo, IF you are going to see bugs it would be in the wet season (end of Aug- early Nov). Laurie carries a small flashlight in her purse – for when we go to restaurants and she checks the bathrooms and under the tables for creepy things but it’s always been fairly clean – just making sure!

Any places near by to purchase food for us to cook?

There is a supermarket a couple blocks away, we usually do one big trip and if buying heavy items or if there are lots of bags then we take a cab back to the condo. There are also many smaller Bodegas (their versions of corner stores). The prices and selection aren’t as good as the supermarket but if you run out of milk – you can get it real close by, just across the street.

Do you recommend any vaccinations?

Check with your doctor about HEP A & B shots – we had ours years ago but we were visiting a less touristy area and most places didn’t have filtered water back then. Our condo has a water filtration system as do most restaurants in town. If you are hiking in the rainforest, be carefulwhat you drink but other than that we’ve always been safe around Tamarindo. Check with your doctor though because they keep up (or can look it up) on what areas need which vaccines.

Do you recommend using US dollars or colones, what about credit?

We take US dollars down with us and they are accepted in most places but they will give you colones back as change so at the end of your vacation you may need to use them up because banks outside Costa Rica aren’t anxious to take Colones. Some smaller towns, local venders (fruit markets etc) might not take US$ but there are banks in town (one less than a 5 minute walk from our condo) that can change currency for you. Also, most places – like tour companies, restaurants and some shops do accept credit cards (mostly VISA) but they add around 6% to the bill because that’s what the credit card companies charge them (the credit card fees in Canada/USA are typically around 2.5 to 3% for smaller vendors and just accepted as part of doing business). Just a heads up so you don’t think they are trying to pull one over on you, they aren’t! Due to the 6% fee charged for using credit cards we generally take cash and only use credit if we have to. Feel free to barter with shops and tour companies – some are firm but we usually get a few dollars off souvenirs. If you take traveller’s cheques/checks then pay attention when you walk by the local banks. There is an HSBC that is very close to our condo. Like other banks in town it can get very busy at specific times on specific days. Try to avoid those times or you can be waiting over an hour to convert your traveller’s cheques. I believe you need your passport handy to cash the traveller’s cheques.

What Type of Last Minute Discounts Do We Give?

We only provide last minute discounts at certain times of year. 28 days or less at all properties outside of High Season and at some of the properties it is 14 days or less during High Season. See the Rental Rates and Last Minute Discount for more details.

We do not provide discounts for any other reason. We are sometimes asked if we provide discounts for certain professions, e.g., firefighters, police, teachers, airline workers but we don’t provide special discounts.

Seeing the Property before your rental
Occassionally someone asks us if they can view the property before their rental. This is okay in between rentals if the property manager is present. We cannot show the property if it is rented to a guest when you wish to view it. We have a video of the property here: http://www.discovervr.com/costa-rica/tamarindo-video-gallery-3/

Electricity in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s electricty system in on a 110V to 120V at 60Hz, the same as in Canada or the USA. If you have any items that work in Canada/USA you should not need to worry about electricity conversion. If you are travelling from Europe you will need the same type of convertor that would work in the USA.

Property Management
We have onsite property management. Their office is in a strip mall which is at the front of the condo complex. They provide maid service every 3 days. They help to keep the wi-fi running. You may also work with them to book tours (although you may also book your own tours, from one of the many tour operators in town). They will also help you arrange a private shuttle from the Liberia airport if you are intersted.
They are a great resource for your on site questions.

Here is a more complete list of some of the services that the onsite property management company provides.  Note that we are not involved in these services, depending on what the service is they will charge an extra fee.  Essentially most information will be free but for other services there will likely be a charge:

  • Babysitter Services (fee)
  • Book Tours and Activities
  • Dinner Reservations
  • Help you to Book Domestic flights between San Jose and Tamarindo (fee for trip)
  • Fishing Trips (fee)
  • Long Distance Calls (likely fee)
  • Maps or Directions
  • Massage Therapist on-site (fee)
  • Medical/Dental Tourism
  • Money Exchange Rate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • Private Chef or a Cook (fee)
  • Private Driver (fee)
  • Real Estate Tour
  • Rent a Car (fee)
  • Send or Receive a Fax (possible fee)
  • Shuttle Service (fee)
  • Stock your fridge prior to your arrival (fee for food)
  • Surfing Instructor (fee)
  • Weather Information

 

Maid Service
Maid service every three days is included in the rates that we quote. If you wish for daily service it is available from the property manager for an extra charge that you work out directly with them. As of January 2012 if you wanted fresh towels and to have the garbage picked up daily the cost was an extra $7/day paid to the property manager.
There is a washer and dryer in the condo. You are provided with a small container of laundry detergent upon your arrive (it should be in the condo when you arrive as the property manager if it is empty).

There is a garbage shoot fairly close to the condo were you can also empty your own garbage out if it needs to be emptied prior to the regular scheduled maid service.

Items for babies/toddlers
Our property manager rents a pack n play/playpen for $25/week. We are looking to buy a high chair and playpen on our next trip down to our property and include it in the rate. Verify with us before you travel whether we’ve had a chance to buy these extra items.

Pets

Small dogs are allowed.  If your dog weighs under 10 pounds and is not a puppy than it may be allowed.  Let us know that you would like to bring it.  There is an extra cost of $50/week or less, plus tax, that the dog will be at the property.  The security deposit held on your credit card goes from $300 up to $500 if you are bringing a dog

Inventory of most asked for items

There is an in unit washer/dryer

There is a full kitchen with Fridge, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender.  There are dishes, utensils and most common kitchen items.  Don’t expect to find less basic items like a waffle iron or crock pot.

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