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The Oaks Tamarindo 

Costa Rica Real Estate

 $195,000 & Under



Your Best Investment Opportunity in Guanacaste… Ten Minutes from Costa Rica’s Best Beaches… 48 Minutes from the Airport…

Welcome to The Oaks, Tamarindo - The Golden Coast 

An exclusive gated community, The Oaks Tamarindo is ideally located in La Josefina, five miles from Tamarindo and less than ten miles from Playa Grande, Playa Conchal, Brasilito and Flamingo, in the heart of Guanacaste’s Gold Coast.

The Oaks features spacious 2 bedroom condominium units built with exquisite attention to detail. Personally tour top quality construction that you can see and touch, surrounded by native oaks, over 70% of which have been carefully preserved, a rarity in this zone. 

The Oaks is ideally located on a new paved asphalt road that takes you directly from the Liberia international airport to your home in just 48 minutes. You are just outside Tamarindo, where you can enjoy the active night life and attractions without having to live next door to them. Or you can easily drive to the best beaches in the area, including Playa Grande, Playa Junquillal and Playa Negra, or visit Flamingo, Brasilito or just north of Huacas, where you can enjoy nature tours, ATV tours, a monkey park and a zip line tour. If you have extra visitors, they can stay at the brand new Marriott Resort and Hotel at Haciendas Pinilla that opened for Christmas 2008.

A brand new supermarket outside Tamarindo, the AutoMercado, adds city grocery shopping to your conveniences. Or you may not want to leave. The two semicircular pools with infinity edges and underwater fibre optic lighting, Weber barbecues and ranchos, a children´s pool, an adult semi-Olympic lap pool, and a yoga and Tai Chi pavilion beneath native trees used by resident howler monkeys may be all you need the first day or so. And on the same hill as The Oaks is Panacea, a yoga retreat that offers day spa programs by reservation. Just ask our concierge.Take advantage while you can of this unique opportunity to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty for under $200,000.






What Is An Environmentally Planned Community? 

First, you start with land that is not environmentally sensitive to begin with. You also buy enough land, in this case 31 acres, so that you can design a complete community for people, plants and animals, not just a lot on which to put buildings. You do not build in an estuary; you do not build on a beach for endangered turtles; and you do not cut down mangroves.

Second, you study the land so that, as you build, you do not create soil erosion; you do not clear the land in order to build your buildings. Instead you build around native trees, saving over 70% of them in the construction area, not just in a separate "nature preserve".

Third, you study pathways of native animals, such as howler monkeys, and create biological corridors so that roads do not break up natural paths for feeding.

Fourth, you install utilities underground, including electric lines and fibre optic cables. The number one cause of death for howler monkeys is electrocution by overhead lines.

Fifth, you treat wastewater up to 98% purity and use it for irrigation, so that you do not waste precious well water.

Sixth, you conserve water by designing rain water capture systems to conserve water from the rainy season into the dry season, offering low flush ecological toilets (high pressure) and front loading washers that are more expensive but save both water and wear and tear on clothes.

Seventh, you install fluorescent bulbs in common areas, reducing electricity usage and costs, and reducing maintenance fees.

Eighth, you keep thinking. Something new will come up.




The Oaks Design

 The Oaks offers two bedroom/two bath units with over 980 square feet of total construction area and almost 900 square feet of living area. Each unit has a private covered parking space.

Each unit enjoys high 9 feet 4 inch ceilings, with soaring cathedral ceilings and attic storage with third floor units. Third floor units also enjoy a semi-private outdoor patio area, technically a part of the common elements and therefore not artificially expanding the unit’s size.

Because each unit is located on one level, the units use space to maximum effect. The two bedrooms are of virtually identical size, ideal for renting or sharing with another couple. The large bath attached to the second bedroom has a special privacy door for the toilet area, functioning as a bath and a half. Ground floor units have a private garden, technically a part of the common elements.

Because we have observed various and inconsistent methods of calculating the number of square feet or square meters within a condominium unit in Costa Rica, we show you our floor plan measured in the three most common ways: from interior wall to interior wall, mid-wall to mid-wall, and outside wall to outside wall. Actual measurements may vary slightly during construction. We will adjust your purchase price on a dollar per square foot basis in the event of a variance of 2% or more from plan to construction.



The Oaks Construction Details And Finishes


  • Anti seismic concrete columns and rafters
  • Sound resistant concrete under floor
  • 15 centimeter (5.9 inch) concrete block walls, exterior concrete moldings, stucco
  • 3/8 inch and ½ inch iron rebar
  • Roof structure enclosed in galvanized iron and covered with traditional colonial tiles
  • Double-paned aluminum windows for heat and noise protection
  • Iron handrails
  • Privacy gardens surrounding most ground floor units

  • White porcellanato PEI4 ceramic floors.
    Porcellanato is a word of Italian origin that is associated with tile that possesses a high degree of toughness and durability. Porcellanato is classified ISO 13006, indicating material compressed to an absorption level less than or equal to 0.5%. It is obtained from base materials of great strength, and then submitted to a heat and pressure treatment greater than that utilized for the production of conventional ceramic tiles. Porcellanato type PEI resists abrasion and scratching. Porcellanato type PEI4 is more scratch-resistant than conventional ceramic tile of the same PEI. It is also heat-resistant, friction-resistant and resists expansion as a result of flooding.

Living Area

  • Solid hand-crafted cedar entrance door
  • Halogen spot lighting with outlets permitting low-energy cool lighting
  • Ceiling fan with or without light
  • 24,000 BTU Carrier mini-split air conditioner
  • Venetian stucco accent walls
  • Two lighted corner niches
  • Lighted wall with acrylic finish and niches
  • Elevated platforms for surround sound system

Kitchen Area

  • 5 linear meters of cabinets, computer shelf and wine rack, all hand crafted from Costa Rican cedar
  • Granite countertops with breakfast seating area and four hand-crafted cedar stools
  • Double stainless steel sink with waste disposal and top quality faucets
  • Hidden cable TV outlet, for high speed internet connections and placement of wireless router
  • Hidden antenna for wireless alarm system
  • Built-in cedar storage closet surrounding refrigerator
  • Overhead lamps and halogen spot lighting with outlets permitting low-energy cool lighting

Laundry Room

  • Cultivated marble sink for hand washing
  • Outlets for side by side electric clothes washer and dryer
  • 40 gallon electric hot water tank


  • Solid cedar closet with beveled mirror
  • Overhead lamp with fan
  • Halogen spot lighting with outlets permitting low-energy cool lighting
  • 9,000 BTU Carrier mini-split air conditioner
  • Venetian stucco accent walls
  • Sliding glass door with recessed track leading to patio or balcony
  • Cable TV outlets
  • Personal safe in first master bedroom
  • Elevated platforms for surround sound system in first master bedroom

First Master Bathroom

  • Jacuzzi tub with shower
  • Tempered glass shower door
  • Open lower cedar wood cabinets
  • Marble countertop
  • Cedar upper cabinet with built-in lights and mirror
  • Hair dryer

Second Master Bathroom

  • Open lower cedar wood cabinets
  • Marble countertops
  • Shower with tempered glass door
  • Separate toilet area for privacy
  • Built-in mirror with indirect lighting


  • One privately owned covered parking space per unit
  • Ample guest parking
  • Gated entrance and 24 hour security, with on-site monitored alarm system
  • Underground electric and fiber optic cables
  • Paved brick parking areas
  • Sidewalks with indirect lighting
  • Three infinity edge swimming pools and two barbeque areas
  • Children’s playground
  • Outdoor Vita fitness course
  • On-site concierge, porters and maid service
  • Adjacent nature area with lake, botanical garden, hummingbird sanctuary, butterfly pavilion and biological corridors
  • Careful attention throughout to energy and water conservation

Furnishing Options

Fully furnished (approximately $17,500) or mix and match furnishing options, guaranteed at developer’s cost, including:

  • Stainless steel Frigidaire kitchen appliances, or equivalent, including dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, glass top electric ceramic range, white front loading clothes washer and side by side clothes dryer. While more expensive, a front loading washer uses half the water of a top loading washer and is easier on clothes. Total cost approximately $3,000.

  • Complete living, dining and bedroom furniture package, including if desired modern sofa, futon and chairs from world famous Scandinavian furniture brand BO Concept, total cost approximately $8,500.

  • Complete soft goods package, including high quality mattresses, bedding, pillows, linens, towels, kitchen items, everything except your toothbrush, total cost approximately $2,000.

  • Two 42 inch wall mounted flat screen plasma TVs, Samsung or equivalent, DVD player, high quality cable connections, fully installed and tuned, total cost approximately $4,000 (or less, prices are falling.)



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