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BEST VALUE for something truly nice in PLAYA GRANDE. Our beautifully appointed, fully furnished home provides a wonderful and relaxing getaway in a private, gated, quaint, laid back beach community separated from the congestion of Tamarindo. It is within a short 5 minute walk to a beautiful, pristine surfing beach, several great restaurants, bars, and a grocery. Tiled roof, floors and counter tops throughout. Relax on the covered patio where Iguanas and colorful birds perch and will eat from your hand. Monkeys and parrots play overhead. Also, within walking distance, a beautiful estuary provides fishing, boating, and offers a water taxi which takes you on a 5 minute ride to Tamarindo for dining, dancing, gambling, shopping and souviners. You may also choose to walk to Tamarindo via the beach (possible only at very low tide) . Dual vanities in bathroom. Maid service included (Mon/Wed/Fri)! We invite you to stay in comfort while you are in Playa Grande. Mi casa es su casa). AWESOME BEACH!!!!! Read our reviews. Two beach-cruiser type bicycles are included with this rental. Casa Mambo is close enough to the beach to hear the waves crashing when they are big! It is an easy and very short walk to the beach from the house (or an even quicker bicycle ride),
REVIEWS: Our reviews say it all! Please read them if you have not already. Use the Book it now feature to reserve your dates quickly and securely.
I have been going to Costa Rica at least once a year since 1987 and continue to love this place tremendously! Always look forward to my next trip to Playa Grande. My parents also love Playa Grande and stay at the house for a full month each year.
Hank Townsend purchased this villa in 1999
Most pristine beach in all of Costa Rica in my opinion. Very laid back community which you will feel apart of very quickly. I hope you get to experience Casa Mambo.
'feels like my own little Costa Rica home' as stated by one of our many regularly returning guests.
Since the photos were taken, we have installed drapes and curtains throughout the house for your privacy.
Me and two buddies rented out Casa Mambo for two weeks and had a blast! The house was excellent and the maids were great too. We had air conditioning in each room which was just another great perk of this place! Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for close proximity to the beach and world class surf. The waves are great all summer with off shore winds in the morning and barrels up and down the beach. The store is right next to the house and the food at both Restaurants (Los Malinches and The Great Wallitinis) is awesome. We can't wait to go back again next summer
What a trip we just had! My wife and I with my parents in their 70's along with my two young girls age four and seven had a most memorable 12 day vacation. Alyssa and Hank were amazing hosts and promptly answered any questions we had. Playa Grande is one of the most amazing areas in Costa Rica and so great for kids and adults alike. Our girls and my parents were totally comfortable walking around the small community and when needed taking the short water taxi over to Tamarindo. The pool was great and the daily temperature was hot at +36 Celcius!!! If you are looking to surf it is hard to beat Playa Grande - puts the waves at Tamarindo to shame and the beach is almost vacant all the time.
From the first moment we arrived at this paradise called Casa Mambo,we were in awe of our vacation home for the week. Everything was as pictured and as described. We were there the first weekend in December and would highly recommend this time if you want a quieter time without all the tourists. Casa Mambo is beautiful, quiet well equipped and well maintained. It's in a great location, walking distance to the most beautiful beach and sunsets. Also, three great restaurants and a small grocery store within the complex. The only issues we had was that there should be more chairs around the pool and comfortable reclining chairs for the homes outside patio. The beds are a little too too firm so we utilized the couch cushions to soften the bed which worked perfectly. Overall, just incredible home almost in the Costa Rican rainforest... PS, the BBQ night at 'Seven' is awesome..
Casa Mambo lived up to all it's wonderful reviews! It was our first trip to Costa Rica and we had the time of our lives. The house was great and had everything we needed tucked away in this small hidden community. Plenty of space and it was in a beautiful setting with great privacy and pool right outside our front door. Although you are a short boat ride away from Tamarindo you can easily walk to the beach and the restaurants and bars located very close to the house. Everything was very clean and all the services provided to us made the trip amazing. We went Zip-lining, 4 Wheeling, in-house massages, Catamaran Sunset cruise and an Estuary Tour to see the monkeys and crocs! It was by far our most adventurous trip yet thanks to the help of the great concierge Alyssa!
We ate fabulous breakfasts right next door at Hotel Bula Bula and had a great time at The Cave bar for their bbq night! If you want to take a stroll down the beach you can grab a taco at Taco Star and watch the surfers.
The area is very quiet especially at night so if you want night life you will need to take a cab ride over to Tamarindo (about 30 minutes) since the water taxi's stop running at 4pm. We loved our stay here and it was a pleasure dealing with Hank! I would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Costa Rica! It's a wonderful country with warm and very friendly people.
Perfect location far away enough from the super busy touristy tamarindo but close enough to walk to tamarindo along the beach! Best of both worlds! Quiet area among some beautiful homes. Felt very secure and great quaint little places to eat within 5 minutes, including the beach. Grounds are very well kept and it seemed someone was always out and about making sure of it. Perfect balance of quiet private romantic but also close enough to the craziness of tamarindo if you want. Excellent value!
Thank you Hank for a great time at Casa Mambo! The house was beautiful and exactly as described. We really enjoyed using the pool, the back deck, and having the ocean and mangroves just steps away. It was an incredible experience to lounge in the pool while watching birds, crabs, and lizards make their way around the yard. Alyssa, the property manager, was extremely kind, flexible, organized and helpful throughout our stay. She definitely perpetuates the friendly and chill vibe at Casa Mambo. She was available whenever we had a question, and did a great job setting us up with a massage, in house, which was amazing. She also recommended a private chef, Chef Frank, to come and cook for us! It was the best meal we had in Costa Rica- in fact my husband still raves about that risotto!! We also really benefited from being walking distance to Hotel Bula Bula, where we could get a water taxi to Tamarindo- the best taxi ride of our lives!!
CASA MAMBO is located in a small, National Beach Reserve where most of the natural wonders of Costa Rica can be observed and enjoyed. Activities include: Surfing, Fishing, Night tours to the beach to watch Leatherback turtles(600 -1600 lbs) lay eggs, Horseback riding, Zip line repelling, Fiestas in nearby small towns, bird watching, estuary tours, Golfing, white water rafting. Surf shop w/ board rentals and beach w/in 100 meters. Iguanas, parrots, and exotic birds on property. A family of Howler monkeys lives in the area and can usually be heard and seen every few days. An estuary is located close by offering fishing tours, bird watching tours, water taxie rides to Tamarindo (for dining, dancing, gambling, souviners, etc..) and deep sea fishing is available. Volcanic hiking, mud baths, and natural hot springs can be enjoyed within an approx 2 hour drive. We accept all major credit cards.
Other Activities: canopy tours, repelling, bird watching, gamblimg, dancing, sunbathing
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$300|
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