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Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 bdrm, 1 bath, full kitchen, bar, living/dining area w/covered patio, sleeps 6

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.

More Details

Owner
Hank Townsend
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Hank Townsend

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

Why Hank Townsend chose Playa Grande

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.

What makes this villa unique

'feels like my own little Costa Rica home' as stated by one of our many regularly returning guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Since the photos were taken, we have installed drapes and curtains throughout the house for your privacy.
Dec 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , dual lavatories
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has full length counter w/two lavatories, wall to wall mirror w/drawers and cabinets below and recessed lighting above. Entire bathroom and Shower have decorative ceramic tile walls and floor. Lavatories and shower utilize a tankless water heater, providing endless hot water. 110 v outlets (same as U.S.)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , safes in each rm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , safes in each rm
    Living Area - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , two seating areas w/ plush pillows which can easily be made
  • In each bedroom there is a king bed w/ table lamps either side, air-conditioning, makeup counter w/large mirror, closet, drawers, etc. Each bedroom is artfully appointed. Bedrooms have high, vaulted ceilings with variable speed ceiling fans and polished, Saltillo Tile floors. In the living room, there are two seating areas w/ plush pillows which can easily be made up into beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our villa is one of six similar villas surrounding an outdoor tiled swimming pool. The well kept grounds feature several exotic plants, coconut palms, bannana trees, bouganvilla and several fruit bearing trees. We have a full length partially covered terrace. All areas in the villa including the terrace have polished Saltillo tile flooring. The den has cable T.V. with a number of English speaking channels (Fox, CNN, Natl Geo., Animal planet, movies, etc.). There is also a DVD / CD player with stereo system. Shuttle service from airport to villa is available and only an approx 1 hour drive. Cars may be rented at airport or later from villa. There are several rental companies in Tamarindo who will deliver to and pick up cars at the villa. Maid service is three x per week. Pool and grounds keeper are full time. Surf Boards, boogie boards, etc. can be rented locally.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 43 reviews
5

Casa Mambo is an awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you guys had such and incredible time and thanks for the great review. Just let me know when you are ready to come back down! Pura Vida, Hank
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5

Paradise on the pacific

  • 5 of 5

Who knew you could find two and a half miles of glorious golden sand and surf on the pacific and share it with just a few crusty crabs and plummeting pelicans.Hanks costa rican haven was just steps from the beach,Wil-marts,surf shop and 4 different restaurants.My personal highlights boogie boarding while the big boys strutted their stuff surfing,eating best ever beer,tacos and fresh brownies at Taco staron the beach,french toast at Bula bula's,pizza at cafe del pueblo,and crocodile cruise up river,we saw so many amazing herons.The costa ricans were amazingly friendly,I cannot wait to return to this slice of paradise and have a mouth watering slice of pineapple.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great rustic get away

  • 4 of 5

Hank and Shawna were great to work with. Responsive and helpful. We love Costa Rica as a great chance to escape the snow of the North. The twice-a- week maids were very nice and it felt so good to have a clean place. Bikes were nice, but could use some repair. Overall, a nice place to hang out.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Playa Grande is a relaxing and tranquil location.

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a location that was out of the noise and activity of Tamarindo. Casa Mambo was a great value as we got a two bedroom for about the same price as a hotel in Tamarindo. Even though it was one of four properties sharing a pool. It was very private. There is a little grocery store just around the corner where we were able to stock up on drinks and snacks. We really didn't cook much at the house as there is a restaurant (Bula Bula) nearby that has a fun happy hour and the food is quite good. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Christmas 2016 at Casa Mambo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay during the 2016 Christmas Holiday! The surfing at Playa Grande was awesome and just a short walk from the condo. Lots of places to eat and drink within walking distance and Tamarindo is about 30 min. away by car a little closer if you walk down the beach and catch the water taxi. My nine year old daughter loved it! Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to Tamarindo but far enough to relax

  • 5 of 5

CASA Mambo was a great spot for us. There were multiple restaurants within walking distance and the beach was just a 5 minute walk. It is one of 6 casitas that sit around a pool but the foliage around the houses is thick enough that it doesn't feel like they are very close other than the one immediate neighbor. When we were there only one other casita appeared to be occupied so we had the pool to ourselves each time we went out. The drive from Playa Grande to Tamarindo is kind of far, but there are water taxis on the beach that will take you across the estuary for just $1 per person. Hank and his property managers were great in answering any questions we had. The only downside was the dirt road to the house, it was pretty bad with potholes that were flooded some days, so we were glad to have an SUV- some of the locals we talked to out there said the road was supposed to be repaired soon so hopefully it's not an issue much longer. Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Palm Beach Estates, Guanacaste

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3 night minimum stay
£335
for 3 nights
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£112
Fri,Sat,Sun
£782
£2,721
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Tax Rate 12.0%

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