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Hank Townsend

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish

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

36 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Palm Beach Estates - Casa Mambo Costa Rica

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hank Townsend (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.75 based on 37 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

Relaxing getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mambo was such a delight. The house is furnished with everything you need including bikes to jaunt around on. The kitchen makes it easy to fix meals and stay in for quiet evenings. The property manager and owner were very accommodating and made the stay stress free and relaxing. I can't wait to go back! Thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The setting was perfectly tucked away, so private, yet so close to beach, dining, store.

  • 5 of 5

Your home was the perfect size for the four of us with plenty of living space & full service kitchen, although we found the walkable restaurants so yummy we didn't cook in like we anticipated. The privacy was unmatched & the pool out back was refreshing and certainly welcomed each day after experiencing the surf. Speaking of the surf, local Frijoles Locos set us up with a surf guide, picked us up with surfboards on board, and guided us to the perfect waves (5minute drive) for our groups variety of surf experience. They were a great combination of guide, teacher, and coach, and fun to surf with. Overall, your place is highly recommended and equipped with everything you'd expect but often lacking, Casa Mambo has it!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for escape or adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 6 days at Casa Mambo for some rest and adventure and this is an ideal spot! The house is just enough off the beaten path to have your own private paradise, but conveniently close to everything. It is a comfortable, roomy home, tastefully decorated, with plenty of dishes, linens, etc. We rented a vehicle so that we could explore the volcanos and waterfalls, but everything is within walking distance (and everybody does!) Playa Grande is a tiny gated community of vacation homes and rentals where the stores, restaurants and the fabulous secluded beach are all within walking distance. The neighboring tourist town of Tamarindo is accessible by water taxi, which is about 1 short block from the house. We even went fishing offshore from the water taxi location, and walked back to the house with our catch of 2 beautiful Red Snapper! The pool was a favorite spot, as the tropical plants and birds are absolutely incredible, and put on quite a show! I would dishonor the place if I did not mention that it is a surfer's paradise! Thank you, Hank, for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful piece of paradise!!!

Pura Vida!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aurora Ontario Canada
4

Wonderful,relaxing,a great place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have just spent nine days at Casa Mambo. The house was perfect for us,a well stocked kitchen ,large bedrooms,great water pressure and lots of hot water. The only negative thing was the mattress was a little too firm for me.

The gardens and pool were well taken care of and you had amazing birds all day long,great to wake up to and have your morning coffee out on the terrace listening to them.

There were two bikes that we were able to use,as we didn't have a car ,it was nice to use them for a visit to Playa Grande.

We didn't need a car,there were four great restaurants all walking distance,all of them great.

As for the beach, just amazing. We love to body board and the surf was fantastic. Miles of beach with no one on it. Some mornings we would get up early and walk to the end where you can get a great breakfast at Hotel Tortugas.

This is a quiet place, a place to unwind. Thankyou Hank for letting us share your home.

Ray and Phyllis Walton, Aurora, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would go back tomorrow if we could!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from staying at Casa Mambo and had a terrific stay! Everything was as Hank says in the description. We were lucky in that there was a family from NJ staying in another cabin within Casa Charly complex and we became fast friends! Shawna was fantastic and was really a great help with questions before and during our stay in Playa Grande! The house was clean and had everything that was required for an enjoyable 8 nights. This is without a doubt the best value in a most beautiful area of Costa Rica! Our family spent most dinners at Seven but also enjoyed Great Waltini's at Hotel Bulla Bulla as both are a five minute equidistant walk from property. We absolutely loved our accommodations at Casa Mambo and would go back tomorrow if we could. Thanks and Pura Vida, Hank! We will be back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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£2,604
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palm Beach Estates in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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