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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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

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Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.7291665 based on 49 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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6 4
5

Exceeded our expectations for the price. What a beautiful little gem. Coming back soon!.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have enjoyed it more. We will be back again soon! Loved the house and beach. So relaxing and the waves were excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South San Francisco, California
4

Beautiful surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I just came back from a week's stay at Casa Bambo and it was wonderful!!! The grounds are beautifully kept, lots of trees and birds, it's just beautiful and peaceful. The house itself was the perfect size for the four of us, but can easily accommodate 6. It's well decorated and kept, with the exception of a broken window panel in kitchen and a broken riding bicycle. We only used one anyway but could have used a couple of beach chairs and a cooler. All in all it was wonderful! Shawna and Jorge did a great job in getting us everything we needed and arranging a car and food! 😊? They checked in on us and were very attentive! My family and I had a wonderful time and will be back! :)

Carmen

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA
4

Beautiful remote Casa with beach and town access

  • 4 of 5

My fault this doesn't get a five. I wanted remote and relaxing, just not so much. 10 to 15 minutes on rough gravel to the beach. 5 minutes to water taxi, 15 minutes to beach boat landing, the about 15 minutes to Tamarindo. All more than worth it if you know what to expect. Total peace. Total clean. Total 'Pura Vida' 🍷?😃?😎?

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mambo was wonderful. Loved the well stocked kitchen and living room. The pool was small but perfect. Used it every evening. Swimming under the stars! Close to the beach. Love that the Casa came with 2 cruiser bikes and We arranged for a 3rd to be delivered to the house when we arrived. We rode them to the beach everyday. Literally a 5 min bike ride. Restaurants close by (less than a 5 min walk). Small market just around the corner. We toured the estuary and took surf lessons (myplayagrande.com for tours and Friojles Locos for surfing). THE BEACH!!! AMAZING! Absolutely perfect. Almost deserted all the time. Sometimes we were the only ones as far as the eye could see. Really unbelievable. Just a great, quiet, beautiful place to recharge. Couldn't be happier.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a fast-paced Cancun style beach vacation, stay away. If you're looking for a laid back, relaxing beach environment that you share with some great local residents, delightful assortment of birds, a few iguanas, and crabs . . . this is it. If you surf, or want to surf, this is paradise. The property description is accurate and the beach exceeded expectations and it is as close to a private beach as you will reasonably find. You can easily walk to everything needed in the area and if a little town action is needed take the water taxi over to Tamarindo. This was our first visit to CR and it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£326
for 3 nights
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£109
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£109
Fri,Sat,Sun
£760
£2,643
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £232.65

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