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

People5
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 4

BEST VALUE for something truly nice in PLAYA GRANDE. Our 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 may be coaxed to eat from your hand (if you are patient enough). Monkeys often frequent our trees. 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 twice per week. AWESOME BEACH!!!!! Two beach-cruiser type bicycles are included in your rental. Casa Mambo is close enough to the beach to hear the waves crashing when they are big! It is an easy and short walk to the beach from the house (or an even quicker bicycle ride). The architecture and appointments of Casa Mambo reflect the the style and culture of the local area and its people.

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More Details

Owner
Hank Townsend
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Hank Townsend

I have been going to Costa Rica at least once a year since 1987 and continue to have a great love for this country and its people! 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 with many friends and family joining them periodically.

Hank Townsend purchased this villa in 1999

Why Hank Townsend chose Palm Beach Estates

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations outside of 30 days = 50%, inside of 30 days = 0%
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Dual lavatory bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , refer to pics. tiled throughout, hair dryer, dimmable light
  • 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 5
  • 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 , not a sleeper sofa but seating area can sleep 2
  • Each bedroom has bed w/ table lamps on either side, air-conditioning, makeup counter w/large mirror, closet, 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 with pillows which can also double as sleeping areas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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 swimming pool. The well kept grounds feature several exotic plants, coconut trees, 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 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 2 x per week. Pool and grounds keeper are full time. Surf Boards, boogie boards, etc. can be rented locally.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.677966 based on 60 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: 30-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 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
4

Happy grounds and pool

  • 4 of 5

We did okay with our stay. Our air conditioner broke and was attended to with lightening speed by the maintenance guy. There's a couple of upgrades that could happen - fridge and living room TV, but otherwise, it was a lovely spot.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, amazing price

  • 4 of 5

The perfect distance from the ocean (5 min walk), this abode slept our family of 4 very comfortably. Steps away from a nice pool, this house also had all the inside amenities needed. There were a few issues we had but the owner and manager made sure to fix or rectify everything to satisfaction. Lots of foliage to feel private and great wifi. Best price in the area, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent - again

  • 5 of 5

We liked Playa Grande area and Casa Mambo so well in 2017 that we came back again in 2018. We were not disappointed.

Again had the beach mostly to ourselves. The monkeys were hanging out at Bula Bula this year and the halloween crabs were just starting to emerge before rainy season. Fishing trip with Boos Adventures out of Flamingo netted us a 6ft black marlin - what an adrenaline rush!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa mambo

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was beautiful and well kept up. The pool area was clean, and the water was clean and inviting. As far as the accommodations went, it was very attractive and comfortable. The 2 bedrooms are air conditioned,but best to keep the doors closed so that you had a comfortable nights rest. Yes, the beds were a little harder than I am used to but quite tolerable. In addition to the air conditioning, there were awesome fans throughout! Those particularly helped in the living room area as well as the kitchen and patio. The kitchen is small but very efficient. The bathroom has a great shower with 2 sinks. The property is around a half mile to the beach,either walking, car, or riding one of the 2 bikes provided. There is a shuttle across the river mouth into Tamarindo which just costs a dollar each way. Well worth it because it’s not worth the risk of becoming croc food. All in all, our experience at Casa Mambo was very good! Thanks so much! John Bradshaw

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property, it was clean and comfortable. Great location, close to everything but still far enough away if one is wanting some seclusion. Kitchen is well equipped. If you can get to a local grocery store before that would be best as the store located near the property has limited items. Bedrooms are nice and clean, like others the bed was a bit hard for me. AC in bedrooms is a much appreciated comfort for sure! Bathroom was well stocked with towels, beach towels and a hairdryer! That was a nice surprise as we had packed beach towels not knowing for sure so don’t wasste luggage space! We loved the patio area, very cool in mornings and evenings and great place to relax. Lots of birds and other fun creatures to watch! Always felt safe in this neighborhood, we took many walks to the beach at night just to look at the stars (just remember a small flashlight) but never felt unsafe. Will return and would stay here again! Shawna was great and quick to respond to questions or needs!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • 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
£329
for 3 nights
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£110
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£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£769
£2,673
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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