|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Harry's El Escondite offers 1 of 4 secluded studio-apartment style house in famous Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica and is a favorite 'hideout' for both returning surfers and first timers. The cabina is situated around a pool and garden setting on a single 1/4 acre property. El Escondite has accommodations for individuals up to a party of 3 in a cabina.
All guests get free use of surfboards and bicycles. A surf guide and lessons are also available for those new to the area or to the joys of surfing.
El Escondite is located at the end of a quiet and private dead-end road; just a short walk to the surf breaks and the attractions in downtown Tamarindo.
A cabin can sleep up to 3 people and has a kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning and cable TV.
El Escondite also has laundry facilities, phones and wireless Internet access.
A pool, BBQ, hammocks, and a 2nd floor sundeck with lounge chairs round out a perfect place to hangout after surfing.
In the beginning I came to Tamarindo Beach to take time off from skiing. A knee injury had forced me to leave my home in Whistler, B.C. to pursue other activities during the winter. I tried surfing while recovering here in Tamarindo and ended up preferring the waves over snow and the beach over the mountains. Over the years I've grown to love this small beach town and eventually decided to move down permanently. El Escondite means 'the Hideout' in Spanish and that was the start of Harry's hideaway.
Harry purchased this studio in 2001
Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica has a unique combination of consistent off-shore winds for surfing and easy access to amenities and services without the need for a car but still having the feeling of a small laid back community. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, banks, shops and surf breaks; all within walking distance.
The 'El Escondite' grounds was established in 2001 and over the years has been expanded, renovated and improved to keep up with needs of clients. The cabinas are Tico style with outdoor living kept in mind yet has all modern the conveniences expected from a quality hotel. Relax and hideout at this quiet, private and secluded villa. All guests have free access to surfboards, bicycles, beach towels and bamboo mats.
Awesome time Harry!
Thanks so much. I can't believe the week went by so fast. I'm just getting over paddling the estuary!!
you are a terrific host - who knows, maybe next time we meet at Nogie's we'll be toasting a new land purchase and another Whistlerite in Tamarindo!
Can't wait to see the pool finished.
XOX Kristina (one of the Canadian girls in Boston.)
Harry: you rock man. your place looks even better in person than it does online. all the ammenities we could want- LOTS of boards and bikes too. but the most valuable service you offer your guests is your expert local knowledge.
from where to eat, surf, and grab a brew to how to solve computer problems, harry is on top of it. i would definitely reccommend harry's as a place for first-timers to costa rica. i couldnt be happier with my experience.
Harry has all your needs covered when you visit Tamarindo. His Cabinas are neat, tidy and tucked away on a dead end road. He has a large collection of Surfboards to match users surfing skills and conditions. Harry is very helpful with information in the area. Meeting Harry was like having one of my Buddies living in the area with all the local knowledge. I look forward to staying with him again.
Great place to stay. Harry the owner is a very cool guy and he lives in one of the cabanas. He also has a few bikes and tons of surfboards that he lends out to guest for free. We had a full kitchen, google tv, wifi, own hammock, and a pool. 5 star value. 10 min walk from beach and all of Tamarindo. Also has a really cool dog named Don't. Don't is a very smart and nice dog. He will bark at you the first time you meet him, but once he knows you are a guest, he never barks again at you. He leaves you alone, but if you call him over he will gladly let you pet him. All and all, the wife and I are really glad we stayed at Harry's. Just make sure you print out the map to the place, it won't come up on your GPS. We had trouble finding it the first time, but really easy if you know where you are going.
M and I arrived hot and grumpy to Harry's after a red-eye flight and long drive from San Jose. Spirits were immediately lifted to find a happy host, full supplied kitchen (including coffee and milk!), a nice little pool, and a higher tech media set-up than we have at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's a GoogleTV in each cabina stocked up with movies, music, and of course high speed internet... just in case if you're stuck inside during the rain. M brought his surfboards from California and in retrospect, we could have just used Harry's because he has a selection of well maintained shortboards, longboards, and foamies. Over the course of our week, we made friends with our cabina neighbors, grilled fresh fish up on the rooftop deck, surfed at a lot of beaches (we had a rented car), and went on a few boating expeditions. Bonus: if you're interested in ocean fishing, Harry connected us with Jason at Pedro's fishing, and it was a highlight of our trip!
Harry went above and beyond to help make us feel at home here! Just an example- my bag got lost and never made it to San Jose when I landed, but Harry worked with the airlines to ensure my bag would get delivered all the way from San Jose to Tamarindo. And sure enough it was there the next morning!
He was super helpful and knows the area like the back of his hand. He always gave great recommendations and our trip wouldn't have been the same without him!
Thanks for an amazing trip Harry! :)
I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cabinas were excellent and provided everything we needed. The pool, gardens, hammocks, and lots of shade provided the ultimate relaxation environment and the upstairs deck and BBQ were perfect for dinner and drinks. Harry is so righteous, was great to hang out with, and provided us with all sorts of excellent advice. The availability of bikes and surfboards was a huge bonus and saved us some cash. All in all it was a fantastic spot and I can't wait to get back there.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Balance is due on check-in.
In case of cancellation, availability calendar is updated and refund issued depending on rebooking of canceled dates.
Rates based on 1 or 2 people/cabina. Please add $20/night for 3rd person.
There is a 25% deposit payable through PayPal or Interac for reservations.
All guests have free access to surfboards and bikes but are responsible for loss or damage.
Surf lessons are available for extra fees.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.