BEAUTIFUL CASA MAMBO; BEACH/POOL/BICYCLES/SURF/WI-FI/MAIDS/CABLE-TV/AC

Hank Townsend

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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BEAUTIFUL CASA MAMBO; BEACH/POOL/BICYCLES/SURF/WI-FI/MAIDS/CABLE-TV/AC

Playa Grande Villa Rental Photos and Description

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)
Advertiser since 2010
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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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
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Playa Grande Guanacaste
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
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: 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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Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

Adorable accommodating cozy condo in great spot!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location far away enough from the super busy touristy tamarindo but close enough to walk to tamarindo along the beach! Best of both worlds! Quiet area among some beautiful homes. Felt very secure and great quaint little places to eat within 5 minutes, including the beach. Grounds are very well kept and it seemed someone was always out and about making sure of it. Perfect balance of quiet private romantic but also close enough to the craziness of tamarindo if you want. Excellent value!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Greenville, NC
5

Beautiful, peaceful & just as described!

Beautiful, peaceful & just as described!
  • 5 of 5
Thank you Hank for a great time at Casa Mambo! The house was beautiful and exactly as described. We really enjoyed using the pool, the back deck, and having the ocean and mangroves just steps away. It was an incredible experience to lounge in the pool while watching birds, crabs, and lizards make their way around the yard. Alyssa, the property manager, was extremely kind, flexible, organized and helpful throughout our stay. She definitely perpetuates the friendly and chill vibe at Casa Mambo. She was available whenever we had a question, and did a great job setting us up with a massage, in house, which was amazing. She also recommended a private chef, Chef Frank, to come and cook for us! It was the best meal we had in Costa Rica- in fact my husband still raves about that risotto!! We also really benefited from being walking distance to Hotel Bula Bula, where we could get a water taxi to Tamarindo- the best taxi ride of our lives!!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and the compliments on the house and about Alyssa, our Property Mgr. I hope to have you back again in the near future. Pura Vida, Hank.
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5

Casa Mambo Rocks!

  • 5 of 5
Simply put.... property is awesome! Private with beautiful landscaping, very well kept and perfect location. Restaurants and general store within 1 min walk. Walk to beach is maybe 4 minutes due to the restricted access to our favorite beach in the world... playa Grande.... home of the leatherback turtles and 3 miles of beach break! I would recommend Casa Mambo to all! We will come back next year to make it 3 years in a row.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed our little piece of paradise as much as we do. I look forward to having you back on a regular basis. Thanks for the post. Pura Vida, Hank
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Playa Grande Guanacaste
5

We loved our stay at Casa Mambo!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Casa Mambo. We loved the villa, it was very comfortable and we felt very at home. The pool was great, very tropical. We had it to ourselves most of the time, We loved sitting out on the patio every morning having our coffee, listening to the sounds of nature, and looking at all the tropical plant surrounding us. It is a 5 minute walk to the most beautiful beach. We rented surf boards and boogie boards and enjoyed the surf. There was no beach chairs but we rented some at a hotel up the street. We had some fun times at Bula Bula Hotel, walking distance, bartenders were great! Enjoyed a great meal at Rip Jacks, excellent pizza at El Huertos, and tacos on the beach. Also, went to Playa Flamingo for a day trip and did a ATV tour called On Top of the World, took us up the congo trail and to some beautiful secluded beaches. Thank you to Alyssa and Hank for a wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back! Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We look forward to your return soon. Pura Vida, Hank
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Playa Grande Guanacaste
Houston
5

Timid Travelers Delighted

  • 5 of 5
Wow! Casa Mambo was absolutely perfect for us! We 3 ladies from Texas thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay. The property is very clean and well maintained and is within a gated community. We never felt uncomfortable about walking anywhere. The casa is absolutely beautiful and the amenities were wonderful! Everything we needed was close at hand. We spent each morning on the lovely covered patio drinking our coffee and watching the iguanas take their morning stroll. The beautiful beach is an easy walk as are great places to eat and enjoy the scenery and/or your favorite tropical drink. Bulla Bulla, a local restaurant and bar was quite lively every evening and there are few other smaller eating establishments also available. There is also a water taxi within walking distance and for a small fee will take you across the river to the small town for shopping. The property manager was also a great help to us in finding the right tours for us and for making arrangements for transportation to and from the airport
Thanks, Hank, for sharing your beautiful casa with us!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. You are welcome in our casa anytime and we hope to have you back again in the near future. Mi casa es su casa! Hank
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$125
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$875
$3,043
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
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
  • 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 king , safes in each rm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , safes in each rm
    Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /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:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach 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/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/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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