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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casa Bambora

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Located on a quiet hilltop in Tamarindo with spectacular unobstructed ocean and forest views, Casa Bambora is a complex/villa just 5 minutes walk from the main strip in Tamarindo where you can find a wide variety of restaurants, stores, nightlife and more and is just 10 minutes walk from world famous Tamarindo beach. Casa Bambora can host groups of up to 8 people in 4 studio's so if you require more than one studio please send us a message and we will be happy to provide you with the additional listing numbers to help you find them on VRBO/Homeaway.

Each studio here at Casa Bambora is very private and quiet and is available nightly or weekly, accommodates 2 people and is equipped with a full kitchen, AC, 32' HD TV with cable, wireless Internet, large bathroom with hot water, king size bed and private balconies or patio on the first floor.

Up on the fourth floor of the complex is a shared furnished observation deck with an amazing 360 degree view, great for coffee in the morning while enjoying the spectacular ocean views and wide variety of birds that visit frequently, or a cold drink while enjoying the amazing sunsets over Tamarindo bay!

Down on the first floor is Casa Bambora's bar with fully equipped kitchen and BBQ area, this is where the guests enjoy spending the majority of their time socializing and cooking up the catch of the day, or just relaxing to the soothing sound of the waterfall at the pool which is surrounded by a tropical garden with plenty of hammocks and chairs to lounge around in.

Guests at Casa Bambora also have access to laundry facilities as well as onsite parking and myself and staff here at Casa Bambora will make you feel right at home and are happy to give you advice about anything you need to know about the area, best restaurants, tours and places to visit.

Having bought the property in 1992, I was able to have the pick of the best view lots in Tamarindo with the easiest and closest walk to town. Casa Bambora is just high enough to see over the treetops and is one of the only lots in Tamarindo with unobstructed views of the San Francisco Estuary in the Las Baulas National Park as well as spectacular ocean views that span Playa Langosta, Tamarindo and Playa Grande.

If your looking for an affordable place in a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches and great surf, Casa Bambora is a great choice!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Joey

I'm from Huntington Beach, California. I spent many years traveling to the tropics, mostly Hawaii and mainland Mexico to surf in the warm clean water. I finally made it to Costa Rica in 1992 and found Tamarindo. It was everything I was looking for and more. Twenty five years later I'm still here and still loving it.

Pura Vida!

Joey purchased this studio in 1992

Why Joey chose Tamarindo

The best thing about Casa Bambora Is it's location on a quiet hilltop just 5 minutes walk from the center of town in Tamarindo, where the ocean views are spectacular and there is always a refreshing breeze and probably the best thing is that it is just far enough from the Tamarindo nightlife that you can get a good night sleep without the sound of the music coming from the night clubs.

What makes this studio unique

Joey, the owner who has lived in Tamarindo for 25 years and lives onsite is very knowledgeable about the area and is available and happy to give advice on restaurants, activities and any other questions you might have about the area.


Tamarindo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than two people per room, no exceptions
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each studio has it's own private full bathroom with hot water and there is an additional bathroom and shower by the pool.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 king
  • Studio style apartment on 3rd floor
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casa Bambora
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 82 reviews

A real find!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bambora is a gem sitting above Tamarindo with spectacular views and a peaceful vibe. Our guest room was perfectly appointed with everything we needed for a week of relaxation and the bed was comfortable. The pool and courtyard were the perfect place to relax and cool off. Joey Is an awesome host and along with Jen and Jared, they all made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD USA

Fantastic trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bambora was wonderful...I loved everything about it!!! The condo was perfect for 2 people, had everything that we needed and if it didn't Joey was more than willing to get it for us. It was quiet, had beautiful views, nice pool, great short-cut trail to town...I didn't feel like I was on vacation, I actually felt like I lived there...felt right at home!!!

Joey (and company) couldn't have been more accommodating, friendly and just laid back...he gave us lots of helpful information and we used every bit...places to go-eat/drink, grocery stores, money exchange-pricing,tours to use (he recommended Native Ways and they were awesome). And when we had an issue totally unrelated to the accommodations he so kindly helped us out...Thanks Joey!!!

P.S. the pool/common area is also a great part of the could be private or a nice place to hang w/Joey and other guests!!! Can't wait to go back...sooner then later hopefully!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Out of the way

  • 1 of 5

Sorry the people were nice but at age 65 it is not easy to climb to top of that hill with the temps of Costa Rica . We had to cancel . Joey was very disappointed and it was not his fault . You get what you pay for . It is. 8 mins. Walk to the beach downhill but you do have to walk back up.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do you really think I deserve a 1 star review because you failed to read my listing that states that Casa Bambora is located on a hill? Not to mention I have so many pictures that show exactly what my place looks like and has to offer and my reviews say everything you need to know about my place, but I guess you failed to pay attention to them as well. You guys looked so surprised when you showed up??? Which was really strange because the pictures on my listing don't lie. I really don't feel that you have the right to slander my business with a 1 star review that I have built and worked so hard to maintain, especially considering you didn't even end up staying here. The walk back from the beach may be 8 minutes but you failed to mention that only about 2 minutes of the walk is semi steep where the stairs are. I'm so sorry I was unable to return your money as it was spring break and I would have easily rented the room to somebody else had you not reserved it well in advance. Very unfair for you to slander my business, I'm very disappointed that you would feel that you need to do that for a mistake that you made. We offered to help you with rides to town, not to mention that we also informed you that taxi's are available. Showing up, then leaving because it was such a surprise to you that you actually had to walk up a hill to get to a place located on a hill is beyond me. Most people that are elderly or have health issues either rent a car or take taxi's up and down and are not one bit surprised because they actually pay attention to what my listing says prior to booking.
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Great quiet place near Taramindo beach!

  • 4 of 5

Casa Bambora is in a nice quiet area very close to Tamarindo beach! Jared welcomed us the nite of our arrival even at our late hour! Joey was helpful arranging anything we needed as was Jared. His wife Jen had just gotten her wisdom teeth out but she is usually available to take you anywhere you want to go. Nice pool but no around pool if that is what you are looking for! We enjoyed our stay and absolutely loved Costa Rica!! Thanks Joey Jared and Jen!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our comfortable studio!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were quite comfy in our studio, everything we needed was their.

Enjoyed the common area, the use of the BBQ was a bonus.

As well as the chairs and boogie boards.

The hike to and from the beach might be tough for some.

We were fine with it.

Joey and his staff were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Casa Bambora was a vacation we shall never forget. The rooms were great and the common area was a very relaxing peaceful place to be. Everything was so clean and well kept. Ourhost was very helpful in directing us to great places to eat. If given the chance we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

One of the great things about Casa Bambora is it's location. Having bought the property in 1992 I was able to have the pick of the best lots in town. It's just far enough from the Tamarindo nightlife that you can get a peaceful night sleep unlike the rentals down in the town and just high enough where you can see right over the treetops and you get a great breeze and an amazing ocean and mountain view and still just a couple minutes walk to town and only 10 minutes walk to the beach.

Other Activities: canopy tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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