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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

studio, 1 bath, Sleeps 3

Located on a quiet hilltop in Tamarindo with spectacular unobstructed ocean and forest views, Casa Bambora is just 5 minutes walk from the main strip in Tamarindo where you can find a wide variety of restaurants and stores, and just 10 minutes walk from world famous Tamarindo beach.

A Studio at Casa Bambora can accommodate up to 3 people and is equipped with a full kitchen, AC, 32' HD TV with cable, wireless Internet, private bathroom with hot water, king size bed, private balconies and more.

Up on the fourth there is a furnished observation deck with an amazing 360 degree view, great for coffee in the morning while enjoying the panoramic ocean views and wide variety of birds that visit frequently or a cold drink while enjoying the spectacular 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, places to visit, etc...

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 the town. Casa Bambora is just high enough to see over the tree tops 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.

To see more photo's, a Casabambora video tour and guestbook comments, please inquire about our website.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

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 discoverd Tamarindo. It was everything I was looking for and more. Nineteen years later I'm still here and still loving it.

Pura Vida!

Joey purchased this studio in 1992

Why Joey chose Guanacaste

I came to Tamarindo in 1992 on a surf trip and fell in love with the place!

After having spent the previous 12 years traveling to Hawaii, Mexico and Fiji for surf, I finally made it to Costa Rica, a good friend of mine had been to Tamarindo and told me that it was similar to Hawaii, but less crowded and more affordable and I should check it out. Back then the population was less than 100 people, it was quiet and the weather was great as well as the surf. I knew right away this is where I wanted to live. Real Estate was still inexpensive and I basically had the pick of the litter as far as lots were concerned. It's been 19 years I've seen lots of changes, but I still couldn't think of a better place to live.


Tamarindo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
  • Each studio has it's own private full bathroom with hot water and there is an additional bathroom by the pool.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio style apartment
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 21 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor 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
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews
Chicago, IL

Amazing Place in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

First time staying with Joey after many places in Tamarindo. This is off the beaten path enough for some peace and quiet yet an easy 5 minute walk into the heart of town for food and the beach. Joe, Gendry, Jarred and Jen make you feel like family and give you 25 years of Tamarindo experience for all the best secluded beaches, restaurants and nightlife. The rooms are great, good size with all you need including stove and fridge for your stay. Incredible view from the rooftop deck where all the guests gather most nights to catch the sunset and amazing ocean views. Couldn't have been happier!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt right at home

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed there this month (April) and we will with out a doubt return in the future. The place was very well kept, and had a very relaxed environment. The room we stayed in had a perfect set up for the two of us, had great AC, awesome shower with cool window view, little kitchenette with big fridge and most important was clean.

The property was the perfect distance from town and Joey the owner was more than helpful explaining where things were and places to see during our visit. Also was great having the free Wifi there so we could look up things to do for the day. The downstairs part of the property has a fairly large bar/kitchen where we were able to cook most of our meals with all the cooking supplies we needed already there.

Highly recommend staying here and we look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return guest

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying with Joey and again it was great. This year we stayed for 11 days and it was perfect. He has new staff this year with Jarred and Jen and they are a great addition. They were able to take us to the big grocery store and that was a great help!! Everything at Casa Bambora is very clean and is kept up to date. We love staying there. Close to town and the beach

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon! The place is beautiful with AMAZING views of the ocean!! The location was great to where we didn't need a vehicle, everything was walking distance, so we ended up returning our vehicle a week early. Very friendly environment! Joey is very helpful when you have questions or want to know about excursions. Jared, who was the guy that helps him out, was great when we got there. He showed us around right away and told us about places to see. We will definently stay here again when we come back to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hidden Gem Just up the Hill in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Joey's first floor studio and the accommodations were even better than expected. You will not find a better value in Tamarindo. The pool/BBQ/garden common area is beautiful and the 4th floor observation deck has breathtaking 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding area. It is a short walking distance (5-10 minutes) from town and the beaches of Tamarindo so a rental car is not necessary for most. Joey is a very nice guy and fantastic host. We will definitely look Joey up when we return to Tamarindo!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Bambora: A gem tucked away from the hustle of Tamarindo but located close to its heart and ours

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two perritos were extremely fortunate to stumble across this establishment! We have been traveling throughout much of Costa Rica for the last 5 years and with great difficulty have recently declared Tamarindo to be our favorite town to call "home". In that time we have stayed in many hotels, casitas, condos and private residencies. For us this property is now THE ONE TO BEAT. It is even more beautiful than the online pictures with 360 degree views of the entire region from the observation deck and ocean views from most of the property. The location is super quiet and private. Sitting by the pool was so tranquil that many times we skipped the beach. Joe the owner is a wonderful neighbor and it was a pleasure living with him and his "family" for the month we were there. It was a prefect place for our 2 small dogs because it is completely fenced in and secure. Also, our dogs were more than tolerated and were treated as family. The grounds are super meticulously maintained by Joe and Pablo. The rooms are more than adequate in size for our needs and extremely well taken care of. We stayed in the 1st floor studio but all the rooms are comparable with the exception of the honeymoon suite being substantially larger. Everything functioned as it should have for the entirety of our stay and the cleanliness of everything exceeded our expectations. The location to Tamarindo center is less than 10 minutes walk by way of the fabulous nature trail but there is shopping, restaurants and even the local gym that are just a few minutes walk away. I was almost selfishly tempted not to write this review because I don't want too many people to find out about this place but it is so deserving of great reviews that I had no choice. If you do decide on Casa Bambora I hope your stay will be as wonderful as ours was!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 basically 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

Tamarindo Studio Rental Rates

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Average Rental Rates:
nightly/$80, book for a week and get the 7th night free.
Rates based on 1 or 2 people/cabina. Please add $20 per night for a 3rd person
Rates vary depending on season, studio and length of stay.
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