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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

studio, 1 bath, Sleeps 2

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 much more and is just 10 minutes walk from world famous Tamarindo beach.

A studio here at Casa Bambora is available nightly and weekly, accommodates 2 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 or patio on the first floor and more.

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 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 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.

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Tamarindo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
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 ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • 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 1st or 3rd floor, whichever is available at the time of booking.
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 21 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • 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
  • 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 4.987013 based on 77 reviews

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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Stop looking and book this!

  • 5 of 5

CasaBambora was the easily the best piece of or trip to Guanacaste. We stayed in Tamarindo area for about 5 days and next time I will do my whole trip at CasaBambora. We started at the JW Marriott since we had points to use but I'm telling you, we should have just stayed at CasaBambora. The place is right in the middle of everything you'll want to do. Joey has a small path that runs behind his house towards the main road that easily gets you to town and the beach within 10 mins. Joey was absolutely wonderful, friendly, and chill. I know some people are skeptical on VRBO and AirBBs but there was nothing uncomfortable or weird. The place is very clean, he has a great pool setup, and the room has a fridge and kitchen so you could make your trip even cheaper by just walking to a supermarket a cooking rather than going out. The bathrooms, bed, towels all was just like a hotel but better (and I travel in the US for a living). There's also parking which was great since we had a car.

On the path to town we came across a whole family of monkeys and saw different birds. The roof top was also enjoyable to watch the sunset and just relax!

You won't be disappointed, book this for your stay! You'll love the location and you'll get a Costa Rica feeling which is why you're traveling to begin with!

I'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Senior solo female

  • 5 of 5

I have re-booked in February, that should say it all. First time to Central America, felt safe, secure, well instructed even from shuttle to Casa Bambora from the airport and back. Joey is attentive, friendly and so helpful. I loved my time at Casa Bambora and Tamarindo area.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great place in tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

Great place, would recommend. Full review available on the web site of the property.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very Nice Tamarindo Bargain

  • 5 of 5

After seeing the prices around Tamarindo, I wasn't expecting much from this bargain priced Casa. We read the reviews, but still. But we were pleasantly surprised. Joey offers a very comfortable and inviting resort not far from town. We had the "penthouse suite" with a great view and small kitchenette, although we opted to eat out every meal. The A/C was my main concern, as it is warm and humid at the coast, and the A/C in the room worked great. So did the wi-fi. We forgot our phone chargers and Joey let us borrow his, a lifesaver. A very enjoyable stay, and we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


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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.