About the property
- Villa1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 bdrm, 1 bath, full kitchen, bar, living/dining area w/covered patio, sleeps 4
BEST VALUE for something truly nice in PLAYA GRANDE. Our 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 may be coaxed to eat from your hand (if you are patient enough). Monkeys often frequent our trees. 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 twice per week. AWESOME BEACH!!!!! Two beach-cruiser type bicycles are included in your rental. Casa Mambo is close enough to the beach to hear the waves crashing when they are big! It is an easy and short walk to the beach from the house (or an even quicker bicycle ride). The architecture and appointments of Casa Mambo reflect the the style and culture of the local area and its people.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Hank Townsend
I have been going to Costa Rica at least once a year since 1987 and continue to have a great love for this country and its people! 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 with many friends and family joining them periodically.
Hank Townsend purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Hank Townsend chose Palm Beach Estates
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.
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Casa Mambo is an awesome place!!
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
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
Great location, amazing price
The perfect distance from the ocean (5 min walk), this abode slept our family of 4 very comfortably. Steps away from a nice pool, this house also had all the inside amenities needed. There were a few issues we had but the owner and manager made sure to fix or rectify everything to satisfaction. Lots of foliage to feel private and great wifi. Best price in the area, for sure.
Excellent - again
We liked Playa Grande area and Casa Mambo so well in 2017 that we came back again in 2018. We were not disappointed.
Again had the beach mostly to ourselves. The monkeys were hanging out at Bula Bula this year and the halloween crabs were just starting to emerge before rainy season. Fishing trip with Boos Adventures out of Flamingo netted us a 6ft black marlin - what an adrenaline rush!
The property itself was beautiful and well kept up. The pool area was clean, and the water was clean and inviting. As far as the accommodations went, it was very attractive and comfortable. The 2 bedrooms are air conditioned,but best to keep the doors closed so that you had a comfortable nights rest. Yes, the beds were a little harder than I am used to but quite tolerable. In addition to the air conditioning, there were awesome fans throughout! Those particularly helped in the living room area as well as the kitchen and patio. The kitchen is small but very efficient. The bathroom has a great shower with 2 sinks. The property is around a half mile to the beach,either walking, car, or riding one of the 2 bikes provided. There is a shuttle across the river mouth into Tamarindo which just costs a dollar each way. Well worth it because it’s not worth the risk of becoming croc food. All in all, our experience at Casa Mambo was very good! Thanks so much! John Bradshaw
We enjoyed our stay at this property, it was clean and comfortable. Great location, close to everything but still far enough away if one is wanting some seclusion. Kitchen is well equipped. If you can get to a local grocery store before that would be best as the store located near the property has limited items. Bedrooms are nice and clean, like others the bed was a bit hard for me. AC in bedrooms is a much appreciated comfort for sure! Bathroom was well stocked with towels, beach towels and a hairdryer! That was a nice surprise as we had packed beach towels not knowing for sure so don’t wasste luggage space! We loved the patio area, very cool in mornings and evenings and great place to relax. Lots of birds and other fun creatures to watch! Always felt safe in this neighborhood, we took many walks to the beach at night just to look at the stars (just remember a small flashlight) but never felt unsafe. Will return and would stay here again! Shawna was great and quick to respond to questions or needs!
The house was what we had hoped for and more!
The house had plenty of room to relax and unwind. Kitchen fully stocked with pots and pans and a bbq to use on the patio. The pool was wonderful and the home was in a great area. The beach is so close and local bars and grocery stores were walking distance away. The only thing that I was not happy about was the drapes as they did not cover the height of the windows so at night people walking around the buildings could see right in which was not comfortable for me. The bedroom drapes were also see through and not private which again was concerning since other people staying in the other villas would use paths between the units as well has house cleaning staff and landscapers. That was a big deal as I wanted to undress without people being able to see in. The chairs on the patio are being held together by zip ties and our friend nearly fell through the chair being held together. The oven cook top was used but not the iven as it too was not looking very safe.
We wish there was a washer and dryer on the property too but other than that we had an overall great stay. Improvements with new window coverings and patio chairs that are safe would be nice but overall I would come back to Casa Mambo as it was an amazing stay. I would recommend this villa to others going to the Playa Grande area. We loved our vacation and the villa was a great stop on the first leg of our trip.
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