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Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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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Owner
Hank Townsend
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Casa Mambo; beach/pool/bicycles/surf/wi-fi/maids/cable-tv/ac
average rating of 4.769231 based on 40 reviews
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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Christmas 2016 at Casa Mambo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay during the 2016 Christmas Holiday! The surfing at Playa Grande was awesome and just a short walk from the condo. Lots of places to eat and drink within walking distance and Tamarindo is about 30 min. away by car a little closer if you walk down the beach and catch the water taxi. My nine year old daughter loved it! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to Tamarindo but far enough to relax

  • 5 of 5

CASA Mambo was a great spot for us. There were multiple restaurants within walking distance and the beach was just a 5 minute walk. It is one of 6 casitas that sit around a pool but the foliage around the houses is thick enough that it doesn't feel like they are very close other than the one immediate neighbor. When we were there only one other casita appeared to be occupied so we had the pool to ourselves each time we went out. The drive from Playa Grande to Tamarindo is kind of far, but there are water taxis on the beach that will take you across the estuary for just $1 per person. Hank and his property managers were great in answering any questions we had. The only downside was the dirt road to the house, it was pretty bad with potholes that were flooded some days, so we were glad to have an SUV- some of the locals we talked to out there said the road was supposed to be repaired soon so hopefully it's not an issue much longer. Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Playa Grande after hurricane otto

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, pretty well stocked casita. Property managers were very attentive and helpful. One of the nicest vrbo properties we've stayed in. Only issue was road driving to property which was a mess. Apparently due to recent hurricane we were told. A heads up on that would have been nice though.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mambo was such a delight. The house is furnished with everything you need including bikes to jaunt around on. The kitchen makes it easy to fix meals and stay in for quiet evenings. The property manager and owner were very accommodating and made the stay stress free and relaxing. I can't wait to go back! Thanks

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The setting was perfectly tucked away, so private, yet so close to beach, dining, store.

  • 5 of 5

Your home was the perfect size for the four of us with plenty of living space & full service kitchen, although we found the walkable restaurants so yummy we didn't cook in like we anticipated. The privacy was unmatched & the pool out back was refreshing and certainly welcomed each day after experiencing the surf. Speaking of the surf, local Frijoles Locos set us up with a surf guide, picked us up with surfboards on board, and guided us to the perfect waves (5minute drive) for our groups variety of surf experience. They were a great combination of guide, teacher, and coach, and fun to surf with. Overall, your place is highly recommended and equipped with everything you'd expect but often lacking, Casa Mambo has it!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Palm Beach Estates Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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%

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Amenities

Palm Beach Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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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