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

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


Property Details

Updated: May 12, 2015
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
  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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!

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64 Reviews

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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste
New York

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5
Great little spot - fantastic value and exactly as advertised in terms of amenities but has a much cozier feel than what I'd anticipated. If you're a seasoned traveler looking for a comfortable home base this is for you. We enjoyed the company of the other people staying during our stay too. It's a bit off the beaten path which we welcomed but close enough to get to everything you need (walkable but suggest you have a car if possible). Amazing view is true - we loved having the outdoor space and watching the sunsets from the roof. The pool is a big plus too.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste

The only thing better than the first time was the second!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I had our first date in 2010 at Casa Bambora, and this year, two years to the day later, I took her back there and proposed. There were so many places that I thought I'd like to ask for her hand, but Joey's place was one of our favorite places we had ever been. Joey's place gives you the ability to be totally relaxed or active vacationers. It is just far enough away from town to be quiet but close enough to travel down to the water/bar/restaurant/whatever you want! I could not recommend a better stay in Costa Rica and my now fiancé and I wish Joey all the best!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste

Casa Bambora Lives up to the Hype

  • 5 of 5
Casa Bamabora definitely lives up to the hype. We found it to be the ideal place to stay in Tamarindo. The views, location and hospitality were all top notch. Joey and Lauren were great hosts and graciously met all of our needs. They provided great tips on places to go and restaurants to try. The rooms were clean and spacious. It was a great place to come back to and relax after a day at the beach. As others have said, the pools and outside kitchen/bbq are fantastic as well as the views of the surrounding town and Pacific. I definitely recommend Casa Bambora and would consider it a mistake not staying here when coming to Tamarindo.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Tampa FL

Would definitely stay at Casa Bambora again!

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned home from a month long trip in Costa Rica. Casa Bambora was easily one of our favorite places! The location was ideal for us--a short walk from the beach and the busy strip. The room was very nice and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for cooking. Although we loved using the grill downstairs by the pool as well! The wrap around porch offers 360 degree views and the rooftop deck was breathtaking. Be sure to ask Joey for recommendations on everything from food to surf lessons (Rodney was GREAT!). Joey was a great host and we'd definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casabambora
+506 -89465569
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Calgary, AB

Casa Bambora

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Awesome pool, great garden. Best bed I slept in during my entire trip! Joey was super helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 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


From $80 Per night

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Average Rental Rates:
nightly/$80, weekly /$480
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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This home can be rented in seperate configuations. Contact owner for larger groups

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Updated: May 12, 2015


Property Type

  • studio


  • 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


  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 500 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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