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Harry's, El Escondite ~ Free Surfboards & Bikes!

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Teak decking with a deep pool in a tropical jungle setting.

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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22 Today
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tamarindo studio description

Harry's El Escondite offers 1 of 4 secluded studio-apartment style house in famous Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica and is a favorite 'hideout' for both returning surfers and first timers. The cabina is situated around a pool and garden setting on a single 1/4 acre property. El Escondite has accommodations for individuals up to a party of 3 in a cabina.
All guests get free use of surfboards and bicycles. A surf guide and lessons are also available for those new to the area or to the joys of surfing.
El Escondite is located at the end of a quiet and private dead-end road; just a short walk to the surf breaks and the attractions in downtown Tamarindo.
A cabin can sleep up to 3 people and has a kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning and cable TV.
El Escondite also has laundry facilities, phones and wireless Internet access.
A pool, BBQ, hammocks, and a 2nd floor sundeck with lounge chairs round out a perfect place to hangout after surfing.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outdoors. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 1-3

  • ~: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa bed has a single-size, real mattress....moreless

  • Thick orthopedic mattresses with mattress covers and extra high count sheets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large Bathroom...moreless

  • There is an extra outdoor shower by the pool for after surf showers.

Other Amenities

  • There are hammocks on patio and lounge chairs on 2nd floor sundeck, Over a dozen surfboards to choose from and bicycles for all guests to use. Surf lessons and guide available. Large media library accessible through NAS and WIFI. Google TV's and HD TV's in every cabina....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    NAS has iTunes server for all guests....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable in English with ESPN, HBO, CineMax etc....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Speakers for iPhone, iPads etc....moreless

  • Television:

    HD flat screens in all cabinas and 2nd story sundeck....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Installed on Google TV's in cabinas....moreless

  • Video Library:

    NAS with media library available through any WI-FI device including Google TV's in rooms....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    An easy 10 minute walk or less to beach and surf....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    18,000 BTU mini-split units....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared laundry room....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Google TV and Chrome accessible through TV's in each cabina....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    On Skype or other VOIP....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra high count sheets in each room...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Plenty of outdoor living space on 2 levels....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Safe and private, off-street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Safe private, off street parking by the cabinas....moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Landlines in all cabinas with spare cell phone available....moreless

  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Shared laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless access to internet and media library from NAS....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Near by....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Deep pool that stays cool with sofa style seating....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$80 $80
Sat, Sun
$500 $1,714
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Balance is due on check-in.

In case of cancellation, availability calendar is updated and refund issued depending on rebooking of canceled dates.

Rates based on 1 or 2 people/cabina. Please add $20/night for 3rd person.

There is a 25% deposit payable through PayPal or Interac for reservations.

All guests have free access to surfboards and bikes but are responsible for loss or damage.

Surf lessons are available for extra fees.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Calendar

Last updated: 02/27/2015
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Location

65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia, Costa Rica
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Season's by Shlomy
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
Tamarindo Beach

Car: Not Necessary

10 min walk to beach, surfing, stores & restaurants.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: In the beginning I came to Tamarindo Beach to take time off from skiing. A knee injury had forced me to leave my home in Whistler, B.C. to pursue other activities during the winter. I tried surfing while recovering here in Tamarindo and ended up preferring the waves over snow and the beach over the mountains. Over the years I've grown to love this small beach town and eventually decided to move down permanently. El Escondite means 'the Hideout' in Spanish and that was the start of Harry's hideaway.

Why the Owner Chose Tamarindo:
Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica has a unique combination of consistent off-shore winds for surfing and easy access to amenities and services without the need for a car but still having the feeling of a small laid back community. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, banks, shops and surf breaks; all within walking distance.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
The 'El Escondite' grounds was established in 2001 and over the years has been expanded, renovated and improved to keep up with needs of clients. The cabinas are Tico style with outdoor living kept in mind yet has all modern the conveniences expected from a quality hotel. Relax and hideout at this quiet, private and secluded villa. All guests have free access to surfboards, bicycles, beach towels and bamboo mats.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Teak decking with a deep pool in a tropical jungle setting.

    Teak decking with a deep pool in a tropical jungle setting.

  • The pool is just steps away, stays cool and has sofa style seating.

    The pool is just steps away, stays cool and has sofa style seating.

  • Covered outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and dining area on 2nd floor.

    Covered outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and dining area on 2nd floor.

  • The 'Blue' cabina with King-size bed.

    The 'Blue' cabina with King-size bed.

  • The 'Blue' cabina's large private bathroom.

    The 'Blue' cabina's large private bathroom.

  • View of pool from 'Blue' patio.

    View of pool from 'Blue' patio.

  • The 'Orange' cabina's dining area.

    The 'Orange' cabina's dining area.

  • Private bathroom in the 'Orange' cabina.

    Private bathroom in the 'Orange' cabina.

  • The outdoor seating for the 'Orange' cabina.

    The outdoor seating for the 'Orange' cabina.

  • The 'Green' cabina's kitchen.

    The 'Green' cabina's kitchen.

  • View from inside 'Green' cabina.

    View from inside 'Green' cabina.

  • Large and always changing selection of quality surfboards of all shapes & sizes.

    Large and always changing selection of quality surfboards of all shapes & sizes.

  • Large area of covered outdoor living space.

    Large area of covered outdoor living space.

  • Upstairs sun-deck has cushioned chez longes for sunbathing.

    Upstairs sun-deck has cushioned chez longes for sunbathing.

  • The 'Blue' cabina has a sofa bed for a 3rd guest.

    The 'Blue' cabina has a sofa bed for a 3rd guest.

  • The 'Blue' cabina has a full kitchen.

    The 'Blue' cabina has a full kitchen.

  • The 'Blue' cabina patio and hammock.

    The 'Blue' cabina patio and hammock.

  • The 'Orange' cabina has a King-size bed and a single bed.

    The 'Orange' cabina has a King-size bed and a single bed.

  • The 'Orange' cabina has a large full kitchen.

    The 'Orange' cabina has a large full kitchen.

  • The hammock on the 'Orange' patio.

    The hammock on the 'Orange' patio.

  • 'Green' cabina has a Queen-size bed and private kitchen.

    'Green' cabina has a Queen-size bed and private kitchen.

  • 'Green' cabina's bathroom.

    'Green' cabina's bathroom.

  • Each cabina has it's own private patio.

    Each cabina has it's own private patio.

  • FREE use of bicycles for getting around town.

    FREE use of bicycles for getting around town.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Studio
  • Reviews
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Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/27/2015
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