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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.

Teak decking with a deep pool in a tropical jungle setting. Large area of covered outdoor living space. The pool is just steps away, stays cool and has sofa style seating. Upstairs sun-deck has cushioned chez longes for sunbathing. Covered outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and dining area on 2nd floor. The 'Blue' cabina has a sofa bed for a 3rd guest. The 'Blue' cabina with King-size bed. The 'Blue' cabina has a full kitchen. The 'Blue' cabina's large private bathroom. The 'Blue' cabina patio and hammock. View of pool from 'Blue' patio. The 'Orange' cabina has a King-size bed and a single bed. The 'Orange' cabina's dining area. The 'Orange' cabina has a large full kitchen. Private bathroom in the 'Orange' cabina. The hammock on the 'Orange' patio. The outdoor seating for the 'Orange' cabina. The 'Green' cabina has a kitchen, TV, AC and private bathroom. The 'Green' cabina sleeps up to 2 people. The 'Green' cabina's bathroom. View from inside 'Green' cabina. Each cabina has it's own private patio. Large and always changing selection of quality surfboards of all shapes & sizes. FREE use of bicycles for getting around town.

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Not Suitable For Children

              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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Stereo:

                    Speakers for iPhone, iPads etc....moreless

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  • Video Games:

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

                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Theme

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

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Attractions

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

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

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

                      Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean:

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

                      sports and adventure activities

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

                      Arrival Day

                          • Flexible

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Parking Off Street:

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

                                  • Free Long Distance:

                                    On Skype or other VOIP....moreless

                                  • Parking:

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

                                  • Broadband Access
                                  • Telephone:

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

                                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                                  • Living Room:

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

                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Safe
                                  • Linens Provided:

                                    Extra high count sheets in each room...moreless

                                  • Washing Machine:

                                    Shared laundry room....moreless

                                  • Clothes Dryer:

                                    Shared laundry room....moreless

                                  • Sofa Bed
                                  • Mobile Phone
                                  • Macintosh Computer
                                  • Tiled Stove
                                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                                  • Computer Available:

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

                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Shampoo
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Microwave
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Kitchenette
                                  • Blender
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Stove
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils

                                  Outside

                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                  • Bicycles:

                                    Mountain bikes and beach cruisers....moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill:

                                    Gas BBQ....moreless

                                  • Lawn / Garden:

                                    Tropical jungle setting....moreless

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Amex
                                  • Visa

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool:

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

                                  • Outdoor Pool
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Guestbook Comment

                                    Guestbook Comment

                                    • Guest Ryan_HAC114160 (Breckenridge, CO)
                                    • Date of stay 11/01/07
                                    • Review Submitted 11/14/07
                                    Harry: you rock man. your place looks even better in person than it does online. all the ammenities we could want- LOTS of boards and bikes too. but the most valuable service you offer your guests is your expert local knowledge. from where to eat, surf, and grab a brew to how to solve computer problems, harry is on top of it. i would definitely reccommend harry's as a place for first-timers to costa rica. i couldnt be happier with my experience.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                                  • Happy travelers recommend Harry's!

                                    Happy travelers recommend Harry's!

                                    • Guest Camille J.
                                    • Date of stay 08/16/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                                    M and I arrived hot and grumpy to Harry's after a red-eye flight and long drive from San Jose. Spirits were immediately lifted to find a happy host, full supplied kitchen (including coffee and milk!), a nice little pool, and a higher tech media set-up than we have at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's a GoogleTV in each cabina stocked up with movies, music, and of course high speed internet... just in case if you're stuck inside during the rain. M brought his surfboards from California and in retrospect, we could have just used Harry's because he has a selection of well maintained shortboards, longboards, and foamies. Over the course of our week, we made friends with our cabina neighbors, grilled fresh fish up on the rooftop deck, surfed at a lot of beaches (we had a rented car), and went on a few boating expeditions. Bonus: if you're interested in ocean fishing, Harry connected us with Jason at Pedro's fishing, and it was a highlight of our trip!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Awesome Stay!

                                    Awesome Stay!

                                    • Guest ABBEY G.
                                    • Date of stay 05/05/13
                                    • Review Submitted 06/17/13
                                    Harry went above and beyond to help make us feel at home here! Just an example- my bag got lost and never made it to San Jose when I landed, but Harry worked with the airlines to ensure my bag would get delivered all the way from San Jose to Tamarindo. And sure enough it was there the next morning! He was super helpful and knows the area like the back of his hand. He always gave great recommendations and our trip wouldn't have been the same without him! Thanks for an amazing trip Harry! :)

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Excellent accommodations and great vibes

                                    Excellent accommodations and great vibes

                                    • Guest will c.
                                    • Date of stay 03/04/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/13/13
                                    I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cabinas were excellent and provided everything we needed. The pool, gardens, hammocks, and lots of shade provided the ultimate relaxation environment and the upstairs deck and BBQ were perfect for dinner and drinks. Harry is so righteous, was great to hang out with, and provided us with all sorts of excellent advice. The availability of bikes and surfboards was a huge bonus and saved us some cash. All in all it was a fantastic spot and I can't wait to get back there.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                  • A fantastic spot!

                                    A fantastic spot!

                                    • Guest Martin V.
                                    • Date of stay 01/24/13
                                    • Review Submitted 02/06/13
                                    El Escondite is a fantastic place to stay for many reasons. The first and most important important is the host. Harry is a real gentleman and ambassador to the region. With his helpful advise we were able to put together a dream vacation. Local knowledge and contacts are priceless and Harry was always eager to assist. The rooms are very quiet, clean, private and secure. Our Cabina had a kitchenette that included an apartment size fridge and stove. We used the kitchen regularly and really missed it when we moved to another town. The bathroom was well equipped and very clean. Hot water was always available for showers and the tap water is drinkable without concern. The rooftop outdoor kitchen with barbeque was awesome. We loved to mingle with the other guests and share food, laughs and travel stories there. The pool is perfectly refreshing with a great deck to hang-out on. The private terraces have chairs, tables and hammocks to suit your mood. We really loved the google TV with hundreds of movies and tv shows available on demand on our flat screen TV. I can write all day about this place but to sum it up we loved it and there is no better valued place to stay in Tamarindo! The use of bikes and surf boards was also included and we took full advantage. Thanks Harry for for spoiling us and we will certainly be back.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                  • Vacation

                                    Vacation

                                    • Guest Nessie (Alaska)
                                    • Date of stay 07/01/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/14/12
                                    Our stay at Harry's Escondite was exactly what we expected plus more!  The cabinas are in a very good location and had everything we needed and very comfortable.  All the amenities such as surfboards and bicycles made the trip that much more enjoyable.  Our entire experience at Harry's Escondite was relaxing and very enjoyable!  We definitely  will be returning.

                                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Harry's Escondite is the Best!

                                    Harry's Escondite is the Best!

                                    • Guest PuraVida! (Laramie, WY. USA)
                                    • Date of stay 03/14/12
                                    • Review Submitted 03/26/12
                                    We had the best time at Harry's Escondite. Harry is a great host (and an awesome guy), and always had the inside as to where to go and what to do. His Cabina was perfect, low key, and in a quiet location. We highly recommend staying here and plan to return many times. We could not of asked for a better honeymoon. Thanks Harry, FOR EVERYTHING!

                                    Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                                  • Awesome

                                    Awesome

                                    • Guest Josh (Nashville, TN USA)
                                    • Date of stay 12/22/11
                                    • Review Submitted 01/12/12
                                    Seriously, I stayed for two weeks over the holidays with my girlfriend and we had a great time. We didn't venture very far from Tamarindo the whole time and had plenty to do. Harry was a great host and helped us with everything we needed. The cabina was clean and a perfect place for unwinding after long days in the sun. The new lookout deck proved to be really useful and is a great touch. We'll definitely be staying at Harry's the next time we go to Tamarindo.

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Best vacation ever!

                                    Best vacation ever!

                                    • Guest gerrard & sylvia (toronto)
                                    • Date of stay 11/12/11
                                    • Review Submitted 12/06/11
                                    My boyfriend and i got back from Harry's about 2 weeks ago and we still haven't stopped talking about it, Tamarindo was our best vacation ever! Harry's place was everything we were looking for, very laid back, the cabinas were very spacious and had everything we needed ie; air conditioner, full kitchenette, a huge shower,wireless internet, satellite t.v. ( if you even have time to watch), king size bed, etc..Our cabina had privacy and beautiful greenery and plants all around not to mention the pool and the roof top deck with bbq, where many nights we just hung out having some drinks..Harry has lots of bikes and surf boards for free use at any time which is key and a bike is all you need to get around in Tamarindo... Our next vacation was gonna be Australia next year but after staying at Harry's we scrapped that idea and we're going back to Tamarindo and Harry's El Escondite! We couldn't ask for anything more, the weather,the amazing beaches(especially if you don't like crowds),the food and it's safe, the people who live here are so friendly!, and you can't beat the price!

                                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Great price for a cute place

                                    Great price for a cute place

                                    • Guest Jett (Seattle)
                                    • Date of stay 02/14/11
                                    • Review Submitted 09/12/11
                                    Harry was super welcoming. Having the the surf boards and bikes was a definite plus! It's about a 5 to 10 minute bike ride down to the beach, but that makes it quieter at night.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                   
                                  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.


                                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                                  21 Unavailable
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                                  Location

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

                                  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.


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                                  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 sleeps up to 2 people.

                                    The 'Green' cabina sleeps up to 2 people.

                                  • 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.

                                  • The 'Green' cabina has a kitchen, TV, AC and private bathroom.

                                    The 'Green' cabina has a kitchen, TV, AC and private bathroom.

                                  • The 'Green' cabina's bathroom.

                                    The '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.

                                  $80 per night (USD)
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                                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 3

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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