Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Tropical Beachfront Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located inside the tranquil Bahia Ballena (Bay of the Whales), this exclusive and exquisitely designed home is one of a kind in this region. Designed to take advantage of the year round ocean breezes this open air home has all of the amenities and upscale custom finishing's one could hope for in a vacation or full time residence. The synthetic palm roof adds to the home's tropical charm. The open floor plan lends to the kitchen, dining room and sitting area flowing out to an over sized outdoor covered living/terrace area, featuring an incredible view of the tropical gardens, the beach and the bay. The outdoor living area is the highlight of the home, spacious, and elegant, and providing refreshing breezes and magnificent views with a totally private courtyard/pool area for your enjoyment. This is a perfect honeymoon destination!

The home is situated on one of the few safe swimming beaches in this area and surfing is available at nearby Mal Pais/Santa Theresa. There are several wonderful restaurants, a grocery store and church within walking distance to the home. Walking on the beach and in the general area is safe. The home is equipped with an alarm for your piece of mind.

Keywords: private-home, ocean, tropical, paradise, beachfront, rainforest, custom-built, tranquil, exclusive, perfect-honeymoon

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I have been married for 31 years and are both retired (mobile electronics and RN respectively). We live 3 months in our home in Costa Rica and 9 month in Massachusetts, USA. We have three children and seven grandchildren. We enjoy the local culture and tranquility of Playa Tambor and love to watch the wildlife which includes many species of birds such as Scarlet Macaws and Tucans, as well as, iguanas, howler monkeys, and kuwati mundis. We get together with our other "beach friends" often enjoying bonfires on the beach.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Owner chose Tambor Beach

We decided to build our home in Tambor because of the exquisite beauty and tranquility of the area. We were looking for a non-touristy setting where we could enjoy the local culture of the Costa Rican people while at the same time having the advantages of nearby touristy areas in terms of available activities.

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful atmosphere; total privacy afforded by the property; friendships with native Costa Rican families and other friends who live part time in the area; awesome fishing; 5 mile walking beach; sandy beach immediately in front of the property with shade trees; 10 meter x 10 meter private swimming pool; boating, horseback riding and quadricycle rentals delivered to the property; local shopping, dining and clubs all in walking distance.


Tambor Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
lush tropical gardens with fruit trees, large fenced in yard, totally private courtyard/pool area, patio furniture with table six chairs and umbrella. Wi-Fi available locally, ceiling fans in every room, daily housecleaning and laundry service, car rental in town


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Tropical Beachfront Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this home on the beach in Tambor. Loved the private pool and quiet part of town. Close to Montezuma beaches without staying in a motel or in a unit on the golf course.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Terrific vacation at a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautifully maintained and we made good use of the pool and outdoor shower, the outdoor terrace and the beach. Given that we were 5 adults it was good to see that there was sufficient indoor and outdoor furniture for us all. The location was convenient for short drives to Montezuma, Cobano and Santa Teresa Beach. Also only a short 5 minute walk into Tambor for groceries or fresh seafood. The local pizza place was great as was the steak house restaurant just up the street on the main road. While not essential it turns out the property did also have wi-fi and it was nice to be able to listen to music while we prepared dinner, relaxed beside the pool or in the cool shade of the terrace! The property manager was always available and helpful with local recommendations and the daily light housekeeping service was great. We had a terrific vacation at a great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Louisville, CO, USA

Like staying at one's own private 5-star resort!

  • 5 of 5

It surprises me that there are not loads of excellent reviews for this property. However, this is a fairly new property.

I highly recommend this beach home to anyone thinking of visiting the Nacoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It is only steps away from the beach in Tambor Bay. The beach is a few kilometers of nice soft sand and the water is very calm and pleasant to swim in. At different tide levels you can get some larger waves making it quite fun.

The house is gorgeous, with high quality, hardwood woodwork, and ceramic tiles throughout. The kitchen is very nice. All three bedrooms are comfortably large enough. The deck and balcony are perfect for sitting and relaxing with a cool breeze and the view of the bay right there.

The property has a large, well-tended garden to either side of the house. The garden is beautiful with a wide variety of trees, flowers, and other plants. There are a few iguanas 'playing' in the grass and occasionally a troop of howler monkeys will pass through.

The pool is crystal clear and a perfect temperature for the climate, not too warm and not too cool. It is large and deep enough to swim in, and great for just sitting and cooling off. The property has well located outdoor showers to wash off sand and salt water so it is easy to come in from the beach and clean off to keep the house & pool clean & comfortable.

There are several nice restaurants both in the town of Tambor and nearby at the Tango Mar resort as well as in other towns such as Montezuma and Mal Pais. We were there after the main tourist season, so there was no problem getting into the resort restaurants. I don't know what their policy is during high season.

Speaking of going in the off season, we were there the second full week of June. This is the rainy season, which is not so bad. Most days were clear/partly-cloudy into the early afternoon, with an hour or two of rain, followed by a clear evening. The rain actually helps keep the mosquitos down so it was little different than what we get in Colorado in the way of bugs. Note however, that there is usually a week-long monsoon around the end of May and another towards the end of July. The coolest thing about being there in the off-season was that there were no crowds. Most days we had the beach completely to ourselves.

The local people are very nice and helpful. The property manager was very helpful in arranging activities and the maid service was top quality. I just can't say enough about this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Tambor airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bar Gitanos
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Los Delfines Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tambor Tropical
Nearest Beach
Playa Tambor
Car: recommended

Sport fishing, boating tours, diving, horseback riding, ATV tours, kayaking, hiking and birding are available locally. There are two nature reserves within twenty miles which can be reached by bus or taxi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties