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Featured on AMERICAN DREAM TV - Summer Rates!! 3/2 home w pool & walk to beach

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

3 br/2ba private, gated Balinese home with pool close to spectacular beach/surf

Casa Bali is an enchanting Balinese style house nestled in the hills only 1km from the wonderful Avellanas Beach. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house features a pool, a wrap around deck, outdoor lounging areas, and a newly remodeled kitchen. Casa Bali is custom built with floor to ceiling windows all around the house. There is 1 bedroom with a queen bed downstairs, upstairs has the master bedroom with a king bed and the 2nd guest bedroom with a queen bed. Each with a sliding door out to the wraparound porch, split-level A/C units. The property is full of beautiful trees and plants. The wildlife is simply spectacular. Enjoy your morning coffee while the monkeys climb from tree to tree and the parrots fly overhead. Avellanas Beach has great waves for surfers of all types. From the reef in front of the parking lot to the miles of beach breaks and even all the way down to the Avellanas Rivermouth. Any level of surfer can find what they are looking for in Avellanas. Also one of the most famous restaurants in Costa Rica, Lola's sits right on the beach at the end of the road. Casa Bali invites you to experience the true Costa Rica.


Keywords: Balinese style Tons of windows Trees Monkeys Surfing

Property Manager

Brenda Carlin

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
Why Brenda Carlin chose Tamarindo

Casa Bali Tropical Serenity is located in the surfer's paradise of Playa Avellanas in the Pacific Northwest or Gold Coast region of Costa Rica. The house sits on a privately gated lot that is loaded with lush and tropical gardens with fruit trees and colorful flowers. Monkeys and tropical birds are a daily bonus! The house is an architectural gem with high ceilings, large windows, French doors, wrap around porches and outdoor living! We are a lovely walk to the beach down a tree lined gravel road to Lolas famous beach bar and restaurant. We are also close to Hacienda Pinilla Resort that boasts a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Tennis Club and Beach Club. However, even with all of these great local attractions, many guests love settling in to Casa Bali and enjoying the secluded beautiful house and all that it has to offer.

What makes this House unique



    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King Bed (1) Queen Bed (1) Queen Bed (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              Casa Bali is located about a 15 minute walk to Playa Avellanas, Lola's restaurant and Beach Box - best burritos in town!!
            • Rural
              Tropical jungle setting walking distance down tree lined gravel roads to spectacular Avellanas Beach


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Air Conditioning
                          Each room has an AC unit
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Washer and dryer in house laundry room
                        • Internet
                          High speed WiFi
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          We have an open concept kitchen, Living and Dining Area with high ceilings, Floor to ceiling windows, two sets of French Doors that open on to a wrap around balcony that is perfect for morning coffee.
                        • Parking
                          We have gated parking inside the property.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                          Land line
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath towels and Beach towels
                        • Washing Machine
                          Washing machine and dryer located in house laundry room


                            • Catering Available
                              We work with a lovely French couple who cater or provide Chef services.
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Cook's stainless Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              A variety of white table settings
                            • Kitchen
                              Granite countertops, stainless appliances, Gas-Top Stove & Oven, Large stainless sink, well outfitted Cook's Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                              Stainless Steel Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Full size Stainless Gas Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless Refridgerator
                            • Stove
                              Stainless Gas Stovetop
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Outdoor dining by the pool under the stars on a large Tropical Hardwood slab table.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      SKY Satellite
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen TV in Living Room


                                        • Balcony
                                          Casa Bali boasts a wrap around covered deck upstairs that bedrooms & the living and dining open to.
                                        • Boat
                                          Fishing Charters, Luxury Catamaran Trips, sunset Sails,
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          We have a large covered outdoor living area/BBQ downstairs by the 3rd Bedroom, Bathroom and Laundry.
                                        • Golf
                                          Hacienda Pinilla Robert Trent Jones Championship Course.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          We have a stainless gas BBQ in the covered outdoor living area with outdoor kitchen.
                                        • Tennis
                                          Hacienda Pinilla Golf & Tennis Resort


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  We have a beautiful lap pool with jade glass mosaic tiles. The terrace is flagstone and the plentiful outdoor furniture is all tropical hardwood.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • restaurants

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • gambling casinos
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • whitewater rafting
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • world Class Yoga retreats in neighborhood!

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          17 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          The property is as shown in the photos, however some updating to furniture and security is needed.

                                                                          Agnes A.St. Catharines, Ontario

                                                                          My husband and I recently stayed at Casa Bali with four of our friends. We truly enjoyed our holiday in Costa Rica. The beaches are amazing and weather could not have been better. The house itself was equipped with what we needed, grocery stores were fairly well stocked and although we did not dine out often, the food in Cost Rica was excellent. The house itself is located not far from Lola's (which has an amazing beach, restaurant and great service). We enjoyed many afternoons at Lola's, as well in our pool. The pool was cleaned every day and our kitchen had everything we needed. If you are a surfer or love the waves, then this is a great location. The house is quite a nice design, but there are some items which need updating and the furniture is looking a little tired. It served the six of well and we made really great use of the bbq and the pool. There are a couple things about this property to be aware of, that were are not completely evident in the photos. The downstairs bedroom opens up to the patio and you have to go outside to use the downstairs bathroom. This can be a little concerning if you are staying in the room by yourself . We had to 2 females in our group who were sharing a room and were not comfortable staying down there by themselves at night time. The property is fairly remote. There is regular local traffic that goes by, but it is located at the end of a street with the closest property within viewing distance, but not directly next store. The wrap around porch is a beautiful part of the design but there needs to be improvements made concerning the locks on the door, as the house itself was not as secure as it should've been. Our property manager Brenda was very helpful in assisting us in find a great spot to watch the Super Bowl and arranging transportation. She was also very responsive to any time we needed to call her or email her with our questions. You will be see certain "local" critters in and at the house which is part of the Costa Rican eco system. We had frogs, geckos and a scorpion visit while there. Something to be mindful of but certainly not something to keep you from enjoying this beautiful country. This was our first VRBO rental in Central America. We had all the amenities we needed and enjoyed our trip but we would be more mindful to look for something with security on site and perhaps more of gated community in the future.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you so much Agnes for your review and happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Playa Avellanas. We are in a very rural area and "getting away from it all" is what attracts many of our visitors. We've added a home alarm system as the beautiful Balinese style of floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors is what makes this house unique, it may make some uneasy.

                                                                          Perfect Retreat

                                                                          SS MinoPhoenix, AZ USA

                                                                          Six of us stayed at Casa Bali. It was perfect! Great location- a bike ride to the beach and Lola's restaurant. The house is behind a gate so gives a private feel. The pool was a great place to cool off and just hang out with a drink. The bedrooms were spacious and very clean. We are looking to go back next year. It was the most relaxed I have been in 10 years. Thank you!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Bali!!!

                                                                          Great House - Great Location

                                                                          CBUnited States

                                                                          I had the pleasure of spending a month at Casa Bali recently and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The house is very well equipped from an amenities stand point (pool, A/C, wifi,laundry, etc) and is truly in a fantastic location. It's at most a 2min drive to Avellanas, less than 10mins to Playa Negra, and 20mins or so to Tamarindo.

                                                                          During the stay we had 2 small dogs who also enjoyed the house, friends, and even family who were a bit older. Everyone had nothing but good things to say.

                                                                          Definitely recommended and would absolutely stay here again.


                                                                          Chiquis L.

                                                                          just visited Costa Rica with 7 of my friends. We stayed at casa bali for 10 days traveling from phoenix Arizona U.S.A. we had an amazing time and the house fit all 7 of us comfortably. the outdoor space with the pool is great. The kitchen is very well equipped and comes in handy and having a washer and dryer available at all times is a plus. It is perfectly located in walking distance from the beach but also a very short drive from Tamarindo. Christi was great with directions and quick to respond to any questions we had and the house keeper Lazaro is also very helpful and friendly both at just a phone call away. We are missing the monkey noises in the morning and the iguanas in our front yard we will be sure to visit casa bali again.

                                                                          Casa Bali is a Must!

                                                                          John S.Washington, DC

                                                                          Casa Bali is a beautifully constructed and well appointed house located in the jungle area of Playa Avellanas, which is run by an amazing family. I would advise getting a 4x4, since the house is located just off a maintained unpaved gravel road and then up an unmaintained dirt road. So much fun driving to the house, for those who are a bit adventurous.

                                                                          The caretaker lives next door and comes by in the mornings to clean up and take care of the pool. Any issues we had were quickly resolved by this sweet and friendly guy.

                                                                          We opted to get massages on our first full day to start our vacation off right. Very professional and relaxing poolside massage. Highly recommend it!

                                                                          The house is located about an hour and a half from Liberia airport, and is located about 20 minutes from Tamarindo, and 10 minutes from Playa Negra where a world class restaurant, Villa Deveena, is located. They serve all three meals, it's very reasonable, and a must.

                                                                          Also fun, one of the top beach bars in the world, Lola's, is just walking distance down to the beach. Delicious cocktails, good food, and sunset are a wonderful way to end the day.

                                                                          Lastly on the fun list, we found our little patch of paradise at Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club. Cost $45 to get into this lush place to lay by the infinity pool that overlooks the best big surf in the area, Little Hawaii Break. You will also have to give an extra $60 that goes towards food and beverage. The adventurous way get there is to walk down to Lola's, hit the beach going north (right when facing the ocean), cross a shallow estuary, and walk down the beach until you get to the red flag. Go while it is low tide. You can get a ride back to the house for $35 if you get stuck at too high of a tide to cross back over the estuary.

                                                                          If you are used to big city nightlife, adjust your expectations. Instead of partying the night way, think about getting up to a din of jungle sounds at sunrise. From howler monkeys, to exotic birds, to unbelievably loud geckos, there is a seemingly orchestrated rejoicing that declares they all made it through the night alive and well.

                                                                          All that being said, if you are planning a trip to Costa Rica and are into nature, surfing, and adventure, Casa Bali is the perfect place to stay.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you John! Your review made me laugh out loud! Great one!

                                                                          Great place for a family

                                                                          cgabrielleAlberta, Canada

                                                                          We stayed here on a family vacation and it was great! We were 4 adults, 2 children and a baby and had sufficient space. Owners were great and even arranged for us to have a playpen for our baby ahead of time. It was so nice to have the pool on site and the grounds felt very safe and secure. We were woken up very early by howler monkeys which was pretty cool! The beach is farther than I had expected so would recommend having a vehicle especially if hauling surf boards but the beach was perfect and so quiet with great waves for beginner surfers so was a great place to be. Roads are quite bumpy but this just added to the adventure and made sure it wasn't too touristy which was one of the greatest pluses of this place. All in all I'd recommend staying here for sure, the owners are extremely helpful, price is reasonable and you are off the beaten track with is great!


                                                                          Tamarindo, Costa Rica

                                                                          We have organic farms nearby who delivery for fruits, veggies, coffee, breads, jams, etc. There is a fantastic organic goat farm with amazing cheese and yogurt products that is great for touring and tasting within a 10 drive north.


                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          Check-in is 4pm Check-out is 10am

                                                                          17 Reviews
                                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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