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Beautiful private 3/2 home with pool and short walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Carlin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 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



Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bed (1) Queen Bed (1) Queen Bed (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful private 3/2 home with pool and short walk to beach
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
St. Catharines, Ontario

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

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Phoenix, AZ USA

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Bali!!!
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United States

Great House - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Alberta, Canada

Great place for a family

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Costa Rica

Nicest house in Avellanas!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Bali last february with all my family. We found this house to be just amazing and made us feel like we were right at home. It's really close to the beach, so once we got there we didn't even use the car to get to Playa Avellanas. If you are looking for a great place to spend some quality time with your family then this is the best place!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Lola's Beach Bar, Avellanas
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lolas, KonTiki, Villa Deveena
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Avellanas, Negra, Tamarindo
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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