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Casa Monacita, Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beach Walking Distance

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Cute Apartment Guesthouse, Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beach Walking Distance

Located just minutes up the hill from one of Tamarindo's most anticipated surf spots, Casa Monacita features panoramic ocean views worth writing home about.

Enjoy those breathtaking views from our rooftop or from one of our three fully equipped apartments.

Sit back and relax, stroll through town and to the beach or experience Costa Rica and its beautiful nature while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity such as horse back riding, hiking, surfing.... options seem endless.

Whatever your needs are, our on-site Team, as well as our friends around town, will have it covered for you and will make every effort to serve you with the ultimate vacation experience.

Choose from one of our three apartments featuring

* 1 or 2 bedrooms

* fully equipped kitchen

* private bathroom

* walk-in closets (some)

* brand new AC units

* ocean views

* private terrace (some)

Other amenities include:

* Pool overlooking the ocean

* Rooftop terrace

* BBQ for use

* Free high speed WiFi

* only 0.4 miles to the beach

More Details

Casa Monacita
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Casa Monacita

Hola and Pura Vida :)

First off - thank you for your interest in my Casa!!

My name is Mona and, born and raised in Germany, I have been living in the US since 2008.

While moving back and forth between the US East & West Coasts, a long needed vacation - in form of a kickboxing 'reboot' camp - took me to Tamarindo for the first time in 2013.

Despite having traveled the world quite a bit, it didn't take long to realize that this must be one of the most beautiful spots in the world! Beautiful not only in terms of scenery but also very much for its great people and relaxed lifestyle.

Taking in the 'Pura Vida' spirit has been a truly life changing experience for which I couldn't be more grateful.

Still leading my 'normal' US life with a stressful day job and the notoriously endless ToDo list, Tamarindo has become my home away home helping to keep that precious 'work life balance'.

Casa Monacita purchased this house in 2014

Why Casa Monacita chose Tamarindo

It's one of those 'it all started as a crazy idea' stories... Needless to say that I fell in love with the Casa the first time saw it, being impressed by it's solid built, great location and views.

From the first visit, it took only 4 more months until I proudly waved MY keys in the air.

Despite usually not leaving investment activities to fate, it was a truly 'meant to be' experience.

What makes this house unique

This property excelled expectations on so many levels - walking distance to the beach, breathtaking views from EVERY part of the house, homely atmosphere, solid construction, seemingly endless potential.... all in my favorite place in the world - Tamarindo.


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • El Coco - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Las Palmas - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    La Casita - toilet , shower
  • Each apartment features a private bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • El Coco - 1 queen , Studio Apartment with private kitchen and bathroom
    Las Palmas - 2 queen , 2 separate bedrooms, private kitchen, private bathroom
    La Casita - 1 queen , Studio apartment with private kitchen, bathroom and patio
  • El Coco - 321 sqft - Large studio - Queen size bed Las Palmas - 447 sqft - 2 bedrooms - Queen size beds La Casita - 277 sqft - Studio - Queen size bed - private patio
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Casa Monacita, Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beach Walking Distance
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic place to stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed two nights in Casa Monacita. We thought the accommodations were very Excellent and we had no difficulties. Iris was an excellent hostess and made sure that we were very comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved the view and the accommodations. And the kids love the pool more than anything. We would totally stay there again If we are in Tamarindo Costa Rica again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location, Awesome staff!

  • 4 of 5

We had a really lovely stay here for Christmas! Iris and the rest of the staff were really accommodating for all of our needs and questions; they gave great recommendations and booked adventure tours for us. We were able to bring our dog which was great, because not many places in the area accepted dogs. We loved taking a walk to the beach (short, only about 10 minute walk), enjoying the ocean view from the pool, and reading and watching the sun set from the lounge chairs around the property (all hand-built by Iris!). We were a little hot between the angle of the sun directly on the property, a bit of an exposed hike up a mountain to get to the property, and some small issues with the A/C (which they helped try to fix immediately once we mentioned it!) - otherwise it would have been 5/5 for sure! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful outdoor living and view

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this property is the views from the outdoor common areas. We stayed in the casita, which at first was dissappointing. The view is of the hillsides, not the ocean, and there are a lot of stairs to get to it. However, once we were there for a while, I realized that the casita's privacy made up for the disappointing aspects. The roof of the casita had a great ocean view, and we spent a lot of time up there. The upper units had better views and fewer stairs, but in the end I preferred the casita because of the privacy. We also had a kitchenette which was stocked with enough cookware and dishes for basic meal preparation.

There was a very high outdoor covered patio for watching sunsets and it had the best view. From the casita it was about 3 1/2 flights of stairs up, but worth every step.

It's an easy walk to down the beach and town, but the hill to get back might be formidable for some. However, I lost weight during my trip to Costa Rica, and I attribute it to the stairs and hill. What's bad about that?

Best of all, the owner's mother, Iris was in residence, and she was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it and you will too

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the place to stay if you're wanting to go to Costa Rica. Pat and Eryn are wonderful hosts! Yes the house is on a very steep hill (but you need to burn off all the food and beer you drink while in Costa Rica) plus with it being on a hill you get a wonderful breeze that you don't get if you're below the hill. Monkeys come to visit at sunset and you have a dog and cat that greets you when you are there. The house is amazing! The pool is much needed after the climb up the hill and to relax and watch the sunset. Tamarindo has a friendly and alive type atmosphere. Hope you all have as much fun as we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is amazing with even better views than the photos provide.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Mona, Patrick and Eryn (oh and Bondo the dog :-) for a wonderful holiday. Our family really enjoyed ourselves and were just amazed by the stunning view! The highlight had to be the Howler Monkeys visiting us on the property as the sun was setting on the ocean! Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful and the location was great. Walking distance to town.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Eat at Joe's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Eat at Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Tamarindo Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please inquire at for availability.

Owner'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.

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