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 Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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
  • Catering available
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

66% Complete
27% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Casa Monacita, Breathtaking Ocean Views, Beach Walking Distance
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! Mona and her mom were so helpful!

Road to get up is pretty steep but we were able to do it in our car and we walked up and down it throughout our stay and it was great! We had the place to our self so that was a plus when it came to the pool area!

They had construction going on well are stay was happening which we didn’t know about. Started at 6am and ended at 6pm. Was probably only thing we were bummed out about.

I would most definitely would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place to stay in Tamarindo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation very much! Although climbing the hill was a beast, by the end of our trip we didn't have to stop to catch our breath half way up. The Casa is charming and comfortable and the owners are amazing! They arranged our excursions and shuttles and were very accommodating no matter what we asked. Highly recommend Casa Monacita!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Priceless views and unsurpassed hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Mona, Iris, and Rebecca helped make our trip to Costa Rica a dream come true. They were extremely attentive and even coordinated a night turtle watching tour for us. The Casa is truly a gem of Tamarindo, as we enjoyed many amazing sunsets from the rooftop and pool. We can't wait to come back and stay again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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

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.

You might like these similar properties