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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casa Bambora

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Studio500 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

studio, 1 bath, Sleeps 2

Located on a quiet hilltop in Tamarindo with spectacular unobstructed ocean and forest views, Casa Bambora is a complex/villa just 5 minutes walk from the main strip in Tamarindo where you can find a wide variety of restaurants, stores, nightlife and much more and is just 10 minutes walk from world famous Tamarindo beach.

A studio here at Casa Bambora is available nightly and weekly, accommodates 2 people and is equipped with a full kitchen, AC, 32' HD TV with cable, wireless Internet, private bathroom with hot water, king size bed, private balconies or patio on the first floor and more.

Up on the fourth floor of the complex is a shared furnished observation deck with an amazing 360 degree view, great for coffee in the morning while enjoying the panoramic ocean views and wide variety of birds that visit frequently or a cold drink while enjoying the spectacular sunsets over Tamarindo bay!

Down on the first floor is Casa Bambora's bar with fully equipped kitchen and BBQ area, this is where the guests enjoy spending the majority of their time socializing and cooking up the catch of the day, or just relaxing to the soothing sound of the waterfall at the pool which is surrounded by a tropical garden with plenty of hammocks and chairs to lounge around in.

Guests at Casa Bambora also have access to laundry facilities as well as onsite parking and myself and staff here at Casa Bambora will make you feel right at home and are happy to give you advice about anything you need to know about the area, best restaurants, tours, places to visit, etc...

Having bought the property in 1992, I was able to have the pick of the best view lots in Tamarindo with the easiest and closest walk to the town. Casa Bambora is just high enough to see over the treetops and is one of the only lots in Tamarindo with unobstructed views of the San Francisco Estuary in the Las Baulas National Park as well as spectacular ocean views that span Playa Langosta, Tamarindo and Playa Grande.



Member Since 2005
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Joey

I'm from Huntington Beach, California. I spent many years traveling to the tropics, mostly Hawaii and mainland Mexico to surf in the warm clean water. I finally made it to Costa Rica in 1992 and found Tamarindo. It was everything I was looking for and more. Twenty five years later I'm still here and still loving it. Pura Vida!

Joey purchased this Studio in 1992

Why Joey chose Tamarindo

The best thing about Casa Bambora Is it's location on a quiet hilltop just 5 minutes walk from the center of town in Tamarindo, where the ocean views are spectacular and there is always a refreshing breeze and probably the best thing is that it is just far enough from the Tamarindo nightlife that you can get a good night sleep without the sound of the music coming from the night clubs.

What makes this Studio unique

Joey, the owner who has lived in Tamarindo for 25 years and lives onsite is very knowledgeable about the area and is available and happy to give advice on restaurants, activities and any other questions you might have about the area.


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


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 0
        1 king
      • Studio style apartment on 1st or 3rd floor, whichever is available at the time of booking.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Each studio has it's own private full bathroom with hot water and there is an additional bathroom and shower by the pool.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
        • Mountain View
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Arguably the best ocean views in Tamarindo!
        • Town


            • Adventure
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Parking
                      Onsite parking available.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Security System
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      complimentary wireless internet.


                        • Kitchenette
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                          All refrigerators have freezers.
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Each studio is equipped with a full kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, etc...
                        • Refrigerator
                          All studio's are equipped with a refrigerator and there is also a community refrigerator at the community kitchen by the pool.
                        • Shared Kitchen
                          There is an additional shared kitchen with BBQ by the pool.
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seating for up to 14 people at the outside dinning area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                  Bat gammon, Uno, Basketball hoop in the pool.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  32' HD TV


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Available for rent in Tamarindo
                                    • Boat
                                      Fishing tours available in town
                                    • Crow's Nest
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Golf
                                      There is a miniature golf course within about an 8 minute walk from Casa Bambora as well as two 18 hole courses within 20 minutes drive..
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak rentals in town.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts are available in Tamarindo
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Available in town


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Spacious pool with waterfall.
                                            • Outdoor Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Staff


                                                    • playground
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

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

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  80 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Out of the way

                                                                  ROY G.

                                                                  Sorry the people were nice but at age 65 it is not easy to climb to top of that hill with the temps of Costa Rica . We had to cancel . Joey was very disappointed and it was not his fault . You get what you pay for . It is. 8 mins. Walk to the beach downhill but you do have to walk back up.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Do you really think I deserve a 1 star review because you failed to read my listing that states that Casa Bambora is located on a hill? Not to mention I have so many pictures that show exactly what my place looks like and has to offer and my reviews say everything you need to know about my place, but I guess you failed to pay attention to them as well. You guys looked so surprised when you showed up??? Which was really strange because the pictures on my listing don't lie. I really don't feel that you have the right to slander my business with a 1 star review that I have built and worked so hard to maintain, especially considering you didn't even end up staying here. The walk back from the beach may be 8 minutes but you failed to mention that only about 2 minutes of the walk is semi steep where the stairs are. I'm so sorry I was unable to return your money as it was spring break and I would have easily rented the room to somebody else had you not reserved it well in advance. Very unfair for you to slander my business, I'm very disappointed that you would feel that you need to do that for a mistake that you made. We offered to help you with rides to town, not to mention that we also informed you that taxi's are available. Showing up, then leaving because it was such a surprise to you that you actually had to walk up a hill to get to a place located on a hill is beyond me. Most people that are elderly or have health issues either rent a car or take taxi's up and down and are not one bit surprised because they actually pay attention to what my listing says prior to booking.

                                                                  Great quiet place near Taramindo beach!

                                                                  Annette J.

                                                                  Casa Bambora is in a nice quiet area very close to Tamarindo beach! Jared welcomed us the nite of our arrival even at our late hour! Joey was helpful arranging anything we needed as was Jared. His wife Jen had just gotten her wisdom teeth out but she is usually available to take you anywhere you want to go. Nice pool but no around pool if that is what you are looking for! We enjoyed our stay and absolutely loved Costa Rica!! Thanks Joey Jared and Jen!

                                                                  A real find!

                                                                  Nancy M.

                                                                  Casa Bambora is a gem sitting above Tamarindo with spectacular views and a peaceful vibe. Our guest room was perfectly appointed with everything we needed for a week of relaxation and the bed was comfortable. The pool and courtyard were the perfect place to relax and cool off. Joey Is an awesome host and along with Jen and Jared, they all made us feel very welcome.

                                                                  Loved our comfortable studio!!!

                                                                  Pat B.

                                                                  We were quite comfy in our studio, everything we needed was their.

                                                                  Enjoyed the common area, the use of the BBQ was a bonus.

                                                                  As well as the chairs and boogie boards.

                                                                  The hike to and from the beach might be tough for some.

                                                                  We were fine with it.

                                                                  Joey and his staff were very accommodating.

                                                                  Wonderful accommodations

                                                                  Keith F.Ear Falls

                                                                  Our time at Casa Bambora was a vacation we shall never forget. The rooms were great and the common area was a very relaxing peaceful place to be. Everything was so clean and well kept. Ourhost was very helpful in directing us to great places to eat. If given the chance we would definitely return.

                                                                  Stop looking and book this!

                                                                  Jennifer S.

                                                                  CasaBambora was the easily the best piece of or trip to Guanacaste. We stayed in Tamarindo area for about 5 days and next time I will do my whole trip at CasaBambora. We started at the JW Marriott since we had points to use but I'm telling you, we should have just stayed at CasaBambora. The place is right in the middle of everything you'll want to do. Joey has a small path that runs behind his house towards the main road that easily gets you to town and the beach within 10 mins. Joey was absolutely wonderful, friendly, and chill. I know some people are skeptical on VRBO and AirBBs but there was nothing uncomfortable or weird. The place is very clean, he has a great pool setup, and the room has a fridge and kitchen so you could make your trip even cheaper by just walking to a supermarket a cooking rather than going out. The bathrooms, bed, towels all was just like a hotel but better (and I travel in the US for a living). There's also parking which was great since we had a car.

                                                                  On the path to town we came across a whole family of monkeys and saw different birds. The roof top was also enjoyable to watch the sunset and just relax!

                                                                  You won't be disappointed, book this for your stay! You'll love the location and you'll get a Costa Rica feeling which is why you're traveling to begin with!

                                                                  I'll definitely be back!


                                                                  Tamarindo, Costa Rica

                                                                  One of the great things about Casa Bambora is it's location. Having bought the property in 1992 I was able to have the pick of the best lots in town. It's just far enough from the Tamarindo nightlife that you can get a peaceful night sleep unlike the rentals down in the town and just high enough where you can see right over the treetops and you get a great breeze and an amazing ocean and mountain view and still just a couple minutes walk to town and only 10 minutes walk to the beach. Other Activities: canopy tours


                                                                  80 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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