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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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.


Tamarindo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 king
  • Studio style apartment on 1st or 3rd floor, whichever is available at the time of booking.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 21 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Great Views, Great Rates, A Fully Equipped Studio at Casa Bambora
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 73 reviews

Great place in tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

Great place, would recommend. Full review available on the web site of the property.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Tamarindo Bargain

  • 5 of 5

After seeing the prices around Tamarindo, I wasn't expecting much from this bargain priced Casa. We read the reviews, but still. But we were pleasantly surprised. Joey offers a very comfortable and inviting resort not far from town. We had the "penthouse suite" with a great view and small kitchenette, although we opted to eat out every meal. The A/C was my main concern, as it is warm and humid at the coast, and the A/C in the room worked great. So did the wi-fi. We forgot our phone chargers and Joey let us borrow his, a lifesaver. A very enjoyable stay, and we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bathurst, NB Canada

Totally FABULOUS in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed at Casa Bambora for three nights. It was a TOTAL haven! Joey, the affable, barefoot owner, is a sweetie, as are his two marvelous concierges, married couple Jenn and Jarred. We were treated like family, and made to feel at home from the get-go! No request was too small, or too trivial. Jenn even did a load of laundry for us, and both she and Jarred brought us along with them to the local Saturday morning market. We loved it, as we wouldn't have walked there, it was just so hot!

Casa Bambora is at the top of a hill overlooking Tamarindo. We were on the third floor. Our room was spacious, awesome and had everything we needed. It was windy and hot, but the rooftop deck, above, us, which we could access any time, was to die for. You can witness beautiful sunsets, have a drink, eat your dinner, or just lounge around on their lovely deck furniture up there.

The communal kitchen by the pool was a godsend. My sister made supper two nights we were there. They provide basic condiments, and there is a wonderful sense of sharing, of "bonhomie", as we say in French. Saturday night was a big, family type dining atmosphere, with a pool party thrown in. All this is in a safe and secure environment, which was so important to us, as women traveling alone.

What more can I say? It was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, and very affordable. Any questions? Please feel free to ask me. I feel like this review doesn't come any where near doing Casa Bambora, ANY justice. Kudos to Joey, Jenn and Jarred! I hope to send fellow Canadians your way. Casa Bambora will ALWAYS have a very special place in my heart. PURA VIDA!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Amazing Place in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5

First time staying with Joey after many places in Tamarindo. This is off the beaten path enough for some peace and quiet yet an easy 5 minute walk into the heart of town for food and the beach. Joe, Gendry, Jarred and Jen make you feel like family and give you 25 years of Tamarindo experience for all the best secluded beaches, restaurants and nightlife. The rooms are great, good size with all you need including stove and fridge for your stay. Incredible view from the rooftop deck where all the guests gather most nights to catch the sunset and amazing ocean views. Couldn't have been happier!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt right at home

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed there this month (April) and we will with out a doubt return in the future. The place was very well kept, and had a very relaxed environment. The room we stayed in had a perfect set up for the two of us, had great AC, awesome shower with cool window view, little kitchenette with big fridge and most important was clean.

The property was the perfect distance from town and Joey the owner was more than helpful explaining where things were and places to see during our visit. Also was great having the free Wifi there so we could look up things to do for the day. The downstairs part of the property has a fairly large bar/kitchen where we were able to cook most of our meals with all the cooking supplies we needed already there.

Highly recommend staying here and we look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return guest

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying with Joey and again it was great. This year we stayed for 11 days and it was perfect. He has new staff this year with Jarred and Jen and they are a great addition. They were able to take us to the big grocery store and that was a great help!! Everything at Casa Bambora is very clean and is kept up to date. We love staying there. Close to town and the beach

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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