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Book for Oct. 1 thru Dec. 1 and save 10% on this beautiful tropical bungalow!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 408 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 baths, sleeps 3-4, A/C, WiFi, TV, kitchen, new construction.

Want to relax and get away from it all, while still enjoying the amenities of modern life? Equipped with WiFi, flat-screen TV with DVD player, excellent cell phone reception, and a safe large enough to protect laptop and other valuables, our cabins are located just a few minutes from beautiful Avellanas Beach! In this ocean paradise, you can surf world class breaks, swim and soak up the sun, or just kick back and rest or read on the sand under shade trees. Tropical open-air restaurants and bars serve cold drinks, light snacks, and delicious full meals, featuring both local and international cuisine. After your day in the sun and surf, you can take a quick rinse-off under our outdoor shower before coming inside to enjoy the comfort and convenience indoors.

In addition to the amenities listed above, each cabin has A/C, a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, a fold-out couch in the living room, a spacious living room area, and a modern kitchen with full-sized refrigerator/freezer, a glass-top range with 4-burner stove top and oven, a coffee maker, a blender, a toaster, pots and pans, dishes, and flatware utensils. Each cabin is protected by a home security system, decorative grates on the windows and door, as well as a resident caretaker.

Even though Avellanas is a jungle area, it’s easy to get around, whether you choose to walk from place to place locally, take a bike ride around the area, hire a taxi to nearby restaurants, ride the bus line* to the town of Tamarindo, or rent a car to explore the surrounding surf breaks, beaches, and towns. Our property manager, Miguel Guadamuz, can arrange any tour that you’d like.

Whether you ride a long board or short board, you can always find a fun ride at Playa Avellanas! Surf Breaks include “Little Hawaii” (a right point break on the north end of Playa Avellanas), right and left river mouth breaks, several beach breaks, and a left point break on the south end of the bay.

So, are you ready to enjoy life in this little slice of heaven? You can rent one cabin at the prices listed under the “Rates” tab above. However, you can rent both cabins at a reduced rate and save $100.

Note: When checking the calendar for availability, please don't be discouraged if the calendar shows the cabin is booked because it is possible that only ONE of the cabins is booked and the OTHER is still available. To check for availability of the other cabin, please check my other listing on VRBO, or send me an inquiry on this website.

*The Avellanas Express Bus Line provides service from Tamarindo to Avellanas and as far south as Nigra. The cost from Tamarindo to Avellanas is $6 per person.

More Details

Property Manager
George & Kathy Alford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Our property manager, Miguel, speaks Spanish.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About George & Kathy Alford

My wife, Kathy, and I live in central Florida. We have traveled to Costa Rica several times, staying in Nosara, Jaco, and Avellenas, before choosing to build our two cabinas in Avellanas. We love everything about Avellanas, rain forest wildlife, beaches, surf, restaurants, pubs, sunsets, and the friendly people we have met there. We have 9 children and 17 grandchildren who look forward to enjoying the cabinas with us!

George & Kathy Alford purchased this house in 2014

Why George & Kathy Alford chose Tamarindo

We believe that God led us to this beautiful place! We are grateful for the strong faith presence in Costa Rica, and we are thankful that an American priest who speaks English (and several other languages) has recently been assigned to celebrate Mass and preach in the Catholic Church in Tamarindo.

What makes this house unique

Avellanas is a rural beach community tucked away in a tropical jungle area, yet you can also find nice open air restaurants and bars just a few minutes from our cabinas. (Our two favorites are Las Olas and the Beach Box!) Also, just 20 minutes away in nearby Tamarindo, you can find churches (including Santa Maria Catholic Church), shopping, casinos, surf shops, hotels, restaurants, and lots of day tours and expeditions to see volcanoes, the rain forest, and more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had an outstanding time in this small town of Costa Rica. George was super friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Great location for surfing and the locals are super cool.
Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
75 Metres
out front
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Avellanas
Car: recommended

canopy tours


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 408 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower with hot and cold water, fully tiled. 1 outdoor shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Bedroom with 1 queen-size bed that sleeps 2,. Living area with sleeper sofa /futon that sleeps 1 adult or 2 young children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Book for Oct. 1 thru Dec. 1 and save 10% on this beautiful tropical bungalow!!!
average rating of 4.4 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Really nice!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the Cabina. It had all the components that I was looking for. A kitchen stocked up with dishes and cooking utensils made our stay very comfortable. The spacious rooms added to our sense of feeling being at home. The environment around the cabina is gorgeous. It is surrounded with trees, which easily makes it a home to birds and howling monkeys. The part that impressed me even more is the care and efficiency of the people who take care of the property. Especially, Miguel. This young man oversees that the guests who stay in the cabina have everything they need. He is very efficient and we are totally appreciative of his leadership abilities in handling every question that we had. We are also grateful to the owners of the cabina, George and Kathy for making their place available to travellers such us. The only thing that I need to point out is that a car is necessary, even though there is a local bus and shuttle that is available at restricted times of the day.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El lugar está bien.

  • 3 of 5

Está a una distancia que puede resultar lejos para ir caminando al mar, pero en auto es a 5 minutos. Avellanas es una playa muy bonita, con poca oferta, pero eso fue lo que buscamos.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You must not have tried the shortcut that I mentioned on my website. In just 8 to 10 minutes, you can enjoy a scenic walk to the beach by using the sidewalk and boardwalk through Las Olas, the restaurant on the east side of the main road across from our place. It's absolutely beautiful!
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  • 5 of 5

My 1st trip back to CR in over 30yrs & BEST SURF EVER!!!

George is wonderful & Not your typical VRBO owner, as he truly cares about making his casa your casa!

It's Newly built and has all the comforts of home, including AC that's very rare in this tropical climate.

I enjoyed the Peace & Quiet as it was truly a relaxing trip with the BEST surfing with 10min walk to the beach.

Lolas & Cabinas Las Olas Restuarant are nearby to enjoy as much (or as little) as you like with beautiful scenery of the ocean, dining outside doesn't get any better! Liberia AP is an hour drive in rental car and San Jose AP is 4hr drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation time!

  • 4 of 5

Nice property overall - comfortable bed, hot water, good internet, short walk to beach. Definitely needs to get some furniture for the porch and a few kitchen utensils seem to have disappeared but that happens in a rental. The place was clean when we arrived and Miguel and Ernesto checked in with us a couple times during our stay. Great food at Lola's, we split a lunch plate and it was plenty for both of us.The brick oven pizza place (don't remember the name) was very fresh. I would skip the Beach Box, it was eatable but I can't say it was good. Walk down through Las Olas Cabinas where we saw monkeys several afternoons and take the boardwalk through the mangrove to the beach, much better then using the dirt road. Stop by for a frozen drink or meal as a thank you for using the boardwalk. Mostly paved road but you do have to travel a dirt road for the last 10-15 minutes which is passable in a car but glad we got the suv so we did not worry about tearing up something on the rental car, heaven forbid! Only about 1 1/2 hours from Liberia airport and after a long day of air travel we were glad for the short road trip to get there.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 4-star review! We want our guests to have a great experience when staying at our cabinas, so I have passed your comments on to Miguel, our property manager. We will replace the missing kitchen utensils right away. I think that items may get broken or thrown away by accident, and our cleaning staff does not always notice when something is missing. I like your ideas about porch furniture! We are in the process of purchasing some patio chairs. We are glad you had a fun vacation and hope you will stay with us again next year.
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

We have spent 49 days on the property, probably one of the better cabinas on the Avellanas

The place was clean and comfortable. With some minor adjustments, like table on the porch, barbecue outside would be a nice addition

We felt very safe, the locals are nice and friendly people, property manager Miguel was outstanding and very helpful,

He was always available if we needed something.

The property itself nice and tidy, roads to get there a bit of a challenge, we would recommend to rent a 4x4

We would recommend the property to anyone, because of the place and good customer service

The beach (Avellanas) is probably the best beach in Costa Rica

Thank you George and Kathy for the wonderful stay,

Mike and Kathy from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bringing a larger group? Rent both cabins for just $650 a week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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