About this listing
Enjoy a raised teak bungalow & personal lounge by the refreshing pool; common kitchen & bbq area; media room with flat screen tv, laptop, & magic jack phone; beach cruisers, pool towels - close to the beach, yet relaxing and intimate. Pura Vida!!
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The Beach Bungalows is a cozy alternative hotel consisting of four raised teak bungalows, conveniently located near the beach. In an effort to reduce energy consumption, we decided not to install televisions or air conditioners in the bungalows, but there is a comfortable common area with a/c and a flat screen cable tv in the event your favorite team has a match you just can't miss! We also have wi-fi throughout the property, a refreshing pool, and a common kitchen area for guest use. Come kick off your flip flops, stay with us and enjoy all Tamarindo has to offer. Our friendly labradoodle Parker may even bring you a beer if you ask her nicely!
The Beach Bungalows provides its guests with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience beautiful Tamarindo. Close to restaurants, bars, boutiques, and grocery stores and only a few minutes’ walk to the beach, the Beach Bungalows provides a real "get away" feel, with its unique garden setting and visiting monkeys.
We use a state of the art water treatment system that allows gray water to be used for irrigation, helping to conserve precious resources, and a water purification system that makes the water from all taps drinkable.
Whether you want to scuba dive, surf the day away, zipline or just take in the sun, Beach Bungalows is the perfect spot to be! We can help you book your adventures and provide a comfortable spot to relax at the end of an amazing day! And with our magic jack connection, you can make free calls to the US and Canada to tell your friends about your adventures.
Let our intimate tropical setting with just four custom cabinas built from local sustainable teak -- each with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, a mini-fridge, and a safe for your valuables -- and a separate outdoor lounge area near the pool with hammocks and day beds or lounge chairs, be the base for your Costa Rican adventure!
n addition to their private bungalows, guests will have access to our bbq grill and common kitchen area, dining patio, media room with flatscreen tv, netflix and apple tv, free calls to US and Canada via magic jack, free wi-fi throughout, guest laptop, beach bicycles, refreshing pool, and beach towels.
Interaction with Guests
We love getting to know the travelers that come our way! I live on-site and enjoy visiting with guests during breakfast and are available to help plan adventures and answer questions as needed!
Some of the things we love about Tamarindo:
Sunsets at the beach
Scuba diving with Agua Rica
Organic coffee at Cafe Tico
Duck Tacos and Beef tartar at Wok'nRoll
Pie at Nogui's
the cool people here!
You can easily walk anywhere in Tamarindo in 15 minutes or less so a car isn't necessary. We also have bicycles available for guest use and taxis are available and inexpensive. Shuttle service is available from LIR for $20 per person, and Tamarindo is just a hop away from San Jose on Sansa or Nature Air.
Other Things to Note
Ocean Kayaks are now available for guest use!
While we love kids, this property is not ideally suited for children due to the open pool area and bungalow stairs.
Rule 1. Please be sure to contact us at (email hidden) with the anticipated time of your arrival so we are sure to be back from thebeach in time to greet you.
Rule 2. Have fun!
From the moment we stepped onto the property, it felt like a dream. The Beach Bungalows are exactly as advertised and even better. Everything from the food, the intimate setting, the dogs roaming about the area - it was perfect. My wife and I went for our honeymoon, and as an LGBT couple going to a foreign country can be a little scary if you don't know what to expect. But Trish was very welcoming - it was clear that she loves all her guests! Tamarindo is very small but it has a lot to offer for those that like to explore. There are busy seasons and there are low seasons where restaurants and such will close so check with Trish when you're going - she'll tell you where all the best food and attractions are. We went at the very beginning of the low season, but there was still plenty to do! The beaches are gorgeous, the locals are friendly and helpful, and Costa Rica is known to be one of the happiest places in the world. You will leave wanting more - more time at the beach, more time at the bungalows, more of the delicious breakfast every morning, and more time getting to know your host. Everything was fabulous; we will be back and we'll bring everyone with us!
Trish and Claudio were gracious hosts and the Bungalows were tidy little islands around the pool. Perfectly placed for walking to shop, eat, or go to the beach.
Thanks, Trish for a wonderful stay in Tamarindo.
I don't even know where to begin. Trish lives a life we all dream of, she got out of the rat race, moved to Costa Rica and opened up an amazing B&B. Trish was incredibly accommodating during our stay. The location is about 50 meters off the beaten path (but not hard to find), very close to the beach, the Saturday market and downtown Tamarindo.
When we arrived, Trish sat down and provided us a custom map of where everything was and what there was to do. She showed us around the property - which was tightly spaced - but very quaint. There are four bungalows, which consist of a room with a queen sized bed, and a bathroom (shower, with hot water included). Seriously, what more do you need? In the middle of the four bungalows is a great little pool, perfect for taking a mid afternoon refreshing dip. Trish provided us a key for our room and for the main gate and sent us on our way.
We stayed three days and breakfast each morning was nothing short of awesome. Maria (one of the housekeepers) makes a mean omelette to order. We decided to cook an Italian marinara sauce one night and Claudio (Trishs' significant other) was kind enough to offer us ingredients from his garden to improve our sauce.
I would have NO problem recommending this property and can't say enough about the hosts. Did I forget to mention the dogs? There are 2, Parker and... hmmm... the quiet one... can't remember her name. Parker is a nut and will play ball with you from the pool. I should mention that the howler monkeys do come right on the property from time and time and will wake you up early (they sound like 2 rotweillers arguing) around 5am.
I stayed at at the Beach Bungalows for two entire weeks and had a fantastic time. Trish is a lovely, welcoming host and makes her guests feel at home. Her hints and tips are invaluable and she'll have the perfect recommendation for any budget, whether you are planning a trip or wish to pursue some fun outdoor activity. It is easy to travel from Tamarindo to other places too and if you choose to travel without car, you will find a bus or shuttle taking you to other beaches or destination. As I am a single girl traveling by myself, I wanted to stay somewhere where I would fee safe and home, the Beach Bungalows offers all that and beyond. If you are looking for the perfect get away, go for Trish's place. It offers greater comfort than most hotels in Tamarindo and you'll leave with an memorable and unforgettable experience. I'd return to the Beach Bungalows anytime!
I wish there was a way to give more than 5 stars!!!
As much as we have traveled, we have yet to come across a host and group as welcoming and hospitable. Sometimes photos can be deceiving, but the bungalows are even more beautiful in person!
Flying into Costa Rica, we missed our connecting flight due to delays (thanks, United - ugh), so we weren't able to make it in until the next morning - Trish was so kind to reschedule a shuttle for us at the last minute (and she even booked a return for us too!) and was still able to meet us with a cold beer and smile the next day. :)
Trish's recommendations for places to eat and things to do were off the charts great and honestly played an enormous role in our awesome experience. We tried all of the recommendations, except for one, and not once were we disappointed.
Edwin and Maria are the onsite staff and you don't get friendlier and happier than them - they were incredibly kind to us, always checking in to make sure we were doing okay - but not in an overwhelming sense - we still maintained our privacy, it was really the perfect balance!
After spending a day at the beach (which was only a 5 minute walk - there are also 2 bicycles on property that you can take and use too), it was nice to come "home" to a lovely pool to cool off in and then relax in our own hammock and daybed - super tranquil. Enjoyed many a glass of wine in that hammock...
We currently miss waking up to a fantastic breakfast every morning - in our time there we had omelets, huevos rancheros, french toast, quiche, the list goes one. It was a well-rounded, fresh and delicious way to start every day...and of course the Costa Rican coffee served was fantastic!
Don't look any further for lodging in Tamarindo - this is THE spot.
Book it now, you won't regret it!
Trish, Claudio, Edwin and Maria - we miss you and thank you for an incredible experience and can't wait for our next trip back to the Beach Bungalows!
The description of the bungalows is exactly as it is here. The space is like a little oasis. We absolutely loved it. Trish was EXTREMELY accommodating. She booked our shuttles to and from the airport and always made sure we had a good excursion booked. When we arrived to the bungalows, a cold beer was waiting and Trish sat down with us with a local map and identified her favorite places to eat, drink and shop. It was so helpful because it is easy to get caught in the more touristy places, but Trish's recommendations were always amazing. The breakfasts every morning were awesome. They were accompanied by a tropical smoothie and great coffee.
Edwin and Maria are also a huge reason our trip was such a success. Edwin wouldn't even let us walk into the gate before grabbing our bags and lugging them up to our bungalow. He always had the biggest smile on his face. Maria also made great breakfasts and left our rooms so nice when we came back in the evening. Thanks Edwin and Maria!
We were worried about the lack of air conditioning, but the air ventilation made the bungalow very cool at night. I usually needed my covers, so nothing to worry about there. The pool is also a great place to cool down during the day when you are not at the beach. The bungalows were the perfect size for a couple. I never felt cramped and the bathroom size was great! We also had the front bungalow so the pups, Stella and Parker, kept watch on our balcony some nights. They were so great to have around. Parker can even fetch a towel or a beer!
Needless to say, our trip to the bungalows was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone coming through Tamarindo. Thank you to Trish and the rest of the Beach Bungalow family for making our time in Tamarindo truly amazing!!!
Wow!! What can I say we spent 12 days in CR for our honeymoon and out of those days we spent 4 of them here at the Beach Bungalows and it was absolutely amazing. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Claudio and Trish . They gave us a tour around the property and gave us the run down of all the places they recommend and activities we could do during our stay. During our stay Trish scheduled our Sunset Tour and my husbands scuba diving trip (Agua Rica) with Claudio. The Bungalow itself was amazing and relaxing. We enjoyed just hanging out at the bungalows and chit-chatting with Trish, Claudio,Edwin and Maria. Stella and Parker (the dogs) were a plus, they were so loving and cute. Thanks to them we want to return with family and friends.
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About the Host, Trish
I love travelling, new adventures, my dogs, and getting to know people from different places around the world. While taking a break from my legal career, I wound up in Costa Rica taking surf and Spanish lessons and fell in love with the beautiful beaches, amazing surf, fabulous scuba diving, and wonderful people!! After several months in Tamarindo, I decided to look for my own piece of paradise and knew as soon as I saw it that the Beach Bungalows was the place for me. I would love to have a chance to share this magical place with you!