Bright living room and kitchenette looks out to the pacific ocean and balcony.Also in the living room the sofa-bed has views toward the gardens.

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Stay in a cozy 1 BR or 2 BR, upscale Costa Rican-style bungalows with a pristine pool at your doorstep. Look out over the trees to the Pacific ocean from your private balcony and listen to the birds and howler monkeys that call the gardens of Casa Tranquila home.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 2%
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The space

This one-bedroom architect-designed bungalow comes fully equipped for short stays and month-long getaways. It's perfect for honeymooners or families with up to two kids, as well as small groups of friends.
The kitchenette has everything you'll need to eat at home if you wish.
The bungalow has a comfy bed, air conditioning throughout, a daybed that fits two people in the living space.
The bathroom has a huge glassed-in shower with a big window to the gardens, where monkeys pass regularly.
Just outside your door is a cool swimming pool and wooden deck for relaxing, as well as plenty of hammocks.
Casa Tranquila was designed with sustainability in mind. The property takes advantage of sea breezes for passive cooling, minimizing the need for A/C. The gray water from your bungalow feeds into the trees and other plants that surround the property instead of washing into the ocean.

Guest access

Guests can take advantage of the swimming pool and secure 'off-street' parking. We have laundry (washer/dryer) on-site as well. Fee per load. ($20USD).

Interaction with guests

The owner/architect lives on the same property as your bungalow.

The neighborhood

Casa Tranquila is located on a hill in a quiet, residential neighborhood of Tamarindo – far enough from the busy downtown that you won't be kept awake by the parties but close enough that you're just a 10 minute walk away from the center of town or 14 minutes to the beach.

Getting around

You can easily walk all of Tamarindo, or see the town and beach by bike. There is secure off street parking for 2 cars. Best is fly to Liberia International Airport. Just one hour drive to your bungalow. You can book a shuttle or rent a car.

Other things to note

The property of Casa Tranquila was designed to protect the habitat of the howler monkeys that travel through the area. The monkeys can often be seen eating the flowers and papayas on the property, and sometimes you'll hear them walking across your roof!
The property has 3 bungalows: your oceanview bungalow by the pool, a 2-bedroom casita and the owner/architect's house. All are separated by old-growth trees and lots of colorful vegetation to make you feel like you are living in an almost untouched slice of Tamarindo.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No stressed out, grumpy people allowed! This is a place to chill out!
Sorry, no pets either.
Note: only register guests are allowed to sleep in the Bungalow. For visitors, request permission. We encourage a fun but safe stay during your visit. Do not give the entrance code number outside guests and don't bring people inside property that you just met in town..
A/C: please TURN IT OFF when you leave the bungalow!!! thanks! and much appreciated. This keeps our pricing affordable. Pura Vida!



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Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

145 Reviews

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Ernesto User Profile
June 2017
If u are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beach but also the jungle this is the place for you. The beach is only 15 minutes walking distance. I love that you are sorounded by trees at Jose's place. My favorite thing was to chill at the pool with my family while drinking some local beer and eating the delicious empanadas from there.

Nicole User Profile
May 2017
Jose and his family are incredibly sweet, very accommodating hosts. We absolutely loved our bungalow and the garden space is incredibly beautiful. We woke up every morning to the beautiful birds and howler monkeys and enjoyed coffee by the lovey pool immersed in the tropical tranquility. The bungalow is a 10 or so minute walk to town, so very doable, especially if you are looking for the peace and quiet this space offers while still being close to town. Thank you Jose for everything--your advice, incredibly friendly nature and welcome. We will miss Tamarindo greatly!!

Katie User Profile
May 2017
We had an amazing stay..the bungalow was perfect small quaint and clean we would love to go back with our kids I would definitely recommend especially if you want to be close to all the action in this surfing town.

Troy User Profile
May 2017
Awesome experience!

Kristi User Profile
April 2017
Jose is an amazing host! Very available and very helpful with the property and with our adventures! The pool was a necessity after the hot days at the beach and even after the short walk back each day we needed a soak!

Paula User Profile
April 2017
Nice small bungalow. Ocean view obstructed by power line cables and fence. Detached but in close proximity to owner's house and other bungalow. Shared pool.

Monica User Profile
April 2017
Jose and Ali have an awesome location. While it's somewhat far from the hustle and bustle, you can still walk to town. This space has your basic necessities, but be prepared for bugs in the house. It seems like a typical thing anywhere in this area though. The pool is a huge plus and their dog, Guapa, is the sweetest dog I've ever met. Jose directed us to the best breakfast spots, La Bodega, The Green Papaya, and Nordico coffee house were some of our favorites. Very genuine and kind people, I enjoyed their company and their home! Comfortable place to unplug and unwind.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica · Joined in February 2014
Jose User Profile

Costa Rica is all about the 'pura vida': living the pure life, the good life. For us, there's nothing better than living in paradise, surrounded by tropical vegetation and animals, plus friendly people, while enjoying the amenities of a modern-day lifestyle. So we built our home amid tall, old-growth trees where flowers bloom in the summer and the leaves explode with green in the winter, so we can listen to the wind in the branches, hear birds chirping and monkeys howling.
We surf, we travel, we laugh. We hope you join us to do the same. Pura vida!

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