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 Pacific ocean from your private balcony and listen to the birds and howler monkeys that call the gardens of Casa Tranquila home.
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 kitchen has everything you'll need to eat at home if you wish.
The bungalow has a comfy bed, with a TV in the bedroom, 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 graywater from your bungalow feeds into the banana trees and other plants that surround the property instead of washing into the ocean.
Guests can take advantage of the pool, fire pit area, edible gardens 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.
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.
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.
****Please be aware that we have special pricing available for certain times of the year.***
Christmas/New Year's $110 nightly/$700 weekly
Spring break (March) $110 nightly/$700 weekly
Easter Week (April) $110 nightly/$700 weekly
Tamarindo Marathon (September) $110 nightly
US Thanksgiving (November) $110 nightly/$700 weekly
No stressed out, grumpy people allowed! This is a place to chill out!
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.
Jose made us feel very welcome and gave us all the info we needed to get there. He responded very fast to questions and requests, and was always so helpful and friendly in giving advice and helping us when we needed it. Jose is a fantastic host overall and I would recommend staying here 100%. The place is perfect. A little ways out of town, so a short walk each day to the beach, or a $4 taxi ride. Very quiet, private, and peaceful. The photos are accurate and the bungalows are cozy and comfortable and have everything you need. The supermarket is a short walk away. We found it the ideal place to stay for our 2 weeks in Tamarindo.
My friends and I had such a great time at Casa Tranquila! We didn't meet Jose when we were there, but his partner, Alli, was really welcoming and sweet, and their dog, Guapa, was so cute and friendly. The house is about a ten minute walk away from town and the beach, so it was a great location for us. Thanks again, Jose and Alli!
Casa Tranquila was the perfect place to stay in Tamarindo. As a young traveller, I wanted to stay somewhere where I knew I was safe and comfortable. The bungalow was the perfect size and so beautiful. Restaurants, bars, and the beach were about a 10-15 minute walk which I liked because it kept me active and out longer. Everything is in the palm of your hand which is what made the experience easy and fun. The rooster is a thing but really is not a problem at all!
Casa Tranquila was everything we hoped it would be and more. Jose was very quick with feedback and answered all of our questions, and made us feel very welcome. The place is absolutely stunning. We spent our first night on the porch listening to the rain storm and hanging out with exotic birds and lizards. Pure Magic. We really enjoyed the location, it is up in the hills off the main strip, but when you come down the road you are right in the heart of the fun with plenty of amazing restaurants (our personal favorite Falafal Bar), and bars to hang out in, with a more local vibe. OH and last but not least, the dog!!! She met us happily every time we came home, and every morning to say hi to us when we woke up. She's a sweetheart and made us feel not only safe but very welcome and right at home. I can't wait to come back here!
I debated for months in whether I should stay at a resort or use airbnb. I chose to use airbnb and stayed in Jose's bungalow. Best decision I've made. Jose welcomed us with open arms a long with his precious dog Guapa. She was amazing. The house and location was beautiful. Surrounded by nature and everything was clean. Everything we needed for the kitchen was there. We had coffee every morning with our amazing ocean view. It was 12 min walk from playa tamarindo and close to all the towns restaurants. I definitely recommend staying here and I do come back, I'd do it all over again. I had nothing but good experiences and good vibes. PURA VIDA
Casa Tranquila was everything we hoped... tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo. The house provided a relaxing atmosphere and the grounds are beautifully kept. Short walk to fantastic restaurants and the beach.
Jose was a fantastic host! We hope to visit again soon. Thank you!
Yes, Jose greeted us at the gate and walked us to the bungalow. The dog was so sweet and slept by the bungalow.
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About the Host, Jose
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!