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.
Definitivamente el lugar al que regresaré cada vez que visite Tamarindo. El departamento tiene todo lo indispensable para pasar los días, el ambiente es agradable y limpio, la alberca muy agusto y hasta Guapa (la mascota de la propiedad) hizo buena amistad con nosotros. Jose es un anfitrión de primera, atendió todas nuestras necesidades y jamás faltó nada. El lugar está cerca de toda la actividad pero en una zona tranquila que permite descansar. Fue una experiencia muy positiva.
El Bungalow era super bonito, las instalaciones justo como se ven en las fotos. Las playas quedan muy cerca y hay muchas opciones de restaurantes muy cerca. Íbamos en un automóvil pequeño y no tuvimos problemas para acceder a la casa. Jose nos recibió el primer día muy amable y todo fue perfecto durante nuestra visita.
We had an unbelievable stay in Jose's bungalow. The place is gorgeous and Jose was more than accommodating as a host. Would recommend this bungalow to anyone!
We had the time of our lives staying in Costa Rica, and staying at Jose's was a huge part of that. They were the most accommodating hosts, whether it was getting us more soap, helping us get a ride or even finding a doctor for my friend when she got sick. I feel like our entire experience in Tamarindo would have suffered if we had not had there company and help. Jose and Allison were friendly and communicative and so many of the fun things we did and delicious places we ate were recommended by them.
Pictures cannot do this place justice. The property itself was even more beautiful than we originally realized in the pictures. From our deck you could see sunsets and the beaches in the distance, and the neighborhood was nice for walking around, even at night. We walked everywhere we needed to go in within Tamarindo. Everything was clean and fresh and the kitchen was just the right size to make actual meals while we were there. There was enough room for the three of us to all relax comfortably, and the pool is an amazing luxury and always sparkling blue. There are hammocks everywhere and everything about this place says, "Relax! Pura Vida!".
You'd have to be absolutely crazy not to have a great time while staying at the residence, and I would highly encourage anyone who is trying to have a wonderful trip to stay here as well.
Jose, his property and the bungalow were all amazing. My wife and I spent 2 nights there on our honeymoon and were sad we had to leave! The bungalow is just a 10 minute walk from the beach, bars and restaurants and we walked pretty much the whole time. The whole property is gorgeous with beautiful trees, a pristine swimming pool, and even a view of the ocean from the deck of the bungalow, which we hadn't anticipated. The bungalow itself is wonderfully appointed and we were so comfortable staying there.
Jose is so warm and welcoming as his his beautiful chocolate lab. He was also very flexible with our check-in and check-out times which we really appreciated. Pura Vida!
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!
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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!