Casa Bambu ~ Tropical Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · Calle Papagayo, Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
MacandSha
Your host, MacandSha
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The Space

Comfortable and private for two guests, Casa Bambu, sister house to Casa Rica, is located in "Bali Rica", a gated 5 acre tropical garden of fruit trees and exotic plants. The scent of ylang ylang trees perfume the air and the view from your porch is of large Guanacaste trees, exotic flowers, and the jungle faced coastal mountain range. The fruit garden provides a bounty of seasonal bananas, starfruit, coconuts, mango, citrus and more.

The accommodations include an extra comfortable queen bed with a pillow top mattress. The full bathroom and kitchen, and spacious screened porch bring all the comforts of home. There is a security safe for valuables. From the screened-in porch, the mountain and garden views are beautiful with many birds and butterflies making their home, including morphos - the electric blue butterfly. There is a private outdoor jacuzzi tub on the deck for your evening star gazing enjoyment, or for a cooler dip in the afternoon.

Of special note on the premises is "Palm Spa", which offers convenient spa treatments for your pleasure and relaxation.

The garden is ever changing with seasonal fruits and flowers at hand for your enjoyment. There are paths throughout the 5 acre estate which will lead you through exotic flowers, the zen garden, the Labyrinth, through bamboo groves to the Spa House, the meditation stream, or wherever you wander. You may hear the call of the area resident rainbow macaws, along with many other bird species.

For those desiring an occasional "plug in", there is an open air pavilion on premises for WIFI, DVD or TV viewing. Weekly yoga classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Private yoga classes can also be arranged.

Casa Bambu is located 3 minutes from the scenic and paved Costa Rican Pacific coastal highway. No 4wd vehicle is necessary to access this property. This retreat will feel remote, but is convenient to activities the area has to offer. Though we encourage guests to rent a vehicle for more freedom for exploring, the village of Ojochal has much to offer and groceries and restaurants can be accessed by foot or by the supplied mountain bikes. Also local taxi or tour bus can do front door pick-ups for your tour needs.

The village of Ojochal is ideal for lovers of gourmet cuisine with a number of the area's finest restaurants. There's also a popular French bakery nearby with delicious fresh, warm-from-the-oven breads, and a Licorea for those looking for special ingredients to cook at home.

Just 5 minutes away is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa Ventanas, and the popular surfer's beach in Dominical, is approximately 30 minutes north. The newly built San Buenas Golf Course is 10 minutes south, and many other local attractions are close by; horseback riding, zip lines, ATV tours, off shore fishing and boating, etc.. For book lovers there is the village library within walking distance, or you can ride the two mountain bikes provided for your enjoyment as well.

For those considering a more permanent situation in Costa Rica, we will be happy to guide you to trustworthy people who can show you available properties in the area.

A perfect retreat, honeymoon hideaway, or for the solitude of one, Casa Bambu is a place which can be a comfortable home base for exploring the riches of Costa Rica, or a private hideaway to rest and revive. .

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • We had a great stay at casa bambu. Mac and Sharon are very laid back and nice people, we appreciated the local knowledge that they are so willing to share. They are never intrusive but there if you need them. The accommodations are just right for two people, clean and private with a comfortable bed and a nice screened sitting and eating area. The kitchen is basic and is best suited for those who are doing simple food prep and are going out for dinners(quite a few well reviewed local restaurants nearby). We found it to cool off quite nicely overnight, which made sleeping comfortable. Overall a great experience and reasonably priced.

    April 2014
  • This amassing place was just where we looking for to calm down and relax. A specially the nice well equipped Bali house with swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden with small ducks to feet was an amassing place to stay.
    Sharon and Mac were the perfect host.... Who welcomed us with a delicious cake and gave us helpful recommendations for having dinner in the delicious restaurants and activities in the surrounding.
    For sure a place to recommend!!!

    March 2014
  • Mac and Sharon were the ultimate hosts! Our family decided that a second honeymoon/70th birthday presents were in order for our parents. What better place to send them during the frigid winter weather than Costa Rica! The accommodations were beyond their expectations. They had a wonderful time and were very thankful for Mac and Sharon's wonderful hospitality! My Dad said that the graciousness of their hosts and the small town were beyond expectation. Thank you for providing a lovely and welcoming retreat to our parents!

    March 2014
  • Ein wunderschöner, mit Liebe angelegter Garten. Es ist fantastisch, darin zusammen mit den Tieren nach Ausflügen zu relaxen. Er bietet verschiedene tolle Plätze um in sich zu gehen und tief durch zu atmen. Die Hunde sind von Anfang an mit von der Partie und geben zudem ein Gefühl von Sicherheit.
    Besonders genossen haben wir den zum Casa Bambu gehörenden privaten Jacuzzi. Unter dem Sternenhimmel mit Gesang von all den vielen Vogelarten war er etwas ganz besonderes!

    February 2014
  • Our family had an incredible stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast. The grounds were impeccably maintained, and extremely private and peaceful. We were greeted by warmth and kindness from our hosts, and had everything we could want in this gorgeous sanctuary! There was such unbelievable attention to detail. The stunning waterfall close by was the absolute highlight of our vacation. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience! Kim, Glenn and Jens Mowatt

    January 2014
  • Our time at Casa Bambu was a dream come true! Going to Costa Rica had been on my "bucket list" for a number of years. My husband was happy to leave the ice storm behind in Toronto and enjoy the heat and sunshine in a tropical location. He, however, was unprepared for how quickly he would fall in love with this little piece of heaven on earth. Being able to call Casa Bambu home for the week while we explored the south/central Pacific side of the country was like being in paradise. There was a symphony of sound morning, noon, and night. We had fresh fruit to eat every day and a very safe and welcoming environment to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The gourmet restaurants in the little town of Ojochal were phenomenal - whenever we chose to take a break from the delicious tico food we found nearby. My husband took hundreds of photos of the flora and fauna on the many fantastic excursions Mac and Sharon had suggested. The pictures and descriptions on the site are quite accurate, but you really don't get the full impact of the beauty of this magical location until you arrive. We got to meet with the other guests on a number of occasions and even enjoyed a wonderful evening with our hosts as they shared their experiences of living in Costa Rica. We left with a lump in our throats, sad to go, but sure to return - hopefully for a much longer stay.

    December 2013
  • What a find this place was! The directions from the hosts were sot ona dn we found the place with no problems. We enjoyed our stay at Casa Bambu very much. It was an extremely comfortable apartment which was clean, tidy and calm. It is well equipped with all we needed and is the perfect sized place for a couple. The shower was great and the hot tub was an absolute delight to have on hand; easy to use and private. Mac and Sharon were lovely; they clearly care about their property and the service they provide. They were accomodating, welcoming and always around for anything we needed yet were not invasive of our personal space at all. The village of Ojochal was sweet- we enjoyed eating out, staying in, going to the beach and a spectacular sunset!

    December 2013
  • This place is an absolute paradise!! I stayed at Casa Bambu for 4 nights with my girlfriend and it was by far our favorite place to stay on our entire trip to Costa Rica!! it's run by two of the most wonderful people, Sharon and Mac, who were so welcoming, kind, and helpful.....they really made our stay there an incredible one.

    The property is full of tropical fruits (which we used for smoothies each day :) ) and tons of exotic plants/flowers (it's amazing). We biked to one of the most beautiful beaches we've ever been to, Ventanas, and managed to hitch rides there and back for a second round (the locals here are very friendly). It's also very true, Ojochal has some really good restaurants to choose from. Exotica was definitely our favorite.

    Highly HIGHLY recommend staying here and seriously can't wait to plan another trip back. ENJOY!

    July 2013
  • Mac and Sharon are awesome hosts, they are both extremely welcoming and informative. Their property is beautiful and offers lots of shade for the very hot days. The gardens are exquisite with beautiful flowers and trees.
    Casa Bambu is quaint and has enough amenities to accommodate your stay. The screened in porch is an excellent place to curl up on the comfortable furniture and read your favorite book while listening to the bird symphony in the surrounding trees.
    The bedroom is exactly as the picture shows; the bed is firm but comfortable. There is limited storage so pack light.
    The bathroom is small but functional. The shower offers plenty of hot-water after a long day on the many available nearby beaches or excursions in the rainforest.
    The kitchen is equipped enough to prepare a small meal if you are looking to stay in, otherwise Ojochal has many nice restaurants to choose from.
    The center platform is very nice place to sit and connect to WiFi or catch up on the world with the available television. Yoga classes are offered three times week for a small additional fee.
    Casa Bambu is a great place to either stay local and rest or use as a central hub to return to after activity filled days.
    Thank you Mac and Sharon!

    June 2013
  • Mac and Sharon were absolutely fantastic.

    They really took care of my every need during my stay at Casa Bambu, provided a perfect environment for my meditation based getaway and couldn't have been more helpful.

    I'd HIGHLY recommend staying at Casa Bambu :)

    June 2013
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Originally Mac is from Texas and Sharon is from N.J.. We met on the island of Andros in the Bahamas, and fell in love "underwater" in the blue seas. That was many years ago and we've since traveled the world, and have found our home here in beautiful Costa Rica. Having lived for some years in Bali Indonesia, we were enchanted by the feel and beauty of the island, and have tried to bring a taste of that to our home here. Casa Rica in fact was built in Bali and transported to Costa Rica. The Costa Rican lifestyle is laid back and the locals are friendly and welcoming. We love the remoteness and incredible scenery, plus the eclectic community Ojochal has to offer. Really great restaurants too! Casa Rica, Casa Bambu and Palm Spa are a dream come true for us. We enjoy spending our time doing projects on the property, making it a more enjoyable place to spend our time and share with travelers. Pura Vida! Sharon and Mac
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