Quiet, comfortable surf house.
monkeys, parrots, iguanas and squirrels are your companions.
1mn walk to supermarket, bars and restaurants, 3 mn walk to the beach.
All rooms with a/c.
Casa Tiburon is structured to be a three bedroom house, however, each room can also be considered an independent unit with its own entrance, bathroom and kitchen.
The main terrace is the place to live, with hummingbirds and monkeys to watch and share time with.
The listing was exactly as expected. The host was awesome. The kitchen and open gathering area was where we hung out most the time. The kitchen is fully equipped. The hammock was always occupied by one of us. There was 5 in our party so we rented the whole house and it worked perfectly. Everyone could retreat to their area for privacy and we could get together when we wanted to socialize. There is a house cat who we loved - absolutely the friendliest cat.
Pros - we loved the house. It was quiet the first week we there and we really enjoyed it. Watching the monkeys in the morning and late afternoon was a treat. It really gives you the Costa Rica feel. The market is a 1/2 block away and the bars/restaurants/beach is another 1 to 1.5 blocks away. The location is ideal if you want to be in the center of things.
Cons - Bugs. I wasn't prepared for the mosquitos and red ants. We even came across what we identified as a scorpion. But, that is Costa Rica and buy spray.
The day after Christmas the town became extremely busy. Bars had live bands and people were staying out late partying. So, do your homework and decide what timeframe fits your lifestyle.
Enjoy Tamarindo - Casa Tiburon is a wonderful home.
Casa Tiburon was perfect for travelling with friends. With each of us having our own sleeping and bathroom space, but also enjoying the communal kitchen and sitting area. Perfect for our own happy hour and true to form we were joined by birds, squirrels and howler monkeys. Extremely convenient location with easy walk to beach, stores and restaurants. The Casa has aged since these photos were taken and the rooms are a little bit smaller than they appear. However all the air conditioning worked and we settled in VeRY comfortably. Marco is also an accessible, helpful and friendly host.
Wonderful place! The casa was just as pictured. Great location, close to downtown and the beach. Seven of us stayed and had plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was great for cooking. And there is the cutest cat who hangs out on the quarters. We'll definitely be back!
Marco is a great host!! He has a very unique place. Recommended to anyone looking for a special place in the perfect location. We had a great time at Casa Tiburon. Marco makes great chocolate bars too, don´t forget to try them!
Notre famille (enfants de 8 et 11 ans) a été enchantée par notre séjour en cette maison toute spéciale. Elle est très bien située puisque tout près de la plage et de toutes les commodités (épiceries, restaurants, bars, boutiques). On s'y sent en sécurité car le terrain est clôturé. La flore est magnifique autour de la maison et que dire de la faune! Des singes, des iguanes, des colibris, des insectes et .....un sympathique chat fréquentent les alentours de cette maisonnée. Les hôtes sont extrêmement disponibles et souriants et ils nous ont offert quelques délicieux chocolats provenant de leur production personnelle ainsi qu'une confiture de papaye maison. N'hésitez pas à y passer vos vacances!
My boyfriend and I rented Marco's place for 2 months this summer and it was absolutely perfect. It's spacious and there's enough privacy if you have multiple people staying with you. Naps in the hammock and eating dinner in the beautiful outdoor patio were some of my favorite things about Marco's place. If you stay here, theres a friendly orange cat who hangs out. We named her Cat Von Cat.
It's a quick walk to the beach, but far enough off the street so that it's quieter. I already miss this place. Rent it, you won't regret it!
Casa Tiburon was absolutely amazing. 4 of us stayed for a week so we rented the whole place and couldn't have picked a cooler place. Marco was a great host if we needed anything he was there. We all fell in love with the little red house cat that we named Walter. Going home to hangout in our little common area was a thing we looked forward to for an afternoon nap and watch the monkeys in the trees. We are already missing Costa Rica. P.s. the location of the house is pretty unbeatable. We would definitely go back.
We've stayed in many places around the world via airbnb, not to mention all the hotels etc. we've bunked in during our travels. I have to say that Casa Tiburon is one of the sweetest places I've had the pleasure to call home. We stayed for over a month and don't have a single negative thing to say.
The compound, the main house and the bungalows were all beautiful and the main kitchen was just perfectly set up and equipped. We loved lounging and dining outside on the huge covered patio with our family and friends. Plus it's right in town but just far enough away from the late-night antics of Tamarindo to offer peace and quiet if you want that.
Marco lives nearby and was an excellent host. He took care of every need immediately. He even arranged to take our recycling for us to the local drop-off since there was no pick up with the regular trash!
One last thing: If you stay here you're guaranteed to have an up close and personal view of a large troop of howler monkeys that drops by every couple of days to feast and nap in the trees right next to the property. Incredible and free--compared to the $25 per head estuary tours which may or may not yield a sighting.
P.S. If you stay, don't forget to ask him about his latest venture...he grows and produces delicious chocolate!!
My good friend and I stayed at Casa Tiburon for one week, and it wasn't nearly long enough. Marco was a great host and had the perfect place for us to experience Tamarindo. We were able to walk everywhere and any questions we had about transportation from the airport and what to do in town Marco was there to answer! We will be back for sure!! Thanks Marco for a great place to stay for the week!
We spent a full month at Tiburon, using it as our hub for other activities in the country. With the 3 individual rooms, it was perfect for 1 couple and 2 singles. The house is absolutely amazing. Now back in Sweden, we miss the beautiful early mornings and late nights in the outside room, watching the monkeys during breakfast, the short walks through the village down to the playa and all the great food.
Tamarindo as a village/town is really nice. A lot of restaurants with excellent food (we're talking 20-30 places in a village of 3000 people) and a beautiful beach - what more can you ask.
Make sure you look on Tripadvisor for great places to eat.
We really liked Ttiki (right outside the house), Bamboo Sushi Club, Langosta Beach Club for dinners and La Baula Pizza (right outside the house) and Longboard BBQ for fast food.
Get your groceries at Mercado 2001, just 2 min walk, or take the car (really recommend having a car to go to other beaches and activities) to Auto Mercado 5 mins away for some fancy grocery shopping.
We went to 5-6 other beaches, Tamarindo ranked highest for walking/running/looking at people/enjoying drinks/food, Playa Conchal is the best for swimming (crazy swirl and rips right on the beach)
Marco was the best host, he helped us with anything, even went and bought a barbecue when we asked if he had one :)
If Tiburon is not occupied - book it!