About this listing
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.
Go party outside and stay quite at home.
Great and unique home with 2 bungalows (one master, one guest) and a main house which allows for great indoor/outdoor living in your own private 'compound'. Within minutes walking from everything in Tamarindo. Marco is a great host, very responsive before and during our stay. Definitely recommend.
Marco was wonderful. He has been in Costa Rica for over 25 years. If you get the chance spend some time with Marco and ask him about the history of Tamarindo. I arrived late at night and was met by Marco's sister Marina who lives next door. It was comforting during my stay to know if I needed anything that Marina was there to help. The house was Great. It backs up to several properties separated by bamboo that was frequently inhabited by local Holler monkeys. The house is located on the edge of town. It is a two minute walk to shops and eating. Be sure to visit our favorite restaurant, Wok and Roll. Say hi to Romain the owner.
The experience at Casa Tiburon was very positive. The property was accurately described in the listing. It was very comfortable and provided the Costa Rican vibe we were looking for including daily visits from howler monkeys. The place has a great indoor outdoor flow with a more than equipped kitchen. We felt very safe at the house and the proximity to the town was a bonus. A two block walk to the market and a short walk to several restaurants and bars was great. We did experience some bugs as described in the earlier reviews, but it's Costa Rica. It's expected and part of the experience! I will stay at Casa Tiburon again on my next pass through to Tamarindo.
Casa Tiburon was exactly what we were hoping for. The house is unique and gave us a true feeling of being in Costa Rica. We loved the outdoor living and dining area, but still had privacy in our own rooms. We cooked every day and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. Marco was very attentive to anything we needed and easy to get in touch with the entire time we were there. Our daughter loved the house cat, Margo, and we all enjoyed that she came to greet us each day as we returned from our outings. The house is a couple blocks off the main strip in Tamarindo and we could easily walk everywhere we wanted to go in the city. We rented a car and had ample parking at the front gate of the house. The house is very well secured and we always felt comfortable there. Thanks Marco for being a great host.
We had a very nice stay at Casa Tiburon. It was a beautiful place and we felt very welcomed. We had no problems staying there and we would highly recommend this place to others. Also, it was a cool experience when the howler monkeys stayed outside the trees of the house to rest.
We have only good things to say about our stay at Casa Tiburon. Marco met us upon our arrival, answered all our questions, and made us feel welcome. The location was excellent, the place was clean, spacious and airy. The kids loved that the internet worked well. We loved the fact that, other than the bedrooms, everything was open and basically outdoors where we could enjoy the breeze. We felt safe, and really enjoyed the privacy. Kitchen facilities were great. If you are thinking of visiting Tamarindo, we give a double thumbs up to Casa Tiburon.
I booked the Casa Tirburon with Marco after reading several favourable reviews. I can say after spending a week, that not only is Marco a very exceptional host, but the property delivers on all levels.
If you are looking for an 'authentic' and memorable Costa Rican experience, I implore you to consider renting the Casa Tirburon.
The location is ideal if you are looking for a quiet oasis, and only steps from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo. Each bedroom is a separate space, which is very nice when privacy is a factor, and the common area next to the lovely kitchen makes for a great lounging area.
In terms of amenities, the kitchen provided all of what we needed to prepare meals (we cooked almost every day) and the appliances are all in good working order. Cleanliness was not a concern at all, but keep an open mind in terms of small bugs etc, this is a rustic rental after all and food should not be left out.
The trees surrounding the property act as a veritable highway for local wildlife, and we enjoyed the almost daily concert of howler monkeys passing by; not something you would get at a hotel on the strip.
As a host, Marco was very prompt to respond to any questions, and was always available if needed.
Security was never a concern, Marco has installed full security measures and we never felt uneasy.
One thing to keep in mind if booking, there are two points of access to the property.. and when taking a shuttle from the airport the driver may not know exactly where the drop-off is. The main-road access is directly across from the Hotel Pasatiempo, and was our best bet for instructing the driver.
Overall, I am happy to recommend staying at the Casa Tiburon to any adults visiting Tamarindo looking for an alternative to the hotel experience.
About the Host, Marco
I am a professional photographer.
Back in the early '90 I've been sent here in Costa Rica to cover photos reportage of this little known tropical country. Well, I felt immediately in love with the generosity of the nature, the simplicity of the people, the atmosphere of wildness and, of course, the Ocean!
So, it is now 22 years I am living here.
At the moment I'm involved in starting a cocoa plantation. Also experimenting chocolate making and love it.
Life can be sweet.