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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 2  Type: Apartment

1 Full bath

Casa Bambora, Fully Equipped Ocean View Studio
TripAdvisor property ID 7381192

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Tamarindo today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 37 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $500, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 22, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Joe V.
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Calendar last updated:
22 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Tamarindo Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (37)

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect stay in Tamarindo”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2017

Loved the views in so many different spots - off our deck or the rooftop, they were all amazing views. This rental was everything we needed for a three-night stay. We were able to feel like we had the place to ourselves, or go down to the bottom level to hang out with the owner and other guests. We enjoyed the pool and easy access to town and the beach. We walked down the hill 1-2 times per day, then would take a $4 taxi back up the hill since we usually had bags of leftover food, or items we bought. And, of course, sometimes it was raining. Joey was gracious enough to allow us to change our dates and we could not have been happier. Can't wait to visit again in the future.

“Friendly atmosphere, Personal Experience and Exceptional Value”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2012

As the title suggests our one week stay in February of 2012 was a great one. We split our stay in both the 1B Studio and 3rd floor studio. Positives: Joey is very friendly and goes out of his way to make his guests feel at home and comfortable. The property itself is really nice, and the highlight is the custom pool with waterfall, equipped with hammocks and seats surrounding the property. Free laundry is a plus, also the cabinets are fully stocked with all the utensils and basic ingredients you need to do your own cooking. Sheets and towels were always clean. Washrooms were clean, we enjoyed the third floor suite a lot better though than the 1B Suite comparatively. We got to meet and know a bit better some of the other people staying, and everyone is very friendly. Joey's dogs are adorable are another aspect of what makes Casa Bambora unique too. Lastly, Joey's knowledge of Tamarindo and Costa Rica as a whole is a valuable asset to your trip experience. He took us to Nogui's for fish tacos the first night, and let us know of some other great places for food/drinks/places to see and do. Negatives: To give you a comprehensive review some of the downsides we have noticed are: 1) the water level pressure on the 1B suite shower was not very even make it difficult to shower(comparatively, the 3rd floor suite washroom is excellent). 2) the location of Casa Bambora is up a narrow unpaved back alley hill that is unlit at night (so make sure to bring a flashlight). It's an inconvenience, especially in the evening. Conclusion: Other than that, the whole stay as very enjoyable and I would highly recommend anyone who wants a worry-free place to stay and enjoy Costa Rica, at a very reasonable price. Despite the two points above, for the price I paid and the personable experience received, I rate it 5 stars. Pura Vida!

Response from the owner Thank you for your review, I just want to add that I do provide flashlights to my guests that don't have there own and the water pressure problem was due to my pressure switch malfunctioning and it has been replaced so the water now flows evenly again. Joey

“Great room, great view, nice host, nice dogs!”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2012

We stayed 11 days at Casa Bambora and we loved it. The honeymoon suite is the best, great view from everywere in the room or on the 3 sides private balcony. Amazing sunset from our room and we could share the experience with others at the roof top balcony. It was great to be outsite the busy downtown Tamarindo, but still close enough. Joey always made sure everything was O.K. and it was. We made friens, it's easy to share time and experiences with others at the outside bar. The outside kitchen was great to share cooking and meals when we felt for it, but we had everything we needed in the privacy of our room too. Great money value.

“Great Place - Really great view!”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2011

Joey has created Casa Bambora to be a wonderfully comfortable retreat with a truly great view of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. Each room has its own kitchen, both and sitting area along with a wonderful view even ours which was on the main floor. The common bar and kitchen area is well designed and a great space for the evening cigar or company. Joey built a great waterfall that you can lounge in and or jump off of. The pool is spacious and very inviting. We will definitely recommend Casa Bambora and we will be back!!

“My beach get-a-way”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2011

My stay at Casa B. was wonderful. It was quiet, relaxed, with everything at my fingertips. Joey was an excellent host. He was there when I needed something (even a little chat) and not there when I wanted quiet. The room was perfectly comfortable and the views from the room and the roof were great, especially the sunsets and the dramatic thunder storms.

“Home away from Home!!!”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2011

Thank you Joey for the fabulous accommodations. You have yourself a hidden gem. The studio was perfect. So comfortable and everything you needed was provided. This was our first trip to Tamarindo and we stayed at Casa Bambora for 2 weeks. We were so sad to leave. By far this was the best place to stay in Tamarindo. Close to town yet up the hill enough that you can't hear anybody. The view was absolutely breath taking. We arrived late at night so couldn't see anything. When we awoke the first morning it was such an amazing surprise. I can't think of a better way to wake up each day than to hear the birds singing, monkey's howling, and to see the waves rolling in. We absolutely loved the huge balcony to sit and have morning coffee, the pool to chill at after a long day at the beach, and the kitchen area by the pool to grill dinner at night. Your puppies were the cutest ever. They are so well behaved. Chico...(the cat) what a character. It was so cute to have knock at our door wanting in and to stay with us. Joey you were such a gracious host giving us ideas of where to eat and things to see. We can't thank you enough. Casa Bambora made this the best vacation ever. We hope to see you again very soon and this time with all our friends.

“Great property, location and views”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2010

Joey has his place in tip/top shape. The patio on top of the building is unique and the views are ones to remember for a lifetime. You probably won't find a better deal in Tamarindo based on the room, quietness, lack of road dust like other low budget rooms and coolness of the owner, Joey. We stayed for a week and there were no issues and we would gladly stay there again. Way to go Joey!

“Amazing place, amazing price”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2010

I stayed at Casa Bambora from late October to early November and I have to say that I was so happy that I chose to stay there. I went to Tamarindo for vacation and planned on surfing every day. However, I found myself hardly wanting to leave Casa Bambora because it was such a great place to just relax. The price for a room is an absolutely unbeatable deal. I was amazed at how nice, clean, and well designed/decorated the rooms and bathrooms were. Joey, the owner, takes care of any needs that you might have and his dogs are reliable companions if you're ever looking for one. The proximity to town is perfect, not too close to be loud but at the same time not too far. Also, it seems that no matter where you are, there is always a view of the ocean, especially the top floor (gorgeous). Very romantic and/or chill place, I cannot recommend Casa Bambora strongly enough. I am definitely looking forward to my next stay there.

“the best!!!”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2010

hola joe!!! what can i say about casa bambora that hasnt already been said?? first off i would like to thank Joe for being such a great host and for having a fantastic cabina. my husband and i were in tamarindo in april and loved it so much we decided to extend our stay there for an additional week. luck was on our side and casa bambora had a room available. the price was absolutely right and the room was perfect w everything you could possibly need. we were on the second floor and the room had 2 balconies (one looking towards the ocean-(were i had breakfast most mornings and the other over the pool area), a comfy bed, hot shower & a/c. the room was clean and we felt safe leaving our belongings there. my favourite part of casa bambora was definately the pool area. we must have spent countless hours in it relaxing, cooling down and shooting hoops-or at least trying to. the pool and grounds were maintained perfectly and the water temp & quality was great. unfortunately, we only discovered the 2 seats up top of the waterfall on our last day there so we never got to enjoy it as much as we would have liked. the pool area also had a bbq and bar area that we did take advantage of. another favourite was the upstairs 360 degree balcony. the view up there of the ocean and the surrounding area of tamarindo is so amazing it is hard to put into words. perfect for sunrises, sunsets & star gazing. it definately doesnt get any better than this. we also enjoyed spending time w kobe and torro. 2 very friendly and wonderful dogs. pinto didnt come out too often but when he did it was great to see him. overall, we enjoyed everything about casa bambora and would highly recommend staying there. everything about it was great!!! thanks again joe and everyone at casa bambora. we are looking forward to next april!!!

“Perfect location and accomodations”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2010

We stayed at Casa Bambora in early July, and all I can say is wow! Joey and his father live there too (with 3 awesome dogs!) and could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The rooms are excellent, great a/C for those hot Costa Rican days and nights, and have a full kitchen. The roof deck has arguably the best view in Tamarindo too. Another perk is the pool which is so refreshing after a long day fishing or at the beach, along with a convenient outdoor kitchen so you don't have to go upstairs for another Imperial ;). Joey also knows the area very well and is a great resource for tours, restaurants, and surfing knowledge. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach and into town, and the trail can get muddy so careful trekking down at night. Casa Bambora was excellent and we will definitely be staying here next time. Pura Vida!

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