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Casa de Arroz | Ideal Location Balcony King Studio

SuperhostTamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Entire flat hosted by Katie & Happy
3 guestsStudio2 beds1 bathroom
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This beautifully renovated studio apartment is situated on the 2nd floor of Casa de Arroz, a charming colonial home made into 4 private studio apartments each with their own entrance. Just 2.5 blocks to the beach and 1 block to the grocery, restaurants & nightlife, but tucked away on a quiet street and surrounded by Costa Rica’s unique wildlife! You can see all listings & reviews for Casa de Arroz here: www.airbnb.com/users/31112260/listings?user_id=31112260&s=50

The space
This apartment is perfectly located for your Tamarindo vacation. Casa de Arroz is one of Tamarindo’s older Colonial style homes and it is ideally located 250 meters (2.5 blocks) to the beach and literally steps away from grocery stores, restaurants & nightlife!! Our apartments are so centrally located that there is simply no need for a rental car. Absolutely everything is just a short walk away. The best part is that our house is tucked away on a small hill at the end of a quiet street, just far enough away from the action of town. Our yard has trees full of howler monkeys, iguanas, hummingbirds and butterflies. We love our monkey friends but be warned, that noise that sounds like a lion…it’s coming from them!

Casa de Arroz is one of Tamarindo’s original homes that contains 4 recently updated studio apartments. We provide everything you need for a short trip or a longer stay. This unit has a pillow-top king size bed, as well as a full size futon couch. This makes it perfect for friends traveling together or small families. Every apartment has AC, hot water, WIFI, a ceiling fan, beach towels, and a safe. This unit features an eating area for three as well as Cable televison. This unit is on the second floor and the balcony has a wonderful view of the surrounding jungle.

Explore local foods, including tropical produce, and be kind to your budget by taking advantage of the fully equipped kitchen. You’ll find everything you need to cook with a full size fridge, a stove with an oven, utensils, pots & pans as well as drink and dinnerware for 4. We stock each kitchen with the cooking basics, including salt, pepper, oil, sugar, tea, and delicious Costa Rican coffee. We also have a BBQ area, which is an excellent spot to grill freshly caught seafood and dine alfresco. Or just relax and enjoy the cool shade in one of the locally made hammocks.

At Casa de Arroz we typically provide daily cleaning service, however, due to Covid we only clean the apartment during your stay upon request. We try to be very conscious of the environment and the current water shortage so fresh towels and clean sheets are provided twice per week. We have laundry facilities on the property that you are welcome to use at your convenience ($2 per load includes detergent). Please help us conserve energy by watching water usage and turning off AC units when not in use.

Guest access
Casa de Arroz is 5 private apartments. Garden and Balconies are shared with your neighbors so please be respectful and keep the noise down after 10pm. Laundry is located on the first floor and guests are welcome to use between the hours of 4 and 8pm. Our housekeeping needs the laundry during the day, but let us know if you need the laundry earlier than 4pm and we can see about making special arrangements. The BBQ in the garden is available for all guests!
This beautifully renovated studio apartment is situated on the 2nd floor of Casa de Arroz, a charming colonial home made into 4 private studio apartments each with their own entrance. Just 2.5 blocks to the beach and 1 block to the grocery, restaurants & nightlife, but tucked away on a quiet street and surrounded by Costa Rica’s unique wildlife! You can see all listings & reviews for Casa de Arroz here: www.airbnb.co… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Cable TV
Hair dryer
Dryer
Hangers
TV
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is a fun surfer town with lots of restaurants and nightlife to choose from. Our beach is one of the longest, most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and is perfect for beach walks. It is also located near many other surf breaks which makes it a great hub if you are on a surf vacation. Tamarindo has a little something for everyone so it the ideal choice for your Costa Rican adventure.
Casa de Arroz is located 150 meters (1.5 blocks) from the center of town but on a dead end street up a small hill. The house itself is surrounded by tropical jungle, which creates a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Tamarindo is a fun surfer town with lots of restaurants and nightlife to choose from. Our beach is one of the longest, most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and is perfect for beach walks. It is also located nea…

Hosted by Katie & Happy

Joined in April 2015
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We met in Tamarindo in 2012, Katie having been in Costa Rica since 2003, and Happy since 2010. In 2015 we bought and renovated Casa de Arroz. Happy now manages several properties here in Tamarindo including our own. Katie spends most of her time helping her clients navigate the Tamarindo real estate market as well as helping to run Casa de Arroz.
We met in Tamarindo in 2012, Katie having been in Costa Rica since 2003, and Happy since 2010. In 2015 we bought and renovated Casa de Arroz. Happy now manages several properties h…
During your stay
We live on the property but separate from the guest area. We are available if you need our help or recommendations but we like to respect our guest’s privacy. Whether you need transportation from the airport or are interested in tours or surf lessons, we can help book them all. We will send you a list of available activities with the confirmation of your booking so you can start planning. Having lived in Tamarindo for many years and worked in the local tourism industry, we are happy to help make this your dream vacation.

We do have pets on the property (2 dogs & 3 cats), although they don’t have regular access to the guest area. But, if you are missing your furry friends you are more than welcome to play with ours!
We live on the property but separate from the guest area. We are available if you need our help or recommendations but we like to respect our guest’s privacy. Whether you need tran…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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