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Harry's, El Escondite

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Cabinas Escondite, Tamarindo 2000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our friend was spot on with his recommendation, we couldn't have found a better place at 5 times the price. Clean and Air conditioned accommodations complete with Google TV (comes in handy when it rains and everyone elses satelite is down). Each Cabina has a full patio with hammocks everywhere. Harry knows where all the local hangouts are which are... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Harry's place made our stay in Tamarindo complete. It is spot on perfect 100% what you see online. Harry is extremely helpful, VERY knowledgeable and I took comfort knowing he was present just a few doors down. He takes great care of the places because he lives there. No need to worry about any questions you have, they can and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've decided this is the only place for us to stay our next visit. About a 5-8 minute walk to downtown, when you step through the gate, it's a private paradise! Lovely pool about 7 feet deep, private patios with hammocks, a common area if you want to chill with other visitors, and a cabina equipped with everything we could... More 

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Gibson City, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Harry made it a wonderful experience. There were 3 of us and we stayed in the Orange cabina and had plenty of room. Harry made us feel very welcome, answering all our questions and giving great advice on what to do and when to do it. The pool was just right... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I booked the place for 3 nights, because of the amazing reviews. Was I ever wrong. The guy tries to pull off the hippie vibes being cool but isn't too chill. He likes to join gatherings that our friends are having. Direct quotes from Harry include: -"do you know what the circle is or are you pretending to know" -"it's... More 

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EsconditeTamarindo, Owner at Harry's, El Escondite, responded to this review

Thank you for your insightful description of me. It was not my intention to intrude on your friends that were staying at the cabinas. I was the host and just wanted to say hi to everyone that was staying here or just visiting them. My intention was to see if everything was alright and if I could be of any... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Harry's cabinas were awesome! We were staying in the green cabinas, and had a great time. We came down for a late honeymoon, and Harry made us feel very welcome, putting us in touch with all his contacts for surfing, fishing, excursions and sunset beers! Highly recommend this for any couples looking for a fun, active vacation!

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We've been at Harry's Cabina for 7 nights and we really enjoyed. We had the orange cabina and were 3 and we still had some room. We had the chance to see monkeys. We felt very safe with the garding dog called don't. I love the pool which is perfect to relax and enjoy the sun, especially in the morning.Harry... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed here for four nights with my girlfriend in one of Harry's cabinas and loved it. It's close to the beach, yet very private. The cabina's are spacious and clean, the AC is brand new, and there's a stove and fridge, tv with tons of movies (we ordered food in and watched the Big Lebowski one night after a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It was a private and personal setting, while giving an opportunity to get to know the adjacent staying couples. It is close to everything. El Escondite has a great pool, large patios and a shady garden to relax. Harry provides just the right dose of care in a casual environment to make you feel relaxed but within reach of any... More 

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed with harry for 4 weeks and absolutely enjoyed every minute! Our cabina had everything we needed and the grounds were stunning. We had a gas oven too so i was able to make fresh banana bread every week as well as a key lime pie from the limes on the property. The bikes were an added bonus which... More 

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