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Harry's, El Escondite

Cabinas Escondite, Tamarindo 2000 Costa Rica
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#13 of 110 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Free use of surf boards and bikes. Surf lessons and guide available. A secluded 4-plex of studio-apartment style cabinas; favorite 'hideout' for both returning surfers and first timers. Accommodations for individuals up to a party of 10 in 4 cabinas. Each cabina can sleep up to 3 people and has a kitchen, large bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning and cable TV. El Escondite also has laundry facilities, phones and internet access. A pool, BBQ and hammocks round out a perfect place to hangout after surfing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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FarAway543043 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Unfortunately our experience at Harrys was disappointing to say the least. The photos do not reveal the true picture as the place was dirty and unclean. The bathroom smelled and had not been cleaned to which Harry confessed. Stayed one night in the green room and decided to look for a cleaner place. We lost out on the $200 deposit fee but that's life...live and learn! Thankfully we found another place very close to town,very clean and only $25 extra a night.
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Date of stay: February 2020
MangoSucker wrote a review Feb 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
This is why Harry’s gets a great rating: - Harry's is within walking distance of the beach, grocery stores, many restaurants, bakeries, tour companies, farmer's market, and the night market. - Harry has a vast knowledge of the area and can provide lots of great advice for getting the most from your time in Tamarindo. - His cabinas are well stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, towels, soap, etc and basic cookware, dinnerware, and cutlery are provided. - The plunge pool provides a great way to cool down during the heat of the day. - The air conditioning is very efficient and quickly cools down the cabina when necessary. - Fantastic selection of movies, TV shows, and music in each cabina. - Each private patio has a wonderful hammock to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of your surroundings. - We got to see lots of wildlife from our patio. Various lizards, birds, cool looking bugs, and monkeys. - The common upper deck was a great place to have coffee in the morning. I was lucky enough to catch a great view of the lunar eclipse from this deck. - Harry was always readily available if there were any issues. He was able to assist with everything we asked of him. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Harry’s. Harry is a great person with a fantastic outlook on life. We enjoyed our many visits with him at the cabinas and on the beach for happy hour.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris_Szabo wrote a review Oct 2018
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at Harry’s back in May for 4 days at the beginning of my trip and then another night on my way back through Tamarindo. The cabinas have everything you need and then some and most importantly are clean. The pool is a nice treat as it gets smoking hot. Harry is a legend and showed me around town on bikes on where to eat and grab drinks. I was an idiot and forgot my work computer at a different hotel along my travels and had it mailed to Harry to hold on to it for me, very good and trustworthy guy. If you’re looking for the 4 seasons you got the wrong joint but for the price, location, free bikes/boards, kitchen, hammock on your patio and pool you won’t find a better deal and I’m certain you will be happy. Both Harry and his cabinas are great and I’ll definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Jennifer M wrote a review Jun 2018
Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
The owner Harry is a great guy who has done an incredible job with his place. It is a quiet jungle oasis in Tamarindo. He is very knowledgeable about the area and helpful with whatever you need to know. I highly recommend El Escondite!
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Date of stay: October 2017
SAW609 wrote a review May 2018
Detroit, Michigan50 contributions
Harry's El Escondite is truly a "Hide-a way", as it took our shuttle driver a while to find it. After we suggested the driver, call Harry, he gave directions and greeted us at the driveway, This was just the start of our month stay and having Harry as our fabulous host. Anything that we needed, Harry was always there to support. Our cabana was very spacious and well equipped. With all the vegetation around the pool and cabana’s, it felt very private while sitting on your patio. The pool was a real treat after spending time at the beach. There are bikes, that we often used, and surfboards, if that is something that you want to try. Our typical morning started with coffee on the roof top deck and watching the Howler monkeys travel thru the trees. Often times coming across the deck, to the mango tree in front of the property. The location is very quiet and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. We will return again next year.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harry's, El Escondite
Which popular attractions are close to Harry's, El Escondite?
Nearby attractions include Papaya Con Leche (0.2 miles), Beach & Pool Crawl (0.2 miles), and Bolas Locas Mini Golf (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Harry's, El Escondite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Harry's, El Escondite?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Harry's, El Escondite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harry's, El Escondite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, NOI Bistro, and La Bodega.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Harry's, El Escondite?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.