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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included

'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included


Property Details

Updated: Jan 25, 2015
Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Thanks to our great guest, Villa Andalucia has been rated #1 in Specialty Lodging for the last 7 years!

***Our calendar only shows availability for Casita Andalucia so check the dates available below or email me for availability in Casita Seville and The Villa Suite.***

Villa Andalucía is an elegant Spanish Colonial Designer Hotel in Tamarindo. We have two private Casitas, and a deluxe suite for vacationers. The design of Villa Andalucía was inspired by the Spanish Colonial homes of Spain and Granada, Nicaragua. This romantic Villa is perfect for couples, honeymooners and those in need of a relaxing getaway. Nestled in a quiet, private neighborhood of Tamarindo, Villa Andalucía is a 5 minute walk or quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo.

The Tamarindo beach refreshing breezes will keep you cool on a hot day as you relax by the pool. Or, feel free to take a siesta on the daybed on the patio or just chill and read a book in one of the 3 hammocks. Mornings at Villa Andalucia are wonderful enjoying your delicious home cooked breakfast made by Maria Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served on the terraza overlooking the pool and garden or at the bistro table next to the fountain, take your pick. Sip your fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee from the coffee bar while you listen to the birds or howler monkeys that occasionally stop by.

Casita Andalucía has beautiful garden, pool, and bistro views. This Casita has a kitchenette with a 2 burner cooktop, microwave, and mini fridge. The living area has a loveseat and armoire with flat screen TV, DVD player, and iPod cradle with radio. The private bathroom has a large, spacious shower with hot water. The comfortable bed in Casita Andalucia is queen size. Both of our Casitas have wireless internet and AC.

Casita Seville is located next door and overlooks a large, lush, private garden. In the garden is a rancho with two hammocks and a table and chairs for dining. Casita Seville has a kitchenette with a 4 burner cook top, microwave and full size fridge. This Casita also has a flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod cradle with radio, private bathroom and large shower with hot water. The bed in this Casita is king size and there is a large closet for long term guest.

The Villa suite, located in the main house is a lovely option for our guest who don't desire to cook on their vacation. It has a private patio and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player, armoire, mini fridge and coffee service. There are no cooking facilities in this guest quarters so it is perfect for guest who would like to take a total vacation from cooking!

Our Casita guests are welcome to use the barbecue by the pool. All our guest have access to our 4 beach cruisers, boogie boards, and beach chairs. We have our own private surf instructor who can also coordinate special snorkel excursions and beach days. For the adventurous, Brooks does the only spear fishing lesson in the area. In March 2013, Brooks upgraded boats from the 'Condorito,' to the larger, 'Pica Pica,' a ponga for our guest use only. We are very excited to add beach day snorkeling and fishing tours and sunset cruises to our list of things to do while in Tamarindo. Email us for additional information.

Villa Andalucía has parking for those with rental cars. However, if Tamarindo is your only destination, you really do not need a car. We can arrange private transport to and from the Liberia Airport for our guest, the fare is $80.00 per couple each way. We are happy to pick you up at the Tamarindo airport complimentary. Laundry service is available for $5.00 per load. The Casitas have fresh flowers and maid service Monday-Saturday.

Gary and I are delighted to introduce you to Tamarindo and recommend restaurants, tours, fishing excursions and answer any other questions you might have to make your vacation with us the best ever. We are a family run business and our mission at Villa Andalucía is to give you an incredible stay for a great price. We are a small, Designer Hotel and this enables us to give our guest the special attention during your stay with us. We consider ourselves a high quality property for an exceptional price.

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing, vacation within the confines of a private Villa, this is the place for you. If a vacation of partying and carousing town is more your style, please seek accommodations elsewhere.

We are the perfect place for Honeymoons, Baby-moons, elopements, executive surf trips with your wife, Anniversary celebrations, birthdays, romantic getaways, parents of the bride or groom and safe place for you ladies traveling alone.

Gary and I also own several Casitas in Granada Nicaragua. If you would like to combine a vacation with Granada and Tamarindo, we can help you make that happen too.

More than 2 in your party or we are all reserved for your dates? Don't despair, we have Studio apartment on the beach we can refer you to and a beautiful 2 bedroom Villa on the point in Playa Langosta if you have a need for a larger accommodations.

A note regarding our calendar: the VRBO calendar only shows availability for Casita Andalucía. Always email us to check availability in Casita Seville and the Villa suite.

We look forward to having you stay with us at Villa Andalucía where you arrive as guest, leave as friends!

Jolene and Gary Clarke

Here are some upcoming dates available:

Casita Andalucia:


February 28th-March 2nd 2 nights

March 28th 1 night

April 3rd-6th 3 nights

April 20th-23rd 3 nights April 20th-23rd 26th-30th

May 1st-7th 11th-17th

May 22nd-June 14th

July 2nd on

Casita Seville:


May 11th-15th

June 10th-13th 3 nights

June 22nd-25th 3 nights

July 3rd-12th

July 20th-August 11th

August 19th-24th

Villa Suite:

April 5th on


Villa Suite $125.00 per night $875.00 per week

Casita Andalucia $150.00 per night $1,050.00 per week

Casita Seville $150.00 per night $1,050.00 per week

Christmas/New Years rates:

Casitas $165.00 night

Villa Suite $145.00 night

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More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Gary and I have lived in Tamarindo since 2001. We drove to Costa Rica with our son and another family from California for the adventure of a lifetime that lives on today. Upon arriving to Costa Rica after our three month trip through Latin America, we started a new chapter in our lives. An unlikely couple, Gary is from New Jersey and I, a native Californian, it is our love of travel and adventure that keeps us happy and laughing. Prior to moving to Costa Rica, Gary spent his first career of 30 years in Medicine and I was a teacher and Interior Designer. Once we arrived in Tamarindo laying in hammocks all day for 3 months was just not enough. So, Gary ventured into a new career in real estate to spice things up for the next 10 years. Gary retired once again in 2012 as one of the busiest most successful and well respected realtors in our area. In 2007, when our son Brooks left for college, we were lonely and thought it might be fun to rent out one of our casitas that we used only a couple times a year for family. Little did we know how much fun it would be and the friends we would make along the way. We invite you to come be our guest and see what life is like living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We will show you this lovely country and Tamarindo through our eyes and give you, in our humble opinion, the best places to eat and send you on the adventure tours that best fit your vacation style. This is our family business and Gary, Brooks and I take great pleasure and pride in giving you the best vacation we can deliver. Come see us, we would love to have you as our guest. Gary, Jolene and Brooks Clarke

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81 Reviews

'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Indiana, USA


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Villa Andalucía! It was the perfect honeymoon destination. Breakfast Monday-Friday was amazing! They even made us a special breakfast when we went on a day trip. Jolene and Gary were so very nice and helpful. We really felt at home. Easy access to the beach, food, and shops from their place. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing, easy-access to everything trip. The only thing to be aware of is the $29 exit fee per person from Costa Rica at the airport. It is only leaving though, not coming.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste

You Will Go Back!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from 8 nights at Villa Andalusia on January 3rd. Our hearts are still broken. The country is amazing, the villa is beautiful, and Jolene, Gary, and Brooks are extraordinary. We fell in love with all 3! The property is simply's peaceful, clean, and gorgeous. It has all the amenities you would want (pool, hammocks, kitchen, privacy, bikes, boogie boards, grill access, etc.). It is decorated brilliantly. We kept saying, "someone knew enough to buy this and put it there!" It's really stunning.
The property is also perfectly located. It's in walking distance to all that you would want to do in Tamarindo, yet just far enough away to make you feel like your away from it all when you are on site. Jolene and Gary have many gifts, the most compelling is their genuine kindness. They want you to love Costa Rica and will do as much or as little as you want to help make your visit the trip of your dreams. They give tons of privacy but always seem to be there when you need them most for some advice. They made us so comfortable and I miss them like friends already. Choose Villa Andalusia....just know it will likely be your first trip of many!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Dallas, TX

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Two years ago, my husband and I vacationed in Tamarindo. We stayed in a local resort and although our trip was amazing, we wanted to return to the area and experience the town in a different way. We sought to stay in a beautiful place, while having access to local hotspots and the opportunity to meet residents. We sought a vacation that included outside activities, great food, warm people, beautiful beaches, and an elegant yet comfortable place to reside in.

Fast forward to this year as we found all of these things at Villa Andalucia. Simply put, Villa Andalucia is the REAL DEAL. It is everything described in each and every one of these reviews. Gary, Jolene, and Brooks are amazing hosts all with extensive knowledge of the area. The accommodations are top notch and offer a safe and beautiful property in which to relax, take a nap in a hammock, cool off in the pool, or grill out on the patio. Also true is the wonderful breakfast prepared by Maria and Giselle each morning.

Most importantly, I feel compelled to tell you why you might choose this property over others in the area. The personal touch and attention to detail are impeccable. From the fresh flowers in your room to the recommendations of activities to explore – Gary and Jolene can arrange anything for you! If you want to experience more than just a local resort in the area, then this is the place for you. Warm, welcome and inviting with a location to town that can’t be beat. We hope to return next year!
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Orillia, ON

Amazing Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
For anybody interested in a Costa Rican experience that is both private and quaint this is the place for you. Jolene, Gary and their amazing staff provided an experience that was wonderful and absolutely memorable in every way!

Upon arrival, we were greeted at the airport and journeyed back to their amazing property. Jolene, Gary and Brooks were completely accomodating and provided information about the local area including restaraunts, shopping and excursions. They were completely helpful in booking us on our excursions, and taking care of every detail imaginable. They are a lovely couple and some of the nicest people I've ever encountered.

The property is breathtaking and superbly maintained. They have put a lot of thought into each of the areas that guests can relax in and enjoy; it is wonderfully decorated and furnished. Villa Andalucia has all the features required including air conditioning, ceiling fans and a fully functioning kitchen area. Fresh cut floweres were provided daily. The Villa is just a short walk to the beach and also to many of the local restaurants and a grocery store.

Maria prepared amazing breakfasts each morning including local cuisine and standard fare. Fresh fruit plates and coffee were provided each morning.

Bikes, surf boards and boogie boards were all available for use. The pool located on the property was refreshing and provided a wonderful place to relax when not at the beach.

One of the best vacations I've had and i would recommend this place to anybody and hope to one day return myself!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Carlsbad, CA USA

The place to stay in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for accommodations in Tamarindo Costa Rica, Villa Andalucia is the place to stay. The rates are some of the best you'll find for the quality of your accommodations. Set about 5 minutes from the beach, the villa offers you a quiet night sleep away from the bustle of the main street but everything is easily accessible on foot or bike. Jolene and Gary are excellent hosts that will point you in the right direction from dinner, dessert, beach, shopping, activities, etc. They can help set up your excursions as well as transportation to and from the airport.

Breakfast is provided during your stay which helps with your daily costs AND it's absolutely delicious. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. You can swing in hammocks, swim in the pool, or simply enjoy your casita. There is free wifi and cable as part of your stay which allowed me to work a few hours during the trip without any problems.

The rooms themselves are well kept, clean, and spacious. The decor feels like a lush tropical get-away with class and taste. No cheesy or tacky decor that can sometimes be found in resorts and B&B's. Each villa has air conditioning, private baths, a kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, etc. in case you want to prepare some of your own meals.

If you do rent a vehicle (which is not necessary) there is safe parking right in front of your room. The rooms are highly secure and have a lock box for your valuables. If you want to bike, bring chairs to the beach, or bogey board these items are available for your use.

We highly recommend the Villa Andalucia if you are staying in the Tamarindo area, 5 star accommodations without having top pay 5 star prices.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Rockport, tx


  • 5 of 5
Family! This is how we were made to feel from start to finish. Gary and Jolene are such unbelievably down to earth people that our family will NEVER EVER forget them for their selfless and untiring ability to insure our stay with them was nothing short of 5 star! If there are individuals, couples or small families that are on the fence about where and with whom to stay with please heed my advice and stay with this wonderful couple. Gary was spot on with his recommendations in every area of interest that our family had and his attention to detail, local knowledge and historical factoids were incredible. Jolene has created an oasis at Villaandalucia that we are still raving about with family and friends. I could gush on and on about this place and these extra fine people but the best advice again is to see and visit for yourself.

Owners schedule permitting my wife and I will return very SOON!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We had been traveling to Costa Rica for over 25 years. From the moment I stepped off the airplane on our first trip here I knew we would retire here one day. What we did not know was that the house we originally built to sell would turn out to be our dream home and fulfill my life long desire to have a Bed and Breakfast. We love Tamarindo for its great beaches, sunsets, wildlife, adventure activities and of course the vast array of restaurants. We have traveled all over the world and have never found a beach town we liked more. Tamarindo is small and unspoiled and is one place in Costa Rica and the world where you can go, do and see it all in one place on your vacation. We are the perfect property for honeymooner's, babymooner's, executive surf trips and those looking for a quiet, relaxing or active getaway. Arrive as guest, leave as friends!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia Daniel Oduber International (LIR) at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Pinilla at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pachanga at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Tamarindo at 600 Metres Car: not necessary

We have a private surf instructor on staff who also does snorkel tours and has the only spearfishing lesson around. Brooks recently added boat tours and special beach day picnics to his adventure packages on the new Boat, the 'Pica Pica.' For you birders and nature lovers out there, Brooks can arrange special wildlife tours for you in the afternoons.


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Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Villa Suite in the main house $125.00 per night $875.00 a week
Casitas $150.00 per night $1,050.00 a week
Breakfast Monday through Friday included
Christmas, New Year's and Easter Holiday week $165.00 per night for the Casitas, $1,155.00 a week
Villa Suite $145.00 per night and $1,015.00 per week

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

Our colonial architecture with furniture, art and accessories from our travels make for a warm, eclectic, welcoming environment. Plus, you can't beat the pool and garden areas to relax after a day at the beach or a canopy tour. You will love your 'Casitas for two,' that was decorated lovingly over the years for your pleasure and comfort. I love how our Villa has many different areas to enjoy, the pool, the rancho, the bistro area and the grand patio, something for everyone. Of course Maria's great breakfast is definitely the icing on the cake each day.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 450 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed Casita (1), Queen size Bed Casita (1), Queen size Bed Suite (1)


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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