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

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


Property Details

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

Thanks to our great guest, Villa Andalucia has been rated #1 in Specialty Lodging for the last 8 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 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:


May 31st-June 2nd

June 9th-14th, 27th-July 2nd

August 1st-9th, 17th-28th

August 29th-September 26th

October 4th-31st

November 30th-December 3rd


January 24th-27th

February 2nd-4th 21st on

Casita Seville:


June 10th-19th

July 3rd-8th

August 9th-11th, 19th-24th

September 2nd-20th

October 1st-November 7th

November 21st-December 4th

January 30th-February 1st

February 11-13th, 27th on


Villa Suite;


June 2nd-25th

June 22nd-July 10th

July 14th-18th 23rd- August 6th

August 16th 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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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste

Grand slam !!!

  • 5 of 5
5 Stars is Not Enough !!!! What a lovely place from the Casita to the beautiful gardens surrounding the property. Both Gary and JoLene will make you feel special from the moment you first meet them to the end, including their son, Brooks. We were lucky to experience the howler monkeys everyday, and D'Artagnan made a special appearance, he is the "resident" monkey. The breakfasts are to die for thanks to Maria. The town of Tamarindo was a short walk, close enough, but far enough away from the hustle & bustle. Thanks to everyone for the most memorable trip ever !!!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste

The best of the best!

  • 5 of 5
We have the utmost pleasure in giving Villa Andalucia five stars. Not only is the accommodation spectacular but hosts Gary and Jolene will do everything they can to make your stay superb. They are a most wonderful couple! We stayed March 2015 in Casita Seville, a very well appointed suite with a lovely garden. You will find it hard to leave the palapa! Very close to town but far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle. If you are lucky D’Artagnan, the howler monkey, will make an appearance at dusk. Birds and flowers abound, lizards scurry by and the breakfasts…oh my!!! Thank you G&J for making our Tamarindo experience more than we could ever have hoped for!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Most romantic and exquisite rental in Tamarindo!

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have been more pleased with this property, as well as the hosts Jolene and Gary! Upon arrival, we were given a tour of the beautiful property, with its private salt water pool, hammocks, private outdoor seating areas and stunning landscaping. Gary was then gracious enough as to jump in our SUV and give us a brief tour of Tamarindo, showing us the best hotspots, a local farmers market, and finest restaurants...which ended up being our guide for the weekend. Our casita was beautiful, adorned with interesting pieces of furniture from around the world, which gave the room a comfortable yet worldly feel. If you are a fan of boring four wall hotel rooms, perhaps this isn't the place for you, ha! Jolene and Gary allow you access to the whole property, and even have beach chairs and bicycles for you to use during stay. Also, the included breakfast is superb, and was one of the highlights for me personally (what can I say, I love chocolate chip pancakes, fresh fruit, and delicious bacon!). If you are coming to Tamarindo, I would highly recommend staying here. The value for your money is outstanding, and it is close enough to the downtown area to allow easy walking access to all major points of interest, while keeping you isolated from the rowdy weekend tourists! Also, the wind on Tamarindo beach can be quite intense at times, so having the secluded, private pool was a life-saver for my girlfriend and I, as we had escaped the arctic north of Michigan in search of bright sunshine!

Thank you again Jolene and Gary, and we will definitely rent from you again in the future.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Westminster, Colorado

Exceedingly beautiful Villa in Tamarindo

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent two weeks at the fabulous Villa Andalucia Bed and Breakfast in Tamarindo. It was our first time to Costa Rica and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We have stayed in several B&B"s over the last 10 years and Villa Andalucia by far has been our best experience. The food and fauna was excellent and our hosts went out of their way to provide a fantastic Costa Rican experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The best I've ever been to!

The best I've ever been to!
  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 4 nights at Gary and Jolene's beautiful casita. We lucked into this place due to a last minute cancellation and I am so glad we did. This is, hands down, the best VRBO/B & B/hotel we have ever been to.

The property itself is amazing. They have done such a lovely job on the grounds. It is so relaxing and peaceful, you don't really want to leave the pool area.

We stayed in the smaller of the two casitas and it was beautiful. Jolene has done such an amazing job of decorating the interior. The casita was very well stocked. They had all the equipment you would need to cook on site including spices, coffee etc. The bathroom was stocked with shampoo, conditioner and even face cleansing cloths.

They serve breakfast weekdays and it was fantastic. Maria is an incredible cook. Fresh fruit, french toast, omelets etc. (each day has a different speciality).

The other guests at the hotel were great. Everyone got along so well that we tended to linger after breakfast for some interesting chats!

The location is perfect. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown but less than a 5 minute walk.

Gary and Jolene are fabulous hosts. They really go out of their way to make you feel at home. They are what makes Casa Andulucia so special. The only bad thing about it is that eventually, you have to leave!

PS - I would recommend the turtle tour with their son Brooks (if in season). He was a fantastic guide!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
+011 -506 8706-4151
Tamarindo Guanacaste

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
We cannot ever remember being away from home yet feeling so at home! Gary and Jolene could not have been more gracious and their son, Brooks, could not have been more helpful - from the moment he picked us up at the airport to the adventurous Turtle Tour he took us on later in the week! Their home is exquisitely decorated - every piece of furniture is a piece of art. Our mornings started off in the most delicious and delightful way possible with a gourmet breakfast on the patio (thanks to Maria) with the other guests and with Gary and Jolene. Our days were spent exploring all that Tamarindo had to offer with Jolene's expert advice and willingness to make any and all connections for us - a service that could not have been more appreciated. The Villa Andalucia's location is ideal - a relatively short walk into town and to the beach, yet far enough away to insure absolute quiet and peacefulness at night (didn't take us long to get used to the resident iguanas and the sounds of the howler monkeys which actually added to the atmosphere - part of the reason we chose to vacation in Costa Rica!). Coming home every night after a full day of activities and some of the most extraordinary dining experiences ever, couldn't have been sweeter and we are already looking forward to a return trip to the Villa Andalucia next year.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, 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 : Sharky's at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Hacienda Pinilla at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pachanga/La Esquina Pizza 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 also does sports fishing tours 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 or take you to the incredible Palo Verde Wetlands.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


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

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • 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
  • festivals
  • 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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