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

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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 17, 2014
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 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:

2015

January 3rd 1 night

February 28th-March 2nd 2 nights

March 28th 1 night

April 3rd-6th 3 nights

April 20th-May 7th

May 11th-15th 19th-June 14th

July 2nd on

Casita Seville:

2015

May 11th-15th May 31st- June 6th

June 10th-July 13th

Villa Suite:

December 15th-28th

January 6th-10th

March 2nd-6th 16th-21st

April 6th on.

Rates:

Villa Suite $110.00 per night $770.00 per week

Casita Andalucia $145.00 per night $1,015.00 per week

Casita Seville $145.00 per night $1,015.00 per week

Christmas/New Years rates:

Casitas $165.00 night

Villa Suite $125.00 night

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More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels 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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Calendar last updated:
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76 Reviews

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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Rockport, tx
5

FAMILY

  • 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
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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Perfect start to our marriage

  • 5 of 5
My now husband and I chose this beautiful spot for our week long honeymoon. It was such a relaxing and wonderful spot, due, mainly, because of the hosts! They have created a safe haven, a retreat, and great 'base camp' from where to adventure out. Tamarindo and the surrounding area has SO much to offer and you don't even need to leave the front yard to arrange it! Just leave it to Gary and Jolene! Don't know where to start? They have EXCELLENT suggestions! Tamarindo has plenty of English speaking natives, so if you don't remember much of your high-school Spanish (like I didn't) you're not in a bind. (My husband got a kick out of trying the Spanish he could remember.) Even if they don't- things tend to get settled and people watch out for you. We LOVED the activities, hanging out with Gary, Jolene, and Brooks, and just staying inside with each other- listening to the rain (we came in the rainy season). I've also never had such good seafood. I'm not a fish person, but this area has AMAZING fish/seafood. Well, great food in general. From the breakfasts and coffee that is provided by Maria(you can't help but love her by the end)- to the coconut guy on the beach selling coconut/milk for $2 on the beach out of a cooler. Ask Jolene about a dinner at 'The Great Waltinis' restaurant across the estuary that includes a free boat ride! If you time it right- you also get a sun set on the beach.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Fort Worth, Texas
5

Beautiful place and extraordinary gracious owners.

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure to stay with Gary & Jolene for ten days and rented both of the casitas. The are truly spectacular and both very unique. My wife and I stayed in the one with the private backyard garden oasis and we let our kids have the one overlooking the pool.

We were very happy with both of the casitas and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a romantic getaway. The casitas are just a short walk to the beach and downtown Tamarindo.

We did not get a rental car during our stay and one is really not needed due to the location of this property.

Brooks took the kids spearfishing one day and offshore fishing another day. I would highly recommend both as Brooks is a fantastic guide.

Maria cooks the most wonderful breakfast Monday-Friday! The banana pancakes are to die for.

Our only regret was we did not get to spend more time with Gary & Jolene as they are truly wonderful and special people.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Pinehurst, NC
5

A remarkable place and people!!!

  • 5 of 5
Sorry we are so late giving this review! We absolutely loved our stay. So peaceful, great hosts, great breakfasts by Maria, what more could you ask for? Gary and Jolene are the greatest. We plan to come back soon, no question. Also miss the sweet dogs, became attached to them!! Hope to see yall soon. Regards, Bill and Sarah from Pinehurst NC
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Just for Two,' Romantic Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Roswell, GA
5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We spent 7 days at Villa Andalucia for our 10th wedding Anniversary. Like others that stayed at Villa Andalucia, Gary and Jolene are gracious host and strike the perfect balance between helpful and privacy. They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure their guest have everything they need. Our room was perfect - clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Maria's breakfast's are delicious - the french toast was to die for! I would recommend taking a tour with Brooks - we went snorkeling / spear fishing and fishing. The snorkeling / spear fishing trip was great as Brooks took us to a private beach where we saw beautiful sea life. The secluded beach was just fabulous! When Brooks took us fishing, he knew the perfect spot to catch the perfect fish - we caught a 250 pound blue marlin! We arrived as guest and left as family - thank you Gary, Jolene, & Brooks for making our 1st trip to Costa Rica memorable!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Omaha, NE, USA
5

INCREDIBLE COSTA RICAN OASIS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned a week ago from a week long stay at Villa Andalucia in the Villa Seville and it can only be described in one word....INCREDIBLE! Gary and Jolene are amazing and provided the best advice and catered to our every need. When we arrived at the airport their son Brooks was there to pick us up and bring us to the villa. Once we arrived and got settled in Gary took us on a tour of the town and told us which places we should eat and where we should avoid. We took full advantage of the extra amenities that they offered us like boogie boards and bikes. They are only a short 5 minute walk to get into the center of town/beach which made it convenient when we decided to go grab a bite to eat. During the week Maria made an AMAZING breakfast, her banana pancakes were to die for! The villa itself was beautiful! Jolene definitely has an eye for transforming pieces into unique one of a kind home decor pieces. We also did a couple of tours with Gary and Jolene's son Brooks who is extremely knowledgeable about everything Costa Rica. We did a snorkeling tour with him where he took us to an "off the beaten path" beach that was absolutely gorgeous! Afterwards, he took us to grab lunch at a family favorite restaurant which was delicious. We also did the Hacienda Guachipelin tour with Brooks and that is definitely worth the money. When we arrived there Brooks got us all situated and we started out horseback riding, then moved to river tubing and then we had lunch. After lunch, we continued our all day adventure with ziplining and ending it with the hot springs. By the end of the day we were exhausted, but like I said it was definitely worth the money. My only recommendation is to bring LOTS of bug spray! We made sure to spray ourselves every time before we walked outside otherwise we got eaten alive. We definitely will be recommending Villa Andalucia to all of our friends and family. Thanks again Gary and Jolene!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway

Location

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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2 night minimum stay
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$1,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

Villa Suite in the main house $110.00 per night $770.00 a week
Casitas $145.00 per night $1,015.00 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 $125.00 per night and $875.00 per week

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

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

Theme

  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

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

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Bathroom 3 - shower

Bedrooms

  • 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)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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