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Casa Marin B&B

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Calle La Loma | Less than 10 min from San Jose Costa Rica airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jody is the owner of this charming B&B. We stayed here the night before our flight left from San Jose airport to head back home and she made us feel like family. It was so quaint and comfortable. She has 3 dogs that my kids played with and loved. Jody spent time talking to all of us about our trip... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks Jody, have made it back in one piece and was lovely to stay at your place again. Loved the veggie restaurant meal, the yummy breakfast and the relaxing atmosphere. Was great to play in the pool, chill out, see hummingbirds and share more stories. Thanks for dropping me off at the airport and showing me Alajuela. Would 100% recommend... More 

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Windsor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glorious beginning to our family adventure! Jody and Wilson greeted us at the airport to transport us to Casa Marin. A lovely, welcoming beginning to our trip. Jody answered all of our questions and provided helpful insight. Our room had three beds, helpful for 2 teenage boys. Very comfortable with air conditioning and refrigerator. Our eldest son fell in love... More 

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virginia beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Jody personally came to the airport with her driver Julio to pick us up. She made us feel at ease right away, as we had never been to Costa Rica. The room was large and comfortable and there was even beer, water and sodas in the fridge which we gladly enjoyed. The pool and sundeck was so relaxing and Jody... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I feel fortunate to have had excellent guests from so many countries. The B&B is small, but the beauty of that is it is more personable and I feel as the owner personally responible for the guests.. To get off on a good start when arriving to a new country is very necessary... More 

Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was such a relief to find Jody's assistant, waiting patiently outside the airport waiting for us after a long day of travel.This was our first trip to Costa Rica and knowing we would be met and then discovering how well taken care of we felt at Jody's B&B. We had an early a.m. flight the next morning and Jody... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out to write the review. It is so appreciated. So enjoyed meeting you both and also hearing of the volunteer project your group was involved with. On behalf of this country, thank you for the effort and generosity of giving your time to help others in need. I am happy you also had... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I wish we could have spent more time at Casa Marin. It is such a beautiful place. But more than that, we felt more like house guests, than patrons at this B&B. Jody went well above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel comfortable and cared for. She waited for our bus to arrive, ensured we were... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and so appreciate you taking the time to write. I am happy the travel by bus worked out so well and went smoothly. It was great spending time with you both and hearing about your travel plans. Fortunately, most tourists have an amazing time in this country, which makes my work here fulfilling. Do come... More 

Edwards, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I cannot say enough about our stay at Casa Marin. Jody went so far out of her way to make us feel special and well taken care of. From my first communication with Jody I knew this was going to be the perfect landing and launching spot for our adventures in Costa Rica and she did not disappoint. Jody picked... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband, 7-year-old daughter and I stayed at Casa Marin for one night after arriving in San Jose. Jody arranged for a driver to pick us up and it was so nice to not worry about transportation after our long journey. Casa Marin was only about 10 min from the airport - so convenient! We arrived pretty late in the... More 

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Advocate Harbour, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed with Jody for one night on our way back home from Costa Rica. We were supposed to also stay the night we flew in, but United messed that up with a cancelled and rerouted flight. Jody didn't charge us for the cancellation, although it was last minute. She is a wonderful person to chat with and goes out... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed with Jody on our first and last night of a two week trip. I am so glad we picked this place as it is just a few minutes from the airport and we were collected on arrival and dropped off for our departure. It was lovely to be greeted by someone so friendly on arrival in a new... More 

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