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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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Owen Sound, Canada
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife & I utilized the transfer services provided by Jody & Wilson of the Casa Marin on our trips to Costa Rica the past two years over the holiday season. They provided us with expert service on our transfers to and from the Adventure Inn just outside San Jose and the Tree House Hotel in the La Fortuna area.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We followed the clear and detailed directions to Casa Marin that Jody had sent us and they took us within minutes from the airport and manic highway to her securely gated entrance, where she warmly greeted us very promptly. As we were arriving later than anticipated, after dark and rather frazzled from our day’s driving, Jody drove us an excellent... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely, thoughtful and detailed review. That means so much and is greatly appreciated. Several important points are mentioned, one driving at night and being frazzled. I know for myself, I become a worried hen when guests are driving from long distances and it gets dark. It makes for... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Jody welcomed us like old friends even though we had never met. She helped us return our rental car, recommended a great local restaurant that we enjoyed, made us a scrumptious breakfast and with Wilson got us to the airport for our A.M. Flight. Our room was just what we needed for a peaceful restful last night in Costa Rica.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your kind words of your stay here. I so enjoyed driving with you and your family on the way here and spending time with each of you. I loved to hear how your trip went and also through your children's experiences. I am reminded often of why I love living in this amazing country and... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

It was wonderful having you here again and so enjoyed the time we had to chat about your trip in CR and all the experiences you had as a traveler and volunteer. So appreciate all that you did with the various groups you met, you are truly an inspiration and so look forward to a return trip when time allows.... More 

Windsor, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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

It was wonderful having you here again and so enjoyed the time we had to chat about your trip in CR and all the experiences you had as a traveler and volunteer. So appreciate all that you did with the various groups you met, you are truly an inspiration and so look forward to a return trip when time allows.... More 

virginia beach
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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 8, 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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Thank wanderingdervish2015
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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