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Casa MarBella

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125 meters east and 25 meters north of Super Ronny's, Santa Teresa 5361, Costa Rica
Casa MarBella
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

The perfect place. The pool is amazing with full view over trees and the ocean. The extra yoga/lounge terrace is also wonderful. The small rooms are really nicely designed, the bed was big, but be aware that their only window is to the open air hotel gangway. The hosts are really nice and forthcoming. Only thing we didn't like was... More 

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Mount Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

I did a lot of research when picking a place for my honeymoon and couldn't have been happier with my choice. I emailed Stephanie before getting there and she was very responsive and offered to arrange a taxi from the airport in Tambor for us. I'd highly recommend flying into Tambor instead of driving from San Jose. It's a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

My family stayed at Casa Marbella after reviewing a few sites - notably Trip Advisor - and we loved it. This is a get away from the typical resort town - very laid back with surfers in mind. That said, nearby eateries are very good and range from low cost to expensive. This is a great place to hang out... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Our experience with Casa MarBella was outstanding from start to finish. We rented the three bedroom condo and a two bedroom suite, which served us well as home base for our weeklong six person surfing excursion. The rooms are large and comfortable and we found them to be clean and well maintained. The bathrooms are large and the showers have... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

The hotel was quite picturesque. Beautiful structure from the outside and the pool is really nice. There is plenty of space on the sundeck with lounge chairs and a few in the shade which is nice for reading a book and saving yourself from a sunburn. Jim and Stephanie are super nice and helpful. I was slightly dissapointed in the... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

To finally arrive at Casa Marbella after a long flight was heaven in itself but we had yet to know how great it really was. We spent two weeks in the hotel and used it as our base of operation for ziplining, sailing, snorkeling, fishing, 4-wheeling, and just playing on the beach! Many thanks to Jim & Stephanie for helping... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

Casa MarBella is, hands down, the best place I have ever stayed on vacation. It is not one of those generic sprawling, "five-star-luxury" complexes where you become lost and anonymous along with all the other "guests"; It is a magical, intimate place that exudes charm and grace and a real sense of connection. It is run by a real family... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

We loved our time at Casa MarBella! When we arrived and saw was a fantastic view the hotel had and how comfortable to room were and how relaxing and enjoyable the town of Malpais is, we were sorry we didn't have more time to stay! The pool is fantastic and just the thing to beat the heat while still soaking... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

We have stayed at Casa Marbella twice in the past two years. This is an excellent place for vacationing couples, and the suites would be very appropriate for families. The hotel is located on a hillside, and the view overlooks jungle and the Pacific Ocean. There is a large deck that is great for yoga. We have recommended this hotel... More 

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Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

Casa Marbella is a beautiful hotel. It is small and personal and in a great location. The view overlooking the ocean is breathtaking and their infinity pool is the perfect place to end an evening. The town is friendly, safe and fun. We rented a four-wheeler for the week as our mode of transportation, which is perfect for the area's... More 

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