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“Ideal Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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1km north of La Perla's Bar | Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Midland, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ideal Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We started our family vacation New Year's Eve with our adult son and daughter and their partners. Casa Melray was the perfect choice. The accomodations were 1st rate. We couldn't have asked for more on any level: from the beauty of our lodgings and their attentive maintenance to the graciousness of our hosts, Mel and Ray. We arrived as strangers and left knowing we had made new friends. Costa Ricca is a paradise with its natural beauty and wonderful climate, staying at Casa Melray made an already fantastic vacation perfect! We can hardly wait to go back.
Mike & MJ and Family

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at Casa Melrey for the holidays and had an amazing experience. The location is so peaceful and beautiful, which only compliments the gorgeous accommodations at Casa Melrey. We were welcomed by the owners personally and completed catered to for the whole experience, including Mel and Rey arranging an afternoon of snorkeling, beach recommendations and providing complete privacy. Mel and Rey even hosted Christmas dinner for all their guests, which demonstrates their true warmth and hospitality. We have returned home to the DC area and shared our experience with friends and family, and of course our personal recommendation to stay at Casa Melrey!!

Amy & Marshall

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Christmas would not seem right without a Christmas Dinner. Great times - we appreciate you visit and your comments.
Pura Vida
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We met Mel and Ray 2 years ago, visited their place and decided to stay with them this year.
Mel and Ray are the ultimate hosts, they designed and built Casa Melray themselves and what a fantastic place, just can't be beat. On this trip we were 8 friends, took over the guest house, the Monkey suite and the Iguana suite. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed by Mel and Ray and instantly felt at home. My wife Danielle and I have travelled extensively over the years to numerous countries and we can honestly say that this trip ranked number one in our books. If you read all the other Trip Advisor Reviews about Casa Melray they are not exagerated, they are on the money. Our next vacation will definitely be at Casa Melray, Can't wait !!!

Paul and Danielle B.
Le Papillon on the Park
French Restaurant
Toronto , Ontario
PS Great place for small beach weddings (18 to 20 guests)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
We loved your company. Looking forward to your next trip back.
Cheers (with Rose')
MelRay
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The accomodations are beautiful. A lot of thought was put into the layout , landscaping and decoration of the facility. Everything is well maintained . The service was great, every request was accomodated in a timely manner with a smile.

Mel and Ray, are great hosts, very familiar with local dining establishments and sightseeing places. They helped us make arrangements , so we could really enjoy everything that the local area had to offer.

We would definitely go again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
We appreciate the generous comments.I hope you enjoyed the dive trips with Aqua center. Next time you come back we will have NHL hockey (HD) on the big screen for you.
Pura Vida
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed recently for our honeymoon. The hotel and staff are wonderful!! And Mel and Ray's dog Soma looks and acts exactly like our dog - We felt so at home! Our bed was very comfortable and the room opened up to our own private patio. There is also an outdoor kitchen/bar, movie area, pool, etc. The beach is secluded which is what we were looking for!

Room Tip: Iguana Room.. perfect for a couple
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Sorry we were not able to be home during your stay. We were happy to hear that our staff Ligia and Nelson were able to help you enjoy your stay.
Pura Vida
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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Casa Melray is an amazing location to spend your time in Costa Rica. The atmosphere is extremely tranquil, and you are able to truly enjoy the wind and ocean during your time here. The pool is incredible, and you can walk out of your room straight to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My family and I stayed at Casa Melray for most of March. What a great place to relax and enjoy a holiday. Mel and Ray are great hosts and the property is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The private pool area is fantastic, and the ocean front views from out front make for amazing sunsets each and every evening.

There are a lot of things to see and do around the area (Mel and Ray are very helpful in planning day trips), but Casa Melray is also perfect for those times when you want to do nothing except enjoy the sun and lounge around the pool.

I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1km north of La Perla's Bar | Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Potrero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to paradise at Casa Melray, a sensational beach front accommodation only steps to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica. Located in the stunning province of Guanacaste, Canadian operated Casa Melray has every amenity you can think of. Enjoy our contemporary boutique guest house or take a dip in our sparkling pool. Feeling adventurous? Try some kayaking, surfing, or nearby fishing. Hungry? You have to try the mind blowing restaurants in the area. Wander down the marina or hop in the car. You're only a five minute drive from the breathtaking tourist destination, Flamingo Beach. You're not dreaming. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Melray Costa Rica/Playa Potrero

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