My husband and I stayed at Villa Andalucia for two nights and loved it. Gary and Jolene own and run this beautiful little B&B. Jolene is a professional interior decorator and she has created an amazing, beautiful oasis right in Tamarindo. You feel like you're staying in a place that has just been photographed for a magazine or something. Inside their courtyard is a beautiful swimming pool with a hammock and wonderful places to sit and relax. They have created a feeling that you are in Italy in a beautiful private villa. There were two other couples staying here, but we had the entire pool and courtyard to ourself most of the time, as they were out exploring. When we arrived in Tamarindo, Gary picked us up and brought us back to get settled, and then showed us around town and dropped us off at a restaurant on the beach that he recommended. It was excellent. He also offered to take us to the grocery store to get anything else we needed. I have never experienced such service as this. He also made us drinks by the pool in the afternoon. We felt like we were staying with friends, they made us feel so welcome. In the morning we were served fresh coffee, a delicious plate of fresh fruit, as well as whatever else we wanted; eggs, pancakes, you name it. Maria is their cook and she is wonderful. Sad I didn't get to try her rice and beans, as we heard they were fabulous. Maybe next time. On the morning we left, Jolene sent Gary to the Paris bakery and picked up fresh bakery items for us, which they totally didn't have to do. We travel extensively and have never come upon service of such a high calibre and such personal service as well. The other great thing is the location. They are a quick 5 minute walk from the beach, but on a quiet, side road away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip. Close enough to walk to many good restaurants as well. Oh, and can't forget their two dogs, Shadow and Ginger. They really helped with how much I was missing my two dogs back home. Would recommend you stay here in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Andalucía is an elegant Colonial home in Tamarindo that has 2 private Casitas and a suite in the main house available. This romantic getaway was inspired by the classic Colonial Homes of Spain and Nicaragua. Nestled in a private, quiet neighborhood of Tamarindo, Villa Andalucía is a 5 minute walk or a quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful white sand beach of Tamarindo. A delicious breakfast is served M-F by Maria. There is maid service M-S and an onsite staff to assist you with tours and restaurant recommendations. We have a private surf instructor who also does snorkel tours, spear fishing lessons and romantic beach day tours by boat. Transportation to and from the Liberia airport can also be arranged by us. We hope to have you as our guest soon! ... more less