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Villa Andalucia Bed and Breakfast
250 meters east of Condos Pueblo del Mar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica   |  
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“best ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

WE LOVED OUR STAY AT THE VILLA ANDALUCIA...........From the first contact by email to the last goodbye at the airport our stay was exceptional........We met wonderful people over delicious breakfasts served on the front patio.......we swam in the pool and sunned on soft lounge chairs....walked the beach - ate great food and came back to our room where all was quiet.cool and refreshing. Gary & Jolene are wonderful hosts and made our time with them very special. We hope to go back one day..........I recommend it highly

  • Stayed February 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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Tubac, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Although we've stayed at some of the most highly rated properties around the world, the Villa Andalusia will have to be at the top of our list. The property itself is a study in detail and perfection of a tropical villa and reflects the talent, love and care of Jolene and Gary in creating a residence full of character, warmth and charm. The rooms and suites are luxurious and comfortable at the same time. And the common areas of patio, pool and living room are delightful and welcoming. Jolene and Gary could give the course on excellence in innkeeping and are the most gracious and warm and real hosts we have come across. Wonderful hosts, wonderful accomodations and a great ocean beach make Villa Andalusia the place to go for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Gary and Jolene were very warm and welcoming and made our stay in Tamarindo wonderful. We stayed in the separate casita which had everything that we needed for our one week stay. Every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast made by Maria. Gary took us on a tour when we arrived and gave us good recommendations on beaches and restaurants. Go to Lolas...beautiful beach and good food! We would highly recommend Villa Andalucia and look forward to returning to Tamarindo and staying there again!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Up every morning early to enjoy every minute of this wonderful B&B. Drank our coffee swaying in our hammocks, then joining other visitors for delicious breakfast prepared by Maria. Jolene is a talented interior decorator which added to our enjoyment of the entire property. After a fun filled day on the beach or catamaran, we would jump in the pool surrounded by peaceful, lush gardens. We thank Gary and Jolene for their hospitality and helping us make reservations, taking us on a tour of the town and transportation to/from the airport. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 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
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Picton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Our hosts Jolene and Gary were warm, inviting and created a tremendous experience for us in Tamarindo. We stayed in the main house with private bath and patio, but felt very comfortable sharing the family courtyard and pool.
Our suite was beautifully decorated with a Spanish colonial grandeur. The casitas would have suited us perfectly if we were staying a week or more, but we only had 3 nights this time in Tamarindo. The breakfasts were nicely presented, hearty and changed daily. Gary gave us a tour around town as soon as we got there and pointed out various points of interest and gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants.
We would highly recommend this holiday rental for singles or couples.

  • Stayed March 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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Gary and Jolene were very inviting and extremely informative.We stayed in the main house and found everything to be better than advertised. Our hosts took the time and made every effort to insure that we were comfortable with our room and our travels about Tamarindo. Priceless information provided with grace.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was our second stay at Casita Sevilla. Last time we stayed for a week, this time we stayed for 9 days in February 2013. All I can say is that everything other reviewers are saying about Jolene and Gary is absolutely true! Their property is beautiful. They pay attention to the smallest details like having fresh flowers in your room. The grounds are meticulously kept, and I am convinced Maria makes the best breakfasts in Tamarindo!

If you have never been to Tamarindo before, do yourself a favour and take the advice of your hosts. Their first priority is to ensure their guests have a good time. They will provide you with suggestions on where to eat, what tours are available, and other activities. We rented a car (although not necessary to have a great time). Gary gave us directions to three other beach locations to try out that were all within a half an hour from Tamarindo. They were great places we never would have found on our own! They also provided us with the use of their beach towels, cooler, boogie boards and beach chairs. They also have bicycles for the guests to use if they wish.

This trip Gary also took us and two other couples to a local ‘fiesta’ in Brasilito. Each community has their own which is similar to a county fair, only these fairs have bull riding! It’s not just lip service when I say that these two go out of their way to ensure you enjoy their little piece of paradise!

  • Stayed February 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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Additional Information about Villa Andalucia Bed and Breakfast

Address: 250 meters east of Condos Pueblo del Mar, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 46 Specialty lodging in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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