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"Just for Two," Romantic, Luxury, Casitas, Gourmet Breakfast Included!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Studio Casita, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

****If you love our look and your dates on this calendar are reserved, we have 1 other Casita and 2 Suites to check, availability in, email me****

Villa Andalucía is a Spanish Colonial Bed and Breakfast in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Our speciality is personalized, romantic fun vacations. Villa Andalucia is perfect for honeymooners, couples, girlfriend trips, couples traveling together, active seniors and single women travelers. We have two private Casitas and two deluxe suites for our guest to choose from.

The design of Villa Andalucía was inspired by the Spanish Colonial homes in Spain and Antigua, Guatemala. Our property is beautifully decorated with furniture, antiques and accessories from all over the world. We have created an environment for relaxation where you can enjoy the nature and beauty of Tamarindo. You will love our simple elegance that sets us apart from other accommodations in town. We are a family run business for over 10 years and we love what we do and work hard to give you the best vacation possible.

We have four accommodations so please email us about availability in our other Casita and Suites since this calendar only shows the availability in Casita Andalucia.

Villa Andalucia is nestled in a quiet, private neighborhood of Tamarindo and is a 5 minute walk or quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants and the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo. We serve a delicious home cooked breakfast made by Maria Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served on the patio overlooking the pool.

Casita Andalucía has beautiful garden and pool views. This Casita has a kitchenette with a 2 burner cooktop, microwave, and mini fridge. The living area has a loveseat and armoire, flat screen TV, DVD player, and iPod cradle with radio. The private bathroom has a large spacious shower with hot water. The comfortable bed in Casita Andalucia is queen size. All of of our accomdations have wireless internet and AC.

Casita Seville is located next door and overlooks a large, lush, private garden. In the garden is a rancho with two hammocks and a table and chairs for dining. Casita Seville has a kitchenette with a 4 burner cook top, microwave and full size fridge. This Casita also has a flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod cradle with radio, private bathroom and large shower with hot water. The bed in this Casita is king size and there is a large closet for our guest with extended stays.

Casita Seville availability:

January 26th-28th

February 16th-20th

March 22nd-27th

April 11th-14th 28th on

The Villa Suite and Mirror Suite are both located in the main house. Both Suites have queen size beds, private entrance with patio and en suite bathrooms with shower. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player, armoire, mini fridge, microwave and coffee service. There are no cooking facilities in these guest quarters so it is perfect for guest who would like to take a total vacation from cooking! We have safes for your personal effects in all our accommodations.Please email me for availability in the Suites.

The Villa Suite availability:

January 31st-February 2nd

February 10th-13th 14th-17th 22nd-March 4th

March 17th-25th 31st- April 3rd

The Mirror Suite, we just opened this beautiful Suite!

January 17th-21st

February 3rd-16th 18th-23rd

March 1st-4th 10th-13th

We have beach cruisers, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers and pool floats for our guest use. We have our own private surf instructor who can also coordinate special snorkel excursions and beach days. Email us for additional information.

Villa Andalucía has parking for those with rental cars or golf carts. If Tamarindo is your only destination in Costa Rica you really do not need a car. We can arrange private transport to and from the Liberia Airport for our guest, the fare is $80.00 total per couple each way. We are happy to pick you up at the Tamarindo airport complimentary. Laundry service is available for $5.00 per load. The Casitas have fresh flowers and maid service Monday-Saturday.

Our family at Villa Andalucia are delighted to introduce you to Tamarindo and recommend restaurants, tours, fishing excursions and answer any questions you might have to make your vacation with us the best ever. We are a family run business and our mission at Villa Andalucía is to give you an incredible stay for a great price. We are a small property which enables us to give our guest the individualized special attention and treatment they deserve during their stay with us.. We consider ourselves a high quality property for an exceptional price.

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing, vacation within the confines of a private Villa, this is the place for you. If a vacation of partying and carousing town is more your style, please seek accommodations elsewhere.

We are the perfect place for Honeymoons, Baby-moons, elopements, executive surf trips with your wife, anniversary celebrations, birthdays, romantic getaways, family reunions, parents of the bride or groom and safe place for you ladies traveling alone.

We look forward to having you stay with us at Villa Andalucía where you arrive as guest, leave as friends!

Jolene and Gary Clarke

Rates:

Villa Suite and Mirror Suite $125.00 per night $875.00 per week

Casita Andalucia $150.00 per night $1,050.00 per week

Casita Seville $150.00 per night $1,050.00 per week

Christmas/New Years rates:

Casitas $175.00 night

Villa Suite $150.00 night

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More Details

Owner
Jolene Clarke
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Jolene Clarke

Gary and I have lived in Tamarindo since 2001. We drove to Costa Rica with our son and another family from California for the adventure of a lifetime that lives on today. Upon arriving to Costa Rica after our epic three month journey through Latin America, we started a new chapter in our lives. An unlikely couple, Gary is from New Jersey and I, a native Californian, it is our love of travel and adventure that keeps us happy and laughing. Prior to moving to Costa Rica, Gary spent his first career of 30 years in Medicine and I was a teacher and Interior Designer. Once we arrived in Tamarindo laying in hammocks all day for 3 months was just not enough. So, Gary ventured into a new career in real estate to spice things up for the next 10 years. Gary retired once again in 2012 as one of the busiest most successful and well respected realtors in our area. In 2007, when our son Brooks left for college, we were lonely and thought it might be fun to rent out one of our casitas that we used only a couple times a year for family. Little did we know how much fun it would be and the friends we would make along the way. We invite you to come be our guest and see what life is like living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We will show you this lovely country and Tamarindo through our eyes and give you, in our humble opinion, the best places to eat and send you on the adventure tours that best fit your vacation style. This is our family business and Gary, Brooks and I take great pleasure and pride in giving you the best vacation we can deliver. Come see us, we would love to have you as our guest. Gary, Jolene and Brooks Clarke

Jolene Clarke purchased this villa in 2005

Why Jolene Clarke chose Tamarindo

We have been traveling to Costa Rica for over 25 years. From the moment I stepped off the airplane on our first trip here I knew we would retire here one day. What we did not know was that the house we originally built to sell would turn out to be our dream home and fulfill my life long desire to have a Bed and Breakfast. We love Tamarindo for its great beaches, sunsets, wildlife, adventure activities and of course the vast array of restaurants. We have traveled all over the world and have never found a beach town we liked more. Tamarindo is small and unspoiled and is one place in Costa Rica and the world where you can go, do and see it all in one place on your vacation. We are the perfect property for honeymooner's, babymooner's, executive surf trips and those looking for a quiet, relaxing or active getaway. Arrive as guest, leave as friends!

What makes this villa unique

Our colonial architecture with furniture, art and accessories from our travels make for a warm, eclectic, welcoming environment. Plus, you can't beat the pool and garden areas to relax after a day at the beach or a canopy tour. You will love your 'Casitas for two,' that was decorated lovingly over the years for your pleasure and comfort. I love how our Villa has many different areas to enjoy, the pool, the rancho, the bistro area and the grand patio, something for everyone. Of course Maria's great breakfast is definitely the icing on the cake each day.

Amenities

Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed Casita (1), Queen size Bed Casita (1), Queen size Bed Suite (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

BEAUTIFUL, RELAXING, COMFORTABLE AND EXOTIC

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jolene and Gary, thank you for creating such a beautiful home you share with your guests. My daughter and I stayed at Villa Andalucia December 17 through 20th. It is such a memorable stay and has given us beautiful memories we revisit constantly. The architecture and decor are so outstanding that I could hardly take a step without bringing out my cell phone to photograph each picture, table, ceramic, pillow, rug....everything. Your home is a feast for the eyes as well as the enjoyment of Maria's wonderful breakfasts. Sadly we were cheated a little bit because Jolene and Gary had to go to California at the time of our stay. We totally understand because their son who lives in California was in the midst of the worst fires California has ever recorded. We're happy everything turned out well. I would have loved to talk about their many "finds" all over the world that they have brought back to furnish/decorate their Villa Andalucia and Casitas. It's such a "gift" for all your guests. I'm not being fair to Michelle.... We were hosted by their good friend, Michelle, who took such good care of us, along with Maria. The casitas and the grounds are spotless. And, Michelle anticipated our every need/want and would help suggest restaurants or shopping if we mentioned where we planned to go each day. She and Maria were up early and kept the pool and patio grounds immaculate before we came down for coffee on the patio, before our breakfast. What a wonderful place to spend hours by the pool before heading to the beach and shopping or tours and other excursions. Michelle also helped us with transport when she was going our way, she dropped us off in town and one day we even went with her to the grocery store. On our last evening, since we wanted to spend the afternoon at the beach watching the sunset and then dinner, she recommended Langosta Beach Club, where Villa Andalucia has membership. She called and made arrangements for us to go there and for a small fee had a private cabana, spent the afternoon, had pina coladas on the beach at sunset and then had dinner with live music that evening. It was perfect! Thank you, Michelle! Thank you, Jolene and Gary for creating such a wonderful place. Hope to visit again...soon since Texas is experiencing 20 degree weather.

Mary and Elizabeth Ramirez

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd time here

  • 5 of 5

Best place to stay in Tamarindo...it’s our 2nd visit and we brought family this time. We wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Gary and Jolene are the absolute best! They are the difference. Warm, kind, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Their property is beautiful and the location is perfect. I highly recommend Villa Andalucía!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place ever!! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Andalucia is beautiful, comfortable and homey all at the same time. The decor, the accommodations, the amenities, the hospitality...can't be beat! You feel like you are in your own little refuge away from the rest of the world. We spent one week here and enjoyed every single moment, even the one rainy day. Gary and Jolene are top-notch hosts, know all the best places to eat and all the best adventures to go on. Jolene works so hard to be sure everything is all set up for you and on schedule or you can just kick back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Maria's breakfasts are delicioso. Our two favorites were the cinnamon french toast and the Costa Rican typical breakfast with gallo pinto, fried cheese, slice of avocado, fried plaintains, eggs and homemade pico de gallo! They ALL take such good care of you while you are here, even helped tend my scraped up knee which had become infected! In the courtyard area, the salt water pool was so refreshing after a long day out on an adventure or you can just relax poolside or take a nap in the hammock. HIGHLY recommend for a romantic get away! I know that we will definitely be back! Thank you, Gary, Jolene and Maria, for making this the best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is a 5 star place with friendly faces and lots of adventures!!! We loved being created by Shadow, Frieda and Ginger!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our best vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Five stars aren’t enough for Villa Andalucia and its proprietors and hosts, Jolene and Gary Clarke. Andalucia is a quaint B&B tucked away in Playa Tamarindo, Guanacasta. We visited in September, the rainy season in Costa Rica; we don’t mind the afternoon rains, it’s more enjoyable for us when there are fewer people visiting. We chose the “Villa” because of the beautiful pictures on line, exceptional reviews and the fantastic price! We were not disappointed! The Casita Seville was gorgeous; Jolene is a fabulous decorator, it was spotless thanks to Maria. Each morning Maria served us a scrumptious breakfast and Jolene and Gary gave us pointers on places to see, directions to get there and/or set up a tour for us. Gary is the encyclopedia of Costa Rica; he knows everything there is to know about restaurants, beaches, real estate and anything else you want to know. We would return “home” after a wonderful day on a tour, snorkeling or just driving up and down the coastline seeing the different beaches, to take a dip in the beautiful saltwater pool, relax and talk about our day. Our hosts were there if we wanted conversation but left us alone unless we invited them. Frankly, I didn’t get enough Jolene and Gary time; they are such awesome people to visit with! My husband and I are great dog lovers and miss our "babies" terribly when we travel but this time we had stand-ins to ease our longing; adorable little Shadow, Ginger and Freida would welcome us each morning and evening, such a sweet way to start and end each day. I would have to say that this vacation was our best ever because of our beautiful casita, the great tips and finding our spectacular new friends Jolene and Gary. I could ramble on but I know you are itching to make your reservations, we’ll see you there next September!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You can't go wrong with this one...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Tamarindo for our 25th wedding anniversary was truly an adventure! It started with a tour of Tamarindo where Gary showed us places we didn't want to miss and he was spot on!! We followed his suggestions and were always beyond pleased with his recommendations. Here are a few highlights from our trip: bike ride to Villa Real, kayaking, exploring northern/southern beaches, Hacienda Guachipilin, surfing, panga ride upriver, not to mention the food here is amazing! (Places not to miss: Nogi's, Lola's, Green Papaya, Coco Loco, Witch's Rock Brewery, Langosta Beach Club, Season's, Bula Bula, Monkey LaLa--live music Saturday Night.) Most importantly, our days started at the kitchen table for breakfast with Gary. We debriefed and geared up for the day and broke bread as family. Villa Andalucia is a rare gem and we were, indeed, blessed to have had this opportunity. We will miss Tamarindo but especially, we will miss the camaraderie we shared with Gary during our week in Costa Rica. We cannot thank you enough for hosting our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Liberia Daniel Oduber International (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Sharky's
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Pachanga/La Esquina Pizza
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Tamarindo
Car: not necessary

We have a private surf instructor on staff who also does snorkel tours and has the only spearfishing lesson around. Brooks also does sports fishing tours on the new Boat, the 'Pica Pica.' For you birders and nature lovers out there, Brooks can arrange special wildlife tours for you in the afternoons or take you to the incredible Palo Verde Wetlands.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Villa Suite and Mirror Suite in the main house $125.00 per night $875.00 a week
Casitas $150.00 per night $1,050.00 a week
Breakfast Monday through Friday included
Christmas, New Year's and Easter Holiday week $175.00 per night for the Casitas, $1,225.00 a week
Villa Suite and Mirror Suite $150.00 per night and $1,050.00 per week


Cancellations more than 60 days (90 days for holiday periods) prior to arrival will be refunded, less $50. Cancellations less than 60 days (90 days for holidays) prior to arrival will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.