'JUST FOR TWO,' ROMANTIC CASITAS, GOURMET BREAKFAST INCLUDED

Jolene Clarke

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'JUST FOR TWO,' ROMANTIC CASITAS, GOURMET BREAKFAST INCLUDED

Tamarindo Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Thanks to our great guest, Villa Andalucia has been rated #1 in Specialty Lodging on Trip Advisor for the last 7 years!

***Our calendar only shows availability for Casita Andalucia so email me for availability in Casita Seville and The Villa Suite.***

Villa Andalucía is an elegant Spanish Colonial Designer Hotel in Tamarindo. We have two private Casitas, and a deluxe suite for vacationers. The design of Villa Andalucía was inspired by the Spanish Colonial homes of Spain and Granada, Nicaragua. This romantic Villa is perfect for couples, honeymooners and those in need of a relaxing getaway. Nestled in a quiet, private neighborhood of Tamarindo, Villa Andalucía is a 5 minute walk or quick bike ride to shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo.

The Tamarindo beach refreshing breezes will keep you cool on a hot day as you relax by the pool. Or, feel free to take a siesta on the daybed on the patio or just chill and read a book in one of the 3 hammocks. Mornings at Villa Andalucia are wonderful enjoying your delicious home cooked breakfast made by Maria Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served on the terraza overlooking the pool and garden or at the bistro table next to the fountain, take your pick. Sip your fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee from the coffee bar while you listen to the birds or howler monkeys that occasionally stop by.

Casita Andalucía has beautiful garden, pool, and bistro views. This Casita has a kitchenette with a 2 burner cooktop, microwave, and mini fridge. The living area has a loveseat and armoire with 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. Both of our Casitas 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 long term guest.

The Villa suite, located in the main house is a lovely option for our guest who don't desire to cook on their vacation. It has a private patio and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player, armoire, mini fridge and coffee service. There are no cooking facilities in this guest quarters so it is perfect for guest who would like to take a total vacation from cooking!

Our Casita guests are welcome to use the barbecue by the pool. All our guest have access to our 4 beach cruisers, boogie boards, and beach chairs. We have our own private surf instructor who can also coordinate special snorkel excursions and beach days. For the adventurous, Brooks does the only spear fishing lesson in the area. In March 2013, Brooks upgraded boats from the 'Condorito,' to the larger, 'Pica Pica,' a ponga for our guest use only. We are very excited to add beach day snorkeling and fishing tours and sunset cruises to our list of things to do while in Tamarindo. Email us for additional information.

Villa Andalucía has parking for those with rental cars. However, if Tamarindo is your only destination, 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 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.

Gary and I are delighted to introduce you to Tamarindo and recommend restaurants, tours, fishing excursions and answer any other 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, Designer Hotel and this enables us to give our guest the special attention during your 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, parents of the bride or groom and safe place for you ladies traveling alone.

Gary and I also own several Casitas in Granada Nicaragua. If you would like to combine a vacation with Granada and Tamarindo, we can help you make that happen too.

More than 2 in your party, don't despair, we have 2 bedroom Villa close to the beach if you have a need for a larger accommodations.

A note regarding our calendar: the VRBO calendar only shows availability for Casita Andalucía. Always email us to check availability in Casita Seville and the Villa suite.

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

Jolene and Gary Clarke

Here are some upcoming dates available:

Casita Andalucia:

July 26th-31st

August 10th-19th 24th-28th

September 6th-13th 20th-30th

October 1st-16th 19th-31st

November 1st-4th 16th-20th 27th-30th

December 1st-6th

2015

April 3rd-22nd

April 29th on

Casita Seville:

July 26th-31st

August 25th-28th

September 4th-13th 26th-31st

October 1st-11th 25th-30th

November 1st-4th 12th-21st

December 18th-26th

2015

April 14th-22nd 29th on

Villa Suite:

July 7th-16th

August 4th on

Rates:

Villa Suite $100.00 per night $700.00 per week

Casita Andalucia $140.00 per night $980.00 per week

Casita Seville $130.00 per night $910.00 per week

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Jolene Clarke

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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 three month trip 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 bungalow in 2005

We had 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!

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Roswell, GA
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We spent 7 days at Villa Andalucia for our 10th wedding Anniversary. Like others that stayed at Villa Andalucia, Gary and Jolene are gracious host and strike the perfect balance between helpful and privacy. They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure their guest have everything they need. Our room was perfect - clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Maria's breakfast's are delicious - the french toast was to die for! I would recommend taking a tour with Brooks - we went snorkeling / spear fishing and fishing. The snorkeling / spear fishing trip was great as Brooks took us to a private beach where we saw beautiful sea life. The secluded beach was just fabulous! When Brooks took us fishing, he knew the perfect spot to catch the perfect fish - we caught a 250 pound blue marlin! We arrived as guest and left as family - thank you Gary, Jolene, & Brooks for making our 1st trip to Costa Rica memorable!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Omaha, NE, USA
5

INCREDIBLE COSTA RICAN OASIS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned a week ago from a week long stay at Villa Andalucia in the Villa Seville and it can only be described in one word....INCREDIBLE! Gary and Jolene are amazing and provided the best advice and catered to our every need. When we arrived at the airport their son Brooks was there to pick us up and bring us to the villa. Once we arrived and got settled in Gary took us on a tour of the town and told us which places we should eat and where we should avoid. We took full advantage of the extra amenities that they offered us like boogie boards and bikes. They are only a short 5 minute walk to get into the center of town/beach which made it convenient when we decided to go grab a bite to eat. During the week Maria made an AMAZING breakfast, her banana pancakes were to die for! The villa itself was beautiful! Jolene definitely has an eye for transforming pieces into unique one of a kind home decor pieces. We also did a couple of tours with Gary and Jolene's son Brooks who is extremely knowledgeable about everything Costa Rica. We did a snorkeling tour with him where he took us to an "off the beaten path" beach that was absolutely gorgeous! Afterwards, he took us to grab lunch at a family favorite restaurant which was delicious. We also did the Hacienda Guachipelin tour with Brooks and that is definitely worth the money. When we arrived there Brooks got us all situated and we started out horseback riding, then moved to river tubing and then we had lunch. After lunch, we continued our all day adventure with ziplining and ending it with the hot springs. By the end of the day we were exhausted, but like I said it was definitely worth the money. My only recommendation is to bring LOTS of bug spray! We made sure to spray ourselves every time before we walked outside otherwise we got eaten alive. We definitely will be recommending Villa Andalucia to all of our friends and family. Thanks again Gary and Jolene!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We spent the first week at the Westin resort in Playa Conchal, before heading to Villa Andalucia for 3 nights to experience Tamarindo. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end our vacation!

We chose Villa Andalucia based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Gary and Jolene are wonderful hosts. After a welcome drink upon arrival, Gary escorted us around Tamarindo to familiarize us with the town, even stopping at the supermarket so we could purchase any supplies we needed. We stayed in the villa suite in the main house. It was absolutely gorgeous. Although this room does not have kitchen facilities, it does have a microwave, coffee maker and bar fridge which was all we needed. Having come from an all inclusive resort, we wanted to get out and eat in some of the local restaurants. Our room had a private patio, with a table, chairs and hammock.

Jolene is an exceptional interior/exterior designer. The grounds and house itself is full of wonderful furniture, artwork and treasures.

Gary and Jolene made us feel like we were part of their family, welcoming us into their gorgeous home, providing recommendations for shopping, where to eat etc. They took us to the Longosta Beach Club which is about a 10 minute walk from the villa. We loved it so much that we decided to rent a private cabana there one morning. It overlooks Longosta Beach and has an infinity pool. A little slice of heaven. Travelling mid-May, we pretty well had the place to ourselves.

During our stay, we met some lovely couples who were staying in the other casitas and enjoyed getting to know them over Maria's fabulous breakfasts. The pool was refreshing and we used it frequently to cool off from the afternoon heat.

The villa is located a short walk from the centre of Tamarindo. It is quiet and you cannot hear any noise from the town. We ate at a number of restaurants and even played mini golf one evening.

On the day we were leaving, we had a visit from D'Artagnan (the howler monkey) in the overhead trees. We absolutely loved Villa Andalucia and wished we could have stayed longer....next time we will for sure!

Jolene & Gary - thanks for making this a truly memorable trip.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Phoenix AZ
5

VILLA ANDALUCIA DESERVES EVERY SUPERLATIVE!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment of our arrival to our departure 2 weeks later, our hosts Jolene & Gary provided the perfect accomodations and personalized & attentive care. Within perfect walking distance of the beach and the heart of Tamarindo, the casita is beautifully appointed with kitchenette & gorgeous view of the pool and breakfast patio. Without exception, every breakfast was hearty and delicious with a range from day to day of traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto to the cinnamon pecan French toast. The opportunity to investigate the many offerings a short distance from Tamarindo were expertly provided by Brooks, who's knowledge and stewardship of the environment is clearly evident. From the most casual local organic cafe to elegant beach club dining, Jolene, Gary & Brooks referrals never disappointed & and on return visits to several restaurants we were greeted as friends. In every regard, we would drive the extra distance to get to Tamarindo to stay at Villa Andalucia again!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Chicago, IL
5

JUST WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property for the week and absolutely loved it! It was our second time in Tamarindo and we sought out this villa because of its impressive photos and prime location. Another plus for us was the use of their beach cruisers as we did not rent a car. What you see in the photos is exactly what to expect when you get there; the house, villas and grounds are immaculate! Gary and Jolene are such a pleasure and wonderful hosts! Everyone raves about the breakfasts in their reviews for a reason; they are amazing and a fantastic way to start the day!! I highly recommend this property if you are considering Tamarindo, you will not be disappointed in any way!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Medford, Oregon
5

BEST VACATION EVER !!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had the absolute pleasure of staying with Gary & Jolene for a week.
Villa Andalucia is exactly how it is described except that the pictures do not do it justice. Was truly a little bit of paradise. Gary and Jolene were truly exceptional hosts. From Gary showing us around Tamarindo and pointing out all of the best places to eat ( which we did all were amazing ) and Jolene spending quality time answering all of are many questions and booking our excursion. To Maria's amazing breakfasts not to be missed. We stayed in Casita Seville which was beautiful and spotless. We cannot say enough good things, there is a reason Villa Andalucia is rated #1, because it is. We felt like family from the time we arrived, and are so looking forward to seeing Gary and Jolene again soon.
Your friends forever !!!
Wayne & Jackie Neighbors
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

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

We have a private surf instructor on staff who also does snorkel tours and has the only spearfishing lesson around. Brooks recently added boat tours and special beach day picnics to his adventure packages 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.

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Tamarindo Bungalow Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes Villa Suite in the main house $110.00 per night $770.00 a week
Casitas $140.00 per night $980.00 a week
Breakfast Monday through Friday included in the rate
Christmas, New Year's and Easter Holiday week $160.00 per night for the Casitas, $1,120.00 a week
Villa Suite $125.00 per night and $875.00 per week

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tamarindo Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
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