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“Costa Rica Like It Was Meant To Be” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach

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Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach
Ranked #26 of 49 Tamarindo B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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“Costa Rica Like It Was Meant To Be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have been visiting Costa Rica annually for the past 20 years, drawn to both its natural beauty and amazing spirit. Villa Alegre has preserved both of these for me, as it continues to be a perfect refuge in the middle of paradise. Suzy and Barry (and their staff) are the ultimate hosts; they are both attentive and caring. They have been offering amazing accommodations and phenomenal food to their guests for many years. Furthermore, the house is steps from the beach and just minutes from central Tamarindo. If you are looking to stay with hosts, who celebrate Costa Rica as a natural paradise, then Villa Alegre is the palce for you!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and i were excited to stay here, especially from all the reviews. We dont have much experience with BandBs. The owner Barry was nice and friendly, but we were a little disappointed with the upkeep of the place. Things seemed broken, the towels were tattered and the pool furniture looks like it hasn't been replaced in 10 years. For the price point of the place, i would have expected more. What we did like was the breakfast and their homemade blackberry butter. Overall, i think the price point was a little high for what you got.

Stayed March 2014
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Netarts, Oregon
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We got in late to Villa Alegre and Barry was waiting for us. He made us feel right at home... the breakfast was wonderful all 3 days! The inside and outside were very nice! Our room, the American room was very nice... had a nice private patio, and had squirrels and monkeys visiting... wonderful exotic birds sang to us.... and close to beach access... also not far from town, but if you needed a ride, Barry or Suyze would take you if they could. Beautiful pool area... nice beds and rooms were clean and fun decorations..... Only thing I can think of that would have been nicer was we would have liked a little more information about our room, how the air worked, and about coming and going and the front door.... but everything else was wonderful!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sandybeaches85
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Pescadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

I own a B&B in Northern California so I am picky....and I would pick this place again and again.....the location can not be beat....beautiful pool overlooking a beautiful beach just steps away....owners Barry & Suyze make you feel right at home and serve up a delicious breakfast...they also set up whatever trips you wish to go on and there recommendations always worked out...we stayed in the spacious Japan suite and everything was perfect....sunsets from the bench overlooking the beach were spectacular.....and leisurely walk into town with more restaurants than a little town like that should have...but they do....

I can't wait to go back....

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ken D
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Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We just recently stayed at Villa Alegre for three nights. We had the California casita with a view of the ocean, steps away from the infinity pool. Barry and Suzye entertained us at breakfast with amusing stories of their adventures throughout the world and each meal was excellent fare. We definitely recommend travellers to visit Villa Alegre in beautiful Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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fairhope al usa
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We accidentally ran across Villa Alegre after being disappointed in a previous hotel we had rented in town.
We met the owners Barry and Susye and immediately loved them. They became family. It is a Bed and Breakfast and every morning Francis their cook and housekeeper put on a scrumptious breakfast replete with mixed fresh fruits, tropical juices, homemade jams etc.

The property is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has one main house with four rooms and two villas and one small house that is cute. The names of the villas are Chinese, Japan and the small house California.

It has a great infinity pool that was spotless the entire time and a lovely Gazebo that seemed to be the gathering place in the evening.

We felt we were in an old plantation Manor House and the entire place was well designed and thought out.

Overall it the most restful vacation we ever had and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Also the mix of guest was perfect.

One note, there are no TVs so bring your own DVDs and a good laptop.

Layla and Peter Cunningham
FaIrhope, AL
peterc6@bellsouth.net

Room Tip: The Chinese is the best followed by the Japan Villa.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank irishFairhopeAlUsa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

My husband and I stayed for a couple of days and we were so disappointed we didn't plan to stay longer. Barry and Suzye could not have been more accomodating! They helped us plan our entire stay in Tamarindo with great restaurant suggestions and tips. They even offered to give us a ride closer into town for one of our very early excursions. The breakfast was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the very "at-home" feel. The beach is feet away from the backdoor. The stretch of beach behind Villa Alegre is very quiet and feels more private. My husband and loved being able to walk down the beach to the city center. I cannot rave enough about Villa Alegre! Barry and Suzye really give you the feeling you are their personal guests, it's wonderful!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach

Property: Villa Alegre - Bed and Breakfast on the Beach
Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Villa Alegre - Bed And Breakfast On The Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Villa Alegre - b&b On The Beach

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