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“Stay here instead of at Flamingo Beach!”
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Casa Melray
Reviewed 2 June 2012

My fiancee and I were thinking about staying at either Flamingo or Potroro beach, and were so glad we picked Casa Melray on Potrero beach. At flamingo there are personality-less resorts with tons of people. On Potroro nobody is on the beach, and it's a 10 min walk away from another stunning beach. It's also within walking distance of Flamingo, a nice walk to work off all the burritos you will end up eating. Casa Melray is a GORGEOUS place, clean and modern with great design. We stayed in the Iguana room- basically right on the water. Big windows and ocean view. Mel and Rey also have wine to go around, a nice way to wrap up a day of activities and talk with people who actually live in the area.

I stayed here because of all the 5 stars reviews and am here to add another! You'll love it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Location, Location, Location... Yes Yes Yes, but your hosts are just as good!
You want beach front luxury boutique hotel that is very affordable?
This is it!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

My husband and I just got back from our 30th Anniversary celebration in Costa Rica. We chose Casa Melray which exceeded all our expectations! Excellent accomodations and a wonderful central location for exploring Costa Rica. Mel & Ray made us feel like family and we met some really fun people! Their knowledge of the area was much appreciated as they helped us decide where to eat and which beaches to visit, etc.The pool was clean & very inviting/relaxing, the beds comfortable and the entire property just gorgeous! Spectacular sunsets made for romantic evenings on our private patio.Coffee, fruit and interesting conversation in the shared kitchen area on most mornings was a bonus.We'll be back for sure! Pure heaven!

Room Tip: Frog Suite has a wonderful oceanfront view and great private patio.The Penthouse would be wonderful...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

What a great trip to Costa Rica. Thanks to Mel and Ray who are wonderful people and who couldn't do enough for us. Be prepared to be wowed by the beaches and sunsets and the beautiful accommodations. The food was fantastic, especially the seafood. Thanks for the wonderful memories, Mel and Ray.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We thank the owners, Mel and Ray. They helped us make each day more comfortable. We were on a first time visit. This is an oasis of furnishings, landscape, pool, beach, sunset views and treats of baking and fresh fruit. Place Casa MelRay on your 'must choose' list!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We have just returned from a heavenly month at Casa Melray where we stayed in the spacious and well appointed guesthouse. Our entire trip was wonderful! Mel and Ray are welcoming and charming hosts who are happy to share their intimate knowledge of Costa Rica and all the local must-sees. My husband spent a morning fishing with Mel and Ray's son Steve who runs Costa Kayak, a fishing and kayak tour operation He had a wonderful time and brought home freshly caught fish for our dinner! Can hardly wait to go back for a month next year!

Willow and Eric

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2012

We really enjoyed your company and the guests that came to visit you. .
Looking forward to your return visit next year.
Pura Vida
P.S. Soma is missing his early morning walks.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

My experience at Casa Melray was one of the best vacations I have ever had. For starters the facility is gorgeously designed with superb finishes, beautiful furnishings and lush landscaping. It is located right on the beach with breathtaking views of ocean, sand, mountains and sunsets. But what really makes Casa Melray the jewel that it is, is the warm and easy hospitality of its owners, Mel and Ray. One feels welcomed into the fold as Mel shows up with freshly baked treats (crazy cinnamon buns!), homemade guacamole and salsa and a glass of wine - but one's space is also respected when you just feel like reading or quietly enjoying time by the pool. Whenever we wanted to do something, whether it was sailing, kayaking, snorkeling or finding the best place to eat Mel made it happen. The other guests I met during my stay there were really lovely people and I think it probably has alot to do with the kind of people that Mel and Ray attract. I would go back to Costa Rica just to hang out with Mel and Ray again! I really cannot speak highly enough about Casa Melray - my only worry is that if word gets out about how great it is I'll never be able to get another reservation!

Beverly February, 2012

Room Tip: The two bedroom guesthouse where we stayed was separate from the main building and has lovely privac...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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raymond G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2012

It will be great to have you back again next year Bev. We will certainly keep a room for you.
Pura Vida

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Additional Information about Casa Melray

Address: 1km north of La Perla's Bar | Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Potrero
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Potrero
Price Range: $128 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to paradise at Casa Melray, a sensational beach front accommodation only steps to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica. Located in the stunning province of Guanacaste, Canadian operated Casa Melray has every amenity you can think of. Enjoy our contemporary boutique guest house or take a dip in our sparkling pool. Feeling adventurous? Try some kayaking, surfing, or nearby fishing. Hungry? You have to try the mind blowing restaurants in the area. Wander down the marina or hop in the car. You're only a five minute drive from the breathtaking tourist destination, Flamingo Beach. You're not dreaming. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Melray Costa Rica/Playa Potrero

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