As a frequent traveler, my personal top 3 musts are: great location, comfort and cleanliness. bar none, casa tamarindo has them all in spades!
My friend and i were greeted by THE most gracious, interesting and entertaining hosts:
Kevin and Christine... however, not just with a smile...but the offer of a cold beer &/or a chilled glass of fine chardonnay. wow... what an amazing welcome! we knew from that moment...it was our kinda place.
we loved the decor... vibrant and colorful..but not over the top....what i term:
tastefull mexicana . -- the linens are top notch quality. the beds are super comfy.
the towels are large and fluffy. the sofas are incredibly inviting and comfortable.
and the kitchen..we were really surprised at how "tricked out" it was with every appliance imaginable.. all new and in working order. we immediately realized someone loved to cook and we discovered that christine was also in a former life a professional chef. --.
thus it made perfect sense.
the place is spotless and extremely well maintained. something i am quick to observe. the wi fi is also fast... which was a must as i work a few hours daily....even while on holiday.
but i think what we loved most,,,is the attention to the most minute detail of what makes a house a home -- instead of just a generic hotel room. ie: vibrant mexican tiles... colorful artwork... etc. -- the perfect combo that creates a homey vibe.
the location fantastic.. walk to everything. amazing restaurants and a short stroll to the beach.
during our stay we also learned much about the owners... both facsinating , fun and SUPER generous. Christine , ALSO used to have a business in home decor and you can tell via all the many details via each and every room. while Kevin...such a hilarious, funny guy -- is also a dive master..who can equip you with diving equipment and possess' complete knowledge of all the best dive spots in the area.
this couple are also highly educated, so you can discuss virtually any subject with them. Most of all ...they are just super fun to hang out with. kevin even went spear fishing one day , returning with an abundant haul ...so we had a fabulous seafood BBQ on the terrace that christine whipped up in no time. her culinary skills will blow you away.
Meanwhile we were also very fortunate one evening ...to be invited on a mini cruise around the harbor in their boat. ... gorgeous sunset, good vino and we were in heaven.
( such a mini cruise would cost you several hundred dollars if you were to book it ! )
I mean... we were being showered with generous offers and experiences on a daily basis.
no hotel or resort can compare regarding the personal attention we received.
thus...My advice to anyone who is intelligent enough to book this villa:
make friends with kevin and christine -- and i guarantee you will be treated like royalty.
it was one of THE BEST holiday experiences ever.
to say we highly recommend this villa is an understatement..as 100% for sure...
WE'LL BE BACK !
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