- Danae, Posted: 03/11/2020
Casa Catalina is a dream!!! I would go back in a heartbeat. The view is incredible!!! It is truly a luxurious home and stay. I didnt even want to leave, I would be happy hanging at the house the entire time. We went with 11 friends and all stayed so comfortably. The new additions, two casitas, were so modern. The home is sparkling clean and we felt very comfortable there. I highly recommend casa catalina to any big group going to Costa Rica. We also loved Miguel, Juan Carlos and Bookie (the resident dog). I cant wait to go back!
- Jorge, Posted: 02/22/2020
Best place to stay with the family!!
- Pat & Rod, Posted: 01/03/2020
Casa Catalina is simply spectacular. Spectacular in many ways. A spectacular view of the beach and estuary north of Tamarindo. A spectacular main house with beautiful accoutrements. A spectacular kitchen with everything a visitor would need. Clearly the renovation of this house was done very thoughtfully. A spectacular back deck with infinity pool which takes full advantage of “the view”. A spectacular roof deck with very nice bar features that could support a massive family party.
Speaking of family party. Although my wife and I were there alone, we would most definitely consider bring extended family to Casa Catalina. The main house, where we stayed, can comfortably sleep eight. In addition to the main house we had the opportunity to tour the two additional apartments while staying there. One apartment is over the garage just below the roof deck. The other is separate from the house down the hill a bit and it has its own smaller infinity pool and roof lounge. Each of these additional living spaces is completely new and smartly designed. They consist of a nice sized bedroom which is separated from the kitchen/living space by a top of the line bathroom. To allow for more visitors to sleep comfortably, a Murphy Bed is built into the cabinets of the kitchen/living room.
The property is very well maintained by the extremely friendly Miguel and his wife who cleaned the house every other day. Miguel wants to be sure everything goes well for you and is willing to help in any way, but be warned he only speaks Spanish. We do not speak Spanish but we were still able to communicate about basic things and when more complicated relied on using our phones to translate.
The Stay Tamarindo team who manages the rental of Casa Catalina was also very supportive and available to make your visit as simple and hassle free as possible.
I would highly recommend staying at Casa Catalina. This spectacular home was great for just the two of us, but I can also see how it would be an absolutely fantastic place for a big family or perhaps just you and fifteen of your closest friends.
- Bob, Posted: 12/09/2019
Our Thanksgiving stay at Casa Catalina was amazing, The house offered so much more than the pictures on the web site revealed. First off there were amazing views from almost every room in the house. The two separate apartments allowed our family some privacy but all of the social space had great views and it offered a nice variety of areas to kick back relax and enjoy our family time, The Upper Terrace was a perfect spot to enjoy the tropical breeze and great sunsets. The house was spotless and well cared for. Overall great experience I highly recommend Casa Catalina. Bob F.
- Kris, Posted: 08/14/2019
There are no words to describe our stay at “Casa Catalina”, in Tamarindo Costa Rica. If I had to sum it up into a few words…. “Heaven on earth”. The home is extended to you and 15 of your closest friends. The main house has three huge bedrooms – two with private baths and one just across the hall. Master bedroom has a king bed, bedroom two has two queen beds and bedroom three has a queen as well. Tons of living space for all to do their thing. Huge kitchen with all the amenities you could want. There is also a washer and dryer that definitely comes in handy. You will find THEEEEEEEE best view around off the back patio that runs almost the entire length of the house. The view is almost spiritual – I took 1000 photos hoping to engrain the vision into my mind forever…not kidding – it's that good. The patio provides seating around a beautiful infinity pool that displays blue skies and white cloud reflections throughout the day. Just gorgeous.
Wait – we're not done…in addition to the main house you have TWO Casitas. Each one has its own bedroom with a king bed AND a queen pull out murphy bed (how cool is that). Each Casita has its very own kitchen to boot. The lower Casita still has those amazing views and its very own – wait for it….infinity pool. The upper Casita has the views we've all come to love. Wait there's more…now you go to the third level and there is a rooftop deck with the views, bar area for entertaining and seating for many. Two best times to enjoy the rooftop deck; early morning with coffee and the sound of the monkey's wake up calls in the distance and in the evening with a glass of wine, music and views to appreciate all night long.
So, there you have it. We had the most amazing time and will definitely be back to “Casa Catalina”. If you make it to paradise, say “hi” to “Migel” and “Bookie”…they are the two stars of Casa Catalina. Migel is the fulltime caretaker and tends to the everyday things. “Bookie' is the most adorable pup who hit the jackpot when Migel found him and brought him home. Hope you found this helpful when planning your next vacation. “CASA CATALINA” NEEDS TO BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR “WHERE TO STAY IN TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA” LIST.