- Meagan, Posted: 10/13/2022
Elsa was an absolute dream to work with! She helped ensure every detail of our trip was planned perfectly. The house was amazing and our group had a fantastic time. Definitely recommend Flamingo Foods private chef as every meal was like eating at a five star restaurant.
- Gilbert, Posted: 08/26/2022
The stay was good. We had our 50th year celebration. The house did have all that was needed for our stay.
- Kristina, Posted: 08/20/2022
We have been to Costa Rica many times, but this is the first time we rented a house vs. stayed at a resort. This property is wonderful! The home is very large with 2 very large masters (1 upstairs and one downstairs). The highlight- besides the large pool is the upstairs living room and huge balcony overlooking the pool. Location is among the best- walkable to beach to view the sunset and hunt the tide pools with the kids, and a very short drive or golf cart away from the beach club and JW. Elsa who manages the property is the best! If you have questions, need to book excursions or anything— just ask. Her service level is what truly makes this a 5 star home. We had zero issues with the property! Last thing I’ll mention is that I was able to get good internet in the main parts of the home and worked full days on non stop zoom calls with no problems for several days of our trip. The internet is a little spotty in the corners of the house, but if you stay in the main areas, it’s solid and there’s plenty of space to set up a work station.
- Lynette, Posted: 08/02/2022
Our group of eight celebrated 50+ years of friendship and our 65th birthdays. This trip exceeded our expectations. Not only was the villa as lovely as the website pictures but the concierge services were outstanding. Our coordinator, Elsa, arranged for airport transportation, groceries upon arrival, excursions, spa treatments, private chef, etc. We had issues with the pool and was unable to use for a few days. However, someone came several times a day to monitor. The entire trip was smooth and amazing. I highly recommend this villa and would definitely return.
- Ted, Posted: 08/01/2022
Everything was great!
- Angella, Posted: 06/06/2022
This was a great stay! The house and property were beautiful! Elsa (the concierge) was so helpful both before and throughout the trip.. I cannot recommend enough!
- Denise, Posted: 05/20/2022
We had a great time at Casa Orchidea. Our trip went by way too fast. There were 11 of us and we had plenty of space. The house is in a quiet guarded neighborhood and we felt safe the entire time. Elsa and Mariam helped us arrange a last minute tour for our group which was super helpful especially because it was over the weekend. The house has a Britt coffee maker which we loved. The beach is just a short 5 minute walk away. We mostly hung out at the beach club which is a 5 minute drive from the house and has a better beach for surfing and swimming. Pay $10 to use it but they credit it to towards drinks or food. We will be returning next year!
- Daniel, Posted: 03/12/2022
My family and I stayed at Casa Orchidea in February. The house is large with 6 bedrooms. However, the house is split into two living quarters. Each floor (first and second) have three large bedrooms, three full baths, a kitchen and a living area. While the first floor has direct access to the patio/pool area, the second floor has a large balcony with a hammock. The house is beautiful and is walking distance to a beach and short golf cart ride to Playa Lagosta, Playa Mansita (at the J.W) or Playa Avellana (at the Beach Club). If you are a large family and need space, I highly recommend Casa Orchidea. It is clean, the community is safe, well kept and close to amenities. During our stay we used Chef Ineth Delgado to prepare lunches/dinners for our family. We had a choice of various cuisines, ranging from local Central American, South American and North American food. The food was amazing and the chefs were so kind to our children. If you are looking for a chef to cook meals please use Chef Ineth! We spent most of our time on the property and visiting the Beach Club; however, the house is close to Tamarindo. Only about a 15-20 min drive. Finally, and most important, Elsa Verges. Elsa was our property manager who we would contact to assist with anything and everything we needed. Elsa always responded quickly and gave us the assistance we needed. However, Elsa was very personable and she never made us feel like we were bothering her (we had a lot of requests). She is personable and just an overall lovely person. Our stay would not have been as amazing and memorable without Elsa. If you choose to stay in Hacienda Pinella I hope Elsa is the person assigned to you. If not, ask for her. She is the BEST!
- Marianne, Posted: 01/06/2022
We enjoyed our visit to Costa Rica and the villa we stayed in at Hacienda Panilla. The villa was large enough to accommodate our large family and very clean. We especially loved the Beach Club and the pool by the ocean. Hope others will like it too!
- Andres, Posted: 12/16/2021
Earlier this year, we started searching for the perfect place to hang out with the family after four years without visiting Costa Rica fue to COVID. If you are looking for a place to have some amazing holidays with your family, then Casa Orquidea at Hacienda Pinilla is your spot. The house is absolutely gorgeous, huge, well equipped and decorated. Elsa will help you making your stay more enjoyable since she is super resourceful, friendly, and responsive. Security, and proximity to the beach (0.1 miles) is something that you will enjoy as well. We can’t wait to come back and visit you guys again! The Gonzalez Family
- David, Posted: 12/02/2021
When we first booked our accommodations at Casa Orchidea we weren't sure how nice it would be by just looking at the photos. We were pleasantly surprised once we got there. It is such a beautiful house and you would never know it was a rental. Everything was in great shape and it was very clean. Plenty of room for all of us and the upstairs living area was a plus too. It was great after a day of surfing to come back to the house and jump in the pool and relax. Elsa Verges was always available to assist us with anything we needed. She was amazing! She suggested a few caterers for us and we went with Ineth Delgado and Flamingo Foods. Ineth and her staff were excellent and all the food was fantastic! Also, I have to mention that Casa Orchidea is in Hacienda Pinilla a wonderful & beautiful nature preserve. Casa Orchidea is part of a gated community so we always felt very safe. The Beach Club was fun and beautiful as well. What a great trip! Can't wait to do it again.
- David, Posted: 11/30/2021
Our family had an amazing stay at Casa Orchidea. The home was plenty big for our family of ten. We loved the covered outside patio and veranda, and the pool was great to cool off in. Elsa and Mariam at StayTamarindo took wonderful care of us and helped us schedule a perfect week of activities. Hacienda Pinilla with its beautiful beaches and comfortable beach club was just what we were looking for.
- Nyssa, Posted: 08/17/2021
Amazing trip! House was super with lots of spacious bedrooms, many bathrooms, and two separate living areas. This worked because the adults could go hang out on a different floor when our daughter had gone to sleep. The pool was also perfect! Wifi was very reliable in almost all corners of the house. Elsa helped plan every element of our trip, and she's lovely. We gave this experience an A+!!
- Tim, Posted: 08/16/2021
Casa Orchidea in the Hacienda Pinilla is one of the most elegant and peaceful places I have ever stayed. Two stories of pure class and comfort that can house 5 families or 5 people in total comfort. The staff waits on you hand and foot and makes you feel like there is no one else at the resort. One phone call, text message or email and I had everything from White water river rafting, top notch chef service or just a ride to the pharmacy. When not if I go back to Costa Rica I would not stay anywhere else. I would like to personally thank Elsa Verges for taking care of me and my guest. She is a class act and a solution maker. I couldn't of been happier having her as my contact while on vacation.
- Nicole, Posted: 05/27/2021
Our stay in Tamarindo was exceptional! It exceeded all of our expectations. We traveled with a group of 11 and there was more than enough space. The concierge was great. We worked with Mariam, Elsa and Adrianna and each of the ladies accommodated our every request. We will definitely return and book this place again!
- Roberto, Posted: 04/27/2021
Pasamos 5 noches en casa Orchidea. Esta casa tiene 5 cuartos con cama king y uno con 3 camas individuales, por lo que estuvimos muy cómodos durante toda la estadía. Se encuentra localizada en Hacienda Pinilla, por lo que disfrutamos mucho del lugar, corrimos, hicimos bicicleta, fuimos al club de playa Pinilla, al JW Marriott y playa Avellanas. La cercanía de esta casa nos facilitó ir a la playa caminando y ver atardeceres espectaculares. La limpieza de la casa y las amenizadas están muy bien. Recomiendo mucho Stay in Tamarindo, gracias por hacernos pasar unas vacaciones espectaculares.
- Ruben, Posted: 06/23/2020
Beautiful House, great for big families, IS LIKE TWO HOUSES because each of the two floors have one main bedroom, two nice bedrooms and a livingroom. The pool area is perfect to expend the day relaxing there. BBQ works perfect! Private beach five minutes walk. Great service and coordination with Mariam. 100% recommended!!!
- Dave, Posted: 03/23/2020
The villa and the team were spectacular.
- Clay, Posted: 02/07/2020
The staff at Stay in Tamarindo was absolutely amazing. Jon and Mariam were so responsive and helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend staying at casa Orchidea, especially if you want to be steps away from a secluded beach.
- Chloe, Posted: 01/26/2020
Our group had a great time! Daily breakfast was awesome and the help from Mariam to arrange last minute shuttles for our group was so helpful. The house was perfect for our group of 5 adult couples with room to spare! Thank you!
- Marianne, Posted: 01/07/2020
The only thing that needs a little attention to would be the water pressure.
When showers are on, none of them work. We were not able to shower at the same time.
Other than that the home is wonderful.
- Paul, Posted: 09/20/2019
Traveling with 3 families a total of 6 adults and 6 children this property was perfect. Clean secure and large enough for everyone. The second floor has everything needed for family fun.
Will return soon. Thank you