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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is my second trip to Costa Rica and have been so fortunate to stay at Casa Melray each time. Never have I enjoyed a holiday more. In fact, I asked Mel and Ray if they ever had a guest that never left. They are the most gracious hosts and make you feel like you are part of the family....

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review. We are blessed with many good local restaraunts in the area, Several are beach side restaraunts, close by, which you can safely walk to. Hope you can visit us again next year. Pura Vida

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We only stayed one night here, but it was a definite highlight of our 8 days in CR. I actually found this place when trying to book a kayak fishing trip. Turned out, the guy i booked the fishing trip was busy that day (Valentines Day) , but our hosts made it happen for us!! One of their friends took...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. This is a great area for Kayak fishing as the bay is sheltered from the open oceon by several islands. Rooster fishing is especially popular here in this area. Hope you can return and land the big one.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Ending my trip here was the the icing on the cake with a cherry.The rooms are comfortable, Their staff of two are very congenial and Mel and Ray are 6+ stars. It is conveniently located within walking distance of stores and restaurants. I have never been made to feel so welcome and included. I'll certainly go back. Costa Rica is...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

We also enjoyed your visit here with us, and are happy to hear that you loved Costa RIca. Hope to see you again next year. Thanks for the great review. M&R

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We have just returned from Costa Rica and we were so fortunate that our son hooked us up for our stay at Casa MelRay. The owners Mel and Ray welcomed us into their home as if they had know us all of their lives. The fresh fruit and special home baked goods daily were a hit. Whether you want to...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

So glad you had a great stay here at our Casa. Thanks for posting sush a great review. Looking forward to your next visit. M&R and Soma.

Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

There is not one thing disappointing about this place.The owners are caring wonderful people .Very clean ,very safe ,very comfortable. Mel and Ray are great ! Cinnamon Rolls in AM cookies! I would go back again and will!

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

It was great having you here, and so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.Thanks for your nice review. Cheers

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I just returned from a month in beautiful Costa Rica and stayed at Casa Melray, on two separate occasions. I can't say enough good things about the accommodations and the owners - Mel and Ray. All the guest rooms are beautiful, clean and very comfortable and the outdoor space is lovely! The outdoor space includes a well-equipped shared kitchen and...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We try to make our guests visit to Costa Rica as positive as we can. This is a great country to vist and we really like sharing our experiences. So glad you enjoyed your visits. Pura Vida

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Just got done with a week in the guest house at Casa Melray, we fell in love with the place and location right away. Mel and Ray are the ultimate in hosts, but in a very unobtrusive manner. From the welcome bottle of wine, fresh cookies and milk to the fully furnished, very comfortable guest house to all of the...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

Were appreciate the great review and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Casa. Looking forward to your return visit to Costa Rica. Pura Vida M&R

Lindsay, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2014

My husband and I travelled to Costa Rica this past November, it has taken me this long to try and figure out how do I possibly put into words perfection, because that was exactly our stay at Casa Melray. The hospitality started with Mel making arrangements for us to be picked up at the airport, from there, she was a...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

We so glad you had a great trip to Costa Rica .It is an amazing country to explore with many excellent activities in the vicinity. Great times chatting with your group. Hope to see you agian. M&R

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed as a couple at the beautiful Casa Melray from December 28, 2013 to January 6, 2014 in the Frog Suite. Casa Melray is on a lovely grey sandy beach (Playa Potrero) which has great waves and stunning sunsets. There's something uniquely special about Casa Melray...when you want privacy, there's no shortage of places to find...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind reveiw. We hope to make everyones vacation memorable when they visit our Casa. We really enjoyed your visit and hope to see you on your next Costa Rican holiday. M&R

Lindsay, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had always gone all-exclusive when going on a south destination get-away and Casa Melray has ruined that for me. :) Their guest house had luxurious rooms and all of the amenities that anyone could want or need for. Mel and Ray run a top-notch place and make everyone feel welcome and part of the family. They have thought about...

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Ray G, Owner at Casa Melray, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and are delighted that you had a great vacation here in Costa Rica. We have to give all lot of credit to Soma, who is our star entertainer and guest companion. Soma is always happy to see new guests and very sad to see them go. All the best M&R

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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 

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
Price Range: $142 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Best views are from the penthouse, but be aware that is gets very warm on the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles HallZee, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“View from top floor is amazing. But beachfront suite nicest! Poolside suites would be noisier if there were other guests.”
 of 5 bubbles MariW166, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent, depending whether you want an ocean view or not.”
 of 5 bubbles grantster2015, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are spectacular, the iguana and frog rooms are quieter and have beautiful ocean views, but if you seek total privacy, opt for the penthouse.”
 of 5 bubbles loun856, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Can't go wrong! But the penthouse and Iguana room are lovely and quite special.”
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