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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Everything about Casa Melray is perfect in so many ways! Mel greeted us at the gate upon our arrival and this hidden jewel became our slice of heaven. I had searched for countless hours trying to find accommodations during peak tourist season that would accept less than a 1 week commitment. Then I was referred to Casa Melray and everything...

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

I was great having you join us to watch the New Years Fireworks from our Balcony. It is always a great show. We are so glad you had a great time here. Thanks for mentioning Soma, who is a big part of the Casa Melray experience. He loves going out for walks with the guests and is always sad when...

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We had the pleasure of renting the guest house for a week for my husband's 50th. Upon arrival on Christmas day we were greeted not only with the most beautiful accommodation but homemade cookies and a card. Everything is beautiful and comfortable both inside and the pool and amazing gardens in the courtyard. The staff is amazing as are the...

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

It was great to share the holidays with your group. Thanks for the kind review and hope to see you back in Costa Rica again. Cheers

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This is a hidden jewel. Easy access to everything one would want to see and do in Costa Rica, but then you may not want to leave Casa Melray. We didn't. ;) I didn't know what to expect but ended up loving the outdoor kitchen where we could prepare and share breakfast and happy hour with others. Our room was...

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

Thanks for the great review. Our common outdoor kitchen is a hit with everyone - a special place to share the days experiences with the other guests. Looking forward to your next visit. Cheers

Reviewed 30 November 2014

This place is definitely a 5 start plus small resort, the rooms are up to date, first impression was wow, very clean, nice bathroom, bed is perfect, I slept thru every night, tv in all rooms but you won't need it here, they have plenty of stuff you can use kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, fishing poles and anything else...

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

So glad you had a great stay with us. We understand the importance of good beds,so we imported ours to ensure our guests could have a good sleep. We try to accomidate everyone as best we can, and hope everyone has a great time . Hope to see you back in Costa Rica. Pura Vida

Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We were in the San Jose area for some business and we had a 4 day break. We immediately thought of heading to Casa MelRay. This is our third time there. We hopped a shuttle from San Jose and were there in about 6 hours. Even though we only had two days, it was heaven. The room, the staff ,...

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

It was great having you guys back to visit again. See you again soon. Thanks for the great reviews. Cheers

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had a great room with a view of the ocean. The best beds that were so comfortable we only got up because we didn't want to miss anything. Enjoyed sitting at the kitchen bar watching the soccer games and lounging in the pool.

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

It was great watching Costa Rica in the World Cup - the whole country was so proud of their team. We will see you back here in CR soon. cheers

montreal, quebec, canada
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I wanted to get this review posted before I forgot how wonderful Mel and Ray have designed and maintain Casa MelRay. We stayed 6 nights this month and didn't want to leave. With only 4 rooms plus a small rental home and a penthouse apartment the hotel is intimate and charming. The hosts are generous (cookies & treats) and very...

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of Lygia and Nelson who always do their best to accomidate and help our guests and keep our property in great shape. Appreciate the great review. Pura Vida

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

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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: $143 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The Iguana and Frog rooms had private patios facing the ocean. The Monkey room and Turtle room both faced the pool/kitchen area.”
 of 5 bubbles Judy713, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Favorite Rooms are the Iguana and Penthouse”
 of 5 bubbles shonam433, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All of them!”
 of 5 bubbles ZeeSechelt, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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