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Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas

Playa Callejones-Paraiso Last House On Right, In Front Of Ocean, Tamarindo 63734 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#42 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Tamarindo
Welcome to our little piece of paradise our Pura Vida Dream 'Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas'. Located beach front at Playa Callejones, 10 minutes walk along beach to Playa Blanca or Playa Negra (renowned for its surf), and Playa Junquillal. Whether you are relaxing on our beach front hammocks or beach chairs under shady palm trees, picking/ eating coconuts/mangoes from trees, taking a dip or snorkel, walking down to Playa Blanca or Playa Negra for a surf,something for everyone. Nearby restaurants, grocery store, outdoor tours & more. Private Ground fl. & 2nd fl. cabinas with ocean beach view 3 on ground fl. 3 on 2nd fl.cabins , or 2 of 2 private freestanding cabins. Rita & Sonny (Owners/Operators) are there 24/7 for You Pura Vida Experience:)We do p/u & drop-off taxi service Liberia airport ($90.00)& near by locations for a fee. SJO-airport ($200.00),also Playa Callejones is off the beaten tourist traffic flow. Though You wish to venture there,we're a hop from that experience.Come enjoy 'Relax-Time' with us to rejuvenate your body & mind.Enjoy the Pura Vida way of Life:)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Street parking
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Dave C wrote a review Dec 2020
England, United Kingdom400 contributions191 helpful votes
Wow! Where to begin? Firstly, as an Airbnb co-host of a property in the US (I’m a UK citizen) and also as an experienced Airbnb user in many countries around the world I believe I’m well qualified to impart an honest and well-rounded opinion. From the moment I booked a cabin with Rita and Sonny my reservation was beset with problems. I had three separate flights cancelled by the airline. I had a family emergency. I also broke my arm and finally a last-minute UK government enforced panic lockdown meant we had to leave the country quickly before we were prevented from doing so. Each of those instances resulted in a slightly awkward and somewhat anxious message from me to Sonny asking for his patience, his understanding and most importantly asking for yet another date change. Each of his very prompt responses were precisely what one would want to hear. Sonny had nothing but absolute empathy and complete understanding of the crazy times we are now forced to live within. THANK YOU SO MUCH Sonny and Rita! My first piece of advice to any future renters is PLEASE be 100% sure to follow Sonny’s exact directions to the property. Do not rely on Google maps or Waze or any other app. We made a schoolboy error and wouldn’t want anyone else to do so as we ended up on the road from hell! 😂 Please do follow what Sonny says and you will be fine. I should emphasise that you will definitely want to follow his directions because this property is a must-rent. The very essence of being on this property is location location location. Even if you don’t have a car (just like us for 24 of our 28-day stay) and you have to make a 4-mile round-trip walk through the countryside to get to the nearest grocery store in Paraiso, it is still completely idyllic and ticks all the boxes for absolute relaxation. You ARE ON THE BEACH. Yes, there are a handful of yards to the actual sand but believe me, those glorious waves are right there, in full view 24/7. While you reside in relative luxury a 10-second walk gets you to the sand (and our very favourite spot) which was two large chairs and a front-row placement for the sunset - occurring daily around 17:30! The very harshest critic - of which I’ve yet to see in any of the reviews - might say that the rustic nature of this place could be of the slightest concern but they would have to concede that the pure unadulterated tranquility of the surroundings may not be matched elsewhere. We had: Excellent WiFi 99% of the time; there were very occasional minor problems logging in if several cabins were occupied. Having said that we were always able to load Netflix & Amazon Prime. TV with quite a few English channels A well-equipped kitchen A comfy bed Lovely bed linen Gorgeous wooden rocking chairs on a perfectly placed porch area And then there is THAT view! We frequently enjoyed Rita and Sonny’s wonderful generosity: Rita’s homemade banana bread Fresh lemons from their tree (Squeezed into the 100% safe drinking water) Fresh papaya A sprig of fresh ginger when Sonny discovered I had suffered with gout A sample from a delicious BBQ Fresh cut aloe vera Spicy squash soup 😋 ...I could go on, but suffice to say whether you are looking for solitude or not, you should experience what this unique home has to offer even if it’s just for a few days. You will not regret it. Thank you Rita and Sonny!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Barb A wrote a review Mar 2017
20 contributions5 helpful votes
We rented for one week, but barely made it through one night. Certain things are not in homeowner's control like wind blowing about 30 miles per hour, and temperature staying in the 80's all night. Certain things are in his control, like holes in the roof so dirt and leaves blow in, and lizards crawl through. The ceiling fan they tout is a small desk type fan nailed to the wall- which did not help with the heat at all. The cabin is a wooden box with one window. Screens are up really high, but box is dark. Dogs barked much of the night. Motorcycles come roaring up the public beach road from 6 AM on. The kitchen is outside on the porch, which does not work when wind is blowing hard. The kitchen appliances are on top of the fridge, and were not easy to be used. There is no warm/hot water for showers and I could not even turn it on because it was broken and owner was waiting on a part. A cat kept coming into the cabin, digging garbage out from under the bookcase. You are close to the beach, but you are surrounded by a dirt yard, not grass. We moved down the road for a few more dollars each night, but much cleaner, quieter place. Owner was angry in email response to our notifying him by email that we could not stay any longer. Not much in refund was given. Only bad place we stayed in six weeks in Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from sonny d, Owner at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas
Responded 21 Mar 2017
Thank You Barb:) and all Future Guest who'll read this:). Yes to all Barb stated for her 1 night stay. Barb and husband would have stayed even 1 night more, may have noticed a big difference. Such has previous Guest & Positive reviews YOU can all read! Not going to get into Barb's exaggeration on screens, lizard, etc and yes some Cat had been around, not ours. Because for example the 'Holes" are actually 2 'Nail' holes middle of ceiling from where we missed the wood to secure the roof when building:). And water works with '0' difficulty, even asked Guest who stayed after Barb! O' Who doesn't store 1 or more appliances on top of a refrigerator, at least You have a blender, toaster, rice maker, 2-water pitchers and a coffeemaker and a real large refrigerator! Most disappointing Barb & Husband were not 'Adult' manner informing us your disappointment(s) and rather scurry off, yet full of energy with the 'Pen'. We don't take much 'Stock' in such poor manners in not speaking to us in person, for we naturally would have tried to correct what was in our power AND maybe even discuss a refund as well as your exaggerations of 1 bad night, nor can we please everyone. Though our 'Reviews' will confirm and also tell we can please 98% of our Guest. We're happy for your input and that You located a much happy place:)
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Spitrat wrote a review Feb 2017
Homer, Alaska3 contributions
If your looking for an out of the way slice of beach paradise this is it, basicly it's a tiny Tico hamlet right on the surf.The accomidations are nothing fancy, just a room, bath, full kitchen and deck right on the beach. Sonny and Rita are very hospitable and helpful. We were on foot having taken the public bus down from the Playa Hermosa / El Coco area for $2 then Taxi from Santa Cruz.On the day we left Rita drove us to the airport. We spent our days walking the beach North to Playa Negra or South to Playa Junquillal about a mile each way collecting tons of sea shells and tide pooling in the lava flows. It was 5 days of relaxing in heaven, escaping from the Alaskan Winter. Thanks Sonny and Rita, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from sonny d, Owner at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas
Responded 27 Feb 2017
Rita and I Thank You both for enjoying yourselfs at our home and being our 1st awesome Guest from Alaska, weee. We both feel You also have a spectacular view, only for us little on the chilly side:) Believe Alaska & Costa Rica somewhat similar in sense of simple living in order to enjoy a relaxing life! We hope to see you both again and who knows we may be on one of those cruises to pop in. Thank You again-Pura Vida:)
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jenheckadon wrote a review Jan 2017
Columbus, Georgia15 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband booked this trip, so I had no preconceived notions about our stay beforehand. This was the perfect place for my husband, myself, and my daughter to go and relax and take a break from our busy lives and really spend some quality time together. Sonny and Rita were so sweet and accommodating. They even offered to drive an hour and a half to pick us up from the airport. I am so glad we got to ring in the new year with them and the other guests there. We were introduced to some local traditions that we will always remember. The room was simple and sweet and the kitchen was a great bonus because we were able to cook breakfast each morning. The house is literally right on the beach and there are hammocks under the trees for relaxing. My husband and I snorkeled in the water right in front of the house and saw the most beautiful fish and three eels on our last day there. I would highly recommend this place for an authentic Costa Rican vacation!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from sonny d, Owner at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas
Responded 8 Jan 2017
Thank You Jen & Family, Rita & I are happy all of you enjoyed your stay with us and our area! Was a 'Pura Vida' pleasure meeting You all and entering this New Year all together:) We look forward seeing you all again. Rita & I again Thank You for finding us, enjoying your stay and wish Your Family a Very Wonderful New Year.
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Kim B wrote a review Oct 2015
39 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our third time at Vista Bela...we stayed in the ocean cabin and absolutely loved it! We had everything we needed - cooked a lot and shared. Rita and Sonny are very accommodating even suggested tours for us. Loved the ATV ride and horseback riding! Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas
Which popular attractions are close to Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Villa Deveena.
Does Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rita & Sonny Beach Cabinas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.