WOW! Thank you for making us the #1 Rental home in the area!!! Privacy and serenity from the hustle and bustle of town are guaranteed. Ask for our PHOTO album.
This elegantly decorated 2-story, Mediterranean style villa offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from the large living area and balcony. Lower terrace offers outdoor dining. The Master bedroom (with oceanview) connects to the living area thru french doors. Guest bedroom downstairs has a romantic queen canopy bed. Suitable for 1 or 2 couples. Only a 25 minute drive from Liberia Airport and a 3 minute drive to the town of Playa del Coco and it's beaches, numerous restaurants, shops, pharmacies, outdoor markets, a bank, ATM & five supermarkets.
The villa is fully furnished with comforts of home, including A/C in each room, several ceiling fans, 42' plasma TV, wireless internet, stereo, telephone for local calls, fridge with ice maker, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glassware, cutlery, towels. Laundry room, outdoor (jungle) jacuzzi, patio furniture, 2 chaise lounges.
Enjoying lunch with friends on our covered terrace. Fell in love with Costa Rica in 2000 and HAD to own property.
Leila purchased this house in 2006
Habitat Magico offered both the view and privacy from Coco Beach. The reason for Coco was because it has everything compared to other neighboring beach towns of Hermosa or Ocotal. It has so many restaurants and grocery stores which was important! Now a boardwalk, excellent night life, banks, outdoor markets and shops, fitness center and classes, numerous massage therapists etc. Coco Beach has a pulse and everything is walking distance.
My girlfriend and I visited CR in Jan '09. It was a perfect trip, teary-eyed on our return ride back to the airport. Of the MANY highlights of the vacation, HABITAT MAGICO, no doubt, was chief among them. Can't express how relieved we were to walk into the house for the first time after a LONG day of travel and see how luxurious and clean it was. Can't express, either, how nice it was to return there after daily adventures to an immaculate bathroom, jacuzzi, living room, roof deck w/ sunsets, and finally, a comfortable bed. This will read like it was written by the owner... trust it's just written by a guy who wishes he was still on vacation... Neighborhood was quiet (very important). Safe. Views were unbeatable. The owner was more than accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. So much so, to write this review is a moral obligation to her. The property manager, Gina, also was an over-the-top pleasure to deal with. If you stay at the house BOOK YOUR CAR RENTAL THROUGH HER and not at one of the overpriced agencies!!! All in all, if I return to Costa Rica and stay in Guanacoste, I wouldn't remotely dream of staying anywhere else but Magico. The way that people take pictures of their rental properties with such creative photographic manipulation, you drive around Costa Rica and say to yourself, "We could have been staying at that dingy shack for all we knew." NOT the case here. I have better pictures of the property, in fact, than you see on this site - and will probably forward them to the owner. It's hard to write so complimentary about it and feel like you're being honest, but it really is true. Renting a house on vacation could be a nightmare. This was the exact opposite.
We spent a week at this home in early February 2015. It was absolutely beautiful. The setting was very private, yet close to activities. Stunning ocean view, quite cluster of houses, well equipped, professionally maintained. We found the owner and the property manager both very accessible and very helpful. We routinely use VRBO and found this home to be among the best so far.
The driveway is crazy. After 7 days I must say it never got easier!! We used our SUV most of the time. While others report that they walked to town, we found the distance a little far. We walked a lot around the hillside roads near the home and through the town and beach, but always took our car downtown when that was our destination.
High quality TV and sound system. Throw an HDMI cable and a 1/8th to 1/8th cord in your suitcase so you can tie your laptop to the tv and your music library to the sound system.
Payment process was unusual and initially a little uncomfortable. The owner does not use PayPal. She requested a check for about 33% be sent by mail to her house in Ontario, Canada. That created a little yellow flag. . . .but ok. NO biggie. We are Canadian too, and discovered that we live within a 100 miles of each other. Then, upon arrival at a designated meeting point (parking lot in a strip mall) we were instructed to give the remaining 66% to the property manager in. . . .wait for it. . . CASH. WOW!! I talked to the owner about my concern. She assured me that this had always been their method, and there had never been an issue. Nobody else had mentioned this in their reviews. We reluctantly proceeded as requested. Everything was fine.
We would definitely rent this home again.
We stayed here for a number of nights with a small child (6 yrs) and a grandparent. We cooked in-house, mostly ourselves and we also through the owner and her manager, a local chef who made some of our meals (fantastic!). We have rented probably 15-20 houses in our travels, and this one one of the best equipped - kitchen, comforts of home (but not extravagantly so), convenient set-up. The owner's communication was fabulous, and that's again a hallmark of this entire experience. The location was a mile from the Automercado, you don't even need a car to get there. The beach 1.5 miles away. We spent some time away from the house - going up to Rincon de la Vieja, Borinquen and Palo Verde. All of them within striking distance of Coco. One of the things we appreciated the most was the peace and quiet of this place...very near to nightlife if you wish it, but far enough away to be able to sit in peace, read a book or just sit on the deck (enjoying the sounds and sight of lovely Costa Rica). This place has good vibrations...it feels like home from the very first moment. We loved feeding the black cat and white dog, who came by. Thank you owners. (Oh, and please: tip kindly: the gardener, the maid, the manager, and the nightwatchman. It is expected (or at the least hoped for) by folks whose income is very different than ours. If you cannot afford to tip, then don't travel.)
We found the property to be very well maintained. The home was fully equipped with all you could need. The location was perfect although we did rent a car to do day trips. I found the gardener, handyman and the property manager to be very helpful. Would recommend this home....infact we are already planning a return trip.
Your home was very private and quiet. Perfect for what we needed. Rest and alone time! The deck for morning coffee and the fantastic busy parrots every morning were a great welcome and then sunset at night on the deck. The privacy is what we loved most. The mini cooling pool was perfect for a skinny dip and cocktail.
We tried to stay away from touristy attractions and loved snorkeling in Ocotal. the beach at Playa Grande, very secluded. A great local favorite was an authentic Italian restaurant, La Caveja. We adore the people of Costa Rica.
It's back to noisy leaf blowers, traffic and frantic schedules here.
Missing Costa Rica already.
Matt (American) and Lani (Canadian) This was a pre-wedding vacation
Habitat Magico was the perfect spot for us to call "home". My girlfriends and I stayed here for one week In February, and it was so nice. I sent a email to the owner Leila, and the rest was easy! Super Easy. This was our first time renting a home and the whole process was great. Leila stays in contact with you until you depart and then her house manager takes care of you when you arrive. The house has a great layout. It was very spacious ( 4 People) and it feels great to arrive "home" after a long day of sight seeing. The views are fantastic off the balcony while you are having your morning coffee, and the hot tub is perfect for when you are having your mid afternoon cocktails. The location is great, as you can walk into town and buy groceries or have a lovely dinner on the beach. We rented a car and travelled as well. We would recommend a car that sits high off the ground, the driveway is steep, but we managed.Of course we cheered when we got to the top ( you just have to drive fast ) The house even has coolers and bbq supplies. Everything has been thought of and great care has been given to the comfort of guests. Thank you Leila. My girlfriends and I would highly recommend this wonderful house to call "home" for your vacation. We would recommend the restaurant Gingers in the near by town, and the local salsa bar just outside of town. We loved the Tamarindo beach, very beautiful, and had some great meals in the restaurants along the water. The cab drivers are friendly and very reasonable. This was a great experience for us and we can't wait to go back to Costa Rica...Pura Vida! Thank you Leila, Sincerely Jenn,Michele, Aimee and Jennifer
Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) is a growing town with all major conveniences right at your finger tips - numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and nightlife. There is a modern supermarket - Auto Mercado - open 7 days a week for all your household needs plus a bank, ATM, 4 pharmacies, craft markets, small retail shops, salon, Internet cafes & sports outfitters. Coco Beach is one of the longest beaches in the area with a soft sandy shoreline and warm Pacific waters.
A car is important so that you can experience all the adventure activities in the region - canopy tours (zip line), jungle & volcano tours, snorkel & sunset sails, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, eco boat tours, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, multiple beaches up and down the coast and much more...something for everyone!
High season weather from December 1st to May is hot, sunny and dry.
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