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Thank you for inquiring about our Costa Rica rental properties. We feel 815 Oceanica is without a doubt one of the nicest condos in the Flamingo Beach area. The Oceanica complex consists of three buildings designed with privacy and luxury in mind. Each building has approximately 8 to 10 condominiums. Our condo is located on the 4th floor and an elevator is in each building. The property has its own private swimming pool that looks out over one of the best ocean views in all of Costa Rica.
The view from our condo is completely unobstructed and absolutely breathtaking! The condo is large, having 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and is approximately 1400 square feet. The master bedroom has its own balcony that overlooks Flamingo beach where you can sit and watch the evening sunsets that are unparalleled! The 2nd master bedroom has a superior view of the Marina area, with the catamarans and sail boats in easy view. Both bedrooms have expansive glass that allows great views of these magnificent sights. Additionally there is a large terrace situated off the living area with outdoor seating, where we enjoy our meals and sip our wine. Folks seem to have a difficult time understanding the statement “unequaled views”. Have no worries about booking this property, as our guest have raved about the sounds of the surf lulling them to sleep at night, or watching the afternoon rains roll in at sunset creating an evening light show of gigantic proportions. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second master has a queen bed. Additionally there
is a sleeper sofa in the living area.
The kitchen area is has all that you need for cooking as it is fully stocked. Granite countertops, double sinks and brand new stainless steel appliances…even a dishwasher. There is a separate utility with washer and dryer available for your private use. All furniture is brand new and is designed with beauty and comfort in mind. Brand new flat screen TV’s have been installed for you complete with DVD players, so bring your movie collection with you! All you need to add is the popcorn.
We feel one of the best features of this condo is LOCATION! This home is in the center of all that is exciting in Flamingo. Easy walks bring you award winning dining at Mar y Sol, which also has a sunset Tapas bar with the best views of sunset and great music. This restaurant is staffed with the owner and his family which are 3rd generation chefs. After dining, choose the disco to dance the night away or visit the casinos- all within an easy stroll.
This condo also has the use of 5 additional pools, tennis courts and all the amenities of the Flamingo Marina resort, at no charge! We have a condo in Flamingo Marina as well so this is a great perk for this condo as you may chose privacy, but the children can stay all day at the pools across the street and have lunch at the Monkey bar. You can open a tab for the day and leave the teenagers sunning by the pools. Our teenagers love this!
This condo is located on Flamingo Beach. I cannot say enough about the beauty of this beach. All the homes in this area priced in the millions, because simply stated - this beach is lovely. White sands and gently rolling surf make this one of the top rated beaches on Costa Rica. It is one of a handful of beaches in the world that has been awarded BLUE FLAG status. This means that the beach and the water is tested annually for cleanliness and adheres to strict standards. The residents of Flamingo are very proud of this beach and this flags waves proudly over Flamingo Beach for all to see.
We love our homes in Costa Rica and truly want your stay to be magical. We know that booking properties on line may cause you stress, so I have included our websites so that you may glimpse into our lives. We hope this will make you feel more at ease when booking your vacation. We are ranchers in Texans that love Costa Rica, love our animals and truly have your best interest at heart.
We welcome you to our lovely home in Flamingo Costa Rica! We are hard working Texans that love our small ranch in Texas where we raise Arabian horses and rare white labrador retrievers!Russ is a CPA in Dallas and Kathie has a jewelry showroom in Dallas.We fell in love with Costa Rica, partcularly the Flamingo area as it is safe and surrounded by beaches in every direction. The town of Flamingo is literially on a peninsula,surrounded by water.WE continually see whales, turtles mating-nature that just astounds us.We treasure our adventures in Costa Rica,and we are certain the magic of Costa Rica will bring you back for may years to come.Pura Vida!(To The GOOD LIFE!)
RUSSELL BAITY purchased this condo in 2006
You cannot imagine sunset on our Terrace! The sun sinks slowly behind the few clouds.The must be put there just for our pleasure.They turn colors that will take your breath away. As we sit ,and finish the day with a glass of wine,we know that we have a place in the world that is unique and peaceful.The folks we have meet are some of the kindest, friendliest people.It becomes normal to ask a stranger, what brought you here? We all want to know each others unusual story.How did you find this place? Its a place, where I have witnessed people buy property on their first visit, pack up from the US and never look back.Its that kind of place.We are fairly cautious folks, so it took as a while to actually select a home here. We traveled and searched for quite a while. Russ and I are picky! I believe what finally convinced us, besides the obvious ...whales..the fishing..THE MONKEYS in our back yard..the list goes on for ever..but the final thing that drew us in,simply the kindness of the people and the overwhelming beauty of nature.Be at peace when you come to our home.You have truly arrived in natures paradise!
My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary while in Costa Rica for 2 weeks at this condo. This condo is relatively new with amazing views of Flamingo Beach. Our local contact, Willie, was excellent in answering all our questions via e-mail. He had a local phone number also but we did not have good cell reception so we just e-mailed. This location's internet router is not personally protected, but connectivity worked fine for us. The king size bed was very comfortable, but I can not attest to the queen bed in the 2nd BR as I did not sleep on it, but our guests said it was OK. The best thing about this particular condo is that you could walk down the hill to Flamingo Beach, go to the end of the buildings to its own pool, shower, and grill or walk 200 yards down the hill in another direction and use Flamingo Marina Resort's pool, swim-up bar, or restaurants. Great location, super views, and very convenient to restaurants, supermarkets, other beaches, and within 30 minutes to Tamarindo for the best shopping. There is shopping right there at Flamingo, but we like Tamarindo the best for shopping, but not for staying because of its hustle and bustle feel.
We picked the perfect location to celebrate my husband’s parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. We arrived with my husband’s parents, a 1 year old and myself 5 months pregnant. Some people thought we were crazy, but I knew from my conversations with Russell , the property owner, and Willie, the property manager who lives in Costa Rica, that we would be well taken care of. The property was just as described and Flamingo Beach was pristine! We were often the only people on the beach due to the fact that this is known as the “green season” which I think must scare some people away….well, shh, don’t tell anyone, but we had sunny skies for almost the entirety of every day we were there! A passing 10 minute thunderstorm a few of the days was gorgeous to watch from the balcony overlooking the ocean and the breeze was welcome to wash out a little bit of the humidity in the air. They came around the same time of day, so you are easily able to plan your day packed with fun! Just a side note, don’t be too alarmed if the power goes out while you are there. This happens sometimes in the area and only lasts a little while.
The condo was gorgeous! The dishwasher and laundry were a huge plus! The furniture was really comfortable and the air conditioning worked beautifully! We cooked a lot of our meals at the condo, made easy to do with an initial stop in the grocery store along the way to Flamingo Beach (ask Willie for directions) and a few stops at the local convenience shop. We couldn’t keep ourselves away from Coco Loco, however, where you MUST go! The food and drinks were really yummy and the location is just not beatable!
We also really enjoyed having access to the amenities at the resort! The Monkey Bar was a lot of fun! There are so many options for pools-all of which were really well maintained. We would just go from one to the next for hours and hours. My husband and his Dad enjoyed the bike rentals and did a bit of adventuring through other beaches in the area. They always came back thinking Flamingo Beach was the perfect location for us. I also recommend the kayak rental at the resort. Go left away from the marina when you start to paddle and you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the cliffs and beautiful birds!
You also must ask Willie to put you in touch with his friend for any kind of rainforest tour you are interested in. He will personalize every detail for you at a much more reasonable rate than the tours from the visitors center
You know how you find certain perfect vacation rentals and you wish that they could be your own little secret so that they would always be available for you when you want them? Well this is certainly one of those places. My husband, our 14 year old daughter and I all agreed that this was the perfect spot for our first trip to Costa Rica. The Playa Flamingo area is just what we were looking for and so was this condo. We went to Tamarindo for a few hours one day and we were so happy that we had not opted to rent a place there. It was far too touristy for us. Playa Flamingo is a beautiful beach and not overrun with tourists.
This condo has a STUNNING view and is a 5 minute walk from Mar y Sol, one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. Sunset view is perfect and the balcony is a great place for coffee and breakfast in the morning. You can lay in bed in the master and see the ocean and hear the waves crashing on the sand.
The kitchen and master bath have granite counters, the master bath is nice and large as is the closet area.
The owners have a friend in the area, Willie, who is a very knowledgeable local who is extremely helpful and will take care of any maintenance issue that might arise. There is security on the premises but we always felt very safe.
The owners have another condo right on a private beach nearby. If you have small children this would be a great place to stay because the waves are gentler than they are at Playa Flamingo and you can just walk out the door and go to the beach. It is also great if you are scuba divers because it is about 20 steps from the dive shop that we used for our 2 dive trip on the first day in Costa Rica. I would definitely recommend them too. They are called AquaCenter and our dive master was Andy and he was very good.
The three of spent 2 weeks in Playa Flamingo. This condo was very spacious, clean & comfortable. A cork screw & matches would have been handy!!!! Beautiful view from the balcony. Steep climb up & down to beach, managed it with a "bum" knee. Willie was a GEM. He out did himself in helping us through a minor (not at the time!) crisis. Be sure you take the Pala Verta River Cruise with Hector or Christian-- both are awsome tour guides. We hope to come back.
I loved Flamingo Beach and this condo. It is everything described in the write-up and the private balcony looks out to the Pacific, just like the photo shows. This condo sits up on a hill and, once we discovered the back way in and out, getting off the hill was a breeze. There are good restaurants within walking distance ( Willie's Place across the upper road) and Marie's down at the base of the hill and there is a small casino across the road from Marie's. You can walk to the beach. Our weather was perfect - 7 days of sun, in the 90's, with a slight breeze. We will definitely go back.
The location of this property is perfect! Pools on site and beaches very easy to get to, it is hard to decide where to spend the day. Everything you need is in the condo from a dishwasher to a washer dryer- we lost our luggage so the washer dryer was a very real necessity. Everything worked when we arrived so there was no need to call anyone to do anything for us, but the owners gave us the number of a local that was more than helpful when we needed to find our luggage. He did all of the calling to the airlines and delivered the luggage to us. If you want to kick back and relax this the the place, if not every activity you can think of is nearby, and that is good as the roads are not the best.... I suggest that first thing in the morning you have tea on the spectacular balcony (just as in the picture) then as you take in the view you decide what to do for the day, but any decision will result in a great memory.