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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool

Owner

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa Potrero Studio Rental Photos and Description

Sol Suite, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2 - - - Luna Suite, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Two gorgeous well-appointed suites that are perfect for singles and couples wanting to stay right on the beach while vacationing at the beach. We are located on Potrero Bay which is the beach just north of Flamingo in the Guanacaste Province on the North Pacific side of Costa Rica. Both suites have gorgeous views of the ocean, beach, pool and great sunsets. Relax by the infinity lap pool or sit on the bar stools to watch the sun go down. There is a full time caretaker on the property that will clean the units as well as offer towels/linens/beach towels. We also have a gas grill for those impromptu BBQ's. Hammocks are available if you'd like to relax under the palm trees. The suites have a/c and fully furnished kitchens. You can also watch cable TV or check emails with Wi-Fi. Just let the caretaker know what you need. Just a 45 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) and close to restaurants, grocery and shopping. We recommend renting a vehicle to fully enjoy the area.

Amenities:

Beachfront/Oceanfront

Infinity lap pool with swim-up bar and large rancho. Pool chairs and beach towels provided.

On-site caretaker

A /C & Ceiling fans

Outdoor Grill

Wireless Internet

Telephone

Cable TV/DVD

CD Player/Stereo

Private In-suite Bath

Full size refrigerator

Microwave/Coffeemaker/Blender

Full kitchen

Hot Water

Laundry Facilities

Outdoor showers after beach access

Beach chairs & Beach towels

Villa Malibu Studio Oceanfront Suite is richly accommodated with pillow top beds, fine linens, and quality pillows. The sleek contemporary design of this suite offers tranquility and comfort. You may prefer the air conditioning or you may want to use the remote controlled ceiling fans to keep you cool. Open the sliding windows to hear the crash of the surf just beyond your front yard. The fully furnished kitchen has a glass top surface stove, full refrigerator and freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, blender and many other amenities as well as all the necessities for beach living. The private bathroom has an open shower with glass block walls, hot water, and modern fixtures. The beautiful tile adds to the modern design by giving it a natural flair.

We offer beautiful beachfront accommodation with an infinity lap pool. We’re located on Playa Potrero in Guanacaste and just 50 minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Villa Malibu is located in a residential area and offers a romantic, relaxing beach-side, exclusive vacation experience. On the beach and tucked away on a quiet side street, Villa Malibu is an upscale property with a studio suite. Guests of Villa Malibu enjoy the seclusion of a private tropical beachfront, but are only minutes away from some of the best dining and outdoor activities in the Flamingo, Brasilito, and Potrero area.

We welcome guests from all over the world to enjoy the tranquility, comfort, and beautiful surroundings. The uniquely-designed Malibu-style property is a perfect place to escape from crowds to enjoy Costa Rica and rejuvenate your mind and body. Guests will also enjoy the spectacular beachfront pool. What a wonderful place for a honeymoon or even a wedding on the beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach, in Playa Potrero, Guanacaste was our choice for a special anniversary. Having been to Costa Rica before, we wanted to rent somewhere as close to the Pacific as we could get. This rental unit filled the bill. Walking down the stairs across a lovely lawn, past the palapa with enough stools for four, through the gate, across the sand, we were IN the ocean. The water there is the warmest I've ever been in and the gradual slope let us swim and walk as far as we wished. There is also an almost infinity pool beside the palapa that's big enough to swim in.



The Sol suite, though it's the smaller of the two, was certainly big enough for the two of us, containing the sleeping area, a table and chairs, full kitchen and bath. Janet lives in the lower level and she and her friend, Luis, were always available to help if we needed it. She lent my husband Bob a bicycle from the unit to ride around in the villages and those close to it.



The little grocery in Potrero was handy for quick pick-up items because you can walk or bike there. Our favorite full size store was SuperMassai in Playa Flamingo. The restaurants we liked were Nabinni in Tamarindo, Lola's (though only available for lunch) and if you want something more touristy, Hacienda del Sol was just a short walk north on the beach.



The owner, Laura, was always available to answer questions we had prior to our visit and if she didn't know an answer, she'd check with the Special Places of Guanacaste staff in Playa Flamingo. You'll have the cell phone number of one person from that staff; we worked with Yeudy, who was terrific.



The only negatives we had were the lack of cell service, the heat (something no one can change) and the lack of multiple airlines flying into Liberia, and the unpaved roads around Potrero. That said, rent a four wheel drive if you have that option. And enjoy.
Mar 2013
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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 28 reviews
5

We Are Sure Spoiled Now!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is one great find! We rented Villa Malibu (both units) with our friends for a week. Wow, talk about a chilled out, low key, laid back vacation. This is exactly what we were looking for. You could do as much, or not, as you wanted. Walking the beach, swimming laps, reading, sunning, fishing, and an occasional drive for sightseeing. Potrero is definitely NOT a high tourist threat. The units are modern, clean, and easily accommodate your everyday needs. We ate a few lunches out and about, but the rest of our meals we made "at home". It was fabulous to have our own private tiki hut to enjoy our meals and happy hours while enjoying the beautiful beach sunsets. Plenty of food shops nearby. Daily maid service to include clothes washing if you want. Scheduling the property and check-in/out were a breeze. Laura--you have thought of everything--thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our goal is to make sure that you have an unforgettable and very enjoyable vacation. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you can return soon. Thank you very much. Kind Regards, Laura
5

Private paradise right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! Right there on the oceanfront we had wonderful accommodations with a great infinity pool that included a large bar with lighted palapa (No pool bar service though. ��) Next to the pool area was a restroom and three outdoor showers. It had amazing amenities for only two rentals. The studio was spotless and included daily maid service by an amazing lady who lives on the ground floor under one of the two rentals. She was available at all times. When communicating was difficult because we have not learned Spanish yet, I emailed Laura, the owner and got an immediate helpful response. Both wanted to be sure we were enjoying our stay. We rented the smaller of the two units where counter space and floor space was limited but it was just fine for our weeklong stay. We highly recommend staying here. In fact we think it would be really fun to rent both units with friends next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted to hear about your wonderful stay at Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach. Hope that you are able to return in the near future and stay with us again. Thank you. Kind Regards, Laura
5

Suite was perfect and property was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

My Fiancé and I live in Costa Rica and we rang in the new year at villa Malibu. We were looking for something private on the beach and villa Malibu was a perfect fit. The property is very well taken care of and the sunsets from the pool are spectacular. We spent our days bouncing from beach to beach and our afternoons cooling down in the pool. The pictures really do speak for themselves and we would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the property. We hope you will return soon for another stay at Villa Malibu. Thank you for letting us know about your stay.
5

Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing , we've been to Costa Rica numerous times , I'm really glad we found this place our visit recently we here in Costa Rica for three weeks so our first week was staying here , well we didn't leave this place , the swimming pool, the views , nice landscape the owners we're fantastic & the place was very clean, I would definitely come back , thanks again Laura & Tom it was a pleasure!! We'll be back for sure

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a few words about your visit. We enjoyed meeting you all and hope that you can return in the near future.
5

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Villa Malibu and Costa Rica and would definitely come back. The food nearby was excellent and the beach views were amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you had a great time at Villa Malibu and enjoyed the beachfront location ...it's the best of Costa Rica. I hope that you come back and stay with us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to let us hear about your stay. Kind Regards, Laura property owner
Colleyville, Texas
5

Wonderful two weeks Potrero/Surfside

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that we recently had a wonderful two week stay in Luna suite at Villa Malibu.

The suite was exactly as the photos depict and the accommodations were very nice, we enjoyed relaxing at the pool daily. The bay was great for walks (no rocks), watching the birds and local fishermen. The water here is calm but snorkeling is better at the beaches named later. Many happy memories of the restful two weeks, and we truly hated to leave.

We were definitely glad we had a vehicle as we were able to explore the many beaches and restaurants nearby. We used GoogleEarth to find the beaches as there are no road signs. Our favorites were Conchal with the white shell sand and clear water, Penca and Prieta were smaller with few to no tourists and Las Catalinas because it had the blackest, finest sand I have ever seen. Pay attention to the undertows at these beaches if you have children.

We met several ex-pats and locals; they were especially helpful and friendly. The housekeeper was wonderful (towel swans on the bed was a nice touch). Had a little challenge with language but that is because we don’t speak Spanish, but all worked out well,

If you like to eat out try:

Soda Marcell – Potrero - (Arroz con pollo/camerones), no English but really helpful

Las Brisas – Potrero - (Huge shrimp in garlic butter - not on the menu, so you have to ask, a little pricy but well worth it)

Sugar Beach Hotel - on the way to Las Catalinas - (Chicken nachos)

Green House - Las Catalinas - (Try the local dish: Chifrijo)

Stop by the Pura Vida Ride for a chat.

Thanks to Ivan at Tamarindodreamersadventure.com for a wonderful horseback excursion in Brasilito. Be sure to ask him for options as he will create an adventure for you based on whatever you want to see and do.

The massages at Zen Spa at Flamingo Beach resort were OUTSTANDING. Delia is a master at finding the problem areas and working them out. She was so good, we went back to her the next week. There is a local guide book in the condo for other suggestions.

It was really fun to be there for the first rain and the “great crab migration”, and can’t say enough about beach right outside the back gate and the AMAZING SUNSETS! WOW!!!

Internet worked well the entire stay, even at the pool.

Thanks for assembling a great vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. I am so happy that you had a wonderful vacation and hope that you return very soon. Thank you for staying at Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Laura property owner

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Playa Potrero Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Dry Season - - Sol Suite
Nov 1 2014 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$910
 
 
Green Season - - Sol Suite:
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$800
 
 
Thanksgiving - Sol
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Christmas/New Years weeks-Sol
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Easter week - Sol Suite
Mar 18 2016 - Mar 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$910
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing Fee $40
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Note: Luna Suite Green Season $980/weekly $155/night Dry Season $1085/weekly $175/night
Luna Suite -Christmas/New Years weeks $1800
Sol Suite - Christmas/New Years weeks $1500
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Amenities

Playa Potrero Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Luna and Sol Suite - toilet , shower
    Pool Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Main Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sol Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 people max.
    Luna Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 people max.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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