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Monkeys & Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ Video

Greg & Gladys

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Speaks: english
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Monkeys & Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ Video

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Playa Flamingo Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus the option of two extra Convertible bed Sleeps 6

Our Tropical paradise is a brand new condo resort consisting of 4 homes in a gated secure environment one minute walk to the ocean. Offering approx 1600 sq ft on two floors, 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Each bedroom offers a private sundeck where you can pass the time away on the day beds. The master bedrooms offers floor to ceiling 14 feet high double sliding glass doors, wake up to the sounds of the ocean, howler monkeys and green parrots.

Email us for a personal slide show and availability on all four homes

The main floor features floor to ceiling windows open to the gardens, white porcelain tiles, the fully equipped kitchen features granite counter top and a breakfast bar and laundry facilities .

Our private patio and gardens are furnished with large teak dinning room table and a 4 piece sectional sofa and gas barbecue all great for dining or lounging. The communal rancho is great for meeting up with visiting guests and sharing stories of the days events. Crystal clear waters in o

Iguanas, geckos, butterflies, hummingbirds are all found within our very secured walled grounds.

My favorite past time each morning-----A fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee while walking on the meandering elevated boardwalk through the gardens, I?m always amazed with the large varieties of tropical flowers. I still find new ones I?ve never seen before. In addition our boutique orchard has Mangos, Papaya, coconuts, bananas, limes, lemons, naranjas, guava, and of course my favorite chilies. Guests are encouraged to harvest and enjoy our fruits.

Our property is run like a resort and the care takers Maria & Miguel will ensure that your stay is unforgettable providing housekeeping, laundry, pool and ground maintenance as well as 24 hour security. A perfect balance of total private resort with the opportunity to meet fellow travelers.

One minute walk to the Beach, guests often return their rental cars once they arrive 'when you find paradise why leave?

At night the boardwalk and gardens light up creating intriguing, romantic hideaway.

15 Restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk 3 of which are on the beach, 3 18 hole golf courses are all within a easy drive.

What ever your interests are Birding, Deep sea Fishing, Horse back riding on the beach, Canopy tours (zip line) ATV?s, Wave riding, Hiking around a live volcano or soaking in a mud bath, Biking, River Rafting, Sailing, Tubing or Swimming under a waterfall, these are all available.

If you need to get work done or just want to connect with friends Wi-Fi and free phone calls back to Canada and the US, is provided.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Greg & Gladys (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited Stef Surf with our 3 children ages 15,10 and 2. The house had absolutely everything we needed to fully enjoy our stay at the beach. Our kids loved the refreshing pool, and walking to the beach. The property is beautiful and lovingly cared for. We rented bikes to cruise town, and visit nearby beaches. Greg and Gladys are wonderful hosts. We truly felt like a part of the local community thanks to their enthusiasm and warmth and all the insider tips. Highlights included the swim up bar at Bahia del Sol, playa Penca, Las Brisas, karaoke at Max's, a trip to Rincon de la Vieja with Jaime and the pizza party at Stef Surf. Truly a wonderful place!

Lauren Bowie Eugene Or
Dec 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Monkeys & Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ Video
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 129 reviews

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We are a young couple with a bit of travel experience (only all inclusives) that travelled with two other friends to stef surf. We were a bit nervous had never rented a condo before but Greg and Gladys were absolutely amazing!! They were very knowledgable of the area of where to go and what to do. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed and wanted. The grounds around the pool and house were incredible! We truly felt like we were in paradise. I highly suggest renting Hymay, the tour guide that Greg and Gladys have contact with. He knows everything and everyone in Costa Rica, which made the tours way better than with a tour company. The food and drinks were to die for and all bars and restaurants were walking distance from the house. We will definitely be going to rent the house again in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Stef surf has converted me from all-inclusives

  • 5 of 5

Besides the fact that there aren't many worth the money this side of Costa Rica, the villas at stef surf offer a private oasis that you could never get at an all inclusive. All 4 units were occupied (coincidentally by all Canadians) while we were staying in the Pelicano suite and the neighbours were great but it still felt quiet and private with the plush garden that Francisco diligently maintains. Greg and Gladys (one of the owners) were there and were great guides for restaurants and excursions.

We didn't rent a car but found the transportation fairly good. I think we spent about $170 in transportation the whole week and saw many places. It was $70 return trip to tamarindo beach which was great for shopping and souvenirs, but not for much else... A little too crowded and "spring break" for our taste.

We walked mostly everywhere... Typically on the beach. Playa Potrero is a 3 minute walk down the road from Stef Surf and we almost always had it to ourselves :) but of course there are about 3 or 4 beach resorts/restaurants that you can eat at and use there chairs/facilities on the beach.

We walked about 40 mins to Playa Flamingo along the beach and over the bridge. Made a great day of it and ate at coco locos (awesome food and service on the beach).

I think kids would like Stef Surf too. Great pool on premises and a beach for sand castles near by. We recommend Point Break for surf lessons and the Panache catamaran snorkelling tour. Karaoke at Maxwells, band night at The Shack and great ceviche and pizza at Casa Celeste. Thanks Francisco, Marling, Greg and Gladys for being great hosts!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Near Toronto, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Stef Surf with my husband and adult children for two weeks. We all loved every minute of out stay. The property and townhome are just as described, very clean, well-maintained, and quite delightful. A tropical oasis in the dry area of Costa Rica. The on-site couple who provide services are helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Stef Surf to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, laid-back holiday.

The area is perfect for casual dining on really good food. Loved LaPerla, The Shack, Casa Celeste, El Castillo, and Coco Loco in Flamingo. And gelatto on a hot day at the Italian Village.

We enjoyed all our excursions (2 people in our sixries, one mid-forties and two 30s). First-time ziplining and ATVing at the Congo Trail; river cruising, and meeting wild white-faced monkeys with Jaime; snorkeling and cruising with Penache. Lazy days were enjoyed at area beaches, and beach pubs.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Kenora Ont

Serenity Plus

  • 5 of 5

senenity plus”

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

when you go on a vacation from your busy world I think we all look forward to some piece and quiet and a place to just unwind in.Steff surf is this and much more.

From the very beginning apon arrival the staff is at your side making sure every thing is in order, the grounds are an oasis in itself complete with lovely gardens pool fountains and wildlife.

Engulfed in a beautiful secure spa like atmosphere your senses are calmed and nurtured in the warmth of the sun and the shade of the palms with the ocean sounds caressing away all of your stress.

The Condo itself is emaculate clean and tastefully decorated complete with all of the modern conveniences of home.

Just a short walk to the beach and all of the emanates of Surfside this is the place to be.

I loved the whole experience.

Thanks to Greg and Gladys my hosts who made this the experience of a lifetime!!

I would recommend this amazing location to singles couples and families , it is private secure and safe and just a turn key to the rest of Costa Rica!!

Pura Vida Jane-o

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

“The most amazing vacation spot in Surfside - Play

  • 5 of 5

Stef Surf was absolutely amazing. It went above and beyond our expectations for our vacation. Francisco and Marline were extremely friendly and were always there when we needed help with anything around the property. The views from our place were absolutely wonderful, it was extremely private although on the same property with three other units, and very peaceful. The property is extremely well kept and our unit was awesome for our ten day stay. Not only was the area and unit awesome, Greg and Gladys (the owners of one of the four units on the property), were the best resources we could have ever asked for during our stay. They helped us with food places, setting up excursions, and welcomed us with an extremely warm welcome. They are truly amazing people and make you feel at home during your stay at Stef Surf. We left feeling like we gained two friends and will most definitely return to visit again! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Arlington Heights, IL, USA

A great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what I was looking for our family of 5! I am so grateful for Greg that he shared his knowledge and was so accomodating during our planning. I really was trying to find a comfortable, safe place to stay without it being an all-inclusive. It was important to us that we learn a little bit more about the Costa Rican culture and our 3 kids could practice their spanish. This is the perfect place to stay that has some luxuries such as the lush beautiful grounds with pool and the condo themselves, but also in a small town that you can walk to the local grocery store and restaurants. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach which was perfect! We explored a lot of beaches in the area but in the end decided Playa Potrero was actually our favorite. One of the best aspects of staying here were the caretakers, Francisco and Marlin. It was so nice to talk to them daily and know they were there for us if we needed anything.

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Liberia airprot code LIR
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Car: not necessary

Four Homes Set amongst Lush Tropical Gardens Connected by a elevated Boardwalk. Our Beautiful home is located one block back from the ocean on Flamingo Bay Less than a minute walk to the beach in fact the crashing waves can be heard from the master bedroom. Many restaurants grocery stores and hotels are all with-in walking distance and yes terrific swimming, bogie boarding even surfing and snorkelling on the beach.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Active Volcano's, Mud Baths, Rafting, Waterfalls, Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Playa Flamingo Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Hi Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Dates Available: Christmas, New Years and Easter Holiday weeks are excluded from above schedule. The weekly rate for the holiday weeks is $2,200.00 including taxes
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Playa Flamingo Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Rain Shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , Rain shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two additional Queen Size air beds available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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