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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.
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For us, Habitat Magico was everything it was promoted to be in the photos and previous reviews. The difference between this and another upscale villa was the highly thoughtful, friendly but professional attention and detailed information from the owner Leila both before and during our stay. Our onsite contact Nuria was accommodating, warm and friendly and the onsite caretaker Roger was helpful as well.
My favorite aspect of the villa (and there are so many different aspects to highlight) was getting up very early and sitting out on the upstairs deck with its magnificent view of the Papagayo Bay. Each evening I looked forward to this and to listening to the wide variety of bird songs as I watched them flutter about. I think I will miss that the most. My hubby really enjoyed the splash pool and the downstairs patio was a great place to sit in the shade.
As other reviews have mentioned, the Villa is well appointed throughout and completely stocked with kitchen utensils. Staying for well over a week, the onsite washer and dryer was a real bonus.
If we return to the Coco area we will hope to rebook at Habitiat Magico and would recommend you do the same.
This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we were very pleased with our decision to stay at Habitat Magico. Leila provided us a very thorough description of the property, driving directions, and many of the attractions near Playa del Coco. We were met by the most friendly Property Management Contact (Nuria) at a local shopping centre in Coco who guided us to the house and provided us a tour along with a lot of very useful local information, including restaurant recommendations.
The house was a 10 minute drive from the main downtown area of Coco which made it very easy to grab groceries, go to the restaurants and shops, or just walk around. We would recommend a rental car as it was beneficial for seeing the countryside, taking in all the attractions, and even being able to avoid walking up an down the steep hills near the Habitat Magico.
Since we were staying in Coco over New Year's Eve, Nuria invited us to join her, her family and friends to celebrate the evening at the Hard Rock Cafe party in Coco. It was an invitation too good to pass up so we purchased tickets for the event. That evening, we went to a restaurant that Leila and Nuria had recommended (Citron) for a fantastic meal. We met up with Nuria later in the evening and enjoyed the music at Hard Rock. We returned to the balcony of Habitat just before midnight to see over 30 minutes of fireworks overlooking the harbour. Great night!
We were also able to take in zip lining at Diamante Park, and at Congo Trails Canopy Tours as well as a local ATV tour for over 2 hours that was great value. We also went to Rincon de la Vieja volcanic park and enjoyed a great day of hiking (even if it was 32 degrees celsius that day).
We would definitely recommend this location and will keep it in mind if we travel to Costa Rica in the future.
This beautiful home is a distance from the town centre requiring transportation. It could be walkable if not for the heat! The jungle pool was appreciated and well used. This is a very comfortable home with vistas of the ocean and surrounding countryside. The owner is extremely accommodating and all communication professional and timely - no surprises as the home is nicer than the photos capture. Her staff are also attentive and helpful. As others have commented, the driveway is steep but manageable. First time to CR but likely not our last.
I booked this place with my husband at the very last minute, two days before our arrival! Not only was Leila super accommodating getting us in there so quickly but she did everything to get us a rental car on a Sunday when everything is normally closed. We traveled to every beach up and down the coast, as far down as Nosara. The roads are pretty rough so I would suggest an suv. Also, for an extra $1 a day I would suggest getting the portable wifi from the rental car place instead of the gps. Download the free app called Waze on your phone. This is not only a better navigating system than the gps, but you also have the ability to use your phone anywhere!
The house is immaculate. It had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The cool plunge pool/jacuzzi was great to cool off after a fun day out in the sun and there was also a huge oversized bath tub downstairs for those nights we wanted to soak together to warm up!
We felt super safe during our stay at this quiet villa. Roger was wonderful and super helpful with anything we needed. His smiling face was there every morning to check in. He provided a lot of laughs helping teach my husband Spanish!
The house was conveniently located near a supermarket so we could grab things to have at the house whenever we needed. We would have coffee and walk on the beach every morning right there in Coco. Then we'd jet off to check out all local beaches. Playa Flamingo had beautiful white sand beaches and great food at Coco Loco. Playa Conchal also had gorgeous white sand beaches but beware you must have 4 wheel drive to get to this beach, as you are driving on sand! Every night we saw one amazing sunset after another and we would plan accordingly every day to make sure we were somewhere different at sunset. Father Rooster in Playa Octal was great for dinner. Also, Aqua Sport in Playa Hermosa was stunning at sunset. Surfing was great in Tamarindo and the city was fun and busy. We had a great day surfing at Playa Avallenas as well, and visiting Lola's right on the beach there and meeting Lolita, the pig that lives there, is a must!
We also went zip lining superman style at Diamanté Adventure Park near Hotel Riu. What a crazy adventure! We did some kayaking there as well. Costa Rica has so much to offer and we can wait to get back to experience more of this beautiful country. Huge thanks to Leila and crew for making it an unbelievably memorable trip!
My wife and I had the extreme pleasure of staying at Habitat Magico to two full months in 2016. We moved from L.A. to Costa Rica on August 1, and we could not have found a warmer or more wonderful "home" in our new country then Habitat Magico in Playas del Coco.
The owners, Leila and Jouko, were the most caring, attentive, and convivial hosts we have ever encountered. We have rented many houses in Costa Rica over the years before moving here, and we have always had good fortune with the respective owners. But Leila and Jouko are, without qualification, the most extraordinary hosts ever! The most trivial question was always answered by Leila within an hour. And, throughout our tenure, she was always suggesting additional tidbits--like where to get homemade lemon pie in Coco!
The property manager, Nuria, was equally warm and attentive at all times, even introducing us to her tennis club. Roger, who takes care of the grounds, was a continual source of help and information--from finding our wayward mail to sharing local celebrations with his gorgeous little daughter.
Coco itself is an excellent base for those new to Costa Rica. There is an "AutoMercado" grocery store (when you are dying for JIF Super Crunch peanut butter). An excellent little shop has real Italian gelato for hot days. And, not to be missed, there is The Lookout café just up the hill from Habitat Magico (best tuno nachos in the world, and lots of craft beer). Coco is big enough to have everything you might need, but smaller and less frenetic than Tamarindo. And the Liberia airport is only 30 minutes away (much preferred over SJO airport).
Best of all, though, is Habitat Magico itself; all imaginable comforts are at your fingertips. Downstairs there is a very private jungle patio and refreshing spa, and upstairs there are endless vistas of Coco beach and beyond. This is not just another rental house, it is a "home" for as long as you can stay--thanks to Leila and Jouko!
OMG. We are loving it here and if we didn't have a child in a wheelchair we'd buy it, it is the perfect home and location! :) The driveway is a crazy challenge but only took 3 times to perfect our entrance!.
There's not a thing missing from the kitchen to complete your meals if you are not eating out. The beds are comfortable the wildlife is beautiful.
We will be back. The photos don't even show how beautiful it is here. The property was immaculate and well maintained. We would recommend this to anyone who loves a clean home and respects the place as they would their own. Off to local beaches, cheap but delicious restaurants, tropical 80's weather and clear skies every day. Nuria, the property manager went above and beyond our expectations.
We had a little unexpected emergency and Nuria was so accommodating and helped us out at the drop of a hat. YOU must use her car rental place - Adobe - Nelson or you will get screwed by other car companies! go for 4x4 if you can to get up driveway easier.
Can't wait to start planning our next trip to CR and we will use Habitat as our home away from home! Thank you Leila for your support!
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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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,015.00 USD weekly rate includes the 13% tax and all utilities (water, hydro, cable, Internet, security).
The cost per night is $150.00 USD (although system displays in Canadian dollars)
Rates during major holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, New Years are higher at $190.00 USD per night