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Special Places Of Costa Rica

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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

Luxury Villa Bougainvillea with spectacular Flamingo beach and ocean views.

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, sleeps 6

Northridge of Flamingo...luxury, new home! The newest and one of the nicest homes in Flamingo! This beautiful home has incredible views of the entire Flamingo Beach. Villa Bouganvillea is a must for your list. Finished with natural rock accents and brick domed ceilings, this is a one of a kind home in the area with beautiful ocean, beach and mountain views. You'll never want to leave the house...unless it is to go walk along beautiful Flamingo Beach or walk to one of several fine restaurants of the area. Tropical and natural with luxury describes this home. One of the nicest homes in the area and the newest. Just completed and furnished, ready for you to enjoy! The home has large open spaces with folding doors to completely open up to bring the outdoors inside while enjoying the nice ocean breeze. The large infinity edge pool is definitely one to be enjoyed while sitting in the jacuzzi or just watching the activity on Flamingo Beach. If you like, take the short walk to the beach.

Each room is tastefully decorated with items such as large seashell sinks, natural stone showers, cane ceilings, brick dome ceilings, beautiful rock granite, professional appliances, tropical native and imported furniture, outdoor shower, the list goes on! The front entry steps down into an open courtyard with a large rock waterfall and beautiful plants including flowering bouganvillea.

The third bedroom has a kitchenette for those who wish to just relax and enjoy their privacy. This bedroom is entered from the front courtyard area. The new addition of the 4th bedroom is located outside the house and is entered from stairs at the pool area to go to the second floor where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful views. In the master, there is a jacuzzi and an outdoor shower. The house includes cable Internet, fully furnished kitchen ready for cooking, ice maker, dishwasher, laundry room, and handicap accessible.

Every room is large and spacious with an airy tropical feel. One can spend days just enjoying the beauty of the house and the views. Definitely, Villa Bouganvillea should be on every one's rental list.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Special Places Of Costa Rica (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

We traveled with our adult children (20-26). Everyone loved the house and the views out to Flamingo Beach. We felt like millionaires! Phem from Special Places was very easy to deal with during the booking process. The house has loads of charm and is so unique. There are so many architectural details and decor details to absorb. From the front entrance's sunken courtyard with waterfall, to the palms framing the magical view over the infinity pool down to Flamingo Beach, we were spoiled rotten. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather, and enjoyed excursions to Playa Grande, Playa Danta (Las Catalinas), Playa Conchal, and a great charter sail on Serendipity Charter out of Flamingo. We loved Coco Loco, and had our first night's dinner there, after a champagne toast at villa (thanks again to Phem for having our fridge stocked and champagne on ice). The Surf Box is an awesome spot for foodies, everything is delish. We fell in love with Costa Rica. We will never forget our splurge vacation at this house. It was worth every penny to have this experience at this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind property. Thank you again to Phem and Special Places for helping us select and enjoy our time at this amazing property! ps, we hired Chef Hugo of PrivateChefCostaRica and he made us a meal to die for. Gracias from the bottom of our hearts!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jun 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxury Villa Bougainvillea with spectacular Flamingo beach and ocean views.
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
4

Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

The house was great but it had some issues. First, there was no one at the Special Places office when we arrived - had to wait for someone to give us keys to the house, bring us there, etc. (They were aware of our arrival time.) When we finally arrived at the house, it hadn't been opened up for guests arriving - it was nice and clean but the AC wasn't on and it was hot and stuffy. Seems like they could've aired it out a bit. (minor problem) The security system was messed up (they did come to fix it while we were there) but it's not set up well. Be aware- if you have small children with you, this house may not work. Two of the bedrooms are entered from outside the main house so the security system isn't connected to these bedrooms. I was a little uncomfortable with that. The garbage disposal in the kitchen sink is turned on from an awkward hiding place under the sink and it doesn't work well at all...kind of gross really - water kept backing up into the sink. I was told there were 6 lounge chairs, and there were only 4 (again, minor) Other than these issues, the house worked out really well for us. The pool and patio area is great - spent most of our time there. The beach is lovely - quite a downhill trek but it was a good work-out coming back. If you're interested in a catamaran tour, call Mateo at Manta Rey...he was fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carolyn for your FOUR STAR rating, it was a true pleasure to host you and your family. We very much appreciate feedback from our clients, this way we can only make the stay from future clients more comfortable! I do want to share some thoughts on the items you shared with you: As you had to wait at our office for a little while, it was for the simple reason that when you arrived, our check in person, Roy, was doing another check in of another client. It also might have been that you arrived later than the expected time of arrival, and as we have a tight schedule and you arrived after office hours, we still managed that you only had to wait for approximate 10 minutes. The day of your arrival the alarm system had a little issue, which was fixed the day after. Unfortunate sometimes this happens, and our team manages to respond and fix these littles items very quickly. We do not run the AC’s prior to each client’s arrival, for the reason that the AC’s only take 5 minutes to cool down the rooms. Also electric in Costa Rica is expensive, and we try to save on energy where we can for the better of our planet. Upon you check out, you had mentioned to us that you had some issues with the disposal, and we checked upon it as we had clients coming in that same afternoon. The disposal was in good working condition. We always mention to costumers to inform us about the smallest doubt or issue regarding the house, that’s why we are there for. This is the same for the chairs, we have them storage to protect them from the weather, and we could have taken them out for you. It does enjoy us that you had great time with your family in Villa Bougainvillea and Flamingo. We hope we can host you on your next visit to Costa Rica. Kenny
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5

Best Family Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bougainvillea is absolutely immaculate, beautiful and has all of the amenities you are looking for in a "home away from home". Although there are other properties near Villa Bougainvillea, the landscaping makes it feel completely private and comfortable. The ocean waves are audible from the terrace or the living room if you leave the patio doors open. There are 2 private "en-suites" which make it great for large groups / families that want their own privacy. For travelers going during "dry" season, please note that at times your water will be turned off. This happens not just in Villa Bougainvillea, but throughout Guanacaste, especially the last month of dry season - which is when we traveled there. It is usually turned off in the early morning for about an hour. Not too inconvenient. If you travel any other time, you should not run into this problem. Location is great and "centralized" to get to many other places easily. "Special Places of Guanacaste" concierge services were outstanding and made excursion arrangements ahead of time and also last minute. They did a wonderful job, and our family did not miss out on any Costa Rican adventure. The locals around Villa Bougainvillea are so pleasant, and the nearby Restaurants were great and have some live free entertainment - fire throwing-belly dancing-flying yoga and more. Make sure you explore the volcanoes, go white water rafting, surfing, horse back riding and ATVing. ATVing is so much more fun in Costa Rica than anywhere in the U.S. Also, if you think that it is impossible to surf, guess again. Special Places hooked us up with a SUPERBOLOUS surf instructor, and my kids and I actually "rode the waves" for the first time ever. EXHILARATING!

Villa Bougainvillea is HUGE, beautifully decorated, has the most comfortable sleeping arrangements, incredible view, large and clean pool and a wonderful waterfall in entrance foyer that has great ambiance. Any family would enjoy there stay here!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basking Ridge, NJ
5

Beyond Magnificent!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Bougainvillea was amazing!! The house and grounds were impeccable...fully equipped with all you need. Waking up to the stunning view every morning was the best. We hired a private chef Juan Manuel and his lovely wife, Marie Luisa, (Let me Cook for You, on FB) to come and cook some dinners for us. The food was phenomenal....even our picky teenagers were blown away!!! Phem at Special Places was very helpful with recommendations and organizing excursions for us. A perfect family vacation.....we plan to make a return trip to Villa Bougainvillea and beautiful Play Flamingo!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing escape, where time stands still.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bougainvillea is beautiful, within a short walk to restaurants and the beach and always bright and full of sunlight. The house is fully equipped and the Special Places offices are nearby with friendly staff willing to assist with directions and recommendations. We spent a wonderful week in Playa Flamingo and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend both Special Places and Villa Bougainvillea.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canada
5

Way up there

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely stunning. It is a beautiful place to spend a holiday with all the amenities that one would ever want. Great rooms in all areas, beautiful pool, beautiful views and very clean. The house is located at almost the top of a ridge overlooking Flamingo beach, what a view. For our group this was a perfect house. One thing that we discovered was that the queen size beds that we were told the house had in two bedrooms were actually doubles (or seemed like it).

Special Places did a great job of getting us in touch with the transportation to and from the airport and also for a day trip to the river tour and other information that we needed.

We enjoyed the restaurants down in the town and along the beach. Easy to get down the hill to the town and beach, however a chore to walk back up…..any heart issues, don't try it.

As for the town amenities, groceries are extremely limited or drive almost 30 mins to a grocery store. No ATM within walking distance. At the bottom of the hill the community offers a gorgeous beach and a few good restaurants. Recommendation to get a car.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southlake, Texas
5

Unbelievably beautiful and private home! We didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that sits atop a ridge overlooking Playa Flamingo. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach just below this magnificent house. Playa Flamingo is a beautiful, uncrowded beach that is a short walk down the hill. We found the home to be meticulously clean and beautifully designed and decorated. We spent most of our evenings dining in after hiring a chef to prepare several meals for our family of 5. The house is located about an hour from Liberia and 30 minutes north of the more bustling town of Tamarindo. Special Places did an outstanding job connecting us with airport transportation, a local rental car company and chef recommendations. The only real drawback was that 2 of the beds were more like standard/double sized beds instead of queen size beds as listed. We loved the location, privacy and security of this home. It was truly a great find and it was certainly hard to leave!! We hope to return to Costa Rica someday - Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Mariner Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Reserva Conhal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Angelina's
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Flamingo
Car: recommended

Flamingo Beach is located in the Guanacaste region on the Pacific northwest coast of Costa Rica. Flamingo is one hour from the Liberia International Airport and 3.5 hours from the San Jose Airport.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, parasailing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa

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Rates & Availability

Playa Flamingo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,600
 
 
Low Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$700
$3,000
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
Easter Week 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
Flat fee
 
 
Green Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,600
 
 
Low Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,000
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Year 2018
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 13.0%

Nightly $600 for 3 bedrooms and $700 for 4 bedrooms
Nov to Aug Weekly for 3 bedrooms: $3900
Nov to Aug Weekly for 4 bedrooms: $4600
Sept to Oct Weekly for 3 bedrooms: $2500
Sept to Oct Weekly for 4 bedrooms: $3000
Easter Week: $4500
Christmas & New Year's Weeks: $7000

50% deposit due at booking and balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Bath towels and beach towels are provided. Each bathroom is fabulously finished with natural rock features.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms are all suites with bathrooms. Linens are provided. Each room is beautifully furnished and decorated.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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