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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beachfront Sol Suite, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

The Sol suite is perfect for singles or 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. This suite has a gorgeous view 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. 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 suite has a/c and a fully furnished kitchen. You can also watch cable TV or check emails with Wi-Fi. 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.



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


Cable TV/DVD

CD Player/Stereo

Private In-suite Bath

Full size refrigerator


Full kitchen

Hot Water

Laundry Facilities

Outdoor showers after beach access

Beach chairs & Beach towels

Villa Malibu beachfront Sol 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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool
average rating of 4.9375 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful property on a Fabulous Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Sol Suite was the perfect place for my girlfriend and I. It had all the necessities and space for our comfortable clean weeklong stay. Since we had already been in CR for the week, we really appreciated having the use of a washer and dryer.

We had a very peaceful and relaxing experience. The property is beautifully maintained by Marvin, the live in caretaker. The beach out front was mostly all our own and was very safe for swimming.

The patio and infinity pool was great for sitting with a cocktail and enjoying the spectacular sunsets this area offers.

Laura was very helpful arranging a sunset cruise and made several good suggestions for a more enjoyable stay.

There are several restaurants and a small store within walking distance in the quaint little neighborhood.

We would definitely recommend this property as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great vacation and hope you return soon. You know where to find us. Thank you.
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Dream beach vacation with a fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

We've been raving to all of our friends about Villa Malibu, but now it's time to let the internet know! We stayed at Villa Malibu for ~10 days, and didn't want to leave. The accommodations were perfect - the kitchen was well stocked, everything was clean, and the views were unforgettable.

Laura was a fantastic hostess! She tried to stay out of our way towards the beginning of our trip, but as we got to know her better, we had some lovely conversations. She was very helpful and courteous and was always available to help us book an excursion or negotiate with the locals.

Potrero is a quiet beach community - exactly what we were looking for. I loved the calm waters to swim in, and when I needed a change of pace, we retreated the 10 steps back to the pool! So convenient to refill our drinks in the suite and lay by the pool. There are also a number of very good restaurants within walking distance, which was great when we didn't feel like cooking.

Villa Malibu was absolutely beautiful and our vacation was perfect in every way. We had such a fantastic trip, and I can't imagine anything that could have been better.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation and wish you two all the best. Please come back soon know where to find us.
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Safe, Clean, Comfortable, Beautiful, Private, Convenient😊

  • 5 of 5

This place is all the above, and more. We'll consider going back in a heartbeat. The view is mesmerizing and worth waking up to every morning. The sunsets are breathtaking as well. Two thumbs up 👍👍

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to return trip in the near future. Thank you for your visit.
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Beautiful Setting, Nicely Furnished

  • 5 of 5

This one room studio has everything you need to be comfortable, with good-quality furnishings and all the little extras you might need. The owner, Laura is friendly and helpful, and she will help make your stay more enjoyable. The infinity edge lap pool is next to the beach and it's a great way to relax or cool off. The area is quiet and tranquillo, and it's easy to see why Laura loves living on the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Villa Malibu.....hopefully we will see you again soon. It was a pleasure to have you. Kind Regards, Laura
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Villa Malibu Sol Suite

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an awesome time at this property. Laura (owner) happened to be staying in the other suite while we were there and we were able visit with her too.

The Sol Suite is perfect for a couple, it's small and easy to get around in. It had everything necessary for cooking simple meals and has an excellent view of the property. The pool is perfect for jumping in and cooling off. The beach is just beyond the the pool and excellent for walking and watching the sunset. Excellent restaurant "The Hibiscus" within walking distance, make reservations.

Can't say enough about this property, definitely will try and go back again someday!! Thank you Laura!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you and I enjoyed visiting with you and your wife. I hope that you can return very soon. Thank you for staying at Villa Malibu and hope to see you in the near future. Laura
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Stunning property with private villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the pure vida this wonderful property brings to life. Through great communication with the owner and onsite care you will be set for a carefree time in Costa Rica. The location is wonderful on the the best stretch of tranquil Playa Protero. Close beach and in-town reataurants and grocers make dining in or out simple and fun. We rented a car and found driving easy and enjoyable. Although, with the beautiful property including the pool and bar area it is hard to leave, but easy to return to at the end of a day's adventure. I trust the owner and her team implicitly. My only reluctance in writing this review is you (the reader) will have booked this property the next time I'm able to get back to Costa Rica. If so, you won't regret it!!! Book early because this place is awesome.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you and thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your return in the near future.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Guanacaste Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Tax Rate 13.0%

To guarantee a reservation, we require a 50% deposit and the other 50% is due 30 days before arrival

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Guanacaste Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pool Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Main Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Sol Suite - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sol Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 people max.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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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