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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool

28 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Costa Rica Studio Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

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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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool
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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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Perfectly Peacefull

  • 5 of 5

The property was private, clean, and well-kept. The room had everything we needed. The maid was sweet and took good care of us. There are plenty of places to eat close by. The description of the place was accurate. It was easy to check in and out. I would recommend the Panache sunset cruise while staying there. It was worth the money and very memorable. The crew was awesome.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. ...we look forward to your return in the near future.
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Ideal vacation spot on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The picture of the view from the grounds says it all. We were looking for a place where we could see the ocean from out bed. Found that and more. The 40 ft salt water lap pool was a highlight. The beach was just out the gate and beautiful. Most inviting we found for swimming.

We had no need to venture far but options for a variety of activities and tours are readily available. Local produce, seafood food and bakery are close if you chose to do it yourself. The kitchen area of the Luna unit was very compact but had everything that was needed. The unit met our needs perfectly and the air conditioning provided a comfortable nights sleep. All the details of the property were carefully designed for guest convenience.

Laura and Fabiola took great care of us, while providing an environment where we could pretend it was our private retreat - which it was.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Villa Malibu and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the Sol suite. We look forward to your return and hope to see you soon.
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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
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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
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Playa Potrero Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 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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Costa Rica 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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