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Front Row Center!!! ON Flamingo Beach: 5BR, Private Pool & Tiki Bar

54 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

5BR, 4BA (Sleeps 10) Prvt Flamingo Beachfront Home - Poolside TikiBar/Kitchen

The Beach House on Playa Flamingo is a beachfront home centered on the most prestigious, pristine, white sand beach on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, easily accommodates 10 people plus. Please Read Our Reviews!

Being on the center of this beach gives our unique location an unparalleled access to Flamingo Beach and view of the islands and year round sunsets. You also have the convenience of walking down the beach to Flamingo Village. Wake up to the gentle sound of surf, sit on the deck and pour yourself a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee and watch the kids play on the beach or in the pool. Although many rentals in the area claim to be on or in Playa Flamingo, most are not. There is only ONE Flamingo Beach and we are on the center of it!

We offer the services of a full time cook at your convenience for a very reasonable rate that goes directly to him. The cook's own menu at the house includes everything from a variety of local Costa Rican

dishes and North American favorites to different ways of grilling the fish you caught that day on our BBQ. He’s also happy to teach you how to make fresh

homemade tortillas! All you pay for are the groceries and his weekly rate.

And… if that’s not enough, the “Toes in the sand” dining of Coco Loco is right there with menu and ambiance second only to us.

Enjoy being beachfront on Flamingo Beach with a private swimming pool and tropical outdoor pool bar/kitchen, and barbeque grill. Take advantage of our Wireless internet and free international phone calls as you enjoy your favourite snacks, meals, drinks and major sporting events poolside. Or leave the world behind. With the beach only a few steps away, you can enjoy your cold drink on the warm sand. You're close enough to go back for a refill!

We have retained Costa Rica's 'Pura Vida' (pure life) ambiance upstairs with a variety of native hardwoods. Downstairs is a spacious living area with entertainment center, a suite and two ocean view bedrooms, a large guest bathroom and shower, Teak ceiling, an office area with a desk, computer and broadband wireless internet set up.

The rest of the property includes a back yard area surrounded by a tropical forest great for viewing a variety of Costa Rican wildlife such as Howler Monkeys and many species of tropical birds, flora and fauna.

Our night watchman assures you of a good night sleep. Seeing as this is a

somewhat boring position in our neighborhood and Flamingo has its own security

force, he doubles as a turtle watchman and upon request, will wake you up if

they come to nest in front of the Beach House.

His specialty however is building bon fires. Any night that you prefer, just say

“Fogata” and grab your marshmallows...he’ll get a good one going. He is also our

evening coconut picker, maintenance man and cleans the pool/grounds before he leaves in the morning.

Flamingo also boasts the area’s largest sport fishing, sailing, diving and water sports fleet with near-by surfing for all your ocean enjoyment. At the Beach House, we can help you arrange everything from transportation, all tours and activities to personal massages at the house.

We only rent to one group at a time. You will always have the entire property to yourself. Flamingo Beach Village is within walking distance where you will find restaurants, groceries, salon, disco, casino, pharmacy and Ocean activities.

We are owner managed, available locally and dedicated to making your Costa Rica vacation relaxing, comfortable and memorable.

Pura Vida!

The Beach House, Playa Flamingo

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why The Owner chose Guanacaste

Because we had the unique opportunity to have a 5 bedroom private everything on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Flamingo Beach. We were in the right place at the right time.

What makes this house unique

Going from Ocean to the pool instantly. Having the closest pool and bar to Flamingo Beach period. Watching an unobstructed Sunset into the water 365 days a year.

Simply being on Playa Flamingo itself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Mark for enabling our family to spend an enjoyable week on THE BEACH in delightful Costa Rica. Evans & Carla continued to provide delicious meals. Like all of the locals we met, they were always pleasant, happy and anxious to please. Thanks also to Jonas for arranging some exciting excursions for us. Our 5 yr old granddaughter will be talking about the Monkey's, baby Crocodile and Iguana's we saw at the river for years to come.





P.S. We highly recommend the Black Stalion Café and Saloon in Tamarindo. The day of horseback riding, ziplining and BBQ dinner was great. Owner/Host, Alex is a great character. Dining with him was like being at a neighborhood party.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 54 traveler reviews

Front Row Center!!! ON Flamingo Beach: 5BR, Private Pool & Tiki Bar
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 86 reviews
Burbank, SD
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Perfect Wedding!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our objective was to have a beautiful yet peaceful and relaxing destination wedding. After the hours of research on internet and numerous phone calls to those abroad, we finally took a "chance" at the Flamingo Beach Casa Playa Blanca. It could not have went any better, 10 out of 10!!! We had a wedding party of 25 with ages ranging from 18 to 75 and everyone had an absolute blast. Flamingo Beach in comparison to near by areas (Tamarindo), is perfect for those not wanting a "touristy" vacation spot. We had everything we needed in Flamingo Beach yet felt like the beach was ours! The house and pool area were very clean and accommodating to all age ranges. The younger crowd had a great time enjoying the outdoor bar area while the older crowd had plenty of room to comfortably lounge. Estefania (Cook at Casa Playa Blanca) was essentially our wedding planner and helped us with all the details for our big day. She helped select the rehearsal dinner location at Las Brisas (10 out of 10!), bonfire for the wedding reception and countless other little things that we really never thought of. I can't type enough nice things about Estefania on how she was instrumental on making our wedding so memorable. A real joy to be around. She cooked amazing food for us and was always there to help us with whatever we needed (with a smile on her face). Jean Luc from MarySol catered our reception on the beach (just steps away from the house) and did a beautiful job arranging the food and wedding setup - with excellent presentation. Our guests were still raving about his food weeks after the reception! The wedding arch, flower arrangements, seating and tables were 1st class....all arranged by Jean Luc. Jonas (Adventure Tours) was of great help as well. He arranged zip lining, fishing trips and numerous other transportation aids that were used throughout the trip. He understood that it was difficult to juggle 25 people of various interests and he seemed to always make it fun for everyone and was flexible with last minute changes.

In conclusion, this was a very memorable wedding and it was only possible by all the people mentioned - so helpful, accommodating, and just great people to get to know. I honestly couldn't have pictured for our special day to turn out any better! Thank you Mark for sharing such a beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vacation but felt a little deceived part 1 of 5

  • 3 of 5

Our family chose in 2015, to vacation in Costa Rica. After researching VRBO for a home to rent, we selected The Beach House on Playa Flamingo nine months in advance, based on the glowing, numerous reviews it had.

However when we arrived in May 2016, our family felt a little deceived.

The "16 passenger air-conditioned van with the area's top tour guide will be ready to handle all your needs from the time you step off the plane," was not there. Rather, a 6-7 passenger air-conditioned van was there to pick us up. Our luggage, which was a lot, had to be crammed in the back and seats of the van, but the most incredible driver by the name of Wilmar apologized and made the most of a difficult situation. He gave us a ride that took about 20 minutes off the usual 45-60 minute trip from the airport to The Beach House. Along the way, he acted as our tour guide as he spoke about his lovely country and the countryside we drove through.

Upon arrival at The Beach House, we were met by Christian, the concierge and Erika, the housekeeper.

Before I go any further, let me provide the "positives" about The Beach House Flamingo:

* The owner response to all E-mails were prompt

* The house is in a great location, just across a narrow street to the beach

* The beach was quiet, clean and almost deserted the week we were there

* The sunsets were beautiful and different every day we were there

* The sound of the crashing waves lulled us to sleep and were relaxing to listen to, but my daughters reported a slight undertow as they splashed through them

* The upper deck/balcony of the house was nice a nice place to relax and watch those incredible sunsets and "people watch" on occasion when people would stroll by

* The hammock on the balcony was comfortable and used frequently

* The outside shower was necessary and good for getting all the sand off bodies and feet before going in the pool or house

* The pool was bathwater warm, always clean and a delight to swim/splash in

* Ekika (housekeeper), Yvonne (chef) and Jose (night guard) were wonderful to meet and interact with. They only spoke Spanish, but one of us spoke a little Spanish, so our needs were met. They were all eager to please and Erika's laugh was wonderful to hear.

Continued on part 2....

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect setting for a great family trip

  • 5 of 5

This home couldn't have been more perfect! We had our children and grandchildren - our son, daughter-in-law and their three small children; our daughter and son-in-law; and our single adult son - all converged on this property for some great family time. The layout of the house gave all of us privacy as well as time together. We loved the tiki hut for early coffee and breakfast as people leisurely approached the day. Playa Flamingo is a beautiful mile wide beach and right across the street. And having Coco Locos nearby was perfect for all the times we just didn't want to cook. Lydia, Erika, Jose and Luce couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. One evening we asked Yvonne fix a Costa Rican dinner which was outstanding and gave us leftovers for a couple more meals! Christian was a great concierge and driver! Jose can build an awesome bonfire. And Ericka - she's just a delight to be around. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you guys had a great time. I hope to see you guys soon.
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5

Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough great things about our stay at Beach House Flamingo. The house was ideal for our two families. We all had plenty of space and it worked great for our situation. Lydia, the owner, was awesome! She was so helpful in the planning of our trip, responding right away to any email questions we had. She was at the house to greet us when we arrived. Erika and Liz took great care of us and it was so comforting to have Jose at the house every night. Yvonne, the chef, was just great. She was so kind to the kids and we loved practicing our Spanish with her. The location was perfect…only steps to the beach, which was a perfect beach for our little kids. There was beautiful sand and the waves were great for them to enjoy the ocean. They also did plenty of sand crab hunting at night! Also, the pool was ideal, sunny in the morning, shaded in the afternoons..the kids were in it non-stop! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a family of monkeys showed up in the tree next door! We watch them from the deck of the house. It was a perfect vacation! We will be back! Thanks again, Lydia!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you guys had a great time. I hope to see you guys soon.
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

After 2 other trips to Costa Rica in the past 10 years, my husband and I knew the Guanacaste Region would be the ideal place to plan a 40th birthday family get away for our brother.

We started booking this trip 6 months before going and looked forward to it every day until it finally came. During the planning process, the owner was great to work with, very responsive and patient with all of my planning questions and needs. We were a group of 3 grandparents in their 70s, 4 30/40 somethings and 4 children ages 8, 8, 9 and 10.

We knew it would be great but we were not prepared for as great of a trip and as perfect of a situation Beach House Flamingo would be for us. Upon arrival the owner and concierge, Christian, arrange for our family and all of our luggage to be picked up promptly at the airport is a big, comfortable van that fit all of us. Since we arrived in Liberia 1t 7am it was too early to check into the house but they were gracious enough to let us drop our stuff there and took us to breakfast in the town. Once we were filled with a delicious meal we headed back to the house where we were gleefully greeted by the very sweet housekeeper (erika) working hard to make the house in perfect shape for us.

The house is just across a small road that runs up and down the pristine beach. the beach has silky soft white sand and not a rock or piece of seaweed to be found. Mostly there are small rolling waves just big enough for the kids to safely body surf but easily avoided by just swimming past them and letting you float carelessly in the 85 degree blue water. perfection.

The house has an upstairs with kitchen, living area, huge deck with views and hammock as well as 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. the downstairs (which is accessed separately than the upstairs) has a second tv/living area with l-shaped couch and desk/work area, 2 king bed rooms which share a large bathroom with huge walk in tile shower as well as a 3rd bedroom with a queen bed and private bathroom. the outside has a huge pool and spa area with a full outdoor tiki bar kitchen where our chef worked tirelessly to make us delicious local cuisine morning noon and night (meaning she never needed to come into the house to cook). There is also a back yard area where monkeys visited us in the morning and iguanas played all day.

Most days went something like this....wake up to perfect weather and exotic birds chirping at the window and fresh ocean air. (continued in next review)...

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you guys had a great time. I hope to see you guys soon.
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Really wonderful vacation at Beach House Flamingo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Beach House Flamingo. We were there for two weeks with 6 other friends - and had a wonderful time. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us. The weather was perfect, Yvonne (the chef) was just fantastic, and Erika took great care of us, any issues and (unexpectedly) all of our laundry. The location is phenomenal; we got up early every morning for a walk on the beach -(right across the street from the house) and later in the day we spent time either in the ocean or in the pool. My wife and I were/are interested in learning Spanish, so we went to CPI every morning (about 1 KM from the house) while the others did different things. It was one of the most relaxing and peaceful and fun filled and tasty vacations we have ever had. We are already planning to return in 2017. Yvonne's cooking was great and we enjoyed shopping with her and practicing our Spanish. Just a great vacation that we are all still talking about.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Beach
8 Metres
Flamingo Beach
Car: not necessary

Casa Playa Blanca is located on the center of Flamingo Beach and is 1/2 mile easy walk from the town of Flamingo. You can easily stroll along the shore to have breakfast, lunch or dinner or take a two minute drive along the quiet beach road to get your groceries, do your banking, nightlife, or boating excursion. Once in Flamingo, the road is paved and is your gateway to all other Guanacaste adventures. The little 'local' beach town of Brasilito is 5km away with more nice restaurants and is a real 'Tico' village. Tamarindo is 20-30 minutes away and is a busy surf town with lots of shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife. From the beach, it's a 1 hour drive to the cities of Liberia or Santa Cruz, 1 1/2 hours to Rincon de la Viejo volcano with waterslides, hot mud baths, thermal springs and much more, 2-2 1/2 hours to the Rainforest and 3 1/2 hours to Arenal Volcano. We have very reliable guides we can recommend at your request.

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Rates & Availability

Playa Flamingo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May (Mid Season)
May 1 2016 - May 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Green Season (Fishing Season)
May 30 2016 - Aug 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
 
Low Season (Fishing Season)
Aug 30 2016 - Oct 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
$6,950
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 23 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Green season(fishing season)
May 30 2017 - Aug 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
 
Low season(fishing season)
Aug 30 2017 - Oct 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
$6,950
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
New Years
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit is non-refundable. Deposit can be used to book future dates.

Rates listed are for 10 persons
Each additional person above 10 guests will be an extra $95 per person per week(maximum occupancy is 14 guests)

TAX IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs master - 1 king , Has Bathroom
    Upstairs Guest - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bath next to it
    Downstairs 1 - 1 king , Shares large bathroom
    Downstairs 2 - 1 king , Shares large bathroom
    Downstairs 3 - 1 queen , Has it's own bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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