|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa was last year completely reconstructed in 2011. A new bed room over the ocean and a big covered terrace had been added(still not on the satellite picture of Google maps.
The house is on a rock, 20m above the ocean and provides incredible sunsets.
The entire property is very private and protected against outside views.
We just added a new bedroom with 2 single beds in the mainhouse which are perfect for younger children because their bed room is Close to the bed room of their parents.
We live in a some extra ordinary properties in Europe and we always where looking for our exaptional place at the pacific.
As it is a long flight time from Europe to Costa Rica only a top of the line property does make sense to us. And we did find it with this villa at Flamingo Beach.
Located directly at the white Flamingo Beach. Private stair down to the beach. Incredible sunsets to be watched from the terrace.
When you are lucky you can watch the wales from the terrace in the bay.
Our group of 9 have stayed at several beach vacation rentals over the years and all agreed that this is the best house we have ever stayed at. The pictures are gorgeous but still don't do the house justice. The view is breathtaking and the outdoor area is the perfect oasis to enjoy it from. The pool is wonderful. The kitchen has all the amenities we needed (even for the baker among us) and has some added luxuries like a dishwasher and ice maker. There is also a washer/dryer available for your use if you need it. The grill outside was great to have. Plenty of space for indoor or outdoor dining and speakers well placed in the house and outdoors. We never felt the need to leave the house except to walk down the stairs to the beautiful beach. The stairs are a hike but totally worth it to have direct access to the beach while being perched on a hill for the gorgeous views. For those who can't do the stairs, there is a road that takes you to the same beach. The beach is lovely with pure white sand. We enjoyed eating at Coco Loco which is right on the beach in easy walking distance. The bedrooms all have comfortable beds with closet space and nice bathrooms. One thing to note: 2 of the bedrooms are in the main house and the others are in smaller buildings connected to the main house. It was fine for our group of adult couples who liked the privacy, but just something to keep in mind if you are traveling with small children that need to be in the same building as an adult (note there is a library with a pull out couch in the main house as well). The owner is great and super responsive and the house keeper and grounds keeper were both great as well. We had absolutely no complaints about this amazing property.
The house is everything the listing says it is. We were overwhelmed by the beautiful view when we walked into the house. Spacious rooms, luxurious bathrooms, well appointed kitchen and plenty of space to relax. We spent many hours lounging in the infinity pool, on the patio and down at the beach. We cooked most of our dinners because we didn't want to leave the view.
Ariel, the property manager, was awesome. He helped us book several excursions. He even helped arrange in-home massages for all 7 of us. It was wonderful!!! We were spoiled by a daily housekeeper. She was a sweetheart and very efficient.
We would recommend this property to anyone travelling to Costa Rica. It has everything you could ask for....and more.
We stayed during Thanksgiving week 2015. The property is outstanding! Our group of 10 was composed of two families of 4, along with the grandparents. We had people ranging in age from 11 to 71. All ages equally loved this property. The bedrooms are quiet and comfortable, and allow for you to "get away" if you need some rest.
Each evening we gathered around the outdoor patio to relax and have a drink, while looking out across the infinity pool into the Pacific Ocean. The daily maid service and gardner made you feel well taken care of. The owner is easy to deal with, and helpful. The house is an ideal set-up for having a private chef, and our favorite was Belly FedBetter.
We would strongly recommend this property, and is perfect for larger groups that want to gather in the common spaces, yet also be able to sneak away to their own casita for relaxation. The stairs allow access to one of the most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica, while there are many steps...everyone navigated them easily and we considered it our "exercise" of the day. We met the owner, and he has put a lot of thought into the design and layout of this gem of Costa Rica!
House was perfect set up for us as our group was couples, no children. House is great, kitchen amazing.
Staff was very helpful and kept house and grounds in pristine condition. Staff speaks very little English so it is helpful if you know a little spanish or have a google app translator.
There is no house phone so it is difficult to make local calls except with your cell phone, which must be international enabled.
AC in all areas including each bedroom, which have separate A/C's.
Outdoor grill could be updated; we grilled out most nights and it was the only disappointment we had with the entire house!
The location is great as it is tucked away and in a secure area. Be sure to get good directions as even the hired car service we had couldn't find it.
You won't regret booking Sunset Villa. Owner was great to deal with and responded quickly each time we reached out to him.
We got exactly what we wanted and expected for a stay. To say it was enjoyable is an understatement.
Our group: Mostly first timers to Costa Rica – eleven people ranging from 5 months to 65 years old
Transportation: Prior to departure, the owner emailed us turn by turn directions which were invaluable. Our group arrived in two rented cars, one using the directions and the other a GPS. The car using the directions had no problem, the other got lost and even locals couldn’t help out since the villa is really tucked away.
Villa: Very spacious and well maintained. Great for multiple families and kids of all ages although there isn’t a lot of outdoor ‘running around’ space. Perched on the cliff, it offered amazing views of the ocean and sunset. If steps are a problem for you, not the best option. The staff speak very little English so it helps to know a little Spanish. They are very friendly though! There’s multiple Wi-Fi routers set-up throughout so no issues accessing internet. The infinity pool is small but great to lounge in/around.
Beach: The stairway to the beach is long (75+ steps) but in immaculate condition. The beach itself is fantastic – nice fine sand, some shaded areas and clear water. Waves ranged from large to quite small depending on the tide and winds. Some large rocks but easily avoided.
Dining: If you have a larger group, I highly recommend getting a private chef for at least some of your days there. We booked Chef Frank from “Belly Fedbetter.” The food far exceeded expectations, amazing authentic Costa Rican and Frank was an absolute pleasure to have around. The meals were even better than the times we went out to restaurants. Speaking of which, in the immediate area there are not a lot. Mostly only Hotel restaurants of varying quality.
Area: There’s a small ‘convenience store’ and pizza place/bar about a 5 minute walk away. You can rent essentials for water sports (kayaks, boogie boards, etc.) just off the beach. Not much for night life either but the area is more 55+ after all. Tour operators are set up close by as well. For groceries and decent shopping it’s best to rent a car or cab.
5 Adult couples rented Sunset Villa for 10 days. Great house for us. Our first visit to Costa Rica, and loved it. Weather great.
House keeper and house man very kind, helpful and gracious.
We had a minor maintainance issue that was addressed in a timely fashion. Only issue is owner did not give us adequate directions to the location...driver lost and we circled Flamingo for 2 hours trying to find the house.--locals do not know this house, no street address and no signage on the road.
Long walk back up from the beach.
Would recommend to owner that he add a guest book for suggestions on local info.
Bank transfer, 30% deposite, 70% 2 weeks before arrival