|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This breathtaking beach front estate is truly one-of-a kind. Casa Playa Bonita or 'home on the pretty beach' was given its name by our two sons. It is the only home directly on Flamingo Beach to sleep 14 people. This newly completed luxury home is 5,500 square feet. It has 5 bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom, making this home a perfect place for entertaining and accommodating multiple families. Each suite has a view of the beach and opens to the outdoor courtyard area and pool. The outdoor courtyard is made up of a large tiled area for lounging and a pool that accommodates all ages and activities. The shallow shelf pool is perfect for floating and sunning in the water or for little ones to play. The main pool is great for swimming laps, water aerobics, or just playing around. The enormous Jacuzzi has lots of seating including lounge seats for the ultimate foot or neck massage as you overlook the beach.
Casa Playa Bonita consists of 2 wings. The main wing is made up of 2 bedroom suites (each with a king bed and one with an additional pull-out sofa), a gourmet kitchen, living room/dining room, private bathroom, maid's quarters, laundry facility with 2 washers and dryers, an outdoor grilling area and poolside bathroom. The second wing consists of 3 bedroom suites (1 queen bed, 1 queen with sleeper sofa and 2 twin beds). One of the queen bedrooms and the twin bedroom have an optional adjoining feature to provide flexibility for families with children.
If you don’t want to venture too far from the property, our home will provide you with the ultimate place to rest and relax in the lap of luxury. The home is constructed with custom finishes and furnishings and incorporates the beautiful wood and stone of Costa Rica with elegant style and design.
Additionally, we are extremely fortunate to have an amazing couple who work to take care of our home. Herman and Blanca are a married couple that tend to the home. They speak only Spanish but Blanca has been working on her English skills and we seem to understand each other pretty well without a translator. Herman and Blanca come daily and will see to every detail of making your stay relaxing, comfortable, and carefree. Our property manager, Yoko, speaks both English and Spanish. She will meet you at the house upon your arrival and will work with you to arrange tours and excursions should you decide to venture out. She is very experienced in the tourism industry and makes great recommendations for families and friends.
Our home is nestled in a beautiful setting of trees where Howler monkeys come to play. We often see families of them in the trees as we play in the pool. Our children eat mangoes from the trees and pull fresh limes as needed when we make fresh ceviche or guacamole. We have a one 2 man sea kayak and two single man sea kayaks as well as boogie boards that add to the adventure. We delight in the ability to rest and refresh ourselves in our beautiful Costa Rican home. We know you'll love it, too!!
We offer free long distance through a Vonage line that allows you to call the US for free. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): Two of the suites and the main house are all on one level. There are 3 shallow steps going from the main entrance to that level.
We had such a fantastic time at your home! I think you have thought of everything. We have rented many homes through VRBO when we have traveled in the US and out of the country. Yours has been by far the best we have rented!
We loved Costa Rica…the location, the people, the beauty of it all. The set up of the house couldn't be better….everything is so well appointed and having Blanca and Herman there was wonderful. I don't think we could have done it all without Yoko's help! She is a treasure! We especially loved our sailing/snorkeling trip with Panache and we could not have lived without our trips to Coco Loco! Your suggestions were spot on! We loved the beach area and made well use of your boogie boards! We were there for 2 weeks…the first week with adults and the second week with our children and grandchildren. Although we enjoyed our trips away from the house, by far our favorite times were poolside and beachfront with our family and friends. It is a unique property. We felt like we were staying in a 5 star hotel by ourselves!!
We traveled to Costa Rica for a special family celebration and the nine of us could not have found a better place to stay. I have read all the other reviews and not one is an exaggeration. Casa Playa Bonita was perfect for our three families with ages ranging from 7 to 72. The beach is one of the most pristine I have ever seen and can be accessed by a short, easy 2 minute walk. It's also an easy stroll down the beach to near-by eateries and the small village center. The house itself is beautiful, perfectly maintained and comfortable, with special touches like a cupboard stocked with family appropriate games, television, vonage telephone for calls back to the US, a perfectly equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and a kid friendly pool.
My daughter-in-law found the house online and made all the arrangements. Lisa, the owner, and Yoko, the agent helped with transportation, tours, outings and anything that we needed, giving us excellent advice about the various options and making the arrangements easy. was easy. Questions could be emailed to Yoko, both before the trip and during, and the response was always quick and very helpful.
I was sorry that Spanish is not one of the languages I speak because I so wanted to talk to Blanca and Herman. But language was not actually necessary because they took care of every need, knowing from experience what was needed. They cooked for us several nights and the meals were delicious.
This was the perfect house for our family and it was definitely the best part of our vacation. We were happy we had not planned too many outings because being at the house/beach was the best part of the trip!! Do I recommend this property. Yes! Definitely!
This is the perfect place for a family vacation! The house is located at the end of the beach, so it doesn't get very crowded, even during the Christmas/New Year week when all of San Jose goes to the beaches. The house is a few steps from the beach, and the biggest decision we had to make each day was whether to spend time in the ocean or in the pool!
We are a family of 11 and with 5 independent bedrooms plus the common living/dining area, there was plenty of space for autonomy and family time. The house has Apple TV, plenty of games, paddle boards and kayaks, and just down the beach is CocoLoco, which became a favorite home away from home. The hamburgers were a hit with the kids.
Blanca and Herman are great people and were there to help with whatever was needed. We hired a cook for one night, which was spectacular, but I must say that Blanca's cooking was also fabulous. We had her cook 3 times for us.
Some of us took a fishing trip, diving trip, went ziplining and did a sunset cruise. But most of the time we spent at the house because it was so comfortable and relaxing. We sat around planning our next visit back! Snorkeling in the water right in front of the house became a favorite activity.
Lisa (owner) was very responsive and helpful in setting up the trip. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay on the beach!
My family of 4 travels really well with 3 other families/amazing friends of ours. This was our 2nd annual Spring Break shared Vacation. There is no way I will be able to say enough about what an incredible time we all had at Casa Playa Bonita.
Where do I start? Lisa is so prompt and pleasant and made planning our trip a breeze. She and Yoko answered all of our questions immediately. Yoko will book your transportation and any day trips, she will make reservations for dinner, she is available to answer any questions at any time before and during your stay. When I called, she picked up. We were taken care of. Herman and Blanca were a dynamic duo for sure. Blanca is one stealth woman! She was like a ghost. We bought tons of fruit and she would cut it for us every morning and set it out without anyone seeing her. Any time we would try and wash a glass or dish she would stop us. She cleaned our rooms every day and I swear I rarely ever saw her! Herman and Blanca have perma-grins and they are wonderful human beings. Make sure you arrange at least one dinner cooked for you. They made us the BEST Tuna we've ever had. Even the non seafood eaters tried it and loved it!
Casa Playa Bonita is a perfectly designed home. 4 families, 14 people and there was plenty of privacy when needed. Best location, gorgeous sunsets, steps to the beach, a quick walk to Coco Loco's. It's like you have your own private resort. Coffee every morning looking out at the ocean, listening to birds and watching dragonflies buzz by was so incredibly relaxing. We rented sea-do's down the beach, kayaked and paddle AND boogie boarded right in front of the house. Fish would swim between our legs and the kids saw a sting ray. There were no vendors bugging you on the beach, it's super mellow and GORGEOUS. White sand and clear water. Yoko set us up with a 4 wheel/canopy tour and everyone had a great time. So much so that the kids decided to go on a 4 wheeling guided tour later in the week to ride again. We swam in the pool for hours and took advantage of the kiddie pool to float because we have no little ones. I want to be floating right now! Read the house book that Lisa will provide front to back. Everything you need is in there. We cooked in the amazing kitchen, went to Angelina's for dinner (tried octopus and LOVED) and there were daily walks to Coco Loco's for a coco loco served in a coconut. YES! I want to write more and I'm being cut off so....JUST GO. We can't wait to return. Pura Vida!!
We spent two glorious weeks at Casa Playa Blanca this winter and found it to be an ideal location. The beach was wonderful and the home comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 8. Everything we could possibly need was readily available.
Our grandson loved the kiddie pool. It was a great place to play and the older kids loved having the use of paddle boards and boogie boards.
Herman and Blanca also added to our stay. They took great care of everyone and everything but were never in the way. We would recommend the pig roast if it is still available. It was delicious and provided leftovers for other meals.
We all agreed it was our best family vacation to date.
My family and friends were able to enjoy the wonderful home in July. We had 5 kids ages 5-12 and 6 adults. It was the vacation of a lifetime. The house was extremely clean and well-kept. Lisa was more than responsive to all of my questions and was a big help in assisting me with planning our vacation. It was great having Blanca and Herman to spoil us. Yoko was a great resource to have during our stay. The kids loved having access to all the movies during their afternoon break. There were so many beautiful places to sit for dinner, lunch, and games.
The house could not have been in a better location. We had our own private beach for 10 days. The kids (and adults) loved boogie boarding, walking the beaches, and taking in the beautiful sunsets. We walked down the beach to nearby restaurants and were very pleased with all of the owners' recommendations.
We travelled to Tamarindo for a day to shop and take surfing lessons. We also went on a canopy tour and catamaran sunset cruise. These were all in the house book we were provided. We referenced this book daily. We used Yellow Fin for all of our excursions. They were also wonderful. Even though there were so many more activities we could have done, we spent most days in the pool or on the beach.
I didn't quite understand the meaning behind "Pura Vida" until I was able to visit Casa Playa Bonita!
We have the most incredible property on Flamingo beach. We are situated at the end of the beach so we have a lot of privacy. Every part of the house looks onto the beach. We are steps away from having our feet in the sand. There is nothing between us and the beach/ocean!!
We offer a full concierge service to our clients. We work with you prior to your trip to arrange airport transfers, car rental, tour activities, chefs, stock-your-fridge, etc. Our concierge will meet you at the house upon your arrival and will be available to you throughout your stay.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, health/beauty spa
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
25% of fee is due when booking as well as a $1000 refundable security deposit.
Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Credit Cards Accepted:
* American Express.
Dates available: The house is available for rentals beginning January 2, 2011!! Book Now!
I require 25% down at the time of reservation along with $1,000 refundable security deposit. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your stay.