|Space||1,490 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
An impeccably maintained penthouse condo overlooking beautiful Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach; enjoy the panoramic views from the wrap around balcony while enjoying a cocktail or grilling your favorite fish. Every room boasts a magnificent view of Potrero Bay and the Pacific Ocean. On site is a well equipped fitness room, two swimming pools, and laundry room. It is situated in the heart of Flamingo and within short walking distance to the marina, beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, language school, car rental agencies and stores.
We want to make your stay pleasant and memorable. Let us know what we can do to make it so; whether picking you up at the airport, helping you find the best car rental, or stocking the refrigerator ahead of your arrival we are here to make sure this is your best vacation ever.
Overall the unit is good and location is fine. But be prepared that the DAMAGE DEPOSIT, which you pay renting the apartment, most likely WON'T BE REFUNDED. We had read a lot of good reviews before renting, but didnt pay attention, many of them were old (2011, 2012 years). Now it is 2017 and the equipment seems to be quite old and worn out. The microwave stopped working on the 3rd day (the door locked after it finished and we couldnt get the food out). We immediately informed the owner, but he didnt bother himself to resolve this problem, moreover proposed us to take it to the service center of Liberia! We stayed without microvawe for 7 days more. When our vacation finished, I tried to contact the owner regarding damage deposit, but he didnt reply for 5 days!! When I called him on the phone, he yelled saying he is a very busy man to respond my emails. He bought himself a new microwave (ridiculously expensive!) at our expenses without any proof of our fault or even notification.
There are a lot of things in the apartment that are likely to break during your stay (for example the toilets, that didnt flush and my husband had to fix them almost after each use). Who knows what it will be next, the air conditioner, dishwasher, fridge or the balcony door, which by the way didnt lock at all. REMEMBER IF something breaks during your stay even without your fault, HE WILL REPLACE IT AT YOUR EXPENCES, and do not expect any explanations or notifications.
BE PREPARED to clean all the apartment after your stay, otherwise YOU WILL BE CHARGED EXTRA FEE for cleaning (though there is no such fee in the rental agreement).The owner loves his apartment so much, that doesnt care that you are on vacation. You are there to clean it :)
Finally, forget about using facilities of the hotel on Flamingo Beach (as you might read in comments). No longer available.
The property was just as advertised, would recommend to anyone. The area is a great place to relax, beautiful beaches and great places to eat. We felt very safe and secure in the town. We will be returning next season.
My friend and I stayed at this condo for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. The condo is as described - well furnished with good quality cutlery, pots & pans and linen and appliances. The view from the balcony is beautiful and depending on the time of year, also affords excellent sunrise-taking picture opportunities. It is only a five minute walk from Flamingo Beach which is clean, not crowded and makes for a nice, long walk along the beach itself. The water is clear and when the tide is in, you can do a bit of surfing if that's your thing. The weather was excellent and there was a very strong wind during the time we were there which made sitting out on the balcony very pleasurable. Good places to eat are the Monkey Bar across the street, Coco Loco on the beach, Angelina's and Marie's restaurant.
The family who owns this condo are just wonderful. We had arranged with Raphael to pick us up from the airport and he and his son were there waiting for us when we arrived. Raphael offered to stop at the supermarket where we could pick up some groceries to get us started and we really appreciated it. Raphael is truly a gentleman and he gave us some helpful hints about the area. We had arranged for him to take us to Puerto Caldera as we were taking a cruise from there and Raphael stopped in at the port the day before to make sure that it was a place where we would be safe (we are two senior ladies). I don't know of too many people who would do that.
The condo is on a hill (which makes for the spectacular view). It's easy to walk down but if you are not in good shape, you may want to rent a car or a golf cart to get you back up the hill. There is a grocery store at the foot of the hill where you can get beer, wine, and basic groceries - bread, butter, milk, eggs, etc. There isn't much of a town but that in itself makes it a very peaceful place, other than the vehicles going by the building. There are a few places you can make arrangements for tours.
All in all, this was an excellent vacation for us and I would stay here again if the opportunity presented itself.
First off, I have to thank Raphael & his family for cleaning the place themselves on a Sunday morning so we could check in early, rather than at the usual 4:00pm check-in. After the long flight, that was great! They were very friendly and helpful with any of our questions Re: restaurants, etc. Also sent us e-mails about upcoming local entertainment! The place itself was great - very large bedrooms, large kitchen & living area and very large balcony. Very spacious & modern and clean. Beds large & comfortable, lots of storage space, 2 bathrooms were good to have. Air conditioners worked well except when the living room one conked out but Raphael had a AC repairman there the next day. We normally didn't use the living room one anyway & just let the air-flow from the open balcony to the open front door to create a comfortable living area. We did after all come for the warm weather! We did set the A/C in our bedroom to 25 to 27 at night (depended on who set the control, me or my hot blooded wife). Turned off when we went anywhere since it cooled off pretty quick when we turned back on when we got back. There was also a lot of extra things they had on hand that were available for use. A large cooler, boogie boards, pool noodles, beach bags, beach umbrella, pool squirt guns for the kids, and lots of large, very good beach towels. The kitchen had lots of plates, bowls, dishes, etc. with enough cooking pots & frying pans. Also a whole china cabinet of wine glasses, glasses & additional plates, etc. Pots & pans not top quality but why would you for a rental unit? Plenty good enough for us. Large fridge with ice maker was well used by us as was blender & dish washer. Condiment & some spices were good to have in the cupboard as well. Great view from the balcony! Having each bedroom having views and access through sliding doors was also a big plus. Parking was never a problem. Only small problem we had was with the BBQ. We could only get 2 of the 4 burners to work so only used the once. Two swimming pools were very good but the larger one was, as expected, busier, but I think some didn't know about 2nd pool so we often had it to ourselves. The 2 beaches are close by & several good restaurants as well. Overall, this was a great place to stay - and highly recommended - great view, large size, well equipped, helpful owner!
Raphael and his wife were there to greet us when we arrived at the condo. They gave us a "tour" and were very welcoming and friendly. The condo is almost like the pictures - well, the layout and view are exactly as pictured, but the bedding is different and there was no coffee table in the living area. The condo was clean, comfortable and in a great location. We cooked in several nights and had all of the utensils, etc we needed. There is a small store at the bottom of the hill and it is 1/4 mile walk to the beach (Flamingo Beach is awesome for waves and sunsets - also try the Coco Loco restaurant on the beach, really good food). We did the Lazy Lizard snorkeling/sunset cruise and that was fantastic. While we didn't see much snorkeling, we loved the experience. The larger grocery stores (we recommend Auto Mercado and Mega Super) are on the way to Tamarindo and are about 30 mins away. The pool at the complex is awesome with a wonderful view of the beach.
A couple of things to note: the view is of the marina and not Flamingo Beach. It is a sunrise view. It is spectacular, but there is a small road that runs beside the condo, and this is relatively well traveled by trucks and cars (they are doing construction of the hill). It didn't bother us, but we did notice it.
Overall, a GREAT value!
Rafael was a perfect host, he called us several times before we arrived to make sure our arrival was flawless. The condo had everything we needed and the views from the balcony were breath taking. We spent early mornings watching the sunrise and enjoying the peaceful views. While not everything is within "easy" walking distance everything was close by with some great restaurants and shops and we enjoyed the Monkey Bar across the street. It was perfect to have access to a grill and we took advantage of it to cook our tuna we caught deep sea fishing! I would recommend this condo to anyone looking to spend some time in Flamingo. Rafael was super easy to work with and very accomadating.
The condo is ideally located in the center of Flamingo within easy walking distance to the marina, language school, Flamingo Beach, and many of the finest restaurants in Flamingo. A small grocery store, car rental office and pizza place are at the corner. The famous Monkey Bar is accross the street at the Flamingo Marina Resort. The Flamingo Beach Resort is within one and one half block. The Conchal and Hacienda Pinillas golf courses are a mere 10 minutes away by auto. The town of Brasilito 5 km. away on the main road offers additional restaurants, grocery stores and souveniers.
Flamingo is serviced by two major banks, the Banco de Costa Rica and Banco Nacional where you can conduct all financial trasactions, and of course ATM's are available for your convenience.
In addition to Playa Flamingo the area boasts some of the best beaches on the Pacific coast. Beaches such as Conchal, Playa Grande, Playa Danta, Sugar Loaf and many others are close-by.
No trip to Flamingo is complete without a day or half-day of deep sea fishing. There is a sports fishing fleet anchored in the bay of over 30 vessels that will take you to the best spots for yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, sailfish or marlin. A sunset sail can cap-off a perfect Flamngo day.
The Baulas National Park, a sanctuary for the leather-back sea turtle is 20 minutes away and merits a visit when the turtles are laying their eggs and the hatchlings are making their way to the water.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m.
A cleaning fee of $30 is charged on all rentals.
Please note that a refundable damage deposit of $300 or 10% of the rental amount whichever is higher is required on all rentals. The deposit is refunded within 14 days of the check out date directly by Homeaway.
On rentals longer than 15 days the tenant shall be responsible for the electric energy consumption.
Monthly and long term rental rates available upon request.