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Spectacular Penthouse View of Flamingo Beach and Potrero Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,490 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 very comfortably

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.

More Details

Owner
Raphael
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This Playa Flamingo condo was perfect for our family vacation. The hilltop perch offers great views of the bay from the living area and bedrooms. The apartment is more spacious than the pictures suggest and there are two pools in the complex that we loved to use in between our visits to area beaches. I would strongly urge renters to get a car while here. We used a van service to get our large family and luggage in from the airport and then rented from a local rental agency (pls read up on Costa Rican rental rules, mandatory deposit, insurance, etc.). Many great dining options around Flamingo and surrounding beach towns for every budget as well as small grocery markets. Some beach and pool toys, chairs, bags, snorkel equipment are provided in the apartment and the kitchen is spacious and decently equipped. The beds are very comfortable and the shower water pressure is good. Tap water tastes amazing and is completely safe to drink. Our family felt right at home (aged five months to older retiree) during our three week stay and can recommend this as a suitable rental for most ages. Had an issue with the AC one day and Rafael had a repair technician there within hours. We enjoyed in room and poolside massages from Costa Rica Wet and Wild as well as other area tours from different agencies and eco adventures (even my older mother-in-law!). The wi-fi is a good speed and we ran most content on our devices (including an Apple TV we brought with us) with ease. Some buffering required for HD content but VOP calls worked well. One final note is to suggest avoiding the hilly mountain "road" in from Liberia if driving yourself from the airport and take the paved route that your GPS will claim is 7min longer. The hilly back way, past the zip line canopy tour location, is best tackled with a 4x4 and not during rainy season.
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Brasilito Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1490 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom has a glass enclosed shower and jetted tub. Guest bathroom has a glass enclosed shower. Both bathrooms have large vanities with mirrored wall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Both bedrooms are very large with magnificent views of the ocean and are air conditioned There's a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and ample closet space in the guest room. Two sets of linen are provide for each bed. More upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach towels, beach chairs and coolers are provided for your comfort. An automobile, as well as transfers to and from the airport, are available for an additional fee.

Reviews

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Spectacular Penthouse View of Flamingo Beach and Potrero Bay
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
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Be careful!

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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Lovely condo with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Value! Comfortable and Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect condo for our tripf

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport, Guanacaste
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Monkey Bar at the Flamingo Marina Resort
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Angelina's, Marie's, Flamingo Pizza
Nearest Beach
35 Metres
Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Brasilito Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Mothers Day 2018
May 7 2018 - May 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Fathers Day 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Jun 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Christmas/NY 2019
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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Monthly and long term rental rates available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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