|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.
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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.
Our trip was delayed two days because of weather and the owner, Raphael picked us up at the airport himself after having to cancel his driver so many times because of flight rescheduling. After showing us the area he helped us get settled in and showed us the unit. It is quite spacious with fantastic views from both the front and backside of the condo. The front looked out over Potrero Bay which offered just as spectacular views of a full moon rising over the bay, as Flamingo beach did offering the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, which we did quite a bit of. It had spacious bathrooms and huge bedrooms with comfortable beds. We were quite satisfied with the unit itself. The only reason I don't give it a five star is the washer and dryers downstairs that everyone uses were dated and only one of the three washers would spin your clothes. ( No fault of the owner). Food is high at all restaurants as well as grocery stores, but the places we ate, the food was very good. The Shack in Potrero, Tikis in Brasilito, Loco Coco in Flamingo just to name a few, all very good food. It is a beautiful area with friendly local Ticos that are glad to help all they can. I would definitely go again and would not hesitate staying in this unit again. Go and enjoy.
Beautiful well maintained condo with comfortable beds in the perfect location. Can't wait for our next trip. Owners are wonderful people and had our beer on ice as we requested, when we arrived. I have and will continue recommending this to family and friends. Suggest Marie's for breakfast, then a massage on the beach, back to the condo for a dip in one of the cooled pools to start your perfect day. We enjoyed ourselves greatly and the condo and owners couldn't have been better. ENJOY!
We recently returned from a one-week stay at this unit. The hospitable owners were there to greet us on arrival (and departure) and show us around the space. The condo was an overall good place to base our family although we now wish we had rented a vehicle as there is not much use of taxis in Playa Flamingo and some seemingly close places are long walks in the heat of daytime.
However, the key thing we wanted to share in this review was a significant lapse in communication as the building ran out of water out first day and we received no details of what was going to solve the problem from the owners when we communicated the situation to them. If you travel here, you should be prepared for occasional water and power outages throughout the week. Perhaps this was the busiest week of the year and others will not experience it, but there was no backup water in the condo when we arrived/water went out. We had no water for 12 hours-and It was a holiday with many stores and restaurants closed. We left the condo with filled bottles of water for this purpose and hopefully the owners consider this for future guests as it was a very stressful way to start our trip.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
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.