Front Row Center!!! ON Flamingo Beach: 5Br, Private Pool, Tiki Bar

Front Row Center!!! ON Flamingo Beach: 5Br, Private Pool, Tiki Bar

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2014
5BR 4 BA(Sleeps 10+)Prvt Flamingo Beachfront Home - Poolside TikiBar/Kitchen

The Beach House on Playa Flamingo is a beachfront home centered on the most prestigious, pristine, white sand beach on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, easily accommodates 10 people plus. Please Read Our Reviews!

Being on the center of this beach gives our unique location an unparalleled access to Flamingo Beach and view of the islands and year round sunsets. You also have the convenience of walking down the beach to Flamingo Village. Wake up to the gentle sound of surf, sit on the deck and pour yourself a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee and watch the kids play on the beach or in the pool. Although many rentals in the area claim to be on or in Playa Flamingo, most are not. There is only ONE Flamingo Beach and we are on the center of it!

Our housekeeper is also an incredible cook and is included with the rental. Her own menu at the house includes everything from a variety of local Costa Rican

dishes and North American favorites to different ways of grilling the fish you caught that day on our BBQ. She’s also happy to teach you how to make fresh

homemade tortillas! All you pay for are the groceries and a tip at the end of your stay.

And… if that’s not enough, the “Toes in the sand” dining of Coco Loco is right there with menu and ambiance second only to us.

At The Beach House, your week will be smothered with good food.

Enjoy being beachfront on Flamingo Beach with a private swimming pool and tropical outdoor pool bar/kitchen, TV and barbeque. Take advantage of our Wireless internet and free international phone calls as you enjoy your favorite snacks, meals, drinks and major sporting events poolside. Or leave the world behind. With the beach only a few steps away, you can enjoy your cold drink on the warm sand. You're close enough to go back for a refill!

We have retained Costa Rica's 'Pura Vida' (pure life) ambiance upstairs with a variety of native hardwoods. Downstairs is a spacious living area with entertainment center, a suite and two ocean view bedrooms, a large guest bathroom and shower, Teak ceiling, an office area with a desk, computer, ipod dock and broadband wireless internet set up. A laundry room with two washers and dryers is set apart from the house with the outside pool bathroom.

The rest of the property includes a back yard area surrounded by a tropical forest great for viewing a variety of Costa Rican wildlife such as Howler Monkeys and many species of tropical birds, flora and fauna.

Our night watchman assures you of a good night sleep. Seeing as this is a

somewhat boring position in our neighborhood and Flamingo has its own security

force, he doubles as a turtle watchman and upon request, will wake you up if

they come to nest in front of the Beach House.

His specialty however is building bon fires. Any night that you prefer, just say

“Fugata” and grab your marshmallows, he’ll get a good one going. He is also our

evening coconut picker, maintenance man and cleans the pool/grounds before he leaves in the morning.

Flamingo also boasts the area’s largest sport fishing, sailing, diving and water sports fleet with near-by surfing for all your ocean enjoyment. At the Beach House, we can help you arrange everything from transportation, all tours and activities to personal massages at the house. A 16 passenger air-conditioned van with the area’s top guide will be ready to handle all of your needs from the time you step off of the plane.

We only rent to one group at a time. You will always have the entire property to yourself. Flamingo Beach Village is within walking distance where you will find restaurants, groceries, salon, disco, casino, pharmacy and Ocean activities.

We are owner managed, available locally and dedicated to making your Costa Rica vacation relaxing, comfortable and memorable.

Pura Vida!

The Beach House, Playa Flamingo

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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Sometimes when you pick up your anchor and go searching, you score. That's what happened to me. I sailed solo into Flamingo in 1989, started a charter business and ended up with a beautiful family and an incredible beach house. The last 20+ years have been unbelievably good. When life's this good , you want to share a little of it. Sharing our house and our experience in the area is a good start.

Pura Vida and Enjoy,

Mark

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Mark for enabling our family to spend an enjoyable week on THE BEACH in delightful Costa Rica. Evans & Carla continued to provide delicious meals. Like all of the locals we met, they were always pleasant, happy and anxious to please. Thanks also to Jonas for arranging some exciting excursions for us. Our 5 yr old granddaughter will be talking about the Monkey's, baby Crocodile and Iguana's we saw at the river for years to come.





P.S. We highly recommend the Black Stalion Café and Saloon in Tamarindo. The day of horseback riding, ziplining and BBQ dinner was great. Owner/Host, Alex is a great character. Dining with him was like being at a neighborhood party.
Jul 2013
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Burbank, SD
5

Perfect Wedding!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our objective was to have a beautiful yet peaceful and relaxing destination wedding. After the hours of research on internet and numerous phone calls to those abroad, we finally took a "chance" at the Flamingo Beach Casa Playa Blanca. It could not have went any better, 10 out of 10!!! We had a wedding party of 25 with ages ranging from 18 to 75 and everyone had an absolute blast. Flamingo Beach in comparison to near by areas (Tamarindo), is perfect for those not wanting a "touristy" vacation spot. We had everything we needed in Flamingo Beach yet felt like the beach was ours! The house and pool area were very clean and accommodating to all age ranges. The younger crowd had a great time enjoying the outdoor bar area while the older crowd had plenty of room to comfortably lounge. Estefania (Cook at Casa Playa Blanca) was essentially our wedding planner and helped us with all the details for our big day. She helped select the rehearsal dinner location at Las Brisas (10 out of 10!), bonfire for the wedding reception and countless other little things that we really never thought of. I can't type enough nice things about Estefania on how she was instrumental on making our wedding so memorable. A real joy to be around. She cooked amazing food for us and was always there to help us with whatever we needed (with a smile on her face). Jean Luc from MarySol catered our reception on the beach (just steps away from the house) and did a beautiful job arranging the food and wedding setup - with excellent presentation. Our guests were still raving about his food weeks after the reception! The wedding arch, flower arrangements, seating and tables were 1st class....all arranged by Jean Luc. Jonas (Adventure Tours) was of great help as well. He arranged zip lining, fishing trips and numerous other transportation aids that were used throughout the trip. He understood that it was difficult to juggle 25 people of various interests and he seemed to always make it fun for everyone and was flexible with last minute changes.
In conclusion, this was a very memorable wedding and it was only possible by all the people mentioned - so helpful, accommodating, and just great people to get to know. I honestly couldn't have pictured for our special day to turn out any better! Thank you Mark for sharing such a beautiful property!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Baltimore, Maryland
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Playa Blanca – what a perfect location! The prettiest beach around and the best sunsets ever. Having a restaurant (Coco Loco) two doors down was very convenient. Watching the migrating whales from the veranda was an unexpected treat. The staff was all great. Thanks to Carla for her service and for pointing out the iguanas on the pool deck. Thanks to Alvero, especially for the beach bonfire and the Spanish lessons for Shelby and Dylan. Thanks also to Jonas for arranging our ATV tour and for hooking us up with Matteo and the Manta Ray catamaran for the sunset/snorkeling cruise. Everyone should take a cruise on the Manta Ray (we took two!). There are so many things you can do here – hiking, volcanoes, outdoor adventure tours, etc. Or you can choose to just relax and enjoy the beautiful beach and walks around Flamingo. Lastly – Rene. An awesome cook and cooking teacher but so much more. He works exclusively for tips, so one would naturally expect good service, but Rene goes above and beyond expectations at every turn. He is a great ambassador for Costa Rica and this region. He educated us about Costa Rican culture, going so far as to bring different fruits from his home for us to try. His singing and guitar playing were superb. He recommended Ester Perez for massages. She was perfect. He also recommended Vilo, a very personable and wonderful driver, for inexpensive trips to Tamarindo, Rincon de la Vieja, and shopping. We were very lucky to meet Rene, and hope to see him again the next time we come to Casa Playa Blanca in Playa Flamingo.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Baltimore, Maryland
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful two weeks at Casa Playa Blanca – what a perfect location! The prettiest beach around and the best sunsets ever. Having a restaurant (Coco Loco) two doors down was very convenient. Watching the migrating whales from the veranda was an unexpected treat.

The staff was all great. Thanks to Carla for her service and for pointing out the iguanas on the pool deck. Thanks to Alvero, especially for the beach bonfire and the Spanish lessons for Shelby and Dylan. Thanks also to Jonas for arranging our ATV tour and for hooking us up with Matteo and the Manta Ray catamaran for the sunset/snorkeling cruise. Everyone should take a cruise on the Manta Ray (we took two!). There are so many things you can do here – hiking, volcanoes, outdoor adventure tours, etc. Or you can choose to just relax and enjoy the beautiful beach and walks around Flamingo.

Lastly – Rene. An awesome cook and cooking teacher but so much more. He works exclusively for tips, so one would naturally expect good service, but Rene goes above and beyond expectations at every turn. He is a great ambassador for Costa Rica and this region. He educated us about Costa Rican culture, going so far as to bring different fruits from his home for us to try. His singing and guitar playing were superb. He recommended Ester Perez for massages. She was perfect. He also recommended Vilo, a very personable and wonderful driver, for inexpensive trips to Tamarindo, Rincon de la Vieja, and shopping. We were very lucky to meet Rene, and hope to see him again the next time we come to Casa Playa Blanca in Playa Flamingo.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: John, We're very pleased that you had a couple of great weeks and that we may see you again. Thanks for treating the staff so well, I know they'll be happy to see you again as well. Stay warm.
Pura Vida,
Mark
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Montana
5

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Girls trip could not have been better. Days on the beach, amazing views, plenty of space to each have a comfortable place to sleep and/or nap. I can't tell you how perfect this house was. The staff on hand was the best ever, Evans created gourmet meals every day and arranged our transportation, as well as a massage therapist at the house. He was always right on with recommendations for anything we wanted to do. Wish we could have stayed longer, no one was ready to leave after a week. Plan on coming back again soon. Surfing, horsebackriding, sailing. It was amazing.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: I'm so glad the girls had a good time! The crew sure gave you a big thumbs up and they will be happy to hear that they might get to spend time with you all again. We'll do our best to keep the sun out and waiting for you and keep the drinks flowing too.
Pura Vida
Mark
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Orlando, Florida
5

Great birthday celebration week at the Beach house

  • 5 of 5
Just back from beautiful Costa Rica and a wonderful stay at the Beach house. 10 adults traveled from Florida to celebrate milestone birthdays. We chose Costa Rica and the beach house to be our home away from home and we were not disappointed. Having never rented a VRBO before we were anxious to see the house and see if it "lived" up to its description....and boy did it ever. A perfect combination of sandy beaches and a beautiful pool with an outside tiki bar got our attention. The upstairs and downstairs bedrooms were all comfortable with nice bedding and furnishings along with well stocked indoor and outside kitchens for cooking. Cooking was not on our "to do" list so we let Evans spoil us by doing all the cooking and clean-up while we were there. We planned our meals, made a grocery list and let him do the rest. Let Evans showcase his bartending talents you won't be disappointed.On our birthday celebration night, there was a huge storm, we lost power for about 6 hours but never fear, Evans and Alvero (the night watchman) had it covered, we dined by candlelight, taught them the game of quarters and danced to the mariachi band that came to play for our birthday celebration as recommended by Evans. The daily staff of Carla and Elias kept the house and pool clean, gathered coconuts for our enjoyment and brought us bananas to feed the iguanas that came to visit on the pool deck. The bon fire on the beach was wonderful against the sunset, a perfect close to our evening. We did our airport pickup and departure with Jonas and all of our excursions, he is the best. Full of knowledge about his country and proud to share it with us, he made our adventures more enjoyable. This is the only beach house that is actually on the beach in Flamingo and that made it great for us, not a lot of people around to share the beach with. Overall, great week, our family would definitely return to this beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Karla,
I can't tell you how nice it is for us to have guests that can see the fun side of things in all situations. I mean, that's what you're there for isn't it! You and your "Partying" group are welcome back anytime. Since Alvero doesn't have much to do anyways except make bonfires for you, I guess that it's OK to teach him to play Quarters in a storm. However, if I had my druthers, I'd keep the night watchman sober. Anyhow, it's your vacation and I'm sure the staff can't wait to see you all return!! Neither can we!

Way to ROCK our Palace!!
Mark
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Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Pittsburgh, pa
4

Great house and location for a large group

  • 4 of 5
This beach house is in a great location with good emminities. Elena and Carla prepared GREAT local meals, cleaned the house and even did our laundry! Elias keep the grounds and pool clean and helped us quickly when we broke the house key.

The views from most of the bedrooms are fantastic. The LARGE front porch was the favorite hangout for the view, the hammock, to eat and to get out of the sun. A 15 minute walk into "town" gets you to a drug store, souvenir shop and a small convenience store. We ate most meals at the house but there is a nice little restaurant right next to the house and a few more in town (if you make a reservation they will come pick you up).

Most of the hired help speak very little English. We found the google translator to be very essential!

The house is generally in good shape but does need a few repairs: Faucet in the kitchen, drain stopper in the master bath, speakers on the deck, etc. nothing major. Also, the upstairs is connected to the downstairs only via outside steps. That was not a major problem but something I was expecting.

It is a great house for a large group. We had 6 adults and 3 children.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. We're glad our staff kept you fed well and things clean and that you enjoyed to location so much! We do however need to make it clearer to our guests that Elias is more than just a groundskeeper, he is the maintenance man. He is there every morning and has on the premises anything needed to fix the small stuff immediately, if it brought to his attention while you're there. The minor things were taken care of in 10 minutes.
Our guests are so very kind to our staff and we all appreciate it very much but they are there to take care of you. Please take advantage of their talents, bring any need to their attention and they will handle it, it's their job and they are happy to take care of anything you need. Don't sweat the small stuff on vacation, let Elias sweat it. He's great at it. Being the number one rental in the area means we're always booked, when things need attention it helps us and the following guests if you bring these to our attention immediately.
We want to make sure you enjoy more than just the best location.
Mark/Owner

Location

From the Owner

Because we had the unique opportunity to have a 5 bedroom private everything on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Flamingo Beach. We were in the right place at the right time.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Flamingo Beach at 8 Metres

Casa Playa Blanca is located on the center of Flamingo Beach and is 1/2 mile from the town of Flamingo. You can easily stroll along the shore to have Breakfast, lunch or dinner or take a two minute drive along the quiet beach road to get your groceries, do your banking, nightlife, or boating excursion. Once in Flamingo, the road is paved and is your gateway to all other Guanacaste adventures. The little 'local' beach town of Brasalito is 5km away with more nice restaurants and is a real Tico village. Tamarindo is 20-30 minutes away and is a busy surf town with lots of shopping ,restaurants, bars and nightlife. From the beach, it's a 1hour drive to the cities of Liberia or Santa Cruz,11/2 hours to Buena Vista Lodge on Rincon de la Viejo volcano with waterslides, hot mud baths, thermal springs and much more,2-21/2 hours from the Nicaragua border and 3 hours to Arenal Volcano. We have very reliable guides we can recommend at your request.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept. - Oct.
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
$11,000
 
 
Nov. - Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

25% Deposit required to hold dates.

Balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Amenities

From the Owner

Going from Ocean to the pool instantly. Having the closest pool and bar to Flamingo Beach period. Watching an unobstructed Sunset into the water 365 days a year. Simply being on Playa Flamingo itself.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs master - 1 king, Has Bathroom
  • Upstairs Guest - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Bath next to it
  • Downstairs 1 - 1 king, Shares large bathroom
  • Downstairs 2 - 1 king, Shares large bathroom
  • Downstairs 3 - 1 queen, Has it's own bathroom

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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