Incredible 3 BR Ocean View Town Home in Flamingo Beach! [#225598] | View Property
Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 7)
From $175/nt or $1,000/wk
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Our winter vacation
Our winter vacation
The pros: a beautiful location, breathtaking views, and most importantly, Rob Goodell of Blue Water Properties. He was the saving grace of what could have been a big disappointment in Costa Rica, and really helped out in regard to important issues such as transportation, daily excursions and a true, overall concern for my wife and I having a fun vacation. Rob, you are a great guy to deal with. The cons: There is no walkway to a small private beach (the walkway ends at a chain link fence). The private pool adjacent to the condo had small crabs and missing tiles in it. Neither phone worked. The furniture in the living room is very uncomfortable. The downstairs toilet constantly ran. The chain on the inside of the toilet of the upstairs second bathroom was broken. The kitchen was poorly equipped. Thoughts about the condo property as a whole, and not just the inside of our individual condo: if you are renting a car to get to the condo, make sure you rent a 4WD! To clarify, this is not the fault of the property owners, since the property is set at the top of a steep, mile-long dirt road and you have to expect that. It is difficult to get up the hill, though, when the weather is good, and if you experience a rainstorm (which, luckily, we did not), you will have a tough time getting there.
- Guest Howard (Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA)
- Date of stay 12/10/11
- Review Submitted 12/18/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Howard, we are sorry to hear that not everything as expected on your vacation. I do want to point out that some things are out of our control as property managers such as the pool area and outside/common areas--we do not manage that area, but we absolutely have mentioned this to the association, to be repaired. Our property management company is amongst the best in the area in regards to maintenance issues and customer service and if problems are reported we always do our best to address those repairs rather immediately. As for crabs, you can get those occasionally in pools here because of the proximity of the beach and the tropical area we are in, but the guards and/or maintenance people should act quickly to remove them to the sand. You can hike down to a private beach, along the border of the property. We did not mention that the walkway leads to a private beach. We have never had anyone complain about the furnishings, but we'll be sure to forward your comments to the owners. We recently stocked the kitchen with brand new pots/pans, so we consider it to be well equipped now. Also, to clarify, the condo is exactly 1 KM or about 1/2 mile from pavement. During the dry season, having a non-four-wheel drive vehicle, is not necessary, but we always suggest a 4-wheel drive in Costa Rica because of beach/dirt roads and clearance. Glad Rob could be of service to you and your family. He is great at what he does!
Condo with a View
Condo with a View
Incredible value during their wet and slower season. Million-dollar views as you can see from the photos. Basically had the pool to ourselves during our week here in early June. Becky and the staff at Blue Water were terrific as far as answering our questions and making our bookings (cars, ATV's, Adventure Tour at Rincon). Their restaurant recommendations are good; we tried Happy Snapper and Camaron Dorado in Brasilito, Pleamar in Flamingo and Noguis in Tamarindo; I also recommend Papaya (Pacific Rim cuisine) and Septimo Cielo (affordable Italinian) in Brasilito and Sushi Club (excellent!!) in Tamarindo. A terrific place to unwind or to partake in as much adventure as you want.
- Guest Tony (Palo Alto, CA)
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 06/09/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: We are thrilled to hear of your great experience! There is nothing like the peace and tranquility of Flamingo Cove. We hope to have you back in the future as our guests. The Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica Staff
The condo has a spectacular view from the main living area and master bedroom, clean, well-appointed, great internet access. Nicer furniture and decor than other properties in the area we have rented. Walk to beach is doable but a bit of a work out (which I liked) or a few minute drive. Close to beaches and restaurants. We felt safe and comfortable. Two nice swimming pools. One shallow one just for kids. Blue Waters Properties is wonderful! So helpful with all travel arrangements, car rental and another hotel we needed. Responsive and on top of things. Renting from Adobe (Blue Waters set it up) made life easier as they met us at the airport to return the car. Recommend getting the cell phone through Adobe at $10 for the week. Free local calls and all incoming calls free.
- Guest Linda and Howard (California)
- Date of stay 01/02/11
- Review Submitted 01/07/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Loved the Condo. Great views, spacious, nicely appointed and clean! Great location for exploring more of Costa Rica or just hitting the beaches. Good restaurants nearby. Becky and her crew were extremely helpful. They helped us plan our days and answered every question with a smile. Can't wait to get back
- Guest James (Long Island NY)
- Date of stay 05/14/10
- Review Submitted 05/04/11
This property is everything it says it is and more! Pictures don't do justice to the view you'll see as soon as you walk through the front door. The patio and MB patio are absoloutely breath taking!!!! Both my daughter and son-in-law are full time missionaries here in CR and I flew in to vacation and spend time with them. We had so much fun in the pools and at different beaches in the surrounding area!! We enjoyed every sunset while basking in God's creation!! This is truly a wonderful place to come!! Thanks again Becky for making this possible for us to come!!! You truly were a blessing for us!! God Bless!!
- Guest Joanna Prentice (Prattville, Al)
- Date of stay 02/09/10
- Review Submitted 02/09/10
Beautiful place. My husband Bryan and I were very tired when we first arrived to Costa Rica. We were dreading the drive to Flamingo, however, little that we knew the ride from Liberia International Airport was only like twenty five minutes to a half hour from the condo. When we arrived to the place, we were amazed at how beautiful it was. The magnificent views from the balcony in the first floor, the master bedroom and amazingly the shower!!!. Being able to look down at the jungle, the ocean, and the sunset while taking a shower is priceless. This place is so private, and peaceful just what we needed to revitalize our minds and bodies. The Sun hits the pool for the most part of the day, and the breeze in the afternoon allows it to feel great after you have gotten a nice tan during the day, or just simply when hanging out at the pool. The condo is very close to town, with security at all times. Wonderful vacation, we have been in Costa Rica over 10 times for vacation and we love it. We have stayed a many nice hotels, but the privacy, the beauty, and peace we got here we did not get anywhere else before. We absolutely loved our vacation and will definitely go back. PS: The last day in the condo, we so a group of Congo monkeys on the trees, what a treat!!!! Thank you Becky, and please thank the owners of the condo, for introducing this wonderful place to us.
- Guest Stephannie chesley (Springfield, NJ )
- Date of stay 01/07/10
- Review Submitted 01/07/10
This condo is absolutely AMAZING! The views are incredible! After running around all day, it was wonderful to come back to our little paradise overlooking the ocean. It was so peaceful. The hike down to the private beach was awesome! It was like we were the only people in the world down there. Our boys spent every minute they could in the swimming pools. "Thank You" Becky. You, Lourdes, and the rest of your staff were very helpful in making our trip run smooth. WE LOVE COSTA RICA & WE LOVE THIS CONDO! Thanks again!
- Guest Jimmy & Annie Johnson (San Antonio, TX)
- Date of stay 08/22/09
- Review Submitted 08/22/09
We did have a great time!! The condo was just perfect! I loved running there...from the condo down to the beach....seeing the monkeys, the big iguanas and the little crabs running around all over was so cool and was so different than anywhere else....I loved those monkeys!! You and Lourdes were great and provided all the information we needed on additional activities. It was a great family vacation....thank you again for everything!
- Guest Cynthia Ganey (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 08/17/09
- Review Submitted 08/17/09