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Spectacular 'View' Home Set High up on a Hill

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Private infinity edge pool w/ view of Flamingo marina, amazing sunsets, islands.


Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

You'll love the home, but the view will blow you away! A spectacular 'view' home set high up on a hill overlooking several pristine beaches, Catalina Islands, night lights and the Flamingo marina. Secluded, yet within minutes of beautiful beaches, restaurants, stores, night life, casinos, night clubs, sport fishing, sunset cruises, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, canopy tours, championship golf and surfing.

This private home is nicely furnished with all the amenities needed for a perfect vacation. A beautiful infinity edge pool highlights the back yard, with ever-changing views of the beaches and islands below. There are patios, decks with lounge chairs and green areas for lots of outside activities. Inside, you'll find a master bedroom with a king-size bed (with new premium mattress)and private ceramic tile bath. Two spare bedrooms share a full bath and have a queen bed in one and a double bed in the other. All the bedrooms have a view of the ocean. The living and dining rooms have three walls of glass with a 180 degree view of the ocean. Furnishings include a sofa, love seat, glass dining room table, Tiffany lamps and leather rocking chairs. The full kitchen includes everything you need, like a microwave oven, full-size stove and refrigerator, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, blender, toaster, coffee maker and grinder.

Wildlife is abundant at my home. Wake up to the sounds of Howler monkeys. See flocks of parrots flying overhead, as well as Turkey Vultures, Magpie Bluejays, Hummingbirds, Blue-Crowned Mot Mots, Crimson-collar Tanagers, to name a few. Beautiful Butterflies, fireflies and HUGE colorful grasshoppers, as well as Armadillos, Mapaches (raccoon/anteater looking animals), Racoons, colorful lizzards and Iguanas.

NEW, NEW, NEW!!!!! I now WIFI at my home. Bring your laptop, Ipad, etc, or use my Netbook! There is also a cell phone for your use, to make local calls, while at my home. I also have unlimited FREE calling to and from the US, using my US virtual phone number. Leave a phone number for friends and family, so they can be in touch with you. It is a US number, so no international charges apply. You can also call anyone in the US and Canada for FREE!!

The home is located 25 minutes from the Tamarindo Domestic Airport, one hour from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) and four hours from the San Jose International Airport (SJO). The nearest white-sand beach is a five minute drive, with several to choose from with-in 15 minutes. Local grocery stores are with-in five minutes, as well as several restaurants, bars, coffee shops, juice bars.

Whether you are looking for a place to relax and unwind and enjoy a little piece of paradise, or a home base to explore what Costa Rica is all about, then Casa Prieta is for you!

For additional photos of my home, a reservation form, guest book and a welcome letter with lots of information, please visit my own web site link listed below at 'Links to more information'.

PLEASE NOTE: My home is NOT with in walking distance to the beaches. It is located 500 feet above the beaches and it is a 5 minute drive down the hill, to the beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, bars, etc. Of course, you can walk to it, but it is long way back up the hill! Great, if you like the exercise!

There is a completely different 'feel' up at my home. Usually there is a nice breeze, which keeps the mosquitoes away. And the views, as stated in most all of the reviews, is spectacular!

Keywords: Private home with beautiful infinity edge pool


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, but young children must be supervised outdoors, because of the pool and patio areas in the backyard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, smoke only outside of the home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One level home, with a 4' step at the entrances. All bedrooms have extra wide doorways....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a brand new premium mattress., Queen size Beds (1) Spare bedroom has a beautiful new queen bed made from local Costa Rican wood. New mattress too., Double Beds (1) Spare bedroom has a double bed with drawers underneath and a new premium mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private Infinity Edge Pool, Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioning, WIFI, Satellite TV with HBO and Cinemax (32' LCD TV in Living room), DVD/CD Player, Stereo system, Linens and Towels provided, Outdoor Pool Shower, Alarm clock, Iron and ironing board, Hair dryer, Deck With Lounge Chairs and Maid Service every other day....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blueray DVD player, plays both regular and Blueray DVD's, as well as CD's....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with several HBO and Cinemax channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    A 32' LCD TV is in the living room, with a Blueray DVD player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A DVD video library of movies is at the home for your use, free of charge. There is also a Video rental store nearby with an account set up for Casa Prieta....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Spectacular, unobstructed, panoramic ocean, mountain and island views....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sun rises over the mountains and sets over the ocean....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    There is NOTHING blocking this view!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning through out the home, as well as fans....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    A Netbook is available for guests to use, free of charge. Use mine, or bring your own laptop and enjoy WIFI through out my home. There is also Wifi most everywhere in town and at restaurants/bars...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    I now have FREE, unlimited calling, to and from the US and Canada. I have a virtual US phone number, 207-951-9813. You can leave that number with friends and family, so they can call you here at my home. You can also make calls to the US and Canada, by simply using the home phone installed on my Netbook at the home....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage with electric gate opener....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens and towels provided. Beach/pool towels too....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Free use of a cell phone, to make local calls in CR...moreless

  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    A NEW addition to my home!! I now have WIFI at my home. Guests are allowed to use my Netbook. Skype is preloaded with an account for casa.prieta, so you can communicate with anyone on Skype, while you are here...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    A private chef can be arranged....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size refrigerator and stove/oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Several lounge chairs and deck chairs provided....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 3 golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ gas grill with a view!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful, private infinity edge pool with spectacular ocean, sunset and island views....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia International (LIR)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Las Brisas
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Melia Conchal, Hicienda Panilla
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sol and Mar
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Pence and Playa Prieta

Car: Recommended

Canopy tours (zip lines), Sunset Cruises, Massages, Private chef.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I 'discovered' Costa Rica in 2001 and immediately fell in love with all its beauty and diversity. As a home builder in the Northeast, I found it very difficult to build in the winter months. My friend just returned from CR and told me all about how beautiful it was, how friendly the people were and that you could buy property there as a foreigner. On my first trip there, I had no intention on buying a home, but rather to find a lot and build a home, until I found Casa Prieta! I stood in the backyard, overlooking the ocean and islands below the home and quickly changed my mind. This is what I've been looking for all my life. I decided to buy the home and rent it to others to enjoy too. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share such a place and hear what others have to say in my guest books at the home. I hope to share it with you too!

Why the Owner Chose Flamingo Beach:
Guanacaste is the driest, sunniest part of Costa Rica. There is usually a slight breeze, so no bugs! And of course, you get to see glorious sunsets over the ocean, 365 days a year!!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It's the VIEW, VIEW, VIEW!!!!!! The ever-changing vista is what I like most about my home. You can stay on the beach, but at night, all you see is darkness. At my home, during the day, you see gorgeous views of the ocean, islands, surf, mountains and valleys. At night, you see all the lights below the home. Breathtaking!!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Private infinity edge pool w/ view of Flamingo marina, amazing sunsets, islands.

    Private infinity edge pool w/ view of Flamingo marina, amazing sunsets, islands.

  • Aerial view of home

    Aerial view of home

  • New cedar TV/stereo stand, with sunset reflected in the plasma TV.

    New cedar TV/stereo stand, with sunset reflected in the plasma TV.

  • New Teak sun deck view

    New Teak sun deck view

  • View of private backyard with pool and palm trees

    View of private backyard with pool and palm trees

  • Spare bedroom view.

    Spare bedroom view.

  • Living room looking towards master bedroom.

    Living room looking towards master bedroom.

  • Glass top range/oven and stainless steel/black refridge with ice maker

    Glass top range/oven and stainless steel/black refridge with ice maker

  • Just another sunset!

    Just another sunset!

  • A very friendly Coati.

    A very friendly Coati.

  • Backyard of Casa Prieta

    Backyard of Casa Prieta

  • Amazing colors!

    Amazing colors!

  • Living and dining room, with walls of glass overlooking the ocean.  Wood ceiling

    Living and dining room, with walls of glass overlooking the ocean. Wood ceiling

  • Reflections


  • Infinity edge pool with a view

    Infinity edge pool with a view

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Spare bedroom view, with sliding door to pool.

    Spare bedroom view, with sliding door to pool.

  • Kitchen with new appliances

    Kitchen with new appliances

  • Rainbow over Casa Prieta

    Rainbow over Casa Prieta

  • Entrance to home and front yard

    Entrance to home and front yard

  • Another crowded day at Playa Pence below the home.

    Another crowded day at Playa Pence below the home.

  • Casa Prieta is the home with the white roof, in the center of the photo.

    Casa Prieta is the home with the white roof, in the center of the photo.

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