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Recent Flamingo Beach reviews

  • Flamingo Marvel

    "My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary while in Costa Rica for 2 weeks at this condo. This condo is relatively new with amazing views of Flamingo Beach. Our local contact, Willie, was excellent in answering all our questions via e-mail. He had a local phone number also but we did not have good cell reception so we just e-mailed. This location's internet router is not personally protected, but connectivity worked fine for us. The king size bed was very comfortable, but I can not attest to the queen bed in the 2nd BR as I did not sleep on it, but our guests said it was OK. The best thing about this particular condo is that you could walk down the hill to Flamingo Beach, go to the end of the buildings to its own pool, shower, and grill or walk 200 yards down the hill in another direction and use Flamingo Marina Resort's pool, swim-up bar, or restaurants. Great location, super views, and very convenient to restaurants, supermarkets, other beaches, and within 30 minutes to Tamarindo for the best shopping. There is shopping right there at Flamingo, but we like Tamarindo the best for shopping, but not for staying because of its hustle and bustle feel."
    Guest: Don Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • Magnificent sunsets

    "We traveled with a group of 11, ages 4 through 76. We had plenty of space and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Erika the maid arrived daily at around 8 and cleaned all the rooms and did some laundry. A nightwatchman was there from 6pm until 6am. He maintained the garden, cleaned the pool and hung around the pool deck while we slept. They were both pleasant but spoke no English. The outdoor kitchen and pool deck was our living room for the week, from sun up sun down. We paid $350 for a cook, Andreas. She prepared a great guacamole and salsa for hungry travelers, and had already grocery shopped for the first day's dinner. We sent a menu ideas for the first few days via email, based on the menu available on the beach house website, but this may have been too much detail. Two of us sat with her Sunday morning to develop the menu for the week. She spoke a little English but communication was challenging, and she asked us to be very specific about menu and timing, but offered little guidance. Two of us accompanied her on the one grocery store trip near Tamarindo (we took a taxi). We probably could not have found everything we needed without her! She made some nice meals but I think if we could have communicated more easily, we may have hit upon more of her specialties. The breakfast on the last day, huevos rancheros, was delicious. We have never had someone cook for us and it was a wonderful luxury. Consider suggesting a daily menu of tried and true meals for groups that are the house chef's specialty, and just letting us decide if we want it. Coco Loco bar and restaurant is literally right next door. Tasty drinks, music and a way to meet new people. We could leave the teens at the house to watch the smaller kids while the parents had a a happy hour cocktail - we could see them on the deck from our bar stools! It was about a 10 minute walk to the Flamingo Beach plaza with Marie's restaurant, an ice cream stand, souvenirs, tour operator and convenience store (this is where we shopped for beer). A car is not necessary at this property but I missed having one. There were many spots a few miles up the road, the beach house restaurant to the Shack to a fruit stand, we would have liked to explore. There were no bike rentals so this wasn't an option. A few beat up taxi's hang out outside Maries, but they get expensive since once they take you somewhere, they need to wait for you to finish to bring you home."
    Guest: Three Girls Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Nice house, great location

    "Villa Buena Vista is a lovely property in Potrero Costa Rica. Jorge the property manager is very helpful and the directions to the house were great- thanks! Ernesto and Anna Maria(?) his wife are wonderful and are on the property full time to help out, clean, etc. Loved the house dogs- rusty, jack, Skye and I forget the big ones name- they are so friendly and they hung out with us on the deck every day! The house itself is set up on a hillside with amazing views, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Can walk to the beach but it is about a 1/4 mile so we drove- beaches are nice and pretty private. The house has a pool which we used every day- covered cabana, table & chairs and barbecue at the pool site. Birds all over and beautiful parrots everyday. Monkeys too! Only suggestions I would make- can use some new pots and pans for cooking - they are old and the non stick is pretty much all worn off. Need a new toaster too- it started sparking and did not toast well! Overall a nice place to stay Air conditioning in the bedrooms but not the living areas, however there are ceiling fans and even though the temperature was in the 90s during the day, it was much cooler in the morning and evening, besides who spends time in the house when outside is awesome! We spent all our time on the deck enjoying the view and birds. Table and chairs on the deck so we always ate out there. Potrero is nice and quiet and a short 30 minute drive to Tamarindo if you feel the need to see a real touristy beach town and Playa Flamingo is a short 10 minute drive- smaller than Tamarindo but still enough restaurants, shops and bars"
    Guest: Denise D. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
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  • Great Spot!

    "My wife and I enjoyed a week at the House of Summer Sand. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we were concerned with things like safety, traveling around, water, etc. Kalli provided us detailed information from the beginning and everything was just as we were told it would be...clean, safe, easy, and great fun. The sunsets are amazing and we enjoyed every minute of our stay."
    Guest: NH Traveler Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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