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Paradise on Earth at its Finest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Spectacular Views - Walk to the Beach - Fantastic Restaurant - Large Pool.

This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom top floor end unit has1200 square feet and walking distance to the beach The condominium is on top of a hill and close to the beach.

Key features of the condo are modern appliances, granite counter tops, central air conditioning in all living areas, custom hardwood cabinets, high ceiling, recessed lighting, walk in closet, tile floor and a large balcony with amazing views of the blue Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the long balcony that has 4 conformable chairs (2 are leather rocking chairs) and/or lay in the hammock. Use the telescope or binoculars to get a close view of nature, the ocean and islands that are just in front of Flamingo.

From the condo you may be able to view Parrots, Monkeys, Iguanas and Humming Birds and many more types of reptiles, birds and mammals.

The condominium complex is Condor Heights next to Condor Lodge and walking distance to the south end of Playa Conchal beach and centrally located between Flamingo, Playa Grande and Tamarindo.

I have a kayak, surfboard, masks and snorkels beach towels, beach chairs and lightweight beach coolers for your beach use and 2 pool floaters for the pool.

The views, from the balcony are breathtaking and the area is totally secure with guards - plus the location is a great hub for venturing out in all directions.

We have 3 of the best scenic and secluded beaches in Costa Rica within 2 kilometers with the nearest being Playa Conchal ( 800 meters to the south end). it's a fun and scenic walk that takes about 10 to15 minutes.

Our renter’s favorite day or half day trip is walking down the road to the white shell beach (10 to 15 minutes from the condo) and along the ocean while dipping in the blue pacific (the water is very clear and most of the time you can see fish swimming around you). There is a lot of tree canopy’s to hang out under if you need to escape the sun.

While heading North towards Reserva Conchal, you can find food, drinks, missus’s (only $20 per hour!), mask and snorkel rentals, horse rentals and ATV rentals.

If you do not want to walk back to the condo you can get a ride back by horse or ATV for less than $10 a person.

CONDO DETAILS: This attractive 2 bed, 2 bath condominium is located above the best unspoiled beach in all of Costa Rica! (OCEAN VIEW WITH TROPICAL SETTINGS) luxury two bedroom, two bath (TOP FLOOR END UNIT #7) You get sweeping views of the blue Pacific Ocean, from the Catalina Islands all the way around the Bay to Flamingo, and beyond.

The Condo has all the best amenities including a modern kitchen (full kitchen package- including dishwasher, washer/dryer) with granite countertops and beautifully tiled bathrooms.

The living room, master bedroom have 30 foot long balconies front and back and have an incredible views above the jungle, Pacific Ocean, Flamingo beach and beyond.

Located 50 yards from the condo is a relaxed open air, full service restaurant. The restaurant area, bar area and pool area have fantastic views overlooking the ocean.

World class fishing, golfing, diving, sailing and surfing are nearby (2 great un-crowded surfing beaches are within walking distance). There are 9 National Parks just a 1 to 3 hour (scenic drive) away - including the famous Arenal volcano. Horse back riding, canopy tours and ATV tours can be arranged.

SKY TV, 2 DVD players with movies, two TV's, and wireless Internet access thru-out the unit. I have a new washer dryer in the unit for your laundry. There are plenty of towels for the pool and beach towels for the beach. Also a outdoor BBQ for your use.

Keywords: Condominium, beach, condo, ocean view, beach condo, walk to the beach, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo views

DIRECTIONS: Drive a few miles past Huacas going towards Playa Grande till you get to Matapalo.

From Matapalo: turn right at the end of the soccer field, go 50 yards and turn left at the police station, go 30 yards and veer right at the bull ring. Go straight for 4.4 kilometers and look for a sign for "Condor Lodge". Go past the first Condor Lodge sign 50 yards and turn left on the main road and go 20 yards. The main gate will be on your left.

Wind your way all the way up to the top of the hill. Look for a parking sign "Condo Building One" Park in space #7 - close to the luggage path.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Owner

I have been traveling back and forth from California to Costa Rica for over 14 years.

I still find this part of Costa Rica to be my favorite. This is the perfect place for the baby boomer: close enough to the fun areas but far enough away to enjoy the quiet and gentle sounds of nature.

Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why Owner chose Cantón Santa Cruz

This is my most favorite area in all of Costa Rica. It's a short walk to the beach and also a central location to get to many different areas.

It is close to some great golf courses and close to some of the best beaches in all of Costa Rica. We also have some great un-crouded surfing spots close by.

What makes this condo unique

Walking distance to the south end of awarding winning Playa Conchal Beach.

Fantastic on-site restaurant and pool only 60 yards away from the condo.

I have a surfboard, masks and snorkels and even a kayak with paddle for your use. No extra charge!

There are 9 National Parks just a 1 to 3 hour (scenic drive) away - including the famous Arenal volcano. Horse back riding, canopy tour and ATV tours can be set-up from the front desk.

2 DVD players with movies, two TV's, and wireless Internet access in the unit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much. Your place is amazing!! We ate at Ecos Del Mar for lunch. It's purfecto!! Your condo has an incredible view, great kitchen and great beach gear.
Jul 2010
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Cantón Santa Cruz Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 nicely tiled bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , extra air matress for a 5th person.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Less than 1k. to the North end of Playa Conchal beach. DIRECTIONS: From Matapalo: go right at the end of the soccer field, go 50 yards and turn left at the police station, go 30 yards and veer right at the bull ring. Go straight for 4.4 kilometers and look for a sign for "Condor Lodge". Turn left from the main road and go 20 yards. The main gate will be on your left. Wind your way all the way up to the top of the hill. Look for a parking sign "Condo Building One" Park in space #7 - close to the luggage path.


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Paradise on Earth at its Finest
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews

Nice Place and wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Nice place in the near of the beach. Enough place for 4 people. The view from the balcony was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is very roomy and well laid out. We loved the large balcony and really liked having a telescope to view the lovely and lively natural surroundings along with the gorgeous yaught anchored in the bay. The pool has a beautiful view and we ate at the restaurant on location almost every day. There are two of the most beautiful uncrowded beaches I have ever seen a short drive down the road. Mark was very helpful and gave us lots of great information that helped to make our stay special. He was also kind enough to offer an extra days accommodation when we thought me might have to stay longer. Lisa H. - Ridgefield, WA

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here for a week. The condo, lodge, pool, and restaurant were so nice to return "home" to after a great day at a local beach or other adventure. Plus, the view, the staff, and the closeness to real Costa Rica were outstanding. This is a great place to stay if you really want to experience Guanacaste beaches, food, culture, and nature.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could be better

  • 3 of 5

We stayed on Conchal in 2015, and were excited to return to the area. The Condor Lodge condo location is perfect, and Mark helped us discover another quiet, beautiful beach.

The condo is well situated with the unquestionably the best view in the area. We enjoyed many mornings and late afternoons on the balcony. The restaurant is good, and convenient at times as alternatives all require a gravel road or 4WD adventure. The condo has all the basics, but lacks in three key areas. The first is cleanliness. The second is the condition of the towels. The third is a finicky hot water system with uneven pressure. All in all, we had a good stay, but it could have been a great stay with more attention to detail including new linens, and a thorough, professional cleaning.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A deep cleaning is done to the condo unit every 3 months. There is a large supply of towels and most are new. A heat adjustment was made to the hot water system as per the renters request while she was renting. The hot water is super hot.
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The condo at condor Hights had great views.

  • 3 of 5

First let me start by saying Ruth and I are owners of 7 vacation homes, and pride ourselfs of offering our guest good clean homes and make our check in easy. We arrivals right at 2 PM the time we were emailed that we could check in. When we check in at Condor Heights the man at the reception office had our reservation but didn't know we had paid already and which home we were renting. I had to show him that our payment was made thru VRBO and he was still confused. We knew it was a third floor unit but he told us that all the units on the third floor were rented. So he put us on the second floor in the building next to the office/restaurants That unit was spotless well equipped and clean. We move in with all our belongings and went to lunch. At lunch I sent an email to the owner that we had made the reservation with on VRBO and told him we are not in his Unit and which unit we were in, and then went to the beach for the afternoon. When we returned at 7 PM there was a card in the door and what unit we were to move to and that the owner was waiting for us. When I went there He told me he was there all day waiting for us and that he had sent me the Unit number in an email. I showed him all the mails from VRBO and there was no email telling us where to go when we get to Condor Heights. He was also drinking beer all day as well as when I was talking with hm he left 3 empty beer bottles in the kitchen and towels in the dryer. He told me he live in the unit and when he rents it he moves in with his girlfriend. The condo was not clean as would be typical of the homes in Costa Rica. Also one night doing dishes the water heater pressure relief vale under the counter opened when we informed the owner he said it had happened before didn't seem to care. We have rented In Condor Heights before so we will not be going back to this unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Myself and the property management take great pride on offering the best service we can possibly provide. This renter must not have downloaded the maps with the directions that were email to him. I took extra action and left directions on several parts of my VRBO website. All renters are provided maps with directions.
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South Webster, Ohio, USA

Conchal Costa Rica Condo

  • 5 of 5

Simply beautiful!! Obviously this applies to much in Costa Rica but this condo is just that - simply beautiful. The view is breathtaking !!! The restaurant within the complex (about a 30 second walk from the condo) proved to be excellent and we probably ate almost half of our meals there. The beaches and the area are simply beautiful!! We have stayed here our last 3 trips to CR, so that attests to how much we like it. Undoubtedly the most beautiful beaches and views I've ever seen. This past trip we visited a wider variety of beaches - Pirates, Grande, and Tamarindo. They are great but it's hard to beat Conchal. Extremely private and peaceful - you can be around people only when you want to be around people - like you have the beach all to yourself! We were very impressed with the level of security - within the complex, on the beaches, and in the local towns (Brasilito and Conchal). While security officers were never intrusive and definitely in the background, it added to our peace and contentment to know they were always close. If you want nightlife, parties, people, traffic, and commercialization, this is probably not your place. If you want natural beauty, the most beautiful uncrowded beaches in the world, nature, extremely private and peaceful settings, a condo view and constant other views that could be on postcards, privacy, serenity, and the best "bang for your buck" I've ever found, then this is as good as it gets. We already plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Short, easy walk down to the beach. I can set you up with all sorts of activities listed on the site. Also check out the new cell phone app for VRBO that has more information about activities and specifics on how to enjoy the condo to it's fullest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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