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Habitat Magico - Highly Rated - Your very own OCEANVIEW VILLA with privacy

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Queen Master bedroom, queen guest room, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4.

WOW! Thank you for making us the #1 Rental home in the area!!! Privacy and serenity from the hustle and bustle of town are guaranteed. Ask for our PHOTO album.

This elegantly decorated 2-story, Mediterranean style villa offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from the large living area and balcony. Lower terrace offers outdoor dining. The Master bedroom (with oceanview) connects to the living area thru french doors. Guest bedroom downstairs has a romantic queen canopy bed. Suitable for 1 or 2 couples. Only a 25 minute drive from Liberia Airport and a 3 minute drive to the town of Playa del Coco and it's beaches, numerous restaurants, shops, pharmacies, outdoor markets, a bank, ATM & five supermarkets.

The villa is fully furnished with comforts of home, including A/C in each room, several ceiling fans, 42' plasma TV, wireless internet, stereo, telephone for local calls, fridge with ice maker, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glassware, cutlery, towels. Laundry room, outdoor (jungle) jacuzzi, patio furniture, 2 chaise lounges.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Leila

Enjoying lunch with friends on our covered terrace. Fell in love with Costa Rica in 2000 and HAD to own property.

Leila purchased this house in 2006

Why Leila chose Coco

Habitat Magico offered both the view and privacy from Coco Beach. The reason for Coco was because it has everything compared to other neighboring beach towns of Hermosa or Ocotal. It has so many restaurants and grocery stores which was important! Now a boardwalk, excellent night life, banks, outdoor markets and shops, fitness center and classes, numerous massage therapists etc. Coco Beach has a pulse and everything is walking distance.


Coco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks, granite countertop
  • Master bedroom is all tile with a granite counter top, double sinks and great view of the ocean.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom upstairs is a queen bed along with master bath with granite counter top, double sink, bright shower, round window with ocean view. French doors open to living area. Great views from this Master. Downstairs guest bedroom features a romantic 4 poster queen bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This garden community of 7 villas offers a daytime gardener and an overnight guard. The house has the added amenity of an alarm system.


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Habitat Magico - Highly Rated - Your very own OCEANVIEW VILLA with privacy
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

Habitat Magico

  • 5 of 5

Habitat Magico was excellent. Exactly as advertised. Very clean. We only had one small issue. The power went out one morning. We contacted Nuria. She immediately contacted Roger (the maintenance manager). It was fixed within 15 minutes. We loved the splash pool. The view from the upper deck at sunset was spectacular. A great place to watch the sunset over the ocean. This was the first time we have rented a home in over 20 years. It was so nice to have our breakfast on the lower patio. Playa del Coco is a great small beach town with great restaurants. While a little bit of a walk to the town we did find the taxis to be very inexpensive and prompt. Please note that you need to describe how to find the house as there really is not a address. But we never had any issues. We would highly recommend Habitat Magico. Thank you Leila.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted that you enjoyed your 'home away from home' and took a moment to share your thoughts. Our little community has a wonderful 'heart' and Roger has been part of it for last 12 years. Yes - official addresses - navigation is by turns and landmarks, but as you said, the taxi rides are inexpensive and when you give them a landmark like 'Lookout Restaurant' - they know exactly where they are going. Hope you will come back again soon.
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great time

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Habitat Magico. It's a very well equipped house in a lively town - lots of shops and restaurants. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful, especially Roger. Leila provided a ton of useful info to help us in planning what to do each day. Fantastic view from the upper deck. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Glad all my documents of 'what to see and do' have been helpful. We love it when guests find our home worthy for a repeat visit!!
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Away from Americana

  • 5 of 5

This place is off the beaten path and away from downtown Playa del Coco - and away from "gringo heaven." It is quiet, and away from the crowds. The staff to support the house is really nice (please tip them well...average income in Costa Rica is $400/mo). If you can't tip, don't travel.

The house is well set up, and ready for visitors. Just bring your suitcase, and the rest is there...

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a frequent traveller to the area, the feedback is sincerely appreciated. We love to provide a 'haven' for those who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle during a holiday stay (yet only 5 minutes from town) of both worlds! The people who work in the community are authentic, sincere - and always appreciative of kind gestures, but tipping is never an expectation. You are one of the many kind souls. Thank you.
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An amazing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for our vacation. It was beautiful and the view from the sitting room upstairs was amazing!! Leila and her local contacts made our stay even better! They gave us the info on beaches and where to eat, tours, and the local wildlife. We will definetly stay at Habitat Magico on our next visit to Costa Rica!! PURA VIDA

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond 5 star Treatment- Surpassed Our Expectation

  • 5 of 5

For us, Habitat Magico was everything it was promoted to be in the photos and previous reviews. The difference between this and another upscale villa was the highly thoughtful, friendly but professional attention and detailed information from the owner Leila both before and during our stay. Our onsite contact Nuria was accommodating, warm and friendly and the onsite caretaker Roger was helpful as well.

My favorite aspect of the villa (and there are so many different aspects to highlight) was getting up very early and sitting out on the upstairs deck with its magnificent view of the Papagayo Bay. Each evening I looked forward to this and to listening to the wide variety of bird songs as I watched them flutter about. I think I will miss that the most. My hubby really enjoyed the splash pool and the downstairs patio was a great place to sit in the shade.

As other reviews have mentioned, the Villa is well appointed throughout and completely stocked with kitchen utensils. Staying for well over a week, the onsite washer and dryer was a real bonus.

If we return to the Coco area we will hope to rebook at Habitiat Magico and would recommend you do the same.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - coming from a professional in the hospitality business, it means a lot to me and hopefully to future guests looking to stay at the house. Being surrounded by so much nature makes it peaceful - yet so close to town and amenities. Looking forward to your return.....Leila
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Terrific Time in Ideal Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we were very pleased with our decision to stay at Habitat Magico. Leila provided us a very thorough description of the property, driving directions, and many of the attractions near Playa del Coco. We were met by the most friendly Property Management Contact (Nuria) at a local shopping centre in Coco who guided us to the house and provided us a tour along with a lot of very useful local information, including restaurant recommendations.

The house was a 10 minute drive from the main downtown area of Coco which made it very easy to grab groceries, go to the restaurants and shops, or just walk around. We would recommend a rental car as it was beneficial for seeing the countryside, taking in all the attractions, and even being able to avoid walking up an down the steep hills near the Habitat Magico.

Since we were staying in Coco over New Year's Eve, Nuria invited us to join her, her family and friends to celebrate the evening at the Hard Rock Cafe party in Coco. It was an invitation too good to pass up so we purchased tickets for the event. That evening, we went to a restaurant that Leila and Nuria had recommended (Citron) for a fantastic meal. We met up with Nuria later in the evening and enjoyed the music at Hard Rock. We returned to the balcony of Habitat just before midnight to see over 30 minutes of fireworks overlooking the harbour. Great night!

We were also able to take in zip lining at Diamante Park, and at Congo Trails Canopy Tours as well as a local ATV tour for over 2 hours that was great value. We also went to Rincon de la Vieja volcanic park and enjoyed a great day of hiking (even if it was 32 degrees celsius that day).

We would definitely recommend this location and will keep it in mind if we travel to Costa Rica in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your travel experiences and adventures. There are so many activities to choose from, but zip lining has to be at the top of the list for most. Coco truly is a one of a kind experience during New Years and watching the fireworks from the balcony on the hillside allows you to see the ones from neighboring towns as well. Leila
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Liberia Airport (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Vista Ridge Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Playas del Coco
Car: recommended

Coco Beach (Playa del Coco) is a growing town with all major conveniences right at your finger tips - numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and nightlife. There are 4 supermarkets - open 7 days a week for all your household needs,2 banks, ATM, 4 pharmacies, craft markets, small retail shops, salon, Internet cafes & sports outfitters, yoga and cross fit facilities. Coco Beach is one of the longest beaches in the area with a soft sandy shoreline and warm Pacific waters.

A car is important so that you can experience all the adventure activities in the region - canopy tours (zip line), jungle & volcano tours, snorkel & sunset sails, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, eco boat tours, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, multiple beaches up and down the coast and much more...something for everyone!

High season weather from December 1st to May is hot, sunny and dry.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30.56

$1,155.00 USD weekly rate includes the 13% tax and all utilities (water, hydro, cable, Internet, security).
The cost per night is $165.00 USD (although system displays in Canadian dollars)
Rates during major holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, New Years are higher at $190.00 USD per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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