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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.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 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 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

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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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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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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Relaxing and Private

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is a distance from the town centre requiring transportation. It could be walkable if not for the heat! The jungle pool was appreciated and well used. This is a very comfortable home with vistas of the ocean and surrounding countryside. The owner is extremely accommodating and all communication professional and timely - no surprises as the home is nicer than the photos capture. Her staff are also attentive and helpful. As others have commented, the driveway is steep but manageable. First time to CR but likely not our last.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, gorgeous views, spectacular hosts

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place with my husband at the very last minute, two days before our arrival! Not only was Leila super accommodating getting us in there so quickly but she did everything to get us a rental car on a Sunday when everything is normally closed. We traveled to every beach up and down the coast, as far down as Nosara. The roads are pretty rough so I would suggest an suv. Also, for an extra $1 a day I would suggest getting the portable wifi from the rental car place instead of the gps. Download the free app called Waze on your phone. This is not only a better navigating system than the gps, but you also have the ability to use your phone anywhere!

The house is immaculate. It had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The cool plunge pool/jacuzzi was great to cool off after a fun day out in the sun and there was also a huge oversized bath tub downstairs for those nights we wanted to soak together to warm up!

We felt super safe during our stay at this quiet villa. Roger was wonderful and super helpful with anything we needed. His smiling face was there every morning to check in. He provided a lot of laughs helping teach my husband Spanish!

The house was conveniently located near a supermarket so we could grab things to have at the house whenever we needed. We would have coffee and walk on the beach every morning right there in Coco. Then we'd jet off to check out all local beaches. Playa Flamingo had beautiful white sand beaches and great food at Coco Loco. Playa Conchal also had gorgeous white sand beaches but beware you must have 4 wheel drive to get to this beach, as you are driving on sand! Every night we saw one amazing sunset after another and we would plan accordingly every day to make sure we were somewhere different at sunset. Father Rooster in Playa Octal was great for dinner. Also, Aqua Sport in Playa Hermosa was stunning at sunset. Surfing was great in Tamarindo and the city was fun and busy. We had a great day surfing at Playa Avallenas as well, and visiting Lola's right on the beach there and meeting Lolita, the pig that lives there, is a must!

We also went zip lining superman style at Diamanté Adventure Park near Hotel Riu. What a crazy adventure! We did some kayaking there as well. Costa Rica has so much to offer and we can wait to get back to experience more of this beautiful country. Huge thanks to Leila and crew for making it an unbelievably memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coco Creme de la Creme

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the extreme pleasure of staying at Habitat Magico to two full months in 2016. We moved from L.A. to Costa Rica on August 1, and we could not have found a warmer or more wonderful "home" in our new country then Habitat Magico in Playas del Coco.

The owners, Leila and Jouko, were the most caring, attentive, and convivial hosts we have ever encountered. We have rented many houses in Costa Rica over the years before moving here, and we have always had good fortune with the respective owners. But Leila and Jouko are, without qualification, the most extraordinary hosts ever! The most trivial question was always answered by Leila within an hour. And, throughout our tenure, she was always suggesting additional tidbits--like where to get homemade lemon pie in Coco!

The property manager, Nuria, was equally warm and attentive at all times, even introducing us to her tennis club. Roger, who takes care of the grounds, was a continual source of help and information--from finding our wayward mail to sharing local celebrations with his gorgeous little daughter.

Coco itself is an excellent base for those new to Costa Rica. There is an "AutoMercado" grocery store (when you are dying for JIF Super Crunch peanut butter). An excellent little shop has real Italian gelato for hot days. And, not to be missed, there is The Lookout café just up the hill from Habitat Magico (best tuno nachos in the world, and lots of craft beer). Coco is big enough to have everything you might need, but smaller and less frenetic than Tamarindo. And the Liberia airport is only 30 minutes away (much preferred over SJO airport).

Best of all, though, is Habitat Magico itself; all imaginable comforts are at your fingertips. Downstairs there is a very private jungle patio and refreshing spa, and upstairs there are endless vistas of Coco beach and beyond. This is not just another rental house, it is a "home" for as long as you can stay--thanks to Leila and Jouko!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Considering your extensive world travel, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing my home to start your new life and adventures in Costa Rica. Your regular e-mails and stories kept me engaged and involved throughout your stay and I miss them!!!! Even our stray kitty misses you, but thankfully through the help of amazing guests, she is doing well. Looking forward to seeing you on our next trip Coco. Sincerely, 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 $31.32

$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.