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Incredible Beach Front Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 + Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Wake up to the sound of the surf and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Stroll along the two miles of beach that at times seems almost private or just lounge by the pool. Or if you are more adventurous, take a few laps in the ocean before breakfast. Those are some of your options when you stay at Casa El Paraiso. Our house is located in the community of Surfside and is a 15 minute walk to the town of Flamingo and a much shorter walk to numerous stores and restaurants within blocks of this great house. Many Americans, Canadians and Europeans live in or visit this area frequently and we have it on good authority that a movie star in the Bourne Identity stayed there this year.

The house is only a few years old with all the amenities of a new home in the states including central air. The beach is only a hundred feet from the back door with a gentle and swimmer friendly surf. Two of the bedrooms look out on the ocean as does the living room and kitchen. The private pool is great for a cool refreshing dip or just to lounge around. If you enjoy watching wildlife, numerous species of birds and iguanas frequent the yard.

There are many great restaurants and bars within walking distance or a few minutes drive of the house. There is also some excellent shopping in Tamarindo and Flamingo, which are both a short drive. For those more adventurous there is zip lining, horse back riding, white water rafting, kayaking, diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing only minutes from you. We especially enjoy the deep sea fishing. There are plenty of fish to be caught from the surf behind the house as well.

The sunsets are incredible in Costa Rica. One of our favorite things to do is to gaze at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean listening to and watching the tide roll in while the the sky continuously changes from crimson to purple. Just when you think it can't be any more spectacular, it is. A cold Margarita or Cervaza enhance the experience as the cool ocean breezes blow.

Our maid and guard will try to accommodate your needs and if you experience problems or need assistance with activities or travel plans, our property manager can assist you.

We love vacationing there and look forward to sharing our house with you.


More Details

Property Manager
Russ Keller
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Russ Keller chose Tempate

After visiting numerous tropical locations including the Florida Keys, Hawaii, Grand Cayman, Cozmel, Cancun and Belize, we came to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country and the people. The people are what make the difference as many places are beautiful with similar weather, but in Flamingo it all came together for us. We never get tired of visiting and maybe one day can spend the winters there.

What makes this house unique

Staying on the beach has it's rewards. Not only will the sound of the surf lull you to sleep, but you can walk in the sand anytime you like and the view of the Pacific is amazing. My hobby is fishing and there is some great fishing right off the beach or from a kayak that can be rented just down the beach. They also rent the fishing equipment and will help you learn how to catch the fish. If your thing is deep sea fishing, there isn't a better place to go than here in my opinion. Last trip out in July 2011, we caught 10 yellowfin tuna, 5 sailfish and 1 mahi mahi. We actually spotted around 40 sailfish on that one trip, many within a cast of the boat. My wife especially loves our back yard and private pool and the two of us spend countless hours there listening to music and reading while listening to the ocean surf. It is also fun to pick up shells on the beach or watch all the birds and iguanas in the back yard. Some months the butterflys are so thick you just can't believe how many can congregate in one place. The shrubbery in our yard seems to attract them. If you enjoy fresh food, the local fruit is incredible and the seafood is outstanding at almost any of the restaurants nearby. You can walk a few blocks to several very good restaurants or drive a few miles to others or you can do the cooking right there at the house if you are so inclined. You might even want to bring a chef in to prepare a meal or two for you at the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were at the house in July for a week. June, July and August are some of our favorite months to enjoy Costa Rica. During that time we installed WiFi so there should be no future problems with access to the internet. There is now a safe for our guests to use as well. Also, we had one of our best fishing trips ever. We caught 10 Yellowfin Tuna (could have caught 40 if the captain would have let us), 5 sailfish and a mahi mahi. The fish were everywhere and the spinner dolphin were in abundance as well. We also saw a lot of turtles. All in all it was a fabulous day on the water. We brought home an ice chest full of tuna to help remind us of that great day on the ocean. We did experience an earthquake while there with a magnitude of 4.9. It is the second one we have felt while staying there over the past 6 years. Coming from Oklahoma, it is a new experience for us as we do not have any earthquakes that are large enough to feel in our state. The weather was perfect and our maid Angie and caretaker/guard Mino are keeping the house in beautiful shape.
Jul 2011
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Tempate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Includes bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with bathroom and whirlpool tub
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
M-F Maid Service, Full Time Yard, Pool Man. 3 King Size Beds, 2 Twin Beds. 2 Miles of Quiet Sandy Beach and Good Fishing in Front of House. Several Restaurants and Stores Within Blocks.


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Incredible Beach Front Home
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place, perfect location. The owner. maid, management company, and caretaker all first class. Not to mention some of the best sunset's ever and just feet from the ocean. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us again Scott. We love to see repeat customers and appreciate greatly your kind words. I hope the fishing was outstanding for you and your group. Russ
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This is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The owner allowed us a great rate to extend when we were stranded by Hurricane Harvey.

The whole organization is top notch.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Robert. We do our best to take care of our clients and make their trip an experience that they will always remember. We hope you will come stay with us again one day. Russ and Kay
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Everyone enjoyed the views from the pool area, property was kept clean, exceeded our expections.

  • 5 of 5

The land scaping is well kept and for the most part everything is just as pictured. The kitchen is well stocked with every thing you will need except spices, be sure to buy those on your way to the house if you are planning on cooking. Our group of seven would rent this house again if returning to the Playa Flamingo area.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Mark. Did you catch any fish? Russ
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Brookfield, WI

Perfect location! Well-kept home on a great beach. Pura vida

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, thanks for the great review. Come stay with us again sometime. Russ
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Perfect first trip to Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, father, and brother & sister-in-law all wanted the perfect first trip to Costa Rica. We wanted a quieter beach that was easy to swim in, a up to date house, and a private pool. We found everything thing in this location. The house is amazing, and the layout of the house is perfect to allow for space between the bedrooms, so we all had a private place to get away from everyone if we chose. The kitchen was super, and we cooked several meals at the house, including use of the grill. The pool is a good size that we could all enjoy it and it had a spot of shade all day for those who wanted to get out of the sun but still swim. The beach is easy walking and you are just steps away with this place. Air conditioning and internet worked well during our entire 8 days there. Mino and Angie were helpful and always doing something when around, but never in our way. We did rent a car and did several quick trips to surrounding areas, but also had a few days we just stayed at the house all day. It was perfect, and we hope to rent the same place when we come back again. We enjoyed several of the local places to eat and have a few drinks. Felt safe at all times too. Thanks for sharing your amazing property!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tulsa, oklahoma, usa

beautiful beach front house

  • 5 of 5

the facilities, pool, location, beach, everything was truly first class. I would recommend this house to anyone, especially a family or larger group of people. there is a tremendous amount of room in the house, and also the yard that overlooks the ocean. it is especially user friendly due to the large kitchen and also the laundry room. I cannot think of anything that has been overlooked.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Castille. Two blocks north on the beach.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Reserva Conchal.
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
Playa Potrero, Playa Flamingo
Car: recommended

Zip lining / Canopy Tour, Surfing, Volcano Viewing, Hot Springs, Native Artists / Carving, Pottery and Painting, Horseback Riding, Diving, Snorkling, Deep Sea Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Kayaking, Turtle Viewing, Whale Viewing at certain times of year, ATV Tours, Jungle Hiking, White Water Rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

property management fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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