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Spectacular Sunsets, Ridge Top Ocean View, Tropical Tiny Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Set on a coastal hillside ridge facing west- Loma del Sol Tropical Tiny Home overlooks Preita Beach, the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the prestigious beach community of Flamingo Beach, with its lovely beaches, marina, hills and valleys. An ideal vacation home away from home for those romantic couples seeking tranquility, comfort, and easy access to a wide variety of leisure activities.

AIRPORTS: Liberia International Airport - 60 minutes. San Jose International Airport - a pleasant 4 1/2 hour drive. Tamarindo (domestic) Airport - only 25 minutes away.

Find your tranquil place in the sun here in Costa Rica’s famous Gold Coast!. Fully-equipped, the accommodations have paddle fans and air conditioning The fully equipped kitchens include cutlery, dishes, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, fridge, microwave oven, and convection oven etc. Weekly maid service is not included, but can be arranged .

This quaint little home features a Tuscan style of architecture, with stone facing on the lower floor ,arched windows and a Spanish tile roof. Breathtaking views of the surrounding ocean, hills, and valleys, uniting you with Nature. Many varieties of birds and animals, including hummingbirds, mott motts, parrots, butterflies, iguanas, sea turtles, monkeys, mapaches, even ocelots and other wild cats, coatimundi, armadillos and anteaters inhabit the surrounding hills and valleys of this 2.5 acre lot. The beauty of Nature is always only a glance away! Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, parrots, and monkeys.

Just minutes from your Tropical Cabina are supermarkets, shops, hotels, discos, casinos, and restaurants to satisfy the most demanding palate. Three 18 hole championship golf courses, full service marina, car or motorbike or bicycle rentals, excellent Spanish language school, beautiful uncrowded beaches for swimming or for quiet reflection, canopy tours, deep sea sport fishing, rafting, tennis, birding, surfing, and SCUBA/PADI. Within a few hours drive are Volcanoes, National Parks, waterfalls, jungle hot springs, caving, and much, much more!

If the sedentary life appeals, lounge under the shade of the thatched patio, or the shade of one of the beautiful hardwood trees in a hammock. Do it all - or nothing at all! The choice is yours.

The upstairs bedroom is accessible 8' up a ships ladder, there are two places to sleep downstairs, the futon and the dinette both make into good beds. There is no pool, the ocean is your chlorine free infinity edge pool.

Year around temperatures hover between 72 and 92 degrees F. This is the dry tropical forest practically no rain falls from Dec 1 to May 1, it is dry, has a slight breeze and few mosquitoes. Rainy season is green, rains sometimes, is more humid, but still very pleasant. RAINY DAY GUARANTEE, ANY DAY BETWEEN DEC 15 AND APRIL 15 THAT RAINS FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES IS REFUNDABLE, XMAS WEEK AND EASTER EXCLUDED.

Share with us the warmth and hospitality offered by the gentle people and beautiful nature of this serene and lovely land. Bring along your sense of adventure and come join us in Tropical Paradise! Try living in a Tiny home aprox. 400 SF.

Keywords: ocean view, cute, beach, quaint, tropical, 1 bedroom ,cabin, cottage, casita, cabina beaches, sunsets, romantic, wildlife, tiny home.

More Details

Roy Benard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Roy Benard

I originally was attracted to the area in 1974 and have owned and developed land here since then. I love the protected bay, the Catalina islands 5 miles out, and the almost deserted beaches nearby. The spectacular sunset views are what really attracted me to this 90 acre hillside property minutes away form the beach. The little village nearby has most everything and Flamingo on the other side of the bay has the Casino, night clubs, tourists, banks and other services.

Roy Benard purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Roy Benard chose Tempate

Actually I built this home 10 years ago on property that I have owned since 1974. This piece of land is right on a ridge and not only has a great ocean view it has a mountain view and great breezes almost all the time. On the night of the full moon you can watch the sunset on the ocean and then turn 180 degrees and watch the full moon rising shortly after. There are almost magical sunsets all year around , great reflections on the water from this vantage point 100 meters up and 500 meters back from the beach. The beaches are not crowded and if one hikes or drives a few miles you can sometime get a beach to yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

I enjoy the dry tropical climate of this coastal area. After exploring all of Costa Rica I realized the humid areas were too humid , too rainy, and full of bugs. This area has way less insects, less snakes, and less humidity and rain then anywhere in the country. Just a fan or a breeze keeps one comfortable due to the drier air. Temperatures hover between 73 to 93 degrees all year around , and the ocean is about 80 degrees F, nice and comfortable . There are so many activities that I have listed above and some of the other attractions are only an hour or two away. COSTA RICA HAS 25% OF ITS LAND EITHER IN NATURE PRESERVES OR NATIONAL PARKS. I love photography , this is a photographers and an artists dream.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a wonderful little place to get away from the stresses of everyday life. My family and I spent 2 weeks here in February and loved every minute of it. We were a short walk from an almost private beach, with amazing waves and great swimming and the view from the back yards was breathtaking. The place it’s self was very clean and comfortable, with reliable hot water and internet. It felt like you were all alone in paradise with all the creature comforts one could want with just a short walk into town if you needed something. The only problem I have with writing a good review is that other people will want to stay there and the property will be booked the next time I go.
Feb 2012
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Tempate Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the home as you found it or arrange a payment with the caretaker to clean if you do not have the time .
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Futon double bed and 1 fold down kichentte double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Note this would qualify as a tiny home , it is only 8' wide and 26' long downstairs and 8' x 16' upstairs .Upstairs bedroom is accessible only via a ships ladder .


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Spectacular Sunsets, Ridge Top Ocean View, Tropical Tiny Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

A sunset jungle retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at dusk, via taxi from the airport. The little yellow casa was surrounded by twinkling fireflies.

In the house was all the comforts of home , wifi,movies,microwave ,coffe maker, stove. We settled in quickly and sat out on the patio to listen to the howler monkeys. we spent alot of time on The patio in. We were often greeted by creatures such as little foxes and friendly skunks , magpies, monkeys above us.

The sunsets were magical, the beach was The best! Like walking into a postcard. It took us about 20 minutes to walk down to it and we only walked back up twice the other times we took taxis

The caretakers were friendly and helpful, download a translator app to communicate with them though.

We stayed 30 days and it felt like home.


  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely outdoor space

  • 3 of 5

The sunset views from this property are truly stunning. Grab a lounge chair from the patio, move it to the edge of the garden, pour a drink and then relax and enjoy the show. Very private - neighbors are a decent distance away - nice to feel cozy and secluded in a tropical getaway. The interior is clean and well-organized.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loma Del Sol

  • 5 of 5

“I have just had a fabulous getaway at Loma Del Sol and would highly recommend it. I have felt taken care of from the moment I first made contact with Roy. Everything is just how he describes it on his website, particularly the warmth and hospitality offered by the gentle people of Costa Rica. Everyone-the neighbours, the maid, Roy, even people passing on the street were friendly and helpful. Travelling alone and without a car was not a problem. I couldn’t possibly do everything Roy suggested so I will definitely be back. I already miss my morning walk to the most beautiful beach and swimming in the warm clear water. My highlight was going on the Lazy Lizard sunset sail that Roy recommended. And then after a day of tourist activities, I appreciated coming home to my little cottage away from it all.”

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax , local and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My boyfrind and I stayed 5 nights in this charming little casa.

It was perfect.

It is near the beach (5 minutes walk), near the mini-markets and it is not really touristic. You feel like you are a local, you feel good. Everyone is friendly.

The house is small, but you have everything that you need, plus you have everynight a beautiful sunset.

Prieta beach (5 minutes) is totally beautiful and Penca beach (5 minutes) is perfect to watch the sunset during swiming in the pacifical waves.

The kitchen is well equipped and the bedroom is charming with the A/C.

Josepha, the caretaker who lives close to the casa, is really kind, helpful and she will help you to learn more spanish words!

We could stay many more weeks here. I recommend it for a couple or for a small family.

we will come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely write up , glad you enjoyed the home.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Village bars
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Mar & Sol
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Penca , Prieta
Car: not necessary

Please note that the map is incorrectly showing the home location as Flamingo beach , this is our area , not our location . We are on the other side of the bay north of Flamingo 3 km on a hill overlooking Playa Prieta.

The home is right on the "a" at the end of Playa Penca.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $195.13

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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