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World Class Flamingo Beachfront Villa with 5 Poolside Bedroom Suites!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Baths

This breathtaking beach front estate is truly one-of-a kind. Casa Playa Bonita or 'home on the pretty beach' was given its name by our two sons. This luxury home is 5,500 square feet. It has 5 bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom, making this home a perfect place for entertaining and accommodating multiple families. Each suite has a view of the beach and opens to the outdoor courtyard area and pool. The outdoor courtyard is made up of a large tiled area for lounging and a pool that accommodates all ages and activities. The shallow shelf pool is perfect for floating and sunning in the water or for little ones to play. The main pool is great for swimming laps, water aerobics, or just playing around. The enormous Jacuzzi has lots of seating including lounge seats for the ultimate foot or neck massage as you overlook the beach.

Casa Playa Bonita consists of 2 wings. The main wing is made up of 2 bedroom suites (each with a king bed), a gourmet kitchen, living room/dining room, private bathroom, maid's quarters, laundry facility with 2 washers and dryers, an outdoor grilling area and poolside bathroom. The second wing consists of 3 bedroom suites (2 suites with queen beds and 1 suite with 2 twin beds). One of the queen bedrooms and the twin bedroom have an optional adjoining feature to provide flexibility for families with children.

If you don’t want to venture too far from the property, our home will provide you with the ultimate place to rest and relax in the lap of luxury. The home is constructed with custom finishes and furnishings and incorporates the beautiful wood and stone of Costa Rica with elegant style and design.

Additionally, we are extremely fortunate to have an amazing couple who work to take care of our home. Herman and Blanca are a married couple that tend to the home. They speak only Spanish but Blanca has been working on her English skills and we seem to understand each other pretty well without a translator. Herman and Blanca come daily and will see to every detail of making your stay relaxing, comfortable, and carefree.

We offer a private host/concierge who speaks both English and Spanish. They will work with you prior to your trip to arrange transportation details, excursions, chefs, stock-your-fridge, etc. Additionally, they will greet at the house upon your arrival and will be at your service for your entire stay.

Our home is nestled in a beautiful setting of trees where Howler monkeys come to play. We often see families of them in the trees as we play in the pool. Our children eat mangoes from the trees and pull fresh limes as needed when we make fresh ceviche or guacamole. We have a one 2 man sea kayak and two single man sea kayaks as well as boogie boards that add to the adventure. We delight in the ability to rest and refresh ourselves in our beautiful Costa Rican home. We know you'll love it, too!!

We offer free long distance through a Vonage line that allows you to call the US for free. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): Two of the suites and the main house are all on one level. There are 3 shallow steps going from the main entrance to that level.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017


Playa Flamingo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Suite 2 - 1 king
    Suite 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Suite 5 - 1 queen
    Suite 3 - 1 queen
    Suite 1 - 1 king
  • Suite 1 King Bed: The king bed is in our master suite. The private bathroom of this suite has a double shower with stacked rock enclosure and 2 glass sinks. The suite opens up to the pool and has a view of the beach. Suite 2: King Bed and private bathroom. Suites 3,4,5: We have 2 queen bedroom suites and a twin bedroom suite (2 twin beds), each with their own bathrooms. One of the queen suites adjoins to the twin bedroom but can also be locked for complete privacy. All suites open up to the pool area and have a view of the beach. Crib: We have one portable crib available for use by guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linens Provided: All linens are provided. The sheets are 1200 thread count!! Beach towels are also available for your use. Off Street Parking: The home is very secluded with a gate entrance. Parking is on our gated property. Each suite has its own television with cable TV, remote control, and access to hundreds of movies from our personal server with Apple TV. Additionally, there is a 50 in television in the living room with cable and Apple TV. We have a Sonos system for music. The jacuzzi seats 10 people. You will also enjoy the lounge seats that provide a foot or neck massage. The jacuzzi overlooks the beach. The pool is beautiful. The home is built around the pool area. We have a shallow shelf pool for lounging or for little ones to play. Additionally, there is a large pool for swimming laps, water aerobics, pool volleyball, etc. At the end of the pool is our jacuzzi. The pool has lights so that guests can swim at night


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

World Class Flamingo Beachfront Villa with 5 Poolside Bedroom Suites!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Playa Bonita! We have been to a few villas as a family(6 adults and 3 children) and it was unanimous that this was our favourite. The accommodations and location are spectacular.

The pool/courtyard layout is gorgeous, and all ages made full use of the pool. At the ocean, the boogie boards were a huge hit, again with all of us.

The Oceanside terrace was a popular rendezvous for breakfast, lunch, coffee, drinks, board games, and just chilling.

Loved watching the flock of parakeets, iguanas, and critters scoot around. One very early morning I was enjoying my coffee watching the sun reflect off the iridescent tail of a turquoise browed motmot, sitting up in the yellow flowered Another day, a large iguana was climbing in the tall hillside tree, eating new pink flower buds. Checked out the urchins and snails in the tidal pools. Even took a picture of a beached yellow-bellied sea snake on an early morning walk (the most venomous snake in the world)!

What a lovely couple you have in Blanca and Herman. Although we do not speak Spanish, we were able to communicate simply. They kept things tidy and organized so we had no worries. Such beautiful people.

We had 3 dinners in the dining room, cooked by Blanca- so glad you recommended her as chef. We enjoyed all of them. None of us has had Gallo Pinto previously- Blanca's version was mucho gusto! Delicious seafood. For other dinners we walked down to Coco Loco and enjoyed the food there as well, very reasonably priced.

Some of the family went off to the zip lines, water-rafting, hiking at Rio Perdido. They had a good couple of days. We checked out the activities at Tamarindo.

My favourite was relaxing at Casa Playa Bonita.

Jimmy is a good person who was anxious to help us with any problems. Our mistake was to rent a car directly with Adobe, rather than through Jimmy. It turned out that Adobe did not honor the quote they gave us online. Although he is not responsible for our choice, Jimmy is still trying to sort this for us. I'm afraid we will have to write that off as a lesson learned. In any case, this little hiccup has nothing to do with our very enjoyable vacation, staying at Casa Playa Bonita. Thank you for helping make our time there truly memorable.

Pura we know

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect beach experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic time at your home! I think you have thought of everything. We have rented many homes through VRBO when we have traveled in the US and out of the country. Yours has been by far the best we have rented!

We loved Costa Rica…the location, the people, the beauty of it all. The set up of the house couldn't be better….everything is so well appointed and having Blanca and Herman there was wonderful. I don't think we could have done it all without Yoko's help! She is a treasure! We especially loved our sailing/snorkeling trip with Panache and we could not have lived without our trips to Coco Loco! Your suggestions were spot on! We loved the beach area and made well use of your boogie boards! We were there for 2 weeks…the first week with adults and the second week with our children and grandchildren. Although we enjoyed our trips away from the house, by far our favorite times were poolside and beachfront with our family and friends. It is a unique property. We felt like we were staying in a 5 star hotel by ourselves!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Costa Rica for a special family celebration and the nine of us could not have found a better place to stay. I have read all the other reviews and not one is an exaggeration. Casa Playa Bonita was perfect for our three families with ages ranging from 7 to 72. The beach is one of the most pristine I have ever seen and can be accessed by a short, easy 2 minute walk. It's also an easy stroll down the beach to near-by eateries and the small village center. The house itself is beautiful, perfectly maintained and comfortable, with special touches like a cupboard stocked with family appropriate games, television, vonage telephone for calls back to the US, a perfectly equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and a kid friendly pool.

My daughter-in-law found the house online and made all the arrangements. Lisa, the owner, and Yoko, the agent helped with transportation, tours, outings and anything that we needed, giving us excellent advice about the various options and making the arrangements easy. was easy. Questions could be emailed to Yoko, both before the trip and during, and the response was always quick and very helpful.

I was sorry that Spanish is not one of the languages I speak because I so wanted to talk to Blanca and Herman. But language was not actually necessary because they took care of every need, knowing from experience what was needed. They cooked for us several nights and the meals were delicious.

This was the perfect house for our family and it was definitely the best part of our vacation. We were happy we had not planned too many outings because being at the house/beach was the best part of the trip!! Do I recommend this property. Yes! Definitely!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a family vacation! The house is located at the end of the beach, so it doesn't get very crowded, even during the Christmas/New Year week when all of San Jose goes to the beaches. The house is a few steps from the beach, and the biggest decision we had to make each day was whether to spend time in the ocean or in the pool!

We are a family of 11 and with 5 independent bedrooms plus the common living/dining area, there was plenty of space for autonomy and family time. The house has Apple TV, plenty of games, paddle boards and kayaks, and just down the beach is CocoLoco, which became a favorite home away from home. The hamburgers were a hit with the kids.

Blanca and Herman are great people and were there to help with whatever was needed. We hired a cook for one night, which was spectacular, but I must say that Blanca's cooking was also fabulous. We had her cook 3 times for us.

Some of us took a fishing trip, diving trip, went ziplining and did a sunset cruise. But most of the time we spent at the house because it was so comfortable and relaxing. We sat around planning our next visit back! Snorkeling in the water right in front of the house became a favorite activity.

Lisa (owner) was very responsive and helpful in setting up the trip. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay on the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation at Casa Playa Bonita!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 travels really well with 3 other families/amazing friends of ours. This was our 2nd annual Spring Break shared Vacation. There is no way I will be able to say enough about what an incredible time we all had at Casa Playa Bonita.

Where do I start? Lisa is so prompt and pleasant and made planning our trip a breeze. She and Yoko answered all of our questions immediately. Yoko will book your transportation and any day trips, she will make reservations for dinner, she is available to answer any questions at any time before and during your stay. When I called, she picked up. We were taken care of. Herman and Blanca were a dynamic duo for sure. Blanca is one stealth woman! She was like a ghost. We bought tons of fruit and she would cut it for us every morning and set it out without anyone seeing her. Any time we would try and wash a glass or dish she would stop us. She cleaned our rooms every day and I swear I rarely ever saw her! Herman and Blanca have perma-grins and they are wonderful human beings. Make sure you arrange at least one dinner cooked for you. They made us the BEST Tuna we've ever had. Even the non seafood eaters tried it and loved it!

Casa Playa Bonita is a perfectly designed home. 4 families, 14 people and there was plenty of privacy when needed. Best location, gorgeous sunsets, steps to the beach, a quick walk to Coco Loco's. It's like you have your own private resort. Coffee every morning looking out at the ocean, listening to birds and watching dragonflies buzz by was so incredibly relaxing. We rented sea-do's down the beach, kayaked and paddle AND boogie boarded right in front of the house. Fish would swim between our legs and the kids saw a sting ray. There were no vendors bugging you on the beach, it's super mellow and GORGEOUS. White sand and clear water. Yoko set us up with a 4 wheel/canopy tour and everyone had a great time. So much so that the kids decided to go on a 4 wheeling guided tour later in the week to ride again. We swam in the pool for hours and took advantage of the kiddie pool to float because we have no little ones. I want to be floating right now! Read the house book that Lisa will provide front to back. Everything you need is in there. We cooked in the amazing kitchen, went to Angelina's for dinner (tried octopus and LOVED) and there were daily walks to Coco Loco's for a coco loco served in a coconut. YES! I want to write more and I'm being cut off so....JUST GO. We can't wait to return. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Canadian Family

  • 5 of 5

We spent two glorious weeks at Casa Playa Blanca this winter and found it to be an ideal location. The beach was wonderful and the home comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 8. Everything we could possibly need was readily available.

Our grandson loved the kiddie pool. It was a great place to play and the older kids loved having the use of paddle boards and boogie boards.

Herman and Blanca also added to our stay. They took great care of everyone and everything but were never in the way. We would recommend the pig roast if it is still available. It was delicious and provided leftovers for other meals.

We all agreed it was our best family vacation to date.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We have the most incredible property on Flamingo beach. We are situated at the end of the beach so we have a lot of privacy. Every part of the house looks onto the beach. We are steps away from having our feet in the sand. There is nothing between us and the beach/ocean!!

We offer a full concierge service to our clients. We work with you prior to your trip to arrange airport transfers, car rental, tour activities, chefs, stock-your-fridge, etc. Our concierge will meet you at the house upon your arrival and will be available to you throughout your stay.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Playa Flamingo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 2
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Season 3
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Season 4
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Season 5
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Season 6
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 7
Feb 16 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 8
Apr 8 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 9
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 10
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 11
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Season 12
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $450
6% Service fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $3,000

Payment terms vary depending on the timing of the reservation with the date of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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