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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront Sol Suite, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

The Sol suite is perfect for singles or couples wanting to stay right on the beach while vacationing at the beach. We are located on Potrero Bay which is the beach just north of Flamingo in the Guanacaste Province on the North Pacific side of Costa Rica. This suite has a gorgeous view of the ocean, beach, pool and great sunsets. Relax by the infinity lap pool or sit on the bar stools to watch the sun go down. We also have a gas grill for those impromptu BBQ's. Hammocks are available if you'd like to relax under the palm trees. The suite has a/c and a fully furnished kitchen. You can also watch cable TV or check emails with Wi-Fi. Just a 45 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) and close to restaurants, grocery and shopping. We recommend renting a vehicle to fully enjoy the area.



Infinity lap pool with swim-up bar and large rancho. Pool chairs and beach towels provided.

On-site caretaker

A /C & Ceiling fans

Outdoor Grill

Wireless Internet


Cable TV/DVD

CD Player/Stereo

Private In-suite Bath

Full size refrigerator


Full kitchen

Hot Water

Laundry Facilities

Outdoor showers after beach access

Beach chairs & Beach towels

We offer beautiful beachfront accommodation with an infinity lap pool. We’re located on Playa Potrero in Guanacaste and just 50 minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR). Villa Malibu is located in a residential area and offers a romantic, relaxing beach-side, exclusive vacation experience. On the beach and tucked away on a quiet side street, Villa Malibu is an upscale property with a studio suite. Guests of Villa Malibu enjoy the seclusion of a private tropical beachfront, but are only minutes away from some of the best dining and outdoor activities in the Flamingo, Brasilito, and Potrero area.

We welcome guests from all over the world to enjoy the tranquility, comfort, and beautiful surroundings. The uniquely-designed Malibu-style property is a perfect place to escape from crowds to enjoy Costa Rica and rejuvenate your mind and body. Guests will also enjoy the spectacular beachfront pool. What a wonderful place for a honeymoon or even a wedding on the beach.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach, in Playa Potrero, Guanacaste was our choice for a special anniversary. Having been to Costa Rica before, we wanted to rent somewhere as close to the Pacific as we could get. This rental unit filled the bill. Walking down the stairs across a lovely lawn, past the palapa with enough stools for four, through the gate, across the sand, we were IN the ocean. The water there is the warmest I've ever been in and the gradual slope let us swim and walk as far as we wished. There is also an almost infinity pool beside the palapa that's big enough to swim in.

The Sol suite, though it's the smaller of the two, was certainly big enough for the two of us, containing the sleeping area, a table and chairs, full kitchen and bath. Janet lives in the lower level and she and her friend, Luis, were always available to help if we needed it. She lent my husband Bob a bicycle from the unit to ride around in the villages and those close to it.

The little grocery in Potrero was handy for quick pick-up items because you can walk or bike there. Our favorite full size store was SuperMassai in Playa Flamingo. The restaurants we liked were Nabinni in Tamarindo, Lola's (though only available for lunch) and if you want something more touristy, Hacienda del Sol was just a short walk north on the beach.

The owner, Laura, was always available to answer questions we had prior to our visit and if she didn't know an answer, she'd check with the Special Places of Guanacaste staff in Playa Flamingo. You'll have the cell phone number of one person from that staff; we worked with Yeudy, who was terrific.

The only negatives we had were the lack of cell service, the heat (something no one can change) and the lack of multiple airlines flying into Liberia, and the unpaved roads around Potrero. That said, rent a four wheel drive if you have that option. And enjoy.
Mar 2013
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Tempate Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy - We will give you one year to use your rental credit if we cannot find someone to rent the dates you have rented.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pool Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Main Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Sol Suite - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sol Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 people max.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach w/ lap pool
average rating of 4.952381 based on 46 reviews

A wondrous Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My sidekick and I booked 5 days at Villa Malibu and from the moment we arrived on the property we were in love. Everything about the home was perfect, from the bright and lovely room to the sweet little "Binga" (dog) that patrolled the yard. The salt water pool and lounging area was fit for a queen and I truly felt like one as I lay by the pool enjoying cool cocktails and a good book. The property is spacious and immaculately kept, with the caretakers living on property and ensuring all is well. Laura, the owner was a gem full of great knowledge on the area, including great places to eat and drink. Although the owner and caretaker were on property, we never felt like our time was compromised as they respected that this was our vacation time and left us on our own unless we requested their input. The last night with Laura, Eddie and Angela was amazing as they built a huge bonfire on the beach for our last sunset. If you stay in Protrero, you must stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your sidekick stay with us. Hope that you both can return soon in the near future. Thank you for choosing to stay at Villa Malibu. Kind Regards, Laura
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Fabulous Beach for walking, swimming & sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our 11 night stay very much. What a location. Relaxing days with early morning walks on the beach, swimming in the lap pool and ocean, reading and watching the sunset. Great local restaurants

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five-star review! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit at Villa Malibu. I am very pleased that you found activities for you to enjoy around property as well as off. You will have to come back and visit us next year. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Best Regards, Laura
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Pura vida - Beautiful perfect for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very private property on a lovely beach. Lap pool is the perfect start, middle and end of the day. During our stay we were able to enjoy a full moon shining over the water from the comfort of our bed. The location is convenient enough to restaurants and activities but as we visit Villa Malibu to enjoy the beauty of the beach and ocean we have little need to go elsewhere. The unit is an efficiency and not overly large but has everything that is needed and is very tastefully decorated and continually updated. Laura is the most gracious and attentive of hosts while letting you feel that the property is your private retreat. These are a few of the reasons this was our third visit in three years.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope you can return for a 4th year. Thank you for choosing Villa Malibu for your beach vacation. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 5 of 5

The suite is well equipped and the property/beach was extremely quiet and private. We found this to be the perfect place to get away from it all. Walking distance to several bars and restaurants. The kitchen was also equipped to cook if you prefer. Gorgeous sunset! An absolutely perfect place to end our 2017!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We hope that you can come back very soon and spend more time here at the beach. Thank you for choosing Villa Malibu for your beach vacation.
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Great location and extremely clean!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our experience that we're already planning a trip back! Everything was fabulous from the caretakers to the local restaurants! A must go!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to a future visit soon.
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“Captivated !”

  • 5 of 5

If you desire it all ...and mostly privacy, clear sunny skies, awesome temperatures, walk accessibility to most any amenities and instantly "feel" Purda Vida - you found it. We sure did ! There's something going on every day and evening in any of the surrounding establishments. Enjoy your morning and evening walk on a 2 mile beach with almost no one on it ( unreal and shhhh) , experience sunset from the poolside Cabana with a libation or 2, but only after a dip in your private infinity pool. Sleep to the soft music of the ocean waves - ahhhhh yes, we found it. We have covered a lot of territory on this wonderful planet of ours and with this type of private micro resort option and location, from start to finish and top to bottom, it was all "top drawer" as they say :) Pleasantly addicted and already booked again for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to your return visit. Thank you for vacationing on the beach at Villa Malibu.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $40
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund