About This Listing
Situated in an alcove near the tip of the prestigious Northridge peninsula of Playa Flamingo where the Flamingo Bay is your front yard and the WHITE SANDY BEACH of Flamingo is your play ground, we welcome you to our hide-a-way in paradise. Our home which is named CASA DE SERENIDAD is aptly named for the tranquility and serenity one feels when here.
To enhance your vacation with us, there is a decadent small wading pool with 2 hammocks positioned over the pool where you can be partially submerged and can relax, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. If you are a fitness buff, we have a fully equipped gymnasium including a wet sauna and dry sauna for your use. We also have a small infinity pool with lounging chairs next to the rancho/BBQ. You won't need to bring your beach towels with you because we offer towels for your use during your stay with us. Laundry facilities are available with soap provided, too!
Snorkeling during high tide is an favored option while you are already there. To go exploring, we offer the use of a 2 person sit on top ocean kayak for FREE!
Playa Flamingo is 1 km from our property so we are in walking distance to the beach. There are great restaurants in town at the LA PLAZA Commercial Center and on the way down the hill towards town. Each of the local hotels have restaurants as other options s well.
We request that you respect our property, and our other guests when sharing the space of the common areas by not being too noisy in your conversations and playing music without a headset. If you must smoke, we ask that you do not smoking inside the apartment.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous residence. The photos are exactly on point and the apartment was very clean and comfortable. We loved being able to use all of the amenities like the infinity pool, hammocks, decks, gym, and the laundry facilities. Babe and her husband were very kind and generous - this was the second of six places we were staying during our Costa Rica trip, and we our transportation from Playa Flamingo would only pick us up at a hotel or resort, not a private residence. So Babe's husband kindly drove us to the nearby resort early in the morning so we didn't have to lug our luggage there on-foot. We would love to come back and stay there again.
This is a very special place and Babe is a great laid-back, easy-going but attentive host. Her property is beautiful even in the dry season when we went. Views of the ocean from our room, a private entrance area, lots of solitude and privacy. Plus there are so many great facilities here that you can use. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the beautiful pool and hung out playing board games on their main deck area at night. We saw a howler monkey right outside the property and parrots flying around. We got to borrow their beach chairs and beach towels and flippers and snorkel gear and boogie boards for our trips to the beach. When we misplaced a possession Babe was extremely helpful in helping us locate it. Check in was easy, Check out was easy... this is everything you want in an airbnb experience. I strongly recommend Babe's property if you are visiting this area.
We stayed in the El Escondite suite for 2 weeks and it was great. The view is beautiful and the infinity pool is a wonderful way to cool off after a hard day of lying on the beach! The unit itself is private, and the location overall is perfect for a quieter getaway. Babe and Don were very helpful and gracious hosts. It was really useful to have a kitchen, gym and laundry facilities available. I would recommend having a rental car if you stay here, since you are up on the hill a little ways outside of town. There are several great beaches that are a very short drive away, Playa Conchal was our favorite.
Babe's welcome to her home was great! The view of Playa Flamingo from the apartment was spectacular, we really enjoyed our stay and plan on returning to Potrero and Flamingo often.
As we were driving through Playa Flamingo, my girlfriend said "I hope we are staying at one of those beautiful places up in the hills" and lucky for us, we were. Babes place is amazing with a view you cannot beat. Overlooking the ocean, the property is equipped with a pool, gym, bbq area, hammocks and much more. And if you want to venture out, it's walking distance to the restaurants and beautiful beaches of Playa Flamingo. Babe is a gracious host and is such a great resource of local knowledge!
Babe and Don are the perfect hosts. They made our mother daughter bonding trip unforgettable. Their beautifully decorated compound sits on top of a rock nestled in a cove. The views of the Playa Flamingo Bay are breath taking. My daughter and I were traveling throughout Costa Rica and the El Escondite apartment was our final stop. The apartment was exactly as described and the entire home was even more beautiful than the pictures. We worked out in the private fully equipped gym; Walked down to the beach and ventured out into the sea with the two person sea Kayak. We grilled our dinner and swung lazily from the hammocks which are positioned over a pool of cool water. Babe responded to all e-mail requests promptly and with helpful information. We recommend water shoes as the private beach near the home is rocky. But, within a short nature hike during low tide is the beautiful sandy Playa Flamingo beach. Beach towels were in our room and Babe had boards, face masks, flippers and snorkels for our use. We were there weeks before Christmas and the beach was practically empty. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have experienced. Don and Babe have created a serene oasis for their guests. Thank you for sharing it with us. We hope to return.
Amazing hosts... Hospitable, friendly, vacation apartment is better than described! Amazing private views, private beach and all the possible accommodations anyone would need for a short or long stay in this little paradise! The hosts live on the property and are available for any questions/issues/help you may need. Babe even made us home made banana bread to take with us at the end of our stay! :) The house isn't the easiest to find at first, so get there before dusk! and bring bug spray! :) We had a blast and can't wait to be back!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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About the Host, Babe
My husband and I have been living in Playa Flamingo now for 16 years and love the tranquil beauty of our area. Our home is located overlooking the ocean so the sounds of the ocean are constant and the breezes keep the air fresh. With unobstructed views, I enjoy the vastness of our vista and the peace that comes from being out in the open air. When you come to visit, you will be understand what it means to experience our little part of paradise.