Playa Flamingo APT: Casita Mango

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Your host, Babe
12 Reviews
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The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $595 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I cannot say enough about this amazing place! Babe was an incredible host, we felt so comfortable and at home. The amenities were amazing, beautiful pool, beach front, pingpong, a gym, a BBQ, the list goes on! The place was also incredibly clean. If you are looking for a calm warm vacation environment I highly recommend this space. Also in regard to some of the comments on the size of casita mango, my friend and I comfortably shared the space.

    July 2014
  • Casita Mango at Casa Serenidad is a hidden gem! My husband and I were in Costa Rica for a wedding and we were really happy we weren't staying at the wedding hotel -- Casita Mango was a much more unique and special experience.

    Babe and Don were terrific hosts, from their help with directions and car rental before our visit to their pleasant hospitality while were were there. The Casita itself was darling -- it's small, as other reviewers have noted, but totally fine for us. (Bigger than many hotel rooms, and having the kitchenette was great.) If you want more space there are two other units that are larger and part of the Casa Serenidad complex. But what we liked so much about Casita Mango was it's view, the sound of the ocean at night, and it's easy access to all of the amenities -- the pool, the hammocks, the eating area. We were waking up very early because of the time difference and it was great to be able to slip up the stairs and watch the dawn break from a poolside chaise.

    When I had looked at the photos of Casita Mango I had for some reason thought it was part of a much larger condo complex, but in fact it is Babe and Don's home with extra space they built for friends, family, and visitors. So while I figured we would share the pool with the incredible view and the exercise room and the rest with lots of other people, we were only sharing it with one other couple -- quite amazing privacy and value for what we were paying. Also, having been nickeled and dimed on other vacations, the fact that we had use of the sea kayak (very fun!), snorkel gear (not anything fancy, but sufficient) and beach chairs, all without extra charges, was really great. Lastly, my husband was sick most of the time we were there and Casita Mango was a great place for him to rest (air conditioning was great during the day but we didn't need it at night -- and we didn't want to miss out on the beautiful sound of the ocean). I felt I had plenty of nice options and other places to hang out and read while he recuperated and slept during the day -- not to mention I was able to have a wonderful massage in the exercise room one afternoon. The staff keeps the grounds and the rooms looking beautiful.

    Nearby Flamingo Beach was beautiful -- we went two mornings at 6 am to beat the heat and needless to say we were almost the only ones on the beach. It was so fun to take family there during the wedding weekend and to point up to the beautiful house on the hillside overlooking Flamingo and say "Look -- that's where we're staying!" Thanks Babe and Don -- hope we can come back some day!

    May 2014
  • My husband, Bryan and I have just arrived back from two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. The majority of our trip was spent at Casita Mango in Playa Flamingo. Babe and Don Hopkins were incredibly kind and gracious hosts. The property is lovely, and we were made to feel so welcome. Many hours were spent simply enjoying the incredible view from the many decks. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and hammocks. Playa Flamingo is a beautiful but quiet place to go, and it suited our needs completely, and we will be back again next year.

    April 2014
  • Oh my goodness, I thought the photos conveyed a stunning location, but in person it is even more phenomenal. Spacious with many comfortable areas to relax, bar-b-q, soak in the pool, or fall asleep in a hammock with your feet soaking in cool water and views forever. Babe and Don were kind and gracious hosts and could not ask for more. A+ stay.

    February 2014
  • Kate & I had a wonderful time at Casita Mango. There are many advantages to staying here if you want to enjoy the many sunny beaches located nearby in this region of Costa Rica. From the free usage of the kayak, snorkels/flippers, beach chairs, and boogie boards to the use of the gym and pool located on the premises, visitors are really taken care of. The place is safe and secure and kept up immaculately. And Babe helped us out from start to finish, helping us with finding a good car rental agency to filling out the paperwork for the exit visa tax ($29) before we came home. It was our first time in this country and our experience was enhanced by her knowledge of how to get around. Thank you Babe!

    February 2014
  • We spent 3 wonderful nights in Casita Mango and really appreciated Babe's hospitality and attentiveness. Their property is very special and the views and accommodations were excellent. Flamingo beach is gorgeous and easy to walk to from the house. Babe gave us great tips on where to buy the best produce, eat out and beaches to visit.

    We look forward to returning soon!

    December 2013
  • The place was picturesque - at Casa de Serenidad, you get to enjoy your slice of paradise. The best part? Babe and Don were exemplary hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay pleasurable. It was like being greeted by old friends who had our best interests at heart. The little extras made our stay in Flamingo and Costa Rica that much better.

    Casa de Serenidad has amenities worth noting too: a short walk to a snorkeling beach, exercise room with sauna, boogie boards, infinity pool, and two hammocks overlooking the sea.

    Flamingo beach is pristine and one of the most beautiful in Guanacaste. It's an ideal area to relax (either before or after a trip up to La Fortuna). Highly recommended - you should experience it for yourself!

    December 2013
  • Babe and the place were great! From the minute of booking our stay to checking out Babe was super helpful and friendly!

    We flew into SJO and Babe's directions were spot on. This is really helpful because there aren't any street signs. She greeted us as soon as we arrived and showed us the whole place. Then helped us with things to check out and do.

    The property is awesome fri the apartment to the pool and gym to the lounging hammocks. The view from the property is out of this world with amazing sunsets and sunrises.

    This is definitely the place to stay. We hope to get back there again soon.

    December 2013
  • Babe place was amazing! Do not look anywhere else while you are visiting Playa flamingo or the area. It is much! Better then she can convey in the pictures. Only caveat is that this is not a place for young children. Enjoy The beautiful views and say hello to Babe for us.

    November 2013
  • This place was our favourite in ALL of Costa Rica!
    Stunning views from every inch of the suite!
    We had the large villa and we're completely spoiled with the luxurious open floor plan and the amazing hospitality of Babe and Don... And of course have our own gym,dry and wet sauna on the floor beneath us was a great surprise for us two gym buffs.
    The hammock area with water on the top floor was a perfect place to relax and read and have wonderful times of listening to the ocean and taking it all in!
    This place sealed the deal for us in choosing Costa Rica as our vacation/retirement home in the future.... Near future hopefully...
    Thank you again Babe and Don for everything and we wish you all the best for the future and we hope to see you again soon one day !
    Trevor and Rhonda Karisse

    November 2013
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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.
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