About This Listing
Casa Mega is a private Flamingo Cliffside two bedroom, two bathroom villa and is a curiously interesting mix of both Spanish and Costa Rican tropical architecture. The villa has beach, mountain and ocean views and is located in the forest.
One enjoys amazing ocean and beach views from every room of this spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath cliffside home. Casa Mega is one of 4 units in a small vacation resort. This house has an outside deck and two spacious outside porches. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, the living room leads via a bar into the kitchen and into the screened porch area. This house has access to a community pool. Amazing ocean and beach views are to be enjoyed from any room. This house has all the modern amenities one expects from a modern house but the house has a traditional Costa Rican spanish and tropical living design . The large deck has a rancho that offers shade all day long. The privacy of this home is amazing and one feels as the Flamingo South ridge belongs all to oneself.
Laundry Service (short term only)
Fully equipped kitchen
Sheets and towels on site.
Garden and Maid service included
Two Access doors
The beach is only minutes in walking distance with a wide variety of dining and entertainment and shopping possibilities across the beach on the north ridge of Flamingo. Another advantage of this unit is it is close to everything but just far away to fee secluded enough to truly enjoy the daily monkey visits and experience the variety of wildlife directly in front of you!
•Flamingo Mini Market
•Angelina’s: (website hidden)
•Buena Vista Beach Restaurant: Playa Potero
•Coco Loco: (website hidden)
•Marie’s Restaurant: (website hidden)
•Monkey Bar: (website hidden)
•The Beach House Restaurant: (website hidden)
•Tikis Seaside Grille: Playa Brasilito
•Tubla: Playa Flamingo across from Banco de Costa Rica (BCR)
Health and Well-Being:
•Medical/Dental/Pharmacy/Emergency at 24/7 and home service (phone number hidden)): (website hidden)
oPlaya Grande Clinic
oBeach Side Clinic Huacas
oBeach Side Clinic Playa Flamingo
•Medical/Pharmacy (phone number hidden))
oPlaza Flamingo Drugstore
Christmas Week 2,500
Easter Week 2,300
Please Contact us before you book the accommodation, thank you!
We had an amazing time in Playa Flamingo and Desiree's home was beautiful. The view was breathtaking and there were two individuals onsite who were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, and the beach was within walking distance (if you don't mind walking up and down hills, which we didn't). We were also able to get a glimpse of some howler monkeys which was an added bonus.
We stayed at Casa Mega for about a month in January 2014 and loved every moment of it. The house is very well equipped with all the necessities. There is a caretaker and cleaner on site (Chico and Janori) who are very helpful and great people. Our son loved hanging out with Chico's dog, Oso, who was super friendly and often accompanied us to the beach.
The house is on top of a hill overlooking the beach and has a great view. The walk to the beach is about 15 minutes. The walk back is all uphill so you will get a bit of exercise. We walked everyday and were never bothered by it. There is a shortcut to the beach right after Palms Resort and it is easy to miss so keep any eye on it to shorten your trip by 5-10 minutes.
There is a grocery store (Massai) about 10 minutes drive from the house and has all the basic items. We were there for a month, cooked everyday, and never felt the need to go to a bigger grocery store. Chico can call a cab for you and you don't really need a car thought admittedly, we liked the independence of having a car. There is covered parking right outside the house. If you do rent a car, a 4X4 might be better than a sedan as you are on top of a hill.
There are almost no negatives about the house but do keep in mind that it is an older house. We liked the character but it might be an issue for some. It is very well maintained though. Only the bedrooms have ACs, which was a non-issue for us as we spent 90% of our time on the patio, screened porch, or the beach and only used the ACs at night. There were some ants in the kitchen but talking to our friends, we realized they are everywhere in Costa Rica - part of being close to the nature. Just don't leave any sweet food out and you won't have any issues - we didn't. There is no washer/dryer in the house but Janori can do your washing for you for a small tip.
Overall, a brilliant stay and we will gladly go again.
Casa Mega: We had an amazing vacation. The place was everything I read on the reviews and more.
I really like the fact that for any questions I can contact Maggie or Juan Carlos. The responses were very prompt and full of information.
Yanori was amazing and kept the clean towels coming. She was always there when needed. Yanori and Chico and the “watch dog” Oso give the place a very safe feeling. I can’t even describe what a wonderful vacation we had.
I want to say that the kitchen is one of the reasons I chose this place since I enjoy cooking. I cooked every day and was very happy the kitchen was fully equipped.
Our many thanks to the great staff that I did not expect to have. They respected my privacy and at the same time we were able to get our questions answered immediately.
We miss Casa Mega already,
-Rebeca, Carlos, Leti and Kelley
Highly recommend the place! We enjoyed the views, spent most of our time on the patio. The pool is great for keeping cool. The caretakers,housekeeper and their dog Oso were an unexpected bonus! The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes and glassware. We hope to return next year!!
Casa Mega lives up to its promise! We enjoyed the view very much, everything what we needed was there and we felt very safe there! Thanks to these 2 guys who took care of the house. Maggie and Johannes were always there to answer questions or to offer help, give info etc. We never comeback to the same place but for sure we can recommend this wonderful place. Playa Flamingo, Coco Loco and sunsets were perfect! Antje, Laurenz und Aron
I have nothing but positives to say about both the place, as well as the people. Maggie and Johannes were outstanding, we were more than happy to enjoy great dinners and talks together - the hospitality couldn't be beat. I definitely recommend this place, and will definitely be back for a return visit!
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About the Host, Desiree
Living here is loving here. We started a software company in Costa Rica and now we are the National MLS (Multiple Listing Service) provider for Costa Rica Real Estate Association. Our tour office is located in 650 meters south of Flamingo Beach Resort, next to a great restaurant Coco Loco right on the beach.
We manage several lovely homes here in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Playa Grande, and Playa Ventana, some are ours, some are our friends'. Each house/beach has its own characteristics and we hope that you will enjoy every minute of your time in Costa RIca. We live off and on in Costa Rica as my husband and rescue dog are both natives of Costa Rica, we recently moved to Sarasota, Florida.
For Costa Rica listings, I have my property manager who is Tico (Costa Rican) and very responsible to taking care of all tenants and houses. Hope you enjoy your time staying in our lovely homes. Thanks :)