About this listing
Designer Tropical Villa situated just minutes walk from the beach in a small community called Surfside.
Use the house as a base for surfing (Playa Grande and Tamarindo), rainforest tours, horse riding, diving (Catalinas) .
The house is in an expat area where there are restaurants Maxwells (across the road), Beach Shack, El Castillo, Sol y Mar. A couple of blocks walk to a western stocked supermarket and to Playa Potrero Beach. Hire a bike and you are 10 mins cycle ride from Flamingo and the bars and restaurants there.
The house is secure with bars over the front door, a state of the art motion burglar alarm, protection fencing with barb wire at the end of the garden and electric metal blinds on all of the windows.
Cable TV, internet, secluded swimming pool in a landscaped tropical garden.
This area is such a great place for people with different interests, from bird watching, to 4x4 driving the great nature of Costa Rica is on your doorstep.
The sunsets viewed from Mar y Sol in Flamingo with a cocktail in the hand is a must do. Mar y Sol is one of the top restaurants in Costa Rica so you have the finest dinging on your doorstep!
Buses do run regularly to Tamarindo, but would advise hiring bicycles or a 4x4 car if you wish to explore with more flexibility.
If you wish to have individual yoga/massage in your tropical retreat this can be organised also.
All the ingredients for a wonderfully relaxing or highly adventurous holiday! Plus the wake up call of the local howler monkeys......
All the property - inside and out (swimming pool) in secluded garden area.
Interaction with Guests
None. I have a wonderful Manager who manages the property and she will be your contact on a daily basis and will greet you when you arrive.
Surfside is a lovely friendly little neighbourhood. It is predominantly an ex-pat area populated by N. Americans from the States and Canada. As such, the local bars and shops cater for Western tastes and styles.
There are buses into Flamingo and to Tamarindo via Brasilito from Surfside.
Bicycles are a good way to get around and its a 10 minute ride to Flamingo.
For greater exploring and seeing more remote beaches and towns I would recommend a car - but with 4 WD. Would also highly recommend taking the offer of a mobile phone for $10 extra.
The only house rules are to respect the house and the environment.
Keeping A/C's on all day or lights or using a lot of water is not about the bills (well, a bit) but about respecting the environment.
The main rule is to ENJOY!
Rosie's place was absolutely amazing. Beautiful inside and out. She was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with in setting up our vacation. The town of surfside is filled with amazing people and places. Neighborhood restaurant and bar down the street, Perla's was a nice spot to spend an evening or night. I would recommend this house and town to anyone, and would go back in a heartbeat.
The reservation was canceled 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Pros: Beautiful quiet place. Modern and clean with beautiful beaches close by.
Con: Attention to details could be improved. For instance there was no toilet paper and one of the water heaters wasn't turned on.
Great villa to stay in. Quiet to the exception of Howler monkeys which will make good memories and sleepless nights at the beginning.
Best beaches not too far. A car is needed.
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About the Host, Rosie
I am a professional diver and have worked since 2002 all round the world - Thailand (Phi Phi), Honduras (Utila), Antigua, Grand Cayman, Malta, LA, Costa Rica. I have dived all over the world, but still have my 'wish list'.
I did work for a few years in Sydney back in my 'office' job in Marketing and New Product Development for Cosmetics.
I have my own artworks range (check out (website hidden)) and natural health products , Nature Says No (check out (website hidden)).
I am easy going and having backpacked round Asia and Central America, would say that I love meeting new people.
Life Motto: Grass is always Greener - just depends where you water it!
Very easy going with anybody staying - but draw the line at DIY Graffiti or the new stucco effect wall finish with diced carrots after too much alcohol from the night before!