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About Special Places of Costa Rica

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about us

Special Places of Costa Rica offers a diverse range of vacation rentals in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica — an area full of amenities and recreational activities for all ages. We also offer the full spectrum of management services for vacation rentals in our region.

Locally Owned and Operated

In Costa Rica, vacation rentals are often managed by digital platforms or large companies located in the United States. Alternatively, Special Places of Costa Rica is locally owned and operated right from our offices in Flamingo Beach and Playa del Coco.

We hold down the fort for vacation homeowners while they are away and we are always available to tend to the needs of the guests at the properties we list. 

The Best Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

From luxury villas and townhomes to beachfront condos with an ocean view, we offer the best selection of vacation rentals in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Therefore, we can stand confidently behind the superior features of each home we list.

Without a doubt, you can expect to find our properties fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy! Many of our vacation rentals are located in Costa Rica’s hidden alcoves. Not only will you enjoy privacy, but you’ll be conveniently close to beaches, restaurants, bars, and stores. 

Entertainment, Convenience, and Special Services

We proudly provide our guests with a full range of concierge services during their stay in Costa Rica. This includes everything from beach rentals to in-room massages and more.

When it comes to entertainment, we are always happy to help you find the perfect adventure! We work with the best and most reputable tour and service companies in Guanacaste. Popular tours include catamaran sailing, horseback riding on the beach, and snorkeling. 

Contact us today to find out more about our tours and vacation rentals — we look forward to hearing from you!


Costa Rica Tours

Check out these highly-recommended tours from our previous guests at Special Places of Costa Rica.

These Costa Rica tours range from full-day experiences to short one-hour excursions, so you can find the perfect tour to accommodate your trip length. Additionally, each tour ranges in price so that you can book an activity that fits your budget.
These tours all depart from your vacation rental with pickup times based on the location of your property—no additional transportation is needed!

trusted experts

Costa Rica’s Most Trusted
Vacation Rental Management Company

For 15 years Special Places of Costa Rica has been providing worry-free vacation rental management services to vacation rental owners from all over the world.

From marketing to maintenance to guest experience, Special Places separates itself from the competition at every step.
With fully staffed offices in Flamingo and Coco, we manage all aspects of the vacation rental experience so that you can sleep as well as your guests will.

trusted experts

Costa Rica
Real Estate Experts

We are leading experts in real estate sales along the “Gold Coast” in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, named for a string of gleaming beaches that beckon to both visitors and buyers. With decades of combined experience on our management team, we know this region better than anyone, and we can find the deal that’s right for you.


Meet Our Team

Learn more about the best team of hospitality experts in Costa Rica.

Kenny Segers

Director of Operations & Co-Owner

Pascale Verhaert

Head of Accounting & Co-Owner

Carla Rodríguez

Owner & Accounting Specialist

our offices

Visit Our Offices

Visit our offices in Playa Flamingo and Playas del Coco. Whether you’re a client, partner, or simply curious, we welcome you to visit our offices and meet the team.

Playas Del Coco Office

Playa Flamingo Office

Kenny Segers

Operations Director

A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Kenny emigrated to Costa Rica in 2008. Having graduated from high school in Belgium, he studied economics and business administration in Costa Rica. Eager to go into business, Kenny left university to work as a property manager for House of Rentals in Flamingo, which he acquired not long after starting the job. House of Rentals grew into Special Places of Costa Rica, currently represented by offices in Playa Flamingo and Playas del Coco, and known as one of the leading agencies in the area.

Kenny speaks and writes fluent Spanish, English and Dutch. He is the proud father of a Costa Rican son, Khael, who was born in 2016.

Passionate about his growing vacation rental and management business, Kenny is always looking for investments and opportunities. Hotel Pitaya Lodge (formerly Kakaos Lodge) is also under his management.

In 2020, he began building the first of several homes as part of a newly launched project development/construction company.

Pascale Verhaert


Pascale, Kenny’s mother and business partner, is the head accountant at Special Places. She is responsible for all the accounting, billing and taxes, managing the maid service, setting work schedules and procuring cleaning products.

Pascale is from Antwerp, Belgium, where she and her husband had a food-service business specializing in poultry. But they often traveled to the Caribbean and Central America, and in 2009 decided to move to Costa Rica.

“We thought it was time to follow some dreams, so we sold the business and came to Costa Rica,” she said. They traveled to every corner of the country, but they fell in love with Guanacaste and decided to settle in Flamingo. They couldn’t find a house that satisfied Pascale’s handyman husband, so they built their own on the hills above Potrero in Pacific Heights.

She says her proudest accomplishment is “bringing two beautiful sons into the world.”

Quote: “The way we raised them, they were very independent. We taught them to work also. Of course, school came first. To us it’s white and black, and the gray doesn’t exist. It’s good or bad.”

Carla Rodríguez

Accounting Assistant

Carla works as an accounting assistant at Special Places and is also involved in property management.

She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Ciudad Guayana, where she earned a law and accountant degree and worked as a lawyer and accountant. Since coming to Costa Rica, she has worked as a manicurist, masseuse, bartender, waitress and artist. 

A gifted artist and something of a Renaissance woman, Carla also draws and makes earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Her varied interests include dancing, hiking, scuba diving, traveling and discovering new cultures.

Quote: “My motto is ‘I know that I own the weak and fragile body of a woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.’ ”

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