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Special Places of Costa Rica – Flamingo

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Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Dutch, Spanish, English

We are a full service vacation rental property management company that prides ourselves in creating happy memories for both our guests and our property owners. Our team of professionals service the entire Pacific Coast of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, from Reserva Conchal near Playa Conchal till Playa Hermosa by Playa Del Coco We manage everything from 1 bedroom condos to luxurious beach front mansions, and everything in between. Give us a try and expect to be treated attentively and with a smile…

We invite you to have a look at the many properties we have under management and feel free to contact us at any time. Pura Vida!

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Reviews(15)

EricM
(5 of 5)
Cute little villa with all the amenities needed to have a restful and fun-filled stay. The place was immaculate!!! It has a never-ending hot shower, comfortable bed, super powerful air conditioning, all the appliances needed and great wifi! Enjoy the 2 flat screen TVs to watch after a day at one of the many pristine beaches - which seemed pretty much private during the week! I really enjoyed reading or just relaxing on the porch hammock. Being just steps away from the incredible pool was perfect. Villa del Sol is a quiet, safe place to vacation away from the stresses of life.
Posted on 3 June 2018
ChrisV
(5 of 5)
My wife and I stayed at Villa del Sol with another couple to celebrate our five year anniversary and had a spectacular time. It starts with the responsiveness of Special Places of Costa Rica to all questions and then the thorough welcome guide that gives advice on places to eat and things to do, which was a nice touch. We spent most mornings walking the beach and then heading back to the villa to quick shower and head out for a bite to eat. There really isn't a need for a car but we rented one for a few days to take a couple trips to Las Catalinas, Playa Conchal and other nearby beaches for a little different flavor. All the beaches were beautiful! During the week it was like we had our own private beaches -- so much fun for body surfing or just chillin with our favorite beverages. We use Phem the concierge to book a great catamaran trip on the Lazy Lizard and also took a day trip to Nicaragua which was interesting for us. Villa del Sol is 500m from the beach and well within walking distance to Playa Potrero and Playa Prieta. The nearby local restaurants were great and there is also a nice variety of places to watch the sunset. The villa itself is very comfortable, tastefully decorated and has been professionally updated with all the modern conveniences. I loved the never ending hot water shower! The pool is just magnificent and the perfect way to relax under a palapa while streaming music from the villa. So awesome to be able lounge at the pool and stay in touch with friends on Facebook -- making them all jealous!! I highly recommend staying here at Villa del Sol. We will definitely be back.
Posted on 2 June 2018
GloriaG
(5 of 5)
Condo is very efficient and grounds were beautiful. Villa del Sol is very close to many of the nicer beaches in the area and the restaurants were excellent. Everyone at Special Places of Costa Rica (property managemer) was kind and couldn't do enough to be helpful. We love Costa Rica and plan to return.
Posted on 5 May 2018
Kenneth
(5 of 5)
This property was way better than advertised for sure. The pictures did not do it justice because the property has been updated nicely with granite counter tops, a new bathroom, a wonderfully soft mattress in the master. The pool area is wonderful and the internet was awesome! We will definitely be back!
Posted on 25 April 2018
Josh Wright
(5 of 5)
It would be tougher to spend a week in Costa Rica in a nicer home than Villa La Sata. Not only is it centrally located to the “hopping” area of the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, it is positioned on the property and Bay perfectly.

A view of over 180 degrees of the ocean is breathtaking. The home is beautiful, updated and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime vacation home.

This will go down as the nicest home we have ever spent time in, on vacation.
Posted on 2 April 2018
Reid Porter
(5 of 5)
My wife Robin and I had a beautiful stay at Villa la Sata. We give it an enthusiastic 5 stars.

Although it’s only a short walk either by beach or road to the vibrant restaurant scene in Playa Flamingo, the orientation of the house and grounds that are perched above the beach provides a tranquil and serene setting. Whether you are sitting by the large infinity pool or in the house with the sliding glass doors open, you are surrounded by the sound of the surf and chirping of all the colorful birds in the fruit trees that dot the landscape. The sunsets over the Pacific were spectacular. We watched sunsets in Puerto Vallarta just before our visit and in Naples, Florida just after our visit, and for some reason, the views from Villa la Sata were the best.

When we arrived at the Villa, I was happy avoid the grand spiral staircase and take Robin’s over- packed suitcase to the elevator to our guest room. The room, shower and closet were all spacious and first class.

We attended a dinner party at the villa. It was held on the top floor of the guest house, which is a shaded, open air pavilion. A wide bridge from the first floor of the main house takes you to the roof top setting, which has equally great views of the Pacific as the main house. The roof top can accommodate a very large group, and was the perfect setting for our party.

We went to restaurants for most of our other dinners. Within a short drive were a half dozen great places. We always chose to dine outside, dipping our toes in the sand on the beach while we had our meal.

Villa la Sata is a very special place.
Posted on 26 March 2018
Holden Ogg
(5 of 5)
Staying at Villa La Sata was an amazing experience! The views were immaculate and the villa was very impressive… I loved waking up to the sound and site of the beach each morning.

The fact that you can see the water as the front gate opens and from every room is why I would consider this the Gem of Flamingo. I’ve never experienced anything like the sunsets here as well. As a videographer and photographer it was more than just a paradise it was Heaven.

Rating 5 stars all around!
Posted on 23 March 2018
T. Meehan
(5 of 5)
All I can say is WOW!

We stayed at Villa La Sata, in Costa Rica for a few days in February. It is a very special place which is beautifully appointed with detail after detail. I can’t imagine a better location in the world to soak up the sun on its terraces, perched on a cliff overlooking a mile or so of wonderful beach. We had magnificent sunsets every night that were among the best I have ever seen. My wife was in heaven as she cannot miss a sunset.

Atop the guest house is a fabulous open, covered, entertainment area complete with bar and dinning area where we had dinner one night and often visited to take in the views.The surrounding area in and near Flamingo has a multitude of fantastic restaurants which were waiting our discovery. If I were asked to rank this property and experience, I would give it a 5 Star. I would be open to talk to anyone about this special place.

Tom Meehan
Posted on 21 March 2018
Ruth M.
(5 of 5)
I have been coming to Costa Rica for 17 years and have tried several rental agencies in Flamingo. Seven years ago I found Special Places and there is no need to look any further for me. I rent a lovely water view condo from them every year. They have hundreds of very competitively priced rentals while still being able to provide individual attention to each client. Response to any problem I might encounter has always been handled professionally and efficiently. But what I like best is that there is a family feel to this agency. On my last visit, I was half way returning home to the airport and realized I had left my credit card in my room. Kenny quickly retrieved it and got it to me on the next van leaving for the airport. It is this service above and beyond expectations that places this agency above the others.
Posted on 5 February 2018
Dayana
(4.5 of 5)
Super pleased with the house, we had a relaxing week, the managers received us without any problem and in a very friendly way, we had a minor problem with electricity, the technicians came immediately and helped us and they solved the problems attentively. The casa was very comfortable and the internet was perfect. The area is beautiful and there is everything you would want, including faith, within reach. To repeat without doubt our holiday in this accommodation.
Posted on 27 April 2017
Benjamin
(4.5 of 5)
Very nice stay. Comfortable. Well equipped. Very nice pool. Good value. Good location near restaurants. 10 minute walk to the beach. Good place for family. The Special Places representative was professional and very friendly. Definitely, I will rent from them again.
Posted on 18 March 2017
Kathy L.
(5 of 5)
Great Vacation!
I would highly recommend staying at Casa Mango! This is such a lovely home! There was plenty of room both inside and out. We loved the spacious master bedroom and bath and the two other bedrooms were perfectly adequate. It was great to have a kitchen so we didn't have to eat out all of the time. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the back yard and floating in the pool. The neighborhood/ town are charming. People are really nice, there are restaurants (with good food!) within easy walking distance and the beach is fabulous!!! I would definitely stay here again!
Posted on 10 February 2017
Dan D.
(5 of 5)
Casa Mango! Love the name, loved the vacation.
I just have to say this was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. Six of us rented Casa Mango, and found a comfortable home with plenty of room for all of us. We spent mornings and evenings outside on the patio near the pool. Nothing is better than relaxing by the pool in a hammock! We were greeted by wildlife; a family of monkey’s including what looked like a newborn, and a resident iguana. During the day we explored the surrounding towns and beaches. There were so many choices, and each beach offered something different, so we never got bored. Our favorites were Dante Beach and Playa Avellana. We used the air conditioning some afternoons when we got home from the beach, and the house cooled down within minutes! We also loved the convenience of the nearby restaurants and clubs that were within walking distance. We ate at a couple of the nearby restaurants. The food was local, fresh and inexpensive. A couple of nights, we decided to stay in and BBQ’d. The beach was a short 5-minute walk from the house, so almost every evening we took a walk at sunset. We were promised fast Internet, which is a necessity for us since we are self-employed and need to work a little while on vacation. On this trip, we were pleasantly surprised that we could do work whenever we needed to and the speed met our high expectations.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.
Posted on 19 January 2017
MikeB
(5 of 5)
Found a Gem! We have been there twice (2012 & 2014), and love it. The landscaping is beautiful, the pool is very large and only 75 feet from the villa. The villa has everything you need to enjoy a short or long vacation. Felt very safe with friendly security staff (left windows opened 24/7). Owner is from Canada and very accommodating and his property manager is very friendly and prompt when needed and speaks english. We have enjoyed it so much we are going back in 2016.
Posted on 17 August 2015
Mindy M.
(5 of 5)
Charming and Inviting House in Surfside!
My husband and I stayed at Casa Mango for two weeks this summer. We really enjoyed it. It is in a nice neighborhood that is close to the beach and I really love the Potrero area so for me it was perfect. It was great having the garage to put our rental car in (not many houses have this in Costa Rica) and the fence around the house also made me feel very safe. The house was very cozy and has a cute backyard with a pool that is nice for lounging or cooling off any time of the day. My parents and brother came for a few days and also enjoyed staying at the house during our stay. The owner of the house was lovely to work with and was very accommodating! It was a great vacation and I would definitely recommend this house and stay here again!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.
Posted on 10 December 2014

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