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Special Places of Costa Rica – Flamingo

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)

Ralph and Dolores Wendorf
(5 of 5)
Escaping the harsh Winter of Northern Minnesota could not have been better than what Villa La Sata had to offer us. Our March 3rd trip to Playa Flamingo was just what we all needed. While the young ones loved the walkway (private) to the beach we enjoyed the infinity pool and the golf cart to Flamingo. We also enjoyed the special convenience of the main house's elevator. Villa La Sata has the most amazing kitchen and a wonderful eating Pavilion where we enjoyed part of each day reading, watching the wonderful sunsets and dinner for all. The views from every room in the house and guest house are just stunning. This is a paradise here on earth. We hope to return next year. Ralph and Dolores Wendorf
Posted on 27 March 2019
The Laurenburgurs
(5 of 5)
Our recent trip to Costa Rica’s Gold Coast of Playa Flamingo was our first ever. What a wonderful surprise we had pulling through the gates of Villa La Sata. WOW Better that presented on Facebook or the rental company Special Places. The kids enjoyed the private walkway to the white sand beach of Flamingo. The recommended chef was Jeanluc and was he great!! Another WOW Our private estate villa La Sata provides everything needed in the most elegant fashion. Great Beds, great showers and beautiful furnishings and what a view! We will return, The Laufenburgurs
Posted on 25 March 2019
Mike Snow
(5 of 5)
Our January 12 to the 22 stay was our second trip to Villa la Sata. We didn’t think it could get any better but this was a very special time in this extremely special place. For all our experiences here in Guanacaste this Estate cannot be matched. The village of Flamingo provides varied opportunities for dining and entertainment. Whether at Angelina’s, Coco Loco or La Forketta the food was amazing. The in home chef Jean Luc was the BEST! The beauty of the white sand beach of Flamingo is unparalleled. The staff at Villa la Sata was extremely accommodating. There was no better way to escape the cold of Montana. We will return yet again, Michael Snow
Posted on 25 March 2019
(5 of 5)
We rented Casa Mar Vista through Special Places of Costa Rica. Our contact was Phem and she did an excellent job. She answered our many emails very promptly and in addition to booking the house, she helped us book our airport transportation, car rentals, and golf cart rentals. Everything went smoothly. The house was beautiful with an awesome view. There were a few minor issues and for those we dealt with Alfonso. He also responded very promptly and was able to have the problems taken care of. We ate at Gracia, the restaurant on site, several times. The food and drinks were very good and we had great service. We will definitely contact Special Places of Costa Rica when we are ready to book another trip to Costa Rica.
Posted on 28 January 2019
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
Mr. Isreal
(5 of 5)
We spent the perfect week in Villa La Sata. The house was beautiful, well maintained and in a perfect location. The highlight of our visit was the wonderful service provided by Private Chef Costa Rica. Hugo, is a very talented chef! Every meal, every part of every meal was superb. We had lovely casual lunches and delicious gourmet dinners. fresh local ingredients, carefully prepared. He was responsive to our every request. His staff was extremely professional and friendly. I highly recommend their service.
Posted on 28 February 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
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
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
Jolene S.
(4.5 of 5)
Great Stay.
We had a great experience during our three day stay here! Fabulous and prompt service, the place was clean and spacious and the pool, while shallow, was private and refreshing! It was a quick walk into town, the many restaurants and the beach.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.
Posted on 21 April 2014
Christine M.
(5 of 5)
Awesome getaway!
Casa Mango was awesome! Rooms were perfect to accommodate my family of 6. Our little one pretty much lived in the swimming pool when we were at the house. The kitchen provided us with all the necessities to cook the variety of meals we enjoyed. Lelia was very quick to get back with me each and every step of our correspondences from renting the home through our entire visit when I had questions about the house. Yes, I recommend this home for your getaway!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers.
Posted on 3 September 2013

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