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“Serene Ocean Hideaway”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Playa Potrero, Province of Guanacaste

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Neil M
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Serene Ocean Hideaway”
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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From the sensational ocean views to the secluded private pool, Villa Malibu was a fantastic retreat that offered the best of everything. The villa is conveniently located close enough to some of the more tourist-centric areas such as Tamarindo (a 25 minute drive) but far enough to offer privacy and seclusion from the crowds. It is also a short walk from some of the more popular and delicious bars and restaurants in the area including La Perla, The Shack, Las Brisas and The Beach House. Highlighted by fabulous weather and all the amenities you need, some of the highlights of our stay include:
- Catching a jjazz/reggae band at The Shack called Glasseye. If you're able to catch them here or in Tamarindo you won't be disappointed.
- Eating dinner on the Beach at Buena Vista restaurant and watching the sun sets beautiful colours.
- going to nearby Brasilito to watch bull riding. We opted for the $6 grand stand seating rather than taking our lives into our hands for the $4 fence seats.
- having the owner, Laura, in the other suite for a few days we were there. Her stories were hilarious and she was extremely accommodating (as were the rest of the staff).

We hope to return here soon. One thing we realized is that going the All Inclusive resort route is no longer an option for us. Vacation homes such as this offer up so much more flexibility for our vacation planning. We would never have found anything so beautiful and relaxing as we found here.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
It was such a pleasure to meet both of you. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Malibu and hope that you can return very soon. The sunsets by the pool will be waiting for you. Please stay in touch. Kind Regards, Laura
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drmike102...
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

we loved this rental,,2 weeks here,,right on the beach,,place is in as good of shape or better then the pics,,house keeper on site ,Fabiola, was always around and overly helpful,,everything worked,,total security,,pool was nice,,this is a quieter area,so not for the party crowd,,lots to do in the area and walking distance on the beach to several nice resturaunts,,,private,quiet,easy

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Liked best: quiet,easy,right on the beach
Liked least: not one negative
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words about your stay. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return very soon. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Kind Regards,
Laura
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joyce k
rochester,ny
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing in paradise”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A very nicely layer out place, great location right on a quiet beach, beautiful pool that is great for relaxing in.....very gracious on site staff...I couldn't have wanted more and it exceeded our expectations.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to say a few words about your stay at Villa Malibu, Suites on the Beach. We love to hear from our guests. I am so glad that you had a great relaxing time and hope that you can return soon. Kind Regards, Laura, Owner
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gizmogaga
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Amazing trip, great proximity to beaches.”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

These two houses on the property were amazing. Very clean, spacious, with all amenities in kitchen included. Very hard to find a property this close to the beach and in such great condition. Felt very safe with the front gate and secure parking in front of the home. The lap pool was clean and refreshing (salt water). The gate to the beach was locked and felt very secure. It was a great location to drive to all beaches, we enjoyed the close 25 minute drive to amazing restaurants in tamarindo. The gem of the property is Fabiola, the property care taker/maid. She was very helpful in recommending places to buy groceries, beaches to visit, gas stations etc. She even does laundry and dishes for you if you lag behind while you are enjoying the pura vida. I would definitely recommend this property if you need some R&R time while in Costa Rica. One side note- 3 hr drive from parks & volcanoes, but the beaches around this place are worth a few + days stay for sure. We were also 2 hours late picking up key and the rental office waited for us which we appreciated. I left 2 garments in the home after check out and we are working to have them mailed back to me- very helpful people.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KC and T...
Riverside, California
2 reviews
“Quiet, Romantic, Secluded”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

This is exactly what we were looking for. Some place that was quiet, romantic and secluded. The Villas do have neighboring homes on both sides of the property, but with the high wall/fences and the privacy automatic gate, it worked well.
During the day we usually lazed around by the pool or on the beach. We saw very few people on the beach and only a couple of more on the weekends. Each evening we would walk to one of the several restaurants/bars on the beach. Every couple of days were would drive into Tamarindo (easy drive) to visit the grocery store which had everything we needed and stop by the "Tourist" fruit stand, which was fantastic.
The on site care takers were helpful, and easy going, but limited in their English, which was not an issue for us, even though our Spanish is also limited.
We stayed in the Villa with the King bed and it was comfortable, had air con and everything we needed.
We loved this place and would not have changed anything about it. If we go back, we would stay here again, and again, and again.

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MT
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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A romantic getaway
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Michigan
Reviewed March 8, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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