Casa Loma is as good as the picture! Tom and Igor continue to be the perfect hosts with a wealth of information about places to go things to see in the area.
After our daily adventures Casa Loma it was relaxing to come back to each evening.
Great for individuals, couples or groups like ours (16). Ideal place to spend a vacation.
We'll be back!!!
Spectacular, could not have asked for more. Tom was a great host & all the guys & gals working there were great. Ask you you had it. This is our place for Thanksgiving from now on, excellent.
This is what life should be all about ...
Getting a family of 5 teens plus parents to agree on anything is just about impossible! However, we all came to the same conclusion after spending our vacation at Villas Casa Loma. The solution to our vacation dilemma was
to rent a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath villa in Flamingo Beach overlooking the marina area. The villa was just about perfectly suited for our needs. The massive upper level - with huge kitchen, living/dining room, master bedroom and very spacious covered L-shaped and open terraces opening off of the bedroom and living room were just the ticket for family meals and get-togethers. The well appointed terrace became our preferred 'family room' overlooking the marina area! Downstairs, there were two separate bedrooms with walk-in closets, private bathrooms and lovely views of the gardens, ocean and swimming pool. One of the bedrooms also had a well-equipped kitchen with pass-through to a poolside breakfast bar - very convenient.
Proximity to Flamingo, Brasilito, Tamarindo, Surfside, etc. is a big plus. There are such a wide variety of restaurants featuring foods from just about everywhere in the world, making the location perfect for a hungry family of 7. A supermarket is just around the corner. As well, there are quite a few medical clinics, pharmacies and dental clinics in the area. Our needs were well served.
Close to the Villas are a variety of fishing charters, surfing shops, dive shops, three world class golf courses, tennis courts and excellent tour companies.Never a dull moment for us! Thanks to our hosts Tom and Igor for the many excellent suggestions and for providing us with a perfect set-up for a memorable vacation.
My wife and I spent the months of February and March 2017, at Villas Casa Loma, and loved the place.
This was our third trip to this part of Costa Rica, but the first time we had stayed at this location. The owners, Igor and Tom, have created their own little paradise, in an area where the sun sun shines everyday during the first months of the year, and the temperatures are certainly nice and warm.
The location of the property offers stunning views of the sunsets over the water of Flamingo Bay, and the owners have planted much vegetation around the property, giving it a lush feel, even in the dry season, and a haven for many birds. The two pools are perfect to lounge around, or take a nice dip after a day at the beach.
Our unit had lots of space with wonderful views, a comfortable bed, large bathroom, and a kitchen that was equipped with everything you needed to prepare meals. The furniture, both inside and out, was perfect for this part of the world, and the large art works added a splash of color to the interior.
The owners were helpful when we needed information, and assisted us in locating both a dentist and medical assistance during our stay. When we needed the medical assistance, we didn't have a car, so Igor ran us over to the Pharmacy in his truck, which was greatly appreciated.
The housekeeping and grounds staff did a great job keeping the place neat and tidy.
We only had a car for part of our stay, but as we like to walk, didn't find it a problem getting to the beaches, bank, grocery store or restaurants in the area. You can also use the local bus service, or local taxis if you want to go farther afield.
Overall, we were very happy we chose Villas Casa Loma, and would certainly recommend it
For our tenth visit to Costa Rica (CR), my wife and I decided to try the Flamingo Beech area again because of its access to a wide variety of beautiful beaches, recreation activities and proximity to the Liberia Airport where we could easily pick up and deliver family members who visited us during our planned one month stay.
For this visit we were looking for a house to rent again and discovered Villas Casa Loma on-line while researching our travel plans. We decided to stay there and rented a Villa suite. It offered comfortable accommodation and 180 degree views of the mountains and ocean coast where dramatic sunsets are guaranteed every evening.
The property is well situated on a hillside and maintained by a courteous staff. The pool areas are perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Owners Igor and Tom are always responsive to answer any accommodation questions you may have or guide you through any recreation, restaurant or adventure planning you have in mind.
House/Villa renting in CR may not be for everyone as it often assumes you have access to transportation, are familiar with the region you choose to live and for the most part, prepared move in and take care of yourself. We chose Flamingo because we stayed in hotels and also rented there before. We also decided to rent a car for our stay so we could easily explore the sights whenever we wanted. Alternatively there’s a local taxi service that can also deliver you whenever needed.
The kitchen in our suite was fully equipped with everything needed to prepare meals. Grocery shopping is available at a variety of stores ranging from the small local ones that are a five minute drive away to the larger main grocery stores approximately a twenty minute drive away. Air conditioning is available at an extra cost, buy we never needed it due to the cool hillside breezes every evening.
Staying in homes/villas vs. hotels in a tropical country like Costa Rica means you are likely to be exposed to various ants and spiders so it’s advisable to have the appropriate spray handy to defend against them. However, other local wild life such as geckos, iguanas and Howler Monkeys were always fascinating to see when they arrived for a visit.
We have some great memories of our 2017 Costa Rica vacation and would recommend the Villas Casa Loma to anyone planning either a short or long term rental stay.
Ray & Mary Lou Fisher