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Hilltop villa & 3 guesthouses w/ pool, decks & amazing ocean view - near beach!
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There are few more spectacular views than the ones you'll find at this private, expansive villa on a hilltop overlooking Playa Flamingo, the bay, and the mountains! The four buildings of Casa Arcana - a wonderfully equipped main house and three guesthouses - occupy more than two acres of land. They offer a private pool, multiple hammocks, and several terraces where you can sip cocktails, share meals, and watch unforgettable sunsets over the ocean!
What's nearby: Gorgeously secluded on a mountainside up above town, this large estate sits half a mile inland of Playa Flamingo's stunning white sand. When you're not sunbathing at the beach or dining at one of the restaurants in town, you'll have the services of a local concierge to assist you in arranging surf lessons, fishing trips, and scuba diving and snorkeling excursions.
Things to know: Children must be at least 15 years old Free WiFi Full kitchen (without a dishwasher) in the main house
AC in each guesthouse
Please note that a dog lives on the property
The walk to the beach is a bit steep; it's also a very quick drive
You must be 18 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Meeting and events allowed
Not suitable for children
Kitchen & dining
Pool : Private
Laurie I.Mar 2021
We can not say enough wonderful things about this location and property. It was our first time to Costa Rica and our vacation exceeded all of our expectations. The home feels like a private resort. It is very well maintained by the friendly and loving caretakers, Pedro and Marta. Pedro and his two dogs (who are the sweetest dogs ever!) provide protection, support, advise and friendship 24hrs a day. The house has magnificent views of the ocean, bay and mountains and is within walking distance (down a steep dirt road) to the beach and some wonderful beach-side restaurants. The authentic Costa Rican charm, indoor-outdoor living vibe and the spectacular views from the property make this house better than any others we have seen.
Hannia C.Dec 2019
Nuestra experiencia fue excelente, mil gracias a Vacasa por todo.
Cristina A.Sep 2019
Great view and good location. The house itself needs some improvement (painting, kitchen applaince, etc)
Juan Carlos M.Jul 2019
Villa Arcana is a fantastic home perfectly located in Playa Flamingo. The caretaker was exceptional!
Michelle F.Jul 2019
Our group of 6 absolutely loved this property. The layout is spacious— bedrooms are distributed all around the property making them feel independent and you get together in the common areas, the patio and pool, kitchen and sitting areas. The architecture is lovely and the arched windows kept open to allow the breezes are beautiful. The areas were clean, the beds comfortable and the air conditioning in each bedroom worked perfectly.
We appreciated the attention from the Pedro, the caretaker of the property. He made sure to keep the pool clean daily. Everyone just screamed when the gate opened the first night to see dogs on The property! Dog lovers delight. Luna is a doll! We felt very safe here and would stay here again. Thank you for opening your doors to our family.
Rebeca M.Mar 2019
Everything is perfect
The views the Italian villa style of the house the huge of space the privacy of every suite... I’m a costarican so I’ve been all over and I can assure you can’t find a better spot anywhere else! I’ll keep coming back for sure
Alexandra B.Mar 2019
We loved our stay at Casa Arcana -- There was a ton of space for our group and a fantastic kitchen for cooking. We also loved the pool and views from the house! Playa Flamingo is a great location.
Isa .Mar 2018
Great hospitality and availability. The views is amazing.
Linda .Jan 2018
Upon arriving back home and contemplating our stay in Playa Flamingo, I have to say, on a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 10! The house has a real authentic Spanish, old world feel. It is private, well-secured with an amazing view! The rooms all met to our satisfaction and our needs were met. Pedro and Marta are the sweetest and kindest people you could possibly meet! They were very attentive and we honestly wanting to cry leaving them! Two mornings, they fixed us an wonderful Costa Rican breakfast that was delicious! The pool was perfect! The location in the area was superb for all of our coming and going as we were busy with many activities. The sunset catamaran was so much fun and departed right there at the marina. Zip lining was about 40 minutes away and Tamarindo for shopping is about 30 minutes away. All-in-all, we had a great time and would recommend Villa Arcana for couples and families!!!!! Pure Vida!!!!
Felipe .Jan 2018
The house is great, the view is beautiful and the people are very friendly.
Kristin P.Dec 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in Playa Flamingo. The house is amazing, with beautiful views and lots of great space. It worked perfectly for our stay with 2 families with 4 teenagers. The kids loved the pool and exploring all the areas of the house. We could have sat in the hammocks all day, and all night too watching the stars. Pedro & Jovani were extremely nice and very attentive caretakers. Marta is so sweet, and made a delicious breakfast. We wish we were there longer! I would highly recommend having a car. The beach and the town are very close, but the house is at the top of a hill that you don't want to walk down to go to the beach. It makes for amazing views, quiet, and privacy, so it's worth it, but you definitely want a car to explore the area and the beach, go to the grocery store, etc. We ate at Coco Loco which was really good, and spent our days at the beach, both in Tamarindo for surf lessons and Playa Flamingo. My son & husband also had a great scuba experience in Playa Flamingo. We came to this area for the relaxing part of our vacation, so we didn't do a lot, since we had covered many of the typical excursions in the first days of our vacation, but Jack had lots of options for us if we had been interested in more activities. Thanks for the great memories!
Harley .Oct 2017
The house is spectacular (better than in the photos). The attention was magnificent (they cleaned everything instantly) and it has an excellent location with an indescribable view. I recommend 1000% to stay in this dream place.
Bernny .Oct 2017
Incredible lodging, perfect service, views of the sea and spectacular sunsets.
Jack U.Oct 2017
Well nothing but praise for this amazing property! The architecture made the whole property feel so large and spacious and I felt very secluded. Perched up on the hill gave us amazing sunset views from many of the rooms and our favourite part of the holiday became sunset watching with a glass of wine! The beach is just a 5 min ride away and it is beautiful. Flamingo was one of the best beaches I had visited in Costa Rica! Such clear waters! I highly recommend ordering breakfast with Martita (the caretaker). She made us delicious fresh breakfasts every day and we could not fault her! We are coming back next year! Thanks again for creating so many memories for me and my family.
Mariela F.Aug 2017
Alonso's villas exceeded our expectations! The photos don't do justice to it. The grounds are beyond space-full, airy and luxurious. My family loved the scenery, every afternoon we had espectacular sunsets that could be enjoyed from almost every angle of the house. Rooms were big and comfy and my kids adored the pool. The house is both secluded enough to have complete privacy but also 5 min ride to beautiful flamingo beach. It is the best of both worlds while feeling at home. Definitely Pedro & Marta the caretakers were super attentive and wonderful. Martita made delicious Costarican breakfast for all of us, which was the icing on the cake of our great stay. Its a great stay and a obligatory stop when traveling to Guanacaste! We would definitely recommend and we will come back to the delightful Arcana house.
Mariam .Jul 2017
Alonso's villas exceeded our expectations! The photos don't do justice to it. The grounds are beyond space-full, airy and luxurious. My family loved the scenery, every afternoon we had espectacular sunsets that could be enjoyed from almost every angle of the house. Rooms were big…Read more
Ivan .May 2017
It was a trip to celebrate the birthday of my daughter Giulia. We were a group of 11 people, 3 adults and 8 teenage boys ... The fantastic house, excellent location, with sights that take your breath away. All very spacious and equipped with excellent decor, with many bedrooms, each with 2 double beds and their own bathroom, super view of each bedroom, comfortable beds and new A / C. We loved the fully equipped kitchen, pool room and terraces to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. We arrived to Flamingo by boat and after leaving it in the marina a small bus organized by Don Pedro, the concierge of the house, was waiting for us to take us to the house that is only 5 minutes away from Flamingo beach Hill. Both Pedro and his wife Marta and Giovanni were very attentive and available for anything we needed. The house was super safe and highly recommended for large families or groups of friends. We were sad that we stayed so few days, we wanted to stay more. We will definitely see them again very soon, thank you very much for the attention and for making us feel so at ease.