- Paul, Posted: 06/16/2023
Flamingo Blu is paradise in Playa Flamingo!!!! This home's design is absolutely gorgeous with well thought out beautiful and comfortable decor and furnishings. We are a family of 9 ranging from 20 to 80 and all enjoyed everything this home had to offer. Steps away from the white sands of the beach and an easy walk to restaurants. The beautiful infinity pool where we could lounge in the sun or relax in the shade on one of the covered terraces. Our concierge, Diego, was a wonderful asset and always available when I had a question. He also managed and set up several activities for us. The housekeepers and groundskeepers were very kind and respectful. They also made themselves available for anything that we asked! This is a very special home and we will have found memories for a lifetime of our time spent here!
- Kristin, Posted: 05/03/2023
Our stay at Flamingo Blu was better than we could have ever expected. The pictures are incredible, but the home itself is even more amazing in real life. The housekeepers and groundskeepers were an added bonus and an absolute delight. Diego was so helpful and informative in helping to arrange our excursions and transportation, as well as meet us at checkin and answer any questions while we were there. Take the five minute beach walk to Coco Loco for food and drinks…you won't regret it! I would absolutely recommend this beautiful property to anyone. Thank you for a great stay!
- Robert, Posted: 04/26/2023
Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations! Flamingo Blu was the most beautiful home, and the staff made our stay even more special. Many thanks to all of them. Shout out to the folks at StayinTamarindo as well. Our booking process, arrival and departure and post visit 'paperwork' all went seamlessly. Every recommendation made by, and service booked through our concierge Diego was great. Sometimes you worry about booking through the internet. With StayinTamarindo, you can leave those worries at home and enjoy your trip to Costa Rica.
- Courtney, Posted: 04/15/2023
It is difficult to describe this property in a way that does it justice! It is simply incredible. This house truly is one of a kind architecturally and its spaces are both intentional and relaxing. Flamingo Blu is an absolute must visit. The home could not have been a better fit overall. The layout provided more than enough space for our two families to gather, but also have solitude. We were two families with three kids age 7-9. The kids loved the pool, the bocce ball court, the trampoline, the beach, the KIDS bunk room! For adults, there is not a bedroom that disappoints. The location is close to great restuarants, family activities, adventures and more. The beach was great for walking and for snorkeling and relaxing. The staff was wonderful, welcoming and truly made the experience special!! Stay in Tamarindo was helpful, quick in responding to questions, and made the entire visit incredibly easy. Diego was helpful both prior and during our visit. We look forward to visiting again!!
- Holt, Posted: 03/20/2023
We loved it! Beautiful surrounds, great staff and beautiful beach.
- Nancy, Posted: 02/05/2023
Our family celebrated my husband's 60th birthday in Costa Rica at Flamingo Blu. First, let me begin by stating not ONE of the website pictures can describe the absolute peaceful, beauty, relaxing and just fabulous experience we had at Flamingo Blu! Words actually can not describe our experience. We booked through Marriott Villas and Homes, gaining points for our Marriott rewards. Immediately, we were give Diego's email and began working with him. I highly recommend following these steps to reserve. Be sure to follow each item Diego gives you! The home is fully equipped with all items you would need. Security guards are there around the clock, so there was never a fear of safety. Each day two house cleaners came and took care of everything that was needed, even up to washing your clothes if you liked. The home has three king bedrooms with air conditions, a kid's room with air conditioning, in the main house upstairs all with their own bathrooms. There is an additional half bath, and a media room with air conditioning. There is an additional bedroom with full bath downstairs next to the pool area. We had three families and three children ages 3 and 1/2 along with two babies ages 15 & 16 months. The living area and kitchen are NOT air conditioned, which was no problem as there is a breeze when the windows and doors are opened. The little ones did get hot after lunch and they needed to be in the air conditioned areas. The media room worked great or their bedrooms for naps. The ocean view from all areas is phenomenal! What I mean by that is the master bedroom, the porch, living area, and poolside are breathtaking! Diego took care of our every needed! He booked ups a vehicle for emergencies, that we never used, but the thousand dollars was peace of mind with the little ones! We did use the golf cart- 6 seater, which I highly recommend! We went downtown and to both beaches daily and sometimes three times a day! Diego was able to reserve pack and plays for the little ones, high chairs and car seats! I suggest doing this if you are traveling with little ones so you don't have to check them! The quality of the baby gear was excellent! Diego also connected us with fishing guides, CR Fishing Charters-Jon & Shawn-fluent English, and chef prepared catches of the day with The Grill Masters - Diane & Hernan-amazing prepared food!! Highly, highly recommend CR Fishing! We took two trips, one a half day and one a full day and caught both days and hauled it in on the full day! Full Day is recommended over half day!! Jon and Shawn were great to work with for the fishing trip! We got to the location next to the marina by the golf cart! We also had massages and dinner reservations at Angelina's all booked through Diego! One of the little ones got sick, and Diego got us a visit by a physician who was educated in the United States and spoke fluent English as well! We were grateful for Dr. Diego, different Diego, who got our little one well. Even got medicine at the pharmacy in town, also by golf cart! The only one consideration I would have of Flamingo Blu would be the steps down to to the beach. It is extremely steep and a long long way down. The pictures on the website do not show this. We handled it well, but it was tricky with two babies and a toddler. Especially with the gear required for little ones at the beach. DO NOT LET this one con deter you from booking this home!!! Truly, it is something you can overcome! We truly had the trip of a lifetime and hope to go back with our family maybe in 5 to 10 years. Thank you to all who made this 60th Birthday Celebration the best!!!
- Eric, Posted: 01/23/2023
We had an amazing experience at Flamingo Blu. The photos of the house are incredible, but experiencing it in real life is even better. Everything about the stay was great, from the house to the views to the house staff to Diego who helped us coordinate everything - highly recommend staying at Flamingo Blu. We will definitely book this house again. Thank you to Diego and the staff.
- Patricia, Posted: 01/13/2023
We had a fabulous vacation at this amazing architecturally designed house. We liked that air-conditioning is not needed and enjoyed the ocean breeze that flowed through the house.
The outside spaces are well thought out. We spend most of our time outside from the time we got up until we went to bed where we fell asleep listening to the waves.
One day we saw whales from the pool area as the higher elevation from the beach made for great views.
Hoping to return in the future.
- Sarah, Posted: 01/04/2023
My family of 11 just returned from a week at Flamingo Blu. We had a fantastic time! The house was so peaceful and the flow of the house was wonderful. We had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the breeze and sounds of nature. The housekeepers and groundkeepers were fantastic, and made our stay extract enjoyable. Diego, the concierge, was incredibly kind always asking us if we needed anything. We would absolutely return. We loved Flamingo Beach and the house was great.
- Karen, Posted: 07/05/2022
This setting is one of the most beautiful in the world. The house is gorgeous on a spectacular beach. And the team assisting you all week is great. They thought of everything. I highly recommend this house to anyone. You will not be disappointed.
- Nisha, Posted: 06/30/2022
This place is amazing!! We had 2 families, total of 8 and loved the house, pool, beach and staff! If you can go to Flamingo Blu we highly recommend it. I would not recommend for smaller children or one who has difficulties with stairs. Anyone else, please stay here at least once! It truly is an amazing and beautiful house, location, sunsets and beach!
- Shelley, Posted: 04/25/2022
This was by far the best house we have EVER stayed at. The view is INSANE, the photos dont do it justice!! The staff was also very friendly an amazing. Diego went above and beyond from the start to make sure every detail of our trip was amazing. Even dealing with a lot of last minute changes. WE WILL DEFINLY return!
- Richard, Posted: 04/18/2022
The place is a perfect combination of a beach home. Insane views and almost perfect isolation. If you are headed to the Tamarindo area and this home is available - YOU MUST STAY HERE. The layout of the house is amazingly conducive to families.
- Jason, Posted: 04/15/2022
We loved Flamingo Blu! The staff accommodated my husbands Alpha Gal Allergy! The place was immaculate! We slept so good each night listening to the waves! The walk to the beach is literally just steps to sand. The pool is too die for. We are coming back to Flamingo Blu someday! Diego was always a text away and my translate app helped me speak perfectly to all of the staff! What a wonderful Spring Break 2022!! We saw all the animals expected and the tour guide that you book thru Diego can actually customize your own adventure for the day! We went to see Sloth & Frogs and the Blue River and a waterfall all in one day with Eddie! The surf lessons were very upscale because my kids had one surf instructor to the 3 of them instead of a huge class! The fishing trip was great because they cooked our fish that night at the villa & last but not least was the Lizard yacht excursion at sunset that we had all to ourselves!
- Carl, Posted: 02/27/2022
Amazing house with some of the best views in Playa Flamingo. Truly a gem. Our family had a wonderful time and the house was perfect for a relaxing stay. Great pool, outdoor areas, and easy access to the beautiful white sand Playa Flamingo.
- Emily, Posted: 02/23/2022
You won't experience vacation envy while staying at this stunning locale. Clean, private, safe, welcoming, and thoughtful from the moment you enter the gate.
- Stephen, Posted: 02/23/2022
We weren’t sure exactly what to expect when we booked Flamingo Blu for a long weekend for our friends wedding. Of course we saw the pictures but everyone agreed that the photos, as beautiful as they are, don't do the home justice. The views from everywhere while you are walking through the house are absolutely stunning. There is a flow to the home that feels so open and airy. Just a simple walk from the kitchen down to the pool area is a whole moment in itself. There’s just so much to soak up. The AC worked great in all the bedrooms and there is a lovely breeze that travels throughout the house during the day so its very comfortable all the time. We were never hot, even outside by the pool. Something about the placement of the property on the cliff overlooking the ocean makes the temperature seem to be perfect all the time. It’s a short walk down to the beautiful beach on a private little trail so you could easily pop down there. There were no inferior bedrooms. They’re all special in their own way. Everyone love their rooms. Beds were comfortable and the rooms felt cozy and private while also being spacious enough and airy. There were a bunch of little seating areas all over the inside and outside so you felt like you were always together but also able to slip away to enjoy a moment alone or with a smaller group. One day a few of our friends who were staying in different houses came by and everyone agreed they hadn’t seen any home that came close to ours. I honestly don't think I would want to stay anywhere else in Costa Rica. They really hit all the marks. Also, the staff were all amazing. From the cleaners who made the place spotless every morning after we would go to bed with glasses left everywhere and plates in the sink (they also did our laundry for us throughout the stay without even having to be asked to), to the concierge team (Adriana, Cris, Diego, and Christian) who made themselves available to us day and night to help with anything we needed and were enthusiastically happy to do so. They also introduced me to a chef team, Diana and Hernan who we booked for 2 dinners who were incredible and completely reasonable. So friendly and hospitable. They made our evenings so special. They even did breakfast shopping for us so we would have food for our first morning before we went out. Just google grillmaster506.com in Tamarindo. One great thing about the house as well is that there is a chefs kitchen detached from the main part of the home so while the chefs are working you can be in the main kitchen making cocktails and not in their way. We felt very safe there as well with the security guard over night and the tourist police station a couple doors down. As long as this review is, there are still about 20 other positives I could ramble on about. I’ve stayed in a lot of vacation rentals and this one definitely takes the cake. If its available, book it immediately before someone else gets it. You wont be disappointed. Thank you all so much for making such a comfortable and memorable trip for us. I can’t wait to come back! -Stephen
- Justin, Posted: 01/13/2022
The staff and at Stay Tamarindo was fantastic. Cris and Adriana are the best. You both do your job well. The house crew (Lily and crew) were fantastic. Because of you it was the best trip ever.
- Diane, Posted: 12/20/2021
We loved our time at Flamingo Blue. The house itself is spectacular. Well maintained, roomy, well-equipped, lovely furnishings, etc. The staff makes everything better too! Super helpful and friendly.
Adriana and her staff at StayinTamarindo were key in making our time so pleasurable. Very reactive if we had questions or issues.
I highly recommend this property and the people who make it run so smoothly!
- Robert, Posted: 06/13/2021
The house is the most amazing house ever! The views and decorations are certainly the best ever. The perk of having an awesome staff to help you daily makes this house very unique! I highly recommend booking this property.
- Rachel, Posted: 04/18/2021
Beautiful property, very clean, well appointed.
Thank you for excellent cleanliness and attentive service. We had a wonderful stay.
- Allison, Posted: 03/23/2020
Wonderful space that is convenient to everything yet secluded enough to be a real get away. The sunrises over the palm trees with howler monkeys announcing the dawn is only topped by the sunset over the infinity pool and the ocean beyond. We loved the healthy walks on the ocean and coming back to fresh cut mango and papaya for a healthy lunch on the breezy terrace. Hope to go back soon.
- Dan, Posted: 03/04/2020
Beautiful house, amazing staff and best views in Playa Flamingo!
- Lee Ann, Posted: 01/15/2020
One of the best places my family and I have ever stayed.
- Cynthia, Posted: 12/02/2019
Flamingo Blu is an absolutely stunning home! The architecture and decor are exquisite. Highlights include the views and sunsets, beach access and the outdoor spaces. The infinity pool is beautiful and the outdoor spaces are designed to be very comfortable. The home’s cleaning staff took our experience to the next level. They kept the home and outdoor areas spotless and clearly wanted everything to be perfect for us.