2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 + option for 2 more
Dr. Igor Svoboda
- English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Serbocroatian, Ukrainian
About Dr. Igor Svoboda
Dr Igor Svoboda - retired Veterinarian and Tom Graydon - retired Criminologist & Realtor - have one thing in common: An intense LOVE of nature and all of God's creatures - especially things tropical! We have always been surrounded by pets and plants, mountains and water, so it was only natural for us to gravitate to this beautiful little corner of Paradise...
Dr. Igor Svoboda purchased this Villa in 1989
Why Dr. Igor Svoboda chose Playa Flamingo
After travelling extensively through many countries of the world, we came to Costa Rica for the first time 30 years ago and instantly fell in love with the nature, people, flora and fauna of this gentle country. Almost 30 years ago (1989) we purchased a very large natural preserve nestled above the Pacific ocean in a very sleepy, quiet community of Flamingo Beach in the Pacific North-Western province of Guanacaste. We never looked back - never regretted this decision. In fact, we started by building our first house. Then a guest house, followed by a pool. Before we knew it, we had designed and built a unique complex of beautiful Villas with 2 large pools - all built with the highest regard for their tropical surroundings and natural setting. From every window or terrace, one can appreciate the magic of Nature. It has been very rewarding personally for us to create this unique little corner of Paradise!
What makes this Villa unique
Flamingo Beach is often referred to as the Monte Carlo of Costa Rica's 'Gold Coast' ! Balmy tropical breezes and ionized air coming off the Pacific Ocean are wonderfully healing... The health benefits are astounding! Come, relax in this healing cradle and rejuvenate yourself! Enjoy spectacular vistas that will re-energize your spirits! Join with other international travellers who have found a true sense of peace in this tranquil, gentle land! COSTA RICA: NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Evocative! Great Family Vacation
We spent a lot of time considering where to go for our family vacation. After searching through the available listings, we came back to Villas Casa Loma for a special vacation with friends. Since we were a smaller group this time, we chose a different Suite.
We are glad we booked this property. Two huge bedrooms with bathrooms, walk-outs to terraces and views that would not quit! The huge kitchen complimented the large living & dining room with views of one of the large pools. The photos did not do the place proper justice!
Convenient to supermarket, beaches, shops, restaurants, water and land activities of every imaginable kind. Close by are some excellent medical facilities and dentists, plus a Spanish school.
One day we all went fishing on a charter in the morning and finished off the day with a zip line tour. Another day we did a sunset cruise on a catamaran. The ladies in our group enjoyed a day visit to a nearby spa. The guys loved the river cruise with its huge variety of wildlife. Birds, monkeys and turtles were a special joy. We were all fascinated by the butterflies and hummingbirds, too.
We were impressed by the variety of excellent restaurants. Some nights we just stayed home and barbequed fresh fish from a local source.
The staff was very helpful and tolerated our spotty Spanish with good humour.
We cannot thank Tom and Igor enough for their assistance in making arrangements for visits to a doctor on one occasion and to a dentist to relieve a toothache, and for setting us up with excellent tours. Wonderful services. Good tourist infrastructure.
A rental car is recommended, especially if you plan visits to National Parks in the area and generally exploring this magic land.
We will be back again!
As always, returning guests are especially appreciated at Villas Casa Loma! We were happy to meet the friends who came with you as well. Thanks for remembering us! Your choice of accommodations was obviously a good "fit" for you all...
There is so much to see and do here and you managed to pack a lot of it into a couple of action-filled weeks.
Great sunrises and sunsets. Remarkable beaches. Fascinating places to explore. World-class restaurants. Interesting people to meet. All sorts of animals, plants, trees, exotic fruits and colourful markets to explore. Excellent seafood, too!
Come for the adventure. Relax in the knowledge that Costa Rica is understandably 'THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD' !!
Costa Rica: No Artificial Ingredients.
We look forward to your return again to our little corner of Paradise. PURA VIDA! Tom and Igor
The Villa was beautiful and immaculately maintained! Our view was breathtaking. The pool and the grounds were even more beautiful than the pictures showed. Tom and Igor were extremely helpful and full of information. They even purchased drink and snack items for us to have on hand because we were arriving after the stores were closed.
We brought 5 of our teen aged children with us. They loved the beaches; great surfing and body boarding.We also enjoyed a sunset horse ride on the beach with George! There were so many fun things to do in the area. There is an amazing bakery just down the road within walking distance. There are monkeys all over the trees around the bakery. All of the local establishments take american dollars, so no need to exchange money at the airport. The area felt very safe and we did not feel concerned for our safety. On another note if you plan on renting a vehicle make sure you know the exact taxes and fees that Costa Rica charges. Our rental vehicle cost three hundred more dollars than our reserved rate.
Overall our experience was amazing and we plan on coming back again to stay in the warm hospitality of Villa Casa Loma!!
Thank you again Tom and Igor! We look forward to seeing you again!
Hola Stephanie & Paul ~
We thoroughly enjoyed your visit here to our little corner of Paradise, Stephanie ! It was really amazing to us that you managed to meet the various vacation requirements of 5 teenagers plus the husband with such seeming ease. It was a great pleasure to see you all having such a good time and we are really happy that we could act as a kind of catalyst for you ! ...Delighted that you were able to make use of the various activities - both land and sea - that are available in our area. Certainly beach activities, fishing, horseback treks, zip-lining and exploring - not to mention running up and down the stairs leading to the top of our hill - are only a few of the possibilities for visitors here in this warm and gentle land... As you discovered, sometimes just laying back on a chaise by one of the pools or curling up with a good book in the shade of a pergola or palm, watching for whales and listening to the howler monkeys and the birds is a great way to unwind. ... Of course, safety and security of our guests are always foremost in our minds. We appreciate your comment about the area feeling secure.... We are looking forward to being able to host you again in the future and send warmest regards to you all. PURA VIDA. Tom and Igor
Villas Casa Loma is indeed a beautiful property in a great location, close to many good restaurants, activities and grocery stores by car. The pools are sparkling clean and the manicured gardens are well looked after as are the Villas inside and out. Casa Loma offers spacious accomadations for independent laid back travellers that like all the comforts of home+ Thanks Igor and Tom for sharing your piece of paradise. We hope to be back and would have no hesitation of recommending the Villas to family and friends.
It is rewarding to know that you appreciated the care and dedication that has gone into the making of Villas Casa Loma. We are fortunate, indeed, to be able to share this special place in our little corner of Paradise with guests such as yourselves, who needed a quiet, peaceful place to relax. The wide variety of restaurants, water and land activities available here really add to the special ambience of this area. As you can appreciate, being in the driest part of the country, it is a constant challenge to keep gardens in good condition. We really pride ourselves on being able to offer secure, quiet and comfortable accommodations for travellers such as yourselves. . .
Incidentally, the howler monkeys have found an areal "bridge" across the newly paved road in front of our property, so our wildlife preserve is again blessed with their antics. Thank you both for your visit. We hope that the next time you will be able to stay even longer. PURA VIDA !! Tom and Igor
TROPICAL BIRDS, MONKEYS, PARROTS, TOUCANS AND A BOUNDLESS VARIETY OF
WILDLIFE ARE WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED BY YOU IN OUR TROPICAL PARADISE!
After spending a restful night, lulled to sleep by gentle surf sounds. Mornings bring gentle sounds of birds and beguiling scents of tropical flowers. Begin your adventurous day with a cup of excellent Costa Rican coffee on your own private terrace or balcony, watching the wide variety of birds starting their day, too... Perhaps move on to a plate of delicious local tropical fruits and maybe even a selection of memorable baked goodies from one of our local bakeries as you plan your day while enjoying the overpowering scent of frangipani (plumeria) flowers!
Villas Casa Loma is situated close to Costa Rica's most famous folkloric capital of Santa Cruz.
Local markets, famous Chorotega pottery from the nearby town of Guayatil.
Plan a visit to the historic Nicoya - ancient capital of the Province of the same name. Folklore Activities, Fun-loving Village Fiestas and Rodeos, Volcanos, Romantic Beaches of unimaginable beauty, Spanish Colonial Architecture of the Old Colonial Capital of Nicoya are all within a short drive of our little corner of Paradise.
Visit nearby Turtle Nesting sites.
EcoTourism at its best!
Abundant and Excellent Restaurants offering scintillating tastes and flavours; Super tropical drinks; delicious Coffees and wonderful local Beers!
Deep sea and freshwater Sport fishing, Stand up Paddling, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Snorkeling, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)Touring, Horseback Riding, Beaching, Water Sports, Canopy Tours, Shopping and all manner of Touristic Activities abound just moments away from our Romantic Tropical Oasis.
In addition, there are **4 WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES **
- Pinilla AND
- Papagayo Four Seasons
- Las Colinas
All are within a short drive of **VILLAS CASALOMA**
NEED MORE - OR LESS - SPACE? We also have other units available.
Please see our other HomeAway listings:
4536146; 4568386; 4568387; 4568388; 4568389; 4568390; 4568392; 4568393; 4569394; 4568395; 4568396; 4568397; 4570681
OTHER AREA ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Whale/Dolphin Watching, Turtle Nesting, Sea Kayaking, Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Spas, National Parks, Canopy Tours, Eco Tourism, Romantic Sunset Cruises and Catamaran Sailing Trips , Hot Springs and Mud Baths, Beach. Poolside or Private Massages are easily arranged to help you ease away the tensions of an active lifestyle!
Your hosts Tom and Igor will be delighted to assist you in planning any and all activities. In addition, there is a free concierge service close by.
For those with a desire to improve their Spanish language skills, there is an excellent school just a short walk from our compound: CPI School ('Centro Panamericano de Idiomas') offers small group teaching in both English and Spanish and is highly recommended!
In addition, there are 2 excellent American Academy Standard schools for grades 1 through 12 .
Classes are taught in both English and Spanish.
The nearest school is La 'Paz School' (about 5 minutes by car) and 'CRIA'
("Costa Rica International Academy") which is just a few minutes further away.
COSTA RICA HAS IT ALL ... THE ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU!!
COSTA RICA - PURA VIDA!