Villa, 9 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, (Sleeps 22)
- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
About Ricardo Umaña
Our family purchased the terrain back in 1982, when reaching Flamingo Beach from San José was a quite an endeavor. Back then, there were no phone lines, water was only from wells and very few services existed. The north ridge was completely virgin, only a handful of homes existed on the south ridge. Over the years Flamingo started growing beginning with a beachfront hotel and several condominiums. The marina was built in the 90's the area continuing growing, always maintaining a family-oriented experience. We first built a house with three bedrooms and a swimming pool. Over the years we added apartments and detached bedrooms with the idea of accommodating friends and family but making sure each room had its privacy so everyone could enjoy their space. IN addition to the existing tree, we planted more, thus creating a lush green environment where you truly feel surrounded buy nature and overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean. We love our place and hope that you do too!
Ricardo Umaña purchased this Villa in 1982
What makes this Villa unique
If you like to be close to nature, in a house surrounded by trees and with a peaceful ocean view then this is the place for you. Some our guests have labeled it as an "organic house" and we couldn't agree more. Sitting by the pool under the shade of a magnificent ceiba tree that's at least 100 years old is awe inspiring.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Cancellations made with at least 45 days prior to the check-in date will receive full Reservation Deposit back (which is 50% of total rental amount)
If a cancellation occurs with less than 45 days, the Reservation Deposit will become non-refundable but rescheduling will be offered at no cost.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We were in town for a beautiful wedding! The property location is perfect! An excellent restaurant called Coco Loco is just down the street! The rooms are nice and the staff was great! All the meals we had prepared at the house were amazing! We will definitely stay here next time!
Friends and Family vacation
What an amazing location and view of the ocean. We had a party of 16 people and rented all nine rooms. We could have easily used less bedrooms or had 6 to 8 more people but it was nice to have some privacy too. Gorgeous pool and grounds.
Ricardo, the owner was exceptionally responsive to all our needs and questions. He arranged transportation to and from the airport, a day long deep sea fishing excursion and a cook for our arrival dinner and breakfast the first morning. The meals were delicious and we arranged 2 more breakfast and another dinner with Miguel. We did cook several meals on our own. The kitchen was well equipped but small. This area did not have AC so I would recommend Miguel's services instead. It was very reasonable and delicious and the price included the cost of food.
Although we rented a car for 7 people it was not necessary. A smaller car to pick up groceries would have been enough. Transportation was provided for all our excursions and for a $4 taxi ride each way you could get to and from Shell Beach for amazing snorkling. We also recommend renting a canopy and chairs from Texas Tico. They will do drink and food runs, transport to and from the villa via a golf cart in addition to providing lots of good advise and company. We so enjoyed this couple from Keller, Texas who now live in Costa Rica.
I highly recommend this property for anyone except toddlers due to the multiple levels and steps. The description of this property was very accurate.
Family vacation for 17 in Costa Rica
The pictures do not do justice to this home. The maid, caretaker, and night guard were great to work with and fill our every needs. Ricardo, the owner, was always available if needed via phone. The home a little dater but very clean and decorated very tastefully. The pool very clean and a great view right to the ocean.
The home very large but easy to navigate and serve the 17 of us in 6 AC bedrooms. Close to everything in Playa Flamingo. We rented Golf Carts which give us a great deal of freedom to explore the area. We want on a sail boat, 5 want fishing, a ATV trip, and the combine zip line, etc. All a great of fun. The ATV trip was very duster and very rough roads and the swim spot was not very good.
But the other trips were worth it.
For the price, this home is a bargain.
New Orleans, LA
Multi family vacation
Overall the property was perfect for hosting multiple families. There is private space and communal areas to spend time together. The best part was the view and the pool. The kitchen is small and difficult to prepare meals so we mostly ate out. The wildlife was cool and The staff helped keep the area safe and somewhat clean. It would’ve been nice to get the sheets changed since there is sand and sweat at the end of every day. Would recommend this property for large families.
Epic Family Vacation!
Just got home from spending 2 weeks at Villa Martita. What a beautiful relaxing place. There were a total of 15 of us sharing the lush grounds, house, common areas and pool and it was a perfect place for us. All rooms had A/C. The view on the pool deck is amazing, and we would all go out to watch the spectacular ocean sunsets. We all loved the pool, and the nice beach is only a 2 minute walk down the steps. I will caution that the section of Flamingo Beach right in front of the house had frequent rip tides, but beautiful Playa Conchal is only a 10 minute drive south. The house is one of the older homes in the area, so if you are expecting a Westin look elsewhere. If you want a beautiful, lush comfortable place to relax and enjoy with family and friends, then I definitely recommend Villa Martita. Had howler monkeys come by twice during our visit, as well as many birds, squirrels and iguanas. We used the cook Miguel about four times and would also recommend him. There are onsite caretakers, Santos and Anjelica who are there daily to help keep thigs clean and running six days a week from about 7am to 5pm. They only take Sunday off. Every night there is a security guard named Luis. Made us feel safer. They are all pretty non-intrusive, but if you are a private type you may not like this. Ricardo, the owner, speaks excellent English and was always helpful with our phone and email questions. Thank you Ricardo for sharing your beautiful home. I hope to return some day.
Loved it here!
Loved our stay at Villa Martita! Ricardo the owner was such a big help with booking and information on flower shops and food.
We had a wedding (18 stayed at the house)on Flamingo beach which is a 3min walk or less from property. During that time it was pretty much our private beach. Coco Loco catered our wedding at the house. They are amazing and I could eat there every night. The pool is huge! Pictures do t do justice.
The view and sunsets are stunning . I would suggest for a group and would come back.
There is also security and cleaners on the property .
Parking for three cars. The property is a venue itself. We rented a few cars. There is also golf carts for rent down the street.
It was perfect for our wedding.
Thank you Ricardo