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Jill or Jim Walsh

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
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Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Playa Potrero Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Bella Vista del Mar is located on the 'Gold Coast' of Costa Rica which is considered to be the prime location in Costa Rica to vacation. Our home is located in the town of Potrero in an upscale, gated community called Villas Catalinas. The map on homeaway does not accurately locate the location of our home. Our home is located on Camino Las Catalina across the street from Playa Penca.

Our elegant town home blends spacious living, comfort and luxury with magnificent views of Flamingo and Potrero Bay, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and incredible Pacific sunsets. Sitting on our wrap-around terrace watching a beautiful sunset with the waves crashing in the background makes time stand still. The shared infinity pool also has a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline.

Our two story town home has been tastefully decorated to reflect the Costa Rican culture. All of our furniture has been handmade by Costa Rican craftsman. It has granite and marble counter tops throughout and has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. Our gourmet kitchen has just about everything you would need to cook a wonderful meal.

Our home has three bedrooms and three baths. The master has a king bed with private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed with private bath and the third bedroom sleeps four with two sets of adult side custom-made bunkbeds. There is also a full bath for this bedroom. Each room has a beautiful views of the ocean.

Bella Vista del Mar is very close to the beach... A quick three minute walk to two beautiful secluded beaches.

A bit more about our home: Our home is a two story stand alone home, not a condo. Next to our home is tropical gardens that allows for more privacy.

The Beaches: The beach is VERY close to our house. Our home sits on a hill overlooking Flamingo Bay. Just down from that hill is the ocean. Literally it is a 3-5 minute leisurely walk to two beautiful beaches. Playa Penca is a beautiful white sand beach in Flamingo Bay which is quite shallow for a long way out great for children, sunbathing, skim boarding and swimming. Playa Prieta is the same distance and has lots of great shade and big rolling waves for body surfing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jill or Jim Walsh (Owner)
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About Jill or Jim Walsh

We are a couple from California who fell in love with Costa Rica as soon as we stepped foot in the country. I am a Physician and my husband is a Pharmacy Director. We love to be able to escape to this tropical paradise as often as we can.

Jill or Jim Walsh purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Jill or Jim Walsh chose Playa Potrero

We went down to Costa Rica in 2001 and fell in love with this area of Costa Rica. We wanted a home on the ocean that had all the luxuries we are accustomed to in the United States but was located in a Costa Rica community so that we could continue to have authentic Costa Rican experiences.

What makes this townhome unique

Our home has beautiful views of the ocean and is located very close to the beaches. It is in a small gated community within an authentic Costa Rican community. It allows a traveler to have a very comfortable stay in a luxury home and yet have an authentic Costa Rican vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Recent website review:

Everything in the listing is accurate. However the pictures do not do it justice. The property was spotless inside and out. The gated community in which it's located is well maintained. Everyone from the security, to the maid, to the maintenance crew were so warm, welcoming and above all helpful. The staff of Special Places of Guanacaste were very friendly as well. Jill was wonderful in answering any questions and prompt in answer all of my emails and calls. The house also has everything you're used to as far as home appliances. The house is surrounded by beautiful forests and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The living room, kitchen, dining room and outdoor patio have an amazing view of the beach. You can even hear the waves crashing on the beach at night. The infinity edge pool has breathtaking views. There is so much to do and see and after a long eventful day it's nice to come home to a place like this. This house is also perfectly located near some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches and resorts but not too close that you find yourself among a crowd of tourists. I definitely would recommend this place to a friend or relative. If I ever return to Costa Rica I will definitely stay in this wonderful home again. If you're considering traveling to Costa Rica and don't know where to stay you've found the perfect vacation home. You will not be disappointed.



Marquez family
Jul 2012
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Beautiful Condo & Location

Beautiful Condo & Location
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this condo (2 couples) for 8 nights and each day was better than the one before. Everything about the property is is fantastic. The kitchen is amazing. We love to cook and it was fully equipped with everything you might need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and beautifully done. The view from the patio is stunning. It's close to the beach.
The only drawback is for people either elderly or have mobility problems. The property is set on a hillside and there is a lot of up and down.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate that you took the time to submit a review. Just wanted to clarify to those looking at our reviews that our home is not a condo but a stand alone townhome.
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5

Would Return in a Heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first month long vacation in another country. The first thing that attacted us to this house were the pictures. I could imagine us sitting on that deck drinking our Costa Rica coffee for breakfast, spending the mornings at the beach and the afternoons by the pool.
As soon as I emailed the owners they called and spent time answering questions we had about the house and the surrounding area. We were hooked.
Upon arrival we met Eric at Special Places and he led us to the house. It took our breath away. Everything was exactly as described. The house was clean, the setup was fantastic, and the beds were extremely comfortable.
The pool was the most amazing. Almost every night at sunset we would go to the pool and just watch the sun go down over the Pacific. I don't think I was ever more relaxed.
The kitchen had everything we needed to cook in house, and the appliances were great. Our children loved the bunk beds in the 3rd bedroom. The security guards were also extremely nice and we felt very safe the entire month. The house also has a security system.
There were a few fantastic beaches right near the house. Two were walking distance. Playa Penca was our favorite. It was usually very calm and clear. Other favorites we found were Playa Conchal and Playa Flamingo. Conchal had the clearest water of them all. We saw a lot of hermit crabs, crabs, monkeys, iguanas, and lizards around these beaches.
Dining out was fantastic: There were many local sodas that we went to and we were not disappointed by any of them.
Activities: We did our SCUBA diving at Playa Ocotal with Rocket Frog. They were outstanding. We took surf lessons from Pablo's Surf School. We did zip lining, hanging bridges, hot springs, and hiking in Arenal and Monteverde (both worth the trip if you are staying for an extended time). We also hiked Rincon de la Vieja and Tenorio; and swam in the waterfall de Cortez.
I cannot recommend this house enough! It was in the perfect location for all of the things we wanted to do. I still look at our vacation pictures every day wishing I was sitting by the pool or beach living Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: We are so happy your family had such a great summer vacation in our home. We appreciate that you took the time to tell others about your stay. We would love to have your family return!
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Playa Potrero Guanacaste
5

Wonderful digs in the best location in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd time to Potrero--the area simply cannot be beat. We spent 2 weeks 5 years ago in the same neighborhood. This year we were lucky enough to find this wonderful town house which suited all of our needs--amazing views, a clean, well stocked kitchen with island, a large deck for listening to the howler monkeys and dining under the stars (we never used the lovely dining room), great a/c when needed--all around very clean, and well loved--and the pool! A very short walk up the driveway delivers you to an infinity pool with one of the best views in the area. We watched 2 whales playing in the bay from the edge of the pool. If you're into exotic bird spotting, they're easy to identify -- bright yellow fly catchers, falcons, sparrows and parrots are actually flying underneath you because of the altitude. The gate guard was always happy to hop out and lift the gate for us (not necessary, but the gesture and his smile helped brighten our already magical mornings as we walked to the beach for a swim and to spot monkeys).
The house was equipped with plenty of beach needs--towels, chairs and thermal bags (in case you want a cerveza at the beach)--which we made good use of.

If we were to change anything about the house is was that the dining area on the deck got bright sun all day,so for shade purposes that was easily remedied by moving the porch furniture to the other side of the deck.
Restaurants in the area are plentiful--from fine dining to a plastic table in the sand--and the seafood and BBQ are world class no matter where you dine. Other villages, including Brasilito (with our favorite "hang-outs"--the casual beach restaurant Camaron Dorado and the colorful and fun to get to Conchal Beach) and Flamingo (with it's world-class Flamingo Beach and it's "Coco Loco" beach bar& restaurant) are a short drive away. Our neighbor Kathie told us where to find the freshest seafood around (a little house less than 10 minutes away) as well as nearby food to grab when we didn't feel like grilling (Marco Polo Pizza and the very fun "Beach House", less than 5 minutes away).

This town house, and the area in which it's located, will guarantee you one of the best vacations of your life--whether it's your 1st time to Costa Rica or your 15th. BTW, check out the house "guest book". We made a great recommendation for an amazing tour guide (named Dee) who took us to places not too far from home that we would never have discovered on our own.
~ Tom & Ali
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you guys had such a wonderful time! We would love to have you come back. Thank you for such a nice review and commenting on the local area
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a delightful oasis, quiet with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
Five of us stayed in this lovely , very spacious, clean townhome for Xmas week. This airy, nicely furnished condo is well constructed with large rooms, elegant baths, and an unusually well equipped kitchen. There is excellent sound proofing throughout, very comfortable beds and great views of the sea. The pool which is located a few minutes walk up the hill in a quiet spot is very special since it has a 180 degree plus view of the sea and its small islands. There are chaise lounges there and bathroom facilities. You can walk easily in five minutes to two beaches which are right in front of you or drive to other beaches within a few minutes. Playa Grande, home of the sea turtles is only about thirty minutes away by car. There is also a new, large upscale supermarket about fifteen minutes or less away. We had no trouble finding local restaurants for dinner. The agency in charge of maintaining the condo and helping guests is very efficient and the staff is very nice and will go out of its way to be helpful. This is a well attended gated community where we felt very safe . We were very happy with our choice and felt that the pictures and owners description were quite accurate. I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our home and your stay in Costa Rica.
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5

This was our second time....it's perfect

This was our second time....it's perfect
  • 5 of 5
Great location... great views....quick walk to the ocean...spacious.....I could go on.... Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again...
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5

Holidays in This beatuful home!

  • 5 of 5
We had the privilege to rent this beautiful home during the New Years Holidays. The house was fully equipped, spacious and with wonderful views! It was the perfect place to relax, the fact that the house is walking distance to Prieta Beach made it super comfortable and this beach is very nice. Inside the Villa Catalina Community, steps away from the house is a very nice swimming pool, great for kids and for relaxation, you will be stunned by the views!
The Staff was also very supportive and made our stay a very pleasant. We had a great stay and we look forward to stay again!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so happy that you had such a nice stay. We look forward to having you return!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sol y Mar
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Penca
Car: necessary

Our home is located in a quaint community on the Pacific Coast called Potrero in Flamingo Bay. If you have not traveled to Costa Rica before, it is a country of adventure. The people are wonderful and kind. Bella Vista del Mar is perfect for families who want to vacation together in a tropical paradise which offers many recreational activities. We are right next to the beach and there are many water sports within 15 min of our home. Locally there are many other activities including hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, canopy tours, ATV adventures.

Within 30 minutes is Tamarindo and Playa Grande, one of the surfing capitals of the world. There you can surf, take lessons or just lie on the beach. Within 3 hours is the Arenal Volcano and the Tabicon Hot Springs which is a must see. It is truly paradise on earth. There are many adventures including white water rafting, waterfall repelling, hiking and canopy tours.

Other Activities: Jungle Canopy tour, ATV adventures

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Availability & Rates

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Playa Potrero Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
High Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,500
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rental rates: $1500- $3500/ week
40% DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY RATE FOR TWO WEEK STAY OR MORE ($1500 / week)
50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Stays less than one week or multiple week stays are available. You are encouraged to inquire.
NO refund of deposit for Christmas and Easter weeks.
Rates do not include 13% Costa Rican accommodation sales tax
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Potrero Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (King bed)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (Queen bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , (4 large twins that comfortably sleep adults)
  • All bedrooms have a nice ocean view and all bedrooms are air conditioned with separate climate controls. The upstairs bedroom has 4 large bunk beds which are comfortable and will easily accommodate adults. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our two story home was completed in February 2006. The main level includes the living room, dining room, large gourmet kitchen, large outside deck and patio with a beautiful view of the ocean as well as a full bath and bedroom with 4 large bunk beds. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. All the bedrooms have a nice ocean view. A laundry room is also on this floor with washer, dryer and second refrigerator/freezer. All rooms are air conditioned. The home has cable TV, DVD player, CD player, full stereo with inside and outside speakers and surround sound, high speed Internet and telephone. The Sony sound system is IPOD ready. The beautiful shared infinity pool with spa has two bathrooms/showers and a barbecue. Our home is a non-smoking home.
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