4 BR/4 BA, POOL, OCEAN VIEW, STEPS FROM THE BEACH, REDUCED RATES

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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4 BR/4 BA, POOL, OCEAN VIEW, STEPS FROM THE BEACH, REDUCED RATES

Playa Potrero House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This incredible ocean view home is only about 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy relaxing strolls on the sandy beach, swim in the family-friendly ocean bay, and return for a fresh water dip in the privacy of your own pool. In the evening enjoy the unforgettable Costa Rican sunsets from the 2nd floor furnished balcony, or the 3rd floor shaded belvedere.

If you want excitement, a huge selection of activities are readily available: scuba diving, snorkelling, turtle expeditions, sport fishing, canopy tours, sunset sails...to name just a few. Costa Rica is famous for its diverse wildlife population. Monkey sightings are common, occasionally even from the pool at Casa Cerca del Mar!

If you are more inclined to relax, Casa Cerca del Mar offers a cool and comfortable home away from home to enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet beach in Costa Rica...Just sit and listen to the rhythm of the ocean waves!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only

Tom

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When my wife and I both retired from high-stress health service careers, we decided to devote our lives to escaping the 'hustle and bustle' of life: Costa Rica made that dream come true, and we feel we have managed to turn the clock back on our lives, never feeling healthier or younger!

Tom purchased this house in 2004

It was love at first sight! A unique 3-level home in a quiet exclusive neighborhood...Beautiful private garden... Monkeys visiting the mango tree next to our own pool... The sounds and sights of the ocean from our master bedroom...How much better could it be???

One of things we like bast about our location it that the ocean in front of the villa is safe for swimmers of all ages-- There are no hidden obstacles or severe drop-offs, and no dangerous currents or rip-tides. The kids can safely enjoy body-boarding, and very occasionally, (about once a year) an ocean 'swell' from the North will build great surfing waves. But for the most part the ocean outside the Casa is tame and safe for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

And I'm certain you'll be as surprised as we are when you walk out onto the beach and scan the two miles of beach to your left and then the mile of beach to your right and see maybe only a handful of beach-goers...you'll instantly realize the entire bay is all YOURS to enjoy!

Please take the time to explore Playa Penca just to the North, a bit beyond the 'Las Brisas' beach bar and restaurant. The waves are a little rougher there, but the ocean and beach are pristine and you will find some great shade trees to laze under while watching the Pelicans dive for fish in the cove.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house

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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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Playa Potrero Guanacaste
5

Our Vacation in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Our family just returned from a wonderful vacation in Playa Potrero where we found the house to be family friendly and just steps to the beach. Instead of renting a car we were able to hire local drivers to take us to and from adventures and we had only a short walk to everything else we needed. Getting to know the local customs was important to us. The "house manager" Saioa made absolutely certain we were taken care of! It made the difference between getting top value for our dollars or not. We celebrated every day by watching the sunset from one of the upper decks. We recommend this place for anyone seeking a tranquil time away from the bustle of the heavily used tourist areas. Our thanks to everyone involved in making this trip so special.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
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Playa Potrero Guanacaste
Plymouth, Minnesota
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We recently took our entire family for a fabulous vacation in Costa Rica. The group included our two daughters and son-in-laws, as well as our 16 month old and 8 year old grandchildren. Casa Cerca Del Mar was perfect! The house was clean and well kept. We enjoyed having enough space for all of us to lounge. We spent many hours a day swimming in the pool in the beautiful back yard. Morning coffee poolside and a glass of wine watching the sunset from the "crow's nest" were some of my favorite times. We also walked down the beach and visited the local hotel to enjoy the swim up bar almost every day. It felt like a private beach to us and we spent some mornings watching our grandson fly his kite. We quickly felt part of the community talking to neighbors and the friendly restaurant owners. We did not rent a vehicle, but even with our large group we were able to rent rides to do a few excursions with the help of Saioa. None of us were ready to leave. In the words of our grandson - "best vacation EVER - this is paradise!".
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Potrero Guanacaste
Philadelphia, PA USA
5

Perfect house by the beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed all the comforts both inside and out. We were able to relax by the pool after our days adventure. We always picked a restaurant that was on the beach nearby or in Playa flamingo, so that we could enjoy the sunset and relax to the sounds of the surf.
Soia was great. She gave us perfect directions to the house, recommended a car rental company that would accommodate our early departure. On the morning we were leaving she even met us at 2:30 am. She had maps to all the local restaurants and stores.
Potrero beach is calm and great for swimming and kayaks which there were two that we could use. The boys wanted to surf so we headed to Tamarinda (which also has lots of touristy shops and places to rent boards. We liked Blue Trailz for renting, you could switch out the boards without extra cost or hassle. Then we discovered Playa Grande which my son loved the best for Surfing. Playa Grande is great for surfing and boarding, not much else happening there. We rented boards and umbrella and enjoyed the day on beach.
Casa Cerca Del Mar was a great place and location to enjoy and explore Costa Rica.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1
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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
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Playa Potrero Guanacaste
5

Casa Cerca Del Mar

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our two week stay at this fantastic home could not have been better. Thank you so much Tom and Saioa for the care and attention provided to this home and your guests! We were 6 retired friends who enjoyed the Potrero Surfside life for two weeks and can't imagine anyone who would have complaints about the great house and grounds (thanks to Sylvia and Benito) or the fabulous proximity to the beach, restaurants and convenience stores. Costa Rica hospitality is second to none. Vendors like Flamingo Tours, Miguel and Kevin's amazing catering services, Super Wendy's, The Shack, La Perle and hotel Bahia Del sol were among those who made us feel very welcome. This was a fantastic vacation and it all started at Casa Cerca Del Mar
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
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5

A Great Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This was a fantastic vacation home. The Manager, Maid, and Grounds Keeper were all friendly and trustworthy. This was our 4th annual vacation to Costa Rice but our first to Playa Potrero. There is a lot to do within the area all within walking distance. We chose not to rent a vehicle this time and got along just fine. When we did find we wanted to adventure out further then we could walk, making transportation arrangements were easy and reliable.

The Vacation House is exactly as described, we were delighted with the layout and having separate bathrooms for each bedroom was great. The house was well equipped for just hanging out all day and if you wanted to cook there were plenty of kitchen supplies as well as an outdoor barbecue grill.

We enjoyed our 2 week stay. The only downside was when our vacation ended and we had to leave.

We would rent this place again in the future and recommend highly and have already to our friends and other family members.

The location of the house makes it simple to just stay and enjoy the local area and the ocean is truly just steps from the beach. We are so glad we found this place on VRBO and that it was available for our vacation. We cannot give this place a high enough rating. If you choose to stay here you and whomever you go with will not be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
beach
Car: necessary

This comfortable villa includes twice weekly maid service and daily pool and grounds maintenance. Enjoy our two sea-kayaks (one two-person - one one-person)-- and paddle out to explore the nearby islands, or fish for Wahoo, Rooster Fish, or Snapper in the lush fishing grounds of Potrero Bay. The ocean in front of the house is yours to enjoy!

The property manager 'Saioa' will be there to greet you and introduce you to the house. And she will gladly help with all your arrangements: From Liberia Airport pick-up to Zip-Lining, Snorkeling, and any number of spectacular Nature and Wildlife Tours.

The neighborhood is safe and quiet, and the house is easy walking distance from grocery stores, fun restaurants, and night spots. Enjoy the swim-up bar at the Bahia Del Sol just a few minutes walk south on the beach, or stay up late dancing on 'Ladies Night Wednesdays' at the Las Brisas nightclub and restaurant, just a few minutes walk north along the beach. Don't miss breakfast at The Shack or live music at Coconuts. Speaking of coconuts, our grounds keeper, Benito, will be happy to fetch fresh coconut water for you from the local palms-- watching him open them deftly with his machete is an experience you won't forget! And if you like, we can arrange a traditional Costa Rican chef for your party-- he will shop, cook, serve, and clean-up for as little as $10/plate while you enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the 2nd or 3rd floor verandas.

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Availability & Rates

Playa Potrero House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING SPECIAL #2
Apr 6 2014 - Apr 12 2014
$1,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2014 - Aug 21 2014
$257
1 night
 
 
Rainy Season
Aug 22 2014 - Nov 1 2014
$175
1 night
 
 
High Season 1
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 23 2014
$314
1 night
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$1,950
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 27 2014 - Dec 30 2014
$500
1 night
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$1,300
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
High Season 2
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 15 2015
$314
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 2.5%
Notes Rental Policy: Maximum capacity cannot exceed eight (8) without the consent of the house owner. You will be charged $25 additional per night per extra person. This is a no smoking home! No pets without the consent of the owner. Cancellations made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Check-in time is 2 PM. Check out must be before 12 NOON.

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Amenities

Playa Potrero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) On Request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Indoor/Outdoor Dining Areas accommodating 8 Guests, Covered ocean view Balcony and 3rd floor Shaded Belvedere to enjoy ocean views and sunsets.
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