DESIGNER BOUTIQUE TROPICAL VILLA

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DESIGNER BOUTIQUE TROPICAL VILLA

Potrero House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Location:

Aquacate Street, Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Central America (less than Hour from Liberia Intern'l Airport)

Accommodations: Villa, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to the ultimate in tropical designer living on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Little expense has been spared to make Casa Dulce (Sweet House) the Villa you have always dreamed of renting.

The Villa has recently been completed. Special amenities include a private pool and landscape architect garden. The pool is in a longer style to accommodate those who like to swim laps, and equally refreshing for the pool lazers. On the deck are Indonesian day beds to laze on. There is a BBQ is there for your al fresco dining. The kitchen has a beautiful granite top bar with all utensils and crockery supplied.

As you enter the home you will immediately notice the wonderful unique double entrance doors that open into this tropical designer paradise. As you walk in you enter into a total feeling of being part of nature as the whole of one side of the house is windowed reaching up to the high ceiling. The fittings in the bathroom and kitchen are carved from plentiful woods indigenous to the area.

Claudia is the property Manager, and she has vast experience of managing many local properties. She is there to help you with any queries or problems. Daily maid service or chef can be organised at extra cost if you require it. when you arrive.

The property has been designed to maximise security with no windows accessible from the front and high side walls, it is a house that is not attractive to any opportune burglars and all the windows are fitted with anti theft roller blinds. There is a state-of-the-art motion sensor burglar alarm, iron bars on the front door and high barbed wire fence at the rear of the property.

The Villa has been designed to comfortably accommodate 4 people (2000 sqm). The main bedroom has a king size bed that overlooks the pool and the garden. The other bedroom has twin beds. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms and deck area.

The house is located in a little hamlet called Surfside, which is mainly a N. American expat community. Within walking distance is a western goods supermarket and 50 yards walk away is Maxwell's Bar and Grill run by a Californian couple who have restaurants in Venice Beach.

Playa Potrero is a very interesting bay, Casa Dulce is only a couple of blocks from the beach. The Flamingo Marina is located at the south end of the bay. Sunset cruises, world class fishing and many activities await you. The perfect swimming/kayaking bay, gentle waves without any threatening riptides or undertow.

This is due to an offshore rim of a sunken volcanic crater which encompasses the large bay. You have a view of the Catalina Islands that are part of the crater and offer some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the region.

Three beachfront restaurants and two markets are within walking distance. Flamingo and Brasallito are minutes away by car. They offer shopping, banking, fine resaturants and many activities. Tamarindo and Playa Grande are 30 minutes from the Villa by car. Playa Grande is one of the few nesting beaches of the huge Leatherback Turtle.

Villa Casa Dulce is offered By the owner Rosie Wang. You can email here direct if you have any questions. She will be delighted to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Also working with Claudia who runs Flamingo Tourist Information and Manages Casa Dulce, we can ensure that your Costa Rican Experience will be one of your best ones yet!

Keywords: Villa, modern, house, boutique, designer, architect, new,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the manager
Casa Dulce in Playa Potrero is an extraordinary house the front of the house is Colonial style and very save, but when you enter the inside and see how the high glass doors open up to the lush garden and pool area its so surprising and very pretty. We stayed here during our honeymoon and enjoyed the close by beaches as well as the privacy of the location. Thank you so much Rosie, you helped to make our honeymoon special. Joerg Sternkopf, Dubai, AE
May 2012
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I lived in Potrero, Costa Rica for 3 years, so know the area well. I worked as a diver and I also set up my own surf company which I sold. Point Break Surf is now going from strength to strength. I fell in love with Casa Dulce as it embodied all the elements that I love in a building. At the moment I live in Port Douglas, Australia where I still work in diving.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Living in the area for 3 years I know that it's safe, that it is open to 'foreigners' and caters for Western tastes. Also with the infrastructure of being able to cater well for visiting tourists wish to partake in a diverse type of activities.

Being only 5 minutes walk to the beach it's ideal for dog walking, morning jogs and accessibility to main towns makes it great if you need more western style supermarkets, restaurants and food.

Just the complete feeling of being at one with nature. The well thought out planting of the garden and the foliage just makes one feel that one is really living in a jungle paradise. I didn't want to live in property in Costa Rica that could be anywhere in the world. The moment you stand outside the door, you know that this house is about a lifestyle, about a philosophy about bringing modern day living into a natural, light filled space.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399061vb
Potrero Guanacaste
San Antonio, TX, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Casa Dulce for our first trip to Costa Rica, 8-15 Mar 2014. The onsite manager met us even though we arrived more than an hour late due to flight delays. Got us checked in, oriented and settled quickly and efficiently. It was dark when we arrived, but in the morning, it became obvious that the home is beautiful and fully equipped. Love the pool and the backyard landscaping. Ate breakfast every morning while looking out at the great backyard view, including the iguana who seemed to be expecting an invitation in (we declined.) The Sunrise community is a nice mix of locals, people who have moved there from elsewhere and people like us who are short term visitors. All were welcoming and friendly. We shopped at some of the small close by markets (Super Wendy and Super Massai), and the local corner fruit stand. I would recommend this property for anyone looking for a quiet, off the beaten track vacation. If you prefer having a bunch of Americans around, go to Tamarindo instead. Loved the local beaches, especially Playa Portrero, Sugar Beach and Playas Danta and Danita.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Designer Boutique Tropical Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399061vb
Potrero Guanacaste
2

IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER

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This property has great potential. Lovely yard and pool in a great location but......
It just wasn't what we expected. No attention to detail. 9 lights burned out when we arrived, no coat hangers, not one scrap of toilet paper, kitchen very poorly equipped, living room furniture old. We had a housekeeper once a week but there was no floor mop so the floors were never washed.
Security in the area is an issue and the house was broken into during the day while we were there...all 3 deadbolts broken out.
The property manager, Claudia was great, and she fixed everything she could and was very attentive.
We had a good price for a 5 week rental but I would be wary what I paid for short terms. The glowing picture provided is a bit of an exaggeration in my opinion so read between the lines!!
All said and done though, we had a great vacation and enjoyed the pool (sun in the mornings)
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Since Ian's response a lot has been done to bring the property up to scratch.
Security: A state of the art alarm system has been fitted, bars have been fitted over the front door and a fence with barb wire erected at the end of the garden. The property has electric metal shutters for the windows and I have also installed a strong box.
Work: All drapes have been cleaned, I have had words with the people that manage the house about making sure essentials like toilet rolls are supplied. Soft furnishings have been updated and the whole decking area has been replaced. The house is also due to be redecorated in the next month.
I am pleased Ian bought these matters to my attention as only through comments like this can I hope to give people the house that they want. I haven't seen the house for 2 years so rely on other people's eyes and feedback to let me know what needs doing. Certainly, if you are in the house and need something that isn't there I am all too pleased to provide it. The house is beautiful and I hope with these improvements that it will continue to give people a lovely, safe, home to stay in when they visit.
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Designer Boutique Tropical Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p399061vb
Potrero Guanacaste
Ojai, Ca
5

SUCH AN AMAZING FIND!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I lived in the beautiful Casa Dulce for 3 months and have such a fondness for it!
Each time you walk through the original front door you see a tropical paradise through the floor to ceiling windows. Its so peaceful and everything you hope living in Costa Rica would be.

Its just a 5 minute walk to the beach where we would go watch the sunset each night.
Maxwells is literally around the corner and has excellent food and fun night life.

The way the house is set up makes it incredibly secure and private which meant a lot to us, as we had full office and music equipment set up. The security rollers that come down at night, or when you leave, lock the house down and make it virtually impossible to get into.

Another thing we appreciated is that in 3 months the power only went out once for 10 minutes (which can happen often in Costa RIca!), the wifi always works great, every appliance is in great working order and if there is ever an issue, someone was always over immediately to handle it.

We would HIGHLY recommend Casa Dulce for your next visit! We will always have a soft spot for it!
Rosie and Claudia are a joy to work with and obviously care about this gem of a house by the beach :)
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
136 Miles
Libera
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playa Potrero
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Maxwells
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Paradisus Playa Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Maxwells Bar and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Maxwells Bar and Grill
Car: recommended

Ziplining, 4x4 quad biking, bird watching, Hot springs, white water rafting, diving, horse back riding, 4x4 car off roading, surfing, 1,000 ft water slide, hot springs, mud springs, yacht excursions, snorkelling tours

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Availability & Rates

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Potrero House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 - Jan 8
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $280 Nightly; 9 nights or more: $280 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes For any rentals over 1week electricity will be paid as extra and taken out of deposit monies.
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Amenities

Potrero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • hiking
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