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Tropical Oceanview- Villa Celeste

Phyllis Cotterill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Phyllis Cotterill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Tropical Oceanview- Villa Celeste

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Potrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Bring your adventurous or tranquil spirit to this tropical haven, a 50 min drive from the new Liberia airport. Immerse yourself in this paradise, unwind and then seek out your passions, be it sailing, deep sea fishing or ziplining. We have it all……..and more

Villa Celeste is part of a three townhome complex. A triple level uniquely designed home, giving you exceptional ocean and mountain views of Potrero Bay, Catalina Islands & Flamingo. Large windows provide you with ocean breezes and enhances the soothing rhythm of the soothing surf to embrace you. The hand made king bed with carved dolphins faces the spectacular ocean view and the twinkling lights of Flamingo at night.

The 3rd level encompasses the master bedroom, large bathroom, double vessel sinks, granite counter top, soaker tub and walk in ceramic shower. A separate toilet and walk in closet. Large private balcony with ocean view and a smaller balcony with mountain views

The main floor provides you with a modern kitchen with granite breakfast bar. Fully outfitted for you to try mouth watering meals with fresh seafood and tropical succulent fruits. A powder room, dining and living area.Beautiful had made wood desk for guests to set up their lap tops. Dining table for six and large ocean view balcony. Enjoy the sounds of tropical birds, howlers monkeys and the surf while you sip your fragrant freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee on the balcony resting in comfortable wood hand made furniture.

Enjoy a cooling dip in the refreshing pool and listen to the cascade of the waterfall. Sip your mango slushy and soak in the Jacuzzi tub.

Lower entrance level has one bedroom with a Queen bed, and a closet.The bathroom has a walk in ceramic shower, vessel sink, a gorgeous hand carved door, providing you with exquisite local artistry.

A sitting area with a pull out couch and a bunk bed provides additional private sleeping area. The sliding glass doors lead to the outside granite patio bar area which leads up to the pool area. Portable BBQ available. An 8 minute walk to 3 diversely different beaches. Several restaurants, food stores, ATM with in walking distance.

The diverse biospheres of Costa Rica are like no other, come and experience it for yourself…… Pura Vida!

Keywords: Villa, townhome, vacation home, condo, Oceanview, Sailing, beach, adventure, tropical

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phyllis Cotterill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Phyllis Cotterill

I grew up in Ontario, Canada but spent many vacations in Florida and I have always been intrigued by the ocean. I've worked in the healthcare Industry for over 25 years. My husband is a geologist. born and raised in Alberta, Canada.

We love to travel with our family, kayaking, photography, hiking, quading, and seeking out new adventures. There is so much to discover in Costa Rica and we hope you will fall in love with the country and the people like our family did. Darrell and Phyllis Cotterill

Phyllis Cotterill purchased this condo in 2010

Why Phyllis Cotterill chose Potrero

We first visited this area in 1996 and fell in love with everything about Costa Rica, the people, flora, fauna, and the exceptional beauty of the Gold Coast. It has been my husbands mission to find a place and now we have our piece of paradise. Close to the airport, and this area has just about everything you may want to do. We go to beaches where we are the only ones on it. We learn new things about the country every time we come here and we can't wait till it is time for the next adventure.

What makes this condo unique

You can here the sounds of the surf. Howler monkeys come to feed right on the property.

You can walk to 3 great beaches. The sunsets from the balcony are spectacular. You don't need to have a car. You can join in a soccer game with the locals. Sailing in the bay looking for dolphins, whales, turtles, mantas, etc. Learn to speak spanish at the Spanish School in Flamingo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Phyllis and Daryl’s Villa Celeste for a month in the winter of 2015. Fabulous condo in a lovely three unit complex located just above the village of Potrero. Well appointed with comfortable furnishings we felt at home within a day or three. The views were wonderful, the wildlife fairly abundant, and access to things good. Three beaches within walking distance however we used the car after the first walk along the road. If you rent bikes it would be a plus (one steep hill). The pool is small but nice and a fun place to chat with neighbors. We did encounter some adverse weather during our stay with unusually high winds, the locals were even talking about it. This reduced the bird watching but we enjoyed a good many varieties right off the porches when the winds died down. The howler monkeys dropped by and “hung around” the yard one day and were fun to watch in the trees down the hill several other times. Also a troop of white faced were along the road up to “the castle” another day. We found plenty of great places to eat and enjoyed the seafood and tico meals the most. There are the basic tico diners you need to ferret out with great meals at lower prices (Estrero Azul in Potrero on the beach – red snapper !!) or the “spiffed up” nicer places easier to find with great food at higher prices. In a month we were only disappointed in meals a couple of times and we tried many places. And if you’re into music we found really good bands at several nearby bar/restaurants (The Shack). Convenience stores nearby have most essentials with larger groceries and gas stations about 20 minutes away. There are a couple of factors you may wish to consider regarding Villa Celeste. 1) it is vertical so if stairs are a problem think again. 2) Bring ear plugs for guests staying in the lower bedroom as Jack’s rooster will let you know the sun is coming up in an hour. We travel a lot, from backpacking SE Asia to deluxe 5 star in Los Cabos and must say that Villa Celeste was a top notch getaway for us. . And Phyllis and her property manager Lindsey addressed any concerns immediately. High marks all around.
Mar 2015
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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Tropical Oceanview- Villa Celeste
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely and in a beautiful setting with a view of the ocean. It has every amenity you could need including a small pool. Close to (10 mins walk) wonderful quiet beaches.

We saw monkeys and iguanas from our villa and a five minute walk away could watch pelicans feeding in the ocean.

The villa is three floors and we enjoyed having all that space. If you have really young children or have difficulty with stairs, however, it might be a challenge . We have kids in grades 4 and 6 so it was not a problem and it was nice for them to have their own space and floor.

Yes, monkeys, dogs and roosters could be heard but with Air conditioning on at night it wasn't issue.

Villa owner was very helpful with directions and suggestions for sightseeing.

We'd definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
London, England

Beautiful villa with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and time at Phyllis' beautiful home, villa celeste in playa Potrero. The house is equipped with everything you can possibly need, but the best part for us was the master bedroom with views overlooking the pacific. We also loved the shower/tub, pool and air temperatured jacuzzi. I would highly recommend asking how the dish washer is operated when checking in, as it temperamental. This will save you time figuring it out. Also, we would highly recommend renting a car to drive around to the best beaches, which are plentiful but not close enough to walk to from the Vila (in our opinion). We loved playa conchal, brasilito, flamingo and avellanas. There is also plenty of adventure offered in Costa Rica like surfing, hiking near the volcanos, zip-lining, horse back riding, tubing, sailing & snorkeling and taking a boat ride through the jungle. Make sure you take advantage of all of these. There are also many great restaurants in and near the town, as well as supermarkets. Jack, the builder of the villa also lives on the premise, so you can also ask him for advice anytime. He's a hoot! If you are a light sleeper, I suggest bringing ear plugs as there are some roosters and dogs, that tend to create their own orchestra during the night and early morning. All in all, we loved our stay here and even stayed longer than originally planned. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ed for your feedback. The dishwasher is getting repaired. And yes it is a good idea to have earplugs because of the rooster and dogs that are all part of this wonderful Costa Rican environment that we are so blessed to have our home away from home. Glad you were able to partake in all the wonderful experinces Costa Rica has to offer. Pura Vida. Phyllis

A very good choice

  • 5 of 5

After sorting through many property reviews we chose Villa Celeste and were very pleased with our choice. The house was fully stocked upon arrival with ample paper supplies and cooking necessities, as well as some groceries to get us started! We were lucky to have the property to ourselves while we were there off season. The grounds are great with a lot of birds and, yes, monkeys occasionally to view. We opted not to rent a car and this worked out. Even in low season there were buses and short walks to Sol Y Mar restaurant, which we recommend, as well as Las Brisas on the beach, also recommended. We found a great taxi driver and not having a phone we only needed to ask at the restaurants or supers to call Michael from Flamingos Taxis (he lives in Potrero) and was punctual and reasonably priced. The property has great proximity to Sugar Beach where we had to be for a wedding. We booked a few tours with Eco Trans, as well as airport pickup, and we recommend their tours and transportation services. Eco Trans and really all taxi drivers had no problem finding the house. We truly enjoyed our peaceful visit; the house had everything we needed and was easily kept comfortable temperature-wise with AC and fans and sometimes just opening the windows to catch the early morning breeze and wild life. Enjoyed Costa Rica and Potrero even in the slow season and hope to return. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always wonderful to receive positive reviews from our guests. We are always pleased when they enjoy Villa Celeste as much as we do. Phyllis

Costa Rican Adventure

  • 5 of 5

If you seek a peaceful and tranquil experience in an unspoiled paradise, a Costa Rican vacation is for you!

The Villa Celeste is a home away from home, yet it offers an exotic adventure just outside the door! The beautifully appointed 3 level accommodation features hand carved custom hard wood furnishings, deluxe finishes, comfy beds, and a breathtaking view of the ocean. Tropical sights and sounds abound! The home has all the amenities you could want and more. I felt very welcomed!

We started our mornings mostly reading while we sipped rich Costa Rican coffee and snacked on fresh fruit on the balcony or by the pool. Monkeys would swing in nearby trees, and on occasion an iguana would slowly navigate a branch…. Our day times were spent exploring nearby towns and the abundant deserted beaches. These beaches span for miles! The sand is fine and littered with exotic shells. The water was warm and crystal clear. Large waves made it a surfer’s paradise! We also enjoyed sailing as dolphins and multiple stingrays swam alongside us!

There is a local grocery store where we purchased delicious farm fresh eggs and everything else we needed. We also frequented a nearby fruit/vegetable stand that had fresh picked produce and homemade cheese.

It gets dark by about 6:30 PM so we would typically find a great vantage spot to experience the perfect sunsets, have a delicious seafood meal in a local restaurant, or head straight home to create a meal ourselves and settle in with all the comforts of home.

Another highlight of my trip was visiting Arenal Volcano in the center of Costa Rica. The drive there took the best part of the day, but there were many nice little shops and restaurants we stopped at en route. I bought some beautiful hand carved exotic wood pieces to keep my memories fresh. US cash was accepted everywhere.

Along the way we stumbled across a funky yoga retreat/restaurant called Mystica! With a tree house retreat, private yoga patio with waterfall, and colourful décor it will be on my wish list for visiting next time.

The Tabacon spa is located at the foot of the volcano. The grounds are exquisite with volcano heated mineral waters, beautiful foliage and tropical flowers. You must visit the grounds even if you do not go for spa treatments! It is a perfect honeymoon destination!

The trip was an enriching experience for me! I highly recommend putting this on your list of vacation destinations.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Thee best holiday we have ever been on!

  • 5 of 5

My goodness where to start!!! My husband and I decided that costa rica would be a great vacation spot for the month of February. Without really knowing much about the country we quickly got online searched a few vacation spots and decided this villa best suited our criteria. I have never seen nor stayed at a place quite this nice before!!!!! The view is absolutely spectacular , the ocean is beautiful and also are the sunsets! In the villa there is oodles of room for many people (great for small or large families) the master bedroom is fabulous!!!!! The bed is probably thee comfiest bed I have ever slept on, it's like sleeping on a cloud!!! The greatest things about how the villa was constructed no matter what level you are on weather it's the main , middle, or the top floor every view is amazing!!! The walks down to the beaches was nice and not far at all, a few minuets and your at the beach! The monkeys were another high light to the stay. Other countries my husband and I have toured you have to venture quite far to see the wildlife. That is defiantly no the case here the wildlife is so spectacular!!! The monkeys are everywhere but never bothered us, I think I was the one who bothered them :) its so surreal to be able to be that close to the wildlife. The local restaurants are very cute very Costerican :) if your looking for McDonalds this is not where you will find that, this area is so authentic you get the costa rica experience weather it's at the restaurants, the local grocery store, or going to the beaches you won't be disappointed! The beaches are wonderful!!!!! We could walk to 3 different beaches that were all breath taking! They were never crowded they are so big that everyone has their own spot comfortably :) I was blown away with how clean the beaches are as well (you never know what to expect but I was blown away!) the local tourism center was fantastic the men that run it were very helpful when we needed to book our tours , it was literally a 2 min walk from the villa to the tourism center. The options are endless regarding tours! All in all this experience was AMAZING we will defiantly be going back year after year to the same villa, you just can't top the experience you can have staying here :) hope my review is helpful to those who are considering costa rica as a destination for your next family getaway trust me you won't be disappointed!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sol y Mar
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Volcanos, Waterfalls, Catholic Church with in walking distance, soccer field across from the Church, join the locals at 4:00 daily to kick the ball around


Rates & Availability

From C$891 Per week

Potrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Little Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
high Season before Christmas
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$450
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed
Payments can be made by PayPal.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Potrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Hand carved with dolphins and seahorses, with pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed on entrance level, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wine Cooler, ipod docking/charging station, bar fridge in the outside patio bar area, binoculars to watch for wildlife, birds etc Beach umbrella, beach bags and blankets, beach towels, hammocks, Beautiful hand made wood desk in Living dining area for guests to put their laptops. A safe is also in the Villa.

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