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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!

Mike Hopkins

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mike Hopkins

Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Potrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms can accommodate 2 adults each, (Sleeps 4), 1 Bath

We have a beautiful beachfront penthouse on Potrero Beach. We have two bedrooms on the third floor that we rent with a three night minimum. If you rent one bedroom the charge is $85 per night (two adults), or if you rent both bedrooms we can offer you a discount of $75 per room per night (two adults). Prices include the 13% national tax. Both rooms have comfortable queen beds, flat screen TV with cable, Wi-Fi internet, refrigerator, balcony and A/C. One of the bedrooms has an additional single bed which allows for the accommodation three guests. We charge an additional $25 for an additional person.

We serve a hearty breakfast each morning on our beachfront balcony which is included in the price of your room. Our patio Bar-B-Que is available for guests to use.

Our condominium is Non-Smoking. However if you wish to smoke we have a small smoking balcony at the back of the bedrooms or you may use the beachfront larger balcony to smoke.

We have a sparkling pool for you to use which sits just a few steps to the beach and our beautiful Potrero Bay. We have no rip tides or dangerous currents and you can safely swim 365 days a year.

We have off-street parking and easy access to markets, a fruit and vegetable stand, restaurants and shopping.

With the warm Pacific ocean in front of you and the rain forest behind, we can offer you the best of nature's beauty combined with the convenience of nearby restaurants, shopping, and ease of access to nature and adventure excursions making this the perfect central location for your vacation! We are experts at helping you plan your itinerary and book your tours! We lead several local tours as well so we can recommend the best experiences to match your interests!

We would really enjoy having you choose to stay with us and we will do everything we can to make your vacation a special and wonderful adventure!

Keywords: beach front, ocean front, breakfast included, modern, romantic, clean, peaceful, quiet, close to shopping, restaurants, activities, rain forest, water sports, hiking, national parks

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Mike Hopkins (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Mike Hopkins

My name is Mike Hopkins. I am a retired school teacher, contractor, tour operator and zoo director.

Yes, zoo director. I built the zoo in my home town of Bakersfield, California. When I traveled the world looking for a perfect place to live that combined the best of a healthy lifestyle and a dedication to preserving nature, Costa Rica topped the list!

My wife, Irma is Costa Rican and we enjoy sharing this wonderful country with others, especially new-comers to the tropics. We invite you to come stay with us, and promise to do our best to make your vacation to Costa Rica a great one.

Mike Hopkins purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mike Hopkins chose Potrero

Actually I built the six condominiums here on Potrero Beach, called Twin Dolphins. We live in one of the the two Penthouses that occupy the third and fourth floors. We have two bedrooms in our Penthouse condo on the third floor that we rent, with Breakfast included.

I actually drove from California to Costa Rica, visiting many of the beautiful cities and beaches in Mexico and all the Central American countries. When I got to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica I realized that I found the perfect spot, with beautiful beaches all around, jungle and mountains behind, parrots and monkeys everywhere, schools, restaurants, shopping and amenities close by.

What makes this condo unique

Poterero is a safe and secure beach. It is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and taking fabulous beach walks in a quiet community setting.

If you want a loud, disco, late-night partying atmosphere, you are in the wrong place. Our guests like to relax and rejuvenate....with peaceful walks and beautiful sunsets. Our days come complete with laying in a hammock with gentle ocean breezes or taking a dip in our sparkling pool, or hiking and reconnecting with nature. I feel like I have added a year to my life for every year I have lived in Costa Rica. I moved permanently in 2001 and my only regret is that I did not do it sooner.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Swan River, Manitoba Canada
5

Fantastic B&B - Could not of have asked for more!!

  • 5 of 5

Twin Dolphins B&B with Mike and Irma as our hosts was truly exceptional! My husband and 15 year old son enjoyed the accommodations immensely. The penthouse room was unbelievable - large; breath taking views and very clean. The breakfasts each morning were exceptional- we loved the fresh fruit and all the delicious food prepared for us! Mike's guidance and recommendations were invaluable to help make our stay in Potrero a fantastic one! We loved learning more about Costa Rica and Mike was fabulous at answering all our questions! There were plenty of local restaurants close by that were fabulous! We would recommend renting a golf cart at Surfside Rentals if you don't have a rental car to get around.

Thanks again Mike and Irma - Look forward to our next visit! Pura Vida

Jeff, Tammy and Nicholas

Swan River, Manitoba Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washinton
5

Spectacular Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend spring break at the B&B with our two middle school girls. The property is spectacular, well beyond just clean and well maintained. The beach is just out the front of the condo and is quiet and uncrowded (except for the pelicans, which were beautiful to watch). The area feels very local (in the best possible way) and is within walking distance of several wonderful restaurants.

We can't say enough about owners Mike and Irma. Each day started with a wonderful breakfast that outshined anything at a four star hotel. Mike and Irma helped us find our way around the area, even walking us down to the restaurants our first night. We had friends living in the area, so we didn't need to lean on Mike and Irma too much, but I have no doubt they could have helped us plan and execute the entire vacation, had we needed it.

We wouldn't hesitate to return, next time we travel to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to see adults bringing their teenagers to experience other cultures. Costa Rica is a perfect country for families to experience and share together. We enjoyed having you stay with us again and look forward to your next visit.
5

Absolutely awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mike & Irmas for eight days and it was everything we asked for and more. First of all we arrived a day early and they went out of their way to accommodate us. The property is absolutely fantastic, we stayed at the penthouse. The beds are super comfortable and the shower/jet tub bath fantastic with awesome views. Mikes breakfast is way better than most hotels we stayed at and he serves it with love. We loved our conversations with him every morning and hugging out for dinner as well. The beach doesn't have a lot of people and we highly enjoyed our walks and swimming there. One of the most relaxing places we've been. The water is calm and safe for swimming not too many waves.

We can't say enough about Mike and Irma as we consider them now friends. Mike looked out for us giving us good advice with tours and leading a combo tour for us and making it extra fun. This is our home away from home in CR and we are already planning our next vacation there. Thank you Mike and Irma for everything we will see you again soon. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always thrilled when guests come to Costa Rica to stay with us and they have an adventuresome spirit and are fun to be with. Your interest in learning more about this beautiful country was refreshing. We enjoyed sharing so many experiences with you. You came as guests and left as friends. We know we will see you again! Pura vida!
chicago il
5

fabulous b&b in Potrero area

  • 5 of 5

stayed Feb 8-15 2014 its everything you desire in a B&B and more. (no car necessary everything you need is within walking) the reviews of" Nick T" and "traveler" say it all, ditto to their reviews. don't miss the opportunity to stay at this amazing place with two new friends and knowledgeable hosts Mike and Irma. They made our stay PERFECT!!!!!!

plain and simple "WE LOVED IT!!!!"

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You both definitely get the prize for filling your week with non-stop activity. We are happy that you have chosen to purchase a piece of paradise here and we look forward to having you as neighbors! We know that on your next visit you will be able to spend more time exploring.
Newfoundland
5

Beautiful B&b overlooking tranquil Potrero Bay

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at Twin Dolphins b&b staying in the penthouse suite. This b&b will not disappoint. As soon as you enter the room you think WOW! The clean spacious room offers a comfortable king sized bed, beautiful shower, amazing view of Potrero Bay and pretty view of Flamingo at night. A valid reason for staying at a B&b is the breakfast. Mike makes an ample delicious breakfast, something different every morning with beautiful fruit displays. Also enjoyed Irma's special Costa Rican breakfast. Mike and Irma are great hosts with lots of info on CR and travel and activity information of the area. Mike has a great sense of humor, very entertaining with his stories, yet knows how to give privacy. We came to this area to beach hop and Potrero is a tranquil home base. It was helpful to have an SUV to cover more territory, but not necessary. One could walk, bus or taxi to many other beautiful beaches nearby. Lots of great restaurants and activities to do in the area. Thanks Mike and Irma for the perfect end to a month of travel. We so enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to stay with you again...maybe one day a few years down the road:)

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our guests are just out and out fun to be around. You two were a delight all week long. We enjoyed seeing pictures of icebergs floating past your Atlantic coastal home in New Foundland. What a contrast Eastern Canada is to Costa Rica. We are glad that you came to Costa Rica during your winter months and we look forward to your coming back to visit us again soon!
Franklin, MA
5

Amazing Stay! Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The Twin Dolphins B&B right on the beach in Potrero Beach, CR was absolutely amazing! We stayed with Mike & Irma 1/3-1/9. We stayed in the penthouse suite on the 4th floor - wow what a great view. The bedroom was very large with a whirlpool and a big shower. The beds were very comfortable and slept very well. The area was quiet and peaceful with only a few people on the beach at any given time. MIKE WAS THE BEST! He knew anything and everything about Costa Rica and we could talk with him for hours. His breakfasts were some of the best I've ever had! Not to mention Irma's authentic Gallo Pinto on our last day was a great way to end our stay. Coffee and breakfast was served every morning on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Mike gave us great suggestions about what excursions/trips to take (Buena Vista Lodge & El Viejo boat tour) and even went with us on the boat tour. Words cannot express how perfect this trip was all thanks to Mike & Irma. We will be definitely be returning to stay with Mike & Irma again. Pura Vida! - Nick & Nancy

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we have guests as friendly and interesting as Nick and Nancy it is such a pleasure to serve you. You were eager to learn about Costa Rica and I enjoyed sharing what I know with you. Seeing crocodiles, iguanas, bats, herons, osprey, egrets, Jesus Christ lizard and white-face monkeys on our Tempisque River tour was super. We enjoyed hearing about your first horseback ride Nick, and how much you liked your canopy zip-line adventure Nancy! We look forward to having you both come back and we will share even more adventures. Pura vida, Mike and Irma

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Coconut
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Coconut
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Potrero Beach
Car: not necessary

I have driven from California all the way to Costa Rica and seen many beaches....Potrero beach is the best. We are right on the warm blue Pacific ocean with lots of activites immediately at hand. Whether you are a water person: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jet-ski; or an adventure person: quads, horseback riding, zip-lining, river rafting; or a nature person: volcanos, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching......Potrero beach is surrounded by it all. We can help you do any or all of the activities above. We are experts at helping clients with their itinerariesr . There are side-trips to Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal and Rincoln de la Vieja volcanos, Palo Verde national park with a river boat excursion to see crocodiles on the Tempisque river, zip-lining on the Canopy Tour, or even a 1 or 2 day trip to Granada, Nicaragua......we want your trip to Costa Rica to be one of the best ever!

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Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Potrero Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$560
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes We have three bedrooms available all with comfortable beds refrigerator, flat screen TV's with cable, A/C, and Wi-Fi.
We have two non-ocean facing bedrooms with queen beds for $85 per night per room for 2 adults. An extra single bed is available for an additional $25 per night.
We also offer our 4th level private ocean-front Master Suite with private balcony, shower and sitting room for $95/night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Potrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with modern shower, vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Penthouse bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Romantic: Jacuzzi, sitting room, private bath and balcony
  • 1 Queen Bed (1), One Queen and One Twin/Single (2) Each bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable, private balcony, comfortable bed, A/C, and a refrigerator.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Pool available to all guests. We provide a full range of reservation services, including guided tours, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, canopy zip-lining, kayaking, white water rafting, horse-back riding, hot springs and mud baths, crocodile river trips, sunset sailing tours, bird watching, nature and rain forest trips, etc.

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