TRANQUIL BEACH FRONT B & B WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND ACTIVITIES!

Mike Hopkins

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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TRANQUIL BEACH FRONT B & B WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND ACTIVITIES!

Potrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

We have two comfortabe bedrooms to rent in our beautiful beachfront penthouse on Potrero Beach. 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 1-2 and 3 day, or more, travel excursions making this the perfect central location for your vacation! We are experts at helping you plan your itinerary!

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

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Mike Hopkins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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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
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413985vb
+506 00 506 8817 1806
Potrero Guanacaste
5

Relaxation and beauty on the oceanside!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Mike and Irma's beautiful beachside bed and breakfast. The accommodations were above and beyond our expectations. Breakfast was always tasty with the freshest of fruit and a delicious hot meal. The location is directly on a quiet beach with walking access to many restaurants and markets. We highly recommend EcoTrans for an adventure tour or the Panache catamaran for a fun sailing/snorkeling sunset cruise. Overall, a great value and a chance to experience an exotic new place! Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests feel their experience with us was above and beyond their expectations. We work hard to make sure all our guests have one of the most relaxing and adventuresome vacations of their lives. We enjoyed so much having you both!
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413985vb
+506 00 506 8817 1806
Potrero Guanacaste
5

5 star accomadations!

  • 5 of 5
If a spectacular view and amazing hospitality are important to you this IS the place. The sunsets are amazing, the beach in front of the house is perfect for swimming and Mike and Irma were astounding. As first time travelers to CR and not Spanish speakers, staying with people that can share traveling tips is extremely helpful. This is a shared space in their home. The condo is amazingly clean and well-maintained and of course the reviews about the breakfast are right on.

We arranged to have our wedding during our stay and it was like coming home to relatives! Must do trips include the Lazy Lizard catamaran tour and a horseback ride with Casagua Horses (Painted Pony Guest Ranch). Best food included the Beach House and make the walk to Las Brisas as they had the best fish tacos and Pina Coladas on the Nicoya Peninsula. One more tip...we wished we rented a car during our stay. We walked to Playa Flamingo and all of Potrero beach but the area is known for its beaches that can only be accessed by car and Tamarino would have been fairly close to visit. Nothing is "real" close and there is really no real town so we did a lot of beach walking. Thanks Mike and Irma for one memorable stay ;)
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Costa Rica is a beautiful country and we are so happy that you chose to get married here. We, too, got married here, and enjoyed seeing your excitement for your wedding. We salute you and congratulate you on your new life together. May the good memories stay with you forever and know how much we enjoyed meeting you and sharing wildlife stories. Glad you enjoyed our breakfasts too!
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413985vb
+506 00 506 8817 1806
Potrero Guanacaste
5

Can't Wait to Go Back!

Can't Wait to Go Back!
  • 5 of 5
The photos do not do this stunningly beautiful penthouse condo and beach justice. This clean, modern, comfortable home was the perfect setting for our perfect vacation. Mike was extremely helpful and planned and arranged our excursions. A breakfast (bring your appetite!) was served on the balcony each morning so we could enjoy the ocean and nature around us as we ate. We spent half of our time enjoying the exciting excursions Mike planned for us and the other half just relaxing and soaking in the beautiful Playa Portrero. I can not recommend this place enough. The only type of traveler I could not recommend this place to is a person who could not climb stairs as it is a penthouse suite. Otherwise, I guarantee you will enjoy your stay at the Twin Dolphins. Thank you so much Mike, our new dear friend, for the trip of a lifetime! We miss you already!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is especially gratifying when guests love to experience the adventure and wonderful nature of Costa Rica. I enjoyed being your guide and seeing the thrill and excitement in your eyes when we were zip-lining, river tubing, horseback riding and seeing crocodiles and monkeys on our river boat tour. You both were the perfect guests! Mike
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
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+506 00 506 8817 1806
Potrero Guanacaste
5

Our Costa Rican Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
This B&B is a very peaceful retreat set in a beautiful bay. Mike and Irma were very welcoming and made our accommodations very relaxing. We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts on the balcony each morning. These were our favorite meals of the day! The arrival of our bags was delayed and Mike and Irma helped us enormously by calling the airport and even taking us shopping to get some necessities. The rooms were very comfortable and nicely furnished. This property is in a great location with the ocean so close and a few restaurants within walking distance. The sunsets are breathtaking! Mike and Irma were also very helpful in planning excursions that would be a good fit for our family. Each of their recommendations was a wonderful adventure! We enjoyed learning about Costa Rica from the two of them and hope to return to this location again. Thanks again for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: How nice to see a family like yours enjoying the walks on the beach, swims in the ocean, laying out by the pool and beautiful sunsets.
You jumped right in for some great outdoor adventures and got to see parts of Costa Rica that many people don't get to see. Bravo! We were happy to be part of your vacation memories here in Costa Rica!
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
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Potrero Guanacaste
Winneconne Wisconsin
5

Our Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on 2/28/14 and stayed until 3/15/14. This is a excellent place and the pictures don't do it justice. Mike & Irma are wonderful people and made us feel like family. Kaye's luggage was misplaced and didn't arrive until a day later. Mike took care of speaking with the airlines and set it up to have our things brought to the condo. The breakfast were excellent and you never walked away hungry. At night we would set on the porch and watch the beautiful sunsets. We would walk the beach area morning and night and always felt safe. The people of Costa Rica are very friendly and always had a smile and a wave for us. There is a fruit stand next door and a grocery store about 2 blocks away. Mike would help us set up tours and made several calls for us. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to go and see a bit of heaven. We are planning on returning to Costa Rica in 2 years and staying for at least 2 weeks. Ron & Kaye
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy to help all our guests in making their vacation not just pleasant but one of the best vacations they have ever had. Delayed luggage is never a fun way to start a vacation but we deal with life the way it comes to us and quickly the problem was resolved. We were happy to see you jump right in to the adventures available here, then coming back and telling us about your fun river rafting, sailing and discovering one of the many restaurants nearby. It was a pleasure to have you!
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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413985vb
+506 00 506 8817 1806
Potrero Guanacaste
5

Brenda& Brian Harvey

Brenda& Brian Harvey
  • 5 of 5
I am so glad to have found this place , it has been an excellent vacation .
Mike & Irma are very accomadating , their hospitaltiy has been overwhelming to us both .
The breakfasts were amazing , the presentation of the fruit was amazing , we always had a different variety every morning , omelettes , pancakes , waffles , eggs , typical Costa Rican breakfast , tamales etc... The place was very clean & I would highly reccomend this place to family & friends , I know my husband & I will defintely be back for another visit !! Pura vida
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great visit from three wonderful people from Thunderbay, Canada. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and shared so much with us of your experiences and travels!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Potrero Beach
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Coconut
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Coconut
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Potrero Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$85
$560
$2,000
 

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

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:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
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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