CASA SURFSIDE- PERFECT BEACHFRONT HOUSE

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CASA SURFSIDE- PERFECT BEACHFRONT HOUSE

Potrero House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

“CASA SURFSIDE” is directly on the surf of Potrero Bay. In Costa Rica only a few houses in “Colonial Spanish Land Grant Territories” were allowed to be built this close to the ocean. The location makes Casa Surfside the beachfront house you have always dreamed about renting. The grounds are immaculate with many different types of trees and plants.

The house was recently remodeled. Special amenities include a heated pool with therapy jets and two covered patios so you can enjoy the shade all day. One patio has ocean views and the other has a BBQ. The dining room has a large table for 8 and a breakfast bar for 6. Wi-Fi is available anywhere on the property. Additional amenities are: TV, DVD and ipod connection to stereo.

Sharon is your on-site caretaker/administrator. She is there to get you settled in and answer any and all questions. She can recommend all services and tours. Maid service is provided every Tuesday and Friday. More frequent service is available if requested. Chef Miguel is also available upon request. You provide the food and he will take over to prepare, serve and clean up. If you would like groceries stocked for you, we will send you an order form and Casa Surfside will be stocked with your preferred food and beverages before you arrive.

The Casa is perfect for small and large parties. The master bedroom with ocean view has a king size bed. Two other upstairs bedrooms have queen size beds. Two full baths are available upstairs. A fourth bedroom on the first floor has two double beds with a mini- kitchen and its own full bath. All rooms in the house have individual controls to operate ceiling fans and A/C. The upstairs common area has an additional double bed and two pull down beds for extra sleeping. All linens, bath and beach towels are provided. Lounge chairs for the pool and beach are also provided.

Playa Potrero extends for over 4 kms. with three fresh water estuaries. Flamingo Marina is located on the south end of the bay. You have views of many islands and boats coming and going to and from the marina. The water in front of the house is inviting for swimming with no riptides, rocks or undertow. It's perfect for all ages.

Three beachfront restaurants and three markets are within walking distance. Flamingo, Potrero and Braslito are minutes away. They provide banking, shopping, activities and many fine restaurants. Tamarindo and Playa Grande are 30 minutes from Casa Surfside.

Casa Surfside is owned by Mark and Mary Jo Schumacher. They would be happy to help you plan your vacation. Call toll free to Three Rivers Resort in Colorado at 888-761-3474.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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4.8
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
Oro Valley, Az
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from Casa Surfside in Portrero,C.R. after spending ten days with my wife and two other couples. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. We arrived at Liberia airport and rented a car, and drove about one hour to get to the house. Jorge, who is the new caretaker, met us at the house, and answered our initial questions about where to buy groceries, good restaurants, etc. The house itself had nice bedrooms, a kitchen and living room with a tv, and a great deck looking out to the ocean where we had our coffee in the mornings, and cocktails at night watching the amazing sunsets. The ocean was a short walk thru the backyard to a great beach, that we all enjoyed taking walks on, when we weren't playing in the water. The pool area was perfect for lazy afternoons reading a book, and for evening swims. Mark, the owner, was very helpful with suggestions before we left about who to contact for scuba diving, which was a blast, golf at Hacienda Pinilla, which was in great shape, and where to go to rent kayaks, bikes, or boats for fishing. The local restaurants, such as Perla's and the Shack, had a good variety of food whether it was breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you are looking to do a road trip to other beaches, then Playa Grande and Avelanas are great beaches with minimal development, and great waves, while Tamarindo offers a more touristy town with lots of shopping, and a great beach.
Overall we had a great time at Casa Surfside, it met, and exceeded all of our expectations. We will certainly recommend this trip to our friends, and look forward to returning ourselves in the near future.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
Barrie, Ontario
2

BUYER BEWARE

  • 2 of 5
The 4 of us (me, my husband, brother and mother) arrived at Casa Surfside on Jan 1 2014 staying until Jan 11. This was our third trip to the Surfside/Potrero area. We love it there. We were very disappointed by the house though. The pictures on VRBO appear to be quite outdated. The grounds are lovely but the house is in a state of disrepair. Some examples but not an exhaustive list are : cupboard doors that fell off the hinges, cupboard doors that don't close, nightstand missing legs, bedside lamps are broken, kitchen counter is cracked and chipped all over, the outside pool shower does not have fawcets or a shower head, curtains have stains and holes in them. If you have ever been to Costa Rica then you know that you cannot avoid ants completely. That being said, this house has a bit of ant problem. This poperty advertises 2 full bathrooms. These are not full bathrooms as there are no tubs just showers. My intention with this review is not to tear this house apart, but when you pay this kind of money you may and probably should, expect better. We asked the owner, Mark, to allow us to pay for the night we spent and and refund us the rest so we could move somewhere else but he refused. He did however, refund us 2.5 nights. As I mentioned this is not our first trip to this area and we have rented other homes here for less and in much better shape. I would like to mention that the property manager, grounds keeper, and cleaning woman (Jorge, Benito and Sylvia) were all wonderful!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I personally rent my house so it will not be misrepresented by others. I encourage potential renters to contact me by email or toll free phone. I make every effort to make sure the renter is getting what they want. House pictures are exactly what is currently on site with the exception of a new covered poolside ranchero furnished with new pool furniture and new blinds in living area. Onsite manager and/or gardener can do any repairs as needed. I have chosen to live with occasional "sugar ants" versus using toxic chemicals inside of house. I refunded this renter not because of any problem or misrepresentation of house, only because of grieving mother who only had shower and no bath tub. Value is exceptional for house with pool DIRECTLY ON BEACH !
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
5

AHHHHH - RELAXATION!!

  • 5 of 5
What a relaxing place to go! Our family of 5 (kids ages 17-22) spent the first week at the house - lounging around the pool, playing in the waves, walking on the beach, watching spectacular sunsets from the deck, reading in the rockers or napping in the hammock. We appreciated Sharon and her friendly helpfulness very much. Her recommendations were great as far as the zipline tour, the national park boat tour, the kayaks, the restaurants, etc., etc. We had even an better snorkeling experience than she predicted at the little island just off the beach. We had many of the same comments and experiences as the previous reviews - both negative and positive - except we all drank the local water for 2 weeks without a problem and we did get the oven to work to bake our brownies :). We loved the local restaurants, the little mercados, the friendly people, and the dorado cooked on the handy grill. Couldn't find a grill brush, so cleaned it as best we could. The house was clean and comfortable - our kids felt like they could make themselves at home. We would love to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
Colorado Springs, CO
5

WONDERFUL WEEK!

  • 5 of 5
We flew into Liberia and rented a car from Vamos (small local rental company) which worked out great.
Stopped at the Super Compro and stocked up on our way to Casa Surfside.
We had a group of 6 (1 couple and 4 singles) and we each had our own room. The house was perfect for us, not fancy but very comfortable and livable. The pool was great and the addition of the covered area on the pool deck was perfect. Everything we needed was there. As stated in all the other reviews, Sharon was wonderful and helped us with anything we needed. Playa Potrero was great as well as Playa Flamingo, Playa Brasilito and Playa Prieta to the north. Each one was different.
Plenty of great restaurants in the area, within walking distance, we liked Las Brisas a lot, the best civeche by far and good margs too. Bahia Del Sol has a nice swim up bar which you can use at no charge (other resorts in the area make you pay to go in and sit at the swim up bar) and Orlando made us some awesome drinks! We ate there as well and the food was great, a little pricier though. The other good place was Soda Marcel in Potrero, a little local place with great local food, do not be in a hurry if you go though, all food is made from scratch and takes a while.
We were able to get any other items needed at one of the many little local groceries in the area, Super Wendy was a short walk from the house.
Our favorite grocery was the Auto Mercado in Tamarindo due to it being very americanized. Super Massai, in Flamingo, was nice too!
You can rent kayaks down the beach next to Las Brisas and explore the shoreline and other beaches.
We used Ecotrans and booked a full day trip to the Rincon volcano area for a full day trip of tubing, zip lining, horseback riding and hot spring/mud bath. Great trip for a great price and they pick you up and drop you off at the house.
All in all everything was perfect for us and our only complaint was we were not there long enough! We wished we had rented 2 weeks instead.

Thank you Mark for working through all my issues with me and Sharon for all you help!

One added note. We recommend using bottled water. The water is safe there but it is not what our systems are used to so if you are sensitive at all it would be a good idea. A few of us had a Costa Rician cleanse while we were there! We bought several of the 2 gallon sized bottles and also used those to fill up the ice trays. I brought my own water bottle with me and just used that all week. Either that or just drink beer!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
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4

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR TRIP

  • 4 of 5
Just returned from a great 10 days at Casa Surfside! The owner (Mark) was very helpful before the trip as we were making plans. Distance from airport was more like 70 mins than 40 mins. Roads are VERY rough in that area, making travelling slow. If you want a beach vacation, this is the place for you, but if you want to see the jungle areas or the volcanos it is a very long drive with the condition of the Costa Rican roads!! Luckily our group were happy to just hang out near the water!! House was ideal for our group of 9... good size kitchen and living room, kind of a strange room configuration, but loved the downstairs suite for the teen-agers! House was well equipped with towels, kitchenware etc., but was a little more dated than it looks on the photos. We could not get the oven working which was kind of a pain! Also the dvd player would not work in the living room. Location was amazing... right out of the door and onto the beautiful quiet beach. Awesome sunsets! Walking distance to 2 beach restaurants/bars. Water was warm and very safe for kids to swim, and snorkel. Rented kayaks just up the beach. Neighbors were quiet and area felt very safe. People were very friendly and helpful!!! Pool was wonderful, although the lounge chairs were very tattered and pillows definitely need to be replaced. Nice shady gazebo area to stay out of the sun. The pool was cleaned regularly, and Sylvia the cleaning lady came 3 times while we were there to clean which was nice. Sharon the 'house-keeper' was amazing. She was so helpful in giving us suggestions for things to do, and directions on how to get there. Beware of the drive to the local zip-line, you definitely need a 4-wheel drive car!!!!!! My kids loved Sharon! She introduced us to her friends, and even took us to one of the most wonderful church services we have ever been to at Easter!!! She took us to see parrots and meet her Canadian friend Perla. We zip-lined (amazing!!), snorkelled, took surf lessons, kayaked, went deep sea fishing ( caught a Dorado, but trip was WAY over-priced!) Recommend 'Maries' restaurant and 'Angelinas' in Flamingo beach area. Both restaurants on our local beach were great also!! This was a 'senior trip' for my son and his friend, and they had a great time, as did the rest of us! Our ages ranged from 13-53 and this was the perfect vacation for all of us. The house was a little shabby, but ideal for what we needed. We would definitely recommend it and hopefully will go back one day! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p64655vb
(970) 641-1303 (Colorado, USA)
Potrero Guanacaste
Canada
5

OUR OWN LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Casa Surfside is everything it is described to be and more. The photos truly do not do the property justice. The house is large, the rooms spacious, and the location ideal for anyone looking for privacy and the convenience of moving back and forth easily between beach and pool. The sandy expanse of quiet Playa Potrero is literally steps away. Simply pass through the well-kept garden and unlatch the gate to reach the dark sand and (mostly) gentle waves. Three kids (under the age of 10) played happily in the sand and surf while other family members lazily looked on from their shady perch on the second-floor balcony. When the day got too warm or the waves too big (which wasn’t often), we simply retreated to the private, amply-sized pool immediately adjacent the house. Having visited other beaches and other parts of Playa Potrero, we are convinced – with budget and family considerations in mind – that we couldn’t have made a better choice than Casa Surfside.

Other positive points:

Sharon: the on-site property manager was above-and-beyond helpful without being obtrusive. She coordinated our airport pick-up/drop-off, suggested/booked off-site activities, produced medicine when we needed it, showed us how to use the BBQ, washing machine, safe, etc. and gushed enthusiasm for doing anything she could to make our holiday as worry-free as possible. She was never more than a knock on the door away.

Space: In total, we were 6 adults and 3 kids. With all the space that Casa Surfside offers upstairs and down, we were never on top of each other (even when we were all indoors). The photos do not show as much, but there are three private rooms upstairs, one open lounging bed, and another bedroom unit downstairs.

Location: Playa Potrero offers a good assortment of nearby restaurants and Costa Rican-style convenience stores, all within easy walking distance. We also really liked just how quiet and laid-back Playa Potrero was (unlike Tamarindo): little in the way of traffic (apart from migrant cows), no beach vendors, no nightclubs, and hardly anyone to speak of on the beach. Playa Potrero really felt like our own private corner of Costa Rica.

Our Casa Surfside experience was nothing short of outstanding from start to finish. Mark was quick on the email front, Sharon helpful throughout, and the property everything that we were hoping for and more. I wholeheartedly recommend it as a safe, well-appointed + family-friendly destination.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children

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Potrero House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1800-$5200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jan,Feb,March,April,June,July,Aug, Nov, Dec.$2400/wk 3 night min. $350.night
  • Easter Week ......... $4400/week (Holiday week)
  • May, September, October $1800/wk 3 night Min. $250. night
  • New Years wk (Dec 26-Jan 02) ................... $5200/wk (Holiday week)

Amenities

Potrero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving

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