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Daphne and Jim Nicholson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Luxury Condo in tropical setting and steps away from breathtaking Penca Beach.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Potrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

Designer finished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom level entry unit, sleeps 6.

Steps away from the white sands of Penca Beach this beautifully finished new ground floor condo offers an escape to the natural beauty of Costa Rica with all the comforts and luxury of a North American resort. Whether relaxing on your private garden terrace listening to monkeys and parrots in the nearby mature forests, or enjoying the relaxation of overlooking the pool and manicured gardens of the complex, you are sure to quickly fall in love with the sights sounds and smells of Costa Rica.

After a day at the beach or pool, enjoy the flat screen TV or create tropical delights in the fully equipped European style kitchen or simply rejuvenate yourself in the deep jacuzzi tub or shower in one of two monster showers with rainmaker shower heads. Ceiling fans throughout supplement the air conditioned comfort. Charming restaurants, grocery stores are close by.

Come and experience the beauty of Costa Rica, the warmth of it's people and the luxury of Casa del Sol. Pura Vida!

Sites and Attractions: Simply relax on the beautiful grounds of Casa del Sol in the peace and quite of the nearby Costa Rican village of Potrero: where the people are friendly and the shops and services such as internet cafe, restaurants and grocery store are only a short walk away. Explore and enjoy the white sands of Penca Beach.

Enjoy deep sea fishing, sunset cruises, beach walks and the services of banking, restaurants, pharmacy, and retail outlets in nearby Flamingo.

Venture a little further for world class Golf at Playa Conchal's Robert Trent Jones Jr.Championship Course or seek out the adventure of Zip-line tors, mud baths and jungle walks or white water rafting.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Daphne and Jim Nicholson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in November 2014

My Wife and I totally enjoyed the 2 weeks we spent Casa del Sol, Condo #17, November 1 - 15, 2014, the owner Daphne was so helpful, providing us we advise on restaurants, tours, groceries stores and different beaches in the area to visit. The pictures provided on the web site do not do justice to this beautiful unit; the condo is fantastic, tastefully decorated with a clean modern look. It has all the conveniences of home, full size stainless appliances, including stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washer and dryer, everything worked perfectly. Beds were very comfortable with fresh crisp clean sheets, plenty of towels including beach towels. We did a lot of our meals in the condo and enjoyed those meals while sitting on the covered outside patio, listening to howler monkeys at times when they paid us a visit. Upon arrival we were assisted by security, providing us with the key and then taking us to the unit. The pool and grounds are very clean and well maintained, the pool is steps from the condo and we spent many hours enjoying it. The condo complex has 24 hour security with a gated entry, providing peace of mind, although we never felt unsafe in the area, in fact we found ourselves spending much of our time wondering the beaches in the area enjoying long walks, or just strolling around the streets. There are many great dining options in the area, some are walkable from the condo others not so much, we did have a rental car for the 2 weeks we were there and we enjoyed the option of driving to nearby beaches and restaurants. Playa Penca beach is a short walk from the condo it is very clean with not many people on it, some days we were the only ones on the beach, this may have been due to the low season. The condo exceeded our expectation in every way, and we would highly recommend it to anyone considering a vacation in that area, the owner Daphne was a great help to us, and even called us on the condo phone to ensure all was good!!! It just doesn't get better the Casa del Sol!!! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, we would be glad to help.
Oct 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Luxury Condo in tropical setting and steps away from breathtaking Penca Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Property, clean well equipped fantastic place.

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days at Potrero in this wonderful place. The condo is very well equipped and maintained. You have the beach less than a mile away and a nice swimming pool inside the property. Easy access and everything as stated in the listing. Fully recommended.

We were a six person party ranging from 3 to 70 and everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Costa Rican experience with the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a spot!

We left the crowds and the tourist trap of Tamarindo and arrived in the little village of Potrero. Near the church and the active community soccer field was our oasis for the next week of our stay in Costa Rica. This gated complex was staffed with friendly security who always had a wave and a smile during our comings and goings.

The locals made us feel like we were truly welcomed in Costa Rica and we experienced first hand all the beauty we had heard about the people of this country.

We strolled the deserted white sand beaches of Penca and Prietta (linked by a scenic pathway) enjoyed the pool, and watched the howler monkeys in the nearby tress.

The condo itself offered all the conveniences of home with high speed wireless internet allowing all of us to keep in touch with social and business networks back home. The beds were comfy , kitchen fully stocked with everything we needed and the patio was a shady delight to have morning coffee or escape the afternoon sun.

We loved this casual non tourist feeling location and quickly settled in, enjoying typical local restaurants the nearby gelato shop as well as many restaurants in the area that fulfilled everyone's food requirements.

Thank you Daphne for all your amazing suggestions of what to do and see...we will definitely recommend this spot to our friends and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this condo. From the moment we opened the front door, we were in awe. The place smelled so good and it was spotless. The color scheme was beautiful, as well as all the decorations throughout the place. It was very cozy and it felt a lot like home. The beds were so comfortable (even the sofabed) -the most comfortable beds we had during our stay in Costa Rica ;-D. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The swimming pool was a very popular place with our kids, and the jacuzzi in the pool was amazing. The location within walking distance of La Penca and local supermarkets and restaurants was so convenient. We felt safe at all times and enjoyed having the condo -and the beach!- pretty much to ourselves. We are already set on going back next summer. You'll be hearing from us next year!

Thank you for your patience answering our never ending questions. Your condo was much more than what we were expecting. You have a very beautiful place.

Take care and we'll contact you sometime next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Wonderful family vacations

  • 5 of 5

To enjoy vacations with children (15,11 and 2yrs) is really a big challenge, and this property is the perfect location to enjoy by all family members, the condo is set like our home, after visiting the beaches the kids enjoyed the pool and watching TV, including internet access. The hospitality from Daphne exceeded my expectations. The experience was great due to close distance of nice beaches like Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Playa Langosta and others.

I enjoyed riding my Mountain Bike and relaxed later in the jacuzzi hearing the birds and monkeys during the sunset.

The time there was wonderful. I recommend this property and if you love the outdoor sports, you can bring your Mountain Bike; or just practice hiking, swimming, kayaking (you can rent there).

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

A perfect spot for a family vacation away from it all. This house sits in a perfect little nook near town, beaches and all amenities. The compound has a beautiful and family friendly pool and garden landscape where small ones can roam safely and freely. The house is large, welcoming and provides all that one needs for their vacation. Redefines relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
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Chicago, IL
5

Vacation of a Lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this condo for 3 weeks with my husband in October 2010, after traveling around the country for 6 weeks, and this condo made our vacation! The location of the condo is excellent, close to restaurants and grocery stores. The condo property is beautifully landscaped, making it a perfect tropical oasis. Walking into the condo set all of our worries at ease - Daphne had the condo decorated to the 9's, decorated with modern, comfortable furniture and bedding, and wireless internet and TVs. The appliances are all beautiful and barely used, and the master bathroom - oh my goodness!! LUXURY! The pool is perfection, and Penca Beach, which is steps away, was our favorite beach on the Pacific Coast.

Daphne was a pleasure to do business with - she is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend using not only her condos (I believe she has more than one in the area), but using her as a resource for your trip! She also is VERY respected with the locals, which also made for a very relaxing time in her condo. Thank you, Daphne...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Penca Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Eco tours, Quad Trail and Beach rides

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Rates & Availability

Potrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
Nov-Dec 17
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
$3,885
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$699-$1200 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Potrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Gorgeous marble counter tops with one and two sinks. High quality luxurious towels and bath mats. Rain head showers fully tiled and huge! Deep Jacuzzi tub in Master suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bright airy designer finished with luxurious down pillows, quality mattresses and high quality bedding. Equipped with multi-speed ceiling fans to supplement central air conditioning. Spacious bedrooms with built-in closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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