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Mic Gumb

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hear the roar of the surf, listen to the monkeys in the mangrove below, or sing along with the birds in the trees... this the best of both worlds. Sitting on the side of a hill gives this well-landscaped, two-acre property magnificent ocean views from every room, while maintaining close proximity to the beach. Whether you choose to take a quick walk to the beach (a few minutes on foot, literally 300 paces from the house!) or drive to one of the many beaches located down the road (a few minutes by car), this property is a perfect retreat.

Surrounded by a terrace which offers a lovely place to read, chat, or dine, the house has 3000 square feet of well-appointed living space. Perfect for entertaining the family or perfect for some well-deserved quiet time, this property guarantees a wonderful relaxing vacation. All bedrooms and living room feature banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, furniture, and interior designed for comfort and relaxation.

Close to market and many restaurants.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mic Gumb (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mic Gumb

Mic & Mindy Gumb live in Denver, Colorado

Mic Gumb purchased this house in 2003

Why Mic Gumb chose Costa Rica

Our home is very private with outstanding views of sunsets and the pacific ocean

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Potrero and really loved your place! Jorge & Elvira each stopped by to make sure everything was going okay and we enjoyed their perspective. Anna Maria (the housekeeper) was really a blessing...and is a wonderful person to have around. We traveled to Playa Grande, Tamarindo, and Guaitil for pottery; looked around Pacific Heights; checked out Playa Penca and Prieta; played with your dogs and saw monkeys on the road to Costa Esmeralda. Most of our meals we cooked at the villa as we purchased seafood at the little stand you recommended. Best regards!
Feb 2005
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent 8 days at Villa Buena Vista for our honeymoon and fell in love with Costa Rica. It was her first international trip, and she was spoiled by the beauty and comfort of the home. It was the perfect location for the relaxation that we sought after the craziness of a wedding.

Reading a book on the patio in the early mornings & having a cup of coffee was our favorite thing to do. The views from the patio are spectacular and it is so relaxing to hear the waves and birds. Ernesto & Anna Maria were so helpful and kind. They were there for anything that we needed, which was a nice comfort to have while staying abroad. The home itself was beautiful and the view of the ocean from the Master Bedroom shower is something that we miss! The home is equipped with everything that you would need, and the location is perfect. We spent days at Playa Penca, Playa Prieta (both within walking distance from the house), Playa Flamingo, and Tamarindo. The culture is very welcoming and relaxed. We felt comfortable everywhere that we went, and enjoyed the amazing food of the various local restaurants (El Castillo, The Shack, Coco Loco, Tiki's, The Beach House, and our personal favorite--Angelina's).

We also took a day trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest to zipline. The ziplines there are highly recommended as you soar above the canopies of the rainforest. The views are indescribable. My wife is terribly afraid of heights and she even enjoyed it! We recommend getting the "Go-Pro" type camera to record your trips on the lines.

One of our favorite things at the house was the presence of the dogs. Each has their own personality and were so friendly. Jack was our shadow most of the time, and Skye did her own thing. Kinga would greet us every morning, and Rusty was the sweetest one always ready for attention. Although, be careful to leave the property if Rusty isn't tied up. He escaped out of the gate and ran directly to the beach, which now makes us laugh because he knew directly where to go.

We can go on and on about the beauty of the home, but you have to see it to truly experience it. We highly recommend to anyone to rent this property, and plan to do so again ourselves in the future. It was the perfect romantic getaway, but we also look forward to having others come with us next time around.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 9 days at Villa Buena Vista and fell in love!!! The property is perched up on a hill overlooking the ocean. The wrap around patio was perfect for listening to the waves role in and the landscaping was lush!! The house was clean and very comfortable. Both Anna Maria and her brother Ernesto were AMAZING!!! We felt very safe knowing that Ernesto was on the property. Anna Maria cleaned each day for us and the best part was the laundry that she did. Coming home from vacation with a family of 5 and all of our clothes clean = Priceless!! We also made arrangements to have Anna Maria cook some breakfast and lunches for us and they were also wonderful!! There are 4 dogs on the property in which we also loved, my kids became attached to each of them and they always greeted us when we returned!! I highly recommend this property and the only consideration would be that one of the bedrooms is on the lower level of the house with its own entrance. None of my kids wanted to sleep down there so depending on who your traveling with or the ages of your kids this may be a problem or it could be an asset. We made it work and would rent this house again in a heart beat!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, we loved our vacation in this rental. The home was very comfortable. The queen bedroom was downstairs and was only accessible by an outside stairway so the kids were scared to stay down there by themselves. The upper level was very spacious however and we had lots of room for all 5 of us. The dogs added a lot of character to the home and we throughly enjoyed their company. We loved taking them to the beach, they were a lot of fun and very well behaved. The house staff, Ana Maria and Ernesto, were incredible and took very good care of us. I wish I could take them both home with me! The house and property were very clean and well-maintained. We would definitely stay at this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Buena Vista was exactly as promised in the ad. We came with some relatives, a 6 year-old and a friend (6 people total) and the house was perfect as each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The views were amazing, the house and pool area are very comfortable and the location is great. We explored many of the different beaches in the area (many within walking distance) and took advantage of the local grocery stores to buy provisions for meals on the way back from the beach. Ana Marie and Ernesto were great (it was amazing to have a "laundry fairy" every day, as well as having the security of onsite staff) and we enjoyed hanging out with the dogs, which made us feel like we were at home. We had a great stay and can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great Location, Amazing Views. We're ready to come back!

  • 5 of 5

It's my final morning here. We are about to pack up and leave, and I already miss the house. The house is beautifully located on a hillside above the beach. It's about 1/4 mile walk to the beach, but you can still hear every wave crashing and see the water from every front window. Ana Marie deserves a raise, as she was here every single day cleaning, doing our laundry, and making the place look and smell cleaner then before. Ernesto washed our rental car for us and was diligently working in the yard all day everyday. Raking, watering plants, sweeping, and keeping the property and pool in tip top shape! The huge front porch, and gazebo were great for eating out, bird watching, or just relaxing and listening to the ocean and monkeys down below. The Rouku was great when it wasn't trying to load. Mic had it set up for our local television. We were watching a tornado and storms hit an area close to home as we were sitting in CR enjoying our beautiful weather. The dogs were the best part about this house. There are 4 dogs living on the property, although we only got to meet Rusty once (he was tied up at Ernesto's house the entire time we were at the home except for one morning when he must have broke away), he was my favorite. We spoiled Kanga, Jack and Sky with dog treats we bought at the store, attention, a walk to the beach, and letting them sleep in the air conditioned bedrooms most of the time we were there. Every time we come to Costa Rica we like to stay in a different area, but those dogs make us want to come to Villa Bueno Vista next time we come back. I have a feeling they are going to miss how much we spoiled them. The house is in close proximity to very nice grocery stores, 2 banks, lots of restaurants (Sol Y Mar being the best and cheapest), and lots of beaches. There isn't really anything bad I can say about our 8 nights we stayed here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

Villa Buena Vista was a welcome piece of paradise after a long, cold Toronto winter. We landed at the recently renovated airport in Liberia, cleared customs and were soon on our way to this lovely home. The roads and directions were excellent. We were greeted by Anne Marie and Ernesto who take great pride and care of this property and their guests. The house is well decorated, with a large kitchen, comfortable living room, large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and of course a spectacular terrace. We immediately felt relaxed and at home here. Within minutes of arriving, we were sitting on the grand terrace overlooking a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. As a matter of fact, there was no reason to ever leave this spot as our meals, snoozes and evening cocktails were all enjoyed here. We started every day with a greeting from the friendly dogs and then a short walk to one of the three near by beaches. There are magnificent and empty; it’s like having your own private beach. The water is clear, warm and calm on Playa Penca and if you need a bit more wave action there is always Playa Prieta. A short drive away or a 20 min walk is Sugar Beach, a wonderful place to have a cocktail and watch the pelicans nose-dive into the water at sunset. This brings me to the wildlife…parrots, monkeys, lizards and iguanas; all to be seen from the terrace of Villa Buena Vista. In the evening you have a choice a number of different excellent restaurants; all within either a short walk or car ride from the Villa. There is so much to see and do in the area and it’s a great place to launch site-seeing adventures and to enjoy the local flavors of Costa Rica. If you are looking for that special get away place, this is it! We’re already planning our return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Soli Mar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Soli Mar
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Penca
Car: recommended

Canopy Tours

Lazy Lizard Sailing in Potrero Bay


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Dec 15 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
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Jan 1 - Jan 5
5 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Costa Rica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Twin bedroom en suite with sink, toilet and shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Queen bedroom with ensuite with sink, toilet and shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , King bathroom with toilet, one sink and shower
    Bathroom 1 - King bathroom with sink and toilet.
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with en suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with en suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed with en suite.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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