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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: House

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Mic Gumb
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Mic Gumb

Mic & Mindy Gumb live in Denver, Colorado

Mic Gumb purchased this house in 2003

Why Mic Gumb chose Potrero

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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Potrero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
Housekeeper,Groundskeeper, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas


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Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.90625 based on 34 reviews

Gorgeous setting and views with spacious well appointed home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was better than we expected! The pictures do not do the house, the view, or the property, justice. Plus, Anna Maria, the housekeeper, was friendly but discreet and kept the interior shining.

If there was not so much to do and see in CR, all of us agreed we could easily have spent all of our time enjoying the house, the view, the pool and the resident dogs.

We all (6 of us) highly recommend this property, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad they really enjoyed their stay Mic
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Beautiful house view incredible views!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six stayed for two weeks in January. Everything was perfect and as detailed . Since we had our four month old grandson with us, we did not eat dinners out very much. I found cooking in the kitchen like being in a sauna! I finally asked Jorge for a fan, which helped somewhat. He did deliver the fan right away, which was great, i realize the living room would be hard to air condition, but we couldn’t even sit there as it was much too uncomfortably hot, even with the ceiling fan. That said, we always ate our dinners on the gorgeous terrace at sunset and overlooking the lights of Flamingo. The staff were lovely and hard working. We wanted the coconuts removed from the tree over the pool, and Alberto did that the next day. There were a few falling coconuts and we didn’t want any to fall while we were in the pool! In all, we had an amazing two weeks!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review
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Heavenly Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. The grounds and the people are amazing. Love all the pictures we have taken of the views while on the veranda.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Montreal,Quebec, Canada

Great house, stunning view..

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 10 days in August and it was perfect. Morning coffee, afternoon cocktail sitting on the balcony watching the birds, the ocean and really enjoying quiet time. The house is perfectly located if you want to do day trip; surf at Playa Grande, Zipline down the dirt road or walk to one of the two beautiful beach down the path crossing some howling monkeys. The owner was very helpful in assisting us while preparing the trip and both the staff of site (groundkeeper & housekeeper) were super discreet and very nice. Great family trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ithaca, NY

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a more perfect place to stay for our Costa Rica vacation.

- The views and sounds of the ocean were just stunning

- We loved being able to walk to two different beaches

- What a treat to have Ernesto and Maria as caretakers

- The pool was so refreshing

- The owner provided excellent information about the house and the area

- The nearby town, Potrero, wasn't at all touristy. By contrast, we couldn't wait to get out of Tamarindo (45 min away, but it had the grocery store with the most variety).

Although having a 4 wheel drive was not an absolute necessity, it helped a lot on the faster route to Liberia, which featured a hilly, twisty dirt road.

We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montgomery County, PA

This is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a glorious location with out of this world views. The owner was wonderful to work with; he provided excellent directions from the airport as well on suggestions of what to do while staying there. Jorge, the property manager was terrific, as were Maria and Ernesto. This property is maintained perfectly! What views! I felt like we were living in paradise. There is even a panoramic view from the master bathroom. Each morning we walked to Playa Penca or Playa Prieta - look up in the trees while walking to see the Howler monkeys.

Since our boys like to surf, we rented a car and headed out to Playa Grande and Avellanas for surfing as the waves at Penca and Prieta aren't for surfing (but we knew this when we rented). In spite of the 30 minute to one hour ride to good surf beaches, we were glad we were staying at Villa Buena Vista and were always happy to return to our haven!

I highly recommend going out on the Lazy Lizard...the experience is wonderful. Impressive boat, great crew, open bar, fresh fruit and sandwiches, pretty good snorkeling, fun music, and a beautiful sunset.

We also loved all of the birds, the stars at night, and, of course, the dogs. One tip - if you rent a car, be sure to wear your seatbelts at all times - even in the back seat. We were profiled as tourists and pulled over for no reason, then fined heavily because backseat passengers were not wearing their seatbelts. We ended up with a hefty fine - our own fault for not being aware of the local traffic laws.

We give this property and Mic the highest of ratings. We hated to leave and would love to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heads up on the seat belts In the fourteen years I have owned the house I have never had any interaction with the police.
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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




Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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