About the property
- House5600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
The house is a retreat away from the fast paced lives we live. The ocean views are endless. The green trees and wildlife are beautiful. The people are friendly and well educated. Most locals speak a little English. The surf is fun an uncrowded. Our home is on a bluff. We are about a 7 minute walk to a white sand beach called Playa Blanca. The walk back from the beach is very steep up the hill. We drive to the parking lot for the beach and park on the side of the road. It is a two minute drive. The house is located in a very safe resort of Punta Leona. Inside the resort, there are 3 restaurants, a small convenience store, and other activities. You do need to purchase a resort wristband to use their facilities. We are about 25 minutes from Jaco. We have a jacuzzi but it only gets warm.
Keywords: House, vacation, ocean, view
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Eric Fonoimoana
An Olympic Gold Medal winner at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia Eric has been a dominant and consistent force on the AVP Tour for the past 16 years. He won at least one tournament for seven straight years between 1998 and 2004. Fonoi is a former AVP Most Valuable Player and is in the top 10 in terms of all-time tournaments played. Eric won all the major opens in beach volleyball including the King of the Beach, Hermosa Beach Open and the Manhattan Beach Open, twice. A true local community activist and Manhattan Beach native, Eric has dedicated much of his winnings and time off the beach to his foundation “Dig for Kids” which helps kids in inner cities to excel in school and volleyball. Recently named to the UCSB Hall of Fame and Significant Sig by Sigma Chi fraternity, Eric continues to excel both on and off the court. Fonoi has personally raised over $1 million dollars for kids in need. As a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, Eric has represented elite athletes and clientele by routinely brokering multi-million dollar deals. As a member of South Bay Brokers Inc., Eric has quickly established himself in the real estate field with the same impressive results he achieved on the court. Fonoi was one of SBBI’s Top Producer in 2010.
Eric Fonoimoana purchased this House in 2005
Why Eric Fonoimoana chose Sotavento II
I bought this vacation home because I wanted a place that was safe, fun for my family, and most important I wanted an ocean view home near the beach. I grew up by the beach and I will always live near the beach.
What makes this House unique
My favorite part of the house is sitting on the deck staring at the ocean. It is so peaceful and relaxing. I enjoy watching the birds flying by and sometimes the monkeys come by to visit. The house is only a few minutes walk to a beautiful white sand beach. I recommend to drive because the walk back up the hill is steep. It will take about 2 minutes to get to the beach by car. If you like the outdoors and adventure, this home is centrally located. When you are out and about, keep your eyes peeled because you never know what you might see like rare birds, monkeys, racoons, etc...
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Great location, great house!
Birdwatching and star gazing from the decks on this well-designed modern beach house were the highlights of our stay. We also loved cooking on the gas grill—it was easy to find delicious local meat and produce at the Automercado in Herradura—and cooling off in the various pools. Enjoying local fruit for breakfast, playing cards on the deck, and sitting in the rocking chairs overlooking the Pacific were other favorite activities, when we weren't down the hill swimming in the white-sand cove with perfect water and waves. Concierges Pete and Lisa were a big help!
Thank you Kristin,
I'm glad you had a great family trip. Hopefully, you will come back and visit us again!
The house is amazing
This house is located in a rainforest overlooking the ocean. It’s perfect. The house is in a private community with security checkpoints that is very secure and safe.
The layout of the house, with all its large windows, makes you feel as if it is open to nature. The fact that there were parrots hanging out on the deck and flying around above, as we drank our morning coffee.
The roof deck pool makes a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a stunning sunset.
The owner and his concierge, Peter, were very communicative leading up to our stay. Once we arrived, Peter was available to help book trips or offer suggestions if we needed everything. The cleaning lady and pool cleaner came to the house every other day, except weekends, to meet our needs.
Overall, my friends and I really enjoyed our stay here. The house, amenities, and view is nothing short of amazing! I would love to stay here again sometime soon.
Amazing! Sunset Heaven!
Not a bad thing to say. The view was amazing, the beach was amazing and all the pools made for a great portion of our trip.
Highly recommended place to stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at this place! Eric was super easy to communicate with and his concierge Pete and Lisa were extremely helpful! They helped us plan our trip and supplied us with directions as well as booked a tour for us. We are so very happy we stayed at this house and the views from the sunsets and pools were amazing! We couldn’t imagine having a better experience in Costa Rica at any other place! Thank you!!
Every thing was as expected. Great views, Birds and Monkeys.
It could use more chairs on the back deck.
Would do it again for sure.
Follow the written directions in not gps.
A perfect blend of everything!
We loved our stay at this house so much. Honestly, it was the highlight of our trip. The ocean view is incredible but then you look behind you and we had a direct view into the canopy of the rainforest. We were completely surrounded by beauty: saw tons of toucans, macaws, monkeys, and more.
The house itself was perfect for our group: access privacy for those who needed it, and open fun spaces for a large group. We also cooked quite a bit in the house and it was super easy. Also, logistically, our trip couldn't have gone more smoothly. Everyone was super helpful and friendly from start to finish and that goes a long way.
We definitely look forward to future visits.
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