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Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The house is a retreat away from the fast past 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 a 5 minute walk to a white sand beach. The walk back is very steep up the hill. We drive to the parking lot for the beach. 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. We are about 20 minutes from Jaco.

Keywords: House, vacation, ocean, view

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Eric Fonoimoana
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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 Puntarenas

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...


Sotavento II House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4) 4 rooms have king beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room has queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews

Great location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristin, I'm glad you had a great family trip. Hopefully, you will come back and visit us again!
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  • 5 of 5

The place was just perfect. Pete and Lisa were great hosts!!, sunsets amazing, and we never left the house but to go to the beach and breakfast

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5


Lovely house, had amazing time with family.

Peter was of great help whenever we needed him, responsive just such a nice person.. really made a difference!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okemos, MI, USA

Family time in Punta Leona

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for a large family gathering. It is spacious, lots of private areas if you want to relax or read; but, lots of fun areas for the family to enjoy the amenities the house offers. The rooftop pool was our gathering place every sundown and after we ended in the jacuzzi...We were close enough to the beach; we ate in-house most of the time since the house has a great kitchen. Pete was very helpful. We will rent this house again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surreal Ocean Views is a pretty good description...

  • 5 of 5

The house was great but it was the views that put it over the top. There is no way to describe how amazing the rooftop pool is at sunset. We made Sundowners up there a daily ritual.

The house is laid out perfectly for a large group with private bedrooms and communal living space. The bedrooms/bathrooms aren't luxurious but that's not what you travel to CR for. Pete was super helpful as a property manager, organizing cabs for us and answering any questions promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Will, I'm glad you had a great trip. I hope you come back and visit us.
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New York, NY

Fantastic location, and beautiful house overall

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at Casa de Pura Vida with a fairly large group - the house, location, and amenities exceeded our expectations. The pictures actually don't really do it justice, although it's clearly stunning in the photos. Do note that it takes a while to leave the Punta Leona resort area (maybe 15 min. through some hilly terrain), but the seclusion and views are second to none. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and your group enjoyed your stay. We are in a gated community that is safe and secure so the drive tends to be long but once you know the road better the drive becomes faster. I still enjoy the views from the house after all this time of owning the home.
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Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sotavento II House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June Specials
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
October Special
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
December Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

All rates and confirmed dates are on a first come first served basis. Once, we receive both the deposit and contract the dates are secured.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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