|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Bella Vista del Mar is located on the 'Gold Coast' of Costa Rica which is considered to be the prime area in Costa Rica to vacation. Our home is in the town of Potrero in an upscale, gated community called Villas Catalina. Villas Catalina is on Camino Las Catalina, across the street from two gorgeous beaches, Playa Penca and Playa Prieta, both voted in the top five most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our home is located on a two lane country road. Now that it is a paved road, it can, at times, have some traffic. The holiday season and the peak winter months are the busiest season.
Our elegant town home blends spacious living, comfort and luxury with magnificent views of Flamingo and Potrero Bay, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and incredible Pacific sunsets. Sitting on our wrap-around terrace watching a beautiful sunset with the waves crashing in the background makes time stand still. The shared infinity pool also has a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline.
Our two story town home has been tastefully decorated to reflect the Costa Rican culture. All of our furniture has been handmade by Costa Rican craftsman. It has granite and marble counter tops throughout and has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. Our gourmet kitchen has just about everything you would need to cook a wonderful meal.
Our home has three bedrooms and three baths. The master has a king bed with private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed with private bath and the third bedroom sleeps four with two sets of adult side custom-made bunk beds. There is also a full bath for this bedroom. Each bedroom has a partial ocean view of Flamingo Bay.
Bella Vista del Mar is very close to the beach... A quick three minute walk to two beautiful secluded beaches.
A bit more about our home: Our home is a two story stand alone home, not a condo. Next to our home is tropical gardens that allows for more privacy.
The Beaches: The beach is VERY close to our house. Our home sits on a hill overlooking Flamingo Bay. Just down from that hill is the ocean. Literally it is a 3-5 minute leisurely walk to two beautiful beaches. Playa Penca is a beautiful white sand beach in Flamingo Bay which is quite shallow for a long way out great for children, sunbathing, skim boarding and swimming. Playa Prieta is the same distance and has lots of great shade and big rolling waves for body surfing. Both beaches have been voted in the top five most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica.
Our home is owned by two families from California who fell in love with Costa Rica as soon as we stepped foot in the country. We love to be able to escape to this tropical paradise as often as we can.
Maggie Hudson, Jill & Jim Walsh purchased this house in 2006
Both families went down together to Costa Rica in 2001 and fell in love with this area of Costa Rica. We wanted a home on the ocean that had all the luxuries we are accustomed to in the United States but was located in a Costa Rica community so that we could continue to have authentic Costa Rican experiences. Wonderful place to get away from it all!
Our home has beautiful views of the ocean and is located very close to the beaches. It is in a small gated community within an authentic Costa Rican community. It allows a traveler to have a very comfortable stay in a luxury home and yet have an authentic Costa Rican vacation.
Recent website review:
Everything in the listing is accurate. However the pictures do not do it justice. The property was spotless inside and out. The gated community in which it's located is well maintained. Everyone from the security, to the maid, to the maintenance crew were so warm, welcoming and above all helpful. The staff of Special Places of Guanacaste were very friendly as well. Jill was wonderful in answering any questions and prompt in answer all of my emails and calls. The house also has everything you're used to as far as home appliances. The house is surrounded by beautiful forests and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The living room, kitchen, dining room and outdoor patio have an amazing view of the beach. You can even hear the waves crashing on the beach at night. The infinity edge pool has breathtaking views. There is so much to do and see and after a long eventful day it's nice to come home to a place like this. This house is also perfectly located near some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches and resorts but not too close that you find yourself among a crowd of tourists. I definitely would recommend this place to a friend or relative. If I ever return to Costa Rica I will definitely stay in this wonderful home again. If you're considering traveling to Costa Rica and don't know where to stay you've found the perfect vacation home. You will not be disappointed.
We stayed in this condo (2 couples) for 8 nights and each day was better than the one before. Everything about the property is is fantastic. The kitchen is amazing. We love to cook and it was fully equipped with everything you might need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and beautifully done. The view from the patio is stunning. It's close to the beach.
The only drawback is for people either elderly or have mobility problems. The property is set on a hillside and there is a lot of up and down.
This home is in the perfect location between two wonderful beaches. The path to get to the beaches is through beautiful trees that are full of Howler Monkeys and Iguanas! Our alarm clock every morning was the sound of the Howler Monkeys in the trees outside the home. The home itself was beautiful and very clean, thank you for sharing your home with us :) Would absolutely recommend this home for your Costa Rica vacation.
We had a fantastic stay in playa Prieta. Condo is very spacious, clean and in a great location surrounded by several beaches. We wanted to visit them all but ran out of time. There is a lot to visit and everything is close by.
We had a minor issue that was handled right away and that is not owner related but rather management related. Check-in time after 4pm is considered after hours so a $50 fee will be applied. I recommend double checking check-in and check-out times with management company before arrival. Other than that, It was definitely an unforgettable stay and recommend condo to families with young children and/or older. There is something for everyone.
Our second year going. Beautiful house, friendly, responsive staff and the owners are nice and easy to work with.
This is our second time staying in this home and I would recommend this home to pretty much anyone (maybe except those with mobility issues?). Its beautiful, comfortable and the owners and management staff are accommodating and responsive. Love this place!!
What a wonderful property. Great kitchen, comfortable beds, but the views and wrap around deck with cover were amazing! Great local area, not touristy, but central enough for day trips and easy overnight trip inland to Arenal with cool mountain breezes. Perfect infinity pool and the most beautiful and I crowded white sand beach in the whole area just across the street, a 5 minute walk!!
This place is perfect for lounging, cooking and enjoying the views after an active day or if it's rainy. Very private, no loud neighbors. The owners have made this a wonderful and comfortable space for guests.
Our home is located in a quaint community on the Pacific Coast called Potrero in Flamingo Bay. If you have not traveled to Costa Rica before, it is a country of adventure. The people are wonderful and kind. Bella Vista del Mar is perfect for families who want to vacation together in a tropical paradise which offers many recreational activities. We are within walking distance (3-5 minutes) of two of the most gorgeous beaches in all of Costa Rica. There are many water sports within 15 min of our home. Locally there are many other activities including hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, canopy tours, ATV adventures.
Within 30 minutes is Tamarindo and Playa Grande, one of the surfing capitals of the world. There you can surf, take lessons or just lie on the beach. Within 3 hours is the Arenal Volcano and the Tabicon Hot Springs which is a must see. It is truly paradise on earth. There are many adventures including white water rafting, waterfall repelling, hiking and canopy tours.
Other Activities: Jungle Canopy tour, ATV adventures
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rental rates: $1500- $3500/ week
40% DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY RATE FOR TWO WEEK STAY OR MORE ($1500 / week)
50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Stays less than one week or multiple week stays are available. You are encouraged to inquire.
NO refund of deposit for Christmas and Easter weeks.
Rates do not include 13% Costa Rican accommodation sales tax
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.