|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Recently featured on House Hunters International!!!! Newly updated 2nd floor condo with gorgeous ocean views! Located on the beach in Potrero with views of Flamingo and the Catalina Islands. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, bars and grocery stores. A swimming pool with jacuzzi and balconies were just completed making these some of the nicest condos in the area. Just walk out the condo and onto the beach for those morning or evening beach strolls. Or sit on the balcony and watch the sunset while viewing the lights of Flamingo.
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The condo is clean and very convenient. The property is very quiet, and the other condo guests were all pleasant. The staff keep the grounds and building clean. Nice restaurants are within walking distance, and the next door fruit market is great.
The master bedroom was very comfortable. The ceiling fans and ventilation were good enough that we did not need the air conditioner in the mornings and evening.
The HomeAway description says "newly updated" but that is not the case. We found the full couch to be too uncomfortable to sit in. The love seat was OK. The kitchen supplies are adequate for a couple, but a larger group might have trouble with plates and glasses. There are signs of wear: the formica in the kitchen and baseboards in the bathroom are in need of updating.
Gary is a very helpful owner, his directions and web site were very useful as we planned. We did not find the on-site manager to that helpful. Be sure you ask about the wifi password and cleaning days when you checkin.
We liked the sailing center nearby for hanging out and we took a sailing lesson. As Gary's directions state, do not take the monkey trail unless you have a 4 wheel drive! Google directions want to take you there from the Liberia airport. There is a newish gas station between Huecas and Tamarindo which was not on Gary's notes.
My wife, 2 of our daughters and I made our first trip to Costa Rica. Our friend recommended this condo and we were not disappointed. It was what we were looking for, quiet with amazing views yet close enough to the restaurants and night life of Potrero. The girls loved the pool and the sunsets were to die for. Looking forward to coming back.
Perfect combination of culture and tourist activities. We wanted to feel like residents but wanted a few comforts from home and this was perfect. The pool and beach are RIGHT THERE! Saved a lot of money by fixing our own meals. Ocean was too rough for our 10 & 6 year old so the pool saved us. Can walk to market and restaurants. The produce by the condo was the best and so fun to shop at. Gary provided excellent directions from airport and helped us with rental car, where to shop and even cash machine location. Getting a car was a great decision! We used captain tom's at Gary's advice for Palo Verde river tour, catamaran ride and horseback riding and felt we had advantage over other renters. We were picked up right by condo and didn't have to sweat trying to find the national park on our own like others in the unit did. The condo itself was beautiful with floor to ceiling windows to ocean, view, large showers, nice sized rooms and ample supply of towels. So close to ocean that we could hear the waves even with windows closed. Quiet beach and you feel like it is your own private beach.
This is our 15th year going to Costa Rica and our second time on Potrero Bay. The condo is located directly on the water and view is amazing. You are steps away from the beach and and one to two blocks away from bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Less than a hundred feet behind the condo is a fruit market with almost everything you would need as far as produce. DVD player didn't work so bring a portable one with the a/v cables. Laundry is accessible but not inside the condo (across hall). The grill is a centrally located community grill but the upside of it is that its in its own tiki hut bar area that if you want to host something is pretty cool. The best part of the trip is the property manager Randall. We did not have any type of phone service so we had to email him, but we always got a very quick response or action. He went out of his way to make sure our stay was very memorable and enjoyable. We had several issues when we first got into the country which caused us to be approx. 3 hours late meeting with Randall to get into the condo. When we did get there he was standing out front with a smile on his face and was extremely pleasant even after waiting for us. I would book this condo again if only to deal with him again.
The property was just as described in the VRBO listing. The bedrooms and living area was spacious. The kitchen was adequately equipped. The grounds and property were clean, and well maintained. We really enjoyed the easy access to the beach. The area is very quiet, but there are some nice restaurants near by. Groceries are a short drive away, as is the surfer town of Tamarindo (great surfing!) and Flamingo Beach, which is a wonderful beach. The owner, Gary, was very helpful and we really appreciated his advice re car rentals, and everything else for that matter. If you're looking for a quiet, out of the way place, this is it!
All in all our stay was excellent.Positives: the condo is as described. There is easy access to the pool (essential during hot weather), very easy access to the beach and to the warm water ocean. There are several good quality, modest-priced eateries within 3 or 4 minutes by car. The fruiteria across the road (100 metre walk) is excellent, economical and it is a great way to start the day with fresh pineapple or avocado.
Negatives: the beds are hard, very hard - especially if you are a senior or have a tender back. There is NO worthwhile place to snorkel in the vicinity - none.
All in all, several positives and a (for me) two negatives.
The Flamingo area is known for world class sport fishing, sailing and diving. This is a quiet community yet filled with many great restaurants and the most beautiful landscape in Costa Rica.
Other Activities: Canopy tours, ATV tours, eco tourism, volcanoes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Semana Santa (Easter)
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
High Season: $1100 weekly
Low Season: $950 weekly
Christmas/New Year's week: $2500
Easter week: $2000
Rates are subject to 13% sales tax.
Daytime Canadian Phone: (905) 880-7170, (647)692-6782
Daytime Costa Rican Phone: 011 (506) 8446-4145
Inquire for last minute specials.
50% deposit of the total rental rate required for booking reservation.
I require my guests to make two payments:
50% due now, 50% due 30 Days from Check-in
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.