About the property
- Condo500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Modern Open-Concept 1-Bdrm/Deck in Gated Condo Community, Near Beach & Downtown,
LOCATION & AMENITIES!
My unit is a part of a modern setting of a recently-build gated condo complex in downtown of Playas del Coco near Coco Beach. It is easy accessible from LIR international airport. Our two-wing building is situated around an amazing Olympic-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and a Wet Bar. We have FREE safe parking right near the entrance gate. We use an ENTRY CODE to access our premises. Our condo complex is managed and well maintained by a professional property management. 24/7 security is a great asset.
In our upgraded vacation property you have comfort and amenities you used to have at your home, such as: fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances (NEW SAMSUNG fridge), classical size queen bed (60'x80'), 32' HD TV, FIBER OPTIC Wi-Fi & DIGITAL TV (44 English channels), Split Air Conditioner, BRITA filtered water and FREE laundry facilities on site.
Our second floor corner unit has a semi-private DECK area with 4-piece patio furniture. The deck is separated from street by an exotic bamboo wall: enjoy your gadgets or indulge a cup of organic Costa Rican coffee outside while viewing an amazing Olympic size swimming pool, spacious jacuzzi, swim up bar, comfy lounge and seating area.
Please be advised that we have a key from our apartment stored in a lock box attached to a rail of the deck. So we prefer guests who do not mind to self check-in. As an alternative our property manager can assist you upon arrival.
Our homeaway is the most accessible beach-property in the Northern Pacific at 25-minute drive from a brand new terminal of Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia.
All grocery stores, street markets, gift shops, cafes and restaurants are steps from our condo. You do not need a car if you stay all the time in El Coco, yet renting a golf cart is quite popular. There are few vehicle rental places in Playas del Coco for getting golf carts, scooters or mountain bikes. You would certainly need a car to explore other areas of beautiful Costa Rica. You can find a good option of car rentals agencies at LIR airport. Browse internet for car rentals in advance if you visit Costa Rica during the Hot Season.
Our condo is the right place to enjoy any type of vacations from romantic getaway, sport fishing, deep diving or extensive Eco-tourism. El Coco is a favorite hub for vacationers from Canada and the USA, especially for warming up in cold season.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
We have a fitness centre located at Pacifico Village Shops, upscale commercial centre, with Coco Gym, Citron Restaurant, Congo Café, Arte & Diseño and law offices. If any medical emergency happens, make sure any ambulance you call will take you to CIMA hospital, the private hospital between Coco and Liberia. The CIMA hospitals in Liberia and San Jose are highly respected treatment and research centers that attracts the best trained and most specialized medical staff in the Central American and Caribbean region.
Costa Rica has a local currency - Costa Rican Colones. The conversion rate is the best at the local banks. Banco Nacional with ATM is 3 min walk from our condo building. You can also use cash in Dollars US to pay for taxi, gifts and at street farmers markets, but if you pay by $US cash in major groceries stores be prepared that you get change in colones. You can use credit cards in groceries and other stores but conversion rates will be less attractive than in the banks.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Alla Poniatovskaia
Bienvenida! I am a Canadian from Toronto yet living between continents and countries. I am very happy to own a fab vacation property in Playas del Coco, the best of North Pacific of Costa Rica. I love to discover this wonderful country that tops list of the "happiest" nations. My daughter and I love to stay in our cute unit designed and equipped up to high modern standards of living for a vacation home. We love to experience an unbelievable variety of Eco tourism activities available at Playas del Coco, province of Guanacaste and the rest of amazing Costa Rica.
Alla Poniatovskaia purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Alla Poniatovskaia chose Coco
- Perfect location! Close to the beach, downtown of El Coco, grocery and gift shops, farmer's markets, bars & restaurants, casino, LIR airport and CIMA hospital. - Luxury & safe gated condo complex - Compact 2-wing building with 39 privately-owned apartments - Modern & cosy air-conditioned apartment - Private deck with 4-piece patio furniture - Fully equipped modern kitchen - Free laundry facilities . -- Free Wi-fi -- Free Cable TV - Olympic-size swimming pool with swim up bar - Great tanning area with lounge beds - Key Lockbox - Free Parking
What makes this Condo unique
What makes Playas del Coco a unique vacation destination. - 'Blue Zone'of Costa Rica - Only 25-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport - Organic tropical fruits and vegetables - Excellent infrastructure - Good and safe roads - Friendly people - Brand new CIMA Hospital in Liberia - Great for all types of vacations: romantic getaway, hot spring resort rejuvenation, family vacations, ecotourism
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very clean, safe, comfortable, simple...all you need to stay in while you relax and enjoy the area
As advertised... a very comfortable clean little condo with all that you need to relax in and to make your own meals in...
A short ten minute walk to the nearest grocery store... which by the way is a beautiful grocery store with everything that people want..including fresh sushi, beer, wine, roasted chicken, full deli and a delicious bakery area..
A short fifteen to twenty minute walk to an awesome, beautiful ocean beach area...
Your walk to the beach is surrounded with roadside vendors, shops, restaurants, bars...full of life!
The beach is relatively flat, great for walking or jogging on...
A really beautiful area to visit! Enjoy!
Thank you Cori and Michael for your attention-to-detail review and for picking up my property for your getaway! The only small thing that I would like to clarify: there is a shorter way to the ocean that may take you 5 minutes of a secluded walk but you are right if you want to take a walk "full of life" it is a longer, fifteen minute walk.
Too small no closets poor wifi
Would not go back no storage space
Dear Marsha and David!
Since I am on Homeaway/VRBO since 2012, not a spring chicken in advertising, with very high, mostly 5* reviews of my property, I find your review biased. The other weird thing that you have never report any "poor wifi" during your stay.
First of all you have had a chance to carefully look at the photographs of my property before booking. My photographs have never misled my potential tenants on what is my apartment about. For the first time instead of complimentary comments about my apartment as "spacious" and "huge" you say that it is small (?). Furthermore I have been constantly improving my property: installed a bamboo screen, that separates my deck from the street: bought a nice 4-piece patio furniture: new stainless steel fridge in 2017: installed in January 2018 fiber optics internet (4 mg) and digital TV with 44 English channels, that works perfectly well as it is an individual line. Yes, at one point there were complaints re poor internet connection as it was an internet line used by all owners. This line is still available in common areas of our condo building.
I assume that my property is not your "cup of tea". You have lots of rental opportunities in El Coco for really oversized upscale apartments but it will cost you twice as much.
Enjoyed our stay
We enjoyed our stay at Agua del Lechuga. We had just enough room to do what we wanted. The property was clean. Had all supplies that we needed, although we could have used a sharper knife. The owner responded to our few complaints like the light out on range hood. The bed was comfortable. We liked being on the shady side of the building. The pool and pool area gets cleaned every morning. A few minutes walk to the beach and restaurants and bars. The dust from the road is annoying . The workers have to work harder to maintain the property. We will be coming back here.
Thanks Roxanne for your comments!
The owners have come together to invest in putting molasses down on the road to cut back dust. We did not go ahead with this because the rumor is that the municipality will pave the road with the iron man coming in June 2018.
As we all know sometimes things don’t happen very fast in Costa Rica.
This week our property management will proceed with putting molasses on the road. Come back, guys!
Close to Everything
This is a very good place to stay to enjoy the great weather at Playa del Coco. The furniture outside is perfect to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine in the shade overlooking the pool. You have the end condo unit with no traffic. The pool is also a great place to sit around the bar and chat with you friends. It is very close to all bars and restaurants. The ocean is a quick walk straight down the road. Everything you need is in this condo. I would come back here again.
Thanks a lot for picking up my condo and thank you for being so easygoing, wonderful guests! You are always welcomed back!
Beautiful condo and very well equipped with everything you will need!
The condo complex is very clean, friendly people. The condo was very spacious, couldnt believe it was a studio. Lots of counter space, easy check in and out. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you, Laura! It was my pleasure to have you as a guest. You are always welcomed!
Clean, centrally located, immaculate maintenance
Thanks, Todd! Come back!
Explore the harmonic and organic way of living by spending your vacation in Playas del Coco!
This listing is about my beautiful home away in the pristine beaches of Playa del Coco, in the Papagayo Bay at the Pacific Coast, province of Guanacaste, a popular location with Canadian and the US tourists.
Only a 20 min. drive from Liberia International Airport brings you to condo complex called Agua de Lechuga located in 3-min. walk from Coco Beach. You are in a right place to drop your travel bags and to start enjoying your vacation immediately. Our luxury rental accommodation is one of the most accessible beach-property in the Northern Pacific, just 35 kilometers/22 miles from Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia.
Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination; it is an interactive sensory experience. The country is has an intense array environmental attractions - majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Costa Rica has a fascinating ecological story, woven into the history of a peaceful and family-oriented culture.
TOURS. I would advise Costa Rica Unique Transfers & Tours, local agency specializing in small group tours
Tennis court is located at the Club at Coco Bay appr. 6min drive
CASINO. The casino is on Central street, 5 min walk from my condo.
CIMA hospital (268) Coco beach is appr. 20 min drive
Buses are clean, air-conditioned and cheap.
The Hidden Garden Art Gallery (between Playa Hermosa and LIR airport) - lots of great art by Costa Rican artists as well as other Central American artists and no tourist crap.
5* Tabacon Thermal Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano – 180 km from El Coco
There are other thermal resorts available on your trip to Miravalles
NATURE & ADVENTURE TOURS
1. Santa Rosa National Park for La Casona. An old hacienda that is now a museum and figures prominently in Costa Rican history. There are some trails nearby and one long one will take you to a deserted beach.
2. Hacienda Guachipelin or Buena Vista Lodge for great one-day adventure tours -- "combos" like zip line, hiking, horseback, rappelling, waterfalls, and the huge waterslide at Buena Vista.
3. Whitewater rafting on the Rio Cucaracho or Rio Tenorio
4. Llanos del Cortes -- huge waterfall
5. Las Pumas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
6. a 1/2 day snorkeling trip with the Sea Bird out of Playas del Coco
7. Miravalles for Las Hornillas and Rio Perdido. At Las Hornillas you can walk the inside of the volcano crater and see fumaroles, hot bubbling mud and hot bubbling water as well as soaking in their hot springs or painting yourself with mud. They also have a rainforest where you can hike and experience four waterfalls. Rio Perdido is beautiful and rugged and they have a spa and hot springs, trails to walk, an 18-km bike trail, great food, among other things
9. Rincon de la Vieja National Park for great hiking and waterfalls as well as volcano experiences.
10. El Viejo Wetlands for the boat trip on the Tempisque River through Palo Verde National Park.
GOLF. The Papagayo Golf & Country Club in Libertad, just 10 km from our condo complex, is province of Guanacaste first private golf course open to the public. It is USGA Certified with a Slope Rating of 122.
Vista Ridge Golf and Country Club is away just outside of the quaint town of Sardinal, a mere 12 minutes from the beaches of Playas del Coco. Enjoy our course in the day the nightlife of Coco Beach in the night. It is a sprawling 106 acre course with wildlife at each turn. It received the Ecological Distinction award Audubon Society and claims the title of being the most eco-friendly golf course in all of Costa Rica. At just over 6,500 yards in length with a slope rating of 125, it offers a challenge for the accomplished golfer whilst also allowing the beginner to enjoy.
Relax in the sun, enjoy warm waves, view exceptional sunsets and indulge great food at the numerous restaurants or at your vacation home. If you like to cook everything is here for you to experiment: American type grocery shopping, farmers' markets with delicious organic fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and seafood caught in the morning and a fully equipped kitchen in our rental condo.
Our money-saving Playas del Coco vacation rental condo puts you minutes from a large Pacific Ocean fishing fleet supplying seafood for the open-air restaurants and bars. Relax on white sand beaches, or stroll the black sand beach beneath the cliffs at Playa Ocotal. Dive, snorkel, swim, surf, fish, bird-watch, kayak, sail, jet ski, hike, bike, golf, and take a horseback ride.