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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This incredible ocean view home is only about 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy relaxing strolls on the sandy beach, swim in the family-friendly ocean bay, and return for a fresh water dip in the privacy of your own pool. In the evening enjoy the unforgettable Costa Rican sunsets from the 2nd floor furnished balcony, or the 3rd floor shaded belvedere.

If you want excitement, a huge selection of activities are readily available: scuba diving, snorkelling, turtle expeditions, sport fishing, canopy tours, sunset name just a few. Costa Rica is famous for its diverse wildlife population. Monkey sightings are common, occasionally even from the pool at Casa Cerca del Mar!

If you are more inclined to relax, Casa Cerca del Mar offers a cool and comfortable home away from home to enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet beach in Costa Rica...Just sit and listen to the rhythm of the ocean waves!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2006
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Tom

When my wife and I both retired from high-stress health service careers, we decided to devote our lives to escaping the 'hustle and bustle' of life: Costa Rica made that dream come true, and we feel we have managed to turn the clock back on our lives, never feeling healthier or younger!

Tom purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom chose Tempate

It was love at first sight! A unique 3-level home in a quiet exclusive neighborhood...Beautiful private garden... Monkeys visiting the mango tree next to our own pool... The sounds and sights of the ocean from our master bedroom...How much better could it be???

What makes this house unique

One of things we like bast about our location it that the ocean in front of the villa is safe for swimmers of all ages-- There are no hidden obstacles or severe drop-offs, and no dangerous currents or rip-tides. The kids can safely enjoy body-boarding, and very occasionally, (about once a year) an ocean 'swell' from the North will build great surfing waves. But for the most part the ocean outside the Casa is tame and safe for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

And I'm certain you'll be as surprised as we are when you walk out onto the beach and scan the two miles of beach to your left and then the mile of beach to your right and see maybe only a handful of'll instantly realize the entire bay is all YOURS to enjoy!

Please take the time to explore Playa Penca just to the North, a bit beyond the 'Las Brisas' beach bar and restaurant. The waves are a little rougher there, but the ocean and beach are pristine and you will find some great shade trees to laze under while watching the Pelicans dive for fish in the cove.


Tempate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with tiled shower
    Bathroom 1 - Ensuite Master Bath with large tiled Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with tiled shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs (adjacent to bedroom 4) with tiled Shower
  • Modern, well appointed, tiled with full shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious Second Floor Master with ensuite bath and views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs with private ensuite bath and large closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with private ensuite bath and large closets
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs with private access to the pool and adjacent bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) On Request We can easily convert the two twin beds to a comfortable king size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Indoor/Outdoor Dining Areas accommodating 8 Guests, Covered ocean view Balcony and 3rd floor Shaded "Crows Nest" to enjoy ocean views and sunsets.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 66 reviews

Relaxing beach experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely. Everything was clean and easy to access. Very spacious and comfortable. Saioa and Benito were very kind and helpful. It was the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. Easy access to a variety of activites. We focused on beach activities.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Cerca del Mar is a lovely property. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cerca del Mar was perfect for our family. The proximity to the beach as well as to many terrific activities made it an excellent choice in the Playa Potrero/Flamingo area. Saioa was a wonderful help to us in so many ways. She offered excellent advice and all of her suggestions turned out beautifully! Michelle, with the golf cart rental was excellent as was "Wet and Wild" for our ATV Adventure. The best meal we had during our entire vacation was at "Coco Loco", also suggested by Saioa.

The house had recently been renovated and everything was new and clean! I highly recommend this property, especially if you have a large group.

Thank you, Tom, Sue and Saioa!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice. Everything was well cared for and spacious. Plenty of room for a group of 8. We had a great trip and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Exactly as Tom (the owner) stated ( Also great communication on both the phone and in e-mails ). The rooms are nice sized the master bedroom is awesome. The 2 decks are great , the top one you can see the Ocean from. The pool is perfect. If you rent a lot of homes you really understand the value of a good property manager...Saioa is awesome , she made this a great trip for all of us , great communication via e-mail answering all e-mails, she lined up transportation from and to the airport , told us the best restaurant's , made us feel very comfortable.

Thank-you Saioa and Tom

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendota Hts, Minnesota, United States


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Cerca Del Mar. We had 8 adults and 1 child. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house is a stones throw from the beach which was practically deserted. We loved the Costa Rica Sailing Center which we could walk to from the beach. Great food and the owners are informative and nice. We rented a golf cart which made getting around easier, especially since we did not rent a car. Golf carts/super buggy's do need to rented in advance and seem to be in short supply. I would definitely recommend the Sunset Tour through

Pinache. They picked us at the house and dropped us off. The catamaran was beautiful. The staff was very professional. They supplied, towels, snorkel gear, paddle boards etc. Food and dinner were also included.

We spent a lot of time around the pool so my only suggestion would be that improvements could be made with the patio furniture. There were no cushions for the lounge chairs which were hard plastic and there weren't enough chairs for all of us to sit around the table which was small. Otherwise the staff was great and very helpful. Soioa lined up a personal chef which I would also highly recommend doing one night.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear "K" Thank you for your kind review! And I appreciate the feedback about the patio furniture. We're going to replace it right away! :) Please let me know as soon as you're ready for a return visit-- we'd love to have you! Best, Tom
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Toronto, Canada

Amazing fun filled holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week and the place was perfectly situated to enjoy sunrise, sunsets, the birds, and adventure tours picking us up at the door. Our ages ranged from 20-58. Suited all of us!! The beach was literally a few metres away. This is my third time to CR and have to say this beach is superb. Soft sand, no rocks under feet while wading, comfortable to walk for miles.

Tom's house is comfortable, clean and safe. We were 8 and had enough room for gatherings and alone time. Beds are great to fall into after fun and sun. We saved money by cooking but there are eateries nearby, we enjoyed The Smoking Pig. The staff here at casa circa del mer are great, friendly and helpful.

Tom is courteous, prompt and nice! Will definitely come back!!

Marina and co

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bahia Del Sol- 5 minute walk down the beach
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Playa Potrero
Car: necessary

This comfortable villa is located in a quiet neighborhood on a secluded beach. For that reason, security is an important issue. Although there is no violent crime to speak of, there have been two break-ins in which thieves took some valuable possessions. Therefore, as of August 15, 2016, we are including a guard service at no extra charge as an added measure of security for our guests.

The home is equipped with High Speed Internet and WI-FI so you always have the option of staying connected with your Smart Phones, tablets and Laptops. You'll enjoy twice weekly maid service and daily pool and grounds maintenance. Play with our two sea-kayaks (1 two-person - 1 one-person)-- paddle out to explore the nearby islands, or fish for Wahoo, Rooster Fish, or Snapper in the lush fishing grounds of Potrero Bay. The ocean in front of the house is yours to enjoy!

The property manager 'Saioa' will be there to greet you and introduce you to the house. And she will gladly help with all your arrangements: From Liberia Airport pick-up to Zip-Lining, Snorkeling, and any number of spectacular Nature and Wildlife Tours.

The neighborhood is safe and quiet, and the house is easy walking distance from grocery stores, fun restaurants, and night spots. Enjoy the swim-up bar at the Bahia Del Sol just a few minutes walk south on the beach, or stay up late dancing on 'Ladies Night Wednesdays' at the Las Brisas nightclub and restaurant, just a few minutes walk north along the beach. Don't miss breakfast at The Shack or live music at Coconuts. Speaking of coconuts, our grounds keeper, Benito, will be happy to fetch fresh coconut water for you from the local palms-- watching him open them deftly with his machete is an experience you won't forget! And if you like, we can arrange a traditional Costa Rican chef for your party-- he will shop, cook, serve, and clean-up for as little as $10/plate while you enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the 2nd or 3rd floor verandas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental Policy: Maximum capacity cannot exceed eight (8) without the consent of the house owner. You will be charged $25 additional per night per extra person. This is a no smoking home! No pets without the consent of the owner. Cancellations made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Check-in time is 2 PM. Check out must be before 12 NOON.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.