About the property
- Townhome1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 plus bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6
Villa Cielo Mar has a stunning 180 degree plus view of Potrero Bay from Flamingo to the Catalina Islands. A delightful five minute walk past our resident howler monkeys brings you to the pristine sugar colored sands of Playa Penca. In the evening bask in the light of spectacular sunsets and listen to the sound of the crashing surf from your private deck .
Our exquisitely furnished three level townhouse has hand carved Guanacaste wood furniture doors which are accented with coral walls exuding a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax or entertain. The custom designed pool side patio makes this the perfect place for tiki lit dinners, BBQ's or mixing cocktails at the granite topped wet bar with mini fridge.
Come enjoy our little slice of tropical paradise where the' sky meets the sea'
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house has very beautiful views and the beach is amazing . The house inside is good, however some electronic appliances are not working .
Outside , the terrace in front of the swimming pool and the garden are not very clean .We could not use the terrace because the sink was stuck and very dirty.
Beautiful sunsets, nice pool area , house needs a lot of work
We stayed five nights with two kids under 4. The pool area is really nice and kept up well, the neighbors on the left live there full time and they cleaned it every day. The views of the sunset were amazing from the pool and the balcony, just like the photos on here. It was nice grilling and hanging out by the pool. The fridge that's in the grill area doesn't work so don't put anything in it or bother turning it on :)
I hate writing anything negative but the house needs a REALLY good cleaning. In fact, I got the vacuum out myself and did a lot of vacuuming up of cobwebs, dirt and bugs all over the bed, corners, couches, bathrooms. Cleaning products aren't really in the house but I tried to do the best I could with what I had. The couch on the kitchen level needs to go, it's dirty and sunken in pretty bad. The doors facing the ocean need to be fixed, it was very hard opening and closing them.. to the point where my husband had to close and open them for us every single time and he even struggled. Should be an easy fix, some grease? Maybe since it's for sale it's not much of a concern to the owners?
We did have a scorpion in our master bath, we killed him. We also had another bug that I have no idea what it was but it had a roach body, long spider legs and hairy pinchers..we killed him. Also, two lizards are in the house roaming about, we couldn't catch them...at least they're killing the bugs. :) We get it, we are in Costa Rica, there are bugs.. but they are coming in from somewhere, maybe a ripped screen?
If you don't really care too much about cleanliness then stay here. The pool, grill area and views are amazing!
Location was quiet, the walk to the beach is over a main paved road and down another road.. doesn't take longer than 10 minutes. There is a market on Thursdays in town, definitely check it out. Smoking Pig restaurant was good. Coco Loco had the best ceviche we've ever had.. go check it out, it's on Flamingo beach.. which was our favorite of the 8 we visited.
After evaluating your input, we have changed management companies due to the complaints we received regarding cleanliness. Our new cleaning service has been exceptional since the switch.
Our living room has also been upgraded with new furniture . Thank you for your review and bringing your concerns to our attention.
We are in love.
We loved almost all about the setting and location of condo . The spot was perfect. Quiet and serene. The view was FABULOUS. The only negative was the two flights of stairs. We thought this at first but after a few days we didn't think about. The pool was a great addition. With our car we were able to explore and see other parts of the area. . We recommend it to all.
The villa had everything you need and felt like home.
I loved the town and the people. I felt very safe even though at 630 it was already so dark you needed a flash light. You chance silt spend all day at the villa, cook and relax by the pool. Although there restaurants and bars walking distance but not close enough to cause noise.
I would recommend it to all my friends.
I'm a runner and was very happy to run to flamingo Beach which back and forth was almost 4 miles.
Amazing views of tropical paradise!
My family and I arrived late on our first day of our week long adventure in Costa Rica. Consequently, the beauty of our vista from Villa Cielo Mar did not reveal itself until the next morning. And what a view it was!
Whether from either of the second or third floor balconies, or the amazing semi-private pool area, the stunning blue waters of the sunlit Pacific and the lush jungle canopy made our first morning there unforgettable. The sunsets weren't too shabby either!
As for the home itself...the property is pretty much as described in the listing and photos. I thought it could use a bit of sprucing up in a few areas...some newer linens, a couple of minor repairs here and there, and in particular, the first floor entertainment area...but on the whole, a pleasant place to stay. Those minor bits are the only reason I would hesitate giving it a five star rating.
While we were there, we enjoyed some wonderful tours, including zip lining, flora and fauna, snorkeling, and many delicious meals at some of the local restaurants and watering holes. One of the evenings there, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by having a local chef prepare a gourmet meal for us right in our beautiful kitchen. Consider getting a hold of LetMeCook4You if coming here. You'll be glad you did.
Nice but not what was expected.
Not what was expected. The "3rd" bedroom was a small living area with a curtain hung so it could be closed off.. Not really a 3rd bedroom! Daughter had to sleep on a small sofa with no real privacy. No outdoor lighting around the pool & the pool light did not work. The owners lived in the villa next door. We felt "watched" the entire stay. The owner was overheard complaining about having to clean the pool daily after us, they said we brought in too much sand.? We showered after the beach daily and also cleaned the pool after each use.... Not sure what they expect in guest... We only used the pool 3 days of the entire 7 day stay. Overall nice property. We prefer a private house not a villa shared with the owners. Will never stay in that location again.
I'm sorry that your vacation experience didn't meet your expectations. We
strive to be as accurate as possible in our description of the bedrooms. After careful review of our listing we feel it does accurately reflect how it is set up. Our king size custom made sofa has an extra thick sleeping cushion and our guests have been very pleased with how comfortable it has been. It is not a partitioned private bedroom and does has privacy curtains as detailed out in our listing. Its unfortunate that this was not conveyed to you prior to booking.
We are not sure to whom you may have spoken or felt watched by but we do not live on property. Our home is in Maine and we were not present .When we are present we stay in our villa and it is not available for occupancy to our guests during those visits . Our management company takes care of the majority of our repairs and did confirm that a bulb was out in the pool and that has been replaced. Again we apologize for the inconvenience and do hope that we have alleviated your concerns and that you may reconsider a future stay.
75 Km from Liberia Airport, 35 Km from Tamarindo Airport Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Kayaking
Rates & Availability
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Dates available: Year Round . We also have two other properties so please inquire even if the villa is booked. 5% service charge on credit cards. Echeck option is free