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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 3rd floor 2 adults each, (Sleeps 4), Penthouse bedroom (2 adults)

We have a beautiful beachfront penthouse on Potrero Beach. We have two bedrooms on the third floor that we rent with a three night minimum. If you rent one bedroom the charge is $90 per night (two adults), or if you rent both bedrooms we can offer you a discount of $80 per room per night (two adults). Prices include the 13% national tax. Both rooms have comfortable queen beds, flat screen TV with cable, Wi-Fi internet, refrigerator, balcony and A/C. One of the bedrooms has an additional single bed which allows for the accommodation three guests. We charge an additional $25 for an additional person.

We serve a hearty breakfast each morning on our beachfront balcony which is included in the price of your room. Our patio Bar-B-Que is available for guests to use.

Our condominium is Non-Smoking. However if you wish to smoke we have a small smoking balcony at the back of the bedrooms or you may use the beachfront larger balcony to smoke.

We have a sparkling pool for you to use which sits just a few steps to the beach and our beautiful Potrero Bay. We have no rip tides or dangerous currents and you can safely swim 365 days a year.

We have off-street parking and easy access to markets, a fruit and vegetable stand, restaurants and shopping.

With the warm Pacific ocean in front of you and the rain forest behind, we can offer you the best of nature's beauty combined with the convenience of nearby restaurants, shopping, and ease of access to nature and adventure excursions making this the perfect central location for your vacation! We are experts at helping you plan your itinerary and book your tours! We lead several local tours as well so we can recommend the best experiences to match your interests!

We would really enjoy having you choose to stay with us and we will do everything we can to make your vacation a special and wonderful adventure!

Keywords: beach front, ocean front, breakfast included, modern, romantic, clean, peaceful, quiet, close to shopping, restaurants, activities, rain forest, water sports, hiking, national parks

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Mike Hopkins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Mike Hopkins

My name is Mike Hopkins. I am a retired school teacher, contractor, tour operator and zoo director.

Yes, zoo director. I built the zoo in my home town of Bakersfield, California. When I traveled the world looking for a perfect place to live that combined the best of a healthy lifestyle and a dedication to preserving nature, Costa Rica topped the list!

My wife, Irma is Costa Rican and we enjoy sharing this wonderful country with others, especially new-comers to the tropics. We invite you to come stay with us, and promise to do our best to make your vacation to Costa Rica a great one.

Mike Hopkins purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mike Hopkins chose Costa Rica

Actually I built the six condominiums here on Potrero Beach, called Twin Dolphins. We live in one of the the two Penthouses that occupy the third and fourth floors. We have two bedrooms in our Penthouse condo on the third floor that we rent, with Breakfast included.

I actually drove from California to Costa Rica, visiting many of the beautiful cities and beaches in Mexico and all the Central American countries. When I got to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica I realized that I found the perfect spot, with beautiful beaches all around, jungle and mountains behind, parrots and monkeys everywhere, schools, restaurants, shopping and amenities close by.

What makes this condo unique

Poterero is a safe and secure beach. It is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and taking fabulous beach walks in a quiet community setting.

If you want a loud, disco, late-night partying atmosphere, you are in the wrong place. Our guests like to relax and rejuvenate....with peaceful walks and beautiful sunsets. Our days come complete with laying in a hammock with gentle ocean breezes or taking a dip in our sparkling pool, or hiking and reconnecting with nature. I feel like I have added a year to my life for every year I have lived in Costa Rica. I moved permanently in 2001 and my only regret is that I did not do it sooner.


Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with modern shower, vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Penthouse bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Romantic: Jacuzzi, sitting room, private bath and balcony
  • 1 Queen Bed (1), One Queen and One Twin/Single (2) Each bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable, private balcony, comfortable bed, A/C, and a refrigerator.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pool available to all guests. We provide a full range of reservation services, including guided tours, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, canopy zip-lining, kayaking, white water rafting, horse-back riding, hot springs and mud baths, crocodile river trips, sunset sailing tours, bird watching, nature and rain forest trips, etc.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

A memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay at this B&B: a spacious and functional room with a magnificent view of the ocean (even from the shower!), delicious hearty breakfasts with local treats, and an unbeatable location: right on the beach. The hosts - Mike and Irma - know and love Playa Potrero, its vicinity, and Costa Rica in general. They provided us with good suggestions about what to see and do in the area. We'd definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful and uncrowded location.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were both the adventurous type and off exploring many of our favorite beaches. You were in the ocean 3 and 4 times a day which is a record for guests here. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

I can't express enough how amazing Mike and Irma (owners of Twin Dolphins B&B) were during our one week stay. Me, my husband and a couple friend of ours stayed in their penthouse room which was very adequate space for us. We had our own patio with a beautiful view of the beach right at our front door basically. The location was very quiet and not too many people around. Every morning they prepared a delicious breakfast for us that started with coffee and assortment of fruits and then whatever he decided to cook for us - EVERYTHING was delicious! Mike is a man who wears many hats! His stories are incredible and he has so much knowledge of the country. You can tell he absolutely loves Costa Rica. His wife Irma is precious as well! Mike helped us book our tours that we wanted and was just a great resource throughout the trip. If you want an adventurous and memorable experience, do the Adventure Day at Hacienda Guachipelin! BEST EXPERIENCE!! That included zip-lining, horseback riding, white water rafting and a volcanic mud bath with hot springs. It was all of our first time doing anything like that. We stayed pretty local so we didn't rent a car. We mostly walked or got a taxi a few times to visit the neighboring beaches (Flamingo and Conchal). We truly left a piece of us there and we told them we would back definitely! They left the best impression and I would recommend them to anyone who visits. BEST VACATION EVER! Thank you Mike and Irma for everything! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your words are very kind. You four were perfect examples of people who come as strangers and leave us as friends. We felt close to you and your enthusiasm for Costa Rica, your genuine interest in this beautiful culture and your thoughtful questions to learn more. Costa Rica can get into your spirit, into your blood. This obviously happened with you 'all (you're from Houston so I can say you'all now!). It is so easy to chare our love for Costa Rica with people like you who have an inquisitive minds and are spiritually centered. We absolutely can't wait for you to come back! Pura vida.Mike and Irma
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Great location and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in the penthouse and enjoyed amazing views, wonderful breakfasts, and a terrific location! We were looking for a quiet beach setting to wrap up our tour of Costa Rica. If we weren't hanging out at Playa Potrero, we loved exploring other magnificent beaches such as Playa Conchal, just a few minutes away. Each morning we started off the day relaxing on the balcony, sipping coffee and enjoying a hearty breakfast that fueled us for our next adventure. Beautiful, delicious food! Thanks Mike & Irma for your wonderful hospitality. We arrived home, fully relaxed and with fond memories...just as vacation should be!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy for us to have families stay with us. We love it when families get out and explore and discover new beaches and activities that you can't get anywhere else. It is so important that young children get a chance to see new places and interact with new cultures. They really are our hope for the future when people of all cultures can respect one another and appreciate the special gifts we all have! Traveling with your family is the best kind of education you can provide.......thank you for bringing them to the "school of Costa Rica"...... Mike and Irma
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Houston, TX

Awesome place and hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Costa Rica. We chose to rent Mike & Irma's penthouse and could not have made a better decision!! We enjoyed the amazing view from our balcony, the delicious beach view breakfast and the conversations we had with the hosts.

This unit is centrally located to many nice beaches. We rented a car which was very convenient because we drove to many of the beaches in the Guanacaste Area and had a great time (Flamingo, Brasilito, Conchal (our favorite), Penca, Pan de Azucar and Tamarindo). Mike and Irma recommended the Hacienda Guachipelin one day adventure pass. If you are up for an adventure this is a Must!!! The drive is approximately 1 1/2 hours. We had the most amazing and adventurous day there (very well worth the drive). The activities included river tubing, zip-lining, horse back riding and hot springs. Mike is very knowledgeable of the area and can provide recommendations based on your interests.

We had and amazing time at Mike& Irma’s. They are very hospitable hosts and strive to make your visit memorable. You will not regret staying here. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilu and Juan, You two were amazing.....rented a car and went exploring almost everyday. Not afraid to venture pretty far away going to the volcanoes, nearby towns and tons of small beaches close by!!! It is always exciting for us to here our guests at the end of an adventure day talk about all the things they did and experienced. This country really does generate excitement and wonder. Thank you for staying with us! Mike and Irma
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Rochester, NY

Incredible location and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property for our first trip to Costa Rica based on the reviews and location. We opted for the penthouse and when I say we could not have been more pleased is an understatement. The view is AMAZING at night and day. The location is centrally located to so many amazing beaches and we just took off during our week there and explored much of the Guanacaste beaches every day. Mike and Irma made the most amazing breakfasts and shared thier knowledge of the area. Mike booked one of our best snorkeling excursions for us and saved us hours of driving with his directions and directed us to great local restaurants. My boyfriend is still making what he calls "Michaelito" breakfasts and we are still talking about how Mike is one of the nicest persons we have ever met. Great beaches to walk to but would recommend getting getting a car to the full experience of the area.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, You and Frank were amazing! We were so happy that you chose to stay with us for your 40th wedding anniversary. You were an inspiration to us on how people can maintain a loving relationship and be so supportive with one another. You went the full nine yards here.......walking all over the place, eating at many of the 20+ restaurants nearby, shopping, swimming, sun-bathing and then getting a car and really putting on the miles to explore nooks and crannies that many never see. Bravo! Hope to see you soon. M & I from purvidaland....
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

One of the most outstanding experiences of our lives. The b&b lived up to all of our expectations and then some. Mike and Irma were fantastic and extremely hospitable. The Guachipelin Hacienda excursion was awesome. The food at Las Brisas and music and drinks at El Castillo (both within walking distance) did not disappoint. Every morning breakfast was served on the beach front balcony - no better way to start the day than to sip your coffee while listening to the ocean, watching all the beautiful birds and fish jumping in the water.

We stayed for 11 days and did not have one bad day! A big shout out to @letmecook4you (Instagram) or for coming to us and preparing a four course gourmet meal... unlike anything we've ever eaten!

Playa Potrero is beautiful, but there are also many other beaches nearby - each one with it's own uniqueness and within a short drive or bus ride away.

Words fail us to describe what an amazing vacation this was. Again, Mike and Irma are perfect hosts and were eager to make our stay unforgettable. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Chad and Jessie, we have many guests staying with us celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons...with several weddings thrown in. What a romantic way to celebrate special occasions and you two really put your heart into it. Eleven days and you still had places to go and things to do when you left. Guess that is why so many people come back (we came back 8 years in a row before moving here full time in 2001). Hope to see you both again! Mike and Irma
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Castillo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Beach House
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Potrero Beach
Car: not necessary

I have driven from California all the way to Costa Rica and seen many beaches....Potrero beach is the best. We are right on the warm blue Pacific ocean with lots of activites immediately at hand. Whether you are a water person: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jet-ski; or an adventure person: quads, horseback riding, zip-lining, river rafting; or a nature person: volcanos, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching......Potrero beach is surrounded by it all. We can help you do any or all of the activities above. We are experts at helping clients with their itinerariesr . There are side-trips to Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal and Rincoln de la Vieja volcanos, Palo Verde national park with a river boat excursion to see crocodiles on the Tempisque river, zip-lining on the Canopy Tour, or even a 1 or 2 day trip to Granada, Nicaragua......we want your trip to Costa Rica to be one of the best ever!


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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We have three bedrooms available all with comfortable beds refrigerator, flat screen TV's with cable, A/C, and Wi-Fi.
We have two non-ocean facing bedrooms with queen beds for $95 per night per room for 2 adults. An extra single bed is available for an additional $25 per night. If guests rent these two rooms we do not rent to any other clients during your stay.
We also offer our 4th level private ocean-front Master Suite with private balcony, shower and sitting room for $100/night. If guests rent our penthouse bedroom we do not rent to any other guests during your stay so that our guests can have a wonderful and private experience here on Potrero Beach!

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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