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Monkeys Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ Video ~ El Delfin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus the option of two extra Convertible bed Sleeps 6

Welcome to Stef Surf. Our Tropical Paradise is a boutique resort ( El Delfin, La Gaviota, El Tucan ) Located in the heart of Surfside in gated secure environment one minute walk to the ocean. Offering approx 1650 sq ft on two floors, 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Each bedroom offers a private sundeck where you can pass the time away on the day beds. The master bedrooms offers floor to ceiling 14 feet high double sliding glass doors. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, howler monkeys and green parrots.

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The main floor features floor to ceiling windows open to the gardens, diamond polished concrete floors, the fully equipped kitchen features granite counter top and a breakfast bar and laundry facilities .

Private patio and gardens are furnished with a dinning room table and a lounge area including 2 accent chairs and a love sit plus gas barbecue all great for dining or lounging. The communal rancho is great for meeting up with visiting guests and sharing stories of the days events. Crystal clear waters in our pool and spa, sundeck with over stuffed pillows. Iguanas, geckos, butterflies, hummingbirds are all found within our very secured walled grounds.

My favourite past time each morning-----A fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee while walking on the meandering elevated boardwalk through the gardens, I am always amazed with the large varieties of tropical flowers. I still find new ones I've never seen before. In addition our boutique orchard has Mangos, Papaya, coconuts, bananas, limes, lemons, naranjas, guava, and of course my favourite chillies. Guests are encouraged to harvest and enjoy our fruits.

Our property is run like a resort and the care takers Francisco and Marling will ensure that your stay is unforgettable providing housekeeping, laundry, pool and ground maintenance as well as 24 hour security. A perfect balance of total private resort with the opportunity to meet fellow travelers.

One minute walk to the Beach, guests often return their rental cars once they arrive when you find paradise why leave

At night the boardwalk and gardens light up creating intriguing, romantic hideaway.

15 Restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk 3 of which are on the beach, 3 18 hole golf courses are all within a easy drive.

What ever your interests are Birding, Deep sea Fishing, Horse back riding on the beach, Canopy tours (zip line) ATV's, Wave riding, Hiking around a live volcano or soaking in a mud bath, Biking, River Rafting, Sailing, Tubbing or Swimming under a waterfall, these are all available.

If you need to get work done or just want to connect with friends WiFi is available thorough the property.

More Details

Greg & Gladys
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Tempate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Stef Surf is a boutique resort, we do ask you respect other guests. Were happy to offer a smoke free environment. Quiet time around the pool at 11:00p
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Monkeys Parrots Lush Tropical Paradise ~ Video ~ El Delfin
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Time At El Delfin

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Stef Surf- The accommodations were wonderful. the property was beautiful and the pool was amazing. The staff were very helpful. I highly recommend staying at Stef Surf.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fabulous spot- lovely apartment...2 minutes walk from beach but seemed very private which was nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay with Greg and Gladys- they are a great couple.. helpful, friendly and sociable... made our holiday even nicer especially tips on places to eat, drink

And beaches to visit. You will be well looked after here... Potrero is a lovely community and perfect for a quieter stay... nearby to lots of other towns including the more busy Tamarindo which we spent a morning at... thoroughly recommend Stef Surf! Check it out for yourselves- you won't be disappointed! Make sure you have a drink

And a bite to eat in Perlas- fabulous American style bar/restaurant just up the road...

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, relaxing and the perfect location....

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned home from a two week stay in the El Delfin condo, and we had a fantastic time. Caretakers Fransico and Marling greeted us before we were even out of the car, and helped us settle in right away. They take great care of the property, including the lush tropical garden around the very relaxing pool area. It really is just a two minute walk to a wonderful beach, and there are 7 or 8 restaurants within a five or ten minute walk. Drive for that same amount of time and the options seemed endless. The full kitchen (even a bbq just outside the door) was perfect so we ate several meals at the condo as well. We've already recommended the property to family, and we'll definitely be back ourselves. "Pura Vida!"

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maple Ridge

A Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a great 10 days with friends in Delfin home, that offered all the possible amenities in a quiet tropical location. The lush vegetation when you walk in is stunning and gives you an immediate feel of tranquility. Francisco and Marling, the caretakers (with emphasis on care), are always helpful and accommodating from the moment you arrive making your stay even better than you could expect. The home gives a zen like feel with a great decor, right down to the statue in the living room. It is a boutique style oasis! There are countless beaches and places to eat, most within walking distance. The Potrero area offers so much to discover while still giving the quaint feel of the small Costa Rican village. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta Canada

I Don't Want To Go Home!

  • 5 of 5

We are now at the end of a luxurious 3 week stay at this tropical paradise at Stef Surf in Potrero, Costa Rica. Our condo is 1 block from the ocean and has all the amenities of our home in Calgary. The property caretakers, Francisco and his wife, Marling, keep the grounds looking wonderful and the condo clean and fresh. The swimming pool was always a welcome cooling off highlight after a full day in the sun. There are lots of really good restaurants close by and we never had a bad meal. Our best meal was at La Celeste (Italian), a short walk up the road. We also made good use of the condo BBQ. The temperature has hovered between 32 and 34 degrees - perfect for starting our summer tans. Our local concierge, Lis, helped us book zip lining along the Congo Trail, a sail boat charter off our local beach to a secluded location with snorkelling with a diving coach (guide) and an overnight trip to a working ranch at La Carolina. All were wonderful and created everlasting memories. This has been our best vacation ever and there is no doubt we'll be back. I don't want to go home!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous property on the Costa Rican Riviera

  • 5 of 5

Stef Surf is just a short walk from the beach and a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever seen (many of which were almost deserted in late January). Make sure to check out Playa Penca, Playa Grande, and Playa Avellana.

As for the property itself, the condo was beautiful and relaxing. There were multiple outdoor areas in which to relax, and the indoor areas were stylish as well. The property also has a gorgeous pool and tranquil gardens. If not for the amazing beaches it would have been hard to leave the condo! We got lucky in that Greg and Gladys were at the property when we were. They are lovely people and it was great to meet them, but the team of Francisco, Marling, and Lis really run the property and made us feel right at home, helping with ideas for things to do and maintaining the pool each morning. The three are so friendly and really made us comfortable during our entire stay.

One final note--we had a cook come make dinner for us a couple of nights. The woman Greg and Gladys recommended (Estefania) was an incredible cook and we so loved having her there. Long story short, if you're heading to western Costa Rica, I couldn't recommend Stef Surf more highly!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia Airport Code LIR
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Potrero

Four Homes Set amongst Lush Tropical Gardens Connected by a elevated Boardwalk. Our Beautiful home is located one block back from the ocean on Flamingo Bay Less than a minute walk to the beach in fact the crashing waves can be heard from the master bedroom. Many restaurants grocery stores and hotels are all with-in walking distance and yes terrific swimming, bogie boarding even surfing and snorkelling on the beach.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.