About the property
- Villa1650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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.
Greg & Gladys
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property! Perfect for our family vacation.
El Delfin is a beautifully decorated condo with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, spacious living area, and convenient laundry. Francisco and Marling, the property caretakers, were lovely and very helpful. Lis, the concierge, was knowledgeable and always available to us. The location was also very convenient - a quick walk to the local beach and a 5-10 minute drive from all kinds of great restaurants, tour companies, and other beaches. Our family highly recommends AdvenTours Costa Rica for tours - ask for Goose, he's the best! Also, be sure to let Lis set up a private chef for you one night. That was our favorite dinner of the whole trip. Oh, and up the road next to the grocery store is The Smoking Pig - AMAZING BBQ!
If I had to provide any constructive feedback on the property, it would be that the air conditioner in the master bedroom does not keep the room cool during the day, so do not plan to hang out there when the sun is out. We had a couple of instances of the power going out, but Francisco corrected it right away. Finally, the condo in the photo (overlooking the pool) is not El Delfin. This condo is near the entrance to the compound and a short walk to the pool. This did not take away from our visit whatsoever, but is good to know for expectations when arriving.
Overall, this was an incredible experience and a lovely place to stay!
Thank you Cristin for the wonderful review and we are so glad you loved our location, it is true we have over 8 restaurants including the smoking Pig within a 7 minute walk and 8 more in a 10 to 20 minute walk .
We were aware that the master bedroom AC was not working at full capacity prior to your visit and we did every thing
In our power to have it replaced. It was in fact replaced today April 3rd. Its Costa Rica and sometimes it just takes a few extra days.
Stef Surf is a gated property of 4 town-homes El Delfin is the first of the 4 with the pool in the middle
Greg & Gladys
Great Time At El Delfin
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.
A fabulous spot- lovely apartment...2 minutes walk from beach but seemed very private which was nice
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...
Tranquil, relaxing and the perfect location....
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!"
A Tropical Paradise!
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!
I Don't Want To Go Home!
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!
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.