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Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

“CASA SURFSIDE” is directly on the surf of Potrero Bay. In Costa Rica only a few houses in “Colonial Spanish Land Grant Territories” were allowed to be built this close to the ocean. The location makes Casa Surfside the beachfront house you have always dreamed about renting. The grounds are immaculate with many different types of trees and plants.

The house was recently remodeled. Special amenities include a heated pool with therapy jets and two covered patios so you can enjoy the shade all day. One patio has ocean views and the other has a BBQ. The dining room has a large table for 8 and a breakfast bar for 6. Wi-Fi is available anywhere on the property. Additional amenities are: TV, DVD and ipod connection to stereo.

Sharon is your on-site caretaker/administrator. She is there to get you settled in and answer any and all questions. She can recommend all services and tours. Maid service is provided every Tuesday and Friday. More frequent service is available if requested. Chef Miguel is also available upon request. You provide the food and he will take over to prepare, serve and clean up. If you would like groceries stocked for you, we will send you an order form and Casa Surfside will be stocked with your preferred food and beverages before you arrive.

The Casa is perfect for small and large parties. The master bedroom with ocean view has a king size bed. Two other upstairs bedrooms have queen size beds. Two full baths are available upstairs. A fourth bedroom on the first floor has two double beds with a mini- kitchen and its own full bath. All rooms in the house have individual controls to operate ceiling fans and A/C. The upstairs common area has an additional double bed and two pull down beds for extra sleeping. All linens, bath and beach towels are provided. Lounge chairs for the pool and beach are also provided.

Playa Potrero extends for over 4 kms. with three fresh water estuaries. Flamingo Marina is located on the south end of the bay. You have views of many islands and boats coming and going to and from the marina. The water in front of the house is inviting for swimming with no riptides, rocks or undertow. It's perfect for all ages.

Three beachfront restaurants and three markets are within walking distance. Flamingo, Potrero and Braslito are minutes away. They provide banking, shopping, activities and many fine restaurants. Tamarindo and Playa Grande are 30 minutes from Casa Surfside.

Casa Surfside is owned by Mark and Mary Jo Schumacher. They would be happy to help you plan your vacation. Call toll free to Three Rivers Resort in Colorado at 888-761-3474.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About The Owner

Mark and Mary Jo Schumacher have owned this home since 1997. Mark knows the area very well and would be happy to help you plan your vacation.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997


Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Casa Surfside- Perfect Beachfront House
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to say thank you and let you know that we had a fantastic time in Costa Rica last week. Casa Surfside has all the luxuries and comforts of home. The house admin is the “Host of Hosts”, he treated us like family by making sure we enjoyed the best of all the local and tourist adventures that Guanacaste has to offer. His recommendations were exceptional and we loved every suggestion from relaxing, sightseeing, adventure, cultural to the shopping and meals.

We went from relaxing to adventure all in a week and would like to say thank you for sharing Casa surfside with our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Jorge is amazing. Handled everything. We will be back. Thanks Mark for easy reservation process.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed December 2016. 7 adults--2 couples, 3 singles. The 4 bedrooms worked fine. The one that has no privacy and that you have to walk through to get to the bathroom is a little weird. It was also odd that that bathroom didn't have a ceiling (which means not completely private) but there was another bathroom so that was ok.

The beach is great. You can wade out a long way and still touch so it felt very safe. We did not sit on the beach. There were ants that sometimes felt like they were biting my feet if I was still but it wasn't that big of a deal. Some of us had irritation from something in the water but was only stung for an hour or less and then went away. There is a shower in the backyard just inside the gate that was very convenient to wash off before going in the house or pool. Many people walked the beach (but it was not crowded at all) and everyone was friendly. There is a dramatic difference between high and low tide. You can't walk as far during high tide. There is an inlet or estuary each way that you can not cross when the water is high.

The pool area is great. The cabana and row of bushes provide shade and privacy. The balcony is lovely and shaded all day long with a great view.

Jorge, the house manager, lives on the first floor of the house and he took good care of us -- got our groceries, shuttled us to and from the airport, and drove us to and from the Beach House restaurant (he had an emergency at another place he manages so we waited a long time and we could have had better communication regarding that though). We went jet skiing and snorkeling with his son Joshua which was very fun. We rented boogie boards and kayaks from the place down the beach. It would have been nice to have had some beach "toys" available at the house.

We walked to Perla's restaurant (10 minutes). I walked the beach to the Beach House one morning (27 minutes). I walked to the restaurant to the right down the beach (12 minutes) but we didn't eat there. There is a convenience store that is a 10 minute walk. The groceries and restaurants were more expensive than we anticipated. The 7 of us had lunch at the restaurant at the airport (no one ordered alcohol) and it cost $175! 6 of us ate at Perla's with 3 drinks and it was $100. We spent around $350 on groceries which did include alcohol.

Overall, we were very satisfied. Casa Surfside was reasonably priced for all ALL that we got -- togetherness, beach, pool, and fabulous view.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Surfside lived up to all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Casa Surfside! It is certainly a very comfortable

Casa on a beautiful Surfside location.

As first-time visitors, there is always some anxiety about "will it be as

described – what did negative aspects were not mentioned" – etc. But Casa

Surfside was just as described and lived up to all our expectations. We are

hard-pressed to find any negative aspects – I didn't find any gold doubloons

in the beach sand, and I couldn't use Mark's kayak, but otherwise we had an

excellent holiday and Jorge and his minions do a good job in maintaining and

providing for a comfortable stay. We hope we will be able to return before

too long.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Divine Destination

  • 5 of 5

The Adventure Starts Here. This place keeps getting better. We are currently booking for the 3rd time. Everything you want in a vacation house complete with private pool with jacuzzi jets on the ocean. Last time it had a new cabana by the pool. Now they have renovated and added a new bathroom with separate quarters. Vaulted ceiling in living area with an outdoor deck with spectacular sunsets. The staff is like part of our family. Jorge the on site mgr. sent me a e-mail the day before our arrival with complete weather and road report. He told me not to get 4 wheel drive. Saved me $25 a day. Booked a fabulous sunset sailing cruise that saved us $20 per person. Gave us his personal beach inflatables when the house ones needed repair. Truly, an awesome house and experience.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in March 2015. The location is fantastic and the sunsets are phenomenal. The House was great for our entire family. The pool is a excellent midday hideout from the heat of the afternoon. The house may be a bit dated for some tastes, but the location more than makes it a great get away. The view from the upper level deck is excellent all day long. The beach is so quiet and relaxing compared to resort areas.

Jorge is a outstanding host, he can arrange almost anything you may need or wish to do. He can make arrangements for dinner, fishing, kayaks,take you grocery shopping ,seafood delivers or sightseeing. He made our trip a fantastic get away. We hope to return in the future.

The Beach house restaurant and the Shack were great places to eat, and the Grill makes a great Mojito and Margarita. We went zip lining and followed that up with a short trip to Cocoa Beach for noon lunch for a half day get away.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No other fees or deposits required.

50% of the total fee is due at booking.
The balance of the total fee is due 60 days prior to arrival.
If booking within 60 days of arrival, 100% of the total fee is due at booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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