2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beachfront Home with Private Pool
About Mike Malone
I fell in love with Costa Rica during my first visit here in 2005. Casa Columbine is named after the state flower of Colorado, and is a life long dream come t0 have my very own beach home! I first visited Potrero in February 2015, and from the first view of the bay from Las Brisas Bar, and throughout my week here, it felt right. There is a laid-back, authentic, quiet, and friendly feeling to this place that is so refreshing. We look forward to many happy and healthy times here with family and friends, and we look forward to sharing such a special place with you! Check out our “Activities” page for our best information and recommendations for you! We hope you enjoy the ease and tranquility of Casa Columbine. Cheers to the good life! Pura Vida! from Mike
Mike Malone purchased this House in 2015
Why Mike Malone chose Potrero
The perfect Surf Side Vacation starts at Casa Columbine. Exclusive Private Home on Playa Potrero, awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation as an outstanding ecological beach. Comfortable Two Bedroom/Two Bath Home with all the amenities and finished with the finest materials including ceramic tile floors, granite counter tops, and native woods. Top of the line appliances include a stainless steel refrigerator, stove top, dishwasher and microwave. Steps away from the Ocean and the Private Pool is even closer. Playa Potrero is renowned for its soft volcanic sand, and gentle warm ocean water. It’s the perfect swimmer’s and walker’s beach. Casa Columbine is the perfect location for the “Beach Hopper” with many world class beaches nearby. There is Potrero for Relaxation, Flamingo and Tamarindo for People Watching and Shopping, Penca and Prieta for Seclusion, Conchal for getting Back to Nature and Playa Grande for Costa Rica’s best surfing. Come share all the activities that the best surf side community in Costa Rica has to offer.
What makes this House unique
Casa Columbine is a very private, accommodating and comfortable vacation property in Playa Portrero, Costa Rica. The property is located on a secluded section of Playa Portrero beach, and offers easy “Beach Hopping” access to the finest beaches of the Pacific, including Potrero for Relaxation, Flamingo and Tamarindo for People Watching and Shopping, Penca, Prieta and Sugar for Seclusion, Conchal for getting Back to Nature and Playa Grande for Costa Rica’s best surfing and night time turtle watching. Playa Portrero is located in Guanacaste in the Northwest Pacific region of Costa Rica, Central America. The Casa is easily accessible with modern paved roads, approximately 60 minutes from the Liberia International Airport.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Renters of 3 weeks or more recieve a discount but will be responsible for paying electricity charges upon check out (typically $200 range)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great, Quiet Trip
Our stay at Casa Columbine was pleasant and quiet. It is a beautiful, clean property. We didn't cook so the resident cat was probably disappointed. I did give him a muffin and tortilla chips. This is a quiet neighborhood, (which is what I wanted), so if you want more nightlife head to Tamarindo. Wish I could've stayed longer. Next time.....
Thanks for staying and thanks for the nice review.
The house was even better than pictures portray. Super clean, very convenient to beach and town. House was EXTREMELY well stocked/suited. What a wonderful stay!!
Lovely property in a great location, close to the beach and lots of restaurants.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Columbine with our two teenage daughters for 11 days.
Casa Columbine was perfect. The layout worked well for 2 couples. I agree with a previous review that basic seasonings salt, pepper, and sugar would have been nice to have (we left some) . The location was great. Roxana @ Tropical homes was wonderful as well. She made everything very easy. She booked our Transport to and from the airport and our rental car. We fell in love with Costa Rica and we will be back!
Didn't want to leave!
This place is amazing! Great location to everything. Beach so close you can hear the waves crash at night! I highly recommend renting a golf cart! We were able to go just about everywhere we wanted to on our golf cart, it was so great to have. I only have 2 little baby suggestions - 1-maybe have a storage box for floaties, noodles, etc, the raccoons like to nibble on them! If there was a way to secure them away at night, that would be great. 2-we like to cook and did cook in the house, but only once because there were not any basic seasonings, not even salt and pepper, it would be nice to have some basic seasonings available so one doesn't have to buy a bunch of seasoning just to make dinner. Other than those 2 things-which are certainly not deal breakers, just observations, our 10 day stay here was absolutely incredible! I really liked that Mike had reached out to me to see how everything was going as well, nice touch. We didn't deal much with the property management, check in and out and they booked an excursion for us as well. Overall, I would return to Playa Potrero and stay at Casa Columbine again!
Thanks for your nice review. I think think a "toy box" is a great idea. I haven't seen the racoons nibbling (but send a picture if you have on, i'd like to see it too) but it would keep things from blowing around too I'm going to look for one when i'm down in August.
As for the condiments. I have gotten that feedback twice recently. I know we leave things (salt, pepper, seasonings, mayo, mustard, bug spray) when we are down (3-4 times a year. I don't know if folks use it up and don't replace it or what. I'll discuss with our property manager.
Thanks for renting and I hope you make it back, Mike
Great place, close to the beach.
This house worked out awesome for us. Everything was in good working order and it was an enjoyable stay. Very quick walk to a beautiful beach.
Thanks for your nice review. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in our home.
Potrero / Surfside is a wonderful spot for a vacation. The yard and pool are secluded and private, The beach is steps away and it is a 4 mile long uncrowded and private beach. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. But if you want to explore further within a 5-10 minute drive are several more beaches and opportunities for relaxation.