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Bask in Beach-front Bliss, Enjoy Spectacular Views, Ideal Location, Helpful Host

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

Guanacaste Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa Arena de Verano (House of Summer Sand) is located in the quaint community of Playa Potrero, with exquisite decor and love at first sight interiors. Experience the harmony of open space, water, exotic wildlife, lush jungles and other natural elements that offers you a tranquil paradise. Bask in the beauty of a Pacific sunset and picturesque bay view from your spacious balcony. Enjoy a tranquil stroll on 'Endless Beach' or a refreshing swim in one of the areas best beaches right outside your door.

Click here for panoramic, virtual tour:

http://www.360cities.net/image/pacific-beach-4

Keywords: Condominium, ocean front, beach front, ocean view, great location, wrap around deck, walking distance to stores and restaurants, designer decor

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kalli
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Kalli

We are natives of southern California and our primary residence is in Encinitas, just north of San Diego. We have a 16 year old son who loves the beach, ocean and water as much as we do. We are fortunate to spend 6 weeks a year at our home in CR with an extended stay in June-July, and again for Thanksgiving late Nov/Dec each year. Spending time in our home every 4-6 months brings us not only great enjoyment, but allows us the opportunity to keep a close eye on everything making sure it is in great shape and ready to welcome and receive our guests.

My husband is a New Thought minister and I am a interior stylist specializing in vacation rental homes. I also manage our 2 vacation rental homes and host/coordinate a women's yoga retreat in CR which offers me an opportunity to share our paradise with others.

NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL AREA? CONTACT US TO RECEIVE BY EMAIL OUR EXTENSIVE COSTA RICA INSIDER'S GUEST GUIDE.

Kalli purchased this condo in 2003

Why Kalli chose Costa Rica

We really feel like we found our shangrila! The Pacific North West area of the Guanacaste provence is one of the most desirable locations in all of Costa Rica. This beach front property offers an awesome view; Secluded enough yet conveniently located to Liberia airport (one hour drive) and other popular and scenic areas such as Flamingo, Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Coco and Hermosa are all with in 10-30 minute drive. We also love the beauty of Potrero Bay as seen from our living room window and front deck and even the kitchen!

The area our condo is in is called 'Surfside.' i Love that it offers a bit more culture diversity and is not your typical tourist district. There is a quaint, quiet feel here with large trees, great roads and less traffic. The local Tico people who live here are warm and inviting and live in harmony with the natural surrounding and part time residents.

What makes this condo unique

The location, lush grounds and the view.....Sunsets from our place are totally amazing! Having the ocean and garden both in front of us and the jungle out the bedroom window is very cool to wake up to. Our condo complex is a small, gated, safe, quiet and very well maintained. We have to grounds keepers who have been at Pacific Beach condos for over 12 years. So they bring a safe and constant quality as well. We only have 12 condos with 3 separate buildings and only 2 levels. Our unit has only one adjoining wall and a wrap around balcony. I am a designer so I have enjoyed tastefully furnishing our home in a Mediterranean, tropical style.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place you have here, with an ideal location. We loved seeing the Howler monkeys; the produce stand down the street was a welcomed treat. So appreciated your quick owner responses to help us out. Blessings.
Feb 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Bask in Beach-front Bliss, Enjoy Spectacular Views, Ideal Location, Helpful Host
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 71 reviews
McKinney Texas
5

Perfect location for rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a perfect location for rest and relaxation, yet close enough for active adventures. The condo is just as pictured. The view from the condo is outstanding. To see the blue sky and hear the surf from the front window is heaven on earth. The condo is nicely appointed with all the comforts of home. Beds are very comfortable.

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and Rita from the property management company greeted us and led us to the condo to give us an overview of everything. She was most helpful and readily available for any questions we may have.

The information provided by Kalli was wonderful. She did not miss a thing in terms of what is provided as well as recommendations for dining and recreation. We took advantage of having groceries delivered to the condo on the day of arrival so that we could have a restful evening and enjoy breakfast items in the morning. We took long walks on the endless beach and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers at the Beach House, which is walking distance from the condo. There is a fruit and vegetable stand just as you enter the property and the pineapples were sooo sweet and delicious. We had a private chef come to the condo on two separate occasions and it was worth every penny. We also had two massage therapist (Alejandra and Karen)come to the condo for heavenly one hour massages. We were so impressed that we had them come back again. Roxanne was the name of the concierge we worked with prior to our arrival and she is the one who set up the private chefs as well as the massage therapists. What a wonderful service.

I do recommend renting a car since it is a distance from areas that have more action, such as Tamarindo. Tamarindo is about 25 minutes by car. Everything else is within walking distance; the Beach House, The Shack (best Tico breakfast in town), Playa Flamingo and its beach vendors.

I would not hesitate to rent this condo again. Kudos to Kalli, Rita and Roxanne for a job well done!

Pura Vida!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Managing a successful vacation home is definitely a team effort between owners and property managers who equally care about those we host. Happy to hear we all pulled together to make it a wonderful experience for our guests.
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5

Barbara, Scott, Linda and Scott from New Hampshire

  • 5 of 5

This condo was just as described but better. We were two couples and both bedrooms were roomy and we each had our own bath. The living dining area was roomy and well equipped. The deck was fabulous for watching sunsets. The beach was the best. We are all swimmers and enjoyed swimming long distance and riding the waves. There was no significant undertow so we felt safe. The water temperature is perfect. At low tide the beach was great for walking because it was flat and felt like velvet! We could walk to several good and reasonable restaurants. We enjoyed Coco Loco which is only a short drive. We rented a car which allowed us to travel to local beaches but we like Flamingo the best. We took a tour trip to Palo Verde which I definately recommend rather than driving. The office manager was helpful with booking this and the driver came to the condo right on time.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meeting, and this case exceeding, guests expectations is important to me as an owner. Pleased to know we once agin have done so. Not all guests choose to rent a car for their entire stay. However it certainly does serve to expand your adventure and tie you the ease to explore all that the local area has to offer.
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5

Seamless Expierience

  • 5 of 5

First off, the information supplied by Kalli was very helpful. We did not run into any unforeseen situations after reviewing details she sent us about the condo and area.

Second, the description and pictures are accurate.

I would not recommend going without a car. Although the beach and ocean out front is very nice, there is no shade. You will need to travel to another location if you want to spend a day at the beach. Flamingo beach is a 20 minute walk.

The whole area of Potrero Beach ( Surfside ) is mostly made up of Canadians and Americans. Either owners or long term renters. Everyone we met was welcoming and informative.

If you want to see a volcano or do some EXCITING zip lining you are in for a long drive. But if you are into anything aquatic, diving, fishing, cruise, it is outside your door.

Groceries are very expensive. We ended up going to a restaurant every night. There are 8 restaurants within a 10 minute or less walk.

The ATM's are in Flamingo, about a 5 minute drive. If you don't have US dollars, we recommend withdrawing Colones on your debit card if it has the 'cirrus' or 'plus' symbols on the back.

In closing, Surfside is a quiet little community away from the hustle of more commercial places. Pacific Beach Condos are in a prime location in this area.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate honest and informative reviews like these. I will add that Arenal Volcano is a 3-4 hour drive, but there are wonderful zip lining within 30 minute drive of us. While the beach outside our door does not offer shade trees, we do have the best walking beach in Guanacaste known as endless beach. Although I too recommend renting a car, many of our guests chose not to and are happy with their choice.
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Hendersonville, NC
5

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week!! Our stay at House of Summer Sand was more that expected. The facilities, both inside and out, were perfect. Everything from the initial check in to our final farewell could not have been better. To start out the day with coffee on the porch over looking the Pacific to sitting on the beach watching the sunset was a truly wonderful experience. Add in a sunset cruise and zip lining, what could be better. I can hardly wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We often hear from guests that our ocean views and our large, private balcony to enjoy them from is one of the major highlights of House of Summer Sand.
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Beach Outside the Door

  • 4 of 5

We spent one week at the House of Summer Sand in January, 2016. All of our expectations were met and were as advertised. Some expectations were exceeded. Extremely comfortable and well stocked with most all a vacationer would need. The entire property is very well maintained. Nice outdoor pool. The beach was really nice with gentle to moderate wave action. Compared to many other crowded beaches in CR, this one was quiet and enjoyable. Great for walking and hanging around in the water. The setting and view was exceptional. If you like to watch sunsets that are beyond words, this is the place to do it. There are a lot of extras that are not mentioned such as a fish truck that showed up in the parking lot with fresh tuna, sea bass, shrimp and more. There is a fresh fruit and vege stand next door with selection and prices that are awesome. Many other value added benefits in this area. Simply put, a really great place to stay. We will go back without question. The owner and the property management company were great. I had left several articles of clothing behind. They went well out of their way to ensure the clothing was delivered to me at another property in another part of Costa Rica. Really over and above. I am confident that all others that stay here are very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Receiving five star comments and glowing reviews like these serve to confirm all our extra efforts are helpful and appreciated. Always great to know.
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Colorado Spring, CO, US
5

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My Aunt and I spent seven wonderful nights. Each night had a gorgeous sunset that we took advantage of by the pool every evening except the one night we took a sunset cruise with Panache Sailing that was recommenede by Kalli. Each evening we enjoyed the sound of the ocean on the deck. The condo was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable. Kalli and her management company were great to work with and very helpful/informative. Thank you for a fabulous vacation that was much needed!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to hear our guests find our welcome pocket and insiders guide helpful. We truly strive to support travelers as much as we can.
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Playa Grande
"Best place for surfing nearest to Playa Potrero."
Arenal Volcano Sky Trek
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
"One of my all time favorite stops."
The Congo Trail Canopy Tour
Playa Flamingo
"Shops, restuarants, dive shop and world class beach."
Playa Penca
"World class beach"
Lola's
"Best beach front dining."
coco loco
"Great place for lunch and sunset dinner right on the sand."
Marie's Restaurant
Playa Potrero
Las Brisas
Tubla Restaurant
Sugar Beach
"Best view, peaceful environment, great food....fabulous chips and guacamole!"
Angelina's Restaurant & Bar
"Best dinner house restaurant in Playa Flamingo area with very nice ambiance"
Gelattos Heladería 0039:
"Perfect for post beach coffee and gelato"
Ecotrans
"Perfect reliable and affordable airport transfers"
The Shack
"Walking distant from our condo, very casual low-key and affordable"
Abriendo Mentes
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Restarants & bars are within walking distance
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Restarants & bars are within walking distance
Car: recommended

Directly located on the beach front with unobstructed ocean view. Walking Distance to Grocery Store and Restaurants and a Short Drive to Village Shopping areas with a wonderful paved road in the quaint village of Potrero and Surfside. where convenience and local culture meet hand in hand.

Offering some of Costa Rica's Most Spectacular Beaches with Swimming, Boating Excursions, Sunset Sails, World Class Fishing, and Long White Sand Beach Strolls, 18 Hole Golf Courses, ATV Rides, Eco Tours, Nature Trails, Turtle Nesting, Wildlife Refuge and Amazing Canopy Tours in the Tropical Rainforest. 30-60 minute drive for short day trips to explore all that this area has to offer in Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Coco, Hermosa. A variety of yoga studios or classes near by and yoga mats and DVD's provided for you enjoyment.

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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PRE-HIGH SEASON
Dec 5 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
PEAK HOLIDAY
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
EASTER/SEMANA SANTA
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
SHOULDER SEASON
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refund cleaning fee $120

WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTER CHARGE, AND PAYPAL

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Amenities

Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , River rock sink and shower bed
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , river rock sink and tub
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) Quality king bed with nice linens, Queen size ded (1) Quality Queen mattress with nice linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Comfortably Accommodates 4, King Bed in Master Suite, Queen in Second Bedroom, Air Conditioning in Each Room, Ceiling Fans, Bar Set-up, Fully Equipped and Tastefully Selected Kitchen, DVD-CD, Gas Grill BBQ, Outdoor Dining, Secure Parking, 24 Hour Security Gate, Alarm system, Maid Service, Relax and Enjoy Our Retreat Bonus with Meditation Music, Yoga Video and Mats

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