Comfortable New Guest House In Good Neighborhood, Conveniently Located.
- english, spanish
About Melissa Chellemi
Owners, Melissa and Richard Chellemi, live on site and are personally available to welcome your arrival, offer local knowledge and assistance with logistics, tours and activities. When away they will have someone available to offer same hospitality. Melissa and Richard have lived full time in Costa Rica for over 26 years. They are in the charter fishing business. Melissa is also a certified personal trainer and triathlete, available for private fitness classes for an additional fee (tri training, beach workouts, yoga & SUP paddling).
Why Melissa Chellemi chose Potrero
We fell in love with Penca Beach at first sight. We purchased the property and built our home there 20 years ago. The back of our property borders a greenbelt with beautiful trees that host monkeys, tropical bird species and iguana. Our now young adult children were born and raised in Potrero Costa Rica. We have close personal relationships with all of the Costa Rican families on our street and in our neighborhood. We have enjoyed being an active part of our community for years. We built the new guest house on our property so that we could host and share this beautiful place with others.
What makes this House unique
The property is built with security in mind. Owners live on site year around in main house and a caretaker also resides on site in separate house. Property is gated with space for guests to park at least two cars inside.
Max guests: 5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had a awesome time here! Melissa and Richard are great hosts. The photos don’t do justice, can’t wait to come back. My boys loved the monkeys!
Book this property!
If you are considering this house, book it! You won't be disappointed. Before we arrived, Melissa patiently answered all of my questions and provided helpful tips. The house is well equipped with everything you need and it's CLEAN! The house is in a beautiful garden and the screened in porch over looks that garden. If you're into birds and howler monkeys, look no further, this is the house for you! The location is perfect, beaches, groceries, restaurants, and hiking all a close walk from the house. We stayed at Melissa and Richard's house for 15 days. We enjoyed getting to know them and they were available if we needed anything. We did not rent a car or feel the need for one. Before our arrival, we booked several private tours through Jay at Tour Guanacaste. Memo was our favorite guide, he's fluent in English and we learned a lot about Costa Rica from him. Thank you so much Melissa and Richard, we had a wonderful time and miss Costa Rica already!
We so enjoyed having you stay! Thank you for taking the time to pen such a detailed, helpful description for future guests.
Five stars are not enough!
This is a beautifully maintained, comfortable home in a regular neighborhood. The owners Melissa and Richard go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome and to provide assistance and information when needed.
Not only do you have a quick stroll to Playa Penca, but easy driving to many great beaches nearby. There are great opportunities for hiking and surfing as well as some very good restaurants within walking distance.
This i our second visit and It was great to come back and spend time here!
Lovely time spent in Costa Rica. Melissa was lovely and helpful.
Wonderful stay at the beach
The property was clean and modern. Melissa and Richard are wonderful hosts. We were steps from Playa Penca and we spent hours there swimming and snorkeling and playing in the waves. It was such a quiet beach- we had it to ourselves for walks in the mornings and evenings much of the time. The property is convenient for exploring other areas including Playa Flamingo, Brasilito, Conchal and las Catalinas swimming and hiking trails. There were lots of great coffee shops and restaurants within walking and driving distance. We did a few tours and highly recommend Rodriguo at Adventours in Playa Flamingo for professionally guided tours and pickup at your doorstep! It was a perfect holiday in an amazing location. We will be back!