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Dining on our veranda with beautiful view of Flamingo Bay

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Bella Vista del Mar is located on the 'Gold Coast' of Costa Rica which is considered to be the prime area in Costa Rica to vacation. Our home is in the town of Potrero in an upscale, gated community called Villas Catalina. Villas Catalina is on Camino Las Catalina, across the street from two gorgeous beaches, Playa Penca and Playa Prieta, both voted in the top five most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our home is located on a two lane country road. Now that it is a paved road, it can, at times, have some traffic. The holiday season and the peak winter months are the busiest season.

Our elegant town home blends spacious living, comfort and luxury with magnificent views of Flamingo and Potrero Bay, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and incredible Pacific sunsets. Sitting on our wrap-around terrace watching a beautiful sunset with the waves crashing in the background makes time stand still. The shared infinity pool also has a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline.

Our two story town home has been tastefully decorated to reflect the Costa Rican culture. All of our furniture has been handmade by Costa Rican craftsman. It has granite and marble counter tops throughout and has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. Our gourmet kitchen has just about everything you would need to cook a wonderful meal.

Our home has three bedrooms and three baths. The master has a king bed with private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed with private bath and the third bedroom sleeps four with two sets of adult side custom-made bunk beds. There is also a full bath for this bedroom. Each bedroom has a partial ocean view of Flamingo Bay.

Bella Vista del Mar is very close to the beach... A quick three minute walk to two beautiful secluded beaches.

A bit more about our home: Our home is a two story stand alone home, not a condo. Next to our home is tropical gardens that allows for more privacy.

The Beaches: The beach is VERY close to our house. Our home sits on a hill overlooking Flamingo Bay. Just down from that hill is the ocean. Literally it is a 3-5 minute leisurely walk to two beautiful beaches. Playa Penca is a beautiful white sand beach in Flamingo Bay which is quite shallow for a long way out great for children, sunbathing, skim boarding and swimming. Playa Prieta is the same distance and has lots of great shade and big rolling waves for body surfing. Both beaches have been voted in the top five most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our home is situated on a hill. A wheelchair could access our home but it would be a bit difficult....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    (King bed)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    (Queen bed)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    (4 large twins that comfortably sleep adults)...moreless

  • All bedrooms have a nice ocean view and all bedrooms are air conditioned with separate climate controls. The upstairs bedroom has 4 large bunk beds which are comfortable and will easily accommodate adults. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. ....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our two story home was completed in February 2006. The main level includes the living room, dining room, large gourmet kitchen, large outside deck and patio with a beautiful view of the ocean as well as a full bath and bedroom with 4 large bunk beds. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. All the bedrooms have a nice ocean view. A laundry room is also on this floor with washer, dryer and second refrigerator/freezer. All rooms are air conditioned. The home has cable TV, DVD player, CD player, full stereo with inside and outside speakers and surround sound, high speed Internet and telephone. The Sony sound system is IPOD ready. The beautiful shared infinity pool with spa has two bathrooms/showers and a barbecue. Our home is a non-smoking home....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in livingroom as well as the master bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are a 3-5 minute walk from Playa Penca and Playa Prieta, both voted in the top five most lovely beaches in Costa Rica. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are located just up the hill from Playa Penca on Camino de Las Catalinas. We are about a 3-5 minute walk to two of the best beaches in all of Costa Rica. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have lovely views of Flamingo Bay and Potrero Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in every room...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed internet available ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Single parking space available within our gated community...moreless

  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Local telephone calls included...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the utensils one would need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a well appointed gourmet kitchen with all the amenities that you would need for a great home-cooked meal...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Additional refrigerator with freezer on the lower level...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Gorgeous views of Flamingo Bay from our wrap around veranda...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a gas grill on the balcony...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Gorgeous shared pool with panoramic views of the pacific coastline. It is a shared pool with only 11 homes so often you have the pool to yourself...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2015
May 1 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,500 $5,000
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000 $6,000
Fall 2015
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,500 $5,000
Fall High Season 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000 $6,000
Christmas/New Year 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500
Winter High Season 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000 $6,000
Easter 2016
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
Spring High Season 2016
Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$2,000 $6,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$2,500 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Rental rates: $1500- $3500/ week

40% DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY RATE FOR TWO WEEK STAY OR MORE ($1500 / week)

50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.

Stays less than one week or multiple week stays are available. You are encouraged to inquire.

NO refund of deposit for Christmas and Easter weeks.

Rates do not include 13% Costa Rican accommodation sales tax


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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia, Costa Rica
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sol y Mar
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Penca

Car: Necessary

Our home is located in a quaint community on the Pacific Coast called Potrero in Flamingo Bay. If you have not traveled to Costa Rica before, it is a country of adventure. The people are wonderful and kind. Bella Vista del Mar is perfect for families who want to vacation together in a tropical paradise which offers many recreational activities. We are within walking distance (3-5 minutes) of two of the most gorgeous beaches in all of Costa Rica. There are many water sports within 15 min of our home. Locally there are many other activities including hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, canopy tours, ATV adventures.

Within 30 minutes is Tamarindo and Playa Grande, one of the surfing capitals of the world. There you can surf, take lessons or just lie on the beach. Within 3 hours is the Arenal Volcano and the Tabicon Hot Springs which is a must see. It is truly paradise on earth. There are many adventures including white water rafting, waterfall repelling, hiking and canopy tours.

Other Activities: Jungle Canopy tour, ATV adventures

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Our home is owned by two families from California who fell in love with Costa Rica as soon as we stepped foot in the country. I am a Physician and my husband is a Pharmacy Director. The other owner is Mortgage Loan Officer. We love to be able to escape to this tropical paradise as often as we can.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Potrero:
We went down to Costa Rica in 2001 and fell in love with this area of Costa Rica. We wanted a home on the ocean that had all the luxuries we are accustomed to in the United States but was located in a Costa Rica community so that we could continue to have authentic Costa Rican experiences. Wonderful place to get away from it all!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home has beautiful views of the ocean and is located very close to the beaches. It is in a small gated community within an authentic Costa Rican community. It allows a traveler to have a very comfortable stay in a luxury home and yet have an authentic Costa Rican vacation.


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Photos

  • Dining on our veranda with beautiful view of Flamingo Bay

    Dining on our veranda with beautiful view of Flamingo Bay

  • Our shared infinity pool with a breathtaking view of the ocean and coastline

    Our shared infinity pool with a breathtaking view of the ocean and coastline

  • View of our two story home - veranda overlooks the ocean

    View of our two story home - veranda overlooks the ocean

  • Dining room - dine inside or on outside veranda

    Dining room - dine inside or on outside veranda

  • Living room with beautiful ocean view

    Living room with beautiful ocean view

  • Spacious master suite with nice view of the ocean.  Private attached bath

    Spacious master suite with nice view of the ocean. Private attached bath

  • Downstairs Bedroom with queen bed & attached bath

    Downstairs Bedroom with queen bed & attached bath

  • Upstairs bedroom with four large bunk beds that easily accomodate adults

    Upstairs bedroom with four large bunk beds that easily accomodate adults

  • Playa Prieta - beautiful secluded Beach just below our home

    Playa Prieta - beautiful secluded Beach just below our home

  • Howler monkey having dinner in the mango tree below our house

    Howler monkey having dinner in the mango tree below our house

  • Spa and Pool with spectacular panoramic view

    Spa and Pool with spectacular panoramic view

  • Hot springs in Arenal - one of the most beautiful places on earth

    Hot springs in Arenal - one of the most beautiful places on earth

  • View of Villas Catalina from Playa Penca

    View of Villas Catalina from Playa Penca

  • Gorgeous sunsets from our veranda

    Gorgeous sunsets from our veranda

  • Breathtaking sunsets every night

    Breathtaking sunsets every night

  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

  • Living room view

    Living room view

  • Master bathroom with double sinks and granite countertops

    Master bathroom with double sinks and granite countertops

  • Second attached bath

    Second attached bath

  • Playa Penca Beach - 5 minute walk

    Playa Penca Beach - 5 minute walk

  • Howler monkey and her new baby - family lives in canopy trees below our home

    Howler monkey and her new baby - family lives in canopy trees below our home

  • Sunset at Lola's at Playa Dante a few miles from our house

    Sunset at Lola's at Playa Dante a few miles from our house

  • ATV Adventures - right near the house

    ATV Adventures - right near the house

  • Arenal Volcano - a must see

    Arenal Volcano - a must see

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/12/2015
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