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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My girlfriend and another couple stayed here for what was supposed to be 3 days but turned into 4. I originally booked a 1 bedroom but 1 day before our reservation emailed Dylan (The owner) and asked if he by chance had a 2 bedroom unit because another couple had decided to join us. He said no problem and that he would have it cleaned and ready for us. We arrived and were shown to the unit. It looked as if no one had stayed in it before. These units must have been built within a year or two. Tile floors, A/C in the living room and each bedroom, tile showers, granite countertops, new appliances and cookware, everything you need for a wonderful stay. The fact that Amigos (A MUST GO) and the supermarket are literally downstairs makes it even more relaxing and convenient. The beach is about a 15 minute walk away, and little town with a great bar and surf shop is about a 10 minute drive. The surf breaks around Playa Junquillal were very good. It was fairly big for my talents (8-9 foot at times) and would close out later in the evening. The sandy bottom was very nice! I wouldn't recommend coming here without a vehicle if you want to venture out much, but if you want to stay in the complex, it has everything you need, except an ATM. The store has standard prices on everything, Amigos is a fantastic bar/restaurant, and the pool is lovely and well kept. Dylan is a pleasure to work with, and if we come back to Costa Rica, we will be staying here again."
Guest: Rob K.Date of Stay: May 2014Review Submitted: June 3, 2014
"Villa Buena Vista is a lovely property in Potrero Costa Rica.
Jorge the property manager is very helpful and the directions to the house were great- thanks!
Ernesto and Anna Maria(?) his wife are wonderful and are on the property full time to help out, clean, etc. Loved the house dogs- rusty, jack, Skye and I forget the big ones name- they are so friendly and they hung out with us on the deck every day!
The house itself is set up on a hillside with amazing views, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Can walk to the beach but it is about a 1/4 mile so we drove- beaches are nice and pretty private. The house has a pool which we used every day- covered cabana, table & chairs and barbecue at the pool site.
Birds all over and beautiful parrots everyday. Monkeys too!
Only suggestions I would make- can use some new pots and pans for cooking - they are old and the non stick is pretty much all worn off. Need a new toaster too- it started sparking and did not toast well!
Overall a nice place to stay
Air conditioning in the bedrooms but not the living areas, however there are ceiling fans and even though the temperature was in the 90s during the day, it was much cooler in the morning and evening, besides who spends time in the house when outside is awesome! We spent all our time on the deck enjoying the view and birds. Table and chairs on the deck so we always ate out there. Potrero is nice and quiet and a short 30 minute drive to Tamarindo if you feel the need to see a real touristy beach town and Playa Flamingo is a short 10 minute drive- smaller than Tamarindo but still enough restaurants, shops and bars"
Guest: Denise D.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
"We fully agree with all the previous positive reviews, so will not repeat them. A couple of small hiccups during our stay - wi-fi was limited to the pool area, we had several hours without power, and no water for half a day (thus 4 stars, not 5), but we still plan to return when we can. It's a great location, pleasant people, and all in all a very enjoyable vacation experience."
Guest: Leanne and PeterDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
Absolutely Beautiful Villa!!!! We had the time of our lives thanks to Tom & Maria!!!!
"My husband and I, along with another couple stayed in at the Casa Grande villa and we simply had a fabulous, incredible time! The home itself is even more beautiful than the pictures, (if that is possible!) and was incredibly clean with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The view was breathtaking!! The grounds of the villas property are meticulously maintained with attention to every small detail. Perhaps the most important and impressive part about Arenal Villas is the fact that Tom and Maria helped us so much with planning our daily itinerary. There were numerous emails to Tom/Maria ahead of the trip which were all promptly answered. They recommended a driver (Emily and Balo who were incredible!), excursions, restaurants and tours. We were not disappointed with any of their recommendations. Our drivers, Balo and his wife Emily (whom Tom and Maria recommended) were so patient and wonderful with us and made sure we went to all of the right places and knew how to get us there! They even took us to a special souvenir shop to be sure we weren't over-paying for our souvenirs!! We truly felt like royalty staying at the Villa and having such wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and patients hosts!!! None of us spoke Spanish and it was never a problem! Thank you Tom and Maria and staff for the trip of a lifetime!"
Guest: Heidi L.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 24, 2015