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Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The house is a retreat away from the fast paced lives we live. The ocean views are endless. The green trees and wildlife are beautiful. The people are friendly and well educated. Most locals speak a little English. The surf is fun an uncrowded. Our home is on a bluff. We are a 5 minute walk to a white sand beach. The walk back from the beach is very steep up the hill. We drive to the parking lot for the beach. It is a two minute drive. The house is located in a very safe resort of Punta Leona. Inside the resort, there are 3 restaurants, a small convenience store, and other activities. We are about 20 minutes from Jaco.

Keywords: House, vacation, ocean, view

More Details

Eric Fonoimoana
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Eric Fonoimoana

An Olympic Gold Medal winner at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia Eric has been a dominant and consistent force on the AVP Tour for the past 16 years. He won at least one tournament for seven straight years between 1998 and 2004. Fonoi is a former AVP Most Valuable Player and is in the top 10 in terms of all-time tournaments played. Eric won all the major opens in beach volleyball including the King of the Beach, Hermosa Beach Open and the Manhattan Beach Open, twice.

A true local community activist and Manhattan Beach native, Eric has dedicated much of his winnings and time off the beach to his foundation “Dig for Kids” which helps kids in inner cities to excel in school and volleyball. Recently named to the UCSB Hall of Fame and Significant Sig by Sigma Chi fraternity, Eric continues to excel both on and off the court. Fonoi has personally raised over $1 million dollars for kids in need.

As a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, Eric has represented elite athletes and clientele by routinely brokering multi-million dollar deals. As a member of South Bay Brokers Inc., Eric has quickly established himself in the real estate field with the same impressive results he achieved on the court. Fonoi was one of SBBI’s Top Producer in 2010.

Eric Fonoimoana purchased this house in 2005

Why Eric Fonoimoana chose Sotavento II

I bought this vacation home because I wanted a place that was safe, fun for my family, and most important I wanted an ocean view home near the beach. I grew up by the beach and I will always live near the beach.

What makes this house unique

My favorite part of the house is sitting on the deck staring at the ocean. It is so peaceful and relaxing. I enjoy watching the birds flying by and sometimes the monkeys come by to visit. The house is only a few minutes walk to a beautiful white sand beach. I recommend to drive because the walk back up the hill is steep. It will take about 2 minutes to get to the beach by car. If you like the outdoors and adventure, this home is centrally located. When you are out and about, keep your eyes peeled because you never know what you might see like rare birds, monkeys, racoons, etc...


Sotavento II House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4) 4 rooms have king beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 room has queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Smell the Ocean and See the 210 Degree Ocean View Costa Rica
average rating of 4.647059 based on 34 reviews

Great location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

Birdwatching and star gazing from the decks on this well-designed modern beach house were the highlights of our stay. We also loved cooking on the gas grill—it was easy to find delicious local meat and produce at the Automercado in Herradura—and cooling off in the various pools. Enjoying local fruit for breakfast, playing cards on the deck, and sitting in the rocking chairs overlooking the Pacific were other favorite activities, when we weren't down the hill swimming in the white-sand cove with perfect water and waves. Concierges Pete and Lisa were a big help!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristin, I'm glad you had a great family trip. Hopefully, you will come back and visit us again!
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Asheville, NC

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was as expected. Great views, Birds and Monkeys.

It could use more chairs on the back deck.

Would do it again for sure.

Follow the written directions in not gps.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect blend of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this house so much. Honestly, it was the highlight of our trip. The ocean view is incredible but then you look behind you and we had a direct view into the canopy of the rainforest. We were completely surrounded by beauty: saw tons of toucans, macaws, monkeys, and more.

The house itself was perfect for our group: access privacy for those who needed it, and open fun spaces for a large group. We also cooked quite a bit in the house and it was super easy. Also, logistically, our trip couldn't have gone more smoothly. Everyone was super helpful and friendly from start to finish and that goes a long way.

We definitely look forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with awesome views

  • 4 of 5

The house is just as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The pools aren't very deep if you're looking for good swims. Took a trip ATV riding, zip lining and a great trip to tortuga island (both highly recommend) you will not be disappointed when staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN


  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic! There were 9 total people in our group and there was always plenty of space for all of us to move around. The roof top pool was incredible, the pictures on the website do not do the pool or the views any justice. The california tub was also very nice. The walk to the beach was difficult, but was totally worth it. The walk back is very steep for small children or older people. I would suggest to pay extra to be able to park in the resort parking lot if possible. The beach was incredible, the waves and sand were great. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get back on the main road, there are plenty of places to eat with once you get out of the resort. The home was very clean and well taken care of. We saw lots of Toucans, Macaws and some monkeys during our stay. The area was very secure, there were several security check points. Our group felt extremely safe during the trip. I would highly recommend this house. You will not regret staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and stunning! We were very impressed by the home, scenery and safe community.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this property and had the most amazing experience. The home is beautiful, ocean views and sunsets are spectacular and the wildlife that lives so close to the home was a surprising and welcomed treat! We saw capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, coaties, two species of toucan and much more!!! We hope to come back again and we would absolutely recommend this home to families and to a group of adults! Thank you very much for sharing your home with us.

Pete and Lisa were so very helpful in making reservations for us and recommending restaurants and activities. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Damage Deposit $1,000

All rates and confirmed dates are on a first come first served basis. Once, we receive both the deposit and contract the dates are secured.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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