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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4th floor Penthouse bedroom (2 adults), Ocean-front with private balcony.

We have a beautiful 4th floor beachfront penthouse bedroom on Potrero Beach. Prices include the 13% national tax. Penthouse bedroom has a king bed, single bed and sofa-cama, flat screen TV with cable, Wi-Fi internet, refrigerator, balcony and A/C. Price is $100 per night for two adults. Two adult children can be accommodated for an additional $25 charge per child.

We serve a hearty breakfast each morning on our beachfront balcony which is included in the price of your room. Our patio Bar-B-Que is available for guests to use.

Our condominium is Non-Smoking. However if you wish to smoke we have a small smoking balcony at the back of the bedrooms or you may use the beachfront larger balcony to smoke.

We have a sparkling pool for you to use which sits just a few steps to the beach and our beautiful Potrero Bay. We have no rip tides or dangerous currents and you can safely swim 365 days a year.

We have off-street parking and easy access to markets, a fruit and vegetable stand, restaurants and shopping.

With the warm Pacific ocean in front of you and the rain forest behind, we can offer you the best of nature's beauty combined with the convenience of nearby restaurants, shopping, and ease of access to nature and adventure excursions making this the perfect central location for your vacation! We are experts at helping you plan your itinerary and book your tours! We lead several local tours as well so we can recommend the best experiences to match your interests!

We would really enjoy having you choose to stay with us and we will do everything we can to make your vacation a special and wonderful adventure!

Christmas rates are for renting the entire condo. Maximum of 8 guests, no smoking, no pets. Security deposit necessary.

Keywords: beach front, ocean front, breakfast included, modern, romantic, clean, peaceful, quiet, close to shopping, restaurants, activities, rain forest, water sports, hiking, national parks

More Details

Mike Hopkins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Mike Hopkins

My name is Mike Hopkins. I am a retired school teacher, contractor, tour operator and zoo director.

Yes, zoo director. I built the zoo in my home town of Bakersfield, California. When I traveled the world looking for a perfect place to live that combined the best of a healthy lifestyle and a dedication to preserving nature, Costa Rica topped the list!

My wife, Irma is Costa Rican and we enjoy sharing this wonderful country with others, especially new-comers to the tropics. We invite you to come stay with us, and promise to do our best to make your vacation to Costa Rica a great one.

Mike Hopkins purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mike Hopkins chose Tempate

Actually I built the six condominiums here on Potrero Beach, called Twin Dolphins. We live in one of the the two Penthouses that occupy the third and fourth floors. We have two bedrooms in our Penthouse condo on the third floor that we rent, with Breakfast included.

I actually drove from California to Costa Rica, visiting many of the beautiful cities and beaches in Mexico and all the Central American countries. When I got to Potrero Beach, Costa Rica I realized that I found the perfect spot, with beautiful beaches all around, jungle and mountains behind, parrots and monkeys everywhere, schools, restaurants, shopping and amenities close by.

What makes this condo unique

Poterero is a safe and secure beach. It is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and taking fabulous beach walks in a quiet community setting.

If you want a loud, disco, late-night partying atmosphere, you are in the wrong place. Our guests like to relax and rejuvenate....with peaceful walks and beautiful sunsets. Our days come complete with laying in a hammock with gentle ocean breezes or taking a dip in our sparkling pool, or hiking and reconnecting with nature. I feel like I have added a year to my life for every year I have lived in Costa Rica. I moved permanently in 2001 and my only regret is that I did not do it sooner.


Tempate Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For make-up removal please use facial wipes as we do not have an industrial capacity laundry which can remove stains from our white towels.
  • Harsh sprays are not allowed. In respecting the chemical sensitivity of our guests please use only natural repellants, sprays and wipes.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with modern shower, vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Penthouse bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Romantic: Jacuzzi, sitting room, private bath and balcony
  • Bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable, private balcony, comfortable bed, A/C, and a refrigerator.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pool available to all guests. We provide a full range of reservation services, including guided tours, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, canopy zip-lining, kayaking, white water rafting, horse-back riding, hot springs and mud baths, crocodile river trips, sunset sailing tours, bird watching, nature and rain forest trips, etc.


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Tranquil Beach Front B & B with Spectacular Views and Activities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Simply Incredible

  • 5 of 5

Simply incredible. The condominium is exactly (if not better) than described & pictured. Immaculate, with an amazing oceanfront view, including a private balcony. The condo is located on a quiet side street, yet within a walking distance to several, outstanding restaurants and easy access to the main road that allowed us to take excursions to neighboring towns and other adventures. Besides the secluded, clean & safe beach, the pool was equally inviting. It was tough to choose between the beautiful ocean and the pool, and that is why we made sure to dip in both several times a day... We could not have imagined a place more beautiful, but what really topped off our stay was the unbelievably pleasant hospitality. Mike and Irma went out of the way to make us feel at home and treated us like royalty with their heavenly breakfast & rich conversations filled with lots of laughter. We would give this rental our highest rating and hope to return there some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a treat to have you both stay with us. You took on Costa Rica with a spirit of adventure and exploration. We love it when guests totally enjoy the natural offerings here and engage with locals to get a good sense of the culture and beauty of this fabulous country. Thank you so much for your kind words and being such wonderful guests. It is so nice when folks come as tourists and leave as friends, as you both have. Many more good travels to you. Hope you come back soon. Irma and Mike
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Ideal location, friendly hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Prior to arrival, Mike was extremely responsive to our last minute reservation request. Mike and Irma are deeply familiar with the area and sent us a list of suggested activities in anticipation of our arrival. Once we arrived, Irma was friendly and helpful and gave good advice. Breakfasts at their home were delicious and the location of their place relative to the local attractions was great. After long days of exploring the area, it was beautiful to return to a calm place with spectacular views where you could hear the waves from the bedroom and shower. We will definitely be returning!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irma had so much fun with you and hope you had a relaxing get-a-way before returning to work! She enjoyed the interaction with you both, making sure you had the best advice, and making sure you felt that the Spanish saying "mi casa, es su casa" (our home is your home) was absolutely true! Can't wait to see you back again!!!!! Mike and Irma
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Beautiful location, amazing food, wonderful hospitality - I'd do it again!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from this gem of a B&B in Potrero. I have nothing but great things to say about it. The shower with the view to the ocean makes it worthwhile right there! We had the best breakfasts with a huge variety of food. The room was perfect and romantic for the two of us. Irma & Michael (who we only met through facetime, as he was away) were so hospitable and wonderful. Potrero beach was our favourite of all the beaches we went to. The farmer's market is just down the beach, there's a lot of restaurants to choose from, the view was spectacular and the beach was nice and quiet. It was one of the best get-aways we've ever had. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Breeze, FL

Fantastic Experience !!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 8 day stay at Twin Dolphins B&B in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica. It was our first trip to CR, and our experience was fantastic. It was hard to leave such an idyllic location. We had concerns about all the unknowns, as this was our first trip outside the U.S. We rented the beautiful penthouse suite from Mike & Irma and they immediately put our minds at ease and made us feel welcome. From the moment Mike picked us up at the airport in Liberia, our concerns began to vanish. He provided us with excellent information about the area as we drove to their condominium on Potrero beach. What an amazing VIEW!! Only 50 meters to the water and a 180+ degree phenomenal panorama of Potrero Bay and the mountains. We live near a beautiful beach in Florida, but the landscape surrounding this bay is postcard gorgeous.

Mike's daily breakfasts were incredible as well. Fresh fruit, homemade omelettes, pancakes, waffles, breakfast burritos... every day was a new surprise!! He and Irma made sure that we started each day with a hearty and tasty breakfast (Es un plato Muy Rico!) Thanks also to Irma for answering all our novice questions about correct Spanish pronunciations :-)

With Mike's recommendations, we walked or drove to several local restaurants and beaches and enjoyed them all. By the end of our trip, it was difficult to leave. We arrived at their condo as guests, but felt as though we left as family

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and Joanie, Thank you for your kind words. Your enthusiasm for being open to what Costa Rica has to offer was awesome. It was our extreme pleasure to have you stay with us and get to know you both, first as guests, now as friends. When guest stay with us and have the open attitude for exploring and experiencing Costa Rica, like you both have, it makes our job easy. Costa Ricans are some of the nicest people in the world. Thank you for being so friendly and getting to know many of the locals. You packed a lot in during your week here: visiting several beaches and nearby towns, meeting lots of the animals at the rescue center, butterfly garden, reptiles, monkeys, sloths and even having a toucan land on your arm. You have inspired others to try paddle board surfing too! One of your goals was to look at real estate and get a real feel for what life might be like here in retirement. The three agents you met with are all so professional and kind and we are glad you felt comfortable with them. Remember, it's always coffee-thirty in the morning here. We know you will be back soon. Pure vida, Mike and Irma
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Well maintained and clean, gorgeous location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay, for our honeymoon, couldn't have been better! We stayed In the top floor studio. We had a beautiful view, private balcony, a different and delicious breakfast, prepared fresh by Mike, every morning! Top notch! We were able to actually relax and enjoy ourselves. We used the grill on the main balcony, enjoying the breeze, ocean sound, and the hammock:) The area is perfect, the pool and beach are beautiful! Great location to do something different everyday. Mike and Irma are some of the sweetest people we have had the pleasure of meeting! We can not wait to visit again. This will be our 1st choice every time we come to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love honeymooners! You can feel the excitement in the air and you both were so adventurous! Irma and I were so happy to see you take full advantage of the Costa Rican "magic". I think Costa Rica is part of your soul now and you will be back. Thank you for letting us share your special time with you! Pura vida, Mike and Irma
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Scarborough, Maine

Penthouse Location on Potrero Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Costa Rica. We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast on Potrero Beach for a month. Our hosts Mike and Irma were wonderful. The Penthouse was spacious overlooking the view of Potrero Beach. The sunsets were one of the best we have witnessed. The beach was steps away. After swimming in the ocean, we would relax in the pool, perfect end to a day. The breakfasts Mike and Irma prepared for us were out of this world! Very healthy and varied. We felt like we were visiting family. They usually joined us for breakfast and we had the best conversations. Mike provided us with advice and suggestions which made this first trip to CR memorable. We rented a car for 5 days, used cabs and buses the rest of time. Next time we will rent a car for a longer time. We saw monkeys, baby turtles going out to sea. The beaches Conchal, Tamarindo, Flamingo, Danta, Penca, Ocotal, Playa del Coco were wonderful. The weekly Open Market in town, the Gelato store to die for, all the open air restaurants, we attended Sunday Service at three churches. We even got to experience a live Rodeo in Brasilito! The entire trip was memorable and one we will never forget! We give all the credit to our wonderful hosts. Hope to see you next year. All our love to you and Irma. You were the best. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow....thank you so much for your kind words. In the month you were with us we saw you arriving as guests, and leaving as good friends. You both were delightful, full of energy and have that perfect adventurous spirit that makes visiting Costa Rica a truly great experience. We had a great time going to different places with you and sharing from all of our collective travel experiences. When it gets unbearably cold in Maine we know we will see you again next year. Maria and Elvin, you are both so awesome! Pure Vida...
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Castillo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Beach House
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Potrero Beach
Car: not necessary

I have driven from California all the way to Costa Rica and seen many beaches....Potrero beach is the best. We are right on the warm blue Pacific ocean with lots of activites immediately at hand. Whether you are a water person: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jet-ski; or an adventure person: quads, horseback riding, zip-lining, river rafting; or a nature person: volcanos, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching......Potrero beach is surrounded by it all. We can help you do any or all of the activities above. We are experts at helping clients with their itinerariesr . There are side-trips to Monteverde cloud forest, Arenal and Rincoln de la Vieja volcanos, Palo Verde national park with a river boat excursion to see crocodiles on the Tempisque river, zip-lining on the Canopy Tour, or even a 1 or 2 day trip to Granada, Nicaragua......we want your trip to Costa Rica to be one of the best ever!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We have three bedrooms available all with comfortable beds refrigerator, flat screen TV's with cable, A/C, and Wi-Fi.
We have two non-ocean facing bedrooms with queen beds for $95 per night per room for 2 adults. An extra single bed is available for an additional $25 per night. If guests rent these two rooms we do not rent to any other clients during your stay.

We also offer our 4th level private ocean-front Master Suite with private balcony, shower and sitting room for $100/night. If guests rent our penthouse bedroom we do not rent to any other guests during your stay so that our guests can have a wonderful and private experience here on Potrero Beach!

Christmas rates are for renting the entire condo. Maximum of 8 guests, no smoking, no pets. Security deposit necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.