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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 - 8 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:
April 18, 2018

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 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
Santa Barbara, CA

Fabulous location and gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first trip to Costa Rica and we couldn't have asked for a better experience than our stay at Twin Dolphins. Mike and Irma go way above and beyond as hosts; fabulous breakfasts, great recommendations and they'll even be your tour guides if you desire. The penthouse suite has a large balcony with an amazing 180 view of Potrero Beach. It has a very comfortable bed and a huge shower with almost as good a view as the balcony! There are several beachfront restaurants within easy walking distance. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone staying in the Potrero/Flamingo area.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, You both came with the right attitude to discover Costa Rica. . You make our job easy. Thank you for being so kind and full of energy. You were willing to travel and explore many of the beautiful places in this country. The Costa Rican people are some of the happiest and nicest people in the world. The rich culture and fabulous natural beauty will stay with you forever. We hope to see you back here again soon. Pura vida, Mike and Irma
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful beach, very quiet. Friendly, helpful hosts.

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely spot and Mike and Irma are great hosts. The room is fine if you're a couple or a small family. The balcony has a spectacular view - day and night, whether you're watching the ever-changing waters, enjoying the antics as the cattle amble down the beach on their daily migration to fresh water, or marveling at the beauty of the setting moon. Mike's breakfasts were always delicious and he's got lots of great stories to tell, as well as information and advice about the area. But he and Irma are also respectful of giving you your own space, which is great, since there are shared spaces in the apartment. They were very flexible and accommodating of our specific needs. Lots of places to eat within walking distance. We didn't partake of other activities so we can't speak about their availability in the area, but it was great for our purposes - which were to be on the beach and enjoy Costa Rica's natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week in Potrero!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at Twin Dolphins B&B on Playa Potrero from March 8 thru March 15. The accommodations here are wonderful. The penthouse is very spacious and a well designed area with beautiful view of Potrero Bay from the balcony. We really liked the location of Twin Dolphins in a nice quiet area with easy access to not only Potrero Beach, but several others just minutes away. Irma was a kind and friendly host that contributed greatly to our wonderful experience. Unfortunately, Mike was away so we were not able to meet him in person, but we did get to chat with him briefly via FaceTime. We are most appreciative of the daily breakfasts prepared by Irma. We truly enjoyed the conversations and appreciate her insight to the area which allowed us to choose activities that made for a great week.

We are looking forward to a return visit!

Lisa and Russ

Westbrook, Maine

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great B&B

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Irma are great hosts. The penthouse is wonderful. On the beach, close to great restaurants and other nice beaches (Playa Flamingo). Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. We really work hard to provide the best possible vacation for our guests! Hope you return soon!
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Irma are kind and gracious hosts, and they make amazing breakfasts. Having celiac disease, I did not expect them to buy and make special foods for me. But they made gourmet gluten free crepes, pancakes, and many other delicious things, served with fresh local fruit every morning. Mike knows everything about Costa Rica and he was able to provide us much valuable information. He booked two tours for us- El Viejo crocodile tour, and a catamaran sunset cruise. Both tours were wonderful.

The private bedroom is very large, and it is located on the beach. The views from the deck are beautiful. We loved staying here!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome! You were up early and out exploring, taking some great adventure trips, and enjoying our beautiful beach. You asked questions about costa Rica and seemed genuinely interested in the culture and history of this beautiful part of the world. It was our pleasure to accommodate your special dietary needs. Hope to see you both back here soon. It seems like Costa Rica may be in your blood!!! Pura vida, Mike and Irma
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Our 4th floor penthouse had awesome views, sounds of the ocean, jacuzzi to relax in, and every morning a home cooked breakfast, with great conversation with Mike. Best bed and breakfast we ever stayed in. Restaurants and groceries are within walking distance. We did rent a car for 3 days and went exploring.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You both were awesome, always willing to go exploring and meet new people and see new things. You found out how beautiful this country really is and how genuinely happy the people are. I loved that you enjoyed our little community church in the jungle! What a blessing to get to know you both. We hope you come back! Pura 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 $110/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.

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