About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Casa Arena de Verano (House of Summer Sand) is located in the quaint community of Playa Potrero, with exquisite decor and love at first sight interiors. Experience the harmony of open space, water, exotic wildlife, lush jungles and other natural elements that offers you a tranquil paradise. Bask in the beauty of a Pacific sunset and picturesque bay view from your spacious balcony. Enjoy a tranquil stroll on 'Endless Beach' or a refreshing swim in one of the areas best beaches right outside your door.
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Keywords: Condominium, ocean front, beach front, ocean view, great location, wrap around deck, walking distance to stores and restaurants, designer decor
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- May 24, 2018
We are natives of southern California and our primary residence is in Encinitas, just north of San Diego. We have a 18 year old son who loves the beach, ocean and water as much as we do. We are fortunate to spend 6 weeks a year at our home in CR with an extended stay in June-July, and again for Thanksgiving late Nov/Dec each year. Spending time in our home every 4-6 months brings us not only great enjoyment, but allows us the opportunity to keep a close eye on everything making sure it is in great shape and ready to welcome and receive our guests. My husband is a New Thought minister and I am a interior stylist specializing in vacation rental homes. I also manage our 2 vacation rental homes and host/coordinate a women's yoga retreat in CR which offers me an opportunity to share our paradise with others. NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL AREA? CONTACT US TO RECEIVE BY EMAIL OUR EXTENSIVE COSTA RICA INSIDER'S GUEST GUIDE.
Kalli purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Kalli chose Potrero
We really feel like we found our shangrila! The Pacific North West area of the Guanacaste provence is one of the most desirable locations in all of Costa Rica. This beach front property offers an awesome view; Secluded enough yet conveniently located to Liberia airport (one hour drive) and other popular and scenic areas such as Flamingo, Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Coco and Hermosa are all with in 10-30 minute drive. We also love the beauty of Potrero Bay as seen from our living room window and front deck and even the kitchen! The area our condo is in is called 'Surfside.' i Love that it offers a bit more culture diversity and is not your typical tourist district. There is a quaint, quiet feel here with large trees, great roads and less traffic. The local Tico people who live here are warm and inviting and live in harmony with the natural surrounding and part time residents.
What makes this Condo unique
The location, lush grounds and the view.....Sunsets from our place are totally amazing! Having the ocean and garden both in front of us and the jungle out the bedroom window is very cool to wake up to. Our condo complex is a small, gated, safe, quiet and very well maintained. We have to grounds keepers who have been at Pacific Beach condos for over 12 years. So they bring a safe and constant quality as well. We only have 12 condos with 3 separate buildings and only 2 levels. Our unit has only one adjoining wall and a wrap around balcony. I am a designer so I have enjoyed tastefully furnishing our home in a Mediterranean, tropical style.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved this area and the condo!
We loved the location of the condo and the condo itself. We stayed 7 nights and had two couples with plenty of space to have privacy. We checked out every main beach as far north as Playa Hermosa, then south to Tamarindo. We couldn't have been happier with our selection for location. The condo was comfortable and well stocked with linens and kitchen essentials. Other than the mix up upon arrival, I have no complaints. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We hope to be back.
Yes, House of Summer Sand is surrounded by amazing beach to explore and enjoy. I trust my Blissful Beached guide supported your adventures. We look forward to your return stay.
Very nice accommodations
Spacious clean well appointed directly on the beach. No complaints at all.
We love satisfied guests. Thank you for taking time to leave a short review upon check out. Safe travels and we look forward to your return stay.
2 Weeks in Paradise
Our stay was perfect at House of Summer Sand. The location on the beachfront was ideal and the condo was comfortable, fully equipped, and clean. Kalli, the owner was thorough in providing us with every detail of the condo, the area attractions, restaurant recommendations, taxi services, etc, no stone was left unturned. Roxana, the property manager was welcoming and available at all time.
We had 2 weeks of bliss and can't wait to return! Pura vida!!
Bonnie and Chris
The joy for us in hosting our guests is knowing we did everything we could to make their stay enjoyable. The details matter to us. So pleased to know it di not go unnoticed by Bonnie and Chris.
Better than bliss!
We have travelled a lot and this was above all our expectations. Kalli was a pleasure to work with, helpful and quick to respond. We used Eco Trans to travel to/from the airport and they were so easy to find, took us right to the condo door, and even dropped my husband at a grocery store while l checked in. We were met by someone from Tropical Homes, which made it feel like we were really at our own home. It was spotless. Nothing to figure out. We were happy to learn there was an alarm system. The second floor location felt so private. The security gate made us feel so safe, and Hauns and Eddie were always there, whether providing security, building maintenance or gardening. The condo is exceptionally beautiful with many unexpected details. The furnishings are high quality. Beds and linens are very comfortable. The view is breathtaking. Water pressure and quantity was great. Everything we needed was there. We loved exploring during the day and then setting up beach chairs and a cooler on the beach for a sunset swim and happy hour. The beach was so private and felt secluded. Roxana at Tropical Homes was so helpful both before and during our visit. She arranged chef Anders to cook our anniversary dinner, which was sublime. She arranged a Lazy Lizard sunset catamaran cruise to Honeymoon Bay which was wonderful, as well as a private hike to Rincon De La Vieja National Park with bubbling sulphur pools, therapeutic mud baths, and hot springs. Our guide Rodrigio was exceptionally knowledgeable in so many areas, and took fabulous photos with our phones and his binoculars. Even took us to impromptu zip lining and a coffee roaster. It’s hard to pick just one highlight. During our ten days, we didn’t rent a car, but had a golf cart for three days and rented bikes for two. Playa Penca was our favorite beach, Playa Flamingo too busy, and Playa Conchal great for vendors. We have never felt so happy with our new home. Hauns even made us a bonfire on the beach when we asked where to get firewood. I already miss the fruit stand where the driveway meets the road. Usually travelling makes me want to see more places. But I just want to return to the House of Summer Ssnd!
Wow! What are can I say. I think this guest covered it all. So pleased we exceeded your expectations.
Beautiful, quiet location
What an amazing view! The pictures do not do it justice. The unit was very clean and well appointed, with everything we needed. Kalli was easy to work with and very accommodating. Another important note, the beds were comfortable! The staff at Tropical Homes, who manage the property, were more than helpful and made our stay worry free. Playa Potrero is a beautiful, laid back beach. Much less crowded than it's neighbor, Playa Flamingo and a great place to come home to.
Yes, Potrero is the perfect combination of easy assess to everything a traveler needs but away from the more tourist destinations with more of an authentic feel of the Costa Rica people and culture.
BEST location with an AMAZING view!
This beautiful second story condo has the very best view ever! From the living room and spacious balcony, we enjoyed watching picturesque sunrises, sunsets and wildlife. It's centrally located and walking distance to many popular destinations. Both the complex and the condo are excellently maintained and well-appointed. We enjoyed that it is a quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of some of the other nearby areas. The owner has thoughtfully supplied maps, and lots of other pertinent information to help her visitors know what activities and amenities are available in the area. Kalli also knew of the best spots for sailing, yoga, restaurants, and beaches!
Yes, it's hard to beat our perfect location, incredible view and quiet location along with the privacy afforded us on the second level. Many guests enjoy taking in the views on our balcony that provides both shade and sun.
Directly located on the beach front with unobstructed ocean view. Walking Distance to Grocery Store and Restaurants and a Short Drive to Village Shopping areas with a wonderful paved road in the quaint village of Potrero and Surfside. where convenience and local culture meet hand in hand. Offering some of Costa Rica's Most Spectacular Beaches with Swimming, Boating Excursions, Sunset Sails, World Class Fishing, and Long White Sand Beach Strolls, 18 Hole Golf Courses, ATV Rides, Eco Tours, Nature Trails, Turtle Nesting, Wildlife Refuge and Amazing Canopy Tours in the Tropical Rainforest. 30-60 minute drive for short day trips to explore all that this area has to offer in Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Coco, Hermosa. A variety of yoga studios or classes near by and yoga mats and DVD's provided for you enjoyment.
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