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Bask in Beach-front Bliss, Enjoy Spectacular Views - GREEN SEASON SPECIALS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Click here for panoramic, virtual tour:

http://www.360cities.net/image/pacific-beach-4

Keywords: Condominium, ocean front, beach front, ocean view, great location, wrap around deck, walking distance to stores and restaurants, designer decor

More Details

Owner
Kalli
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Kalli

We are natives of southern California and our primary residence is in Encinitas, just north of San Diego. We have a 16 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 Costa Rica

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place you have here, with an ideal location. We loved seeing the Howler monkeys; the produce stand down the street was a welcomed treat. So appreciated your quick owner responses to help us out. Blessings.
Feb 2016
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Playa Grande
"Best place for surfing nearest to Playa Potrero."
Arenal Volcano Sky Trek
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
"One of my all time favorite stops."
The Congo Trail Canopy Tour
Playa Flamingo
"Shops, restuarants, dive shop and world class beach."
Playa Penca
"World class beach"
Lola's
"Best beach front dining."
coco loco
"Great place for lunch and sunset dinner right on the sand."
Marie's Restaurant
Playa Potrero
Las Brisas
Tubla Restaurant
Sugar Beach
"Best view, peaceful environment, great food....fabulous chips and guacamole!"
Angelina's Restaurant & Bar
"Best dinner house restaurant in Playa Flamingo area with very nice ambiance"
Gelattos Heladería 0039:
"Perfect for post beach coffee and gelato"
Ecotrans
"Perfect reliable and affordable airport transfers"
The Shack
"Walking distant from our condo, very casual low-key and affordable"
Abriendo Mentes
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Restarants & bars are within walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Restarants & bars are within walking distance
Car: recommended

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.

Amenities

Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , River rock sink and shower bed
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , river rock sink and tub
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) Quality king bed with nice linens, Queen size ded (1) Quality Queen mattress with nice linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Comfortably Accommodates 4, King Bed in Master Suite, Queen in Second Bedroom, Air Conditioning in Each Room, Ceiling Fans, Bar Set-up, Fully Equipped and Tastefully Selected Kitchen, DVD-CD, Gas Grill BBQ, Outdoor Dining, Secure Parking, 24 Hour Security Gate, Alarm system, Maid Service, Relax and Enjoy Our Retreat Bonus with Meditation Music, Yoga Video and Mats

Reviews

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Bask in Beach-front Bliss, Enjoy Spectacular Views - GREEN SEASON SPECIALS!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 77 reviews
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5

BEST location with an AMAZING view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

This condo had a spectacular view of the beach. It was so nice having a fan and AC in every room. The concierge, Roxana, was very accommodating. She booked a Ziplining excursion, Palo Verde National Park tour, and in-room massages for us! This was a very convenient location too! There was a grocery store and bank down the road. The Beach House restaurant was our favorite hangout which was about a 5 min beach walk. There was great WiFi connection and speed and billions of amazing dvds to watch. The only con was that they charge at least $20 if you check in after 4pm.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Satisfied guests is always our ultimate goal. So pleased to know our property management was helpful to create a memorable get-away experience. To clarify the after hour fee begins at 6:00 not 4:00 and is a policy of the PM not the owner.
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5

Paradise Awaits You

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Place, Great location,Everyone was Super Friendly, Kalli was Extremely Helpful. Weather Perfect. Amazing 30th Anniversary Vacation. Lazy Lizard The Best. Bahia del Sol Reasonable and Excellent.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know and we'll go out of our way to add special touches during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of paradise.
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5

Wonderful time on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 4 wonderful nights in the House of Summer Sand. Kalli and the staff at Tropical Homes were super easy to work with--great communication before and during our stay. The condo is just as pictured--very clean, nicely furnished, well stocked kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, blender, toaster etc and spices), excellent WIFI and air conditioners. We loved spending our mornings drinking coffee, listening to the surf, and watching the pelicans diving into the water. Spent our days exploring many of the nearby beaches--Sugar Beach and Danta beach were our favorites. Bought fresh fish from the local vendor in Brasilito (south side of town, East side of road), super fresh, good prices and very nice people. The landscaping around the condo is very nice, we never heard any noises from the neighbors below us or next door. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every owner loves to receive reviews like this. Confirmation that we are meeting, or exceeding, our guests expectations is sometimes the only means in which we know that we are getting it right. Comments like this make all are efforts so with it.
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5

Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

FIrst: Kalli was so helpful months before we even departed for our trip. She answers emails right away or puts you in touch with the concierge who is also very helpful. From being picked up at the airport in San Jose (very far, there is a closer airport in Liberia!), to our arrival at the condo. to reservations for sailing and zip-lining, Kalli and crew were timely in their replies and very friendly and helpful. The condo is quiet (second floor of two) and within walking distance of several restaurants. We found renting bikes to be just fine to get around for a week. Thank you for sharing your home with travelers!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and convenient to everything.

  • 5 of 5

The unit is lovely and the property is very well maintained. The gardeners were exceptionally helpful.

You go to sleep to the lapping of the waves and wake up to the singing of birds along the estuary. What could be better?

We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Between the amazing sites of our spectacular view and the exotics sounds of the birds, waves and monkeys, House of Summer Sand offers a complete tropical experience.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTER CHARGE, AND PAYPAL

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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