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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This incredible ocean view home is only about 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy relaxing strolls on the sandy beach, swim in the family-friendly ocean bay, and return for a fresh water dip in the privacy of your own pool. In the evening enjoy the unforgettable Costa Rican sunsets from the 2nd floor furnished balcony, or the 3rd floor shaded belvedere.

If you want excitement, a huge selection of activities are readily available: scuba diving, snorkelling, leatherback turtle expeditions, sport fishing, canopy tours, sunset name just a few. Costa Rica is famous for its diverse wildlife population. Monkey sightings are common, occasionally even from the pool at Casa Cerca del Mar!

If you are more inclined to relax, Casa Cerca del Mar offers a cool and comfortable home away from home to enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet beach in Costa Rica...Just sit and listen to the rhythm of the ocean waves!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Tom

When my wife and I both retired from high-stress health service careers, we decided to devote our lives to escaping the 'hustle and bustle' of life: Costa Rica made that dream come true, and we feel we have managed to turn the clock back on our lives, never feeling healthier or younger!

Tom purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom chose Guanacaste

It was love at first sight! A unique 3-level home in a quiet exclusive neighborhood...Beautiful private garden... Monkeys visiting the mango tree next to our own pool... The sounds and sights of the ocean from our master bedroom...How much better could it be???

What makes this house unique

The big plus of this villa is location: mere steps from the beach, and close to restaurants, convenience stores, and bars. The beach skirts the protected warm safe and picturesque bay ideal for swimming- no hidden rocks, no riptides. Despite these ideal conditions, we've seldom seen more than a handful of people on the beach at any one time, lending the feel that the bay is all yours to enjoy!

We highly recommend a visit to Playa Penca, just North of Las Brisas. It's an exquisite little beach with white sands, great shade trees, and crystal clear water. Two miles in the opposite direction is the equally spectacular Playa Flamingo. Don't miss it!


Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with tiled shower
    Bathroom 1 - Ensuite Master Bath with large tiled Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with tiled shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs (adjacent to bedroom 4) with tiled Shower
  • Modern, well appointed, tiled with full shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious Second Floor Master with ensuite bath and views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs with private ensuite bath and large closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with private ensuite bath and large closets
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs with private access to the pool and adjacent bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) On Request We can easily convert the two twin beds to a comfortable king size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Indoor/Outdoor Dining Areas accommodating 8 Guests, Covered ocean view Balcony and 3rd floor Shaded "Crows Nest" to enjoy ocean views and sunsets.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
average rating of 4.869565 based on 69 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice large house, it has been renovated so the pictures for the kitchen/living area are not as shown. Great views from the 2 upper decks. Lots of room for us, 6 adults 2 teens. Very well managed thanks to Saioa who was very fast to answer all emails before arrival and any help needed during our stay. She arranged A/P pick up and drop off at a very reasonable cost. Very clean upon arrival thank you Silvia, the grounds and pool are well kept thank you Benito. 5-15 minute walk to restaurants and grocery stores. 1 minute to the beach. Saioa arranged a chef for 2 dinners which were very good. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome to Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Cerca del Mar. Our time was enjoyable and the home was great. Benito, Saioa and Sylvia were very nice and accomodating. We did run into a couple of issues one with our water heater and the other with our AC unit but they were resolved quickly and didn't impede our stay. We can't wait to come back to Costa Rica and will encourage any of our friends who wish to travel to stay with you. Thanks so much again!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

This property provided the perfect getaway for our family vacation. The communication with Tom and Saioa was great leading up to our trip by providing shuttle arrangements from the airport, suggestions on who to use for our excursions, as well as which beaches and local cuisines/bars to try. It was a more quiet setting/location, which tended to get a little more busy as we approached Christmas and the time thereafter. The house had a face lift, which we weren't prepared for. When we walked in, we were pleasantly surprised with the home improvements that entailed all new tile floor, kitchen remodel with a cool and efficient rosewood bar and paint to brighten things up.

Saioa spent a significant amount of time with us when we arrived to ensure we were comfortable with everything before leaving. We exchanged information to communicate on WhatsApp (highly recommend) throughout the week. Benito is the groundskeeper who is the jack of all trades as he cleaned the pool daily, maintained grounds/house and provided security throughout the night (this is not needed, but appears to be common practice locally). Housekeeping was provided twice throughout the 11 days we were there, which was an added bonus with fresh linens! Everyone was A+++

Overall, we loved our stay at Casa Cerca Del Mar and would not hesitate to make a return trip! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing beach experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely. Everything was clean and easy to access. Very spacious and comfortable. Saioa and Benito were very kind and helpful. It was the perfect place to relax after a day at the beach. Easy access to a variety of activites. We focused on beach activities.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Cerca del Mar is a lovely property. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cerca del Mar was perfect for our family. The proximity to the beach as well as to many terrific activities made it an excellent choice in the Playa Potrero/Flamingo area. Saioa was a wonderful help to us in so many ways. She offered excellent advice and all of her suggestions turned out beautifully! Michelle, with the golf cart rental was excellent as was "Wet and Wild" for our ATV Adventure. The best meal we had during our entire vacation was at "Coco Loco", also suggested by Saioa.

The house had recently been renovated and everything was new and clean! I highly recommend this property, especially if you have a large group.

Thank you, Tom, Sue and Saioa!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice. Everything was well cared for and spacious. Plenty of room for a group of 8. We had a great trip and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bahia Del Sol- 5 minute walk down the beach
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bahia Del Sol- 5 minute walk down the beach
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa Potrero
Car: necessary

This comfortable villa is located near the midpoint of an expansive bay opening onto the Pacific Ocean. The land and seascape is breathtaking, with mountains, thick vegetation, islands, gentle waves breaking on distant reefs, and rugged volcanic outcroppings. From the beach at night you'll see the lights of Flamingo, the little tourist town to the south, and in the other direction the glow of the genuine "Tico" town of Potrero.

The beach is just steps from the door-- the ocean warm and inviting. The bay is protected, free from hidden rocks and rip currents, making swimming delightful and safe for all ages.

Five minutes walk down the beach is the well known Bahia Del Sol resort. Enjoy an afternoon at their swim-up bar and gorgeous gardens for the price of a drink. Fifteen minutes walk in the other direction you'll find the infamous "Las Brisas" beach bar and restaurant. Their food is delicious, and on Wednesdays "Ladies Night," when the drinks are half price, an international crowd gathers to enjoy a long night of wild dancing and music. ...There are plenty more restaurants and night spots to explore, all within easy walking distance of the villa.

Within a few blocks are a number of convenient grocery stores, an outdoor vegetable market, and a superb fresh meat market.

Not into cooking? We'll be happy to arrange our personal chef service: he'll shop, cook, serve, and clean up for as little as $13/plate. The food is fresh and delicious Costa Rican cuisine, and hiring the chef frees you up to sit on one of the upper decks enjoying the spectacular sunset while dinner's being prepared.

Our villa has all the comforts of home and was completely remodelled in 2017, following the October hurricane. Amenities include high-speed wireless internet, a telephone for local calls, laundry room with washer and dryer, and two flat screen TV's. The kitchen is fully equipped, with plenty of cabinet space and all-new appliances; dishwasher, ceramic-top electric range, and fridge. A spacious breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the expansive open plan living room.

The rental includes twice weekly maid service, daily pool and grounds maintenance, and the 24/7 support of our local manager, Saioa. You'll love her! She'll greet you on arrival, hand over the keys, and answer any questions you may have about the house. She'll gladly help with all of your arrangements: transportation to and from Liberia Airport, car and/or golf cart rentals, and help with setting-up tours and excursions: Zip-Line, Snorkeling, Deep Sea Fishing, ATV tours, Nature Tours- you name it-- It's all readily available!

Our neighborhood is safe and quiet. However, for additional security we've equipped the villa with an alarm system, a 24-hour guard service, and a convenient combination safe in the master bedroom. Our goal is for you to feel 100% safe and secure during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental Policy: Maximum capacity cannot exceed eight (8) without the consent of the house owner. You will be charged $25 additional per night per extra person. This is a no smoking home! No pets without the consent of the owner. Cancellations made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Check-in time is 2 PM. Check out must be before 12 NOON.

Manager'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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