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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

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, turtle expeditions, sport fishing, canopy tours, sunset sails...to 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
Tom
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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 Costa Rica

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

One of things we like bast about our location it that the ocean in front of the villa is safe for swimmers of all ages-- There are no hidden obstacles or severe drop-offs, and no dangerous currents or rip-tides. The kids can safely enjoy body-boarding, and very occasionally, (about once a year) an ocean 'swell' from the North will build great surfing waves. But for the most part the ocean outside the Casa is tame and safe for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

And I'm certain you'll be as surprised as we are when you walk out onto the beach and scan the two miles of beach to your left and then the mile of beach to your right and see maybe only a handful of beach-goers...you'll instantly realize the entire bay is all YOURS to enjoy!

Please take the time to explore Playa Penca just to the North, a bit beyond the 'Las Brisas' beach bar and restaurant. The waves are a little rougher there, but the ocean and beach are pristine and you will find some great shade trees to laze under while watching the Pelicans dive for fish in the cove.

Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Indoor/Outdoor Dining Areas accommodating 8 Guests, Covered ocean view Balcony and 3rd floor Shaded "Crows Nest" to enjoy ocean views and sunsets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
average rating of 4.857143 based on 63 reviews
5

Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Exactly as Tom (the owner) stated ( Also great communication on both the phone and in e-mails ). The rooms are nice sized the master bedroom is awesome. The 2 decks are great , the top one you can see the Ocean from. The pool is perfect. If you rent a lot of homes you really understand the value of a good property manager...Saioa is awesome , she made this a great trip for all of us , great communication via e-mail answering all e-mails, she lined up transportation from and to the airport , told us the best restaurant's , made us feel very comfortable.

Thank-you Saioa and Tom

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendota Hts, Minnesota, United States
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Cerca Del Mar. We had 8 adults and 1 child. There was plenty of room for everyone. The house is a stones throw from the beach which was practically deserted. We loved the Costa Rica Sailing Center which we could walk to from the beach. Great food and the owners are informative and nice. We rented a golf cart which made getting around easier, especially since we did not rent a car. Golf carts/super buggy's do need to rented in advance and seem to be in short supply. I would definitely recommend the Sunset Tour through

Pinache. They picked us at the house and dropped us off. The catamaran was beautiful. The staff was very professional. They supplied, towels, snorkel gear, paddle boards etc. Food and dinner were also included.

We spent a lot of time around the pool so my only suggestion would be that improvements could be made with the patio furniture. There were no cushions for the lounge chairs which were hard plastic and there weren't enough chairs for all of us to sit around the table which was small. Otherwise the staff was great and very helpful. Soioa lined up a personal chef which I would also highly recommend doing one night.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear "K" Thank you for your kind review! And I appreciate the feedback about the patio furniture. We're going to replace it right away! :) Please let me know as soon as you're ready for a return visit-- we'd love to have you! Best, Tom
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Toronto, Canada
5

Amazing fun filled holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week and the place was perfectly situated to enjoy sunrise, sunsets, the birds, and adventure tours picking us up at the door. Our ages ranged from 20-58. Suited all of us!! The beach was literally a few metres away. This is my third time to CR and have to say this beach is superb. Soft sand, no rocks under feet while wading, comfortable to walk for miles.

Tom's house is comfortable, clean and safe. We were 8 and had enough room for gatherings and alone time. Beds are great to fall into after fun and sun. We saved money by cooking but there are eateries nearby, we enjoyed The Smoking Pig. The staff here at casa circa del mer are great, friendly and helpful.

Tom is courteous, prompt and nice! Will definitely come back!!

Marina and co

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with pool perfect for a relaxing vacation. The beach and sunsets are amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were due to arrive in Costa Rica on Thanksgiving day and unfortunately so was hurricane Otto. Thankfully Potrero suffered minimal damage. Our trip was postponed by a couple of days and Tom generously allowed us to extend our trip. Tom is very quick to either call or email you back. We couldn't be happier it all worked out!! The beautiful black sand beach is so close and we had it all to ourselves. The house was very clean and met all our needs. We saw a family of howler monkeys almost everyday. Saioa is awesome! She scheduled our rides from the airport with Eder. She also put us in touch with Justin from Wet & Wild tours. He set up all our excursions. The people are so welcoming and friendly. It was reassuring to have Omar (the night guard) keeping watch for us. We never once felt unsafe. We rented a golf cart and bikes to get around and that worked out great. We took advantage of the kayaks. The private chef made us a wonderful dinner and took care of everything. We would highly recommend staying here and plan to come back.

11-26-16 to 12-3-16

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Group of 6 people. Been to Costa Rica before (San Jose), and looking for a different experience. We found it in Guanacaste and this home was perfect for us. Plenty of room. Each couple had their own bedroom and private bath. We had an extra bathroom for goood measure. The home is very comfortable and functional. Loved being close to thhe beach. Fine restaurants are nearby. Easy access to most places you need to go. Best part of the stay is the friendly, polite, and efficient staff that are always happy to assist. The home manager/concierge, Sai, was kowledgeable of all aspects and was able to secure appointments for massages, tours, and answer questions about most anything. The housekeepers, gardener, and night guard were all very good. We vacation a lot in various parts of the world, and have stayed at countless VRBO sponsored homes, and can say that this is one of our favorite places. Given the opportunity, we would surely return and rent this property again. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can’t stop thinking about this place!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just what I expected and hoped for, and it quickly felt like home. We stayed here for four nights at the end of an 11-day trip. (4 adults 4 kids.) After some adventure and hiking in the La Fortuna area, Playa Potrero was a wonderful quiet beach town where I was happy to just relax . . . and swim and swim and swim. I loved this nearly deserted beach. I could stay in the warm water all day. The waves were fun for body surfing, but past the breakers the bay was super calm. The kayaks at the house were a huge bonus—lots of fun! There were also a few beach toys and a float that the kids (ages 4–8) used. We found the waves a little rougher around high tide, but overall, I thought this was a very family friendly swimming beach. The sand is the color and texture of ground pepper, but with small bright pink bits of shell. Turquoise water. Spectacular view from the beach of the islands and edges of the cove jutting out on either side—and gorgeous sunsets. We felt like this place could’ve been a pirate’s hideaway. The town had just enough going on for me. A few restaurants in walking distance, a small market, yoga and a massage at nearby beachfront hotel Bahia del Sol, boogie boards for rent at the sailing center. I much prefer this to a bustling tourist hub. For food, I recommend The Shack and the casual restaurant on the beach by the Sailing Center. We also used the chef service, having one breakfast and one dinner made for us at the house. The mahi mahi was probably the best fish we’d ever eaten! And eating it on the crows-nest couldn’t be beat! The house was well maintained. It felt like the right mix of practical and luxury for me. Nothing that made me too nervous about my kids ruining, but comfortable and clean. The bedding in the master bedroom was especially nice. Kids loved the pool. Laundry was a plus. Kitchen stocked with essentials. Tom was great—always incredibly quick to respond to emails. Saioa was easygoing and helpful. Silvia did a fantastic job cleaning and was very sweet. Benito was there every morning to tend to the yard and pool, but he kept a low profile, giving us privacy. Practical stuff: If you rent a car, be sure to stop for gas on the way in. If not, you’ll have to backtrack quite a bit to find a gas station. Better to make sure you have a full tank approaching Potrero. The house alarm system took a little getting used to. Easy drive to LIR made the last day relatively stress free. ***I’m daydreaming daily about returning!***

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bahia Del Sol- 5 minute walk down the beach
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Playa Potrero
Car: necessary

This comfortable villa is located in a quiet neighborhood on a secluded beach. For that reason, security is an important issue. Although there is no violent crime to speak of, there have been two break-ins in which thieves took some valuable possessions. Therefore, as of August 15, 2016, we are including a guard service at no extra charge as an added measure of security for our guests.

The home is equipped with High Speed Internet and WI-FI so you always have the option of staying connected with your Smart Phones, tablets and Laptops. You'll enjoy twice weekly maid service and daily pool and grounds maintenance. Play with our two sea-kayaks (1 two-person - 1 one-person)-- paddle out to explore the nearby islands, or fish for Wahoo, Rooster Fish, or Snapper in the lush fishing grounds of Potrero Bay. The ocean in front of the house is yours to enjoy!

The property manager 'Saioa' will be there to greet you and introduce you to the house. And she will gladly help with all your arrangements: From Liberia Airport pick-up to Zip-Lining, Snorkeling, and any number of spectacular Nature and Wildlife Tours.

The neighborhood is safe and quiet, and the house is easy walking distance from grocery stores, fun restaurants, and night spots. Enjoy the swim-up bar at the Bahia Del Sol just a few minutes walk south on the beach, or stay up late dancing on 'Ladies Night Wednesdays' at the Las Brisas nightclub and restaurant, just a few minutes walk north along the beach. Don't miss breakfast at The Shack or live music at Coconuts. Speaking of coconuts, our grounds keeper, Benito, will be happy to fetch fresh coconut water for you from the local palms-- watching him open them deftly with his machete is an experience you won't forget! And if you like, we can arrange a traditional Costa Rican chef for your party-- he will shop, cook, serve, and clean-up for as little as $10/plate while you enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the 2nd or 3rd floor verandas.

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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$329
 
 
Indian Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Rainy Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Early High Season
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
High Season 2
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$369
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$629
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
High Season 1
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 25 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$399
 
 
Off Peak
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Indian Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$369
 
 
Rainy Season
Aug 26 2018 - Nov 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Early High Season
Nov 4 2018 - Nov 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
High Season 2
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$629
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$199
 

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.

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