This incredible ocean view Villa is only 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, a place to enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet setting and just sit and listen to the rhythm of the ocean waves!
The rental includes twice weekly maid service and daily pool and grounds maintenance. Enjoy the two sea-kayaks-- 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! And you will find the high-speed wireless internet with Wi-Fi very helpful when trying to stay in touch with work (ugh!) or family and friends.
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. 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.
If you want a truly ethnic experience, there are public buses that stop just a block away and will take you to the city of Liberia or to the quaint town of Santa Cruz. Or you can enjoy our private but affordable shuttle service to the surf-towns of Brasilito (with its famous white beach "Playa Conchal,") or to Tamarindo where the waves and partying never end!! If you prefer, one of the local rental car agencies will be more than happy to deliver a rental car to your door. But there is so much fun to be had on foot that you might find you prefer to simply walk the beach to Flamingo, stopping along the way for drinks and snacks at some of the many beachfront restaurants.
In short, CASA CERCA DEL MAR is the perfect place to stay in the land of PURA VIDA!TripAdvisor property ID 3606429...Read more
4 Bedroom 4 Bath Beach House 100' from the Ocean Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
This vacation home is located on beautiful Potrero Bay, next to Playa Flamingo...Many Restaurants and Grocery Stores are close... within walking distance of the house. Music, dancing, and all manner of adventure tours are nearby. Rental cars can be delivered to the house. In-house Chef service can be arranged. Pool and Maid service along with two ocean kayaks are included with the rental.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Liberia, 50 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 08/21/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | MKMH2014Reviewed Aug 21, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Although my wife and I DID NOT take our (2) younger kids this time, next time they will travel with us and experience and experience of a life time. The house was INCREDIBLE! The beach was 200-feet away! The water was 85 degrees! The food was freshly made EVERY TIME and the taste was fantastic. The entire 2-3 mile beach was always vacant! 14 people the most on a Saturday; THAT WAS IT! A short walk to a close swim up bar which you do not have to be staying there to enjoy their pool! If you are a fisherman, than you will enjoy fishing everyday from the shore! Fish bite early and they get hungry in afternoon, the NORM! If you are die-hard like I am, I could fish this beach all-day and NEVER leave! The house has (2) awesome Kayak's so if you want to go duel or single you can. There is so much to do hear!. Quad tours, fishing tours, snorkeling tours, river tours and much more.... Its kid friendly or it can be the most romantic get-away of your LIFETIME! The house was and IS forever in our hearts; it has and outdoor pool in the back which helped with our nightly conversations. MY family will be traveling there again!
Left on 04/07/2014 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 7, 2014Stayed Aug 2013
I love this area, and this is my favorite place to stay. The owners are so helpful and accommodating, the house is beautifully furnished and comfortable. The staff are totally reliable and trustworthy and keep the house and pool sparkling clean. It's only steps from the beach, and is equipped with kayaks to paddle out to islands in the bay. One of my favorite things to do is walk down the beach to the different bars/restaurants you find along there.. full of locals and some tourists alike - just the right mix. And if you stay home you can sit on the roof deck and watch the amazing sunsets! You can't go wrong staying at this place.
Left on 08/23/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 23, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
A group of 6 of us stayed at Casa Cerca Del Mar the first week of august and we had an amazing time. First off, the location of the house is amazing you are super close to the beach. The beach is semi-secluded but also has great access to some bars and restaurants. Two amazing places to go Bar La Perla (find them on Facebook) great food, awesome nightlife the owners are awesome. We spent a lot of time at La Perla's. Angelina's in Flamingo is amazing don't miss it. Wednesday at Las Brisas right up the beach is ladies, night, also a good time. Tom and Saoai were awesome to deal with and were super quick to respond to my numerous questions. I will stay again at this house when I return to Costa Rica.
Left on 05/05/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Colorado FamilyReviewed May 5, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Casa Cerca del Mar is a great family vacation house. Very clean and well maintained with plenty of space to spread out. Having your own private pool is perfect for kids, as is being a very short walk away from a beach with gentle waves. Having a roof top deck from which to watch the sun set over the Pacific is also very nice. If you are a mountain biker, the trails at Pura Vida Ride/Las Catalinas just 10 minutes north of the home are very good and the rental bike options are very high quality.
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 26, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Casa Cerca Del Mar and its location provided the perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor adventure. The lovely home with the deck off the master bedroom (yet assessible to everyone by way of outside stairway) and the "crow's nest" were wonderful for early morning coffee, late afternoon drinks, and magnificent sunsets. We also enjoyed these spaces for dinner, reading and conversation. The lush back yard and pool felt secluded and truly gave us the sense that we had gotten away from it all! Another wonderful place to enjoy the activities mentioned above! There were four of us (two couples) and the home and grounds were spacious enough that we could be together but also spread out and do our own thing. We truly enjoyed our time together and found ourselves talking about how much fun it would also be to stay here with our children and grandchildren!
The location of the house was fabulous, a very short walk to the beach. Once there we spent hours in the refreshing yet wqrm ocean, walking the beach, and visiting the beach bars/restaurants. We also used the kyacks that were provided by the owner to explore the area. There were were several great restaurants close enough to walk to as well as a few markets. We also hired a local cook to come to the house a few nights - his meals were wonderful!! Playa Flamingo was very close by car and was where we booked our tours for snorkling, river cruise and ziplining. There were so many more adventures we could have taken in but we were only there a week and also wanted to have down time! Next time!! We must also add that the employees of the owner were helpful and friendly. It was a delight to find four coconuts, ready to drink, (thanks to Benito) sitting on the counter when we arrived back from ziplining! This truly was a perfect getaway for us!
Left on 03/25/2012 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 25, 2012Stayed Jun 2010
This home is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood; close to quaint grocery stores and charming restaurants. The home is spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Our family of seven spent almost two weeks there and it never felt confining.
The gorgeous beach is a mere stroll away and when you step foot on the soft sand, it's pure heaven. We walked to a wonderful restaurant and celebrated my mom's 90th birthday. What a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Left on 03/18/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
For those that want to experience the essence of Costa Rica...the Pura Vida... this is the place for you! My family of four has stayed at La Casa Cerca del Mar twice. Once when our two children were 8 and 11, and again when they were older teens. Playa Portrero and the surrounding areas provide a great mix of exciting, outdoor activities, and more leisurely, relaxing opportunities. With the beach only a short walk away, we played in the surf a few times a day, and even at night. We used the bikes, provided with the house, to ride to local markets, shops and restaurants, and the house's kayaks enabled us to explore the variety of beaches and snorkeling spots. When we heard the calls of the howler monkeys in the morning, we knew that Benito the gardener had arrived with fresh coconuts for drinking. The kitchen at the house is clean and well designed and we used it to cook with the foods we bought at local markets. On our second visit, with a larger group of 8, we hired a local chef to cook dinners for us, using fresh fish and produce. The sunsets, seen from the third floor observation deck brought everyone together before dinner. The owners of the house have a great talent for interior design and have furnished the house with comfortable, pretty and efficient furnishings and amenities. We had fun excursions with Quad adventures, zip-lining and twice, we hired a dive boat to take us scuba diving. The overnight trip to arenal Volcano was really a highlight of our second visit. We also enjoyed day trips to Tamarindo and the village of Brasilito. The people are friendly and we felt safe and welcome. This is a great house in a wonderful, tropical location and you'll feel like La Casa, es su casa!
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