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Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach

Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach


Property Details

Updated: Apr 16, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hear the roar of the surf, listen to the monkeys in the mangrove below, or sing along with the birds in the trees... this the best of both worlds. Sitting on the side of a hill gives this well-landscaped, two-acre property magnificent ocean views from every room, while maintaining close proximity to the beach. Whether you choose to take a quick walk to the beach (a few minutes on foot, literally 300 paces from the house!) or drive to one of the many beaches located down the road (a few minutes by car), this property is a perfect retreat.

Surrounded by a terrace which offers a lovely place to read, chat, or dine, the house has 3000 square feet of well-appointed living space. Perfect for entertaining the family or perfect for some well-deserved quiet time, this property guarantees a wonderful relaxing vacation. All bedrooms and living room feature banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, furniture, and interior designed for comfort and relaxation.

Close to market and many restaurants.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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We had a wonderful time in Potrero and really loved your place! Jorge & Elvira each stopped by to make sure everything was going okay and we enjoyed their perspective. Anna Maria (the housekeeper) was really a blessing...and is a wonderful person to have around. We traveled to Playa Grande, Tamarindo, and Guaitil for pottery; looked around Pacific Heights; checked out Playa Penca and Prieta; played with your dogs and saw monkeys on the road to Costa Esmeralda. Most of our meals we cooked at the villa as we purchased seafood at the little stand you recommended. Best regards!
Feb 2005
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Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste

Nice house, great location

  • 5 of 5
Villa Buena Vista is a lovely property in Potrero Costa Rica.
Jorge the property manager is very helpful and the directions to the house were great- thanks!
Ernesto and Anna Maria(?) his wife are wonderful and are on the property full time to help out, clean, etc. Loved the house dogs- rusty, jack, Skye and I forget the big ones name- they are so friendly and they hung out with us on the deck every day!
The house itself is set up on a hillside with amazing views, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. Can walk to the beach but it is about a 1/4 mile so we drove- beaches are nice and pretty private. The house has a pool which we used every day- covered cabana, table & chairs and barbecue at the pool site.
Birds all over and beautiful parrots everyday. Monkeys too!
Only suggestions I would make- can use some new pots and pans for cooking - they are old and the non stick is pretty much all worn off. Need a new toaster too- it started sparking and did not toast well!
Overall a nice place to stay
Air conditioning in the bedrooms but not the living areas, however there are ceiling fans and even though the temperature was in the 90s during the day, it was much cooler in the morning and evening, besides who spends time in the house when outside is awesome! We spent all our time on the deck enjoying the view and birds. Table and chairs on the deck so we always ate out there. Potrero is nice and quiet and a short 30 minute drive to Tamarindo if you feel the need to see a real touristy beach town and Playa Flamingo is a short 10 minute drive- smaller than Tamarindo but still enough restaurants, shops and bars
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kitchen items have been replaced.
Mic, owner
Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Boulder, CO

Excelente or Superb

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to Costa Rica for our first time with 2 teenagers and 2 preteens. When we arrived at Villa Buena Vista, we were all very impressed with the layout, the grounds, the views and overall ambiance. The home is furnished very well with a great kitchen, wonderful pool which felt very good at the end of the day. The maid and groundskeeper just added to the overall experience. The two beaches close by are exceptional and relatively quiet. Jorge, the property manager, was a real asset and always very helpful. All in all, we give it our highest recommendation. We cannot wait to go back!!!!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Homer, Alaska

Still dreaming of our trip

  • 5 of 5
Our family visited Costa Rica and stayed in this incredible house for a week and I am still dreaming of the trip and hope to go back there again! Everything was perfectly appointed and very comfortable. We loved spending the sunsets on the deck watching the parrots in the trees and looking for the green flash as the sun dipped below the horizon. The rooms were beautiful and spacious. The pool was wonderful for an evening dip after a day at the beach. Anna Marie took incredible care of us and was a delight! Ernesto was charming and always willing to help us if we had a question. The dogs were great company and joined us whenever we were home - we found that they even knew how to open the doors and let themselves in when someone set off some fireworks which scared poor Jack. The town of Potrero was perfect for our trip and was an easy drive to Playa Grande and other beaches. Thank you Mic for giving us highlights of places to see, where to eat and for all your help. We had the best vacation and we will definitely be telling our friends that THIS is the best spot in Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste
Pittsburgh, Pa

Laurie, from Pittsburgh

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our stay, and enjoyed every minute! The house is beautifully furnished and the views are magnificent! The grounds are meticulously landscaped, the pool crystal clear and both taken care of by Ernesto. Anna cleaned the house daily and even did our laundry if asked. They are both very kind and will help with whatever is asked. The dogs that live at the home are friendly and well behaved. I miss them already!

We were able to walk to the beach every day, the stores were centrally located, and there are many local restaurants to choose from. We drove up the coast to visit other beaches and the sights along the way are beautiful! I would definitely recommend this house to anyone interested in visiting the area!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste

Everything we hoped for, and more!

  • 5 of 5
This house is the perfect 3 bedroom close-to-the-beach rental in Playa Flamingo area you could hope for. The house is comfortable walking distance to two beautiful and nearly deserted beaches: Playa Penca (white sands) and Playa Prieta (mixed white and black). We loved chilling on the terrace for sundowners with our three new best friends, the guard dogs (who are very relaxed and great with people, btw). Short drives to other beaches and towns with grocery stores and restaurants.... we cooked the whole time, and grilled out by the pool especially. Check out the nearby fish market connected to a restaurant, a short drive from the house (at this time of review, across from the deserted gas station) where you can purchase fresh fish.. or eat there. It's easy living here! Thanks to the Ana Maria for great housekeeping while we were there, and Ernesto for his professionalism as a caretaker on-property (we never ran into each other but he was available if needed). We snorkeled on a boat trip off of nearby beach near Flamingo and it was magical -- Eduardo of Aqua Center handled ours -- a school of dolphins swam with our boat for a long time. The American owners were super friendly and helpful in helping our trip be the best, and Jorge (the nearby house manager) was also so friendly and on-the-ball, we knew we could count on him when needed ... which thankfully wasn't necessary beyond the check-in. Kitchen's nice, each bedroom has en-suite bathroom, and the pool was great after a day at the beach. (The pool was immaculate - thanks Ernesto.) We loved it.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Awesome Ocean View Home on 2 Acres - 300 Steps from the Beach
-(303) 618-7988
Playa Flamingo Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Villa Buena Vista with another couple. We stayed 8 nights and loved every minute of it. Everything about the home was perfect for us. We were able to walk everywhere we needed and found no need for a vehicle. There are 3-4 restaurants and 2-3 convenience stores within 1/2 mile of the home. There are numerous other restaurants, stores and a produce stand, "The Tourist", within 2 miles of the property. Flamingo is only about an hour walk from the property, along the beach. The property is situated on 2 acres and the caretakers, Ernesto & Anna Maria, do an excellent job maintaining everything. Anna Maria cleans the home daily and will even do your laundry, if it is laying on the floor or in the hamper. The on-site guard dogs were a pleasant surprise and were so much fun to have around. We will certainly return to this location when we visit Costa Rica again.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia (LIR) at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Soli Mar at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Soli Mar at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Penca at 300 Metres Car: recommended

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Jan 1 - Jan 5
5 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Updated: Apr 16, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Twin bedroom en suite with sink, toilet and shower.
  • Bathroom 3 - Queen bedroom with ensuite with sink, toilet and shower.
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, King bathroom with toilet, one sink and shower
  • Bathroom 1 - King bathroom with sink and toilet.
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master bedroom with en suite.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Two twin beds with en suite.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Queen bed with en suite.


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Housekeeper,Groundskeeper, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas

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