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

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


Property Details

Updated: Apr 24, 2015
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 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!

Keywords: Home

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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!

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37 Reviews

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4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste

40th Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Pura Vida! The house was perfect for us four girls. Ample room to lounge by pool area, living room, the 2nd floor balcony and the eagle nest. We loved that each room was big and had its own bathroom. We felt very safe walking during the day and night on the beach. If you go to the right on the beach there is Las Brisas, restaraunt right on the beach and to the left you will find A few restaurants and shops. Make sure you have Breakfast at The Shack and get the Tico...yummy! the house has an alarm system that will be explained by Saioa, property manager, who has a wealth of information. We used Eder, the driver, to pick us up and drop us off at airport as well as for a beach hopping day. One day we went sailing on a private 40 ft sailboat with Captain Jack for half the day. Pick up was right infront of Las Brisas about a 15 min walk on beach. You won't regret choosing this house- it's a quick walk to an almost private beach, you have beach views, a pool, a bathroom for each room, very nice people working for Tom for numerous years, AC and ceiling fans, yummy restaruants near by and beautiful beaches surrounding Casa Cerca del Mar. Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste

Casa Cerca del Mar

  • 4 of 5
Overall this place was in a good location & having a pool to ourselves was fantastic! Benito the gardener & Silvia the cleaning lady were excellent & very helpful & Saioa, the manager was very helpful with everything we asked of getting! The bedrooms were comfortable & having our own bathrooms was great. The only complaint; the pool loungers & chairs need cushions. We found most of the chairs were uncomfortable. Tom was extremely easy to deal with & answered all enquiries quickly. All in all, 2 weeks flew by & we're all sorry to be going home to the cold.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! It's always helpful to hear ways in which we can improve on the "Casa Cerca Del Mar" experience. In fact, as a result of your comments, we're in the process of purchasing a new set of comfortable loungers and chairs for the villa as we speak! Hopefully you'll return sometime in the near future and feel the difference for yourself. ;) Thanks again, Tom
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste
MB Canada

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 6 adults, 2 children and an infant who spent 3 wonderful weeks at Casa Cerca Del Mar. The home is exactly as pictured on the website and was perfect for our family. There is ample room to be together as a group or to find a place to be on your own. The beds were comfortable and it was great having your own washroom, too. The staff is wonderful. Saioa is so helpful and quick to attend to any needs you may have with the home or in planning your activities. We started and ended our days up on the crows nest watching the ocean and the beautiful sunsets or listening to the waves .We spent many hours in the ocean which is just steps away. It is very child friendly with a very gradual and smooth bottom. We ate at many of the nearby restaurants that are within walking distance. Friday night rib dinner at La Perla was great! Be sure to be there just after 4:30 as they run out by about 5:30. Bahia Del Sol is a short walk down the beach and they readily welcome guests to use their facilities and participate in activities like morning yoga and aqua size or the Sunday afternoon BBQ . There are a couple of small stores within walking distance. Saioa helped us arrange a sunset catamaran tour, zip lining and a day of surfing. All three activities were great. Ours guys were pleased to catch fish on the catamaran and the children really enjoyed holding the snakes and monkeys at the animal rescue associated with the zip lining. There is also a really good sized souvenir shop at the zip lining . We had an amazing holiday and we would all highly recommend staying at Casa Cecra Del Mar if you enjoy swimming, nature, beautiful surroundings and a place away from the typical crowded tourist spots.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste

Perfect for a relaxing and beautiful family vacation

  • 5 of 5
WE stayed at this home for a week in October (there was a bit or rain, but nothing that hampered our vacation at all). We traveled with the in-laws, our 2 girls (9 &11) and a family of cousins with kids 13 and 10. We had a such an amazing time in your house. It was so beautiful, quiet and welcoming. The beach was pure perfection and kids had so much fun playing in the calm waters, collecting shells, chasing seagulls, and just walking up and down the beach. The was the perfect temp to cool off and enjoy drinks with everyone!

Saioa was fantastic and so welcoming. She took care of everything! We booked the chef for nights and it was so worth it! Huge, delicious, fresh plates of food! I wish I could get that quality of food and preparation for that cost in the States. We went horseback riding and sailing and poked around all the little towns. I loved it down there! The sea kayaks were a blast and so much fun to ride the waves in.

I have already recommended your home to numerous colleagues and friends that are interested in a vacation down to Costa Rica. We will definitely be back as Costa Rica has become our new beach destination! (Way better than Mexico!)
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste

Wow simply everything you can ask for.

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé and I rented this house with two other couples for 1week. It was AMAZING! The staff was very friendly and the owner is quick to answer emails. We saw monkeys in the trees only 50 feet from the house and more butterflies than any of us had seen before in lots of different colors. The ocean was probably 80 degrees and only 100 feet from the house. We went to a swim up bar right down the beach from the house which also offered ocean side massages! (It was truly amazing). Four of the nights we stayed in and had a private chef prepare dinner for us. It was local food and flavors that we miss so much (fried plantain, yum) I can't wait to return to this perfect house and beautiful country.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste
Fresno, CA USA

Simply Marvelous

  • 5 of 5
I was here at Casa Cerca Del Mar with a party of eight and this location really filled the bill for us. There are so many choices for food and fun by just walking the jungle paths or the beach including a swim up bar, a beachside massage, several fabulous small dining locations, and shopping down by the pier. From the very top deck you will witness gorgeous sunsets over the water while below a swim in the ocean or the delightful pool. I so highly recommend this casa. It left me with such wonderful memories I can't wait to return. It's a keeper.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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???

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International Airport at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 40 Metres Car: necessary

This comfortable villa is equipped with High Speed Internet and WI-FI so you always have the option of staying connected with your Smart Phones, Ipads 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.


From $175 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Apr 19 2015 - Jul 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 22 2015
1 night minimum stay
Rainy Season
Aug 23 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Early High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Dec 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 16 2016
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 2.5%

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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Updated: Apr 24, 2015


From the Owner

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'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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) On Request


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Indoor/Outdoor Dining Areas accommodating 8 Guests, Covered ocean view Balcony and 3rd floor Shaded Belvedere to enjoy ocean views and sunsets.

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