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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: Jan 27, 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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33 Reviews

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


  • 5 of 5
House is exactly as described. So comfortable and pretty. The location is about an hour away from Liberia Airport. It was perfect for us four single ladies on a birthday vacation. The locals were super friendly. Saioa was a rock star! The owner was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend staying here. My friends and I would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
3 of my girlfriends & I stayed for Memorial Day weekend. The house is exactly as described. We felt very safe and well taken care of. Saioa is amazing. She gave us so many recommendations, replies to her emails quickly, & is super attentive. The locals are so friendly & helpful. The house is comfortable, clean & about an hour from the airport. We hired a chef just for breakfast & he was great. We had the most amazing time & can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste
Sterling, Colorado

Wonderful place for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at Casa Cerca Del Mar. The house was exactly as described. Our family of eight adults had a wonderful vacation. The owner answered all our questions quickly, the housekeeper Sylvia was very sweet, Benito the groundskeeper took care of the pool and Saioa was very helpful with suggestions and information. If we needed anything she was a phone call away. We rented a couple of golf carts to take us around the area and had a delightful time exploring at our own pace. We visited Del Sol down the beach and the swim-up bar which is beautiful. The restaurants were very good and yet we cooked our own breakfast most days and a couple of evenings. The Shack restaurant has great food and friendly service. The house was just so lovely and comfortable, the terrace on the third floor was beautiful to watch the sunsets. Our kids had such fun zip lining and ATVing. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and nicer people to make our vacation very memorable.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
4 BR/4 BA, Pool, Ocean View, Steps from the Beach, Reduced Rates
+1 -5303686698
Playa Potrero Guanacaste

Wonderful home and great location for Guanacaste operations!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. Sylvia, Benito and Saioa were all wonderful. One of the drains was loose on one side of the kitchen sink (No big deal by the way) and I mentioned it to Saioa and within 10 minutes Benito was knocking on the door. In the land of mañana that is some pretty impressive service!

Your house is beautiful and the accommodations were perfect for the 8 people we had. We cooked all breakfasts and a couple of dinners in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. I can't think of anything I can even tell you that may have been wrong with the house or suggestions to improve. We loved it just the way it is. The a/c's kept everything cool and it was over 100 degrees several days while we were there. Even when we shut them off when we left in the morning, we would arrive in the afternoon and the house was still pretty cool and once the a/c's ran for 15-30 minutes it was perfect again.

I want to go back. It's only a 2.5 hour flight from Houston so no big deal for sure. All of the roads from Liberia were very good and many were brand new. Costa Rica is definitely a step above any other Central American country in the amount of organization and cleanliness along the road ways, etc. I have done business in Latin America my whole career and have spent lots of time in many different countries and Costa Rica is special.

Thanks again and we hope to be calling you up again next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


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 includes twice weekly maid service and daily pool and grounds maintenance. Enjoy our two sea-kayaks (one two-person - one one-person)-- and 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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Updated: Jan 27, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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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