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Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2015
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Villa Cielo Mar has a stunning 180 degree plus view of Potrero Bay from Flamingo to the Catalina Islands. A delightful five minute walk past our resident howler monkeys brings you to the pristine sugar colored sands of Playa Penca. In the evening bask in the light of spectacular sunsets and listen to the sound of the crashing surf from your private deck .

Our exquisitely furnished three level townhouse has hand carved Guanacaste wood furniture doors which are accented with coral walls exuding a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax or entertain. The custom designed pool side patio makes this the perfect place for tiki lit dinners, BBQ's or mixing cocktails at the granite topped wet bar with mini fridge.

Come enjoy our little slice of tropical paradise where the' sky meets the sea'

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Costa Rica is our tropical paradise that we escape to during the winter months to escape the cold Maine winters. We have been coming to Costa Rica since 2004 and know the area very well and are happy to help you plan your vacation .

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Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at Villa Cielo Mar with my parents from March 18-23, 2013. We were looking for a balance between our typical indie, budget, adventure travel (which is our normal style) and something with a touch of class and luxury because we were celebrating my parents’ retirement. Villa Cielo Mar was perfect. It was a bit off the beaten path, which is perfect for us, and Carol’s attention to detail in the directions made the navigation easy!

We arrived a bit earlier than planned but even so Scott and Carol eagerly greeted us…it was so warm (having just traveled from Monteverde). They showed us the ins and outs of the villa, the really thorough reference documents that included anything you’d need to know during your visit, provided us with their email/phone numbers in the event their thoughtful planning didn’t already cover everything.

The condo was one of three-3 story condos rising above the beautiful Playa Penca. Set in the middle of the condos, the first story included a basic and clean bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and a convertible bedroom that overlooked an outdoor kitchen and the pool.

The second floor served as the primary living area. A beautiful gourmet kitchen was stocked with all of the essentials that we needed for our eat-in meals. There was also a great dining and entertaining space. The highlight of the second floor was the second floor balcony, which provided a view beyond our expectations.

The third floor was our master suite. The bed seemed like a California King and had the most amazing balcony overlooking the Playa Penca. There was a beautiful Jacuzzi ensuite with a tiled shower and amazing Mexican tiled sinks. Our one complaint was that the second floor bathroom had poor water pressure (the first floor bathroom had awesome pressure) but not having a “suicide shower”, which is a rarity in Costa Rica, made up for the third floor water pressure.

Beyond the great physical space, the service was awesome. If we had any worries, we just called or emailed Scott or Carol. Carol even made arrangements for us to have a local fishmonger stop by the villa and offer us options from his daily catch including some of the largest most delicious shrimp we’ve ever had. Finally, using Homeaway’s deposit and payment service was awesome! All I had to do was fill in a check like form with my bank’s information for the full deposit and rental amount. I am always anxious doing this, and in truth almost opted for another option because of the pay
Mar 2013
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29 Reviews

based on 29 traveler reviews

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Playa Penca Guanacaste

Luxurious Condo with Spectacular Sea Views

  • 5 of 5
This home is super well-equipped and even better than the description in the listing led us to believe. It has easy access to beautiful beaches and is located in the traditional Tico village of Potrero. Any of the small problems we had during our two months there were addressed within a very short time by the management company. So much to do in the area even in the low season, paddle boarding, horseback riding, sailing, snorkelling. If you don't want to cook, Potrero is home to several excellent sodas and restaurants.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Playa Penca Guanacaste
Topsham, Maine

Great place to enjoy a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at Villa Cielo Mar during the week of April 6-13 2014 and found the Villa and its location perfect for exploring the northwest corner of Costa Rica. Landing in Liberia we drove to the coast not knowing what to expect, and after driving by the larger resorts we wound our way into the local environment until we came to the Villa. It was a pleasure to be away from the main tourist hubbub, and to feel like you were part of that local community. The Villa was wonderful, plenty of room for the five of us, and the week we were there the other two units were not being used so we had this special place to ourselves. From early morning swims on the beach ( 5 minute easy walk) or in the pool, to late afternoon perfect sunsets the house could not have been better. The house was fully equipped so that we cooked all our breakfasts and half our evening meals there, while being able to go out and eat at the unique local restaurants the other part of the week. Using the house as a base of operations we were able to easily get to surfing, sailing, fishing, yoga and horseback riding opportunities, along with an easy 1 1/2 hour drive to Rincon del la Vieja national park for a day of hiking, zip lining, and waterfall swimming. While a concierge service was available, we actually found we were able to make all our excursion arrangements ourselves. If any questions did come up about the house, Carol was available via email and answered all our questions quickly. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to just be able to relax and enjoy their vacation while enjoying the unique opportunities this property has to offer.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Playa Penca Guanacaste

A true gem

  • 5 of 5
The villa was very nicely decorated and had a superb view of the ocean. My Mother, husband and I stayed there over Christmas and we really enjoyed it. The kitchen was fully equipped. It is very close to a beautiful beach (Playa Penca) that is not crowded. We also used the bbq a couple nights. I would highly recommend this place. We are already thinking about when we could return.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Playa Penca Guanacaste

Beautiful house with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5
My family loved the house. The ocean view and sunset are spectacular! We felt like we were in paradise. We traveled to different parts of Costa Rica but the Potrero area has been the best. The house is beautiful and comfortable with great view of the ocean. The beach is within a short walking distance. The entire house is awesome. We didn't want to leave. We loved the house the beach and the neighbors. We definately will be going back.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Playa Penca Guanacaste
Redmond, WA

Spectacular Views and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazing stay here near Playa Penca. My wife and 3 children spent 6 nights and enjoyed every second. The home is located conveniently near several different beaches that offer solitude, away from crowds and are friendly for children. The house itself is a nice 3 level with an exquisite master bedroom at the top. All three levels offer spectacular views. We are destined to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Playa Penca Guanacaste

Great area/great rental!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I recently got married in playa Potrero and was looking for a rental for my parents and little sisters. After careful research and constantly bothering carol the owner with questions. I decided to book this rental and it was so perfect. I got married at the Bahia del sol which is walking distance from the roads and beach to the house. It was perfect for my family and beautiful inside and out. Carol also provided great advice on who to book with transportation- Eco trans which was so affordable from Liberia airport to the hotel- 90 dollars one way for 6 people.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Shuttle to and from either airport can be arranged as well as car rentals and activities thru our concierge service. We can even provision the villa so your groceries are ready for you or a masseuse in the privacy of your master suite. We pride ourselves on customer service . Come stay with us for the vacation of a lifetime.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daniel Ober Airport Liberia at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Las Brisas at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Playa Conchal at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sol Y Mar at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Playa Penca/ Playa Potrero at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

75 Km from Liberia Airport, 35 Km from Tamarindo Airport

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Kayaking


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Green Season 2015
Apr 6 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $49

Dates available: Year Round . We also have two other properties so please inquire even if the villa is booked.
5% service charge on credit cards. Echeck option is free

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 19, 2015


From the Owner

We have one other properties in Playa Potrero so please inquire if the villa is booked for the dates you are interested in.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, large soaking style tub and large walk in tiled shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, powder room on main level
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Walk in glass cubed shower
  • The master level has a very large walk in Travertine tiled shower with separate jacuzzi soaking tub. Hand painted Talevera sinks top off the large vanity area . A separate enclosed toilet area offers privacy. Large master walk in closet with plenty of shelving and an electronic locked safe for your valuables. All bathrooms have beautiful hand carved doors.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, king sleep sofa
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Hand carved marlin headboard
  • The master level encompasses the entire third floor. The circular stairwell opens up to a custom made king bed adorned with a hand carved marlin headboard. Seahorses are exquisitely carved into the four posts which anchor the master bed and a pillow top mattress will seduce you into a deep slumber. Glassed sliders lead out onto a private balcony overlooking Potrero Bay , the Catalina and Sombrero islands and to the south Playa Potrero. Listen to the crashing surf just below on Playa penca. On the first level is a queen sized bedroom with lime colored walls and tropical patterned bedding. All linens are 400 count. Our family room also on the first level can be converted to another sleeping area by simply sliding the L shaped sofa together . The king sized sleeper sofa with privacy curtains allows for additonal sleeping for 2 adults.


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Smoking allowed outside only. First level has walk out to the pool area. A granite topped wetbar has mini fridge and custom bench seating for 8.

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