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

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 18, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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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Recent Review

About the Owner

Mic Gumb
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Mic Gumb

Mic & Mindy Gumb live in Denver, Colorado

Mic Gumb purchased this house in 2003

Why Mic Gumb chose Costa Rica

Our home is very private with outstanding views of sunsets and the pacific ocean

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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23 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

5

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Anna Maria and Ernesto are awesome. The view from the master bedroom is amazing. Loved the dogs. I can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teri, Really glad you enjoyed our home. It is great you want to come back. We have owned the property for fourteen years and have one guest return six times! Mic (Owner)
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5

Beautiful property and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed our stay! We'll be back.

D.D.

MPLS, MN

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five just returned from a wonderful stay. The house was perfect for us: beautiful views, very close to several beaches, a short walk 5 minute walk into the town of Potrero and an easy drive(5-10 minutes or so) to several other towns in the vicinity. Mic, the owner, was very helpful and gracious, providing us with all the info we needed. The description of the home in the website is very accurate. The wifi worked well, and though we didn't really need it, there was a Vonage phone to call the States, as well. Ernesto and Ana Maria, who are onsite to take care of the property and home, were very kind and hard-working. And the dogs were gentle and fun to have around. We hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Convenient and comfortable, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at Villa Buena Vista. The house has everything you need to feel right at home. There's plenty of kitchen supplies to cook all meals, piles of towels to take down to the beach, and 4 lovely dogs that welcome you every afternoon. We especially liked the short drive to Playa Danta beach resort. You can rent kayaks, SUP boards, boogie boards, and mountain bikes to ride or hike the extensive trail system with gorgeous views of the gold coast. We felt safe having the dogs around as well as Ernesto, who lives on the property also. Wifi signal was strong and air conditioning units in each room worked perfectly. If I could make any recommendations it would be to change the mattresses in bedrooms 2 and 3, which are uncomfortably hard, though the sheets were clean and soft. I would recommend this property to travelers of all ages and groups from 1-6 people. This is the life! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent 8 days at Villa Buena Vista for our honeymoon and fell in love with Costa Rica. It was her first international trip, and she was spoiled by the beauty and comfort of the home. It was the perfect location for the relaxation that we sought after the craziness of a wedding.

Reading a book on the patio in the early mornings & having a cup of coffee was our favorite thing to do. The views from the patio are spectacular and it is so relaxing to hear the waves and birds. Ernesto & Anna Maria were so helpful and kind. They were there for anything that we needed, which was a nice comfort to have while staying abroad. The home itself was beautiful and the view of the ocean from the Master Bedroom shower is something that we miss! The home is equipped with everything that you would need, and the location is perfect. We spent days at Playa Penca, Playa Prieta (both within walking distance from the house), Playa Flamingo, and Tamarindo. The culture is very welcoming and relaxed. We felt comfortable everywhere that we went, and enjoyed the amazing food of the various local restaurants (El Castillo, The Shack, Coco Loco, Tiki's, The Beach House, and our personal favorite--Angelina's).

We also took a day trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest to zipline. The ziplines there are highly recommended as you soar above the canopies of the rainforest. The views are indescribable. My wife is terribly afraid of heights and she even enjoyed it! We recommend getting the "Go-Pro" type camera to record your trips on the lines.

One of our favorite things at the house was the presence of the dogs. Each has their own personality and were so friendly. Jack was our shadow most of the time, and Skye did her own thing. Kinga would greet us every morning, and Rusty was the sweetest one always ready for attention. Although, be careful to leave the property if Rusty isn't tied up. He escaped out of the gate and ran directly to the beach, which now makes us laugh because he knew directly where to go.

We can go on and on about the beauty of the home, but you have to see it to truly experience it. We highly recommend to anyone to rent this property, and plan to do so again ourselves in the future. It was the perfect romantic getaway, but we also look forward to having others come with us next time around.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 9 days at Villa Buena Vista and fell in love!!! The property is perched up on a hill overlooking the ocean. The wrap around patio was perfect for listening to the waves role in and the landscaping was lush!! The house was clean and very comfortable. Both Anna Maria and her brother Ernesto were AMAZING!!! We felt very safe knowing that Ernesto was on the property. Anna Maria cleaned each day for us and the best part was the laundry that she did. Coming home from vacation with a family of 5 and all of our clothes clean = Priceless!! We also made arrangements to have Anna Maria cook some breakfast and lunches for us and they were also wonderful!! There are 4 dogs on the property in which we also loved, my kids became attached to each of them and they always greeted us when we returned!! I highly recommend this property and the only consideration would be that one of the bedrooms is on the lower level of the house with its own entrance. None of my kids wanted to sleep down there so depending on who your traveling with or the ages of your kids this may be a problem or it could be an asset. We made it work and would rent this house again in a heart beat!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Our home is very private with outstanding views of sunsets and the pacific ocean

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

Canopy Tours

Lazy Lizard Sailing in Potrero Bay

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 15 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
$3,010
 
 
New Years
Jan 1 - Jan 5
5 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,800
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Feb 18, 2017
12
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12
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • 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

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

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

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