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Casa Thu:Pacific Heights new home with INCREDIBLE ocean and mountain views!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, sleeps 6

Casa Thu is a beautiful new home located in Pacific Heights, where the ocean, mountain and valley views are absolutely some of the prettiest in Costa Rica. Some people say they are some of the prettiest in the world! The mountains around are filled with all types of wildlife including birds, parrots, iguanas, deer, racoon family animals and lots of monkeys.

The community of Potrero is located at the bottom of the mountain, just a short 5 minute drive down. There are several restaurants, grocery stores and beaches in Potrero. One of the best off the road beaches, Playa Penca, is a beautiful secluded beach with views of the Catalina Islands. Flamingo is a 10 minute drive, where you can find more restaurants, bars, casinos and the white sand Flamingo beach. The CPI spanish school is also located in Flamingo.

The owners of Casa Thu has furnished the home beautiful with tropical style in mind. The home is fully furnished with all the amenities of home.

Area Activities: Some of the favorite local activities include: horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, sailboating, catamaran trips, sport fishing, canopy tours, eco tours, atv tours, surfing, beachcombing, and just laying by the pool.

Restaurants: Restaurants within the area from Potrero to Flamingo to Brasilito include:

Happy Snapper, Marie's, Mar y sol, Belgium restaurant, El Castillo, Maxwells, Il Forno, Gringo Jack's, Marco Polo, Las Brisas, Sugar Beach, Sol y Mar and several others. Most restaurants have bars and Mar y Sol is know for its upstairs tapas bar with beautiful ocean views.

Beaches: Local beaches include: Flamingo Beach, Conchal Beach, Playa Potrero, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and Sugar Beach. Each beach has its own unique feature and worth a visit!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

4 Reviews

4.3
based on 4 traveler reviews

Washington, D.C., area
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here the week leading up to and including Christmas, and it was one of the loveliest holidays we've had.

The pictures don't fully do the house justice. They can't quite capture the intense green of the vegetation or the incredible views all around. We watched the sun rise from one side of the porch each morning, listening to the deep rumble of howler monkeys nearby and watching flocks of birds pass at eye level; and we could catch the sunset each evening from the main section of the porch.

The pool is lovely and warm. The house is very comfortable, very well-maintained and well designed for privacy. It comes with ample security--both a small safe in a bedroom and an extensive alarm system. We did have Internet access by simply using a passcode, despite what other reviewers have said. We had breakfast and cooked dinner each day, and found everything we needed in the kitchen. We were also grateful to have a washer and dryer in the basement.

The gardener, Danielo, is an artist--the gardens around the house are truly exquisite, and he came each day to tend to the plants and to the pool. He and the housekeeper were both lovely people.

The one thing I would warn visitors of ahead of time: The house is up a very, very steep, rutted dirt road. We were grateful to have rented an SUV.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (kids aged 7 and 10) stayed at Casa Thu last November during the Thanksgiving week. We were in AWE from the second we stepped in the front door and saw the view. Actually, we all started to get a little giddy when we were escorted to the front gate and saw how gorgeous the landscaping was and how private the home felt. What's not mentioned much, but should be, is just how safe and secure this house is. The home is very "tucked away" and is safely secure behind a wrought iron gate. Then additionally, there is the home security system to enhance the security features. The master bedroom is huge with a comfortable King bed. As mentioned, the two other bedrooms aren't huge, but they accommodate a queen size bed and there is plenty of space to walk around. The view out of one of the bedrooms is outstanding!! We loved this house! We only had two "issues" with the house and one was no wifi. I know there is a USB stick available, but that's only if you have a laptop (which we did), but we (and the property management company) had tremendous problems getting it to work. That was unfortunate. Also, we had hoped that the Jacuzzi would be heated, but it wasn't. Other than that, the home was Perfect for us! We enjoyed many of the activities that we booked through the PM company and they were wonderful to work with. I would book this home with confidence!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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5

Beautiful home in the Flamingo Area. Great Views and Private

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon in early February. The house was beautiful and everything you see in the pics plus more. The views when you walk in the front door were amazing. The Master bedroom was very nice, there is a large soaker tub and huge stand up shower. The 2 downstairs bedrooms were not huge and they do share a bathroom. Not a big deal since you're in Costa Rica and the last thing you want to do is sleep. A few friends came later in our trip and had no complaints about them.

The Gardener and House Keeper were amazing. The house was cleaned almost every day and she even cleaned our clothes daily, we never even saw her there. We did have an experience with some ants envading the dining area. When reported to the gardener they were promptly killed and removed. This type of thing is to be expected in remote newer homes which didn't bother us.

Overall I could not have hoped for a better experience in Costa Rica. I wish I was still there right now. Perfect place for a Honeymoon or a vacation with privacy. Nothing ubstructing your view and nobody around except one neighbor on the right which were great people to meet. THE OTHER REVIEW OF THIS HOME IS SHOCKING TO ME AND MY WIFE. I would recommend this home to anyone and plan on coming back ASAP.

PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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3

Beautiful view; disappointed accommodations.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful infinity pool and the view from both the upper and pool level was awesome! Loved the monkeys that visited the tree right by the balcony. The bedrooms in the lower level were smaller than anticipated and the bed was VERY uncomfortable in the pool side bedroom. It was advertised as a queen bed but didn't feel like one. Overall the property had beautiful foliage and was clean and well maintained, however, there were 100s of tiny ants crawling around the jacuzzi in the master bedroom and also some in the kitchen. And large ants crawling up the outside of the house. Housekeeping sprayed around the jacuzzi and left the dead ants there until 2 days later (their next cleaning day). It would have been better customer service if they had returned earlier or checked the jacuzzi area before the end of the day of treatment. There also is no fan in the pool level bathroom so it makes the adjoining bedroom muggy and hot. The ad said that Casa Thu had 3 bedrooms each with their own private bathroom. The master bedroom was the only bedroom with a private bathroom. Bedrooms 2 & 3 shared a bathroom. Another downside was the lack of internet, which we knew ahead of time. However, with the high price during a low season time, having internet would have been a perk. The view and pool certainly were impressive but we will not stay there again due to the ants and bedroom setup.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. This house does have fabulous views. As always we make every effort to have the property ready for our clients to enjoy. I have spoken with the housekeeping about the ants. Being in Costa Rica we cannot prevent them from coming, but will certainly make every effort to deal with them better so the next clients do not encounter the same issue. I realize that the homeaway listing describes the property correctly but another web site did have the information incorrect. That has now be corrected and thank you for bringing that to our attention. I will also pass on the information about the fan and bed to the owners. We do provide an internet USB stick to all of the guests that stay at this home so they can have access with their laptops. December through April is our high season when everyone wants to get out of the cold weather and visit. The weather is great in this area of Costa Rica because we have no rain and therefore the rates are higher during this busy period. We hope that you will return to visit again in the future. Best Regards, Becky
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International Airport at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Las Brisas at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Conchal at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sol y Mar at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Penca at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Casa Thu is located in Potrero close to Playa Penca, Playa Prieta and Sugar Beach. Potrero is a quiet community but close to Flamingo Beach and surrounding activities. The area is known for its world class sport fishing and other tourist activities. Potrero is in the northwest area of Costa Rica and located between Tamarindo and the Papagayo Penninsula.

Other Activities: ATV tours, Canopy tours, deep sea fishing, catamaran trips

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Application Fee $40

Visa, American Express and Master Card accepted
Rates are subject to 13% sales tax.

Daytime US Phone 1-888-221-1932
Daytime CR Phone 2654-4493

Call us for last minute specials

50% due to confirm booking; Balance due Thirty days before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Sep 24, 2016
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Towels and paper items provided. Upstairs half bath. Outside pool half bath.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Linens provided, all bedrooms have beautiful mountain views.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Casa Thu is fully furnished and has a daily maid/pool service provided. The house has a security system and is fully gated and private.

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