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Great Deal on Luxury Home with Gorgeous Ocean Views !

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 1, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Bella Vista del Mar is located on the 'Gold Coast' of Costa Rica which is considered to be the prime area in Costa Rica to vacation. Our home is in the town of Potrero in an upscale, gated community called Villas Catalina. Villas Catalina is on Camino Las Catalina, across the street from two gorgeous secluded beaches, Playa Penca and Playa Prieta, both voted in the top five most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

Our elegant townehome blends spacious living, comfort and luxury with magnificent views of Flamingo, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and incredible Pacific sunsets. Watching the sunset from our terrace with the waves crashing in the background truly makes time stand still! The shared infinity pool also has a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline.

Our home has been tastefully decorated to reflect the Costa Rican culture. All of our furniture has been handmade by Costa Rican craftsman. It has granite and marble countertops throughout and has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable.

Bella Vista del Mar is 2500 sq. ft.,two story with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths which sleeps eight. It is situated next to a nice tropical garden which adds to the privacy. The main level includes the living room, dining room, large gourmet kitchen, large outside terrace with a beautiful view of the ocean. There is also a full bath and bedroom with 4 bunkbeds (which are large and comfortable for adults) on the main level. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. All the bedrooms have a nice ocean view. A laundry room is also on this floor with washer, dryer and second refrigerator/freezer. All rooms are air conditioned. Our home is a non-smoking home and we do not allow pets. We have a daily groundskeeper and a maid which comes twice weekly.

Bella Vista del Mar is very close to the beach... A quick three minute walk to two beautiful secluded beaches.

A bit more about our home: Our home is a two story stand alone home, not a condo. Next to our home is tropical gardens that allows for more privacy.

The Beaches: The beach is VERY close to our house. Our home sits on a hill overlooking Flamingo Bay. Just down from that hill is the ocean. Literally it is a 3-5 minute leisurely walk to two beautiful beaches. Playa Penca is a beautiful white sand beach in Flamingo Bay which is quite shallow for a long way out great for children, sunbathing, skim boarding and swimming. Playa Prieta is the same distance and has lots of great shade and big rolling waves for body surfing. Both beaches have been voted in the top five most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our home is owned by two families from California who fell in love with Costa Rica as soon as we stepped foot in the country. We love to be able to escape to this tropical paradise as often as we can.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Recent website review:

Everything in the listing is accurate. However the pictures do not do it justice. The property was spotless inside and out. The gated community in which it's located is well maintained. Everyone from the security, to the maid, to the maintenance crew were so warm, welcoming and above all helpful. The staff of Special Places of Guanacaste were very friendly as well. Jill was wonderful in answering any questions and prompt in answer all of my emails and calls. The house also has everything you're used to as far as home appliances. The house is surrounded by beautiful forests and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The living room, kitchen, dining room and outdoor patio have an amazing view of the beach. You can even hear the waves crashing on the beach at night. The infinity edge pool has breathtaking views. There is so much to do and see and after a long eventful day it's nice to come home to a place like this. This house is also perfectly located near some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches and resorts but not too close that you find yourself among a crowd of tourists. I definitely would recommend this place to a friend or relative. If I ever return to Costa Rica I will definitely stay in this wonderful home again. If you're considering traveling to Costa Rica and don't know where to stay you've found the perfect vacation home. You will not be disappointed.

Marquez family
Jul 2012
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37 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Madison, WI

Beautiful Condo & Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo (2 couples) for 8 nights and each day was better than the one before. Everything about the property is is fantastic. The kitchen is amazing. We love to cook and it was fully equipped with everything you might need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and beautifully done. The view from the patio is stunning. It's close to the beach.

The only drawback is for people either elderly or have mobility problems. The property is set on a hillside and there is a lot of up and down.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate that you took the time to submit a review. Just wanted to clarify to those looking at our reviews that our home is not a condo but a stand alone townhome.
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in playa Prieta. Condo is very spacious, clean and in a great location surrounded by several beaches. We wanted to visit them all but ran out of time. There is a lot to visit and everything is close by.

We had a minor issue that was handled right away and that is not owner related but rather management related. Check-in time after 4pm is considered after hours so a $50 fee will be applied. I recommend double checking check-in and check-out times with management company before arrival. Other than that, It was definitely an unforgettable stay and recommend condo to families with young children and/or older. There is something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking a moment and reviewing your stay. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time. Kind regards, Jim, Jill and Maggie
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Wonderful stay for second year in a row

  • 5 of 5

Our second year going. Beautiful house, friendly, responsive staff and the owners are nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Get ready for an amazing, life changing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this home and I would recommend this home to pretty much anyone (maybe except those with mobility issues?). Its beautiful, comfortable and the owners and management staff are accommodating and responsive. Love this place!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, tx

Amazing property, great views, sounds of monkeys!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property. Great kitchen, comfortable beds, but the views and wrap around deck with cover were amazing! Great local area, not touristy, but central enough for day trips and easy overnight trip inland to Arenal with cool mountain breezes. Perfect infinity pool and the most beautiful and I crowded white sand beach in the whole area just across the street, a 5 minute walk!!

This place is perfect for lounging, cooking and enjoying the views after an active day or if it's rainy. Very private, no loud neighbors. The owners have made this a wonderful and comfortable space for guests.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family had such a great time. We try to make our home inviting and comfortable. I think you meant to say uncrowded beach as there is never anyone on it....a secret gem! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. Hope to have you back.
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Fantastic Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful location with my family of 4. The condo has a great location, has a spectacular view, with easy access to 2 different beaches within walking distance and a lovely infinity pool to watch incredible sunsets. The location was very safe, with onsite 24 hour security and free parking. The unit was very comfortable and very functional for families. The owner was fantastic and easy to communicate with. Overall the location, functionality, security and overall experience cannot be beat! I can't wait to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you had such a great time and looking forward to your return!
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From the Owner

Both families went down to Costa Rica in 2001 and fell in love with this area of Costa Rica. We wanted a home on the ocean that had all the luxuries we are accustomed to in the United States but was located in a Costa Rica community so that we could continue to have authentic Costa Rican experiences. Wonderful place to get away from it all!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 40 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Penca at 0.2 Miles Car: not necessary

There are many activities including zip line adventure, horseback

riding on the beach or in the mountains, surfing, scuba diving,

snorkling, deep sea fishing, exploring on ATV's, white water

rafting, laying by the pool or the beautiful white or black sand

beach. All activities within 30 minutes of our home!!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Yr 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Generally minimum stay 3 nights. Multiple week stays available.
You are encouraged to inquire.
50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Deposits over Christmas and Easter week nonrefundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Our home has beautiful views of the ocean and is located very close to the beaches. It is in a small gated community within an authentic Costa Rican community. It allows a traveler to have a very comfortable stay in a luxury home and yet have an authentic Costa Rican vacation.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen, with private bath
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, with private bath
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 4 twin/ single, This has four adult size spacious bunkbeds
  • All bedrooms have a nice ocean view and all bedrooms are air conditioned with separate climate controls. The upstairs bedroom has 4 large bunk beds which are comfortable and will easily accommodate adults. The lower level has a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom. Also on this level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. .


  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Shared Infinity Swimming pool Large outdoor terrace with gorgeous view of Flamingo Bay Ocean view from every room Air conditioning in all rooms Weekly maid service. May be available more frequently Two refrigerators Microwave Dishwasher Washer & Dryer Surround Sound Sony Stereo System Cable TV High speed internet access DVD Player CD player IPOD ready sound system Ceiling fans in all rooms Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen Gas Barbeque Outdoor shower Beach Towels

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