Shabby Chic Beach Life
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About Daniela Vesco
Hi! I am a Costarican photographer balancing my time between NYC and this wonderful paradise! This bungalow is a part of our family beach estate and is near and dear to our hearts. We have been filling this property with love and positive vibes for 30 years and look forward to sharing the bungalow with amazing people. I have cats and dogs that love meeting new guests at the bungalow and will most certainly hang out with you. I am an animal lover and you should be too if you book this property!
Why Daniela Vesco chose Potrero
This is your chance to experience a true wild beachfront experience! Live like Tarzan comfortably in this rustic house with all the amenities!
What makes this Bungalow unique
Experience beachfront dreamy living!
Please no smoking inside the bungalow!
On a case by case policy. Additional fee.
Loads of fun for the whole family!
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
If you are looking for a low-key, posh hideaway right on the beach, this place is for you. It is amazing to sleep upstairs with the breeze to the sound of the waves. Not many people on the beach. Mostly locals. The hostess is an amazing young lady with Immaculate taste. The breakfast was out of this world. My husband is already begging for us to go back
Perfect slice of paradise!!!
This vacation was everything I was hoping for and so much more! Daniela was so hospitable and such a lovely and caring person, I left feeling like a had a new friend! From the moment I arrived and she greeted me outside, to the second I left (in the transportation she arranged for me), I felt so comfortable, safe and taken care of. I was there for rest and relaxation and opted not to leave the bungalow the entire time because there really was no need to. They made me the most amazing meals (thank you to Laura who is a gifted chef among other things), presented them beautifully and made sure I had everything I needed in between. Javier, who cleaned the bungalow daily, was very respectful, friendly and accommodating. Beach was absolutely stunning! You couldn't be closer to the water and it was perfect swimming conditions. The sunsets everyday were spectacular and I loved exploring the rocky areas at either end of the beach that were teeming with baby sea life. Sun bathing in the hammock and showering in the outdoor shower everyday were some of the highlights! All in all, I can't say enough about this private oasis Daniela has created! Truly peaceful, exquisite paradise that you will not want to leave :) Much love to Daniela and her crew... I will be back!
Don’t even have to bring a towel to the beach
The location and scenery was un-imaginable. The breakfasts were delicious, Daniela is a fabulous host and the local environment is welcoming. Look forward to returning to this paradise.
Hi Katie and Hans, I'm so happy you felt right at home here. I feel so lucky to have had you as guests, you are amazing people! I really enjoyed meeting you and spending some time together. I look forward to seeing you again!
amazing private cabana on the beach
This would be the top of anyone's list who prefers a private unique getaway with exceptional service. This is not the Ritz with pools and spas etc... this is an organic experience for those who prefer to getaway from the typical tourist resorts.
From the personal escort when you receive as enter the beach sand driveway required to get to the bungalow, to the daily chef prepared breakfasts, and daily attention from the on sight groundskeepers nextdoor (Javier and Gasille who take care of any needs... laundry to shopping for you), this is a rare find. We enjoyed the beach... one step from the bungalow and sound of the waves every night, then of course the many local ... truly local restaurants and shops. a few of the perks: fresh towels every day, Javier asking what you need every morning and afternoon, fresh quarts of juice everyday... and amazing the owner - Daniela- who provides total details about everything from how to get there, to ER - to the best bars and tour companies - sweetness. We have traveled a lot and very particular, but so nice when you find something that sooo exceeds expectations. Just keep in mind- this is not a 5 star hotel resort with hot tubs etc... this a 10 star getaway to restore your soul. My wife has request we go back 4X a year... fingers crossed that it's not rented due to this review - HA
Hi Stephen and Carol, I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time! The team was sad to see you leave and we all look forward to your next visit. Can't wait to hear the songs written at the bungalow!
All around 100% stunningly beautiful property, location, accommodation and total experience.
DESCRIPTION is spot on, everything listed is truthful, not over OR understated, what is expressed is accurate. Daniela’s recommendations were extremely helpful: my personal favorite was the superbly professional one-hour massage by Lisa in the palapa next door overlooking the ocean at sunset. (so good- I booked a second)
It IS possible to strike a smart balance between omnipresent impeccable service and the discernment of when and how to be invisible/absent: Daniela, Javier and Gisele have this absolutely perfected. Mornings begin with amazing breakfasts that truly rival a 3-star Michelin rating, and we enjoyed the generous fresh juice and fruit all day to each gorgeous sunset.
From total quiet relaxation at home for me (reading, afternoon siesta, outdoor showers après beach walking, swimming, etc.) to the go, go, go of endless activities like surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea sport fish excursions, guided fly fishing in the jungle, to surf casting for my husband and 13-year-old grandson (even entertaining HIM over the moon!), grilling our just-caught Durado for dinner overlooking ocean sunset: there is absolutely everything for every taste, preference and lifestyle.
BEST charming vacation ever, hands down. (and we’ve been visiting the area for years) We do not want to leave Playa La Penca and are so smitten we WILL return! By all means, come experience true perfection in this genuine paradise. Very solid five stars.
Dearest Katherine and Mark!! It was beyond amazing to have you visit the bungalow! I couldn't ask for better guests and I am so happy to have met you and look forward to seeing you again very soon! Lots of love from the Penca team! xoxo
Awesome location, awesome food, an adventure
The property is right on the beach - like, at high tide within 20 yards of the water! The beach (and the one to the north that's an easy walk) are both quiet and beautiful, with nice sand and perfect water temp. We had a pretty lazy week and enjoyed every minute (didn't rent a car). We walked into Potrero several evenings - about 30 minutes along the beach.
A few notes - Daniella was very welcoming and even drove us around to Tamarindo as "tour guide". Javier and Giselle were awesome! The breakfasts were a definite highlight (and huge), and they are both so sweet (just mention "karaoke")!
The house is set up to let breezes blow through which is great, and was comfortable even at 90+ degrees. Upstairs has no glass windows, it's a cool arrangement of mesh and wooden slats. There were a couple of nights where we had unusually strong winds and one night we had to retreat downstairs, but this was not typical! The sound of the waves is pretty loud too, but this was a good thing!
We used EcoTrans for the shuttle, and they were really great too - don't bother with anyone else.
If you're into "resort luxury" then look elsewhere. If you're looking for a cosy, quiet piece of paradise with great hosts, this is your place.
Oh, and look out for "Diego the ceviche guy" coming along the beach in the afternoons!
Hi Beth and Mick! I am thrilled you had such a good time! It was really great meeting both of you and I look forward to the next time we meet, here or in Texas! =) Javier and Giselle send their love!
We are located beachfront on Playa Penca adjacent to Potrero with many activities at your fingertips, most notably an inhouse massage, sunset horseback riding right in front of your house and boat rentals.