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Great Deal on Luxury Home with Gorgeous Ocean Views !

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

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 beaches, Playa Penca and Playa Prieta, both voted in the top five most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our home is located on a two lane country road. Now that it is a paved road, it can, at times, have some traffic. The holiday season and the peak winter months are the busiest season.

Our elegant town home blends spacious living, comfort and luxury with magnificent views of Flamingo and Potrero Bay, Playa Penca, Playa Prieta, and incredible Pacific sunsets. Sitting on our wrap-around terrace watching a beautiful sunset with the waves crashing in the background makes time stand still. The shared infinity pool also has a breathtaking panoramic view of the coastline.

Our two story town 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 counter tops throughout and has all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. Our gourmet kitchen has just about everything you would need to cook a wonderful meal.

Our home has three bedrooms and three baths. The master has a king bed with private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed with private bath and the third bedroom sleeps four with two sets of adult side custom-made bunk beds. There is also a full bath for this bedroom. Each bedroom has a partial ocean view of Flamingo Bay.

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.

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Maggie Hudson, Jill & Jim Walsh
Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Maggie Hudson, Jill & Jim Walsh

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.

Maggie Hudson, Jill & Jim Walsh purchased this house in 2006

Why Maggie Hudson, Jill & Jim Walsh chose Potrero

Both families went down together 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!

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Potrero in Tempate District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see our specific rental agreement for the details in regards renting our home
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , (King bed)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , (Queen bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , (4 large twins that comfortably sleep adults)
  • 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. .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Our two story home was completed in February 2006. The main level includes the living room, dining room, large gourmet kitchen, large outside deck and patio with a beautiful view of the ocean as well as a full bath and bedroom with 4 large bunk beds. 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. The home has cable TV, DVD player, CD player, full stereo with inside and outside speakers and surround sound, high speed Internet and telephone. The Sony sound system is IPOD ready. The beautiful shared infinity pool with spa has two bathrooms/showers and a barbecue. Our home is a non-smoking home.


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Great Deal on Luxury Home with Gorgeous Ocean Views !
average rating of 4.94 based on 70 reviews

Great Potrero Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in Potrero and staying at the Bella Vista Del Mar. The home was clean, roomy and had a great entertaining floor plan. We had a group of 6 and it was a great size. We absolutely loved the pool. Each night after a busy day we would end in the pool watching the beautiful sunsets. The location was good if you are looking for culture, local activities, great restaurants, beaches and a slower paced life. Gotta go to Playa Flamingo, Los Catalina's, Diamanté Eco Adventures. Best restaurants were Castillo, Sailing Center and an Italian restaurant by Perlas we can't remember name. Overall a great vaca!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a nice stay. thank you for taking the time to do the review. Hope you will come again
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Comfortable condo in beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

The condo is very comfortable. We were a family of 5 (2 couples and 1 child) and the three rooms worked well.


- walking distance to two beaches, and 10-15 min drive from many more, including Flamingo and Conchal, which were our two favorites.

- the pool has a beautiful view.

- centrally located just a 5 min drive from the center of Potero and its restaurants and the management office.


- no beach chairs.

- only 4 beach towels and they were small and thin.

- the road is very noisy.

- the living room area is very small and only fits 5 people comfortably on the couches.

- the upstairs shower is very weak.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We will certainly address the beach towels, beach chairs and shower situation right away. We are glad you had a nice time in Costa Rica. Kind regards, Jill, Jim and Maggie
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Great Vacation Spot for Beach Lovers and Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Bella Vista Del Mar in Potrero. The view from the patio is unbelievable and we planned every evening to have a sunset cocktail and a front row seat to the spectacular sunset. The house was well appointed and had everything we needed during our stay. Beautiful pool area at the top of the hill with the best views of the coast, but it is a steep climb to get to the pool. There are plenty of restaurants in the Potrero, Surfside, Flamingo beach area within 10 minutes of the house. We loved all of the restaurant choices. when we return to Costa Rica we will definitely stay at Bella Vista Del Mar again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please that you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to your return.
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Perfect for easy access to many beaches and enjoying howler monkeys!

  • 5 of 5

The view is spectacular! The house is very comfortable. The kitchen is amazing and we cooked most of our meals there. The pool is fantastic and was greatly enjoyed daily!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best trip yet!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nice, 5 people with lots of room. Nice size porch with beautiful views. The pool is at the top, a bit of a climb for with mobility problems. Jill and the Kraine management will work hard to solve any problems. It is a third world country, not everything is perfect, but those beaches are outstanding with many to choose from. If possible rent a vehicle.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for us. Away from the crowds but pleasant walk to beach. The people of Costa Rica are wonderful and have the right attitude about preserving their environment.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself and the Costa Rican culture in our area.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sol y Mar
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Penca
Car: necessary

Our home is located in a quaint community on the Pacific Coast called Potrero in Flamingo Bay. If you have not traveled to Costa Rica before, it is a country of adventure. The people are wonderful and kind. Bella Vista del Mar is perfect for families who want to vacation together in a tropical paradise which offers many recreational activities. We are within walking distance (3-5 minutes) of two of the most gorgeous beaches in all of Costa Rica. There are many water sports within 15 min of our home. Locally there are many other activities including hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, canopy tours, ATV adventures.

Within 30 minutes is Tamarindo and Playa Grande, one of the surfing capitals of the world. There you can surf, take lessons or just lie on the beach. Within 3 hours is the Arenal Volcano and the Tabicon Hot Springs which is a must see. It is truly paradise on earth. There are many adventures including white water rafting, waterfall repelling, hiking and canopy tours.

Other Activities: Jungle Canopy tour, ATV adventures


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Potrero, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Season 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall High Season 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Years 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High Season 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2019
22 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Rental rates: $1500- $3500/ week
50% deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Stays less than one week or multiple week stays are available. You are encouraged to inquire.
NO refund of deposit for Christmas and Easter weeks.
Rates do not include 13% Costa Rican accommodation sales tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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