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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 plus bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Villa Cielo Mar has a stunning 180 degree plus view of Potrero Bay from Flamingo to the Catalina Islands. A delightful five minute walk past our resident howler monkeys brings you to the pristine sugar colored sands of Playa Penca. In the evening bask in the light of spectacular sunsets and listen to the sound of the crashing surf from your private deck .

Our exquisitely furnished three level townhouse has hand carved Guanacaste wood furniture doors which are accented with coral walls exuding a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax or entertain. The custom designed pool side patio makes this the perfect place for tiki lit dinners, BBQ's or mixing cocktails at the granite topped wet bar with mini fridge.

Come enjoy our little slice of tropical paradise where the' sky meets the sea'

More Details

Carol D.
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great house, very well kept and all the amenities you'd ever need. We loved being able to make our own breakfast and lunches, which we would just pack up with us. The house has several different coolers for you to use so it was perfect for beach days. Several groceries stores are within walking distance and a fresh fruit market too, though go early. The views from the balconies were beyond words. We loved making pina coladas in the blender and sitting out and watching the sunset over the two bays--Penca and Flamingo--quickly became a nightly ritual. It was also nice because part of our group wanted to go explore the area and my college-age son and his roommate just wanted to walk to the beach or hang out and drink beer by the pool. Everyone was happy! The house is an easy drive to several incredible beaches, Playa Conchal and Playa Danta, both worthy of seeing, and as easy walk to Playa Penca. It was also an easy drive to Rincon National Park, about an hour and a half. Several really good restaurants were very close, tons of great Italian places and Sol de Mar, just down the hill, which has really awesome seafood. Also, don't miss open mike night (Thursday, I think) at The Shack. Super fun, great music. Also, we loved the neighbors next door and Jack, who was the original builder or the units and is also the person in charge of maintaining the place. All and all, it's a wonderful house and a great location to explore this beautiful part of Costa Rica. We'll definitely be back
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome around the Potrero around the Tempate District

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large soaking style tub and large walk in tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , powder room on main level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in glass cubed shower
  • The master level has a very large walk in Travertine tiled shower with separate jacuzzi soaking tub. Hand painted Talevera sinks top off the large vanity area . A separate enclosed toilet area offers privacy. Large master walk in closet with plenty of shelving and an electronic locked safe for your valuables. All bathrooms have beautiful hand carved doors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , king sleep sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Hand carved marlin headboard
  • The master level encompasses the entire third floor. The circular stairwell opens up to a custom made king bed adorned with a hand carved marlin headboard. Seahorses are exquisitely carved into the four posts which anchor the master bed and a pillow top mattress will seduce you into a deep slumber. Glassed sliders lead out onto a private balcony overlooking Potrero Bay , the Catalina and Sombrero islands and to the south Playa Potrero. Listen to the crashing surf just below on Playa penca. On the first level is a queen sized bedroom with lime colored walls and tropical patterned bedding. All linens are 400 count. Our family room also on the first level can be converted to another sleeping area by simply sliding the L shaped sofa together . The king sized sleeper sofa with privacy curtains allows for additional sleeping for 2 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed outside only. First level has walk out to the pool area. A granite topped wetbar has mini fridge and custom bench seating for 8.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful views

  • 3 of 5

The house has very beautiful views and the beach is amazing . The house inside is good, however some electronic appliances are not working .

Outside , the terrace in front of the swimming pool and the garden are not very clean .We could not use the terrace because the sink was stuck and very dirty.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful sunsets, nice pool area , house needs a lot of work

  • 3 of 5

We stayed five nights with two kids under 4. The pool area is really nice and kept up well, the neighbors on the left live there full time and they cleaned it every day. The views of the sunset were amazing from the pool and the balcony, just like the photos on here. It was nice grilling and hanging out by the pool. The fridge that's in the grill area doesn't work so don't put anything in it or bother turning it on :)

I hate writing anything negative but the house needs a REALLY good cleaning. In fact, I got the vacuum out myself and did a lot of vacuuming up of cobwebs, dirt and bugs all over the bed, corners, couches, bathrooms. Cleaning products aren't really in the house but I tried to do the best I could with what I had. The couch on the kitchen level needs to go, it's dirty and sunken in pretty bad. The doors facing the ocean need to be fixed, it was very hard opening and closing them.. to the point where my husband had to close and open them for us every single time and he even struggled. Should be an easy fix, some grease? Maybe since it's for sale it's not much of a concern to the owners?

We did have a scorpion in our master bath, we killed him. We also had another bug that I have no idea what it was but it had a roach body, long spider legs and hairy pinchers..we killed him. Also, two lizards are in the house roaming about, we couldn't catch least they're killing the bugs. :) We get it, we are in Costa Rica, there are bugs.. but they are coming in from somewhere, maybe a ripped screen?

If you don't really care too much about cleanliness then stay here. The pool, grill area and views are amazing!

Location was quiet, the walk to the beach is over a main paved road and down another road.. doesn't take longer than 10 minutes. There is a market on Thursdays in town, definitely check it out. Smoking Pig restaurant was good. Coco Loco had the best ceviche we've ever had.. go check it out, it's on Flamingo beach.. which was our favorite of the 8 we visited.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After evaluating your input, we have changed management companies due to the complaints we received regarding cleanliness. Our new cleaning service has been exceptional since the switch. Our living room has also been upgraded with new furniture . Thank you for your review and bringing your concerns to our attention.
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We are in love.

  • 5 of 5

We loved almost all about the setting and location of condo . The spot was perfect. Quiet and serene. The view was FABULOUS. The only negative was the two flights of stairs. We thought this at first but after a few days we didn't think about. The pool was a great addition. With our car we were able to explore and see other parts of the area. . We recommend it to all.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing views.

The villa had everything you need and felt like home.

I loved the town and the people. I felt very safe even though at 630 it was already so dark you needed a flash light. You chance silt spend all day at the villa, cook and relax by the pool. Although there restaurants and bars walking distance but not close enough to cause noise.

I would recommend it to all my friends.

I'm a runner and was very happy to run to flamingo Beach which back and forth was almost 4 miles.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views of tropical paradise!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I arrived late on our first day of our week long adventure in Costa Rica. Consequently, the beauty of our vista from Villa Cielo Mar did not reveal itself until the next morning. And what a view it was!

Whether from either of the second or third floor balconies, or the amazing semi-private pool area, the stunning blue waters of the sunlit Pacific and the lush jungle canopy made our first morning there unforgettable. The sunsets weren't too shabby either!

As for the home itself...the property is pretty much as described in the listing and photos. I thought it could use a bit of sprucing up in a few areas...some newer linens, a couple of minor repairs here and there, and in particular, the first floor entertainment area...but on the whole, a pleasant place to stay. Those minor bits are the only reason I would hesitate giving it a five star rating.

While we were there, we enjoyed some wonderful tours, including zip lining, flora and fauna, snorkeling, and many delicious meals at some of the local restaurants and watering holes. One of the evenings there, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by having a local chef prepare a gourmet meal for us right in our beautiful kitchen. Consider getting a hold of LetMeCook4You if coming here. You'll be glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice but not what was expected.

  • 3 of 5

Not what was expected. The "3rd" bedroom was a small living area with a curtain hung so it could be closed off.. Not really a 3rd bedroom! Daughter had to sleep on a small sofa with no real privacy. No outdoor lighting around the pool & the pool light did not work. The owners lived in the villa next door. We felt "watched" the entire stay. The owner was overheard complaining about having to clean the pool daily after us, they said we brought in too much sand.? We showered after the beach daily and also cleaned the pool after each use.... Not sure what they expect in guest... We only used the pool 3 days of the entire 7 day stay. Overall nice property. We prefer a private house not a villa shared with the owners. Will never stay in that location again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that your vacation experience didn't meet your expectations. We strive to be as accurate as possible in our description of the bedrooms. After careful review of our listing we feel it does accurately reflect how it is set up. Our king size custom made sofa has an extra thick sleeping cushion and our guests have been very pleased with how comfortable it has been. It is not a partitioned private bedroom and does has privacy curtains as detailed out in our listing. Its unfortunate that this was not conveyed to you prior to booking. We are not sure to whom you may have spoken or felt watched by but we do not live on property. Our home is in Maine and we were not present .When we are present we stay in our villa and it is not available for occupancy to our guests during those visits . Our management company takes care of the majority of our repairs and did confirm that a bulb was out in the pool and that has been replaced. Again we apologize for the inconvenience and do hope that we have alleviated your concerns and that you may reconsider a future stay.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Daniel Ober Airport Liberia
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Las Brisas
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Playa Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sol Y Mar
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Penca/ Playa Potrero
Car: not necessary

75 Km from Liberia Airport, 35 Km from Tamarindo Airport

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Kayaking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome around the Potrero,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Green season 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.37
Property Damage Protection £45.13

Dates available: Year Round . We also have two other properties so please inquire even if the villa is booked.
5% service charge on credit cards. Echeck option is free

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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