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30 reviews
Sunset from balcony
View of villa from Playa Penca
Dining Area with custom carved table and chairs
Granite countered kitchen and island
First level living room convertible to third bedroom . Curtains pulled for privacy .
Circular stairs from Master level to Living room
King size bed on Master Level
Double Talevera sinks in Master bath
Florentine tiled Master Shower
Master bath soaking tub
View from Master Bedroom
Guest bedroom first level
Outside Dining Area
Rattan palmed fans on all levels
Custom Carved Guanacaste wood doors
Costa Rican Rockers on balcony
Pool on walk out level
Poolside Outside dining area at night
Playa Penca
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Potrero, Province of Guanacaste

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Oliver V
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing location!!”
Reviewed 14 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We spend a week in this conveniently located villa in Costa Rica. It was our first time in Costa Rica and we were very happy with our experience. It was very close to the beach and various restaurants. It also had a swimming pool and jacuzzi for our use. The views from the balconies are incredible!

The owners were very helpful. Booking and receiving the keys was a breeze. convinient.

We highly recommend this villa. We had a great time and will be coming back very soon!

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Liked best: The views, amenities and updated kitchen.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ann t
Brunswick, Maine
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“This property is awesome!!!”
Reviewed 7 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We've never rented a property outside of the USA. It was so the right choice! The home was clean, comfortable, in a quiet area and within a 3 minute walk to 2 beaches, a small market & 3 restaurants (the first one on the left just after the food market was our favorite). We didn't even end up renting a car since all was within this area. We were so fortunate to have the owners, Carol & Scott in the area when we were there. They gave us several very helpful tips....but then I did find all the same information in the book of the area that they provide with the house. We connected with Alex Tours for transportation for a couple of excursions and our return to the airport.....he is great and speaks very good english. Do Not Hesitate to rent this property! You will make new friends at alot of these places!

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Liked best: felt like home
Liked least: the length of our stay
Travelling group: Friends
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WV
Reviewed 13 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Winnipeg mb
Reviewed 5 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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NJ
Reviewed 6 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Louie P
Chicago, Illinois
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“This is the place!”
Reviewed 29 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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If you are looking for a quiet spot with a beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets, fantastic location, a great swimming pool and all the amenities of home, this is the place!

We have been coming to Costa Rica for the last 5 years to visit our daughter and her family. When we were visiting last April, we saw this great villa located on a hill overlooking the beach and decided to check it out. The owners were very nice and we decided to rent it for two weeks this year in March. It is now our favorite place to stay.

Every morning we would wake up and have our coffee on the balcony overlooking the beautiful sights and sounds of the ocean. The villa's location is fantastic. It was a 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach, Playa Penca. One of our favorite local restaurants, Sol Y Mar, is right down the hill, a minute walk and next to that a little grocery store. The villa has all the amenities you could want to make you feel at home. There is a beautiful kitchen with everything you need. There is a comfortable living room with cableT.V. ,and the Villa is equipped with A/C and wireless internet. Next to the beautiful swimming pool is a great outdoor eating area complete with a bbq grill and wet bar. ...all in all a great area to entertain.

We highly recommend Cielo Mar Villa and certainly plan to stay there again on our next visit to Costa Rica!

Lou and Kathy

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: That we had to leave and come back home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dolores72...
Calgary, Canada
1 review
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“Secret Paradise”
Reviewed 21 March 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Carol and Scott have an incredible place here in, perched on a hill with a view that will take your breath away each day, that you will sorely miss and never forget once you return home!!

We stayed at the villa for just over two weeks with our three children, 3,5 and 7, and my sister who joined us. There is everything you could possibly need in the villa, full kitchen with all the apliances and amenities that make you feel at home, or better than home!! The pool was perfect and with the warm weather the kids were usually in for a morning swim early each morning before heading to the beach. And would return to it each afternoon.

There are two beautiful beaches just a short walk away. Playa Penca quickly became our favorite, where we played in the waves, boogie boarded and explored the tide pools at either end of the bay. On our second last day a whole family of Howler monkeys were perched in the trees just a few feet above us along the road to the beach.

The village of Potrero is very charming and has everything you could need. My husband enjoyed his daily afternoon bike ride, borrowed from our neighbor Jack who was wonderful, to Super Wendy, the local farmers' market and Lola's bakery for anything we might need. Always stopping for a cold beer while taking in the beautiful view of the ocean.

If you need more "action" the busy and bustling town of Tamarindo is an easy trip by public bus and a quick cab ride away. As we didn't rent a car we took the local buses in twice with no problems at all. We ha d a great time for the day there, but we were relieved and thankful to return to our tranquil little Potrero and our home, Villa Cielo Mar.

If you are not the cooking type there are plenty of restaurants nearby. We walked into the Italian Village a couple of times for supper and really enjoyed it.

My husband and a travel throughout Costa Rica many years ago and would come back here in a heart beat. So many quiet beautiful places we found ten years ago are now so developed and busy, such as Tamarindo. We hope that Potrero remains untouched so that others can in enjoy it the way we have.

Thank you so much Carol and Scott for opening your home to us. We will highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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