Ocean & Mountainview Villa Celeste

House - Entire home/apt · Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phyllis

Come to our triple level uniquely designed home, giving you great ocean views of Potrero Bay. Sleeps 6 comfortably with a fully outfitted kitchen. Enjoy a cooling dip in the refreshing pool with waterfall.
Walk to beaches, restaurants, food stores, ATM.
Come and experience it for yourself…… Pura Vida!

Your host, Phyllis
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Come to our triple level uniquely designed home, giving you great ocean views of Potrero Bay. Sleeps 6 comfortably with a fully outfitted kitchen. Enjoy a cooling dip in the refreshing pool with waterfall.
Walk to beaches, restaurants, food stores, ATM.
Come and experience it for yourself…… Pura Vida!

The Space

Very unique three level home with the master suite on the third level giving you great views of Potrero Bay and the mountains. Large private balcony and hand carved king bed. There is a walk in closet, separate toilet area. The master bedroom also has a couch and a TV.
Large ceramic walk in shower and soaker tub with dual sinks in the the master bath.
Fully outfitted kitchen on main level with ocean views from large balcony with hand made wooden furniture so you can sit and enjoy your freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee while listening to the howlers, parakeets etc.
There is a lovely hand made wooden desk area for your convenience to set up your laptop.
The dining area has hand made wooden dining table for 6 and a living room with sofa, and loveseat, TV, DVD player. Many movies to choose from, as well as books, games etc
Lower level has a Bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with couch and bunk bed.
Covered carpark area for your vehicle.
Shared pool with cascading waterfall with views to the ocean. It is part of the Ville Cielo Mar Complex.
Can easily walk to 3 different and diverse beaches, Playa Penca, Prieta and Potrero.From here you can drive to many other pristine beaches, walk through forests and find howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, iguanas etc.
There is a tourist information centre a short 5 minute walk from the Villa. Restaurants and a grocery store are all within walking distance.
The Villa has Stainless steel fridge with ice and water dispenser, wine fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Beach towels and hammocks available. There is a water cooler as well on the lower level.
Chaise lounges for the pool area. The main balcony has hand made wooden patio furniture.
Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living space. There are ceiling fans throughout the Villa.
The town of Flamingo, Tamarindo etc are all easy drives from the Villa and the Liberia airport is a 50 minute drive. There are many activities to do, sailing, snorkelling, SCUBA, visiting Rinco de la Vieja (volcano) with tubing, ziplining, SPA, etc a short drive from the Airport.
There is a YOGA/Gym a 10 minute drive from the Villa.
Costa Rica has so much to offer, come and experience it for yourself!

Interaction with Guests

Our contact is only by phone or email with our guests. We have a management company who meets you at the Villa and gives you the tour and the keys.

The Neighborhood

Potrero is a small town built around the main square soccer field. There is a church within walking distance, a police station and a few Supers (convenience stores). There is karioke at two different bars during the week.

Getting around

There is public bus by the soccer field, you can get taxis, or rent a car if you are keen to explore. We walk as much as we can along the many beaches.
You can rent a car from the Liberia airport or you can get a shuttle from the airport. We can give you suggestions as to who to book with if required.

Other Things to Note

We have custom pricing for various months. Christmas is the most popular time of the year and the rates are higher than the daily rate shown. You need to confirm with us as to what the rate is for the particular time you are requesting. Thanks. Phyllis

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Our travel focus was on looking for property in Guanacaste along the "gold coast" along with some fun and relaxation. Above all else we were not looking for a large complex with people partying to all hours of the night (aka a Tamarindo hotel type setting). Villa Celeste met our needs perfectly. The following comments are made about our one month long stay.

    The condo - The 3 floor set up worked well for us. I had to work a bit and the separate floors allowed me to leave my wife undisturbed. Most importantly, the home is well decorated, very well supplied. From the bigger feature like a full, ice making, refrigerator all the way down to everything you would need to cook, and then some. Blender, mixer, pizza cutter, plates, bowls, bags for the beach, a large supply of great beach towels on and on you will want for nothing in this condo. The place also has a small propane BBQ that works very well. We were pleasantly surprised the propane tank was full upon arrival (if not, the local store has replacement tanks).

    The view - spectacular. The master bedroom has a stunning view. If you get up with the sun, just leave those curtains at the foot of the bed open and your day will start in a glorious manner. Views all the way around to Playa Flamingo, sailboats, speed boats and jet skis speckle the rolling ocean.

    Pool, parking and neighbors - The pool is small, what I would call a dipping pool. It was all we needed. It also put a smile on my nephew's face when we was with us over the weekend. (The bigger pool is Penca!) As stated, the spa is not heated. Very common in Costa Rica, I don't get it, but it is common. We had no issues parking. We drove a sedan (but if you are driving around I strongly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle.... you will want to drive into Conchal through Braziltio... TRUST ME!) Neighbor - The neighbor and manager is Machito, but he is a dog, so we mostly talk to his helper Jack. :) Sorry Jack, but we fell in love with that dog of yours! Need ANYTHING?! Ask Jack. A great guy who can get anywhere you want/need to go. Plus if you want a great sailing trip, he is your man. Jack is Canadian born but been in CR since the 80's. He treated us very well.
    Playa Penca was a pleasant surprise. An easy walk from the house, with stunning sunsets, great sand and very few people.

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Villa Celeste was absolutely wonderful. The place is beautiful, tastefully decorated, spacious and well laid-out. We were grateful to have air conditioning during our stay as it was hot! The place has everything you need in the kitchen including a blender for fruit smoothies.

    The villa is perched up on top of a hill overlooking the ocean and the flowers and pool add to the stunning view. We enjoyed the view while we ate breakfast every morning from one of the 3 balconies. We saw monkeys, iguanas, lizards, and beautiful birds right outside of the condo.

    You have your choice of 3 pristine beaches all within a 5-10 minute walk from the place. Playa Prieta was our favourite. There is also a grocery store right beside the condo and a couple more to choose from just a few minutes further down the road. You have several restaurants to choose from all within a 5-15 minutes walking distance from the condo.

    Phyllis was just an amazing host as she was quick to respond to our questions and went above and beyond in terms of providing detailed maps of the area, places to rent bikes, suggestions on activities and restaurants. She coordinated the check-in/out through Lindsey and Jenny who work for a local real-estate company. Both Lindsey and Jenny were very welcoming and attentive to our needs.

    We had a drink one night with Jack, the neighbour and the original builder of the condo unit. He's a really interesting guy and shared a lot of great info about the community and travelling in Costa Rica - he also owns a sailboat that you can charter.

    We highly recommend staying at Phyllis' place and would definitely stay again.

    April 2014
  • Our family very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Celeste in Potrero. The condo is large, clean and well stocked. There is a good selection of books and movies. I especially liked the kitchen and found everything I needed to do a bit of baking. The condo complex is small - just three units - and is very quiet. The pool is situated above the Pacific Ocean and we always had it to ourselves. We loved floating around and watching the parakeets jump about in the trees right beside us. The nearest beach is less than a 10 minute walk away. There are a few little grocery stores... again, no more than 10 minutes away by foot. We were able to buy any food we needed without having to drive anywhere. The owner, Phyllis, was very helpful with providing directions and information, as well as answering any questions we had. The villa is fairly new and not all taxi drivers know where it is, but Phyllis gave us good, detailed directions, so it wasn't a problem. We also really enjoyed meeting the condo builder, Jack, who lives on the property. He was also very nice and gave us good recommendations for restaurants and beaches. A bonus - meeting Jack's sweet dog, Macho. It was easy to get back to the airport. The Ecotrans people don't have any trouble finding the condo and are punctual. We would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
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I am married with two sons. I work full time in the Health Care Field and my husband Darrell is a geologist. We love to travel and spend as much time as we can at our Villa in Costa Rica. We fell in love with Costa Rica many many years ago and have had our place for three years. We love to explore and travel on rough roads looking for wildlife and pristine beaches that we have to ourself. We love to kayak, zipline, walk, hike, photography and explore new areas. Our place is in a quiet neighbourhood that is not heavily commercialized. I am learning spanish so that i can fully immerse myself in the culture. We live on fresh fruit and veggies and fresh caught seafood. We love to sail and always see dolphins, rays, turtles, etc. We are both easy going people but like excitement as well as a time to chill.
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