About This Listing
This open concept, rustic two level, studio type house is located just 300 meters from Playa Prieta, overlooking the beautiful Catalinas Bay, tastefully furnished and surrounded by a lush garden, It is designed for the peaceful souls!
This studio house is suitable for a single person or a couple. It is surrounded by a lush vegetation and opens up to a beautiful ocean view; inside it has many artistic details, wooden floors and a stone covered bathroom, all of which contribute to the very tranquil atmosphere.The studio house comes with a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and parking place.
The house is on the lower side of a hill, with its own gate on the main road, and its parking place inside the property.
Interaction with Guests
As your hosts, we live in the main house of the property and will be there to check you in upon arrival and assist you during your stay if desired. However, the studio house is very private and completely independent from the main house.
Sunset Hills is a high end suburb of Playa Potrero, with one of the best ocean views in the area. The town itself, Playa Potrero, is a very tranquil town that has experienced a balanced development, offering visitors many beautiful activities to enjoy: solitary beaches and mountain trails, kayak and paddleboarding, scuba diving and much more. The renoun Catalinas Project is only minutes away offering beach-club ammenities in a gorgeous setting! Downtown Potrero, within a 10 minute walking distance from the house, offers three small supermarkets, some typical restaurants and the famous bar Las Brisas, right on the beach.
All beaches in the area are within walking distance, as well as downtown Potrero, which is about 800 meeters from the house. There is a public bus that stops in front of the property.
From the house you can reach some of the most beautiful beaches by foot: Playa Prieta, Playa Penca and Sugar Beach, just to name a few. Many tempting walking trails are just within walking distance and during winter season there is a waterfall just around the corner... it's a magical spot!
Other Things to Note
Since we work within the hospitality industry, we are able to assist our guests with recommendations and useful tips to better enjoy their stay, we always send a very detailed visitor's guide to our guests a few days before arrival and leave a printed copy in the house. Bathroom towels and beach towels are provided, as well as soap, shampoo and conditioner.
We ask our guests to be responsible in the use of water and AC.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house.
Always keep the main gate locked.
When you leave the house turn off the AC and lock all doors and windows.
I had to wait until I had time to leave a thorough review. My time with Monica and Aloys was exceptional. Initially I was afraid of privacy considering they also live on the property but I never saw or heard from them unless we needed something! ( which we did a lot! I'm sorry Monica!) and they came right away with every silly thing I forgot. I felt super safe and super comfortable. I honestly thought I could handle the heat but thankfully they had fans and an AC so we were very comfortable in that sense. Monica stayed up until past 1 am to let us in as our flight arrived late AND we had to drive so I really appreciate that! They were so thorough in providing us with a guide book of all that was in the area including supermarkets and great tours available. The studio is way bigger than the photos and so comfortable with everything we needed and more. I'm so glad I chose this place my boyfriends birthday went off without any issues! My only wish is that Monica had more places in Costa Rica as there are so many other places we want to visit! I will definitely be back to guanacaste if Monica will have us! In a nutshell this place is great if you want privacy and tranquility but also with the proximity of restaurants and other things to do near by! Wifi is not the best but that's the whole area really and they really made a daily effort to make sure we were as connected as possible! It was good enough for Netflix!
Great studio/house.. Really big.. Quiet, relaxed area with many beaches nearby.. Great stay..
Wonderful place with an awesome view! Monica was very attentive and friendly to our needs. We had to cancel another subpar reservation elsewhere and she quickly accommodated us in her cute studio. While the listing calls it a studio, its a little misleading. This is a full separate house. Its quite large and spacious and can easily accommodate a small family of 3. Plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the scenery. My only complaint was the signal reception of the WiFi. I had to do work a few times and the signal would fade in and out. Monica was kind enough to get me a wireless card but unfortunately Kolbi reception in the area is marginal for data. They are working on a WiFi extender but in the short run anyone absolutely needing internet should be aware. If its not deal breaker then this is a terrific spot! I highly recommend.
Our stay at the Studio House was perfect. Superb location: a 2 min walk away from Playa Prieta, a hidden, little known, beautiful beach where you can spend your days undisturbed by crowds if you don't feel like driving. If you have a car, there are dozens of spots just a short drive away: Playa Danta, Flamingo, Potrero, Minas (a must!), Grande, Ventanas.
The house itself is amazing: it's clean, it has an open layout, big windows which let in a lot of light and the views from the ocean; a fully stocked kitchen (there are even cake pans!); and a nice front porch with chairs and a hammock where you can relax at sunset with your favorite drink and music. Dreamy.
Monica is such a gracious host. She made sure to be there to greet us when we arrived, giving us directions along the way so we wouldn't get lost. There were fresh flowers on the bed and two cold beers in the fridge for us!
Thank you Monica for a wonderful stay. We'll come back for sure, we had such a wonderful time.
This spot is a short, scenic walk away from Playa Prieta--one of the nicest beaches you'll find in the area. On foot and by car, there are many other great and varied beaches to check out in the surrounding few miles. A car will also give you access to an excellent farmer's market at Mar Vista (Wednesdays, 3-6 PM) as well as local purveyors of fish and the area's amazing fruit. The house itself has a lovely front porch to enjoy an early morning coffee and the sounds of the local fauna. You can finish your day roasting a whole fish on the outdoor grill. The main area road stands between the house and the beaches but it is very low traffic and provides excellent coastal access. Finally, Monica was a responsive, friendly, and helpful host who provided us with great directions and advice and was there to meet us with a fresh flowers and cold beer. Highly recommended!
Our stay at the studio house was nothing short of amazing. The view of the ocean was majestic, as the house is open and bright thanks to the large window on the front porch. We (my fiancée and I) could walk to several private beaches surrounding the house and the small town of Potrero was a 2 min drive. Day trips to Tamarindo, Flamingo etc are easy if you have a vehicle. The house was perfectly prepped for our arrival and Monica was close by if we needed anything. A perfect place to feel as though you're at home. We will definitely return and big thx to Monica and Aloys :D
My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful week at Monica's studio near the beach. The house is perfect for two people or a small family, with fully functioning amenities and comfortable beds. It is a short walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica (complete with tidal pools) and about a half-hour walk from both the town of Potrero and Las Catalinas, an intentional community. I would be happy to return to the Studio House any time.
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About the Host, Monica
My husband Aloys and I enjoy the simple things in life, and for that Costa Rica is the ideal place: long walks, good food and good wine... it's in the simplest of things that you find joy in life!
Within a very short walking distance from the house, this beach will enchant you!
Sports bar on the beach - almost an institution in the area - offers a great variety of drinks and snacks - on Wednesdays don't miss its famous Ladie's Night!
Only a short distance from the house, Las Catalinas offers activities (yoga, paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayak, etc.), hiking trails and the most beautiful beaches, as well as a great restaurant.
For medical emergencies - also dental - best service in the area, open 24/7