This open concept, rustic two level, studio type house is located just 300 meters from Playa Prieta, overlooking the beautiful Catalinas Bay, functionally 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 beatiful 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.
The house comes with a washing machine and wifi access.
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
Our three labs, Cosmo, Lola and Keyla, are very friendly and stay around the main house, providing for everybody's security. If you have a dog and would like to bring it along, you are welcome to it.
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 ask our guests to be responsible in the use of water and AC.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house.
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.
Location! Location! Location! Fantastic location - surrounded by gorgeous beaches and beautiful homes. Las Catalinas / The Green House is also only a 5 minute drive and is a fabulous beach club open to public to relax in hammocks, drink & dine with monkeys, surf, kayak, see amazing sunsets, bike rentals, etc. Would recommend renting a car - being so close to Las Catalinas is worth the car rental & the house has a secure parking area. Amazing photo opportunities everywhere!!
My wife and I were really happy with the apartment and with our hosts. Monica and her husband were super nice and they provided us with excellent suggestions for good spots to visit in the area like beaches to hang out all alone, to go snorkeling or to do other fun stuff. They also suggested great restaurants, places for shopping etc. They were taking great care to make sure that we had everything we needed and totally respected our privacy. We spent a lot of time in Las Catalinas beach town, which is a private investment project 5 min away by car that is open to the public (at least it was at the time we visited). You can rent all kinds of outdoor equipment there, enjoy a high-quality beach restaurant (great smoothies) and a couple of free hammocks and sun loungers. It's rather pricy, but also very tasteful. Another hotel in the area (Bahia del Sol, really close by) offers great Yoga courses twice a week or so with an ocean view. We really enjoyed those! Prieta beach is very close (5 min walk) and very nice, too. Many more wonderful beaches are only a short (15-25 min) car ride away including Conchal, Playa Grande etc. Except for Playa Grande the beaches we visited did not attract any surfers. Even if you don't want to go to beaches farther out, having a car is a must (from our perspective), because buses are only running twice a day and probably don't go to all beaches you will want to visit. The house itself has everything you need. There's very little traffic on the small street in front of the terrace (with a peak of maybe ten cars per hour or so) and almost none in the evenings, when you will likely enjoy it most. You have an amazing view of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. We, too, were welcomed with flowers and would love to come back rather sooner than later. Thanks for a great stay!
Ce chalet comporte en effet une belle vue, est situé près de belles plages et est très spacieux pour 2 personnes. Mais il aurait besoin d'une bonne rénovation/modernisation: escalier sécuritaire, peinture fraîche, réfrigérateur mieux conservé, meubles, oreillers propres et plus récents, ventilateurs et fenêtres nettoyés. Monica a été accueillante et serviable au début mais peu accessible ensuite, elle venait d'acheter un hôtel dont elle s'occupait en priorité.
My girlfriend and I had a great stay here. Monica was a gracious host and secluded Playa Prieta is a short 5-7 minute walk away. We were greeted with fresh flowers on the bed, and complimentary beverages in the fridge. We also spent time at Playas Dulce de Azucar, Danta, and Dantita, which are all within a 5 minute drive of the house, and are all beautiful beaches. The house was a bit dusty when we first arrived and the kitchen was missing a couple of minor things, but other than that no complaints. We also took Monica up on her restaurant recommendation for Sol y Mar down the street and liked it so much we went back a couple of nights later.
Dear Ben, it was a pleasure to host you and we very much appreciate your comments. We're sorry we didn't know about the pan and knives on time to tend to it while you were still there, but we thank you for letting us know and we'll take care of it right away... it's our goal to make our guests feel at home away from home and to enjoy our little paradise! Looking forward to hosting you and your girlfriend again, soon! Happy New Year, Monica and Aloys
By far the best place we stayed (out of 3 areas) in Guanacaste. Take the small hike down to the beach and make camp like my husband and I did. You will have the BEAUTIFUL cove to yourself and never want to leave! Perfectly secluded with a cute little village nearby with everything you'll need. Make sure to stop by Las Brisas on a Wednesday night to boogy down ;) The guest house was perfect with an amazing view and Monica and Alloys were more than accommodating and incredibly helpful throughout. Couldn't recommend this place more, we'll definitely be back!
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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!