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 a great experience here! Peaceful and tranquil just what I wanted. The wifi was spotty I could only use it at the main house, my only complaint. A beautiful space just like the pictures.
We had a lovely stay at the studio house! We loved sitting out on the front porch and listening to the birds and animals nearby! You can even hear and see the ocean from the front porch. The closest beach is a 5 minute walk down a nearby path and it was beautiful and very private. The house was very clean and very well equipped. We had everything we needed to prepare meals. My husband and I had rented a car for the first few days and we were happy we did because things seemed a bit farther than described on the listing. We also took the local bus home from Playa Flamingo and it stopped right in front of the house for us! If you plan on eating out and enjoying some more popular beaches it would be helpful to have a car or be willing to take the local bus.
Unfortunately we never met Monica as she was out of town however Aloys was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome. He was very helpful and friendly and answered any questions we had!! It was nice talking to him about life in Costa Rica and learning about the history.
My only complaint is that the house was very close to the road and very large and noisy trucks passed by early in the morning. This is at no fault of Monica and Aloys but we were surprised since we thought the house was in a quiet rural area. It is because of the condos/resort they are building up the mountain so hopefully when construction is complete it won't be as noisy!
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home for part of our honeymoon! We had a beautiful stay and will certainly return to the area one (website hidden) you need to try the small restaurant on the beach that they recommend! It is called something like soda azul I believe but the fish was so fresh and the view is stunning! We were sitting basically right on the beach. Very authentic experience for sure :)
We really enjoyed staying in this small house. It has a nice open design, and was great for relaxing. More important it is about a 10 minute walk to Playa Prieta, which was much better than I expected, and might be my favorite beach that I have been to in Guanacaste and maybe all of Costa Rica. It has almost-white sand, very clear water, and a lot of shade, which is very important in Guanacaste. Playa Penca, which was also very nice with white sand, clear water and some shade, is on a short trail from Penca. The hosts were very kind and we hope to go back sometime soon!
Monica was incredibly hospitable and our experience was a 5 Star one! The place is impeccably clean, beautiful and spacious! A true Love Nest in a gorgeous area!
Thank You, Monica!!!
Host was very accommodating and welcoming. Answered all my questions. I stayed there for more than a week and really liked it. The only negative is that wi-fi is not very good. The place is driving distance to all the big beaches and walking distance to some cool ones as well. Got my scuba certification while staying there.
The Studio House offered by Monica and Aloys was great! The house itself was perfect for a cozy, romantic getaway. The kitchen is well-equipped to prepare as many meals as you'd wish (we cooked three meals a day) and there is plenty of room to lounge and make yourself comfortable after a full morning in the sun. Playa Prieta was only a 5 minute walk away (we chose to walk instead of drive) and we essentially had the roughly quarter mile long stretch complete to ourselves. Monica and Aloys were EXCELLENT hosts; the WiFi signal was poor in the house, but they happily lent us their laptop!
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!
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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!