About This Listing
Come stay in my beautiful, airy and open home. Enjoy the lovely yard and pool. A short walk to playa Potrero, about 300 meters. Night life is within walking distance, as well as several beautiful beaches!
Second floor contains two bedrooms, a large balcony and a shared bath - sleeps four. Downstairs master suite includes a bath, and there is a half bath on the downstairs terrace.
Fully equiped kitchen, and wifi, cable and local phone are included. Beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees, and a swimming pool with a soaking pool and waterfall!
Many birds and local wildlife visit the walled yard - so you have privacy and still enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Costa Rica.
Close to Country Day School, La Paz, Epifania, and Gold Coast Schools.
In a friendly neighborhood with families from across the globe - as well as cows, horses and chickens wandering around! But only 300 meters from the beach!
There are a number of Bar/Restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
Interaction with Guests
As you are renting the entire home, I will not be on-site, but still available via phone.
This neighborhood is home to people around the globe, and warm and welcoming. There are a number of good bar/restaurants in the neighborhood, and the towns of Potrero and Flamingo are within walking distance.
There is a public bus that runs every half hour on he main road, about 100 meters walk from the house. Inter us from Bahia deal Sol runs to San Jose every morning.
No smoking in the rooms - Smoking allowed on the balcony.
Not a rule, but we strongly urge you to wash the sand off your feet before entering the house - unless you want to walk in grit, and get it in the bed!
We had a blast in Costa Rica. The roads here are rural, so come prepared for a drive. We rented a car in Liberia. The location of Casa Rana is right near the beach- we could walk there in 5 min. Leslie prepared us well for our stay-very responsive and helpful with any questions. We met her son, Brian, at the house. The house was great. A/c's in each area. We ate out and at the house 50/50. It rained every day for a while, but the mornings were fantastic! The humidity keeps things damp, but the A/C helps with this after a few mins. We surfed and played on several nearby beaches- all gorgeous! Brian was great to help us with local contacts from food to fun and even a nearby zip line tour. We took a day trip to a volcano with mud baths. Overall, we had an amazing time. Our 3 girls said they never wanted to leave! The WIFI and cable kept my husband connected to work while the pool kept the rest of us happy. And don't forget how safe we were with the security system. We went to get lost in a week of Costa Rican beauty and beaches. Casa Rana is definitely the area for that type of vacation! Thanks Brian, Jen, and Leslie for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Casa Rana!
Staying at Casa Rana was a great experience. The accommodations were very comfortable. The rooms were very cozy. The pool was really refreshing to dip in to cool off in the 34 degree temp. I even had a chance to do a work out with the weights available next to the pool. I would defiantly stay their again . Much better than the resorts I have stayed at before. Keep up the good work Leslie. The breakfasts we had were top of the line she does it right :)
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About the Host, Leslie
I am retired and spending much of my time in Central America. I love to cook, so my two spare rooms are available. When you come to Costa Rica, you will have a beautiful breakfast each morning!! I love my adopted country, and, if you choose to stay with me, you will love it as well!
When I am there I boogy board, bike ride, do yoga and sea kayak. As my guest you are welcome to use my equipment during your stay.
I love to cook, and host pizza/movie night every other week in my home.
The Shack is right around the corner and this little joint serves up a great breakfast and free wifi. Nightly entertainment as well!
A short walk from Casa Rana, Maxwell's is the place to go to meet neighborhood folks and make plans. Kelly and Mike serve up good food and great company! A must do when you visit!
Home to a good Spanish restaurant - great wine and tapas, this beautiful restaurant is right in front of you when the road splits left to Potrero town, and right to Italian Village.
Las Brisas has great food and drinks and Wednesday night is Ladies night!
On the paved road to Brasilito, this market has everything you will need during your stay or for a trip to the beach.
One of the great local beaches - white sand, big waves, heavily populated. A nice walk from Casa Rana
Playa Penca is another beautiful beach, within walking distance of Casa Rana, up Playa Potrero, through Potrero town, and back out to the beach. Playa Penca bar is a good stop too!
Restaurant is right across from beautiful Flamingo Beach and a great place to have a meal.
This hidden gem has great waves for body surfing, and you will see very few other folks. It is a nice hike from Casa Rana, and worth the trip.
Playa Conchal has crashing waves and is highly populated, as the resort is nearby. Beautiful shell sand beach and plenty of shade, snorkeling at the north end and good place to get souvenirs!
The monkey trail is the back road to Potrero, and the most direct route to Playas del Coco. Four wheel drive only, and have someone show you how to find it. Wild ride!
Lolas Norte on Playa Danta, and the original at Avellanas is a must do - great drinks and food, on beautiful beaches. Avellanas is a great surfing beach.