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Living area.
Living area. AC in all rooms.
Large veranda with cool fans.
Pool area.
Pool setting surrounded by luxurious gardens.
Plenty of parking in a gated lot.
Outdoor dining.
Outdoor bar.
Outdoor kitchen.
Kitchen.
Breakfast bar.
Master bedroom off the pool. Includes AC.
Master bedroom.
Master bathroom.
Master bathroom.
Master outdoor shower.
Guest bathroom.
Sunset at Playa Grande where you can also see some turtles.
Playa Potrero and its surrounding beaches such as Flamingo are just minutes away.
Playa Potrero is a beautiful and tranquil beach with a small marina on one end. 8-10 minute walk.
Swim in the falls at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Park
Stop at the fruits and vegetables market during your morning stroll.
You can relax under your own palm tree.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Playa Potrero, Province of Guanacaste

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Carlos R
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEDROOMS UNPLEASANTLY NAUSEATING”
Reviewed January 15, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Readers excuse my severity but I owe it to you and to my family. I want to start by saying that we have visited Costa Rica many times before and absolutely love it. The review of this property expresses our own personal experience and it only reflects the management style of a place and not of a community. Costa Ricans are welcoming, kind and educated people. We have previously stayed in beautiful remote locations with no electricity and no running water but by choice. This is not about how good the owner’s intentions are or how difficult it is to maintain a house in the tropics like another reviewer suggested; this is a business transaction where the renter fairly expects the purchased product and no less. It is a nuisance to blame weather in the tropics for a decaying indoor sofa or the lack of linens. We rented this property during the holidays and we are extremely disappointed. Because of the holidays we paid three times more the regular rate which is not unusual and is not the reason of our disgust. The most stunning properties we’ve ever visited are in fact in the tropics and some of them are actually in Costa Rica. It is disturbing to suggest that the renter’s real frustrations or displeasures must be attuned or masked with a lemon tree or by some fantasy monkeys. The biggest and foremost deception of this property is its name “Oceanside Villa”, literally there’s nothing “ocean side” about the location and the property itself is neither a house nor a “Villa”. The property is owned by Carole [--] and Daniel [--], a successful french Canadian couple who lives in Canada. The property is managed by a local lady who also manages multiple properties in the same area. The closest publicly accessible beach is approximately 2,765 feet or 842 meters far making it factually distant to be called “walking distance”; the only nearby grocery store is about 1,800 feet or 550 meters away, making it a challenge to walk if you are bringing groceries. The closest restaurant or bar is called The Shack and is about the same distance. My point is that there’s nothing objectively “walking distance” about this location. The place is technically a cottage and sits at the end of a larger property including two attached small shacks which the owner calls “Casa Limon” and “Casa Mango”. The property is surrounded by a dust cloud lined with dark dirt roads commonly dominated by hordes of ubiquitous ATV’s. This particular property is detached from the two other ones and has a bit more privacy since it sits at the end. The other two properties are exceedingly tiny and one was overflowing with backpackers who seemed to be drawn to this part of Costa Rica and particularly to this type of property. The outside grounds are very comfortable and clean, the outside cooking area makes up for the claustrophobic inside of the property. The place has limited privacy and it particularly has a tool shed next to the pool where a sinister gardener goes back and forth endlessly every morning; he attends multiple properties in the area however the tools are stored in this shed, be ready to see a lot of him.
The pool is comforting especially with the perpetual unforgiving heat. The inside of the property is tiny and unpleasantly claustrophobic; there is a very small bed in each one of the two tiny bedrooms, the bathroom has a decent size compared with the rest of the place. The living room area is occupied by a repulsive deteriorated black sofa, the filthy coating is peeling off and the pieces fly everywhere (see pics), the tiny cooking area has a small narrow shelf with a repugnant coffee maker and an ancient toaster, there are some gruesome cooking artifacts hanging from everywhere. It quickly becomes nauseating to be inside this place. The worst part is the “bedrooms”, with tiny uncomfortable beds and prison-style pillows; there are only worn sheets and no blankets available. The yellow throw and the red throw from the pictures on top of the beds are the actual “blankets” for four people. When we requested better and or more pillows we were told that it was not possible, we also requested blankets and were denied, the manager said that each room already had a blanket which was not accurate (see pics). The property’s sleeping accommodations are not suitable for a family of four and are actually quite distressing; after three horrible nights and multiple ignored requests we decided to leave an already paid rental and move our family to a hotel room. The misrepresentation and deceptive listing of this property lead us to unexpected expenses and unnecessary frustration. This was unquestionably our most unpleasant travel experience. Mrs. [--] I respect your choices but your listing must be revised and accurately described.

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Liked best: Outside living
Liked least: Bedrooms
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
17 Jan 2016
We don`t want our past and future guests to be misled by this review and left wondering about the condition of our rental properties - Oceanside Villa, Casa Mango and Casa Limon. We would like to mention that after this guest published the first version of his ‘review’, we had to asked Flipkey and Tripadvisor to interfere as it contained too many inaccuracies, condescending and defamatory comments and was divulging personal info without proper authorization. We own this property and live in our Villa at least four months a year and pride ourselves on the quality of accommodations we provide; earlier reviews reflect this. The description of our home is unpretentious and accurate: the pictures show exactly what you will find on site. The description talks about a charming tico-style home with a private pool surrounded by gardens and a large veranda, beautifully furnished, and with a fully equipped outdoors kitchen. We live in a quiet area, along Potrero Bay, surrounded by pleasant neighbors and a handful of restaurant-bars and grocery stores where we walk or bike to every day.

Regarding the damaged sofa in the indoors living room, we admit that guests from last year sat on the sofa with wet bathing suits and damaged the faux- leather which is unfortunate as it is less than a year old. Needless to say, this sofa will be replaced. We have a wonderful property manager who did meet with our guests’ family, and came over to offer more pillows and blankets. Making sure our visitors have a comfortable stay is our priority.

We send our regards to all our past guests for their constructive comments and look forward to seeing them again. To our dismay, this guest has described his visit to our little piece of paradise with language befitting a scene from a horror movie. We wish him and his family all the best in their future travel.
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Tea-GH
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very comfortable place with great pool and outside area”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The place is very comfortable, with a great pool and outside area which provides a good alternative to going to the beach. The outside kitchen is also a nice feature. The house is well equipped and the manager is very friendly, helpful and responsive to needs. While access is straight forward and the location is very tranquil, the beach is a 10 minute walk away, and basic shops are not "around the corner". Great value for money.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sturgeon Falls ON Canada
Reviewed April 10, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Belize
Reviewed February 6, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Manon565
Sherbrooke
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Liked best: La piscine et la proximité des services(épiceries, restos,bars et la plage)
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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