Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
- english, spanish
About Roy Benard
I originally was attracted to the area in 1974 and have owned and developed land here since then. I love the protected bay, the Catalina islands 5 miles out, and the almost deserted beaches nearby. The spectacular sunset views are what really attracted me to this 90 acre hillside property minutes away form the beach. The little village nearby has most everything and Flamingo on the other side of the bay has the Casino, night clubs, tourists, banks and other services.
Roy Benard purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Roy Benard chose Potrero
Actually I built this home 10 years ago on property that I have owned since 1974. This piece of land is right on a ridge and not only has a great ocean view it has a mountain view and great breezes almost all the time. On the night of the full moon you can watch the sunset on the ocean and then turn 180 degrees and watch the full moon rising shortly after. There are almost magical sunsets all year around , great reflections on the water from this vantage point 100 meters up and 500 meters back from the beach. The beaches are not crowded and if one hikes or drives a few miles you can sometime get a beach to yourself.
What makes this Cottage unique
I enjoy the dry tropical climate of this coastal area. After exploring all of Costa Rica I realized the humid areas were too humid , too rainy, and full of bugs. This area has way less insects, less snakes, and less humidity and rain then anywhere in the country. Just a fan or a breeze keeps one comfortable due to the drier air. Temperatures hover between 73 to 93 degrees all year around , and the ocean is about 80 degrees F, nice and comfortable . There are so many activities that I have listed above and some of the other attractions are only an hour or two away. COSTA RICA HAS 25% OF ITS LAND EITHER IN NATURE PRESERVES OR NATIONAL PARKS. I love photography , this is a photographers and an artists dream.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please leave the home as you found it or arrange a payment with the caretaker to clean if you do not have the time .
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nature, relaxation and Privacy.
This property has a beautiful view o f th e Pacific ocean. The house is loaded wuth charater and has a rapport with nature. The location offers access to many beaches, restarants, and groceriy stores. Roy, the owner is awesome!
5 star view
This property has a magnificent view but there’s no setup to enjoy it other than dragging the plastic chairs from the patio out to the edge of the property. The house is as the owner states, a tiny house with the essentials for cooking and is very rustic. We arrived after dark and had some problems finding it as the only directions we were given was ‘small casita on the left’. It seemed obvious the next day but wasn’t in the dark. There was no toilet paper in the house and also no dish soap or cloths/sponges to clean dishes and the cooking area. I really think those are essentials and should be provided. The bedroom upstairs is very comfortable but it’s very hot downstairs and even with the windows open there’s not much air circulation although there are fans provided.
Sunsets every night
We were so lucky to find this charming house! The location was perfect. We wrestled with walking the steep climb home everyday, but it was well worth it. We were able to sit, high above the most beautiful beach, every evening and watch one gorgeous sunset after another. We did not have a car, but there were several restaurants and small markets to walk to. Plus, two wonderful beaches to walk to. Playa Prieta was hands down our favorite! Well equipped kitchen made it easy to make breakfast every day, before heading out. We also made dinner at home many times, after the sun went down. The air conditioning in the bedroom, plus a comfortable bed made for a great night's sleep. The downstairs was not sure conditioned, but the covered patio was very comfortable to sit and drink or coffee, while bird watching. Bird watching was amazing. Mot mots troguns, parrots, hummingbirds, Orioles and more! Our favorites, though, were the magpie jays that would come to the kitchen window and yell at us to feed them. They especially liked cat food!
A sunset jungle retreat
We arrived at dusk, via taxi from the airport. The little yellow casa was surrounded by twinkling fireflies.
In the house was all the comforts of home , wifi,movies,microwave ,coffe maker, stove. We settled in quickly and sat out on the patio to listen to the howler monkeys. we spent alot of time on The patio in. We were often greeted by creatures such as little foxes and friendly skunks , magpies, monkeys above us.
The sunsets were magical, the beach was The best! Like walking into a postcard. It took us about 20 minutes to walk down to it and we only walked back up twice the other times we took taxis
The caretakers were friendly and helpful, download a translator app to communicate with them though.
We stayed 30 days and it felt like home.
Lovely outdoor space
The sunset views from this property are truly stunning. Grab a lounge chair from the patio, move it to the edge of the garden, pour a drink and then relax and enjoy the show. Very private - neighbors are a decent distance away - nice to feel cozy and secluded in a tropical getaway. The interior is clean and well-organized.
Relax , local and beautiful
My boyfrind and I stayed 5 nights in this charming little casa.
It was perfect.
It is near the beach (5 minutes walk), near the mini-markets and it is not really touristic. You feel like you are a local, you feel good. Everyone is friendly.
The house is small, but you have everything that you need, plus you have everynight a beautiful sunset.
Prieta beach (5 minutes) is totally beautiful and Penca beach (5 minutes) is perfect to watch the sunset during swiming in the pacifical waves.
The kitchen is well equipped and the bedroom is charming with the A/C.
Josepha, the caretaker who lives close to the casa, is really kind, helpful and she will help you to learn more spanish words!
We could stay many more weeks here. I recommend it for a couple or for a small family.
we will come back.
Thanks for your lovely write up , glad you enjoyed the home.
Please note that the map is incorrectly showing the home location as Flamingo beach , this is our area , not our location . We are on the other side of the bay north of Flamingo 3 km on a hill overlooking Playa Prieta.
The home is right on the "a" at the end of Playa Penca.