House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Mic Gumb
Mic & Mindy Gumb live in Denver, Colorado
Mic Gumb purchased this House in 2003
Why Mic Gumb chose Potrero
While on our first vacation in Costa Rica in 2003, we came across this incredible house which just spoke to us on some level. The spectacular views, the privacy, the way it made us feel was just magic. To truly understand this, you'd need to know that we definitely are not the most spontaneous people in the world - and we were certainly not in the market for a house. Yet, by the time we returned home four weeks later, we were proud owners of this property. A decision we have never regretted for a minute. This is now our home - and yours when you visit - and by the time we get to the top of the driveway, our whole demeanor has shifted to peacefulness. Many of our guests who return year after year have migrated into wonderful friendships and we've become acquainted with so many lovely families.
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 9:00 am
Dogs reside on the property.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
So much to love!!!
Portrero is a small town that allows you to be close to some restaurants and shops but not surrounded by tourists. The home is on a hill allowing for a fabulous view. Having Ernesto the caretaker on the property really gave us a sense of security. There wasn't the feeling of having to keep all of our belongings put away and locked up as we had at other rentals. The house is gated and Ernesto and the dogs are there. The dogs are a neat touch, such characters. Rusty was our favorite! In addition, there is Ana Marie who tends to the house. We arrived to the villa after 5 days in Costa Rica. I handed Ana Marie a huge laundry bag of dirty clothes and she didn't flinch. She washed and folded all laundry, did dishes, and cleaned up after us daily. So nice, making it feel like a true vacation. The beach was 5 mins walk. We often went to Prieta. It has beautiful water and some great waves during high tide for boogie boarding. We saw howler monkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds, and toucan. In fact those howlers woke us up some mornings. The house has everything you need and want at a great price. I would recommend doing the lazy lizard boat ride in Flamingo, so fun!! The owner and agent were very responsive and helpful. The house has a great layout and is beautifully decorated. This house is a gem for so many reasons!
Costa Rica has ruined Mexico for me
The property is appropriately named. The view was spectacular and provided a wonderful back drop for our vacation.
The local beaches were very nice, but we also really enjoyed Playa Flamingo, it was worth driving to. If you want to do some shopping Tamarindo is not far and a day at Diamante is worth the effort.
Eveyone was very friendly, including the dogs. As we have dogs at home, having Rusty and Kava hanging around made us feel very comfortable.
The pool was private and provided us with lots of entertainment for the kids. For me the highlight was the almost abandoned pristine beaches.
This vacation has ruined Mexico for me.
Tex & his family are the perfect guests for our property
Had a great stay in Potrero and would return again tomorrow if possible, will be coming back in future
Returning guests are my favorites.
We would stay at this location again. Good location (Potrero is a small village along the beach), private-gated house, great house layout. Needs a few updates - mostly the tile, many places the grout has holes which allow the “Costa Rica Army” to enter. You’ll never keep out all the critters and there are well placed cans of bug spray which we used. It would also give it a better look. Ernesto and the dogs were great to have around. Rusty made his way up every morning for a breakfast of leftovers. Monkeys travel by the house very early, but you can always catch them at the public beach at the end of the road. We felt very safe, left the doors unlocked and keys in the car the entire trip. Like many of the other posts, if you leave clothes out Anna Maria will wash them. You can take two outfits and always have clean clothes. Ernesto and Anna maintain the property (interior & exterior, pool) daily but you never seem notice them. Overall it was a nice stay and if we return would look for this house.
This is as good of a review as I can hope for. Our home is 25 years old and the heat & rain always has items for me to repair.
This is our second time to the area. Our family of 5 loved this place. 3 bedrooms, great kitchen with dishwasher, new refrigerator, nice stove, and new washer/dryer served us well. The pool was great for a morning swim and play and then we headed a local beach. In our time we went to Prieta, Conchal, Tamarindo, and Penca. We also did a great day sail with Serendipity.
This house gave great sunsets. The security was wonderful with an automatic gate and the groundskeepers home on the property with three friendly dogs which meant that a security system was not needed. (The place where we stayed before required an elaborate alarm system where the motion detector created false alarms due to small animals). We felt safe and secure the entire time. I loved the simple feel of the villages of Potrero and Surside to get groceries, fruit, baked goods, and a great dinner.
We love the simple atmosphere of Potrero/Surfside and thank Mic for providing a great home for our family to have a great vacation.
I love positive reviews!
Great family home
The house accommodated my family of 6 perfectly. It was convenient that every room has its own bathroom. The views are breathtaking! Ana Maria and Ernesto are such nice people. Ana Maria did an excellent job keeping the home tidy and having our laundry done was a major plus. The pool was great for cooling off. The pups would sometimes go up to say hello but not be bothersome. The beach was quite the treck from the house. Overall yes I recommend the home and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
When a guest states they will be returning--is the best resonse ever!
Lazy Lizard Sailing in Potrero Bay