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Isla en el Cielo: Guesthouse, Potrero
2-BD Ocean-View Apartment at 3-BD Villa

Isla en el Cielo: Guesthouse in Potrero is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment in Pacific Heights with fabulous ocean views. The apartment underwent a top-to-bottom remodel in 2022, so bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, furniture and everything else are all brand-new.

The apartment is part of a large property with a 4-bedroom villa and a beautiful pool, all of which can be rented together or separately. Please note that if the main villa is occupied, apartment renters cannot use the pool.

One bedroom has a king bed, and the other has two twins, so the apartment sleeps four.

Rent the whole house and guesthouse here: Isla en el Cielo: Whole 5-Bedroom Home

Isla en el Cielo: Guesthouse surroundings

The apartment is located in Pacific Heights, a mountainside community accessible via a gravel road from downtown Potrero. This neighborhood is known for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean below, and Isla en el Cielo is almost at the top of the mountain.

Potrero itself is what we call “one of Costa Rica’s best-kept little secrets” – an authentically Tico town with a lot to offer tourists and expats. There are a half-dozen beaches within a short drive (or walk) from the downtown.

Surfside is a town on the southern outskirts of Potrero (sometimes considered part of Potrero) that caters to an international clientele with a robust array of restaurants, bars, tour agencies, grocery stores and souvenir shops.

Adventure awaits

Your rental will be stocked with a welcome basket of coffee, coffee filters, salt, pepper, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, paper towels, cooking oil and Costa Rica’s famous Salsa Lizano.

We’re always ready to help you book any adventure, including scuba diving, fishing, ocean cruises, horseback riding and ATV tours. Day trips to Rincón de la Vieja National Park, whitewater rafting or local cultural tours – we’re here to offer you unbeatable service! Click for more info about tours and activities.

We’ll be happy to provide free, competitive quotes for private rental cars, transport to/from the Liberia or San Jose airports, tours and activities. We are locals and can answer any questions you may have regarding this property and the surrounding area. We are here to make your next Costa Rican getaway unforgettable.

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We price our listings using a proprietary system that changes rates based on market-wide supply and demand. We lower our prices as often as we raise them, all depending on demand. With daily and weekly prices, discounts are already taken into account. Contact us to ask about our monthly rates.

Sleeping Situation

  • Living Area

    1 sofa bed

  • Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 single bed

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Property Details

  • City: Potrero
  • Country: Costa Rica
Additional details
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Check-In Hour: 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Hour: 10:00 am
Reservation & Payment Terms
1. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the total rental rate is required to secure the reservation. The advance payment will be applied toward the house rent. Payments can be made in the form of a wire transfer, credit card or cashier’s check. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty (30) days before your arrival date. Monthly Rentals: Monthly rentals can be subject to extra fees as electric consumption and/or cleaning fees.
Cancelation Policy
Firm - 30-60 days before
  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in
  • 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in
  • No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in
  • Bookings that overlap Christmas and New Year’s are non-refundable
  • We'll refund the original payment method used during booking, subtracting any payment processing fees incurred for payment or refund processing.
  • 5% cancellation fee plus 13% sales tax over the total booking amount, or a minimum of $75 +13%
  • No exceptions. We recommend travel insurance for unforeseen situations.
Things to Note
Special Places of Costa Rica is committed to protecting our properties and keeping up-to-date with short-term rental regulations, which is why you will be asked to complete our independent verification. Before your stay begins, you will need to verify your details with us to complete your booking. You will be contacted via email and/or text to complete the verification. You will also be given the choice between paying a refundable deposit or buying a non-refundable damage waiver. We suggest you buy the damage waiver as this protects you in case you cause accidental damage during a booking.


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Jessica Connett
May 12 2024
Beautiful space and view! Off the beaten path so very private and quiet. Definitely helps to have 4 WD to get there. We coordinated our stay with another family who stayed in a big house and it was perfect! Gave us all extra space. guaranteed pool availability that way!
Denise Langhoff
Feb 18 2023
Sunsets are the most beautiful I have ever seen So much room in the property to spread out and everyone finds their own space. Pool was warm all day. Sunsets were amazing. Property is conveniently located to many beaches, restaurants, and attractions. On site grounds keeper was very helpful and the property management company was very attentive.
Krystal Kennedy
Jun 16 2023
Amazing, This property was so beautiful that we said multiple times that we could have done none of the excursions and just stayed at the house and still have a wonderful time! The pictures do not do it justice - they are accurate, just not as wonderful as the real thing. There was patio furniture which I think I may not have seen in pictures and was pleasantly surprised. We left our floats behind, hoping at least a few families can get some use out of them. This was our first experience with an infinity edge, I felt that this one was safe for humans, not so much pool toys (but I wasn't worried about the toys)! The house is about a 10 minute drive up/down a steep, curvy, and occasionally muddy "road" and we had one person with motion sickness, but after the first day he knew to take benadryl before every outing. 4x4 needed, but I think that was a given, not just for the house. And the road was part of the fun of the experience! I think the ONLY thing that was not as expected was that the tub in the house master has extremely low water pressure so our 6/9 year olds were disappointed that they could not bath as expected. The water in the house (but not a problem for the apartment) never got past a little warm, there was always still a chill. Again, the 4 teens staying in the apartment said they had hot water. We had 8 people, 4 in each house and had plenty of space. I might recommend more towels for larger groups. Loved it!
Thom Rogers
Jun 29 2023
Fantastic Trip The property was everything as advertised and more. The onsite host/caretaker Maikol was very helpful and really made everything easy. A couple tips for first timers to this area. Make sure you do your grocery shopping in Liberia before heading west to the house, groceries are a little scarce and a lot pricier than in the city. Also, for some reason, Waze routing from the airport in Liberia will put you on a crazy two hour route. Use google maps instead for a 1 hour and 10 minute trip which is pretty good.
Starting at $125/night (min. 2 nights)
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Isla en el Cielo: Guesthouse

  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bdrms
  • 2 Baths
Starting at $125/night (min. 2 nights)

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