Location: Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
This 3 bedroom home is located in the Pacific Heights development of Playa Potrero and provides dynamic views of the mountains, pastures, the waves crashing on Potrero Beach, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. So come with me, as we tour the magnificent Casa Thu.
As you approach Casa Thu, you experience the lush vegetation and tropical vibe that this home is known for. Upon entry, you are met with vaulted ceilings made from teak hardwood and bright open spaces where the living, dining, and kitchen area combine for the perfect entertainment experience. This area is also surrounded by beautiful sliding glass doors that open to covered balconies, sweet ocean breezes, and some of the best views one can ask for.
The large, principal bedroom is conveniently located on the main floor, has an en-suite bath, and views of the mountains and all of Potrero Beach. The other two bedrooms are located downstairs and share the second bathroom.
Best of all, Casa Thu features an impressive infinity-edge pool with a separate Jacuzzi tub, and spectacular views of Potrero Beach, Playa Flamingo, the new marina, and even in the distance the gorgeous white sands of Conchal Beach.
The home also comes with a casita that can be used as a guest suite or caretaker's quarters. In addition, the owners thoughtfully acquired additional land, included in the price of this home, that offers abundant privacy from neighbors and can be used to serve as your own tropical garden or to build guest casitas.
Pacific Heights is an established community located on the mountain range located behind Playa Potrero. It is known for its million-dollar homes and stunning views, while still keeping the rugged, raw, and adventurous spirit of Costa Rica. This is not a gated community, nor does it want to be. Owners in Pacific Heights love the peacefulness of the mountain, the connection with nature, and the immersion in the local culture.
People often ask me about the history of Potrero. The word “Potrero” actually means “pasture” in English, which is exactly what this area was before it was developed. In fact, there is still an abundant amount of farmland surrounding the town, and it is not uncommon to see the majestic cows roaming the streets or walking on the beach.
With the exception of Pacific Heights, the geography of Potrero itself is relatively flat, making it easy for residents to walk and bike from place to place in the town and to the beach. This ease of access creates a wonderful sense of community, with restaurants, breweries, beach bars, and grocery stores all within walking distance.
To boot, the new Flamingo Marina, currently under construction, sits at the southernmost point of Playa Potrero. This marina will have approximately 180 slips and there are plans for a 5-star hotel, a small convention center, and high-end shopping, retail and restaurants. The fishing in Potrero is legendary and the waters are full of Sailfish, Marlin, Snapper and Yellow Fin Tuna.
If you are a boater, rest assured that, if you own Casa Thu, you will be able to see your boat in the Flamingo Marina from this home. You will be able to see the sailboats coming in and out of the harbor, and witness some of the most amazing sunsets that Costa Rica has to offer.
Casa Thu is 15 minutes from quality health care, a professional golf course, and nine gorgeous beaches. It’s located just 40 minutes from the bustling nightlife of Tamarindo, and 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport.