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Serge Ouddane

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Costa Del Sol, Beachfront 'Potopoto' Delicious Beach House

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa


Photos and Description of this El Salvador holiday villa

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


A very simple way to reach Costa del Sol.

Going out from the International Airport, after 5 kilometers headind to San Salvador take the first road on the right (Direction San Miguel).

Run 8 kilometers and take the first road on the right (Direction Costa del Sol)

Run 7 kilometers and take the first on the right ( to Costa del Sol).

Run 8 kilometers and follow the beach on the left.

Run until KM 71.5, and turn right at Abarroteria Lopez, just after Hotel Suites Jaltepeque.(1/2 mile further)


PotoPoto, house of charm, designed for family leisure and romantic escapades, is an absolute must .

Everything has been designed to offer a safe, secure and pleasant stay in El Salvador's best beach.

Our mission is to offer the family the best place can be found in Costa del Sol at an affordable rate and with an uncommon rapport.

This cozy house of charm, set on the Costa del Sol beach, is a spot for sea lovers. This family house, loaded with bikes, surf boards, bodysurf boards, fishing rods and sun umbrellas is everything a family needs to spend the time of its life.

For an additional fee, a light breakfast ( farm eggs, red beans, coffee or tea) is served on the morning on the deck, at the edge of the waves.

Then, take a sun umbrella and enjoy the beach.

For an additional fee, you can ask Orlando (the housekeeper), for lunch and dinner to provide the fresh giant shrimps, lobsters or Robalo fillets (depending on how good the day was for the local fisherman). Provide coal or wood, to light a barbecue. Or If you prefer the local delicatessen,' pupusas', you will be delighted by Niña Tey's famous ones.

You can arrange a tour on the mangrove, or a trip to savage Boca del Lempa: ideal for birdwatching! Take a trip to deep sea and watch the fabulous variety of wildlife there: dolphins, turtles, ray manta, tuna.

Back to the house, enjoy the hammocks, sip a coconut, and relax. That's why you are here, under the palm trees, stirred by the breeze.

Sunset is a magic moment you will share with your beloved ones on the beach.

After dinner, take a book, watch a DVD (large choice of movies in the library) or , if you prefer, play backgammon, scrabble, chess or cards.

At night, after a warm shower in your private bathroom, have the best rest of the year in the lovely air conditioned bedrooms( A/C only 8 pm to 8 am and 2 pm to 4 pm: additional fee for permanent A/C).

Three bedrooms are equipped with queen beds. A large bedroom with 4 single beds delights all the kids who can experiment gregarism at their ease.

Enjoy life on the tropics: after all, you deserve it!

Orlando and Elena provide a basic housekeeping service.

Yes: be confident that everything has been designed for the safety, security and leisure of the family!

Keywords: 1/2 acre beach,sand, palm trees, swiiming pool.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Serge Ouddane (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish

About Serge Ouddane

Professeur at the Universidad del Istmo, in Guatemala, I am a family fan.

Ana, my wife, and I have 4 children and four grandsons.

We really enjoy this enchanting place that has been completely renewed in the 2008-2010 period.

Now, the children are grown up and we do not use the house as often as we should like to.

We feel lucky to own such an lovely place and are willing to allow families with children to discover a simple and natural life.

Our preferred guests will be parenting adults who want to experience with their children the ravishment of days rythmed by the sound of waves.

We prefer guests with a strong capacity to admire the creation, who love life passionately, and share these feelings with their children.

Yes: we prefer parents who teach life to their children and we lease the best classroom for these lessons: our very beautiful family house on the beach.

Serge Ouddane purchased this villa in 2000

Why Serge Ouddane chose Central America

First of all, because it is an elegant place: therefore, it is not crowded, people care about it, and it is safe.

Then, because it is located half an hour away from the international airport: after a long journey, you get home easily and quickly. When in Costa del sol Los Angeles is four hours away, and Miami three hours, for example.

Finally, because there are many things to do around: fishing, birdwatching, shellpicking, fine cooking and , of course, farniente.

What makes this villa unique

Time for me, Time for the family, Time for friends.

Time for a cup of wine, time for a real fire on the beach, time for freedom.

Space for the eyes, space for the feet, space for new ideas.

The pleasure to walk barefoot on the grass, to feel the breeze on the skin, to breathe an unpolluted air.

Guestbook comments from the owner

2011/10/9 wilber quintanilla

Hi Serge,

I have been tremendously busy since I came back from El Salvador.

I am happy to tell you that I enjoyed staying at your place at Costa Del Sol very much. I enjoyed the fact that it is so closed to the beach and the serenity it has because of its proximity to the ocean. I was able to relax and really unplug from my busy life in the US. And Orlando and his wife were tremendously helpful and very nice. Overall, my experience at your house was great.

There are some things that I would improve to make the stay more complete and I would like to share them with you if you would like. Please let me know as I believe my suggestions may make staying at your place even better (my stay was wonderful and very enjoyable)

Nonetheless, I would definitely stay at your place again and I would strongly recommend it to my friends and family.

In fact, I have a friend named Jose who will be contacting you about renting your house as he will be coming to El Salvador in the next month.

Please keep me in mind and I will certainly keep you in mind for future plans.

Kind Regards,

Aug 2011
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based on 15 traveller reviews

Costa Del Sol, Beachfront 'Potopoto' Delicious Beach House
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic, Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Mr Serge

I just wanted to shared with you the pleasant experience that me and my family had at your beach house. We had a great time, with memories that we will never forget. Everything was great, I hope to book your place again very soon. Orlando and Helena were great; they were always there for anything that we needed.

Thank you for letting us stay at your house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay/

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful place for 3 nights. Very private and Secure, we had the place to ourselves.

Orlando and Helena were always there with anything we needed. They did not hesitate to provide us with anything we may wanted. Orlando took us to the Fish market where we bought the biggest Shrimp ever. My girl was not feeling good and Orlando took us to the pharmacy to get some medication. Overall it is a great place to stay.

The owner reply to my email within hours, great service.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alabama, USS

Did not meet our expectations!

  • 3 of 5

We called the morning of our arrival and Orlando, the caretaker, DID NOT know we were coming. He briefly showed us the home. We didn't see him again until that night. We had to light the fire for the barbecue, there were not beach chairs or kid toys. We asked about the wifi and they said they have never had any. The following morning we patiently waiting for the breakfast that was mentioned on the overview. Orlando's wife said the owner took that service OFF over a year!!! That's terrible to promote items you no longer provided. My husband and I had to walk to a local store to buy breakfast as Orlando was not there to take us. There was no DVD to watch and always there is only 1 TV in 1 bedroom out of 4 rooms. We didn't not get the good service previous people received from the caretakers. Unfortunately we will not be coming back. The beach and privacy was perfect but the service was a 2 out of 5.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, incredible paradisiacal feeling!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Potopoto for three unforgettable weeks, we came at the end of June when the weather can be rainy or cloudy, instead we got super clear blue skies during the day and fresh rainy nights.

The renting transaction was very pleasant communication with the owner was fast and clear throughout.

In the house you can immediately notice that the owners have paid attention to detail on the services and utilities it offers. The pool was well maintained and recently cleaned. The grass, palms and gardens were all very good taken care of.

What is important to notice is that the rooms were cleaned every morning, and changed sheets every 3 days, each room has its own bathroom which makes a huge difference to other houses in the Costa del Sol.

The setup of the house has a bit of a camping ground (ranch) feeling, where you feel the beach and the palms the whole day. The kitchen and eating place sits next to the pool, and the beach literally 50mts. from the pool, this for us was the greatest plus of the house.

We will definitely come back, I hugely recommend PotoPoto!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing times

  • 5 of 5

Short drive from the airport and Fairly easy to find, with a convienant little grocery store and pupuseria leading the way. Enjoyed everything about the property. Loved the kitchen by the beach and all the bedrooms. Nothing fancy but exactly what is needed for a relaxing and quiet vacation. Nothing in the area to really see and restaurants are very limited but we were looking for neither and thus did not affect our stay much. Food and whatever needed can be bought to you by the wonderful caretakers on sight if so desired, at your own expense, of course. TV was not operational and the AC units were not the greatest but if bedroom doors are kept closed, they are sufficient. Would recommend this location for those families that like to create their own fun, without all the modern day technologies.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Richard. You caught the spirit, and enjoyed it, which makes me happy. Costa del Sol is a wonderful place when you expect nothing but relaxing, enjoy the sea, the beach, simple life, and your beloved ones. regards, Noni and Serge
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a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

we had a great time here. Stayed here with friends and family and we all loved how beautiful the beach was and the entire area

The care takers were so helpful and the food and service was excellent.

We felt right at home and the owner was also very helpful answering any questions we had in a timely manner.

look forward to going back next year

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Salvador International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Hola
Nearest Beach
Costa del Sol
Nearest Point of Interest
San Salvador International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Suites Jaltepeque
Nearest Point of Interest
hotel Tesoro Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
bird watching on the savage boca del lempa
Nearest Point of Interest
Boca del Lempa
Nearest Point of Interest
Nuestra Se�ora del Mar
Car: not necessary

Make a tour on the mangrove, or a trip to savage Boca del Lempa: ideal for birdwatching!

Arrange a trip to deep sea and watch the fabulous variety of wildlife there: dolphins, turtles, ray manta, tuna fish.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in El Salvador

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

As stated before we only allow 10 persons, adults and kids, total. This is during the day and sleeping at night.

Rates are subject to changes until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in El Salvador

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Crib (1),
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Under ANY circumstance more than 10 guests will be allowed nor for the day or the night. For large families get togethers we recommend to go to la Hola or to Club Joya del Pacifico that are less than a mile away from the house. Entrance to the property will not be allowed for people not compliant with this rule.