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Regenerate Your Spirit! Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Vacation Rental

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Relax and watch hummingbirds, parrots and macaws!

Relax and watch hummingbirds, parrots and macaws! Entry gate to lush gardens Relax and BBQ your fresh catch of the day! Minutes to Playa Hermosa sunset daily! Clean, bright and with all amenities! Living room with extra long sleep sofa The Master Bedroom Local waterfall, 1 km. View of Hermosa-From a Ultralight Beautiful hot springs await you! Amazing sunsets Relax on the front porch! Hours away, visit Volcan Arenal! 40 lbs. of glorious Mahi Mahi caught off shore minutes from the house! Just another beautiful sunset Scarlet Macaws make a daily trek from the mountains to the beach each morning! Bronze mermaid protecting the beachs One of many bridges through the rainforests of Costa Rica! Wild horses on the beach! One of many beaches in Manual Antonio National Park! Visit the crater of a volcano! Capuchin and Howler Monkeys can't be missed! World class fishing minutes away! Visit our alternate property, Rancho Tranquilo Listing #249811

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Last updated: 02/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa Hermosa house description

An extraordinary vacation awaits you at our slice of paradise! You'll find legendary waves, rain forest zip lining, waterfalls and many adventures as you satisfy all of your water sports and vacation dreams. Tastefully appointed and equipped with A/C, you'll discover a relaxing change of pace in our charming and secure alternative to busy Costa Rican hotels. Situated among fruit trees and an exotic tropical garden, our home will give you the oasis you seek for your family or surfing vacation. Just minutes to the famous Playa Hermosa(approx.1km to beach), restaurants, and attractions, you'll mingle with many international vacationers as you explore this amazing country. Playa Hermosa is conveniently located within minutes of bustling Jaco beach and hours of the famous Arenal Volcano. Come join us for a vacation of a lifetime! World Surfing Games were held in Playa Hermosa.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The living room has a comfy, oversized sofa with fold out queen bed. A house phone is available from free local calls; long distance is available with a phone card. Smoking is permitted outdoors only. WiFi on site....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Festivals
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Forests
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Photography
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Parking Off Street

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender

                              Outside

                              • Small Cooler
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Gated Community
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Lawn / Garden
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Cute & Cozy!

                                Cute & Cozy!

                                • Guest 1977Canada (Ontario, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 01/14/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/27/12
                                Thank you for sharing our home with us! We had a fabulous time and will definately be returning. Aileen was so helpful and was able to anwser all of our questions! Beautiful gardens and a short drive to the beach. Thank you!!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Perfect Surfing Trip/Honeymoon

                                Perfect Surfing Trip/Honeymoon

                                • Guest Jarrett (Middletown, RI, USA)
                                • Date of stay 05/15/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/31/11
                                The wife and I are avid surfers, that is why we are married! We wanted the best possible surfing we could get at a budget price and Costa Rica proved more than we could have dreamed. This home was beautiful and had more than we could have ever wanted as all we needed was the outdoor shower and chair hammocks. The wireless internet allowed us to keep in contact with family and friends back home, though we didn't use it after the first day except for wave forcasting. The location is perfect for those wanting to surf Playa Hermosa and not deal with the crowds of Jaco. We literally surfed for 5 days straight, all day! This area still has places where you will be the only ones out and the waves are extrodinary. We had 3 perfect days of 5-6ft waves and then a south swell showed up with heights in the 10-12ft range. The beach breaks around the area do tend to closeout at that height but we still went out for our dawn sessions to surf by ourselves. We went to a point break (only a gorgeous 1 hour drive from the house) called boca barranca for our afternoon/evening sessions during the swell to find perfect long lefts. I think we can guarantee that they were the best waves of our lives and we lived in hawaii for a while. I say that because we are goofy footed and we surfed some of the longest waves of our lives by ourselves for at least 1 hour every session. We didn't do any sightseeing or activities besides surfing though I do recommend pulling over at the crocodile bar and walking out on the bridge to see real costa rica wildlife. Every time we came back from the beach the warm real wood furniture of the house greeted us along with an iguana that lives next to the entrance gate. We will be turning this into a yearly trip and hope to return to this house until we can afford to buy our own! Also, the more famous and even longer point break pavones is only 4 hours away from the house so we still have much to do! Special thanks to Aileen for opening up your home to us and the groundskeeper Carlos who greeted us at the door even though we were 5 hours late arriving due to rental car mix ups. The Ticos are an amazing people and we were welcome wherever our 1st grade spanish took us. No obligations just Pura Vida!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • PURA VIDA!

                                PURA VIDA!

                                • Guest Mike and Lauren (USA)
                                • Date of stay 10/13/10
                                • Review Submitted 10/25/10
                                Thank you so much for sharing your amazing home! We had beautiful weather and nice waves in the heart of the rainy season and could not have asked for a more wonderful first vacation together. We already miss swinging on your front porch and watching the sunrise with our Costa Rican coffee! We really enjoyed your guide to CR and list of local favorites---they are now our favorites as well! Everyone in Hermosa was so hospitable (including Carlos!)....Thanks again and PURA VIDA!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Vacation August 2010

                                Vacation August 2010

                                • Guest Danny (Texas )
                                • Date of stay 08/21/10
                                • Review Submitted 10/10/10
                                This is a cute, comfortable cottage to relax in. We were in Costa Rica for a week in August and enjoyed the stay. Close to town, fishing and zip lines! Aileen was very helpful and has lots of info on Costa Rica. I would recomend a vehicle larger than a Yaris due to road conditions. We would stay at the cottage again! Thanks for everything! Danny

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Excellent place to stay.

                                Excellent place to stay.

                                • Guest Ben (Erie, PA)
                                • Date of stay 06/20/10
                                • Review Submitted 07/14/10
                                This is a very nice place to stay. The house is good and well-appointed, and is very close to fine beaches. I would stay there again. Aileen and Fritz were very helpful, as was Carlos.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • It is a little piece of paradise!

                                It is a little piece of paradise!

                                • Guest Kobegunner (Bergen, New York)
                                • Date of stay 01/07/08
                                • Review Submitted 06/29/09
                                October 2009 will be my third time here. I can't wait to wake up in the mornings, drinking my coffee on the porch, seeing the red macaws flying overhead, watching the hummingbirds in the gardens and picking fresh fruits from the trees. Jaco is just a short trip for shopping and dining. Or have some of the best tuna you have ever tasted at the local resturants in Hermosa. Walk the beach, enjoy a smoothie, and visit the turtle reserve at the end of Playa Hermosa. The best of Costa Rica, volcanos and rainforests are only a short trip away. ENJOY LIFE!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                              • The perfect Costa Rican 'Home away from Home'!

                                The perfect Costa Rican 'Home away from Home'!

                                • Guest Rob from NJ (Howell, NJ, USA)
                                • Date of stay 04/18/09
                                • Review Submitted 05/06/09
                                Me and my friends stayed at this property for 8 days and had an amazing time. When you open the front gate of the property, you are immediately welcomed by a lush, well-maintained garden of fruit trees, flowers and nature. The house itself is warm and inviting. The furniture in the house is made locally and out of materials that are indigenous to Costa Rica. The kitchen is perfect and well equipped. The bedrooms are comfortable and offer sleeping arrangements for up to six adults. In the backyard, there is a wonderful patio which includes a dining table and BBQ. The house is centrally located and is within just a few miles of several beaches. Our favorite beach was Esterillos. Perfect for surfers and sunbathers. Jaco is just a hop skip and a jump away and offers several restaurants, night clubs, tourist attractions and of course, another beautiful beach. We also had the opportunity to visit several waterfalls, including an area called, Tres Pacinas or Tres Pilas (depending on who you ask). It's basically three waterfalls and each feeds into its own natural pool. There is a natural water slide carved into the rocks, cliff jumping and a rope swing. A must visit in our opinion. Fritz and Aileen have really outdone themselves. From start to finish they were extremely accommodating and informative. They were there to answer any questions and provide you with a wealth of information, including an idea guide for your trip. Their caretaker, Carlos, is an awesome dude who lives in the area. He is always available if you need him or have any questions about anything. All in all, our stay at this property couldn't have been any better. We will certainly make a return visit. I highly recommend this property for your visit to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                              • Aaaaahh...Paradise

                                Aaaaahh...Paradise

                                • Guest NJYogini (Barnegat Light, NJ)
                                • Date of stay 10/19/08
                                • Review Submitted 01/15/09
                                On my last trip to Costa Rica, I spent 5 days in this beautiful house. As far as I'm concerned, Fritz and Aileen have created the perfect vacation home. The garden is private and beautiful. The house is well designed, well maintained and provides all the basics. It's simple, very tasteful and very easy to keep clean. I'm relaxing just thinking about it. There are beautiful walks in any direction from the house. There's even a yoga center right down the road. Beach, town and great eats are a short drive away. Thanks Fritz and Aileen for doing all of the work to create a true restorative oasis for the rest of us.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/10

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Base Rate
                              4 night min stay
                              $85 $85
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $525 $1,800
                              High/Dry Season
                              Nov 1 - Apr 1
                              4 night min stay
                              $125 $125
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $843 $3,027
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              Last updated: 02/22/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: San Jose at 60 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: Route 34, Coastal highway at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Playa Hermosa at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: The Backyard at 1 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Many in Playa Hermosa on Route 34 at 1 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About the owner: Avid travelers, we longed for a place to call our escape form the stressors of daily live. Once we saw Costa Rica, we fell in love with its natural beauty. Equally impressive is the locals. Funny, charming, welcoming and most endearing, we have made many good friends we now call family. From the beaches, to the mountains, there is an amazing array of nature to explore, enjoy and remember for a lifetime!

                              Why the Owner Chose Playa Hermosa:
                              Located on the Central Pacific Coast, we are only a one and a half hour drive from Juan Santa Maria International Airport (San Jose Airport-SJO) and only ten minutes south of the bustling town of Jaco. Our cozy cottage is minutes away from several local beaches, restaurants and tour operators. Go ziplining through the rainforest canopy, explore the beaches, and enjoy the comforts of home amid the wild, natural beauty of Costa Rica!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Lying in the patio hammock, you can forget the concept of time! Early morning coffee on the front porch with the Scarlet Macaws overhead making their daily journey to the ocean, one can easily shed layers of stress... and your day has just begun!


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                              Speaks: english, spanish, All languages are accepted and translated

                               

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                              • Relax and watch hummingbirds, parrots and macaws!

                                Relax and watch hummingbirds, parrots and macaws!

                              • Relax and BBQ your fresh catch of the day!

                                Relax and BBQ your fresh catch of the day!

                              • Clean, bright and with all amenities!

                                Clean, bright and with all amenities!

                              • The Master Bedroom

                                The Master Bedroom

                              • View of Hermosa-From a Ultralight

                                View of Hermosa-From a Ultralight

                              • Amazing sunsets

                                Amazing sunsets

                              • Hours away, visit Volcan Arenal!

                                Hours away, visit Volcan Arenal!

                              • Just another beautiful sunset

                                Just another beautiful sunset

                              • Bronze mermaid protecting the beachs

                                Bronze mermaid protecting the beachs

                              • Wild horses on the beach!

                                Wild horses on the beach!

                              • Visit the crater of a volcano!

                                Visit the crater of a volcano!

                              • World class fishing minutes away!

                                World class fishing minutes away!

                              • Entry gate to lush gardens

                                Entry gate to lush gardens

                              • Minutes to Playa Hermosa sunset daily!

                                Minutes to Playa Hermosa sunset daily!

                              • Living room with extra long sleep sofa

                                Living room with extra long sleep sofa

                              • Local waterfall, 1 km.

                                Local waterfall, 1 km.

                              • Beautiful hot springs await you!

                                Beautiful hot springs await you!

                              • Relax on the front porch!

                                Relax on the front porch!

                              • 40 lbs. of glorious Mahi Mahi caught off shore minutes from the house!

                                40 lbs. of glorious Mahi Mahi caught off shore minutes from the house!

                              • Scarlet Macaws make a daily trek from the mountains to the beach each morning!

                                Scarlet Macaws make a daily trek from the mountains to the beach each morning!

                              • One of many bridges through the rainforests of Costa Rica!

                                One of many bridges through the rainforests of Costa Rica!

                              • One of many beaches in Manual Antonio National Park!

                                One of many beaches in Manual Antonio National Park!

                              • Capuchin and Howler Monkeys can't be missed!

                                Capuchin and Howler Monkeys can't be missed!

                              • Visit our alternate property, Rancho Tranquilo Listing #249811

                                Visit our alternate property, Rancho Tranquilo Listing #249811

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                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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