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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Playa del Coco house description

Set on a hillside terrace overlooking Playas del Coco, 'Casa Holmes' has won several awards and been featured in magazines and books on Latin American architecture. Every room and bathroom has a view not to be missed. People are spellbound when they first enter the house. The house fits harmoniously on the site. The house even incorporates the granite base rock into its living spaces.

We have taken great care to provide our guests with a memorable stay. We have a resource library on the flora and fauna and culture of the region as well as pool-side reading, an infinity lap pool that overlooks Coco Bay, imported bathrobes, local organic bath products, maid service and much more. All of this just a 4 minute walk down our hill to the beach or a 12 minute walk to the center of town. The location of this retreat villa is outstanding.

About the Architect: Costa Rican architect Victor Cañas designed the house. Cañas is Costa Rica's premier architect and his renown extends throughout Latin America. He describes himself as a 'tropical modernist' and he is known for his sensitive understanding of the site. His houses combine solidity of material with a lightness and openness that create a sense of harmony with the environment. There is no excess in Casa Holmes' design and every detail feels right. Casa Holmes may be Cañas' masterpiece.



Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Concierge
              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Non Smoking Only:

                We have plenty of decks and outside space to use if you choose to smoke. Please respect our desire for a smoke free home. Thank you! ...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Our goal was to make our home a real retreat for friends, couples and families. Because of the site of the home and its access to the outdoors with many balconies and a pool parents need to be made aware that this is probably not the place for toddlers or young children unless heavily supervised....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Main bathroom and 2nd master bedroom built to handle wheel chair access. Easy access to all the communal spaces and deck. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

              • Loft + Den: 2 double, 3 twin/ single

                3 twin mattreses in the loft , 2 doubles on the ground floor...moreless

              • Master Bedroom : 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Studio Bedroom : 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Master Bedroom 2 accessible: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                sink , separate porch,tv, single trundle mattress...moreless

              • Studio : 2 double

                Futon sofa converts to a double ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) in the master bedroom suite. , Queen size Beds (2) One in the 2nd smaller master bedroom which deck directly off of it and a sink vanity area in the bedroom. The other one is located in the studio bedroom area on the bottom level. , Double Beds (2) located on the base floor of the loft bedroom , Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 3 good mattresses in the loft area One mattress is located in trundle style mode under the 2nd master bedroom which has a sink vanity area included in the bedroom , Baby Cribs (1) Full size crib , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Although our property and house orientation is focusses on optimal access of ocean views and capitalizes on the natural stone behind it we have also invested in creating mini gardens with themes of bromeliads, cacti, kitchen herbs, etc.. . The lighting at night highlights these if you are out about enjoying all the local activities during the day. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Volcano
                      • Waterfalls

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Near The Ocean

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Whitewater Rafting

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Macintosh Computer
                          • PC
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Safe
                          • Security System
                          • Shampoo
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Blender
                          • Catering Available:

                            Our full time maid is a competent cook. We often arrange to have her prepare a dinner for us ahead of time before she leaves for the afternoon. With advance notice and for an additional fee she can stay through the dinner hour to serve and clean up....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Balcony:

                            (2) additional patio areas outside of sleeping spaces. ...moreless

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            large communal area for eating, looking over the bay, and next to infinity pool . ...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio
                          • Wood Deck

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Private Pool
                          • Jetted Tub:

                            (2) One in the main master bedroom suite . The other is located off of the 2nd master bedroom but also can be accessed through the loft bedroom too. ...moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Nov 14 - Apr 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $552 $592
                              Fri, Sat
                              $3,900

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas
                              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $6,500
                              flat fee
                              New Year
                              Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
                              8 night min stay

                              $6,500
                              flat fee

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              If you are quoting with children, please quote them as an adult as we do charge the same for both. Current rate system is not set up to charge for children so you will get an incorrect quote

                              Special holiday rates are for groups of 8 with an additional charge of $40 a day for more guests.

                              A reasonable fee will be charged if more maid service is required. 2.5% charge if using a credit card.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                              Location

                              15 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Liberia (LIR)
                              175 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Beach

                              4 minute walk to beach with a beach club that will rent out kayaks etc. Deep sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, sunset cruises, snorkeling/picnic trips etc. leave directly from Playas del Coco beach .

                               

                              Owner info

                              About the owner: We both come from a strong background of art and beauty and have had the privilege of traveling and staying in some fabulous places. My husband, a landscape architect, and I could not pass up building our own dream home with a world class architect on a world class site. We designed Casa Holmes to be a place where our own family would like to return to while keeping in mind what we valued as guests while visiting new places.

                              Why the Owner Chose Playa del Coco:
                              At the time of when we built Casa Holmes we had many sites to choose from. We choose this one because of the spectacular view with almost voyeuristic intimacy with Playas del Coco Bay while being removed enough to give our guests the privacy most of us relish. It is literally a short walk 3 minute walk to the beach.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The siting of Casa Holmes is extremely unique. We think its simplistic beauty creates a place to relax and reflect. Being in the landscape business locally we are continually doing things to the property to enhance our guests experience, ie kitchen herb garden, tropical gardens , and fruit trees planted. We do not pretend that Casa Holmes is perfect and yet we hope our attention to detail inside and out makes a difference to our guests experience. We want our guests to leave feeling pampered and rejuvenated from the beauty that surrounds them.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                              Links to more information:

                               

                              Photos

                              • deck, pool, view of Coco Bay

                                deck, pool, view of Coco Bay

                              • Great communal space. View from living room to dining and kitchen area

                                Great communal space. View from living room to dining and kitchen area

                              • view of corridor to master bedroom

                                view of corridor to master bedroom

                              • master suite includes waterfall at foot of bed,  jacuzzi + indoor/outdoor shower

                                master suite includes waterfall at foot of bed, jacuzzi + indoor/outdoor shower

                              • Layout gives space for everyone with outodoor access for all bedrooms and studio

                                Layout gives space for everyone with outodoor access for all bedrooms and studio

                              • jacuzzi tub with his and her sinks

                                jacuzzi tub with his and her sinks

                              • loft  room with two doubles and 3 singles in the loft.

                                loft room with two doubles and 3 singles in the loft.

                              • close up of watefall off of Master bedroom suite.

                                close up of watefall off of Master bedroom suite.

                              • COCO BAY STILL MAINTAINS ITS PAST OF BEING A FISHING VILLAGE.

                                COCO BAY STILL MAINTAINS ITS PAST OF BEING A FISHING VILLAGE.

                              • looking across deck and pool to master bedroom suite

                                looking across deck and pool to master bedroom suite

                              • outdoor kitchen garden

                                outdoor kitchen garden

                              • back view of Casa Holmes with granite hill behind

                                back view of Casa Holmes with granite hill behind

                              • house design allows for personal retreat and private decks with views

                                house design allows for personal retreat and private decks with views

                              • ocean and water sports are literally 5 minutes away

                                ocean and water sports are literally 5 minutes away

                              • Master bedroom suite

                                Master bedroom suite

                              • Plenty of books, nature cards, etc for those who want to learn more

                                Plenty of books, nature cards, etc for those who want to learn more

                              • LIVING SPACE OPENS UP TO THE COCO BAY IN FRONT

                                LIVING SPACE OPENS UP TO THE COCO BAY IN FRONT

                              • WATCHING SUNSETS ON THE DECK IS OFTEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF EXPERIENCE HERE

                                WATCHING SUNSETS ON THE DECK IS OFTEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF EXPERIENCE HERE

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                              $552 - $592 per night (USD)
                              10

                              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

                              View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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