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Hemingway House Overlooking Playa Coco and 5 Minutes from Playa Hermosa

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Last updated: 01/09/2014

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Playa del Coco house description

Built to resemble Ernest Hemingway's Key West house, this three bedroom home overlooking Playa Coco is just a 25 minute drive from the Liberia (LIR) airport. With amazing canopy, mountain and ocean views the house is located in the gated Altos Del Cacique development but is extremely private and serene with no adjacent neighbors.

The house has two floors with wrap around decks on both floors and a roof top deck. The first floor has three bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and shower, as well as a bar/sink in the main area. The second floor is a single, great room with living, dining, kitchen, bar and bathroom with shower.

Bedrooms have air conditioning units but, with fans and breeze, they are seldom needed.

The house is in Los Altos del Cacique which is a neighborhood on the hill overlooking Coco Bay. Both Playa Coco and Playa Hermosa are a 5 minute drive. The house is a 25 minute drive from the Liberia (LIR) airport.

While there are many beautiful homes in the neighborhood, most owned by non-Costa Rican nationals, our home has no direct neighbors so is very private and serene.

The house has been the scene of many a group trip and is ideal for accessing fishing, diving, adventure, day trips and more. Our detailed house manual is emailed in PDF format to all guests and provides many suggestions and contacts for a variety of activities.

Visitors should rent a car. Taxi is a possibility but less convenient.

The house is not available for long term rental. Only inquiries for rentals of 12 weeks or less will be considered.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

            twin bed from main area can be used in this bedroom...moreless

          • All three bedrooms are on the first floor and each has a full bathroom. Sinks and medicine cabinets are in the main bedroom area. Shower and toilet are in their own room which is accessed only from the bedrooms. There is also a bar and sink on the first floor....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Part of bedroom 1...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Part of bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Part of bedroom 3...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Upstairs in great room...moreless

          • House has four full bathrooms; one on the second floor and three on the first floor; one in each of the three bedrooms. First floor also has a bar and sink....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Full beautiful wood dining table built by local artisans...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            New kitchen and bar installed December 2013...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size with freezer...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioning in bedrooms but it is rarely needed due to breeze. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and in second floor great room...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The character and serenity of this house are impossible to describe on a web site. It is unique in every way and its location make it both a relaxing retreat as well as an extremely convenient departure point for a number of Costa Rican adventures. Owners provide a detailed house manual complete with everything you need to know about the home and area as well as great tips for restaurants, excursions (fishing, diving, etc), tours and more....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Closest neighbor is 140 meters away. Complete privacy and natural feel in the security of a gated community....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Both floors have wrap around decks. Roof top deck easily accessible via normal staircase....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Golf
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  5 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,100 $4,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  A 50% initial deposit is required to confirm the reservation. Payment in full is required 3 weeks prior to arrival.

                  We accept personal checks and credit cards via PayPal.

                  The house is not available for long term rental. Only inquiries for rentals of 12 weeks or less will be considered.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Liberia (LIR)
                  0.8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Coco

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: My father built this home in 2003 after traveling to Costa Rica to locate a long lost relative. He fell in love with the country, and the Coco area in particular, and decided to build a home modeled after Ernest Hemingway's Key West home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Playa del Coco:
                  What makes the property great is its location. It has the security of a gated community but the serenity of a home with no adjacent neighbors. From the wrap around decks on both floors and the roof top deck you can find any mix of sun, shade or breeze you may want. With ocean, mountain and canopy views you can relax and take in amazing scenery everywhere you look.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Because the house is located between playas Coco and Hermosa, it is easy to enjoy both equally yet retreat to a quiet and relaxing setting when you are done playing for the day. Or spend the day taking in the view from a rocking chair while listening to howler monkeys below in the canopy.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Hemingway House exterior

                    Hemingway House exterior

                  • Street view

                    Street view

                  • Replica of Hemingway's fighting chair

                    Replica of Hemingway's fighting chair

                  • Living area upstairs in great room

                    Living area upstairs in great room

                  • Stairwell entrance.  Character at every turn

                    Stairwell entrance. Character at every turn

                  • Hallway; first floor

                    Hallway; first floor

                  • Second bedroom

                    Second bedroom

                  • Third bedroom has a canopy bed

                    Third bedroom has a canopy bed

                  • Open area at home entrance on first floor.  Is not counted as bedroom

                    Open area at home entrance on first floor. Is not counted as bedroom

                  • Wrap around decks provide the right view anytime with shade or sun

                    Wrap around decks provide the right view anytime with shade or sun

                  • Roof top deck

                    Roof top deck

                  • Canopy view from second floor deck

                    Canopy view from second floor deck

                  • Palms line the home.  Next closest home is 140 meters away

                    Palms line the home. Next closest home is 140 meters away

                  • Great room (entire second floor) has cable television and tons of character

                    Great room (entire second floor) has cable television and tons of character

                  • Cable TV and DVD player with DVD library

                    Cable TV and DVD player with DVD library

                  • Kitchen and bar area in second floor great room

                    Kitchen and bar area in second floor great room

                  • Stairs leading upstairs have a rope for when you've had one too many Imperiales

                    Stairs leading upstairs have a rope for when you've had one too many Imperiales

                  • First of three bedrooms on first floor

                    First of three bedrooms on first floor

                  • Second bedroom shower and bathroom

                    Second bedroom shower and bathroom

                  • Shower and bathroom in third bedroom

                    Shower and bathroom in third bedroom

                  • Ocean view from second floor wrap around deck

                    Ocean view from second floor wrap around deck

                  • Ocean view from the roof top deck

                    Ocean view from the roof top deck

                  • View from the roof top deck

                    View from the roof top deck

                  • Rainbow seen from roof top deck

                    Rainbow seen from roof top deck

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, April 20, 2014

                  $175 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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