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Beach Bungalow in Costa Rica. Welcome to Paradise!

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jaco bungalow description

This is a beautiful two-bedroom bungalow on stilts in the beachfront community, 'Hermosa Bungalows.' Located directly behind a full-size pool with views to the Pacific Ocean, and a short barefoot walk of less than 100 yards to a beautiful black sand beach with outstanding surf. Our bungalow is fully stocked to make your stay a truly memorable vacation. We take pride in offering our home as a welcome retreat for families with children, couples on an adventurous getaway, wedding parties or anniversary celebrations, and travelers who appreciate a home as a better option than a hotel room. You can't beat staying in this 1000 square foot home compared to a hotel!

The bungalow features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins (that can be modified into an additional queen bed), and a queen sofa-bed in the living room. A portacrib is also available for infants. The kitchen is large and completely stocked with amenities. The bathroom has been completely expanded and remodeled with a large vanity and mirror as well as a large shower, with intricate mosaic tiles on the walls and vanity. Our bungalow has an additional water filtration system and tank to ensure clean water for our guests, an important feature during the rainy season! An extensive double-layer river rock leach field drainage system was recently installed to ensure adequate and rapid irrigation and drainage for the bathroom. The interior furniture is custom-made from native woods and there are bamboo black-out blinds throughout for ultimate privacy and for those who like to sleep in!

As with any property near the beach, it is important to maintain it with regular and frequent upkeep. So throughout 2012 we have made several UPGRADES to improve our guests' experiences:

Exterior and interior REPAINTING.
REFINISHED the interior wood floors.
Replaced exterior balcony wood floors with new native hardwood.
Added in-home WIFI with private password for our guests' use.
NEW CUSHIONS on all the couches and chairs.
New FLAT SCREEN TV in living room.
Replaced surf board racks.
Refinished storage locker for guests' suitcases and gear.
Replaced balcony ceiling with durable weather-proof material.
Reinforced balcony railings.
Complete bathroom remodel.
Reinforced the master bed frame.
Built-in stone BBQ

Also, in order to enhance your vacation experience, our on-site mother/daughter management team (who are from U.S.) provides concierge welcome service and assistance with making your stay at Bungalow 14 a vacation to remember!

You can enjoy great views from the expansive balcony which is furnished with rocking chairs and an outdoor dining table, or from the hammock facing the pool from our balcony. The pool is directly in front of the bungalow so there is a combined pool/ocean view during the day, and at night we're the ONLY rental bungalow in the complex with the lighted pool completely in front of our balcony.

Ecotourism and surfing are huge attractions to this part of Costa Rica, and the beach directly in front of our bungalow complex is one of the best on the Pacific, with the 'Almendro Tree' landmark as a well-known surf location. The water is always warm, and surfboard rentals are readily available. The ISA world surf competitions at Playa Hermosa are within walking distance from our bungalow.

Tropical birds and iguanas are frequent sightings from the bungalow, and macaws are often heard and seen flying overhead in the late afternoon. A wildlife estuary is adjacent to the bungalows and is a dream location for birdwatchers. Large sea turtles are known to come up on the beach to lay eggs, and a turtle expert who lives down the road often has night tours to view the turtles.

Incredible wildlife is also seen at Manuel Antonio National Park, less than an hour drive south. There you may see white-faced capuchin monkeys, sloths, koatis, iguanas, and several bird species. The Carara National Park is only a 20-minute drive to our north. It is a sanctuary for wild scarlet macaws, and toucans are also seen there. Self-guided tours as well as hired guides can be taken at both parks.

The town of Jacó is a 5-minute drive to the north, where you can find restaurants, bars, surf shops, and markets. Excursions (ie. ATV, rafting) can be arranged by our manager. Fishing, boating, and snorkeling trips are available from the marina by the Marriott Los Suenos 5 minutes north of Jacó. The Marriott also has an excellent golf course. You can't leave Costa Rica without taking a canopy (zip-line) tour, one of the most exhilarating experiences you will ever have. Yes, you will fly through the jungle with just a harness and a cable!

We welcome you to our home and know that you will be amazed by the beauty of Costa Rica!!!

Keywords: Bungalow on Stilts

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            the 2 twins can be converted into a queen...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            queen size...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available in the guest closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen fold-out from living room sofa. Excellent condition....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Completely remodeled and expanded in 2012, large vanity and mirror, walk-in shower, mosaic tiles, new plumbing and drainage system....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washer/dryer....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            everything, including a blender and rice cooker....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Full-sized couch, love-seat, end tables and a coffee table. New flat-screen TV, DVD player....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            A/C units in living room and both bedrooms, with individual controls including time-sensors...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Excellent quality, brought to bungalow from our home in California....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stacked washer/dryer with large capacity inside the bungalow....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            2 spaces. Storage locker for suitcases. Surfboard rack....moreless

          • Parking:

            carport underneath bungalow...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Hardwood floors, Hammock, Water filter for clean water year-round (especially important during rainy season). Our guests love the black-out shades on all the windows to allow a dark, restful morning if desired....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                New flat-screen TV in living room with DVD player. Master room has traditional TV....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Multiple channels, local and international....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Music Library

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phone reception is not a problem on the property since new towers were added over the past few years....moreless

              • Telephone:

                All calls in Costa Rica are included from in-home phone....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                In-home WIFI with secure password for our guests....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Large pool located directly in front of our bungalow, available only to on-site guests. Best bungalow in the complex to view pool night and day....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo:

                    Located on beach-side of pool, great gathering spot for happy hour or group dining. Stools around bartop for comfortable dining/drinking and sink for cleaning....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Beautiful hardwood floor, local hardwood furniture, large balcony with wonderful views and hammock to enjoy the scenery....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We built a new stone BBQ on ground level below the bungalow, facing the pool....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Approximately 15 minutes north of bungalow, at the Marriott Los Suenos....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Open green lawn adjacent to bungalow for volleyball or playing catch....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck shower at bottom of stairs to rinse off black sand from beach....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Marina at the Marriott Los Suenos...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Can see ocean through palms by the pool, including wave crests during high-tide....moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Cycling
                  • Surfing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Marina
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Snorkeling
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Sep 14 - Dec 19, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $125
                  $900
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $125

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $50
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Christmas/New Years rates are $250/night, 3-night minimum, from any 7-day period including the holidays.

                  Easter/Semana Santa rates are $250/night, 3-night minimum, includes the week which ends on Easter Sunday.


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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose International Airport
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Hermosa
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Marriott Los Suenos
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Backyard Hotel Restaurant and Bar

                  World-class surfing at Playa Hermosa directly in front of complex, Stunning Sunsets, White-water Rafting, Canopy ('zip line') tours, Turtle expeditions, ATV tours, hangliding, impressive bird watching and wildlife, rainforest parks nearby at Manuel Antonio and Carara National Parks, 15 min drive from 18-hole golf at Marriott Los Suenos where marina is also available for deep sea fishing, jet ski, and scuba.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We live in the Laguna Beach area of Orange County, California. Along with our 2 sons, we use it as our second home. It is truly a restful and fun get-away from the busy work and school lives that we lead. We hope that you enjoy your vacation and feel welcome in our home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Jaco:
                  We are the original owners of this wonderful bungalow. We purchased it during the construction phase when the pool was just a hole in the ground! It is a wonderful location in the bungalow complex, directly behind the pool with a view to the ocean. Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town 5 minutes south of the busy town of Jaco, so we feel it is a perfect location to be in nature but close to a town for nightlife and excursions.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                  The Costa Rica experience means relaxation and natural beauty! We know you will love our Hermosa Paradise home! You will hear tropical birds, see iguanas everywhere, and feel the power of the Pacific Ocean at a beautiful black sand beach less than 200 yards from the bungalow. Sitting on the balcony, you can enjoy the beauty of the pool and feel the ocean breeze.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Bungalow 14, Christmas 2012

                    Bungalow 14, Christmas 2012

                  • Living room with natural wood furniture, fold-out queen sofabed, flat screen TV.

                    Living room with natural wood furniture, fold-out queen sofabed, flat screen TV.

                  • 2nd bedroom, twin beds or a king bed.

                    2nd bedroom, twin beds or a king bed.

                  • Remodeled bathroom with large vanity and mosaic tiles.

                    Remodeled bathroom with large vanity and mosaic tiles.

                  • Remodeled bathroom with large sink and mirror, shower with clear glass blockwall

                    Remodeled bathroom with large sink and mirror, shower with clear glass blockwall

                  • Christmas lights on Bungalow 14!

                    Christmas lights on Bungalow 14!

                  • View from the balcony toward Playa Hermosa on the Pacific Ocean.

                    View from the balcony toward Playa Hermosa on the Pacific Ocean.

                  • Stone BBQ below balcony, facing the pool.

                    Stone BBQ below balcony, facing the pool.

                  • View of Hermosa Bungalow complex at Playa Hermosa from zipline platform

                    View of Hermosa Bungalow complex at Playa Hermosa from zipline platform

                  • White-faced capuchin monkey and her baby in Manuel Antonio National Park

                    White-faced capuchin monkey and her baby in Manuel Antonio National Park

                  • White water rafting

                    White water rafting

                  • Sunset surfing at Playa Hermosa

                    Sunset surfing at Playa Hermosa

                  • Front windows facing the balcony, dining table inside and larger table on deck.

                    Front windows facing the balcony, dining table inside and larger table on deck.

                  • Master queen bed

                    Master queen bed

                  • Bathroom lights, fan, mosaic tiles

                    Bathroom lights, fan, mosaic tiles

                  • Expansive balcony with great views.

                    Expansive balcony with great views.

                  • View from the kitchen window to breakfast table on balcony, overlooking the pool

                    View from the kitchen window to breakfast table on balcony, overlooking the pool

                  • Christmas party at the Rancho, looking toward Bungalow 14 on the left.

                    Christmas party at the Rancho, looking toward Bungalow 14 on the left.

                  • Playa Hermosa ... Hermosa Bungalows with white roofs on left

                    Playa Hermosa ... Hermosa Bungalows with white roofs on left

                  • Playa Hermosa at sunset, Almendro Tree, world-class surfing

                    Playa Hermosa at sunset, Almendro Tree, world-class surfing

                  • ATV excursion in the jungle

                    ATV excursion in the jungle

                  • Ziplining, teenager style...

                    Ziplining, teenager style...

                  • The Brouwer family, owners of Bungalow 14

                    The Brouwer family, owners of Bungalow 14

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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