Beach Bungalow in Costa Rica. Welcome to Paradise!
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- 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
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Living Room seats 6:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Covered Parking:
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone:
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Whitewater Rafting
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- 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....moreless
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Perfect Setting for the Perfect Getaway
Perfect Setting for the Perfect Getaway
Our family of four just returned from a week's stay in this beautiful bungalow. What a special setting and great community! The bungalow itself is beautifully decorated in tasteful neutrals with pops of tropical color, all done with taste and elegance. The water in the bungalow got nice and hot and lasted for all our showers, with great pressure. The air conditioners and ceiling fans kept us perfectly comfortable, when needed. There were plenty of towels (both bath and beach) and the washer/dryer were convenient, with a single use package of detergent already provided. We used the kitchen a lot, and found it well stocked in regards to tools and tableware. There were many DVDs to watch, as well as some games and books to enjoy, which was fun. The little table in the kitchen was the perfect size for our family to gather around for a meal or a game. Nice large refrigerator for storing drinks and groceries. The deck was a wonderful spot to spend the afternoon and this specific bungalow was a the best location for parents who want to keep an eye on their kids in the pool. With a direct line of vision down on the pool area, it allows you to remain on the deck or doing things in the bungalow, all while keeping an eye on your children. Twinka, the on site property manager, was incredibly delightful and helpful. She was always present, often spending a late afternoon sitting by the pool to chat, to seek guidance and advice for excursions and was great with booking reservations for us. She is a tremendous asset to the little bungalow community. Resident animals delighted us from birds singing, iguanas sunning and the friendliest of dogs frolicking. The beach is such a treasure and what a privilege to stay in such proximity to this peaceful and special spot. Great sand and water temperatures entice you to walk and walk and enjoy the breeze. Of course, highly desired spot for surfing, and while surfers are there, the beach still feels empty and peaceful. Where others have to drive to this destination, you are right there. We visited Jaco, a few minutes away, several times for groceries, dining, and shopping. We enjoyed many excursions and loved coming "home" to this bungalow. Our daughter, who can be uncomfortable when traveling and away from home, stated this was "her favorite vacation ever." She felt so comfortable in the setting and the people were all so nice. Now I need to learn to surf and go back!
- Guest Stephanie P. (Laguna Niguel, California/U.S.A.)
- Date of stay 06/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Perfect Family Vacation
Perfect Family Vacation
We recently had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica to celebrate the upcoming High School graduation of our son. My husband, two teenage boys, and I had the pleasure to staying in the bungalows. My family is well traveled but this was our first visit to Costa Rica. It may have been the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we have ever taken as a family. We loved everything: the weather, the wild life, the beautiful and friendly Costa Rican people, and, oh yeah, the food. Our accommodations were perfect; it felt like home right from the start. The bungalow had all the amenities we could hope for, even for us spoiled Americans, including a flat screen TV, which I must say even with two teenage boys, we never tuned on once. Twinka, the property manager, took care of everything including stocking our kitchen with all the necessities: wine for our first sunset on the beach and all the supplies for breakfast the next morning. We immediately settled into a routine of rising early with the sounds of nature, preparing wonderful Costa Rican coffee and taking a walk on the beach. To our surprise, our boys joined us almost every morning. Our days were full of adventures, including surfing, ATV tours, zip lining over the canopy… There was so much to do in either walking distance or a short drive away. In the afternoons we found ourselves relaxing by the pool and taking turns selecting a restaurant for dinner; we ate really well. Each evening over dinner, our conversations were animated, recollecting the adventures of the day. We spent an entire week discovering Costa Rica and enjoying each other. This was a wonderful vacation for our family and will always be a fond memory as we see our son off to college next fall. We are eternally grateful to our hosts for sharing their home. We can’t wait to come back and would recommend it highly. The one thing we wish we did differently: STAY LONGER!!!
- Guest Micki (New Bern, North Carolina, USA)
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for sharing your family adventure and using our home to make great memories before your son heads off to college. We've had such a great time with our two boys when at the bungalow that it's so fun to hear another family enjoy it as we do! Come back next year!!
A month in tropical paradise
A month in tropical paradise
My girlfriend and I stayed in the bungalows for a month in 2011 and wished it could have been extended! The homeowners were more than hospitable for renting us their bungalow. The place is their second home and it was kept as such. It was a wonderful getaway and "home away from home" for our month vacation. Property managers were more than accommodating with trips/excursions and providing transportation to and from Jaco. Also treated us like family by inviting us into their home for Thanksgiving and other festivities. Everyone in the community of bungalows were very nice and helpful being that the majority of them were from the United States. The location of the bungalows were in close proximity to world class surf and great nightlife/restaurants in Jaco. The location of the pool in the center of all the bungalows was great to meet with other guests and enjoy relaxing yoga. Everything we were looking for in our vacation was fulfilled at the Hermosa Beach Bungalows. We cannot say enough about this place and we will definitely recommend it to our friends and families. We loved it so much we are planning another trip back soon!
- Guest Zac and Kristen (Delaware Beaches)
- Date of stay 11/08/11
- Review Submitted 03/21/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks Zac and Kristen, we are so happy that your month in Bungalow #14 made for a great vacation! You are right, the proximity of the bungalow to the impressive surf, as well as the prime location right behind the pool allows for meeting other travelers and getting to know some of the American owners who live in adjacent bungalows...they are excellent resources of info on where to go and what to do to enhance the wonderful experience of visiting Costa Rica! We hope to welcome you back to our home soon.
Perfect Getaway for Two
Perfect Getaway for Two
Costa Rica has been at the top of our travel list for a long time because of its natural beauty, wildlife, and zipline canopy tours. The trip was not only an adventure but a romantic getaway. The beach is 100 yards from our doorstep, and the sunsets were glorious. Our bungalow was very neat and well maintained. We could relax in the hammock on the balcony or enjoy the pool only a few steps from our door. Hermosa Beach Bungalows is family friendly, yet perfect for couples. The property manager was helpful in recommending various attractions. We definitely recommend Vista Los Suenos for ziplining, the Lemon Zest for gourmet dining,and the Serenity Spa in downtown Jaco for a little pampering. We plan on making a return visit as there is so much to see and do. "Thumbs up" for family and friends!
- Guest Blaine (Footville, Wisconsin/Midwest USA)
- Date of stay 01/15/12
- Review Submitted 03/13/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review and for the local tips for our future renters. We also love the great location of the bungalow right behind the pool, and just a short stroll to the black sand beach with those stunning sunsets! We look forward to seeing you back next year!
Every thing we were hoping for...
Every thing we were hoping for...
My wife and I have always wanted to visit Costa Rica. She is a "pool girl" and I am a "ocean guy." This bungalow was PERFECT for the two of us. It is located right next to the pool (the pictures don't lie) and a 100 yards (if that far) from the beach. The bungalow was well stocked and in great condition. We made dinner every night and ate out on the deck. There was no problems with bugs (at least in February). Last, Valery was great to work with. She was helpful with any questions. Judith, the property manager was awesome as well and patient with all our questions. We would definitely recommend it to others to go.
- Guest Eric (Indianapolis, IN, USA)
- Date of stay 02/07/11
- Review Submitted 03/07/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words Eric! The pool and the beach, steps away, can't beat it!! We also enjoy the relaxation of having simple meals on the balcony watching the birds fly home at dusk. We continue to upgrade our home to make it as enjoyable for our family and our rental guests, and we hope that you can return soon!
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2 night min stay
Sep 16 - Dec 14
2 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jul 15
3 night min stay
Jul 16 - Sep 15
3 night min stay
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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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- Nearest Airport: San Jose International Airport at 60 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Hermosa at 100 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Marriott Los Suenos at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Backyard Hotel Restaurant and Bar at 500 Metres
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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Bungalow 14, Christmas 2012
Living room with natural wood furniture, fold-out queen sofabed, flat screen TV.
2nd bedroom, twin beds or a king bed.
Remodeled bathroom with large vanity and mosaic tiles.
Remodeled bathroom with large sink and mirror, shower with clear glass blockwall
Christmas lights on Bungalow 14!
View from the balcony toward Playa Hermosa on the Pacific Ocean.
Stone BBQ below balcony, facing the pool.
View of Hermosa Bungalow complex at Playa Hermosa from zipline platform
White-faced capuchin monkey and her baby in Manuel Antonio National Park
White water rafting
Sunset surfing at Playa Hermosa
Front windows facing the balcony, dining table inside and larger table on deck.
Master queen bed
Bathroom lights, fan, mosaic tiles
Expansive balcony with great views.
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.
Playa Hermosa ... Hermosa Bungalows with white roofs on left
Playa Hermosa at sunset, Almendro Tree, world-class surfing
ATV excursion in the jungle
Ziplining, teenager style...
The Brouwer family, owners of Bungalow 14
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