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Sunset House - Beautiful Setting and Views - After Easter Special

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

10% discount for the month of April. Please email for discounts as VRBO makes it difficult to do. We call our place the 'Sunset House' because the sunsets from the master bedroom balcony are spectacular and you will want to reserve a time every evening to bask in the multi-hued glow. PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS. For the money, you won't find a better place! Also, the "pin" is not in the correct location. We are not in downtown Playa Coco. We are in Los Altos de Cacique, a private development between Coco and Playa Hermosa.

Please request a quote from us. The VRBO quote service may not price things correctly, especially for longer stays.

For more pictures please send an email and we will supply a link for you.

We are certain you won't find a better value anywhere. We have a quality 2200 sq ft house with prices better than local quality hotels. Depending on the season, we may discount 10% for stays longer than 15 days, 15% for stays longer than 30 days.

Why should you stay with us?

1A) Our prices are the best of any place for what we have to offer. Our beautiful 3-bdrm spacious home will satisfy most any traveler.

1) Clear, magnificent, close unobstructed view of the mountains and ocean from a spacious patio, the pool, the master bedroom balcony/bed, one of the downstairs bedrooms, and a peek from the living area. You aren't looking across housetops or treetops.

2) Short ride by car to 3 beautiful beaches

3) Large spacious home (2200sf) with a beautiful infinity pool. All granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful showers.

4) Top quality management who have lived there for years and speak English, Spanish, and French fluently. He can assist you in whatever you wish to do

5) Our secure location in Los Altos de Cacique is excellent. Monkeys often come through. Every home is custom. Great restaurants are 5 minutes away.

6) 40 Minutes from excellent surfing in Tamarindo. A zipline is only 25 minutes from the house. A beautiful waterfall/swimming area is about 35 minutes.

7) We are 5 minutes between nightlife, good shopping, and good restaurants in Playa del Coco and a beautiful bluestar beach and elegant restaurants in Playa Hermosa.

8) A great blend of 1st and 3rd world cultures

We look forward to having you as our guest.

Tom & Helen

Keywords: House

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Bernie

My daughter took this photo of me surfing for the first time in Tamarindo. The greatest thing about visiting my place in Costa Rica is the feeling of serenity. Of course there's much to do. At the same time, after a short period, one feels the tranquility of the country. I promise, it's hard to leave after just a week or so.

Enjoy. :)

PS - when looking at the map, we are located on HWY 159 past the right angle turn on the first road to the left.

Bernie purchased this house in 2006

Why Bernie chose Coco

It was a bit of good fortune. A friend recommended the area and when visiting we were directed to the 'private' beaches that are part of Los Altos de Cacique. The water was so clear and warm with abundant fish that we decided, on the spot, to buy a house we had found in the development that was 60% completed. It took a bit of doing but we are extremely happy with how things turned out.


Coco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in the master bedroom, Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gated community. Wonderful full time neighbors. 5 minutes to fine dining in Playa Hermosa and nightlife in Playa Del Coco. 30 Minutes by good roads from Daniel Otuber International Airport


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Sunset House - Beautiful Setting and Views - After Easter Special
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
Macomb, MI

Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to beautiful Costa Rica. The sunset house gave a great location to base our activities. The pool was lovely. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc...

Bernie, the house manager, is fantastic. We never went without and Bernie helped us set up our fishing trip. Great guy, great house.... we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian and his family were excellent guests. We are happy we were able to help them out and have a great time at Christmas.
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Santa Clarita, CA

Gorgeous views!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at the Sunset House in Coco. Views, views, and more views! The backyard pool and views were amazing. Daytime views of the ocean were unbelievable but the sunset views are breathtaking. Close to town but far enough to not get too crowded. Bernie is so helpful with EVERYTHING! The house layout is perfect for the master on the 2nd level and the kids in the downstairs bedrooms. The open kitchen to family room with high ceilings was fantastic. The only issues we had was with the hot water. The shower knobs need replacing as it was difficult to get the knob to hot water because they are old and breaking. Bernie was VERY helpful and came immediately to fix everything and make sure we were happy. Overall, the house was beautiful, the customer service was excellent from Bernie, and our family had a wonderful time with memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to having you back again.
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West Palm Beach, FL

It's all about the pool and view

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a house that was close to town/stores but quiet and private. This house was almost there. The neighbor behind us when at the pool looking at the view pictured would be looking at us if we were out to the left. The neighbor in front (to the right of the picture) was only partially blocked by plants. We did enjoy the view and fairly good breeze as it is hot in the sun. We were only one couple so house was plenty big. It would easily accommodate 6 people with they only issue being bathrooms. The master bathroom upstairs had very little water pressure. It was impossible to take a shower and hard to even wash hands. Flushing the toilet had to have 5 minute interval to allow water to fill tank again. Kitchen was large and well stocked with pots and pans, There was a lack of sugar, spices etc. but that is fairly common with these type rentals. This being the tropics, there was critters and bugs around - in particular ants along the wall going up the stairs. Not a bother to us, some would be. The main room is large and tall - hard for the one AC unit to keep cool. We are from south Florida so good enough for us if we let it run continuously. Better if left bedroom AC's run and flow into it too. The property manager was a great reference to some day-trips and had good driving directions. He hooked us up with a local fisherman for half-day close to shore trip at much lower price than any found on line. If we did go back to Coco, we would likely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, Many thanks for staying with us. Your review is much appreciated. I apologize for the water pressure. We have been working to get that fixed. We cleaned the shower heads and replaced the tankless water heater. There are still issues. We have been trying to get a plumber to check our pump and pressure tank. Plumbers and parts are hard to get in Costa Rica. You may know in CR water is not "pushed" from the central station. Each home has its own holding tank, pump, and pressure tank to create the pressure in the house. The poor pressure hasn't always been this way. Thank you for the understanding of the crawling tropical bugs. While we do spray outside, the massive rains this year have created an abundance. This should clear up as we go into the dry season. Generally we have few to no mosquitoes due to our location. Please let us know if things are missing (i.e. sugar and spices - often cleaning people take stuff without our knowledge) and we are happy to provide them for you at no charge. I'm sorry for any inconveniences and will be happy to provide a nice discount for your next stay.
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Nice location

  • 3 of 5

The location is great but the house is missing some services like water sometimes and some a/c units are not working good...!!!

But for the rest was very nice!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank Nikki for staying with us. I apologize for the water problem. From approx middle Nov to May we are in the dry season. There is little if any rain. There have been recent issues w/ the local water company (AYA) in providing water to us and all the residents of the area. I spoke w/ my property manager about this. For any problems in the future we will hire a water truck to fill the tanks at our expense.We have offered her a 30% discount on her next stay to make up for the inconvenience. In our area of Costa Rica, we do not have "on demand" water. It is supposed to be pushed daily into our two 1000 liter water tanks. If AYA doesn't push water to us we won't have water. I was told a new pipe is now going in to bring water from another source to our area so this shouldn't be an issue once that is finished. As to the air conditioning, all units work fine. Each room has it's own unit and one remote control was not working, however the unit could be controlled with another controller. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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San Francisco, CA

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Bernie for giving us tips, helping us arrange a sailing/snorkeling trip, and answering our questions promptly while staying there. The house is spacious and clean with wonderful sunsets. The kitchen was fully stocked and we definitely took advantage of the grill. The pool was a big bonus which we took advantage of every day. Our kids still talk about it being the best house they ever stayed. I would highly recommend the house. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Month Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Special Thanks to Tom and Bernie the property manager of Sunset House for making our month in Costa Rica the best, more than we ever expected. Sunset House has the best sunset views, awesome pool and is conviently located between Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco. We traveled with our 3 young kids, and the house was perfect for our family. We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daniel Otuber
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many different options in Coco and Hermosa
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many options in Coco and Hermosa
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

The location shown on the map is incorrect. We are not in the town of Coco. Rather we overlook the town of Coco by about 1/2 mile east as the crow flies. We are off of Hwy 159 about halfway between Hwy 151 going to Coco and Playa Hermosa. You can get to Coco via a road that goes down the cliff or going back to the hwy.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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