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Guesthouse on Top of the World

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 4

Located in Playa Hermosa; Guanacaste, within the community of Monte Paraiso and behind the private walls of the Casa Cole Compound you will find Casita Cole. This 1200 Sq Ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath wonder of classic Costa Rican Design will absolutely charm her guest with her thoughtful and unique amenities. The bedrooms and baths are very spacious. A large living room separates the two ensuite bedrooms and adds to the feeling spaciousness.

There is nothing small about the casita. There is a fully equipped kitchen ready to assist you in preparing any meals. Just outside awaits your private pool with the most superb views of the Gulf of Papagayo and Ricon de la Vieja National Park. The views will be vibrantly etched in your memory, tantalizing your desire to return to "Pura Vida".that will have you reminiscing about the sunsets for years to come. Upon entering the private gates of Casa Cole you turn off onto your own private drive to the casita.

The casita can be rented alone or with her parent Casa Cole property #192288

More Details

Property Manager
Janie Heishman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Janie Heishman

The Zindis Group Property Management company is locally based here in Playa Hermosa. Our goal s been and will always be to strive to protect and enhance the quality of the properties we rent to our clients have an unforgettable holiday.

Janie Heishman purchased this house in 2016

Why Janie Heishman chose Playa Hermosa

Privately gated 3/4 acre property within a gorgeous secure community with 24 hour security.

Meticulously landscaped private gardens

Located a mere 20 minutes drive from the Liberia Airport the casita is cozy when it comes to location and amenities. In just seconds you are on one of Costa Rica's most beautiful 'Blue Flag' beaches. Every conceivable water activity is at your doorstep.

What makes this house unique

20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport

15 minutes from the Cima Private Hospital

Three national parks are within a one hour drive; rainforests, volcanoes,wildlife refuge, secluded beaches and hidden waterfalls will keep your days full of activities. Restaurants,bars and casinos will occupy your nights. Playa Hermosa has long been known as one of the most prestigious beach communities on the Gulf of Papagayo.


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • A reservation is not complete intil the Zindis Rental Agreement is signed. Please see below.
  • If the number of guests exceeds what is posted on the property, immediately the rental agreement will be terminated.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Lovely, quaint cottage, private from the main home with a cheerful kitchen overlooking the mountain. The great room has splendid views of the Pacific and Peninsula Papagayo. Located only 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport, this property is well situated for those seeking adventure while appreciating the pleasure and convenience of luxury accommodations. Minutes off our beach is arguably the best deep-sea fishing in the world, Witch's Rock's renowned waves are 25 min away by boat, Experience the local fishing village of Playas del Coco with local handicrafts and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Liberia (30 min.) Brilliant hiking, hot springs,mud holes, waterfalls, remote beaches and more .We are an hour’s drive from Santa Rosa National Park and Rincon De La Vieja National Park. Tropical scenery and gorgeous views abound in Costa Rica. A drive east takes you to Monteverde's Cloud Forests and Vulcan de Arenal in just in 2.5 hrs.


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Perfect little lookout with THE best view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this charming little guest casita. Comfy beds, private pool, pet iguanas (just kidding — they are wild iguanas but they hung out with us anyway.)

Seriously, some of the best views I’ve ever experienced in a vacation rental. We sat on the porch and watched the sunset every night.

If you come during windy season, it can certainly howl at night. But the house is built like a rock.

In a nice, safe, gated community. Super helpful house manager — Edgar is the best! Met the owners...a really nice couple from LA. You can tell how much they love their home/property — lots of nice little finishing touches.

Perfect location close to Coco, Ocatel, and Panama Beaches. Two thumbs up all around. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casita on the hill

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great views!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautiful and peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Casita Cox for 5 days and we loved our time there. The house was so quiet and peaceful and had all the amenities we needed. I loved the well-stocked kitchen and enjoyed quite a bit of cooking while we were there, and Andy loved using the grill every night for yummy fish that we'd pick up from the super mercado in town. (In fact, if there was ANYTHING that I could critique about the place, it would be that the kitchen knives were a little bit dull, but whatever! That's a sign of an excellent home if the critique is on the dull knives. :))

We loved stretching out on the lawn chairs and watching the stars at night. And we LOVED having our own infinity pool.

Thank you to Tim and Edgar for welcoming us and ensuring that we had everything we needed. That was such a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place has it all!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casita Cox last year around the same time on the referral of family members. We loved it so much, we chose this same house again this year. It has gated security at the main road, and also a gate at the end of the driveway of the home. The Casita is the smaller home just adjacent to the larger Casa, but proved to be very spacious for us. The home itself is very comfortable, and the views from the private patio and pool are amazing. The guys at Beachfront do a great job of making sure everything is going well throughout the stay, and have excellent recommendations for anything and everything you might want to do or eat. We can't wait to come back to Costa Rica as soon as possible, and we would definitely choose Beachfront once again for our next rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Casita cox was not just a house, it was a home. We were 4 adults and this house was a perfect size for us providing privacy due to the floor plan. The view is spectacular. The sound of the howler monkeys in the distance was awesome. The house was exactly as presented on the website. The furniture was very comfortable and the house was spotless. The concierge, Guss, was great, very helpful with information and advice. The grocery store is not far and there are some good restaurants near by. We were very fortunate to have met the owners, Bill and Lee. The nicest people you could meet and also gave us good information and places to eat. We had 2 dinners catered by Rocio's Kitchen. We should have had more dinners with her. The food was delicious, reasonbly priced and Rocia was so entertaining! We can' t wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

Casita Cox is just as amazing as the pictures look and is a great place to stay!

Everything was ready even though we had arrived a few hours early and Guss and Tim were both very friendly and helpful for anything we needed.

It's in very secure gated community and close to a small grocery store and restaurants, and beaches.

AC works well inside for anytime of the day, but relaxing in the sun in the pool with the view is the way to go!

We also hope to come back, 1 week went by too quickly!

Highly recommended!

David and Sara

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Liberia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Peninsula Papagayo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Explored by horseback, foot, kayak or SUP, all trails lead to waterfalls, misty crater lakes or jungle-fringed, deserted beaches… Try zip lining, canopy tours, hiking, and surfing. Costa Rica’s adventures are all top notch and are all waiting for you.


Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, And Playas Del Coco are great places to be based out of. Playa Hermosa has one of the safest and calmest beaches in Costa Rica.  In these beach towns, you will find and ample amount of restaurants and sodas plus grocery store’s and a few pharmacies. A soda is a small Costa Rican  family run  restaurant with fresh  home cooked food at reasonable prices.

South of Playas Del Coco there are some wonderful beaches to explore for day trips. Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Playa Portrero, and Playa Dante are favorites. Tamarindo and Playa Grand are about 1.5 hours south. These two beaches are wonderful for surfing.

A bit further afield is the Arenal La Fortuna area. It is about a three hour drive Playa Hermosa. At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years.

Simply put, Arenal is striking. It is a picture-perfect volcano which dominates the horizon, while rivers and waterfalls tumble through the rainforest that spreads across its base. To the south, the massive Lake Arenal stands sentry to the Tilarán Mountain Range, whose jagged green spine extends along Costa Rica’s central highlands.

From Arenal you can travel to the cloud forest of Monteverde – a nature lover's paradise. The town of Monteverde is fairly small with shopping and some great restaurants Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve then opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding.

Take advantage from our local concierge’s knowledge of the country and come soak up the sun. What are you waiting for?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Quote lifespan- 48 hours After a request payment is made travelers have 48 hours to respond until the quote expires. - 25 Minutes from the Daniel Uber International Airport (LIR)
- A 7 night stay is required from Dec 16, 2017- January 3, 2018.
- Guests checking in after 5PM - 9PM a $35.00 late check in fee will apply.
-Guests checking in after 9PM a $50.00 late fee will apply. This fee will be collected upon check in and payable in USD or Costa Rican Colonies.
-A gentle reminder that you are staying in a privately-owned home and we respectfully request that you treat it with respect, including all furnishings and linens.
-All homes are smoke and pet free.
Privacy from the main house is assured. You can rent this charmer by itself or in tandem with the main house property #192288. Either way you will be astounded by this fantastic home.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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