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Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Stunning sunsets and world class surf!

Casa Mia caters to large family gatherings or groups looking to relax and have fun in a homey, but intimate environment. Enjoy our pool, rancho, or beach and the many local attractions and tours. We offer rooms with queen, king, or twin beds, that share a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and a one bedroom apartment with 2 beds and its own small kitchen. All rooms have cable,flat-screen TVs, and wi-fi. A perfect setting for a destination wedding or family reunion that sleeps 18 persons comfortably. Enjoy a drink from our bar at sunset or a leisurely walk on the beach to take spectacular photos. We love hosting families, couples, and groups of friends. However, in order to maintain the peace and tranquility that Casa Mia offers, we do not permit bachelor parties.

Granera Family
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Granera Family

We are a family of 5, Nicole and Carlos, and 3 girls. We love surfing and life at the beach so divide our time between San Jose and Playa Hermosa. We have an onsite manager, Diane, that will welcome you and help with any arrangements.

Granera Family purchased this villa in 2011

Why Granera Family chose Playa Hermosa

We love Playa Hermosa and have a property close by on the mountain. We've been coming here to vacation for the past 10 years and buying Casa Mia and remodeling the hotel has been a project we've enjoyed with all our heart.

What makes this villa unique

Taking walks on the black sand beach, the surfing, the magnificent sunsets, are a few of my favorite things about living here. From the deck chairs surrounding the pool or cooking in the outdoor kitchen, you can see, feel, and hear the ocean and enjoy the breeze. Our rooms are clean and comfortable but you will prefer to read a book under the sun umbrella with a cool drink in hand.The location is perfect for many different day trips, such as canopy tours or Manuel Antonio Park, where you can see monkeys and sloths.


Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property is perfectly located for a balance of quiet and activity. The property is beautiful and well maintained. It accommodated 16 adults with no problem. The beach is beautiful!

The owners were great with helping us set up everything from our personal chef to our tours and our massages.

I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 15 go down and stay at Casa Mia. The property and the people did not disappoint. Carlos was incredibly friendly and helpful. Anything you need while on your trip, ask Carlos and he will do his best to accommodate you. We had Chef Eric come for a few meals and thoroughly enjoyed his cooking. Being able to not worry about groceries and cooking definitely allows you to relax even more. The property is awesome and there is plenty of outdoor space to congregate and enjoy. The local area has several really cool beach bars with even cooler people running them.

10/10 would visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Casa Mia for a week in July and had the most amazing experience.

We were a party of 10 and could not have picked a better place to stay. Casa Mia is absolutely beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable and Sonia did a great job with the daily housekeeping. Carlos was also amazing, helping us with all of our needs from arranging transportation to setting up all of our excursions, from deep sea fishing to white water rafting, zip lining and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio national park. He was always available when we needed him and really helped make our trip the once in a lifetime experience that it was. Casa Mia is in a great location...the little surf town of playa hermosa is great with good restaurants within walking distance. We particularly loved vida hermosa and the las olas hotel restaurant for breakfast.

The backyard was also fun for happy hour and morning yoga on the beach. Jaco and los suenos are just a few minutes away by car...we used cuchi tours for most of our transportation while we were there. Carlos recommended them and they were great...very friendly and reliable. I really could go on and on about all of the wonderful things we experienced in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country with friendly people, good food and lots of things to see and do. Casa Mia is a big part of why our trip was so special. My family and I would like to thank Carlos and Nicole for the unbelievable hospitality and would recommend Casa Mia to anyone looking to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. We can't wait to go back. Thank you Carlos and Nicole! Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The perfect Casa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Mia for one week, and it is perfect! We were 6 adults traveling with 5 older teenage boys, and the Villa has the perfect set up. Each room is private, with a bathroom and shower and air conditioner. They are open up to the open air living spaces. We loved the large outdoor kitchen with the large, beautiful wood table. There are also smaller outdoor living spaces next to the bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, allowing extra space and quiet time. The beds were comfortable, which is something I always worry about.

The view is breathtaking. We love waking up and having coffee while listening to the surf and watching surfers! The black beaches are gorgeous. There are many colorful, bright Macaws that visit the trees in the backyard. The fly right over the pool. The beach walk is also beautiful.

We used chef Erick most of the trip, and he was wonderful. He served typical Costa Rican food, such as casados and his grandmothers tamales, as well as other great dishes upon request, and even burgers for the boys. He shops fresh before every meal. He also has a large van and took us into town to eat at a "typical" soda, which had the freshest fish.

Carlos and Nichole were outstanding! Nichole helped us set up everything we needed before the trip, including transportation and excursions. She went above and beyond. Then Carlos met us at the house and checked on us to make sure we had what we needed. They are extremely helpful and nice!!

We did the surfing in Jaco and the team was so helpful and nice. We had the private yacht to Isla Tortuga, which was a great tour day. The boat is big, but a bit older, so don't expect shiny new, but it the crew was nice. They served some fresh fruit and basic food and had some water and plenty of Costa Rican beer (no liquor but we found out later we could have brought some.) Our stew Laura helped us with everything on the island and even took the boys on a hike.

Sonya is the sweet and quiet housekeeper, and she cleans everyday and will even do laundry for you if needed.

We will definitely go back given the chance.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Host and Outdoor Living

  • 4 of 5

So much to say about this special property. I read many of the other reviews talking about how great Carlos and Nicole are and I didn't really realize how important that would be until we arrived. Nicole was very responsive before our trip answering all of our questions about transportation, restaurants, grocery stores and the Chef and even arranged a ride from the airport for us. Carlos greeted us when we arrived to show us around and let us know he was there to help plan our excursions. Carlos stopped by every day to check in on us to find out how the day went, get feedback on his recommendations and check on any concerns about the property.

The Villa itself was the highlight of the trip. There really is only outdoor living space. There is a covered outdoor kitchen and living space as well as a sunny deck and as we liked to say - The pool was in our living room ! So the kids (and adults) could swim anytime they wanted because there was always an adult around. And they swam all the time or just sat together around the large dining room table playing cards. Note that the dining room table has been upgraded since these photos and it is truly a beautiful family gathering space.

Each bedroom was a little hotel room with a private bath and excellent, quiet air conditioning units.

Erick the Chef cooked 6 meals for us and they were all very good. He shops each day to ensure the freshest fruits and meats and knows where the locals shop. Our favorite meals were the traditional Costa Rican Meals, his cornmeal crusted shrimp and his Abuela's Tamales.

Nicole, Carols and Erick, we can't thank you enough for making our first visit to Cost Rica truly amazing !

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Carlos and NICOLLE made the stay at their villa a 10 star. They were able to answer every question we had,direct and guide on what to do and what company to do it with,transportation to the places we wanted to visit. W e could not have asked for anything more.

In addition to that the villa was perfect with the pool and we were a step away from the beach. I would recommend it to any and everyone. We had 17 people that travel with us and we would all do it again .

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Juan Sant Maria, San Jose
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa
Car: not necessary

Playa Hermosa attracts the best surfers from around the world or you can take a private surf lesson, but there are many other activities, such as SUP, canopy tours, kayaking, bird watching, horseback riding, yoga, Tortuga Island Tour, hiking to waterfalls, or visiting the Turtle Rescue Center,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund