Live the life you have imagined in this gorgeous home/estate with this breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific. Couples will love the two master suites, guests will enjoy two additional bedrooms, with four bathrooms in a beautiful luxurious gated community overlooking the Pacific and walk to the Beach. Maid, chef, chauffeur services available for an additional fee. Perfect for a Honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, getaway.
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 15 nights
Private Home on 2 acres, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
About Alicia Beach
Natives of the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, Maryland), with a love of beautiful Costa Rica, Alicia and Tom first started visiting Costa Rica in 1997. Finding the beauty of the land only surpassed by the extraordinary kind, and happy Costa Ricans, we dreamed of building a home there. After looking for our dream spot for many months, we found Palo Alto, and bought the best lot, with a panoramic ocean view, high above the other homes. We hope to retire in Costa Rica someday, until that time, we offer you our home to live in and enjoy with your family and friends.
Alicia Beach purchased this House in 2012
Why Alicia Beach chose Playa Hermosa
You will not find a more beautiful view that that from the infinity pool and patio of our estate, 'Jewel of the Mountain' aka 'Joya de la Moñtana'. This home with it's totally open floor plan brings the outside in, you are one with the beauty of the panoramic view, in this lovely home in this upscale, luxury community. We loved the view, we loved the amenities and wonderful neighbors, and the convenience of the restaurants, golf courses, beautiful beach, volcano, hiking, and nearby shops.
What makes this House unique
VIEW, brand new home with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. Two master suites, both with patios overlooking the ocean, views from each side of the home. Beautifully furnished and of course granite kitchen with upscale appliances. Cable and wireless.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What a view!
What caught my eye initially about this house was the view! I can’t even describe how amazing, beautiful, and serene it was. If you’re looking for a house in the Guanacaste area.. this is the house!! It’s in a gated community with 24 security. It is close to the Beach and great restaurants. The drive to the house from the airport is about 25 min. I recommend renting a car and explore Costa Rica. The house is the 2nd highest house in the neighborhood so the drive was a bit steep but completely doable. Our entire trip was so great thanks to Jennifer, the house manager. She was great and attentive to every need we had. Alicia connected us with Tico Tours for our Borinquen tour (totally recommend). We also used Sibu Tours for our transportation to and from the airport and Palo Verde tour (another great tour of the river with an amazing private lunch).
Thank you so much for choosing to spend your vacation at Joya de la Montaña! It was such a pleasure to have you, and I am so glad that you enjoyed the home, the gorgeous view, and beautiful, friendly Costa Rica. Thank you for writing such a lovely review of our home. You are always welcome back! Warmly, Alicia
Great location overlooking beautiful Playa Hermosa. Infinity pool was a big hit with kids who spent more time there than the beach. Many activities and good restaurants nearby. As mentioned in prior posts, beach is within walking distance but walk back best left to those in EXCELLENT shape.
Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like your family enjoyed the infinity pool as much as my family does- they prefer it over the ocean! I appreciate your family taking such great care of the home, and your feedback. Please come back anytime!
Quick summary, this property was amazing!
The house is at the top of a mountain in a gated, luxury community. As you drive up to the house, the view opens up to a breathtaking view of the ocean. And this is just the first impression. As you enter the house, the "wall" is all sliding glass doors so all you see is the ocean...peace and relaxation immediately.
The layout of the house is great. Giving everyone lots of space and the feeling of openness. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need...if you want to cook. If not, Jennifer (house manager) is great with suggestions on the area, things to do, where to eat and even helped us with dinner delivery one night. Her best suggestion with the Aqua Beach Club. Easy parking, easy access to beach and a great place to grab lunch or just drinks and snacks while relaxing and staring at the ocean.
The house is air conditioned and has fans so the temperature was great.
Our favorite part of the house was the outdoor pool area with all our iguana friends! The infinity pool with the view was incredible. Lounge chairs to relax on and have coffee in the morning or a drink at night. There were even a couple floaties for the pool!
Last, both Alicia and Jennifer were incredibly quick to respond and assist! Made everything even more relaxing to know there was help when needed!
I highly recommend this house for a great place to stay with easy access to the area beach communities!
Best Vacation EVER!!! Loved this home!
We absolutely loved our stay at Joya de la Montaña. It is not the first time we have stayed here, we loved it so much that we have made this a must family vacation every couple years. This year, we invited some friends and their kids, and they fell in love with Costa Rica, and with this home. It’s perfectly situated at the top of the gated neighborhood, with the most spectacular view of Playa Hermosa.
The house was immaculate, so well-kept, and with some improvements that were noticeable. The master bedroom downstairs is wonderful, with a very comfortable bed and spa-like restroom. Heavy curtains were added in the little sitting room, and it really helped in the mornings, as the sun comes in pretty early.
The pool was our favorite activity every day, and a couple nights as well since it has lights. The outdoor furniture was beautiful and was inviting for us to be outside, the fans also helped! There is nothing better than the view from the end of the infinity pool, absolutely breathtaking!
We were able to book some tours as well, and everything was very easy to do, thanks to the information provided to us when we arrived. The property manager was very friendly and helpful.
Nearby, there is a local grocery store, so we were able to buy everything we needed, and we ate in many nights as we utilized the BBQ pit outside and the fully stocked kitchen. The local restaurants on the beach are very close and delicious as well.
The kids always love coming here, and they like to call it their home. They feel very comfortable, as they get their own room, have access to WiFi, and they are able to have a TV in the family room. They didn’t really use it much, as most of the time was spent in the pool, so that was a win-win for everyone.
I can’t wait until our next trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely come back to Joya de La Montaña for many years to come, at least until we decide to purchase our own place in our favorite destination.
If you’re wanting to relaxing stay with amazing views and close proximity to the beach, this place is your best choice! I have already recommended this place to my family and friends, and have had several of them stay and loved it as well. I will always highly recommend this gem.
Until next time, home away from home!
I am so glad that your family enjoyed your return trip to Joya de la Montaña! We always love to have your wonderful family stay at Joya, I am so glad you have chosen Joya as your vacation home again. Cannot wait to see your family again!
great people and property
It is important to note first how nice the people of Costa Rica are and how remarkable their country is from the easiest airport in the world, Liberia, to get in and out of the country, to the scenery and wildlife and to diversity of ecosystems. In particular, this is a great property with views of the ocean and sunsets, a wonderful infinity pool surrounded by all kinds of birds, monkeys, and other critters and very quiet and peaceful. The stay was made even more enjoyable because of the person managing the property, Jennifer, and her willingness to respond immediately to any problem at any time and to serve as a great source of information about the area and places to eat, see, how best to communicate and just enjoy the country. And the owner, Alicia, was probably the easiest and best owner to work with of all the VRBO places we have rented. Make sure you take advantage of these 2 very helpful people, and all the other Ticos who we found always willing to help out, including with some medical issues that we had to deal with unexpectedly. The doctors, hospitals, etc. were much more helpful and caring than when we got back home to Salt Lake. But we unhesitatingly recommend this place, this area, and this country and intend to go back next year for another 2 weeks if we can work I out. You will not regret going and staying here and getting to know these people.
Thank you for choosing Joya de la Montaña for your vacation home, and for writing your kind review. It was such a pleasure getting to know you over the phone, and I hope we have the opportunity to meet in person!
I am so glad that you enjoyed our home and your stay in beautiful Costa Rica. It is our pleasure to introduce you to this beautiful country, and I am so glad that Jennifer was able to guide you locally and assist with recommendations, and health care when it was necessary. I am also very happy that you got to know our monkey family on our property, for me, having those precious monkeys and their newborns living in the tree on the property is priceless!
Thank you for taking such good care of the home, and please return, we would love to have your family back, mi casa is tu casa! Warmly, Alicia
This place is absolutely amazing. It is peaceful, beautiful, and truly enjoyable. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking in the Costa Rica Area. Alicia and Jennifer were very helpful and made our vacation truly amazing.
Dear Heather and Stephanie,
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Joya de la Montaña. It was a pleasure having you as guests, please comeback anytime! Warmly, Alicia
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Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change until confirmed with a deposit, security deposit required. Maximum occupancy of 10 unless you have a written approval to exceed 10 people.