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Beautiful Ocean-View Vacation Home! 4 BR, Rooftop Terrace, Sundeck, A/C + MORE!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Oceanview 4 BR, 3800 sqft - Plenty of room to relax & plenty of room to gather!

Paradise found! Perfect turn-key, vacation-home ready for you to come in, set your bags down and get as much adventure or relaxation as your heart desires. Located in a safe, gated community with 24 hour guards, and maid service offered, this home is ready with the must-haves: central air, wireless internet (throughout the entire home), and beach access (a 100 meters walk on a grassy trail) right into the heart of Playa Hermosa.

Our four bedrooms, open concept home is only 1 1/2 hours from San Jose, located in a small community called Hermosa Palms. It’s super easy to get to and truly offers something for all. You want to chill at the pool, it’s the perfect pool to do so. You want to ride the waves and surf it up, it’s year-round action here. You want to see gorgeous beach sunsets? or take a morning walk on the beach? Right out your door! You want to go see wildlife and take a tour of a national park or go zip-lining? We are located only 1 1/2 hours from one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica called Manuel Antonio. If deep sea fishing is your thing or golf, we are located 30 minutes from Los Sueños. Crocodile tours? Macaw watching? Beach Horseback riding, Massages, you name it! It’s here and we are the perfect base location to go exploring.

Our home is well taken care of. It is a home that we visit often and enjoy spending time in. We know that you will enjoy your stay in our home and go back with your own great vacation memories. It is our wish to give you the home to make your stay comfortable and easy.

Pura Vida!

Jean Jacques Cappa


Hermosa means Beautiful and Playa means Beach. Playa Hermosa is beautiful and aptly named! It’s a long and wide, beautiful beach that boasts beautiful sunsets and waves that are framed by lush palm trees.

*Great for Surfing - 2009 Billabong Surf Competition Location.


*Year Round Waves - One of the unique location in the world with waves the entire year.

*Beautiful 5 Miles of Beach walk - Wide and Long Beach.

*Turtle nesting season is early September through early November.

*whales and dolphins watching from August to November

*Only 1 1/2 hour from San Jose Airport Runway to the Villa Cachou Runway (as in driveway).

* Beautiful Sunsets.

*Great Base Location to Explore the Area


* Pristine Beach with Easy Beach Access right into the heart of Playa Hermosa

*24 hour Security

*Far away from civilization but 10 minutes from the grocery store, restaurants and shopping.

*Rentals for surfing, boogie boarding and more are available upon request at pool office.

*Huge Swimming Pool for all ages featuring zero depth entry on one end.

*Pool + Beach in the same view = Peace, Serenity and Happiness

*Wet bar at pool + Yonit = best cocktails and best food in town

*100 Feet from the ocean. This is important because only 2% of the coastline in Costa Rica is private. Meaning that no homes can be built within 300 feet from the ocean. Hermosa Palms is part of that 2%. Making it one of the few locations to have ocean front HOMES.


Our Oceanview four Bedroom home offers plenty of room to relax & plenty of room to gather! It is a home that we have taken care of, love on and made sure that our guests will enjoy as much as we do.

*LAYOUT - The home is two floors with an open concept. Upon entry, the living room, dining room and kitchen adjoin to create a big get-together room.

*KITCHEN: The kitchen features top of the line appliances, including a Frigidaire Gallery Series Refrigerator, a new stove and a sanitized and purified water system. In the kitchen are all the amenities to make a fancy dinner including kitchenaid mixer, BBQ, utensils, but you are not obliged because you can easily request a cook, go to a restaurant or order pizza in.

*BEDROOMS - This home accommodates 12 guests maximum in four bedrooms (8 adults+ 4 kids). 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms - One bedroom on the main floor including queen and twin size beds with a separate full bathroom. There are three bedrooms on the second floor: 1) The master bedroom suite includes a queen-size bed and an additional fold-able twin size bed as well as its own private bathroom including shower/bathtub. 2) Bedroom containing a queen size bed, and Bedroom 3) Ocean view room with a Queen size bed shares spacious full bathroom with bedroom #2. All bedrooms are recently painted, cozy, comfy and well kept.

*SECOND FLOOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- The second floor also contains an upstairs TV room featuring a 55” plasma TV with DVD option with several dozens of latest movies and two leather sofas. It’s perfect to send the kids upstairs for a quiet midday rest time or to calm down in the evening from a long day at the beach.

*ROOFTOP TERRACE with amazing sunset views! It’s our favorite for breakfast and happy ours. You can look down at the beach and out over the ocean, it’s an even more amazing view!

*GARAGE - There is a two cars garage that is a closed garage and offers entry through the home.

Please take a look at the pictures and ask any questions. We are happy to help you make the right vacation decision for you, your family and friends!

More Details

jean-jacques cappa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Why jean-jacques cappa chose Playa Hermosa

the view, the ocean, the beach, the amazing nature and...only 1.5 hours from San Jose made Playa Hermosa the best escape and hideaway from city`s noise and pollution. Jaco only 15 minutes away, makes easy the last minutes shopping (for those who decide to cook instead of going to a restaurant). 25 minutes away from Marriott Los Sueños and its first class golf course and marina. One hour from Manuel Antonio most visited National Park.

What makes this house unique

Hermosa Palms is located on only 5% of costarican titled beachfront lots. This makes House 96 a very unique place to relax. There is hardly any resort so close to the beach. Hard to find a place so close to San Jose national airport, main golf course and marina, Jaco's night life. Playa Hermosa held the 2009 Billabong international surf competition and INS ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES 6-14 August 2016.


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Main level: One half bath for living area and one full bathroom Upstairs: One private full bathroom with shower and tub for master bedroom and one shared bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 spacious bedrooms: 1) Main level with Queen bed and fold out sofa option, separate full bath 2) Ocean-view Master Bedroom Upstairs with queen bed and fold out sofa-option and private bath with shower and tub 3) Ocean-view bedroom with Queen-size bed shared full bathroom 4) Queen size bedroom shared full bathroom with bedroom #2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
one baby crib available


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Massachusetts USA

Perfect location for our CR coast vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent house, practically right on the beautiful black sand beach. It is fully air-conditioned (a necessity for us in the near-equatorial heat), has a spacious kitchen with all modern appliances, a comfortable dining area that easily accommodated our party of 9, and was extremely clean. The rooftop lookout was a perfect place to watch the sunset! House contact Jean-Jacques Cappa was very responsive to the few questions we had.

The Hermosa Palms gated development has a wonderful, laid-back surfer vibe, and you can expect friendly greetings from everyone you meet. We spent most of our time at the community pool, where JoJo took very good care of us making tasty food and tall drinks at her swim-up bar. There are iguanas in every streetside drain pipe (they love fresh pineapple scraps!), toucans and macaws in the trees, and pelicans flying in offshore echelons. We saw hatchling leatherback turtles making their way to the sea on the beach one morning, and tracks of adult females making their way inshore to lay eggs. The beach extends for a mile in either direction and is soft and smooth -- easy on tender Northern feet. Paco offers surfing lessons on demand right at the pool -- our son learned to ride small waves quickly under his tutelage.

Overall it was a wonderful place to relax over the Christmas holiday!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rick very happy to see that you enjoyed the stay at my house. We will keep keeping in the same and even better conditions for your next stay. Hope that you return home was not so harsh as winter seems to be very hard to live this year. Happy new Year jj
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Met all expecations

  • 5 of 5

Great spacious house in well located local with an awesome community pool with a swim up bar and super family friendly. Lots of room for 5 kids to roam around and we never felt on top of one another. The local is a great basecamp to explore Costa Rica-proximity to San Jose, Jaco , Manuel Antonio etc. Jean-Jacques was super responsive to any inquiry. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks a lot, Tim have a nice trip back home and hope to see you soon back jj
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Fantastic and Spacious house, we had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

An spectacular house, spacious and with all the amenities, what I like most was its spacious kitchen, we found everything we needed for our New Year Eve dinner, we were very comfortable with our whole family.

The only thing that confused us at the beginning was to understand how the air conditioning and hot water worked, but after asking our gentile host we clarified the doubts.

I definitely recommend it for large families, very nice house, its finishes and location, the beach is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, private beach and pool was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 women vacationing together and we felt extremely safe on this property. Jean-Jaques had the groceries we requested waiting for us, and Yo-Yo at the pool bar helped find us all rides and excursions we needed. She also cooked special meals for one in our party who only ate certain foods. Everything was above and beyond! We could easily drive to Jaco to shop, but had the quiet leisure time back at our house, beach and pool. A++++

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to read your comments People like you are the guests we always want Hope that you come back one day, yo-yo will be very happy to see you back too
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Tallahassee, FL

The house is beautiful and the country is beautiful. Rich Coast!

  • 5 of 5

Everything exceeded expectations! Everyone was friendly. The house and beach were beautiful. Hermosa palms is only about 10 minutes from Jaco which is a nice little party area. We were about an hour away from Quepos which is a nice little coastal town with lots of tourism. We had privacy, but if we needed anything we were within a few minutes of a drive to get it. The house was comfortable and has amazing views from the rooftop terrace. San Jose was cool to travel but we were mostly at the coast in Hermosa/Jaco/Quepos. Everything was well worth it and anyone that attended this vacation would hands down go back to Costa Rica. Jean-Jacques was on top of everything the whole time and took care of any questions or issues that we had.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lemon Zest Restaurant
Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar
Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort
best marina in the area where you can charter boats for sport fishing
Arigato japanese restaurant
Pachi's Pan
best fresh croissants in town
Auto Mercado Shopping Center
best and bigger variety of local and foreign foods, Local supermarket chain
Manuel Antonio National Park
best costarican National Park
Pizza Pata
Amancio's Pizza Pasta & Drinks
If the owner is so perfectionist to bring the flour from Italy, you can imagine how good the...
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Juan santamaria internationl airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Puntarenas (Paquera)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
hotel Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
ruta 27 (globalvia 27)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tramonte pizzeria
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
playa hermosa
Car: recommended

The home is situated in a safe, gated community. The community is beachfront on one of the most known surf beaches in the world. While the town of Hermosa is relaxed and pura vida, with it's surfer vibe, the location is only a 15 minutes drive to Jaco. In Jaco you can find anything you need or want from a vibrant night life to boutique shops, restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores and more.

Another great day trip is Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful state parks. Only an hour drive from Hermosa, here you will see three white-sand beaches and swear that each one is more beautiful than the one you saw before. Take a hike or a guided tour through this National Park and see monkeys, iguanas, parrots, birds, frogs and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

end of stay cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $600
daily cleaning fee $25

minimum rental stay for Christmas/New Year is 7 days as well as Easter Week from March 29th to April 5th 2015.
50$ compulsory end of stay cleaning fee applies (fee is waved if customer choose daily cleaning fee option).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.