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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a beautiful two-bedroom bungalow on stilts in the beachfront community, 'Hermosa Bungalows.' Located directly behind a full-size pool with views to the Pacific Ocean, and a short barefoot walk of less than 100 yards to a beautiful black sand beach with outstanding surf. Our bungalow is fully stocked to make your stay a truly memorable vacation. We take pride in offering our home as a welcome retreat for families with children, couples on an adventurous getaway, wedding parties or anniversary celebrations, and travelers who appreciate a home as a better option than a hotel room. You can't beat staying in this 1000 square foot home compared to a hotel!

The bungalow features two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins (that can be modified into an additional queen bed), and a queen sofa-bed in the living room. A portacrib is also available for infants. The kitchen is large and completely stocked with amenities. The bathroom has been completely expanded and remodeled with a large vanity and mirror as well as a large shower, with intricate mosaic tiles on the walls and vanity. Our bungalow has an additional water filtration system and tank to ensure clean water for our guests, an important feature during the rainy season! An extensive double-layer river rock leach field drainage system was installed to ensure adequate and rapid irrigation and drainage for the bathroom. The interior furniture is custom-made from native woods and there are bamboo black-out blinds throughout for ultimate privacy and for those who like to sleep in!

As with any property near the beach, it is important to maintain it with regular and frequent upkeep. So throughout the last 2 years we have made several UPGRADES to improve our guests' experiences:

Exterior and interior REPAINTING.
REFINISHED the interior wood floors.
Replaced exterior balcony wood floors with new native hardwood.
Added in-home WIFI with private password for our guests' use.
NEW CUSHIONS on all the couches and chairs.
New FLAT SCREEN TV in living room.
Replaced surf board racks.
Refinished storage locker for guests' suitcases and gear.
Replaced balcony ceiling with durable weather-proof material.
Reinforced balcony railings.
Complete bathroom remodel.
Installed new tile backsplash in kitchen.
Reinforced the master bed frame.
Built-in stone BBQ.
New concrete stairs and replaced wood banister.

Also, in order to enhance your vacation experience, our on-site manager, Brian, (from California) provides assistance with making your stay at Bungalow 14 a vacation to remember!

You can enjoy great views from the expansive balcony which is furnished with rocking chairs and an outdoor dining table, or from the hammock facing the pool from our balcony. The pool is directly in front of the bungalow so there is a combined pool/ocean view during the day, and at night we're the ONLY rental bungalow in the complex with the lighted pool completely in front of our balcony.

Ecotourism and surfing are huge attractions to this part of Costa Rica, and the beach directly in front of our bungalow complex is one of the best on the Pacific, with the 'Almendro Tree' landmark as a well-known surf location. The water is always warm, and surfboard rentals are readily available. The ISA world surf competitions at Playa Hermosa are within walking distance from our bungalow.

Tropical birds and iguanas are frequent sightings from the bungalow, and macaws are often heard and seen flying overhead in the late afternoon. A wildlife estuary is adjacent to the bungalows and is a dream location for birdwatchers. Large sea turtles are known to come up on the beach to lay eggs, night excursions during their nesting season may offer a surprise sighting.

Incredible wildlife is also seen at Manuel Antonio National Park, less than an hour drive south. There you may see white-faced capuchin monkeys, sloths, koatis, iguanas, and several bird species. The Carara National Park is only a 20-minute drive to our north. It is a sanctuary for wild scarlet macaws, and toucans are also seen there. Self-guided tours as well as hired guides can be taken at both parks.

The town of Jacó is a 5-minute drive to the north, where you can find restaurants, bars, surf shops, and markets. Excursions (ie. ATV, rafting) can be arranged by our manager. Fishing, boating, and snorkeling trips are available from the marina by the Marriott Los Suenos 5 minutes north of Jacó. The Marriott also has an excellent golf course. You can't leave Costa Rica without taking a canopy (zip-line) tour, one of the most exhilarating experiences you will ever have. Yes, you will fly through the jungle with just a harness and a cable!

We welcome you to our home and know that you will be amazed by the beauty of Costa Rica!!!

Keywords: Bungalow on Stilts

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    the 2 twins can be converted into a queen...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen size...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available in the guest closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen fold-out from living room sofa. Excellent condition....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Completely remodeled and expanded in 2012, large vanity and mirror, walk-in shower, mosaic tiles, new plumbing and drainage system....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hardwood floors, Hammock, Water filter for clean water year-round (especially important during rainy season). Our guests love the black-out shades on all the windows to allow a dark, restful morning if desired....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Multiple channels, local and international....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New flat-screen TV in living room with DVD player. Master room has traditional TV....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

    Can see ocean through palms by the pool, including wave crests during high-tide....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C units in living room and both bedrooms, with individual controls including time-sensors...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    2 spaces. Storage locker for suitcases. Surfboard rack....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Excellent quality, brought to bungalow from our home in California....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full-sized couch, love-seat, end tables and a coffee table. New flat-screen TV, DVD player....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone reception is not a problem on the property since new towers were added over the past few years....moreless

  • Parking:

    carport underneath bungalow...moreless

  • Telephone:

    All calls in Costa Rica are included from in-home phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer/dryer with large capacity inside the bungalow....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    In-home WIFI with secure password for our guests....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything, including a blender and rice cooker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washer/dryer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful hardwood floor, local hardwood furniture, large balcony with wonderful views and hammock to enjoy the scenery....moreless

  • Boat:

    Marina at the Marriott Los Suenos...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck shower at bottom of stairs to rinse off black sand from beach....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Located on beach-side of pool, great gathering spot for happy hour or group dining. Stools around bartop for comfortable dining/drinking and sink for cleaning....moreless

  • Golf:

    Approximately 15 minutes north of bungalow, at the Marriott Los Suenos....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Open green lawn adjacent to bungalow for volleyball or playing catch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We built a new stone BBQ on ground level below the bungalow, facing the pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool located directly in front of our bungalow, available only to on-site guests. Best bungalow in the complex to view pool night and day....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 11 - Dec 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
$800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season Starts
Dec 10 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Semana Santa 2017
Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Christmas/New Years rates are $250/night, 3-night minimum, from any 7-day period including the holidays.

Easter/Semana Santa rates are $250/night, 3-night minimum, includes the week which ends on Easter Sunday.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Marriott Los Suenos
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Backyard Hotel Restaurant and Bar
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

World-class surfing at Playa Hermosa directly in front of complex, Stunning Sunsets, White-water Rafting, Canopy ('zip line') tours, Turtle expeditions, ATV tours, hangliding, impressive bird watching and wildlife, rainforest parks nearby at Manuel Antonio and Carara National Parks, 15 min drive from 18-hole golf at Marriott Los Suenos where marina is also available for deep sea fishing, jet ski, and scuba.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We live in the Laguna Beach area of Orange County, California. Along with our 2 sons, we use it as our second home. It is truly a restful and fun get-away from the busy work and school lives that we lead. We hope that you enjoy your vacation and feel welcome in our home.

Why the Owner Chose Hermosa Paradise (Puntarenas, Costa Rica):
We are the original owners of this wonderful bungalow. We purchased it during the construction phase when the pool was just a hole in the ground! It is a wonderful location in the bungalow complex, directly behind the pool with a view to the ocean. Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town 5 minutes south of the busy town of Jaco, so we feel it is a perfect location to be in nature but close to a town for nightlife and excursions.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The Costa Rica experience means relaxation and natural beauty! We know you will love our Hermosa Paradise home! You will hear tropical birds, see iguanas everywhere, and feel the power of the Pacific Ocean at a beautiful black sand beach less than 200 yards from the bungalow. Sitting on the balcony, you can enjoy the beauty of the pool and feel the ocean breeze.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bungalow 14, Christmas 2012

    Bungalow 14, Christmas 2012

  • Living room with natural wood furniture, fold-out queen sofabed, flat screen TV.

    Living room with natural wood furniture, fold-out queen sofabed, flat screen TV.

  • 2nd bedroom, twin beds or a king bed.

    2nd bedroom, twin beds or a king bed.

  • Remodeled bathroom with large vanity and mosaic tiles.

    Remodeled bathroom with large vanity and mosaic tiles.

  • Remodeled bathroom with large sink and mirror, shower with clear glass blockwall

    Remodeled bathroom with large sink and mirror, shower with clear glass blockwall

  • Christmas lights on Bungalow 14!

    Christmas lights on Bungalow 14!

  • View from the balcony toward Playa Hermosa on the Pacific Ocean.

    View from the balcony toward Playa Hermosa on the Pacific Ocean.

  • Stone BBQ below balcony, facing the pool.

    Stone BBQ below balcony, facing the pool.

  • View of Hermosa Bungalow complex at Playa Hermosa from zipline platform

    View of Hermosa Bungalow complex at Playa Hermosa from zipline platform

  • White-faced capuchin monkey and her baby in Manuel Antonio National Park

    White-faced capuchin monkey and her baby in Manuel Antonio National Park

  • White water rafting

    White water rafting

  • Sunset surfing at Playa Hermosa

    Sunset surfing at Playa Hermosa

  • Front windows facing the balcony, dining table inside and larger table on deck.

    Front windows facing the balcony, dining table inside and larger table on deck.

  • Master queen bed

    Master queen bed

  • Bathroom lights, fan, mosaic tiles

    Bathroom lights, fan, mosaic tiles

  • Expansive balcony with great views.

    Expansive balcony with great views.

  • View from the kitchen window to breakfast table on balcony, overlooking the pool

    View from the kitchen window to breakfast table on balcony, overlooking the pool

  • Christmas party at the Rancho, looking toward Bungalow 14 on the left.

    Christmas party at the Rancho, looking toward Bungalow 14 on the left.

  • Playa Hermosa ... Hermosa Bungalows with white roofs on left

    Playa Hermosa ... Hermosa Bungalows with white roofs on left

  • Playa Hermosa at sunset, Almendro Tree, world-class surfing

    Playa Hermosa at sunset, Almendro Tree, world-class surfing

  • ATV excursion in the jungle

    ATV excursion in the jungle

  • Ziplining, teenager style...

    Ziplining, teenager style...

  • The Brouwer family, owners of Bungalow 14

    The Brouwer family, owners of Bungalow 14

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, September 19, 2016

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