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Playa Hermosa, Family Friendly, Beach Front Paradise in Hermosa Palms near Jacó

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 5,525 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 7 Bath on a black sand beach with an unobstructed full ocean view

We invite you to come and stay in this custom built, ocean front home and at one of the best surf spots in the world! Sit and watch the surfers or participate in catching world class waves. Watch the sunset right from the back patio or your bedroom and feel the warmth of the sun and the ocean breezes. Play a game of pool. Take a morning or afternoon walk on our almost deserted beach and get in touch with nature. Let your senses unlock and escape your hectic life . Experience Costa Rica and you will not want to leave.

The house is all natural with stone, slate and granite throughout. Stained glass windows and Costa Rican art are seen throughout the house. The furniture was custom built for the home by local artisans. All new window and doors were installed 2015.

There is nothing quite like opening your glass sliding doors and walking right onto the beach. This unique house is unlike any house you've ever seen.

Feel the ocean breezes come through the house. With the new windows and screens the house stays well ventalated.

There two bedrooms with en suite baths on the first floor facing the mountain side. There are 5 bedrooms on the second floor 3 are facing the mountain side, one with en suite bath.

The up stairs master bedroom and a large second master bunkroom are oceanfront on the second floor. Wake up and look out of the window and see the ocean. Instant surf report!

The 30 meter long community pool is beach side and only 3 houses down from our house. Enjoy a fish taco and a drink at Yoyo's pool bar. You will want to spend your day there! (Pool bar is closed June 16-mid July 2018 but pool will be open)

We are happy to set you up on activities such as zip line, ATV's, horseback riding, fishing, white water rafting, hiking, surf lessons and so much more.

We will get you oriented with a list of restaurants, grocery stores, transportation or whatever you may need.

More Details

Property Manager
Kelli McMullen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, house mgr speaks Italian, french, german, spanish,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Kelli McMullen

We are native Californians and love the ocean. We recently relocated from southern California, and the quaint beachside town of San Clemente to St Petersburg, FL. The beach is where our heart is and we want to share a little bit of our paradise with you! This photo was taken at El Avion in Manuel Antonio. A WW2 plane sits right on the property and is now the bar!!!

Kelli McMullen purchased this estate in 2014

Why Kelli McMullen chose Playa Hermosa

We were married in Costa Rica and since then we have been looking for property. Perseverance and patience paid off when we found this gem. The previous owners put their heart and soul into this home and we will do the same.

What makes this estate unique

Being beach front has its obvious advantages. This is a guard-gated community with foot patrol on the beach and around the community so you will have an extra added sense of security. The house is big enough to have privacy but also has a great community feel. Inside the furniture was made for the house. It is unique and interesting as is the art in and of itself. Beautiful stained glass and mural-art throughout enhance the uniqueness and character of this home. This is a great family get-away... (top (3rd floor is private owners penthouse, see VRBO 1143060 to rent it)


Playa Hermosa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5525 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Every guest must provide name and passport number on the form provided. This includes any of your visitors.
  • Prostitution is legal in Costa Rica but not in our home. If this is your reason to come to Costa Rica please call Jaco VIP
  • Smoking ANYTHING inside the house is grounds for immediate removal from the property without refund. You are welcome to smoke outside
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , near the kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom has two showers
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 5 full bathrooms in the house and 1 half bath in the house and 1 half bath with an outdoor shower just off the back patio
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , private bath, garden view, balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , private bath, garden view, down stairs
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds, ocean view. Room sleeps 6 total
    Master Suite - 1 king , private bath w/ 2 showers, ocean view, tv
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Garden view, balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Garden view, balcony
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Ensuite Bath, room is first floor
  • Master Bedrooms have full ocean view with balconies. The other 3 bedrooms upstairs have balconies. 14 adults maximum. If you have special request to exceed 14 adults please contact me directly
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We have onsite property managers, Roberto and Maria and between them they speak 6 languages! They will cater to your every need. From arranging tours of the rain forest or zip-lining to private surf lessons or bringing massage or yoga right to the house. They will also help you hire a chef or go on the fishing trip you have always dreamed of. Roberto will have you surfing in no time!!! There is a cost paid directly to them for surf lessons, shopping, etc. Work out the details with him upon arrival.


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Playa Hermosa, Family Friendly, Beach Front Paradise in Hermosa Palms near Jacó
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Great for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful family vacation we had. There were 9 of us (more than enough room) with age ranges of 14-64. There was something to do for all of us whether as a group or individually; an outing away, surfing or simply to sit and watch the day unfold.

The location is perfect, you have miles of beach with limited public access so it feels like your own beach. Only when we ventured out did we realize how busy the local beaches really are.

The amenities were exceptional; with Roberto as our connoisseur of all things local and Maria who kept the place in top notch shape, we felt like we had it all. We must also give a shout-out to Kitty the resident dog. If you have a fondness for dogs they will allow Kitty to be a part of your family for the duration of your stay. She walked the beach with us every night chasing crabs, waited for us when we were at the pool, and kept vigilance at night as if it were her job to keep us all safe. If you need a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of a busy life this is the place.

Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to come home with wonderful memories of our stay in Costa Rica.

McCumber/Tiearney/Giguiere Families

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise!
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our 4 families (7 adults, 8 children between 11 and 17 years old). Having both the beach and the pool were perfect. We absolutely loved Yo-Yo (the cook at the swim up bar). Her food is fabulous. The kids couldn't wait until 11:00 when she opened to get a smoothie. Roberto (the property manager) was so friendly and helpful we invited him to have dinner with us one evening. He taught the children surf lessons, which they loved. The sunsets were gorgeous from the house. I highly recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coasta Rican paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with authentic CR feel located in a safe environment. Plenty of room and comfort. Plenty of quiet rooms. Roberto, the house manager, was terrific. He was in constant contact and available to assist as needed. The rental is the first 2 levels and you are restricted from the upper level. The homeowner keeps this. Even though someone was there most days, you would not have any idea. The housekeeper took some getting used to as she was always sweeping around the house unannounced, but she was friendly and tried to keep out of the way.

Overall a great home and location. You will not find better in Hermosa Palms:)

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Roberto was the person overseeing the property and he did an excellent job. Very prompt on anything we needed. Maria was the housekeeper and was there every day (except her day off which is Sunday). Everything you need is there!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland, UT

Amazing, unreal, perfection

  • 5 of 5

This was the most amazing place I have ever stayed with great service, best beach, tons of security, safe, great surfing, access to everything Costa Rica has to offer and I'm sure I am selling it short. Book it, book it now and stay 4 extra days for good measure you won't regret it. Cecil, Utah

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelby, NC

Amazing house in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

All 13 members of the Bumgarner family (ages 3-75) spent a week in your beautiful house. We had a delightful time! The house was perfect, with comfortable beds, nice showers, fun pool table, and fabulous views. Maria did a fine job working around all of us to keep the house clean! The pool was an added plus- great for us all, but especially the little ones in the family.

We were slightly concerned reading some of the reviews and information about the beach/ocean at the house, thinking we would need to drive somewhere everyday to swim in the ocean. Turns out the beach is perfect, and the ocean in front of the house was safe as long as you listen to Roberto about where the rip tide was. We loved the black sand beach, it was something unique that we will all remember.

I can't say enough about Roberto, our new friend! Our trip wouldn't have nearly been as successful without him. He arranged all of our excursions, drew us maps, made reservations, and taught some of the guys to surf!

My husband was especially impressed with the quality and beauty of the woodwork in the house- it truly was Costa Rican!

Thanks for the GREAT accommodations, hopefully we will be back one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Hotel Tramonta
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Hotel Tramonta
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Looking for a smaller place? Check out our Penthouse at 1143060

We are located just a few minutes south of Jaco in the quiet gated community of Hermosa Palms. There are two small grocery stores about 2 miles away and one delivers. There is a bigger grocery store in Jaco


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $99

Daily housekeeping is included. The housekeeper will empty trash and make beds daily. This is a family rental home. If you make the choice to bring non-registered guests to the house it could be grounds for immediate removal from the property of you and your guests with NO REFUND. and PLEASE, treat our property like it is yours. Insurance does not give permission for destruction. If you break something please just let us know, THAT is why we have insurance...Thank you kindly. PS: If you cancel your reservation prior to 60 days you will get a full refund minus the fee that VRBO charges Thank you

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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