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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 6 Bath on a black sand beach with a 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 last year.

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 is one full bedroom with an en suite bath 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. (Top floor is the private owners apartment)

The 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 the house. Enjoy a fish taco and a drink at Yoyo's pool bar. You will want to spend your day there!

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.

Must love dogs! This is a dog friendly community and there are many well mannered dogs that love to play in the surf with their owners.

More Details

Property Manager
Kelli McMullen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Kelli McMullen

We are native Californians and love the ocean. We reside in southern California in the quaint beachside town of San Clemente. 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 Puntarenas

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 apartment)


Playa Hermosa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , near the kitchen
  • 4 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
  • 6 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
  • Master Bedrooms have full ocean view with balconies. The other 3 bedrooms upstairs have balconies. 12 adults maximum.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Playa Hermosa, Family Friendly, Beach Front Paradise in Hermosa Palms near Jacó
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise!
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Pura Vida!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off Kelli and Derek are amazing owners. Roberto, the house manager, is exceptional. Maria is the best house keeper when having to work around 15 + people at any given time. The house was more than enough for our group of 15. The views are better than your could ever expect. The kids were never bored with the pool table and pool. The swim up bar was and added bonus with Yoyo providing awesome food and spectacular drinks.... (the lava flow was the personal favorite). The house puppy, Kitt,y was the cherry on top. We thoroughly enjoyed having her as part of our family and she made sure to keep us and the property safe. The iguanas that live in the rocks off of the back porch were fun to watch and enjoyed the scrap fruits and veggies. The beautiful macaws fly around the neighborhood and could be easily found if you just listened for them. The area offers all you need. Jaco is just down the road a few miles one way with all the tourist packed activities you could ever think of and Esterillos the other with the mermaid in the sea. There is privacy with ocean front property and the ability to have some of the best waves in the world right out your back door to surf or body surf with a boogie board. A little slice of heaven. I had absolutely NO complaints by anyone in our group about anything and my group can be picky. I must add the air conditioning can run you right out of the house. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare food for the large group you bring. And I must add we even enjoyed all the security guards, "Hola!". We will be back as a family not only to see our friends that we have known but to also see Kelli, Derek and Roberto whom we feel are our new friends. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anita! We loved having you and your family. Everyone was so kind and Kitty wanted to go home with you! We would love to have you back any time!
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3rd year in a row Girlz Week!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our third year in a row with a fabulous group of girls! What a great place for all of us to relax and unwind. Fabulous accommodations a beautiful view and Yoyo's swim up pool bar keep us coming back for more! See you all this time next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely amazing villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Villa was amazing. Location is the best. the view of the ocean from the villa was the best feature in the morning.

Would absolutely recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

Although we arrived at 2:30 in the morning (rental car delays), Roberto the property manager, was there to greet us with a huge smile. (Important to note that the last 2 miles (approx.) to this house in Hermosa Palms are on a very dusty road parallel to the ocean. There are no signs for Hermosa Palms at the highway. You might think you're lost but you're not.) I woke up at 7:00 am too excited to sleep in. Went directly out the back sliding doors to the most beautiful view ever! Surfers were already riding the waves. Stray dogs were playing in the ocean. Roberto and Marie Eve will give you surfing lessons if you want any. Our son had a 2 hour lesson and loved it! This house was exactly what HomeAway said it was. Huge, homey and gorgeous. Very comfortable beds and A/C throughout the house. Maria, the housekeeper, came by every day to sweep the floors, tidy up and make our beds. She will also do your laundry for a small fee. In our rental vehicles we toured Jaco, Los Suenos, Parrita and Quepos. Quepos was my favourite. Felt very European as it was very mountainess. My opinion is that you should definitely have a rental vehicle for this property if you want to get out of the gated community and explore. There's lots to do and see. If you want a close encounter with monkeys, I would recommend Raffa the Monkey Man. He calls the monkeys to the boat and gives you bananas to feed them. He'll even smush a banana on your face and the monkeys lick it off. Very cute! We zip lined with Vista Los Suenos in Jaco. Very professional establishment. Also, DO NOT leave Jaco without visiting Villa Caletos. It was the HIGHLIGHT of our vacation. This resort is nettled up high in the mountains and the sunsets are spectacular. My dinner was absolutely phenomenal!!! Ambiance like no other!! Our family will definitely go back again. My only criticism would be for the owners of the property to give the renters better directions from the airport to the house or from Jaco to the house. We got poor directions given to us in Spanish from the rental car place to the highway to Jaco. We got lost. Also note that the last 2 miles to find the house was a complete guess. We had no clue if we were on the right road because there were no signs to Hermosa Palms on the highway; only a sign for Hermosa Beach. BEST VACATION EVER!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ocean beach house...very spacious!

  • 5 of 5

If you want beach front, you got it with this place!! If you like long walks along a natural and fairly quiet beach, you got it!! The house if huge...we were 3 families for a total of 10 people and we still had lots of room. A 4th family can stay there no problem. The house isn't new...but it's a rustic beauty of stone and wood inside and it's very well kept. The property manager Roberto is fantastic to deal with and fluent in many languages... and even taught our kids to surf! The housekeeper Maria only speaks Spanish but was a pleasure to have around and helped up keep things clean and in order. There are so many things to do in and around Playa Hermosa including the nearby town of Jaco. We loved touring around and a rental vehicle is a must if you want to venture a bit further like to Quepos which was a highlight.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 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
Car: not necessary

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

Playa Hermosa Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $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.
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