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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 owners apartment available for rent)

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.

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:
January 21, 2018

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 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 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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • 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.


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Playa Hermosa, Family Friendly, Beach Front Paradise in Hermosa Palms near Jacó
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 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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Perfect group getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for 12 people, most of whom had never traveled together, to celebrate a 40th birthday. It was absolutely perfect for a mix of couples and singles. The home is off the beaten path from the main tourist stretch of Jaco but with the ability to plan as much or as little as you like. Roberto worked with me leading up to the trip to schedule transportation to and from the airport, snorkeling, zip-lining, on site yoga, dinner reservations and an in home private chef. Having a basic itinerary gave the type A travelers a sense of structure while not overwhelming the experience. We filled in the gaps with daily walks on the beach, pool time, surf lessons from Roberto, and massages on the balcony from a very talented local massage therapist who came by regularly. There are plenty of day trip options as well. Close proximity to "Rainmaker" to check out the waterfalls and Manuel Antonio National Park is not out of reach.

The kitchen and living space is the best feature of the home. No beach house is complete without a gathering space and the flow was perfect for the group. We prepared several meals as a group and at least half of us were always in the kitchen at one time doing prep work. Maria, who kept the house in order, changed out towels daily, made beds, cleared trash and washed dishes. Somehow she always had the ability to work around us!

If you like dogs then you will love the owner's pup named Kitty. She loved to be with our group we welcomed her to the pack. She lounged on the porch, took walks and played in the surf or stayed on guard when she felt duty called. We are all animal lovers so it was really nice to have her around and we insisted with Roberto that he let her come and go as she wished.

Jeffrey and Taff were a fantastic part of the local crew. Jeffrey did a few drives to the airport and Taff taught us yoga several mornings. They were wonderful people and we enjoyed visiting with them just as much as we appreciated their service to us. Hands down a better experience than dealing with an organized company.

Kelli's initial correspondence, Roberto's planning and hands on attention to the group needs during our stay, and Maria's behind the scenes daily refreshing of the space made this a memorable stay. All of the other experiences while there were just gravy!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lacey-we LOVE it when our guests feel like they are in paradise away from home. We truly are blessed to have Roberto and Maria as a part of our "family". Now you know what is meant by the "Pura Vida" life! We hope you will visit again, Kelli and Derek
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Nine Degrees North

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home on a secluded surf beach. Roberto is an excellent source of information, and the house is located within close driving range to many great activities. Great neighbors and make sure you enjoy Yoyo's delicious creations at the pool bar and cafe. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of visiting here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We loved having you!
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Rooms different as advertised

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed the house. The view is beautiful, the house is beautiful and everyone had fun.

Three rooms were not correct as advertised when I booked.

One room was short a double bed as it was advertised as double occupancy.

The fifth and six bedrooms were advertised as king beds and are not.

The kitchen was not equipped for 12-14 people which the house sleeps.

We were short glasses, coffee cups, toilet paper, paper towels and other misc items.

Also, we had private chefs cooking all meals and the freezer did not freeze the desserts nor did the ice trays freeze. The fridge did not cool properly.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you feel like your stay was less than perfect. As noted in my email to you, please take a closer look at the description. There are no missing beds! I assure you beds have been measured and are as described. i cater to large groups and have never had any complaints. I have looked into the refrigerator concern and have found nothing wrong with it however with large groups and high humidity if you put too much in any refrigerator it will not cool properly. As always, we strive to provide an exceptional experience and love to learn where we can improve so I will be sure to count all service ware immediately and make any necessary additions. Also feel free to let me know what misc. items as described that you were missing and I will be happy to add or purchase if appropriate. Thank you for staying at 9 Degrees North
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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: June 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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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

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
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.