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Black Sand Beach.Large Deck with Oceanview.AC.1/2block pool and beach.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa home, 4 spacious bedrooms,2.5 Baths,Sleeps 8-11

Welcome to serenity! Once you enter this spanish/english speaking gated community of Hermosa you will find an immediate feeling of escape and bliss. When you step out of the car you will see beautiful exotic birds and iguanas. Keep your eye out for parrots too, they are usually hanging out in the almond trees that surround the area!

This home has all the comforts of home. Simply bring yourself, sunscreen or coconut oil ;) a swimsuit, and you'll be good to go!

Guarded 24 HOURS! there is plenty of help if in need of immediate assistance. You will feel absolute comfort here. The main office can plan any type of tour and offer any recommendations you can imagine!

Steps away from the world renown waves & 5 mi. long beach, life becomes easy. The Private Playa Hermosa Gated community offers access to an expansive pool with a swim up bar!

The office offers surf board and boogie board rentals as well as much more. The clubhouse offers plenty of lounge chairs under palm trees on the beach to hangout or shield yourself from the strong sun. There are plenty of places to hike around the area as well if you're feeling adventurous enough to leave the community.

Located 10 minutes from Jaco you can take a ride there to learn to surf on the smaller waves, go out shopping, night clubbing, or check out the fresh seafood restaurants. Pajara Pinta is one of my favorites - check out their Facebook page. Jaco is the biggest city of this area so you will also find markets, grocery stores, car rentals, casinos, and much more!

This black sand beach is also a turtle sanctuary. Up to 20,000 turtles hatch each year and with a bit of luck you can see the enormous sea turtles arrive to one of their favorite nesting grounds. MONTHS: Best time to visit is July to December. Particularly in and around September, hatchlings are released almost daily!

Engage in as much relaxation or adventure that your soul desires. You will feel uplifted and grounded by the atmosphere within and outside this beautiful house. Compare our prices to the other local homes.

**We are always available if you have any questions so please don't hesitate.

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...” -Sir Francis Bacon

Plan your vacay now :)

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Liz

My background is in biology. I study life and all the parts that make up the whole. I love Costa Rica and have been visiting this area for years. If you have any questions about the property, surrounding environment, things to do or anything in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Liz purchased this house in 2008

Why Liz chose Playa Hermosa

The locals know us, respect us, and our property. This is a very safe area. Property care taker, Matt, lives in Jaco (15mins away) if any problems arise feel free to call him. His and other numbers to emergency contacts are listed on the fridge as well as under contact info. on this website

What makes this house unique

Spacious unique architecture. Grounding and enlivening colors create the perfect atmosphere for both adults and children to enjoy. Surfboard rentals in Hermosa Palms. Sushi chef available upon request.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed staying in house #93 over the last week. It is in a great location and having the pool/beach access was wonderful. I just wanted to point out some minor items in the house that might warrant the owners attention.

- We could not get the oven to work. When YoYo brought us dinner, she tried to get it working, too, but couldn't. There seems to be enough gas, but we could not get the pilot light to light. (owners note: this is a standard gas oven that you must light from the bottom. I will include a note in the guests manual for the future.)

- The AC in the back bedroom that was not working is still not very strong. During the day the room gets hot, but it cools down after the sun goes down.(owners comment: I am aware of this ac unit being on its last leg. It will be replaced soon but in the meantime it is working and cools the average sized room well. Please note to never set the temperature below 19 degrees or it will not work efficiently.)

These things did not really cause us any problems, but these are things the owner may want to address. (Owner note: thank you)

I want to repeat that we had a good time in CR and the property worked well for us. I hope we can return some time in the future.


Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Backyard
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Routa 34
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Backyard
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Hermosa (one minute walk)

ATV rentals, SURFING AND BODYBOARDING, hang-gliding, CANOPY TOURS, turtle sanctuary, national parks, hiking, biking, an endless number of other activities


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
  • Queen size beds (3), full size Bed (1), king Bed(1), tv in master and guest room, ac in all rooms except the one attached to the master.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning - SEPARATE zone in each room . CD Player in each bed room, with Hand made solid cedar cabnets and granit countertops, Coffee maker, gas stove, Cooking utensils, microwave, glass and kitchenware provided, Large Washer & Dryer, Bring your own BEACH towels but bath towels provided, Locked storage in Laundry room, Spacious


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Black Sand Beach.Large Deck with Oceanview.AC.1/2block pool and beach.
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Parlin, NJ

Great Vacation

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My family and I came to Costa Rica from New Jersey to enjoy a bit warmer weather since our December had been colder than usual. We envisioned long, warm days lounging and swimming at the pool enjoying the beautiful surroundings. This home is truly lovely, well-kept, clean and nice as the pictures displayed at VRBO.

If I were rating this review solely on the house, it would be 5 stars. However, there two areas of the home that I believe that the owner may want to consider improvement on – 1) the master bathroom shower drainage system needs replacement/repair and 2) the living room large black sofa is in poor condition.

Matt, the caretaker, was a great help for anything we needed. He was attentive and addressed our concerns timely. He made suggestions regarding restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife in Jaco which is 10 minutes driving by car from the house.

Playa Hermosa is super cool little town with amazing beaches, views, waves, restaurants and bars.

We rented a car so the trips to and from Jaco for dinner, nightlife, afternoon surfing contests, etc were a blast.

We visited Manuel Antonio beach (1.5 hrs drive from the house), went zip lining and rode ATV, which we loved. We also visited Arenal volcano, which was a long trip, but worth it. We loved the volcano and surrounding areas. Next time we will check out the hot spring.

All in All it was one of the nicest places we have stayed in Costa Rica...This was our 2nd time in the country, So a big thanks to Liz and Matt for allowing us to stay in your home and taking good care of us.


  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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