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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


Escape to this sensibly priced 1000 square foot retreat with ocean and mountain views. Even the rocking chairs on the covered deck beckon you to sit a moment and enjoy Costa Rica’s nature. Just a one minute walk from the house to the beach.

You will love the cozy master bedroom with its painted palm tree mural. From the queen bed you can relax and read a book or just gaze at the beautiful jungle views. Troops of monkeys, parrots and scarlet macaws can be seen from the back balcony.

In the cherry guestroom there is a queen bed for couples and two twin beds. The guestroom also has a sliding door which leads to the back balcony.

You’ll find everything you need to create a romantic dinner in this fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops.

The living room has a comfortable leather couch and loveseat. You are sure to find a movie or book in our library.

The bathroom has a large walk-in tiled shower with great water pressure. Hair dryer provided.

The cover back balcony is the perfect place to view the brilliant stars.

We have a lovely community pool with a large covered tiki area where guests met and let stories of there adventures.

In this small community you will feel right at home.

Google maps location -- 9°34'11.7'N 84°35'43.1'W

Keywords: Hermosa Bungalow, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica, Jaco Costa Rica, Hermosa Bungalow 28, Vacation Rental Playa Hermosa Costa Rica

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Playa Hermosa Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed in the Master bedroom and one queen bed in the Guestroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the Guestroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.617647 based on 39 reviews

Totally awesome

  • 5 of 5

Best time in Hermosa I have ever had. House needs a little work but overall for 100 dollars a night you can not beat it anywhere. The A/C blew so cold we had to turn it off at night. The kitchen had everything to get by. We cooked every day . I would recommend this place to all my friends

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Looked better in pictures

  • 2 of 5

We arrived and noticed immediately that the deck and handrail are in dire need of repair. You can see through cracks in the door. We went to lock up our passports in the safe as recommended by the owner and the key didn't work. Our son opened the safe with a random key. By evening, we realized the beds have not been replaced since 1995. That was the BIGGEST DRAG. My husbands back went out due to the terrible mattress and he spent nights on the couch or on a different mattress (equally as old) on the floor. The couch has holes in it as well. There is not a comfortable place to sit really in the house at all. The outside furniture was broken as well on the back deck. After seeing a large brown snake on the deck, we checked the bracing of the house and found holes that go through the floor and into the room where our kids were sleeping. The area of Hermosa is beautiful and peaceful. The bungalos are in a safe area. There is a security guard that stays overnight and walks around. There is no concern for safety what so ever. However, I would recommend renting through Brian and not through a private owner. We met other people who rented as we did and that home lost power and had even more issues of neglect. Brian was a great help and offered us an air mattress to use. He made reservations for our activities which gave discounts! He has been in CR for a long time and is a great reference. Beware, the beach is for surfers and strong swimmers. It is not a place for kids to swim. Jaco beach is great for families and kids. It is a quick 5 min drive.

I emailed the owner to inquire on policy after day one as we seriously considered leaving and got no response. Once we had the other mattress, we toughed it out.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, I am so sorry the bungalow did not meet your standards. In September 2017 received a 5 star review. I was not aware of the issues. I will be working with Brian to make sure these issues are repaired and the couch and mattresses replaced. We will be vacationing at the bungalow in February to make sure everything is in excellent condition.
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Comfortable, rustic, quiet and picturesque.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at Hermosa Bungalows. It's quiet, comfortable and beautiful! The pool and ranch area are a perfect spot to unwind after fighting the waves on the beach. Restaurants and bars are nearby further up the beach or a few K away at Jaco.

Just bear in mind that the beach is in essence a surfing one; the waves and currents are strong, there isn't much shadow area, so don't expect to find a peaceful ocean and a super user-friendly type of beach. Still, it's a beach! So... :-) We're not surfers yet still enjoyed it.

Brian was very nice and accommodating, too! Thanks, Brian!

Super recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach paradise, Jungle paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fantastic time here in Playa Hermosa. A perfect combination of beach and jungle in a beautifully presented enclave of bungalows on stilts. The pool is beautiful and a joy on hot days while the balconys offer shaded comfort night and day. Lots of wildlife and jungly noises with the beach just across the road and great restaurants and shops a short distance away. Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is in the perfect location with a very short walk to the beach as well as several bars and restaurants. I enjoyed sitting on the back deck every morning with my coffee, listening to and watching the birds.

It was very convenient to have a washer and dryer as it saves on packing clothes for the trip. There is even a local fisherman who goes door-to-door selling fish and shrimp in the evenings. I would highly recommend this to anyone and will definitely be back with my family in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The best location near Jaco.

The beach here is pure smooth soft sand with no rocks. Jaco 5 min away is all rocks on the beach.

The waves here are amazing for surfing.

I am not a bird watcher but I was amazed at what was viewable from the back porch that overlooks the trees. From the property I saw: A sea eagle (he landed on the railing of the porch), scarlet macaws, hummingbirds of many colors, bright colored tanagers, toucan, vultures, many colors of parakeet, a pair of huge green parrots, heron, a falcon, lots of ducks with white and black wings, doves, a huge brown bird with long legs and a long beak that I haven't been able to identify, iguana and white-faced monkeys. All without leaving the bungalow!

This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we went zip lining, canyoning, to Manuel Antonio, Nauyaca waterfall, and Carara all easily from our location in Playa Hermosa.

Literally a 40 second walk to the sand and 20 seconds to the pool.


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelly Curro
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kelly Curro

Kelly and Doug the owners of Hermosa Bungalow #28.

We live in sunny South Florida were we enjoy outdoor activities like, boating, sportfishing, surfing (Doug), gardening and yoga.

Kelly Curro purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Kelly Curro chose Playa Hermosa

We have been traveling to Costa Rica for many years in search of waves. While traveling back from Pavones one surf trip we stopped by Hermosa to check the waves and to our surprise they were building homes in front of the surf break. Shortly after that visit we purchased the beach house.

What makes this bungalow unique

Some of our favorite things about the beach house are

1. The covered back terrace which is great for viewing the monkeys and other wildlife or stars at night.

2. The beach house is close enough to the beach and pool yet far enough from the excitement to be able to take a nap on the porch.

3. The decorating makes the house romantic and cozy.

4. The beach house is close to everything, Jaco, Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio. You can even take a day trip to Arenal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"2 friends and I spent 2 nights at Bungalow #28 and loved it. The location was perfect. Very quiet except for the wildlife sounds outside. It is a short walk to a surfer's beach, and the pool is close by too. Pool area was especially nice to relax with plenty of lounge chairs in the sun or shade, and even a couple hammocks. I loved sitting on the back porch early in the morning to watch the scarlet macaws and other birds flying past. Definitely bring your binoculars! The bungalow is equipped with all the basics and extras like beach towels and a dvd player. It is beautifully decorated, with nice paintings on the wall and comfortable furniture. Bungalow is also a short distance by car from Jaco's restaurants & grocery stores, while avoiding all the people and noise of Jaco. We'd highly recommend this bungalow and hope to return."
Mar 2010
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Tacobar Jaco Beach
"Love the swing seats"
Los Amigos
"Great Mexican food!!"
Auto Mercado
"Nice clean grocery store"
Lemon Zest Restaurant
"Nellie and Rich are our neighbors, the food is excellent"
"We did the ATV tour excellent"
Nearest Point of Interest
Hermosa Bungalow #28
Nearest Point of Interest
Large Grocery store like Walmart in US
Nearest Point of Interest

Canopy tours, Waterfalls, National Parks, ATV tours, White water rafting, Bird Watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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