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Hermosa Palms w/ Private Pool ; Beachfront Community near Jaco

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful semi detached home

Playa Hermosa is the perfect vacation rental for any family or group! Take your pick: surfing, zip lining, relaxing in the pool...the options are endless. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the beach, just steps away.

Hermosa Palms is a community tucked off the main highway idyllically nestled between beach, farmland, and mountains. Exotic colorful birds, horses and cows surround the lush land. Scarlet Macaws are seen all over the neighborhood, two almond trees that border the property attract pairs of them almost every morning and evening. Enjoy your coffee on the porch watching them eat and squawk, a real show! All of this just 15 minutes away from Costa Rica’s famous beach town known as Jaco.

More Details

Debbie Norris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Debbie Norris

My husband and I vacationed with our family in this same community 4 years ago for Christmas and fell in love immediately! We purchased this home in July 2014 and are offering it for rent so that you can do the same.

Debbie Norris purchased this house in 2014

Why Debbie Norris chose Playa Hermosa

It is the ideal location for a family or large group with activities ranging from surfing to relaxing pool side. We loved the idea of a gated community and being steps away from the beach.

What makes this house unique

private pool


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor hall
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , in bedroom # 1 1st floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1st floor off of livingroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , on first floor w/ private full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , spacious master bedroom with private full bathroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is a concierge in the pool area where you can arrange for massages, yoga classes, horseback riding, and other tours


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Hermosa Palms w/ Private Pool ; Beachfront Community near Jaco
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Idaho Falls/ Idaho


  • 5 of 5

Perfect! What an amazing vacation was simply better than we could have imagined. Playa Hermosa is a true gem. Everything was better than described and expected! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thanks for the review. We're so glad you had a great time. I know I have a biased opinion but have to agree that Hermosa is a special place. Hope you enjoyed some of the local attractions as well as some down time. Again thanks for the great review, hopefully it won't be your last trip to CR as the country has lots to offer. Pura Vida !!
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Nice people

  • 4 of 5

This was our second house we rented this trip and it took a little time to acclimate to what we found. We were greeted at sunset by the six cats that live at the house. They were very aggressive and really wanted their house back. The owner's daughter came the next day and took four of them away, which was nice. Thank you for that! The downstairs living room had different furniture from the pictures, and is not comfortable for more than a few minutes. Watching movies makes your backside go numb. Upstairs only had one chair, and is used as a yoga studio, but it rendered it unusable to us and our three kids. The owner said she would bring another chair but we threw some towels down instead.

My wife had a recommendation for the owner. Don't use white sheets. They show all of the stains from past users. The sheets were pretty gross, pillows were yellow from sweat and saliva and there was cat hair all over. She was not very happy about that. I was so tired every night it didn't matter to me.

The house is very sturdy, no bugs to speak of inside. Everything worked well. The AC was very nice, the pool was perfect and the groundskeepers were super cool. The property manager Marco was very nice, and was around the pool most days if we needed to talk to him about anything.

I don't want to leave a bad review, this place is great, but know what you are renting. You are renting a house, not a resort. No maid service, no trash bags, you take care of everything. This is a great rental, but it could use, as my wife said, a woman's touch.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick Thank you for your review. We strive to make our house clean and comfortable for all of our guest so we appreciate your feedback. The furniture was brand new the week before you arrived. We had not even had the opportunity to use it. Now that I have, I agree, and we are having new cushions made that will hopefully correct that issue. We are also rethinking the yoga study and will add seating with larger groups in mind. Your wife is spot on about the sheets. We thought white would be better so that they could be bleached. However, time is proving that wrong. We will ask the property manager and cleaners to pay more attention to that detail. Last but not least, thank you for your patience with the kitties. The were born at our house as strays. My daughter has taken them on as a cause and they are now all domesticated, spayed and neutered and she was in the process of finding homes for them. Three have now been adopted and the others will be soon. We will update our pictures in a few weeks when we visit CR in September . Thanks again Debbie and Bob
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The perfect springboard for a world of adventures!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Alma in Hermosa Palms from April16-23 2017. The weather was hot and humid and our little house pool was perfect for shady swims to give the kids a break from the sun. The house is an easy 5 minute walk to the beach and provided beach towels. There are chairs at the pool that people bring under the palm trees, we spent tons of time in the ocean and pool and loved the little cafe poolside for cocktails and reasonably priced good food that parents and kids all enjoyed (pesto chicken wraps, empanadas, quesadillas, and lots of drinks!). The service was great and we started a tab that we cashed out at the end of the week. Marco the property manager is very responsive and the community is safe and clean. The House was clean and had plenty of room for me, my husband, and four of our kids, we cooked a few meals (grill but no oven) but between the pool cabana and all the adventuring we did, we ate most of our meals out. There is a woman, Mikeal, at the beach that will give you an amazing massage under the swaying palms for $50. THINGS WE LEARNED:almost everyone took American $- downloading the "Ways" map app is great for getting around, just type in the name of the place you are going (ie:Hermosa Palms)and voila- Your rental car will cost at least double of what you have to buy insurance through a country mandate, we got full coverage & found with the back roads and the driving that was the way to go-We got suckered into a tour guide @ Manuel Antonio, you do NOT need one (although we did see sloths and bats up close that we would have missed)-bring cash for your exit fee out of the country $27 per person- learn to barter - Get a 4x4 car- Jaco is not cheap plan on spending lots of $ and having the most spectacular time of your life! THINGS WE DID: Manuel Antonio National Park, beautiful beached and hiked in with lunch and LOTS of water- Ate dinner at "el Avion"( you will see it!) on our way back to Hermosa Palms, Surf lessons in Jaco (Reimer Centeno 506-8433-8675 will give lessons or hook you up with some great guys)- Zip Lining @ Los Suenos, very safe with great instructors- Taco Bar in Jaco was awesome- Waterfall hike in Carara National Park, for a great workout and views we followed the signs going up from Garabito to Turrubares little hut on the right and we did not go up to the Pura Vida lookout- Costa Cat Catameran tour out to Isla Tortuga, it was a great Finnish with breakfast, lunch, bannana boats, snorkeling

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of our place. Sounds like you had an awesome trip. With all the activities you had it seems there wasn't much down time, you hit all the go to activities in the area. We think our spot in CR is great for experiencing the best the country has to offer. CR is a special place and glad you were able to enjoy it. Pura Vida🌴
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Little Silver, NJ

Awesome week in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Awesome week in Costa Rica. The home was perfect for my family of four adults. Everything was neat and clean. There are plenty of linens bath towels and pool towels. There is a small private pool five steps right outside the front door.Debbie and Kelly,the owners, responded very quickly to my emails. The property manager, Marco , was very attentive and eager to make our stay comfortable. The home is close to a great surf beach and common pool area. The tiki bar at the pool is run by a woman named yo-yo. She cooks up fresh food right there on the spot and her drinks are delicious and prices are very reasonable. A half-mile down the road are restaurants bars and surf shops. We would stay here again in a heartbeat and it was very hard to leave. I have been having many sweet dreams about our stay in Costa Rica. Tom and Eileen from New Jersey

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. Also that you found Yo Yo. Her pool bar and great food makes the community pool very special. We look forward to you staying with us next time! Debbie
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Casa Alma Hermosa Beach

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Casa Alma was fantastic!

The villa has all amenities to accommodate a large family.

The species are spacious and comfortable.

A big thank you to our host Debbie and his trustworthy man Marco!

Isabelle and Daniel

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isabelle and Daniel We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review. Debbie
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That were wonderful days in a nice and cosy house by the ocean!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and cosy which looks in reality exactly as on the fotos.

At first, after a long flight, it seemed a bit small and shabby, but after having a rest in the morning next day I found that it's so comfortable and cosy as if it was my own country house. Everything is on the right place. You have all you need in the kitchen and everything else for comfort living.

The space is enough for one really big family or 3 small (as was in our case).

We stayed with a small kid 3-years old (he knows how to swim) and we didn't experience any problems. It was fun to stay in the pool during the hot hours after noon.

There is also a big pool by the ocean which is also very nice.

I should mention the cafe on the beach that serves very tasty and healthy food.

The house itself, the ocean in front of the property and the big pool with the cafe makes this place perfect for staying for a long time without moving anywhere.

Besides there are surfing lessons and board rental right at the condo (you can have the phone number at the cafe for the rental and lessons).

The location of this property is excellent - it's not far from Jaco in a quiet and safe condominium which has security staying on the beach the whole night. So we felt secured. You have to rent a car to get here, but you will anyway, so it's not a problem.

The property manager Marco is very helpful but we didn't have many issues to ask him since everything was functioning properly.

Thanks a lot for the owners of the house for a chance to stay at this perfect place! I wish we could come back again one day!)))

Alex. 01/25/2017

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We welcome you back for 2018! Debbie and Bob
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Playa Hermosa is a small surf town just 10 minutes south of Jaco Beach .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Check in/out w/ prop mgr $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.