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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to paradise! This luxury air-conditioned home with private pool on the beach is a mere shell's toss away from some of the best surf in Costa Rica.

Our spacious home has three bedrooms (two rooms have one twin bed and one queen bed in each, and the master suite has a king bed) as well as two full baths.

Several restaurants and bars are a leisurely barefoot stroll in the soft sand to the north. Along the way, you'll think you're on your own private beach, with a few surfers scattered about in the waves. The sunsets are breathtaking!

Playa Hermosa ('Beautiful Beach') is a world famous surfing beach just a few miles south of the bustling beach town of Jaco, which boasts hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars, name it!

We have local guest managers to assist you during your stay. They will drop by early in your stay to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. And our local Activity Manager, Erika, is available to book any tours or activities you'd like and in general help with whatever you might need,.

We do everything we can to make your vacation as easy and enjoyable as possible!

Beth & Jack.

More Details

Beth & Jack
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Beth & Jack

Hello, from Jack & Beth!

We're both from the midwest USA and currently reside in central Ohio. We're recently retired and we spend all the time we can in Costa Rica.

Beth & Jack purchased this house in 2005

Why Beth & Jack chose Hermosa Bungalows

We've been drawn to the ocean as long as we can remember...I think most people are. Our attraction to the sea began when we purchased and kept a 40 foot cabin cruiser in Fort Myers Beach, Florida back in the early to late 90's, and we've dreamt of retiring on the ocean ever since. Well, we finally got to retire, but our retirement cruiser, the 'Dolphin', met an untimely death in the Atlantic gulfstream, so we decided to look for something built on dirt (or sand), instead. Fewer water leaks.

We ended up travelling a bit further south than Florida to find something warmer year-round on the ocean, and thankfully landed in Costa Rica, the 'Little Switzerland', on the central Pacific Ocean in a beachhouse that we love. We know you will, too, and we'd like to share it with everyone. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a great vacation, and we'll certainly do our best to ensure that happens! Give us a call, and Pura Vida (roughly translated as 'Life is Good', from Jack & Beth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I have stayed here 5 times now.....Casa Baracuda is Beautiful, Clean and Peaceful!!!!!!!.. The Pool is clear and refreshing. The location is PERFECT. Hermosa is very quiet, and beautiful. Jaco is less than 10 minutes away.....Great for night life. The price for the house is less than a "Decent" Hotel, and you have the luxuries of home. We will continue to visit Hermosa and stay at Casa Baracuda!!!!!!!!
Mar 2010
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Hermosa Bungalows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Guestroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guestroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
average rating of 4.968254 based on 67 reviews
Escondido, California

A Little Bit of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My 3 girlfriends and myself spent 10 days at Casa Barracuda and loved every minute.

Started our mornings on the upper deck watching the ocean and the surfers while drinking our coffees. Everyone from the gardener to Victor, who came by with fresh fish to sell, was

very helpful and pleasant. The location is perfect for many activities and the home is great for relaxing. I would love to go again. Also, want to mention that the owners were extremely helpful before our visit and made us feel very welcome.


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review, Vicki. I really enjoy visiting with my girlfriends, too. Thanks for choosing Casa Barracuda! Beth.
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Great house and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Barracuda had everything we needed to have a great family time. The house is fully equipped, has a nice swimming pool and it is a few steps from the beach. We will recommend this house and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Pool and Beachfront

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent stay at Casa Barracuda. The drive is about 1 1/2 hours from San Jose Airport but worth the drive to be right on the beach and have your private pool. The house and yard are kept very clean by workers and we even had an issue with the AC making noise (but was still working) and someone was sent out immediately. The hosts sent multiple e-mails prior to our arrival with travel tips. I would stay there again without question. It fit our party of 7 comfortably with the 3 rooms. The beach is perfect for surfers and there are multiple restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Barracuda with my family for a week in April and It was a wonderful experience. It was our first time in Costa Rica and so had no Idea what to expect, We need not have worried as everything worked out perfectly. The house was privately situated across the road from the beach which featured really good surf. The house was well appointed so we had everything we needed. The pool was cleaned early every morning. The wifi worked well and there was so much to do we never turned the TV's on all week. Despite the quiet location it's a 5 or 10 minute drive into Playa Hermosa or Jaco for restaurants or activities. Though we were cautioned about petty crime, advice we followed, we never felt in any way uncomfortable anywhere in Costa Rica. The locals are some of the nicest friendliest people we have ever experienced and we have traveled widely. A perfect spot for anybody looking for a nice place to stay. a perfect base for surf and adventure travelers.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful! The house is awesome in a great location and has everything you need or want!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house located on Playa Hermosa beach!

  • 5 of 5

The house is located about 10 minutes south of Jaco on Playa Hermosa. It is a great location for relaxation and tourist activities. For activities, our party of friends did ziplining, Tortuga Island, and visited the Manuel Antonio National Park. The property manager will help you schedule any activities that your group would like to do. Jaco itself is a great little tourist town that allows you to experience some of the local food and culture while still having many of the locals speak English. The house itself is in great condition. There is a security guard that patrols the area to make sure that you (and the house) are safe. Also, there is a property manager located in near the house that will help you with any problems you may have. We had a small issue with the water while we were there but we called the tenants and they showed up promptly and fixed it within an hour. The house was the perfect size for 6 adults. We had enough room to hang out and comfortably sleep. Two bathrooms and three bedrooms were a nice accommodation. There is dining/living room space with a TV (if you want to use it). The kitchen was nice with fairly updated appliances that all worked very well. Also, there is laundry/dryer onsite for you to use for free. In the backyard you have the pool and patio. This is by far the best part of the house. There are palm trees in the back yard for shade and there are chairs for sun bathing. The pool is a very nice size and it is kept cool even on those hot, sunny days. There is a pool boy that comes every morning which keeps the pool in very good condition. The ocean is just across the road in the backyard. It is like a one minute walk to dip your toes into the ocean. Above the pool is a deck that overlooks the ocean and the backyard. If you turn around you can see the mountains in the background. The sun rises over the mountains and sets over the ocean. AMAZING.

Overall we received good service, a great house that is well maintained, awesome activities, and an amazing vacation! I would definitely recommend this place to other people.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Amigos
Tsunami Sushi -- CLOSED
Green Room
Discovery Horse Tours
Canopy Vista Los Suenos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Hotel & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
La Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard Hotel & Bar
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Zip-lining through the forest canopy, horseback riding, atv touring, river rafting, waterfalls, monkeys & crocodile tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner'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.

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