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A cozy, private & romantic cottage for wildlife enthusiast !

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Tucked in the jungle and close to the beach

THE BLUE HOUSE is an outstanding destination for those seeking at the comforts of a home, amid the wild, natural beauty of Costa Rica!

Location:

THE BLUE HOUSE is located just 5km (3 mile) from Playa Hermosa (Hermosa Beach).

Located on the Central Pacific coastline, Playa Hermosa is just 10 minutes south of Jaco Beach (Playa Jacó).

THE BLUE HOUSE is only 1 ½ hours from Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.

If you are planning to drive from the airport, the new highway will take you on an enjoyable trip with amazing views of the mountains and down to the beach. We will provide you all the directions to get to your destination.

Attractions and activities:

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants and a couple ini markets. We recommend VIDA Hermosa restaurant. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jaco (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from, casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops… etc…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a cup of coffee on your porch, as you watch the monkeys jump from tree to tree around you. Or maybe go for a walk, or even for a swim at the river (a short drive down the road).

If you are looking for activities, to do during your stay at THE BLUE HOUSE. We can provide you all the information you need.

You will NEED a vehicle while staying at THE BLUE HOUSE (4x4 required). There is nothing in walking distance, and for security we do not allow taxis, Uber or shuttles, near the property. You will also want a vehicle to explore this beautiful area. There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from THE BLUE HOUSE. These are just a few examples:

* Horseback riding (5km)

* Canopy tours (3 km)

* ATV tours (7 km)

* Crocodile river Tour (45 km)

* Mangrove monkey boat tour

* Snorkeling and Catamaran tours to Tortuga Island (17 km) or Manuel Antonio (45 km)

* Deep sea fishing (17 km)

* Jungle hiking, and wildlife watching at the National Parks:

- Carara National Park,

- Manuel Antonio National Park, It is a beautiful wildlife Park on a white sand beach…

* White water rafting (45 km)

* Surf lessons (8 km)

* Golf (17 km)

… And many other fun activities.

* We also own COSTA RICA UNLIMITED: The best Dirt bike tour company in Costa Rica! We get riders from all over the world.

Feel free to ask, we will be happy to address your specific needs and with booking your adventures in paradise as well as in-house Massage therapist.

Acomodations:

Here is what THE BLUE HOUSE has to offer you:

* 1 Beautiful open bedroom with Jungle view.

* Our kitchen has all the appliances you need to feel almost like home !

* Outside shower with jungle view

* Hot water

* Internet (wifi)

* Access to BBQ area

* Access to Ocean view lounge/deck area

* Covered parking

* We do not have a pool at the moment. We are working on that. Hopefully we will, sometime next year.

* View: At this house you will feel like in the jungle ! In green season, a small creek runs a few meters away from the house. Enjoy the view and the sound of the water running. It´s like paradise!

* Bonus ! Our water comes from our private deep well; the water is 100% potable. No need to buy bottle water.

***** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED A 4X4 VEHICLE TO STAY AT THIS PROPERTY**********

We can also help with rental car recommendation

Hope we´ll have the pleasure to meet you !

PURA VIDA !

English / Spanish / French Spoken

More Details

Owner
Chris & Mièle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Chris & Mièle

We moved to Costa Rica over 15 and 25 years ago respectively. We love it here ! And we want to share it with you.

Chris & Mièle purchased this villa in 2010

Why Chris & Mièle chose Playa Hermosa

Our properties have a little of everything. It´s nice to be close from town but not in the middle of it. It´s also located just a few minutes from the beach. And very secure. It´s perfect to enjoy nature.

What makes this villa unique

It´s all about the feeling ! It´s hard to describe. It´s like having a suite in the middle of the jungle !

We also have a beautiful canopy bridge on the property just a few meters away, where you can sometimes see the monkeys play in the morning and afternoon !

Guestbook comments from the owner

The blue house was amazing. A unique experience that you won't find many other places. A hot outdoor shower in the middle of the jungle beats a granite/glass shower in a resort any day! We loved the place and the area as well. Thanks for hosting!
May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional JUAN SANTAMARÍA
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Backyard Bar
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Ferrys Naviera Tambor
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Estación de trenes Orotina
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
VIDA Hermosa
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

It is a beautiful and quiet beach. Between the months of July and December, it also becomes one of Costa Rica´s sea turtle nesting site. Where lucky nature watchers can see these lovely beasts; coming ashore at night, to lay their eggs on secluded beaches.

Please remember a 4x4 vehicle is required to stay at this property. There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from our properties.

Since this a very touristic area, you can find many activities to enjoy outdoors with family and friends.

We definitely recommend the CANOPY TOUR, it´s a very cool experience to be traveling across the jungle from tree to tree !

We also recommend ATV Tours. You can choose from a couple of hours to a full day tour. You will be traveling on dirt roads in the mountains, thru little rural towns. If you prefer to be a little more adventurous, and if you have motorcycle experience. We also own COSTA RICA UNLIMITED: The best Dirt bike tour company in Costa Rica! We get riders from all over the world. In case you might be interested to join us on the best ride of your life ;-) One thing is for sure, if you choose this activity, you will enjoy some of the most amazing views around.

If you want to walk around nature and do some wildlife viewing, we recommend 'Manuel Antonio National Park' (about 45 min south), you will see all kinds of animals, and don´t forget your swim suit, there is also a amazing white sand beach, and some very good restaurants!

Horseback riding is also a very good option. Talk to our good friend Andrea, she will be happy to take you for an astonishing ride on the beach, rivers and jungle. 100% fun Guaranty !

Restaurants / drinks and others:

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants. We recommend VIDA Hermosa. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jacó (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from (we recommend sushi at Tsunami, or Arigato), casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a cup of coffee on your private terrace, as you watch the parrots, toucans and the macaws flying overhead. You will probably also see the white face monkeys jumping from tree to tree, around THE BLUE HOUSE.

For more information about all our rentals, please take a look at our website, where you will find all the information you need: www.villasoperahills.com & www.rentinhermosa.com

Amenities

Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note a vehicle (4x4) is REQUIRED to stay at this property. We can help with rental car recommendations. No taxis, ubers, shuttle allowed
  • Additional guests are NOT allowed on the property without prior autorization from owners.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful outdoor shower made with stones.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 double , With beautiful Jungle View !
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Located a in a very secure private area, THE BLUE HOUSE is perfect for those who just want to relax and enjoy their stay in nature. Our water comes from our own private well. And it is 100% potable. ***** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED A 4X4 VEHICLE TO STAY AT THIS PROPERTY********** We can also help with rental car recommendation

Reviews

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A cozy, private & romantic cottage for wildlife enthusiast !
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts and team were great! Like the other reviews, a 4x4 is definitely a requirement. The Blue House was adorable and efficient. The sounds of birds and the water were relaxing during the day. If you need absolute quiet at night then maybe bring some earplugs or sleeping aids. Waking up to the scenery was the best. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio
5

A Truly Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

I'm not even sure where to begin. From the moment we met Chris at the end of the paved road, we knew we were in for a great experience. First off, you most certainly will need a 4x4 to get up the mountain. Once you get up there though, it is nothing but beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. The house was wonderful and cozy. The screens are a great touch as it enhances the experience. You can sit there and listen to nothing but the sound of the jungle and lose yourself to the rest of the world. We were lucky enough to see a pair of Macaws flying majestically a couple of times while we were there. Such beautiful birds. There's a BBQ area with a grill that was available for use and the sun deck has hammocks, chairs, and swings to sit on and enjoy the spectacular views. Once down the mountain, you are close to Playa Hermosa which is gorgeous. Jaco is about 5-10 minutes away and offers different bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a mini market close by as well as a bigger market at he Jaco Walk. One place we tried after a long day at two beaches, was a pizza place called Pizza Pata which was very good. The worker there recommended a place for breakfast called Vida Hermosa which is also a few minutes from the property. The breakfast there was phenomenal and offered amazing views of the surfers catching some waves at Playa Hermosa. On the last day, we were fortunate enough to experience a troop of monkeys making their way through the jungle. Easily one of the most amazing things I have ever been able to watch. There was zero to complain about with the property, Miele and Chris. Everything was in a word: Amazing.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean, private, open to nature, close to many points of interest--we absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with the Blue House! Tucked into the beautifully landscaped gardens, it was quiet and private. The craftsmanship and swank, comfy style were exceptional, and the floor to ceiling screening along the entire back side of the house put nature and its sounds right in your living area. We watched a troupe of monkeys frolicking in the trees right above us! And the outdoor shower with views into the beautiful garden was a huge bonus! The kitchen was well equipped for cooking at home. Fresh towels and a light cleaning greeted us every evening upon our return. I felt like spoiled royalty! Just a short walk up the hill, you could enjoy a stroll on the hanging bridge or relax on the deck in lounge chairs taking in the incredible view of the Pacific. We saw scarlet macaws fly by with long tails outstretched--it was magical! The property was strategically situated within an hour or so of several points of interest including the towns of Jaco and Dominical as well as parks and reserves such as Carara, Manuel Antonio and Hacienda Baru, never mind the beaches, waterfalls and various types of tours! We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington/Pacific Northwest, USA
5

COSTA RICA UNLIMITED SINGLE TRAVELLER

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely incredible! The accommodations were fabulous. I stayed in the Blue House and it had plenty of room. It was a great place for me to unplug and relax. The dirtbike tour was unbelievable. Whether you ride hard or easy they will make certain you have a good time! So you think you can ride? Go to Costa Rica and prove it! Tremendous scenery, good food, outstanding company and truly one of the best times you will have in your life. The riding can be anything from mild to wild - your choice. As great as the dirt biking was (Oh and it was!) the people were even better. The hospitality, honesty, authenticity and friendship that Chris, Miele and the staff exude is what makes it all worth it. If you are tired of the rat race and every day being a fist fight in a phone booth, you owe it to yourself to meet these people and have the time of your life. Go and see what the real Costa Rica is about. Just relax and let it happen. I can't imagine having better time! WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY AND MORE! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy !! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for coming on the tour and for spending your Christmas with us ! We had a great time with you. We hope to see you again. We will keep in touch... hey you need to get a smart phone man, so we can send you some new funny videos we got ;) Best wishes from your new Costarican friends. Ohh and Happy new year ! Pura Vida
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North Carolina
5

Feels like you put your house in the middle of the jungle

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 days, has a full kitchen - remember to bring coffee and food on your way in as the stores a few miles away. Couch and bed were comfy and the screen walls let you hear the jungle noises without having to deal with the bugs. Saw poison dart frogs on the porch and monkeys in the trees.

I was there with the CostaRicaUnlimited dirt bike trip and it was great.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Welcome to the jungle

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to relaxing and enjoy life. Chris and Miele were so easy to work with and made sure our stay was great. We had everything we needed and they were more than happy to help us navigate Costa Rica! Great place Great people

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $30

If cancelled or modified up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50% of deposit will be refunded.
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show, the deposit will be kept in full.
The balance for your reservation will be charged in cash at check-in.

A vehicle (4x4 / 4WD) is REQUIRED during your stay at this house. Roads are concrete but also very steep

A $200 refundable damage deposit is required to rent this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund