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BEACHFRONT 3 bedroom home in gated community.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home right on the beach!

This beautiful beachfront home is located on the well-known Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica. Located in the exclusive gated community of Hermosa Palms, the development is a popular destination for surfers, families and those looking for an amazing spot to relax for a few days or a few weeks.

This 1500sq ft 3 bed/2bath home hosts an open floor plan great for entertaining. Both the living room and master bedroom open to a large outdoor living space to enjoy epic sunsets. Wonderfully furnished and fully equipped, this is a perfect place to come and enjoy Costa Rica.

With gated security, beautiful grounds, an immense common area swimming pool and a bilingual Manager on site, this property is a great choice for your tropical vacation.

Please click on the video tab for an overall view of the house and surrounding property.

Bedroom 1 – king

bedroom 2 – queen

bedroom 3 – 1 Full and 1 Twin

Wi-Fi, Apple TV and car carport.

A check in and cleaning fee of $145 USD cash will be added to any rental and this is to be paid to our property manager upon check in. This is to be paid USD cash only.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathi Woodley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Kathi Woodley

We are a group of friends living in Southern California. We love to travel, surf and explore. When we decided to purchase a vacation home together, Costa Rica was the number one choice for each of us. We love it here and are confident you'll fall just as much in love with Costa Rica as we did! Pura Vida!

Kathi Woodley purchased this house in 2014

Why Kathi Woodley chose Playa Hermosa

Costa Rica is a travelers paradise. Hermosa Palms is a surf lover's dream come true. This home fits an array of wants and desires for the adventurous, the pool lovers, the surfers and boogie boarders, the explorers and even those that just want to unplug, relax and do nothing. Our home is perfect for all of it!

What makes this house unique

Falling asleep and waking up to the beautiful Pacific Ocean in your eyesight is one of life's greatest pleasures. This home offers both from the comfort of the living room, master bedroom, deck and balcony. It is truly a slice of heaven on earth!


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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BEACHFRONT 3 bedroom home in gated community.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

The property was neat, clean and spacious. It is great for a family vacation or any group.

  • 5 of 5

The location is in a secluded area which adds to the charm. The property manager was extremely helpful and more than accommodating. You literally open the back door and you are on the beach. The pool has a swim up bar and you can get a massage right on the beach. Very relaxing and easy to get to main attractions and towns in the area. I definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila we are very pleased you loved our secluded beachfront home. I’m glad Roberto could help you with your needs. We look forward to seeing you again! Pura Vida!!
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It was absolutely amazing! We would go back in a heartbeat!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay there. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Being able to step out onto the beach was amazing. Their manager, Roberto, was super helpful and friendly. Our kids really loved taking lessons from him and Marie. They can’t wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay Karen and look forward to hosting you again soon! Pura Vida!!
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Wonderful House in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The was clean and nice and everything i needed. I like that it was far enough from Jaco to feel isolated but still only a short drive to get to the market of the restaurants in the city. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for with Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

The only complaint I have is that I didn't stay longer.

First and foremost, the location of this property is incredible. I loved waking every morning and stepping out the doors onto the sand for a morning cup of coffee. This home has a wonderful warm comfortable vibe. I immediately felt at home and welcome.

The hosts have taken the time to provide a great book of things to do, from zip lining, to having a personal chef come in and prepare a gourmet meal. The town of Jaco is close enough for shopping, dining and adventure. The community pool, which is beautiful and has a great swim up bar with excellent drinks and food is only a short lovely stroll along the sand from the house.

Really, this property had everything I was looking for. Location, great accommodations and the sand and ocean directly out front. While there is plenty of things to do, this is also a great place to go and do nothing. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baldwin, NY

Tropical Sunset and Black Sand Beach Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week in this beautiful beachfront home in Hermosa Palms, the tree-lined gated condominium community about 15 minutes drive south of Jaco along Playa Hermosa. The development has a community pool area with a swim-up bar where food and drinks can be enjoyed. (The fish tacos are delicious!) A pool house was well under construction when we visited during the winter of 2017.

The single-floor house itself is very comfortably appointed with a large sectional sofa in the living area that opens up past the Costa Rican-styled dining area to a room-width floor-to-ceiling picture window with sliding doors to the stone patio and the black sand beach literally steps beyond. A black stone counter top surrounds the kitchen with stools along a breakfast bar. The electric range and stove works very well and the refrigerator dispenses cold water and ice. All very convenient.

There are three very comfortable bedrooms in the house. A master with a king bed and a master bathroom, a second bedroom with one queen bed, and a third bedroom with two twin beds. There is a also a second bathroom off the hallway next to the third bedroom. The master bedroom shares the same view of the beach as the main living area does. ***You will wake up with coconut palm trees framing the view of the ocean every morning through the window of this room.*** You may think you're dreaming, but you're not. This is a real place.

Air conditioners are thoughtfully installed in every room in the house. Even during the peak heat of the day, the house could be kept at a very comfortable temperature.

There is a large television in the living room, and the secure Wi-Fi connection is strong and reliable.

The ocean temperature hovers consistently at about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It's the warmest ocean water I've ever been in and I couldn't get enough of it. This a great beach for surfing, and when the tide goes out it's a great beach for swimming, too.

At sunset, the magic is indescribable. Walk out onto the patio - or take the stairs from the patio to the upstairs deck complete with pergola - and soak it all in. You won't believe your eyes. (I'm still reeling from it!)

Lastly, the owners express a genuine concern for the comfort of their guests and are a pleasure to work with.

I'm already looking forward to our next visit to paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved our beach front home! Costa Rica is truly a paradise and do everything possible to maintain all the comforts to make your stay as perfect as possible. I'm glad our concierge and chef service was everything you dreamed of. We take great pride in hiring the best for our Customers! We can't wait to see you again next year so until then... Pura Vida, Kathi
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Best Beach Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was amazing. It is fairly secluded, meaning the beaches are not full of people. There are a decent number of semi-permanent and regular owners in the housing community that give it a "neighborhood" feel. The house is perfect. An incredible view out of the dining room, which leads directly out onto the beach. The house is air-conditioned (important during the hot months), has three nice-sized bedrooms (the master is amazing!), a nice kitchen and even a washer/dryer.

We loved our vacation. My 10 yr. old daughter spent most of her time wandering the beach or in the community pool, which has a swim-up bar with the proprieter offering a decent selection of drinks and food for all ages. The ocean was warm (I'm used to SoCal) and a bit rough at times, but not so bad to keep you out. We had a little bit of rain almost every day during our July vacation, but only 1 day when it rained most of the day. None of the rain was enough to keep us from venturing out.

This vacation was definitely the most relaxing, enjoyable trip we have taken as a family. I would not hestitate to recommend to anyone looking for an amazing beach experience. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you love our beach home as much as we do! It is a perfect spot for family vacations, even in the rainy season! We are all really excited that YoYo has her pool bar back up and running too, her chicken tacos are amazing! We look forward to seeing you again... Pura Vida
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bowie's Point
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bowie's Point
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. Home Away (VRBO) charges a fee if you pay through them. This IS NOT included in the quotes rates and has nothing to do with Igwannaplay or Hermosa Palms House #6. Alternate payment methods are available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.