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Romantic & Relaxing! Close to beach, surfing, waterfalls, & hiking.

Kelie

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Kelie

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Romantic & Relaxing! Close to beach, surfing, waterfalls, & hiking.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully decorated 2 bedroom, 1 bath villa, large pool & close to beach.

This charming villa is perfect for couples or small families looking to enjoy all the amenities of Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. There are 2 master bedrooms, identical in size (both very large), so perfect for friends or couples. If you're looking for a romantic getaway - this villa is absolutely ideal! Arriving at the villa, you'll be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers, along with a welcome basket with local fresh fruit. You'll feel right at home within minutes! Perhaps you want a place to enjoy Hermosa’s beach and surfing, but want all the comforts of home, this is it! The beach is a mile down a flat road, but with a wonderful large pool just step outside your door, you may want to lounge around the pool with a book, or take a walk down to explore the waterfall. The area is very peaceful; you’ll not be disturbed by large, partying crowds. But Jaco is a short drive away and known for the nightlife.

There are four villas in total, so if you're traveling with other couples or family members, and want to be together, but have a little privacy, the other villas can be rented.

Built in Spanish Mediterranean architecture, with 15 foot high ceilings of exposed teak beams and an open floor plan; the villa is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape or couples with small families, where the pool will be a highlight for the kids! Sleep in the most comfortable pillow-top beds, and wake up to enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace, sitting by the pool and listening to the multitude of birds we have in this area – the neighborhood was named Opera Salvaje, which translated means “Wild Opera”, because of the many birds singing every morning, the development owner said it sounded like a wild opera. The large, perfectly maintained pool is shared by only 4, privately owned villas. We just remodeled June 2012, everything in this villa has been upgraded. All new paint, beds, furniture, handmade tiles, new washer and dryer, new TV, new everything! Our linens are not your standard scratchy linens; we use top quality, soft linens.

The kitchen is stocked with everything you’ll need to prepare fabulous meals, and also looks out over the pool area. And we are one of a handful of neighborhoods in Playa Hermosa offering excellent drinking water! We’re on a deep well which is also filtered. The large, walk in shower is made of slate stone, and completely open like the rain shower.

We'll give you some suggestions for grocery shopping and basic necessities, but one nice thing about this location is everything is easy to get to and safe to explore. And we’re only a mile from the beach on a flat road (the local mountain roads can be difficult to navigate).

All of Playa Hermosa restaurants and bars are within 5 minutes. The following is a list of activities, all within walking distance (meaning less than 5 minutes walking):

There is a yoga retreat about 5 minute walk from the house, in an outside palm thatch rancho, with a stream running next to it. They have various sessions throughout the day and we have great feedback from our guests. The neighborhood has an Olympic size swimming pool, for a small fee you can take swim lessons, or simply exercise with laps.

We have new mountain bike trails in our neighborhood, the first in the Jaco area.

Hiking is very popular amongst our guests; 100 yards from your front door there are numerous trails to explore, including to waterfalls, up mountains, into the rain forest or simply to the beach. Los Suenos Marina with world class sport fishing is about a 20 minute drive. Amazing white water rafting with h2o adventures is about 40 minutes. Ranked one of the best canopies in the area, Canopy Vista Los Seunos, is about a 15 minute drive. One hour drive to San Jose airport, this is the perfect location for a quick getaway with SO much to do!

Please inquire as to monthly rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kelie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

Why Kelie chose Playa Hermosa

This is one of the safest neighborhoods in the area, and we love the sense of community it offers. And Playa Hermosa is just a great location as it's centrally located, but has some distance to the craziness in Jaco. It's a great spot for physically active people, and of course the surfing is the best!

What makes this house unique

The nicest thing about this house is that you feel totally safe, and it is decorated with top quality furnishings. From the linens to the kitchen wares, it's very comfortable and functional. And the pool is always perfect!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Romantic & Relaxing! Close to beach, surfing, waterfalls, & hiking.
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Honesdale, PA
5

Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This villa was well equipped, comfortable and quiet. Lovely pool, large enough for swimming. Bird life, iguanas, a perfect get-away! Loved it. Kelie is the most helpful resourse and I would rent from her again any time. Safe, beautiful community. A "yes" on all counts.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of your stay! It was so nice to meet you both and I really hope to see you again soon. Kelie
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay . We enjoyed every moment . The place was nice and clean . Kelie was very nice and she always had time for our questions . She checked up on us, and make sure that we had everything we needed. The picture of the house was 100 % true. We loved the area, the house and we hope to return some day. Thank you Kelie!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Henriette, it was so nice to meet you and your family. And I'm so glad you rented the villa for a month to use it as a home base. I think you guys have seen more of Costa Rica than I have! We look forward to your return! Kelie
Paris, Ontario, Canada
5

Honeymoon Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Playa Hermosa made for the perfect honeymoon. Our clean and well decorated villa was a great home base for what was our favourite vacation yet. The villa was well furnished with a kitchen, laundry, bathroom with beautiful shower and two bedrooms. The villa also contained the most beautiful wooden furniture we have ever seen. Steps from our door, the tiled pool was the perfect spot to take in the bird sounds in the “Wild Opera” along with a hammock and outdoor dining table. This secure community is close to beautiful Playa Hermosa Beach, home to endless waves and gorgeous sunsets into the water. The area offers great hiking trails minutes from the villa with breathtaking views. We saw monkeys less than 20 minutes into our hike. We have already begun planning our next trip back. Thank You Kelie for the abundant information of local food, excursions and activities. Your effort and timely responses made for a smooth planning process and most importantly a very enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nathan. I just loved having you guys here, and especially for your honeymoon! Glad you saw some monkeys - I've been seeing them every morning on my hikes. It really was a pleasure having you two and I'm looking forward to seeing you again! Kelie
5

Quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The small complex of 4 units is Mediterranean rustic style in a very quiet neighborhood surrounded by beautiful homes and apartments. We stayed in the bedroom on the left coming into the apartment and the bed was very comfortable. The living room had a sofa and love seat that were very comfortable and practical. The wood coffee table is hand made and beautiful. If it would have fit in my suitcase Kelie would be minus a table, just kidding Kelie. The stools at the breakfast bar were also hand made. The pool was great, not to hot or cold. The whole apartment was spotless and very well maintained. The picture does not do the place justice. Kelie was so easy to work with from my initial contact to check out. Listen to her recommendations, they are spot on. We did go to Side Street Bistro when we left, it was great! Thank you Kelie wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you made it to the Bistro! I told you - it's wonderful! Oh, and thank you so much for not stealing the furniture :) I hope to see you again, and I'll have you know that there are now three ice trays! Safe travels. Kelie
San Jose, Costa Rica
5

Everything excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The place clean, nice, comfortable, safe, calm and convenient. Manager's service 5 stars. I would definitely come back and recommend it. Thanks Kelie.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex! It was so nice to see your kids enjoying the pool! And thank you on the rice cooker recommendation, I was happy to pick one up for the villa. Hope to see you and your family again! Kelie
5

Best of all worlds!

  • 5 of 5

With two weeks in and around several different parts of Costa Rica with my wife and teenage daughters, I knew I did not want to spend the time and money looking for restaurants 3 times a day. We decided to hotel it up in Samara and Playa Negra and then find a house to rent as a base camp for a week in Playa Hermosa. From previous surf trips with the boys I knew that Jaco is a more of a scene than I wanted my girls to be immersed in 24/7. Playa Hermosa is a mellower alternative but still only 5 minutes from the Jaco action for the few strategic visits we made.

This house provided the best of all worlds for us! It's in a guarded community 2 minutes from the beach. As a family we found Playa Hermosa beautiful but being able to get off the beach scene and into the tranquility of this house at day's end was very welcomed. The place is modern, super comfortable with all the amenities you need from blender to bbq to washer/dryer to wi-fi. There is also A/C in every room if you need it - though we were more than comfortable taking our fresh home-delivered swordfish to the covered patio by the pool right outside the door. Nothing says "you're in the tropics" better than an outdoor dinner with a thunder & lightening show all the while being fanned by the outdoor ceiling fan. (ask Kelie about the guy and his son that deliver all sorts of great fresh seafood to the community and definitely, DEFINITELY, follow her suggestions on the pamphlet in the house regarding Jaco & Hermosa restaurant recommendations).

The daytrip to the Manual Antonio National Park was easy - less than an hour's drive south. Don't forget to check out the town of Quepos right before Manuel Antonio as it is definitely cooler with more good restaurants and places to get a cold beer with a view than the guidebooks give it credit for. It reminded me of Laguna Beach 40 years ago.

Oh, last but not least, relax in comfort with peace of mind knowing that if you need anything or need to know anything Kelie is an easy phone call away on the land-line provided in the house - she's an expat that lives right there in the gated community. It doesn't get any easier than this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the kind review Chris. We really do have the best of 'all worlds' here in our safe and quiet neighborhood. This particular area of the Central Pacific is such easy access to the parks, fishing, surfing - and the Jaco nightlife is far enough away, but close enough, if you feel the urge (and have any energy after a day of activities). Hope to see you guys again! Kelie

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Just 100 meters from the front door starts several hiking trails, up through the rain forest, past waterfalls with amazing views of the ocean and the Nicoya Peninsula. We also have a yoga studio, with amazing instructors, the ocean is a mile away, also a nice walk down a flat dirt road.

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$95
$600
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30
Pet Fee $20
Notes $300 fully refundable damage deposit.
$300 reservation deposit. Cancellation policy is 50% refund prior to 60 days.
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Amenities

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both beds have wonderful pillow top mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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