BOOK 6 NIGHTS GET ONE FREE OCT & NOV 2014. VIEWS ! HERMOSA PALMS

John and Tina DeRosa

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BOOK 6 NIGHTS GET ONE FREE OCT & NOV 2014. VIEWS ! HERMOSA PALMS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

3000 sq.ft. with 3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths. Sleeps 8. We have plenty of room.

LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION + Luxury... FAST INTERNET

Unobstructed & Surreal OCEANFRONT Views! Fabulous Hermosa Palms Clean & Fresh

Trade us your frequent flyer points or airline buddy passes for a FREE stay! Call for details.

Enjoy UNOBSTRUCTED ocean, beach, surf, sunset views, from our Master bedroom, en-suite bath / shower, & deck, as well as from the yard & 360 views from the rooftop deck at our private, tastefully furnished, clean, newer OCEANFRONT home. Relax with new mini split air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room, comfortable seating and quality finishes thru-out in one of Costa Rica’s best locations... serene, upscale, secure Hermosa Palms!

Our home is 3000 sq.ft. with 3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths. We have plenty of room for your family .

Gated community. 24 hour roving security. In home laundry, wi fi internet, private landscaped yard, jetted private pool, English cable TV (2 HD DVD, 1 with I-POD dock) just steps from private community beachclub / shared pool and beach access. Upscale furnishings, quality bedding & appliances. A Great Choice!

AREA & DESCRIPTION: At a lattitude of 9.65 degrees N., Playa Hermosa's 6 miles of tropical black sand beaches almost always appear to be steaming... Our surreal & unique Hermosa Palms community is located only a few meters from one of the most consistant surf breaks in all of Central America. Adding to the relaxing & relentless sights and sounds of the surf, is the warmth & beauty of the central coast and its people. Our well equipped, comfortable home, large beachfront community pool and the secure, convenient location will help make your trip to Costa Rica unforgettable.

Hermosa Palms is just 1:20 minutes from San Jose Airport via the new toll road, and only 5 minutes drive to the night life, shops & services of Jaco. Quepos & Manuel Antonio are just 40 minutes down one road to the south.

Multi Week Stay: Multi Week, Special consideration rates

Tours & Tips!: We can connect you with safe, reliable, reasonably priced tours, surfing lessons, rafting, monkey tours, fishing, etc. We also have a number of 'must see' tips and suggestions that will add value when staying with us.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John and Tina DeRosa (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About John and Tina DeRosa

Our family of 4 enjoy frequent leisure travel. For many reasons, we are always thrilled to visit the Costa Rican central coast area & our Hermosa Palms property in particular.

John and Tina DeRosa purchased this house in 2009

Why John and Tina DeRosa chose Playa Hermosa

Surreal - choice oceanfront location in the central coast's most desireable beachfront community of Hermosa Palms.

Fantastic Costa Rican beauty and hospitality abounds. Close to Jaco for nightlife, dining & shopping, golf at Los Suenos and GREAT Surf. Just minutes north of the Turtle Refuge.

What makes this house unique

Our combination of our own private pool, larger than average private yard, 2 car garage, outdoor pool bath, convenient outside shower, unobstructed oceanfront views, proximity to common area pool & beach, upscale furnishings, quality beds, linens, and high maintenance standards make this property the best value in the area. This comfortable home, formerly known as 'Pax a la Playa' (Peace at the Beach) is the perfect spot to call home base on your next Costa Rica trip.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a wonderful house, we hope to visit again soon.
Apr 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Book 6 nights get one FREE Oct & Nov 2014. VIEWS ! Hermosa Palms
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for two weeks at Tina and John’s wonderful house at Playa Hermosa. The location itself is great—an easy drive from San Jose airport, about 90 minutes, and the gated oceanfront community is a very peaceful, low-key, and beautiful resort-style area, right on the warm Pacific, with its unbelievable sunsets and world-class surfing. The house is fantastic—everything you could want, including washer/dryer, wifi, full kitchen, three bedrooms, sitting rooms, great A/C, garage, gas grill, outdoor Jacuzzi, and great, attentive staff members. The house is so spacious that we were able to have another couple join us for our second week
Playa Hermosa is a short 10 minute drive from the small town of Jaco, where we went everyday to buy our groceries, fresh fruit, produce, and incredible fresh fish. Jaco has a combination of American-style restaurants and plenty of great local places to eat and shop. The house is close to plenty of nice day-trips, like sailing at Herradura, hiking at Manuel Antonio national park, or visiting the most amazing sunset overlook at Villa Caletas.
Just leave plenty of time to relax and enjoy. We are already planning our next trip!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the many details in your review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our beach home and your recent trip.

Would it surprise you to know our home was previously known as "Pax a la Playa", or Peace on the Beach?

The ease of getting there, the great proximity to all of the central coasts activities, attractions & the areas friendly people, combined with the peaceful resort feel of the neighborhood make it a destination we never tire of. The day we leave there is often the same day we start planning our return....

We would be delighted to have you back & look forward to adding you to our growing list of return guests.

Pura Vida!

John & Tina
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AWESOME.

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home was perfect for our visit. The location is incredible - beautiful views & very close to the beach. The house was well equipped and very comfortable & clean. The pool in the yard is perfect for cooling off, relaxing, reading. The property managers (Trey & Enricho) were so nice & helped us get the gas grill going. The community pool (huge) is very close by & they even let you take the chairs on the beach. We felt very safe in this gated community. We DID feed Paco a banana or two! This home gets an A-plus - we'll return for sure!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan

Thank you for your comments about our beach home, its location, beach & pool proximity, views, comforts, local property management and cleanliness!

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our home and your stay! As you have noticed, we try to take excellent care of our home and our guests.

We look forward to adding you to our growing list of return visitors.

A few upgrades are planned, so hopefully you will find our place even more to your liking on your next visit...

Pura Vida!

J & T
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Disappointed

  • 3 of 5
Although the house was beautiful, we encountered the following inconveniences:
1. The instructions for entry only provided a lock box key code. I was very upset that we were not notified in advance that the lock box was hiding in the back of the house. We had to circle the house several times in the dark to find it. Once we found it and opened the box...there were three keys in it. one key opened the main lock on the front door but the other two keys did not open the dead bolt lock. thus we were locked out of the house. We eventually got in by my son in law who had to climb through the kitchen window to let us in!
2. no propane for the BBQ
3. wifi did not work half the time we were there.
4. we were also told by the guard at the gate that the tap water was non-potable, so we had to buy bottled water during our stay.
5. Not enough toilet paper supplied. We bought more.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent comments. We apologize for any inconveniences you experienced. We strive to maintain our home to a considerably higher standard than most rentals. Not to discount your inconveniences in any way, but by way of an explanation, we recently transitioned to a new property management company located right in our neighborhood to better serve us & our valued guests. Their numbers and names are in our welcome packet.

As for the items that were overlooked on your check in, the missing deadbolt key was removed by our prior guests. We usually keep a spare propane tank beneath the laundry room sink. Extra toilet paper is usually stored in a kitchen cupboard. Each of these items will be checked prior to guest arrival in the future.

Throughout Costa Rica, there are occasional issues with electricity, water supply and internet reliability, as with many countries. Our neighborhood water supply comes from a private well. It is of better quality than many areas in Costa Rica. But when outside the US, bottled water is always recommended. We now recommend bottled water in our check in materials for our guests. Our local cable TV and phone companies, Cabla Tica and ICE, are continually investing in improved local cable plant infrastructure to improve internet reliability in the area. Our wireless router is nearly new and works well as long as the underlying DSL service is functioning.

Thank you for your detailed input on how we can improve our guests’ experiences. We understand that it is often the little things that make a difference. Pura Vida!
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Fabulous Tropical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Great pad and location to unwind and enjoy true tropical paradise. Uncrowded, unspoiled beaches with surf right out the front door not to mention wildlife such as the local monkey in backyard tree (which we could call and fed daily), macaws, and inguanas basking everywhere. The house is well appointed and in new condition with great A/C to stay cool indoors and wifi to stay connected...a turn-key, just bring swim suits, tooth brush and Amex card ;) We stayed 2 weeks and didn't want to leave. Jaco is 5km away with shopping and plenty of good restaurants. Our friends also stayed two doors down but the place was not as nice as this unit. To sum it up, great facilities, beautiful environment, very cool wildlife, excellent surf with real warm water 83 luxurious degrees and bountiful fresh fish and tropical fruits for a tasty and healthy diet...what else does one need ? Enjoy...and as they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Pura Vida!

  • 4 of 5
Excellent accomodations in the Playa Hermosa Palms. The house is well maintained and beautifully decorated. It is situated right near the main complex pool for easy access and the house pool was a wonderful treat after a long day at the beach. You can check the waves from the upstairs master or the viewing deck on the roof. Air conditioning in every room and the towels, bed spreads and sheets are in great shape if not totally new. Other homes in the complex look tired and/or need repair but not this one. You can tell they maintain it every step of the way. Thank you very much for putting so much into our Costa Rica trip. We will definately be back. Surfers from So. Cal., NPB.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wonderful Vacation in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
We spent 7 days at this wonderful house right on the beach in Costa Rica. Everything was perfect from our arrival to our departure. The views are amazing, the house is fully equipped, and the pool in the side yard is an added little jem for families with small children. I have a 4 yr old that lived in this pool. The pool is small but that was perfect because he could reach the bottom and walk around the entire pool. I never need to worry about him in this pool and that helped me RELAX!!!! The house is fantastic, the pictures don't do it justice, but every amenity is available so no need to pack anything but your clothes and swimsuit. Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your beautiful home. We will definitely be coming back :)
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole! We would love to have you back.

The day we leave is the day we start thinking about when we will get back ourselves. Hard to explain unless you have been there. It is difficult to showcase the place with photos as they just don't translate the peace & serenity of our oceanfront location. Other area homes may have higher ceilings & things which look good in photos, but they don't have our lot, designer touches, newer furnishings or our great views. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your taking time to write a thoughtful reveiw.
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Car: not necessary

Unobstructed Oceanfront Views in Exclusive gated Hermosa Palms.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION + Luxury .... Enjoy UNOBSTRUCTED ocean, beach, surf, sunset views, from our Master bedroom, en'suite shower, deck and yard; + 360 degree views from the rooftop deck at our private, tastefully furnished, clean, newer OCEANFRONT home. Relax with dual zone Central air, ceiling fans in every room, comfortable seating and quality finishes thru-out. All in one of Costa Rica’s best locations... serene, upscale, secure - Hermosa Palms!

Our home is 3000 sq.ft. with 3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths . We have plenty of room for your family.

Our gated community offers 24 hour roving security. Our home has on site laundry, wi fi internet, private landscaped yard, jetted private pool, English cable TV (2 HD DVD, 1 with I-POD dock).

Other Activities: Shopping, monkey, crocodile & wildlife viewing, Arial Tram, Zip line adventures, sunbathing,

Golf: Golf at Los Suenos Iguana Golf Club is about 10 to 12 minutes from the house. The cost is very reasonable and the course is uncrowded, especially for twilight rounds. Morning tee times & fees are typical for resort area courses.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season $200 - $350
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Notes $750 security deposit required with valid MasterCard or Visa.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main Level Guest
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outside near Private Pool at back yard entrance
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Monkey Theme
  • Master Bath is en-suite with ocean / surf views from shower. Bathroom 3 is accessed from back yard near private pool. Our private (wading) pool is not heated but has powerful jets and nice seating for your group. From late afternoon on, the pool is typically in the shade and a nice spot to stay cool while outside Outdoor shower with good pressure as you enter the yard next to garage, great for rinsing sand off bodies, surf equipment, feet, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Starfish Theme
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Surf Theme
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
  • Master has en-suite bath & large walk in closet. All bedrooms are a nice size with large closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
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 biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are beginning to collect a few family games onsite for your enjoyment. As referenced under bathrooms, our private backyard pool has nice powerful jets, but is not heated. The bench seating around the pool makes it a nice spot to hang out and stay cool while outdoors. Steps from the convenient pool bathroom and your chilled beverages in the fridge! Keep your eyes & ears open for Scarlett Maccaws and many other colorful species on land in in the air!
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