CASA SONRISA HERMOSA - BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL!

Beach Grass Property Management

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CASA SONRISA HERMOSA - BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL!

Playa Negra House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps up to 12

Casa Sonrisa Hermosa is a 4 BR/3.5 BA oceanfront home nestled on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just steps from the famous surf break at Playa Negra. Indoor and outdoor living spaces blend together to create this comfortable and relaxing 5,500 sq. ft. beach home that can accommodate up to 12 people.

This three-story, custom-built house was designed with easy living in mind. The open floor plan embraces the beach lifestyle in Costa Rica, where outdoor living space is very important. Generous windows and hand-made teak French doors can be opened in every room, allowing beach breezes to circulate through the house. The huge terrace offers a variety of comfortable areas for everyone to hang out and relax. All the bedrooms are air conditioned to provide a comfortable sleeping environment.

Ground Living Level: On the first level are two bedrooms, each with generous views of the pool and ocean. The bunk room has a queen, a twin, and bunk beds, as well as a half bath; the second bedroom is equipped with 2 twins and a king. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. There is also a full bath, laundry room, bodega with secure storage, and a kitchenette in the breezeway on the first floor. The breezeway itself opens onto a large covered porch area with graceful arches, concrete benches, hammocks, and outdoor furniture. From the porch overlooking the infinity edge pool with wrap around decking, you are steps from the small private beach out front, which is perfect for beach combing and lingering in the tide pools.

Main Living Level: The second level of this home captures the best of all views. The front porch entry boasts colorful sunrise mountain views, while the back porch offers spectacular ocean views. The great room/dining area is warm and welcoming, with vaulted tropical wood ceilings and custom crafted furniture including a dining table with seating for 8 or more. Open and fold the wood and glass doors back and the great room expands onto a wide outside porch to create an extended outdoor living area complete with hammock, another dining table, outdoor bar and sitting areas. The spacious kitchen offers modern appliances, a large center island, and an 8 ft. wooden bar that opens to the porch, making a great spot for breakfast or sunset cocktails. The master and guest bedrooms flow off both sides of the great room and are generously sized. The master offers a large private bath and king size bed while the guest bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. All bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Third Level/Mirador: Located on the third floor, the “mirador' is an open air room with a roof. This is a wonderful spot for yoga, watching the surf, taking in a breathtaking sunset, or just lounging in the hammock with a book. Additionally there is a pull down stairs that lead to the rooftop deck above, perfect for star gazing or private sunbathing. Spectacular ocean views and direct access to the beach from Casa Sonrisa, this house has everything you need for an ideal relaxing surf vacation with family and friends.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Beach Grass Property Management (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our second stay at this wonderful beachfront manor with its spacious interiors, wonderful kitchen, large patios, warm swimming pool, gas BBQ, and comfortable furnishings. This was a repeat visit to su casa, this time with the treat of feeding apples to horses that were grassing nearby and strolled by one evening. We again enjoyed shell hunting on the beach down from the pool, and swimming in the ocean around some surfers and fishermen a 10 minute stroll down the beach, between the lava formations. The sunsets -- as always -- were generous to our camera, including post-sunset reds and purples when the occasional cloud was around.



When the local wifi went out, Mary and staff took immediate action and escorted the on-site repair visit to be sure we would not miss our activities, to which we were very thankful.
Feb 2014
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 22 reviews
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
New York
4

comfortable spacious seclusion

  • 4 of 5
Mary et al were lightning fast in response and ease of booking, perhaps the easiest of my over 10 rentals through homeaway.com. She was right there to help us get checked in understand the house. Her followup was prompt and the printable direction guide to the house the best ever. we agree that Mary's recos for 2 restaurants were MUST DOs (even when your own BBQ and wonderful kitchen inspires you).

10-days in February was barely enough! The privacy of a large lot and lots of greenery on-site and sound-proofing of rolling waves was perfect. there is now more vegetation around the pool and house than was in the homeaway pics. ferns and palms (coconut & bannana) surround the house with privacy and peaceful lushness. the dragonfly and lizard were on guard: NO pesky mosquitoes or flies in February !

The house was spotless and completely equipped including some spices and good chefs knives and cookware. The pool was kept clean and was warm and large at approx 15x30 ft. The 3rd floor crows nest with lifeguard chairs was a nice way to see surfers down the beach in the morning, or an alternate sparkling-ocean sunset view. Plenty of space to spread out and the vaulted living space with french door felt vast and comfortable with a great outdoor view from any position.

The breezes were wonderful in the warm temperatures, and the gated community felt very secure (as was the house security); security personnel made visible appearances at night. seclusion, luxury.

There was a nice, portable JPL iPod docking station: BYO tunes for music around the pool.

3 criticisms: 1) You might want to BYO wifi transmitter as the existing one had only a 15-20 ft range (online review of the model confirmed) (but it worked). 2) The charcoal BBQ was missing the coal-level grill and wheels kept falling off. (but it worked). 3) the DVD player did not work (I used my laptop with HDMI adapter for DVD, Netflix, etc).

note: no satellite or cable reception, so TV is for what you bring with you. i suggest a VPN (virtual private network) provider that can "hide" your location and you can watch internet movies and the like.

we have rented 3 other houses in CR and several others in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico -- and this was our favorite to date !
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
5

Great home for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely amazing house! The most incredible views, and my family LOVED the infinity pool! Thanks to Mary for helping us to have the greatest vacation ever!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
5

Relaxing Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5
This was a very restful and relaxing place to stay. Amy, Mary's assistant, was very informational and helpful, helped us make some wise decisons with our limited time frame. If you want a party town, this is not the place to go, but if you want to get away from the grind and unwind, this is the ideal spot. The only recommendation I have is bring a knife sharpener in your suitcase, if you are a foodie and like to cook, great stove, gas burners, and fantastic island to work on but the knives aren't sharp.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your relaxing Costa Rica vacation in Playa Negra, at Casa Sonrisa Hermosa! The spacious layout of the home provided plenty of common space, such as the large and open living room, spacious balcony, swimming pool and mirador, for this girls’ getaway group, while offering privacy with each of the four bedrooms. These ladies made the most of their week-long vacation, with surf lessons and zip line canopy tour during the day, while enjoying spectacular sunsets over the Pacific and home-cooked gourmet meals in the evenings. And since we appreciate the feedback and are always anxious to improve our customer service, rest assured the kitchen is now equipped with a knife sharpener! We enjoy sharing information about our little piece of paradise, and are always happy to see others discover the wildlife, nature and beauty of Guanacaste. We hope to have you ladies visit Playa Negra and Casa Sonrisa again!
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
california, USA
5

Location and Luxury

  • 5 of 5
This was one of the finest vacation rentals we've had. The location was fabulous, beachfront with the constant view of ocean and waves rolling in. The house was very luxurious, big bedrooms, well furnished, lovely pool. Couldn't have asked for better! Thanks!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
5

PURA VIDA!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Costa Rica for an absolutely fabulous vacation! We had NOTHING bad happen with Casa Sonrisa Hermosa. Playa Negra is a quiet, friendly town. Must see La Iguana Sports Bar, Cafe Playa Negra (Peruvian restuarant) and Mono Congo Lodge. Had a memorable time, thanks to Mary for everything you did to make our stay the best vacation so far for all of us!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Sonrisa Hermosa - Beautiful oceanfront home with private pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391025
+1 -949 903-7556
Playa Negra Guanacaste
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
5

Perfect honeymoon destination!

  • 5 of 5
Hola! We had an absolutely amazing time at Casa Sonrisa. I believe if you looked up the word "vacation" in the dictionary, there you would find a picture of the view off this back porch!

For first-timers such as ourselves, a few of the musts: Chicken cordon bleu at La Vida Buena Pizzeria; anything at the JW Marriott; anything at Lola's; Huevos Rancheros at Mono Congo Lodge. I rented a board from Lucas at Dos Lunas in Avellanas at a good rate, and my wife had multiple in-house massage/acupuncture sessions from Randi. Overall, enjoy every second as we did! Pura vida!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Daniel Oduber International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Car: not necessary

Casa Sonrisa is located one and a half hours away from Daniel Oduber International Airport. The house is within walking distance to restaurants (10-15 minutes), beaches (5-10 minutes) and great surfing. Tamarindo is only 30 minutes away, with great shopping, restaurants and night life.

Other Activities: Activities available in the area include zip line canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback riding, surf and stand-up paddle lessons, board rentals, sunset catamaran tours, and deep sea fishing. Farther away but worth visiting are Costa Rica's amazing national parks. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is about 2 hours away, and boasts waterfalls, hot springs, and miles of hiking trails. The cloud forest reserve at Monteverde is about 3 hours away, offering astonishing biodiversity and the largest number of orchids in the world. Lake Arenal and the active volcano Arenal are located about 3 hours away; Volcano Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with fumaroles, lava flows and almost daily explosive eruptions.

Golf: Hacienda Pinilla, located about 30 minutes from Casa Sonrisa, boasts a spectacular 18-hole golf course located right on the Pacific Ocean. Relax at the clubhouse after a round on the most beautiful golf course you've ever played!

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Notes 2014-2015

Low Season 9/15 - 10/31
1-2 Guests $190
3-5 Guests $250
6-8 Guests $325
9-11 Guests $400

High Season 11/1-12/13 & 1/5-4/12 & 4/21-9/14
1-2 Guests $200
3-5 Guests $275
6-8 Guests $350
9-11 Guests $425
Child 6-10 yrs old - $25 e/p/n

Easter 3/29/15 - 4/5/2015
1-2 Guests $260
3-5 Guests $325
6-8 Guests $400
9-11 Guests $475

Christmas & New Years
$6,000 per week
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Negra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom #3 - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 single 2 bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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