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.
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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