BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS

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Kei Gilbert

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS

Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps Duplex With Mountain And Magnificent Ocean Views

A blend of the East and the West, this duplex home is furnished with a fusion of two decors, Costa Rican (first floor) and Japanese (second floor). Step into your private pool from your living room; soak in the your private jacuzzi on the covered second-floor deck; or watch sunrises over Hermosa Beach and sunsets over Jaco Beach from our 1000-sq.-foot rooftop deck, fully equipped with hammocks, a table and chairs, barbecue grill, and a mini-kitchen.

From the backyard, stroll down our walkway to our private fruit orchard, or to 'The Sanctuary,' a special oceanview 'zen place' to meditate, quietly share talks or nap in our four hammocks.

For nature lovers, there is plenty of wildlife to observe from our home, from toucans to coatis (long-nosed CR racoons). It is your own, private Costa Rican retreat to enjoy! Watching Scarlet Macaws or toucans while soaking in our private pool is an experience you will not forget. Watch out for those Capuchin monkeys who might throw fruit and berries if they think you are competing with them!

We hope that you enjoy nature by honoring its peace and tranquility of this beautiful land.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

Kei Gilbert

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We are two Americans living in Maryland, one foot into retirement. In 2007, we discovered this area after doing much real-estate search in the North Pacific area of Costa Rica. It was dry and hot there, and we were awestruck by the luscious beauty of Hermosa Hills when we arrived. Michael wanted to be near 'civilization' while I wanted trees, birds, ane even cows! So this was a perfect blend of the two conflicting interests! Unfortunately, I did not get my cows or chickens! We are surrounded by greenness and bio-diversity of the tropics, but a short ride from all the restaurants and 'civilization!' While it took us several years to complete this beautiful home in Costa Rica, we feel that such a treasure must be shared and enjoyed. So, we hope that you will come for a very special treat!

Kei Gilbert purchased this house in 2010

Views, views and views! You notice that most of our picture we posted are of nature. We devoted years to build a home with its own unique beauty, but we fell in love with the panoramic splendor that Hermosa Hills offered us. Who can forget the lively, colorful paintings in the sky early in the morning! Once you see it, you will look forward to the next morning's hour-long performance by the sun, weaving in and out of the clouds. When I oversleep, I can't wait to see the next sunrise! The sunset over Jaco Beach is a calming, contemplative, reflective experience. The stars on a clear night, or a full moon reflecting over the Pacific Ocean are just some of the reasons why we chose to return there. Of course, its proximity to Jaco, the center of activity, was also a good reason for building our home there.

The most unique value is the 1000-sq.-ft. rooftop coral deck, partially roofed, with a granite counter for enjoying the 5:30 sunrises (over Playa Hermosa) and 5:30 sunsets (over Playa Jaco)! A coffee in the morning, and wine in the evening on the same deck! Grab our binoculars and watch toucans, green parrots and Scarlet Macaws in action! If you're there when the monkeys are traveling, you will see them eating berries and fruit. The house is elegantly furnished, so you will have a mountain retreat with the feeling of being in a first-class hotel! We built this home in the memory of my parents, who respected nature; my mother loving flowers, and my father loving trees. So, their beautiful spirits are etched in everything we did to build this home. We welcome you to share this special experience.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
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Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Washington
5

Stunning views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This place is just, well, stunning. There are very few places in the world that give you such dramatic mountain and beach views. The landscape is incredible, with views down to the town of Jaco as well as to Playa Hermosa. Adding to the landscape is the amazing variety of plants and animals. The first day I woke up-before even getting out of bed-I looked out and there were two toucans sitting in the almond tree by the pool. There are pineapple and banana plants on the property, along with a wide variety of tropical plants.
Nights are just as spectacular. Being on top of a ridge with east and west access (the coast runs roughly east to west in this area) gives beautiful night time views of the beach cities-yet they are far enough away that they don't interfere with star-gazing. During our stay the near-full moon dominated the sky and was like a second sun on the top deck. Prepare to be blown away, for the photos cannot begin to describe the beauty of the natural setting of this place. Additionally, there are world-famous national parks like Manuel Antonio within easy day-trip distance. I found Jaco to be a fun town-touristy like one would expect-but very fun. And if you like sushi, either Tsunami or Arigato will blow you away. Also, try the 'sodas', which serve the areas' "typical" meals-rice, beans, plaintain, and meat for a flat $US 5. We also enjoyed Wahoos restaurant immensely. the day of our arrival, I had a huge tuna steak that was very well prepared for much less than I would be able to get it in the US.
I went down with a group of friends and we had a great time-one of the best trips I've ever taken. There was so much to do if you shose to, but you could easily choose to relax and just let the world go by too. We used the infinity pool on a daily basis and made our way down into town regularly. There is a barbeque on the top deck that is great for having a little cookout and a glass of wine while watching the sunset (and, in our case, the moonrise). I definitely plan to visit again and I would gladly take any of my friends or relatives as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
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Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Miami Fl
4

the Views were amazing

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
I loved my stay at this amazing house. I saw a lot of tucans, monkeys, a few iguanas. The Views were amazing and it was extremely relaxing. I drove down to the beach and saw the surfers do their thing and it was kind of cool and relaxing. I also did a few excursions while I was there, there is nothing like the beauty of Costa Rica. The only thing that was missing is that the internet was not working properly and they need to get ESPN in english version. Watching ESPN in spanish was not fun. Other then that, I loved my stay here.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You were great guests, and we appreciate very much your comments. As for our brand new Internet service, unfortunately, just before you arrived, it was apparently hit by a lightening, and the entire system was "fried." We had no idea this had happened until we visited our home the following week. The entire system has since been rebuilt! As for TV stations, our package does not include ESPN in English. We decided to install APPLE Station instead, which will give you more options. If you return, remind us, and we will upgrade it to include ESPN just for you! So, please come back! To our future guests: please contact our local manager with any problems you may notice. Please come back!
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
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Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Chevy Chase, MD
5

Beautiful home, fantastic views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We were a party of six adults (three couples who are attorneys and educators) who stayed for a week at this beautiful home on a hilltop overlooking the town of Jaco and Hermossa Beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The house is furnished to perfection, the infinity pool is gorgeous, and the views from the rooftop patio are breathtaking. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives, and we certainly intend to return for another visit!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive input. Since you were there, there have been many improvements, one of which being our fruit orchard! Most of our trees are still young, but one papaya that we planted two years ago should have fruit for the monkeys to eat next year. For a while, we expect that the papayas and bananas will be meals for the wild animals, but we will enjoy watching them! A Costa Rican friend told us that there are about 100 varieties of bananas! One variety that is square in shape (not tasting good) is in our orchard! The monkey will probably leave that alone. Bamboo orchids and ginger flowers adorn the pathway. Please return and enjoy our home again!
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
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Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
USA
5

A Nature Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
My friends and I visited Where the East Meets West twice in 2012. My only regret was not extending each stay longer. Coming from the big city, it was such a treat to be able to relax in the infinity pool to watch toucans without binoculars! In the evening, we ate in Jaco and had a blast mixing with the locals and meeting great new friends. On both trips, I went deep sea fishing out of the port just north of Jaco. The first time, I caught a big sailfish and came across a school of 100 dolphins that stayed with our boat for most of the trip. The second time, we caught quite a few mahi mahi, which we took to Wahoo, a great restaurant in Jaco, where they cooked them for us. Don't miss the Manuel Antonio National Park, a sunset at Villa Caletas. The sun views are spectacular from the rooftop deck and the nature you experience in every direction is something you will come home and tell your friends about. Nothing better than enjoying the views with a cuban cigar.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Do come for two weeks one year! Unfortunately, as owners, we have not stayed there long enough to do all that we want to do there. Deep-sea fishing and going to see the whales are activities we have not done yet! Also, I recently stood underneath the almond tree only to realize that right above me were two cute "toddler" toucans! One correction: You do need a car up there, a 4x4. We rented a Daihatsu (small) 4x4, which was fine. Thank you.
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Beautiful Elegant Mountain Retreat With Breathtaking Ocean Views
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+1 240-535-1230
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Maryland
5

Total Relaxation in a Natural Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My husband and I loved your retreat! The home is beautifully decorated with all conveniences. Great comfort is provided in a lush and lovely setting. We enjoyed the infinity pool, and the many areas to relax, and beautiful natural views in all directions. One of the many highlights was an evening of watching lightning storms over the ocean from the top deck, dry under the roof, and having equally "enlightening" conversations with our friends.

Highly recommend this home for a week or a month. It has it all!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. As you noticed, our top deck is great for personal inspirational time or for an intimate talk with friends. It is always humbling to see the distant clouds and vivid stars. I hope you took home great memories.
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Map

Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ruta 34
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Backyard (Playa Hermosa)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Backyard
Car: recommended

Our 3-bedroom/3 full bath home is a duplex that has everything, from a private pool, a spacious rooftop deck to a recently-added fruit orchard! We are about 2 miles up the mountain from Hermosa Beach. The elevation gives us less humidity, a cool mountain breeze, and fewer bugs! Come and feel the fresh mountain air and observe toucans, Scarlet Macaws, green parrots, coatis, or some unique insects! We've combined the two worlds of the East and the West (Japan and Costa Rica), exquisitely furnished in two unique styles of furniture made by a talented Sarchi artisan. We believe in working with the local economy instead of importing goods where we can!

After a quick ride down and easy parking at Hermosa Beach, you will see five miles of unobstructed beach for great morning walks. Hermosa has some local restaurants, but for a variety of gourmet and local food, drive 10 minutes more to Jaco, a center of tourism. Golfers can go five more miles north to Los Suenos Marriott Resort's golf course near the beach. Manuel Antonio, a national park that you must visit, is within an hour's drive, where you can observe nature via an excellent guided tour! So, whether you are watching the sunrises or sunsets from our spectacular 1000-foot deck, studying birds and local wildlife without stepping out of our home, or actively being a tourist, you will take hom wonderful memories of Costa Rica with you!

Consider our home a first-class retreat amidst beautiful Costa Rican nature, far enough from the city noise, but close enough to enjoy the crowd. We recently invested in having a high-speed Internet service installed, so you can keep in touch with your family via Skype or visit your favorite websites anytime!

Loud, unruly and disrespectful guests are not invited, but if you are into nature and yet still want to be pampered, please consider our home!

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Availability & Rates

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
On season -before Easter Break
Jan 6 2014 - Mar 28 2014
$300
5 nights
 
 
Peak - Easter
Apr 11 2014 - Apr 27 2014
$375
5 nights
 
 
On season
Apr 28 2014 - Jun 1 2014
$300
5 nights
 
 
Standard pricing
$275
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
50% deposit to confirm reservations.
This deposit is refundable in full up to 2 months prior your visit,
50% up to two weeks prior visit; no refund the last two weeks.

Taxes will be added to the final payment.

Damage deposit of $200 will be refunded at the checkout.

Please contact Paradise Property for details.
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We are in a quiet community of nature lovers. We hope that you will enjoy this unforgettable experience and beauty that await you, and return home with great memories of Costa Rica. Please call or email with any questions you may have. We also own a ski condo in Snowshoe, WV -- VRBO # 491683. Please look at the views that are as memorable there!
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Amenities

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible shower with no steps.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A semi-circular shower room with a view!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Toilet room separated from the vanity area and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , First floor: Costa Rican Jungle Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor: Kimono Room (Japanese decor)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second floor: Master bedroom (Japanese decor)
  • All are very delightfully decorated. The master bedroom has its own TV, while the Kimono Room has a desk. The covered balcony adjoining the second-floor bedrooms has a jaccuzi tub and a place to read books!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Our care-taker/manager will be happy to assist you with any information you may need. He will give you his cell phone # after you arrive just in case something breaks down. If you would like a driver, we know someone who is fantastic to take you places. If you need a car rental company to come and pick you up at the airport, please ask me, and I will give you the contact information. You are just 15 minutes away from Jaco, with many shops and restaurants. It is, however, so nice to return home to a place surrounded by nature and a quiet life on the hill.
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