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.
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!
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.