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Tim Van Zoost

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), 100 steps to the beach

This stunning, well appointed 4 bedroom home is located in the gated community of Hermosa Palms. Check the surf off the master bedroom and deck, or let it lull you to sleep after a day of fun. Savour your coffee and breakfast outside under one of the 2 covered terraces. Enjoy the sea breezes while swinging in the hammock on the roof top terrace. Have a barbecue or let someone else do the cooking and dine at a nearby restaurant.

The beach and community pool are a short two minute, 500 foot stroll away. Just carry your surf board with you. Playa Hermosa is one of the most consistent and best surfing destinations in Costa Rica. The site of the 2009 summer world surfing championships. You may also see turtles on the beach laying their eggs. Spotting the Scarlet Macaw parrots in the almond trees is a daily event, usually at 6am or 4 pm.

Your private beach home is just 7 minutes away from the town of Jaco. In Jaco you will find numerous restaurants, shops, banks, grocery stores, car rentals, pharmacies and plenty of night life including casinos.

For a real thrill don't forget the Zip lines just outside of town.

You're only 45 minutes from the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This park has monkeys, parrots and other wildlife. There are great eateries along the way with spectacular clifftop ocean views.

Just a 15 minute drive north you will find the 5 star Marriott Los Suenos Resort, which offers golf, tennis,shops, fine dining, spa and marina, or continue along another 5 minutes and treat yourself to sunset cocktails at Villa Caleta's. This will be unforgettable.

The airport in San Jose is less than ninety minutes away with a newly opened highway. Rental car pickup, taxi or van can be easily arranged including a driver. Just step out of the airport and let someone else do the driving.

This spectacular tropical beach community of Hermosa Palms is noted for its ideal location and friendly atmosphere. Close to the town of Jaco, yet blessed with 5 miles of uncrowded beach and endless surf. Your ideal place to decompress from life's pressures.

Keywords: Beach House,beach rental home,Beach Front, house,Gated Community, Private Home

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim Van Zoost (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Tim Van Zoost

My wife and I first discovered the beauty and friendly relaxed culture of Costa Rica in 2004.

Tim Van Zoost purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim Van Zoost chose Costa Rica

We rented many condos and homes nearby and then happened to find Hermosa Palms and rent in this community. Our intention was to build elswhere, but the specatular beach life and community of Hermosa Palms quickly changed our minds.

What makes this house unique

Long walks on a mostly empty beach other than a few surfers enjoying themselves, offered more than we could ever have dreamed for.If you are a bird watcher then you found the right spot. Parrots, pelicans, hummingbirds and a hundred more species are there to see. When you need ammenities or a night out for dining its at your fingertips. No long drives just to get the basics. Your precious vacation time is left for what you want to do. Relax and enjoy your self.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tim,



We had a wonderful visit with our son and your house was lovely.. He really appreciated being "spoiled", and he posted pictures of the plush house to his sister and some of his friends. Playa Hermosa was beautiful and Hermosa Palms a great community. It was easy to get to, safe and yet utterly beautiful. I hope we can come back during my son's next break, as he is hooked on surfing!



Ingrid was delightful,



Take care,
Jan 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)
Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

The property and gated community is approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Jaco and was very easy to find. Check in was just as easy.

Upon arriving to the community you are greeted to beautifully manicured yards and well maintained streets. Be aware it is a dirt road leading to the neighborhood but it is well maintained. In fact one day we were there they were re-grading it to fill in pot holes. I consider this an experience and part of the Costa Rican experience. Made you feel like you were off the beaten path.

The house itself was perfect for us. We were two families, 4 kids, 4 adults. The house was the perfect size and had great outdoor spaces. The outside/inside shower in the master bedroom was amazing! I looked forward to taking showers outside hearing the Macaws fly by and other wildlife. Every morning we were greeted by a monkey they call poncho on the back 2nd level patio.

To get to the beach and pool area was about a 2 minute walk if that. You can hear the surf breaking from the house all day and night. So relaxing. The beach is beautiful and often empty, you feel like you are in your own private paradise. Great waves every day for surfing. I went out about 3 times a day! The pool is huge and perfect for families and adults alike. There is a small pool bar area and every day there was a lady working there who had a small but good menu of food and snacks that she would cook or have prepared and she would also have various drinks or make frozen drinks.

The community was perfect from families. We had great amenities but also felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was perfect and easy driving distance to all you could possibly need. Hermosa itself has a few small beach bar/restaurants. You can also drive into Jaco and there are tons of restaurants and shopping. We did bulk of our food shopping at Maxi Pali, but there is also a small mini mart in Hermosa that has just about everything you could possibly need too.

You can also arrange tours at the community clubhouse through the property managers. We decided to go out on our own. We found a gem about 4 miles form the house called Ocean Ranch Park. I highly suggest this between pricing and number of activities and the personalized feel you get.

Overall, it was a perfect stay and I can't wait to come back. The homeowner and his communication and recommendations he made were top notch. I'll never stay in a resort/hotel again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great central locatiom

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Costa Rica 3 times in the last year and this was the best. the owner was so helpful by sending more information than was needed. The home is beautiful and location was in the middle of so many activities. It does not get any better. Thank you Tim

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Pure Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 6 friends traveled to Costa Rica for the first time this May. To be honest the trip itself was very last minute. We were having trouble finding a place for all of us to stay and we stumbled upon this house as if by fate! The house itself was beautiful. Very clean and beautifully decorated. There were enough bedrooms for all of us (two couples and two singles.)! The living space was perfect for our family dinners and just hanging out. Your steps away from a beautiful beach and yet you still felt immersed in the Costa Rican jungle. Wildlife sightings such as iguanas, monkeys and macaws were a daily treat. The location was perfect for our group to enjoy day trips to Manuel Antonio and Jaco Beach nightlife. Our last night we watched a beautiful thunderstorm from the rooftop patio. It was so perfect we didn't think we were going to be able to leave! Tim's house and his expertise of the Costa Rican culture truly was a blessing to our trip. I truly enjoyed working with him and I hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as described - clean, comfortable, nicely appointed in a pleasant community with a large pool adjacent to the beautiful Pacific. The swim-up bar was closed but rumored to reopen in the near future. Poncho and the macaws are an added bonus as is Yonit, a resident who prepares reasonably priced delicious meals and delivers them to your door. Tim is extremely helpful and quickly responds to any and all questions. A couple of suggestions: definitely use Zuma car rental. The owners are lovely folks and the advantage of having a driver to and from the airport is a great benefit. Bring thick-soled flip flops for the beach. I've never walked on hotter sand.

Thank you Tim for sharing your wonderful home. We hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Exceptional rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 recently rented this beautiful property. Excellent experience from start to finish. Tim the owner was a pleasure to work with. He was very prompt in all correspondence, gave us detailed directions, instructions about the home, and a great list of recommended restaurants and things to see and do. The property was immaculate, high quality throughout. An added bonus was feeding Poncho the monkey that would visit the backyard every afternoon for something to eat from your hand, and also feeding the many iguanas. We highly recommend this property and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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This place is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house is every bit as wonderful as the reviews make it sound. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and Tim's advice was extremely helpful. The pictures of this area don't really do it justice - it is the most beautiful and relaxing vacation ever! Our group included two families with our 5 young adult/college age kids. The house easy accommodates so many adults. the surfing and easy rentals of high performance surf boards as well as boogie boards right at the pool house makes this place perfect for families that like to surf. Our group also did the ziplining, golfing, monkey tours, Manuel Antonio and a snorkeling/boating excursion out of Quepos. Take Tim's advice on the rental car pick up - this makes getting to Jaco very easy. the only thing we would do differently is to have more home cooked meals brought to the house. We did that our last night and it was convenient and delicious.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Car: recommended

Manuel Antonio National Park nearby,Fishing charters,zip lines, atv rentals nearby. surf board rentals on site

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Rates & Availability

Puntarenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
May 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Low Season
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
Christmas/Newyears
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
High Season
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Christmas/ Newyears weeks . early booking discount $300
Last minute specials ; 2 night min. call for quote
Additional or daily cleaning service, or cook can be arranged. Inquire for pricing.

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Amenities

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Double vanity, ensuite with two showers(one outside)
    Half bath - toilet , Half bath off of the living room
    Upstairs full bathroom,with shower and vanity - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , ensuite with double sink,toilet and 2 showers, one outside
    Bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed , Lower level room, queen size murphy/wall bed with its own AC
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) , queen size Murphy/wall bed(1), Bunk Beds (1set), 1 single sofa bed in the livingroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
100 STEPS TO THE POOL AND THE 5 MILE BEACH; FILTERED AND UV STERILIZED FRIDGE WATER AND ICE CUBES- no need to buy or lug drinking water; wine fridge; Coffee perk ,grinder and blender; 3 patios including Roof top with 2 hammocks, table and chairs; mid level deck for sunbathing- loungers and umbrella; walk out lower level covered patio, with full compliment of patio furniture including loungers, outdoor dining table and chairs. and gas barbecue. All beach towles provided. IPod docking stations in each bedroom; 2 zone central A/C ; Safe for valuables; HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET; Sushi party catering available at very reasonable prices.

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