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Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

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

More Details

Tim Van Zoost
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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 Puntarenas

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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Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
Aylesford, Nova Scotia

Doesn't get better

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful and well appointed with lots of cooking utensils . Even a great selection of spices and basic needs. The beach and pool are just a quick few strides away. One can't wait for sunrise to see all the birds, our resident monkey and stroll the beach looking for sand dollars , other shells and pieces of green jade .

Activities are limitless and the monkey tour is a real hit with everyone . Can't wait to return, never enough time in this special place.


  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, comfortable house with all you need

  • 5 of 5

Vantastic! Wonderful, spacious house with a smart layout. Modern appliances and kitchen utensils make cooking a pleasure. Close to neighborhood pool and beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jensen Beach, Fl usa

Amazing home!!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I visited Tim's home in Hermosa Palms on a last minute trip. We were lucky that the home was available for our dates! Tim was very efficient and easy to coordinate details with. Everything went just as planned. The home itself is amazing. It is very clean and well stocked. The furnishings are beautiful and well kept. It's extremely spacious. The neighborhood is gated and secure. The beach is georgeus!! We were very satisfied with everything. Can't wait to visit again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $75

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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