|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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!!
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!
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
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.
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!!
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.
Manuel Antonio National Park nearby,Fishing charters,zip lines, atv rentals nearby. surf board rentals on site
|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.