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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


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:
July 21, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

We had a tremendous experience. It was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely large and comfortable. Everything was first class. A short walk to a nice pool with a swim up bar. Another short walk and the beach. I had never seen waves that large. The weather was great. 85 with a little cloud cover.

This was my 12th trip to Costa Rica and definitely the best. We can't wait to get back

Leigh Brannan

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great accommodations and service.

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are excellent. It comfortably slept seven adults along with large board bags. The neighborhood felt very safe and is conveniently located near the beach and community pool. If you choose to stay here the pool bar is a MUST. The hummus, fish tacos, and..well, pretty much everything there is home made and exceptional. Service provided by Tim and his property manager was also top notch. We chose to utilize the preferred 'vendor' list they provided with great success. In short, I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing our stay in the area was wonderful so many things to do, the food was delicious

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Playa Hermosa for 10 years now. This is our 3rd year bringing our young children and a staying at Hermosa Palms. Tim's home is wonderful- clean, comfortable, well appointed and spacious and worked well with our kids. Tim was also very helpful with a prepared list of nearby attractions, excursions etc. We couldn't have been happier staying at his home.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation at Casa VanZoost

  • 5 of 5

This is our second vacation at this incredible casa! Each time we wished we had more time in our busy lives to walk that beach, dip in an out of the waves, swim in the pool and soak up a bit of Costa Rica!

The Casa Hermosa #101 is such a special place. Lots of room for more than our three adults and one seven year old! We dined out a bit, but the house is so set up with great open kitchen concept and a fine dining room that we chose to cook a few meals... and, of course, we always ate breakfast on one of the decks which is where the resident monkey, 'Poncho' joined us, hopping around to see if we would share some goodies!. The master bedroom had two showers, one inside and an adjoining, one open to the sky with lots of privacy. Life does not get much better than that!! All amenities we enjoyed at home were with us. We had good connections for our I phones. and our hosts supplied us with lots of info. re TV and internet connections. The pool is only a few minutes walk from the casa, here you can swim over to a small bar and sit on stools in the water, if you so choose, and order yummy food. The local fish tacos were my madness. The sea beyond has a fantastic beach that stretched farther than I chose to walk each morning, and the evening sunsets are memorable . Thanks to our hosts for caring for all details.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST trip EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this trip, the house, the community, and Costa Rica! The house was perfect for our blended family, lots of space and felt like home. We enjoyed several activities in Costa Rica at the recommendation of Tim and the incredibly friendly neighbors (on both sides of the house) - The Rainmaker tour, Rafi's monkey tour, zip lining, restaurants, surfing, and fishing. The community pool is fantastic - Yoyo was our host (she owns the pool side bar/restaurant) and you must try the fish tacos and the best margarita I've ever had - she uses only premium liquors for her drinks. The community and neighbors at Hermosa Palms really contributed our trip - they were helpful, made recommendations, and included our family in their daily activities (i.e. the sunset). We cooked most meals and used the BBQ quite a bit - we had the best shrimp/fish I've ever had from the local fisherman who came to our door in the evening. Another highlight was Poncho who is the resident monkey who visits frequently and he is a very social little fellow. Thank you to Tim, Larry, and Angie! We ran into a little hiccup on our last day (flight was delayed by 18 hours!) and they really looked after us.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I value vacation time immensely as its so precious, never enough and very limited, not to mention expensive. In saying this, we do our utmost to provide great accommodations and direct our renters in a way that it ensures they have a fantastic memorable time. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope you can return in the near future. Best to all, safe travels Tim
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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