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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:
April 24, 2018

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 Playa Hermosa

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

We had a great time and loved your house and the community.

Thank you for all of your help getting everything set up. Marco and Eddie and Zuma were all really great to work with.
Jul 2017
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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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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 59 reviews

Amazing "Costa Rican" home by the sea...

  • 5 of 5

My family of four, and friends with family of four enjoyed an amazing week at Casa Van Zoost in Playa Hermosa. The home and beach is a great launching point to many spectacular attractions in the area including zip lining, ATV'ing, monkey tours, Manuel Antonio Park with easy access to Jaco just 10 minutes up the road. The beach was secluded with awesome waves (surfing, body surfing and boogey boarding) and a pool area just steps from the home. The home itself was well kept, modern, very relaxing and comfortable. Tim the owner made it easy for us to arrange transport to and from the airport with great recommendations on things to do in the area. Thanks Tim! Just wished we had another 10 days at least (didn't want to come home).

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Costa Rica is an amazing country. The most frequent comment is "I wished we could have stayed longer , we just didn't have enough time , so many things to do". We are pleased you had that great time and experience that so many quests speak of. I am sure you will return again. Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation and also for the great review you posted. Safe journeys. Tim
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Aylesford, Nova Scotia

Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to describe the fast rate at which one decompresses after arrival at Casa Van Zoost and the community of Hermosa Palms. The home is very comfortable and well appointed, "homey! " one would say. There is a small library of several dozen books and a few dvds along with Apple tv to engage Netflix shows in the evening if one chooses to do so.The house is well decorated, has great beds and lots of indoor and outdoor space. Two outside decks provide great opportunities for relaxing and reading a book. The roof top with hammocks, is absolutely wonderful, with gentle sea breezes and abundant birds, particularly the Macaw parrots that are so numerous here. They even have a nest in the old palm tree as you enter Hermosa Palms.

The beach and large pool are just a minute or two walk(4 doors away) on the same interior street. Sitting under a palm tree watching the surfers or just the waves, lulls you into a state of pure relaxation. Low tide affords one large flats, ideal for walking on the five mile beach. YoYo's swim up bar has outstanding fish tacos and other light fare and drinks.

If you get yourself motivated to go anywhere else there is so much to do within minutes or as far as an hour to the national park or Rafa's monkey tour. I could write forever. You will not be bored but definitely want to stay longer. Tim and Marco make everything simple for arrangements, shuttle pick up and transfers, car rental and anything else you want to know or do.

No question, i will back.


  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Brunswick, Canada

Amazing house! Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing!! We wanted a place to relax and and enjoy the beach, and this house had exactly what we needed.

Tim is a great host, leaving us a binder with tons of local sites of see and enjoy. He was very willing to offer any suggestions, if we needed.

There is a new Beach Club just opened, directly beside a large pool with a swim up bar and pub.

Try the food at YoYo's bar poolside, you will not be disappointed.

This is such a great house, we have already booked our return trip for 2019.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington Kentucky

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and the location inside Hermosa Palms is perfect for the pool and beach. Tim and Marco were both very responsive. We will return to Tim's place for future visits to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Fl, USA

Great house, location

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a larger group. The owner and his associates were there to help with everything. Recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 day stay in Hermosa Palms, beutiful and fully equiped comfortable house. The neighborhood is a lovely gated community.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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




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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