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Spectacular Ocean/Beach Views, Mtn. Top, 5 Star Luxury, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms 4 1/2 bath, overlooking beach and ocean,deluxe accommodations

Located in Mt. Paraiso. This upscale community is on the mountain ridge overlooking the beach, volcanoes and ocean.

We provide 24/7 security and personal concierge service.

As you drive up to this exquisite custom home, you are greeted by palm trees and lush gardens. As you step in through the front doors, your gaze is immediately drawn through the house to the ocean and volcanoes beyond. Our home has 5 large bedroom suites, 2 rooms on the main floor, 1 queen and 1 king (master), walkout level has one with 2 long twin beds, and two with king beds. Each are steps away from the 45 ft. infinity pool that boasts a hot tub. Imagine, night time, sky full of stars, sitting in the hot tub after a day of fun, sipping a drink!!! Next to the pool is a hand painted tropical jungle Rancho with wet bar and washroom. The upstairs a gourmet kitchen, large great room with cathedral wood ceilings, cable TV, wireless internet, laundry, 2 bedrooms and large balcony with barbecue. The lower level has a custom kitchenette, 3 bedrooms, living area with cable TV and large balcony that extends to the pool. There is a phone in the house for your use.

Lots of activities await you, great fishing, zip lining, surfing,white water rafting and tubing, hiking the dormant volcanoes, walk the hanging bridges at the top of the forest canopy, surf, scuba, volcano mud bathes and hot springs, to name a few. Our concierge can arrange a cook to wow your palette, and help to rent a car. I will provide you with a list of all the area activiites and tours. Some you can see by yourself. Or my concierge can offer and book a full selection of tours for you.

There is a reason why the Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Allegro and RIU resorts are located here. We are 20 minutes from Liberia airport and close to all the beauty Costa Rica has to offer.


More Details

Martha Usztan
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, ukrainian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Martha Usztan

We are a custom home builder in the USA,, that used our knowledge and love of the outdoors to create this wonderful villa that immerses you into another culture and way of life. Any questions, you may call Martha at 001-248-872-3330 or email

Martha Usztan purchased this house in 2007

Why Martha Usztan chose Playa Hermosa

FABULOUS PANORAMIC VIEW that takes you to another world. All day long, at the top of this mountain, you look at the beach, ocean, volcanoes and mountain ridges.

The stars are magnificent.

What makes this house unique

The villa has all the amenities of a 5 star resort. Lots of space 5,000 sq. ft., privacy, beautiful tropical gardens (monkeys and parrots) and large long lap pool with hot tub. The house is furnished with local art and furniture providing a cultural experience. Yet, the modern conveniences of TV, cable and internet are provided.

Just read our reviews.


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Share w/ Bed #4
    Living Area - toilet , Share
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Bedroom 3 and 4 share a full bath and pass thru vanity. These are adjoining suites, yet can be separated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , pack n play for child, long singles, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , private balcony, overlooks pool and ocean, bathroom attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private bath, walk out to pool & gardens, balcony,great view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main level with attached private bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , main level, bathroom ,door to patio,overlooks ocean & pool
  • Two queen blow up beds are available for extra guests. Sofa chair folds out to a single bed. Air conditioning in all bedrooms. Play pen can be used as a bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Heavenly. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several different villas in Costa Rica, and The Palms was one of the most spectacular we have seen! I thought I was on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - it was that fabulous! The open spaces and the breathtaking view of Playa Hermosa could not be outdone. The kitchen has EVERYTHING you could want, and the view from the master suite was enchanting. It is well kept, clean, and the pool was perfect! Milagro concierge services were well appreciated. They arranged tours, a private chef (Eric) and even had a doctor sent to the house when one of us needed medical attention. Eric the chef set the bar so high that I fear all other chefs will pale in comparison to his cooking skills, serving, cleaning and presentation. Perfect descriptions of each course. And it wouldn't be a good review without mentioning how much we loved the monkeys! We will most definitely return to the Palms.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You
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Chicago, IL

Drop dead gorgeous views!!! WOW!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Martha for the use of your incredible vacation home. From the moment we walked through the front door we felt like we were living the lifestyle of the rich and famous! The high end finishes and gourmet kitchen were wonderful but best of all were the views and the pool area. We spent a lot of time outside watching the monkeys in the nearby trees and the iguana that loved to watch us from the rancho roof. The concierge Frazier was very helpful in getting us familiar with the property as well as setting up some excursions for us. We would absolutely stay here again. My teenagers are already begging to return next year! Thanks again for an amazing vacation :)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's heartwarming when new visitors enjoy the various wonders and beauty of Costa Rica.
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures for this property do not show the magnificent grandeur of the house and the breathtaking view. Coffee or orange juice on the patio or by the infinity pool in the early morning viewing God's glory as the sunrise announces its' arrival is outstanding!!

The house is spacious and the artwork very interesting. The concierge Frazer was extremely helpful and answered my text back quickly.

We didn't want to leave. You will enjoy this house, the location and Costa Rica!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The artwork was collected throughout the various regions of Costa Rica.
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Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views, a beautiful pool, terrific location and plenty of room. We were a group of 8 including 3 couples. The house was more than we could have asked for. It has every amenity and could easily accommodate a lager group. We had a wonderful time and the setting could not have been more perfect. Frazer and Jeffrey did a terrific job on bringing us up to speed on the property and frankly we didn't want for anything during our stay. It was a great getaway and we hope to be back again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, we pride ourselves in good service to make your stay memorable.
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Rogers, AR

Perfect in every single way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I married in Costa Rica and rented this home for some of our guests to stay with us. Let me start out by saying the pictures of this home, although beautiful, do not give the home justice! Absolutely breath taking at any time of day. We fell in love with the home immediately upon entering!

Originally, we had our whole ceremony planned down by the beach, after arriving at the home, we immediately changed our plans to hold the ceremony on the balcony. Our friends have joked that our pictures look like they should be in a magazine and it has EVERYTHING to do with the spectacular views and not a whole lot to do with us, I am sure! We hosted a very small reception after the ceremony with a local chef, the space out on the balcony was perfect for our group.

We had a group of 10 of us staying in the home and all felt that we had our own space and that we weren't right on top of each other. Even on days when we were all out by the pool/in the pool it always felt like we had plenty of room to enjoy each other's company without being too close together. The home was extremely clean and well maintained. We didn't have a single problem with anything in the home. The kitchen was very well set up for cooking as well. The marble detailing throughout the home is amazing and makes for a very elegant feeling. If you are traveling with small children, this is definitely something to take into consideration!

As far as the electricity restrictions go, we didn't have any problems but were very diligent making sure that the A/C units stayed off during the day. This wasn't too difficult considering we were all cooling off in the pool most of the day anyway. Several of our guests also left on Wednesday, so for the 3 nights of our trip we only used the air conditioner in 1-2 bedrooms.

Frazer the concierge was extremely helpful and reached out to us several times during our week long stay to see if we needed anything, and was always available to answer questions.

The area felt extremely safe. The gate guard patrolled the area several times throughout the evening hours and was always available if we needed anything.

If you are planning on staying here, make sure you are renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle! The entrance on both sides are extremely steep!!!

We enjoyed every single second of our trip and will DEFINITELY be back in the very near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Best Wishes on your life together.
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Beautiful Private P A R A D I S E !

  • 5 of 5

Loved The Palms - we were a group of 9 adults and everyone really loved the place. It was nice to have all that space - our favorite gathering area was the balcony and the huge dining table. Contrary to other reviews, we found everything well stocked. Lots of spices and we never ran out of toilet paper or paper towel. The views are fantastic and we really enjoyed the infinity pool and hot tub (tub was not working at first but was eventually repaired). We had no problem with the electricity limit. The Milagro concierge Frazer gave a thorough tour of the home and provided a lot of information prior to our stay. He also arranged for airport transportation and two car rental deliveries to the house. Recommend restaurants: Gingers and the Hotel El Velero restaurant. There is a small grocery store in Hermosa and a large supermarket called AutoMercado in Coco. One ATM in Hermosa will only provide colones. For USD there is an ATM in Coco near the supermarket. If you have a credit card with no foreign transaction fees, I would recommend charging your purchases in colones since the credit card exchange rate is better than the locals. The tour to Monteverde has about an hour and 40 minutes of really rough road. We did a custom tour that took from 7am to 9pm and were exhausted when we arrived home. It was beautiful in the cloud forest but not sure I would do it again after that ride. The people in Costa Rica are very nice and go out of their way to make you happy. I hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed this beautiful country, its people and my villa.
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Car: necessary

Playa Hermosa is a 1.5 kilometer secluded beach frequented by residents and tourists staying at the beach. It is warm with mild wave action, sandy bottom and perfect for swimming. Sports activities available on the beach. Across the water are the Four Seasons, Hilton and Allegro Resorts.A new luxury yacht marina village has just been built. Fine dining with great atmosphere and upscale entertainment is present. For casino,disco, more restaurants and night life, tourist shops, visit Playas Coco 10 minutes away.

No rain falls from mid Nov to April 30th, Dry,sunny, breezy , Temperature range - 75-85 June - Nov, 80-95 F from Dec. to May.

Other Activities: zip line, hot springs, mud baths,white water rafting and tubing, jet skis, bird watching, hiking volcanoes, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, fishing




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly rentals include one mid week full cleaning
No charge for children 3 and under. Age 13 and over is considered an adult.
Extra cleaning charge of $ 250 for groups of 10 or more for up to one week and $ 300 for two weeks.
Damage Deposit for 10+ occupants is $500
Monthly rental does not include any cleaning. This will be provided by Milagro Mgt. as requested by renter for an extra charge
A stay request that includes both Xmas and New Years will have a premium fee added depending on the length of stay.
Monthly rate $8,000 quoted for 2 people is for May to October only. We include utility use of $800 for electricity and $200 for water . Monthly rates from Dec. to April will be quoted and depend on number of occupants and guests that will be visiting. Monthly security deposit is $750.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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