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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 3 - 7 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
Speaks: english, spanish, ukrainian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Martha Usztan

We are a custom home builder in the US that used our knowlege and love of the outdoors to create this wonderful villa that immerses you into another culture and way of life.

Martha Usztan purchased this house in 2007

Why Martha Usztan chose Guanacaste

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Ocean/Beach Views, Mtn. Top, 5 Star Luxury, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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: Mar 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: Feb 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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Portland, Or

Five Star Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful. Top shelf in every way. We were 8 adults and totally comfortable with plenty of room and privacy. No issue at all with the electricity limit. Each bedroom has it's own A/C unit. So as long as you shut the bedroom units down after you get up in the morning and close those doors until you retire and put the A/C back on at nite in the bedrooms - plenty of KWHs are allocated. Milagro provided exceptional service. They made check in and check out easy as they met us right at the house and were in phone contact as soon as we landed. Anything we needed during the week was handled immediately.

This is a multi story home inside and out. Lots of patio space and gorgeous infinity pool. There are steps inside and out so if you bring young kids you will have to keep an eye on them. But this is absolutely perfect for adults.

Terrific grocery store and restaurants nearby. High quality and caters to Americans. Easy to drive to numerous attractions and beaches all over the country. Extremely safe, gated community. Very high quality. Better than the pictures show!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
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Large, beautiful home withe a million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

Home was just about perfect for our family. Pool is great. Location was very good, Arenal and Monteverde are 3 hour drives. Very good restaurants in playa Coco and Hermosa. Great grocery in Coco. Couple of things to note are supplies for house are very limited. There was no sugar, salt or pepper. One roll of toilet paper per bathroom and no laundry or dishwashing soap. Not a big deal but was kind of expecting a bit more from a luxury home. Do bring a hair dryer with you. Also, the electricity constraints were unusual. As long as you turn the a/c units on and off as suggested, you should have no problem staying under the 1400 KW allotment. I was very diligent and we were 50 KW under for our 8 day stay. With all that said, the house is beautiful, the view to die for, and location fit all our needs. Highly recommend this VRBO home if you are going to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Wow! And Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply stunning! Big, beautiful and very well equipt. Had absolutely everything you could need and then some! The house was very clean and the pictures really don't do it justice . We had 3 families and they all raved about the accomidations. Very clean and every thing was in good working order. Huge DVD movie library and family games . Milagro property management was great also. Foster was our contact and he was excellent. He arranged all of our tours and activities. The booking process was seamless and simple. The owner was a pleasure to work with. We are already planning our return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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Beautiful house but lacking a few basics

  • 3 of 5

As anyone can see from the pictures, this house is beautiful. Costa Rica is a very poor country with lots of tiny one room houses surrounded by security bars and barbed wire so this house with the security system and security gate was definitely an oasis for us where we felt safe. Everyone is different in what they want and expect in a vacation home. If you are traveling with no children and want luxury and beautiful views...this house is for you. It is absolutely stunning...however, I would have preferred a little less luxury and a few more basic comfort items. We were limited to 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and one roll of paper towels. There was not a hair dryer in the house so be sure to pack one. We had plenty of bath towels but only one hand towel and no wash rags. There were two coffee pots, but both of them sucked...they brought us a new one but it was too small, so we had to buy vinegar to run through the large one to clean it. When they say you will be charged for extra electricity...they mean it! We turned the air up every time we left the house and basically only turned it down when we were there. They allow 1400 kw per week for a 7,000 sq ft. house, but to be fair, they do state this in their contract...I just didn't pay that much attention because I really had no idea what 1400 kw would get me for a week in a very large mistake. I wouldn't even consider bringing small children here. There was tile/marble everywhere inside and out...very beautiful, but also very slippery. We were there at the beginning of rainy season so slipping on the tile was definitely a concern. The decor was also beautiful, but again, not for children. One of the men in our party walked by an end table and barely grazed it making the glass top wobble and the large sculpture almost fall over...we caught it in time, but very scary to think about small children running around. Also, the outside spiraling staircase had a handrail, but nothing between the bars to keep small children from falling right out...add that to the slippery tile steps and it is alarming to think about. I know that all the reviews on this property were just glowing and there is no doubt that this house is beautiful. If you are looking for luxury and amazing views for adults...this is the house for you...but don't forget to pack a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, extra toilet paper, laundry detergent and don't forget your mosquito repellant!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmm, thank you for your input. I will immediately address your concerns with my concierge. In regards to the hair dryers, unless bolted to the wall, they tend to mysteriously disappear. I do hope you enjoyed your stay in Costa Rica.
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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


Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Ironman week
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
Jun 25 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
2018 High Season
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
2018 Green Season
Apr 29 2018 - Nov 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Pre Holiday
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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

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