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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Hermosa Bungalows House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to paradise! This luxury air-conditioned home with private pool on the beach is a mere shell's toss away from some of the best surf in Costa Rica.

Our spacious home has three bedrooms (two rooms have one twin bed and one queen bed in each, and the master suite has a king bed) as well as two full baths.

Several restaurants and bars are a leisurely barefoot stroll in the soft sand to the north. Along the way, you'll think you're on your own private beach, with a few surfers scattered about in the waves. The sunsets are breathtaking!

Playa Hermosa ('Beautiful Beach') is a world famous surfing beach just a few miles south of the bustling beach town of Jaco, which boasts hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars, name it!

We have local guest managers to assist you during your stay. They will drop by early in your stay to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. And our local Activity Manager, Erika, is available to book any tours or activities you'd like and in general help with whatever you might need,.

We do everything we can to make your vacation as easy and enjoyable as possible!

Beth & Jack.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Beth & Jack
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Beth & Jack

Hello, from Jack & Beth!

We're both from the midwest USA and currently reside in central Ohio. We're recently retired and we spend all the time we can in Costa Rica.

Beth & Jack purchased this house in 2005

Why Beth & Jack chose Puntarenas

We've been drawn to the ocean as long as we can remember...I think most people are. Our attraction to the sea began when we purchased and kept a 40 foot cabin cruiser in Fort Myers Beach, Florida back in the early to late 90's, and we've dreamt of retiring on the ocean ever since. Well, we finally got to retire, but our retirement cruiser, the 'Dolphin', met an untimely death in the Atlantic gulfstream, so we decided to look for something built on dirt (or sand), instead. Fewer water leaks.

We ended up travelling a bit further south than Florida to find something warmer year-round on the ocean, and thankfully landed in Costa Rica, the 'Little Switzerland', on the central Pacific Ocean in a beachhouse that we love. We know you will, too, and we'd like to share it with everyone. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a great vacation, and we'll certainly do our best to ensure that happens! Give us a call, and Pura Vida (roughly translated as 'Life is Good', from Jack & Beth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I have stayed here 5 times now.....Casa Baracuda is Beautiful, Clean and Peaceful!!!!!!!.. The Pool is clear and refreshing. The location is PERFECT. Hermosa is very quiet, and beautiful. Jaco is less than 10 minutes away.....Great for night life. The price for the house is less than a "Decent" Hotel, and you have the luxuries of home. We will continue to visit Hermosa and stay at Casa Baracuda!!!!!!!!
Mar 2010
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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 61 reviews

Surfer's paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a great location. We've been going to Hermosa for 10 years, and this was consensus best trip.

We had a group of 6 (4 guys, 2 gals), with the main goal of surfing our asses off. This house is about 1/2 mile south of the "big tree" in Hermosa, so it's close to everything you need, especially the surf (about 50 yards).

They have everything you could want: proximity to waves, pool, GRILL, full kitchen, dishwasher, clothes washer / dryer, full AC in all rooms, TV with HDMI, everything.

Security was great and logistics were super easy. Added bonus for no crowds...the house is far enough from Hermosa proper that we didn't have to compete for waves at all.

Highly recommend and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My family of brothers shared this place for a much needed vacation. All the amenities were included...AC worked excellent, the pool was great on really warm days. Full kitchen and grilled which we used religiously. And the cherry on top was having the beach directly across the street. Beth and Jack are excellent owners and made certain we had everything needed to enjoy our home away from home. I want to thank them for allowing us to come and stay in their place. Having a washer/dryer was also key especially after my canopy adventure. Plenty of towels for the pool, etc.

We were able to hang by the pool or cross the street to the beach and just relax if we wanted.

Place is also secured with alarm system and guards at the entrance who checked us when we first arrived to make certain we were the intended guest. Best stay ever !!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Love it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this house, it is perfect! The bathrooms are spacious, plenty of room for our family. We got Married here in January 8th 2016 it was the perfect place; closed to everything yet very peaceful. Truly amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Christmas 2015 through New Years 2016

  • 5 of 5

The Tarr Family has once again enjoyed the splendor of Casa Barracuda. This was the third consecutive year our clan has spent the holidays in Costa Rica. To be honest our vacations just keep getting better and better. The home of Jack and Beth is welcoming, clean, and spacious for our group of five. Our adult children took advantage of the many activities including ATVing, waterfall climbing and jumping, and poolside lounging. Day trips took us to Miguel Antonio.

The restaurants continue to impress, and delight the pallet in Jaco. We have accessed the grill on the property and have prepare meals at home as well. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware for a variety of menu options.

The BEST part of CASA BARRACUDA is the closeness to the Pacific Ocean and the the pool on the property. The weather is picture perfect, and draws you outside to drink in the lush palm trees and mature plantings. The pool takes center stage. IT CANNOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!!

I may sound cliche- but we are happy to call this place home and look forward to our place in the sun at anytime- but the holidays most of all.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Elizabeth, you and your family are simply the best guests! We're glad you enjoyed your (3rd?) stay and look forward to having you return next Christmas & New Year's. Thanks so much for the kind review. Beth&Jack.
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this beach house last week, we really had all we needed. The location is great and the house even better, it has all you need to enjoy some days off.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great beach house that has privacy, no crowds, that is truly oceanfront ,(just a seldom traveled dirt road outside the gate and you are right on the beach, really!) this is your pick. Honestly, I have been coming to the Hermosa area for years, and you will not find a more nicely landscaped oceanfront property here. Unlike the packed in Hermosa Palms or bungalow developments, here you will have peace and quiet with the beach mostly to yourself. A short drive or walk brings you up to the main costanera, where there are numerous amenities. I spent hours under the shade of a beautiful tree next to the pool, and there was always an ocean breeze. Behind the house is a beautiful undeveloped area where you can walk trails and see plenty of beautiful flora and fauna. I felt very safe with the house under patrol by a guard at night. This house is perfect for families, and my little dog sat for hours watching for the iguanas to come out of their hiding places! Very accessible (do not need 4WD) and centrally located to many attractions. Absolutely fabulous stay, thank you Beth and Jack!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Los Amigos
Tsunami Sushi
Green Room
Discovery Horse Tours
Canopy Vista Los Suenos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Hotel & Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
La Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard Hotel & Bar
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Zip-lining through the forest canopy, horseback riding, atv touring, river rafting, waterfalls, monkeys & crocodile tours


Rates & Availability

Hermosa Bungalows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Apr 17 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hermosa Bungalows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Guestroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guestroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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