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Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Stunning sunsets and world class surf!

Casa Mia caters to large family gatherings or groups looking to relax and have fun in a homey, but intimate environment. Enjoy our pool, rancho, or beach and the many local attractions and tours. We offer rooms with queen, king, or twin beds, that share a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and a two bedroom apartment with its own kitchen. All rooms have cable,flat-screen TVs, and wi-fi. A perfect setting for a destination wedding or family reunion that sleeps 18 persons comfortably. Enjoy a drink from our bar at sunset or a leisurely walk on the beach to take spectacular photos. We love hosting families, couples, and groups of friends. However, in order to maintain the peace and tranquility that Casa Mia offers, we do not permit bachelor parties.

Nicole Vincent
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Nicole Vincent

We are a family of 5, Nicole and Carlos, and 3 girls. We love surfing and life at the beach so divide our time between San Jose and Playa Hermosa. We have an onsite manager, Diane, that will welcome you and help with any arrangements.

Nicole Vincent purchased this villa in 2011

Why Nicole Vincent chose Puntarenas

We love Playa Hermosa and have a property close by on the mountain. We've been coming here to vacation for the past 10 years and buying Casa Mia and remodeling the hotel has been a project we've enjoyed with all our heart.

What makes this villa unique

Taking walks on the black sand beach, the surfing, the magnificent sunsets, are a few of my favorite things about living here. From the deck chairs surrounding the pool or cooking in the outdoor kitchen, you can see, feel, and hear the ocean and enjoy the breeze. Our rooms are clean and comfortable but you will prefer to read a book under the sun umbrella with a cool drink in hand.The location is perfect for many different day trips, such as canopy tours or Manuel Antonio Park, where you can see monkeys and sloths.


Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

AWSOME place to stay with great views and people!

  • 5 of 5

I will start off by saying that we were a little concerned about what the place would really look like when we arrived. It was exactly as the pictures! BEAUTIFUL! Carlos was there to welcome us and give us the run down of the house. Anytime we needed (or didn't know we wanted ) something he was there to help. He set up several day trips for us, all of our transportation and a masseuse! The Ziplines were great and everyone there were very fun. The lunch was more then expected with beautiful grounds. The trip to Manuel Antonio was beautiful. The beach and lunch stop were perfect. Chef Erick cooked great meals for us back at the house and showed us some of the local foods. I would recommend using his services! He will make what ever you want. The local store has most everything you would need but if you are doing your own meals I would suggest a trip to the local supermarket. Prices for both food and beverages are about the same as in the USA so don't worry about being able to find what you need. The local bars and restaurants are great and a super short walk. We had some wonderful meals and they are very reasonably priced. I would recommend trying them all at some point. The whole area felt very secure. Never once did we feel concerned. The grounds are very nice and we spent several days hanging buy the pool and lounging in the private kitchen/outdoor area. We could have not found a better place to spend a week!! Thank you to Carlos and Nichole for ALL of their help!! You have a wonderful place for groups to come and see how wonderful of a country Costa Rica is!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

I won't be able to say all I would like to say about Casa Mia!! We had a large family gathering and this home was more than perfect for us. The 8 bedrooms with on suite bathrooms, was perfect for our group. Nicole was very helpful in the beginning with the decision to choose Casa Mia, and then Carlos was there for us after we arrived at the home. He was extremely helpful with transportation, tours, reservations and general information. Even offered up rides when he was making a trip to Jaco. The included house keeper was very nice, although she didn't speak much English, we could always get across what we wanted. And the yard man was up early every morning cleaning up and getting the pool, patio and yard ready for us to enjoy each day. We hired Erick to cook for us most every night. This was amazing as we didn't have to go out to dinner. Once dinner was done, we were home and the kids could jump right back in the pool. He was also very helpful with reservations and information. The dinners were family style and he would cook whatever we wanted. There are also good restaurants/bars very close by. Loved that the home is right on the beach! The black sand gets very hot mid-day! The beach in Jaco was better for the kids playing in the water, but we spent a lot of time right at the home. We were NOT ready to leave Casa Mia and hope we can go back again soon! I would highly recommend Casa Mia for your group vacation. I have told everyone who will listen, that this was my most favorite vacation I have ever taken! (And I have taken quite a few) If you are looking for a private home, with a pool, on a quite beach, with wonderful owners and staff, large enough to accommodate your group, look no further!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway for a Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Our 10 day dream trip to Costa Rica was exactly that! Our family of 14 ages 7 -70 couldn't believe our luck! Casa Mia was the perfect setting for our Christmas holiday. The rooms provided each with privacy when wanted, the outdoor kitchen was wonderful, as were the many sitting areas that were apart from the swimming pool and patio areas. The black sand beach was a minute away and absolutely perfect. The waves were hypnotic and the sunsets breathtaking. With restaurants in walking distance (almost next door)and pizza near by, meals were a snap!

Nicole was wonderful, so easy to work with, always answered our many questions within 24 hrs and helped plan all of our excursions including the van services. Diane was onsite for the entire time and was the "concierge extrodinaire". She helped us so much by overseeing the daily workings of the Casa plus assisting us with anything we Wanted to know. She could not have done a better job! We appreciated the on-site staff of housekeeper and gardener, and even made use of their chef, Erick for a few days. He did some of shopping for us and cooked wonderful local dishes as well as gourmet meals. We'd go back to Casa Mia in a minute! It was Perfectly Wonderful!

Thank you Nicole, Carlos and Diane!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mia has been my favorite getaway by far! It was perfect in every way possible. This was my first time using VRBO and let me just tell you, Nicole, the property owner was so helpful and answered every question I had and as a first timer I had several questions. My group consisted of 11 people, which was a pretty large group and everyone is still raving about what an amazing time they had. Waking up every morning to the sound of the waves was just one of the many great things that Casa Mia had to offer. This house was so clean and well kept, a housekeeper named Shirley came every day and cleaned each room and bathroom. The outdoor kitchen was one of the best features this house had to offer, that is where we spent most of our time and the private pool was another great feature as well.While staying here, there was a man named Mariano, he is the caretaker of Casa Mia. He was so helpful and answered any questions we had. Not only did he take great care of us but he even climbed up the palm trees and brought us Coconuts, not a very easy task to do, he did this each morning for 11 guests. We even had a Private chef that came out and cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nicole recommended Chef Erick to us and he was incredible. He went out of his way to accommodate all of us, we had a Birthday in the group, he went all out for her special day by having a birthday cake delivered and built a bonfire by the ocean and sang Happy Birthday. I cannot rave enough about Chef Erick, he is a MUST if you stay at Casa Mia. This house is special and perfect in every way, the pictures don't do it justice, you have to experience it yourself. We are already planning for next years trip to Costa Rica and staying at Casa Mia :) Thank you Nicole, Carlos, Chef Erick, Mariano and Shirley for the unforgettable experience at Casa Mia!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melissa, Wow! What a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your thoughtful words and most importantly trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service exceeded your expectations and made your stay at Casa Mia memorable! We would love for you to stay with us again the next time you're in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Unbelievable experience

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mia was the most perfect getaway. Rented the whole place with a group of 11 friends. From the view to the best outdoor kitchen ever casa mia made our first Costa Rican adventure unforgettable. Diane took the best care of us and even ordered us pizza on several occasions. The staff is very friendly and keeps the place nice and clean. Feels like a secret getaway but only a few minutes drive to downtown Jaco. Would recommend and definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words! There is nothing that makes us happier than knowing our guests enjoyed their time at Casa Mia. We do whatever it takes to make sure our clients have a pleasurable experience when they stay with us. We hope to see you again at Casa Mia! Pura Vida!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 10 days at Casa Mia. We booked this villa for our wedding party and it worked out perfectly. There are a few things that made this place perfect for us. First the outdoor patio and kitchen. Being able to be outside and cook and eat was awesome. Also this time of year there is rain so this area allowed us to be outside but out of the rain. We loved being at the big table and watching the torrential downpours. The other thing that we really appreciated was having Diane the caretaker on site. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped us with excursions, making reservations, getting cabs etc. She really was very helpful. We all enjoyed having her chef friend come and cook for all of us on the patio which was a fun break from going into town. The one thing that we wished was better was the wifi in the rooms. I like to read and catch up on emails at night in bed and was unable to do that as there is only wifi on the patio. Other than that small issue, I would absolutely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Holiday Break
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Juan Sant Maria, San Jose
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa
Car: not necessary

Playa Hermosa attracts the best surfers from around the world or you can take a private surf lesson, but there are many other activities, such as SUP, canopy tours, kayaking, bird watching, horseback riding, yoga, Tortuga Island Tour, hiking to waterfalls, or visiting the Turtle Rescue Center,


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