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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Private Home on 2 acres, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Live the life you have imagined in this gorgeous home/estate with this breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific. Couples will love the two master suites, guests will enjoy two additional bedrooms, with four bathrooms in a beautiful luxurious gated community overlooking the Pacific and walk to the Beach. Maid, chef, chauffeur services available for an additional fee. Perfect for a Honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, getaway.

Property Manager
Alicia Beach
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Alicia Beach

Natives of the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, Maryland), with a love of beautiful Costa Rica, Alicia and Tom first started visiting Costa Rica in 1997. Finding the beauty of the land only surpassed by the extraordinary kind, and happy Costa Ricans, we dreamed of building a home there. After looking for our dream spot for many months, we found Palo Alto, and bought the best lot, with a panoramic ocean view, high above the other homes. We hope to retire in Costa Rica someday, until that time, we offer you our home to live in and enjoy with your family and friends.

Alicia Beach purchased this house in 2012

Why Alicia Beach chose Playa Hermosa

You will not find a more beautiful view that that from the infinity pool and patio of our estate, 'Jewel of the Mountain' aka 'Joya de la Moñtana'. This home with it's totally open floor plan brings the outside in, you are one with the beauty of the panoramic view, in this lovely home in this upscale, luxury community. We loved the view, we loved the amenities and wonderful neighbors, and the convenience of the restaurants, golf courses, beautiful beach, volcano, hiking, and nearby shops.

What makes this house unique

VIEW, brand new home with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. Two master suites, both with patios overlooking the ocean, views from each side of the home. Beautifully furnished and of course granite kitchen with upscale appliances. Cable and wireless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Date of Stay

June 25, 2016

I don't think it is possible to put my stay here into words! Really I don't even know where to start! I arrived to Costa Rica with five of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We had some bumps upon arriving to Costa Rica (rental cars were a mess!) The property manager Jennifer (an absolute savior) was happy to assist us in figuring out our mess and we hadn't even gotten to the property yet! Once arriving to Alicia's incredible home, all six of us had our jaws drop to the ground, absolutely beautiful! Pictures cannot capture the beauty. High ceilings, plenty of room, and an amazing kitchen! Already impressed but the mansion we were to call home for the next week, and we hadn't even seen the best part - the pool. Unbelievable, the most magnificent view and it was right outside our panoramic windows to the master bedroom. The location of the home was unbeatable. Ten minutes from the lively Playa De Coco, five minutes to the beach, and one of the best restaurants called Ginger is about a two minute drive (we ended up going twice its that good!) Our stay was made that much better through Jennifer. She cared about our time there, assisting us with tours, airport shuttles, and dinner reservations, she was there anytime we needed help! I can say enough how truly thankful I am that I got to celebrate my birthday in such a magnificent atmosphere. Everything was incredible Alicia, I cant thank you enough!


Excellent Home for our family /extended family which was seven people.

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

Richard B. said...

Mar 25, 2016


An Enchanting Experience

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

lindsey s. said...

Jan 15, 2016


Beautiful, Tranquil Home

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barbara e. said...

Jun 26, 2015


The Perfect Getaway

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theMEBS4 said...

Jul 10, 2015


Would Definitely Return

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joseph l. said...

Jan 27, 2015


Wonderful Vacation in Playa Hermosa

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GreggK said...

Dec 1, 2014


Best Vacation Ever

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica,
Jun 2016
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Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite #1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master suite #2
  • we designed two master suites for couples to enjoy, both with unique octogon patios. Enjoy the view, sit on the patio for a drink and relax while taking in the beautiful view.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
All inclusive option available for charge, as well as customized tours, available staff ( chef, driver, daily housekeeping) available for an additional fee, also car rental available and cell phone rental.Housekeeper at regular intervals, daily for extra charge


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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 29 reviews

A Hollywood Millionaire would love this house !

  • 5 of 5

House is perched up on a mountain overlooking the ocean and three small islands.Howler monkeys come by the house. The infinity pool is amazing,you can visit Forttuna and sit in the volcanic hot springs.Go to the near bye Eco park, go whale watching saw two humpback as close as 10 feet. House is amazing you have to see it to and live it I loved it your in the jungle

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, I am so pleased that you and your wife had such a great time at Joya de la Montaña! It sounds like you enjoyed the breathtaking view of from the infinity pool! You also found many of the beautiful sights nearby, especially the thermal pools and our monkey family! Please return to Joya de la Montaña anytime, and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Pura Vida!
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great home with awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in the the Jewel the first week in Aug. We have a great time. Jennifer was such a wonderful help. She explained everything we needed to know, from places to eat to shopping and excursions, she was always a text away. We would recommend this home to any couple or family. Thank you Alicia and Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, I am so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay at Joya de la Montaña! It's always a pleasure to know that our guests felt they were well taken care of while at the home, and advised of all the wonderful restaurants and fun things to do nearby. Please return anytime, you are always welcome! Warmly, Alicia
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Lovely Home with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time vacationing in Costa Rica, but first time staying off of a resort and with kids. We had 4 adults in our party and 5 child. This place was AMAZING.

The home is open and airy with this gorgeous staircase that overlooks the downstairs. The backside of the home that looks out to pool, hills, and coastline is all windows. The back patio view is amazing and resembles something out of a magazine. The kitchen had everything we needed and the rooms were spacious and nice.

We rented a SUV with a third row from airport (you'll need) and also used Shaman Tours for only $50 to get all of us and our luggage from airport (well worth the money).

Upon leaving airport, the property manager, Jennifer, met us at her office and guided us through security gates to home. She showed us everything about house and map of location. Super helpful the entire trip and always just a phone call away.

We stayed busy doing excursions while in CR. Would recommend Randall with Shaman Tours. This was our second time using him and we'd never use anyone else. Prior to trip I sent him a list of things I'd like kids to experience and he handled it all. Our favs: Borinquen Canopy Tour, ATV through mountains, and sunset snorkeling cruise. My children are still talking about Randall and how amazing he was.

After a long day of excursions, Jennifer helped me connect with a chef service that was waiting on us when we returned. She cooked while we relaxed by pool and didn't disappoint. Prices were reasonable and she even cooked the kids something from fridge that they wanted. Was worth the money!

Pics can't do this amazing home and area justice. The home, the noises from wildlife, the's all amazing. You'll feel safe and at peace here. Wouldn't have a changed a thing about our trip. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Place was amazing.. The view is incredible and the pool area is perfect. Very clean and spacious house; came with 9 other people and never once felt crammed. The property manager was also extremely helpful. Overall was a great experience, would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, I am so glad your group enjoyed the home, the beautiful view and the great outdoor patio and pool overlooking the Pacific! I hope you return, you are always welcome! Warmly, Alicia
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The view from the house is worth it all!

  • 5 of 5

We were four adults in Costa Rica for the first time. The beautiful house fit our needs perfectly! The view of the Pacific Ocean from inside as well as out was absolutely spectacular. And we made full use of the swimming pool! The Costa Rican people we met were warm and friendly, making our stay even more memorable!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Joya de la Montaña! Please return anytime, we would love to have you back! Warmly, Alicia
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Excellent vacation home!!! Excellent place to vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot tell you just how awesome this vacation was for my family!!! This was my family's first time travling out of the country and Alicia couldnt have been more helpful! Alicia gave me awesome reccommendations to Tico Tours and to Sylvia, a photographer that met us at the beach for family photos! We made so many memeories!!! We did two tours with Tico Tours. One day we had a guide pick us up from the home and he took us horseback riding, canopy zip lining, and to the mudd baths in the hot springs! Another day we met two genltmen on the beach and they took us for an all day sailing/snorkeling excursion. Both tours with Tico were excellent! Their guides are so accommodating and freindly. It really made our trip so nice having those tours booked with knowledgable people. We got to see Costa Rica from the water as well as from the jungle. We had three teenage boys, myself and brother (30s), sister (40s) and my mother (60s)... and we all enjoyed the tours equally. There was something for everyone!

Alicia also reccommended Sylvia, who was our photographer. She met us one afternoon on the beach and she was so wonderful to work with! She was able to really pack a lot of pictures into our session. I cant tell you how many pictures we have that I wish we could frame every single one of them!

Alicia's home was so clean and spacious and the view fo the ocean from her pool is GORGEOUS!!!! The home is in a gated community along side a mountian. From the infinity pool, you are looking right over the ocean. We watched every sunset and sunruise from that pool. It was my favorite part about this house. We had Jennifer, the property manager, meet us at the home when we first arrived. She helped us get settled into the home and gave us her number for us to call her at any time. She gave us some reccommendations as well to different beaches and restaurants that were nearby. She was literally a text away if we had a question.

I loved Alicias home and Costa Rica so much that I went with Jennifer one day to look at real estate in that area. I can't thank Alicia enough for the opportunity to stay in her home and for all of her wonderful reccommendations. This trip was a blast and definately something we will never forget! If I book another Costa Rican vacation, you can bet I would stay here again and would do the same tours over again!!! We had so much fun!!!


  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa-6 minute walk
Car: recommended

Oceanview swimming, volcano, hot springs, canopy tour, zipline, monkeys and wildlife, bird watching, surfing, golf, fishing, beautiful volcanoes nearby, cloud forest nearby, beautiful parks, panoramic , beach, ocean, restaurants, waterfall, national park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmed with a deposit, security deposit required. Maximum occupancy of 10 unless you have a written approval to exceed 10 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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