About the property
- Condo6000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 14
I have 4 luxury properties in Jaco / Playa Hermosa. I have the number one home out of over 1,000 on HomeAway. Here is why my properties are so much more popular than all the rest:
1) I own and manage all four of our homes. With no broker fees or commissions to pay you get a great house for 40% less than you would elsewhere.
2) I have a staff of 6 dedicated 100% to these four properties. Everything is maintained perfectly. Daily housekeeping is included.
3) The number listed here is my personal cellphone. When you need something I and Maricela are here to help regardless of what the need is.
Here is a tip when searching for a place to stay in Costa Rica or anywhere else. In the HomeAway/VRBO search area at the top of the page first check off 'INSTANT BOOKING'. Owners will only have this enabled if they keep their calendar up to date and are really serious about getting rentals. Second, click 'MORE FILTERS' and then select 'OWNERS' under Managed By. This will keep you from getting involved with a management company that uses one listing that looks great to switch you to another. Lastly, set the number of BEDROOMS you want rather than just the number of people. Some owners seem to think you can put 6 people in a bedroom. I book homes for our family on HomeAway regularly and this search has gotten me great results time and time again.
If The Penthouse is booked for your dates check out our other properties, Casa Overlook, Casa Espana and Casa Zocalo on RentRica.com. RentRica is a HomeAway Premier Partner. We book exclusively on HomeAway/VRBO.
Walk to the beach. There are more than 6 bedrooms. One of those is a loft above the main living areas. It has a king bed and private bath but no walls. There is a master bedroom with a king bed and private bath. There is one bedroom with two twin beds and another room with a king bed. These two rooms share a bathroom. At the other end of the penthouse are two bedrooms with king beds that share a giant bathroom. There is a very small room with bunk beds off this bathroom. That room is not counted in the 6.
This condo is rock star cool. It is a full two stories and has 30-foot ceilings. It is very modern. There is a large kitchen with bar seating for 8. The kitchen has everything you might need including a real espresso machine.
Everything is brand new. The condo has 12 brand new air conditioners. There are 3 large televisions with Netflix and cable. We have fast internet and seamless WiFi throughout. Included in the price is a WiFi hotspot and local cellphone for your use. We have a local phone and a US phone in the condo.
This condo, like all our properties, is furnished with nothing but the best. We bring the sheets and towels from the US. We buy the best mattresses and pillows available.
This is the perfect in-town location for your family reunion. The pool is massive and beautiful. There is a playscape area for children and three hot tubs along with one of the largest swimming pools I have ever seen.
This penthouse has a balcony that is 80 feet long with views of the Pacific ocean, the mountains and all of Jaco. This property will be the backdrop of a vacation you will never forget.
You can mix and match our properties. You can stay in one for a couple days and move to another. Just make a separate reservation for each house.
Cash deposit at check-in. HomeAway provides insurance for damage to the house. We charge a $500 cash deposit at check-in. This is held to assure all of the items lent to you, including surfboards, wifi hotspots, phones, keys, bicycles and so on are returned. Provided everything is returned at checkout and none of the rules were violated the money will be refunded in cash when you leave.
Getting Here: We are a 75-minute drive from the San Jose airport. DO NOT fly into Limon. Many times people make that mistake. Limon is on the North East Coast. All the cool stuff (well most of it) is on the Pacific side. You do not want to go to Limon. You can rent a car from Vamos in San Jose and drive yourself. It is highway all the way. I will give you coordinates to the house and you can get here with Google maps. I'll even show you how to download the maps in advance so you don't use data along the way. If you aren't comfortable driving here we can arrange a transport for you. Once you are in Jaco we can help you get a rental car.
Money: The local currency is colones. There are 560 colones to a US dollar. You don't need colones. You can use dollars everywhere. If you want colones the cheapest way to get them is out of the ATM. Don't go to any of the currency exchange booths. And don't buy colones from your bank in the US. You will get charged 10% or more with either of those. Cash is king in Costa Rica. Restaurants will take credit cards (usually) but Taxi rides, massages, and many other small purchases must be made in cash. If the power goes out no one can take credit cards. So keep some cash reserves.
Language: About half the people in Jaco speak English. Every restaurant, store and tour operator has English speaking employees. Costa Ricans are extremely friendly. They will help you with your Spanish. Maybe a cram course on Duoling.com before you go will help :)
Communication: You can call me at any time. My personal cell phone is listed here with HomeAway. If you are coming to Costa Rica it is best to create a WhatsApp account. This is how most of Central America, Mexico, and Europe communicate. It's free. You can talk with Maricela before and during your trip. Message or call her with WhatsApp for everything from a dinner reservation to a masseuse to come to the house. She will make dinner reservations for you, arrange transportation, book your tours and whatever else you need. Think of Maricela as your personal Concierge. Just don't forget to tip her before you leave ;)
Is It Safe? Yes. It is as safe in Costa Rica as it is in the US. There is no place in the world that has zero crime. Use common sense and you will be safe. Don't walk on the beach alone at night, mind your own business, watch out for riptides and don't stand under coconut trees or swim in the Tercoles River with the Crocodiles and you will be just fine.
If you want to bring a few friends over to play a game of billiards or sit on the balcony they are welcome after 10pm but are not allowed in the public areas such as the pool. Parking is limited to two vehicles.. If you have any questions about travel to Costa Rica I am happy to answer them.
Need help with transportation? No problem. I can help you book round trip transportation with a licensed company in a new, safe vehicle. Just ask.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Rick Culleton
I own and manage these properties. This is why our prices are so much lower and our reviews are so much better than all the others. I love what I do and I want to make sure you have the best possible time here in paradise.
Rick Culleton purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Rick Culleton chose Barrio Santa Lucía
You won't find another Penthouse of this caliber at this price anywhere in Jaco. RentRica owns and manages the best luxury properties in Costa Rica at the lowest prices. Rent direct and save.
What makes this Condo unique
This penthouse has unbeatable views, all the modern amenities and the best location.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Works Well For Girls/Guy's trip or Families
Went on a guy's trip to Jaco and this was the best place to stay in the best location. I've stayed before in Bahia Encantada, and although it's right on the beach and has nice views, this penthouse has ALL of the views at the same time. You can look up the mountains for a beautiful scenic view, you can peer at the coast and also see the city and the beach. The rooms are decent size and the bathrooms are nice. If it is a guys/girls trip, the room with the bunk beds never got used, so it would be more beneficial for families with kids. The cleaning lady was there every morning at 9am, was very timely, and did a great job cleaning up. It wasn't a half-ass cleaning, she was thorough, and even granted our request of leaving extra towels daily. She swept and cleaned the balcony as well daily. Maricela was great as well. She showed up the morning after our arrival due to us getting in pretty late. We gave her cash deposit, she set up ATV for us and also transportation there and back to SJO. All items were left so we got all of our cash deposit back. She was very responsive for the most part when we had any questions. The living room TV also had Netflix which was a great touch since there aren't but maybe 3 English channels available.
There were a few things that we felt could have been better about the condo. The personal mobile wifi was a great touch, we were able to take it with us as we went through the city and we had data without using our personal cell phone data and were able to connect back to the states. The bad part about it was that the signal was very weak a lot of times and we couldn't get good coverage. IDK if that's an easy fix for Rick to get a better hot spot or if that is just bad communications service in the area.
There were not TV's in every room. Only 2 bedrooms had TV's and 1 in the living room. There should be TV's in every bedroom. Adding dish wouldn't hurt either which would give more options for English speaking channels.
Possibly having a golf cart for use while there would be another great addition/asset. We walked a lot and also took Cabs ($2 during the day, close to $4-$5 at night). There are only like 4 uber drivers in the area, so using the uber app and getting a ride sometimes had ridiculous waits. Even 3 or 4 bicycles would have been very useful both for getting around and exercise as there is no gym for use.
All in all a great find, and a great stay, for great price. Thank you Rick!!!
Very nice location had every thing you need for a great vacation will be back
Jaco whas great penthouse close to everything but not to close helped make a great trip even better
Amazing from booking to check out
My group and I had an amazing time in Jaco, in no small part to Rick and Maricela and the beautiful property. I'll go step by step because they were awesome at every turn.
Post-Booking: Rick reached out shortly after I booked and set up a Whatsapp group with Maricela, our local contact. She quickly emailed me any information I requested on food, tours, and nightlife, and offered to help me book. We booked an ATV tour and airport transit through this avenue and it was smooth and seamless.
Service: A couple members of our group had flight issues on the way to Costa Rica and we had to adjust transit and tour plans on the fly. Rick and Maricela both responded immediately (seriously) with different potential solutions, adjustments as requested, and tips to make the delay easier. It was much appreciated!
Property: Exactly what one would expect based on the pictures. We had a group of 6 adults and everyone had tons of space, their own bedroom, etc...you could easily fit several more in the space. The pool table was a great touch and we got lots of mileage out of it. The place is a 5-10 minute walk from anything in Jaco (shops, food, drinks, beach, etc) or a $2 Uber/cab. So, not right on the beach, but still pretty convenient (and amazing views from the balcony!). We did some cooking in the kitchen and it had everything we needed (for cooking and dining - utensils, etc). One tip - make sure they double check that the security guard has all your names prior to arrival; it took us some time for them to let us into the property, but I suppose that's preferable to security that is lacking. We felt extremely safe at the property and all over Jaco in general. We also got some mileage out of the pool, which was nice - active but not too crowded, and looked just like it does in the pictures.
During the stay: Maricela met us at the beginning and end to walk us through the property, make sure we had everything we needed, and just meet us in person. We had a maid come and clean every day which was much appreciated. We booked one tour after arrival and it was just as smooth as booking in advance was. Other than that, we were left alone to enjoy our time in Jaco which we greatly appreciated.
Overall, if this property fits in your budget I would highly recommend it - it would be tough to beat this place anywhere else in Jaco! Pura Vida!
This place is perfect. Close to the beach, incredible view and fully equipped for a ythi g you could need. Huge incredible pool and a very quiet property. How holy recommended.
A warm welcoming experience! Great hospitality.
There is a ton of room in the penthouse. The view is stunning. Very safe place with guards at the front. A huge pool with beautiful landscape. You see the entire city, the beach and coast, the mountains and more. I would love to come back and show other friends and family a great time and stay in this beautiful place. Entertainment with the pool table was perfect before nights out on the strip for food and drinks. If anyone has an opportunity to book this place you won't regret it! Maricela was at our service almost 24/7 with any questions or assistance. I hope to be back in this same place someday soon and all of us who stayed would agree! Pura Vida!
Fantastic place with great location and mesmerizing view. Loved it.
It was just perfect. The location is super close to the beach which is ideal and the view is breathtaking, it has been one of the best places we’ve been on vacation.