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Beautiful Ocean-View Vacation Home! 4 BR, Rooftop Terrace, Sundeck, A/C + MORE!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Oceanview 4 BR, 3800 sqft - Plenty of room to relax & plenty of room to gather!

Paradise found! Perfect turn-key, vacation-home ready for you to come in, set your bags down and get as much adventure or relaxation as your heart desires. Located in a safe, gated community with 24 hour guards, and maid service offered, this home is ready with the must-haves: central air, wireless internet (throughout the entire home), and beach access (a 100 meters walk on a grassy trail) right into the heart of Playa Hermosa.

Our four bedrooms, open concept home is only 1 1/2 hours from San Jose, located in a small community called Hermosa Palms. It’s super easy to get to and truly offers something for all. You want to chill at the pool, it’s the perfect pool to do so. You want to ride the waves and surf it up, it’s year-round action here. You want to see gorgeous beach sunsets? or take a morning walk on the beach? Right out your door! You want to go see wildlife and take a tour of a national park or go zip-lining? We are located only 1 1/2 hours from one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica called Manuel Antonio. If deep sea fishing is your thing or golf, we are located 30 minutes from Los Sueños. Crocodile tours? Macaw watching? Beach Horseback riding, Massages, you name it! It’s here and we are the perfect base location to go exploring.

Our home is well taken care of. It is a home that we visit often and enjoy spending time in. We know that you will enjoy your stay in our home and go back with your own great vacation memories. It is our wish to give you the home to make your stay comfortable and easy.

Pura Vida!

Jean Jacques Cappa


Hermosa means Beautiful and Playa means Beach. Playa Hermosa is beautiful and aptly named! It’s a long and wide, beautiful beach that boasts beautiful sunsets and waves that are framed by lush palm trees.

*Great for Surfing - 2009 Billabong Surf Competition Location.


*Year Round Waves - One of the unique location in the world with waves the entire year.

*Beautiful 5 Miles of Beach walk - Wide and Long Beach.

*Turtle nesting season is early September through early November.

*whales and dolphins watching from August to November

*Only 1 1/2 hour from San Jose Airport Runway to the Villa Cachou Runway (as in driveway).

* Beautiful Sunsets.

*Great Base Location to Explore the Area


* Pristine Beach with Easy Beach Access right into the heart of Playa Hermosa

*24 hour Security

*Far away from civilization but 10 minutes from the grocery store, restaurants and shopping.

*Rentals for surfing, boogie boarding and more are available upon request at pool office.

*Huge Swimming Pool for all ages featuring zero depth entry on one end.

*Pool + Beach in the same view = Peace, Serenity and Happiness

*Wet bar at pool + Yonit = best cocktails and best food in town

*100 Feet from the ocean. This is important because only 2% of the coastline in Costa Rica is private. Meaning that no homes can be built within 300 feet from the ocean. Hermosa Palms is part of that 2%. Making it one of the few locations to have ocean front HOMES.


Our Oceanview four Bedroom home offers plenty of room to relax & plenty of room to gather! It is a home that we have taken care of, love on and made sure that our guests will enjoy as much as we do.

*LAYOUT - The home is two floors with an open concept. Upon entry, the living room, dining room and kitchen adjoin to create a big get-together room.

*KITCHEN: The kitchen features top of the line appliances, including a Frigidaire Gallery Series Refrigerator, a new stove and a sanitized and purified water system. In the kitchen are all the amenities to make a fancy dinner including kitchenaid mixer, BBQ, utensils, but you are not obliged because you can easily request a cook, go to a restaurant or order pizza in.

*BEDROOMS - This home accommodates 12 guests maximum in four bedrooms (8 adults+ 4 kids). 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms - One bedroom on the main floor including queen and twin size beds with a separate full bathroom. There are three bedrooms on the second floor: 1) The master bedroom suite includes a queen-size bed and an additional fold-able twin size bed as well as its own private bathroom including shower/bathtub. 2) Bedroom containing a queen size bed, and Bedroom 3) Ocean view room with a Queen size bed shares spacious full bathroom with bedroom #2. All bedrooms are recently painted, cozy, comfy and well kept.

*SECOND FLOOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- The second floor also contains an upstairs TV room featuring a 55” plasma TV with DVD option with several dozens of latest movies and two leather sofas. It’s perfect to send the kids upstairs for a quiet midday rest time or to calm down in the evening from a long day at the beach.

*ROOFTOP TERRACE with amazing sunset views! It’s our favorite for breakfast and happy ours. You can look down at the beach and out over the ocean, it’s an even more amazing view!

*GARAGE - There is a two cars garage that is a closed garage and offers entry through the home.

Please take a look at the pictures and ask any questions. We are happy to help you make the right vacation decision for you, your family and friends!

More Details

jean-jacques cappa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Why jean-jacques cappa chose Puntarenas

the view, the ocean, the beach, the amazing nature and...only 1.5 hours from San Jose made Playa Hermosa the best escape and hideaway from city`s noise and pollution. Jaco only 15 minutes away, makes easy the last minutes shopping (for those who decide to cook instead of going to a restaurant). 25 minutes away from Marriott Los Sueños and its first class golf course and marina. One hour from Manuel Antonio most visited National Park.

What makes this house unique

Hermosa Palms is located on only 5% of costarican titled beachfront lots. This makes House 96 a very unique place to relax. There is hardly any resort so close to the beach. Hard to find a place so close to San Jose national airport, main golf course and marina, Jaco's night life. Playa Hermosa held the 2009 Billabong international surf competition and INS ISA WORLD SURFING GAMES 6-14 August 2016.


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Main level: One half bath for living area and one full bathroom Upstairs: One private full bathroom with shower and tub for master bedroom and one shared bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 4 spacious bedrooms: 1) Main level with Queen bed and fold out sofa option, separate full bath 2) Ocean-view Master Bedroom Upstairs with queen bed and fold out sofa-option and private bath with shower and tub 3) Ocean-view bedroom with Queen-size bed shared full bathroom 4) Queen size bedroom shared full bathroom with bedroom #2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
one baby crib available


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean-View Vacation Home! 4 BR, Rooftop Terrace, Sundeck, A/C + MORE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home over Christmas break. We loved every moment. We're a very budget conscious military family so a trip to Costa Rica was a big splurge; this home was worth every penny!! Not only is the home beautiful and well maintained, the owner is incredibly responsive and helpful, the community is the perfect balance of feeling safe and also feeling connected with all the natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Palm trees and perfect waves, a very special place

  • 5 of 5

Stop searching and book a week at this place. The owner, Jean Jacques is great to work with answering any questions and providing all info needed. Playa Hermosa is a surfers dream, this house is at the perfect spot for guaranteed waves. We used points on Southwest Airlines to get to San Jose and arranged a rental car through the owners contact, it was all a positive experience that worked as planned. I downloaded google maps offline on my phone to get from San Jose airport to Hermosa Palms, about a 1.5 hour easy drive through the mountains. A few tolls along the way and we reached the gate house, 24 hour security made me sleep very comfortable at night. The house is amazing with ocean views from the second floor master bedroom and guest bedroom. There is a third rooftop covered deck perfect for coffee/breakfast while checking out the waves coming through.

Lots of room in the house and a full kitchen. Two car garage is perfect to store surfboards and rental cars. Very clean and luxurious home. It's a very short walk to the beach and pool area. Stunning sunsets and pool time were a priority in between 3 sessions of surfing each day. Swim up bar with wonderful staff and excellent fish tacos and fresh pineapple daiquiris. Black sand beach gets hot, so remember flip flops to get to the water.

We saw rooster fish and jack swimming and eating bait just passed the breakers, while out surfing multiple rays jumped out of the water making it a memorable experience. Soft sand bottom with big tide swings create a different surfing experience each day. Check out Backyard restaurant just up the road for great food and service. Jaco is not far with a couple grocery stores, great restaurants, and night life as well. January had no bugs to deal with except for a couple flys after dark.

It's the definition of paradise, do whatever it takes to get to this place and experience Playa Hermosa at Hermosa Palms, it's a special spot you need to visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks a lot Trevor. It's nice to see how you enjoyed our place. Also that you are the lucky one to surf and at the same time, being lucky to see a lot of wilf life especially your body into warm water,... Hope to see you soon back to our little piece of paradise.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent four wonderful days at this spacious four bedroom home over Thanksgiving. It was perfect for our family (6 adults and 4kids ). Lots of space, nicely furnished and equipped with everything you might need. Location is fabulous with a lovely community pool where we enjoyed amazing food and drink. Surfing ,beach walking and sunsets, . The location is perfect ,away from crowds, but it was the local kind people who worked there that made it most memorable

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane for showing how much you appreciated the house and your stay. Yonit who was attending you at the pool said a lot of wonderful things about you. As much as you enjoyed, we enjoyed you guys too!
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Houston, Texas

Beatiful house fully equipped in nice residential area

  • 5 of 5

This is house is located in a very nice and exclusive residential area. The house is less than a 50 Mts away from the beach and from its deck you will see Playa Hermosa. The house has very nice views and the deck offers a very relaxing environment to spot the beach and hear the sea.

The house is fully equipped and well mantained. The cleaning service works very well and it is very helpful.

The swimming pool of the residential area is very clear by and it is well maintained. A surfing spot is less than 100 Mts away just in front on Hermosa refugee national park.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jorge, it is a real pleasure to have you at our beach house. We will continue to do our best to please our customers. For us, your encouraging comments, are what keep us doing our best efforts to make the house, your vacation home.
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Hermosa Palms was very nice. We had a total of 9 that stayed in the house. We had everything we needed, the house is very roomy, clean, fully functional, beautiful home and views.

The pool is a short walk, very nice surroundings, we saw Macaws and alot of Iguanas each day on our way. The pool restaurant/bar is awesome, Yonit is absolutely a pleasure. We ate there often, great tacos, quesadillas and frozen drinks. The beach is right outside the pool area, we walked the beach and looked for sea rocks. The location is great - it is close to Jaco, where you can arrange excursions and venture in the other direction to Manauel Antonio.

The owner was very helpful from the start of our planning process to the very end. Answered many questions and very informative.

We had an awesome vacation and would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys It's a real shared pleasure to have you at our place.we love to see that the efforts we put in keeping our place that way, is getting these kind of comments. I agree with you that Yonit managing the little bar is a must for people vacationing in Hermosa. Hope to see you sometimes soo.
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Mission Viejo, CA

Incredible stay at this wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect for our family of 5. We had two kids under 6 and three adults. The bedrooms are all very large and two rooms have very comfy futons that were perfect for the little kids to sleep on. House is very well stocked with everything you need and the private upstairs was just so ideal with little kids as the adults could be downstairs and not hear all the noise the kids were causing running around and playing upstairs! We absolutely loved the view and 2 minute walk to the AWESOME pool where we enjoyed hours of fun and yummy drinks and treats at the pool side bar! Beach is spectacular and great for surfing or just taking a long beautiful walk on everyday! Jean Jacques and Shauna were always a phone call away and answered any questions and full of tons of great suggestions on places to eat and catch the latest adventures in costa rica! It really is the Pura Vida at this house and in Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
green season
May 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

end of stay cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $600

minimum rental stay for Christmas/New Year is 7 days as well as Easter Week from March 29th to April 5th 2015.
50$ compulsory end of stay cleaning fee applies (fee is waved if customer choose daily cleaning fee option).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Juan santamaria internationl airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Puntarenas (Paquera)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
hotel Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
ruta 27 (globalvia 27)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
playa hermosa
Car: recommended

The home is situated in a safe, gated community. The community is beachfront on one of the most known surf beaches in the world. While the town of Hermosa is relaxed and pura vida, with it's surfer vibe, the location is only a 15 minutes drive to Jaco. In Jaco you can find anything you need or want from a vibrant night life to boutique shops, restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores and more.

Another great day trip is Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful state parks. Only an hour drive from Hermosa, here you will see three white-sand beaches and swear that each one is more beautiful than the one you saw before. Take a hike or a guided tour through this National Park and see monkeys, iguanas, parrots, birds, frogs and more.


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