Magnificent 2500 Sq Feet Modern Tropical 3 Bedroom Home.
- english, spanish
About Jeremy Gooden
Family from the UK who fell in love with Hermosa beach. Life long wish was to build a house and now we have created something really special for others to share.
Jeremy Gooden purchased this House in 2010
Why Jeremy Gooden chose Hermosa Cóbano Beach
Location, location, location. There is only one beach as far as we are concerned and that is playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa. The best for families & the best for surfers.
What makes this House unique
This house offers up spectacular elevated views of the waves all the way down to cabo blanco as well as being close enough to walk to the beach in under 5 minutes. The actual design of the house is completely unique for this area. The house floats above the canopy of the jungle, made up of three individual pods connected by bridges and a bamboo walkway. The house has been designed by the award winning costa rican architect, benji garcia saxe.
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What can I say. Words are not enough. Simply one of the most spectacular homes we’ve ever stayed in. And we’ve travelled far and wide and stayed in some amazing places. The home, the view, the sound of the surf, being up in the tree tops with the monkeys. You know when you have a massage and they play those relaxation tapes of rain forests and oceans? I think this is where they record those!!
Agustini and Mani, our concierge were a god send. Especially because we cannot speak Spanish. They were invaluable to us before and during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. Monica the housekeeper makes the home feel like new every day. The town of Santa Teresa was a golden find. The beach is amazing and walkable from the house. And the little town has every kind of restaurant you can imagine. We loved that ST was not full of tourists. Is very much an outposts for long term travelers, surfers and yogis. I hope it never changes. Top tips. Bring lots of cash as hardly anywhere takes a card. You’ll need a 4 wheel drive. The roads of shocking. Full of pot holes but that’s half the adventure. We highly recommend the Ario Horse Riding Tour and the Canopy Mal Pais zip lining. Also the road down through the Nicoya Peninsula was closed on our way back to the airport so we detoured and caught the ferry off the peninsula and up the other side. Leave plenty time for unexpected things like this.
You won’t regret staying at the Floating House and Santa Teresa. It’ll be a vacation you’ll never forget.
It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your family stay. Your review really does capture the essence of not only the house, but where we are and what it's like to be in this jungle paradise . We hope you come back soon and I'll pass on your comments to our amazing team, you are right, they're the best !
The house is fantastic with magical views!
The owner and staff are great and go out of their way to make sure you are having a great stay! Very unique home in the treetops :)
We feel so lucky to have spent a week in this phenomenal home. It is truly an architectural masterpiece and so very special. Wake up to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys as you look out at the beautiful ocean. Playa Hermosa is an amazing beach for surfing. It is v hot and very little shade so not really an all day hang kind of beach but perfect sand and surf for swimming too.
Agustina, who manages the home, was a gracious and super helpful host. She arranged pretty much anything we needed and always directed us to great restaurants and activities . Monica, the house keeper was lovely and helpful too and made us a couple delicious breakfasts.
My advice for your stay is bring tons of cash as almost everything is cash only and the ATM is on the complete opposite side of town and had no cash in it for the weekend . Agustina saved us with a cash loan! I had been to this area years prior and it has gotten so much more expensive.
The beds are very comfortable and bedrooms are gorgeous. Be aware that the third bedroom (where our kids stayed) is downstairs and separate from the main house so we had to keep the main door unlocked and open all night in case they needed us. That wouldn’t have been an issue except we learned there are some security issues around the area so did make me a little nervous.
We also waited too long to rent a truck and ended up with huge pickups which was ridiculous on the crazy inclined rubble driveway. They could use a bigger area to turn around at the top as it was always a little bit of a nailbiter to get down the driveway safely. ATVs are prob best.
These few issues should not deter you as it was such an amazing week and well worth the few challenges. I highly recommend this home!
Thank you so much for your review, it was lovely having you stay. Regarding the points you made, thank you we will make a bigger point of letting guests know about the ATM issues. The best thing to do is go into the banks with a passport and you can withdraw whatever you want , most people don't know this and queue at the ATM.
I will pass on your thanks to Augustina and Monica, I know they're really appreciate it.
We look forward to having you back soon ! Regards
jez & dahlia
service was great
enjoyed our stay
Thanks ! Look forward to having back soon !
jez & dahlia
Amazing property, wonderful staff!
1 of the best homes we've every stayed in. Agustina was extremely helpful and a delight to work with.
Thank you so much for staying with us, we really look forward to having you back, it was lovely having you stay and I will pass on your comments to Augustina.
Kind regards Jeremy & Dahlia
Fantastic property in a stunning location
This is a unique property in an incredible location. A few minutes walk from a spectacular beach, yet peaceful and secluded. The rooms and decks are at eye level with the jungle canopy and the amazing wildlife that inhabits it. Surfing, yoga, fishing, waterfall treks, great restaurants all in an incredible natural setting. Tough to beat.
Chris, it was an absolute pleasure having you and your family stay. We look forward to having you back soon. Jez & Dahlia
The house is situated by hermosa beach which is possibly the best beach on the pacific coast for both families and surfers alike. One of the best sushi restaurants in costa rica is walking distance from us too. We are situated just north of the busy surf town of santa teresa and the many restaurants and shops there too. From your home away from home, you can surf, horse ride, nature watch, have a private chef come and cook for you, massages, yoga, snorkel, fish, sail, zipline and much more...All of which we arrange for you as we have handpicked the best people in santa teresa to give the best experiences.