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4 Bed & 4 Bath Private Compound-Great Ocean and Mountain Views! Big Pool and BBQ

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

New furniture, mattresses, soft goods, air cond., patio furniture Nov. 2013

At 300 feet above sea level with a beautiful ocean view, in the wonderful nature-filled mountains of Playa Hermosa, sits this spectacular family compound that will please even the most discriminating vacationer. The breezes are cool, the insects are non-existent and the views are superb. The quiet surroundings are amazing as one views the Macaws and Toucans as they land in the beautiful trees right before your eyes. Relax and enjoy nature at its finest in this 4 bedroom, 4 bath ocean-view wonderland!

This rental property affords the utmost privacy to our guests. The main home boasts 3 bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, plus a third bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with many appliances plus a dining table that seats 6 comfortably. All glassware, flatware, and soft goods have just been replaced with new. The adjacent 2-story house has a large family room, equipped with a satellite flat screen television and WIFI, and a very large upstairs bedroom with an ocean view balcony! Of course there is another bathroom located in this structure.

Most of one’s leisure time in Costa Rica is spent outdoors and this home is absolutely perfect in that regard as well. The decks, which contain plenty of high-quality chairs and tables, are covered for protection from the sun which can be very strong at 9 degrees Latitude! All of these wonderful areas surround an absolutely beautiful fully tiled pool that is ideal for swimming or relaxing. Designed for water games or simply lounging with a cocktail, the pool is perfectly maintained at all times. When not in the pool, simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful mountain and ocean views while enjoying your favorite snack and cocktails.

The beauty of a mountain home in Playa Hermosa is that one can truly enjoy the best nature has to offer and yet be only a quick ten minute ride to the fun and excitement of Jaco, the world famous beach town. Whether it is excellent dining, the excitement of the night life or simply shopping for that great Costa Rican treasure, the town of Jaco cannot be beat. It’s crowded, it’s fun, it’s exciting … but it’s also a place to escape from to enjoy the true romantic, natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer in Playa Hermosa. What better place to escape than this wonderful home that is just minutes from the beautiful beaches. Those who vacation at rental homes at sea level are often disappointed with the amount of insects and lack of breeze that exist at this low elevation ... these problems do not exist with homes at the higher mountain elevations such as Vista Del Mar.

This property just completed a major renovation including all new furniture, new beds with new mattresses, new air-conditioners, new clothes washer and dryer, new lighting fixtures, etc. Vista Del Mar is extremely comfortable and is ideal for a party of up to 8 guests. There will be no 'crowding' since everything is spread out nicely to eliminate the feeling of everyone being on top of each other.

Our house manager will greet all guests and make sure they are comfortable with their vacation paradise. You will appreciate an American, who speaks Spanish fluently, to handle all of your questions and concerns! The property manager is always available in the unlikely event a problem occurs during your visit.

Life will never be dull in Playa Hermosa! Everything is available locally, whether it’s a short trip to the magnificent national parks, in-shore or deep sea fishing, the incredible beaches and surfing, zip-lining through the rain forests or golfing at the beautiful Los Suenos Marriott resort. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the property, the area, things to do, places to go, etc.

We are confident that you will love your vacation in Costa Rica and our property, as your central base, will enhance your enjoyment immensely. We look forward to hearing from you soon and will do whatever we can to exceed your highest expectations. Please notice that our low daily and weekly rates INCLUDE the 13% tax that is added to rates advertised by other Playa Hermosa properties ... it is easy to calculate why Vista Del Mar offers the best value!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bob Sherman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Bob Sherman

Sherri and I moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1994 and retired from our professional careers in 2001. Having traveled to Costa Rica in the past, we knew we must have a second home in this wonderful country and Vista Del Mar was purchased in 2002.

Bob Sherman purchased this house in 2002

Why Bob Sherman chose Puntarenas

There is nothing more relaxing than entertaining at one's beautiful Costa Rican property with family and friends. The ocean and mountain views are enough to satisfy anyone but add the excitement of the popular vacation town of Jaco, just a 10 minute drive, and then return to the peaceful surrounds of Playa Hermosa ... it just doesn't get any better!

What makes this house unique

Vista Del Mar is a very private and safe family retreat that sleeps 8 people very comfortable. The ocean and mountain views are spectacular but equally so are the beautiful rain forests, the Macaws that fly near the house daily, and the best off-shore sport fishing to be found anywhere. If golf is one's game, the Los Suenos Marriott resort is just a few miles away. Costa Rica offers so much that it would be impossible to list it all here ... we have yet to meet one person who did not fall in love with our area and the life style that is available!


based on 7 traveler reviews

4 Bed & 4 Bath Private Compound-Great Ocean and Mountain Views! Big Pool and BBQ
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Amazing Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a private Costa Rican experience only a $10 taxi ride from the lovely town of Jaco Beach, then this should be your go to! Set upon a hill with limited neighbours, you can truly have a vacation all your own. We were travelling in a group of ten in our mid 20s and there was more than enough room for everyone. There is an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean from the poolside area and is only a few minute drive from the property. The property manager was very prompt in answering any questions we had and was only a 5 minute walk from the house. It was very easy to lock up and access. Be sure to bring some charcoals with you if you plan on BBQing as it is not propane fuelled, this may take longer but makes for a much better meal. The only bad thing you could say about the pool was that you never wanted to get out as the temperature was perfect all week. The AC in every room worked perfectly. There was lots of wildlife surrounding the property including lots of harmless lizards and a pair of wild macaws. Bob the property owner has been super helpful and prompt with my many questions regarding the property and surrounding area. Most definitely plan on staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The house was all ready when we arrived. The pool was great, and the view was amazing.

Very peaceful and about a 5 minute drive to Hermosa beach and convenient stores. The only down side was the gravel road to get to the house (its only about 1/4 mile) was in pretty bad shape. Other then that everything else was great!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience ... Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a weekend at Vista Del Mar and found it totally enjoyable. The property was very well maintained, was fully equipped, and everyone enjoyed the sparkling pool. We highly recommend this property for large and small groups ... can't beat it and the property is reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Awful experience. There was not a single positive aspect of the property. House is old and quite out of maintenance. We booked it for a two night stay for ten people and nothing was ready when we arrived. There was dirty cloths left inside the house, dirty linens, the kitchen sink was clogged and therefore messy unclogged by the maintenance guy. Linens were in short supply. The manager did not respond promptly. Main house entrance door was a struggle to close. Etcetera… Overall, if you want to clean and repaired an old house, and also wash your own linens to have a good relaxing time at Hermosa, Costa Rica this house would be a reasonable option if price as such.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that this family was unhappy with their rental experience. When I heard about their disappointment I contacted them immediately and gave a substantial refund even though I did not feel it was warranted. My wife and I departed the house the morning of their arrival and absolutely know that the house was neither dirty nor were there dirty clothes or linens left behind. I think the problems stated were greatly exaggerated although it is true that the one bed was left without linens and apparently was unmade by their very early arrival time. The truth is that there are plenty of linens, at least two changes for every bed, but this family arrived with a party of 10 knowing from the listing that the house only accommodates 8 people comfortably. While this is definitely not a new house, as seen in all of the pictures, it is very well maintained and receives improvements on a regular basis. We have had many, many guests over the past number of years and almost everyone has had a very pleasant experience. In fact, we have had quite a few repeat guests which shows that this review is certainly not typical for Vista Del Mar. Unfortunately, most people do not respond to a positive experience but only to one that they feel negative about. Two complaints after 10 years of solid rental experience is a very low percentage and we hope it is viewed as such. Please visit Vista Del Mar for your next journey to the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica … you will not be disappointed.
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Would not return

  • 1 of 5

The pool was the most positive aspect of the property. We booked a three night stay for ten people and only the main house was ready when we arrived. The second building with bedroom and bathroom would have benefited from a cleaning and the air had not been turned on so it was very hot the first evening. Linens were in short supply. The manager did respond promptly when told that the kitchen sink was clogged (it was clogged when we got there), and repaired it the same day as reported. Main house entrance door was a struggle to close. No instruction was given on using the showers with regard to regulating the temperature. It was very difficult to manage the temperature safely for the children in our group. We found out from the owner of our next rental property how to operate the shower systems used in Costa Rica. Overall I expected more for the cost of the rental. It would be a reasonable basic option if priced as such.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very surprised to read this review since our house manager was told by the renters that everything was fine. A firm check-in time was agreed to since it was Thanksgiving day and my house manager was very busy with their personal holiday plans but agreed to be available at the specified time. The renters arrived several hours later than agreed so the manager could not spend as much time as normal going everything regarding the property. I am still confused regarding the comments about the showers ... the system is so simple and we have never received similar comments from the many, many previous renters. The comments regarding cleanliness and linen supply were also staggering. The property always has a minimum of 2 linen changes for every bed and at least 3 towels for each person. The maid cleaned the property thoroughly the day before the renters' arrival. We, as property owners, pride ourselves on having the home in perfect condition for our guests with nothing lacking for their comfort. In any event, please do not take Jolene's comments seriously since I can only surmise that she was having a bad day when it was written following her party's departure. Please feel confident that Vista Del Mar will always meet, or exceed, the expectations of our guests. Our house manager is always available immediately if there is any problem and, thankfully, there have been very few in the many years that we have offered it as a vacation rental property.
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San Jose, Costa Rica

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing time in this house. It has a lot of space, it's full equipped and the pool is pretty sweet. The BBQ es marvelous, definitely one of my favorite spots at the house. The beach main road, bars and supermarkets is only a three minutes drive. I agree with the user before house was very easy to lock up and we had no issues with anyone bugging us and felt safe leaving valuables there.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tsunami Sushi
"Excellent food and atmosphere."
Tacobar Jaco Beach
"Best seafood tacos in town ... and a lot of fun!"
Los Amigos
"Perfect restaurant for good Mexican food ... downtown Jaco."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Backyard Hotel, Restaurant, Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Los Suenos Marriott Hotel/Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Costanera Sur (34)
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Backyard Hotel, Restaurant, Bar
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Vista Del Mar is a single rental property located on a mountain in beautiful Playa Hermosa. Wonderful ocean, mountain, and rain forest views add to the peacefulness and serenity that this area provides.

Just a short drive of approximately 10 minutes puts one in the exciting town of Jaco. This is the most popular town on the west coast of Costa Rica and boasts many excellent restaurants, night clubs, shopping, etc. Once back at Vista Del Mar, one escapes the noise and action of the busy town of Jaco to completely relax and thoroughly enjoy one's stay.

Less than one hour's drive south is the town of Quepos, another popular beach town, and the Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a must see for everyone experiencing Costa Rica.

Don't fail to visit the Los Suenos Marriott Resort! This is a wonderful facility with a first class marina, magnificent golf course, great restaurants, plus a casino.


Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Sep 13 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dry (seldom rains)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Security deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of rental term if no damage is found. Check-in time is 4PM and check-out is 11AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full en-suite bathroom for guest bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large hall bathroom next to twin bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In 2-story house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful bed with new bedding & en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Brand new bed and bedding. Bedroom has en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , The new bunk bed is separated into 2 twins. Can add 2 cots.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs in 2 story with private ocean view balcony.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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