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Surfers Paradise on Playa Sombrero

Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
  • House1722 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Beachfront, Sleeps 2-4

Casa Playa Sombrero has an open construction style that allows for a steady ocean breeze throughout the living space and provides both ocean and lush mountain views. Upstairs has a large floor plan with a beautiful hardwood floor and a thatched-roof ceiling. This room provides one netted, king-sized bed and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Golfo Dulce. Two extra beds can easily be arranged. Downstairs has a cozy living space, bathroom and a detached kitchen equipped with professional appliances. Both the living area and kitchen open up to the spacious swimming pool, deck and lounge area. The pool has both deep and shallow areas - perfect for relaxing or swimming. The house is ideal for couples and families.

Property Manager

Gretchen Rhoades

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one day
english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, The entire upstairs is one large sleeping area/bedroom
      • Upstairs has a large open floor plan with a beautiful hardwood floor and a thatched-roof ceiling. This room provides two netted, king-sized beds and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Golfo Dulce. Two extra beds can easily be arranged.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        outdoor shower, Colorful outdoor shower with beautifully painted walls.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, Inside the house with double sink and vanity area.
      • Downstairs there is a bathroom with an outdoor shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
        • Rural
        • Water View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities


                • Catering available


                    • Garage
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Costa Rican style Coffee Maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, oil, vinegar.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining
                              Outdoor dinning on the patio just off the kitchen overlooking the pool.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Beachfront gazebo with chairs.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Surfboard rentals available onsite.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is allowed on the patio/deck space.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Large pool with both deep and shallow areas. Lounge chairs provided for the pool deck.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • health/beauty spa

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • The property also has a large beachfront yoga deck. You can book an instructor or use the deck for your own practice.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      4 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Large, beautiful property on the beach

                                                                      Brooke G.Los Angeles

                                                                      The house is special! We loved the pool, the open kitchen and walking out onto an incredibly beautiful beach with coffee in the morning and a cocktail at sunset. The beach is long in both directions, we never saw a sole felt like we were alone out there. You are far down on the tip of the peninsula, enough so when on the beach at sunset you can see it set both east and west. You look out to the mainland. The property is very well taken care of, even though you are in nature its well manicured and beautiful. You will feel very at home. Bring lots of bug spray and ant spray and you will be in heaven. There are great adventures in short car rides if you are up for it. The area is incredible for wild life, waterfalls, and nature seeking.

                                                                      Honeymooning in Casa Playa

                                                                      Amazing! Great location, lovely staff, beautiful home, extremely friendly, good surf, incredible wildlife. We will definitely be back with friends and family!

                                                                      Excellent location, fully equipped villa, in unspoiled part of the Costa Rica

                                                                      We stayed at the Casa Sombrero for 1 week with our 2 kids. It actually looked better in reality than on the pictures!

                                                                      The amenities of the house, especially the kitchen, are high standard. The pool was surprisingly big and private.

                                                                      The house is surrounded by local 'pets', such as macaws, butterflies, giant toads, and hermit crabs which create an unique atmosphere.

                                                                      A 4x4 is definitely needed to get there because there are no shops around.

                                                                      We would love to come back here some day.

                                                                      We loved our stay at Boca Sombrero!

                                                                      David N.

                                                                      We spent five days at Boca Sombrero and loved every minute of our stay. The beauty of the area is phenomenal. Boca Sombrero is right on one of the nicest stretches of beach in the area (unlike much of the area, it's not rocky, except at low tide), it is about 1 mile from primary rainforest, and the whole region is very undeveloped and untouristed. The unit we stayed in (Playa Sombrero) was perfect for our family of six, and we made great use of the pool (which was considerably larger than I expected from the pictures). The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed and we used it every day. There was plenty to do every day and our kids (ages 8-14) never got bored. We surfed every day at a great break about 5 minutes walk down the beach (Eddie had a very good selection of short and long boards for rent, all in good condition). Monica was fantastic at helping us arrange activities, and everyone she recommended was top notch. We went horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, zip-lining and hiking in the rain forest. The wild life was also spectacular. We saw 20-30 Scarlet Macaws on the property alone every day, as well as Toucans, all 4 species of monkey in Costa Rica, Cayman (in the creek on the edge of the property), snakes and several other types of animals. Lastly, they cooked dinners for us most nights and Grace's cooking was outstanding. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience and we would definitely go back.


                                                                      Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

                                                                      Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km south on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years, Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf. The waves vary in difficulty, allowing for beginner to expert surfing opportunity. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. The Audobon Society has named Cabo Matapalo one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.


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                                                                      Property # 558031vb