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'Casa Hornor' Beachfront Luxury Home - Pl Hermosa/Jaco

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This LUXURY BEACHFRONT home is located on the best surfing beach in Costa Rica! In fact, this home is so close to the beach ,you can hear and see the spectacular sight of these sought out waves crashing on the beach. The beach is so close to the house that opportunity awaits for you to enjoy daily strolls or jogs on this beautiful and clean beach. From the new upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the view for miles and witness breath-taking sunsets each evening. Spend time relaxing by our new swimming pool while you enjoy watching the waves crash on the beach.

This air conditioned home is four years old and approximately 3100 square feet. It is located in a new-gated development with security. A safe is also available in the house to store your valuable possessions.

The floor plan is large and open. There are four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The master bedroom has a king bed. The second master bedroom has a king bed and the third and fourth bedrooms each have two twin beds. For your convenience, there is also a washer and dryer located in the home.

The kitchen is spacious and includes a large side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc. There is plenty of room to sit at the granite counter in the kitchen. You may want to enjoy your meal outside up on the deck while watching the sizable waves or gorgeous sunsets. The view from outside is truly spectacular!

HANDICAPPED FRIENDLY. The house and yard are handicap friendly. There are no steps. The doors and hallways are wide. For added convenience, there is a large shower.

Hermosa Beach, where this home is located, is a world-class surfing beach that hosts international competitions. Since the waves are enormous, surfers from all over the world seek out this beach everyday. Even if you don't surf, it is very entertaining to watch the waves and the surfers.

Located at the Northern end of the beach, there are several 'Beach Boy' style bars and restaurants. You can relax, watch the surfers, and enjoy the sunset.

At the southern end of the beach is a new turtle preserve. During the season that the turtles come and lay their eggs, volunteers come help move the eggs to a safe place. The volunteers take care of the eggs until they hatch.

If you are a beginner surfer, you will enjoy JACO Beach, which is located to the north only one and a half miles. The waves here are milder. In addition, you will discover a wide assortment of restaurants, shopping, ATM/banking, internet cafes, nightclubs, bakery, pharmacy, medical services, churches, etc. in this town.

Wildlife can be discovered everywhere. Iguanas and geckos can be seen all around. For those with an adventuresome side,crocodile safaris are also available. If you stop by the Crocodile bridge, you can see crocodiles.

We highly recommend for you to experience a guided Canopy tour! You are hooked up to a cable with the safety of a harness. As you travel along the zip line, you go from one tree platform to the next. It is quite a thrill!

In addition, you can further experience Costa Rica by bird watching, sea kayaking, white water rafting, visit national parks, or relax in the hot spring pools located by the volcano.

To help you get settled in for your stay, we have a wonderful Hospitality professional to greet you for your check in and provide a customized welcome basket tailored to your needs. They will be available throughout your stay. For your convenience, arrangements can be made to have the kitchen stocked with food for your arrival. Maid/cooking services are also available. They are fluent in English and Spanish.

Call Susan for more information.

Keywords: Beachfront, luxury, House

More Details

Susan Kilsdonk
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Susan Kilsdonk

My husband and I are farmers in California. He has relatives living in Costa Rica. We would often go and visit and fell in love with this house on one of our visits. I am not normally a ocean type person, but fell in love with this area.

Susan Kilsdonk purchased this house in 2005

Why Susan Kilsdonk chose Puntarenas

We have been in many different parts of Costa Rica. Farther north gets very dry (hills brown) during the dry season. Farther south is more humid. This area is pretty much green year around like you would expect when you go to the tropics. The norther Tamarindo area was very disapointing to us being very dry and dusty.

What makes this house unique

Our house is located far enough away from the noise and busy trafic, but close enough to go in for dinner or shopping for what ever you need. Walk across the yard and walk out to a beautiful beach that goes for miles.


Jaco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

'Casa Hornor' Beachfront Luxury Home - Pl Hermosa/Jaco
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Toms River, NJ/ USA


  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six and always rent a home when we travel. Former reviewers have mentioned the close proximity to the beach, and the home is literally across a very narrow road from the beach. We had everything needed to make our stay feel as if we were at our own home. The security staff is first rate, the grounds were always keep clean, as was the house. If you are looking to stay in Playa Hermosa, this is the perfect home, just wear shoes on the beach as the black sand can become very hot.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a family vacation in Costa Rica and looked at so many places, we chose this home just outside of the town Jaco in Playa Hermosa. The owner made this stay so easy for us, from renting a car agency that pick us up at the San Jose Airport, then drove us to Jaco,.She had the Property Manager meet us at the house to go over our needs to make our vacation comfortable, safe and most of all fun,

This beautiful home greeted us as we made our way to the front door, the landscape was pristine filled with color, fragrant flowers and fruited plants. We went directly to the backyard ( ocean lovers) to see how close the ocean truly was, we were so pleased to see it was as the owner showed in the pics and stated, literally just STEPS from the yard.

We spent our mornings and early evenings enjoying this home, it's pool and grounds. Each day we took walks along the beach that was about a mile long, with no other people accept for surfers who were fun to watch and snap photos of. Then we would end up at the local bar and restaurant for great food and drinks to end our day.

This home was comfortable, roomy and laid our for privacy. We were a group of 5 adults, we were never in each others way. It had 3.5 baths and 4 bedrooms which was great for our needs. Each room had it's own air conditioner and on those muggy nights it was easy to sleep.

We were so close to Jaco, it was easy to go into town to shop for treasures, food and plan our excursions with the Property Manager. This home was perfect to see all that Costa Rica has to offer. The house is centered between all the places we wanted to see which made it easy to go north or south because we were just off the highway on a secluded road.

I am an owner of a home listed on VRBO, I have rented many home from other VRBO owners, and this home was a treasure. We are a family who doesn't want to sit and be waited on hand and foot, we want to experience the flavor and to feel the life style that exists around us in new places. This home gives you the ability to slip into a Costa Rican life style with ease. This home is a great place for your vacation, the comfort of a home and the ability see a new area without time constraints, but not roughing it. A place, a home we would gladly come back to if we choose this country again.

A memorable Vacation.

Thank you Susan,

The Flood's & The Wright's

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Shore, NY, USA

Can't Beat The Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. We were a group of 4 couples and everyone was comfortable. The location is spectacular and the amenities were everything we could hope for. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC


  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome 8 days at Casa Hornor. We had a group of 8 people and the house was a perfect fit. Susan was so helpful in giving us tons of information regarding the house and Costa Rica in general. She suggested renting a car from Zuma and it was perfect!! They were so nice and it was awesome to be driven to Jaco from San Jose...and also you get the perks of parking for free whenever you want to go into town. The hosts were extremely nice, although we didn't really need anything. The house was stocked with everything that we needed. The security guard was super nice. It was fun watching the surfers right across the street and Hermosa is a beautiful beach. If you go to Jaco, check out the restaurant Pili Pili. It was delicious!! Thanks again for sharing your awesome home with us!!!! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to hear a report of another great vacation at one of my vacation rentals. Thanks for the recommendation of Pili Pili, i have not eaten there. I will check it out next time too.
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Pawleys island, South Carolina

The Graf Clan/Pawleys island, South Carolina

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a two-week stay at Casa Hornor. The house was lovely and was as described on the VRBO web site. Since there were eight of us in our party, we rented two cars from "Zuma". They are great folks to deal with and will pick you up and take you back to the airport as part of your rental contract. It was great to get up in the morning and be able to walk across the street and have the Pacific Ocean at your feet. The weather was perfect, the sunsets were spectacular. It is a surfer's Paradise. Though none of us were surfers, we enjoy watching all the surfers who showed up every morning across the street-many of them I assumed getting a little surfing and before going to work. Our group engaged in zip lining, horseback riding, ATVing, and of course, a visit to Manuel Antonio state park. A visit to this park is a must. The town of Jaco was 10 to 12 minutes by car and had just about anything that you would need. We found the best grocery store to use was "Auto Mercato" in Los Seunos-about 15 miles from the house. The store carried many of the items that you would find in a supermarket in the US. Gary and Marielos Kurtz were helpful in providing any information that we needed about the area. None of us spoke Spanish and this was occasionally a problem but all in all we managed just fine. We will definitely return to Costa Rica again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton,South Carolina USA

PSR from South Carolina

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica staying at the Casa Hornor. We had a great time and the house was perfect. Everyone had their own bedroom with 2 on one side of the house and the other two on the opposite side. We all had plenty of room and lots of space to stretch out and be comfortable.

Susan, all the information that you gave us was great and helped us in many ways. The best advise was to use ZUMA rental for our cars. We needed two. They were great and picked us up from the airport and took us back when we were leaving. Mario was a wonderful driver. I'm not sure that we could have gotten to Jaco from the airport without Zuma and Mario.

Also in the same building right behind Zuma is a great massage salon. We all got massages and I had two! The massage therapists were great, way better than some I've had in the states. So anyone renting a car from Zuma, check out the massage salon sometime during your stay!!!

The location of your home was absolutely wonderful. It was near to everything we wanted to do and see. The resturants in Jaco and Playa Hermosa were so near that we went to a different one almost everyday. My family loves to eat authentic foods and we did!! From the fish tacos to the banana pancakes we felt as if we were in Heaven. The people in Costa Rica were great, the food is fantastic, the beaches were beautiful with their black sand and the waves were awesome. All in all we had a wonderful vacation.

Thanks again Susan for allowing us to stay in your home in Playa Hermosa. We will never forget our week there!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Jaco 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
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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