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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow

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Overview

Puntarenas Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Escape to this sensibly priced 1000 square foot retreat with ocean and mountain views. Even the rocking chairs on the covered deck beckon you to sit a moment and enjoy Costa Rica’s nature. Just a one minute walk from the house to the beach.

You will love the cozy master bedroom with its painted palm tree mural. From the queen bed you can relax and read a book or just gaze at the beautiful jungle views. Troops of monkeys, parrots and scarlet macaws can be seen from the back balcony.

In the cherry guestroom there is a queen bed for couples and two twin beds. The guestroom also has a sliding door which leads to the back balcony.

You’ll find everything you need to create a romantic dinner in this fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops.

The living room has a comfortable microfiber couch and two reading chairs. You are sure to find a movie or book in our library.

The bathroom has a large walk-in tiled shower with great water pressure. Hair dryer provided.

The cover back balcony is the perfect place to view the brilliant stars.

We have a lovely community pool with a large covered tiki area where guests met and let stories of there adventures.

In this small community you will feel right at home.

Google maps locatation -- 9°34'11.7'N 84°35'43.1'W

Keywords: Bungalow

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Kelly and Doug the owners of Hermosa Bungalow #28.

We live in sunny South Florida were we enjoy outdoor activities like, boating, sportfishing, surfing (Doug), gardening and yoga.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why The Owner chose Puntarenas

We have been traveling to Costa Rica for many years in search of waves. While traveling back from Pavones one surf trip we stopped by Hermosa to check the waves and to our surprise they were building homes in front of the surf break. Shortly after that visit we purchased the beach house.

What makes this bungalow unique

Some of our favorite things about the beach house are

1. The covered back terrace which is great for viewing the monkeys and other wildlife or stars at night.

2. The beach house is close enough to the beach and pool yet far enough from the excitement to be able to take a nap on the porch.

3. The decorating makes the house romantic and cozy.

4. The beach house is close to everything, Jaco, Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio. You can even take a day trip to Arenal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"2 friends and I spent 2 nights at Bungalow #28 and loved it. The location was perfect. Very quiet except for the wildlife sounds outside. It is a short walk to a surfer's beach, and the pool is close by too. Pool area was especially nice to relax with plenty of lounge chairs in the sun or shade, and even a couple hammocks. I loved sitting on the back porch early in the morning to watch the scarlet macaws and other birds flying past. Definitely bring your binoculars! The bungalow is equipped with all the basics and extras like beach towels and a dvd player. It is beautifully decorated, with nice paintings on the wall and comfortable furniture. Bungalow is also a short distance by car from Jaco's restaurants & grocery stores, while avoiding all the people and noise of Jaco. We'd highly recommend this bungalow and hope to return."
Mar 2010
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4.9
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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect Beach Bungelow

  • 5 of 5

From check-in to check-out, this property was a breeze. This small community of 30 or so beach cottages was perfect for our group of 4. The home sits about 100 yards or so off the beach allowing your to hear the waves from the porch.

Upon our arrival, the house was clean and seemed ready for us. The home had everything we needed in terms of amenities, which gave us a great feel of a home away from home.

I do recommend having a car rental in this area to help your group get around. There are taxi services in the area but it is much easier to get a ride back to the house from town then vise versa. The home is situated about a 1/4 mile off the main highway on the dirt access road in Playa Hermosa. This is a surfers paradise as there are tons of consistent waves up and down the beach in Playa Hermosa. The one downfall of this beach is that it is Black Sand which makes it very hot to lay out on but the community pool offers a great solution to this.

Jaco is the largest town in the area and is about 10 minutes north via car. Once you spend a day or two in Jaco, you'll realize you made the right choice by staying in Playa Hermosa. We stayed here during mid-August and the weather was perfect!

The house as awesome, the hospitality was amazing, the communication was convenient. Thank you for the memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Michigan
4

Clean, safe, beautiful location, but not quite as advertised

  • 4 of 5

We were really excited to stay at this Playa Hermosa Bungalow. While the place was clean and the location was beautiful there were some key things that were not as described.

First of all, no drinking water was provided. This was a real bummer, as we had just flown overnight and driven from SJO and wanted to relax on the front porch with a nice cup of water. We ended up taking one of the empty 5 gallon jugs to Mas X Menos and getting it filled. I let the owner know and she made no apologies or effort to reimburse us.

There is no telescope, nor long distance phone calls or a helpful property manager who will assist you with tours. For some reason, the maid did not fully make the beds, so we were without a blanket for one of them. Aaron did provide us with one of his, but it was not clean, but we made do. We did not feel comfortable asking him for anything after that point-- there was a certain vibe to him that made you feel as if you shouldn't bother him.

I did let the owner know about the telescope and phone calls and she basically played ignorant.

Had we known that some of the descriptive items were not available, nor accurate, we probably would not have gone with this house, as these were selling points for us.

Some of other property managers were much more interactive and friendly. I would suggest renting a bungalow from them if you want to be able to feel comfortable asking questions about what to do in the area and where to go.

Besides all of the "surprises" we really did enjoy a peaceful vacation. We spent a lot of the time on the front porch. There is a nice ocean view. On the back porch we spent time looking at all the birds and animal visitors. We did get to see the monkeys. We lounged in the pool and the hammocks and felt quite relaxed. Victor, the fisherman, came by our place and had delicious catches. A walk along the beach to some of the restaurants was a fun time. The Backyard has a nice happy hour going on. The Bluegrass Cafe had delicious cinnamon rolls.

And, make sure you take a trip to the waterfalls: Tres Pascinas.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Myrtle Beach SC
5

Amazing Beach Hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

Me and My wife enjoyed our short stay at your cute beach house.

It was very clean and everything so neatly decorated.

It is just very short walk to beach. The view of the ocean is nice. The waves are amazing there. A/C was great after hot day on beach. Having Washer and Dryer was so cool at end of vacation. No wet dirty clothes to take home.

I was surprised by the community pool. very neat design and very clean tile pool. Two resident iganas were fun to watch.

This time of year it was really nice on beach. 7am beach was packed with surfers that put on a nice show. After 9am when locals went to work. We were only people on whole beach. Our own private stretch of beach. WOW!!!!

One day would like to have house just like yours.... We will be back....

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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florida
5

Beautiful, Clean, Safe and Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Costa Rica to surf and vacation for 15 years staying anywhere from hotels to hostels and everything in between. This bungalow was the nicest and safest place to date. With a nighttime security guard on duty, swimming pool, full kitchen wi-fi and AC in the bungalow, it had everything we could have asked for. This unit is beautifully decorated and well maintained. The full time residents are friendly and the overall experience here was excellent!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CA
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! The bungalow was quite spacious for a family of 5. Loved the back deck! The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Peaceful! Pool awesome! The beach quiet without the crowds. Twinka the property manager awesome! She will definitely take care of all your needs from excursions to recommendations for dinner. Great place for a family reunion! I would definitly return!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA
5

Amazing Bungalow in Paradise! Pura Vida.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first location we stopped at in Costa Rica and didn't want to leave. The Bungalow was absolutely everything we could want in a beach property. The place itself is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and living room were clean and spacious. The wi-fi didn't work that well, but we also didn't spend too much time in the house with so much to do outside. The patio was perfect to hang out and drink coffee each morning. The cable TV was great also and we were able to catch a couple US football games!

The location is perfect. About 100 yards from the beach and with a beautiful grove behind the bungalow (didn't see any monkeys) but plenty of birds. The surf was great with really fun waves. It was never very crowded either. The property manager recommended a great place to rent a surfboard about a mile away - Nika's surfboards are a great deal about $15 for 24hrs and a good selection of boards.

Food in Playa Hermosa was our favorite of the trip with fresh seafood everywhere. Our favorite was Jungle Surf with fresh fish daily. There is another couple "sodas" smaller restaurants in the area that the property manager recommended and we really enjoyed as well. Great food at really good prices.

We also checked out Jaco, but can't really recommend that place. Really heavy tourist town. Prices for everything were higher than other locations. Not as relaxing and clean as Playa Hermosa.

The property manager was extremely helpful and had great recommendations for everything. She went out of her way to help return a camera I had left at the house. We were about 5 hours away in Arenal/Fortuna and she arranged a driver she trusted to bring it to us for a small fee. I can not thank her enough for that trouble and for being so honest as the camera is valuable.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone and look forward to coming back! This was our favorite location of the entire trip even more than Arenal and Tamarindo. The perfect surf getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Hermosa Bungalow #28
Nearest Point of Interest
Large Grocery store like Walmart in US
Nearest Point of Interest
Ricaventure

Canopy tours, Waterfalls, National Parks, ATV tours, White water rafting, Bird Watching

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Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 
 
Xmas and New Years Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Puntarenas Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed in the Master bedroom and one queen bed in the Guestroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the Guestroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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