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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow


About the property

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 couch and loveseat. 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 location -- 9°34'11.7'N 84°35'43.1'W

Keywords: Hermosa Bungalow, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica, Jaco Costa Rica, Hermosa Bungalow 28, Vacation Rental Playa Hermosa Costa Rica

More Details

Kelly Curro
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kelly Curro

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.

Kelly Curro purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Kelly Curro chose Playa Hermosa

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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Playa Hermosa Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 41 reviews

Great location, clean house, friendly community

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the the house for 3 nights. We had a great time: surfing , watching sunsets, swimming in the pool. Lots of kids in the community, so it was fun for our 2.5 year old son to jump on a trampoline and try to skateboard :) there is a Local Surf competition on Saturday afternoon. also location is close to Jaco. Bungalow had everything that we need and the shower outside to wash off the surfboard and sand after beach is a great thing to have. Thanks Kelly for cooperation and allowing us to check in early! Would definitely stay again. Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, house still needs some work

  • 3 of 5

The pros: The house is located on a really nice community, few steps away from the beach and really nice neighbors. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, all AC works perfectly and also has a washer/dryer. It has a garage space for two cars. The price is really good if you compare it to the other units. Loved the pool. Early check in if available is offer by the owner.The house is in the back of the property so if you go to the back porch you can see some birds during the morning.

The cons: I could see the house had some fixes before we arrived, based on some other customer feedback. I still believe the pillows are old, bed was not comfortable. Linens are old too but the beach so I guess that is ok as long as they are clean. Some cracks on the walls too. For me what is really BAD is the toilet, it was dirty with a stain that shows that appropriate cleaning has not been done there so make me wonder about the whole house cleaning.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karolina for taking time to write a review. The stain in the toilet is from the well water. We have an excellent cleaning staff. Brian is looking for a product that will remove the well water stain.
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Totally awesome

  • 5 of 5

Best time in Hermosa I have ever had. House needs a little work but overall for 100 dollars a night you can not beat it anywhere. The A/C blew so cold we had to turn it off at night. The kitchen had everything to get by. We cooked every day . I would recommend this place to all my friends

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Looked better in pictures

  • 2 of 5

We arrived and noticed immediately that the deck and handrail are in dire need of repair. You can see through cracks in the door. We went to lock up our passports in the safe as recommended by the owner and the key didn't work. Our son opened the safe with a random key. By evening, we realized the beds have not been replaced since 1995. That was the BIGGEST DRAG. My husbands back went out due to the terrible mattress and he spent nights on the couch or on a different mattress (equally as old) on the floor. The couch has holes in it as well. There is not a comfortable place to sit really in the house at all. The outside furniture was broken as well on the back deck. After seeing a large brown snake on the deck, we checked the bracing of the house and found holes that go through the floor and into the room where our kids were sleeping. The area of Hermosa is beautiful and peaceful. The bungalos are in a safe area. There is a security guard that stays overnight and walks around. There is no concern for safety what so ever. However, I would recommend renting through Brian and not through a private owner. We met other people who rented as we did and that home lost power and had even more issues of neglect. Brian was a great help and offered us an air mattress to use. He made reservations for our activities which gave discounts! He has been in CR for a long time and is a great reference. Beware, the beach is for surfers and strong swimmers. It is not a place for kids to swim. Jaco beach is great for families and kids. It is a quick 5 min drive.

I emailed the owner to inquire on policy after day one as we seriously considered leaving and got no response. Once we had the other mattress, we toughed it out.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, I am so sorry the bungalow did not meet your standards. In September 2017 received a 5 star review. I was not aware of the issues. I will be working with Brian to make sure these issues are repaired and the couch and mattresses replaced. We will be vacationing at the bungalow in February to make sure everything is in excellent condition. Just returned from our trip to the beach house. We have repaired and replaced the things you suggested Laura. Thank you! I will be posting updated photos onsite.
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Comfortable, rustic, quiet and picturesque.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at Hermosa Bungalows. It's quiet, comfortable and beautiful! The pool and ranch area are a perfect spot to unwind after fighting the waves on the beach. Restaurants and bars are nearby further up the beach or a few K away at Jaco.

Just bear in mind that the beach is in essence a surfing one; the waves and currents are strong, there isn't much shadow area, so don't expect to find a peaceful ocean and a super user-friendly type of beach. Still, it's a beach! So... :-) We're not surfers yet still enjoyed it.

Brian was very nice and accommodating, too! Thanks, Brian!

Super recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach paradise, Jungle paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fantastic time here in Playa Hermosa. A perfect combination of beach and jungle in a beautifully presented enclave of bungalows on stilts. The pool is beautiful and a joy on hot days while the balconys offer shaded comfort night and day. Lots of wildlife and jungly noises with the beach just across the road and great restaurants and shops a short distance away. Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, 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

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




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.