Open Floor Plan With Loft - Sleeps 4-5. Private Pool & Patio. Guarded Community.
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About Kate Stewart
Hi, I'm Kate and I live with my boyfriend Ron and our two pups, Bella and Mick. When we aren't able to be down enjoying the sun and surf in Costa Rica, we are skiing and biking in beautiful Utah. I am a Utah Native, and Ron grew up in sunny Southern California. Ron moved to Utah about 20 years ago for work, but has never lost his desire to be in the ocean, which lead us to Costa Rica where we both fell madly in love with the beauty and the people. We are 'two peas in a pod' and can't sit still very long. We love to be on the go visiting new places or tackling some crazy home renovation project. In the past 10 years we have moved 7 times, and hope to someday retire in Costa Rica.
Kate Stewart purchased this House in 2004
Why Kate Stewart chose Playa Hermosa
Costa Rica, with it's rich eco system and amazing surf, has always been our favorite destination (and we've been a lot of places). Having the opportunity to own a small home there is a dream come true. We love the slow pace, beauty, friendliness and warmth of Costa Rica and it's people. When we found Opera Salvaje, we knew we wanted to be a part of the growing community. We've made life long friendships with people from all over the world since choosing to buy our home in Costa Rica. It's truly our home away from home.
What makes this House unique
What we love best about this home is that we designed it…top to bottom…to fit a simple lifestyle. We are just two people, so a single room design, where we could enjoy the outdoors even while indoors, was the concept we embraced. We enjoy spending time outside, even during a rainstorm, so having the large covered patio and dual french doors was key. The property sits next to a designated green zone so we will never have a human neighbor. However, the green zone is home to every Costa Rican creature you can hope to see during a visit, we don't even need to leave the house.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking inside.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice accommodations
Home is centrally located and very clean. When we arrived, there was two women in the home when I knocked on the door, younger one screamed. Thought I had the wrong home so immediately left the porch. We started to drive out of the driveway. The older woman came out stopped us After some conversation we did have the right house.
Small Taste of Paradise!
This place blows away any and all expectations! It's in the perfect location, tucked away from the crowds but only 5mins to perfect sandy beaches. The pool is a perfect spot to unwind and relax anytime of day. The surroundings are peaceful and quite, with all types of wildlife to be seen, from monkeys to macaws to iguanas. Katies' place was clean and the reviews and description don't do it justice. Perfect size for a travelling couple or a small family (as we were, 2 adults and 3 young kids). She was great with response time and getting me in touch with George, the property manager on site, who was equally responsive and great with any assistance. Place is exactly as described, has all the amenities needed in terms of appliances, towels, sheets, etc... Can't say enough good things about this place, will definitely be coming back in the future.
Yay! We are so glad you all enjoyed your time in Costa Rica! Hopefully you will get to come back and bring Mc.
Peaceful slice of heaven
We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood along with the private pool backing up to the forest. Wanted to stay longer!
Great house with private pool
This is a great little place with an nice private pool in the back yard. The house has all the amenities you need and the caretaker William is very nice and helpful. It is about a five minute drive to the beach and a fifteen minute drive to Jaco where there are many great restaurants and shops. We loved our stay here and hope to come back again!
We would love to have you!
This was our first trip to Costa Rica, we spent the first few days in downtown Jaco in a Condo. Leg two of our journey was a week at Kate's property in Hermosa, which was fantastic. The caretaker William was a super-nice guy and welcomed us when we got there showed us where everything was. It was quiet and peaceful and only 10 minutes from town, each night we rode bikes (12 minute ride) down to the local restaurant and watched the local surfers ride waves until the sun went down, the Sunsets are beautiful. We just got back home to the States and are already trying the figure out when we can go back to C.R... If this place is available it will definitely be our new launching spot for our next Costa Rica adventure..
Kate thanks for making this beautiful place available for others to experience.
P.S. I gave the bicycles a complete tune up, oiled chains, bearings and seat post and air-pressure checked all the tires... Good to go for awhile :)
Ric & Tiah
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review! And Double THANK YOU for the tune up on the bikes....so thoughtful. Please come back! We’d love to have you stay again.
Nice house with all of the amenities one would need to relax after a long day.
Nice house with all of the amenities one would need to relax after a long day. There's a cat that wanders the property, but super friendly. William, the property manager, was available on text/call when we needed him. Although we never physically met him, he was easy to get a hold of on the phone when we checked in later than planned.
Located just outside of Jaco (5 minute drive), it's close enough to get to the beaches w/o driving for hours, but far enough away to get away from the hubbub of town.
Thanks Katie for opening up this space to us!
Glad you enjoyed your time. Come back anytime.
Playa Hermosa is a quaint stretch of beach 15 minutes from the hustling town of Jaco. It is widely known as one of the most consistent surf spots in the world, offering surf ranging from beginner to professional. This region also boasts an array of outdoor activities from eco tourism, world class sport fishing, surf fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, ATV adventures, diving, paddle boarding, crocodile tours, zip lines adventures through the jungle, white face monkeys, macaws, toucans, parrots, sloths…and I haven't even gotten to the national parks housing the most beautiful rain forests, waterfalls and volcanoes on the planet. A week is never enough, but it's a good start!