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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco

Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 26, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to paradise! This luxury air-conditioned home with private pool on the beach is a mere shell's toss away from some of the best surf in Costa Rica.

Our spacious home has three bedrooms (two rooms have one twin bed and one queen bed in each, and the master suite has a king bed) as well as two full baths.

Several restaurants and bars are a leisurely barefoot stroll in the soft sand to the north. To the south, wander down to the turtle rescue sanctuary. Along the way, you'll think you're on your own private beach, with a few surfers scattered about in the waves. The sunsets are breathtaking!

Playa Hermosa ('Beautiful Beach') is a world famous surfing beach just a few miles south of the bustling beach town of Jaco, which boasts hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars, casinos...you name it!

We have local guest managers to assist you during your stay. They will drop by early in your stay to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. And our local Activity Manager, Erika, is available to book any tours or activities you'd like and in general help with whatever you might need,.

In summary, we attempt to make your vacation as easy as possible.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello, from Jack & Beth!

We're both from the midwest USA and currently reside in central Ohio. We're recently retired and we spend all the time we can in Costa Rica.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I have stayed here 5 times now.....Casa Baracuda is Beautiful, Clean and Peaceful!!!!!!!.. The Pool is clear and refreshing. The location is PERFECT. Hermosa is very quiet, and beautiful. Jaco is less than 10 minutes away.....Great for night life. The price for the house is less than a "Decent" Hotel, and you have the luxuries of home. We will continue to visit Hermosa and stay at Casa Baracuda!!!!!!!!
Mar 2010
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52 Reviews

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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
5

The Best!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a great beach house that has privacy, no crowds, that is truly oceanfront ,(just a seldom traveled dirt road outside the gate and you are right on the beach, really!) this is your pick. Honestly, I have been coming to the Hermosa area for years, and you will not find a more nicely landscaped oceanfront property here. Unlike the packed in Hermosa Palms or bungalow developments, here you will have peace and quiet with the beach mostly to yourself. A short drive or walk brings you up to the main costanera, where there are numerous amenities. I spent hours under the shade of a beautiful tree next to the pool, and there was always an ocean breeze. Behind the house is a beautiful undeveloped area where you can walk trails and see plenty of beautiful flora and fauna. I felt very safe with the house under patrol by a guard at night. This house is perfect for families, and my little dog sat for hours watching for the iguanas to come out of their hiding places! Very accessible (do not need 4WD) and centrally located to many attractions. Absolutely fabulous stay, thank you Beth and Jack!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
New York, NY
5

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5
A group of 7 of us stayed here for three nights. We all slept comfortably and had plenty of space. The property is beautiful and right across from the beach. The beach was pretty vacant, so it felt like we had a private beach. There were iguanas, macaws and other Costa Rican wild life around the area. Since we had a full kitchen, we hired a chef for two days, which made our stay even more enjoyable. The owners were very responsive to any questions or concerns throughout the booking process and stay. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Manchester, MA 01944 USA
5

Christmas 2014 and New Years at Casa Barracuda

  • 5 of 5
Once again the Tarr Family would like to thank Beth and Jack for a wonderful family vacation at their home. We were lucky enough this year to spend 2 full weeks at Casa Barracuda. This trip again exceeded all of our expectations. This was our second stay at Casa Barracuda. We were comfortable, somewhat knowledgeable about the area, and were pleased to be able to make our way around Jaco and the surrounding area. This vacation spot is truly a gem and we are so very happy to have found it.

Our adult children joined us for these two weeks and it was such a treat to spend time with them in such a wonderful place. The property is well maintained, as are the grounds, and in ground pool. There is nothing better than to have the option to sit poolside or beach side. Everyday was picture perfect. Zuma Rental continues to make the travel from the airport to the property a pleasure.

Casa Barracuda continues to be the place where the Tarr Clan can meet, as we travel from different parts of the United States to be together over the holidays. There are still many adventures to be had and we are THRILLED to call Casa Barracuda OUR Home for the Holidays!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Amy T and family...thanks so much for your kind review and for booking your third Christmas holiday at our home for 2015/2016!
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Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
washington, dc
5

fun in the sun~

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to say this house exceeded my expectations. The rooms were very roomy and clean. My husband and I traveled with a 2, 10, 12 and a 74 year old and everyone was happy! The pool was perfect! We sat in the pool each morning as gorgeous red macaws flew over the pool. In the background the sound of waves crashing on the black sand beach added to our wonderful experience. Sunsets were also so magical!

Working with the owners was easy and helpful. We used Zuma Rental (as suggested) and was treated to a ride too and from the airport. I would strongly suggest getting a car for a large group of people. The roads were never a problem (with the help of GPS).

I would defiantly recommend this property to anyone wanting a wonderful home close to the beach with all the amenities of home. Costa Rica has something for everyone-gorgeous beaches, rainforest, volcanoes, zip lines, snorkeling, surfing and tons of animal adventures! **Pura Vida**
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
Dallas, TX
5

Awesome Vacation! Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5
This review is well overdue but I am more than happy to write it. Our family has planned for this trip for quite some time now, and Beth as well as Jack have been nothing but helpful in ensuring that we knew everything from what to do whilst in Jacó to transportation from the airport. The whole process was absolutely wonderful and could not have been any smoother! The pictures that we saw here on VRBO were very accurate on what we witnessed when we arrived (which in all honesty was a huge concern). The location of the home was also spot on as we walked into the backyard only to see the beach! What I enjoyed most about our experience here in Jacó was that we were in an area that was not crowded with tourist, so there was more room for us to experience CR with the natives. Downtown was most lively and we did enjoy the Taco Bar! I most definitely recommend this property to any of my friends or relatives who want to getaway and still stay in a beautiful home as well as area of CR! Thank you Beth & Jack for welcoming us into your fantastic home, when we return to CR we most definitely will look you up again!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront 3BR Home W/Private Pool on Playa Hermosa 3 miles south of Jaco
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p178974
+1 -614 316-5256
Playa Hermosa Puntarenas
5

Couple Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful trip at this property. The house and pool are well maintained. The beach is amazing and almost always empty. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation. I would definitely recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

We've been drawn to the ocean as long as we can remember...I think most people are. Our attraction to the sea began when we purchased and kept a 40 foot cabin cruiser in Fort Myers Beach, Florida back in the early to late 90's, and we've dreamt of retiring on the ocean ever since. Well, we finally got to retire, but our retirement cruiser, the 'Dolphin', met an untimely death in the Atlantic gulfstream, so we decided to look for something built on dirt (or sand), instead. Fewer water leaks. We ended up travelling a bit further south than Florida to find something warmer year-round on the ocean, and thankfully landed in Costa Rica, the 'Little Switzerland', on the central Pacific Ocean in a beachhouse that we love. We know you will, too, and we'd like to share it with everyone. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a great vacation, and we'll certainly do our best to ensure that happens! Give us a call, and Pura Vida (roughly translated as 'Life is Good', from Jack & Beth.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Backyard Hotel & Bar at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : La Iguana at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Backyard Hotel & Bar at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Hermosa Car: recommended

Zip-lining through the forest canopy, horseback riding, atv touring, river rafting, waterfalls, monkeys & crocodile tours

Availability

From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
 
 
Green Season
Apr 26 2015 - Dec 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,680
 
 
High
Dec 13 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Green Season
Dec 27 2015 - Apr 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,960
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,680
 
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
  • Guestroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Guestroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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