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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'

Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 30, 2015
Private Home on 2 acres, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Live the life you have imagined in this gorgeous home/estate with this breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific. Couples will love the two master suites, guests will enjoy two additional bedrooms, with four bathrooms in a beautiful luxurious gated community overlooking the Pacific and walk to the Beach. Maid, chef, chauffeur services available for an additional fee. Perfect for a Honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, getaway.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Natives of the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, Maryland), with a love of beautiful Costa Rica, Alicia and Tom first started visiting Costa Rica in 1997. Finding the beauty of the land only surpassed by the extraordinary kind, and happy Costa Ricans, we dreamed of building a home there. After looking for our dream spot for many months, we found Palo Alto, and bought the best lot, with a panoramic ocean view, high above the other homes. We hope to retire in Costa Rica someday, until that time, we offer you our home to live in and enjoy with your family and friends.

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12 Reviews

4.8
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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Wonderful Vacation in Playa Hermosa

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at Joya de la Montana for the New Year's Holiday recently. We are experienced travelers and have rented homes all over the world. From start to finish this was an exceptional experience. The owner was responsive and helpful prior to the rental. She answered my questions both via email and on the phone about the suitability of the house for my family. She helped with car rental info, put us in touch with the tour guide operator and suggested a chef who came to the house during our stay.
The house itself is lovely. The 2 master suites are well-appointed and have amazing views. The other 2 bedrooms are functional and share a full bath. There is another full bath downstairs so there is never an issue with access. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and everything worked.
The view to the ocean by the infinity pool is breathtaking! We spent a lot of time just enjoying the view...the sunsets in particular were spectacular!
The location of the house above the town really necessitates a car. It is not walkable for any but the most fit and even at that would take 30 minutes. The town has a small grocery and several restaurants as well as a lovely beach that are easily accessible.
The caretakers are also worth a quick mention. VERY Responsive and helpful. They gave us a local cell phone to use for the week and always answered quickly. On New Year's Eve, one of the air conditioner's wouldn't work. I called and someone was there that day.
The tour operator, Bernal, was great. We did the All Day Adventure as well as white water rafting and sailing. We felt safe and truly enjoyed the adventures.
Rocio was the chef whose cooking service we hired. Good food prepared in the home by professionals who brought the ingredients, prepared and served the meals and then cleaned up unobtrusively. Probably more than you need to spend for comparable food at a restaurant, but great when coming back to the house after a long day of zip lining and sailing.
Checkout was easy and I received my security deposit back as promised within 3 weeks.
I would highly recommend this owner and this house and hope to stay there again in the future!
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe,
Thank you for spending your vacation at Joya de la Montana. You are always welcome back at any time. I am so happy that you enjoyed the home. Like you, I am always very happy to just relax on the patio, admiring the lovely view from the infinity pool. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tours and the chef. It is always so nice to come home and enjoy the freshly cooked gourmet food! Coming from an experienced world traveler, I greatly appreciate your review, it means a lot that you enjoyed our home so much. Please return, Warmly, Alicia
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
St Charles, IL
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 8 adults went to the Jewel of the Mountain for Thanksgiving 2014.
I will start with the property..gated community, fantastic views, terrific pool, and all the amenities needed. Guss (personal concierge) was there upon arrival and very responsive to our needs during the stay. Thanks Guss!
While others mentioned needing a car, I believe this is a personal choice. We decided on using Tico Tours for all of our daily transportation. 12 passenger coach, they knew where to go, no drinking and driving concerns, kept us all together - which was our goal. We would have done very little of our own driving since we did 4 day long excursions which I will talk about later. During the travel to the excursions, we saw the countryside and our tour guide gave us great insight into CR. Further, if you do the math it was cheaper than renting two SUVs plus we had everyone together all of your time.
Next, Tico Tours – I can't say enough good things about Bernaal and his team. We did 4 tours - all unique and fantastic. The Miravalles and Waterfalls Tour is not to be missed period – the wobbly suspended bridges with 50 MPH winds where quite an adventure - but the others we would highly recommend as well. We did the All Day Adventure (Zip Lines, etc) , White Water Rafting (Tenorio River Class III and IV), and the Snorkeling/ Sunset Cruise...Special thanks to Marco, Brian, Fabricio, and Louis at Tico Tours...as I stated earlier, we used Bernaal and his team for dinner, supermarket stops, etc...always there on time and flexible.
In closing, my family takes one big trip a year...been to Jamaica (twice), Dominican Republic, St Thomas, Key West, Outer Banks, etc.- the Costa Rican vacation was Number 1. Lots to do, wonderful location, and the people in CR make it a place to return.
Thanks Alicia for allowing us to stay at your home. This is our 4th VRBO rental and we are never disappointed...this one is the best yet!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Gregg,
We are so happy you enjoyed the home and beautiful Costa Rica. All of our guests have been very pleased with the accommodations, but most report falling in love with the view at the home, and the wonderful Costa Ricans. Bernal is the best, I am so glad you were able to take advantage of all the great activities and get out there and explore this beautiful country. It is magical, isn't it.
Please come back anytime, it was such a pleasure to have you all at Joya de la Montana. Our door is alway open to you! Warmly, Alicia
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fun people

  • 4 of 5
Loved Costa Rica. Will return. House was nice. STILL waiting for our return of our damage deposit. No communication after we left and I have reached out. Love the pool and the view. Best part of the house. I like the location as you can really explore from there. I loved the recommendations for the tours. Those were GREAT!!!! Definitely need a car. It takes for ever to rent a car there! But it's worth the time.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Renee,
We are glad your enjoyed the home, the view, and the wonderful people. Your deposit was refunded, and you probably forgot the contract said it took two weeks after departure for the refund. We really processed it very promptly. I am particularly glad that you enjoyed all the wonderful tours and activities nearby, it is such a beautiful country! Warm Regards, Alicia
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Magical Place

  • 5 of 5
Our family of eight adults had the pleasure of staying at Joya de la Montana the last week of December 2013. The word magical came up many times to describe our experience, from the fun tours we did to New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks down at the beach while comfortably seated on the patio chairs by the infinity pool. The house is indeed special and beautiful, just like the pictures show. And if we needed anything, Gus, our designated concierge, was incredibly quick to respond. The only thing that was inconvenient, especially considering that this is such a luxurious place, was the fact that there were no closet rods or hangers anywhere. You could unpack into drawers. But for any clothes that required hanging, you were simply out of luck. Still, we made do because the rest of the experience was, for lack of a better word, magical.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Toronto
4

Spectacular view with terrific accommodation

  • 4 of 5
We arrived LIR airport and took the Budget van to their facility about 5 minutes away. Fairly simple getting the Toyota RAV 4 ... With the mandatory local insurance. (Ask lots of questions and know your credit card coverage inside out).

Directions are easy (we bought a GPS download for our Garmin) from the owner, takes about 25 minutes to Playa Hermosa. Guss and Tim at the Beachfront Real Estate office welcomed us. Guss took us to the property in about 5 minutes. Showed us around and how things worked.

The pool and view is SPECTACULAR. The house is quite new and in good shape with a lovely Master Bedroom on the main floor with a huge bathroom. Upstairs another Master with a view and great bathroom plus two more bedrooms sharing a bathroom.

Main floor is spacious with great appliances and amenities and a "common" bathroom.
Large dining table, island, sofa and chairs looking out over the pool and ocean. A small TV area with another sofa. WIFI coverage and speed in the house was very good. No house phone but you can get a local unlimited cellular from Beachfront for $25/week.

We had the local chef (Rocio) prepare and serve dinner for us one evening. An excellent option if you want a nice meal at home with no work! (The owner provides the contact info)

To enjoy this property you really must have a car to tour, shop, eat, beach etc. We drove extensively, shopped for groceries in Playa Coco (15 minutes away). Playa Coco has a main street of restaurants and bars. All good and all different. Very casual.

We experienced no bugs during our stay, day or night. A few Iguana's around and Howler monkeys in the neighbourhood. At night a large Toad hung around the pool area, I suspect that explains the lack of bugs. (We saw a scorpion on the deck. They like to hide under things so don't leave towels clothes etc on the floor or deck.)

The beach at Playa Hermosa is very nice for walking and sitting etc. We went one day to the Cordez waterfalls. An easy drive (~1.25 hours) past the airport and south of Liberia. Worth the trip but wear runners for the 10 minute hike down to the falls. Wear your suit under shorts etc so you can swim. Take along drinks and snack.

Our week at Joya de la Montana was a terrific break from home. The house is open, spacious with a view, day and night that is magnificent. Watch the sunburn!

The owner was very helpful with a pre arrival package by email and answered all our questions. Thank you Alicia.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Rob and Shirley,
Thank you for spending your holiday at Joya de la Montaña. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the home, and seeing the beauty of Costa Rica. You are welcome to come back any time, it was a pleasure having you at our home.
I am happy that you liked the design of the home. The open floor plan feels welcoming to a small family, a couple, as well as a larger group. Our guests love spending time in the pool, looking at that incredible view. It sounds like your local outings were fun, I love that waterfall, and of course all the local restaurants and Rocio's delicious homemade meals.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us to share your kind comments about Joya de la Montaña. I hope we see you again soon, Rob and Shirley. Warmly, Alicia
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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Alexandra, VA, USA
5

luxurious spacious Hill-side abode with unrivaled views of Bahia Hermosa and Pacific beyond.

  • 5 of 5
Breath-taking sunsets, star-filled deep-night skies, pool-side constant-breeze, ocean surf sounds, luxury, & serenity-This beautiful house perched high above Playa Hermosa, Bahia Hermosa & Bahia Culebra, is stunning in all that it has to offer. Short trip from new airport, thru sugarcane, rice/cattle-grazing fields into coastline range of high hills to Palo Alto, a gated community of lovely homes populating the steep hillside overlooking the village and harbor. A road climb of approximately 1000 feet brings you to the extraordinary Joya de la Montaña. Built for the incredible views from this location, it has large glass windows/sliding doors that illuminate the open floor plan with natural light & bring unobstructed ocean views. The disappearing sliding doors open onto a rock garden, large patio & infinity pool with large chaise lounge beds for siestas. The infinity pool’s far edge disappears into the azure water of the pacific. Each evening, long-lasting sunset-colors fill the western sky-exceptional part of our day. Every morning, brightly plumaged tropical birds came with sunrise to sing their song for us. (If you, as we do, enjoy the outside early morning light, breeze, & view, & perhaps the excellent local coffee, then the birds, unafraid, will alight nearby & also reward you with song and sight.) Morning also brings the sound of the male Howler Monkey as the family passes nearby while grazing their territory. Later in the day, when sun-warmed, you will be visited by large friendly iguanas who hang out on the roof, nearby terra firma, & low tree branches. The Kitchen is fully-equipped & with the outside grill & accessories, provides for either cooking mode. A US-like well-stocked supermarket is in nearby Playa Del Coco for provisioning. Dining out choices range from well-done fare in local restaurants to first-class resorts with picture-perfect food presentations. Our group enjoyed both. The 2-master bedrooms would be the envy of any 4-star U.S. hotel even without those incredible views. The living area is a large space for dining, dance & games. Sliders open & extend the living area to the Pacific Ocean. There were Avail. services up to 4-star level thru their Beachfront CR manager & Tico Tour services. Our group of 6 were very pleased with this beautiful abode, avail. services & its near proximity to the expansive list of Northwest Costa Rica Attractions - Tom and Alicia. Thank you so much…Our expectations now are 4-star level. Mark & Annmarie
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Chaim,
We are so pleased that you had such a great vacation at Joya de la Moñtana. By the way, you are a lovely writer, your words captured our goal for the home, and your review was written with the exact sentiment we wanted our home to inspire. When we were working with our architect, our goal was to literally bring the incredible view of the Pacific and the interior of the home together into a united work of art, which I believe the architect understood well. Please come back soon, we loved having you visit our home. Warmly, Alicia

Location

From the Owner

You will not find a more beautiful view that that from the infinity pool and patio of our estate, 'Jewel of the Mountain' aka 'Joya de la Moñtana'. This home with it's totally open floor plan brings the outside in, you are one with the beauty of the panoramic view, in this lovely home in this upscale, luxury community. We loved the view, we loved the amenities and wonderful neighbors, and the convenience of the restaurants, golf courses, beautiful beach, volcano, hiking, and nearby shops.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Hermosa-6 minute walk at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Oceanview swimming, volcano, hot springs, canopy tour, zipline, monkeys and wildlife, bird watching, surfing, golf, fishing, beautiful volcanoes nearby, cloud forest nearby, beautiful parks, panoramic , beach, ocean, restaurants, waterfall, national park

Availability

From $499 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2015/16
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
Spring Break/Easter
Mar 24 2016 - Mar 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$900
$4,500
 
 
Green season 2015
Apr 30 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$499
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,400
$8,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmed with a deposit, security deposit required. Maximum occupancy of 10 unless you have a written approval to exceed 10 people.

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Amenities

From the Owner

VIEW, brand new home with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. Two master suites, both with patios overlooking the ocean, views from each side of the home. Beautifully furnished and of course granite kitchen with upscale appliances. Cable and wireless.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 3200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, jetted tub

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master suite #1
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Master suite #2
  • we designed two master suites for couples to enjoy, both with unique octogon patios. Enjoy the view, sit on the patio for a drink and relax while taking in the beautiful view.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • All inclusive option available for charge, as well as customized tours, available staff ( chef, driver, daily housekeeping) available for an additional fee, also car rental available and cell phone rental.Housekeeper at regular intervals, daily for extra charge

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