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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 14, 2016
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.

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Date of Stay

June 25, 2016

I don't think it is possible to put my stay here into words! Really I don't even know where to start! I arrived to Costa Rica with five of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We had some bumps upon arriving to Costa Rica (rental cars were a mess!) The property manager Jennifer (an absolute savior) was happy to assist us in figuring out our mess and we hadn't even gotten to the property yet! Once arriving to Alicia's incredible home, all six of us had our jaws drop to the ground, absolutely beautiful! Pictures cannot capture the beauty. High ceilings, plenty of room, and an amazing kitchen! Already impressed but the mansion we were to call home for the next week, and we hadn't even seen the best part - the pool. Unbelievable, the most magnificent view and it was right outside our panoramic windows to the master bedroom. The location of the home was unbeatable. Ten minutes from the lively Playa De Coco, five minutes to the beach, and one of the best restaurants called Ginger is about a two minute drive (we ended up going twice its that good!) Our stay was made that much better through Jennifer. She cared about our time there, assisting us with tours, airport shuttles, and dinner reservations, she was there anytime we needed help! I can say enough how truly thankful I am that I got to celebrate my birthday in such a magnificent atmosphere. Everything was incredible Alicia, I cant thank you enough!





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Excellent Home for our family /extended family which was seven people.

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

Richard B. said...

Mar 25, 2016

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An Enchanting Experience

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

lindsey s. said...

Jan 15, 2016

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Beautiful, Tranquil Home

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

barbara e. said...

Jun 26, 2015

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The Perfect Getaway

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

theMEBS4 said...

Jul 10, 2015

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Would Definitely Return

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joseph l. said...

Jan 27, 2015

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Wonderful Vacation in Playa Hermosa

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

GreggK said...

Dec 1, 2014

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Best Vacation Ever

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Jun 2016
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19 Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

5

Spectacular Views From A Gorgeous Home In The Hills of Playa Hermosa

  • 5 of 5

Our recent trip to Costa Rica and Alicia's beautiful home were one of the best family vacations we've ever taken. Our family consists of 2 adults and 5 teenagers ranging in ages from 12-16. Prior to the trip, I had been emailing with Jennifer, the property manager, and she coordinated airport pick up and drop off for us, met us at the house when we arrived to go over all of the wonderful amenities of the home and had the home stocked with groceries. Over the course of the next week whenever we had a question or were in need of assistance with renting a car, coordinating massages to be done in the home, or anything else we needed she always made herself available to help us.

The home itself is beautiful and spacious with spectacular views. Our kids loved coming home at the end of a day of activities and relaxing in the pool or just hanging out in the back of the house. We have taken a lot of family vacations and this was by far an incredible experience.

Alicia, I also want to thank you for connecting me with Tico Tours. They are a fantastic tour company and I would highly recommend their services to any of my family or friends visiting Costa Rica in the future. We were extremely fortunate to have the same tour guides, Marco and Yeslir, for all of our activities. They really made all of our Costa Rican adventures so memorable.

Thank you again, Alicia, for allowing my family to stay in your beautiful home and to Jennifer for always being there to help us with anything that we needed. We could not have asked for a more perfect family vacation.

Pura Vida,

Marni Wolf

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5, with three daughters ages 14, 12 & 9 had a great visit at "Jewel of the Mountain" the last week of March/early April. The house had everything we needed and was in excellent condition. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool area especially around sunset. In addition, both Alicia and her concierge, Jennifer, were always very helpful, from the early planning stages to special requests while there. We also really enjoyed the area and hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, It was great having you and your lovely family stay at Joya de la Montana. I am so glad that you enjoyed the home, and the great pool/patio area. I hope you will come back, you and your family are always welcome! Warmly, Alicia
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Excellent Home for our family /extended family which was seven people.

  • 5 of 5

This home was excellent for our family. There was three adults and two teenage boys as well as two middle school aged girls. We can not say enough about the property manager, Jennifer, she made our trip enjoyable and attended to any questions. If you are in the Playa Hermosa area and looking for a home to stay we would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karlie, Jennifer said your family really enjoyed the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific! I am so glad that your family had a great time at our home in Playa Hermosa, come back anytime! Warmly, Alicia
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An Enchanting Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our week's stay at Joya de la Montana was to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary with our family of seven. We couldn't have picked a better place for this special event. All the superlatives about the house voiced by other reviewers are true and then some. With its open spacious design and upscale features the home is pure luxury. The gated Palo Alto community where Joya is located is lovely and then there's the view. Oh, what a view! Relaxing by the infinity pool in the late afternoon after a day of adventure and looking out at the sweeping view of the ocean below while being caressed by a warm gentle breeze is as good as it gets.

We have rented a number of VRBO homes in the past for family ski and beach trips and while we've always been pleased with the properties the "Jewel" is the best of the best. We've also been privileged to visit many places around the world but had never been to Costa Rica even though it's been on our bucket list for years. Since it's a short flight flight from our home in Texas we figured it would be easy to work it in anytime and it was. We're so glad we finally made it. CR is a terrific vacation destination and Playa Hermosa is a perfect spot from which to enjoy the Guanacaste part of the country. It's spectacular beaches, fascinating day trip opportunities, good restaurants, and super-friendly people make it so much fun. The only critters that didn't look very friendly were the crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbank as we cruised through the El Viejo Wetlands.

Making arrangements for the rental was also a pleasure. The owner Alicia has been a delight to deal with. Her warmth and helpfulness make us feel like we've found a new friend. And Jennifer, the local property manager, handled our every need with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. The night we had dinner served in the home by Rocio, a local chef, also went very well. The meal was delicious and we were pampered from beginning to end.

Other than having to leave when our week was over, our only other regret is that we're limited to a five-star rating for Joya de la Montana. It clearly deserves even more.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, It was such a pleasure working with you on planning your stay at Jewel of the Mountain. The fact that your family chose our home to celebrate your special anniversary is an honor. Like yours, families always seem to enjoy the open design of the home, my architect really got it when I asked him to "bring the gorgeous view of the Pacific right inside our home" From the minute you walk in the door, that view is so breathtaking! The infinity pool, appearing as it blends right into the ocean, is always a favorite spot for my guests to spend their afternoons. Sometimes it's hard to leave the home, despite the many interesting places to see so close by our home. The lovely people of Costa Rica are only surpassed by my wonderful guests. I would have to admit, although we never met in person, I too feel like I have made a new friend, and will definitely look you up to meet your lovely family when I return to Texas. Thank you for staying with us, please return! Warmly, Alicia
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Beautiful, Tranquil Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful, with an amazing view. It was easy to feel at home here and relax by the pool all day. It was also conveniently located to Hermosa Beach and Coco Beach, as well as national parks in the Guanacaste region.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would Definitely Return

  • 5 of 5

Our family (four with two teenaged children) had a great visit and would definitely come again. As others have noted, one of the biggest problems is that the house and location are so nice you are often unwilling to leave.

The absence of hangers (noted in a previous review) has been fixed. The only thing we thought was missing was a stereo or something similar that we could hook up to our iPhones. There is a TV but we never turned it on.

If you are considering staying here you should know that there are no curtains in the bedrooms, only reflecting glass for privacy. We did not mind at all (it improves the views!), but it does get bright early in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green season 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$499
$2,999
$8,999
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,500
$7,000
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
$900
$5,800
 
 
highest season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$599
$3,499
$13,500
 
 
green season 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,799
$9,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$599
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99
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

  • 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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