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4 Br/4 Bth Spectacular Luxury Home, New To Rental Market. Across From Beach.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 10, 2016
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Enjoy Morning visits from howler monkeys, beautiful birds and iguanas while drinking your coffee. Be mesmerized by turtles coming out to nest on the beach. Learn to surf on one of the best beaches in the world. Watch the most spectacular sunset every night. Enjoy leisurely walks and search for sea shells on an endless beach. Relax with a book in the shade by the pool while the kids play endless games of Marco Polo. You can do it all when you stay at Casa Hermosa.

Casa Hermosa is located in the exclusive gated community of Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande. Playa Grande, which is named one of the top 10 in the World by Travel and Leisure in 2013, is located immediately north of the beach community of Tamarindo and is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the world. It is also famous as a major nesting site for the highly endangered leatherback sea turtle, the largest reptile on Earth. The house is ideally located on the southern end of the 3 kilometer beach, less than 200 meters from the water and within the sound of the crashing surf.

The Spanish styled home has been professionally decorated to reflect the natural beauty of the area and thoughtfully organized to meet all your needs. The 3000 sq. ft home has 4 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queen beds and 4 bunk beds) and 4 full bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate 10-12 people. The house has been recently renovated with new furniture, entertainment center and decorations.

The front room is a casual space and perfect for kids of all ages to gather, watch movies, and play games. The front room can be opened up to connect with the great room, providing a spacious place for everyone to gather but still provide cozy areas to meet everyone’s needs. In the great room, you will find an entertainment center, including a new 60” flat screen TV, DVD player and music system for MP3 players, high speed WiFi internet. The gourmet kitchen is beautifully laid out with granite counters, breakfast bar, a full stainless steel freezer and refrigerator, European gas stove, microwave oven, dishwasher, and custom cabinets. This kitchen is fully stocked for all occasions, whether that’s for a party of two or ten.

The sliding doors in the great room open out to a large outside patio, private pool and garden. You can enjoy breakfast or evening drinks while the beautiful birds visit the garden. The pool provides a refreshing oasis after a hot day of excursions and a wonderful place to gather and play.

The master bedroom, with high vaulted ceiling and wrap around patio is a perfect place to find serenity. There is also a small work area, with a desk where you can catch up with work if needed. Additional flat screen TV, dvd, music system and a comfortable couch makes the master bedroom a suite on its own. With WiFi and free phone calls to the U.S., you can set up a home office and telecommute. The iron-gated porch outside the master bedroom is set up to give you some peace and shade throughout the day.

There are two other bedrooms with queen size beds (with memory foam pads) and full bathrooms. The fourth bedroom is set up with 4 bunk beds. All bedrooms have ample storage space and air conditioning.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We discovered Playa Grande while we were staying at nearby Playa Langosta. On a recommendation from a local surfer, we decided to have dinner at Bula Bula and check out the hidden gem of a beach that everyone was raving about. With happy hour drinks in our hands, we sat and watched a spectacular sunset and decided this was one of the most magical places in Costa Rica.

On our next trip, we decided to stay in Playa Grande for 3 weeks. For us, Playa Grande combine the best of Costa Rica—beautiful pristine beach, surf, wildlife, no crowds, natural beauty, comfort, and wonderful people. We knew we wanted to be part of this paradise and decided to buy a house. We chose Casa Hermosa because the house is beautifully constructed and we could hear the ocean waves while still being just far enough to not bother the turtles that grace the beach to nest. We also loved the fact that the house is in the National Park and we are committed to doing our part in making sure that Playa Grande stays pristine, beautiful and magical.

We live in San Jose, California, which isn’t a bad place to live either. However, we look forward to every opportunity we get to spend some wonderful time in Casa Hermosa with family and friends. We hope you will have many lasting memories.

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13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews

San Jose, CA, USA

Beautiful Comfortable Vacation Home with a Perfect Beach a Few Steps Away

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable with large bedrooms and bathrooms, a large family room, a great kitchen, a large outdoor area and a pool. It is located around great restaurants/cafes and best of all it is 150m to one of the best beaches in the world. We had 4 families with 8 adults and 5 kids and it was very comfortable. Playa Grande is miles of beach, water and sky. We spent hours with wonderful waves and then jumped in the house pool. This house can be for a week or for 3 months. We can't wait to be back to the Playa Grande and Casa Hermosa.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, USA

Secluded hideaway with a perfect beach and close to Tamarindo shops

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy wonderful beaches, sunsets and a secluded tropical hideaway with the convenience of Tamarindo very close, this is the place to go. We spent a week at this house with several other families and are still talking about the wonderful experience. In all our years of travel we've never come across such a perfect beach. Gently sloping so you can play in the waves without going in over your head. Wonderful waves for Boogie boarding and a sunset to die for. Over a mile for walking to the right and a short distance to the left to the taxi boats that take you into the busy Tamarindo with any shop or restaurant you could need.

Palm Beach Estates is such a wonderful quiet hideaway with several small restaurants and tiny hotels. We loved playing on the beach all afternoon, then shower up and return to the beach to wait for the sunset. Then we would walk to the Bula Bula for dinner in the open air drinking tropical cocktails. Everything a 5 minute walk away.

Casa Hermosa's pool is great to relax and cool off in. The rooms are all air conditioned separately, and the kitchen dining television area was great to accommodate our multi-family social activities. During our multi-week trip in Costa Rica this house was the ultimate highlight.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA, USA

Beautiful home and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is the only way to go! We were extremely happy with our experience at Casa Hermosa. The house and community provides a warm, relaxing and safe environment. We felt comfortable letting the kids roam on their own. The kitchen is generous to accommodate large gatherings. There are an abundance of restaurants, cafés and a market within walking distance to the house. Not many places are available where you can have close beach access within a forest near an estuary and your own private pool. The unexpected bonus was the wildlife. Near enough to see and hear but far enough away to be in a safe home. Within short walks you can see iguanas, crabs, monkeys, exotic birds, and much more. It makes the entire experience more fun for everyone. The house is very clean with modern finishes and luxurious bed linens and towels. Thank you for making our vacation experience so wonderful! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Beautiful House, Perfect for Families and Groups

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several houses in Playa Grande over the years, and this was by far the most comfortable and well maintained. The house is spacious enough for larger groups -- though there were only six of us, we had two kids under the age of 12 and two grandparents over 70, so having two living areas helped. The pool, cleaned daily, is also a good size. And the house is well stocked with everything you need, from extra towels to extra corkscrews. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property, location and community

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with another couple and 3 kids for 2 weeks over Christmas and into the New Year. Honestly, I would easily vacation here again over and above many places we've been throughout Caribbean and Central America. There is much to do here (and generally in Costa Rica), friendly locals, very safe and great vibe.

This property is located in a great little community and as others have pointed out, several great restaurant options within walking distance (and others within a short drive), and a great little market - Wil*Mart - within walking distance.

This Playa Grande beach is very accessible, and fantastic. We spent a ton of time down there surfing and boogie-boarding. It is a great, all-sand beach sprinkled with shells. Back at the house - the pool was well-maintained, great daily cleaning service, AC worked well.

Given the drought situation (over and above being dry season) we did have water cut off or regulated a day or two, which alarmed us at first, but ended up not being a problem at all.

Would highly recommend and will actually consider this rental again! House is very spacious and well taken care of. Great location, pool, backyard and attentive care takers. Very safe location, friendly 'neighbours' and food, amenities within walking distance.

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dexter, MI

Perfect for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10, including 4 grandchildren, found the house and the setting perfect for our family vacation. The three bedrooms with private baths are perfect for couples and the bunk bed room is great for kids. The pool and yard were cared for daily. The amazing beach is minutes away, as is a nice convenience store, and restaurants - yet everything feels secluded and enjoyable. The daily maid service was a nice touch. The staff at Hotel Bula Bula was wonderful in managing the house and helping us arrange trips, etc. I'd especially recommend the boat trip through the estuary and the water taxis to Tamarindo. This is a beautiful home in a secluded area so the road is a bit rough, but well worth the surroundings and privacy. It was a perfect match for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia at 55 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Grande at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Casa Hermosa is located in the exclusive gated community of Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande. Playa Grande, which is named one of the top 10 in the World by Travel and Leisure in 2013, is located immediately north of the beach community of Tamarindo and is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the world. It is also famous as a major nesting site for the highly endangered leatherback sea turtle, the largest reptile on Earth. The house is ideally located on the southern end of the 3 kilometer beach, less than 200 meters from the water and within the sound of the crashing surf.

Playa Grande is truly spectacular. At high tide, large waves provide excellent surfing and boogie boarding. At low tide, a sand flat extends more than 100 meters off the beach allowing the family to enjoy the waves in safety. The beach has no rocks to stub toes and is literally covered with sea shells. Water temperature is usually 82 degrees rendering wet suits pointless. The entire beachfront is now a national park to protect the nesting turtles and this has greatly limited development. As a result, the southern end of the beach is often deserted and never has more than small number of people. The western orientation provides spectacular sunsets and reduced night lighting (to protect the turtles) allows for phenomenal star gazing.

Palm Beach Estates has a small general store a quick five minute walk from the house. Next door is a surfing inn and school that has great instructors for visitors looking to try out the sport or improve their skills. Three excellent restaurants are a short walk from the house.

Boat tours of the beautiful estuary with its monkeys, crocodiles and birds, can also be arranged within walking distance. The limited traffic means the dirt roads are great for those looking to do a morning jog. The north end of the beach is a short five minute drive along the access road. North Playa Grande has a number of restaurants as well as surf shops and a spa.

Casa Hermosa’s southern location lets you take a beautiful 1 kilometer walk along the water to the estuary separating Playa Grande from Tamarindo. From there you can either take a 1 minute water taxi ($1/person) to Tamarindo or take the short swim depending on the tide. Tamarindo is the largest beach community in Guanacaste and has many amenities including shops, surf schools, tennis club, U.S. style grocery stores and dozens of excellent restaurants. If you have a car, you can also get to Tamarindo by driving 25 minutes around the estuary.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 23 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include all occupancy taxes, daily maid service, garden/pool maintenance, departure cleaning as well as property management and concierge services. Rates are subject to change.

50% is required to secure the reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Security Deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Discounts for smaller groups, long term rentals, and last minute rentals.

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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Master Suite - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We can arrange chauffeur service to pick up from Liberia Airport and have rental car delivered to the house. Arrange cooking services, grocery pick up services for additional fees.

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