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Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), 100 steps to the beach

This stunning, well appointed 4 bedroom home is located in the gated community of Hermosa Palms. Check the surf off the master bedroom and deck, or let it lull you to sleep after a day of fun. Savour your coffee and breakfast outside under one of the 2 covered terraces. Enjoy the sea breezes while swinging in the hammock on the roof top terrace. Have a barbecue or let someone else do the cooking and dine at a nearby restaurant.

The beach and community pool are a short two minute, 500 foot stroll away. Just carry your surf board with you. Playa Hermosa is one of the most consistent and best surfing destinations in Costa Rica. The site of the 2009 summer world surfing championships. You may also see turtles on the beach laying their eggs. Spotting the Scarlet Macaw parrots in the almond trees is a daily event, usually at 6am or 4 pm.

Your private beach home is just 7 minutes away from the town of Jaco. In Jaco you will find numerous restaurants, shops, banks, grocery stores, car rentals, pharmacies and plenty of night life including casinos.

For a real thrill don't forget the Zip lines just outside of town.

You're only 45 minutes from the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This park has monkeys, parrots and other wildlife. There are great eateries along the way with spectacular clifftop ocean views.

Just a 15 minute drive north you will find the 5 star Marriott Los Suenos Resort, which offers golf, tennis,shops, fine dining, spa and marina, or continue along another 5 minutes and treat yourself to sunset cocktails at Villa Caleta's. This will be unforgettable.

The airport in San Jose is less than ninety minutes away with a newly opened highway. Rental car pickup, taxi or van can be easily arranged including a driver. Just step out of the airport and let someone else do the driving.

This spectacular tropical beach community of Hermosa Palms is noted for its ideal location and friendly atmosphere. Close to the town of Jaco, yet blessed with 5 miles of uncrowded beach and endless surf. Your ideal place to decompress from life's pressures.

Keywords: Beach House,beach rental home,Beach Front, house,Gated Community, Private Home

More Details

Tim Van Zoost
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Tim Van Zoost

My wife and I first discovered the beauty and friendly relaxed culture of Costa Rica in 2004.

Tim Van Zoost purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim Van Zoost chose Playa Hermosa

We rented many condos and homes nearby and then happened to find Hermosa Palms and rent in this community. Our intention was to build elswhere, but the specatular beach life and community of Hermosa Palms quickly changed our minds.

What makes this house unique

Long walks on a mostly empty beach other than a few surfers enjoying themselves, offered more than we could ever have dreamed for.If you are a bird watcher then you found the right spot. Parrots, pelicans, hummingbirds and a hundred more species are there to see. When you need ammenities or a night out for dining its at your fingertips. No long drives just to get the basics. Your precious vacation time is left for what you want to do. Relax and enjoy your self.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time and loved your house and the community.

Thank you for all of your help getting everything set up. Marco and Eddie and Zuma were all really great to work with.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Playa Hermosa around the Cantón Garabito

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Double vanity, ensuite with two showers(one outside)
    Half bath - Toilet , Half bath off of the living room
    Upstairs full bathroom,with shower and vanity - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite with double sink,toilet and 2 showers, one outside
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Murphy Bed , Lower level room, queen size murphy/wall bed with its own AC
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) , queen size Murphy/wall bed(1), Bunk Beds (1set), 1 single sofa bed in the livingroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
100 STEPS TO THE POOL AND THE 5 MILE BEACH; FILTERED AND UV STERILIZED FRIDGE WATER AND ICE CUBES- no need to buy or lug drinking water; wine fridge; Coffee perk ,grinder and blender; 3 patios including Roof top with 2 hammocks, table and chairs; mid level deck for sunbathing- loungers and umbrella; walk out lower level covered patio, with full compliment of patio furniture including loungers, outdoor dining table and chairs. and gas barbecue. All beach towles provided. IPod docking stations in each bedroom; 2 zone central A/C ; Safe for valuables; HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET; Sushi party catering available at very reasonable prices.


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Luxury Beach Home in Gated Community /Hermosa Palms,
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Denton, Texas

Perfect In Every Way!!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a fantastic week in Costa Rica. Prior to arrival Tim provided all the information I needed to plan a fabulous week in Costa Rica. Tim's home is beautiful, very comfortable, and felt like our home away from home immediately upon arrival. During our tour of the house with Marco we were greeted by Pancho, the resident monkey. He is super cute, very friendly, and visited daily - he was definitely a bonus to our visit. Hermosa Palms is a secure, well maintained, beautifully landscaped resort community, in a great location. I highly recommend Tim's property to anyone interested in visiting this area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Where vacation time is so limited we try to provide guidance on some of the best places to visit or go for an unique adventure. There is so much to do in this area, not forgetting to mention dozen of eateries just minutes away. One doesn't want to miss a thing and we try to help in maximizing your time off. And yes our resident monkey Poncho wants to ensure you have a true Costa Rican experience, frequently dropping by to have breakfast and afternoon snacks with you.
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No better choice than this house!

  • 5 of 5

Vacationing in Costa Rica and staying at Tim’s house was one of the best time we ever had as a family. Even after more than one week of returning home, my family of 8 (4 adults & 4 kids) can’t stop reflecting on our week long vacation at Tim’s place. The house is beautiful and bigger than expected, even for such a big family moving around. It is well decorated, has a great layout and three great outdoor areas to enjoy the serene Costa Rica. Booking and preparing for my visit was so easy. Tim was efficient and easy to coordinate details with. Tim had so much recommendations for his guests(didn’t need to spend hours looking at websites or reading books) such as rental car, cook service and a long list of places to visit or things to do. The kitchen has sorts of pots and pans and the pantry was equipped with basic cooking items as oil and spice.

Marco the property manager was so helpful from the time of arrival to the checkout date. Unfortunately during our time in Costa Rica we’ve gotten into a car accident. As soon as Marco and Tim found out they checked on us and offered to help if further assistance was needed with the rental company. That meant a lot to my family. Hermosa Palms is a well kept beautiful gated community. We had a great time at the pool, good eating at Yoyo’s, and enjoy walking on the beach.

In my opinion, there’s no better home than Tim’s place to stay in when visiting Costa Rica! We will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. We stayed for 2 weeks. Tim was easy to work with. The pool is amazing and Yoyo's bar is the best. Everything is provided and of good quality... Especially the beds😁. The monkey named Poncho is an added bonus. We did enjoy relaxing on the top lookout. Couldn't have asked for better!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We went to Costa Rica with the sole purpose of relaxing and we picked the perfect spot. We had everything we needed at Playa Hermosa. Along with all the suggestions given to us from Tim VanZoost we were able to do as much or as little as we wanted. The suggestions that he gave along with directions were wonderful. We ended up doing the supper and sunset excursions and the views and food were wonderful. The people were very friendly everywhere we went and even shopping for food was easy. We had everything we needed and ended up cooking about two meals a day at the house and went out to eat about once a day. The community has everything you would find at a resort but with fewer people. There were many times that we were the only two in the pool.. it was a little piece of heaven. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aylesford, Nova Scotia

Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to describe the fast rate at which one decompresses after arrival at Casa Van Zoost and the community of Hermosa Palms. The home is very comfortable and well appointed, "homey! " one would say. There is a small library of several dozen books and a few dvds along with Apple tv to engage Netflix shows in the evening if one chooses to do so.The house is well decorated, has great beds and lots of indoor and outdoor space. Two outside decks provide great opportunities for relaxing and reading a book. The roof top with hammocks, is absolutely wonderful, with gentle sea breezes and abundant birds, particularly the Macaw parrots that are so numerous here. They even have a nest in the old palm tree as you enter Hermosa Palms.

The beach and large pool are just a minute or two walk(4 doors away) on the same interior street. Sitting under a palm tree watching the surfers or just the waves, lulls you into a state of pure relaxation. Low tide affords one large flats, ideal for walking on the five mile beach. YoYo's swim up bar has outstanding fish tacos and other light fare and drinks.

If you get yourself motivated to go anywhere else there is so much to do within minutes or as far as an hour to the national park or Rafa's monkey tour. I could write forever. You will not be bored but definitely want to stay longer. Tim and Marco make everything simple for arrangements, shuttle pick up and transfers, car rental and anything else you want to know or do.

No question, i will back.


  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing "Costa Rican" home by the sea...

  • 5 of 5

My family of four, and friends with family of four enjoyed an amazing week at Casa Van Zoost in Playa Hermosa. The home and beach is a great launching point to many spectacular attractions in the area including zip lining, ATV'ing, monkey tours, Manuel Antonio Park with easy access to Jaco just 10 minutes up the road. The beach was secluded with awesome waves (surfing, body surfing and boogey boarding) and a pool area just steps from the home. The home itself was well kept, modern, very relaxing and comfortable. Tim the owner made it easy for us to arrange transport to and from the airport with great recommendations on things to do in the area. Thanks Tim! Just wished we had another 10 days at least (didn't want to come home).

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Costa Rica is an amazing country. The most frequent comment is "I wished we could have stayed longer , we just didn't have enough time , so many things to do". We are pleased you had that great time and experience that so many quests speak of. I am sure you will return again. Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation and also for the great review you posted. Safe journeys. Tim
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Car: recommended

Manuel Antonio National Park nearby,Fishing charters,zip lines, atv rentals nearby. surf board rentals on site


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8

Last minute specials ; 2 night min. call for quote
Additional or daily cleaning service, or cook can be arranged. Inquire for pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.