Large 4 Bedroom Beachfront House in Playa Hermosa! Brand new to rental market
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Growing up in beautiful (but cold) Canada we both always dreamed of moving to a warm tropical place. According to our parents we both always said we both had an instant draw to the ocean, and at young ages said that we would live at the beach one day! After spending years traveling, looking for the perfect place, we found our amazing adopted country of Costa Rica. We knew instantly that this was the place for us: the warm and friendly locals, gorgeous green jungle, the amazing climate, the rugged untouched beaches, the relative proximity to our home country, among other things made this an easy choice. Once we further found Santa Teresa, and especially Playa Hermosa, we knew this was our spot. Back then there was almost nobody in this town, and especially not on the Hermosa end of town, so it was a gamble for has certainly paid off. We bought a raw piece of jungle and developed the property ourselves. After many years of permits and zoning and building we finally completed our project and opened our doors in 2007. We absolutely love showing our little piece of the planet off to our guests, and have been very lucky that folks seem to enjoy it as much as we do!
Owner purchased this House in 2003
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Perfect house for bigger group.
This place was perfect. I want to move into this house and live there forever. I’m pretty sure my whole family feels the same way.
Proximity to the beach is awesome.
Surf at the beach out front and slightly to the north can be world class and is generally uncrowded.
There are cool tide pools to the south and a perfect wide sandy beach (best st low tide) to the north both just a few steps away.
We made a sweet cabana fort out of drift wood/bamboo/palm tree bits out on the beach in front of the property. We Surfed twice a day. It was so easy to access this was a no brained. We cooked most of our meals at the house and never had any problems. All of the cookware was in good shape.
The pool is SOO wonderful. The hosts were wonderful. The long-term residents nearby were all quite friendly.
Oh we had capuchin monkeys visit us at the pool and we were able to watch them play for hours while we played/swam in the pool.
Little things that really help out a lot like having drinking water delivered makes a huge difference and is much appreciated.
The staff did a great job cleaning.
The price point makes this house an exceptional value.
I’m not usually one to worry about these things but since some might I’ll point out that we felt very safe there.
All in all I’d rate it 11 out of 10. ELEVEN.
We’ve stayed at other properties the area many times before but If/when we go back I will definitely check if the Sandcastle is available first.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you guys again very soon. :)
If you want by the water this place is for you. Just a short walk and you are right on the beach for the most amazing sunsets. Plenty of room for the four us, as we each had our own room. Very clean and neat and kitchen well stocked with everything we needed. WIFI worked great, the best we encountered. Santa Teresa is not far and a good place to get food/groceries. The GPS took us a not so good way to the place but we were able to find a better route out. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone! The owners were very quick to respond and the young man that helped carry our luggage was super nice. Thanks for a great stay!
Thanks so much, Janelle! Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet, but so glad you enjoyed yourselves. :)
Brad & Tara
Great family vacation
It was a beautiful, quiet property right on the beach. Stunning sunsets. So much fun in the waves of Playa Hermosa, and the pool was lovely in the afternoons. Our host was really attentive and all of the staff on the property were lovely. Great house, perfect for 2 families with 4 kids. Close to Santa Teresa. We loved it!
Amazing Beach Front Villa
We searched all the VRBO Costa Rican Central Pacific beach front properties and selected this Villa because it had all the key characteristics a family could want: beach front, recently renovated, spacious, great kitchen, tastefully beach chic decorated, a beautiful pool area, a super safe region, and right on one of Costa Rica's best surfing beaches - Santa Teresa/Playa Hermosa. After five days at this property everyone in our group (ages 70+ to 10) wanted to extend our stay and were already planning our next trip back. The owners and staff were amazing and super responsive to all requests. The A/C units, Wifi and kitchen appliances all worked superbly. Daily maid service was excellent and the property was very clean and well maintained. Additionally, all the beds were comfortable, and all towels and linens were high quality. We could not have asked for a better experience. Worthy every penny!
Thanks so much, Ron! Was so nice to meet your lovely family. We look forward to having you guys back again your next trip to Costa Rica. :)
Great time at a great place. Hosts couldn’t have been better and super attentive.
Thanks so much, Nestor! Hope to see you again soon.
Amazing Oceanfront Property!
This was a second time visiting Costa Rica with a group of friends. The first time we were up in Playa Grande, and decided to explore another part of Costa Rica. We really hit the jackpot with this wonderful VRBO. The house is HUGE, and has every amenity a surfer could ask for. First off, you can see the ocean from the front porch. Being at a place right on the water was absolutely amazing. There are other houses on the property, but you would never know it. The house is newly remodeled, with very tasteful decorations and amenities. There are AC units in each room, and they are very quiet and work super well. Our group of 6 surfed, and we loved that the house had racks inside for storage. The house had an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a surf session which was very convenient. There was also a pool on the property, which we used a surprising amount! It was so great to be able to cool off and float in a pool just steps from the front door! There was parking for our SUV about 50’ from the front door. The kitchen had everything you would need to cook, and they even provided 5 gallon filtered water (since you can’t drink the tap water)! It was so nice not having to go to the store to get water every other day! Seriously, these Owners have thought of everything. The surf was also very good, and about a 10 minute walk from the house. It is an easy drive to find additional surf beaches, but we mainly just stayed near the house and loved it. The Owners have these amazing outdoor beds and lounge chairs strewn throughout the property, making lazy afternoons a must. There was a TV located upstairs, but we didn’t use it. But it is there if you want to veg and watch a movie! There are great restaurants, two of which are within walking distance. The rest are in Santa Teresa, a very short drive. Overall this place was incredible, and we hope to return soon!
P.S. My husband left his wedding ring (eeks) at the property, and the Owners were so helpful in getting it returned. So if you leave something there, you can definitely count on them to get it back to you!
P.P.S We were planning on bringing our 6 month old but my mom ended up being able to watch her. If we did end up bringing her, the Owner's had a crib that we could rent!
Thanks so much for your lovely review, Samantha!
Was lovely to meet you and have you here as guests, and we are so glad the ring is back where it belongs. :)
Hope to see you again soon!
Brad & Tara