Casa Overlook was recently added to the exclusive HomeAway Luxury Collection. luxury.homeaway.com. In November of 2017 RentRica was named a HomeAway Premier partner for outstanding customer service and communication. Casa Overlook has hosted weddings, NFL teams, actors, authors and more. Google Casa Overlook and select images to see guest photos. This is the ultimate Costa Rican Luxury Vacation Rental.
8 Bedrooms, 11 Beds
7 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
Pool with swim up bar and ocean views
Gourmet kitchen with new gas oven and stove, granite counters espresso machine and more
Purified Drinking Water
Brand New Ice Cold Air Conditioners Everywhere
Private gated community with guards at the gate 24 hours a day
Amazing views from everywhere
Tucans, Monkies, and McCaws daily
Whale Watching from the Pool or Decks
Portable Internet Hotspot to take with you
Surfboards to use for free
I have 5 luxury properties in Jaco / Playa Hermosa. I have the number one home out of 1198 on HomeAway. Here is why my properties are so much more popular than all the rest:
1) I own and manage all five of our homes. With no broker fees or commissions to pay you get a great house for 40% less than you would elsewhere.
2) I have a staff of 7 dedicated 100% to these five properties. Everything is maintained perfectly. Daily housekeeping is included.
3) The number listed here is my personal cellphone. When you need something Maricela and I are here to help regardless of what the need is.
If Casa Overlook is booked for your dates check out our other properties, Casa Espana, The Penthouse, Casa Loco and Casa Zocalo on RentRica.com. RentRica is a HomeAway Premier Partner. We book exclusively on HomeAway/VRBO.
Some of the things we can arrange for you are:
Tours, including Zip Lining, ATV, Horseback, Fishing, Surf Lessons, Day Trips, Manuel Antonio National Park, Sky Diving, Tortuga Island Tours, Catamaran Tours, Sunset Cruises and Much More.
This is by far the best home for your family reunion or getaway with friends. I offer a higher level of service and a better luxury rental than anyone else in the area. I own and manage this house. Included in the price of this home is daily maid service, a portable Wifi hotspot, local cell phone, surfboards and more. This expansive home is in the gated community of Valle Perdido (Lost Valley Community) where there are just 15 homes.
Casa Overlook is the home you imagine when you think luxury Costa Rica Vacation rental. There are monkeys playing in the trees every day. Macaws fly overhead while Tucans squeak in the trees and iguanas sunbathe on the steps. You see and hear the Pacific Ocean from everywhere. Although you are just a few minutes from the busy Jaco center you will feel like you are alone in a mountainside jungle. There are three buildings with 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a negative edge pool overlooking the Pacific. If this home is within your budget there is no place else to consider. If the dates you need are only partially available, contact me. I may be able to put you in one house for part of your stay and the other for the rest. You can see all five of our properties and available dates at RentRica.com/all-calendars
Here is a video of the Casa Overlook https://youtu.be/K1pjXNVfaQc It can also be seen at RentRica.com. Located on over an acre of land that has stunning ocean views from every inch yet is high enough in the mountains to be 10 degrees cooler than the beach. Although Playa Hermosa needs no security, the fact that there is a guard on duty at the only entrance 24 hours a day will give you peace of mind. Behind this gate are extensive walking trails. Beyond the gate is one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, the hip town of Jaco and much more.
The layout of the estate is this. The main house is actually two buildings connected by a pool. The first building has a massive master suite with 2 balconies on the second floor. The living room and kitchen are on the first floor. The second building to the main house has 4 bedrooms, each with its own entrance and private bath as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer. The guest house has its own living area and laundry room. There are three bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a half bath. There are ocean view decks everywhere.
Every inch of every building is completely air-conditioned. Everything is built to US standards. There is wireless internet throughout. The property is blanketed by an Eeros wireless network that offers a consistent 15mbps. Stream music, use facetime, watch Netflix or disconnect and just stare at the Ocean. Everything is the best it can be. The mattresses, pillows, and sheets are the most expensive available to assure a great nights sleep. There are great sounding wireless speakers and a BBQ grill at the pool.
All of our properties have 5 stage reverse osmosis filters for drinking water. There is no need to buy bottled water.
I have been traveling to Costa Rica for 25 years and have been there over 150 times. I know the best tours, what restaurants to go to, how to get around, where to rent your car, who gives the best massage and where the coldest beer is. Whether you stay with us or not, feel free to ask me about anything you need to know about Jaco specifically or Costa Rica. I have an amazing staff including a property manager, Maricela, who can help you in any way you need. She can recommend restaurants, make reservations, book tours, arrange transportation, massages and more. As amazing as the property is you will notice Maricela is mentioned in the reviews more than the views :). Richard is our full-time maintenance man and Arlen cleans the house 6 days a week.
I hope you enjoy Costa Rica as much as I do. There are lots of pretty places in the world but it is the people of Costa Rica that make this country truly beautiful.
ADDED BONUS - Included with the rental of CasaOveerlook is a WiFi HotSpot and local Costa Rica Cellphone. The HotSpot eliminates the need for any International Cellular Roaming Plans and will keep you from paying any ridiculous cellular bills when you return. The cell phone will allow you to call local restaurants, tour companies or anyone else in Costa Rica easily for free. The house has a US/Canadian phone and a Costa Rica phone.
You can mix and match our properties. You can stay in one for a couple days and move to another. Just make a separate reservation for each house.
Cash deposit at check-in. HomeAway provides insurance for damage to the house. We charge a $500 cash deposit at check-in. This is held to assure all of the items lent to you, including surfboards, wifi hotspots, phones, keys and so on are returned. Provided everything is returned at checkout and none of the rules were violated the money will be refunded in cash when you leave.
Getting Here: We are a 75-minute drive from the San Jose airport. DO NOT fly into Limon. Many times people make that mistake. Limon is on the North East Coast. All the cool stuff (well most of it) is on the Pacific side. You do not want to go to Limon. You can rent a car from Vamos in San Jose and drive yourself. It is highway all the way. I will give you coordinates to the house and you can get here with Google maps. I'll even show you how to download the maps in advance so you don't use data along the way. If you aren't comfortable driving here we can arrange a transport for you. Once you are in Jaco we can help you get a rental car.
Money: The local currency is colones. There are 560 colones to a US dollar. You don't need colones. You can use dollars everywhere. If you want colones the cheapest way to get them is out of the ATM. Don't go to any of the currency exchange booths. And don't buy colones from your bank in the US. You will get charged 10% or more with either of those. Cash is king in Costa Rica. Restaurants will take credit cards (usually) but Taxi rides, massages, and many other small purchases must be made in cash. If the power goes out no one can take credit cards. So keep some cash reserves.
Language: About half the people in Jaco speak English. Every restaurant, store and tour operator has English speaking employees. Costa Ricans are extremely friendly. They will help you with your Spanish. Maybe a cram course on Duoling.com before you go will help :)
Communication: You can call me at any time. My personal cell phone is listed here with HomeAway. If you are coming to Costa Rica it is best to create a WhatsApp account. This is how most of Central America, Mexico, and Europe communicate. It's free. You can talk with Maricela before and during your trip. Message or call her with WhatsApp for everything from a dinner reservation to a masseuse to come to the house. She will make dinner reservations for you, arrange transportation, book your tours and whatever else you need. Think of Maricela as your personal Concierge. Just don't forget to tip her before you leave ;)
Is It Safe? Yes. It is as safe in Costa Rica as it is in the US. There is no place in the world that has zero crime. Use common sense and you will be safe. Don't walk on the beach alone at night, mind your own business, watch out for riptides and don't stand under coconut trees or swim in the Tercoles River with the Crocodiles and you will be just fine.
When you make your final payment there will be $600 included that is a deposit against accidental damage to the home. It is automatically refunded by HomeAway 14 days after your stay provided there is no damage. Additionally, there is a $500 cash deposit collected at check-in. This covers bicycles, surfboards, pool towels, WiFi hotspots and anything that can be removed from the property. In the event there is any damage or loss the cash deposit would be used first. If there was to be damage beyond $1,100 you would be billed through HomeAway to your credit card. In the event you are checking out prior to 8am, the cash collected w