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Luxury Mountain Estate With Many Monkeys Ocean View Pool Gated Daily Maid

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs2
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

7 Minutes From Town But Worlds Away Perfect Family Reunion Location Surf Boards

Casa Overlook was recently added to the exclusive HomeAway Luxury Collection. 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

Outdoor BBQ

Gourmet kitchen with new gas oven and stove, granite counters espresso machine and more

Purified Drinking Water

Brand New Ice Cold Air Conditioners Everywhere

WiFi 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 is a HomeAway Premier Partner. We book exclusively on HomeAway/VRBO.

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

Here is a video of the Casa Overlook It can also be seen at 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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick Culleton
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Rick Culleton

I am a traveler. I spend nearly half my life exploring this planet. Although I am always looking for new intriguing places to discover, I have found myself drawn back to a few over and over again. There is no place I have spent more time. I love the country and the people who call it home.

Rick Culleton purchased this house in 2016

Why Rick Culleton chose Hermosa Hills

There is not a home in the area that offers better views and no one comes close to my level of service. If I have learned anything in my 50+ years it is that nothing is more important than family and friends. I was searching for the perfect place for that once in a lifetime family reunion. I have no doubt that many families will create some of their best memories in this house.

What makes this house unique

This property is unique because it is close to Jaco but away from the hustle and bustle of town. It has amazing ocean views and is in the mountains. It is in a gated community for that extra peace of mind. But most of all, this expansive estate gives families and friends a place to be together while still having their own private space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hermosa Hills in Playa Hermosa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is a cash deposit of $500US required at check-in that is refunded in cash at checkout provided all keys and borrowed items are returned.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
    Guesthouse Master Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Guest House Half Bath
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Guesthouse Upstairs (New) - 1 Large Double Bed , Amazing views and giant deck.
  • All of mattresses and pillows are the best money can buy. We know how important a great night's sleep is.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxury Mountain Estate With Many Monkeys Ocean View Pool Gated Daily Maid
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

One of our best vacations ever. This house and setting were perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is exactly as described. Plenty of space and accomodations are great. The best part of the entire week was having chef services. Wow! These guys were superb! They were friendly, provided great service, and the food was excellent. Be sure you ask for Gustavo and Esteban. My granddaughter asked them to come home with her. Ha ha

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome property with a gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as pictured. Rick and Maricela were so helpful and accommodating. Perfect for a big group, the layout gives everyone plenty of personal space. We saw monkeys, macaws and toucans all from the pool. We had the best time and and are excited to visit again. Thanks Rick and Maricela!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Home You Can Find

  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing experience. The home was incredible, very spacious and you couldn’t ask for a better view!

Maricela is an amazing host and helps with anything you could need. Luis, our driver, was always there for us when we needed him and he went above and beyond what we could have expected. Finally, the chefs, Gustavo & Estaben, cooked fantastic meals! The best food we had on the trip and it very reasonably priced.

We would come back in a heartbeat and enjoyed every minute of it! Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, well equipped, nice views and great support staff

  • 4 of 5

The house is easily accessible on paved road. the grounds are well kept, all the rooms have private bathrooms, clean and well kept. The beds are very comfortable and A/C keeps all the areas very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and comfortable with clean views of the entire room...great for family reunions or large groups

The pool is of adequate size and the temperature is perfect. The BBQ area has a wet bar and is a lot of fun to cook there while people are in the water....the Bluetooth speakers worked well and allows a nice environment in the common area. The outdoor table accommodates 12 and the fans keep the area a bit cooler on hot days.

Will definitely come back next year for our regular family reunion

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a gated community near Jaco

  • 5 of 5

Casa Espana is located near Jaco, Costa Rica and is as good as the pictures and the descriptions depict. This house is beautiful. The daily maid service was fantastic and Marciela, the house manager, was incredible. She arranged for our transportation from the San Jose airport, our rental cars were delivered to the house, and she coordinated our activities throughout the week. Our group of 12 included four children who loved the swimming pool and hot tub. The home is located in a 24-hour manned security community with shopping and grocery stores within an easy distance to Jaco. Many family oriented activities are available locally. There are ATV tours, a zip line, the beaches and Manual Antonio National Park is a short 1 ½ hour drive away. Our adult children with their four kids enjoyed the Tarcolis River Tour. Between the beaches and the swimming pool many hours were spent in the water. Rick and Marciela responded to our questions immediately and the entire vacation held no surprises. We felt safe and well taken care of and we would highly recommend this beautiful home for a wonderful family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely clean when we arrived which is a huge thing for me so that was a nice start to our long weekend. The property owner and manager were extremely responsive to all my questions as it was my first time visiting Costa Rica. The house is located in a gated community with a guard on duty 24/7 so everyone in my group felt extremely safe and secure throughout our entire trip. The views from the house over the pacific ocean were amazing and the wildlife we got to see and film was awesome. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to for a nice relaxing vacation that's away from the fast pace life of we've all grown use to in the states. The property Manager Maricela made us feel like we were traveling with a local in our group which helped make our trip that much more enjoyable. She coordinated everything for us and we were so thankful for everything she did. I've been using VRBO now for over 10 years, and the customer service centered business model the owner has designed and implemented for guests staying at his properties makes me actively want to search for more of his properties to stay at in the future. Thank you all for an amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
San Jose SJO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Marriot Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

We are 8 minutes south of the center of Jaco, 17 minutes south of Los Suenos, 55 minutes north of Manuel Antonio and 1 hour and 15 minutes from the San Jose airport. You won't find a better location.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £129.43
Property Damage Insurance £46.28

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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