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Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Stunning sunsets and world class surf!

Casa Mia caters to large family gatherings or groups looking to relax and have fun in a homey, but intimate environment. Enjoy our pool, rancho, or beach and the many local attractions and tours. We offer rooms with queen, king, or twin beds, that share a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and a one bedroom apartment with 2 beds and its own small kitchen. All rooms have cable,flat-screen TVs, and wi-fi. A perfect setting for a destination wedding or family reunion that sleeps 18 persons comfortably. Enjoy a drink from our bar at sunset or a leisurely walk on the beach to take spectacular photos. We love hosting families, couples, and groups of friends. However, in order to maintain the peace and tranquility that Casa Mia offers, we do not permit bachelor parties.

Granera Family
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Granera Family

We are a family of 5, Nicole and Carlos, and 3 girls. We love surfing and life at the beach so divide our time between San Jose and Playa Hermosa. We have an onsite manager, Diane, that will welcome you and help with any arrangements.

Granera Family purchased this villa in 2011

Why Granera Family chose Playa Hermosa

We love Playa Hermosa and have a property close by on the mountain. We've been coming here to vacation for the past 10 years and buying Casa Mia and remodeling the hotel has been a project we've enjoyed with all our heart.

What makes this villa unique

Taking walks on the black sand beach, the surfing, the magnificent sunsets, are a few of my favorite things about living here. From the deck chairs surrounding the pool or cooking in the outdoor kitchen, you can see, feel, and hear the ocean and enjoy the breeze. Our rooms are clean and comfortable but you will prefer to read a book under the sun umbrella with a cool drink in hand.The location is perfect for many different day trips, such as canopy tours or Manuel Antonio Park, where you can see monkeys and sloths.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Hermosa in Cantón Garabito

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Bachelor Parties or drugs allowed on property. No exceptions.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Enjoy a beautiful, peaceful beach.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for better accommodations or a more responsive owner and attentive staff. Our housekeeper, Sonia, took wonderful care of us and the property; including our laundry. While Eric greeted us and doubled as an extraordinary chef and concierge. We could not recommend him more favorably. We were a group of 18 and his dinners were far better and more cost effective then eating out. You will find this rental to be among the best you will experience. We definitely have this on our short list of "do it again" properties.

We also chartered a fishing trip out of Los Suenos marina (1 marlin/6 sail fish) and did a day trip to Manuel Antonio national park. Both of which we would also recommend very highly.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastopol, CA

Beachfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mia exceeded our expectations! Carlos our host, Sonia our housekeeper & Erick the chef were exceptional! Our favorite excursions were Tortuga Island and Manual Antonio. Although the ocean in front is beautiful it is NOT for swimming but the pool is an afternoon oasis. We loved the daily visits from the macaws and other critters. The washer is not accessible but Sonia graciously will do any laundry left on the bench. Of note the driving style is aggressive with tailing and frequent passing. We cannot wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Heaven on Earth...

  • 5 of 5

We had a family trip planned celebrating my wife's parents 50th wedding anniversary and my daughter and niece's high school graduations. We are from Colorado and Texas and wanted to have a good place where we could all stay together, there were 13 of us in all... Carlos and Nicole helped us arrange our airport transfers, provided great recommendation to our private Chef for the week (Eric), great transportation options (Cuchi) and the rest was just magical. The house accommodated all of us very well, with private rooms with dedicated baths and great outdoor spaces including the awesome pool we used daily! What we did not realize is that the house is very close to many restaurants and awesome beach bars, all right next door, and the BLACK SAND beaches were pristine, watching the surfers and the big waves daily was a bonus. Eric our Chef was amazing with his creative cuisine, he became one of the family before it was all over, Eric also became our tour guide on a couple days as well. I would also like to mention Sonya, she was there every day to clean for us including laundry! It was a dream vacation that did not disappoint! The reason for the success of our trip was meeting the Casa Mia crew, they took great care of us! Thanks again so much for the incredible experience you provided for our family. We hope to come back and see you again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

The stay here was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 17 staying here for a wedding party and it was just the perfect size accommodation for our group. Everyone was able to have their own bed, had plenty of lounging areas outside to mingle and hang out, loved that the kitchen was outdoors and very open with a large table that also was able to sit everyone. We were right off the beach so waking up and having those morning views were beautiful. There was a 24 hour mini mart next door which was very convenient and there were also restaurants within walking distance for breakfast and dinner which were delicious. Carlos the owner did a fantastic job on checking up on us if we needed anything. Also Sonia who was the cleaning lady did such a great job on having everything well kept and cleaned up by the time we got back from our daily activities, she even went above and beyond to let us know she could wash a few clothing items for some us (did an atv tour, so got pretty muddy), so that was really nice. I would have to say overall we had a very good experience here, every person in our group had nothing but good things to say about staying here. Hopefully in the future we can plan to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Casa Mia

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mia was the perfect accommodations for our group of 14. Everyone had their own private space when they needed it, and the outdoor common area was perfect for socializing and meals. Prior to the trip, Nicole was extremely responsive and helpful with any and all questions and concerns our group had. And Carlos was at Casa Mia to meet us upon our arrival to give us a lay of the land, on the morning of our departure to see us off, and provided us his phone number in case we needed to text him. Additionally, the housekeeper Sonia was fantastic and went above and beyond in creating a clean and inviting atmosphere.

Chef Erik was apparently on vacation the week of our stay, but Chef Johann was a fantastic substitute. We reserved Chef Johann for 3 days and he would meet with us before each meal to discuss what we wanted to eat and did all of the grocery shopping. Despite a slight language barrier, Chef Johann was extremely personable and even made accommodations for one member of our group who followed a vegan diet. The food was delicious and in overabundance, and after day 1, we reduced our chef provided meals to just breakfast and dinner.

As mentioned by other reviewers, the beach at Casa Mia is not a swim beach. But that did not detract from the attractiveness of the property. Several days were spent split between basking on the beach and cooling off in the property pool which was mere steps from the beach. And Casa Mia is within walking distance of several restaurants and beach bars such as "The Backyard" which hosts a weekly surf competition on Saturdays.

After a few days, our group ultimately decided to rent 3 compact vehicles from Economy in Jaco to explore the other nearby beaches. We went to Playa Mantas, Playa Blanco, the beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, and Jaco Beach. All of the beaches were beautiful in their own right, but Jaco Beach was the best for swimming and younger children. I would highly recommend renting a vehicle(s) as the cost of transportation via cab to nearby beaches adds up quickly.

Finally, Carlos and Nicole will set up any particular excursions that you would like to do. Several from our group did a half-day of ziplining, cliff jumping, and waterfall rappelling through Jaco Canyoneering which I highly recommend for the more adventurous travelers. We also did one day in Manuel Antonio which was amazing.

I highly recommend Casa Mia for large groups travelling to beautiful Costa Rica!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a dream

  • 5 of 5

We are already planning we will stay at casa Mia again it was so amazing just heaven right on the beach there were 15 of us we took the red eye we were all exhausted casa Mia check in was 4pm we arrived in Costa Rica at 7am we went to this amazing restaurant next to casa Mia and sat down to eat next thing we knew Carlos came over introduced himself made us all feel very welcomed told us we could get into casa Mia early so we could freshen up and change into bathing suits so awesome the beach is beautiful the waves are out of this world casa Mia is pretty much outside living besides your rooms so beautiful I told my husband I wanted to build a home like this I really thought there would be bugs but no we ate all meals out doors getting up in the morning with the rooster and listening to the birds just amazing we were all very comfortable I loved having private rooms Carlos and Nicole are just amazing what ever we needed they were there they booked our excursions all we had to do was show up and pay so of our family members left behind his back pack at a restaurant we went to we called Carlos he took care of it and they held on to there bag until we could pick it up and don’t get me started on chef Erick OMG!!!! His food was amazing we only hired him originally for 1 day after we ate his meals we had him back for the next 2 days I wanted to stuff him in my suitcase and bring him home it was such an amazing feeling to come back from ziplining all day and he is already there preparing dinnner wow so awesome thank you Carlos Nicole and Erick we will be back have beautiful casa Mia ready for us ❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Juan Sant Maria, San Jose
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa
Car: not necessary

Playa Hermosa attracts the best surfers from around the world or you can take a private surf lesson, but there are many other activities, such as SUP, canopy tours, kayaking, bird watching, horseback riding, yoga, Tortuga Island Tour, hiking to waterfalls, or visiting the Turtle Rescue Center,


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