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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 15 nights


About the property

Private Home on 2 acres, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Live the life you have imagined in this gorgeous home/estate with this breathtaking panoramic view of the Pacific. Couples will love the two master suites, guests will enjoy two additional bedrooms, with four bathrooms in a beautiful luxurious gated community overlooking the Pacific and walk to the Beach. Maid, chef, chauffeur services available for an additional fee. Perfect for a Honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, getaway.

Property Manager
Alicia Beach
Member since: 2012
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Alicia Beach

Natives of the Washington, DC area (Bethesda, Maryland), with a love of beautiful Costa Rica, Alicia and Tom first started visiting Costa Rica in 1997. Finding the beauty of the land only surpassed by the extraordinary kind, and happy Costa Ricans, we dreamed of building a home there. After looking for our dream spot for many months, we found Palo Alto, and bought the best lot, with a panoramic ocean view, high above the other homes. We hope to retire in Costa Rica someday, until that time, we offer you our home to live in and enjoy with your family and friends.

Alicia Beach purchased this house in 2012

Why Alicia Beach chose Playa Hermosa

You will not find a more beautiful view that that from the infinity pool and patio of our estate, 'Jewel of the Mountain' aka 'Joya de la Moñtana'. This home with it's totally open floor plan brings the outside in, you are one with the beauty of the panoramic view, in this lovely home in this upscale, luxury community. We loved the view, we loved the amenities and wonderful neighbors, and the convenience of the restaurants, golf courses, beautiful beach, volcano, hiking, and nearby shops.

What makes this house unique

VIEW, brand new home with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. Two master suites, both with patios overlooking the ocean, views from each side of the home. Beautifully furnished and of course granite kitchen with upscale appliances. Cable and wireless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Date of Stay

June 25, 2016

I don't think it is possible to put my stay here into words! Really I don't even know where to start! I arrived to Costa Rica with five of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We had some bumps upon arriving to Costa Rica (rental cars were a mess!) The property manager Jennifer (an absolute savior) was happy to assist us in figuring out our mess and we hadn't even gotten to the property yet! Once arriving to Alicia's incredible home, all six of us had our jaws drop to the ground, absolutely beautiful! Pictures cannot capture the beauty. High ceilings, plenty of room, and an amazing kitchen! Already impressed but the mansion we were to call home for the next week, and we hadn't even seen the best part - the pool. Unbelievable, the most magnificent view and it was right outside our panoramic windows to the master bedroom. The location of the home was unbeatable. Ten minutes from the lively Playa De Coco, five minutes to the beach, and one of the best restaurants called Ginger is about a two minute drive (we ended up going twice its that good!) Our stay was made that much better through Jennifer. She cared about our time there, assisting us with tours, airport shuttles, and dinner reservations, she was there anytime we needed help! I can say enough how truly thankful I am that I got to celebrate my birthday in such a magnificent atmosphere. Everything was incredible Alicia, I cant thank you enough!


Excellent Home for our family /extended family which was seven people.

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (446826)

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Mar 25, 2016


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Jan 15, 2016


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Jun 26, 2015


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Jul 10, 2015


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Jan 27, 2015


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GreggK said...

Dec 1, 2014


Best Vacation Ever

Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica,
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Playa Hermosa around the Cantón Carrillo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Weddings have been held at the home, please email or call owner if interested
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master suite #1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master suite #2
  • we designed two master suites for couples to enjoy, both with unique octogon patios. Enjoy the view, sit on the patio for a drink and relax while taking in the beautiful view.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
All inclusive option available for charge, as well as customized tours, available staff ( chef, driver, daily housekeeping) available for an additional fee, also car rental available and cell phone rental.Housekeeper at regular intervals, daily for extra charge


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Breathtaking View From infinity pool with 'Jewel Of The Mountain'
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews
Portland, OR

A stunning "jewel", both the home and property!

  • 5 of 5

Memories of a lifetime celebrating our 50th Anniversary in this stunning home. A 30 minute drive from Liberia airport to Playa Hermosa, up the hill into the secure gated community. Almost on the top of the hill/mountain, Joya de la Montaña lived up to it's name. A spacious open floor plan and well furnished.The entire westside of the house is all windows and sliding doors looking out to the gorgeous infinity pool and providing a beautiful view of the ocean & incredible sunsets. When home, we found it hard to leave our bit of paradise, we spent all of our time at the pool from sunrise to sunset. We loved frequent visits by a family of monkeys and iguanas. Kitchen is very well equipped and large with a beautiful view of the property, pool and ocean. The home had all we needed and felt private but secure and safe. Jennifer, property manager, was wonderful. She met us upon arrival answering all of our questions and was always a call/text away! We also took advantage of Jennifer's offer to stock a few grocery items for our arrival. Well worth the small fee to have enough to get by for a day or so. We enjoyed a number of tours...sunset catamaran sail and snorkel trip, hot springs and mud baths in Rincon National Forest followed by a delicious Guachipelin Hacienda Hotel Buffet, a fishing trip & boat tour to Papagayo Bay and Palo Verde boat trip on the Tempisque river followed by a wonderful Tico lunch. We enjoyed a number of day driving trips (rented a 4x4) to Tamarindo, Playa del Coco & Playa Flamingo to see the country & people and taste of their food. All of our excursions were wonderful. We loved the little town of Playa Hermosa and spent time down on the beach and in the warm beautiful ocean. We enjoyed food/drink at Aqua Sports, Pescado Loco, Gingers, Robertos and Sandbar. Also enjoyed surrounding area restaurants Papagayo Seafood, Claudio and Gloria's, Father Rooster and Christina's Cafe to name a few. We found everyone to be extremely friendly and helpful. We were fortunate enough to enjoy a catered dinner at home which I would highly recommend. A small grocery store is located in Playa Hermosa that is well stocked. The Auto Mercado in Coco has most everything you will need including some American items you don't find in other stores.

We cannot say enough about Alicia, the homeowner. She is a most gracious, friendly, kind and helpful host who takes pride in her home and genuinely cares about her guests and their stay. You will love your stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Melody and Monte, It was an honor to us that you choose to spend your 50th anniversary at Joya de la Montaña! I am so glad that you enjoyed the home, the terrific Tico Tours, our gracious property manager, Jennifer, and beautiful Costa Rica. Our caterer very much enjoyed the honor of preparing your anniversary dinner, and it sounds like all went perfectly. Please return anytime, you are always most welcome! Pura Vida, Alicia
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Tampa, FL

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

What caught my eye initially about this house was the view! I can’t even describe how amazing, beautiful, and serene it was. If you’re looking for a house in the Guanacaste area.. this is the house!! It’s in a gated community with 24 security. It is close to the Beach and great restaurants. The drive to the house from the airport is about 25 min. I recommend renting a car and explore Costa Rica. The house is the 2nd highest house in the neighborhood so the drive was a bit steep but completely doable. Our entire trip was so great thanks to Jennifer, the house manager. She was great and attentive to every need we had. Alicia connected us with Tico Tours for our Borinquen tour (totally recommend). We also used Sibu Tours for our transportation to and from the airport and Palo Verde tour (another great tour of the river with an amazing private lunch).

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Nalani, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your vacation at Joya de la Montaña! It was such a pleasure to have you, and I am so glad that you enjoyed the home, the gorgeous view, and beautiful, friendly Costa Rica. Thank you for writing such a lovely review of our home. You are always welcome back! Warmly, Alicia
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Great location overlooking beautiful Playa Hermosa. Infinity pool was a big hit with kids who spent more time there than the beach. Many activities and good restaurants nearby. As mentioned in prior posts, beach is within walking distance but walk back best left to those in EXCELLENT shape.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave, Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like your family enjoyed the infinity pool as much as my family does- they prefer it over the ocean! I appreciate your family taking such great care of the home, and your feedback. Please come back anytime!
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Quick summary, this property was amazing!

The house is at the top of a mountain in a gated, luxury community. As you drive up to the house, the view opens up to a breathtaking view of the ocean. And this is just the first impression. As you enter the house, the "wall" is all sliding glass doors so all you see is the ocean...peace and relaxation immediately.

The layout of the house is great. Giving everyone lots of space and the feeling of openness. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need...if you want to cook. If not, Jennifer (house manager) is great with suggestions on the area, things to do, where to eat and even helped us with dinner delivery one night. Her best suggestion with the Aqua Beach Club. Easy parking, easy access to beach and a great place to grab lunch or just drinks and snacks while relaxing and staring at the ocean.

The house is air conditioned and has fans so the temperature was great.

Our favorite part of the house was the outdoor pool area with all our iguana friends! The infinity pool with the view was incredible. Lounge chairs to relax on and have coffee in the morning or a drink at night. There were even a couple floaties for the pool!

Last, both Alicia and Jennifer were incredibly quick to respond and assist! Made everything even more relaxing to know there was help when needed!

I highly recommend this house for a great place to stay with easy access to the area beach communities!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation EVER!!! Loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Joya de la Montaña. It is not the first time we have stayed here, we loved it so much that we have made this a must family vacation every couple years. This year, we invited some friends and their kids, and they fell in love with Costa Rica, and with this home. It’s perfectly situated at the top of the gated neighborhood, with the most spectacular view of Playa Hermosa.

The house was immaculate, so well-kept, and with some improvements that were noticeable. The master bedroom downstairs is wonderful, with a very comfortable bed and spa-like restroom. Heavy curtains were added in the little sitting room, and it really helped in the mornings, as the sun comes in pretty early.

The pool was our favorite activity every day, and a couple nights as well since it has lights. The outdoor furniture was beautiful and was inviting for us to be outside, the fans also helped! There is nothing better than the view from the end of the infinity pool, absolutely breathtaking!

We were able to book some tours as well, and everything was very easy to do, thanks to the information provided to us when we arrived. The property manager was very friendly and helpful.

Nearby, there is a local grocery store, so we were able to buy everything we needed, and we ate in many nights as we utilized the BBQ pit outside and the fully stocked kitchen. The local restaurants on the beach are very close and delicious as well.

The kids always love coming here, and they like to call it their home. They feel very comfortable, as they get their own room, have access to WiFi, and they are able to have a TV in the family room. They didn’t really use it much, as most of the time was spent in the pool, so that was a win-win for everyone.

I can’t wait until our next trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely come back to Joya de La Montaña for many years to come, at least until we decide to purchase our own place in our favorite destination.

If you’re wanting to relaxing stay with amazing views and close proximity to the beach, this place is your best choice! I have already recommended this place to my family and friends, and have had several of them stay and loved it as well. I will always highly recommend this gem.

Until next time, home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gabriela, I am so glad that your family enjoyed your return trip to Joya de la Montaña! We always love to have your wonderful family stay at Joya, I am so glad you have chosen Joya as your vacation home again. Cannot wait to see your family again!
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great people and property

  • 5 of 5

It is important to note first how nice the people of Costa Rica are and how remarkable their country is from the easiest airport in the world, Liberia, to get in and out of the country, to the scenery and wildlife and to diversity of ecosystems. In particular, this is a great property with views of the ocean and sunsets, a wonderful infinity pool surrounded by all kinds of birds, monkeys, and other critters and very quiet and peaceful. The stay was made even more enjoyable because of the person managing the property, Jennifer, and her willingness to respond immediately to any problem at any time and to serve as a great source of information about the area and places to eat, see, how best to communicate and just enjoy the country. And the owner, Alicia, was probably the easiest and best owner to work with of all the VRBO places we have rented. Make sure you take advantage of these 2 very helpful people, and all the other Ticos who we found always willing to help out, including with some medical issues that we had to deal with unexpectedly. The doctors, hospitals, etc. were much more helpful and caring than when we got back home to Salt Lake. But we unhesitatingly recommend this place, this area, and this country and intend to go back next year for another 2 weeks if we can work I out. You will not regret going and staying here and getting to know these people.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, Thank you for choosing Joya de la Montaña for your vacation home, and for writing your kind review. It was such a pleasure getting to know you over the phone, and I hope we have the opportunity to meet in person! I am so glad that you enjoyed our home and your stay in beautiful Costa Rica. It is our pleasure to introduce you to this beautiful country, and I am so glad that Jennifer was able to guide you locally and assist with recommendations, and health care when it was necessary. I am also very happy that you got to know our monkey family on our property, for me, having those precious monkeys and their newborns living in the tree on the property is priceless! Thank you for taking such good care of the home, and please return, we would love to have your family back, mi casa is tu casa! Warmly, Alicia
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa-6 minute walk
Car: recommended

Oceanview swimming, volcano, hot springs, canopy tour, zipline, monkeys and wildlife, bird watching, surfing, golf, fishing, beautiful volcanoes nearby, cloud forest nearby, beautiful parks, panoramic , beach, ocean, restaurants, waterfall, national park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Playa Hermosa,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Summer Season
5 Apr 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Years 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter/Passover 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Years 2019/2020
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
15 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £74.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08

Rates subject to change until confirmed with a deposit, security deposit required. Maximum occupancy of 10 unless you have a written approval to exceed 10 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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