Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
About Kelly Curro
Kelly and Doug the owners of Hermosa Bungalow #28. We live in sunny South Florida were we enjoy outdoor activities like, boating, sportfishing, surfing (Doug), gardening and yoga.
Kelly Curro purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Kelly Curro chose Playa Hermosa
We have been traveling to Costa Rica for many years in search of waves. While traveling back from Pavones one surf trip we stopped by Hermosa to check the waves and to our surprise they were building homes in front of the surf break. Shortly after that visit we purchased the beach house.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Some of our favorite things about the beach house are 1. The covered back terrace which is great for viewing the monkeys and other wildlife or stars at night. 2. The beach house is close enough to the beach and pool yet far enough from the excitement to be able to take a nap on the porch. 3. The decorating makes the house romantic and cozy. 4. The beach house is close to everything, Jaco, Los Suenos, Manuel Antonio. You can even take a day trip to Arenal.
Feel free to smoke on the balconies
Upon approval with the owner
The kids will love the games, toys and movies.
Email me the day before arrival for early check in or late check out
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Tropical Bliss/Barry Lawson/April 2019
One week of total relaxation. The cottage (#28) was a great place to spend a week, very comfortable. We visited the grocery store (Mas x Menos) and fish market in Jaco daily and cooked in the well appointed kitchen.
The beach is a short walk from the cottage and we did long walks and swam daily. Sitting on the porch, listening to the birds and the surf while having morning coffee, began each day. Each day ended on the porch enjoying a glass of wine. Will hopefully be back soon.
I have been to Costa Rica 15+ times and finally decided to rent a bungalow. Renting from the owners was easy and their responses were very fast, usually within minutes. They took care of all our needs.
I remember when these bungalows were first built. The bungalows now remind me of ones seen in the South Pacific. The trees and other greenery surrounding the bungalows is now grown and looks beautiful. There was a ton of spiral ginger with large white flowers that attracted a large number of hummingbirds that were there on and off all parts of the day.
The bungalow was close enough to the beach (about a two minute slow walk) that the ocean could be heard when waking in the morning. The rear porch was awesome and very private. The outside shower was also handy.
It was also great being able to park the car under the bungalow on those sunny days (kept the car cool before entering). There was a really cool makeshift swing at the beach under the coconut trees. Pool was perfect for the evenings. A/C was very cold if needed. Well worth the stay. I would suggest it to anyone.
Nicely equipped space- great for families.
Life's a Beach on Playa Hermosa
This was our 3rd time staying in Kelly's beach bungalow. As before, we thoroughly enjoyed the house, the lovely pool and complex of bungalows, and its easy access to Playa Hermosa. The front porch is an extension of the house, and we spent hours relaxing there. The bungalow is well equipped, as advertised, with a definite "beach house" feel. We also enjoyed walking North along the beach about a mile to the tiny town of Hermosa, eating several times at both Vista Hermosa and Vida Hermosa. Vista is more Tica style, and Vida is a bit more tourist centered with a few beers on tap. We look forward to returning again to this lovely vacation rental.
Thank you Wayne for choosing bungalow #28 for your family vacation! I look forward to hearing from you soon to book your next trip.
Best time in Hermosa I have ever had. House needs a little work but overall for 100 dollars a night you can not beat it anywhere. The A/C blew so cold we had to turn it off at night. The kitchen had everything to get by. We cooked every day . I would recommend this place to all my friends
Looked better in pictures
We arrived and noticed immediately that the deck and handrail are in dire need of repair. You can see through cracks in the door. We went to lock up our passports in the safe as recommended by the owner and the key didn't work. Our son opened the safe with a random key. By evening, we realized the beds have not been replaced since 1995. That was the BIGGEST DRAG. My husbands back went out due to the terrible mattress and he spent nights on the couch or on a different mattress (equally as old) on the floor. The couch has holes in it as well. There is not a comfortable place to sit really in the house at all. The outside furniture was broken as well on the back deck. After seeing a large brown snake on the deck, we checked the bracing of the house and found holes that go through the floor and into the room where our kids were sleeping. The area of Hermosa is beautiful and peaceful. The bungalos are in a safe area. There is a security guard that stays overnight and walks around. There is no concern for safety what so ever. However, I would recommend renting through Brian and not through a private owner. We met other people who rented as we did and that home lost power and had even more issues of neglect. Brian was a great help and offered us an air mattress to use. He made reservations for our activities which gave discounts! He has been in CR for a long time and is a great reference. Beware, the beach is for surfers and strong swimmers. It is not a place for kids to swim. Jaco beach is great for families and kids. It is a quick 5 min drive.
I emailed the owner to inquire on policy after day one as we seriously considered leaving and got no response. Once we had the other mattress, we toughed it out.
I am so sorry the bungalow did not meet your standards. In September 2017 received a 5 star review. I was not aware of the issues. I will be working with Brian to make sure these issues are repaired and the couch and mattresses replaced. We will be vacationing at the bungalow in February to make sure everything is in excellent condition.
Just returned from our trip to the beach house. We have repaired and replaced the things you suggested Laura. Thank you! I will be posting updated photos onsite.
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