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Private Home Perfect for First Time Visitors! Safe, Peaceful & Close to Beach

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Amazing ocean views/gated & safe neighborhood Private pool, hike to waterfalls!

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or are friends traveling together looking for a safe and fun adventure, the layout of this house having bedrooms at either end of the large open living / kitchen area is perfect! The furniture, beds & linens all selected with comfort in mind, and the ocean and valley views are simply stunning from every room in the house! Located a mile to the beach to the front, and to the back over 200 acres of hiking with waterfalls and rewarding views of the Pacific Ocean – and you’ll see plenty of monkeys! The ocean breezes are perfect for that siesta in the hammock or just lounging by the pool. Having easy access to the beach, shopping, groceries, zip line tours, fishing - the list is long for activities, all within 20 minutes of Casa Verde. We urge to you read our reviews where the guests outline their favorite activities - this is truly a unique location in that it’s so easily accessible, but you feel like you’re in your own private resort. The owners are a couple houses away - about 1000 feet or so, so should you need anything at all, there is always someone to help with directions or questions.

Built in 2016, in a private gated community called Vista Lapas, the house has all new appliances and furnishings, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could want to prepare a gourmet dinner. The house boarders a coffee field and several mango, papaya, banana and avocado, lime, orange and grapefruit trees - all are for the guests to enjoy. This is such a perfect location for foodies! We even have full herb garden just steps from the front door. Upon arrival you'll be welcomed with bowl of local fruit along with fresh cut flowers from the gardens, and a sample of a favorite Costa Rican coffee. We'll give you some suggestions for grocery shopping and basic necessities, but one nice thing about this location is everything is easy to get to and safe to explore. Should you require more space, we also have a beautiful one bedroom vacation rental named la casita, its about 900 feet from Casa Verde and can be seen at https://www.vrbo.com/917245 .

Being centrally located with easy access insures you can visit several small beach towns, Manuel Antonio, Los Suenos for fishing, and a variety of Zip lines within 20 minutes. However, you may find that sitting pool side with a good book and nice music, watching the scarlet macaws fly over or listening to the toucans is a perfect day for any vacation!

If you're a foodie, this will be your dream vacation! There is a gas BBQ on the terrace next to the pool. Our kitchen comes equipped with microwave, toaster oven, gas stove, dishwasher, heavy pots and pans, salad spinner, blender, food processor, rice cooker and everything you need for a fabulous pool side dinner with stunning ocean views!!!! The herb garden will have various herbs, depending on the time of year, but will always have Basil, Rosemary, Oregano and Mint. We have 2 SUP boards for rent ($20/day or $150 for 5 days both boards & soft car rack), we also have a couple of surf boards and a boogie board that guests are welcome to use, as well as a small cooler and various beach toys that our guests have contributed to Casa Verde.

Casa Verde is positioned on a point and while perfect for unobstructed views of the ocean and valley, it may not be suitable for unattended small children.

We're happy to arrange for tours (most with a 10 to 15 percent discount) or help with vacation excursions. We can also arrange for transportation to and from San Jose airport. We’re about an hour and half drive to SJO airport - the drive is very easy from the airport, the main highway the goes clear to Panama is only a mile to this house, so you're driving on good roads the entire way. We can also recommend a couple rental car companies in you like. Any questions you have, please don't hesitate to ask, we've lived here over 16 years full time, so we know the area very well. We'll do our best to insure you have a wonderful, fun and relaxing vacation.

More Details

Owner
Kelie Limehouse
Member since: 2011
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Kelie Limehouse

I moved here from Charleston, South Carolina in 2002 and have loved it ever since. Our favorite activity is hiking the mountains behind us with 2 Golden Retrievers (Gabby and Zin) and an Australian Sheppard (Claudia). I love to cook, and grow most of my herbs and spices. We have several fruit trees and last year started growing coffee, so we're hoping one day to offer coffee from our own crop! We have a lot of dinner parties; there's nothing better than good conversation, good food and good wine!

I used to travel quite a bit, and mostly stayed at Marriott & Hyatt, so I wanted to offer vacation rentals with the same comfort, but with a familiar feeling of home, and some privacy you don't find in a hotel. We've been managing vacation rentals here for 7 years, and recently built two that are in our neighborhood (Vista Lapas).

Kelie Limehouse purchased this house in 2016

Why Kelie Limehouse chose Playa Hermosa

Unbelievable views - from the ocean and the valley & the mountains. We're on a peninsula, so very private and you see the wildlife everywhere. I feel we have the best of everything; the ocean, the mountains and the valley. When the clouds roll into the valley, it's just breathtaking. And when we have the electrical rain storms that light up the ocean - it's a light show that can be mesmerizing.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything but very private and quiet. It's nice to go out and see what's happening at the beach and in Jaco, but it's nice to get away from the crowds, cook a nice dinner and enjoy some wine on the terrace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kelie's place is beyond fantastic. The views are incredible and the house is perfect. I travelled with my brother and we both felt very comfortable, the both bedrooms are far apart from each other giving each of us a great amount of privacy. Apart from the beauty of this place, Kelie was a phenomenal host. Communication with her was very responsive, and she prepared amazing recommendations for us upon arrival, from restaurants to activities. Additionally, she always made sure we had everything we needed. I would 100% stay here again and would recommend it to others as well. If you love hiking and surfing this place is an added bonus! My brother and Chuck went on a couple hikes together early morning and he loved it! Thank you for your great hospitality Kelie.
Dec 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional overnight guest at any time. No day visitors without prior approval and names/ID. Please identify guests when making reservation.
  • Please do not use the sofa as a bed, we have a limit of 5 people because the beds sleep 5 people. The day bed is perfect for an extra bed with family
  • Holiday & Monthly bookings are non-refundable deposits.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Both bathrooms have very large (approximately 6'x 6'), walk in / open tiled showers. One with a tiled sitting area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful ocean views & comfortable pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Pillow top queen mattress & 100% cotton comfortable day bed
  • Wonderfully comfortable pillow top beds. 600 thread count, Egyptian cotton sheets are guaranteed to give you a perfect night's sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is a very safe and private location. If you're looking for a place to relax & spend time with family and friends, this is your spot! The hiking behind the house is as wonderful as the ocean and valley in front - there's something here for everyone! We're happy to book any excursions you would like to try, just let us know and we can normally get at least 10% off listed prices of tours.

Reviews

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Private Home Perfect for First Time Visitors! Safe, Peaceful & Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Memories of a Lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned to Florida with fresh memories of our visit to Casa Verde. First attempt at renting a house vs staying in a hotel/resort, wasn't sure what to expect. Especially since it was just 2 kids, my sister and I traveling alone. Kelie is a super communicator in every way, a great cook, excellent home host and strives to make your stay in her rentals the best experience possible. Our welcome sign, fresh tropical flowers, fresh eggs from her chickens, fresh pineapple, bananas and starfruit were all awaiting us! Greeted by Chuck and his 2 lovely labs within an hour of arriving to make sure we were all set. Kelie came later to introduce herself and chatted for a while with my sister and I along with her beautiful Aussie Shepherd, Claudia. My daughter & nephew (both 12) LOVED it, 4 thumbs up. Super clean, close to the beach, roadside restaurants, markets & fresh produce. Kelie provided everything we needed to feel at home. We stayed 4 nights, cooked breakfast every day, packed lunches for outings and cooked several dinners. My nephew enjoyed the surfboard also provided. My sister & I loved every morning sipping coffee by the pool, watching for the pair of Scarlet Macaws that fly overhead at 6am. The Pacific beach and jungle view are breathtaking. Had a little visit from a blue iguana while hanging by the pool. Kelie was more than helpful in pointing us in the right direction anytime we needed her...along with letting us borrow a pinch of baking soda to make chocolate chip banana bread for taking to her home for dinner that night, where we met the other couple staying in a smaller rental just up the hill. I would suggest inquiring about La Casita which is an adorable, well sized 1 BR cottage with beautiful views, sleeps 2, perfect size pool overlooking the ocean as well on the veranda. If you have a large party of 7, you could rent Casa Verde (sleeps 5) then La Casita for 2. It's just steps from each other. There is a ton to do in the area, or very least a small drive. We began our travels from San Jose to LaFortuna area, staying 3 nights at Tilajari Resort in Muelle (fantastic stay!!). While there - Horse back riding at Centaura just 10 mins away. Then day pass at The Springs Resort in LaFortuna. Then Ziplining at Arenal Mundo Adventura. Stayed 2 nights in Monteverde at Hotel Fonda Vela - it was meh but the town was delightful with lots of shops and restaurants. We rented a car with GPS unit, A MUST if you rent a car! THANK YOU KELIE <3

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Tammy - we really appreciate your review. I love it when 'first timers' stay at Casa Verde - it's safe, comfortable, clean and we're always happy to help people make memories! People coming down for the first time usually just need a little guidance and then they run with it - just as you guys did - you fit right in! Hope to see you again - with more Banana chocolate bread!
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Family stay - Fun time - Great people

  • 5 of 5

The house is convenient to beaches and towns while shouldering forest land. The home is lovely and the hosts are kind and generous. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished it could have been a bit longer...

For those who are interested in wildlife:

While at the house and hiking in the neighborhood we enjoyed watching toucans, monkeys, scarlet macaws, poison dart frogs and a variety of other wildlife.

For those who are looking for creature comforts:

The house has all the comforts one could need or want.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally located so you can easily get to the beach, waterfalls, national parks and many other attractions. The views are amazing and the plants, flowers and shrubs around the villa are beautiful. The property inside is tastefully done and in new condition. The views from the main bedroom are the best thing in the morning! Wow. I would highly recommend this villa. I would love to go back soon. 😁

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kelly! You guys win the award for most tours in a 2 week period and with little kids that's quite a feat! Thank you for choosing Casa Verde and hope to see you again! Kelie
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great. Lots to do. The house is gated, private and quiet with a great view. Just a few minutes to town for restaurants and groceries. The house is great for two couples. Each bedroom on opposite sides of the house, have their own en suite bathroom. The house is very clean and well taken care of. Kelie was great to work with. Take Kelies advise on restaurants and things to do. She has great suggestions. Don't hesitate to rent this one. I would rent again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheri! Appreciate your review of Casa Verde. Hope to see you again. Kelie
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5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at Casa Verde, Playa Hermosa, and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Where to begin is hard, so here the the highlights: Immaculate home, with everything you need. It is well appointed and the layout is perfect for 2 couples with the bedrooms being on either end of the home each with their own bath. The living area is open and perfect. Small pool but just enough to cool off in the evening! Kelie greeted us when we arrived, and we had fruit and eggs that she had upon our arrival, which her eggs were the best!!!! Plenty of wildlife to be seen in the area, beautiful birds some iguanas and you could hear the monkeys in the distance, but we didn't see any near the home. Plenty to do in the town of Jaco, plenty of places to eat and drink, and she recommended a few spots to try and she didn't disappoint! She also recommended a catamaran trip that was superb, Sea Lounge Catamaran.

We will return and stay here again, and we highly recommend her home for your next trip to Costa Rica. FYI: This is not a place for small children, just a great place to get away and relax for adults........Thank you again Kelie , Chuck and pups!!!

Enjoy and Pura Vida

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brigitte (and Sarah, John & Bill)! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Verde. As March is one of hottest months of the year, the monkeys tend to go higher up in the mountain where it's cooler - you'll have to come during a cooler month to get the real wildlife up closer - or go hiking with us (even better). Glad you mentioned the small children, I have emphasized that in my overview of the property that between the pool and the house being on a bluff, you'd have to be very attentive for toddlers. The house is so perfect for 2 couples or Mom and Dad wanting to put the kids at the other end of the house to have a little privacy. Thank you again for that Tuna! I love it when guests catch a big fish and share with us. Really enjoyed meeting you guys and hope to see you again. Kelie
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Costa Rica Vacation at Playa Hermosa, Casa Verde

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place!

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. The owner, Kelie, had mentioned that the rental was perfect for first timers. She was so right! The accommodations are as pictured. Very inviting, very clean, with Kelie right down the hill to help with anything that could come up. We sailed, played on the marvelous beaches, whitewater rafted, and hiked with Kelie.

I believe somewhere in the rental information there is information on hiking right behind the rental. So true! Kelie personally guided a 6 AM trip up the mountain into the jungle. Phenomenal! We saw so much wildlife, we did it again, on our own, the next day.

We saw white-faced monkeys, macaws, toucans, iguanas, poisonous frogs, and a mountain biker at the top of the climb! We were rewarded with the most amazing view of Jaco, in the distance.

This was an incredible, affordable vacation. Pack light. It is hot and humid. We had not a cloud in the sky in 7 days.

Kelie is phenomenal! She is available to help you navigate the sights and ins and outs from a distance. A valuable resource.

Thank you Kelie and Costa Rica for a memorable vacation!

Hamptons and Wings

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Craig! You guys were great to lead on a little hike. It's such a beautiful mountain and having 200 acres for trails through the jungle is one of the best features of this property - and that VIEW! Thanks for choosing Casa Verde for your vacation. Kelie
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

We're about 10 minutes to Jaco, where there are several great restaurants and bars. We have up to date calendar on live music at the various venues in Jaco and Playa Hermosa. Playa Hermosa is a small town, or village, and not as touristy as Jaco. It's quiet where we are, which is something we love about this area, and if you want the night life, Jaco is a short drive away.

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.22
Damage Insurance £43.91

There is a one time cleaning fee of $50. If you would like to have a cleaning person come during your stay it is $40 per visit. The weekly rate is 10% discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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