About This Listing
Large, private home (3 bedroom/4 bath) in gated community. The house is full of character and conveniently located between Playa Coco and Playa Hermosa. House has amazing canopy and ocean views and also has access to secluded, white sand beaches where howler monkeys are seen almost every day.
Built to resemble Ernest Hemingway's Key West house, this three bedroom home overlooking Playa Coco is just a 25 minute drive from the Liberia (LIR) airport. With amazing canopy, mountain and ocean views the house is located in the gated Altos Del Cacique development and has no adjacent neighbors.
The house has two floors with wrap around decks and a roof top deck. The first floor has three bedrooms (each with its own private bathroom and shower) and one extra bed in an open area (faux bedroom). The second floor is a single, great room with living, dining, kitchen, bar and bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms have air conditioning units but, with fans and breeze, they are seldom needed.
Guests have access to the entire home
The house is in Los Altos del Cacique which is a gated community on the hill overlooking Coco Bay. Both Playa Coco and Playa Hermosa are a 5 minute drive. The house is a 25 minute drive from the Liberia (LIR) airport.
While there are many beautiful homes in the neighborhood, most owned by non-Costa Rican nationals, our home has no direct neighbors so is very private and serene.
Visitors should rent a car. Taxi is a possibility but less convenient.
The house has been the scene of many a guys trip and is ideal for accessing fishing, diving, adventure, day trips and more. Our detailed house manual is emailed in PDF format to all guests and provides many suggestions and contacts for a variety of activities.
Secluded beaches Playa Penca and Quita Calzon are easily available to guests
Interaction with Guests
We answer all questions via email, phone and (website hidden)
We do not have neighbors right next to us so it is very quiet and peaceful. It is also conveniently located between Playa Coco and Playa Hermosa
Car is required
Although we didn't meet John, he was extremely reliable and communicative over e-mail whenever we had questions. The house was a great fit for the five of us staying. Playa del Coco was within 5 minutes driving, and there were so many amazing beaches nearby as well such as the secluded ones that John suggested. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the kitchen was outfitted with everything we needed. The rooftop deck was the perfect touch! The only downside was the slow WiFi but maybe that was what we needed to get off the computer, and enjoy all that Costa Rica had to offer. Would definitely come back!
We had a lovely visit to the Hemingway House. It was the perfect house for our eclectic group.
We particularly liked the large open living space upstairs while still having individual bedrooms downstairs. It was a great space for gathering, cooking and eating. Even though the temperature was hot outside the space had great ventilation keeping it very pleasant.
We also enjoyed the rocking chairs on the veranda for reading, conversation and reflection. The view from across the street over the landscape and towards the ocean is one of the best in Guanacaste.
The location was also great and neighborhood was safe and well maintained. We loved how close it was to Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama. It was easy to get on the road for day trips and close to the airport.
John is a perfect landlord; the communication was easy and excellent, he helped us a lot. The house is beautiful, and exactly as shown in the pictures. The villa is fully equipped with furniture and electrical appliances. The view from the terrace is amazing (you could see the ocean!) and the house is in a quiet location, far away from other buildings, but near the town and playas de coco beach.
A great holiday