Hang out area with rocking chairs & hammock in upper levelTwo level rustic beach home with an unbeatable location!
Casa Iguana - Costa Rica Beachfront Paradise


Entire home/apt

11 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 Beds


Entire home/apt

11 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

Rustic private beach home in front of the most famous beach home in Costa Rica. Enjoy waking up to the sound of the waves & macaws - a private pool overlooking the ocean. Our front fence gate opens to the beach - you will feel the sand in your feet. Walk to the town's restaurants and surf shops. A heaven for surf lovers! IMPORTANT: Abundant iguanas. No air conditioning - just fans in every room. No hot water. There is traffic noise - corner property is next to main highway.


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $103
Security Deposit: $361
Weekend Price: $361 / night
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Description

The space

This beachfront private property lies right in front of the Pacific Ocean in a corner property consisting of two homes. The 2-story rustic Costa Rican has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upstairs it comprises a lounge area with a hammock and rocking chairs, a bathroom, 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a bedroom with three single beds. Downstairs is a kitchen, living/eating area facing the pool and the ocean, a common bathroom, a room with a private bathroom and another bedroom with two single beds. The kitchen includes a fridge, a gas stove, microwave, dishes, glasses, pots & pans and utensils for cooking. The house is ideal for 3 couples and 5 individuals or groups ranging from 8 to 11 people. Sheets and towels are provided. Please bring your beach towels, mosquito repellent and most importantly, a bathing suit and sunblock. There is an onsite person that guards the property and works next door.

The pool lies in between the house and the beach and is the perfect spot for the most beautiful sunsets and the weekly Hermosa Beach afternoon surf tournaments sponsored by the next-door Backyard Hotel. There is an outdoor shower area in between plantain trees overlooking the ocean. A rustic BBQ is also available. Wi-fi is available in the house and there are fans in every bedroom and living room/lounge areas. A very large deck with a large wood dining table, rocking chairs, sofas and hammocks is also available when the owners are not vacationing in the next door house. Secure parking is available in the property for four cars.

Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town known worldwide for its surfing, especially after hosting the world surf championship a few years back. Saturday afternoons many surfers and surf fans fight for parking spots to witness world-class surfing at the Saturday afternoon weekly surf meets hosted by the next-door Backyard Hotel. The property is located right at the end of the town at the beginning of natural reserve to help preserve sea turtle nestling. It abuts the main highway known as La Costanera to the east, the Backyard hotel to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west and an open cattle field to the south. Small restaurants, surf shops and other retail is located within walking distance. A yoga center is less than 1 km away. Surf lessons, Zipline booking, horseback riding and other activities can be also booked in town. Due to the town's location proximity to virgin rainforest, you will likely see Scalet macaws on a daily basis. Iguanas roam around the trees, roof and all over the property.

The property is located 1.5 hours from San Jose and 5 minutes away from the town of Jaco, where you will find ATMs, nightlife, restaurants, supermarkets and all sorts of retail. Our country is notorious for bad roads and bad signage. For most flexibility, it is recommended you hire a 4x4 with low mileage and either bring or rent a GPS. If you plan to party at night, taxis can easily be hired for pick up and will be available in town for drop off. Always be careful with your belongings, as it is the case with the rest of Latin America.

Bring your own surfboard, rent or event take surf lessons but please be mindful of the extremely strong ocean currents in Hermosa. Local tours include bungee jumping in Jaco, sportfishing from nearby Los Suenos Golf Resort & Marina, horseback riding through hillside trails or along the beach, hikes to waterfalls, kayaking, biking, ATV rides, canopy ziplining and whitewater rafting. are available to rent if you want to go solo. Popular day trips include Tortuga Island, Carara National Park & Manuel Antonio National Park.

Please note there is no air conditioning or hot water.

Guest access

The pool lies in between the house and the beach and is the perfect spot for the most beautiful sunsets and the weekly Hermosa Beach afternoon surf tournaments sponsored by the next-door Backyard Hotel. There is an outdoor shower area in between plantain trees overlooking the ocean. A rustic BBQ is also available. Wi-fi is available in the house and there are fans in every bedroom and living room/lounge areas. A very large deck with a large wood dining table, rocking chairs, sofas and hammocks is also available when the owners are not vacationing in the next door house. Secure parking is available in the property for four cars. Grounds are only for guests.

Interaction with guests

We own the next door home & might be around to help.

The neighborhood

Playa Hermosa is a quiet beach town known worldwide for its surfing, especially after hosting the world surf championship a few years back. Saturday afternoons many surfers and surf fans fight for parking spots to witness world-class surfing at the Saturday afternoon weekly surf meets hosted by the next-door Backyard Hotel. The property is located right at the end of the town at the beginning of natural reserve to help preserve sea turtle nestling. It abuts the main highway known as La Costanera to the east, the Backyard hotel to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west and an open cattle field to the south. Small restaurants, surf shops and other retail is located within walking distance. A yoga center is less than 1 km away. Surf lessons, Zipline booking, horseback riding and other activities can be also booked in town. Due to the town's location proximity to virgin rainforest, you will likely see Scalet macaws on a daily basis. Iguanas roam around the trees, roof and all over the property.

Getting around

The property is located 1.5 hours from San Jose and 5 minutes away from the town of Jaco, where you will find ATMs, nightlife, restaurants, supermarkets and all sorts of retail. Our country is notorious for bad roads and bad signage. For most flexibility, it is recommended you hire a 4x4 with low mileage and either bring or rent a GPS. If you plan to party at night, taxis can easily be hired for pick up and will be available in town for drop off. Always be careful with your belongings, as it is the case with the rest of Latin America.

Other things to note

Bring your own surfboard, rent or event take surf lessons but please be mindful of the extremely strong ocean currents in Hermosa. Local tours include bungee jumping in Jaco, sportfishing from nearby Los Suenos Golf Resort & Marina, horseback riding through hillside trails or along the beach, hikes to waterfalls, kayaking, biking, ATV rides, canopy ziplining and whitewater rafting. are available to rent if you want to go solo. Popular day trips include Tortuga Island, Carara National Park & Manuel Antonio National Park. The grounds are only for a maximum of 11 guests - charges will apply for otherwise.


House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

No pets. Smoking only outdoors. Please treat our property like it is yours so that we can continue to share it with others. Kindly shower before & after pool use - there is a shower outside by the gate to the beach. Please always close doors & all gates when leaving the property, even if just for a walk. Petty theft can happen & you will retreat the mosquitos at night. Iguanas can also go in. There is an outside bin for recycling - kindly use it. Electricity is expensive, so please fans & lights off when not in use. Higher pricing applicable for high season November through April. Additional cost will be charged for additional guests using the grounds.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews


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John User Profile
March 2017
This location is awesome. A bit noisey but a great value. Very beautiful grounds. Great beach. I would stay here again.
Catarina User Profile
Response from Catarina:
Thanks so much John for visiting & enjoying our Costa Rican beach house. Pura Vida!
March 2017

Karen User Profile
January 2017
The details in the post on this house are right on! I loved staying there and the noise did not bother me but it did some light sleepers in the group.
Catarina User Profile
Response from Catarina:
Glad you enjoyed our Costa Rica beach house! Enjoyed hosting you. All the best Karen.
January 2017

Sophie User Profile
December 2016
Except the noise of the road that is just behind, the house is amazing. Perfect location to surf and so good to relax around or in the pool with the wonderful view. Catarina is really nice and helpful. Don't hesitate to book this gem !

Christine User Profile
December 2016
Our Host was very helpful. However we were disappointed with the main road of this location and noise. There was no air conditioning in any of the rooms which made the stay uncomfortable. If one room could have had AC that would have been helpful. There was also no breeze to take the heat off. We had no hot water to take showers or wash dishes. Having an elderly person and baby with our family made this very difficult. The beach view was beautiful and the attendant was helpful.
Catarina User Profile
Response from Catarina:
Apologies for the disappointment, but the Costa Rica beach house listing specifies there is no air conditioning or hot water. There are fans in every room in the event the breeze is not strong enough. The beach waves are one of the strongest for surfing in the country, so there is typically a great breeze. We've including a clearer note thanks to your comments.
December 2016

Deirdre User Profile
December 2016
A group of us [11] stayed at this amazing property in Playa Hermosa, Catarina was great; helping me plan excursions and transport for the group, super fast communication and flexible when we were delayed! The house was better than we expected, pictures are modest! Our large group spread out between the pool, multiple hang out areas and the beautiful beach out front. All the essentials were set up for us on arrival, water, ice, coffee, fruit, such a great welcome by Yolanda; Catarina's mum. We had massages at the house [coordinated at our request by Derbi], epic poolside dinners, horse riding along the beach, couldn't have wished for a better experience. The house is walking distance to a few fun beach side hotels and a short drive to Jaco; where there is a bit more of a popping night scene. A great location for day trips to any terrain; waterfalls, jungles, National parks and many beautiful beaches, the only thing of note is the property's proximity to the road but this disappears as soon as you stand out front and hear the waves crashing! A wonderful home, a terrific trip... thank you Catarina
Catarina User Profile
Response from Catarina:
Thank you Deirdre! It was wonderful to have you at our beach home in Costa Rica!
December 2016

Matthew User Profile
August 2016
Catarina worked with us when our arrival time was delayed. Her responses were very quick and tried to accommodate the needs of our group. The house was in amazing shape. Being right on the beach totally made staying at this house epic. Thank you Catarina for your hospitality and would recommend anyone to stay here.
Catarina User Profile
Response from Catarina:
So glad you enjoyed our home in Costa Rica! You will always be welcomed back!
August 2016

Margaret User Profile
July 2016
Catarina always responded promptly Yolander showed us around the villa and Derby was around and very helpful

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Catarina User Profile

I was born & raised in Costa Rica and came to the US for college to study Chemistry and German and go back to the family business. I never went back for good. I ended up living in Germany and England and a decade in Los Angeles before moving to Miami, Florida where I've lived almost 10 years ago. I've been blessed with traveling the world and meeting amazing people. I've been even blessed by the Maasai tribe in Africa with the name Nemeyian, the blessed one. Back in 2103, I quit my corporate real estate job after finishing the interior remodeling of an abandoned structure in Coconut Grove, Miami which I now call home. Back in 2016, after finishing the outside deck & gym, I went back to Africa to dig a water bore hole for my tribe, amongst a few other projects. I now live from the renting of my place in Miami & from managing my family's locations in Costa Rica. The awesome dream deck is rented for all sorts of awesome events when it is not rented for tourists, many which have become my friends. I live a very simple, happy and free life which revolves around adventure, community, creativity, friendship, health, movement, nature and philanthropy.

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