Casa Buena Vista from above shows the views of the PacificThis is the view that awaits from the living room as you open the front entry doors


Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Two floors of terraces let you catch the breeze and enjoy the views from this tropical Costa Rica house in a secure gated neighborhood. Every bedroom has a view -- you can watch the Pacific from most rooms. The house is convenient to everything you need: the beach is just a ten-minute stroll, the airport is a 20-minute drive and some of central America's best restarants are a short walk from the house. Golf courses, zip lines, bird-watching, fishing and crocodiles are just a short drive away. Monkeys, iguanas and parrots are frequent visitors. The house is situated around an infinity plunge pool in the courtyard, offering prime sunset cocktail views. The well-equipped kitchen and terrace dining make eating at home a pleasure. Cable TV, WiFi, and music system are all included. Concierge services, guided tours and activities, maid service and catering can be arranged.


The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $515
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Availability
5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews


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Cindy User Profile
March 2017
The house was very beautiful and was as described. We were concerned about the size of the pool but it was adaquate for our needs. We enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend this location and this property. Our only con: The owners could provide more basic supplies. They did say they provide an initial set up but it was not adaquate for 8 people. I would have been willing to pay a few dollars more to get enough basic supplies to last duration of the stay.

Jennifer User Profile
February 2017
Views were amazing - pictures don't do it justice! Pool was very nice. House easily accommodated our party of 6 (3 couples) with privacy for all couples, but great gathering space as well. Concierge, Frazer, was friendly, helpful, and the excursions offered were well worth it. Vehicle is needed for the steep hill up to house. House was clean, beds comfortable. Only downside was low water pressure in the showers and water temperature was highly variable (but I think that's just Costa Rica and not so much the house). Would definitely come back again - loved our stay here!

Margaret User Profile
January 2017
Casa Buena Vista was a great choice for our family trip. We were traveling with our four children (ages 20-25) and it worked out great for everyone to get around and find different activity options. The beach and several area restaurants are within walking distance as well as a small grocery store. The house is large and spacious. The view is awesome. The only trade off to being close to restaurants/activities/beach was the noise from the main road below. For us, it was worth it though. Playa Hermosa was a beautiful beach area. It was busy without being too touristy and crowded. We drove over to Playa Coco and Playa Tamarindo to see different areas. We found there were many activity choices but they were also very busy and full of tourist. We were happy to get back to the Playa Hermosa area. Ginger's was a very nice tappas restaurant near by. Probably not the best choice for a hungry crew of six though. Check out the Aqua Sports restaurant/bar down on the beach, The food was very good and you can just sit with your feet in the sand and enjoy the ocean view. We would definitely recommend this house and Costa Rican location.

Nancy User Profile
April 2016
Our family of 8 just spent 5 wonderful nights at Jody's rental in Playa Hermosa. The views are breathtaking. We enjoyed them from the roof top deck, from the second floor balconies and especially poolside, as well as from inside most bedrooms - just gorgeous. The location was a great fit for our family. We had a rental car, which I highly recommend, so we could take day trips to Playa Flamingo, Playa Del Coco and more, but several in our large group enjoyed having the chance to walk into town or even the nearest beach. The pool was larger than we expected. While I thought it might be a small plunge pool based on earlier reviews, our whole group had fun splashing away daily. Mind you, it's not a lap pool but the nearby ocean is available for distance swimming. We appreciated having the kitchen as it allowed us to make breakfasts and two dinners at home. We also had great meals at nearby Ginger, Robertos, and Abbocato. The Surf Box near Playa Flamingo was labeled epic by many in our family. Jody herself is a wonderful hostess. She sent many tips and recommendations and answered all my questions patiently and with great detail. Three out of the four restaurants above were her idea, and we loved them. Frazier, our concierge at Milagros Guest Services, was spectacular. He answered a few late night phone calls, helped us arrange for a rental car large enough for our party and - at our request -booked us two fantastic tours. The all day fishing/snorkeling trip was amazing but if you have the time be sure and ask Frazier to book you a day tour to hike Arenal and then enjoy the Springs Resort and Spa. Every member of the group mentioned it as one of the highlights of the trip. Our Tico Tour operators Hansel and Juan Carlos went above and beyond in every regard. Thanks to them, we saw a cloudless volcano AND a real live wild sloth. Last but not least, we were grateful for the 24 hour security guard and alarm system at the property. One member of our group had some very expensive equipment with him but everything was safe and sound thanks to the guard gated community. There are a few things to be aware of: this is not a resort town. That's what we loved about it but if you are looking for an homogenized beach community that could be dropped on any coastline in the US, this may not be for you. If you are looking for beauty, fun and an authentic feel, enjoy Casa Buena Vista. Pura vida!

Rob User Profile
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 190 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Jody User Profile
Response from Jody:
sorry, but our calendar does not appear to be synching properly with Airbnb any longer. We discovered this less then 24 hours after accepting the reservation. we will gladly accommodate this party another week if they have the flexibility to adjust their travel schedule
September 2015

Amy User Profile
March 2015
Casa Buena Vista was an amazing place for our 5-day stay. It was great for my immediate family of 3 kids (under 7) and spouse, plus my parents who joined us. The house layout is a great fit for two families given how spacious it is and the two master BR format. Views are spectacular, and it is particularly lovely to dine outdoors on the terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house infinity pool is compact, but was perfect for our young children who made good use of the pool! It was cleaned daily, too. Location is perfect for those who want to be away from some of the commercial spots in Costa Rica but close enough to access stores, shops, and restaurants within easy drives (or walks in some cases). The property is in a gated area staffed 24 hours by security staff, which contributes to an overall feeling of security. There are several beaches within a 10 minute drive, and Playa Hermosa is walkable from the house. The destination management company (Milagros) was great to work with and they helped us book some of our events during our stay. There is plenty to do in the area, and it is very convenient to be located within a half hour of the Liberia airport. We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Buena Vista and would recommend it to travelers looking for an alternative to the hotel experience. It would be particularly ideal for 3-4 couples or 2 families looking to enjoy a spacious house with access to desirable Costa Rican views and attractions.

Jeroen User Profile
August 2014
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Portland, Oregon, United States · Joined in May 2009
Jody User Profile

We live in Portland, live to eat, love to cook, like traveling in the US and internationally. Costa Rica is one of our favorite places - we love the natural beauty, wildlife and especially the people. We have two grown daughters who are the lights of our life.

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