The SpaceEnjoy your own spacious and modern, "completely private", 2 bedroom villa on a private gated, and secure, 4 acre Estate, ideally located within one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastal biological wildlife preserves. This private Villa is an entire home, with 2 spaciously large, tastefully decorated and comfortable bedrooms, including a full service kitchen, a large ensuite his and hers bathroom, a beautiful, outdoor poolside dining area for up to 8 guests, an outdoor lounge area, also poolside, and it's own private 40 Ft Pool (no other guests will be on site). This beautiful 2 BR private Villa is also walking distance from the beach, and ideally located next to a naturally occurring 50M high Waterfall (right next door). It's the perfect and ideal setting for a family vacation, located just within the Carara Biological Nature Preserve, which makes it the ideal spot for seeing and enjoying the best of Costa Rica's coastal rainforest wildlife (please take a moment to read our visitor's reviews).
Located just a short walk from one of Costa Rica's most legendary surfing beaches, "THE BACKYARD", and just an 8 minute drive from the town of "Jaco Beach", but well within the tranquil and serene confines of the Rain Forest, our private Villa offer you and up to 4 guests, the peace of mind and tranquility, the comfort and serenity, visitors to coming to Costa Rica, all seek, yet rarely find. Close enough to enjoy, but far enough away from civilization to be able to appreciate the solitude.
Around the bend from us, the "Backyard beach" (at Playa Hermosa) hosts weekly surfing competitions for both International and Professional surfers holding sponsored surfing competitions every weekend. Such events are renowned for drawing hundreds of international surfers, as well attracting hundreds of local spectators, and aficionados to the weekly venue. However close, we are ideally located close enough to make it convenient, but far enough to appreciate. We are located at the foothold entrance of a natural, coastal rain forest / animal preserve, making our private Villa the perfect location from which to base all of your Costa Rican adventures. Located centrally from all the National Parks, and only 1 hr and 35 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, this natural nature preserve acts as a private refuge and sanctuary to many of Costa Rica's unique rainforest species. Located at the base of the Playa Hermosa Beach and within a small mountain valley, our location offer's you amazing 360 degree panoramic views of the rain forest and wildlife. Monkey's traveling across the canopy highways, mated pairs of Macaws flying in unison, and foraging toucans can easily be seen within the surrounding canopy.
The coastal rain forest, is one of the 27 micro climates found within Costa Rica. Among the 27 micro climates, the coastal rain forest is a blending of the two most popular, and abundant micro climates. Unlike the Jungle rain forests, the coastal rain forest offers cool seasonal and ocean breezes, long bursts of cloud free sunshine, yet still extends you the unique characteristics of the wet/humid rain forests, such as morning mists, afternoon showers, and includes the exotic wildlife usually found within the Jungle environments.
Two tastefully decorated private bedrooms, both bright and airy, with windows facing the estate gardens, each with it's own Queen size bed, and plenty of storage, dresser, closet and a safe for your personal items. The Villa offers the perfect, "affordable", environment for families and for up to four guests.
Our guests may experience daily sightings of White Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Scarlett Macaws, Emerald Pioson Dart Frogs, Keel Billed Toucans, Kinkajus (Honey Bears), right from their bedrooms and enjoy exploring the rain forest using the many paved paths around the estate.
You can enjoy the cool, calming waters of your own private pool, relax by the pool or sunbathe, or take a brisk walk and watch an International Professional Surfing competition sponsored by Billabong, Oneil, Gotcha, or many others.
Enjoy every one of the modern conveniences that are rarely found in comparably priced units.
Our rooms offer comfortable beds, Large Flat Screen Televisions, large Ceiling Fans and there is individual Air conditioning, available in each room. A full size Gas kitchen with amenities, guarantees comfortable accommodations and savings for both you, your family, and friends.
Instant on Demand Hot water supply, and fresh towels are always readily available to our guests. Both your kitchen and private bathroom, are finished in locally grown and sustainable woods, such as Costa Rican Teak, PurpleHeart, and Rain Forest Cedar, which gives everything a pleasantly warm, aromatic, and inviting touch. The professional Granite countertops and modern bathroom amenities, provide a sense of luxury solely found in 5 star accommodations. A great deal of time and effort has been invested to insure you feel welcome and at peace with nature, induing you enjoy the accommodations and environment and rest relaxed and comfortably pampered, all purposely designed to making your stay both pleasant and memorable.
Our mission is to guarantee you experience an affordable, enjoyable, and memorable experience during your entire stay.
Located close enough to be convenient, but far enough away to allow you to experience our natural wildlife sanctuary. We are surrounded by acres of rain forest, beautiful flora and fauna, and located less than 250 feet from a 150 ft waterfall that you can experience and enjoy. Sleeps up to 4 people comfortably. Guest AccessThe Villa is conveniently located just a few hundred feet from a naturally occurring 150 foot waterfall, which cascades into deep pools, and empties into a clear running stream. The stream runs parallel to the forest road, leading to the our private estate.
Many of our guests often take this short scenic walk through the rain forest up to the main road, Calle Hermosa, which leads them directly to the beach, takes you past the locale yoga center, and allows them to enjoy the local scenery.
While staying at our Villa, known as "Casa Catarata", you can enjoy the private pool with it's own cascading waterfall, or you may enjoy some of the other outdoor amenities, including the pool shower, an outdoor gas grill, a patio area, a lounge area with love seat and sofa seating and Premium Satellite programming
on a 40" outdoor Flatscreen LED Television. The outdoor lounge area, as well as the dining area, are located directly next to the pool. The lounge area seats 5 - 6 guests, and the outdoor dining area seats 8 guests. The outdoor areas are well lit, and there are ceiling fans strategically located to help keep you cool during warm, sunny days. You may explore the property using the paved paths which are continuously being expanded to include new sections of the property and forest. Private and secure parking is provided to our guests free of charge and our gated entrance allows for added security. In order to make loading and unloading a breeze, we have provided parking for our guests directly in front of the Villa. You need only walk 15 feet to have your belongings from car to Villa, a true convenience if your heavily laden with luggage.
The guests are welcome to all of the Villa amenities including exclusive use of the outdoor facilities.
The majority of our guests prefer to spend time out of doors in order to explore the property and surroundings, to sunbathe, and to participate in the various recreational activities which are available to them in Playa Hermosa (Weekend Surfing Competitions, Yoga, Bird, Animal and SeaTurtle watching, Snorkeling, Scuba and Fishing, etc.), or in the local town of Jaco Beach, a short 10 minute drive where they can enjoy tourist activities such as browsing the many stores, shopping, sightseeing and casual and fine dining). Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to answer your questions and to help make your stay comfortable, pleasant and enjoyable. Interaction with us can be as little, or as much as you like. We are here solely to help make your vacation enjoyable, memorable and a complete success. We have permanently resided in Costa Rica during the last 5 years and are completely familiar with everything in the area. We are able to answer questions, help you navigate to your next destination, help you plan your recreational activities, help you to explore and familiarize yourself with the area, or just to help make you feel more comfortable in a foreign country and reassure you while you explore your new vacation surroundings.
The estate is large enough that you can enjoy your privacy, yet small enough that we can offer any assistance, should you need it.
We are present on the property, 7 days a week, and 24 hours a day, in order to assist answering any questions, or addressing any needs that you may have. We manage and maintain the property in order to keep it safe, pleasant, comfortable and attractive for our guests to enjoy. We can repair a ding in your surfboard, cook up a local dish (upon request only), or serve to identify the local wildlife while you are on the property. We are always here to help you, answer your questions, be of service and to point you in the right direction.
If you are here on business, or are here considering the purchase of a property, or a new home, or if you are considering relocating, we can help you find a certified and reliable, trustworthy real estate agent / realtor. If you are considering making Costa Rica your new home, or if you are opting to purchase a second home, or summer home, we can surely help. We can also assist you in the moving process, by managing the logistics of an international move, or by helping you arrange the safe transport of your furniture, and personal belongings from anywhere in the world to the doorstep of your new home. We are experienced in all phases of international relocation and can extend these services to you if you so inquire (provided solely upon guests request). The NeighborhoodUnlike many vacation rentals nearby, we are located away from the main road. This allows you to maintain both your personal privacy, as well as allows you to enjoy your peace of mind. The serenity and relaxation that's offered within this private sanctuary cannot be found where constant road traffic abounds. This short distance into the rain forest strategically places you within close proximity to the beach, yet sufficient distance from the main road to prevent the road noise, and the other noise distractions / negative factors that are faced by those whom choose to stay directly on the main road. Our distance from the main road also guarantees that your vacation accommodations will not be affected by the dust that is usually generated during the summer months and which affects the vacation rentals located close to the main road traffic.
Your private villa is secured within our large gated estate, and is surrounded by virgin coastal rain forest, enhancing your personal security, while insuring your privacy, peace of mind and personal comfort. We can guarantee a peaceful, pleasant stay, while allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of the wildlife that surrounds the Biological Nature preserve we live in.
Imagine enjoying swimming in your own private, 12 foot deep, 40 foot long, crystal clear pool, away from any artificial noise and free of the stress found in overbooked, overused, non exclusive, community pools.
Instead, the sounds of the birds and coastal breezes will engulf you as you relax, sunbathe, and swim, with the various naturally occurring sounds of wildlife, and with the enjoyment of seeing the natural local wildlife passing by every so often, and every now and then just to take a look at their new guest. All around you, the beauty of natures miracles surround you and cradle you in their luxury as your peace of mind is virtually guaranteed.
This type of comfort and serenity is what we offer.
Our convenient location still allows you to walk to the the beach, since we are just a few blocks from the main road. We are ideally located at the entry point to the rainforest, our location avoids the noise, road traffic, but most importantly, our ideal location avoids the dry, patchy, and constantly dusty environment that's often found in rentals which are located along the main road.
Completely serene, with a naturally occurring, 150 foot waterfall, less than 150 meters from your bedroom. Surrounded by monkeys, parrots, kinkajous, ring tailed coati and other visitors are our daily guests.
Additionally, since we only rent one unit at a time, your privacy is completely assured. You will only hear the sounds of nature as the waterfall roars peacefully in the background.
An ideal location for nature lovers, sunbathers, birdwatchers, entire families or young lovers, close enough to town to enjoy the wildlife, but far enough away to let it go.
Local recreational activities include: Horseback Riding, TrailBlazing, Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Beach Casting, Hiking, Exploring, Birdwatching, Animal Watching, Photography, Sunbathing and swimming, Biking, ATV rentals, Shopping, Fine Dining, dancing and NightClubbing. Getting AroundWe recommend that our guests rent a vehicle (however, 4x4 vehicles are NOT Necessary).
Having a rental vehicle guarantees your ability to remain mobile on demand. This means that more of your vacation time will be spent doing, rather than waiting for transportation. Taxis and Buses are readily available in the area, and offer an efficient manner of travel, however, vacations are meant to be enjoyed rather than spent in buses awaiting to arrive at your destination. Buses, however efficient cost wise, may involve several stops before you arrive at your travel destination, so a one hour route / distance, may actually involve a three to four hours time period. The other issue is bus route reliability, some times a bus may break down, and involve a lengthy waiting period before the next one arrives. It is because of these simple reasons, the time value of a vacation, that we suggest renting a vehicle.
However, if there is no other option, yes, there are several bus routes which serve the area which are reasonably priced. The local bus depot in Jaco Beach can provide additional information regarding the different bus routes, their costs and their availability.
Taxis on the otherhand can be quick and cost effective, however, once again, they also depend on the availability, incur waiting periods, and if used on a frequent basis, can easily add up to the same cost or an economical rental vehicle. The average cost of a taxi ride can be between $5 and $15 dollars, for a 10 minute to 20 minute drive).
Our personal suggestion, rent an economical vehicle, it will help make your vacation much more pleasant, you will see and experience much more and in general, get much more from your vacation.
If you need assistance in renting a vehicle, please contact us and we will try to assist. Other Things to NoteThe Villa is completely modernized and strictly cared for. When you take possession of the Villa, it will be your sole responsibility to insure that you and your guests care for it with the same care and attention that you would your own belongings, if not more. Since you and your guests are the only individuals who will be using the villa during your stay, you become responsible for the Villa and all it's contents and furnishings from the moment you Check In to the moment you check out. You are required to inform the Host immediately of any damages to contents or furnishings immediately, and if for whatever reason you are having a problem with something, please advise the host so that the problem may be corrected. (i.e., you are having a problem closing a dresser drawer, instead of trying to slam it shut repeatedly, days on end, advise the host immediately so that the problem may be corrected. If you ignore the issue, and repeatedly slam it shut to the point that it is damaged, or that you break it, you will be held responsible for the damage which will be deducted from your security deposit. You cannot repeatedly slam the drawer until it breaks and then tell your host, "Ooooh, by the way, the dresser drawer isnt working, it was like that when we got here".
In addition, any damages which occur to the Villa, such as stains to the linens or towels, stains to the bedsheets from eating or drinking on the bed (such as drinking red wine on the bed, or oil stains from food, markers, ink, lipstick, cosmetics, etc.) are your responsibility. Any broken glasses, dishes, lost utensils, or damages to the garbage disposal by attempting to force avocado or cherry pits, steaks, or anything else not designed to be disposed of through it, will be your financial responsibility. Yes, it happens. Any damages caused by inebriation are also the guests financial responsibility.
There is a $250 cleaning fee for smoking in the Villa. Blatant disregard for the "Energy Conservation Policy will also incur a $250 fee, which is deducted from the security deposit.
As of today, our guests have all been considerate and conscientious of all our policies and there has been no need whatsoever to deduct anything from the guests security deposit. If a glass is broken, inform the host immediately, the host will inform you of the cost of it's replacement (which is neccessary to make the Villa whole once again), and provide you with a receipt once you pay. We accept US Dollars, or local currency to cover incidental costs such as broken glasses, plates, etc. The cost of the broken items replacement will include, the price of the article, any taxes required to purchase the replacement, as well as any shipping or handling costs involved in its replacement.
On a separate note:
The Villa is a private home, not a hotel, therefore, any and all guests, or potential visitors, must be approved by the Host prior to their access to the property. Guests or visitors must have valid identification, and must be approved by the host prior. Any of our guest's guest, or guest's visitor must present valid id to the host, prior to accessing the Villa, property, or using the facility amenities. The guest fees referenced in AirB&B rental schedule under pricing will apply to any and all guests using the Villa, property or amenities (such as the pool).
GUESTS / VISITOR HOURS ARE FROM 8AM TO 10:00 PM
POOL HOURS ARE FROM 8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
POOL LIGHTS ARE ON FROM 7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM
NO GLASS IN THE POOL AREA. NO RUNNING IS ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA. CHILDREN UNDER AGE 10, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE VILLA UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, UNLESS A CHILD MONITORING DEVICE IS PRESENT AND ACTIVELY MONITORED.
Any damages or littering caused by guests children (i.e., markers on bedsheets, chewing on kitchen utensils, slamming doors, dropping remote controls), will be the Guests responsibility. Broken remote controls are the guests responsibility.
"THE HOST RETAINS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION AND OR SERVICE TO ANYONE, AND FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WHEN THE HOST FEELS IT IS NECCESSARY TO SAFEGUARD LIFE, LIFESTYLE, OR PERSONAL PROPERTY. "