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Beachfront Luxury Home W/Pool On Famous Playa Hermosa/Jaco/Free Phone

Central America/Costa Rica/Near Jaco Vacation Rental

3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home sleeps 8

This beautiful luxurious Spanish style house named Albacore, is three years old on one-third of an acre right on Playa Hermosa, rated as one of the top five beaches for all of Costa Rica.

We have spacious rooms with a King and two double beds in two bedrooms and a combo couch/double bed in the third bedroom/den. Albacore has two full bathrooms. The large kitchen is fully stocked with every amenity. Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Dishwasher, the works!

Your feet hug Brazilian tile throughout the hous... (more)

Special Features of this Vacation Rental

Linens & Towels Provided   High Speed Internet   No Pets Allowed  
No Smoking Allowed  

Amenities of this Vacation Rental

Air Conditioning, Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Covered Parking, King Bed, Double Bed (2), Convertible Bed (2), Cable/Satellite TV (2), DVD (2), VCR, CD Player, Stereo System, Private Pool, Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Dis... (more)

Amenities of the Resort/Surrounding Community

Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Sailing, Boating, Parasailing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding.

Rate Information for this Vacation Rental

FromToNightlyWeeklyMin Stay
Green Season May 01-Oct 31May 01Oct 31$275$1,7004 nights
High Season Nov 01-Apr 31Nov 01Apr 31$300$1,9004 nights
Christmas, New Years and Easter weeks$2,5001 week
50% is due upon booking: 50% balance due at least 30 days before arrival
All rates subject to change without notice. Please confirm with owner.

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Guest Comment
"The major purpose of our getaway was relaxation. We spent more than half of our week hanging out and used the pool every day. I loved getting in the pool about 4 o’clock each afternoon and watching the clouds gradually form over the Pacific in preparation for the evening rainstorm. Most of the time, Doug would be in the lookout tower drinking dark Costa Rican beer and watching boats, surfers and pelicans. After we realized that maps do not convey distance in any useful way, and that Costa Rican roads are not freeways, we adjusted our expectations and committed to only one excursion that involved real driving. That was to Manuel Antonio Park, two hours south down the coast from Playa Hermosa. We heeded general advice that paying for a guided tour would be worth our money; this suggestion turned out to be true. Our guide, Efraim, was especially insightful because his father had been the first ranger at the park.. Efraim carried a good telescope and zeroed in on creatures great and small: bats, frogs, toads and crabs not visible to the naked eye. The highlight of our two-hour walk was seeing howler monkeys jump long distances above us in the canopy. We also heard the male howler cries that sound like a puma’s roar, and are meant to establish territory—a thrilling moment! During our week, we almost worked through Paul’s suggested restaurant list, making our own breakfasts then enjoying lunch and dinner at very low-key inexpensive local places. Because there is a working fishing fleet at Quepos about 30 miles away, fresh fish (tuna, dorado, mahi-mahi and sea bass) was available everyday in most restaurants. Tropical fruit drinks were on every menu and we had our share. Judith, the site-manager suggested we check out a workingman’s restaurant a few miles down the coastal road (turn right instead of heading toward Playa Hermosa) where truck drivers stop. Two restaurants, the Colonial and the Typico are side by side. You can recognize them by the assembly of big rigs in the shared parking lot. We had an excellent “blue plate special” of main dish, rice and beans, fried plantains and macaroni salad at the Typico. The cultural experience of watching soap operas on TV and being in the local scene outside the more touristy areas of Playa Hermosa and Jaco felt authentic and satisfying, like the casado meal. Everywhere in Costa Rica you see “La Pura Vida” as a motto on billboards, t-shirts and in the names of hotels. “Pura Vida” seems to mean living life “purely” by enjoying the beauty of each moment. Our short week felt like a tease; we realized it would take at least a month to truly explore the many ecosystems and regions of Costa Rica. But the Albacore House provided a great home base to make a start in exploring this very accessible paradise. "

- Doug and Lianne Card, Visalia, CA 06/06/07

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