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“Clean, comfortable and inviting home with friendly and hospitable hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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10 km Norte de Cruce Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 111111, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #18 of 30 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Simi Valley, CA
1 review
“Clean, comfortable and inviting home with friendly and hospitable hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Jim and Erin are very helpful, open and welcoming. Their beautiful home is spacious, relaxed and peaceful. I loved the wonderful ocean view from the bedroom, but my favorite area of the house was the patio with cozy hanging hammocks and a stunning view of its own. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and would love to vacation here again. Thank you Jim and Erin!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

This guesthouse with two rooms is exceptional. I've stayed here numerous times(in both rooms) and I'm currently here for a third visit as I write this. Erin and Jim are the perfect hosts and welcome you into their home as if it were your own! The house is always spotless, which is a task of its own in the dusty dry season. Although this houses location serves two key points. It's off the road high enough to avoid any dust, and the ocean breezes are amazing. Not to mention the ocean views and spectacular sunsets from the terrace!!! I could write a ton of positive things about this house and its awesome owners, but its best to come and experience it for yourself. I know this wont be my last visit!

MBienz

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed here last September and absolutely loved it. The location could not be more perfect. Chances are that if you're going to the Malpais region of Costa Rica, you're trying reaaaally hard to get away from everything. It's such a beautiful area, and this house is no exception. Perfectly clean, comfortable and lovely. They have wifi as well. Really close to great surfing spots, and there are plenty of friendly locals who can always give surfing lessons or even Spanish lessons. Jim and Erin are really fun (talk to Erin about the SF Giants :D) and make you feel very much at home. Will definitely return!

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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HermosaRentals, Owner at Hermosa Rentals, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thanks Ali! Glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again! You will have to bring down a new board game we can all play again! Best Regards Jim and Erin
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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed here for 1 week and could not have asked for a better location or place to stay! The house is huge and rooms are very spacious. Jim and Erin are great hosts, coffee was always hot and ready when we woke up and the breakfasts were delicious-both Costa Rican and American style! With amazing views and the beach only minutes away its hard to imagine staying anywhere else! We highly recommend it!

Sean and Desi

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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HermosaRentals, Owner at Hermosa Rentals, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thanks Dezi and Sean! Was fun getting to know you two and remember you two are always welcome back! Thanks Jim and Erin-- see you in July!
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Steffisburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The holidays by Erin and Jim are wonderful. Its a beautiful place above the sea, with view on the sea. All rooms are nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. We stayed twice at Erin and each time it was like coming home. Thank you Erin and Jim for your hospitality. Richard and Theresa

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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HermosaRentals, Owner at Hermosa Rentals, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thanks Richard and Theresa! It was wonderful getting to know you and you two are welcome back anytime! You two were great guests and thanks for all the techy help! :) Enjoy your beautiful home and remodeling but don't let Theresa talk you into making more shoe closets! HAHAH! Best Regards Jim and Erin
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed here Feb 2013 for 15 days, up the hill, out of the dust!!!, but still steps from the beach with Jim and Erin. Such amazing hospitality you basically feel like it is your own home while you are staying there. Super clean, great location and the best sunset views in the area! cant wait to come back and visit next year! Thanks a mill guys for an awesome stay and say hi to Ginger for me!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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HermosaRentals, Owner at Hermosa Rentals, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thanks Scott! You were a blast to get to know! Glad you could celebrate your Birthday here with us and you liked Jim's BBQ turkey! Will send you the recipe! Hope to see you again ! Thanks Jim and Erin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We visited Playa Hermosa and stayed with Jim & Erin back in February last year. The house is wonderful...spacious, extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and we had full access to the kitchen and living area and deck which has amazing ocean views. Our bedroom also had an ocean view and the most comfy bed I have ever slept in!! We loved staying here because we were made to feel part of the family and Jim & Erin were so helpful and informative about the local area but at the same time gave us space and privacy to enjoy the house and gardens.
The option to rent an ATV, bicycles and surfboards is a definite bonus. Hermosa beach is a 5 minute walk away and there are also some very good restaurants close by.
We loved Playa Hermosa so much that we moved here and now count Jim & Erin as good friends...thanks guys for introducing us to paradise!!

Room Tip: Book the Honeymoon Suite for the best ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Hermosa Rentals

Address: 10 km Norte de Cruce Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa 111111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hermosa Rentals is a family owned business. DIRECTLY across from the beach, a five minute walk to the famous sandy surf spot of Playa Hermosa! We rent two rooms, A sea-view suite and a "friend/amigo" suite. The sea-view suite offers a king size bed with ocean views. The "amigo" suite offers a two double beds. Each bedroom shares a full bathroom. Room rentals offer the use of a ocean view deck,fully equipped kitchen,living space. We offer free WIFI. We offer rentals of ATV,surf boards,bicycles,inner tubes and body boards.We are partnered with The Perfect Sunset School which provides professional Spanish courses and Surf lessons. We are directly across from a 5-star restaurant and elegant Yoga studio, Pranamar. ... more   less 
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Hermosa Rentals Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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