About this listing
Hello! Looking for the best of Costa Rica? We have rich chocolate sand beaches, and some of the best surfing around! Feel at ease in our gated community, with private resort pool. Let us make your vacation feel like an endless summer. Pura Vida!
Welcome to Poncho's Hideaway! This gorgeous beach house is located in the very safe gated community of Hermosa Palms. The main floor suite is 2000 sq feet, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. Comfortably sleeps 4 people. The space is beautifully decorated with traditional Costa Rican style, while the outdoor space, landscaped with local tropical flowers, is just as stunning. The home has a two car garage, and a patio, the perfect place to view Costa Rica's amazing sunsets.
The lower floor of the home has a master bedroom with queen-sized bed, as well as a second bedroom with two single beds. There is one full sized washroom on the lower level with double sinks, and a large walk in shower. This space also has a kitchenette with counter top stove, as well as a small dining area. Off of the kitchen is a spacious patio area. All pots/pans, dishes, and kitchen utensils are available in both the upper and lower kitchen spaces.
The house is only steps away from the beach. Our beach has very unique, dark chocolate coloured sand, as soft as snow. The beach is very private and secluded and is never crowded with tourists. If you love to surf, or are interested in learning, our beach has been named the 3rd best beach in Costa Rica for surfing! You will also find tons of wildlife around the home and beach alike including macaws, toucans, and monkeys.
As special guests of Poncho's Hideaway, you will have access to abundant amenities to make your vacation perfect! Our guests have access to a beautiful private resort style pool, only accessible to those in the Hermosa Palms gated community. There is a full service lunch area for afternoon snacks. The pool is very family friendly, and has a specific swim area sectioned off just for kids! For the adults, there is a swim-up bar!
As mentioned above, there is also access to our very private and secluded beach. Voted 3rd best beach in Costa Rica for surfing!
Interaction with guests
Guests have access to all kinds of help from our handsome concierge, Emanuel! He is available to assist you 24 hours a day from limo/taxi arrangement, airport pick-up and drop-offs, even excursions! If you're looking to have some adventure, just ask us and we'll make it happen! Emanuel can arrange a wide assortment of tours for you from sport fishing to surfing, canopy tours, to horseback riding on the beach or to the waterfalls, and so much more!
Hermosa Palms is a private gated community in Playa Hermosa. We are located only 20 minutes from the town of Jaco (pronounced Haw-ko). The community consists of 62 homes, private community resort style pool, and private beach area. Our beach is voted 3rd best beach for surfing in Costa Rica, so be prepared to catch some serious waves! Our beach is also a very special place to see wildlife. The entire beach is a turtle sanctuary and the live nesting site for sea turtles. It is operated by the Playa Hermosa National Wildlife Refuge, and is a beautiful spot to see wildlife conservation in action.
Poncho's Hideaway is only 20 minutes away from the nearest town, Jaco. There is full access to all amenities in town, include farmer's markets, local restaurants and nightlife. While taxi/limo service can be arrange for a trip into town, we highly recommend renting a vehicle during your stay in Playa Hermosa.
Other things to note
The entire Poncho's Hideaway beach home is for rent. However, if you don't need such a large space, we also rent out our top and bottom floor apartments separately! The two apartment spaces have separate entrances, and can be locked off from each other for total privacy. Please check out our other listings. We have separate listings for renting out only the top or bottom apartment!
Things you must know about staying at Poncho's Hideaway. This is a non-smoking house. There is no smoking allowed in the house. Smoking is permitted outside on either the upper or lower terraces. No violations tolerated.
If there is anything that is not working properly on the premise, please let us know ASAP and we will do our best to resolve it as soon as possible.
Please keep doors and windows closed while the Air Conditioning units are running.
Be sure to lock up when leaving the house for extended periods of time.
There is no daily maid service at Poncho's Hideaway. While we do charge a cleaning fee for the end of your stay, please treat this beach house as if it were your own home.
We supply basic amenities for when you arrive. However, should these need to be replenished during your stay, they can be purchased at Mas X Menos in town.
Municipal town law has a 10pm noise curfew (please respect).
Community pool closes at 10pm.
No beach fires.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Hey, I'm Angie, and this is Larry!
As your host we want you to feel right at home, sit back and relax and enjoy what Costa Rica has to offer. We want you to feel the same way we did when we fell in love with Costa Rica.
You will find that there is no place on earth that shows you how to slowdown, take a deep breath, and put a smile on your face. No stress, no time clock, just one more day in paradise.
Come feel what “Pura Vida” is like, and join us.