Surfer’s Paradise Beachfront Vacation Home With Pool Located In Playa Hermosa
It is pretty rare to find a home right on the beach – with full title – in Costa Rica for under $1 million dollars. Of particular interest to surfers, this beachfront vacation home is located only steps from some of the best waves in Central America. Playa Hermosa is internationally known as a world class surfing destination and regularly hosts local and international surfing contests. The surf wasn’t great when we took these photos but it could have easily improved later in the day. This is exactly why surfers love to stay in homes just like this. They can lounge by the pool while constantly checking the tide and wind conditions. When the time is just right, they can head straight from the backyard right out into the ocean while the surf is just starting to turn on. It really is a surfer’s paradise!
Of course there is much more to do on the beach than just surf. Playa Hermosa is a long sandy beach with miles of coastline to explore. To the north are several bars / restaurants and to the south is a Turtle Preserve. From June thru November, the turtles visit the area to lay their eggs. Volunteers at the Turtle Preserve protect the eggs until they hatch and then bring the babies back to the seashore where they eventually swim away. Other popular activities at Playa Hermosa are inshore fishing, bike riding, kayaking and taking long walks down the beach during sunset. If you are feeling hungry and tired after a long day at the beach, a boutique hotel is located right next door to the home. Here you will find a delicious Italian restaurant for pizza and pasta dinners.
Single Level Beach Home With Modern Amenities
The single level floor plan is open with a spacious living and dining area that opens out to a covered patio and a large pool for outdoor entertaining. The full kitchen includes granite countertops, a side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and a stovetop oven. The southern end of the house includes two guest rooms with a shared bathroom and a master suite with a private bathroom and walk-in closets. Amenities include high speed internet service, phone service, satellite television and air conditioning. The home includes private parking with a covered car port and a lock down storage bodega to keep your personal belongings safe while you are not using the home. A newly paved road in front of the house provides smooth and easy access to and from the coastal highway.
Income Producing Vacation Rental Ten Minutes Outside Of Jaco
The home is currently used as an income producing beachfront vacation home that is obviously very popular with the surf community and for those looking for a quiet getaway just outside of the busy town of Jaco. Jaco is located 10 minutes away and here you will discover a wide assortment of restaurants, shopping, ATM/banking, internet cafes, nightclubs, bakeries, pharmacies, medical services and more. Other local attractions include championship golf and a full marina at the Los Suenos Resort, zip lining tours, wildlife tours, ATV rentals, fishing charters and many other adventures to fill your day. Many people like the amenities available in Jaco but consider it to be too “over developed”. Having a peaceful beachfront getaway right down the road is a very attractive option for many vacationers looking for a more relaxed environment in Costa Rica.
Even though the home is selling furnished and turn-key-ready, we did notice some rusty appliances and fixtures that could be replaced. With that said, the home has such a great beachfront location we believe that there is serious unrealized potential here and a little polish will go a very long way. While we were visiting, a local informed us that a neighboring vacation rental has twice the occupancy rates. With a few minor improvements, we see no reason why this property can’t compete. After a follow up analysis of the home’s current marketing program, we also see room for improvement on that level as well. If you purchase this property, we will be more than happy to provide you professional guidance about marketing your new home as a vacation rental in Costa Rica. The home is listed at a great price, the location is gold and the opportunity to capitalize on it is definitely there.