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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6849771

About the area

Playa Hermosa is central to many beaches in this area. A few miles north or south you will find Playas Panama, Playa Blanca, Playa Nacascol, Playas del Coco and Ocotal to name a few. This beach area is the closest to the Liberia airport and the conveniences to the city of Liberia (Medical, hospital, shopping, sightseeing). It is also closest to many of the popular volcano areas (Rincon de La Vieja, Miravalles, Tenoro, etc). Because of being inside the Golfo de Papagayo the waters in Playa Hermosa tend to be calmer and the entry into the water is gradual, therefore safe swimming for all ages. If you are looking for surfing, the best is less that 1 hour away. Attractions: Tours, water sports, Catamaran, hiking, SPA, plus...most people go home tired and can't wait to get back to do the things they didn't have time for.



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Satellite TV


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

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“Luxury Home with Breathtaking Ocean Views”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2017

We have really enjoyed our stay at Casa Havard. The views from the house and private infinity pool are spectacular. The master bedrooms is huge and luxurious with a private balcony with panoramic views. Our family has really enjoyed the infinity pool and relaxing on the outdoor patio. The community swimming pool with water slide has also been a lot of fun. The large kitchen is well stocked and has all the appliances you will need. We have have loved our stay in Casa Harvard and Playa Hermosa and will definitely stay here again.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Great House

We are several days into our week long vacation here in Playa Hermosa. Corby has been great to work with! She met us late night after flight and rental car delays. The house has amazing views, spacious, and kitchen has had everything we have needed. Corby stocked the kitchen for us, but there is a small grocery store at the bottom of the hill. Looking forward to the rest of our trip!

Katerine B.

Submitted: Dec 30, 2014 Stayed: Dec 2014

Owner's Response: It always pleases me to hear that my guests expectations of their trip to Costa Rica have been met and often exceeded! Please come back soon!

Great house / location with breathtaking view!

We booked another house, but due to construction going on next door, we had to move to this house. We'd seen this house on the web, but what a pleasant surprise! The pics on the site absolutely don't do the house justice. It is located high on the hills of "Hermosa Heights" and it gives you amazing views over the bay of Playa Hermosa from the porch, pool and even every single room in the house! Important for future bookers, the pics on site show closed curtains, but if you open them you have the most amazing ocean view! While chilling in the infinity pool, we even saw 2 Humpback whales in the bay. Because of the location, the house is very private and we could even swim in less than our swimsuit! The infinity pool is big, approximately 40ft, and well maintained. The house is very well equipped and, besides an electric kettle, there was nothing we missed. Hermosa Heights is safe and has guards, but we felt extra secure because of the high-end alarm system and steel gate at the entrance door.

The caretakers, Bahia Culebra, are professional and very helpful. They arranged the move to this house, directly when we asked for it. Chapeau! Also, the fridge broke down, and the same day a technician came by to fix the problem. All and all we had a very positive experience with both house and caretakers. We will definitively come back here!

Jack & Daphne P.

Submitted: Oct 30, 2015 Stayed: Oct 2015

Great House!

This house is beautiful. Top notch construction for Costa Rica. Amazing views of the bay. This is a two floor house. Living area is downstairs, all three bedrooms are up stairs. The master bedroom area is amazing. The house comfortably fits up to 6 people. The mattresses in the beds are fantastic. The best bed I have slept in since I moved to Costa Rica a year ago. The linens are great too. High quality cotton sheets.

The property manager, Corby is very easy to work with and professional. I recommend this house for any size group up to six people. You won't be disappointed. If you enjoy quiet solitude and gorgeous views of the ocean on your vacation, this is the place.

There is also a new bar down at the Hermosa Heights entrance. The Sandbar. Very nice friendly people. Good rates. Nice atmosphere. There is also a movie theater right there with new recent movies!!!

Submitted: Dec 19, 2015 Stayed: Dec. 2015

Incredible views and peaceful.

Awesome house and amazing views of the ocean and Playa Hermosa area. Pictures look nice but much better in person. Every window has a view...baclonies, infinity pool....I will stay here again. Great for our family and cooking meals. Corby and Alex were great hosts. We had an AC issue on a national holiday in Costa Rica and I reluctantly reached out to them about it as I didn't want to bother on holiday. Alex responded right away and it was fixed right away. It wasn't a huge deal as it was just one room but they took care of it right away. This home made the last 7 days of our 11 day vacation very relaxing and peaceful and was great for our family.

Jason H.

Stayed: July 2016

Incredible !!!

This property is amazing! Don't be fooled by the pictures, which don't due justice to how incredibly amazing this property really is. The views are incredible and can be seen from every room in the house. I travelled with 4 teenagers, that had the time of their lives!!! They thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the community that we were in with the onsite Movie Theatre and Community Pool area with slide. Often times they opted to stay at the house just to enjoy our Pool. The rooms are spacious and the house is equipped with everything that you could possibly need. We all ventured out and walked up and down the hill several times to the beach, local supermarket and restaurants. A word of advice when you're walking up, walk backwards as it's a lot easier when you're older!!! I highly recommend this property to anyone who likes peace, amazing views and a great house. The bi-level style of the house gives this property something extra that simply cannot be put into words!!!! We are still talking about how fantastic this house was and how Corby was "on point" in her description of the house and the help she extended to us! It was a fabulous experience!!!!

Lisa D.

Stayed: July 2016

Owners Response:
I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Havard. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and I'm looking forward to your next visit!
All the best,

The View ..... Wow...Just Wow......

The pool and view make it hard to WANT to leave the house...... Home is beautiful, cool, comfortable and very private. The Master Bedroom is extremely comfortable. Slept like a baby all 6 nights! Cooked in a couple nights. Grill and patio made it a family effort and much fun! Highly recommend.

caren f.

Stayed March 2016

Fabulous Property! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A friend mine had stayed at the Harvard House last December and talked about this beautiful home. Even her wonderful accolades did not adequately describe the beauty of this home and the breathtaking setting. All the rooms are very large, nicely decorated and the kitchen has everything you would need to cook there daily if you so desired. Although, we did not use it, there is a large grill on the patio and the laundry room is enormous! The infinity pool is the crown jewel of this property! It was heavenly to wake in the morning and go for an early swim and just gaze upon the magnificent view. And the lights on the pool at night while sitting around enjoying a glass of wine, gives you a renewed appreciation for the beauty of nature. There is a nice bar and restaurant at the bottom of the hill at Hermosa Heights and other excellent eating establishments in the neighborhood. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property!

Date of arrival: September 20, 2016

Spacious home with spectacular view and a great private pool ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We are a family of five and this home is perfect for us. The house is very spacious and clean. The pool is a good size for a private home. Plenty of room for us and our children who are 10, 12, and 15. The view is amazing as the house is located on the hillside. You will more than likely need a vehicle to head to the beach as it is a steep walk back. The kitchen is very good size and there is an outdoor grill and dining table which we put to good use. The home is very private. We enjoyed watching a family of howler monkeys in a tree about 40 yards from our pool.

Date of arrival: March 13, 2017

Very Spacious Home ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Casa Harvard is located in a very convenient area in Hermosa. The house is very well laid out and comfortable, we were a family of 5. The kitchen is well equipped which is important to us, we like to cook our meals. We rented a car and were able to drive to several beaches. There is a common pool with slides and mini golf in the complex that we also enjoyed. The outdoor area with the infinity pool is were we spent most afternoons.
This house has all the amenities you need for an amazing vacation.

Date of arrival: March 6, 2017