House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Doug & Andrea Krahn
About Doug & Andrea Krahn
Hi we are Doug and Andrea Krahn. After spending much of the last 15 years living in weird and wonderful places, we found a great home in Costa Rica. We lived full time at Casa Albacore for 2 years and now we aren't able to be there full time anymore and it is time for us to share our home again! For over a year we exclusively did Home Exchanges with other families but we have decided to renew our VRBO listing so that more people can enjoy our home. We hope you can come for a visit to learn the meaning of Costa Rica's national saying 'Pura Vida' which means beautiful life.
Doug & Andrea Krahn purchased this House in 2012
Why Doug & Andrea Krahn chose Playa Hermosa
We fell in love with the natural beauty of Playa Hermosa. It's the best of both worlds on Playa Hermosa (beautiful beach in Spanish) where it is not too developed yet, and only a 10 minute drive to Jaco, Costa Rica's most popular beach town.
What makes this House unique
Previous guests have said that it feels like being on a 'personal resort' visiting Albacore, and that the pictures 'don't do it justice'. We feel the combo of a beautiful famous beach in front which is still pristine, jungle behind, and a full sized rooftop deck to see it all, plus a large custom pool with a pool jacuzzi on 1/3 of an acre... well, it's unbeatable.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
We do allow smoking on our beautiful deck!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I have stayed in this area 4 times now and I have to say this was my favorite rental. Mainly due to the location and its closeness to the beach! My favorite spot was on the rooftop bar, resting the hammock every afternoon. I will be back.
We loved this house and everything it had to offer my family of four as a home base for our week in the region.
The large pool was tested and cleaned every day and provided much needed relief from the hot sun. Access to the beach is literal steps away and a very good selection of restaurants and bars is only a short drive, or medium walk away.
The appliances and cookware are all top-of-the-line and modern. TV has many US-based and local channels, and the WiFi was strong and fast.
The air conditioning units in each of the bedrooms and common area cool down the area very quickly and effectively.
The rooftop patio is where we spent every single morning - either in the hammock or on the sofa - sipping coffee while watching the latest batch of surfers tackle waves. In addition to a full set of seating, the rooftop patio includes a fairly compelete outdoor kitchen with a BBQ grill, sink, plenty of counter space and all the tools required to host an outdoor feast.
Doug and Andrea were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had during our stay and mad us feel reassured.
The area is really amazing as it combines the convenience of having everything you need while being quiet and secluded enough for families with small children.
Thank you for your comments! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
February 2020 stay
We had a great time and loved the house and pool had everything you could ask for. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can.
This is our 7th Xmas in Jaco, our first house Albacore. It was amazing, we had a fantastic trip. The house was awesome, it had everything we needed and more. The pool lovely and with the beach across the street- we couldn’t ask for more! We hope to be able to come back to stay again!
Thank you so much for your stay and your review! You were awesome guests! We hope to share Casa Albacore with you on your next trip to Jaco!
We stayed at Casa Albacore with 2 friends and had a wonderful time. There was plenty of room for our group and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The pool was well cared for and warm. A few tiles were old but it did not impair our ability to enjoy the pool. The beach is directly across the dirt road and is beautiful. The waves are strong and there is a riptide that can become very dangerous, so inexperienced swimmers and young kids should be wary. The location is ideal, close to Jaco for shopping, and in walking distance (20min) to local bars and restaurants.
The upstairs balcony is lovely, I spent much time reading in the hammock, sleeping and watching the waves.
The neighbourhood was ok, construction was going on, but was not bothersome.
The air conditioning was nice and needed. It was hot!
Our hosts were very attentive and helpful. We had a power outage (not uncommon were told) and power crews were out helping immediately.
We had a wonderful vacation and would definitely return.
Beautiful location for our family vacation
We had a very enjoyable stay at Casa Albacore. You could not as for anything more in terms of the property and communication.
The home was well prepared with everything needed for a lovely family vacation.
There was an outage of internet just prior to our arrival and the owners made sure that it was fixed immediately the next morning.
The location was perfect for our day trips to Manuel Antonio and Isla Tortuga. Also we had a great experience arranging tours through Angie. The ATV tour and CostaCat cruise was fantastic.
We also truly enjoyed just lounging at the pool and on the upstairs deck, and pretty much spent an entire afternoon and evening just enjoying the scenery.
We did not spend much time at the beach, as a few stormy weather days made the waves quite large, but we loved watching the expert surfers from our rooftop view.
We enjoyed the availability of the hotel a few doors down for quick “typical” Costa Rican breakfasts, and late night nachos. We also took quick rides into Playa Hermosa and Jaco for dinners and shopping.
We felt safe and secure in the home, with the alarm system, on site safe for valuables, and the overnight security guard who was very visible.
I do not have anything negative to report about the home at all, and Doug and Andrea were perfect hosts.
Thanks for a wonderful Costa Rican vacation!
Less than 1.5 hour drive from San Jose airport. Enjoy the serenity and beautiful of Hermosa beach and the nature preserve surrounding the house. Hermosa Beach is a world class surfing beach and is great beach to play in the waves. 6 miles of beautiful sandy beaches to play on during the day.
When you are ready for more excitement and nightlife the town of Jaco is less than 10 minutes down the road. It truly is the best of both worlds. Add that to rain-forests, nature preserves, adventure sports, fishing and wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer and it really is a vacation of a lifetime.