5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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About Zindis Group
The Zindis Group Property Management company is locally based here in Playa Hermosa. Our goal s been and will always be to strive to protect and enhance the quality of the properties we rent to our clients have an unforgettable holiday.
Why Zindis Group chose Santa Elena
This property is well situated for those seeking adventure while appreciating the pleasure and convenience of luxury accommodations. Minutes off our beach is arguably the best deep-sea fishing in the world, Witch's Rock's renowned waves are 25 min away by boat, Experience the local fishing village of Playas del Coco with local handicrafts and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Liberia (30 min.) Brilliant hiking, hot springs,mud holes, waterfalls, remote beaches and more .We are an hour’s drive from Santa Rosa National Park and Rincon De La Vieja National Park. Tropical scenery and gorgeous views abound in Costa Rica. A drive east takes you to Monteverde's Cloud Forests and Vulcan de Arenal in just in 2.5 hrs.
What makes this House unique
Wheel chair accessible The Shallow Entry Pool makes for not having to negotiate stairs to get into the pool and makes it more accessible for individuals with limited mobility. With a shallow end that the beach entry provides, your children will have an area in which they can splash and play. If you have young children, or cautious swimmers in the house, a beach entry will make it much easier for those individuals to enjoy the pool without having to worry about being in water that is literally over their heads.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - ask for detailsask for details
Max guests: 12
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had such a lovely time at Casa Ilan Ilan! Slept all 11 of our family comfortably. Immaculately clean house, well appointed kitchen, gorgeous bathrooms, comfy beds, perfect pool, ridiculous views! This was the perfect base camp for a week of adventures.
Wonderful vacation home surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna!
We loved our experience, Ilan Ilan became our home away from home! We did excursions, but it was nice to come "home" and relax. The view is amazing. There is also wildlife around the house. Every time we would go outside and search the wooded area next to us for the birds, iguanas and monkeys! My wife and I, our 3 teenagers, and my parents had plenty of room and bathrooms. The kitchen and grill was perfect for meals on the patio.
House: Clean, charming, and had everything everyone needed!
We rented a van to hold 7, and to help get up the hill we would get up speed at the bottom, at airport the rental company lost our reservation we called Zindis & they delivered van!
We found the sustainable touches a part of the culture, as the owner and Costa Ricans take pride in keeping their beautiful country natural. Some of the lights and fans are on timers, and the air conditioners have remotes to make them easy to turn off and on, and we were careful to conserve energy. They are big on conserving water, so the pressure isn't as high as in USA, but we were mindful to spread out our showers, again being mindful is part of the culture so we were happy to oblige
The tap water is clean and drinkable. We have a couple sensitive stomachs, so I brought a Berkey water purifier to purify our drinking water. Again we watched our footprint when visiting this beautiful country, so I tried not to get plastic bottles of water, instead kept a pitcher of purified water in the fridge
We kept a box of recyclables and would take them down to the Luperon to recycle.
There are plenty of beach towels. The washer and dryer works well
The whirlpool is not heated to conserve energy, but with the hot weather you don't need it
Tourist stuff: Hermosa was great little town. The Luperon grocery store and souvenir shop by Hermosa Heights has everything you need. Roberto's was our favorite restaurant for dinner with the sunset, and they used reusable straws! Aqua sport was great lunch spot. Ginger fine dining for dinner. Bocelli's great Italian. The Hermosa Heights pool has a swim up bar and great bar food, and we loved the pool and slides!
We did a hike in Rincon De la Vieja park, started at the Las Pailas ranger station (toll road, 700 colons per person), took La Cangreja waterfall trail through rainforest and waterfall was amazing, saw white faced monkeys. We went to Diamante, awesome ziplining and seeing animals. Sunset sail and snorkel through Tico Tours amazing. Pura Vida!
Breathtaking View Casa IIan IIan
Casa Ilan Ilan was a fantastic home for our group of 10, 4 adults and 6 kids, the view was breathtaking. The support from Josh and Edgar doing our stay was simply the best always their for support in planning our excursion and activities. The location is great for fabulous restaurants, beaches, zip lining etc. I would highly recommend you and your family stay at this fantastic home. We will be back
Exceptional House and Location
Casa Ilan Ilan is better than pictured. The house was perfectly clean and well appointed in every way (down to tissue boxes and pump hand soaps in bathrooms). Air conditioners worked well. Didn't see any critters inside the house (of great importance to a few of our traveling party). The pool is awesome, especially if you have little ones as the shallow entry area is relatively big. Playa Hermosa was an excellent location if you want a bit more of the off the beaten path location. Slightly bigger Playa Coco area with its grocery store, restaurants, touristy shops, etc. is a curvy 15 minutes down the road. We stayed during the 3 week "Little Summer" in July and had NO rain. Absolutely loved Costa Rica and will definitely be back.
Great Family Gathering Place
Casa Ilan Ilan was our Home for a week family vacation in Costa Rica. Three family groups left Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Austin for relaxing in the sun and experiencing a new location. This Home and location were perfect for us.
First the home:
-Spacious bedrooms and baths
-Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of utensils and service ware
-Pool - great for all ages and swim abilities
-CLEAN - CLEAN - CLEAN —— immaculate inside and out
-Fishing - Tio Albany on Playa Hermosa beach took several of us out for sport fishing and sightseeing. Fantastic- he even arranged for our catch to be prepared for dinner on the beach in the evening
-Shopping - Hidden Garden Art Gallery - near the airport - 6-7 rooms works by Costa Rican artists and others living locally
-Zipline and Animals - Diamonte Eco Adventure Park
Unbelievable experience! Highly recommend Casa Ilan Ilan
Loved Casa Ilan Ilan. My group of 8 had a tremendous experience with this house and the staff here in Playa Hermosa. The views are just out of this world from the house, the location is convenient to some great restaurants, beaches, and shops. All activities provided through Tico Tours were amazing, from zip lining to whitewater rafting, catamaran, canopy tours, and ATVs. This was a perfect vacation and this was a perfect house. Couldn't be happier with our decision to stay at Casa Ilan Ilan. Zindis Group was absolutely fabulous to work with from booking to departure. Thank you!!
Explored by horseback, foot, kayak or SUP, all trails lead to waterfalls, misty crater lakes or jungle-fringed, deserted beaches… Try zip lining, canopy tours, hiking, and surfing. Costa Rica’s adventures are all top notch and are all waiting for you.
Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, And Playas Del Coco are great places to be based out of. Playa Hermosa has one of the safest and calmest beaches in Costa Rica. In these beach towns, you will find and ample amount of restaurants and sodas plus grocery store’s and a few pharmacies. A soda is a small Costa Rican family run restaurant with fresh home cooked food at reasonable prices.
South of Playas Del Coco there are some wonderful beaches to explore for day trips. Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Playa Portrero, and Playa Dante are favorites. Tamarindo and Playa Grand are about 1.5 hours south. These two beaches are wonderful for surfing.
A bit further afield is the Arenal La Fortuna area. It is about a three hour drive Playa Hermosa. At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years.
Simply put, Arenal is striking. It is a picture-perfect volcano which dominates the horizon, while rivers and waterfalls tumble through the rainforest that spreads across its base. To the south, the massive Lake Arenal stands sentry to the Tilarán Mountain Range, whose jagged green spine extends along Costa Rica’s central highlands.
From Arenal you can travel to the cloud forest of Monteverde – a nature lover's paradise. The town of Monteverde is fairly small with shopping and some great restaurants Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve then opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy, or go horseback riding.
Take advantage from our local concierge’s knowledge of the country and come soak up the sun. What are you waiting for?