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Relaxing & Safe! Close to Beach, Surfing, Waterfalls & Hiking. Guarded Community

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Villa Amigos is perfect for couples or small families wanting to enjoy all the amenities of Playa Hermosa while safe inside a guarded community. If you're looking for a romantic getaway - this charming villa is absolutely ideal! The area is very peaceful; you’ll not be disturbed by large, partying crowds. But, if you want a night out, Jaco is a short drive away and known for the nightlife.

Arriving at the villa, you'll be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers and a welcome basket of fresh local fruit. You'll feel right at home within minutes! Perhaps you want a place to enjoy Playa Hermosa’s beach and surfing, but don't want the 'hotel' atmosphere, this villa has all the comforts of home. The villa has a wonderful large pool just steps outside your front door, or off the master bedroom, there's a private terrace, shaded with the large canopy trees and surrounded by tropical flowers. So you may want to just lounge around the pool or relax under the trees with a good book. If you are interested in exploring Costa Rica's natural beauty, just a short hike away are beautiful waterfalls where you might see the gorgeous blue morpho butterflies or white faced monkeys. The Opera Salvaje area is a natural flyway for the Imperial Scarlet Macaws; their distinctive brilliant red and cobalt blue coloration can be seen as the birds fly in early morning or mid-afternoon to feed on the fruits of the trees ringing the community.

Built in Spanish Mediterranean architecture, with 15 foot high ceilings of exposed teak beams and an open floor plan, your villa has a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living area and two master bedrooms, identical in size (both very large) with one offering french doors that open onto a garden terrace and the other with both a queen size bed and a full size bed. The large, walk-in shower is made of slate stone, and completely open with a rainforest showerhead. Sleep in the most comfortable pillow-top beds furnished with top quality soft linens and wake up to enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace.

As you sit by the pool and listen to the multitude of birds indigenous to this area you will understand why the neighborhood was named Opera Salvaje. The development owner, because of the many birds singing every morning, called it a 'wild opera'. The large, perfectly maintained pool is shared by only four privately owned villas.

Our neighborhood is one of a handful of neighborhoods in Playa Hermosa offering excellent drinking water because we’re on a deep well which is also filtered.

We will make any tour reservations for you! Our guests receive between 10% and 20% discounts at local tours such a the canopy zip lines, deep sea fishing, white water rafting and more.

All of Playa Hermosa restaurants and bars are within 5 minutes. The following is a list of activities, all within walking distance (meaning less than 5 minutes walking): Vida Asana, a yoga retreat about 5 minute walk from the house, in an outside palm thatch asana, with a stream running next to it. There are sessions scheduled throughout the day to fit YOUR time, and we have received great feedback from our previous guests. The neighborhood has an Olympic size swimming pool and for a small fee you can take swim lessons, or simply exercise with laps.

New mountain bike trails have been established in our neighborhood, the first in the Jaco area. Hiking is a very popular activity here; 100 yards from your front door there are numerous trails to explore to waterfalls, up mountains, into the rain forest or simply to the beach.
Los Suenos Marina with world class sport fishing is about a 20 minute drive.

h2o Adventures offers amazing white water rafting and is about 40 minute away. Canopy Vista Los Suenos, ranked one of the best canopies in the area is about a 15 minute drive.

The one hour drive to San Jose and the Juan Santamaria airport on a four-lane modern freeway makes Villa Amigos the perfect location for a quick vacation getaway.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Pura Vida!


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great pool for children! Very safe neighborhood - we even have a day care just down the street....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed on the terrace....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small, well mannered pets who don't bark are considered...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master has one queen bed and a private garden terrace...moreless

  • 2 Queen size Beds and one Full size. Super comfortable pillow top beds and soft linnens....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We can book all tours for you with most offering us a 10% or more discount....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, TNT, and about 70 more channels!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    At the foot of the mountains in Playa Hermosa...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dinning table pool side, breakfast bar inside and private garden table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    throughout the house...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Wonderful, soft linens!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, face towels and 2 beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything necessary to prepare a great meal!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    GREAT kitchen - if you like to cook, you will love it! Look out to the pool, while cooking your favorite meals!...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large terrace wraps around the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our pool is shared between the four villas. In addition, there is an Olympic size community pool where you can do laps and they offer swim lessons for the kids. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$95 $120
Fri, Sat
$600 $1,500
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning one time fee $30
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Taxes Included


Reservation deposit is $300.

Cancellation policy is 50%, if cancelled prior to 60 days of arrival.

Refundable damage deposit of $300. We use paypal.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Backyard Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Backyard Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

Car: Recommended

Centrally located, we're close to everything but distant enough to have a relaxing and peaceful vacation.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We've lived in Costa Rica for 13 years, in the same neighborhood, Opera Salvaje. We LOVE this area.

Why Playa Hermosa:
The home is a beautiful design, perfect for relaxing. It's close to the beach, close to hiking & mountain biking. And most important is its a very safe (guarded) and quiet neighborhood - it's nice to have the night life of Jaco close, but its great to come back to a quiet neighborhood. We especially like the large pool.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It's a great place to use as a 'home base', you can do so many day trips and explore much of Costa Rica, while have a beautiful, safe location to return to. And the neighborhood's proximity to surfing, hiking, mountain biking, yoga studio - it really has it all!

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • The mountains in the background are perfect for hiking!

    The mountains in the background are perfect for hiking!

  • Comfortable living room with flat screen tv

    Comfortable living room with flat screen tv

  • Master bedroom with garden terrace

    Master bedroom with garden terrace

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Slate stone open shower

    Slate stone open shower

  • laundry closet

    laundry closet

  • Deep Sea fishing from Los Suenos Marina

    Deep Sea fishing from Los Suenos Marina

  • Crocodile tours

    Crocodile tours

  • Surf lessons for the little ones - experience the waves of Costa Rica!

    Surf lessons for the little ones - experience the waves of Costa Rica!

  • Kitchen with under cabinet lighting

    Kitchen with under cabinet lighting

  • Pool side dining

    Pool side dining

  • 2nd bedroom with queen and double beds

    2nd bedroom with queen and double beds

  • Shaded garden terrace with wonderful breezes!

    Shaded garden terrace with wonderful breezes!

  • Private garden terrace

    Private garden terrace

  • Kitchen / breakfast bar

    Kitchen / breakfast bar

  • Hermosa world famous SURF!

    Hermosa world famous SURF!

  • Horseback riding in the mountains with excellent guides and healthy horses.

    Horseback riding in the mountains with excellent guides and healthy horses.

  • Surfing lessons are fun for everyone!

    Surfing lessons are fun for everyone!

  • Master bedroom w/ garden terrace

    Master bedroom w/ garden terrace

  • Amazing hiking in the mountains behind us & surfing 1 mile away.

    Amazing hiking in the mountains behind us & surfing 1 mile away.

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