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

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Playa Hermosa house 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 door so you may want to just lounge around the pool with a book. But 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 capuchin 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). 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. We just remodeled June 2012 and everything in this villa has been upgraded. All new paint, beds, furniture, handmade tiles, new washer and dryer, new TV, new everything!

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.

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.

We'll help you with all of your tours, most of which we can get discounted rates for our guests.

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

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • 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 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
              • 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
              • 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



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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  HIGH SEASON
                  Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $700 $2,200

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $600 $1,500

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $20
                  • Cleaning one time fee $30
                  • 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: 12/07/2014
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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 11 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) neighborhood. We especially like the large pool.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  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



                  • Wonderful Indigo Blue Pool

                    Wonderful Indigo Blue Pool

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Bathroom Vanity

                    Bathroom Vanity

                  • 2nd master bedroom with queen size bed

                    2nd master bedroom with queen size bed

                  • Pool View from the kitchen and livingroom

                    Pool View from the kitchen and livingroom

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

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

                  • 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.

                  • Kitchen / bar

                    Kitchen / bar

                  • Living room with large flat screen and stereo w/ DVD

                    Living room with large flat screen and stereo w/ DVD

                  • Bedroom


                  • Slate stone open shower

                    Slate stone open shower

                  • .


                  • Stain glass in kitchen window

                    Stain glass in kitchen window

                  • laundry closet

                    laundry closet

                  • .


                  • Deep Sea fishing from Los Suenos Marina

                    Deep Sea fishing from Los Suenos Marina

                  • Crocodile tours

                    Crocodile tours

                  • Surfing lessons are fun for everyone!

                    Surfing lessons are fun for everyone!

                  VRBO #426427

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $95 - $150 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  Speaks: english, spanish
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