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Stunning Ocean View from Solar Loft Villa

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In ocean breezes and four minutes from the beach...

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Last updated: 06/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our villa is only 20 minutes drive from the Liberia International airport. It provides an experience of 'pura vida', 'pure life' as they say locally. This is a full cultural experience different from a North American resort despite all the amenities. We are located in Playa Hermosa on the Papagayo Gulf Peninsula. The villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full chef's kitchen, a/c, internet, TV, DVD, & is fully equipped for 6 to 8 people including a fully separate guest suite with 2 queen beds, own bathroom, TV and coffee-maker. The main two story glass-fronted unit has two bedrooms upstairs close to the main bathroom, one with a queen bed and one with two twins. The villa is in a gated community which is shared with an all inclusive resort. We have security service 24/7, an on site shuttle service available to guests from 6 am to 11 pm, and direct access to the beach. Our guests have free access to most of the the Resort amenities such as pools (one with a sloped edge entry for the little kids), health club, jacuzzi area and wet bar, organized daily activities, tennis court, gym, spa, and 2 tour agencies. There is a mini market and 3 excellent restaurants on site. You can walk down to the beach for a swim, fishing and snorkeling excursions, local resturants with live music or to enjoy resort beach activities. We recommend you to visit the towel kiosk at the Heliconias swimming pool, in order to find out about daily activities.

Just 20 minutes to Liberia International Airport! That is why we chose to purchase in this area because it's a short 20 minute drive over new roads once you arrive and there are direct flights from Canada and the US. We bought (after renting here many years) because this northwest part of the country has a drier heat than the rest of the country so no humidity and with comfortable ocean breezes. Once you arrive at our gated resort and register with reception,, there are complimentary staffed open air vehicles that shuttle resort guests around the property, to the beach, restaurants, to the 2 large pools, (one of which has a swim up bar), the disco and sports facilities including new tennis and basketball courts. All inclusive food and beverage packages are available at the resort if you don't want to cook. Though with beach-caught fish and local fruits, preparing meals is enjoyable and healthy.

Our particular villa is beside the dry forest and visited daily by extraordinary birds and a local family of howler monkeys. It is also an ideal base from which to visit five National Parks within a couple of hours drive, including Lake Arenal (2 hours away), which its live volcano, hot springs and world class spas. Wind surfing at Lake Arenal is also world famous. Rainforested Monteverde is three hours away even on the rougher roads .. and there are zip-lining, hiking, sailing trips to local beaches, all on site. For sure, take a boat tour in the local Palo Verde Reserve. Here you will see many exotic birds, crocodiles, howler and white-faced monkeys. Check if there are local fiestas on for dancing horses, non-killing bull 'fighting' and great marimba music. Costa Ricans love to dance, hang out with their families and celebrate their surroundings. Visit Guatil and see where the local pottery is made using the traditional methods. Also nearby are deep sea fishing, first class scuba diving, sailing, and ATV four wheeling . If you have a car you can easily do tours on your own but if you prefer you can arrange these excursions onsite at the hotel through Swiss Travel or CAT tours. The Beach: Most of the beaches in Costa Rica are darker sand beaches because they are volcanic. Playa Hermosa literally means 'beautiful beach'. It is spectacular in the mornings for bird life and walking. After breakfast, it is a great family beach, with gentle waves with no rip tides. The waves can be great for boogy boarding but if you want to surf you need to drive about an hour south to Playa Grande where the turtles nest or north to Witches Rock. Snorkeling can be done right from the shore or you can hire a boat to take you out for a few hours. The local Playa Hermosa Association keeps the beach clean. Most of all, the Costa Rican people are so dignified and friendly that you will want to return as we have for over 20 years.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    given stairs and decks, not suitable for younger children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Complex right on mile long quiet protected Blue Flag beach, Pacific Ocean but in coral-fringed bay...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    On Playa Hermosa beach with own beach entrance from complex. Shuttles take you there every 10 minutes or walk in five....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The highest viewpoint in Villa Sol and the best view of beach and bay...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    See above. It is on the Pacific but sheltered in the Bahia Culembre....moreless

  • Resort:

    longest established international resort in Costa Rica with 24/7 security, 2 pools, 2 restaurants, bars, activities, spa, shuttle service throughout...moreless

  • Rural:

    Playa Hermosa is a small fishing village but there are all amenities...moreless

  • Village:

    See above re being in a fishing village so fresh fish, local supermarket and resturants all in walking distance...moreless

  • Water View:

    See above...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 2
7 night min stay

C$2,100
Easter
Mar 26 - Apr 3
7 night min stay

C$2,100
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$1,400 C$4,500
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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$200
  • Taxes Included

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Last updated: 06/01/2014
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Barpub
Heliconias
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Papagayo
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pan American
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Restaurant
Heliconias
Playa Hermosa
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

Car: Not Necessary

quietest and cleanest (Blue Flag) beach in the area with all water activities, Eco-tours to volcanoes, rainforest and canopy from site and within 2 hours journey.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: World travelers, Ed and I found Playa Hermosa was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places we had ever been. Originally from Ireland, the dry warm weather and wildlife was a joy for me and Ed loved the people, the music and the pura vida woven through each day. We visit from Canada as often as we can. We also enjoy sharing this paradise with friends, academic colleagues and visitors like yourselves.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Hermosa:
Visiting Guanacaste for 20 years, we chose this villa for its spectacular location, overlooking the beach, ocean and volcanic hills. Having all resort amenities in addition to local wildlife, fiestas and mingling daily with good people, made it ideal. We are committed to ecological living, adding fans to the villa so that, with its height and ocean breezes, we rarely use air conditioning. And then there is water. Villas Sol has access to fresh drinkable water unlike many of the other newer resorts. Important in a desert!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The photos give just a hint of the spectacular view. It is when you take your superb Costa Rican coffee with the parakeets on the terrace in the morning or dine on the roof deck at sunset with friends, that you feel it. Pura Vida! Pure life. It helps you find again what really matters.


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Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • In ocean breezes and four minutes from the beach...

    In ocean breezes and four minutes from the beach...

  • Large lounge and dining area with sliding doors to lower deck.

    Large lounge and dining area with sliding doors to lower deck.

  • Coffee time view

    Coffee time view

  • Guest suite with 2 Queen beds

    Guest suite with 2 Queen beds

  • Guest suite full bathroom

    Guest suite full bathroom

  • Twin beds upstairs

    Twin beds upstairs

  • Write looking out on the bay

    Write looking out on the bay

  • Just another sunset....

    Just another sunset....

  • Peaceful clean Playa Hermosa

    Peaceful clean Playa Hermosa

  • Tour Arenal and other Volcano

    Tour Arenal and other Volcano

  • Condovac Eternity pool

    Condovac Eternity pool

  • Magpie Bluejays are daily visitors

    Magpie Bluejays are daily visitors

  • Parrots, whales, the whole complex and bay visible from deck

    Parrots, whales, the whole complex and bay visible from deck

  • Fully equipped chef's kitchen and dining counter

    Fully equipped chef's kitchen and dining counter

  • Lounge, large-screen tv and much better viewing outdoors

    Lounge, large-screen tv and much better viewing outdoors

  • View from Guest Suite deck

    View from Guest Suite deck

  • Light and breeze-filled main bedroom upstairs

    Light and breeze-filled main bedroom upstairs

  • shower and washer/dryer upstairs

    shower and washer/dryer upstairs

  • Dine at sunset

    Dine at sunset

  • Hotel Pool near Bahia Bar

    Hotel Pool near Bahia Bar

  • Climb to Rio Celeste waterfalls

    Climb to Rio Celeste waterfalls

  • Take boat and fishing trips around the bay

    Take boat and fishing trips around the bay

  • Hot Springs Arenal

    Hot Springs Arenal

  • Howlers love the blossoms on trees by the villa

    Howlers love the blossoms on trees by the villa

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Speaks: english, spanish
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