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Private, Gated Community - on the Pacific Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to my lovely property that is a short walk to the beach. This is a one level, detached casita that offers privacy and security with endless on-site amenities.

The full service kitchen, including a washer/dryer, opens to the dining and living areas in a great room effect. Beautiful living room furniture, drapes, artwork large tv and accessories add to the warm and welcome atmosphere.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, television and a private bathroom. There is ample storage and closet space. The second bedroom has a queen bed and shares the second bathroom (walk in tiled shower) with the third bedroom, which has two twin beds.

There is a large covered patio and lanai for outdoor living. There is a large table for dining and a gas grill for your use and enjoyment and plenty of lounge seating.The beautiful private plunge pool is adjacent to the patio.

One of the reasons I chose to purchase in this area is it's close proximity to the Liberia airport. It is a short 20 minute drive over easy roads. Once you arrive at our gated resort, there are complimentary staffed open air vehicles that shuttle resort guests around the property, to the beach, 2 restaurants, 2 large pools, (one of which has a swim up bar), the disco and activities center.

In addition to all of the on-site amenities, there is also an optional all-inclusive food and beverage package, if you choose to partake. Otherwise, there are many shops, grocery stores and excellent restaurants to visit close by and a small convenience store on site for small meal preparation and miscellaneous items.

There are five National Parks within a couple of hours drive, including Lake Arenal( 5 hours away), which boasts a volcano, hot springs and a world class spa. Also nearby are deep sea fishing, first class scuba diving, sailing, four wheeling and zip lines for racing through the tree tops on a rigged line with a harness, just to mention a few. You can arrange these excursions through Avispas Adventure.

I have tried to make my home away from home special and comfortable for not only my friends and family, but guests too! Please come and enjoy 'La Pura Vida.'

Keywords: Villa/Casita

More Details

Chris Spirer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Chris Spirer

I am a licensed Realtor who lives in Hilton Head Island, SC. I have always loved to travel and had a dream to own a property in the Caribbean/Central America area. After looking at many destinations, I traveled to Costa Rica and it clicked. The country is rich in rainforets, lush vegetation, volcanoes, beautiful beaches and so much more. Everytime I visit, I discover something new! The most recent "best experience" was whale watching! The local people (Ticos) are friendly and welcoming. The weather is fantastic and it's an easy location to travel to. There are many non-stop flights from Atlanta, Houston, Miami, New York and other departure cities.

Chris Spirer purchased this villa in 2006

Why Chris Spirer chose Playa Hermosa

It was important to me that my property be in a resort, gated community and I wanted three bedrooms for family and friends. It was also a must that the property be a short drive from the Liberia airport (15 minutes). Be on the beach the same day you arrive! The amenities are plentiful. Yoga by the pool, walks on the beach, teen discos, karaoke, onsite bird and monkey sightings and much, much more.

What makes this villa unique

For the first day of my arrival, I usually like to stay around the resort and enjoy the many amenities on site. There are 2 large pools in addition to my private plunge pool. The beach is a short walk or hop on one of the complimentary open air vehicles. After a day or two I'm ready to venture out to restaurants, bars and shops in Playas del Coco, a 10 minute drive, or to take an excursion to the rain forests. Ziplining is very popular as is horse-back riding, kayaking, turtle watches, hiking and much more. The local restaurants are terrific ranging from casual to fine dining although casual attire is the norm.


Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms offer large, tiled walk in showers, mounted hairdryers and ample storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares full bathroom with bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares full bathroom with third bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master and Second bedroom have new queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
spa services, two on site restaurants, two onsite pools, disco and more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Chris's villa in Costa Rica for the past 5 years this will be 6. So what makes it so great., it's just like your own home, safe, fun good people and good times. There is lots to see and do in Costa Rica and Villa Sol is close to everything. The Beach is a short walk,or trolly ride down the hill. the view is so perfect and the sunset every night is to die for. the restaurants on the beach have best spot for watching these sunsets night after night and the food is great as well. Chris has a Log in her villa which each guest has put in their own little tale of how much fun they have had there. So come on down and write your own little tale for the next guest to read.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Roy, It's always a pleasure to have you and Barb come and stay in what I know is your "2nd home in Costa Rica". I know that you love my slice of Pura Vida as much as I do! Cheers to many more great memories! Chris
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Seattle, Washington

A Pura Vida trip!

  • 5 of 5

Four in our family stayed ten days at Villa Sol and had a marvelous time. The home provided all we required for our family vacation: private pool, lounges, outdoor dining table, air conditioning, lovely decor, cooking equipment, TV, etc. We did not rent a car and found that within the complex a hefty up or downhill hike could be traded for a shuttle ride. Being on the end of a row of homes gave an extra measure of privacy and separation from the public music. It was close enough to walk to the front desk, mini mart, or exercise room and a half mile walk to a grocery store. We mostly cooked our meals or took a taxi to nearby restaurants. La Finisterra was a favorite. We were disappointed with the meal at the Heliconia in Villa Sol. The only minor personal wish in the home was a softer mattress. A provided visitor's packet of information was very helpful prior to our arrival.

We booked adventure tours with Avispas Adventures. The owner acted like a personal consierge/all around visitor support person helping us pick tours to suit our personal interests and providing the taxis for us to venture out to Coco or the restaurants. We also enjoyed a snorkeling trip with a local who recruits his customers from Hermosa Beach for two hours trips inside the bay.

We had some issues with the ATMs being out of money but had a back-up option of travelers' checks which we cashed at a bank. Wish the hotel had an ATM. Most stores and restaurants took credit cards, however.

I would recommend this home away for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. We heard some rather disgruntled hotel guests voicing their complaints while we visited the hotel and one must be ready for close neighbors and loud music in that venue. In this Villa we were separate enough from the other guests, but could readily join them at the pools or dance lessons etc. if we wished. We truly had all the rest we required and all the adventure we desired. We were treated to visits by Howler monkeys and iguanas in the area along with spectacular sunsets. Truly a Pura Vida wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for your nice comments; it makes me homesick to be back there again! Best wishes, Chris
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A very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our 2 kids and we were very comfortable. The condo had all the necessary amenities. We especially loved the full size washer and dryer! The pool was great, and bigger than expected. The condo is in an excellent location, felt very private and had a good parking space nearby. Shuttle to the beach was a nice bonus, just wish it came by more frequently. Chris was very easy to work with and very responsive. Would absolutely recommend this condo! Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place was just right

  • 4 of 5

This place was just about everything we expected close to beach, private small pool , close to stores overall we enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollidaysburg, PA

Totally enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Excellent pre-arrival information was provided. The home was perfect for our stay; clean, convenient to airport, shopping & dining out and cooking in when we wanted to do so.

The only negative was the close proximity of the next door home; loud teenagers.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, I'm so glad you had such a great time and enjoyed my "home away from home." It's rare that neighbors are loud... a quick call to the front desk will solve any unnecessary noise. Chris
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Terrific property would stay again

  • 5 of 5

The villa really gave us flexibility to do what we wanted. Chris the owner really worked hard before the trip to give us as much info as possible. We spent a lot of time just relaxing under the veranda and jumping in pool when needed. Villa in great condition. AC in each room is fast and cold. Internet ok. We decided to eat a number of meals at the villa and all supplies were there. A lot of instruction labels were helpful. Villa shuttles run frequently, including to beach. Very hilly property but great views. Exceptional sunset from main hotel pool area. Nice restaurants down at beach and easy to get to.

Chepe and Amy from Avista tours set up private tours based on our specific requests with some bonus side visits thrown in for Costa Rican flavor. Terrific and always on time. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for your great review. I'm so pleased you had such a great time. I work hard to keep the property in great shape and appreciate you noticing. Pura Vida, Chris
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
26 Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa
Car: not necessary

Free daily activities for children and guests


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Christmas is $1800/7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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