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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH VILLAS- 90 steps to the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located directly on the beach in Playa Hermosa, only 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport. This villa is part of a one of a kind luxury beach complex, Sol y Mar. Rentals on the beach in Costa Rica are difficult to find and at best rarely modern and new. Here you have the best of all worlds. Newly constructed and completed in 2007, these luxury villas are 2400 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Only the finest materials were used in the construction. .

There are only 12 total units in the complex thereby assuring the discriminating renter the exclusive resort atmosphere unavailable in other complexes. At your door step you will find one of Costa Rica's finest 'Blue Flag' beaches. One mile long, Playa Hermosa is rarely crowded. There are plenty of water activities to keep you busy. PLEASE don't forget that Hermosa is the closest beach community to 3 National Parks and the Arenal Volcano. Sol y Mar is a one of a kind rental property providing you and your companions a vacation to remember!

The beach is 90 feet away. Soundproof construction assures the renter of undisturbed privacy while inside the villa. There is a large terrace to enjoy the views, have a meal while cooking on the built-in stainless steel grill.

The pool's complex is two tiered with water cascading from one level to the other. There is a whirlpool for relaxing. Both the whirlpool and pool offer unobstructed views of the Bay of Hermosa and the greatest sunsets that you will ever see.

A dozen restaurants, several within a few minutes walk, can be found in Playa Hermosa.

More Details

Property Manager
Janie Heishman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Janie Heishman

These villas are managed by The Zindis Group. We are locally based here in Playa Hermosa. Our goal has been and will always be to strive to protect and enhance the quality of the properties we manage and the lives of the people we work with and we aim to make our clients have an unforgettable holiday.

Why Janie Heishman chose Guanacaste

Located a mere 20 minutes drive from the Liberia Airport these villas are luxurious and 'state of the art' when it comes to location and amenities. In just seconds you are on one of Costa Rica's most beautiful 'Blue Flag' beaches. Every conceivable water activity is at your doorstep.

What makes this condo unique

Three national parks are within a one hour drive; rainforests, volcanoes,wildlife refuge, secluded beaches and hidden waterfalls will keep your days full of activities. Restaurants,bars and casinos will occupy your nights. Playa Hermosa has long been known as one of the most prestigious beach communities on the Gulf of Papagayo.


Playa Hermosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A reservation is not confirmed until the Zindis Rental Agreement is Signed and received. Please read as we do offer cancellation flexability.
  • If the number of guests exceeds what is posted on the property, immediately the rental agreement will be terminated.
  • A reservation is not confirmed until the Zindis Rental Agreement is Signed and received. Please read as we do offer cancellation flexability.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Located only 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport, 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.


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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH VILLAS- 90 steps to the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Montreal, Canada

Just like in the picture. Directly on the beach. Large living area inside and outside.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6. The immediate feeling was one of great comfort. The place was very clean and the estate was quiet. The people at zindis were very helpful. We had all our meals on the terrasse outside. A lot if space for everyone.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean Claude, I am pleased you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for staying with us! Enjoy your summer. Kind regards, The Zindis Group
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Sugar Land, Texas

Perfect place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sol y Mar 1C! For our family of 5 which included three young kids it was a great option. Kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs, bedrooms provided the right amount space and privacy (so much better than sharing a hotel room!). Playa Hermosa was a great home base for all our adventures! The patio was a great place to watch kids at the pool or beach and for viewing amazing sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay with friends. Best part was the location - very relaxed and did not feel too touristy.. still had local charm. Also loved the beach walk right off the property to several restaurants with amazing seafood. Would recommend Tico Tours~

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, I am so pleased you enjoyed our tiny village of Playa Hermosa. When I visited here several years ago, it put a warm feeling within me. Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you and your friends again. India The Zindis Group
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New York City

Absolute Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 blissful weeks at Sol y Mar. The design and layout of the unit was beyond our expectations. The outdoor porch, with its comfy lounges and glass dining table was perfect for al fresco dining and sunset viewing. The built in gas BBQ was clean and we used it frequently.

The unit and the entire property was very clean and well maintained. The pool and hot tub were larger than the picture and lots of fun.

The local manager was available and helpful. He booked us a wondrous sunset cruise on a 40ft sail boat. It was a magical afternoon.

Local restaurants, many within walking distance serve excellent local food. We espescially enjoyed Gingers and Robertos.

We drove to Flamingo Beach and Palo Alto Park. Although some roads are lumpy they are well worth the trips.

Basically it was hard for us to leave Playa Hermosa--The beach is calm, swimmable and gorgeous-among the nicest we ever visited.

We have recommended this place to everyone since our return and intend to return next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

A Wonderful Vacation in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two young adult children, vacationed at a Sol y Mar rental condo at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica in July 2010. The accommodations were peaceful, relaxing, comfortable and excellent in every detail. The staff of Beachfront Properties were very courteous, prompt and attentive to every detail. Nothing was overlooked. The location was excellent for shopping, sightseeing and touring. The beautiful views of the ocean and beach from our porch every morning, as well as the Pacific sunsets, were spectacular. Mealtimes on our porch as a family with the sounds of the surf and the many tropical birds in the background were especially peaceful and pleasant. We all eagerly look forward to a return rental at Sol y Mar at some future date. We would not change anything about the accommodations or the service.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Awesome Stay at Sol Y Maar

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a great week at Sol Y Mar on Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica with our two married children and one 3-year old grandson.

The condo was just a nice as pictured on the website. The furnishings were quality and yet durable choices so we didn't have to worry about damaging anything. It was very clean when we arrived. The deck area is spacious and we enjoyed having breakfast outside as well as the ocean view from the chaise lounges. A great grill is built-in here also. Our concierge quickly replaced the gas when we realized it was empty.

The pool is on the smaller side and 4 foot depth only. But it was perfect for us and our grandson. The beach is very nice and right at the front of the property. Neither were ever crowded with people which we liked. Bring beach umbrellas if you have them as they are not provided.

Both prior to our arrival and during our stay, Beachfront Rentals and Management quickly responded to our questions or needs.

Restaurant prices are less than in the US but any American made groceries are about twice as high. Next time I might pack cereals, crackers, snacks etc. in a duffel bag to bring with us.

We definitely will consider returning to Sol y Mar. It provided us with a wonderful stay where we could combine fun in the sun at the pool/beach and guided tours exploring Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar
"Afternoon cocktails and sunsets. Also good for snorkeling."
Zi Lounge Restaurant
"2 x 1 all day until 6"
Coconutz Sports Bar & Eatery
"Craft Beers! and sports"
"2 for 1 Martinis on Friday nights. Excellent menu and asian style tapas. "
Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno
"Good food and a nice boutique Great for breakfast"
The Lookout
"Sunsets and Tuna Poke Nachos"
La Casita Del Marisco
"Sunsets and great food - Tuna sashimi! Additional location in Playas Del Coco."
Auto Mercado
"North American Grocery Store"
Citron Restaurante
"Air conditioned dining run by a family from Barcelona. Lovely menu."
Villa Italia
"Homemade Italian food- reservations suggested."
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo
"Luxury day out!"
Makako at El Mangroove
"Beautiful setting for dinner. Great spot for drinks in the afternoon and to watch the sunset..."
Danta Beach
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
"Great spa"
"Sports Bar"
Super Luperon (Grocery Store)
Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar
Rich Coast Diving
"Safe small number of guests to go out on the boats."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Peninsula Papagayo Four Seasons
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
On the Beach
Car: recommended

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?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Quote lifespan- 48 hours After a request payment is made travelers have 48 hours to respond until the quote expires. - 25 Minutes from the Daniel Uber International Airport (LIR)
- A 7 night stay is required from Dec 16, 2017- January 3, 2018.
- Guests checking in after 5PM - 9PM a $35.00 late check in fee will apply.
-Guests checking in after 9PM a $50.00 late fee will apply. This fee will be collected upon check in and payable in USD or Costa Rican Colonies.
-A gentle reminder that you are staying in a privately-owned home and we respectfully request that you treat it with respect, including all furnishings and linens.
-All homes are smoke and pet free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund