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Incredibly Romantic Villa - Private Pool, Guarded Community

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This villa is ideal for a romantic holiday. Walk out from either bedroom to an amazing slate terrace. Enjoy your morning, sipping our rich Costa Rican coffee, while watching the scarlet macaws and toucans in nearby trees - we've even seen a sloth in the trees across the street! Relax in the beautifully tiled indigo blue pool, or sit on the lounge chairs soaking up the sun. This house is all about relaxing and enjoying. One nice feature to this house is that both bedrooms are equal in size - which is very nice when 2 couples are renting. We also have deep well water and it is filtered. You can safely drink the water here, which is very rare in this area.

In Mediterranean architecture, the open floor plan is perfect for entertaining or romantic getaways. If you like to cook, you'll love this kitchen; fully equipped with a bar separating the living room. The house is built with all local woods, the ceiling being exposed teak beams, and all work by local artisans.

Arriving at the villa, you'll be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers (usually cut from the flowers in the villa's garden) along with a welcome basket with local fresh fruit. You'll feel right at home within minutes! We'll give you some suggestions for grocery shopping and basic necessities, but one nice thing about this location is everything is easy to get to and safe to explore.

Local restaurants and bars, all within 5 minutes. A list of activities, all within walking distance (meaning less than 5 minutes):

There is a yoga retreat about 2 minute walk from the house, they have various sessions throughout the day.

We have an Olympic size swimming pool, for a small fee you can take swim lessons, or simply exercise with laps.

We have new mountain bike trails in our neighborhood, the first in the Jaco area.

Hiking is very popular amongst our guests, from your front door there are numerous trails to explore, including to waterfalls, up mountains, into the rain forest or simply to the beach, which is about a mile down the road.

Los Suenos Marina is about a 20 minute drive. A one hour drive to San Jose airport, this is the perfect location for a quick getaway!

We can assist you with all your vacationing needs, from transportation to zip line tours, white water rafting, and of course our world famous deep water fishing. This is sure to be your best vacation ever!

More Details

Property Manager
Kelie Limehouse
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Kelie Limehouse

My first visit to Costa Rica, I knew I had to have my own piece of paradise. I had this home built with surfing and relaxing in mind. To me, Playa Hermosa is a perfect retreat.

Kelie Limehouse purchased this house in 2007

Why Kelie Limehouse chose Playa Hermosa

So much to do in this area. Surfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing - it has it all.

What makes this house unique

short distance to beach, 10 minutes to Jaco, 5 minutes to one of the most popular zip line tours in the area, horseback riding, hiking and 20 minutes to Los Suenos Marina for world class fishing. You can fill your day with activities, or simply relax by the pool. Perfect for vacations!


Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional guests permitted, no overnight guests permitted.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Both bathrooms with large walk in rain showers made of slate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Both bathrooms with large walk in rain showers made of slate
  • Beautiful slate stone walk in showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large dual master suites
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large dual master suites
  • Very large and comfortable bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Gated and guarded community with security guards on site. We have a small hotel style safe, for small items such as passports and cell phones - possibly a small laptop would fit. But as our reviews state - the house is next to the guard in our guarded community, which makes it exceptionally safe.


Sitting next to the refreshing pool!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Feb 14, 2015

Do I start with the beautiful swimming pool, the amazing location, or the thoughtful property manager, Kelie? I’ll go ahead and announce to the world that this was the best vacation I have ever been on, and it all starts with this beautiful, well-appointed property. We arrived to an amazingly clean, very well lit and welcoming home situated at the foothills of some of the prettiest country you’ll ever see. Looking around the house, your eyes are first drawn to the beautiful local craftsmanship of the property. The ceilings had us mesmerized throughout the trip. The house is set up in a way to let the air flow freely. Every window opens, as does every door. The bedrooms are HUGE, with comfy beds and nice linens. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with high ceilings and rain tyle shower heads. If the ceilings are not high enough, step outside, there is an outdoor shower with no ceiling! The living room was very comfortable with leather love seats. Although we didn’t watch any TV, there was a nice flat screen available. The living room really was comfortable, and we had no need to run the air conditioner. We kept the house open with the ceiling fans on, and were just fine. The kitchen was stocked with everything necessary to produce a fabulous meal. Pots, pans, and some sharp knives were plentiful, as were dishes and drink ware. In addition, the tap water was exquisite. Honestly, it was some of the best water I have ever had. We wanted to bottle it up and bring it home with us. We probably swam in the pool 3 times a day! The water is clean and the perfect temperature to cool off. We would come home from a morning hike or an afternoon beach trip, rinse off in the outdoor shower and ease in to the refreshing pool! Everything about this property is well thought out. We could really tell that Kelie loves the house and wants her guests to love it as much as she does. Kelie is pretty much the best property manager ever. Kelie showed up about 30 minutes after we got settled in and went over some of the house details. She also provided us with a very handy map along with some great tips on where to buy things (Auto Mercado is a must) and pointed us in the direction of really good ceviche and a place to buy fresh fish to put on the grill. My recommendation to you, the reader of this review, is to pay attention to the glorious list Kelie provides. EVERYTHING we did on the list lived up to its review and then some. We were very impressed.

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Incredibly Romantic Villa - Private Pool, Guarded Community
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Best stay in Playa Hermosa EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 9th trip to Playa Hermosa and the best one yet thanks to Kelie, and our Villa getaway. My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays. We typically stay in Playa Hermosa and if you're looking for something close to town but still secluded, secure, all the amenities, and an awesome pool to relax in after a day at the beach don't pass this one up. The landscaping makes you feel like you're at your own private resort. Kelie was immediately attentive to our needs and was very hospitable. The house provides plenty of space, great AC, and you can open the doors at night and enjoy a meal on the veranda. We travel a lot and can't wait for our next trip to Playa Hermosa. Will definitely stay here again. The Villa has an upscale Costa Rica look and feel. We were welcomed by fresh flowers and a very clean and comfortable environment. The Villa is easy to locate and even the guards were friendly (helped us order a pizza)!

If you've not been, Playa Hermosa is south of Jaco with the black sand beaches, incredible surf, great places to eat or just hang and watch the sunset at night all just minutes away from the Villa. We didn't take advantage of the local trails to waterfalls but did see plenty of macaws and toucans while laying out by the pool. Can't wait to go back!

Thanks Kelie for such a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Heidi! So glad you enjoyed the house and look forward to seeing you guys again. Kelie
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Perfect, Magical Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with this beautiful magical home. It was the perfect spot for our family's Christmas vacation. The backyard/pool area is especially great and we spent so much time watching birds and listening to the wonderful sounds of Costa Rica back there. My adult children said it was the best VRBO house we have ever been to. I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Liz! It was a pleasure having you spend your holiday here at Casa Amistad. Kelie
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Wonderful Costa Rica adventure

  • 5 of 5

Charming house, perfect location, and a great host in Kelie! Enjoyed all of her recommendations too that helped to make our time here in Playa Hermosa memorable. Backyard Bar was one of our favorite spots to enjoy ocean and the magnificent sunsets too.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and the pool was perfect! The property manager was very nice! Safe area, close to jaco, close to the beach!

I wish I could be magically transported back to my vacation, I never wanted to leave!

I had no problem using the Waze app to get to jaco then following the written directions that are provided by the owner.

Renting this house is a way better idea then staying at a resort! So much more privacy and it's very relaxing! You'll love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brooke! Hope to see you again. Kelie
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Amazing! Just as advertised....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here after several days in Monteverde and it was the perfect ending to a long trip in Costa Rica. Highly recommend this property for a romantic getaway or relaxing and recuperating.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. Kelie
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A Wonderful Stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house. It's beautiful and secure in a gated community and in a great location. The house was very clean and comfortable and the air conditioning worked great. We loved the indoor/outdoor showers and they had great water pressure. We used the property as our base home to branch out to many locations while we were there. Our favorite was Manuel Antonio and it's only 45 minutes away. We loved the pool & it was the perfect temperature. We were able to easily communicate with the owner of the property when/if needed. Overall, we would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Suenos Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

SURFING world famous Playa Hermosa waves less than a mile away! Also hiking trails leading to the most spectacular views in Costa Rica - hiking trails begin from your front door - no need to get in the car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

We use Paypal for reservation deposits Cancellation policy is 50% if cancelled prior to 60 days. Sorry, no refund for holiday bookings. Monthly rental does not include the electric.

Manager'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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