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Lovely Villa, with Private Pool in a Gated Community on the Pacific Ocean

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully equipped for 6 people

Our villa is only 20 minutes for the Liberia International airport. We are located in Playa Hermosa on the Papagayo Gulf Peninsula.

The villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, a/c, internet, BBQ, TV, DVD, laundry & is fully equipped for 6 people. We have our own private plunge pool in the terrace area.

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 is available to guests from 6 am to 11 pm. My 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, Gym, Spa, and tour agency.

You can walk down to the beach for a swim, or be part of the resort beach activities. We recommend you to visit the Heliconias swimming pool, in order to be advised about daily activities for all.


20 minutes to Liberia International Airport: One of the reasons we chose to purchase in this area is its close proximity to the Liberia airport. It is a short 20 minute drive over new roads. As well, the northwest part of the country has a drier heat than the rest of the country so you don't feel the humidity like some of the other areas.

Once you arrive at our gated resort, 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.

If you really want to be pampered you can take part in the Resort's all inclusive food and beverage packages.

Things to Do Nearby: There are five National Parks within a couple of hours drive, including Lake Arenal (2 hours away), which boasts a live volcano, hot springs with world class spas. Wind surfing at Lake Arenal is also world famous.

Take a boat tour in the Palo Verde Reserve. Here you will see many exotic birds, crocodiles, and perhaps some monkeys.

Go to Guatil and see where the local pottery is made using the traditional methods.

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.

If you have a car you can easily do these tours on your own but if you prefer you can arrange these excursions onsite at the hotel through Swiss Travel.

The Beach: Most of the beaches in Costa Rica are darker sand beaches because of the lava rock. Playa Hermosa literally means 'beautiful beach' and it truly is. It is a great family beach, normally 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 some of the beaches down the coast. 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 pays to have the beach cleaned several times a week so the beach is not littered.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    I have a Play Pen available on request for toddlers to sleep in. As well I have a couple of life jackets that fit children up to 6 years of age....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are stairs from the road going down to the villa. Not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    large walk in shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Smoking outside please.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    I have a small library with a variety of books including young children s books. There is also a small library 'take one leave one' locate at the activity center....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Crib Board and cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable. Limited English channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42 inch flat screen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    I do have a selection of videos in the villa for your use. Some videos are ideal for young children....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    The Villas Sol Resort property fronts down to the Playa Hermosa beach. The villas are located on the hillside. It is only a short distance but a shuttle car is available if you don't want to walk....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront:

    Playa Hermosa is known a a safe beach. No rip tides and normally you will find gently rolling waves....moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The main table, with seating for 6 is located out doors in the covered terrace. There are six stools at the kitchen counter for indoor eating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wifi is available....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The resort has a gym that my guests are welcome to use, free of charge....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Small computer station is located in the kitchen....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Te living room has lots of windows and high ceilings to give a very open airy feeling. The sliding doors open wide to the outdoor living area....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is located at the end of the cul de sac, withing the resort. There is video surveillance and security staff monitoring the parking lot....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    The internal telephone system is run by the hotel/resort and they do charge hotel rates for the phone use....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    If an effort to be green, we dry the towels in the sun so the may not be as soft as towels that are dried in a dryer....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A small washing machine is provided for your use. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans are of a superior quality, brought from North America....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for six people. Coffee machine, toaster, rice cooker, blender, small food processor....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Small freezer above fridge....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked for six people. Pots and pans are of a superior quality. ...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered terrace. ...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large crescent shape pool - 1 minute from my villa. A second pool is located at the hotel restaurant/bar area....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi tub 1 minute from my villas but water is not heated....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Private plunge pool with a 30 foot lap pool. The pool has a seating area that will comfortably seats 8 - 10 people....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter 2017
Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$289
$1,858
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2017
5 night min stay
$404
$2,594
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$191
$1,240 $3,173
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia International
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Heleconia Wet Bar
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Villas Sol (Purchase meal coupons at reception)
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa, 10 kls north of Playa del Coco

Car: Recommended

Nearby Activities: Canopy zip line tours, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, butterfly gardens, horse back riding, looking for shells, beach activities, birding, ATVs

Day Trips:

Arenal volcano - where you may observe natural fireworks from a safe point.

Palo Verde National Park - noted for birding (over 300 species recorded) on the Rio Timpisque.

Borinquen Mountain Resort - located in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. You will find thermal pools, mud baths, natural saunas, horse back riding and guided forest walks.

Monteverde Cloud forest - truely a mecca for birders and also offers all kinds of outdoor natural activities.

Tabacon Resort - Natural Hot springs.

Guaitil Pottery - preserves the traditional method of making pottery. You are welcome to the village of Guaitil to watch.

Surfing - take a pick of surf spots for beginner to experienced surfers.

Deep Sea Fishing - There are many charter companies close by that offer deep sea fishing.

Nicaraua - local tour companies offer day trips to Nicaragua.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: My home is in BRitish Colimbia, Canada. I have three adults sons and 7 grandchildren. I am a retired Social Worker. I have been coming to Costa Rica since 1990. I fell in love with CR the first time we came and bought my villa on the spur of the moment. I have been blessed to be able to come to this beautiful country many many times.

Why the Owner Chose Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
Costa Rica is a hot country but the Northwest are is a much drier hear so not as humid. Plus along the ocean there always seems to be a breeze which makes it much more comfortable. Why go anywhere else when you found Paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
My property is located in a Resort, which is in a gated community. This provides a great deal of security along with the benefits of having access to the resort amenities.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • Picture of the villa, taken from your private pool, in the evening looking in.

    Picture of the villa, taken from your private pool, in the evening looking in.

  • Kitchen fully stocked for six persons, with extra plates and cutlery. Lots of counter space.

    Kitchen fully stocked for six persons, with extra plates and cutlery. Lots of counter space.

  • Living room area.

    Living room area.

  • Third bedroom with two twin beds.

    Third bedroom with two twin beds.

  • Main bathroom. Large walk in shower.

    Main bathroom. Large walk in shower.

  • Your own private pool. Stairs into the pool are on the far right, bench seating.

    Your own private pool. Stairs into the pool are on the far right, bench seating.

  • Covered terrace area. Table seating for six. Picture taken from the pool ledge.

    Covered terrace area. Table seating for six. Picture taken from the pool ledge.

  • The covered seating area protects from the sun.  You can also see the toddler area in the upper part of the photo.

    The covered seating area protects from the sun. You can also see the toddler area in the upper part of the photo.

  • Resort hotel pool. As a guest in my villa you have access to resort amenities.

    Resort hotel pool. As a guest in my villa you have access to resort amenities.

  • Playa Hermosa, looking to the right from the beach entrance.

    Playa Hermosa, looking to the right from the beach entrance.

  • This is me in the water with my 1 1/2 year old grand daughter. She loved it.

    This is me in the water with my 1 1/2 year old grand daughter. She loved it.

  • Villa layout.

    Villa layout.

  • My villa is the one with the hammock. Half of the villas are privately owned and the other half are in Time share

    My villa is the one with the hammock. Half of the villas are privately owned and the other half are in Time share

  • Kitchen & living room area. 42' Sony flat screen TV mounted.

    Kitchen & living room area. 42' Sony flat screen TV mounted.

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed. Ensuite and washing machine to the right.

    Master bedroom with queen size bed. Ensuite and washing machine to the right.

  • Second bedroom also with queen bed. All  beds are comfortable.

    Second bedroom also with queen bed. All beds are comfortable.

  • Ensuite bathroom.  Out of view there is also full shower in this bathroom.

    Ensuite bathroom. Out of view there is also full shower in this bathroom.

  • One of my favorite spots to sit and read with morning coffee/tea.

    One of my favorite spots to sit and read with morning coffee/tea.

  • Pool entry is safe for young and elderly guests.

    Pool entry is safe for young and elderly guests.

  • Jacuzzi pool, located about 1 minute from my villa and near the swim up bar pool

    Jacuzzi pool, located about 1 minute from my villa and near the swim up bar pool

  • Bar is right beside the Resort hotel pool. Drink tickets purchased at reception.

    Bar is right beside the Resort hotel pool. Drink tickets purchased at reception.

  • Left view of Playa Hermosa. Taken near the beach entrance.

    Left view of Playa Hermosa. Taken near the beach entrance.

  • Sunset view.  Photo taken from an upper level of the resort.

    Sunset view. Photo taken from an upper level of the resort.

  • Free on-site shuttle service. I am standing in the car parking area.

    Free on-site shuttle service. I am standing in the car parking area.

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