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Relaxing & Safe! Close to beach, surfing, waterfalls & hiking. Guarded community

Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Villa900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedroom villa, close to beach, great hiking & waterfalls!

Villa Amigos is perfect for couples or small families wanting to enjoy all the amenities of Playa Hermosa while safe inside a guarded community. If you're looking for a safe and easy getaway - this charming villa is absolutely ideal! The area is very peaceful; you’ll not be disturbed by large, partying crowds. But, if you want a night out, Jaco is a short drive away and known for the nightlife.

Arriving at the villa, you'll be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers and you'll feel right at home within minutes! Perhaps you want a place to enjoy Playa Hermosa’s beach and surfing, but don't want the 'hotel' atmosphere, this villa has all the comforts of home. The villa has a wonderful large pool just steps outside your front door, and a terrace surrounded by tropical flowers. So you may want to just lounge around the pool or relax under the trees with a good book. If you are interested in exploring Costa Rica's natural beauty, just a short hike away are beautiful waterfalls where you might see the gorgeous blue morpho butterflies or white faced monkeys. The Opera Salvaje area is a natural flyway for the Imperial Scarlet Macaws; their distinctive brilliant red and cobalt blue coloration can be seen as the birds fly in early morning or mid-afternoon to feed on the fruits of the trees ringing the community.

Built in Spanish Mediterranean architecture, with 15 foot high ceilings of exposed teak beams and an open floor plan, your villa has a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living area and two master bedrooms, identical in size (both very large) with one offering a queen size bed and the other with two queen size beds. The large, walk-in shower is made of slate stone, and completely open with a rainforest showerhead. Sleep in the most comfortable pillow-top beds furnished with top quality soft linens and wake up to enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace.

As you sit by the pool and listen to the multitude of birds indigenous to this area you will understand why the neighborhood was named Opera Salvaje. The development owner, because of the many birds singing every morning, called it a 'wild opera'. The large, perfectly maintained pool is shared by only four privately owned villas.

Our neighborhood is one of a handful of neighborhoods in Playa Hermosa offering excellent drinking water because we’re on a deep well which is also filtered.

We will make any tour reservations for you! Our guests receive between 10% and 20% discounts at local tours such a the canopy zip lines, deep sea fishing, white water rafting and more.

All of Playa Hermosa restaurants and bars are within 5 minutes. The following is a list of activities, all within walking distance (meaning less than 5 minutes walking): Vida Asana, a yoga retreat about 5 minute walk from the house, in an outside palm thatch asana, with a stream running next to it. There are sessions scheduled throughout the day to fit YOUR time, and we have received great feedback from our previous guests. The neighborhood has an Olympic size swimming pool and for a small fee you can take swim lessons, or simply exercise with laps.

New mountain bike trails have been established in our neighborhood, the first in the Jaco area. Hiking is a very popular activity here; 100 yards from your front door there are numerous trails to explore to waterfalls, up mountains, into the rain forest or simply to the beach.

Los Suenos Marina with world class sport fishing is about a 20 minute drive.

h2o Adventures offers amazing white water rafting and is about 40 minute away. Canopy Vista Los Suenos, ranked one of the best canopies in the area is about a 15 minute drive.

The one hour drive to San Jose and the Juan Santamaria airport on a four-lane modern freeway makes Villa Amigos the perfect location for a quick vacation getaway.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Pura Vida!

Property Manager

Kelie Limehouse

Member Since 2011
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Kelie Limehouse

We've lived in Costa Rica for 13 years, in the same neighborhood, Opera Salvaje. We LOVE this area.

Kelie Limehouse purchased this Villa in 2012

Why Kelie Limehouse chose Playa Hermosa

The home is a beautiful design, perfect for relaxing. It's close to the beach, close to hiking & mountain biking. And most important is its a very safe (guarded) and quiet neighborhood - it's nice to have the night life of Jaco close, but its great to come back to a quiet neighborhood. We especially like the large pool.

What makes this Villa unique

It's a great place to use as a 'home base', you can do so many day trips and explore much of Costa Rica, while have a beautiful, safe location to return to. And the neighborhood's proximity to surfing, hiking, mountain biking, yoga studio - it really has it all!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master has one queen bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 double
      • 3 queen size beds. Super comfortable pillow top beds and soft linens.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Walk in slate stone shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            At the foot of the mountains in Playa Hermosa


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        throughout the house
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                        Wonderful, soft linens!
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels, face towels & hand towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything necessary to prepare a great meal!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            GREAT kitchen - if you like to cook, you will love it! Look out to the pool, while cooking your favorite meals!
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dinning table pool side, breakfast bar inside
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Roku with netflix streaming
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Large flat screen TV


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Very large terrace wraps around the pool
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Prices vary on the communal pool, normally $20/week and they have lap lines
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Our pool is shared between the four villas. In addition, there is an Olympic size community pool where you can do laps and they offer swim lessons for the kids.


                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • We can book all tours for you with most offering us a 10% or more discount.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    46 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews


                                                                    peter g.

                                                                    Great villa. Well furnished with everything to make for a chilled vacation. Good sized heated pool, comfortable seating area. Great communication with kelie, the property manager. She has a fact sheet providing ideas of what to do and where to eat. Would recommend to families workout a doubt.

                                                                    Enjoyable - Relaxing

                                                                    erica h.

                                                                    We recently stayed in Playa Hermosa at Villa Amigos for 6 weeks in Feb/March. The villa is in a complex with three other 2 bedroom condos. There was my husband and myself, but it would be just as comfortable for two couples. The kitchen space was large and adequately supplied with dishes/utensils/cooking pots. The bedrooms are large with dresser/closet space. Our property manager Kelie was very helpful answering questions we had about Playa Hermosa, Jaco and the villa before we booked our vacation, as well as having great suggestions for tours and restaurants. She had lovely flowers and fresh eggs in the villa on our arrival. We had an issue with the washing machine - Kelie purchased a new unit and arranged delivery/installation very quickly. A beautiful large shared pool is right outside your door and the gardens are well kept and lovely. We ate all our meals outside on the patio and used the BBQ many times. The other units during our stay were occupied mostly Thursday-Sunday, the rest of the days we were the only ones there - it was a nice mix of meeting new people and yet having quiet days. Check-in was easy obtaining the keys at the main gate. The guards were all friendly and made nightly rounds around the neighborhood - we often brought them a cold drink/pastry on hot days. We would recommend renting a car to get around as it is a long walk to the beach. Playa Hermosa is a small quiet village but has several lovely restaurants on the beach to chose from. Life was Pura Vida in Opera Salvaje at Villa Amigos.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Erica! It was a pleasure to meet you and Rick & hope to see you again on your next Pura Vida trip!


                                                                    Great place to stay

                                                                    Dreena W.

                                                                    We stayed for the month of Jan. and loved it. Having the pool right outside your

                                                                    door & heated was great. We had the place to ourselves 90% of the time.We could sit on the patio in the morning and hear the birds and watch the macaws fly over every afternoon. Only 4 miles from Jaco, so close enough to get there in a few minutes but far enough away from the hussel & busel of Jaco. Working with Kelie was great, she was more than accommodating.She also got us great deals on tours.A great place to stay and explore the area.👍

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks so much for the review of your stay! We agree, the location can't be beat as it's such easy access to everything. Was a pleasure meeting you and your family!


                                                                    Great accommodations!

                                                                    Katherine D.

                                                                    The villa is amazing! It is set in a safe and quiet neighborhood with spacious living area and a beautiful pool outside! So close to great restaurants on the water and in the hills! Kelie was so helpful and accommodating! We enjoyed adventures Howling Monkey and Los Suenos zip lining and Kelie helped us arrange. Hermosa is a great little place for relaxing, watching the waves, sunset and surfers.

                                                                    Great property! Tropical paradise.

                                                                    A guest from Cedar park, TXCedar park, TX

                                                                    Very comfortable for our family of 5. I have been to hermosa many times, this is one of my favorite places I have stayed with the family. Kelie and Chuck were fantastic and very accomodating.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks Chris! It was very nice to meet you and your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed Los Almendros restaurant - certainly one of my favorites. Hope to see you again soon. Kelie

                                                                    A quiet villa

                                                                    ric d.

                                                                    The villa needed to be better cleaned (some kind of rodent turds) along the walls in all rooms. Internet was down for 3 days and has a fairly week signal. Microwave never worked. The pool was real nice and definitely a quiet area to decompress. We would stay again if we choose to visit jaco Costa Rica.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your review Ric. I feel horrible that you didn't say anything to me about the cleanliness, I would have explained about 'house geckos' in Costa Rica, they're found mostly in the beach areas / low lands of Costa Rica. They're very small and also make a chirping sound, but are friend / not foe and eat insects, such as mosquitoes, ants, etc. They are a part of life here, but since I did the inspection on the house, prior to your arrival, I must have missed any gecko poop on the floor. As you can tell by our reviews, we are pretty particular about cleanliness, and I'm lucky to have a wonderful cleaning lady, so thank you for letting me know and I'll be sure to look for it. But with 100% certainty, I can tell you, we don't now and never have had rodents. I really wish you would have said something or asked, I'm surprised you would stay there for a week thinking you had rodents... The owners have never had a microwave listed in VRBO, the one you found at the villa was from a neighbor and it was supposed to be put in the trash, where it is now. Unfortunately we have power and internet outages here in Costa Rica. They don't happen often, but they do occur. And when we have a power outage, it will often mess with our internet. Unfortunately, this was over a weekend and we had to wait till Monday morning for it to be repaired. It was the best I could do and I'm sorry for any inconveniences, I know how important internet is while on vacation. Thank you again for your review. Kelie


                                                                    Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

                                                                    Centrally located, we're close to everything but distant enough to have a relaxing and peaceful vacation.

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