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

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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!


Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in slate stone shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has one queen bed
  • 3 queen size beds. Super comfortable pillow top beds and soft linens.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • 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.


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Relaxing & Safe! Close to beach, surfing, waterfalls & hiking. Guarded community
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Tropical paradise.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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A quiet villa

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Villa Amigos; hidden gem in Opera Salvaje

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I can't thank Kelie enough for her attention and thoughtfulness. Check in was super easy and the villa was very clean and had initial supplies of basic necessities. The supplies in the kitchen were great and she supplied us with four beach towels. Having a washer and dryer was a godsend with two little boys.,

The pool was absolutely gorgeous, clean and heated. Heated pools being very rare in Costa Rica. Our kids actually learned to swim there during the three weeks of our stay! Little things like internet stoppages and burnt out light bulbs were dealt with in a very timely manner by Kelie and her partner. If you need advice on where to eat or visit, ask Kelie. She's lived there for about 15 years and knows the area and locals very well.

I will rent from her again in the future without a doubt. She made our amazing stay in Costa Rica truly extraordinary!

Thank you Kelie!

Lisa and Matt Gaglione

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Hermosa

  • 5 of 5

Coming from France, my husband & I with 2 of our kids (21 and 14) spent a week in this great place. A very safe and enjoyable location which made our stay unforgettable for us 4. Our highlight was the Suenos zipline (recommended by Kelie - and yes Kelie I did not get scared one minute!!). Beautiful, comfortable villa with great patio at poolside to enjoy sunny breakfasts and meals in the company of iguanas and melodic echoes of birds. Both the pool and ocean water was incredibly warm. Thanks Kelie for making this trip a memorable moment for our family, we certainly hope we can come back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Katia. It was so nice to meet you and your family. I knew you could brave the zip line, and I really wish you could have gone on the rafting (my personal favorite), but I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and your holiday with your family. I really hope to see you again! Kelie
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The most amazing place

  • 5 of 5

What can we say, every time we think back to our holiday here i'm filled with warmth and smiles! Not only was our villa quiet, comfortable, safe and fully equipped, Kelie was very friendly and accommodating, welcoming us into her family life, taking us for a trek up the jungle and recommending great places to score perfect waves. There are a lot of different places to eat in Jaco and the local beach bar, Backyards, have a great surf contest every Saturday. I would highly recommend Costa Rica for a holiday and if you can manage to stay in one of Kelie's places, you can be sure you'll be well looked after!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Dab! I'm so glad we got to spend time with you guys and can't wait to see you next year! Kelie
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning one time fee $45

We use paypal for the reservation deposit, which is 50%. The balance (remaining 50%) is due when you arrive in US dollars.

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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