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In the heart of Playa Hermosa - A tropical oasis!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa


About the property

Papagayo Village offers a slice of Costa Rican living unlike that offered at the big impersonal resorts. The property consists of a gated community of six rental villas providing from one to eight bedrooms, depending on the needs of your family or group. Papagayo Village is a great tropical/beach venue for family vacations, wedding parties, family reunions, and no stress get-aways. Many of our guests are exploring the possibilities of re-locating to Costa Rica and stay from 2 weeks to 2 months. We provide a special "stay and play" package for those considering investing in Costa Rica. All the casitas are furnished and the kitchens fully equipped. We have excellent wi-fi throughout the Village. Each casita comes with a large covered lanai to maximize outdoor living. We are confident you will have a great experience swimming in the 90 degree pool, picking fruit in the tropical garden, taking a siesta in one of many available hammocks, strolling the beach, barbequing poolside or watching a movie in our outdoor theater. We are an easy 10 minute walk to the best beach on the North Coast. The owner lives on site and is available to assist with planning your adventures while in Costa Rica.

Allen Cudahy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Allen Cudahy

Allen grew up on the shores of Puget Sound as a third generation native of Washington State, USA. Quite the sports enthusiast, Allen particularly enjoys playing tennis and golf. Allen graduated from California Lutheran University and Luther Seminary in St Paul, MN. He had served for 20 years as senior minister of the rapidly growing First Lutheran Community Church in Port Orchard, Washington.

As one of the proprietors of Papagayo Village, Pastor Allen uses his considerable experience to facilitate and lead conferences, retreats, continuing education events, leadership groups, personal sabbaticals, weddings, renewals on the beach, marriage encounter, and volunteer and youth service trips. But what brings the pura vida to his new Costa Rican lifestyle is that he gets to show his guests to his favorite beaches and local hang outs as well as leading high adventure excursions into one of Gods most amazing natural wonderlands. Allen is married to the love of his life, Stefany Coronado, and they reside in the Village.

Allen also stays busy pastoring Celebration Community Church in Playa Hermosa.

Allen Cudahy purchased this villa in 2010

Why Allen Cudahy chose Playa Hermosa

Numerous beaches within minutes drive… and we have some secret favorites

Monkey sightings are very common

No alarm clocks necessary as howler monkeys and birds will wake you up in the morning hours

Centralized swimming pool available all day and night (we don't limit the hours like hotels)

Community barbecue (can be used to cook up the fish you catch that same day)

Our own private well with clean, fresh water right out of the tap; no need for bottled water

The friendliest staff in all of Costa Rica featuring Carmen (housekeeper) and Victor (gardener)

80% our clientele are returning guests… think about that!

Owner and his family live on site in one of the 7 casitas (Allen, Stefany, and Emily)

The Village has her own boat, Ms Meghan, and we would love to take you fishing.

Perfect for groups or multi-family events with both private and group gathering options.

Hammocks for siestas

Some casitas have roof top terraces

Patios abound

Located in a beach community (don't worry about bringing formal clothing, or too much clothing, lol.

Diverse towns and opportunities within the entire Guanacaste region

We live here year round and have reputable connections for all excursions, car rentals, and properties

Consistently the best value in Playa Hermosa (for those who still have to think about such things)

What happens in the Village stays in the Village (goes without saying)

Best of all, the hospitality you will receive is free of guarantee it!! We encourage you to join the ever expanding list of the Village People.

Welcome to Papagayo Village!!

What makes this villa unique

All one story, ground level, easy walking. No hills to traverse or drive up and down

Split A/C units in all bedrooms; perfect for sleeping in this tropical climate

Horseshoe pit (need to supply your own beverage of optional)

Private, gated, secure location (helps keep the iguanas in)

Numerous beaches within minutes drive… and we have some secret favorites

Monkey sightings are very common

One all inclusive 10 mg download WiFi connection throughout the property

Cable TV (Our moto is to come to CR and “unplug and reconnect”; but CNN is nice to have)

Outdoor 100+ inch big screen for watching sporting events (Seahawk football, karaoke, etc)

Outdoor audio sound system for music, etc. (bring your favorite play list)

Wedding ceremonies and renewals available on the beach with Pastor Allen

Celebration Community Church meets under the grapefruit tree every Sunday morning at 10AM!

Grocery store down the street (fully stocked and priced similar to American grocery stores)

Beach bars close by (self explanatory)

Duty free alcohol (stock up at the airport, much cheaper)

Opportunity for social work (or donations to locals in need)… especially our local elementary school

Professional excursion presentations upon arrival (provided by Tico Tours)

Diving certification/instructions available in the Village Pool by BA Divers;

American queen size beds (not the smaller usual CR matrimonial size)

Restaurants close by, but each casita has its own kitchen to help with the budget


Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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In the heart of Playa Hermosa - A tropical oasis!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very quiet place, welcoming and clean. Allen is also a very caring person, ensuring that his guests are completely satisfied. Thank you for making our stay rewarding and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a tranquil retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our little casita and had a wonderful stay. We had everything we needed. It was beautifully tranquil and we felt warmly welcomed. The pool is lovely, as is the beach, which is a short stroll away. Allen, the owner, was very nice and quite helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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all it presented to be and a bit more

  • 5 of 5

Although my stay here was brief, it was a welcoming community of accommodations and guests. The property was as advertised but the coziness is what made it special Rooms were clean, stocked adequately with linens and beach towels. Pool was centrally located on property. The nearby beach is an easy walk. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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