3 BEDROOM 2 BATH VILLA IN GATED BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY

Chris Spirer

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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3 BEDROOM 2 BATH VILLA IN GATED BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY

Playa Hermosa Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Please visit our beautiful villa that is just a 15 minute drive from the Liberia airport. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully equipped kitchen, large lanai, and private pool. Be on the beach the same day you travel! The resort offers 2 pools, 2 restaurants plus a snack bar, complimentary shuttle service to beach and resort restaurants, fitness area, daily activities and more. All inclusive available but not mandatory.

Why Choose Our Villa?: We purchased this villa in 2006. Being a Realtor, I was very selective in our purchasing decision. I wanted to find a property that would feel like a home away from home. If you've been to Costa Rica before, you can truly appreciate that it is only a 15 minute drive from the Liberia airport (LIR), as opposed to hours on bumpy, rutted roads.

We are in a gated community that has everything a family or couple could want. You could remain on-site your whole stay or easily rent a car (on-site) for a day or two. There is a very nice all inclusive food and beverage plan if you choose to use it. The closest town, Playa del Coco is a 10 minute drive or a short cab ride which offers many other restaurant options as well as several grocery stores if you choose to cook. Offsite activities (fishing, scuba, zip line, etc.) can be booked through Avispas Adventures at www.avispasadventures.com.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Chris Spirer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Chris Spirer

A former New Yorker, I've lived in Hilton Head, South Carolina since 1984. My love of the beach prompted me to want to own a second home in a uniquely different beach environment. Costa Rica offers beautiful geography, amazing sites, lovely locals and a safe environment. It is truly 'Pura Vida' which means beautiful life.

Chris Spirer purchased this villa in 2006

Why Chris Spirer chose Playa Hermosa

I had traveled fairly extensively through Mexico and the Caribbean but found Central America to offer a variety of landscape and atmosphere that I found most varied and welcoming. From volcanoes to rain forests and beautiful beaches, Costa Rica offers a wide variety of activities such as river cruises, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, zip-lining, hiking, horse back riding, turtle watches and much much more.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Seattle, Washington
5

A Pura Vida trip!

  • 5 of 5
Four in our family stayed ten days at Villa Sol and had a marvelous time. The home provided all we required for our family vacation: private pool, lounges, outdoor dining table, air conditioning, lovely decor, cooking equipment, TV, etc. We did not rent a car and found that within the complex a hefty up or downhill hike could be traded for a shuttle ride. Being on the end of a row of homes gave an extra measure of privacy and separation from the public music. It was close enough to walk to the front desk, mini mart, or exercise room and a half mile walk to a grocery store. We mostly cooked our meals or took a taxi to nearby restaurants. La Finisterra was a favorite. We were disappointed with the meal at the Heliconia in Villa Sol. The only minor personal wish in the home was a softer mattress. A provided visitor's packet of information was very helpful prior to our arrival.

We booked adventure tours with Avispas Adventures. The owner acted like a personal consierge/all around visitor support person helping us pick tours to suit our personal interests and providing the taxis for us to venture out to Coco or the restaurants. We also enjoyed a snorkeling trip with a local who recruits his customers from Hermosa Beach for two hours trips inside the bay.

We had some issues with the ATMs being out of money but had a back-up option of travelers' checks which we cashed at a bank. Wish the hotel had an ATM. Most stores and restaurants took credit cards, however.

I would recommend this home away for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. We heard some rather disgruntled hotel guests voicing their complaints while we visited the hotel and one must be ready for close neighbors and loud music in that venue. In this Villa we were separate enough from the other guests, but could readily join them at the pools or dance lessons etc. if we wished. We truly had all the rest we required and all the adventure we desired. We were treated to visits by Howler monkeys and iguanas in the area along with spectacular sunsets. Truly a Pura Vida wonderful vacation!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon,

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for your nice comments; it makes me homesick to be back there again!

Best wishes,
Chris
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
4

Homey and well appointed villa

  • 4 of 5
My husband myself and our 14yr old son stayed at Chris's lovely villa for 10 days. I was reluctant to book a VRBO as we had a previous bad experience. This was a very positive experience from start to finish. A welcome reprieve from our long cold Canadian winter.
The villa was exactly as described and more. We lived mostly on the large patio, eating all of our meals outside. The plunge pool was fabulous. We made good use of the blender for margaritas/pina coladas and the new barbeque. Separate AC in every room was a nice touch. Very quiet location at the end of the street. We used the resort pools and enjoyed having cocktails watching the sunset at the restaurant. We did not partake in the meals at the resort.. The trolley to the beach was much appreciated as it is a steep walk up the hill in 38C.
We spent most of our vacation enjoying Playa Hermosa and the villa. Great beach for swimming and boogie boarding in the waves. Our son spent many hours perfecting his skim boarding. Favorite memories will be watching the sunset with 2 for 1 cocktails from Roberto's. We also had a few meals there which we thoroughly enjoyed. Look for Adolfo/Alonso (brothers) to take you
out to the "island" for a up-close and personal snorkelling experience.
Chris's referral to Avispas Adventures was much appreciated. Amy and her crew were very accommodating, prompt and professional. They picked us up at the airport as promised only 20 minutes to the villa. Carlos took us to Playa Grande for a day of surfing. Beautiful never-ending surf and sand. Beware there is no shade here. We also had an enjoyable evening dining at Ginger's.
I would suggest to do most food shopping at Coco Beach at the new supermarket, very nice and everything you will need including inexpensive boogie boards and skim boards. The grocery store in P. Hermosa is OK for basics, we found it to be pricey.
We were looking for a relaxing beach vacation and this is exactly what we had. We did not see the green/jungle Costa Rica as seen in pictures as it was the end of the dry season. We plan to go back to see the "jungle/adventure" Costa Rica we have heard and seen so much in the rainy season
Thanks again Chris
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review Val. I'm glad you and your family had a great vacation and got to explore Costa Rica.
Chris
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
Costa Rica, Villa Sol, and this villa in particular were all just perfect. Very comfortable accommodations; the villa was well equipped, and the resort has a great pool (actually 2 I think). People there were very nice, friendly and helpful.

Picture perfect weather...each day a carbon copy of the previous one.

Great places along the beach for cocktails and dinner; also Coco is only 10 minutes away with many restaurants/bars to choose from.

Must go to Playa Ocotal & Conchal, as well as Rincon de la Vieja.

Looking forward to going back again, for sure!

Thanks, Chris!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kevin. I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful time. I heard through the grapevine that you might be back again. It's hard to stay away once you've experienced the Costa Rican lifestyle. Pura Vida, Chris
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
5

amazing, our own little oasis

  • 5 of 5
Very clean and spacious., There was 2 other couples with us and there was plenty of room. washer and dryer was a plus. we used the pool on a daily basis, even after a day of touring we would have a drink and dip in the pool before going to bed. the kitchen was well equiped with everything you could possibly need. A Luperon shopping store close by for food and wine to make a nice dinner at home. But!! of course the restaurants are also close by and on the beach as well.
We could go on for ever as to how perfect everything was,so I'll make it short.
Villa--- Great
Food--Great
Drinks---Great
Tours with Amy---Great
So overall Vacation in Costa-Rica Great!!!!

Thanks Barb& Roy Lake
Mississauga Ontario Canada
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Barb, I'm so delighted that you and Roy and your friends had such a wonderful trip. It truly is a Pura Vida experience being in the country and all of my hard work on maintaining the property pays off when I see such stellar reviews. I have a feeling you'll be back!
Chris
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Dunedin, FL, USA
5

Costa Rica Get Away

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful Villa located in an excellent resort. Private plunge pool to cool off and lay out by the sun. The resort has great amenities including a Villas pool area with swim up bar and shuttle service to the beach.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful vacation. Please come back again.
Pura vida, Chris
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa in Gated Beachside Community
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148850
+ (843) 671-5665 (South Carolina, USA)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste
Cartago Costa Rica
5

Great vacation with family

  • 5 of 5
I would like to say that the Villa was awesome. Enjoyed our trips that we took, diving and fishing, even saw a mother Humpback whale with calf. The resort was awesome with plenty of activities for the teens and my wife and me to keep us busy. Chris was very helpful with booking and keeping me up to date with everything. I would recommend this villa for anyone looking for a nice relaxful getaway with friends and children.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Don. I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your vacation. Please come back again (since you have such a short commute from Cartago!)
Chris
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
onsite
Car: not necessary

Playa Hermosa is a small quaint town that is a short 15 minute drive from the Liberia Airport. There are restaurants within a 3-5 minute drive (or 5 minute walk) and a grocery store 1/2 mile from the resort. The next largest town is Playa del Coco, a charming but bustling (in a small way) community of surf shops, restaurants, grocery store, souvenir shops, a harbour and a beach. Playa del Cocos is a 10 minute drive (or cab) from Villas Sol.

Other Activities: zip-lining

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Availability & Rates

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Playa Hermosa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
winter 2014
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,350
$4,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 2014SUMMER SPECIAL: 6/1/14-8/31/14. $950.00/week.

Rates are inclusive of cleaning and taxes.
$1000-1300 per week excluding Christmas, New Years and Easter. The rate varies per season.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Hermosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The master bathroom has a walk in tiled shower with rain head, hair dryer and plenty of storage space for toiletries. The second bath is 4 years new, featuring a large walk in tiled shower with a rain head. There is ample space for your personal items as well as a hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , crib available
  • The Master Bedroom has a newer Queen Bed with new bedding for a comfortable stay. A flat screen t.v. was added in 2014. Plenty of closet and bureau space. It has a ceiling fan for added comfort to the air conditioning. It has a private full bath. The Second Bedroom also has a newer Queen Bed with new bedding. Ample closet and drawer space as well as a safe for your use. It also has a ceiling fan and television. The Third bedroom has two new twin beds with new bedding. There is a small closet, bureau and ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Car Optional
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
This villa is located in a gated beach side community that has 2 restaurants. An all-inclusive dining package is available or there are many restaurants and a grocery store close by. There are also 2 community pools, tennis, basketball, boat rentals, day trip offerings and more. There is a local company, Avispas Adventures for booking trips and excursions. There is a internet service available at several locations onsite.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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