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Sleek modern hilltop home with spectacular ocean views from every room

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

Villa Ventanas is truly a unique architectural masterpiece. Through walls of glass you look out at one of the most glorious panoramic views in Costa Rica. Located in the private gated community of Monte Paraiso, our newly remodeled house affords luxurious indoor and outdoor living. With two gorgeous patios and a stunning bi-level infinity pool, Villa Ventanas is a modern gem.

The house is only 20 minutes from Liberia's International Airport and is less than 1 hour's drive to 3 National Parks and only 3 hours from the Arenal Volcano. The house has every amenity, from dishes to cookware, linens, Internet, security system, outdoor grill, outdoor fridge and wetbar, jacuzzi tub, and washer/dryer.

More Details

Owner
katie horton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our stay in the Costa Rica Villa Ventanas was amazing! We soaked up the sun, the greenery and the magnificent views from this stunning home that overlooks Playa Hermosa. Our stay was very comfortable - truly a home-away-from-home. While the kids splashed around in the beautiful pool, we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery from the expansive patio - exactly what we needed. Every day, we explored the area, ate the local food and experienced numerous exciting adventures. Costa Rica was completely the trip of a life-time!"
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Oversized jacuzzi tub with rain shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom features a king bed and private patio. Walk in closet includes a safe.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Sleek modern hilltop home with spectacular ocean views from every room
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
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Wonderful Property

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this was a great VRBO home. The gated community with guards and security system made us feel extremely safe at this home. The kitchen was well appointed and we made many of our meals at home and picked up groceries nearby (Playa Del Coco). The home size, layout and amenities were great. The pool was a highlight for us and the size of the pool was even larger than I expected. We enjoyed the upper shallow pool for lounging around and the kids could jump around and swim in the deeper pool. The bedrooms are all of adequate size and linens were in pretty good shape. Independent air conditioners for each bedroom upstairs was helpful for each person's comfort. The location was great as it's close enough to the LIR airport, near enough for day trips inland to some national parks and sights, and also close enough to our favorite beach: Playa Hermosa. The beach is easy to park near, has great restaurants, swimming and snorkeling (north/right side). We expected a steep driveway and it definitely was. We had one car and one SUV and they both did okay parking, but needed to be very cautious because of the very steep approach and angle of the driveway. We also ventured to other beaches nearby: Playa Conchal was way too busy (but we went on a weekend), Playa Ocotal was nice for some snorkeling and Father Rooster's, but a little small. The home needed just a few small things (lacking luggage racks and closets in 3 of 4 BR's, some insect issues: ants in kitchen and some bugs in upstairs bedrooms also). The property management company is a great asset as they tended to the concerns quite promptly (sent pest control quickly). There were some nearby wildfires and a fair amount of smoke in the air which resulted in a few afternoons that we could not spend time outside. We were told this is a common issue this time of year. Our family enjoyed our stay and I would recommend this home to others interested in visiting this area.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great luxury family vacation in Playa Hermosa.

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family of 8 enjoyed a great vacation at Villa Ventanas over the recent holidays. The house beautiful and very comfortable and is exactly as advertised, high on a hilltop with a beautiful overlooking the bay at Playa Hermosa. Sitting by the pool looking down at the fireworks on New Year's eve was spectacular! The pool and patio area was a great place to hang-out in the mornings and evenings.

Playa Hermosa is a small town with several good restaurants within a 5 minute drive. We particularly liked Ginger, Casita Marisco and the restaurants at El Mangoove Hotel. It's a only a short 15-20 minute drive to Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal with more options. One thing to note: the house is on a steep hill and parking was a little intimidating at first. By the 3rd day it was 'no big deal'.

The owner, Katie, was very responsive and management company she uses was also very good.

We highly recommend Villa Ventanas and would happily return.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic trip and experience! Our trip was in mid-Aug. and the landscape was beautifully green and vibrant. The house is conveniently located about 45 mins from the Liberia airport and an easy drive. We used Adobe Car Rental as recommended and they took great care of us. The house itself was everything we'd hoped for and more. It's set back in the hilltop in a beautiful gated community. We (two women) always felt safe while still having everything very accessible.The view from every window is phenomenal and the noises from the surrounding rain forest add to the overall ambiance. A troupe of howler monkeys moved through our first weekend -- we called to them from the backyard and they responded as they swung through the trees! We saw many types of colorful birds from the comfortable patio or, my personal favorite, while atop one of the floats as we enjoyed the infinity pool. Lizards of all shapes, colors and sizes, raccoons, monkeys, birds... such bio-diversity. The house has every modern convenience and conceivable amenity. Everything is provided. The staff at Zindis (the property mgt company) was so friendly and responsive. Their office is less than five minutes from the house, so it was easy to stop by if we had a question. They also offered great support when it came to choosing things to do and we booked several tours through Tico Tours, which has an onsite rep. We took the jungle canopy river tour and the ATV beach hopping tour. Our guide, Marco, was phenomenal and so informative about the history of the area, the surrounding flora and fauna... everything! We requested him again for our next tour. We also did the sunset sail with Marlin del Ray Catamaran Sailing Tours. A giant catamaran took us up the coastline to a small cove where everyone snorkeled or played in the surf. We enjoyed an unbelievable pink and orange sunset on the sail back to Coco Beach. There are many beaches in the area. Some nearby (15-30 minutes) and others only 1-2 hours away -- so manageable. We also recommend the Diamante Eco Adventure Park, which is about a 30-min drive. It's a wildlife sanctuary and has some of CR's best ziplines! I can't say enough about what a wonderful trip we experienced -- from the booking stage, car rental and accommodations to the people, landscape and the many activities. Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, fully stocked, and lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

We made a last minute reservation at this wonderful house and don't regret it for a moment. Infinity pool, washer and dryer, outdoor cooking area, and all but 1 bedroom have full bathrooms attached. Indoor kitchen has ample gear for families. View of all Playa Hermosa and fairly close, but we would recommend a car. The house is in a safe and quiet neighborhood. We could hear the howler monkeys one day too! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home was the highlight of our vacation to the beautiful Costa Rica. After very full and tiring days out in the hot sun and beautiful beaches the respite of this home was priceless. It is set back in a safe private community but accessible to all that Playa Coco and Hermosa have to offer. Other beaches in the area are only a 20-30 minute scenic drive where you get to see Costa Rican life. The cultural experience of renting and commuting by car rather then staying on resort is unmatched. The home is beautifully appointed, well maintained and very clean. The infinity pool is how we began and ended most days. The bedrooms are spacious and equally lovely. We went with our children so we got the master but if traveling with other adults I would be satisfied with any bedroom. There are 2 additional twin beds in a first floor bedroom. We hired Rocio for my husbands birthday dinner. We enjoyed in the home and it was delicious and she made him a wonderful birthday cake and decorated with balloons and a pinata. This home far exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredibly beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, well maintained and perfect in every way for our group of six adults. We could have stayed "home" all day just enjoying the pool, but the beach and surrounding area were great too. Great team managing the place - very helpful and responsive to your needs. We hope to return here for another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Car: recommended

Villa Ventanas is a gorgeous modern house with floor to ceiling windows in every room. With its hilltop location in the private gated community of Monte Paraiso, Villa Ventanas overlooks the beautiful beaches of Playa Hermosa. The newly renovated villa features four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Wonderful outside living space allows you to enjoy two fully furnished patios with a stunning bi-level infinity pool. One patio features new luxurious lounge seating with a full fridge and wet bar; the other patio features a full dining table for 8 and a gas grill. Interior features include brand new furniture and decor, large flat-screen TV/DVD, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, central A/C, and new stainless appliances. The villa provides elegance and privacy, yet you are only minutes away from the restaurants of Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama and Playa del Coco.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Length of stay is flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.