About the property
- Condo2250 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Playa Hermosa,Sol y Mar 4C, it's the best go-to place for all nature's treasures
Sol y Mar consists of 12 units - Four 3-story buildings of which two are beachfront. It is a beautiful structure described as contemporary Balinese architecture. The design and 'curb' appeal are quite stunning and very atypical for this part of the world. Please be sure to check out the floorplan - the last pic in the photo section
****************What makes 4C so inviting? READ ON!
+ Two ensuite bedrooms (king and queen beds) with spacious closets
+ One bedroom with 2 XL twins and closet
+ Full bath in hallway
+ Full length mirror in Master
+ Pack n Play on request
+ Lots of towels and pool toys
+ Fully equipped kitchen with center island
+ Ground floor location - easy access to pool and beach
+ Large patio - indoor/outdoor cooking and entertaining
+ Access to smaller screened patio from Master and Entry
+ Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms
+ Stainless appliances (fridge w/icemaker)
+ Crockpot, toaster, blender, 3 coffee makers(1 Keurig)
+ Outdoor BBQ, sink, and fridge
+ Central air conditioning
+ Fast SSL WIFI
+ Netflix featured on 3/4 TVs
+ Ceiling fans
+ Stackable washer/dryer
+ Pull out queen size couch/bed in great room
+ 'Lock-out' bedroom with private entrance from the gated entry terrace
+ Small fridge, coffee maker, and microwave in lock-out
+ Three hairdryers
!!!!(No iron - specifically prohibited in Costa Rica:-))
+ Color splashed decor and art
+ Handheld vacuum cleaners
+ Per locals: "Sol y Mar is the safest place to stay on Playa Hermosa"
+ Excellent tours booked through Rorysrides.com (PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT)
+ Day trips: Rio Tempisque, the Casona (an old farm, the site
of a famous
historic battle), Rincon de Viejo mountain "a small scale
Rio Corobici, a grade 2 (pretty tranquil) river rafting trip to see
Palo Verde Park (long drive) + Ziplining
+ Snorkeling and Diving
+ Fishing– offshore or up to 25 miles out
“Billfish” – marlin, sailfish, etc. are released after photos
Crew automatically cleans and suggests restaurants that will custom prepare
+ Sailboats, catamarans, and sunset/snorkel cruises
+ Beach massages
+ Water activities including parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking etc.
+ The Chorotega Museum (a pole barn) displaying Chorotega
Pottery made by Chorotega
Indians (the jaguar pottery piece in 4C is from here)
+ Hidden Garden Art Gallery (Airport Highway) displaying Carlos Hiller
http://carloshiller.com/ and local artisans
+ Saturday crafts vendor fairs (Airport Highway)
+ Farmers' Market in Liberia on Fridays (quality is fresh and excellent)
+ Birding: Rancho Humo, near Santa Cruz, features boat trips on the Rio
Tempisque to Isla de Pajaros (Bird Island, an International Preserve and
nesting location for numerous species) www.ranchohumo.com
+ Souvenir shops: In nearby Coco also“free-standing” shops
on the Airport Highway
+ Movie Theatre: www.beachcinemahermosa.com/ (just saw
"The Last Jedi" there)
+ ATM for both dollars and colones in the Hermosa Heights parking lot across from the movie theater and SandBar - an excellent sportsbar
Sol y Mar
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sol y Mar
It makes me happy when I hear that others have enjoyed Costa Rica!
Why Sol y Mar chose Playa Hermosa
You could book The Four Seasons or Andaz just across the bay on Papagayo Penninsula for about $700. a night + all your other expenses. This entire area is beautiful but at a secluded resort you might never leave the property. There's nothing to walk to for a taste of why you're there?... How do you get a feel for the culture if you don't wander beyond a hotel's boundaries? With Sol y Mar, you have options to cook in, or cook out on your patio. You can stay home and watch Netflix, or swim in the three tiered pool.... or lounge in the Jacuzzi (not heated). At your home away from home, you have quality porcelain and ceramic flooring, granite countertops, stainless appliances, central air, punchy newly painted rooms, and even THREE huge UltraHD LED TVs. You can walk to two quaint little grocery stores, multiple restaurants, and trails winding through the surrounding rainforest. Yes, the Howler monkeys can be a bit noisy in the morning, but certainly less obnoxious than your next door dog at home. The new Liberia International Airport terminal is just a scenic 20 minute drive and the new CIMA hospital facility is on your right just before you get to airport road. In my experience, I have never seen any newer Beach condos like these on the Pacific side. People are constantly walking up to Sol y Mar's gate from their stroll on the beach to ask 'How can we find out how to stay here?' Well, you just found out. Check out this link for the location: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-85.6048342,12z NEWLY REMODELED WITH 4 TVs, RECLINERS FOR 6, JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH!
What makes this Condo unique
The unique benefits in Playa Hermosa include so many different things. Sol y Mar is a gem in the rough, and that can easily be seen by flipping through the photos. Playa Hermosa and the Costa Rica experience (called Pura Vida by locals) is to why I sing Costa Rica's praises. Pura Vida is the Costa Rican phrase Ticos seem to use for almost everything. For example, in Costa Rica when someone asks you, “¿Cómo estás?” you can respond “Pura vida!” Or even, “How is the food?” Answer: “Pura vida.” It’s used as a greeting, a farewell and a thousand other things. Yes, it literally translates as “pure life,” but in Costa Rica it is used to means something close to “full of life.” 'Pura Vida' typifies benefits you can gain only by visiting this wonderful place. For foreigners, Sol y Mar is welcoming and familiar. Many of 'our' luxuries are integrated into 4C, so the culture shock of a strange place is more awesome than uncomfortable. Unless you venture out into the countryside, most locals love to use their English. Of course, it helps if you try a bit of Spanish -- as we are guests! There's something for everyone.. Just quickly I'll review the cool things that most visitors read about long before their first visit: Costa Rica is the result of complex volcanic activity that took place some 75 million years ago and still continues today. Visit the volcanoes and mud baths! Leatherback Turtles can be seen nesting on occasion nearby. Check out Playa Grande on one of Rory's tours! The animals, oh the wonderful animals!! Bad boy capuchins (white face monkeys), howler monkeys, multiple iguana species (roaming around our great beach tree around 9:00), scarlet macaws, herons, toucans, sloths, poison dart frogs, kiskadees that play in our pool ..... They will all give you a warm welcome to a place that you will never forget. The uniqueness to Sol y Mar reaches far beyond this property. Not to be missed is the friendly, positive attitude of all the locals and ex-pats
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Exactly as Advertised
4C was great for my family of five. It had everything we needed and was exactly as advertised. The property management company was responsive and pleasant as well as the owner. It is one of the few (or only) properties on the beach so it's pretty special. We alternated between the pool and the beach when we stayed in the area. It is safe and well monitored with on site 24 hour guard. The beach is expansive and even with holy week, there was plenty of room to enjoy. The unit was well appointed. We put our 14 year old in the one bedroom that is separated within the unit. I highly recommend this unit.
Thanks for staying in Sol y Mar 4C. I SO appreciate you mentioning the management company's quick response. They are wonderful at making the "guest experience" as good as possible. It is super important to all of us that you had a memorable time! Your kind words will be shared with all those responsible for earning such a great rating. You are always welcome at 4C and we hope to see you again sometime soon.
Well latex out and maintained. Tremendous location right on the beach.
One of if not the nicest property on Playa Hermosa. Excellent security and friendly staff. Just minutes to many different restaurants.
So happy you had a good time and enjoyed 4C. I hear you guys were a great group! Thanks, Peter. You and yours are welcome back anytime🐵�🙂�
Perfect winter escape
We are frequent VRBO travelers having rented in Mexico, Hawaii and Europe. Carol the owner takes great pride in her rental. The unit is well equipped with everything needed for a great vacation. This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we travelled to three different locations during our two week vacation. We loved every place we visited but would return to Playa Hermosa. We loved the proximity to Liberia airport. I could easily spend my entire winter escape in Playa Hermosa. The town is small but has great restaurant options and a lovely beach. The condo was spacious with a nice floor plan. It does not have an ocean view but the pool and beach are steps away so this was not an issue. This is a very comfortable vacation rental that I would easily rent again. Carol is one of the most responsive owners I have ever worked with. We had a brief delay at the Zindis office on arrival due to two other groups arriving at the same time but we were left a note instructing us to wait in the bar for the manager and have a drink. The security of the property is excellent. The beach is perfect for walking and the ocean temps were great for swimming. The unit was very spacious for our group of four. The third bedroom had two twin beds which we did not use but we could have added another person or two. I would definitely return to Playa Hermosa and Sol Y Mar. The car rentals in Costa Rica are expensive. It is possible to arrange transfers to and from Liberia to Playa Hermosa. My next visit to Playa Hermosa will be without a car. We did an excursion with Roryrides on the recommendation from the owner. I would contact him for transfer help and excursions on my next visit. We loved our visit! Pura Vida
What kind words! It makes me so happy to hear that others love Playa Hermosa! It’s a very special place, and you are very special people who are welcome to visit 4C anytime!!
Amazing beach, service staff and condo. RECOMMEND
Three 60 “ plus smart tvs. Amazingly well stocked kitchen. Grethel and check in staff were always there to help. 10+ experience
Perfect location/Excellent Condo!!!
Our family of 5 (3 teen/preteenagers) were thrilled to stay at here! The photos do not do justice - the building/pool/proximity on beach are EXCELLENT!
We loved having a full functioning kitchen, 3 full baths, laundry, cable/netflix, AND WIFI - those amenities made our 'down time' comfortable after long days of adventure tours. The pool is lovely with ample shade/sun and chairs for all. Just a few steps away is the ocean for boogie boarding and skimboarding - both apparatuses available at the condo ... along with pool toys, etc. Kids threw frisbee/football/baseball on the beach every day. This condo is set in a quiet beach town - not much of a night life, but an excellent location from the airport, to adventure tours, to other beach/surfing towns.
We walked to several restaurants and to the small grocery store in town. (NOTE: we did go to the larger grocery store in Playa Coco for an initial shopping, but found many things we needed in the small grocery store in Playa Hermosa). We did not rent a vehicle, so we were on foot for dinner and grocery goods. Here is a quick review on the restaurants we visited that are either on the beach or within walking distance in town:
AquaSport: Food NOT good, great sunsets, good live music (Sat night), nice bonfire, sand volleyball net - we rented stand up paddle boards here
Hotel El Velero: EXCELLENT Tuesday Taco night!! (note - ONLY tacos on Tuesday - no other menu items)
Roberto's: Good food - WAY overpriced - would not pay again to eat there!!!
Ginger: EXCELLENT food - not more than a 12 min walk asian/tapas - kids loved it!
Restaurant Villa Acacia: Ordered Pizza to take home - easy walk under 10 min - Good Pizza!
La Casita Del Marisco: we did not eat here, but heard from our tour guide that the food was excellent!
Pescado Loco Bar: we also did not eat here, but wish we would have
Thank you to Carol the owner and Zindis the management group - both were immediate with responses and so helpful! I would absolutely recommend staying at this condo!!
Immaculate condo right on the beach.
A total of seven family members and friends stayed six nights at Sol y Mar 4C in March, 2017.
Because we arrived late at night, it was a little difficult to locate, but that was our only issue with the place. It was spotless and spacious with modern conveniences. The TV and WiFi services worked very well, and we were able to get NCAA March Madness broadcasts on ESPN3.
The property manager is Grethel, and she is friendly, helpful, and professional.
From the front door of the flat to the beach is approximately sixty meters.
Excellent location with several good restaurants within easy walking distance.
Perfect weather during our stay.
Property security is top-notch.
Communications with the owner were effective and friendly. She answered all of our questions, and checked with us during the stay to make sure we were taken care of.
Will gladly stay here again if we return to this area. (Actually, my wife is already talking about coming back when we can stay two weeks.)
Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you and your family had a good time! Warms my heart - looking forward to your visit next year!
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a 50% non-refundable deposit due upon booking. The balance will be due 30 days before check-in. In addition to the rate charged, there is a charge by this website (has nothing to do with me) and a 13% tax. Vacation rental agreement and Code of Conduct must be read and signed before payment. For more specifics, email SolyMar4C and that's a gmail.com address.