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Can you 4C Yourself at Sol y Mar? 3 + 3 POOL & 3 Terraces, Steps from the Surf!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ground Floor 3 BR 3BA Condo with 2 Patios Focusing on Indoor/Outdoor Living.

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

+ Safe

+ 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


+ 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 (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

Yellowstone Park"

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 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)

+ Souvenir shops: In nearby Coco also“free-standing” shops

on the Airport Highway

+ Movie Theatre: (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

More Details

Sol y Mar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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:,-85.6048342,12z

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


Playa Hermosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Adjoining secondary master - toilet , shower , (Two of the bathrooms are attached to bedrooms, both HA)
    Hallway guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the hallway bathroom and services the main area.
    Adjoining Master Bedroom - full length mirror - toilet , shower , Two bedrooms each have connecting large bathrooms/showers.
  • Two 'wet environment' bathrooms with flexible shower hose with adjustable slide rail allowing settings appropriate for individuals of varying heights or with compromised physical ability. Hallway "guest" bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3, or kids bedroom..Backs to guard shack. - 2 twin/ single , 2 XL twin beds. Desktop TV. Safe and closet.Hall bath close
    Lock-out BDR with micro, fridge, 55" TV, attached bathroom - 1 queen , Closet, bathroom attached, micro, fridge, TV and coffeemaker
    Master bedroom, king bed, 65" TV, dresser, attached bath - 1 king , Closet, bathroom, sliding glass doors, screen terrace 55" TV
  • A stackable washer/dryer is in the hallway by BA 3.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is SSL Wi-Fi and 3 'smart TVs' for watching Netflix and other Internet sourced video. A three-tiered pool and a Jacuzzi are just out the door. The pool is only a few steps from 4C, but there are outdoor showers, a changing room by the pool, as well as a foot shower as you enter the pool area. Consistent use will help keep sand out of the pool and condo. I am quite impressed by the mosaic stonework that is typical in Costa Rica pools. The shallow tier of the pool is perfect for relaxing and gazing out toward the beautiful Pacific. The beach path is convenient for walking left to Bosque del Mar for dinner, or right to several other great beachfront restaurants. Beach chairs, towels, and float toys are on the 4C patio. Floating in our gentle waters is very relaxing, as is sitting in a comfy chair watching the sunset with the waves nudging your toes. Scuba diving, snorkeling, & fishing are located along the mile long beach. There is an ATM in the nearby Hermosa Heights complex.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Immaculate condo right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

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.)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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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Amazing beach, service staff and condo. RECOMMEND

  • 5 of 5

Three 60 “ plus smart tvs. Amazingly well stocked kitchen. Grethel and check in staff were always there to help. 10+ experience

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location/Excellent Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the sol y mar, the place was perfect for our needs. We had two couples and having two separate bedrooms worked out well. The place was set up nicely with wifi, Netflix, etc. The only thing we didn't like was this specific unit does not get any sun so it is a little dark being on the first floor.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it here!! Very good customer service and a very beautiful condo...right on the beach. And the pool is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure and I hope you'll return!
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incredible trip to playa hermosa

  • 5 of 5

Sol y Mar 4c ended up being one of the primary factors for our incredible trip to Playa Hermosa. First off I can't say enough about the owner of this property. Carol was super easy to work with and she went out of her way to keep us in the loop on pretty much everything related to our rental experience.

Her unit is exactly as advertised. Very clean and well appointed...had everything we needed. Close proximity to pool and beach. Location is best on Playa Hermosa beach. Sunsets are some of the best we've experienced. Playa Hermosa beach was better that anticipated - great beach bars/restaurants and the sand is so soft. Listening to the water gently hit the beach was soothing.

We used the pool almost every day. Pool was very clean and kept at the perfect temperature. Views from the pool area are superb. Unit had a cooler so we had plenty of beverages out at the pool.

Complex has 12 total units and is gated with 24 hour security. Complex also had a gardener working around the clock making sure everything looked great. The grounds at the complex are my opinion the most well kept on the whole beach.

Carol (unit owner) uses a property management company to help with check-in/check-out as well as assist with anything while you're renting the unit. Wes and Linda from Zindis Group were great to work with. They made everything easy and gave us some great intel on beach and excursions. They do a great job managing the unit for Carol while she's away.

We will definitely go back and will rent Carol's unit again. We've rented other units (in USA) through HomeAway/VBRO and have had great experiences with all all rentals but I will say our experience with Carol is best to date!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your compliments! Sharing Sol y Mar with people like you makes 4C a more treasured sanctuary. Sharing and caring - with other world travelers - THE BEST. You are welcome back anytime; I feel overcome with pride and gratitude.
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Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar
Coconutz Sports Bar & Eatery
Beach Bum's (Beach Bar) -- CLOSED
Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo
Picante Restaurant
Villa Italia
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Liberia (LIR) just 20 minutes away
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Four Seasons, Papagayo, or Conchal Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
The main road or Route 59 on GoogleMaps
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Bosque del Mar, Aqua Sport or El Velero
Nearest Beach
On Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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 address.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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