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Open Air Beach House 'Hermozo' (2BD / 2BA)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

Directly on the Beach (2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom)

Looking for a place right on the beach? This is exactly what you are looking for!

Here are some of the highlights:


- Paradise beach property

- Ideal surfing

- Relaxing pool + hot tub + children's wading pool

- Open air architecture

- Safe and secure property

- Super comfortable hammocks

- Completely furnished and ready to go

Do you want to live like royalty?

We can arrange a driver, maids, cook, security guard, tour guides and pretty much anything else for a really good price - just let us know.

As a point of reference, the house is about a half mile down the coast from the pier in La Libertad (next to the famous Punta Roca break).

The Story of 'Hermozo'...

For over 20 years our family has cherished this unique property as our private beach escape. The beach house is shared by four siblings that grew up in El Salvador: M. Hernandez + J. & A. Monico + O. Zetino (hence the name Her + mo + zo). Hermozo also represents the grandeur, luxury and spaciousness of our one-of-kind getaway.

We recently decided to share our Salvadorean oasis with the VRBO community and would be delighted to host you on your next trip to La Libertad, El Salvador!

More Details

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Open Air Beach House 'Hermozo' (2BD / 2BA)
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews

An excellent stat as always

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to rent this home with Olga. Excellent. I actually made a pretty significant mistake....forgot to tell her my party went from 2 people to 5 people! The home has sleeping for 5 (I already knew that) and Olga worked it out for me. I even locked myself out at 10pm, but an employee met up quickly and let us in.

Last time I stayed (several years ago), the wifi didn't work. But now, they have a mobile hot spot. They invited us to take it with us, so we had wifi everywhere. This is a nice addition and gave us some sense of security.

I've rented nicer places in ES, but this outdoor kitchen experience has a lot of charm and a special place in my heart.

If you are looking for a safe, well maintained, well serviced rental right on the beach, this is a great value.

Thanks Olga!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review. It was not only a pleasure having you back in our beach house but always a smooth experience to interact with placid guests like you. I'm so happy you noticed our improvements around the beach house! We are also making efforts to better our services which now include a mobile wi-fi hot spot making it so much convenient to our guests. As always, our mission is to offer you the most comfortable stay at our property. Thanks again for choosing us, and hope to have you again in the future.
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Great people and super friendly and helpful! Everything we hoped it would be!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interesting experience

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a good place to be. Great location right on the beach.

The owners, Olga and Jose showed genuine concern for our comfort and well-being.

Jose and his wife and daughter were great with their services, and we really enjoyed the tour of San Salvador, their lovely home, and the tour up the volcanic mountain. And we appreciated the ride to the airport. The house with location on the beach and also with its own swimming pools would be ideal for a family with children or teenagers to paly in the ocean and in the pools

The property was kept clean by a gardener and a housekeeper.

One drawback was the internet connections were intermittent.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, it is our goal to do everything possible so our guest have the best experience ever while visiting El Salvador, we care so much for your well being and that is why we guide you and give you so much information. I am so glad you got the chance to visit our volcanoes and to explore a little bit parts of the city (thanks to Jose). Regarding the internet, we are maybe the only one who offer that service and since we are so close to the water we experience sometimes some difficulties, but we still trying our best to offer a good service overall. Again thanks, for choosing Hermozo and we hope to have again in the future.
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We enjoyed our stay at Hermozo greatly, and would gladly recommend it to others.

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet, pleasant and affordable beachfront house that's still close to amenities in El Salvador, you can't do much better than this. My wife and two young children stayed at Hermozo for three weeks, and enjoyed the quiet space, and beautiful, nearly private beach just out the backdoor. Gladly recommend it!

Some Positives

- Security: We always felt safe and secure in the grounds of the house and the beach.

- Location: Hermozo is only half an hour from the airport, and five minute drive from town of La Libertad, and amenities.

- Helpful, caring and warm, friendly staff. For instance, they were able to recommend a doctor and arrange transportation when we needed care for our infant son. They also often happily offered to babysit him while we had our meals.

- Cell phone: staff made a local cell phone available to us.

- Swimming pools: They are well maintained, and good sized. Having a kiddie pool was a bonus we enjoyed. We used them well.

- Cooking service: was helpful, tasty and inexpensive.

- Management: generally strove to respond to our questions and solve problems. For example, they provided a crib for us upon request (no easy feat), and arranged an airport pick up for us.

Some Things to Look Out For

- Mosquitoes: are very prevalent starting at dusk, and forced us indoors (bedrooms) after dark. A stronger repellent might have helped, but we were wary of using Deet on young kids.

- Organization of Space: The second bedroom is a separate building (but near) the main one. Also, once you step out of your bedroom you're outdoors. This was inconvenient after dark, and might matter to other families with young kids. We found a baby monitor useful when the kids sleeping alone in the bedrooms

- Water: Generally water was plentiful. On one occasion, we were told we had to ration water (two days) with little advance notice. This is due to the municipal water service, and not the house. You have to buy bottled drinking water

- Lack of clarity regarding costs for some extra services, like laundry & visitors

- Air Conditioning: the air conditioning in the second room was inadequate and very noisy. Staff provided a fan, so it was cool enough.

- Internet: service was not available for the first week. We had to purchase a data package, but were reimbursed

- Privacy: It's a private house, but workers still come & go. You choose some of this (cleaning service), but not other (plumbing, tree pruning)

Overall, a great holiday spot

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. It is our goal to care and offer our best service to our guests. From the moment we receive an inquiry, we provide as much information as possible including but not limited to safe transportation to and from the airport, internet, laundry and food service, as well as our policy on extra guests either visiting or staying overnight disclosing any applicable fees and extra charges. Being a tropical climate country, mosquitoes are part of the environment. The beach house has screens installed on windows to help. As a third-world country too, water service could be short on certain days however, the beach house is equipped with a water tank to help in those situations. Being a beachfront property (literally), most metal units like the AC, stove, and fridge, require replacement every so often. The noisy AC unit is being replaced this coming month of May. We do our best in improving our property and service after every guest we host. Thank you once again for your review and we are glad you had a great time. As you state in your review, we are happy you would recommend our beach house to others. We look forward to hosting another pleasant stay the next time you come visit us at Hermozo.
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Perfect paradise vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the absolute best honeymoon at Rancho Hermozo. Before we arrived I received prompt responses from Olga (owner), I just knew that they really cared about the property and the guests experience. Jose (one of the other owners) picked us up at the airport, brought us to the beach house to show us around and even took us to a beautiful restaurant to Have lunch as we were hungry from the day of travels, before heading to the grocery store to get supplies.

The place itself is lovely, with a very clean pool and a lot of open air spaces. The doors open right up to the beach.

We were left with a cell phone which I thought was a very nice touch. They had a wonderful staff to clean and keep the grounds daily. Olga called to check in with us which was very sweet and we planned a day trip to a local mountain with Jose. The day trip was a heartwarming experience and we were shown a completely different side of El Salvador with his tour.

They continuously went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and share their beautiful country.

Neither of us have ever been so well received and taken care of by rental property owners.

We have absolutely no complaints, it was a perfect, relaxing, heartwarming honeymoon getaway. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the GREAT review you gave us. As you mentioned we really care for our guest so they can have a great experience while in the house. Jose in the other end making sure you get to the house ok. and showing you and most of the time taking our guest to the market so they can get all the groceries since a lot of the time guest do not have transportation, he does not have to do that..But he is so kind :) Having the house very clean and comfortable is our goal. We are so glad you had a very relaxing, heart warming honeymoon and that you enjoyed every minute you were there. We are looking forward to having you again for your next vacation. Thanks again.
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The best first week of August El Salvador getaway

  • 5 of 5

My 14 year old daughter and I had a surf competition the first week of August in El Salvador 2015, La Libertad at "Punta Rocka" was the venue. I found this listing through VRBO and as soon as I realized how close the Beach house was to the venue I had to book it right away. I was so impressed how beautiful the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house was. I especially like the out door kitchen and covered patio for entertaining! The pool was such a relief from the heat of the day and the property had a baby pool for the real young if needed. The spa was nice to have and the air jets on were nice after a long day of surfing. The grounds and pool were beautifully maintained on a daily basis and they even provided maid/cleaning service at no additional expense! The house front gates opens right on the Pacific Ocean, with waves breaking all day and night! If you are lucky enough you might even see a sea turtle coming to shore laying eggs.

Jose was the best! He not only met us at the airport but for a nominal charge he was our tour guide so we could see the interior of the beautiful country! We went to 2 Mayan ruins and an incredible water fall! On a daily bases he would check on us to make sure we had any questions that needed to be answered or were well accommodated. Per our request, he also made sure that the fridge was well stocked upon our arrival, of course I paid the grocery bill and tipped him for that. Jose made sure before leaving us on our own the first night that we felt safe and secure.

Jose and Olga went out of their way to make our El Salvador trip a true success. Let me end this review like this. I use VRBO all the time, Jose and Olga made our travels to El Salvador the best VRBO experience I have ever had! I have never had any VRBO go out of their way for us like this and would recommend the Beach villa to anyone who may want to travel to the beautiful country of El Salvador.

In closing Thank You Olga and Jose

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the GREAT review you gave us. You were one of a kind guest to us simply because you had your 14 year old daughter with you, so went out of our limits making sure that you and her were safe to the house, and that you had food in the fridge specially because of the late flight that you arrived. I am so glad that you were able to take some tours around and that the competition for your daughter went great too, and that you as well enjoyed your time relaxing at the house. It was really a pleasure having you and your daughter at the beach house, hope to have you again in the future and also wishing your daughter the best for her surfing competitions. Thanks again.
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El Salvador is quickly becoming the 'New Costa Rica'. It's tropical climate and affordable prices are beginning to attract a larger number of travelers looking for a distinctive and authentic get-away.

La Libertad is the most attractive leisure / surf spot in the country. The open air beach house is situated on one of the most private sections in the La Libertad area. We are about a half mile south of the La Libertad pier, which is next to the internationally famous Punta Roca break (a long hollow line). However, there are pristine waves to catch all across the area, including right in front of our place.

Here are some of location highlights: Black sand beaches | 80 degree Fahrenheit water | Fresh fish and local fruits | Cheap prices (on everything) | 1/2 hour from the airport | Pool / hot tub at the house | Secure and private property


Rates & Availability

La Libertad Department House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $79
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until we have had a chance to review and confirm the reservation. Factors that may impact the rate include size of group, time of year, additional services, etc.

Thanks for your interest!

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La Libertad Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 (1 master bathroom (shower and toilet) attached to the master bedroom + 1 detached bathroom for the other bedroom)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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