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Beach Front Home with Infinity Pool, Beaches and Tourist Attractions

Playa Azul, Costa Rica
  • Villa2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Villa, 5 Air Conditioned Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10) Fully Equipped Kitchen

Our Staff is location on site to serve your every need. Three bedrooms have Queen Beds and two bedrooms have 2 double beds each. Three full bathrooms are tiled and convenient to each bedroom. Bedroom on main floor has no steps to outside for your convenience.

All bedrooms are Air Conditioned.

Our Villa has ceiling fans in every room.

Sleep with the windows and doors wide open to enjoy the fresh ocean breezes.

On Site staff to support any & all guest needs.

Free local and long distance calls.

Private infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Breakfast can be included at extra charge.

Azul Ocean Club is located in our development and has many amenities and restaurants for you enjoyment.

If you need more space (or less) we have other properties at different rates to rent at the same location.


Robert Pratz

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Robert Pratz

My wife and I built originally in this area as a Second Home and enjoy it so much we decided to make this our permanent Home. We added the Villa in 2009 as a place for our friends to stay when they come and also as a vacation rental. We are almost always here to make sure your vacation is most enjoyable. Our Villa is in a peaceful area between many touristy areas. Look at our website villahermosacr.com for more details.

Robert Pratz purchased this Villa in 2009

Why Robert Pratz chose Playa Azul

Scuba Diving and Deep Sea Fishing is great and all within 3 miles of shore. Horseback riding on the beach or in the mountains is an incredible experience! Zip Line over Forests at Miss Sky Canopy Tours is the best in Costa Rica. Driving Rugged 'Tom Cars' thru the mountains and streams is more than fun. Golf courses near-by are; Hacienda Pinilla, Reserva Conchal and the 4 Seasons located in Papagayo. All three courses are world-class golf courses. Enjoy the sunset and ocean views from your private infinity pool. Our sunsets are spectacular! You won't find a better view! The ocean view from the balcony is breath taking! The kitchen area is open and spacious! Close to all but very private with incredible ocean views.

What makes this Villa unique

Kick back and relax, or, fill your days with activities! Start your day listening to waves crashing and parrots chattering, and howler monkeys. Beach comb on the secluded cobalt sand beach, swim in an true infinity pool or ocean and relax with a good book. Enjoy sunset while sipping a glass of wine on the balcony or at the pool. For the more adventurous...scuba dive, surf, sport fish, zip line, visit a volcano, walk through a rain-forest, bird-watch, golf, take a drive and enjoy the culture of the friendly Costa Rica people. The small towns of Marbella and San Juanillo are only a 5 minute drive. In each there are restaurants and mini-markets. Enjoy mountain exploring in 'Tom Cars.' If you need more excitement, the tourist towns of Tamarindo, Ostional, and Nosara are only a short drive away. We can provide Tour Bookings, Chefs, Maid service, Local Maps and Driving directions to insure your vacation is most enjoyable. At Villa Hermosa we take all the stress out of planning so you can enjoy your vacation. Pura Vida!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Lower Floor .. Garage to Bedroom to Bath has NO steps
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2nd Floor With Patio overlooking the Ocean
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 2nd Floor With Patio overlooking the Ocean
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 2nd Floor next to Bathroom
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single, 2nd Floor next to Bathroom
      • Queen size Beds
        3 Bedrooms with Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds: 2 Bedrooms with 2 twin beds each All bedrooms have ceiling fans, Air Conditioning, bookshelves, and reading lights.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, 1st Floor . . . no steps from Garage to Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, 2nd Floor in Hallway between Bedrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, 2nd Floor in Hallway between Bedrooms
      • Bathroom 4
        outdoor shower, Next to Private Swimming Pool
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Villa Hermosa has 200 degree views of 4 beaches from the patios
        • Beachfront
          Villa Hermosa is “on the beach.” Not just near the beach. Villa Hermosa is at Playa Azul, in the Gold Coast Region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
        • Mountain View
          Our Villa has mountains to the North and East away from the Beach. Mountain views are excptional on the drive to and from the Villa. Also, they are a fun drive while here.
        • Near The Ocean
          Villa Hermosa is only 50 yards from the ocean water. We are on a small bluff overlooking the ocean. We have a true infinity private pool that overlooks the ocean.
        • Ocean View
          Villa Hermosa has 200 degree views of 4 beaches from the patios
        • Oceanfront
          Villa Hermosa is on the Ocean with Private infinity pool, Patio, Lounge Chairs, and Tables
        • Resort
          We are in the same development as the Azul Ocean Club. azuloceanclub.com Enjoy their amenities while you are here.
        • Village
          We are located between The Turtle preserve at Ostional and the touristy town of Tamarindo, on a quiet dead end road with 3 peaceful nature paths to the beach.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All Sleeping area with individual A/C units
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Located in Villa
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free calls to the USA and Canada
                    • Garage
                      Attached plus Off-street parking
                    • Internet
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                      Extra Maid service upon request
                    • Living Room
                      Living Dining Kitchen Area
                    • Parking
                      Parking Garage attached plus Off-street parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Villa is Fully equipted
                    • Washing Machine
                      Located in Villa
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Catering Available
                          Professional Chefs sometimes available upon request
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Kitchen is fully equipted
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Kitchen is fully equipted
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Kitchen is fully equipted
                        • Kitchen
                          Prepare meals in your open concept kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          Kitchen is fully equipted
                        • Oven
                          Electric Range/Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Kitchen is fully equipted
                        • Stove
                          Electric Range/Oven
                        • Toaster
                          Kitchen is fully equipted


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining areas Inside Open Concept Kitchen and on Outside on Patio
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                  Upon Request
                                • Games
                                  Upon Request
                                • Toys
                                  Upon Request


                                    • Balcony
                                      Beautiful 200 degree views of Ocean and Beaches
                                    • Boat
                                      On-Site fishing, boating, and scuba diving tours.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Beautiful 200 degree views of Ocean and Beaches
                                    • Golf
                                      Several Golf Courses nearby.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Sunset from patio. No light pollution means bright, plentiful stars!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Upon Request
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      On-Site fishing, boating, and scuba diving tours. Learn to Dive with a Master PADI dive instructor.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          No steps from garage to lower bedroom, to bath and shower, and to kitchen and living area and outdoor patio.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Private infinity pool overlooking Ocean with Patio and Lounge Chairs.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • churches
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Baby Crib, Highchair and Stroller Available.

                                                                      8 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful property

                                                                      Bob V.

                                                                      Very nice and helpful residents. Felt welcome and at home

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for you kind remarks. We enjoyed your visit. We were glad to book your tours and adventures while here. That allowed you to all the things you had in mind for your time here. Please com back soon. Doris & Robert

                                                                      Very beautiful property and villa.

                                                                      Leanne D.

                                                                      My husband and I plus 2 more couples really enjoyed our time in Villa Hermosa. The only thing we were surprised about were the roads leading into the area. They are gravel roads, washboard bumps for a large amount of the trip from Liberia. Very hard on everyone in the vehicle. Plus the rental cars take a beating. So dusty as well. The owners were great hosts. They did everything they could to make us feel welcome and to accommodate us. Much appreciated. It is very quiet and peaceful with not many eating places. So be prepared to cook or drive a ways for meals. All in all great place to vacation.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for your review. We appreciate your comments. We enjoyed the time we had with you here at Villa Hermosa. Sorry about the road conditions. The last 15 or so miles are gravel and even thou it is a national highway, they don't keep it up as well as they should. Sometimes it is better than others. Depends on how long ago it was graded. As you told me, this is a great place to enjoy your family and friends. Quiet and peaceful and away from the touristy hectic areas yet close to all the fun things to do. Glad you enjoyed your trip to the rain forest.

                                                                      Please come back soon.

                                                                      Beautifull home with great owners


                                                                      Hi Doris, Hi Robert,

                                                                      I was very pleased to stay with our familiy in your beautofull beach front home. Next to the fact that their was a lot of space the area was beautifull and the weather also. I appreciated your help for Victor and your kindness. It would be a pleasure to come to you again.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It was our pleasure to serve you and your family. We're so glad you had a fabulous and memorable vacation! Ana was so happy you enjoyed the meals she prepared for you. She especially liked the comment, “It was better than the local restaurants.” So glad Victor is doing great. We always enjoy helping our guests. Knowing where to go and who to call is part of our service. That is one of the benefits of our Villa; we are available to help if and when you need it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


                                                                      Jason M.

                                                                      Our family of 7 stayed at Playa Azul for 10 days from March 1-10 2014! We had an amazing time, our children loved the pool and especially the sandy beaches where we fished, swam and had an amazing experience. Robert and Doris are exceptional hosts and took care of all our needs and directed us to some great local establishments. We will definately be returning to Costa Rica at the first opportunity!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for your review. Coming from 40 degrees below zero to 85 was a big change for your family. Glad you had a wonderful time. Hope you will come back soon. Your family was great. Glad to get to know you. Would like to come to your neck of the woods someday.

                                                                      Saludos, Doris & Robert

                                                                      Janet(New York)

                                                                      Janet K.

                                                                      My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Playa Azul. Doris and Robert were so kind and helpful and a joy to be around. Their guidance for activities was superb. We never felt like our privacy was invaded and the use of their infinity pool and terrace was very welcoming.The house was very clean and the accommodations were more than adequate. I definitely would recommend this rental property.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your review.

                                                                      So glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Hermosa.

                                                                      The pleasure was ours.

                                                                      You and your family were perfect guests.

                                                                      Please come again.

                                                                      Good vacation

                                                                      TicobikerCosta Rica

                                                                      We rented the house for a week over New Year´s. Everything was pretty much in working order, the kitchen was fully equipped and hosts Robert and Doris made themselves available at all times.

                                                                      It is important to note that the house for rent is not the one with the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Rather, it is the one in the back, without a pool.

                                                                      It is also important to note that the house has 5 rooms (10 ppl) but really lacks enough social space for everyone to hang out comfortably. Because of this drawback, Robert and Doris graciously offer their pool area and the covered porch in front of their spacious kitchen. This however, feels very awkward as we invade their privacy and vice-versa. At one point they asked us not to use this porch since they had guests (they did so gracefully and tactfully). This exacerbated the issue to the point that we used the porch only once.

                                                                      The infinity pool was great.

                                                                      The house is conveniently located near Nosara (Playa Pelada and Guiones) and 4K from San Juanillo.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks for your Review.

                                                                      We very much enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again.

                                                                      As always, the infinity pool is for our guest’s private use while they are here.

                                                                      The 5 bedrooms will adequately house 10 persons as advertised. It was a bit of a strain for the 15 people you had and 5 cars.

                                                                      We tried to accommodate you and your group by offering you extra amenities.

                                                                      Our location is conveniently located between and close to many attractions, but not in the mainstream of touristy areas.

                                                                      The Azul Ocean Club is in our complex and offers many additional amenities. See their website at azuloceanclub.com for more information.

                                                                      Again, thanks for your visit and review.

                                                                      Come back soon.


                                                                      Playa Azul, Costa Rica

                                                                      We are located between The Turtle preserve at Ostional and the touristy town of Tamarindo, we are on a quiet dead end road with 3, 1 or 3 minute peaceful nature paths to the beach. A few of the most used activities in our area are Restaurants, both casual and elegant. Boating, Scuba Diving, Fishing, and Hunting are located on-site. Close by activities include Horseback riding, Mountain Dune-buggies, Zip Lining, Golf, Beginner and Expert Surfing, and many more. Our private Villa has unobstructed ocean views of 4 Beaches, Playa Azul to San Juanillo. The Azul Ocean Club is in our same development and has many additional amenities including restaurants and spa. Make this your unforgettable vacation!


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                                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
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