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Incredibly Romantic Villa - Private Pool, Guarded Community

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Playa Hermosa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This villa is ideal for a romantic holiday. Walk out from either bedroom to an amazing slate terrace. Enjoy your morning, sipping our rich Costa Rican coffee, while watching the scarlet macaws and toucans in nearby trees - we've even seen a sloth in the trees across the street! Relax in the beautifully tiled indigo blue pool, or sit on the lounge chairs soaking up the sun. This house is all about relaxing and enjoying. One nice feature to this house is that both bedrooms are equal in size - which is very nice when 2 couples are renting. We also have deep well water and it is filtered. You can safely drink the water here, which is very rare in this area.

In Mediterranean architecture, the open floor plan is perfect for entertaining or romantic getaways. If you like to cook, you'll love this kitchen; fully equipped with a bar separating the living room. The house is built with all local woods, the ceiling being exposed teak beams, and all work by local artisans.

Arriving at the villa, you'll be greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers (usually cut from the flowers in the villa's garden) along with a welcome basket with local fresh fruit. You'll feel right at home within minutes! We'll give you some suggestions for grocery shopping and basic necessities, but one nice thing about this location is everything is easy to get to and safe to explore.

Local restaurants and bars, all within 5 minutes. A list of activities, all within walking distance (meaning less than 5 minutes):

There is a yoga retreat about 2 minute walk from the house, they have various sessions throughout the day.

We have an Olympic size swimming pool, for a small fee you can take swim lessons, or simply exercise with laps.

We have new mountain bike trails in our neighborhood, the first in the Jaco area.

Hiking is very popular amongst our guests, from your front door there are numerous trails to explore, including to waterfalls, up mountains, into the rain forest or simply to the beach, which is about a mile down the road.

Los Suenos Marina is about a 20 minute drive. A one hour drive to San Jose airport, this is the perfect location for a quick getaway!

We can assist you with all your vacationing needs, from transportation to zip line tours, white water rafting, and of course our world famous deep water fishing. This is sure to be your best vacation ever!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Kelie Limehouse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Kelie Limehouse

My first visit to Costa Rica, I knew I had to have my own piece of paradise. I had this home built with surfing and relaxing in mind. To me, Playa Hermosa is a perfect retreat.

Kelie Limehouse purchased this house in 2007

Why Kelie Limehouse chose Puntarenas

So much to do in this area. Surfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing - it has it all.

What makes this house unique

short distance to beach, 10 minutes to Jaco, 5 minutes to one of the most popular zip line tours in the area, horseback riding, hiking and 20 minutes to Los Suenos Marina for world class fishing. You can fill your day with activities, or simply relax by the pool. Perfect for vacations!


based on 47 traveler reviews

Incredibly Romantic Villa - Private Pool, Guarded Community
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time on our stay here. The place was amazing and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the pool and outside patio area. We felt very safe here and highly recommend staying here. We will defiantly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing by the pool.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and the location is perfect. We also really enjoyed relaxing in the pool.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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25th Anniversary celebration (GREAT)

  • 4 of 5

Me and my wife celebrated our 25th anniversary and was the first time in Costa Rica. The house was nice to come to relax in the pool and prepare for the next day adventures. We did feel very safe in the guarded community. Kelie was great at helping us for information and our over all stay. Very good place for first timers to adventure and scope out the west part of Costa Rica. Local food was great and grocery shopping easy and good. Our experience was great and we would do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dean, it was so nice to meet you and I'm glad you and Deb were able to enjoying the area and your hikes. Kelie
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Great Place for a Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? The house is amazing. You are located at the front of a safe and guarded neighborhood. It is seriously better in person than in the pictures. The inside is beautiful with tall wood ceilings and stone throughout the house. The back of the house is like having your own private oasis with the palms keeping everything private. Having air conditioning was a definite plus although you didn't always need it because all the screened windows open up and the house is very breezy. The house is very centrally located and close to many destinations. You're just minutes away from the beaches, restaurants, and nightlife in Jaco. Manuel Antonio is around 45 minutes. Many great beaches to visit nearby and places and sights to see.

At the end of the neighborhood there is a trail head that goes up a mountain. It's a steep hike (bring lots of water) but the views are a great reward. At the top you see stunning views of Playa Hermosa and Jaco. Also ran across some monkeys, lots of toucans, poison dart frogs, leaf cutter ants, butterflies, and various other birds while up there. Literally could have spent all day up there walking around enjoying the views.

Not only is this house amazing but so is Kelie. She came by the house showed us around, answered any questions we had and gave us rundown on the area. She is a great host, easy to communicate with, and is very knowledgeable as she has lived in Costa Rica for quite some time. Her recommendations are not to be taken lightly. Practically ate at all the places she recommended and they were all on point. One of my favorite places she recommended was Los Almendros. The food and drinks were so good. She made for a stress free stay and this house and this host made our trip only that much better. I would love to come back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you guys enjoyed your time with us and you did the hike up the mountain - it's wonderful having the monkeys and all that wildlife right in our backyard. We love it too! Hope to see you again. Kelie
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  • 4 of 5

La casa es realmente como se ve en las fotografias, para cuatro personas es ideal por su distribución con el salón y la cocina entre las dos habitaciones y cada una con su baño.

La piscina es magnífica y muy limpia, un placer utilizarla.

Por su parte Kelie es una persona excelente, conocedora de la zona y nos indicó perfectamente las cosas que debíamos ver en el poco tiempo del que disponiamos (tres dias).

El atardecer en Villa Caletas resultó maravilloso y lo recomiendo a futuros viajeros.

Para ir a la playa es mejor disponer de coche, ya que el paseo caminando sobre un camino polvoriento se convierte en desagradable.

En resumen una propiedad para recomendar y a la que volveremos si estamos de nuevo en la zona.

The house is really as seen in the pictures, for four people is ideal for distribution to the living room and the kitchen between the two rooms, each with its own bathroom.

   The pool is beautiful and very clean, a pleasure to use.

   Meanwhile Kelie is an excellent person, knowing perfectly the area and said the things that we see in the short time available (three days).

Sunset at Villa Caletas was wonderful and I recommend it to future travelers.

To go to the beach is better to have car, as the walk walking on a dusty road becomes unpleasant.

    In summary a property to recommend and to which we will return if we are back in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful home and phenomenal experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have scripted a better vacation! We were there on a romantic getaway. We decided on Costa Rica based on friend's experiences and an interest in this country labeled as the "most relaxed in the world". We opted for this home based on the description, reviews and location. Our expectations were high but we went on this trip with minimal planning and scheduling. We wanted to experience Costa Rica as it should be, "in the now" and "as it goes". That's exactly what we got and couldn't be happier about it!!!

The communication and coordination with Kelie is first rate. As mentioned by others, her recommendations and directions are accurate and greatly appreciated. She has a perfect balance of helpfulness and support without being intrusive. Her helpfulness and assistance were a huge part of making our vacation so special. And a special shout out to Chuck!!! They both have a very personable and welcoming style that will help you feel comfortable and almost as if you've known them for years! I hope we will!

The home is beautiful. The showers are spacious and wonderful. The layout of the house allows for privacy as well as togetherness should you desire a vacation with another couple or family. Everything was clean and in its place. The pool is phenomenal. We were also in the pool at least twice a day. It's a beautiful setting.

There are plenty of activities that are close by. More restaurants than you will have time to visit. We especially liked Vista del Mar (about 30 minutes towards San Jose on 34 - Diego our waiter was terrific!), Pizza Pata (they deliver!), Tsunami Sushi (on Wednesday of course!) and breakfast at Vista Hermosa (overlooking the ocean, about 3 minutes away). An easy drive to two National Parks as well as local beaches, first class marina and countless activities. The area hosts beautiful scenery, hiking trails and beautiful, black sand beaches.

It's a quiet and secluded location and safely located adjacent to the guard.

In the end, as I started the review, we could not have dreamed of a better experience. I know we'll be back to Costa Rica and we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

I don't take vacations often, but when I do (and I will in the future), I can only hope they will be at least half as wonderful as this one!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Chris - and Chuck likes his 'shout out'. I'm so glad you and Debbie stayed at our property; meeting folks like you makes my job easy! Look forward to seeing you guys again. Kelie
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Suenos Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Backyard Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

SURFING world famous Playa Hermosa waves less than a mile away! Also hiking trails leading to the most spectacular views in Costa Rica - hiking trails begin from your front door - no need to get in the car.


Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Sept - Dec
Aug 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $45
Pet Fee $40

We use Paypal for reservation deposits and refundable damage deposit of $300. Cancellation policy is 50% if cancelled prior to 60 days. Sorry, no refund for holiday bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Playa Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Both bathrooms with large walk in rain showers made of slate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Both bathrooms with large walk in rain showers made of slate
  • Beautiful slate stone walk in showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large dual master suites
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large dual master suites
  • Very large and comfortable bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Gated and guarded community with security guards on site. We have a small hotel style safe, for small items such as passports and cell phones - possibly a small laptop would fit. But as our reviews state - the house is next to the guard in our guarded community, which makes it exceptionally safe. There is a small cooler for quests use.

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