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Best of both Worlds! Modern Luxury Condo-Steps from the beach! Spectacular

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,760 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BedRm 2.5 Bath TriPlex Condo, Walk to Beach-View of Ocean Sleeps 6 max 9

Villa Tortuga at ElCubil

Enjoy the gorgeous views and luxurious comfort of our newly renovated condo located an easy 2 min walk to the warm sand of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. Include in our quoted rate is our concierge - Jennifer that can assist with car rental, which we highly recommend our guest to use, she will secure the car that you want at an discounted rate and have it waiting for you at the airport, so as soon as you clear customs, your vehicle is waiting for you, you don't have to wait for a shuttle bus and then wait in line to get your car, while others are waiting... you and your family are driving to El Cubil and then walking over to the beach. :-) In addition- Jennifer can help you plan and book as many activates that you would like.... tours, diving, atv, spa treatments, sailing, fishing, volcano tours, your own personal chef, and much more.

Playa Hermosa

Only 16 miles and less than 30 minutes from Liberia Airport, Playa Hermosa lies directly in the heart of the Costa Rican coastline and the bountiful beauty this country has to offer. Playa Hermosa offers a multitude of water sports and simple low-key bars and restaurants. Within steps from Villa Tortuga you can relax in the sun or under the shade of a tree watching the flights of spectacularly colorful birds and listening to the laughter of the Howler Monkey or hire a guide to take you diving or deep-sea fishing where you may see migrating whales. A 1.5hour drive north will take you to one of Costa Rica’s National Parks or travel south to Tamarindo one of the world’s best-known surfing locations. Costa Rica’s geography and wildlife offer a unique diversity, colorful displays, and tropical sounds that never get old.

2 minutes from our door step Playa Hermosa offers a multitude of water sports and simple low-key bars and restaurants. Relax in the sun or under the shade of a tree while enjoying the beautiful sand beach and amazing local wildlife snorkeling in the clear waters watching the flights of spectacularly colorful birds and listening to the laughter of The Howler Monkey. The unique diversity offers colorful displays and tropical sounds that never get old.

Villa Tortuga

Villa Tortuga at El Cubil is an exclusive gated community ideally located in Playa Hermosa, just minutes from the beach, restaurants and local entertainment. This newly furnished 3 bedroom, with extra Shoji room, 2.5 bath condo is on the top floor, has spectacular views of Playa Hermosa and Monkey Island. Looking down you see beautifully designed and landscaped community pools & BBQ area shared by ElCubil

Villa Tortuga is a Triplex unit designed with an open floor plan.

On the first level the living and dining area windows open wide to enjoy the ocean breeze while hosting a meal for 10 at the harvest table. There is a 64 inch flat panel smart TV in the room so all can share in a movie or sporting event. The newly installed gourmet kitchen is fully equipped featuring upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an island with bar stools. Also on this level is a laundry room, a half bath, and a unique Shoji room to be used as an office or bedroom area for your guests.

The second level has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen smart TV, vaulted ceilings, and expansive windows that open to the ocean. A walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with double sinks and large shower complete the master suite. The second bedroom is light filled with a queen bed, large windows, beautiful built in wood furniture and it’s own flat screen smart TV. The third bedroom is quiet and serene with a queen bed, generous closet and lots of privacy.

At the top of the dramatic architectural stairway, the third level opens to a stunning terrace and wet bar. Soak up the sunshine, enjoy an evening drink, or perhaps practice yoga on the beautiful 550 sq ft private terrace.

Villa Tortuga can comfortably sleep 7 including the pull-out sofa in the Shoji room. The laundry room, AC thru out, Cable TV and internet are a few of the key comforts of home included at Villa Tortuga.

We look forward to having you as our guests!

More Details

Sean McGlynn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Sean McGlynn

Carl, Ron Pate are brothers with 3 children each , and Sean-Nancy are very good friends with one son, we vacation and travel together and with our families. We enjoy traveling and vacationing as a family and we look for places that are family centrist. We purchased this property in 2017 and spent 5 months renovating this and making several trips to make sure that our vacation home is outstanding with all the comforts and amenities! We have 2 VRBO is Stratton Vermont in the village on the mountain as well as in Rincon PR. And we have been looking at Costa Rica for the past 3 years.... we feel like we have found the perfect, tranquil relaxing vacation get away that we love in this beautiful country! We invite you to share our place that we have put so much time and energy into Villa Tortuga at EL Cubil for you to have the perfect relaxing family vacation.

Sean McGlynn purchased this condo in 2017

Why Sean McGlynn chose Playa Hermosa

We have been to Costa Rica on several trips and have ben looking for a place for the past 3 years. We wanted a place for our families and friends that is family friendly, a short 2 minute walk to a very relaxing beautiful beach as well as a gentle walk back, without climbing a long uphill. :-) A place where you can relax in a modern Condo with an gated area with quite relaxing pools....and then if you want to go for a upbeat nightlife you are a short 10 minute drive to busy bars, casino and restaurants of Coco but then can come back to the tranquil quiet area of Playa Hermosa. Our place is perfect for families with young children and older adults that want a relaxing family vacation getaways with tons to do....or just relaxing by the pool or beach!

What makes this condo unique

Our unique benefit of Villa Tortuga at El Cubil are you have the best of both worlds, a very modern condo gated complex of only 14 units in total where you feel like you are in another world. You hear all the sounds of the birds, howling moneys and all the nature of Costa Rica, with beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding hill tops, where you can open the floor to ceiling windows and feel like you are in natural environment of CR. Our very modern renovated condo has all the amenities of home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Playa Hermosa in Cantón Carrillo

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On second floor- next to Queen Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , On first Floor Living area Toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full Size closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full Size Closet - Smart TV with DVD
    Bedroom 1 Master BR Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Suite Walk in Closet- SmartTV- Sitting Area- Pvt Bath
    Shoji-room- - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room on first floor- with Futon and desk area
  • Shoji Room- Private Sofa Bed with Desk area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our Concierge Services Included: - Tour Reservation and Itinerary Planning - Rent a Car Assistance- We are an authorized Budget Rent a car office, We highly recommend that you Jennifer our concierge, as she will secure the car you need at a discounted price and ready for use when you arrive at airport. - Restaurant Reservation - Shuttle service from Airport - Pre arrival grocery shopping. - Babysitting services - Private Chef Services. - Event Planning - Medical Services like nurse, therapeutic massages, doctors and more. We can assist with any request for our clients.... Steps away from all activities Horse Back riding, Diving, Snorkeling, jet skis, Kayak, Stand up Paddle boards, Fishing... etc...


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Best of both Worlds! Modern Luxury Condo-Steps from the beach! Spectacular
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending several great days in Costa Rica.The unit was just as pictured.So nicely decorated and well maintained.Provided everything we needed. Sean was very helpful. He sent information to us so that we would have everything we needed prior to our arrival? The view was spectacular, overlucking the beach.The beach was only a 4 min walk. There were also great restaurants near by.We will definitely be back and stay here again. Thanks again, Mary

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Hi, Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoy your stay and hopefully you will come back soon. All the best Sean
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New Zealand

Mostly great

  • 4 of 5

This condo was beautifully furnished with absolutely everything we needed, and the grounds were secure and well kept. I would have given it a 5 Star except for the issue that we’re told is country-wide. That is that you can’t put any toilet paper in the toilet. This makes for very smelly bathrooms. A simple solution for this upscale accommodation would be to provide sanitary recepticles such as are found in all public restrooms, or what is used for diapers. The location is isolated with only a small grocery store to drive to and a couple of restaurants along the beach. Other beach areas have many more shops and cafes to choose from. Except for the toilet issue, I would rent this place again if it were in a less isolated location. Luckily we had a car. Well done, Sean, for the beautiful decor.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful duplex, elegant modern furnishings, easy access to the beach, ideal location to explore CR

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful relaxing, romantic, nature filled get away week in a place I've always wanted to visit, Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. The owner of this delightful property clearly cares about making every detail of your holiday perfect! From the moment I arrived, the VIP concierge service arranged everything from transportation to and from the airport, to getting groceries along the way, to recommending the best local cuisine, to trips into Coast Rica's rain forest to Zip Line through the Jungle, to an afternoon sunset sail to snorkel and explore nearby deserted beaches where monkeys roamed wild. There's so much to do, I want to go back to experience it all again...of course there's always an option to stay put and swim, read, or take a jacuzzi on the first floor patio of the complex.

The duplex has all modern amenities. It's impeccably clean. The space has a great flow, shoji screens to divide spaces for privacy, a wide open living room / kitchen and bedrooms with large flatscreen TV's for family and friends to congregate, with a fantastic view of the mountains and the sea beyond.

Lastly, compared to other 5 star places I've rented, the owner has amassed an amazing art collection from artists who live in the Central American region. This touch, makes for great ambience. In addition, the place is filled with handcrafted furniture made by a local artisans.

The beach is only a 5 minute walk down the road. If your lucky, you'll be able to see or hear monkeys along the way. Along the beachfront, you'll find amazing ocean front restaurants which serve locally caught fish, experience delightful blue waters to swim in, and take in vistas of the mountains beyond.

Lastly, I have to say I've travelled the world over, and I can honestly say I've never met a more friendly people...the Costa Rican people are inviting and gracious, and exude happiness. Take all of these ingredients combined, and you have the makings of an amazing holiday getaway!!!


  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, I'm happy to hear you had really great vacation! It really is a great vacation spot, so much to do or just relax. . Regards, Sean P.S. - If there is anything I can do for you in the future, just let me know.
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Clean, light, modern upscale, gorgeous views, 3 min walk to beach & restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, lovely setting, did yoga & tai chi on open terrace on top floor & on deck by private pool on property. Plus super short easy walk (basically flat)to beach & back made life easy & relaxed. Property is beautifully maintained, private gate with parking, security guard always there, but felt totally safe didn't need him, he was really friendly. Great restaurants close by, had amazing day sailing, snorkeling & massages at the condo thanks to manager recommendations, plus had incredible day zip lining, & thermo pools at Rio Perdido, easy & scenic1hr drive from condo. And having lots of amenities was appreciated by everyone for the flat screen TV movie night. Best of it all, saw monkeys in the trees down the road, some beautiful birds, walked the lovely beach & swam, then felt so nice to walk in to air conditioning, clean inviting space, settle in & relax. Perfect combination of modern luxury condo in beautiful natural area. Not enough time to do everything we wanted. Property manager was amazing in arranging everything we wanted. Would definitely come back here.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia Hi, Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoy your stay and hopefully you will come back soon. All the best Sean
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Elegant and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

ElCubil is beautiful and extremely comfortable. The unit is perfectly equipped with all the comforts of home including a large TV, blenders, hairdryers, beach towels, and a laundry room. (So don't worry about packing everything, it is there for you). It was surprisingly easy to get to and perfectly located steps from the beach in Playa Hermosa. So many other properties are built high on the hillsides and difficult to get to I was very happy we could easily walk to the beach and restaurants. That said, the view from the livingroom, master bedroom, and private terrace are lovely. I could relax and stare at the coastline and ocean all day long.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Beyond Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We booked a couples retreat for my wife and I with 2 other couples.. it was only 4 days and now I wish it was for a week. The place truly elevated our vacation a few levels. All the comforts of a true 5 star resort while maintaining the local vibe.. can't wait to go back.. definitely the one of the best places to stay in Playa Hermosa

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Liberia Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Villa de Sueno
Nearest Golf
13.9 Kilometres
Vista Ridge Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 159
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Casita Del Marisco
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65.01
Property Damage Insurance £45.12
Refundable Damage Deposit £573.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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