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A Beautiful, Accessible House With A 50' Lap Pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Four Bedrooms, Four And 1/2 Baths Including A Studio Apartment

The main house has three bedrooms and three and one half bathrooms. Upstairs there is a party room with a four-person bar and dining for eight. The attached studio apartment has a bedroom, a full bath, and a small kitchen area. Three of the four bedrooms have direct access to the pool and ocean views. There is one king bed and two queens. The garden room has two single beds that can be used as a king. This is particularly good for children, as it is the only room without a door to the pool and patio.

The patio, surrounding the lap pool, is over 1,000 square feet. It includes a wood-fired BBQ and seating for eight.

The pool has two lanes, each 50' long. The depth is about three feet on one lane and four on the other.

The main floor of the house, including all bedrooms, is wheelchair accessible. The driveway is paved with stone, with ample covered parking for two vehicles.

More Details

Property Manager
Don Hutchison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

About Don Hutchison

Don and Claudia met in Portland, OR in 1975. They bought a home in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood where they raised four children. Don taught mathematics for thirty years, most of it at a community college. Claudia worked in adoption, recruiting families for special-needs children.

The children are now spread out in four cities, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Richmond, VA. Don and Claudia have six wonderful grandchildren. They still live in the Mt. Tabor area.

Don Hutchison purchased this villa in 2005

Why Don Hutchison chose Guanacaste

We first came to Costa Rica for our 20th anniversary. We loved it. Subsequent trips convinced us that we wanted to spend much of our vacation and retirement time there. We bought this property only after spending two months as VRBO guests in Playa Hermosa. We loved the multicultural aspects of the town. If you speak English, Spanish, or French, it is easy to communicate with most people in town. We built the house in 2005, and have made improvements to the house and property every year since then.

What makes this villa unique

Although the villa is beautiful and comfortable on the inside, Costa Rica is a place in which one lives outside. With warmth and sun for 12 hours every day, few restaurants or hotel lobbies even have inside seating. With music through the outdoor speakers, the lap pool, the grill, and outside seating, there are few reasons to be inside until after dinner. Even then it is comfortable out side nearly all year.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Central - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Garden - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Apartment - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
    Upstairs - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Central - 1 Large Double Bed
    Garden - 2 Single Bed , Can be set up as a king bed
    Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes a small kitchen/sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A Beautiful, Accessible House With A 50' Lap Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Private, comfortable and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from Playa Hermosa recently after staying at Monte Bello 43. Located a couple of minutes from the beach (not walking), this home sits on a hillside in a gated community overlooking Playa Hermosa and the Pacific Ocean. Great Sunsets. Four very comfortable bedrooms each with full bathrooms. Nice living area with really large kitchen facility. The outside terrace with its 50' lap pool is wonderful (at least 15 ft wide). Depth in the pool is 3 to 5 feet depending on which half of the pool you are standing. Clever. This is where we BBQ'ed, had cocktails and dinner. Lovely. Only negative was a noisy HVAC wall unit in the master bedroom. We let Zindis (the property manager) know this so it could be repaired or replaced. Probably fixed by now, but check. Should not be a problem. When we go back to Playa Hermosa, we will stay there again. Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular setting.....Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about what an extraordinary time I had staying here. The pool is beautiful, inviting, and huge!. The view of the beach and coastline from the pool deck leaves you wanting to do little more than stare in contentment. The sunsets are endlessly gorgeous, each one seeming more exceptional than the last. The property is extremely well maintained, inside and out. Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay has been made available. It is a setting that is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. It is only a short walk downhill to town and the beach. There are a number of restaurants in town ranging from casual to fine dining. It is a half hour drive to Liberia Airport.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Monte Bello home for 2 weeks, there were 7 adults. We could not have asked for a better accommodation for us. I did extensive research prior to booking and have no regrets for the choice we made. The home is laid out very well for a large group, there are 6 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, not to mention the pool house, at no time did we feel cramped. The home has great Air Conditioning, WIFI, cable TV, and large well set up kitchen. We spent many days in the pool. The area is very safe and in a gated community. After touring the area Playa Hermosa is a very nice area to stay in, we were always glad to return here after our day trips. Dealing with Property Manager and the Owner of the property could not have been more of a pleasure, at no time did I have any hesitations during the booking process. In addition the home is an easy 30 minute drive from the airport. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking, and I hope that I get to visit it again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THE view

  • 5 of 5

We just had the family vacation at this house and it was great. The house is very large and accommodates 10 people with no problem.

The view is amazing, and it makes hard to decide if you want to stay all day at the house or go to the breathtaking beaches all around.

We spent NYE there, and had a very nice view of the fireworks. Next day, January 1st, the beach was VERY crowded, so we spent the day at the house and it was very relaxing.

I can't recommend this place enough. Dealing with the owner was nice and easy, he was flexible and also he had this great property managers.

The house is near everything, supermarket, drugstore and beach. And you can also go to the next beach Playas del Coco (about 15 mins away), which has more development, night life and restaurants.

Property managers recommended very cool places to go, if you like a little adventure don't miss Playa Cabuyal. It's about 40 mins away, white sand, blue ocean beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelentes vacaciones!

  • 5 of 5

Disfrutamos mucho nuestra estadía en la casa, tiene una vista espectacular de Playa Hermosa, y el área de la piscina es grande. También La casa está muy bien equipada y es muy cómoda. Tiene cerca playas como Hermosa, El Coco, Panamá, Golfo Papagayo. Un supermercado a 50 metros. Está ubicada dentro de una comunidad cerrada por lo que es muy segura.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent 7 wonderful days at this Costa Rican villa. There were 8 of us total in the house that perfectly fit the 4 BR, 4 BA setup. Furthermore, the "casita" was a pleasant fit for any couple needing an additional element of privacy from the rest of the house. The pool really brought our vacation to a whole new level as we spent countless hours poolside enjoying the amazing views of Playa Hermosa. And don't get me started about the sunsets...I've never seen such brilliant colors in the sky before.

The area around Playa Hermosa really gives you a full experience of Costa Rican culture. Whether it's the delicious food sold at the beachfront restaurants or the wonderfully personable locals that always welcomed conversation, the relaxed, beautiful lifestyle that Playa Hermosa exudes truly allowed my family to experience the meaning of Pura Vida!

It's safe to say that when we plan our next trip back to Costa Rica, this house will be the first place we'll look when planning the trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
LIR (Liberia)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Papaguyo Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended

Have a sunset massage on the beach followed by a great meal in one of several world class restaurants within a mile of the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Green Season
6 May 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas - New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.72

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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