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Awesome VILLA ! Close to beach. Private access to Waterfall. Enjoy & Relax !

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean view, river view, mountain view, close to the beach

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VILLA OPERA HILLS is an outstanding destination for those seeking at the comforts of a home, amid the wild, natural beauty of Costa Rica!

Location:

The villa is located just 1.5 km (1 mile) from Playa Hermosa (Hermosa Beach).

In a safe and quiet neighborhood, surrounded by nature.

Located on the Central Pacific coastline, Playa Hermosa is just ten minutes south of Jaco Beach (Playa Jacó).

Villa Opera Hills is only 1 ½ hours from Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.

If you are planning to drive from the airport, the new highway will take you on an enjoyable trip with amazing views of the mountains and down to the beach. We will provide you all the directions to get to your destination. If you prefer to have someone pick-you up from the airport, just let us know! We can book one of the local private vans for you.

Attractions and activities:

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants and a couple mini markets. We recommend VIDA Hermosa restaurant. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jaco (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from (we recommend sushi at Tsunami, or at Arigato), casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops… etc…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee on your private terrace, as you watch the parrots, the toucans and the macaws flying overhead. Or maybe go for a walk, or even for a swim at the waterfall just a few minutes away on the property. You might even see the white face monkeys jumping from tree to tree!

If you are looking for activities, to do during your stay at the Villa. We can provide you all the information you need.

We definitely recommend having a vehicle, although it is not strictly necessary. There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from Villas Opera Hills. These are just a few examples:

* Horseback riding (5 km)

* Canopy tours (3 km)

* ATV tours (7 km)

* Crocodile tour

* Mangrove monkey boat tour

* Kayak tour

* Snorkeling tours to Tortuga Island (15 km) or Manuel Antonio (45 km)

* Deep sea fishing (15 km)

* Jungle hiking, and wildlife watching at the National Parks:

- Carara National Park,

- Manuel Antonio National Park (highly recommended), It is a beautiful wildlife Park on a white sand beach…

* Whitewater rafting

* Surf lessons (6 km)

* Golf (15 km)

… And many other fun activities.

Feel free to ask, we will be happy to address your specific needs and with booking your adventures in paradise as well as in-house Massage therapist.

Acomodations:

Here is what Villa Opera Hills has to offer you:

* 2 Bedrooms + 2 bathrooms

* Our kitchen has all the appliances you need to feel almost like home !

* Air conditioning in the bedrooms.

* Hot water

* Great Internet connection (wifi)

* TV in the living room (with apple TV)

* Swimming pool

* BBQ area / lounge area

* Covered parking

We also have a swimming pool at the villas and a beautiful waterfall just a few minute walk away from your door step!

* Bonus ! Our water comes from our private deep well; the water is 100% potable. No need to buy bottle water.

Hope we´ll have the pleasure to meet you !

PURA VIDA !

English / Spanish / French Spoken

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More Details

Owner
Chris & Mièle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Chris & Mièle

We moved to Costa Rica over 15 and 25 years ago respectively. We love it here ! And we want to share it with you.

Chris & Mièle purchased this villa in 2013

Why Chris & Mièle chose Playa Hermosa

Our properties have a little of everything. It´s nice to be close from town but not in the middle of it. It´s also located just a few minutes from the beach and from all the great activities. Very secure. It´s perfect to enjoy nature.

What makes this villa unique

We have a waterfall just a few minutes away on the property. Just a few minutes walk from your door step !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Miele!

We had a very pleasant time here and hope we are in a position to do it again in the future. We appreciate all of your suggestions. We took your advice on most things with the crocodile experience as an exception. We just couldn't bring ourselves to do it and the boys voted for doing the atv adventure instead. We ate at all your suggested restaurants and very much enjoyed them all.



Thanks again!



Cheers (as we say in California wine country) :),
Mar 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Hermosa in Cantón Garabito

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO additional guests are allowed at the property without prior autorization from owners.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , All our bathrooms have beautiful stone walk in shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , All our bathrooms have beautiful stone walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom also has a wooden closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Master bedroom has a private bathroom & a build-in closet
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Villa Opera Hills is Located a in a secure private community. We have a beautiful waterfall, just 5 minutes away (walking distance). 100% potable private well water. The villa is loctaed 1,5 km (1 mile) from the beach (Playa Hermosa). At the beach you will find a few restaurants and a couple mini markets, everything else you can find in the town of Jaco 7km (4 miles) north from the villa. Therefor we recommend having a vehicle, however it is not strictly necessary. There is lots of places to visit and activities to do in this area, a vehicle would make a huge difference. We can assist with some rental car recommendation as well.

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Awesome VILLA ! Close to beach. Private access to Waterfall. Enjoy & Relax !
average rating of 4.75 based on 50 reviews
5

Beautiful, serene, private, and clean - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Every morning, we would have our coffee on the relaxing back patio listening to the birds and the animals sing their songs of the day with nothing but green in sight. This was our favorite spot in the house. The house was very clean and provided the necessary amenities.

The house is in a private, guarded subdivision with families who reside there and there is a communal pool. For the majority of our time at the pool, we were completely alone. Lush plants and trees outlined the pool area, making the view and the sunset a magical experience.

It's located a few blocks away from Playa Hermosa and it's a very easy drive to the main road and only a ten minute drive to Jacó, a busy surf town with lots to do.

Chris and Miele were great! Super efficient communicators, easy check-in, each check-out.

Yallah, I highly recommend you stay here, it was loooovely. pura vida.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Much Enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

Everything we (two couples) expected as well documented on the reviews. Highly recommended for any Costa Rica stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy, place with private/shared pool and awesome balcony

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I lucked out and were the only ones staying in the short-term villa area, where we had the pool and grilling area to ourselves. The place was nice, clean and AC bedrooms were perfect at night. Miele was very accommodating and wen out of her way to open up our unit when we accidentally locked ourselves out! Would recommend for someone who wants to see some tropical birds during a morning walk (we saw a macaw) and have a full kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

I live in Miami (born in Costa Rica), I have all of my fathers family in Costa Rica so, I try to visit home every year, I came across these beautiful villas on VRBO. Read almost every review and did not see one negativereview. ( I am a strong believer in reviews; they REALLY do help travelers choose the perfect place to vacation)

These villas (I rented two) Villa Orquidea & Villa Heliconia right beside each other were EXACTLY what I wanted and was looking for. The listing description was accurate regarding the location,layout,amenities etc..We had the pool area to ourselves the whole time we were there. Beach and restaurants were just a couple minutes down no biggie. I loved that these villas are nestled right up top giving you that extra feel of privacy, close enough to beach but away from noise. I loved it. The property itself was clean and well maintained. The owners; Chris & Mièle have done a great job with it. Although I was not able to personally meet them, I did meet their son Shawn who was a sweetheart. Always just a phone call away if I needed him. He recommended a local little rancho place down the road that served authentic CR food. We visited and can say it was delicious and affordable. Waterfall was a definite bonus, I cannot say enough about this place. Excellent price, excellent service, excellent location. My family and I had a great time. Would I recommend this place to family/friends? Without a shadow of a doubt!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelia, Thank you so much for this review ! It makes us truly happy to know you enjoyed so much while staying at the villas. You and your family are welcome back anytime. I hope we get to meet next time :) Pura Vida !
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4

Everything you need!

  • 4 of 5

Great little villa! Close to Playa Hermosa but out of the fray. Comfortable and practical living and well located for all kinds of activities and day trips. Chris and Mièle are friendly and helpful in every way you'd hope.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property and pool immensely and it was a lovely wander to the waterfall. Good space for cooking and sleeping. Sofa was a bit hard, but who sits for long in Costa Rica?! Would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky !
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Location

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Opa !!! Boutique
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Heladeria El Barco
Best Ice cream in town !
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Aeropuerto Internacional JUAN SANTAMARÍA
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Backyard Bar
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Ferrys Naviera Tambor
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Estación de trenes Orotina
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
VIDA Hermosa
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas
Car: recommended

Playa Hermosa is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Costa Rica, producing a world class wave.

It is a beautiful and quiet beach. Between the months of July and December, it also becomes one of Costa Rica´s sea turtle nesting site. Where lucky nature watchers can see these lovely beasts; coming ashore at night, to lay their eggs on secluded beaches.

We definitely recommend having a vehicle, although it is not strictly necessary. There are many places to visit and all kind of activities to do just a short drive away from our properties.

Since this a very touristic area, you can find many activities to enjoy outdoors with family and friends.

We definitely recommend the CANOPY TOUR, it´s a very cool experience to be traveling across the jungle from tree to tree !

We also recommend ATV Tours. You can choose from a couple of hours to a full day tour. You will be traveling on dirt roads in the mountains, thru little rural towns. If you prefer to be a little more adventurous, and if you have motorcycle experience. We also own COSTA RICA UNLIMITED: The best Dirt bike tour company in Costa Rica! We get riders from all over the world. In case you might be interested to join us on the best ride of your life ;-) One thing is for sure, if you choose this activity, you will enjoy some of the most amazing views around.

If you want to walk around nature and do some wildlife viewing, we recommend 'Manuel Antonio National Park' (about 45 min south), you will see all kinds of animals, and don´t forget your swim suit, there is also a amazing white sand beach, and some very good restaurants!

Horseback riding is also a very good option. Talk to our good friend Andrea, she will be happy to take you for an astonishing ride on the beach, rivers and jungle. 100% fun Guaranty !

Restaurants / drinks and others:

In Playa Hermosa you can find a few small restaurants. We recommend VIDA Hermosa. They have the best refreshing smoothies, and a variety of delicious meals you can enjoy while you look at the ocean!

In Jacó (15 min North) you can find pretty much everything you need. There is grocery stores, banks, Clinics, Spas, beauty salons, pharmacies, many restaurants to choose from (we recommend sushi at Tsunami, or Arigato), casinos, juice bars (try “Mandarina´s”, it is one of our favorite!), mail office, Gyms, Bakeries, souvenir shops…

Or just stay at home and enjoy a cup of coffee on your private terrace, as you watch the parrots, the toucans and the macaws flying overhead. Or maybe go for a walk, or even for a swim at the waterfall that is just a few minutes walk away on our properties. You might even see the white face monkeys jumping from tree to tree!

For more information about all our rentals, please take a look at our website, where you will find all the information you need: www.villasoperahills.com & www.RentinHermosa.com

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Green season 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£149
for 2 nights
From
£63
£409
£1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018 / New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
From
£104
£655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2019
8 Jan 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£186
for 2 nights
From
£82
£528
£1,660
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa / Easter 2019
11 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
From
£104
£655
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season 2019
22 Apr 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£149
for 2 nights
From
£63
£409
£1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£149
for 2 nights
From
£63
£409
£1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £22.33
Pet Fee £22.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.29

If cancelled or modified up to 30 days before date of arrival, 50% of deposit will be refunded.
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show, the deposit will be kept in full.
The balance for your reservation will be charged in cash at check-in.

A $300 refundable damage deposit is required to rent this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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