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The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room

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Swimming pool with waterfall and custom-wood-designed railing. 
In the pool: a platform to recline.
King-size bed, custom-made with Laurelwood. Spacious and comfortable with bed-side reading tables.
1 of 35Swimming pool with waterfall and custom-wood-designed railing. In the pool: a platform to recline.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
The Villa Hermosa consists of 2 private guesthouses (Villa Hermosa & Villa Toucan) located in the pastoral/rainforest hills just outside of Fortuna. The base price is based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is an additional fee per night. If you are a party of 3 or more than the Villa Toucan is included (otherwise, it is simply not rented as the entire property is only rented to one family/group at a time). Villa Hermosa is the first guesthouse. It has one spacious bedroom with California King & Queen beds. Villa Toucan is the second guesthouse. It is also one-bedroom and is furnished with Queen & single beds. The Villa Hermosa is perfect for the parents and 1-2 younger kids. The Villa Toucan is perfect for 2-3 older kids or teens. Sometimes, parents prefer the Toucan as a private...The Villa Hermosa consists of 2 private guesthouses (Villa Hermosa & Villa Toucan) located in the pastoral/rainforest hills just outside of Fortuna. The base price is based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is an additional fee per night. If you are a party of 3 or more than the Villa Toucan is included (otherwise, it is simply not rented as the entire property is only rented to one family/group at a time). Villa Hermosa is the first guesthouse. It has one spacious bedroom with California King & Queen beds. Villa Toucan is the second guesthouse. It is also one-bedroom and is furnished with Queen & single beds. The Villa Hermosa is perfect for the parents and 1-2 younger kids. The Villa Toucan is perfect for 2-3 older kids or teens. Sometimes, parents prefer the Toucan as a private getaway. Here are more specifics: -The main guesthouse consists of one large master suite with both California King & Queen beds and sleeps 4-5 people. It features a master bathroom, large outdoor living area, dining room, bar, kitchen & BBQ. -There is a separate Villa (not connected to the main guesthouse) called The Villa Toucan which has a Queen & Double beds, and a full-bathroom. Toucan sleeps up to 3 people. -The property is over 1 acre and has a private pool with waterfall, large patios, & manicured gardens which include pathways, fruit trees and occassional visits from toucans, sloths and iguanas. Swimming pool w/waterfall: A recent guest (Robin from Maryland) recently wrote of the swimming pool (August, 2018): “The nicest pool water I have ever swam in!' -The property also features a game-room with a red-felt pool table, dart-board, mini-bar and a third full bathroom. -Our guests often enjoy bird-watching from the outdoor living room in the mornings (the birds are happy to eat leftover banana, pineapple and coffee grounds). During the 2018 migration period, we were visited by more than 60 bird species/ -The property is setup for relaxing with friends & family. Many groups & families enjoy hanging out in the pool, shooting pool, throwing darts, playing horseshoes on the manicured-lawn, checking out birds & trees along the pathways or simply playing board games, reading books surfing the internet in the outdoor living area. -Honeymooners & couples enjoy the private experience and personal service. The property owner can customize (at no extra cost) all of your travel and tour needs. -We are a 7 minute drive from the world-renowned Springs Resort & Spa, which allows our guests easy access to the resort via day-passes. Temperature -Several advantages of our location (just outside of Fortuna) are the famous Arenal breeze we receive (higher elevation than Fortuna), the quiet/serene beauty (outside of the hustle-bustle) and the perfect weather (70-73 degrees), slightly cooler than Fortuna (again, thanks to our higher elevation). Also, our hill is well-known to have the best view of the Volcano. Navigation As of May 1, 2019 we have 2 newly paved roads on the way to the property; one between Fortuna and The Springs Resort & Spa, the other from Fortuna through Monterrey and directly to the Villa.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Smoking allowed outdoors. Please maintain distance from the outdoor furniture.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Judah R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
Interaction with guests
The property manager is on-site to assist with all of your conceirge needs. We can also provide full-service arrangement of your driver, rental car & tours at no additional charge while securing you discounts along the way (all services provided are top-notch and highly-rated by previous guests). ~The privacy you want, the service you need~
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Judah was by far the best host I have ever stayed with. The villa was full of amazing things to do such as swimming pool, a pool table, and dartboard. Outdoor dining, kitchen and plenty of seating for everyone to have a comfortable place to...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home is exceptional and Judah is an angel. I stayed here with my husband and 3 teenagers/young adults. First off, the property is dreamy and exactly what you would hope for from a home in the middle of Costa Rica. Gorgeous and at one...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Wonderful property with privacy and a unique natural setting surrounded by beautiful mature trees & plants. We thoroughly enjoyed spending downtime by the pool, and the kids had plenty to do with swimming, pool table, etc. Judah and Michelle were very helpful with recommending restaurants...More

Date of stay: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022

Our family of five enjoyed a great week. Judah did a terrific job of surveying our interests for local activities, setting up the week, and communicating effectively along the way. His recommendations for Kayak safari, sunset boat tour, Volcano hike, hot springs, and massages were...More

Date of stay: February 2022
Thank David H
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Reviewed 10 January 2022

Villa Hermosa and Villa Toucan did not disappoint! The property was beautiful and the location was just what we were looking for! Judah and Michelle are by far the best hosts! They were so nice and welcoming, and Judah helped setup reservations and tours for...More

Date of stay: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2021

This was our third stay at Villa Hermosa...and we just keep coming back...what does that tell you? It's out of the way a little bit but that's part of what makes it great. We were the first visitors for the high season this year, but...More

Date of stay: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

This property is absolutely beautiful! We were looking for a place to stay near the Arenal volcano area outside of La Fortuna. After reading the reviews, we chose the Villa Hermosa. We arrived very late on a Friday night in the middle of an impressive...More

Date of stay: July 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021

This property is beautiful and immaculately maintained. The pool table and game room kept my 13, 15, & 9-yr-old busy while we were cooking. The layout is perfect for families. The weather curtains/walls and roof overhang effectively keep the rain out. The birds land right...More

Date of stay: December 2020
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Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2021

Hi Melissa and Family, What a sincere pleasure and honor to host your wonderful family at the Villa. So glad you had the vacation you were looking for and looking forward to being in touch in the future. Stay safe and healthy. Very best regards,...More

Reviewed 27 March 2020 via mobile

The villa Hermosa is more than just a house, it is a little piece of paradise. Beautiful pool and gardens. House was extremely clean and and roomy. Host was very welcoming and nice. If was a lit piece of paradise within paradise. Host was also...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2021

Hola - Our pleasure to host you at the Villa. Please be sure to let other friends & family know about us :-) Best regards, Judah & Michele

Reviewed 18 March 2020

We really didn't have a huge need to go back to La Fortuna on this visit to CR,,,but when I saw that Villa H had some availability that fit into our itinerary I reached out to Judah. He is a different owner than our previous...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank GerryN22
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Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2021

Hi there, Our pleasure to host you at the Villa. Yes, Misael does a magnificent job of everything, especially the landscaping of the jungle garden and maintenance of the pool. We are so glad you had a wonderful return to the property and we will...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Pool Table
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Pastoral rainforest: -Away from the hustle-bustle of central Fortuna yet close enough to all tours and hot springs. -From our main road 'turn left' to Fortuna (Fortuna waterfall, rafting, rappelling, chocolate etc) and 'turn right' to Arenal (volcano, ziplining, hiking). -You are equidistant (in both directions) from every major attraction in the area.
Getting around
The property manager is on-site to assist with all of your conceirge needs. I provide full-service arrangement of your driver, rental car & tours at no additional charge while securing you discounts along the way (all services provided are top-notch and highly-rated by previous guests). ~The privacy you want, the service you need~
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room

The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.