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Perfect Tropical Escape (Waterfall)

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Welcome to our breezy and comfortable, and tastefully decorated 2 bedroom private Villa, with it's own full kitchen, and ensuite dual sink bathroom with hot and cold running water, Air Conditioning in each bedroom, and it's own 40ft long private pool located steps away from your front door. Located within the Carara Biological Nature Preserve (Playa Hermosa), this private Villa is centrally located within the coastal rainforest, at the valley base of a local mountain ridge. This location is ideally located within walking distance of one of Costa Rica's premier surfing beaches with beautiful scenery, natural wildlife and a naturally occurring 50M waterfall. Both secure and private, this wonderful estate Villa is surrounded by 360 degree scenic views, manicured gardens, and a large variety o...Welcome to our breezy and comfortable, and tastefully decorated 2 bedroom private Villa, with it's own full kitchen, and ensuite dual sink bathroom with hot and cold running water, Air Conditioning in each bedroom, and it's own 40ft long private pool located steps away from your front door. Located within the Carara Biological Nature Preserve (Playa Hermosa), this private Villa is centrally located within the coastal rainforest, at the valley base of a local mountain ridge. This location is ideally located within walking distance of one of Costa Rica's premier surfing beaches with beautiful scenery, natural wildlife and a naturally occurring 50M waterfall. Both secure and private, this wonderful estate Villa is surrounded by 360 degree scenic views, manicured gardens, and a large variety of local wildlife. With it's own private pool, private pool shower, outdoor dining and outdoor lounge area, it is the ideal location to spend your holiday outing or yearly vacation, right next to your own private 40ft pool in the coastal rain forest. Let the sounds and sights of the playful white faced capuchin monkeys, the noisy keel billed Toucans, the colorful wild Macaw Parrots, the mimicking Mynah birds, and the enormous wild Morpho Butterflies (bright Turquoise Blue in color) assure you that you are in an active, living coastal rain forest. The estate and property are located within a large Biological nature Preserve and animal sanctuary, and is visited by many different indigenous wildlife almost daily (the animals are wild and are therefore untrained and on no schedule for appearances). However, actively living here for almost four years now a day has yet to go by without an appearance of any wildlife. White faced capuchin monkeys, three toed sloths, keel billed as well as the rare scarlett crested toucans, humming birds, morpho butterflies, and wild macaws (large parrots), ring tailed coati, kinkajous (honey bears), wild turkeys and even Jaguarundi can be spotted in the surrounding fauna, and are often spotted daily. Attractively manicured gardens and marked pathways surround the estate, allowing for safe and eco friendly sightseeing. Playa Hermosa, one of Costa Rica's most renowned surfing beaches (The BackYard) is located within walking distance from our 2 Bedroom Villa, and to top it off, there is a naturally occurring 50 Meter waterfall within 300 meters of the Villa, allowing you to hear the roar of the waterfall right from your bedroom windows (velocity of water flow depends on the season. The Waterfall, located right next door on the neighboring property, may be seen for free, or, if you would like to wade or bathe in it, for a nominal fee it can be fully accessed.
House Rules
Kid friendlySmoking allowed
Check with ownerPets
Smoking is allowed outside only, and only in designated areas. Cigarette butts and other tobacco waste must be disposed of of in designated areas only. The Villa and the property are subject to an energy conservation policy which states that negligent use of energy resources is not tolerated (i.e. leaving the Villa and leaving the A/C running when no one is there.) Anyone found violating the energy conservation policy after the policy has been explained, is subject to a $250 fine.
Bedrooms
2 Kings
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Frank M
Hosting since October 2014
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (1)
Robert H
Robert H
Phoenix, AZ3 contributions
Comfortable accommodations – beautiful setting – outstanding hospitality
Tucked away in a very beautiful setting amongst the toucans, blue morpho butterflies, soaring trees and Verde green everywhere you will find quaint and impeccably clean villa. We immediately felt at home not only because of the comfortable setting, but equally because of our very gracious host, Frank and Tammy . The entire property is spotless Frank and Tammy will ensure that you are well taken care of from start to finish. Only a short drive to the beaches and restaurants, we found this a wonderful place to stay as it offered comfortable accommodation in a serene and tranquil setting just minutes from the beaches and other activities. We will most certainly be back.
Visited February 2015
Written 4 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frank M
Frank M
It was truly a pleasure hosting you and your family, we are all enriched by having met each other and we both wish you and your family a welcome return. Perfect Tropical Escape
Written 8 March 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Playa Hermosa is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful, and highly diversified Wildlife Sanctuaries, as well as one of Costa Rica's most popular and prominent surf spots, Hermosa Beach and 'The Backyard'. Playa Hermosa is popular with local, as well as International surfers because of its predictable surfing conditions and its volcanic black sand beaches. The Pacific swells that develop in Playa Hermosa region build into some of Costa Rica's most highly rideable and desirable waves. These perfect conditions allow surfers to enjoy surfing here throughout the year. Its that regularity that permits surfers to enjoys some of Costa Rica's best rideable waves. Playa Hermosa's positioning (with regard to the setting sun), allows visitors to enjoy some of Costa Rica's most vivid and spectacular sunsets. The excellent surfing conditions, encourage local business owners to hold weekly, professional surfing competitions (some are sponsored by the leading surf labels such as GOTCHA!, HOT TUNA, OCEAN PACIFIC, RED BULL, and VOLCOMM, just to name a few. Playa Hermosa, just a short drive from the popular night spot, Jaco Beach, offers great recreation, tourism, and fine dining. Because of its short driving distance to the Manuel Antonio National Park, and its short distance to the popular town of Jaco Beach, Playa Hermosa is often chosen as an optimal vacation destination. Many professional surfers from the International surfing circuit can often be seen surfing the waves at Playa Hermosa's legendary beach (THE BACKYARD). Professional Surfing Competitions are held there almost every weekend. Many of the competitions are heralded with both cash prizes, live music and fine food. Playa Hermosa is located within the Carara National Park and Biological Reserve, an area that has been allocated as an animal sanctuary by the Costa Rican government. This densely populated animal sanctuary is within walking distance of Playa Hermosa and several other highly surf-able or calm, chill beaches. Playa Hermosa and the surrounding local beaches are a prime location for spotting native and migrating sea turtles during the nesting season. These include species such as the leatherback, green, hawksbill, and olive ridley sea turtles. The Carara Biological Reserve is also renowned for its white faced capuchin monkey, toucan, and macaw population. Many visitors to this area often see Costa Rican rarities such as the emerald poison dart frog, kinkajous, ring tailed coati and many more distinctive species here on the property. Even entire flocks of rare pink flamingos can often be seen bathing and foraging in oceanside marshes which run parallel to (Route 34) also known as the Costanera Highway, or Pacific Coast Highway. Playa Hermosa is mostly encompassed by coastal rain forest, which allows for a wide diversity of sightseeing and viewing experiences. Live ocean reefs, professional surfing beaches, sand dunes, savannah plains, coastal rain forest, mountain ranges, and even marshlands can all be enjoyed while visiting the Playa Hermosa region. Visitors to Playa Hermosa have many free recreational options to choose from, including hiking trails, biking, surfing, body boarding, bird and animal watching and many more. Playa Hermosa's distinctive features enable visitors to visit natural waterfalls, natural springs, rivers, beaches, marshland and many more of the numerous micro environments found throughout Costa Rica.
Access
Car required
How to get there
We are only 1 hour and thirty five minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport following the Carrettera Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Costanera Sur/Route 34 and the Autopista José María Castro Madrizon on the Costanera Sur Autopista (Route 34) The drive is scenic and the roads are all well maintained (paved). There are a few toll booths which speed you through the scenic drive with each toll costing about $1 US each. Have local currency available since the exchange rate for the tolls will favor the local currency (Colones). You may contact us for the specific driving directions which we provided with your booking reservation.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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