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

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous quiet home with an impressive pool and fun features including pool table and darts. The home is a bit more remote than it appears on Google Maps - but once you find it you’ll be glad you choose this home for your vacation.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 25 August 2019

Judah's VRBO is a great place. The property is immaculate and Judah takes great care to make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this property for any stay in Arenal. We stayed here for 4 nights. This property is located very close to the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Chris J
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Hi Chris, Good to hear from you. Was a pleasure to host you and your family. Please do keep in touch and all the best back in the US. ~Judah

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Reviewed 25 August 2019

5 stars + You must stay here while visiting the Arenal area! You won’t want to leave! Be sure to explore the small towns in the area. Judah is a wonderful host and Misael is a fantastic caretaker of the property~ beautiful pool and waterfall....More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank HappyJeb
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Hi there, So glad you had a wonderful and adventurous stay with us. Was a pleasure to host you and your family. Please do keep in touch. ~Judah

Reviewed 21 August 2019

For our 2nd trip to the La Fortuna area, we wanted an experience different from a hotel stay. Villa Hermosa suited us perfectly. The property is gorgeous, just like the photos. We used the outdoor kitchen to prepare meals, and ate them at the large...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank toddg248
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Hi there Todd and family, So glad you had a memorable stay with us. Was a pleasure to host your family. Be in touch :-) ~Judah

Reviewed 21 August 2019

Villa Hermosa was such a unique authentic Costa Rican experience! The main house we stayed in primarily in had no walls, but curtains for privacy and a completely secure, enclosed and air conditioned bedroom. So, it provided the best of both worlds: 1st world comfort...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Karlaitaly
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Hi Karla, Glad to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. We equally enjoyed hosting you and your family. All the best, ~Judah

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Game Room
Pool Table
Alarm Clock
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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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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