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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: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed outdoors. Please maintain some distance from the outdoor furniture. Otherwise, there is plenty of room to roam.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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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
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Reviewed 14 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
Thank inmotion1000
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 26 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 6 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 17 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
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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

Reviewed 15 February 2020

We spent 5 nights, and loved it. The property is beautiful, as are the accommodations. We had two couples, and we each had different rooms on the property so it was very private. Judah helped us with setting up daily activities as well as a...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Eddie4319
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2021

Hola and greetings, So glad to accommodate and host your group during your vacation. Yes, the most important detail for us, as your hosts, is that you have the opportunity to relax fully and enjoy all that CR has to offer. So glad to hear...More

Reviewed 9 November 2019 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.More

Date of stay: November 2019
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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 6 February 2021

Hi Andy, So glad to hear you had a first-rate visit to the Villa and that you enjoyed the pool and game room. Please be sure to let other friends & family know about us and we would welcome the opportunity to host you again...More

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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
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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 23 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

Reviewed 24 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 23 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 20 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 23 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 20 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 23 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

Reviewed 20 August 2019

Villa Hermosa is a special place, and as a family of 6, we are happy we stayed here ilo one of the mid-range resorts we were considering. The property is absolutely beautiful, and suited our family well. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean, the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Liz C
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2019

Hola Liz and family, So glad to hear you had a fun & meaningful stay with us. We enjoyed hosting you and your family as well. Be in touch, ~Judah

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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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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.