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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 7 / Villa
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 3  Sleeps: 7  Type: Villa
The Villa Hermosa private guesthouses w/pool & gardens
TripAdvisor property ID 4288908

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Book this 2 bedroom villa in La Fortuna de San Carlos today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 106 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 16, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Judah R.
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Calendar last updated:
16 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top La-fortuna Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • Games room
  • Pool or snooker table


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (106)

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“Beautiful Guest House in Arenal!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2015

Wendy’s house was a wonderful place to stay near Arenal. The guesthouse, grounds, and pool were unbelievably beautiful. A pathway from your own pool leads to a frog pond, hammock house, and beautiful gardens! Wendy was the perfect host and we enjoyed chatting with her each morning. She is very knowledgeable about the area and gave great recommendations of what we do during our stay. Villa Hermosa is in a good location central to all Arenal activities. The villa is 10 minutes down the road from the Springs Resort. We got a day pass and spent a wonderful afternoon seeing animals in a rescue center and soaking in the hot springs. During our stay we also took a hike at a nearby reserve, took a night tour to see snakes and spiders, spent a half day at an animal reserve, and hiked to La Fortuna Waterfall- all within a short distance to Wendy’s place. I would definitely recommend Villa Hermosa to anyone and hope to be back someday!

“Spoiled by this piece of paradise”

Reviewed 6 May 2014

Villa Hermosa left us feeling spoiled. My family, 2 adults and 2 boys stayed for 5 days there. We really lucked out choosing this place. From the first day I contacted Wendy, she was so wonderful. She had great information and was great at keeping in contact with me via emails. She helped us arrange car rental, tours, and tips on where to go that suited our family's interest. This was our first trip to Costa Rica so having a person, almost like our personal travel agent, was the best. When we arrived at Villa Hermosa, this piece of paradise surpass our expectations. The pictures really represented the place and more. It was awesome to have a private pool for our boys, the gardens were beautiful to stroll through, the dining/kitchen/living space was a great place to lounge around and just relax listening to all the sounds of nature. Wendy thought of everything! I love that she provides all the basic essentials to cook a simple meal on the BBQ or burner. There was even coffee, milk, and sugar in the fridge with ice ready in the freezer when we arrived. When we were not out on an excursion, we enjoyed hanging out at the villa playing pool, fuzeball, dart, swimming, laying in the hammocks or just reading. When we left and arrived at our next destination - all my boys could say was "can we go back to Wendy's place?" Con: It's a little off the beaten path so expect a bit of a bumpy ride to get there. Also, although very lush and private, it is next to the road so a little noisy with cars and dirt bikes going by.

Response from the owner So glad you all enjoyed your time here. :-) It's my favorite thing to hear that the kids either don't want to leave or they can't wait to come back. :-) Come back anytime!

“Serene relaxation away from it all.”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this serene and beautiful B&B.; The property is extremely clean and well equipped with a uniquely comfortable and well protected outdoor living area. The Springs Hotel is only 5 minutes away to enjoy its lovely hot springs. Thank you Wendy for being a congenial and helpful host and for sharing your small piece of paradise with us. We recommend this property for independant, laid back travellers with a sense of adventure and hope to return again soon.

Response from the owner Thank you guys! It was a pleasure to have you here & to get to know you. Come back soon!

“All around awesome!”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2014

Villa Hermosa is a gorgeous property located about 15 minutes outside of the city center. The drive from La Fortuna takes about 15 minutes which offers a look at what this amazing place in Costa Rica has to offer. Once you arrive you are greeted by Wendy, the owner, who is extremely welcoming and accommodating. She recommended activities and locations to visit while we were in the area. This saved us so much time and allowed us to enjoy every second. Before we got there, she gave us information about driving in Costa Rica, navigating the airport, etc. (so helpful!!) I would recommend renting a car if you plan on doing a lot of activities, but if you plan on lying around the property I'm sure there are other transportation options. The property is even better than even what we expected. My wife and I were kicking ourselves for not asking some friends to join us on the trip because there are plenty of amenities on the grounds to entertain 4 people. The private pool, outdoor dining and seating areas, kitchen, hammocks and garden were amazing. We found ourselves just wanting to hang in the hammocks listening to nature with a cocktail or coffee. It was so peaceful and calming! One recommendation I would have for travelers is to go to The Springs (a nearby resort) for their natural hot springs experience. My wife and I spent our evenings there lounging around in their thermal springs and it is about a 5 minute drive from Villa Hermosa. For $50 each, we got a 2 day pass to use the tubs. We especially enjoyed visiting the animal Rescue Center that they have on grounds (complementary tour with the pass). Overall - We couldn't have enjoyed our stay at the Villa Hermosa more. Wendy has done an amazing job at making this a one of a kind stay! The breakfasts were yummy, it was so nice waking up to fresh coffee daily was amazing, and staying here made our trip complete. Thank you for making our holiday so wonderful, Wendy!!!

Response from the owner Come back & bring your friends, we'll be waiting! :-)

“aussi belle qu'agréable !”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2014

Tres belle maison, joliment décorée et située dans un environnement tranquille, entourée d'un magnifique jardin où vous pourrez observer une multitude d'oiseaux colorés, des écureuils, et même peut etre un paresseux ! Parfaitement équipée pour ceux qui cuisineront sur place, tout est pensé pour le confort du vacancier : espace détente, billard, petit porche au fond du jardin avec hamacs, et très belle piscine (un peu fraîche, et encore...). La propriétaire, dans la maison voisine, est aussi discrète que gentille et disponible en cas de besoin. La villa est proche de la grosse ville voisine(Fortuna)mais il faudra compter environ 25mn de trajet car une partie de la route d'accès à la résidence est particulièrement cahotique. 10 mn du Springs Resort, où l'on peut bénéficier de très belles sources chaudes ! Bref...une excellente location !

Response from the owner Merci Luc! I am so happy you two got to hang out at the Villa and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, see the toucans and much more. :-) Come back again soon!

“A Private and Peaceful Sanctuary!”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2014

Our family had the most incredible stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast. The grounds were impeccably maintained and extremely private and peaceful. We loved the open air kitchen cooking to the musical sounds of the many tropical birds.We were greeted with warmth,kindness and personal service from our hosts-they made sure we had everything we needed and more. Thank you both so much!There was unbelievable attention to detail in this gorgeous sanctuary.We loved the private trails with brilliant flowers with a lovely private hammock area. We had a glass of wine by candlelight here on the full moon listening to the tropical jungle sounds. It was absolutely magical! The stunning waterfall that Wendy suggested was the highlight of my Christmas vacation. We swam in the waterfall pool, and watched blue butterflies in the mist.This place is a gem in beautiful Costa Rica.

Response from the owner Thank you so much Kim & Glenn, it was so much fun talking with you and your wonderful. You are always welcome back! :-)

“Hidden Gem”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

You have to take a ride off the paved roads to get here, but that's part of the adventure and its nice to be secluded in your own piece of paradise! Wendy is fabulous!

Response from the owner Thank you so much Ceinwen! I'm so glad you two had time to "chill" by the pool as well as explore the area. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in beautiful Costa Rica!

“Villa Hermosa exceeded our expectations!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

I began researching places to stay in Costa Rica for a girlfriends' retreat about 10 months before travelling. When I came upon Villa Hermosa, I was hooked. After I began email correspondence with owner Wendy Holt, I knew this was the right place for us. My only disappointment is that we didn't stay longer. Three nights was not long enough. Our stay at Villa Hermosa exceeded our expectations. Attention to little details made our stay quite special. Opening our bedroom door to be greeted by a tray of freshly brewed coffee, with three mugs, and a "good morning" note was a gift. Breakfasts were beautiful and excellent. While I know Wendy hosts many, many guests throughout the year, she made us feel very welcome, like girlfriends. We enjoyed time hanging out with Wendy, talking about life in Costa Rica and the States, and well, just life in general, over a glass of wine. The property of Villa Hermosa is breathtaking with an amazing diversity of plants and birds. Our only snafoo was a problem with the water for the shower, but Robert quickly repaired it while we were away for the day. He was a great host too, showing us his country and teaching us a thing or two about playing pool. I felt very safe in Wendy's neighborhood, venturing out for a run each morning by myself. My girlfriends and I purchased a two day pass to the Springs Resort and while I was at first reluctant to the idea of spending two afternoons lounging in the hot springs (as compared to being out exploring), we made some great memories there. The memory of relaxing in a hot spring in the middle of a Costa Rican downpour surrounded by jungle at dusk is one I'll remember for many years to come. If you stay at villa Hermosa, I am certain you won't be disappointed.

Response from the owner I feel so lucky to have such amazing guests come stay's like people come as strangers but leave as friends. :-) Hope to see you all again for your next girl's retreat! :-)

“Oasis of relaxation”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2013

Villa Hermosa is a wonderful place located off the beaten path.Highly recommend for a family who wants to escape the tourist area of La Fortuna. The owner,Wendy, is a very knowable of the local region and will stir you the right direction to met your tastes.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for staying with us! Your family was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you...hope to see you in San Diego next year! :-)

“amazing property, amazing service, amazing location & of course”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2013

Just returned from our first [definitely not our last] stay at The Villa Hermosa. Our trip was initially canceled because of a hurricane hitting NYC - Wendy [the owner] was sympathetic, accommodating & flexible in rescheduling our trip! She's a super friendly yet unobtrusive hostess! The place is impeccably clean,layout & design well thought out & well equipped w blender, bowls, etc - everything you could need! The property has ample places to relax, poolside, or down the path at the hammock house meant to ensure a restful stay! The breakfasts that were served were some of the best food we had during our stay in Costa Rica. Fresh fruit,baked goods,tasty coffee, delivered right to your own outdoor dining table! The road to the Villa is definitely a rocky one - so be prepared. This is not unique to this property - as we drove all around the country during our stay and it can get bumpy out there. A great music dock for your iPod or iPad - which came in handy. Ample books for relaxing in the outdoor living room. As a photographer I appreciated that she lent me her binoculars & bird id book for my stay. Speaking of birds - there are plenty of them to enjoy! The landscaping is such that you literally lay on the couch & hummingbirds buzz right on by. Red legged honey creepers galore while we were there. If I sound overzealous - its because I absolutely loved our stay. We rent homes whenever we travel - from Paris to Barcelona to Cyprus - and this is one of our absolute favorite stays! We left The Villa Hermosa to go to Guanacaste & stayed in a very high end resort there. While the resort was beautiful I would have opted, in retrospect to stay at The Villa Hermosa. Kudos to rental who over delivers on a promise. In our group - me, my husband, our 7 year old son ** I considered being selfish & withholding this information so that the villa would be readily available for our return & remain so fairly priced - but my conscience got the best of me

Response from the owner You guys were fabulous, come back soon! :-) :-) :-)

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