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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

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AustinAgg...
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Slice of Heaven!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just returned from a fabulous trip in Costa Rica with our family of four and our stay at the Villa Hermosa was SO wonderful! It is about 10-15 minutes off the beaten track, but what a nice surprise to find a beautiful guest house, pool, lush grounds, large patio with outdoor living space, grill, hammocks, pool table and more! It was a welcome change to our prior hotel stay at the beginning of our trip....much more relaxing and space to unwind and enjoy the surroundings.

Wendy is more than accommodating with great tips on where to go, what to see, tour guides to use, etc. We took her advice on getting the two day pass to The Springs Resort (5 minutes down the road) to soak in their hot springs. This was well worth it as they have numerous pools and a complementary tour of their wildlife refuge. The food there is wonderful and is perfect if you do not want to cook for yourself!

When the sun goes down, we enjoyed playing pool, family games and hanging out on the patio with a glass of wine! It doesn't get any better than this!

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Liked best: The beautiful landscaping
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
My favorite thing is to see families enjoy themselves and spend quality time together. :-) I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Come back soon!
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San Francisco
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Management Response
7 May 2014
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!
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tenesbum
Cypress, Texas
2 reviews
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“Amazing and Peaceful!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My mom and I traveled to La Fortuna, Costa Rica and stayed in the Villa Hermosa. Words can not justify how beautiful her place is. Wendy Holt , the owner is just amazing! She made us breakfast every morning and the food was fabulous. We spent a lot of time in the hammock house at the back of her property. I would highly recommend staying at her guest house and will definitely stay there again when I go to Costa Rica again!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paris, France
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“Absolutely gorgeous!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Lovely house set in amazing gardens just outside of La Fortuna.
Well equipment kitchen.
Wendy is a brilliant host. Nothing is too much trouble. She has lots of good tips of things to do and places to go.
A tip top address.
Stay here if you can.

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Liked best: The gardens
Liked least: Nothing it was all lovely
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
20 Mar 2014
Thank you guys! It was a pleasure to have you here & to get to know you. Come back soon!
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