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“Villa Hermosa - the name says it all!”
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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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Andrea M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“Villa Hermosa - the name says it all!”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We already were excited about this property just from the photos and description but the reality truly exceeded our expectations. Wendy has thought of everything and so you will want for nothing. From the villa and its high-quality furnishings to the pool and magnificient surrounding gardens, everything is top-notch and maintained in perfect condition. There are so many varied and wonderful spaces to relax and enjoy that you will be hard-pressed to venture away from the property to take advantage of everything else the area has to offer. (You must make one exception, however, and enjoy the horseback riding excursion at nearby Leaves and Lizards). Whether you're looking for a quiet, restful getaway, or a home-base for an activity-packed vacation, you'll be thrilled with your time spent at Villa Hermosa.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 May 2015
Thank you so much Andrea! I am so glad you & your family enjoyed your time here. Come back soon!
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Jon J
jamaica77
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Villa Hermosa and its owner, Wendy, make for an outstanding experience in Arenal and Costa Rica in general. Wendy is very responsive and insightful - my wife and I were traveling with three young kids (3,3, and 5) and her advice was helpful (and accurate)...from car rental and driving, to tours, to where to eat and what to do.

The cottage is modern, well-appointed and in a beautiful setting, about 20 minutes from town. The grounds are very well kept - the space is clean and open, with ample room for socializing and relaxing. You'll likely need an SUV to get there...but that's a good thing because of its privacy and character. There's a small, picturesque town (Monterrey) about a 5 minute drive from the Villa that has all of the supplies (groceries, gas, etc.) and a nice park for kids. Otherwise, Wendy has everything you need at the Villa for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: Seclusion/privacy, pool and grounds
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Gabi E
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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“Beautiful and quiet place in nature”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The place is beautiful and quiet. The house is outdoors (kitchen, living room and dinning room) but the bedroom and bathroom, and we loved that. The pool and garden are very private and well designed, and having breakfast by the pool while listening to the all the birds in the morning was wonderful. Robert, the housekeeper, was amazing and helped us with everything we needed. Would just recommend a better mattress for it to be perfect.

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Liked best: Nature, pool, outdoor kitchen, customer service
Liked least: Mattress quality and comfort
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Apr 2015
Thank you so much for staying with us Gabriele! And thank you for letting us know about the mattress, you are the first to mention it so I very much appreciate you letting me know, I want everyone to have the best stay possible. :-) Happy Easter!
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tate113
West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
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“This Villa is Killa”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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If you are thinking about shelling out thousands of dollars on a fancy five-star resort, think again! This villa has all the amenities of a major resort, plus privacy. I know, I know, you may ask, "But how could this be?! All these resorts have hot springs and have room service!!" Well my good friends and thoughtful strangers, let me tell you something. Five minutes down the road from this gorgeous villla is one of the most luxurious resorts in all of Central America. It is called The Springs, go ahead Google it, I can wait........ Did you see that!!! I mean Oh my Lord! They filmed a season of ABC's hit series The Bachelor there! Guess what.... It costs only $60 dollars a person for a two day pass. Even with this excellent price, this resort is never packed. We always had privacy in the pools.

Now lets talk about one of the most exciting aspects of this villa, the owner. Wendy is extraordinarily knowledgeable and kind. She guided us through our vacation with top notch recommendations and advice. Our trip was far better thanks to her (she also offers complete privacy if that is your thing).

The place itself is kept very clean, despite it being open to the elements. Every detail is perfect, making the villa cozy and comfortable. Finally, if you love wildlife then you will love this place. We saw wildlife at every turn- many types of birds and mammals.

I would give my full recommendation to anyone. This place is convenient and gorgeous, the perfect way to make your vacation an escape, and not make it a hassle.

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Liked best: Evderything
Liked least: Nothing!!
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Mar 2015
Thank you so much! Having The Springs Resort & Spa just 5 minutes away gives you the best of both worlds without having to spend $500/night. :-) Come back and see us again!
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Sharon C
Sherwood Park, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Casita, 5-Star Hostess!!”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My husband and I spend 3 nights (wish it had been more) in Wendy's beautiful little casita! This was not our first vacation rental in costa Rica, but it was our first experience with the indoor/outdoor concept, and it was amazing. The home is spotless from top to bottom, with immaculate grounds, games room, pool area, and a cute little hideaway with hammocks. In fact, it exceeded our expectations!! Wendy is an extremely organized and welcoming hostess, who made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Wendy's friendly demeanor, beautiful smile, and willingness to go above and beyond to make your vacation a memorable one, is an admirable quality we have seen with only one other property owner in Costa Rica. We would highly recommend Villa Hermosa to anyone travelling to the La Fortuna area, who is looking for a private little hideaway, off the beaten path. Thank you Wendy for just being you, we will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: We loved everything about it!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
It was my pleasure to have you here. :-) Come back soon!
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