About This Listing
The Villa Hermosa is a private guesthouse located in the countryside of La Fortuna. The guesthouse consists of one large master suite with a King bed and a Queen bed that sleeps a maximum of 4, a master bath, outdoor living area, dining room, bar, kitchen & BBQ. The property is 1 acre and has a private pool, large outdoor patios, hammock house, frog pond, fruit trees, tropical gardens and meandering pathways.
Many birds & other animals call this home so our guests love sitting on the patio watching the birds come to the many feeders or plantains hanging in the trees. This guesthouse is designed for relaxing and having private time with loved ones. Many families enjoy having quality time playing in the pool, playing horseshoes out on the lawn or board games on the dining table. Honeymooners & couples book here for the ultimate private experience and personal service. The caretaker lives on-site so if you need anything she's available but knows how to give you absolute privacy!
Because the guesthouse is located in the countryside, it is recommended that the client have a rental car as shuttles/public transport does not come to this neighborhood. The guesthouse is located about 20 minutes from downtown La Fortuna, 5 minutes to The Springs Resort & Spa and 5 minutes from a small Tico town called Monterrey off highway 4.
Everything is here for you to enjoy!
Interaction with Guests
I interact with my guests as much or as little as they want! Don't want to see me for 7 days...no problem! Want to chat with me every day, whatever you want. :-)
Most of my neighbors are cows and horses...I love that. :-) But just 5 minutes away is the luxurious Springs Resort & Spa.
There is no public transport so it is a MUST to have a rental car here, 4x4 recommended more for the clearance than anything. Rent a car at the airport or if you want, we'll have you picked up and brought here (no stress) and then the next day we can take you to get your car locally.
Other Things to Note
Just like us we have dogs that can be around you as much or as little as you'd like. Some people miss their furry ones at home and love having our dogs around. It's about YOU....this is your vacation so it's what YOU want!
The #1 rule is to relax and enjoy this little piece of paradise! We ask that you treat our house as you would your own. Smoking is allowed in outdoor living areas, not in the bedroom or bathroom.
This could be by far our best Airbnb experience ever. Wendy has to be the best host we've ever met. Not only did she take amazing care of us, but she also made us feel at home in her property.
The villa was equipped with every single ammenity we could want. The bed was incredible and huge which was important for both of us since we're very tall. The shower and bathroom was huge and awesome and the decor was really well thought out. You feel you are outside but inside as well because of the layout but even though it was raining a lot while we were there it didn't bother us in the bit.
The garden is gorgeous and we definitely took advantage of the hammocks and the view.
I've stayed in la fortuna many times and even though the villa is a bit far from the main road I didn't mind at all since where it is gives you the ultimate privacy. We found food and supermarkets nearby and didn't need to be near la fortuna at all.
The springs hotel which is 5 minutes away was the best part of the stay there. Even though it was raining we enjoyed the warm waters and springs with our 1 and a half year old. It's an amazing resort and for 50 bucks for a two day pass it is a must do.
If you want to relax, be super comfortable, have a private experience but not be alone and have the help of an amazing connoisseur of the area, then this is the place to stay. Great price by the way for the value.
Wendy was a great host for our first time in Costa Rica! She gave us great tips on supermarkets, places to eat and what tours to do. She was so helpful when my husbands luggage was delayed thru the airline. We gave the airline her number and when it finally arrived, she met the driver at a resort near by to get it for us! Our villa was clean, comfortable, and like a hidden oasis in the hills. We really liked that she had extra pool towels on hand to use at her pool and a "to-go" set of towels for us to take on our excursions. The kitchen was well stocked with everything one would need to cook meals and the one thing I would tell any future guests is that it is a little bit off the beaten path. It's not a bad thing, we liked the seclusion and we had a rental car, so going into town was not a problem. But if you weren't planning on getting a rental car, I would recommend it for this location. One with 4-wheel drive!
Wendy is a terrific host and has done an amazing job with her guest house. She had everything we needed for breakfast in the mornings, which was really nice. The pool was so nice, we loved the fruit garden, walking tails and hammock area. She has everything that you may need. Her puppies are adorable and are so welcoming, we will miss you mojo, matti and loco. You will see wildlife at her place. We saw so many different types of birds and she knows them by the sounds they make! There are also frogs and geckos and so much more. She was very helpful with recommending and setting up activities in the area. You have a beautiful place and will be back again! Thanks so much for everything!!
About the Host, Wendy
Originally from Southern California, I moved here in 2009 and just LOVE living in paradise! The Costa Ricans (known as "Ticos") are some of the friendliest people I've met in the world which makes living here a true pleasure. For more information please go to our website at (website hidden).
Monterrey is a great little Costa Rican town with restaurants, grocery stores, butcher, bank and gas station. Its only a 5 minute drive.Monterrey Alajuela
Our neighbors and friends at Leaves Lizards have beautiful horses and great guides...even a private waterfall you can visit on one of their tours!Alajuela
This beautiful resort that has a great spa and hot springs is just 3.5km from The Villa Hermosa. They also have an animal rescue that is a must see-this is included with the hot springs entrance.La Fortuna de San Carlos Alajuela 21007
Pure Trek Canyoning is a great tour in town that takes you rappelling down waterfalls...a lifetime experience! Let us know if youd like us to make you a reservation.Alajuela
Eco Termales hot springs has 4 small hot springs/pools all in a row so not a lot of privacy but quiet with great food. Reservations ARE definitely required.Alajuela
This is one of our favorite places to go to Hot Springs in the area. There are many pools of all temperatures to choose from and currently the entrance fee is only $15!
Baldi is THE place if you want to go to a party atmosphere. Its a beautiful place but not for the were looking for a nice/quiet/romantic place.142 Alajuela
This is a favorite bakery in town and they bake bread fresh daily. Also one of the few places you can buy cakes pastries.La Fortuna Alajuela
This is a beautiful iconic church and on a clear day you can see the volcano in the background. The church and main square are a beautiful feature of La Fortuna.142 La Fortuna Alajuela
For a more authentic dining experience, this is a definite favorite dining spot. Bring your camera as the presentation of the food and the wait staff are unique!142 La Fortuna Alajuela
One of our favorite restaurants and the menu has something for everyone; one of the few bars in town with a nightlife too!142 La Fortuna Alajuela
This is one of the best restaurants in town and the bar is a beautiful place to stop get a tropical drink! This is more of a special occassion place vs. daily dining.La Fortuna Alajuela
Tabacon is world famous for its hot springs but there are many more to choose from. Well help you choose the right one for you!142 Alajuela
Arenal Nayara Hotel has one of the most romantic restaurant in town called Altamira. There is also a sushi vodka bar and a wine/cigar bar...all with excellent service food!
This is an easy tour you can do by yourself...located only 5 minutes outside of the center of town its a 15 minute walk down back up. Easy you can swim by the waterfall!Alajuela
A great hike for all fitness levels and no reservations are needed. If you want to see animals, go with a guide, or just go for a nice hike.La Fortuna - El Castillo Alajuela
Sky Trek is one of the best canopy (aka Zip Lining) tours in the area. You can take a hike on Hanging Bridges, take the gondola up the mountain then zipline down (or gondola down). @40 minutes away.La Fortuna - El Castillo Alajuela
Nuevo Arenal gets confused for La Fortuna (aka Arenal) all the time. Just make sure you know the difference and where its located!Nuevo Arenal Guanacaste
For birders this is a must see when in this area. Youll spend time on the river in a great place for birding and its only 1.5 hours from Fortuna.Alajuela
One of two International Airports. It will take approximately 3 hours to drive here-either through San Ramon OR Ciudad Quesada. See website for directions: (website hidden)1 Alajuela Alajuela
One of two International Airports. It will take approximately 3.5 hours to drive here-youll drive through Tilaran around Lake Arenal. See website for directions: (website hidden)Guanacaste