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400 mts sur de la escuela Hermosa Valley | San Martin de Cobano, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica   |  
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orlando, fl
1 review
“simplicity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

Brad and Tara are the kind of hosts you don't come across too often. Two very real people who found paradise and want to share it with all who meet them. I've been back in Florida now for a week and find myself constantly daydreaming about the time I had at Villas Hermosas. If you surf its a great place and if you don't there is still lots to do. The massage on the porch with the ocean lingering in the background, naps on the hammock while nature composes its symphony for only you, breakfasts in the rancho with great people to start your day off just right, a soothing stroll just before sunset too a nearby tidal pool, or Brad's stoked smile getting you amped for a sunrise session at Kitchens. The question isn't will I go back, it's when. Soon isn't close enough. Tara and Brad thank you for everything!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Villas Hermosas not only lived up to expecations - but surpassed. Surfed every day, played on the beach & by the pool, and wined & dined with friends. Very private and very beautiful. Our next visit won't be soon enough!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

The Villas Hermosas was recently our home on our trip to Santa Teresa for a family wedding. The villa was perfect for three generations (traveled with my eighty year old parents) staying under one roof. It is beautiful, spotless, spacious with room for all of us. The beach is lovely at this location and you can walk for miles. The pool and poolside breakfast rancho is spotless and picturesque. You can hear and see monkeys at this site which was a treat for everyone. Brad and Tara were welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was deliciously and well -prepared by Kristie. This is a great value and truly one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed. Luxurious, yet very comfortable..

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

Cameron, Virginia, Alissa & Kyle, Calgary, AB

Wow! Villas Hermosas IS pura vida. It is just one of those unique places for cultivating cherished family memories. Everything about it suits a family seeking a balance of adventure and complete distance from reality. Judy's breakfasts, the convenience of the rancho and pool, the expansive beach, the mango-eating iguanas, and the constant smiles from your hosts Tara & Brad all make Villas Hermosas a home away from home. Muchas gracias for the memories - we will be back to make more!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We stayed for two days and it was not enough. Once you find this place (it takes some time... and the roads are not paved) you will not believe how amazing it is. The owner Brad and his family are great hosts. The villas are beautiful and you have a beautiful beach just a few steps away. This is the perfect spot to relax and really enjoy the beach. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

This is the very best place to go if you like to combine luxury accommodation and adventure,lonely beach,sunset,surfing and more.You will like the owners
Tara Brad and the kids.We´d like to show this place to our friends.Take time for the trip to come there.Make sure that you´ll get it at daytime if drive for your self.Think about flying to Nicoja.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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long beach,ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

Villas Hermosas is our new favorite place in Costa Rica and we have been traveling to Costa Rica for ten years. We have been home for a month and we still miss Villa Hermosas!! We just recently stayed at the Villas Hermosa in March for 8 nights with another couple ( the "Paradise Found" couple) and we had the most amazing vacation!!!! Brad and Tara are the most wonderful owners and from the moment that we met them, we felt like we were staying with friends and we knew that we were in for an awesome vacation!! Tara was truly the hostess with the mostess!! She sat down with us every morning and we would plan our upcoming activities and she would book them for us and she would also make reservations for us for dinner
Tara knows everyone and she was able to reserve Torsten, the 5 star private chef for us and he created the most delicious 4 course dinner for us and we highly recommend it!!, And, she also made us a reservation for the Lobster night with Damien which was also a treat and please try the oysters too!! They were so fresh!. Our favorite day trip was to the Curu Wild life refuge and Isla Tortuga (snorkeling) and we didn't get a chance to go on the ATV tour along the beach but we heard that it was a blast!! We also loved snorkeling at the tide pool in front of the hotel and you can borrow snorkel gear from Brad and Tara.
The family villa that we stayed in was just beautiful, immaculate, cozy, modern, safe, and well air conditioned. There was a great hammock on one of the two porches and there were humming birds,iguanas, parrots, howler monkeys and white faced monkeys in the beautiful trees just steps from our porch. I love anlmals so I was just delighted to see them everyday!! There was also a very cool surfboard rack in our living room and when my husband saw that he was stoked!! He went surfing everyday on the beautiful beach right in front of the hotel ( which was never crowded!! ) and Brad who is an expert surfer, has the all the beaches wired. Just ask Brad where and when to go surfing. He knows everything and next time we will not bring our own surfboards. We will just call Brad and ask him to rent us some boards and we know that he will hook us up.
Mal Pais/Saint Theresa is a very cool town. The roads getting there are a little bumpy and narrow but that is all part of the fun of being in Costa Rica!! Villas Hermosas is just outside of town which is great because the town is very busy, and it looks like Tamarindo 10 years ago. We would go into town almost every night for dinner, except when we caught fresh fish and in that case we would grill our fish in the Rancho and hang out with the other very friendly guests. The food in town was great ( the green awning restaurant across from the Hostel had the best Casado ) and Brad and Tara's restaurant guide was very helpful and accurate and I'm still trying to figure out the recipe for that delicious chimichurri sauce at Las Piedras. We also felt very safe at night because they have a security gaurd that carefully protects the hotel all night and more importantly, Samsona ( their beautiful, friendly and mellow Rotti) also protects the guests all night. Furthermore, Villas Hermosas was always so quiet and peaceful at night and we would sit in the lounge chairs and gaze at the beautiful stars and constellations. We would also enjoy some ice cold beers, chips and Ticos from the "Honor System" Fridge in the Rancho and the last night we just didn't want to leave our new found Paradise.
Thank you very much Brad, Tara and Samsona!! We had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to more bonfires on the beach at sunset!!! Pura Vida!!
Sincerely,
Brian and Jenny
Long Beach,NY

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 mts sur de la escuela Hermosa Valley | San Martin de Cobano, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The distinctive beachfront hotel, Villas Hermosas, is located in Playa Hermosa of Mal Pais on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica. Please come and share with them their playful surf, thriving jungle, empty beaches, tropical gardens, and inviting swimming pool, while enjoying all the comforts of home! With only four villas, they offer a uniquely intimate experience. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villas Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
Hermosas Hotel Santa Teresa
Villas Hermosas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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