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Beachfront~Poolside~Incredible Ocean & Sunset View~Ground Level~Secure

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo



About the property

Luxury Condo, 3 Bedrooms w/ BamBoo & Tile Flooring, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-8*)

This beautiful Luxury GROUND FLOOR 2250 square foot beachfront condo opens out to a very spacious covered terrace and its outdoor kitchen (including gas BBQ grill) that connect directly to the kid friendly pool/large deck, and then to the beach and Pacific ocean only 100 feet away from our door.

Suitable for couples & families with kids and seniors. Kid friendly. 24/7 Security.

Inside, BOTH master suites have new wood style tile flooring, king beds and very large walk in showers with the finest stone finishes and chrome appointments. The third bedroom has new wood style tile flooring, two twin beds and full bath with large tub as well as shower. The large indoor kitchen has top of the line stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Kitchen adjoins the very large, open dining and living area. Exit directly from the kitchen and living areas to the stone terrace/deck, and from there to the pool deck and pool looking out at the beach and Pacific Ocean.

Nearest airport is Liberia International about 20-25 minutes away. Walk to restaurants/bars on the beach. Near local grocery stores, with larger and many shopping, banking, tours, casino, bars, restaurants & night life in Playa Coco about 10 minutes away.

Sol Y Mar is a small beach front complex of 4 buildings with only 12 units. Gated with 24 hours security on the premises.

This unit is very suitable for couples, families, and children.

A local telephone is available in the guard shack for guest use if needed for emergencies. I brought down a Vonage phone to call back to the USA & Canada but can't be used for local calls.

24 hour, free internet is included.

Keywords: Luxurious condo property of only 12 units, on Pacific Ocean beach in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste province, 20 minutes from Liberia Airport. Perfect for romantic get aways and families. Children friendly.

Located in the small beach side community of Playa Hermosa, the 'Sol Y Mar' property has but 12 beachfront homes surrounded by single private residences and a few locally owned hotels, bars and restaurants. Only 3 floors high with few owners on site at any given time, Sol Y Mar is private luxury right on the water. Our ground floor unit #3C, has top-of-the-line and tasteful furnishings throughout. Each bedroom has a bath with porcelain tile and chrome fixtures. The living and dining area is spacious and opens out to the huge 'L' shaped, tiled terrace with outdoor kitchen and comfortable furniture for relaxing and dining. From the indoor kitchen with its stainless steel GE Profile appliances, gorgeous cabinets and granite counter tops, guests can step directly on to the terrace, and from there to the pool deck. Walking by the magnificent three tier swimming pool and hot tub, the Pacific beach is only 100 feet away. Inside and out, every area has ceiling fans and great lighting.

SHOPPING & BANKING: Small shops, grocery stores and ATM are near our home in Playa Hermosa. Larger stores, greater variety and BANKING, are 10 minutes away in Coco Beach.

PAYMENT OPTIONS : Guests may pay Via VRBO, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Credit Cards or Pay Pal (Credit Cards and PayPal accepted + service fee) (MasterCard & Visa).

More Details

Scott Burch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Scott Burch

I have been happily married for the past 18 years. My loving wife Joan and I have one child named Charlie who is now 17 years old. I was in Commercial Video Post Production business around 30 years, I have resigned from my company so I could pursue other ventures but still freelance a couple times per week. My future endeavors include helping better our environment, volunteer for my community and possibly get involved in health care as well as spending more time with my family. I have been on the east coast, in and around NYC my entire life. 11 years ago we went on a vacation to Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo, we loved it so much we purchased a condo a month later. Vista Bahia condominium/hotel (A Monarch Resort Property)of Playa Panama was a perfect place for us because of the location to and from the airport and the privacy it offers. After vacationing in this area for years we found & bought this Condo at Sol Y Mar in Playa Hermosa. It was spectacular and larger and more luxurious then the first condo we bought. We vacation here at least 3x a year. I am considering moving down to Costa Rica someday, hopefully sooner than later. I love fishing, working with my hands and many other hobbies.

Scott Burch purchased this condo in 2012

Why Scott Burch chose Guanacaste

I chose this area because this unit is directly on the beautiful, uncrowded beach of the Pacific: it is ALSO poolside with a very short walk of 100 feet directly to the beach and ocean. The condo is the only one like it, this magnificent, luxurious unit has plenty of space for large families. It was built with incredible detail. I have always been a beach person and love to fish, exercise on the beach, swim and just relax. There is everything and nothing to do here, the choice is yours.

What makes this condo unique

This is a new and modern home, a rarity on the beach in this small oceanside community of Playa Hermosa. Staying at Sol Y Mar is fun, relaxing and refreshing, and only a short distance from rafting, hot springs, mud baths, repelling and canopy tours through the tops of rain forest trees. A short distance from local surfing spots! Even the restaurants around the area are phenomenal! Our unit is on the bottom floor which is perfect for those who have mobilities issues.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)


Great place for family. Wonderful beach experience and terrific accomodations.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed February 2017. I have been to Costa Rica numerous times but this was the first time we brought the family including our three daughters ages 13, 11 and 8. First off, the complex and the units themselves are top notch quality. Additionally, you will feel secure. In many ways I feel the security measures exceed what is necessary but the peace of mind that comes with it is nice. the pool is excellent. The location is great.

Hermosa Beach itself is a perfectly sized village. It is small enough to easily feel comfortable but large enough to include all you need for provisioning and for restaurants. I don't know if there is a night life as we never made it out past 10pm following all of our activities each day.

The owner, Scott, was exceedingly generous in providing information on local restaurants, guides, tours, driving directions, etc. If you decide to stay here, do yourself a favor and take advantage of Scott's knowledge. We did and it really paid off. My family unanimously voted this our best vacation to date.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff, I am always happy to here our guests love it as much as we do. Anytime you would like to come back we are here to help. Regards, Scott
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Beautiful property steps from the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This condo does not not disappoint. The property looks exactly like the pictues. You have a beautiful view from the very large patio and are steps from the beautiful beach of Playa Hermosa. The place has every amenity you could think of and I want to thank Scott for ensuring that my family had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. My kids particularly enjoyed the Fire stick so they could watch their cartoons in the morning. I also recommend the fishing tour with Ariel. He was very friendly and the one of the best ways to see Costa Rica is from the ocean. We were able to take our daily catch over to Aqua Sport where it was prepared 3 ways and all delicious.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I pride myself in advertising our condominium exactly the way it is in reality. I put as much amenities in as I would want in a vacation home for everyones convenience. I will tell Ariel you had a great time on his tour, he loves hearing that. I am glad you all had a wonderful stay and hope to see you back soon. Regards, Scott
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Scott's place over Christmas. Prior to arrival, Scott sent over a lot of useful information and was very helpful. The home was absolutely beautiful -- it was very well-kept and clean. The pictures don't do it justice. We will absolutely be staying there again if we go back to Playa Hermosa.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am lucky to be able to share this special place with others who appreciate it as much as we do. We will welcome you and your family back anytime! Have a great New Year!
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El Cajon, California

Fantastic condo with a great location and plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our recent vacation was a huge success and we really enjoyed our time in Playa Hermosa. The condo is lovely, spacious and well appointed. We had a large group (8) including 4 teens and we still had enough space. Scott provided extensive detailed information prior to our trip including many great suggestions and tips for visiting Costa Rica. He was always quick to respond and was very helpful, polite and personable in his correspondence. We were fortunate to meet Scott's friend, Ariel and spent time on his boat for a sunset cruise (and snorkeling) as well as a fishing trip and visit to a beautiful private beach where he cooked the fresh fish for lunch! Playa Hermosa is a quaint, low-key place but plenty of restaurants and nice beach. We would highly recommended this location and Scott's condo. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all had such a wonderful time! It really is the perfect setup for families. I will always make each guests trip an amazing experience. Thank you again for the kind words. I will tell Ariel you loved his tours and the fresh lunch on the beach was a plus! I will now need to do that too : ) Have a great New Year!
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London, Ontario, Canada

Idyllic 3 bedroom ground floor condominium walking out on to the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

The condominium is in a town called Playa Hermosa about a 30 minute drive from the Liberia airport. My wife and I were vacationing with our children, ages 12, 9 and 6. There are two Playa Hermosa's in Costa Rica (so the owner's driving instructions are more trustworthy than Google Maps or GPS). The owner sends lots of helpful information via email including local contacts. e.g. We arranged a private boat for fishing and sunset tour (Ariel Guttierez) who brought his boat right up on to the beach in our back yard. The tour is beautiful and we caught two fish, including tuna. There is a large and clean BBQ in the patio of the condo. Hotels/restaurants are also accessible straight from the beachfront (using the beach is faster and shorter to get to a restaurant than using the city streets). After hours relaxing on the beach and playing in the waves, the condo's swimming pool felt perfect. The owner has the condominium stacked with DVD movies and his stereo system hooked to an iPod has a large music library. I highly recommend this rental; both the owner and condo were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I really try to make each guests experience a once in a lifetime event for some. Ariel has been my personal water tour guide for the past few years. He always shows guests a wonderful and eventful time. We keep our condo stocked with as many amenities as possible for everyones convenience. Thanks again and hope to see you back : )
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First time to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Costa Rica with experiences that will last a life time. I was impressed with Scott and his willingness to give all information about the condo and information on things we could do while on our trip, it really eased my stress of arranging everything for my family. The condo its self was perfect for our family of six; it had plenty of room and loved the location right next to the pool not to mention the three bathrooms. Scott's friend Ariel came by to discuss tour options. Ariel became a part of our family since he was along with us on our adventurous days. First we went on his boat and snorkeled, he also took us to a white sand beach which was beautiful. The next adventure was a fully day of zip lining, tubing, riding horses, and the hot springs. Ariel spent the entire day with us and help us along the way. The third trip was on the river to see the monkeys and crocs. again Ariel travel with us as our tour guide. I felt very safe and seen things that I otherwise would not have if Ariel was not our guide so I HIGHLY recommend his services. Overall I would recommend the condo, Ariel's tours, and Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Green Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years (7 nights)
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 8 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Apr 9 2018 - Jun 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
Green Season 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 27 2018
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.0%

I accept Money Orders, Credit Cards, and Pay Pal (Personal Checks if there is enough time to clear them). Credit card and Pay Pal have a extra fee.
Refundable Security Deposit of $750.
Additional information about rental rates:
Sept 1 - Oct 31 $390 per night / $1,990 per wk / $3,900 per month
June 1 - Aug 31 $500 per night / $2,550 per wk / $6,900 per month
Nov 1-May 31 $550 per night / $2,850 per wk / $8500 per month
Christmas or New Year Wk / $4,500
Easter & Thanksgiving Wk / $3,600
$750 Refundable Security Deposit; For stays longer then 10 days the electrical bill is deducted from the Security Deposit for the entire stay.
Longer stays, 2 weeks or more will have a $1,000 Security Deposit.
50% due at time of booking, Remaining deposit 60 days before arrival

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Playa Hermosa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The showers are walk ins and are huge
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The showers are walk ins and are huge
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Tubs for the kiddies!
  • Bathrooms provide top of the line porcelain tile and chrome appointments throughout. Linens provided. Both King bedrooms feature a huge walk in shower. All bath tissue, towels and wash cloths are supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This master bedroom has bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This master bedroom has bath attached
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has bath with tub/shower outside the room
  • These bedrooms are spacious with King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Large bedrooms with tasteful furnishings, lots of closet space and new wood style tile flooring. Complete linens. 2 bedrooms have full baths inside them.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This ground floor, poolside unit is one of only 12 in a small beachfront community in Playa Hermosa (beautiful beach). All bedrms have new wood style tile floor, and the remainder of the unit, in/out has porcelain tile. All areas, in/out, have ceiling fans (3 on the terrace!). The kitchen has top-of-the line cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel GE Profile appliances.The outdoor kitchen has a sink, refrigerator and gas grill, along with storage and new furniture for relaxing & dining. Pool deck Gazebo near terrace. The living and dining area is very large and decorated with high quality and tasteful furnishings. In addition to the front entry porch and doors, guests may exit the interior to the large 'L' shaped terrace through 8 foot sliding glass doors. Step directly from the terrace to the deck and swimming pool, the other end of which is but 100 feet from the beach and Pacific. Views from the interior of the unit, and its terrace, are breathtaking both day and night

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