UNIQUE CARRILLO HOUSE--SUPER VIEW--POOL--WALK TO BEACH & RESTAURANTS

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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UNIQUE CARRILLO HOUSE--SUPER VIEW--POOL--WALK TO BEACH & RESTAURANTS

Playa Carrillo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5-8)

A Great Value for Families, Couples & Friends! Unique house with stunning Views, overlooking the Ocean--Secure--Well-located--in Quiet & Green area--2-3 minutes on foot from Restaurants & Stores--Walk to the fabulous Carrillo Beach, less than 0.5 miles away (750 meters).

Sleeps 5 in 3 air-conditioned Bedrooms--possibility for 3 more persons; 1 on extra bed in any bedroom, 2 on living room couch--2 Baths--2 Terraces--laundry room--open & spacious 2nd floor Living–Dining–Kitchen with12’Teak Cathedral Ceilings.

A work of Love & a dream come true (one of us, an architect, designed)--Contemporary Scandinavian style--much attention to Detail, Function & Comfort--Laid out towards spectacular Wildlife watching, Views & Sunsets--Well Equipped for Cooking & Entertaining--high speed Wireless Internet access--ceiling Fans throughout--A/Cs in all bedrooms.

Lush tropical Garden--BBQ Gazebo, shower & 25 ft long sparkling Pool--offers Privacy by the Pool.

Enjoy a variety of colorful Birds, Howler Monkey families swinging by, sound of Waves and Romantic Sunsets from the terraces, pool or garden.

Walk to the Beach (less than 0.5 miles or 750 meters) – White Sand, lined with Palm Trees, no buildings and few people. It is the safest for Swimming along the entire coast – and the most Beautiful – really!

Zip the canopies, go horseback riding up the hills or along the coast, kayak to an island, surf, go snorkeling or sportfishing, watch turtles lay eggs, visit the Carrillo zoo, …

Come to Relax or for an Active Vacation: This is The Perfect Escape!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Show Phone Number
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Speaks french, english

About Owner

We are a semi retired couple. Herbert, a political scientist used to teach at Brooklyn College in NYC. I, Sevana, am an architect. We live in Washington DC since 2002.

Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why Owner chose Playa Carrillo

We went to CR on vacation for the very first time in 2004 – and fell in love with the Carrillo/Samara area. Within 2 month we had bought a piece of land and I finally had the opportunity to design my very own house; a dream as an architect! It became my baby! It was so much fun, both designing it and coming down often to follow the construction. We were also so lucky to work with the best builder in the area.

We spent the first night in our new home in December 2007. We now come down for a month twice a year; to take care of and enjoy our home and to swim at the most beautiful beach along the entire coast!

What makes this house unique

Apart from being comfortable, functional and superbly located – in terms of view, security, peacefulness and still so close to everything – our home, being an architect's dream, is a work of love.

A quote from a renter: “The photos don’t begin to tell the story of the magic that your home encompasses”.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time – the house is very comfortable, clean, well-equipped and quiet. The kitchen is especially good with every gadget you could need. The laundry is a handy feature. We would highly recommend the house to others.
Feb 2008
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
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Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
Montreal, QC, Canada
5

Just perfect !

  • 5 of 5
This place is great ! We spent 8 days in this beautifully thought and designed home. We enjoyed the ocean views at sunset from the deck, kids were jumping in the pool at 7 am ! Everything is there: WIFI, full kitchen, AC in the bedrooms, even some folding chairs, toys and cooler for the beach ! There are two good restaurants at walking distance, also two small grocery stores (super) for the basics and more ! Really a dream house, one of the highlights of our trip !
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
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Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
5

Didn't want to come home!!

Didn't want to come home!!
  • 5 of 5
We arrived March 3rd and stayed for nearly 3 weeks with our 3 kids, ages 9, 5 and 2. The house was all that we had anticipated and more!! Spotless and well-maintained, it was equipped with everything we needed. Aside from a 3 day road trip to Arenal Volcano - which, by the way, we high recommend - particularly the Arenal Hanging Bridges guided walk where we saw a Margay (small jungle cat) among many other wildlife - we spent our time in Carrillo and Samara casually. We started the day with breakfast on the upstairs balcony, followed by a swim in the pool before the sun got too high, and then off to Playa Carrillo. We can't say enough good things about Playa Carrillo - secluded, quiet (even on the weekends, when the locals used the beach, it was far from crowded by any standards), clean and safe. The water is like bathwater and the surf gentle enough on most days that our younger ones could safely play near the shore. Playa Samara was also a lovely beach, however a bit busier than Carrillo on a weekend, but certainly deserted compared to what a resort beach often looks like. As any homeowner well knows, there can sometimes be problems. We had a problem with the latch on the front door but Melissa at Samara Rentals had a handyman to the house asap and the problem was resolved within 30 minutes or so. We also had a problem with the washer, but again, this was resolved rapidly and satisfactorily. Because we had quick resolution of these issues, they had little effect on our enjoyment of the house, and I didn't feel they should detract from my 5 star rating. One thing I think is worth mentioning for those who have small children/toddlers - the cliff edge of the property has just a low fence made of wires, so we had to be very vigilant with our 2 year old when we had her outside. Also the balcony rails are horizontal and climbable, so we regretfully had to keep the gate closed at all times, as our daughter is a climber! All in all, though, small prices to pay for a few weeks in paradise! We loved just living in the community, shopping in the local Mercados and getting a taste of the Tico lifestyle. We also recommend the local restaurant El Colibri - an argentinian steakhouse, just a short walk into the main street of Carrillo. Lovely staff, delicious and reasonably priced dinners and according to my husband, the tenderloin was the best steak he's ever had.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
5

Perfect balance of views, wildlife and activity

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing 2 weeks. The house was perfect for 5. Location, pool, views, design, bathrooms, amenities....everything was exceptional. We felt we were in the best part of Carrillo which is the best part of that area. Saw monkeys everyday around the house, in the area and driving to other destinations like Guiones. We surfed everyday in either Barrigona, Guiones or Camaronal....waves were amazing. Birds, iguanas, coati, monkeys were great to see. Zip lined in Nosara (45 mins) and visited La Selva which was nice. Snorkeled off Isla Chora and southern end of Playa Carrillo at mid tide. We didn't expect super clear water but were pleasantly surprised by all the fish. After visiting Nosara and Samara we felt Carrillo was definitely the best choice. Would go back to the same location and same house. Thanks to Sevana for a beautiful well planned house!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
Minnesota
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at Casa Sevana for the second week of a 2 week vacation. We were 2 couples travelling from the U.S. David at Samara Rentals met us at the house and briefly walked us through the house details. What a beautiful house and surrounding area. The yard is very tastefully landscaped - many beautiful and unusual flowers and trees plus an ACTUAL GRASS YARD! Seems most homes opt for the dirt/cactus type yards. We spent many hours in and by the pool staying cool in the 95+ degree heat. Nice shady areas plus 3 large umbrellas to keep off the midday sun. Carillo Beach is about 1/2 mile away - close enough to walk to if you want. It's an absolutely gorgeous swimming beach and hardly anyone is there during the week. If you're looking for a bit more excitement the village of Samara is about 4 miles away - still a small town but with a few more restaurants and such. The house looks just as the pictures show. A lot of attention to detail and quality workmanship throughout. The bedrooms are air conditioned but the main part of the house is not. The house opens up with large sliding patio doors both upstairs and down and the sea breeze kept it very comfortable inside. We were blown away with the view of Playa Carillo from the house. We saw some of the prettiest sunsets we have ever seen in our 7 nights there - each one different from the last - bring a camera! I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. If you're feeling adventurous and are driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle I would highly recommend the ocean drive from Carillo to San Francisco - it will test your driving skills but the secluded beaches and mountain roads are a sight to behold.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
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+1 202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We spent two weeks at Casa Sevana in February. The pictures actually do not do justice to this property - the accommodations, location, views etc. are stunning. The house is extremely clean and well kept. The location was perfect, giving us peace and quiet, yet close to the beach and Samara. The property manager was extremely responsive and help when we had questions during our stay, not to mention her patience with our arrival due to flight delays. The property owners were also quick to respond when we had questions during our stay. While we dined-in most of the time due to the excellent equipment in the house, however, we did enjoy a meal at Hula Jungla and the local Soda restaurant in Playa Carrillo. We took in a two hour horse back ride with Louis - ride starts at the soccer field. Two hours for $35!!. It was well worth it. Our son took a surf lesson on Carrillo beach that was also very reasonable given the amount of time the instructor spent with him. The pool was spectacular and enjoyed on a daily basis. I would highly recommend Casa Sevana to anyone interested in staying in this particular area of Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
4

Magnificent view near the jungle

  • 4 of 5
We spent 3 weeks in this very nice house and were most happy to be close to two of the best restaurants of the region. El toucan and el colibri. We also enjoyed the closeness of the beach that was clean and secure for swimming. The garden was manicured and the pool refreshing. The house was very well equipped .
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Carrillo is Costa Rica for Real -- a Friendly & low-keyed little town, with a mixed population of locals and expatriates. The palm lined Beach is a piece of Paradise with white sand, clear and calm water – perfect for kids – and no buildings in sight. It is never crowded and there is good snorkeling at its reefs.

Apart from the beach, food shopping and restaurants, Carrillo offers a tour operator, a small zoo, sportfishing, hiking and horseback riding. Most services are on the main street, a 2-3 minute walk from our home. There are close to 10 restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The beach is less than 0.5 miles (750 meters) away.

Nearby Sámara (4 miles away) has many more shops and restaurants, some nightlife, banks and ATMs, surfing (ideal for beginners), canopy tours and massage.

Other Activities: See our website

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Playa Carrillo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 
 
Green
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
High
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,120
 
 
X-mas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
 
 
High
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,120
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
High
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,120
 
 
Green
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
Low
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 
 
Green
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$980
 
 
High
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates for 1-5 Persons.
Extra Person, up to max total of 8 persons, per person: $10 - $25 per Night.
Rates include: taxes, fees, linens, bath and beach towels, cleaning before arrival & after departure, weekly cleaning for longer stays.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Carrillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1965 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Possibility to accommodate up to 8 persons. 3 more persons: 1 on extra bed in any bedroom, 2 on living room couch. High quality cotton sheets. Good reading lights.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • kayaking
Notes:
IPod dock, Outdoor shower

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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