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Special deal! One week for $1500!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa Mitchell--3BR/2½BA

Classic Costa Rican construction with stucco walls, tile floors, beautiful tropical hardwood ceilings and doors, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Grounds include avocado, mango, papaya, and citrus trees with many tropical flowers. Howler monkeys, iguanas, and parrots frequent the area, as well as many other species of birds and beasts. The house is high enough to have a wonderful view, but is within walking distance of the beach, and the climb back up to the house will keep you in shape while you are away from the gym! Also, the soothing sound of the surf is like a lullaby. The house is comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen, large dining room, beautiful Costa Rican original art work, newly tiled pool overlooking the ocean, pit barbecue, a wonderful maid, and overall, beautiful surroundings. Also we now have new living room and TV room furniture. SKY TV and VCR/DVD, radio/CD/IPOD player, new TV, high speed Internet and wifi.

The kitchen has handmade tile, depicting designs of the local indigenous people, made by a renowned Costa Rican ceramic artist and her husband, a well-known American architectural ceramic artist. It also includes a toaster oven, microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, blender, and nice glasses and china. Pots and pans are adequate for most cooking needs. Telephone service is available with long distance available only with a telephone credit card. There is a washing machine and dryer, and the maid will wash anything you want. There is a wet bar in the living room with a small refrigerator. On the deck are two wooden tables with umbrellas and four wooden deck chairs with cushions. The house comes with all linens but you will need to bring shampoo, etc.

There is also a CD player/radio and satellite TV high speed Internet and wifi

Many excellent restaurants, the best sport fishing in Costa Rica, river float trips, surfing on a gorgeous beach, snorkeling at low tide, canopy tour, wonderful area for nature walks. Guatil, a historic village for ceramic work is only about an hours drive from the house where you can see artists at work and many interesting pieces both modern and indigenous. The Flying Crocodile is about a half hour from here where you can take breathtaking ultra light rides over the ocean and coastal mountains. The area is quiet and peaceful with not too much development. The road from Carrillo to Samara is paved which is a great improvement for travel although it is only three miles. Horses are available for rent from Luis Rodrigues--Celenia can contact him for you. Sea kayaking and float trips available from Popo's, owner Tad. A new zip line is available as well as the Flying Crocodile, an exciting ultralight ride.

Contact owners for specific info on sport fishing.

BR B Area: /B BR This is a beautiful, tropical area of the north coast of Costa Rica. The beach is a large semi-circle lined with coconut palms perfect for relaxing in the shade or venturing out into the sun. Waves can be very large at high tide but smaller and much gentler at low tide. There are tide pools at the west end of the beach and snorkeling is good there at low tide. The mountains make for gorgeous views and sunset can be viewed from the side of the house where the view overlooks two ocean beaches.

Weekly rates $1500/week .

More Details

Kay Mitchell
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Kay Mitchell

We are a family from Pensacola, Florida who love our Costa Rican paradise. We have shared it with many people over the years, many of whom have come back every year or so and consider it their home as well. We are college professors, attorneys, farmers/ecologists, scientists, sailors, artists and people who love to have a good time.

Kay Mitchell purchased this house in 1993

Why Kay Mitchell chose Puerto Carrillo

Villa Mitchell and Playa Carrillo are both secluded non-touristy places which it make the home and the area a paradise away from the commercialism that has taken over much of Costa Rica. There is plenty to do there without condos and highrises! The most beautiful beaches in the world, clean water, wildlife, peace and serenity--also good places to eat, fish, swim, play.

What makes this house unique

Over the years we have improved the property, planted many trees and plants--mangoes, lemons, flowers etc--and restored the house along the way by adding new custom made Costa Rican furniture and Costa Rican artwork. We also have an excellent library from scientific books on plants and birds to the best novels as well as plenty of 'beach reads!' The view from the pool deck of the Pacific Ocean to unrivaled; sitting as the rail overlooking the ocean has become a daily and nightly place to be to relax and enjoy the view, the stars, the monkeys--you name it!


Puerto Carrillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are tile with hot water on demand in the showers. Towels are new all cotton. Mexican tiles and sink in the master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • All beds are new with new firm mattresses and new cotton linens and bedspreads. Each room has ceiling fans and wooden louvers with screens. The house is high so there is almost always a breeze and comfortable sleeping.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Special deal! One week for $1500!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Absolute paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in your beautiful home and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Samara. One of the highlights was a cooking class we did at a local Costa Rica home in Samara learning to make the local food. Hoping to be back with our kids one day! Thank you for sharing your lovely and peaceful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree; it is truly paradise!
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Portland, Oregon

Spacious, comfortable, well equipped in the kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Love the open air and view from the pool deck. Spent plenty of time in the living room watching all the birds. Delightful to have regular house cleaning. Our fourth stay - that says it all.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Costa Rican Experience!

  • 4 of 5

The home was large and comfortable. The three bathrooms were appreciated by the seven of us. The location was the best. A one minute drive to Carrillo beach, or a five minute walk.

Just outside the house, we saw Howler monkeys, White Face Capuchin monkeys, a pair of Scarlet Macaws, and a Coati. Inside the house we found a Tarantula! We scooped him up and let him go, outside. The only downside is the ants were abundant in the kitchen, and not having air conditioning at night for sleeping. The ceiling fans were helpful. We loved the deep and shallow pool! Isa the housekeeper came every second day.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location - Great for Families

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at Villa Mitchell for 12 days over Christmas and it was perfect in every way. The location is unbeatable. Snuggled in the middle of the lush jungle hillside, the villa was comfortable and well equipped. The house is situated above the midway point of Playa Carillo so the views are sweeping and the pool area is sun drenched for the entire day. Even in the heat, the house stayed reasonably cool because of the open air layout.

The neighbouring house is visible through the kitchen window and one side of the dining room, but other than that, there is complete privacy.

One of the many highlights was New Years Eve. From our high vantage point, we were able to see the fireworks set off from Playa Samara, Carillo, Estrada and one beach south of Carillo. It was quite spectacular.

It was a memorable Christmas and I would definitely like to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San José

Beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful house with spectacular ocean view. Surrounded by nature where you can relax. We enjoyed very much our 4 days stay. The owners provided us all requested information and Isa, the lady who works there, is very helpful and nice. My family and I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Breathtaking view, private pool, hear the waves.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Mitchell. The house is set up around the pool. You fall asleep to the sound of the surf and wake to the surf and the sound of birds and howler monkeys. It is a short distance down the hill to the middle of Playa Carrillo where you can walk the beach, paddle board, kayak, surf and snorkel. There are crocodiles in the streams at each end of the beach. At night, the stars are overwhelming and easy to gaze at from the pool deck. If you keep the hummingbird feeders filled, you will be rewarded with some amazing birds.

The home is spacious with a living room that is comfortably cool and a master bedroom just off the pool deck. The house has been around awhile but is comfortable like an old pair of blue jeans. The owner provides cleaning service and that is a great feature as ants and other insects are a fact of life in Costa Rica.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stays here and look forward to a third time.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Playa Carrillo is located three miles south of Samara on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is a huge horseshoe lined with coconut palms with a rocky headland on each end. There is no commercial development on the beach which adds to its natural beauty. It is in Guanacaste province on the northern Pacific coast in a area that so far is not overdeveloped and still retains the lovely natural beauty without condos and golf courses. You are sure to see parrots, howler monkeys, iguanas, frogs and many species of birds and other animals. It is the perfect place to relax, but there is plenty to do if you want to venture. There are horses, a zip line, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing(some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica) as well as short day charters that fish close to land. If you decide to rent out home, I will send you a detailed list of things to do and places to go.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas, New Years and Easter are $2000/week, not necessarily Saturday to Saturday. Prices for more than one week are negociable with the owner, email and phone listed above. Year round rate other than holidays is $1500/week. The minimum rental is three days at $250/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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