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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, Private Chef & Cleaning Services

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Villa Serena, Carrillo Beach, Costa Rica

Luxurious Villa Serena offers incredible views and senses of the Pacific Ocean.

Dream location for your exclusive gatherings, weddings and honeymoon!


Very recently built estate, new on the rental market

Private Parking: 2 covered parking spots and 2 parking spots outside in front of the villa available inside a secured gate.

Linens Provided including Bath/Pool/Beach towels.

Air Conditioning: A/C in all 4 bedrooms

Washer, Dryer


Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people:

Room #1 has one King Bed with a dressing room, private bathroom and terrace.

Room #2 has one Queen Bed, with a private bathroom.

Room #3 has two Queen Beds, with a private bathroom.

Room #4 has one Queen Bed,

Crib: Portable crib and baby chair available on request.


Flat screen Satellite TV in Living Room, Cable/DVD

Stereo System/CD/Radio. MP3 player with connector for iPod/iPhone.


Catering: The services of Marcia, the cook/housekeeper are included in the contract.

Marcia also provides towel-lining laundry service.

Fully equipped Kitchen: Brand new gourmet kitchen with pot-filler, dishwasher, double door large refrigerator, cold water and ice, wine cooler, microwave, oven, coffee maker & grinder, blender, mixer and all cooking and baking utensils and appliances.

Outdoor Features

Private Pool with Patio.

BBQ DeLuxe Grill


Outdoor entertaining and dining pavilion designed for dining, and lounging.

DeLuxe Wedding/Event Tent imported from Italy


Exclusivity, privacy.

Your own cliff with dramatic views, sounds and smells of the Pacific Ocean with the waves crashing into the rocks and

semi private beach below your feet.


PC connected to Internet

Local house phone for free calls within Costa Rica

Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)

Other Amenities

Surfboard storage, outdoor shower, safe boxes in every bedroom, Live-in couple: cook/housekeeper/laundress, and a gardener for property/pool maintenance. Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned. Maid Service.


Note: The swimming pool is not gated. The area around the villa has access to rocks leading to the beach down below. Children should be attended.

Minimum Age Limit For Renters: Must be 25 years old to sign contract.

Pets/Smoking Not Allowed




Horseback Riding


Fitness Center/Gym








Health/Beauty Spa


Wildlife Viewing

Other Activities

Whale watching

Zip Line Canopy Tours - Glide through the jungle on a guided tour of the treetops!

Flying Crocodile: Discover paradise from the air.


Your exclusive Villa (with private staff) overlooking the Pacific Ocean

When you arrive at Villa Serena you are captured by the magnificent Pacific Ocean right in your backyard. Walking down to the beach is a matter of a few steps and you are in a paradise of tropical fish swimming around the majestic rocks and the tide pools.

The beach residence of your dreams… Villa Serena is an exclusive and classic Tuscan style oceanfront property on an intimate and exotic tropical beach in Costa Rica. Days will go by while you will capture the sounds and smells of the waves and the spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean.

On your terrace you will enjoy the swimming pool, the manicured gardens and the closeness to the ocean. Inside, the house offers an ample social area connected to the open custom designed Italian kitchen. The granite staircase takes you to the second floor offering a master bedroom, with walk-in dressing room, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower, and a private terrace to admire the beach and ocean views. The house has three additional bedrooms, two of which having a full bathroom.

Some technical data:

• Villa Serena’s ceramic tiles, Aran kitchen cabinets and its aluminum railings are all imported from Italy. High-end Kitchen Aid appliances.

• The extensive granite works were imported from Brazil. ?

• Villa Serena was wired with latest technology for alarm system, intercom system, high-speed network Internet, satellite television and webcams.

• Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people.

The services of the staff, Marcia and Modesto are included in the rental price. Marcia provides help with meal preparation, housekeeping, and laundry. Modesto maintains the pool and the property. Marcia and Modesto are available six days per week. They have a private apartment in a part of the Villa, away from the visitor’s area.

On request, a professional Chef is at your services on site. He is specialized in Sushi, Mediterranean and Fusion cuisine.

Packages of one, two and three sessions per week are available.

Villa Serena is less than 5 minutes away from Carrillo Beach, a pristine white-sand, palm-lined beach. Rolling hills and mountains covered with tropical forests surround the bay and protect the beach from strong winds and swells. A reef north of the bay acts as a natural barrier, providing calm waters ideal for water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or anchoring your boat.

Ten minutes to the south of Villa Serena, lies Playa Camaronal, a remote beach with greyish sand and blue waters, which is a popular nesting site for leatherback (Mar–Apr) and olive ridley turtles (year round). It was declared as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1994. Its moderate to strong waves make it an ideal spot for surfers.

Villa Serena has it all!

Welcome to your own place in paradise!

More Details

Denisse Cobert
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Denisse Cobert

Denisse and William lived in Switzerland for many years. Renovated and renewed several gentlemen farmhouses, and after extensively traveling around the globe, looking for the perfect place as part of living the happiest possible life, they chose the Pacific Ocean side of lovely Costa Rica.

Denisse Cobert purchased this villa in 2012

Why Denisse Cobert chose Puerto Carrillo

Villa Serena is a unique oceanfront jewel. The Tuscan architecture has been deployed with solid bases and unparalleled attention to detail. The architect and builder is world-renowned (Philadelphia Airport, and several high-rises on the biggest cities around the globe).

What makes this villa unique

Splendid Pacific Ocean views and impeccable finishes.

The previous owner of Villa Serena is a Canadian investor who built the villa as his private vacation home with no budget restrictions. Villa Serena was built by Italian developer Sam Alibrando with high attention to detail and the highest standards of quality of construction. The location of Villa Serena is a privileged one; anyone going there just falls in love immediately after stepping out of the car. The sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks and the peacefulness of its blue ocean, the magnificent sunsets and the marine breeze, makes days at Villa Serena a magic experience that people want to repeat over and over again. Villa Serena is located near Carrillo, in a very private setting, completely away from the noise and busy streets of towns. No one can predict there is such a beautiful villa there, when entering the gravel road for the first time.

The new owners of Villa Serena just turned it into a very unique oceanfront vacation rental home. And Villa Serena has it all to guarantee the best vacations one can have in its lifetime. The danger of coming to Villa Serena... is not wanting to leave when the time is over!

Villa Serena is a magical Tuscan Style villa with the benefits of the majestic Pacific Ocean right out the back door!


Puerto Carrillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, Private Chef & Cleaning Services
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing experience at Villa Serena and have already recommended it to our friends and colleagues. The property was clean, spacious and very well tended. Marcia and Modesto are simply lovely. Not only is Marcia's guacamole fantastic we will miss her chicken and cabbage dish which is unforgettable. The views are spectacular and just a short walk down the cliff is a lovely tide pool where one can swim. The pool at the villa was a perfect respite after a day at the beach. The wild life was amazing and the Costa Rican individuals we met were extremely friendly and helpful. At night the sky was bright with endless stars. We also enjoyed seeing the property from the ocean during an evening cruise, it is truly a spectacular location. You will not be disappointed after a stay at Villa Serena. It is a beautiful home with the added bonus of Marcia and Modesto who make it complete. Tara

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Safe and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The location and house is amazing. You can walk down to the beach in front of the house where there are tide pools. Monkeys were in the trees right outside the pool area. Carillo beach, a few minutes away by car is super clean and relaxing. Camaronal Beach is about 15 minutes away, also clean, and is a turtle reserve where we saw them release a newly hatched turtle into the ocean. The cook made delicious food when we needed it. Fresh fish one night and lobster and steak on our last night.

My only very small recommendation would be that it is stated a little clearer the help's work hours. She was unable to go to the store with us the first day to buy food for the meals at 6pm and our second day was a Costa Rica holiday which we didn't know about and wouldn't expect to affect our stay anyway. She did end up cooking on the their holiday but we felt bad.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house ! If there is heaven an earth this house was it ! Costa Rica is a wonderful county and staying in Villa Serena made absolutely perfect. Marcita and Modesto are the kindest, nicest people . Marcita’s cooking is super delicious and her guacamole is world famous! The owners of the villa are very helpful and very quickly respond to every question you might have . Carrillo and Samara the two town near by have beautiful beaches , great restaurants and lots of things to do so you don’t have to drive a lot . I am already planning our next visit !

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb stay in Cost Rica

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Our stay at Villa Serena was as spectacular as the views. The villa is large and very comfortable, each bedroom had it's own AC, but the terrific breeze from the ocean kept us cool at night. The home is down a rocky dirt road, set on a lovely cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean. There is a small rocky beach down the hill, which has a great tide pool with many different fish to see. The walk down and up is not an easy stroll, but it is definitely worth it.

We had our meals outside under the gazebo overlooking the view. The pool is adequate and comfortably fit our whole family. Pool chairs and loungers abound. There is also a gas grill, but we didn't use it because Marcia cooked dinner for us. She and her husband Modesto are wonderful. They made us feel like family, and were the icing on the cake for choosing this devine property.

The location is perfect, with easy driving to many beautiful beaches. We had 2 tours that picked us up at the house, and my brother was able to get a taxi pick up for his early ride to the Liberia airport which is about 2 hours away.

This vacation was a trip of a lifetime, made even better because of Villa Serena and her caretakers.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view and location, gorgeous well kept home, warm welcoming staff

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Villa Serena was very serene and relaxing. Wonderful views, the home was well maintained and the staff was friendly and always willing to help. Marcia even volunteered to cook on her day off. Marcia had us look over her menus and took us shopping. One of the highlights of our time there was when she took us to a local fisherman's home, where we picked out our seafood for the evening. Marcia and the groundskeeper/security Madesto barely speak English. It's best to have someone in the group who speaks some Spanish.

If you go out of the gate to the right and take the path to a private beach (5 min walk), when the tide is low during the day, (to the left once you hit the beach), you can follow along the rocky edge to a natural bath or pool. The water splashes in and it's a very unique atmosphere in the pool with the waves crashing on the other side. Be sure to wear Chacos of some kind of hiking sandles, as the rocks can be slippery. While your on the trail headed to the beach be on the look out for white faced monkeys.

There was also a dog named Donna on the property who was a joy to be around. We brought her home a steak bone one night and they let her have it. She was protective of the property and loved to play.

I would highly recommend the property and have to family and friends headed to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This year we decided to revisit Costa Rica for our annual winter getaway. There was a group of 7 friends that shared the house. Upon arrival we were greeted by warm smiles and the most captivating view of the Pacific. The house is centrally located to town, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, the beach and a walking distance to a natural swimming hole filled with tropical fishes. (Bring your snorkel mask) Marcia and Modesto were very attentive and kind. Despite the dry season the property was luscious, kudos to Modesto for a job well done. Marcia is super sweet and will whip up her specialties at whim. She checked in with us daily to ensure that we were comfortable. I have nothing but rave reviews for Villa Serena. I look forward to returning to returning to Villa Serena again with my children in the near future. Thank you for renting your lovely home to us!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sina, Many, many thanks for your kind words! We are soo happy that you all had a splendid time in Villa Serena. Come back soon!
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Car: recommended

Villa Serena counts with an excellent Gourmet Chef at your service, on request. Specialties: Mediterranean, Sushi and Fusion Cuisine.

Villa Serena also offers the ideal location for a wedding or important celebration. Stylish settings, fine cuisine and wines (on request), gracious hosting and luxurious accommodation, make Villa Serena a unique venue. Photographs in the gardens or with the backdrop of the ocean and a forested hillside, make your vacation or event-stay a truly memorable occasion.

Puerto Carrillo, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, is known for its jewel among Pacific beaches. The town itself is very small (less than 500 full-time residents) and is predominantly a sport-fishing village with a variety of nice hotels, restaurants and tour operators. The population in Carrillo is mainly local residents and still maintains an authentically Costa Rican atmosphere. Puerto Carrillo is a small unobtrusive community that has been playing host to some of the most well renown sport fishing boats in the world, since its discovery as a billfish destination over 15 years ago. The small town boasts several hotels, fine restaurants, stores, a small airstrip, and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica. The tiny harbor affords protection to a small handful of charter and private boats that are here on permanent bases. The beautiful white sand beach is popular with swimmers and an ideal beach for your kids.

Playa Carrillo ranks among the Final Four for 25 Best Secret Beaches on Earth (Travel and Leisure March 2012). Just south of the popular surfer’s paradise of Samara Beach, Playa Carrillo is one of the least developed spots on the Nicoya Peninsula. Framed by mountains, the laid-back fishing village has a white-sand beach just off a palm-lined boulevard (there are no unsightly beachfront buildings). Known among divers for its excellent coral reef teeming with marine life, the beach is protected by rocky headlands, providing calm, warm water for swimmers. Don’t miss the La Selva Zoo and Bromeliad Gardens at the southern end of the bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.