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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, Private Chef & Cleaning Services

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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 Costa Rica

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!


Guanacaste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, Private Chef & Cleaning Services
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Recharging and Romantic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just left Villa Serena yesterday after spending our fifth wedding anniversary there, and we already are missing everything about it. The home is beautiful, especially the kitchen, but that almost does not matter because the outdoor spaces and the phenomenal views are magical. The sounds of the waves crashing on the rocky beach below and views of those waves and spray were constant beautiful and calming companions during our stay. The views can be enjoyed from the windows in the home, from the upstairs terrace, from the pool, from the balcony/deck off the living room, from the gorgeous gazebo with dining for eight in the yard, from the deck chairs in front of the gazebo, from the swing hanging from the tree...etc. The beach can be accessed from the house by climbing down the rocky/leafy "path", which is not bad at all for most (may be difficult for very small children), but the beach is too rough and rocky to swim. However just a few yards down the beach, there is the most incredible calm natural tidal pool teaming with small fish and surrounded by the wild rock and crashing waves. There often are others swimming there, but it is never crowded and largely feels private to the house. It is truly a unique and gorgeous feature that is easily accessible from the home.

I have not even gotten to Marcia and Modesto, the most welcoming hosts we could have hoped for. Yes, we don't speak Spanish, and they don't speak English, but the Google translate app and gestures do wonders! Marcia is the one of the sweetest individuals I have met, and was great fun to talk to and spend time with (despite not speaking each other's language). Modesto was quieter, but always had a smile when he saw us and clearly cares deeply about the property and its guests. When our rental car battery died, he did not hesitate to help find another car and helped hook up the jumper cables to make sure we could get back on the road. I don't even know how to talk about Marcia's cooking without sounding hyperbolic. She helped us buy seafood and prepared everything in a fresh and healthy way that was just incredibly delicious. We ate out a few times, and nothing - I mean NOTHING - approached the deliciousness of Marcia's food. We felt so lucky to spend time at this gorgeous property, and to have two wonderful people host us. We will be back wiht our entire family sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadine, We are so glad that you had a great time in Villa Serena and are happy to know that, in a modest way, we contribute to bring happiness to our valued guests. Pura Vida and very best wishes, Denisse & William
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marcia & Modesto for an amazing vacation at Villa Serena. The house, the location, the entire property was beautiful. Marcia is so sweet and her cooking was amazing. The only downfall was the language barrier between us but thank goodness for Google Translator. I'm very motivated now to learn to speak better Spanish. There were only a couple minor things that we felt needed to be addressed: Your cookware supply is dismal. There were only two frying pans - both of which were ready for the garbage - the one pan had a loose handle (which we kept tightening but the screw was stripped and both pans - the teflon is worn off. We chose to cook ourselves a couple times and found it a bit frustrating with the lack of pots and pans. The dishwasher is on its last legs so we suggest replacing or getting it fixed. We washed all our dishes by hand because it did not clean at all. We put all our ingredients into the blender to make Mango Margaritas but the blender was not working either. The motor works but the blades to not turn & when we looked at it you could tell that the grooves were stripped that makes the blade turn - so a good quality new blender is also another suggestion. Lastly, we found that the chairs and the shade umbrellas around the pool area needing upgrading. The dollar-store quality fold-out chairs were just that. Perhaps a few more comfortable loungers would be a good idea. Regardless of these few minor things that need fixing, or replacing, we all had a fantastic vacation. I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering a Costa Rica vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb, It was a pleasure to host you and your friends in Villa Serena. We are sorry that the blender gave up during your stay and we have replaced it at once. For the kitchen equipment, we rely completely on input from our cook Matcia and she had never mentioned any problem... as they say, the best soups are cooked in old pots!... In any case, we have acquired a broad choice of news pots and pans, ready to be used. Guests should not do any cleaning of dishes or anything else, as Marcia will gladly do it for you! When we asked Marcia if the dishwasher is functioning badly, she said: No, it works very well!... About the garden furniture, it seems like you used the light carry-on beach chairs which are available to be taken by our guests to the beach. Although there are already quite a few, we will gladly buy some more loungers for your next stay!
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  • 5 of 5

I used awesome as a title because that is what I heard every day during our stay at Villa Serena from at least one of the group.

We had 10 adults and a child. Grandpa & Grandma, three adult children and their children. I worried a lot about how it would work out

as I made the arrangements for everyone after much research. The owners were very helpful while I asked a gazillon questions before the trip.

We could not have asked for more. The villa was even more beautiful than the pictures showed, if that's possible. The owners have spared no expense to make it five star. We utilized every inch of the bautifully maintained property. Particularly enjoyable were the evenings in the cabana with the beautiful sunsets and star filled sky. No review would be complete without mentioning Marcia and Modesto. They are priceless. There were tears when we left them. What a special couple! Marcia's Gallo Pinto was a special treat.

The trip to Arenal was long but the zip lining was worth it. It was very cloudy and rainy so we did not do the volcano hike. Carrillo & Samara beaches were wonderful. Clean and beautiful Another outing was to dinner up the road at Leyenda Hotel. Very accommodating service . We asked for something special and they came up with a wonderful passion fruit mousse which was to die for. At the villa we enjoyed the tide pools, the resident iguana and the mile walk to the neighborhood store (good workout). After that a dip in the beautiful pool was welcome. It will be very difficult to top this family vacation. Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, You are a very special guest and we are so happy that you spent a splendid time in Villa Serena, with joy and happiness for you and your family. Very best wishes! Denisse & William
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What an amazingly beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more! We were surrounded by beauty and spoiled with delicious food our entire trip. This is the way to see Costa Rica!!! Highly recommend Villa Serena!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is very beautiful. Right on the ocean. However, the beach is rather hazardous to get to, but the most

beautiful beach (one of the world's 25 best beaches) is in Carrillo and is only 5 minutes away. There are some good

restaurants in Samara - Gusto Beach is one of them. There is also another lovely beach in Samara and lots of shopping.

Marcia and Modesto, who are included in the price of the villa, were wonderful. Marcia is a great cook and very

cooperative, as is Modesto, the caretaker of the property. We felt very safe there since there is a beautiful metal gate

surrounding the property which can only be opened and closed by a remote device. There are two carports so that

the cars are protected from the sun. The whole place is air conditioned and there are screens on windows, etc. The pool on the property is also beautiful and very refreshing. We used it a lot along with the trips to the beaches. The country is

very lush and green and has lots of mangos and papayas and bananas. Very modern kitchen. All in all, there were 9 of us

staying there (it sleeps 10), and it was very comfortable. It helps if you can speak some Spanish since Marcia and Modesto

do not speak English, but I don't that would be a problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to know that you all had a great time in Villa Serena!
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Beautiful home, gorgeous setting, great people!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Serena's best feature is Marcia and Modesto! Marcia and Modesto are wonderful people. Going to the markets in Samara with Marcia was a great experience for our family. It was a great way to see how others live and work as well as become familiar with the area. Marcia's food was tasty! We all highly recommend her guacamole!

Villa Serena is a very well laid out home with plenty of space for our group of six. The outdoor spaces are great - we especially enjoyed having dinner in the outdoor dining room over looking the Pacific Ocean during sunset. WOW!

When going out to dinner, be sure to go to El Colibri in Playa Carrillo. A great Argentinean steakhouse right in town!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Guanacaste Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dry season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rainy season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dry season 2017
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season 2017-2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dry Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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