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SEPT SPECIAL $1500.00 WK Ocean View Home -3 Suites Casa de Carr

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Dominical House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

In Costa Rica pura vida is a colloquial expression which literally means 'pure life' but that's not all. To fully appreciate this national slogan, experiencing it is a must . . . and there is no better place to do so than at Casa De Carroll. Located on the Pacific side of the Pan-American Highway this luxurious 3,400 sf home features three master suites, an infinity pool, proximity to world-class surf and secluded beaches. In addition to panoramic ocean views, luscious jungle, the guiding light of fire flires by night, and numerous entertaining monkeys which surround the property, there is an activities director who can assist in finding you the perfect adventure or restaurant. Experience Costa Rica to find out what pura vida really means at Casa De Carroll.

We recommend 4W in Costa Rica. You never know what adventure you might want to go on!!

Housekeeping provided once a week, inquire for additional service days.

Keywords: Luxurious, ocean view ,3 suites,spacious,


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Patti Carroll
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2016
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About Patti Carroll

Patti and I live in Santa Cruz California.

I am a custom home builder and Patti is a baker/landscaper/interior decorator

We had a build a house in Costa Rica. The home just completed in 2011!!!! After many years of are staying in our dream/reality house Enjoy!!!

Patti Carroll purchased this house in 2005

Why Patti Carroll chose Puntarenas

Jim , I and one of our sons, Dane took a road trip down the coast... looking for the perfect spot the buy our home.Starting @ Puntarenas... stopping at all the well know surf towns .....We just weren't feeling it!!!.....when we got to Dominical.... we fell in love with the lush tropical feel, not yet developed town... beautiful beaches and of course we had to have great surf close by!!! We made our final decision when we found this great piece of property that was out of town yet close to surf, great beaches and resaurants.The property is on the ocean side of the highway ,a great road with year round access was a must. We had struck gold!!! 6 years later ,our home is complete!!!

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite things, is when the howler monkeys come to visit...It can be while you are in the pool on a raft (in the tree just above the pool, to eat the pods) or they may come while you still sleeping in the very early morning .You will know this, because you will hear them!! The white- face monkey are very will only know they are in the area, when you notice the branches moving and see there little faces.

The sights and sounds of the jungle are amazing...we hear and see new things with the differnet times of year that we are at the house. Keep your eyes open for the big blue butterflies. One flys through almost every morning, they are beautiful!


based on 27 traveler reviews

SEPT SPECIAL $1500.00 WK Ocean View Home -3 Suites Casa de Carr
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Fabulous Private Home In the Costa Rican jungle but still close to Town & Beach

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with two daughters (age 15 and 10) and this was our first trip to Costa Rica. Casa de Carroll is AMAZING and was the perfect choice for our family vacation. This was the first time I ever used VRBO. Dealing with Patti (the owner) was very easy and their concierge, Silvia, set up numerous activities for us that went off without a hitch. The house is beautiful and very private. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and the house was very clean and "like new". The kitchen is nice with granite countertops and most of the ammenities you will need (bring paper towels with you as the management company doesn't provide any). The pool is amazing. We were in the pool every morning before heading out to white water raft, zip line, surf or hike. I highly recommend Dominical Surf Adventures for surf lessons and a white water raft tour. I reccommend the zipline at Titi Canopy Tours where we saw tons of monkeys. The house looks much better than the pictures in the listing and is truly first rate all the way. The house is about 7 miles south of the downtown area of Dominical so you need a vehicle and 4 wheel drive is what I would recommend even though the driveway into the house is not that bad, you will need 4 wheel drive to explore the other areas around Dominical. We saw a ton of wildlife in our time in Costa Rica. We saw a Scarlet McCaw, Toucans, Monkeys, Iguanas, Turtles, crazy looking bugs, Egrets, etc.. The beaches are incredible and virtually empty. We hiked down to a few beaches (one right in front of the house) and we were literally the only people on the beach. The trail down to the beach is steep but not that bad since we are used ot steep mountains in Park City, UT. The ocean water is really warm and the jungle goes right down to the beach with coconut, banana, and mango trees all around. The Costa Rican people are so nice and accomodating and the town of Dominical, with its unpaved streets, is very cool and fun and has some good restaurants - we liked Maracatu and Tortilla Flats the best.

Patti and Jim - Thank you so much for sharing your Costa Rican paradise with us. It was truly the best vacation we have ever had and now my 15 year old daughter wants to move to Costa Rica!! It was a vacation that our kids will remember forever. Being in a house like yours made it so much more relaxing and special than staying in a hotel. I don't think I can ever go back to a hotel now!! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Park City Family, you rock!! You had the vacation that we always hoped for families to have when be built our home. Thank you for enjoying the home to the fullest!! Casa de Carroll welcomes you back on your next trip to Costa Rica:) Pura Vida, Patti & Jim
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Richmond, IN

Nice Pool - no indoor water

  • 3 of 5

Nice house. Great Pool. Arrived On Saturday February 6th, no water until Tuesday February 9th. The water was on and off the remainder of our stay. Before you book- ask about the water!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very sorry about the unfortunate water problem that happened while staying at our home. This was an isolated incident, there was a break of a main waterline from the water provider . This took time to find and repair , the whole community was affected by the water line break . We hope that you will visit Dominical again and take us up on our offer:) Our apologies, Patti & Jim
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Santa Cruz, CA USA

We'll be back soon

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Casa de Carroll and was blow away. I will never stay anywhere else. The house is so well built you can tell the owners take pride in their home. First off the house is in a wonderful location, that can only be accessed by driving through a very nice hotel. This offers extra security and made me feel much more safe during our stay in Costa Rica . There are security guards and cameras as you drive through the hotel " parking lot" (maybe 15 spots). Another great attribute that the hotel offers is walking distance to a wonderful restaurant. They have a sophisticated dinner menu and great breakfast buffet and lunch. There is also many other restaurants within minutes of driving.

The house its self is exquisite. Every aspect of the house is well done, down the bathrooms and hammock area. The house was very clean. The views are wonderful and the infinity pool was always clean and the right temperature. Each room has a large bathroom and you can access wifi from everywhere. The house was so comfortable and nice we almost had a hard time leaving it to explore. Another one of our favorite things about the home was the outdoor living area. We could eat breakfast lunch and dinner outside and sit around in the evening drinking wine while we watched storms come in which often provided quite a show with from the stunning Veiw the house has of the ocean.

Also the property manager was very nice and helpful with all our questions. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy you finally got to stay at Casa de Carroll!! You know you are welcome back , for that next trip:) Sounds like you had an amazing vacation all the way around:) thank you for sharing so much about the surrounding area. Travelers like yourself love to hear what the home and area is really like, well said!! Casa de Carroll welcomes you back for your CR vacation! Many thanks, Patti & Jim
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Santa Cruz ca

Peaceful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Casa de Carroll in August and had the most amazing stay. The house was so peaceful, comfortably furnished and set on a beautiful piece of land. The views! There really aren't words for the views! Ocean, jungle and beautiful display of clouds and colors in the's like a dream. Did I mention that the infinity pool is absolutely magical!! The house is located in the perfect place for any of your vacation needs. Whether you drive north or south you have beautiful beaches, surf and swim. Being so close to the little town of Dominical was great for any dining or shopping needs as well. It was also so great having the Hotel located at the beginning of the road because we always knew where to turn and walking up to the restaurant to eat was one of the highlights of our trip. Can't say enough good things about our stay. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG that vacation sounds magical:) We are so happy that you enjoyed Casa de Carroll! Your description is what we always hoped for when travelers were enjoying our home. Casa de Carroll welcomes you back for your next trip to Dominical!! Patti & Jim
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San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Relaxation and Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Casa De Carroll was the perfect Honeymoon spot. Just enough relaxing to get you ready to go explore beautiful Costa Rica! This trip was my husband and I's first trip to Costa Rica and we definitely want to go back. Everything about Costa Rica (and especially where case de carroll is located) was perfect: beautiful scenery, secluded, wildlife, beaches and perfect waves (even with a storm).

Upon arrival We would definitely recommend a GPS. we used one of the tablet ones and it also gave off wifi signal (which was helpful in contacting Kelly when we needed to ask questions and also keep in touch with family back home). Arriving at the house is breathtaking. We saw more wildlife there more than anywhere else, like Patti says, howler monkeys, toucans, butterfly's, a horse, gecko's, crabs, beautiful lizards, and cool looking insects that don't bug you! Also, the gecko's in the house are super helpful, we never saw ONE bug inside! Just being in the house with the light shining through and the sounds of the jungle is enough to visit this house. Not to mention the pool, we were in there every time we left the house and every time we returned. My favorite part was coming back to the house after being somewhere and greeted by something new on the gate every time: lime green lizards, geckos and crabs!

We didn't use the kitchen much more than to slice up all the fresh fruit thats around every corner on the main hwy.. we cooked a few times but we love trying new food. Plus everything is pretty decently priced compared to CA so we took advantage of that. Kelly has great recommendations and use the booklet she gives you it has a lot of great food and exploring info!

Tour wise, we only did 2 things: Horseback riding to Nauyaca waterfall and zip lining. We wanted to do snorkeling/scuba but the storm lasted the whole time we were there and no one was offering the tour. The trip to the waterfall was INCREDIBLE! the horses knew exactly what to do even if you didn't. Theres a stop halfway to the waterfall where the feed you delicious food and once you get to the waterfall you get to go in and jump off the smaller waterfall! They rig up a rope and help you up and you get to jump off as much as you want, so much fun! the guides were awesome and friendly and were bilingual. Zip lining was awesome, we were the only 2 on there! We also went surfing everyday, we rented our boards from Jr. at Pineapple rentals.

Thank you so much Jim and Patti for the perfect honeymoon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: YEAH!! so glad the two of you had an awesome honeymoon @ Casa de Carroll! To many more trips to Costa Rica for your anniversaries!! Thanks for choosing Casa de Casa de Carroll:)
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Atlanta, GA, USA

Costa Rica - Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Carroll was great. We stayed for one week and would definitely go back. The home is exactly as shown in the pictures and was a great base for our adventures. Our party included 2 adults and 4 kids (18, 18, 16, 12). The owner and local manager were always responsive to our questions before and during our stay.

We saw monkeys, birds and a horse (in the pasture below the house) on a daily basis. The location was perfect and made excursions to Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical and other areas within easy driving distance. The home is very don't see another house or person while on property. Most evenings were spent in the pool after a long day at the beach or exploring. The house was well equipped and had almost everything we needed (cooking utensils, pool towels, hammocks, hair dryer, etc.). A couple of maintenance issues were addressed quickly by the local manager.

I highly recommend Tito at Uvita360 if you want to rent surf boards. We rented the boards and took them to Playa Hermosa, our favorite beach. Whitewater rafting with Karlos and his son, Ernesto, from Autentico Adventures was a fun day. Osa Canopy Tour was exhilarating. The ATV tour with Diamante Tours was cool. We saw waterfalls and panoramic views that we probably would have missed otherwise. The waterfall at El Pavon is not to be missed (not part of the ATV tour).

Be advised that eating out in Costa Rica is not cheap. I highly recommend eating at the local sodas and buying fruit at the roadside stands will save you A LOT OF MONEY. The local grocery stores were well stocked, too.

Exchange your currency for Costa Rican Colones. For the best exchange rate go to a bank, not the airport currency exchange. Bank = 528 Colones per $1USD v Airport Currency Exchange = 460 Colones per $1USD (13% difference!!). Most local businesses give you 500 Colones....not bad, but exchanging cash currency for Colones at a bank is easy (btw...there is a bank on the top concourse at the SJO airport, don't use the current exchange near baggage claim).

My last piece of advice is be sure to have very detailed driving directions from SJO to Casa de Carroll (GPS even better). We got lost in San Jose and on the way to Jaco. You will need about 1,000 Colones for tolls on Route 27. However, once at Casa de Carroll, you will relax and enjoy. Thank you Jim and Patti for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, sounds like a great vacation:) thank you for sharing all of your great experiences and recommendations, all are so helpful for other travelers! We love when families enjoy our home the way we were hoping when we building it. Please come back for your next Costa Rica vacation! Thanks again P&J
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Car: recommended

Bird watching, white water rafting. For those that want to be pampered, within walking distance is the Hotel Cuna Del Angel! Which features, Turkish bath, Hidrotherapy, Body scrubs and wraps, Massages, Facials,and Reflexology.

Don't feel like leaving the Casa....have our property manager book your massage at the casa!!


Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Greener Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years week
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season 1
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 21 2017 - Feb 26 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , Available @ additional cost
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
  • King size beds (1) upstairs suite has king, Queen size Beds in 2 ground floor suites
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Most of the cielings in this home are Cedro (Cedar) which creates such a warm feeling All rooms inside and out have ceiling fans, bedrooms have air conditioning with remote control . The home has a security system and safe for guests use. Seperate 1 bedroom Casita available please inquire

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