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Las Ventanas del Mar

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bed - 3.5 Bath - Sleeps 6 - Ocean View - Luxury

Relax in complete comfort while overlooking the beautiful, crescent shaped beach of Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica. Located 900' above the ocean in the gated community of Las Ventanas del Mar, our Ridge Condo is a luxury tropical getaway with all the comforts of home. Featuring panoramic, breathtaking ocean views & access to luxury amenities, once you arrive you'll never want to leave.

A luxury home from start to finish, the home was built with painstaking attention to details. From the design & construction to the finishes & furnishings, every aspect of the home is top-notch luxury & comfort. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a spacious chef's kitchen, open living & dining areas, and over sized outdoor terraces, entertain friends or enjoy the perfect family vacation. With central A/C, GE stainless steel appliances, wireless internet & satellite television, enjoying the rustic beauty of Costa Rica doesn't have to mean foregoing the modern-day conveniences that make life more enjoyable.

Located in the private community of Las Ventanas del Mar, this home features convenient access to our luxury amenities. Anchored by a one-of-a-kind 9,000 square foot infinity pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, there's no better place to relax the day away. In the evening, enjoy unparallelled, spectacular sunsets poolside as the sun slips down behind the pacific ocean. Additionally, we have two hard-topped tennis courts & equipment, and open air gym, a private freshwater fishing lake, and outdoor barbecue facilities. With 24 hour gated security and access to our onsite concierge and dining services, let our on-site staff make your stay more comfortable.

Located just a short drive from Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara, Las Ventanas del Mar offers access to two of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Enjoy the beach by taking advantage of the local activities - sport fishing, surfing, yoga, ziplines, adventure tours, & nature watching included. A variety of restaurants, beachfront bars, and local businesses offer plenty of nightlife and activity.

More Details

Mary Emily Carter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Mary Emily Carter

Owner, developer and manager of Las Ventanas del Mar. My wife, two dogs and I moved to Costa Rica in 2005 and have loved the whole experience. We learned Spanish, the local culture and how to live in paradise... it is very different from living in Atlanta but, we really don't miss the hour commute to work everyday! Our first child was born here, in Costa Rica in January of 2008 and our second in December of 2011. The medical care here is great and the amount of one on one with doctors is much better than anything in the U.S.. We have always been treated with kindness by the locals and it is easy to see why Costa Rica is ranked among one of the best places to live in the world. The local people are easy going and truly happy... this explains one of the national sayings; 'Pura Vida' which translates to 'pure life'.

Mary Emily Carter purchased this condo in 2007

Why Mary Emily Carter chose Guanacaste

The story is a long one, of how we ended up here full time... but, I would be happy to share it with you during your stay. One of the main reasons we started visiting here was for the deep sea fishing and life style... we never dreamed it would become our full time job and place of residency. It continues to be a pleasure and on going dream.

What makes this condo unique

The surrounding nature provides an abundance of outdoor activities... from an easy stroll down the beach to surfing some of the best waves in all of Central America, there is always something to do. The views are truly inspiring and create an awesome backdrop for unlimited relaxation. The on-site lake and pool are just a small dose of the water activities around... there are several beaches within minutes. Some busy with restaurants and bars on the beach, some with nothing but pristine waters and palm trees.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
LIR - Liberia International
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
on site chef available
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Carrillo
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Samara Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Carrillo
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Camrenal
Nearest Point of Interest
"Fishing Beach"
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Rio Ora
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfall Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tidal Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
HIdden Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Buena Vista
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Barigona
Nearest Point of Interest
Punto Indio
Car: recommended

Some of the world's best surfing is only minutes from your door! Beach breaks, point breaks and reef breaks are up and down the coast. Playa Carrillo has several tide pools to relax in and observe tropical reef fish at low tide. Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo are also blessed to have around 26 restaurants that we would recommend to anyone on any given day! From local cuisine to Asian fusion, Thai, Italian and much, much more!!!


Puerto Carrillo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Complete comfort with an incredible view from your pillow. Wake up in the morning, open your eyes and be amazed... you can see the view on the picture of the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (3) two in the larger guest bedroom and one in the third bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Las Ventanas del Mar
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Breath taking views with unbelievable hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Visiting Costa Rica was on our bucket list. I had a friend of mine that stayed at Las Ventanas del Mar last year and recommended we checked it out. The photos on the website are beautiful but the actual property is gorgeous. There was 6 of us traveling together and when we opened up the door to our unit we were like kids as we walked around and yelled out to each other how amazing the home was with it's beautiful decor and the wrap around porch with views of the Pacific Ocean. They had left no small details out. We had access to beach chairs, snorkel gear, tennis gear, beach towels, coolers which all came into use. The infinity pool was unbelievable with its views of the ocean and mountains. We would go out almost every night for a swim and to wind down from the day’s activities and look at the stars. On a clear night go out and relax under the stars. It's like you can reach up and grab the stars as they look so close.

Lorena, the property manager, was so helpful. She was very welcoming in our visit and always there to assist us with any questions or needs we had.

We traveled outside of the property everyday as there were so many things we wanted to do. We did surf lessons at Samara Beach, rode ATV's for a sunset tour, traveled to Sibu Sanctuary where they rescue monkeys in need of medical care and release them back into the wild. We drove to Punta Islita and Playa Corozalito to be lucky enough to watch them release 68 baby turtles into the ocean. Each of the beach towns we visited were uniquely different with their sands, color of the water and break of the waves. The food and drinks were delicious. If you are adventurous and want to go out towards Nosara and their beaches, make sure to find La Luna for lunch. Go hungry as the food is amazing and in large portions.

Our overall experience was beyond our expectations. We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding location with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

After spending a few very busy days in Arenal, my family (myself, wife and 3 teen aged boys) had high expectation for our visit to Las Ventanas. Las Ventanas blew away our expectations and was a perfect way to chill after Arenal. The condo is better than it shows in the pictures. The view of the carillo and samara and the surrounding mountains is unreal, especially at sunset. The drive up to the condo is just 2K on a dirt/gravel road that can be a bit steep but is easily passable and worth it at the end. Las Ventanas was incredibly private. We had the huge pool to ourselves every day and at sunset. The condo was well furnished and had all the conveniences of home. Kids also took advantage of the tennis courts, kayaks, paddleboard and fishing at the pond and the bocce and cornhole boards over by the pool. Plenty of seating poolside at comfortable chairs or in hammocks at the surrounding tiki huts. Enjoyed the large # of parrots that reside on the property and the howlers calling all around. Even the two short losses of power added to the experience as the condo was outfitted with many large candles that we lit. Felt totally safe the entire time.

Carrillo beach is literally at the bottom of the hill. It's a great beach with good waves for swimming or bodysurfing and palm trees for shade. Not at all crowded. Getting into Samara was nothing more than a 10-15 minute drive. We enjoyed surfing lessons from C&C Surf Shop in Samara, fresh fruit from the fruit guy and convenience of the many restaurants and grocery stores in Samara. Samara beach is slightly more crowded and definitely more commercial than Carrillo but enjoyable nonetheless.

Can't recommend this property enough for its beauty, how well thought out it is and the relaxation it offered.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Incredible and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Being travel agency owners we have travelled extensively and consider ourselves very fussy... We set the bar high and this condo met and exceeded our expectations in every way!

My husband, myself and 3 teenagers travelled to Las Ventanas in Dec. the condo was so spacious and it was decorated beautifully! The grounds and pool area were spectacular with some of the most amazing views and sunsets we have ever seen...often we were the only people at the pool. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful from the time we booked until we drove away at the end of our week. The area was a nice change to some of the other areas we have visited in Costa Rica as it was a lot quieter with less tourists. The beach was was very clean and safe for swimming and there are so many great restaurants that it was hard to choose.

We can't wait to return, thank you for the great week :)

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Las Ventanas... The view and pool are heavenly! The safety and development are top notch! We also loved that are many outdoor activities for all ages, wildlife to admire, and wonderful restaurants so close by!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Costa Rica is our favorite vacation spot b/c the country is beautiful, the food is outstanding, the people are the most hospitable of anywhere we have been. We travel to Costa Rica twice a year and always stay at this property b/c it's a true hidden gem! The units are new, alway clean, extremely nice and have all the amenities of home. I cant say enough about the staff who have always gone above and beyond to make you feel welcome and they are all fluent in English which is always nice. The view is truely amazing and the infinity pool that overlooks the ocean is the most amazing of any I have ever seen. The view, landscaping and pool have to be the best in the country, period! The property is conviently located in area full of local charm, awesome beaches, surfing, horseback riding, etc. I have recommended this location to all of my friends and will continue due to it's beautiful views, convenient location and friendly staff.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We love Las Ventanas and Costa Rica. My family (4 kids - ages 6, 7, 10 &12, and 2 adults) The condos are beautiful and professionally decorated. The grounds are beautifully maintained. I have NEVER seen a pool like this one - HUGE and best view ever!! We even saw monkeys in the trees right by the pool.

The sunsets from Las Ventans are amazing!

The towns close to the condo are great. Great places to eat and hang out under the palm trees all while having your feet in the sand. The locals are so nice and most speak good English. I love that we can stay in luxury and still be a part of the real culture of CR.

You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

We do not offer refunds for cancellations made for Peak Season Bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.