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Top of the World in Costa Rica

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Puerto Carrillo House Rental Photos and Description

Private Home, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

Fabulous new ocean view home located in the beautiful area of Carrillo. Located about 2 hours south of the Liberia International Airport, Playa Carrillo is one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica and 'Casa Vela' has beautiful ocean views with Pacific sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Carillo from this wonderful home or drive a short distance into Samara for more action! Carrillo is well known for world class sport fishing and many boats are available for fishing trips in the area. The beach is long, beautiful and lined with coconut palms. This is one of the hidden gems of coastal Costa Rica.

'Casa Vela' is a new, custom home located 1100 feet above the Carrillo beach. The master bedroom opens onto the pool patio and has a view of the Pacific Ocean. The infinity pool is adjoined by a large heated Jacuzzi. Both bedrooms have private baths and large closets. The kitchen is custom and fully equipped.

The house is fully air conditioned and each room has ceiling fans.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joan Vernon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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About Joan Vernon

I travel extensively and enjoy sportfishing for marlin, sailfish and other species so this was the perfect destination to build my dream vacation home.

Why Joan Vernon chose Guanacaste

Casa Vela is known for its world-class views, located at the top of the 1,100-foot mountains overlooking several beautiful beaches. It's also very quiet, the perfect place to get away from it all and just relax!

What makes this house unique

Luxury private home - Scenic 180-degree ocean views from the kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom, plus a beautiful infinity pool and jacuzzi, private rancho next door for sunset viewing, custom landscaping and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is beautiful and our time has been nothing less than magnificent. There is so much to say - I loved the perfectly outfitted kitchen, with all the conveniences of home. You must be a cook because you had everything we needed! I never want to leave this place, its so beautiful. Mike and I have done a lot of traveling, but we haven't been to a place quite like yours! Besides the spectacular view, your home has a certain fung shui that warms the heart and spirit.
Dec 2010
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Top of the World in Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Wonderful House with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two sons stayed at this property over New Years. The house is exactly like the pictures on the site. Clean, spacious, and well appointed for our six day stay. Perfect size for the four of us. Only a 5 minute drive to beautiful Carrillo Beach and 10 minutes to Samara. We used the kitchen and outdoor grill for breakfast and lunch. We ate dinners in Samara which has plenty of restaurant options. Pool was well maintained and has a stunning view of the ocean. Maid service was provided and the property's caretaker was there several times during our stay. To reach the house you must drive a steep rutted dirt road from Playa Carrillo. A four wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. I would highly recommend this property and we look forward to returning some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Littleton, CO, USA

The "Charmer" on the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, her husband, and I just returned from a wonderful Costa Rica vacation! The owner, Jacqueline, was so helpful and gave us impeccable directions as well as answering any questions we had prior to our arrival. We had planned to do some touring around Costa Rica, but our kids said they would rather stay at the Casa for the entire week after they saw what it had to offer. And we did. Ana prepared whatever we wanted for meals (you do have to provide your own food, but give her a list for the butcher on Mondays to have all the meat delivered for the rest of the week) and all meals were excellent! My kids had a rental car breakdown while visiting Samara (close town, right on the beach). All they had was the email address of Jacqueline and emailed her telling her that they were stranded. Way above and beyond, Jacquieine called Ana and told her of the plight of our kids. Ana and her husband drove to Samara where they got the radiator repaired and allowed the kids to drive back to the Casa. This is one of most beautiful places we have visited in our 65 years! Definitely would recommend renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Vela

  • 5 of 5

The house is truly amazing. The breathtaking views are endless. Everything you can possibly think off is there. From the pool to the kitchen to the laundry. Nothing is overlooked. There is shopping in nearby Samara along with many great restaurants. Joan was very helpful in planning our stay. This truly is a remarkable home and can't wait to return again. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is best for the 2 mile drive up the steep dirt road to the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Longmeadow, MA

Bart & Nancy

  • 5 of 5

This was a dream come to true. Spectacular home and amenities. You will wake up every morning in paradise. Nothing is missing with this rental. We thank Joan so very much for sharing her beautiful home with us. Location, location, location and this is it.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt, Casa Vela is one of the most impressive vacation homes in VRBO. The mountaintop location is private without being remote and is also quite romantic, with the infinity pool and Jacuzzi just steps away from the master bedroom. And the fully-outfitted kitchen lets you buy groceries at one of the many small local markets in order to prepare your own meals, anything from steaks on the grill to a simple fresh pineapple for breakfast. This trip was definitely one to remember--we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Samara/Carrillo is in a rural area of Costa Rica. The beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. Deep sea fishing is very good. There is also kayaking,surfing, canopy tour, horseback riding and other local tourist activities close by. Samara is the nearest village and there are beachside restaurants available. Samara also has grocery stores and boutiques.


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Refundable damage deposit $500

50% deposit required at time of booking. $500.00 refundable damage deposit plus we must have a valid credit card on file in case of major damage.

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Puerto Carrillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon
  • Fifth person must sleep on a futon in the office and share bathroom with twin bed room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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