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Carrillo Bay Hideaway,Walk to Everything

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Samara house description

Welcome to Ventana Del Mar! For those of you looking for a true Costa Rican experience without the hustle of vacation resorts and tourist traps, you’ve found the right place. This unique custom home is nestled in the trees overlooking Carrillo Bay. The open air design brings cool ocean breezes and plenty of sunlight. All of the bedrooms are fully appointed with air conditioning units and ceiling fans.

Our home is centrally located in the small fishing town of Puerto Carrillo. It is walking distance to the local tiendas (groceries), restaurants, and cafés, and of course THE beautiful beach. Carrillo Beach was rated among the top 25 hideaway beaches in the world in Travel and Leisure magazine 2011. Samara is the next beach town 10 minutes away and provides more shopping, restaurants, surfing and adventure tours. Playa Carrillo is one of the most desirable beaches in Costa Rica. This 2-mile long white sand beach is lined with palm trees that provide plenty of shade. And, is void of commercial development. No bars, no hotels, no restaurants, just like its supposed to be with a few locals selling coconut milk or a push cart with sno-cones. Many mornings you can walk the entire beach and see only a handful of people. The horseshoe bay is protected from the rolling Pacific waves by a coral reef which is available for snorkeling at low tide. The waves are usually very playful with no undertow, making it perfect for all ages. Surfers looking for bigger waves can go to Camaronal, the next beach south. Returning from the beach, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower and relax in our private infinity pool. The pool includes a swim up palapa bar with a mini-fridge for drinks and a gas barbeque grill. There is also a cool water Jacuzzi and a waterslide for kids of ALL ages.

The main house offers an open air environment in the Great Room and Dining area and a large, fully equipped kitchen with pass-through breakfast bar. It has 3 bedrooms and three baths that sleep up to 7 people, and there is an additional apartment next to the house with two more bedrooms, bath and a full kitchen. Additionally, there are 5 futons throughout the complex. Our on-site caretaker, Gerardo, provides the conveniences of daily pool maintenance and light cleaning as well as local advice and contacts. As you can read in the reviews of our house, he will enhance your experience in every way.

Getting to this pristine location is surprisingly easy. If you fly into Liberia International Airport, you can rent a car or charter a van to take you the 1.5 to 2 hour drive. The road is paved the entire way to the house, which is quite a luxury for Costa Rica. If you are flying into San Jose, the drive is usually just under 4 hours. Flying from San Jose is 35 minutes on the local commuter airline, Sansa, which lands at an airstrip in nearby Islita approximately 35-40 minutes away.

Please indicate if you are interested in the house, the apartment, or both. Considerations may be made for groups of larger than 12 on an individual basis.

And remember...Pura Vida!








Keywords: House with pool, walk to beach

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                23 years old...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                Carport attached to the front of the home....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Garage
              • Living Room
              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • swim-up bar

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Completely open behind our home with views of the surrounding mountains...moreless

                      • Beach View
                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Groceries
                      • Kayaking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 27 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Green
                      May 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,700

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $295
                      $1,995

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning $150
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      One half is due within ten days of reservation. Remainder due 90 days before arrival


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                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      Location

                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Daniel Odubar Int'l Airport, Liberia
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Carrillo
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Guanamar
                      30 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      El Colibri

                      Car: Recommended

                      Zip Line Canopy Tour, Ultra-light Helicopter tours, ATV tours and mountain biking. Sea turtle viewing, dolphin watching, river kayaking, surfing lessons. Day trips to volcanoes, cloud forest and nature preserves.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: Our home is the culmination of a dream of three families in Boulder, Colorado that wanted a safe, serene yet adventurous tropical home to take our kids for some quality family time. Convenience to beach, shopping, restaurants and activities was important, as well as, our privacy from corporate development and resorts. We think we achieved that here at Ventana Del Mar.

                      Why the Owner Chose Samara:
                      We took several years before choosing Carrillo as a location to build our vacation home. We flew the whole western coast of CR looking for a protected bay without commercial development. Additionally we wanted the convenience to WALK everywhere. To restaurants, groceries, beaches, etc. A car is nice, but not necessary. Fishing is usually fantastic. We've regularly caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish and Marlin. Snapper and Snook on shore. Our caretaker (Gerado) will prepare the best ceviche you've tasted with any bounty you catch.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Howler Monkeys are always an entertainment early in the morning (6 a.m.)Geckos and Iguanas are always around for amusement. Luis Angel will bring the horses right to the door if you want to do some riding. Boogie boarding at sunset is a great way to finish the day, then bocas and tragos (tapas & drinks) by the pool. Relax and enjoy!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Pool with swim up palapa bar.

                        Pool with swim up palapa bar.

                      • Palapa Bar and and new gas grill (photo 2/16/09)

                        Palapa Bar and and new gas grill (photo 2/16/09)

                      • View of Carrillo Beach in the Background

                        View of Carrillo Beach in the Background

                      • Full-time onsight caretaker

                        Full-time onsight caretaker

                      • 2nd Bedroom in Main House

                        2nd Bedroom in Main House

                      • Queen bedroom in the apartment.

                        Queen bedroom in the apartment.

                      • Dining area of the apartment.

                        Dining area of the apartment.

                      • Catch of the day!  December 2012

                        Catch of the day! December 2012

                      • This howler monkey was a frequent visitor on our property in March 2013.

                        This howler monkey was a frequent visitor on our property in March 2013.

                      • Exterior

                        Exterior

                      • Open air great room and dinning area.

                        Open air great room and dinning area.

                      • View of front entry from the lane

                        View of front entry from the lane

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Lower level bedroom with kitchenette

                        Lower level bedroom with kitchenette

                      • Twin beds in the second bedroom of the apartment.

                        Twin beds in the second bedroom of the apartment.

                      • Sunset on Carrillo beach.

                        Sunset on Carrillo beach.

                      • Carrillo Bay (notice how many people are in the water)

                        Carrillo Bay (notice how many people are in the water)

                      • This picture of a Motmot was taken from our great room in March 2013.

                        This picture of a Motmot was taken from our great room in March 2013.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $250 - $386 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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