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Carrillo Bay Hideaway,Walk to Everything

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Last updated: 03/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!








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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • swim-up bar

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

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

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green
Apr 15 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750 $5,500
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,975

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$360
$2,495 $7,550

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


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Location

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

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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/20/2015
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