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Imagine this...you are sitting in the jungle, the trees are huge, towering above you, the forest is alive with the chatter of birds and insects, big blue butterflies glide lazily around you. The air is damp and smells like the earth after a good rain. You are connected to the nature around you, at peace...tranquil.
This is how you will feel when you stay at Casa Pericos (House of Parrots). A wonderful two story four bedroom A-frame house nestled among the mango, papaya, lemon trees and many coconut palms. Sitting on two and a half rolling hillside acres of tropical splendor, you are alone with the birds, butterflies, iguanas and howler monkeys. You are one with nature. Although Casa Pericos is very private, it is a mere five minute downhill walk to Carrillo Beach ... a spectacular 3 kilometer long white sand beach lined with coconut palms and warm, gentle surf without a single man-made structure to spoil the tropical splendor. Playa Carrillo is considered one of the prettiest beaches in all of Costa Rica. The three kilometer long crescent bay is protected by an offshore coral reef which keeps the waves small and is wonderful for families with children. Several sportfishing yachts and local fisherman'pangas' rest peacefully in the harbor. It is a popular beach for sunbathing, surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, surf fishing and enjoying the good life. It is also the place to be when the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean... a brilliant, magical experience!
The house offers views from every room overlooking either the beach and ocean or the mountains and jungle and features two and a half bathrooms with hot water, a newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and all rooms are equipped with variable speed ceiling and floor fans.
WIRELESS BROADBAND DSL INTERNET IS AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS' USE AT CASA PERICOS! You also can get excellent local and international cell phone service since the antenna tower sits on an adjacent hillside visible from our front deck.
MODERN IN-ROOM AIR CONDITIONING WAS ADDED IN 2009 IN ALL FOUR BEDROOMS, all with remote temperature controls.
From our large covered deck and patio overlooking the mangroves in front of Carrillo beach, you can observe flocks of parrots (yellow naped amazons and smaller orange fronted parakeets), motmots, trogons, kiskadees and an array of different birds flying by at any given moment. In the mangroves below, the crescendo of birds, frogs, crickets and other creatures is quite melodious. At night you can sit and watch the bats zipping around your head, devouring the unsuspecting insects, see the geckos scampering after moths and chirping loudly for mates, and in the distance watch the blinking lights of the fire flies. Howler monkeys, racoons, coatis and iguanas regularly visit the property. The longer you sit, the louder everything becomes.
Hungry? A few minutes walk up the hill and you're in the center of town. Carrillo is a quaint little fishing village which hosts several good restaurants, three little grocery/liquor stores, and world class game and sportfishing. For something a little more happening, take a ten minute bus or cab ride to the town center of adjacent Samara beach, which features many restaurants and nightspots, surfing and language schools, two grocery stores, a butchery, several fish and seafood markets, a bank/ATM, local doctors, a pharmacy, tourist shops, three internet cafes and varied sports rentals and excursions along its seven kilometer long white sand beachfront.
Keywords: 4BR Sleeps 10, Tropical Home Overlooking Ocean, 2.5 Acres in Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
King size beds (1) In master bedroom downstairs, Double Beds (1) One in downstairs guest bedroom which also has a single bed, Twin or Single Beds (6) One in second downstairs guest bedroom along with a double, two in upstairs bedroom facing jungle, three in second upstairs bedroom overlooking Carrillo Bay and Pacific Ocean...moreless
Guest digital safe for valuables, small Zoo Selva located next door, 2 1/2 acre private grounds with tropical trees and plants, hammocks and hanging chairs on covered deck overlooking Carrillo Bay and spectacular Pacific sunsets...moreless
Various CDs and DVDs; we suggest that guests also bring along their favorites. Also, satellite TV has many music stations. Also have an iPod/iPhone charging dock with speakers in the home....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Sky Satellite TV, local option like Direct TV...moreless
Various CDs and DVDs are available in the home; we recommend guests bring along their own favorites...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Located 65 feet above the sea level of three kilometer long Carrillo Bay located about 1000 feet down the tropical hillside with only native trees and mangroves in the view path over the Bay and Pacific Ocean...moreless
Beautiful nearby mountains clearly visible from the front deck to the north descent from on high to the beachfront...moreless
Spectacular sunsets from property over Carrillo Bay and Island and the Pacific Ocean...moreless
Overlooks Carrillo Bay and Pacific Ocean with only tropical hillside, trees and beachfront mangroves in view path...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
New modern in-room air conditioning with remote controls added in all four bedrooms in 2009 ...moreless
Wireless DSL internet reception throughout house and on the covered outdoor patio and surrounding grounds...moreless
Several local Carrillo restaurants provide carry-outs. May be able to arrange for in-home cook and cleaning services on request at additional expense. Maid will cook for guests upon request for a fee....moreless
Modern American kitchen new in 2005 with granite countertops, GE stainless steel dishwasher, GE gas countertop range, GE electric oven, blender, bread/bagel/waffle toaster, electric grill, coffee maker and grinder, electric mixer, complete kitchen furnishings...moreless
Includes automatic icemaker and chilled water...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Large covered deck and patio area with two three-speed ceiling fans, hammocks, swinging chairs, large 4x8 table with 8, chairs, 2 reclining chaise lounges with pads, teak bench and chairs...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Entire front of home is covered over wood deck and patio with large dining table, BBQ and chairs...moreless
Holiday Season Nov 15 - Jan 2, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season Jan 3 - May 1, 2015 7 night min stay
Green Season May 2 - Nov 13, 2015 7 night min stay
Holiday Season Nov 14 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Local property manager Exclusive Escapes Costa Rica in the adjacent Playa Samara beach town will assist you upon your arrival with keys, collect your refundable $250 security deposit and assist you with any needs during your stay. They will contact you after your deposit is received to provide you with their rental agreement and to agree upon your arrival logistics into the Samara/Carrillo area.
Rates are for 10 guests maximum. 50% deposit is required to hold the reservation with the balance due 6 weeks before the rental start date. Send checks to owner who will provide US address when reservation dates and amount are agreed. All payments in US dollars only. Owner will send email confirmation when deposit and final payments are received. No refunds within 6 weeks of rental start date.
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Mini golf, bird watching, ultralight flights over beach, canopy tour/ziplines in Samara & Nosara, surfing on Carrillo and Samara beaches, sport and game fishing, Carrillo airstrip at beach with daily Sansa flights to San Jose, local bus & taxi, car/scooter/bicycle/ATV rentals and three internet cafes in Samara, local doctors and pharmacy, surfing and massage schools, language school on beach
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We live in California and have traveled the world over the years and decided to select Costa Rica for our vacation home after visiting many times with our kids and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Samara: We considered many beach communities in Costa Rica but chose Playa Carrillo because of its unique charm as a small native fishing village that overlooks the most beautiful and completely undeveloped white sand and palm-line beach in the country. It is a very friendly community and Carrillo Bay has a very gentle sloping sand bottom protected by an offshore reef and a beautiful offshore island. The daily sunsets over the Bay and the Pacific Ocean are truly spectacular and are available nightly from our covered front deck. The Carrillo area seems more tropical and native than the more northern and congested Pacific tourist locations and is blessed with cooling breezes from the ocean and mountains. Our home is uniquely very private on its own 2 1/2 tropical acres overlooking the sea.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Privacy, tropical beauty, countless species of wildlife, daily sunsets, a warm and safe beach just down the hillside, a vibrant beach community just down the beach road in Samara, wonderful local people, several local outdoor restaurants, endless activities of every sort in the local area and nearby by bike, ATV, car, bus or shuttle.