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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Carrillo reviews

  • A tropical Utopia

    "We had promised ourselves an extended holiday somewhere in the tropics to escape another English winter. We researched extensively and Costa Rica came to the fore with its credentials for climate, fauna and wildlife. We chose Carillo and managed to stretch our visit to five weeks including travel from UK. We liaised with the owner who gave countless tips and helpful advice, we would recommend new visitors to do the same. Arriving at the house and stepping out onto the deck was just breathtaking, with views over the dry forest to the Pacific Ocean, humming birds darting in all directions, and howler monkeys occupying the adjacent Balsa tree. We used the upstairs master bedroom which gave an even wider vista, waking up every morning at daybreak to the sounds of parrots, woodpeckers and innumerable other birds was a humbling experience. We found the house easy to manage with a well laid out kitchen with big fridge freezer and generous oven. The outside lower deck has a BBQ and seating for alfresco dining. The pool below was perfect for cooling off after a hot day on the nearby beach. A 4wd is an absolute must as not all roads are paved, and we enjoyed exploring the numerous coves and beaches within easy reach. We also explored further to the Monteverde cloud forest and The Arenal which was another piece of advice given to us by the owner. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we look forward to returning in the future."
    Guest: Stanners44 Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2014
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  • Casa Rosa

    "Just returned home to about three feet of snow........guess we should have stayed longer! Our stay at Casa Rosa was wonderful, accommodation was great. In addition to going to the beach everyday, we swam in the beautiful pool and were lucky enough to meet some of our neighbours. We enjoyed our meals on the patio amid the gardens and watched many sunsets from our table. The kitchen had all the utensils needed to prepare meals. The air conditioning and many fans kept us cool in the 35 degree heat. The only thing we missed was a working barbecue."
    Guest: Barbara F. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 2014
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  • Paradise

    "Four of us recently spent a week at Villa Serena. ‘Villa Serena’ is beautiful and comfortable - both inside and outside. The gazebo, pool area and yard area were perfect places to relax, nap, read, visit, and listen to the sounds of the ocean waves. The Caretakers kept all areas of the property very clean, well maintained and secure. Marcia prepared a few meals for us and did a fantastic job. The Villa is located in a private and somewhat secluded area although it is within walking distance to town for the active individual. The booking process was handled very smoothly and the information given to us was informative and useful. Each day we would venture out for a couple of sightseeing trips but did not venture too far away as we hated to leave the luxury of our home away from home! The only ’con’ I can think of is that the week had to end."
    Guest: Jennifer B. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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  • Pura Vida

    "I would like to start my review with the great communication between Jacquie and myself. Jacquie was a delight to work with and very caring and helpful. Whenever I asked her a question she answered me very promptly and had all my questions address. She takes the worry out of renting a home and makes sure to put your mind at ease. I personally had high expectations of what I wanted in a home for my family and I on our trip to Costa Rica. This was the second trip for me and my families first and I wanted it to be special. When we arrived to Casa de la Loma and Ana and Freddie greeted us I knew right then it was going to be special. Ana made everything feel just like home for us from the home cooked meals, making beds, laundry and wonderful conversations. Ana and Freddie were very helpful with questions we had about the home and what to do in the area. Ana was very helpful setting up excursions for all of us along with telling us where to find the store, butcher, fish market and ect. Ana is a amazing cook with a great smile to go with her amazing cooking. The home itself was beautiful with a pool to die for. The pool was so amazing it was hard to get my family out of it some days. I heard over and over "wow" this is truly paradise with amazing views that take your breath away. We will definitely be back to enjoy more of the tranquil environment that Casa de la Loma offers. I will end by saying that the home and Ana and her family made it a perfect ~Pura Vida~ experience. My family and I meet friends for life."
    Guest: Darren M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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