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Samara Top of the World -Small Destination Weddings

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Casa Vela is a fabulous custom home located about 2 hours south of the Liberia International Airport in the small beachfront community of Playa Carrillo. The area is home to some 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. This is one of the hidden gems of coastal Costa Rica.

Casa Vela is a new custom home located 1,100 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, with gas stove, double ovens, microwave and all necessary cookware. The house is fully air conditioned and each room has ceiling fans.

The mountaintop neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful and the Carrillo area itself is very safe for visitors. This is a great destination for families, with plenty of exciting options for adventure nearby.

DESTINATION WEDDING: This is a perfect setting for a late afternoon ceremony. We have reasonable packages for up to 50 guests. Contact us for details.

Keywords: Mountain Top, Peaceful, Custom Home, Pool, Beach, Surfing, Fishing, Adventure,Destination Wedding

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017


I am a widow who does spend a good bit of time in Costa Rica especially during the winter months. I operate a sportfishing travel and tournament business.

JOAN VERNON purchased this house in 2008

Why JOAN VERNON chose Puerto Carrillo

The location is very accessible from the States. The views are nothing short of spectacular, the area is very safe and secure, the sportfishing is terrific and the people are very friendly and helpful. This is a perfect place for a small wedding over looking the Pacific Ocean. Ask for special all inclusive Wedding Rates for up to 50 guests.

What makes this house unique

The location is very peaceful. It is a wonderful place to get away from it all and is a great place for kids. There is a lot to do in the area including a surf school, horseback riding, jungle trips and a native zoo.

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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Puerto Carrillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property.
  • No children under the age of 6 permitted in the jacuzzi at any time
  • The home is on a septic system. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. If damaged, $1000.00 fine
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Don't forget the mountaintop views, peace and quiet in the community, safety and security and nearby attractions!


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Samara Top of the World -Small Destination Weddings
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: December 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: December 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: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altona NY

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: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida, USA


  • 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: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
"Well known for turtle nesting"
Samara Beach
"Beautiful beach to swim, walk, learn to surf, kayak. Several beach side restaurants as well."
WingNuts Canopy Tours
"Great canopy tour adventure. Reservations a must. 7 minutes from Casa Vela."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia (LIR)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carrillo Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

A valid credit card must be given to owner as security against major damage to home. The house will be inspected within 24 hours of guests departure. The card will not be used unless damage exceeds $500.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.