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Beachfront Home with Private Jetted Pool, New Luxury Baths & Chef's Kitchen

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6-8


Villa Las Olas is a beachfront home in a secluded and secure development of 40 privately-owned villas. A private, jetted pool, Italian stone and wood patio, and 'next to the forest' location (end villa) distinguishes Villa Las Olas for its luxury and its privacy. At the same time, our home provides everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay. Its spacious dimensions provide ample room for larger groups, but are still intimate enough for traveling twosomes. Two of the three generously sized bedrooms are ocean-front, which makes our set-up ideal for more than one couple. The newly remodeled and fully equipped kitchen provides options for meals and entertaining, and the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer is great for families with children and for adults who travel light. The three light-filled newly remodeled bathrooms are all ceramic with high end fixtures and finishes. Furnishings are fresh and tropical, but also practical and child-worthy.

The villa is air-conditioned (mini-splits in each of the bedroom for individual control), and each room has screens and an overhead fan to enjoy the pleasant ocean breezes and sounds of this tropical paradise.

The master bedroom has a King bed, a balcony with rocking chairs that overlooks the ocean, full closet, cable television and an attached private full bath. All of the furnishings are new. The second bedroom is also ocean front, and has two full beds, cable television, a dresser and full closet. It is a large and airy room. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to a king, a dresser, space for the infant 'Pack and Play' bed and changing table, cable television, and a garden view. All furniture in this room is new, as well.

The main level has a very open lay-out with French doors to the pool and beach from both the living room and the dining room. The living room includes a comfortable sleeper sofa, two matching chairs, and cable television. The dining room seats six. The kitchen includes a breakfast 'bar' that seats four, french door refrigerator with ice maker, cook top, built-in oven, dishwasher and microwave. All appliances are stainless steel and manufactured by KitchenAid and GE.

Whale-watching, world class fishing and diving, as well as good old wave bobbing, snorkeling and boogey boarding are available just steps from the pool and patio of our home. The sea provides constant entertainment, be it the delight of seeing silver rays fly out of the water and whales breech or, closer in, watching brown pelicans dive for their lunch. Our kids loved the lively tide pools and making temporary pets of hermit crabs. We love sitting on our deck overlooking the sea with our morning Costa Rican coffee, and waiting for the green flash as the evening sun sinks below the horizon.

Our on-site concierge is available to help you make arrangements for your Costa Rican adventures. Ziplining, hot springs, wildlife tours and cloud forest visits are popular, but don’t forget the cooking schools, horseback rides, paddle-boarding and beach-side massages! Of course, you never need to leave home for the best snorkeling around – it’s right outside your door! So is the best food in the area. The romantic and open-air beachside setting of the our restaurant is the perfect backdrop for its delicious, innovative and beautifully presented selection of North American and Costa Rican dishes. And our chefs are happy to deliver your meals to the villa and to prepare your catch after a long day of fishing!

If yours is a working vacation, fear not. FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND is available throughout our home AND the outdoor patio, and cellular service is exceptional. Our reception office can assist with basic office needs. No one will know you have escaped to paradise.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About LaRaye

We're a recently-retired couple who visited this property for many years. Now that we have more time to spend in Paradise, we bought and when we are not there ourselves, we are happy to share our home with friends and respectful guests who want to experience a bit of Costa Rica's magic.

LaRaye purchased this house in 2017

Why LaRaye chose Cantón Carrillo

We love what the property offers -- beautiful ebony beach with fantastic swimming, snorkeling and tide-pooling; professional and friendly staff; great food in a romantic setting; wonderful pools; and a casual vibe. But mainly, we enjoy the unique serenity and privacy of our home's location -- while the fun beach town of Coco is just three miles away if we want more activity! The festivals in Coco are great fun -- from the Tope' in January to the Festival of Lights in December.

What makes this house unique

We love Costa Rica and our home and we want you to as well, so we seek to provide exemplary service to our friends and guests. This includes prompt replies to all of your inquiries, a comprehensive "help" document for planning your stay, and furnishing our home as our home -- not just as a rental property -- because it is our home! We are the only development on our beach so the privacy is quite notable -- and our beach has been awarded "Blue Flag" status for our efforts to keep it beautiful! Our on-site concierge, restaurant, and 24-hour security staff is unique among rental properties, and our team treats everyone like they are family. The services in the nearby town of Coco are superb, and include a variety of groceries and markets, skilled medical and dental providers, and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines.


Cantón Carrillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled master BR en suite with high end finishes.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled second floor bathroom; high end finishes.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Newly remodeled powder room located off foyer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront, attached full bath, balcony, television
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Garden view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Oceanfront, television
  • Queen-size sofa bed in living room, new Graco Pack-and-Play infant/toddler bed is provided. Every bedroom has its own mini-split air conditioner, ceiling fan and large screened windows for individualized comfort. Cable television is available in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful visit to Bahia Pez Vela

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic family vacation at Bahia Pez Vela a few weeks ago. LaRaye's notes absolutely made a difference in planning the right activities that we enjoyed and Cesar helped schedule everything. We did not rent a car as most of the outings we planned included transportation from the villa. Highly recommend the Palo Verde tour scheduled through the resort with Shaman tours as well as fishing with Flota Nativa. Flota Nativa picked us up on the beach behind the resort and between our two trips we came back with enough mahi mahi for two big meals and pictures of roosterfish we caught and released. Her recommendation of La Mesa de Monique y Andre in Liberia was also one of the highlights of our trip.

The house is perfectly located on the edge of the resort with its on pool. We enjoyed the privacy and space as well as being able to cook some of our own meals. We ate at Picante frequently and enjoyed our meals there too. Particularly during the week the resort was very quiet and peaceful. Overall we enjoyed the entire experience and highly recommend this villa for anyone who wants a quiet getaway with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share this generous and informative review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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Awesome family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation Dec 23-30 and had an amazing time. Having the beach at the back door and the private pool was a perfect combination for a relaxing and fun family vacation - we had the beach to ourselves most mornings and relaxed by the pool each afternoon.

The home is very well stocked - we were a group of 4 adults and 3 kids (age 12, 9 and 2.5) and didn't want for anything while we were here. We had more than enough space, no bathroom lineups, and everyone had their own bed! The home is lovely with updated bathrooms and kitchen, and it was spotless.

LaRaye is also a very accommodating and gracious host - we had a little issue with missing luggage and she helped us out in finding shops to replace our things very quickly. Cesar and the staff were also fantastic during our stay - very helpful in choosing some tours, which we really enjoyed!

We would definitely recommend and would certainly return to this property if we find ourselves in Costa Rica again!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Landmark birthday celebration with friends

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing experience from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Nine of us traveling together and no one ready to go home after a week. The villa was very comfortable and had everything we needed to call it home between our adventures. We were close to many fun excursions. Our fishing captain picked us up on the beach in front of the villa. We had a 4x4 tour through the jungle one day and another day went horseback riding, hiking, and to the hot springs and mud bath at the volcanos. The chef from the restaurant at Maracuya came to our villa and cooked our fish catch (mahi--mahi)for my birthday celebration and made everything really special. LaRaye made sure that we had all of the information we needed to plan a wonderful trip and I promise this will not be our last trip to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home and location! We did very little all week except hang by the pool and read but this was the perfect spot. It was not far to the grocery store or great restaurants if we decided that's what we wanted to do but most nights we stayed in and cooked dinner. We used the table outside by the pool with spectacular views for everything! The howler monkeys were hanging out in the trees. I wasn't sure what I was hearing when they made their noise but figured it out quickly! LaRaye was perfect to deal with and her information packet was great. I had NO questions - she answered them all in her info. The staff at reception also was great. Getting us a cab to go into town when we wanted was quick and easy. We will be back next year. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

Prior to our arrival, LaRaye was extremely helpful in supplying us with very detailed Costa Rica notes which significantly enhanced our vacation experience.

The resort property itself was beautiful and well-maintained. Our location was extremely accessible to the restaurant which we used frequently. The staff, food, and service were exceptional. They prepared our freshly caught mahi-mahi for delicious fish tacos for lunch.

Cesar and Jacky in reception were very knowledgeable in their suggestions for our tours. We were pleased with all of our choices.

And, of course, our accommodations were spectacular!! The private pool, the location and view from the unit were exceptional. The villa was well-furnished and beautifully decorated. We felt right at home all week with many amenities at our disposal. It was very comfortable for our family of five for the entire week with lots of space to spread out. We spent most of our time on the beautiful pool deck!!

We would highly recommend this resort and this specific property to anyone interested in a vacation in this part of Costa Rica. The picture certainly explains the gorgeous view of the ocean which we loved!!!

Pura vida!!!! indeed!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and perfect for kids. So nice to have so many conveniences right at our finger tips. The kids loved the pool and my husband and I loved the privacy of the pool. We never even used the resort pool. The beach was calm--perfect for our 7 year old. There was a sugar ant problem, which I understand is just what happens at the beach. It was a bit of a nuisance, but we just kept all of our food in ziplock bags. Otherwise, we loved every minute. The evening sunset/snorkel sailing tour was gorgeous--we booked this through the resort staff. We also did a fun kayaking/snorkeling tour through the resort which was really fun. I would definitely recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the helpful review, Brooke! I have now deployed my non-toxic 20 Mule Borax and sugar water ant repellent and can report that when I visited our home in November I found nary a one. Thank you for bringing this to my attention so that we could take care of things! Pura vida!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Vista Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Outside your villa
Car: not necessary

This is a secluded and very secure development of only 40 homes. Ours is the only development on a very private ebony beach provides world class snorkeling, calm waters for swimming, and fascinating tide pools that are full of sea life. The grounds are immaculate and feature a large grassy lawn between the villa and the beach, beautifully maintained blooming shrubs and flowers, and mature trees. The wildlife is abundant -- howler monkeys frequently munch the leaves from the trees in front of the villa, green parakeets chatter as they dart from one tree to another, blue green mot mots show off frequently, and the occasional blue jay, iguana and gecko can be spotted. If you can tear yourself away from the beach and your private pool, the nearby town of Coco is lively, fun and safe. Golf at Vista Ridge Golf in Sardinal, or go a bit further to Hacienda Pinillas or the Four Seasons. Spend a half-day deep sea fishing and bring yellow fin tuna, grouper and snapper home to the chef at the property's on-site restaurant for special treatment. Great diving can be arranged by our reception team, as can sail boat and catamaran adventures. Venture inland to Volcan Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja and take in ziplines, volcanic mud baths and hot springs, white water rafting and horseback rides in the high country. Drive the 'Monkey Trail' to beaches to the south, including Ostional for early morning turtle hatching or Avellana and Negra for their surfing. All this within 25 minutes of the airport!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

Sales Tax does not apply to stays of 30 or more days. Please disregard Instant Quotes for such extended stays.
Please contact us and we will provide an accurate quote promptly.

A deposit of 50% of rental fee is required to confirm the reservation.
All remaining sums due 30 to 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.