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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, private chef & cleaning service

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Exquisite Italian Villa with Oceanfront 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Gourmet Kitchen

Absolute privacy and a true beachfront location is offered in Villa Serena, at 'Playa el Roble', Carrillo, Costa Rica.

Luxurious interiors, incredible views and senses of the Pacific Ocean.

Your dream location for your exclusive gatherings!


Very recently built estate, surrounded by nature and the Pacific Ocean.

Private Parking: 2 covered and 2 additional parking spots inside the secured gate.

Linens Provided including Bath/Pool/Beach towels.

Air Conditioning: A/C in living quarters and all 4 bedrooms

Washer, Dryer


Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people:

Room #1 has one King Bed with a dressing room (walk-in closet), private bathroom and two terraces.

Room #2 has one Queen Bed, with a private bathroom.

Room #3 has two Queen Beds, with a private bathroom.

Room #4 has one Queen Bed,

Crib: Portable crib and baby chair available on request.


Flat screen Satellite TV in Living Room, Cable/DVD

Stereo System/CD/Radio. MP3 player with connector for iPod/iPhone.


The services of Marcia, the housekeeper are included in the contract. In case of interest, she can prepare typical local dishes and will provide a shopping list for groceries based on guests' choices.

Optional Wash & Fold laundry service.

Fully equipped Kitchen: Brand new gourmet kitchen with pot-filler, dishwasher, double door large refrigerator, cold water and ice, wine cooler, microwave, oven, coffee maker & grinder, blender, mixer and all cooking and baking utensils and appliances.

Outdoor Features

Private Pool with Patio.

BBQ DeLuxe Grill


Classic entertaining Gazebo tent designed for dining and lounging.

Specially imported from Italy, this wonderful pavilion will immerse you with the tropical forest and the impressive power of the Pacific Ocean.


Exclusivity, privacy.

Your own cliff with dramatic views, sounds and smells of the ocean with the waves crashing into the rocks and semi private beach below your feet.


PC connected to Internet

Local house phone for free calls within Costa Rica

Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)

Other Amenities

Surfboard storage, outdoor shower, safe box, Live-in couple: cook/housekeeper/laundress, and a gardener for property/pool maintenance. Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned. Maid Service.


Note: The area around the villa has access to the beach and tidal pools down below. Children should be attended.

Minimum Age Limit For Renters: Must be 25 years old to sign contract.

Pets/Smoking Not Allowed


Shell collecting



Horseback Riding


Fitness Center/Gym








Health/Beauty Spa


Wildlife Viewing

Other Activities

Whale watching

Zip Line Canopy Tours - Glide through the jungle on a guided tour of the treetops!

Flying Crocodile: Discover paradise from the air.


Your exclusive Villa (with private staff) overlooking the Pacific Ocean

When you arrive at Villa Serena you are captured by the magnificent Pacific Ocean right in your backyard. Walking down to the beach is a matter of a few steps and you are in a paradise of tropical fish swimming around the majestic rocks and the tide pools.

The beach residence of your dreams… Villa Serena is an exclusive and classic Tuscan style oceanfront property on an intimate and exotic tropical beach in Costa Rica. Days will go by while you will capture the sounds and smells of the waves and the spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean.

On your terrace you will enjoy the swimming pool, the manicured gardens and the closeness to the ocean. Inside, the house offers an ample social area connected to the open custom designed Italian kitchen. The granite staircase takes you to the second floor offering a master bedroom, with walk-in dressing room, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower, and a private terrace to admire the beach and ocean views. The house has three additional bedrooms, two of which having a full bathroom.

Some technical data:

• Villa Serena’s ceramic tiles, Aran kitchen cabinets and its aluminum railings are all imported from Italy. High-end Kitchen Aid appliances.

• The extensive granite works were imported from Brazil.

• Villa Serena was wired with latest technology for alarm system, intercom system, high-speed network Internet and satellite television.

• Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people.

The services of the staff, Marcia and Modesto are included in the rental price. Marcia can prepare typical local meals on request, will help in the kitchen, serve dishes and does the housekeeping. Modesto maintains the pool, the property and is responsible for security. Marcia and Modesto are available six days per week. They have a private apartment in a part of the Villa, away from the rental area.

All the windows of the bedrooms and, in fact, the whole house have integrated mosquito screens. Even with the windows turned open, the mosquito screen are still in place.

So, the only thing guests need to do is to keep the bedroom door closed at all times and no mosquitos will bother you.

On request we can have mosquito nets available.

Villa Serena is less than 5 minutes away from Carrillo Beach, a pristine white-sand, palm-lined beach. Rolling hills and mountains covered with tropical forests surround the bay. A reef at the mouth of the bay acts as a natural barrier, providing calm waters ideal for water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or anchoring your boat.

Ten minutes to the south of Villa Serena, lies Playa Camaronal, a remote beach with greyish sand and blue waters, which is a popular nesting site for leatherback (Mar–Apr) and olive ridley turtles (year round). It was declared as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1994. Its moderate to strong waves make it an ideal spot for surfers.

Villa Serena has it all!

Welcome to your own place in paradise!

More Details

Denisse Cobert
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Denisse Cobert

After extensively traveling, looking for the perfect place to live and raise our kids, we settled at the Pacific Ocean beaches of lovely Costa Rica.

Denisse Cobert purchased this villa in 2012

Why Denisse Cobert chose Puerto Carrillo

Villa Serena is a unique oceanfront jewel. The Tuscan architecture has been deployed with solid bases and unparalleled attention to detail. Villa Serena's talented Italian architect and builder (Philadelphia Airport, and several projects around the globe) lives very close and created 'Playa El Roble' the premier exclusive seaside residential community of Costa Rica. Playa El Roble construction bylaws ensure a balance between sustainability, harmony and aesthetics.

What makes this villa unique

Splendid Pacific Ocean views and impeccable finishes.

The villa was built as a private vacation home with no budget restrictions. The location of Villa Serena is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it, immediately after stepping out of the car. The sounds of the waves and the peacefulness of the blue ocean, the magnificent views and the marine breeze, make spending days at Villa Serena a magic experience that people want to repeat over and over again. Villa Serena is located near Carrillo Beach, in a very private setting, completely away from the noise and busy streets of towns.

The Villa is configured for family vacation and small size events, such as weddings, family reunions, exclusive incentive trips...

Villa Serena guarantees the best vacation in a lifetime. The danger of coming to Villa Serena... is not wanting to leave!

Villa Serena is a magical Tuscan Style villa with the benefits of the majestic Pacific Ocean right out the back door!


Puerto Carrillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 terraces, jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
3.5 Bathrooms


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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, private chef & cleaning service
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Incredible property!

  • 5 of 5

My family chose Villa Serena as our home base for the week leading up to my wedding and I could not have imagined a more perfect spot! The house is spacious and well appointed and Marcia and Modesto are wonderful hosts - exactly as present as you request them to be and responding quickly to every need. My absolute favorite aspect of the house was the outdoor space - great pool and incredible views and sunsets. We had monkeys in the trees most afternoons and fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night. Highly recommended and we hope to be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to relax in one of the worlds most beautiful areas, with sounds of ocean waves breaking on large lava rocks and cool ocean breezes, an elegant house, pool and great cook and care taker this is the place!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Serena. Marcia and Modesto were incredibly helpful and kind. Marcia's guacamole was the best we've ever had. We loved watching the monkeys and birds all around the property. We had some wonderful evenings with some heated card games and scrabble. However, the biggest hit was Dana, the incredibly sweet dog, that we didn't even know was there the first couple of days, but once the kids discovered her we couldn't keep them away from her. The only issue we had was that the power went out a few times, but it never took long for it to come back on. We wished that our stay had been longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation! Marcia and Modesto are indeed creating a very special atmosphere in Villa Serena. Because of the remote location, the electricity grid can be challenged during the green season, but usualy it comes back up after a few minutes. We hope to have you visiting soon again!
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We loved our time st Villa Serena!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views! Wonderful and very helpful caretakers! Only a short distance from the most gorgeous beach in the world- Playa Carrillo ! Be sure to ask Marcia to make you her famous guacamole!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

After months of research, days of packing, 12 hours of air travel and 2 hours of driving from Liberia, we were ready to exhale. Villa Serena is appropriately named and exactly what we needed. From the moment the gate closes you relax. The home is cool and comfortable, the views are amazing, and the pool is refreshing.

We were a party of 9 and had plenty of space and all of the beds are comfortable. Since this home is in a quiet area, it is quiet. I didn't really appreciate this fact until we stayed "in town" in another area and were serenaded by dogs and roosters all night.

Playa Rubelo (sp?) is the little beach right below the property. It is not a swimming beach but has lots of tidal pools at low tide and a nice splash area at high tide. Pretty rocks, lots of hermit crabs and colorful fish. Tip: when giving directions to tour guides mention Villas at Playa Rubelo.

We arrived later in the day, so we stopped at the local market for some snacks and breakfast items. Modesto was there to open the gate, show us around the property and welcome us.

Modesto does a fantastic job of maintaining the property and security was not an issue. (Modesto and Marcia live onsite.) My daughter left her drivers license and wallet at the property and we were quickly informed of the problem so we were able to come back and pick it up before we left the country. Everyone one else in the home left their iPads, etc..laying around during our stay without any worries and there is a safe in the master bedroom if needed.

Take advantage of Macia's cooking, you will miss it. It is better than the food you will have in town and much more affordable. It was a treat to come back to the Villa after a full day at the beach and have dinner waiting for us. We took Marcia to the markets in Samara and stocked up for several days. We had one child with a gluten allergy and one parent with diabetes and she was able to accommodate us easily. She knows where to go for the best and freshest food. Tip: there is a notebook in the kitchen with descriptions of her typical meals and the ingredients you will need to purchase.

Spanish is not necessary but knowing some simple conversation (you'll be surprised at how much you already know) will be helpful not only with Marcia and Modesto but throughout this amazing country.

Samara and Carrillo are easy to get to and Denisse and William are very easy to work with. I highly recommend Villa Serena.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Recharging and Romantic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just left Villa Serena yesterday after spending our fifth wedding anniversary there, and we already are missing everything about it. The home is beautiful, especially the kitchen, but that almost does not matter because the outdoor spaces and the phenomenal views are magical. The sounds of the waves crashing on the rocky beach below and views of those waves and spray were constant beautiful and calming companions during our stay. The views can be enjoyed from the windows in the home, from the upstairs terrace, from the pool, from the balcony/deck off the living room, from the gorgeous gazebo with dining for eight in the yard, from the deck chairs in front of the gazebo, from the swing hanging from the tree...etc. The beach can be accessed from the house by climbing down the rocky/leafy "path", which is not bad at all for most (may be difficult for very small children), but the beach is too rough and rocky to swim. However just a few yards down the beach, there is the most incredible calm natural tidal pool teaming with small fish and surrounded by the wild rock and crashing waves. There often are others swimming there, but it is never crowded and largely feels private to the house. It is truly a unique and gorgeous feature that is easily accessible from the home.

I have not even gotten to Marcia and Modesto, the most welcoming hosts we could have hoped for. Yes, we don't speak Spanish, and they don't speak English, but the Google translate app and gestures do wonders! Marcia is the one of the sweetest individuals I have met, and was great fun to talk to and spend time with (despite not speaking each other's language). Modesto was quieter, but always had a smile when he saw us and clearly cares deeply about the property and its guests. When our rental car battery died, he did not hesitate to help find another car and helped hook up the jumper cables to make sure we could get back on the road. I don't even know how to talk about Marcia's cooking without sounding hyperbolic. She helped us buy seafood and prepared everything in a fresh and healthy way that was just incredibly delicious. We ate out a few times, and nothing - I mean NOTHING - approached the deliciousness of Marcia's food. We felt so lucky to spend time at this gorgeous property, and to have two wonderful people host us. We will be back wiht our entire family sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadine, We are so glad that you had a great time in Villa Serena and are happy to know that, in a modest way, we contribute to bring happiness to our valued guests. Pura Vida and very best wishes, Denisse & William
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Nearest Airport
69.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Villa Serena is located at 'Playa el Roble', in absolute privacy in a very exclusive seaside location.

Stylish settings, gracious hosting and luxurious accommodation, make Villa Serena a unique venue. Photographs in the gardens or with the backdrop of the ocean and a forested hillside, make your vacation or event-stay a truly memorable occasion.

Puerto Carrillo, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, is known to be a jewel among Pacific beaches. The town itself is small (less than 500 full-time residents) and is predominantly a sport-fishing village with a variety of nice hotels, restaurants and tour operators. The population in Carrillo is mainly local residents and still maintains an authentically Costa Rican atmosphere. Puerto Carrillo is a small unobtrusive community that has been playing host to some of the most well renown sport fishing boats in the world, since its discovery as a billfish destination over 15 years ago. The small town boasts several hotels, fine restaurants, stores, a small airstrip, and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica. The tiny harbor affords protection to a small handful of charter and private boats that are here on permanent bases. The beautiful white sand beach is popular with swimmers and an ideal beach for your kids.

Playa Carrillo ranks among the 25 Best Secret Beaches on Earth (Travel and Leisure March 2012). Just south of the popular surfer’s paradise of Samara Beach, Playa Carrillo is one of the least developed spots on the Nicoya Peninsula. Framed by mountains, the laid-back fishing village has a white-sand beach just off a palm-lined boulevard (there are no unsightly beachfront buildings). Known among divers for its excellent coral reef teeming with marine life, the beach is protected by rocky headlands, providing calm, warm water for swimmers. Don’t miss the La Selva Zoo and Bromeliad Gardens at the southern end of the bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Christmas, New Year's and Easter week Rental Price available upon request.
Minimum stay for Christmas, New Year's and Easter period: 1 week.
Christmas, New Year’s, Easter weeks can not be cancelled / no refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.