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Staffed Villa - Enjoy Yourself! Unmatched Ocean-Mountain Views! Pool! Families!

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The house faces directly west for gorgeous sunsets and is set in gardens & lawn

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Last updated: 07/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

La Paila is unique among most of the villas you will find!
-- broad panoramic views of the Pacific ocean are unparalleled. The house is set at one of highest elevations looking into Samara bay and valley offering dramatic views. The sky and light change throughout the day finishing often in spectacular sunsets over the Pacific.
-- staff will prepare meals, clean house daily and do laundry! The pool and grounds are professionally maintained. Relax and enjoy yourself! Staff live in a separate house on the property providing security and availability but also as much privacy as you want.
-- La Paila is designed with a huge open air living room that contains dining, sitting, entertainment and game areas. It boasts no walls so that you are directly connected to the views, breeze and nature! (All four bedrooms are secure and air-conditioned).
-- La Paila is very private, tranquil and quiet. We have only two close neighbors neither of whose houses can be seen.
-- designed in the colonial Costa Rican style of architecture, La Paila is appointed with art and artifacts that celebrate Tico and Guanacaste culture. The furniture is mostly locally made from tropical hardwoods. The staff is Tico and speaks Spanish. Immerse yourselves a bit in Costa Rica!

For your entertainment there is satellite TV with VCR/DVD, Bose stereo (with Ipod hookup) and free WiFi. But you can also laze in the hammock or lounge in the pool! We also have ping pong and backgammon tables and other board games, a volleyball/badminton court, darts and horseshoes! Take the boogie boards with you to the beach or use in the pool!

Nature abounds all around: flocks of parrots fly by each morning and evening, howler and capuchin monkeys will visit the trees, and maybe you'll see a coatimundi! Mangos fall off the backyard trees from May to August.

The sunsets can be stunning but also look for the Milky Way stretching across the sky, fireballs, green flashes, moon rings and rainbows!

Use the villa as a secluded retreat for pure R & R or as a home base for day trips. The daily destination for most?: just five minutes away is the iconic, palm lined, two mile-long Playa Carrillo (Carrillo beach), a certified 'blue flag' beach of Costa Rica (means it is safe and clean)! It offers unparalleled beach strolls, jogging, swimming and picnics. Horseback riding is available on several beaches. Go deep sea fishing for marlin, tuna, swordfish and mahi-mahi. Turtle watching is at nearby Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. Snorkeling. Zip line through local jungle canopies. Surfing lessons on the bucket list? Dine out in nearby Samara and Carrillo at numerous fine but casual restaurants. Explore the surrounding teak plantation. There is a small zoo in Carrillo and a crocodile to see. Enjoy lunch or golf at Punta Islita and on the way explore Camaronal, a national wildlife refuge. You will not run out of things to do!

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    35...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    outside only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    entire first floor. Only two bedrooms upstairs are not accessible. Door widths may not be wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Master Bedroom, ground floor,opens to pool: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Ocean View Room: upstairs: 1 king

    balcony, armoire...moreless

  • Yugo Room: upstairs, mountain view: 2 double

    armoire...moreless

  • El Dormitorio: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    sleeps 3...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom -- Upstairs: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom -- Dormitorio: toilet, shower

    ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom -- Master bedroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    en suite, double sinks...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Some DVD's of movies are available but bring your own favorites too!...moreless

  • Games:

    chess, monopoly, checkers, backgammon....moreless

  • Music Library:

    mostly Sinatra and that era. Bring your own cd's or Ipod....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A 3-4 beach view: Samara, Carrillo, Garza...can all be seen from the house....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    to the north is a vista from the pool terrace of mountains covered with a sustainable teak plantation....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Pacific ocean, the view facing almost due west. Amazing sunsets, night skies and green flashes if you're lucky!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Spectacular western facing ocean view over Samara bay with glimpses of three other beaches to the north and south. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two separate dining tables for larger groups...or to change scenes between breakfast and dinner!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    all four bedrooms are airconditioned....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2 car carport....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    free WIFI...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided including house and beach towels, bed linens and bath towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious Great Room open to nature and views......moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport for 2 cars next to the kitchen and room for additional cars on the driveway. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    house cell phone provided for local use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    All laundry done by the staff on Tuesdays and Fridays. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishes are all done by the staff....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Cooking is done by the staff, unless you wish to cook meal or dine out. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited to basic staples. Inquire for list....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Bread toasters. Asian tabletop grill, ice cream machine, Foreman grill, panini maker, blenders, microwave, brisker and more!...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawns suitable for lawn games: we have volleyball/badminton, horseshoes, croquet and more. Our garden has many fruit trees, including mangos, bananas and papayas. Ornamental, flowering plants galore...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal is used for all grilled foods. The staff will grill or show you how to fire up the charcoal. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Nov 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,925

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 6 - Nov 19, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

American Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year's
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,750

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 8 - Apr 8, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Easter 2017
Apr 9 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,650

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$335

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The only other cost is a tip for the staff. If they provide exceptional service, extra assistance or your group is over 6 people, we recommend a higher tip at your discretion.

Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 60 days before your arrival as long as we are able to re-rent your time slot.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
the living room, town of Puerto Carrillo, Samara
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway, Route 1, Route 27
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Carrillo

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: The owners are a husband and wife...she an architect and he a landscape architect. We manage the house ourselves -- not through a third party -- and make frequent visits to maintain and improve it.

Why the Owner Chose Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
The property has been in one family since construction. The site was selected for its panoramic views of the Pacific but also the cooler air and breezes provided thanks to its elevation. It faces directly west for sunset views year round. With virtually no light pollution, the night skies can be spectacular too. You can see as many as four bays from the pool terrace but the primary view is of Playa Samara and the town of Samara -- at night Samara's lights glisten gently in the distance. Tico flavor! The house was designed by a Costa Rican architect in the Spanish hacienda style. Our staff is Tico so you'll be closer to Tico cooking and Spanish language at La Paila. The house is appointed with Tican artifacts and art: guaitil pottery, sugar-cauldrons, a Sarchi cart and ox yokes, and more. Immerse yourself a bit! Families welcome! Dogs OK.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Broad, panoramic views of the Pacific! Western view of stunning sunsets! Great for families! Huge living room open to nature and breezes! Save money by having home-cooked, staff-cooked! meals! Staff to make your vacation truly memorable and easy (included at no extra charge!)! Safe, private, quiet, tranquil! Well appointed with Costa Rican artifacts and historical items.


Contact us

Speaks: english, korean

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The house faces directly west for gorgeous sunsets and is set in gardens & lawn

    The house faces directly west for gorgeous sunsets and is set in gardens & lawn

  • Small dining table seats six.  Wetbar in living room.  Living rm. ceiling soars!

    Small dining table seats six. Wetbar in living room. Living rm. ceiling soars!

  • From the dining room table, a sunset over the pool and Samara bay

    From the dining room table, a sunset over the pool and Samara bay

  • sunset in December!

    sunset in December!

  • La Paila has a beautiful mountain view to the north..all managed teak plantation

    La Paila has a beautiful mountain view to the north..all managed teak plantation

  • ping pong

    ping pong

  • television, satellite TV, DVD player, WIFI

    television, satellite TV, DVD player, WIFI

  • Master bedroom has a king bed and opens to a covered terrace.  Ensuite bathroom.

    Master bedroom has a king bed and opens to a covered terrace. Ensuite bathroom.

  • The upstairs bedrooms have armoires. There's one crib at the house. Art abounds!

    The upstairs bedrooms have armoires. There's one crib at the house. Art abounds!

  • Pool seating area with shade umbrella

    Pool seating area with shade umbrella

  • stained glass window at the house

    stained glass window at the house

  • gorgeous, uncrowded Playa Carrillo, 5 minutes away!

    gorgeous, uncrowded Playa Carrillo, 5 minutes away!

  • You will love the unique open air architecture in the living room!

    You will love the unique open air architecture in the living room!

  • Two dining areas: have breakfast at one and dinner at the other!

    Two dining areas: have breakfast at one and dinner at the other!

  • The pool and large terrace face directly west towards Samara bay

    The pool and large terrace face directly west towards Samara bay

  • La Paila means 'cooking pot' and refers to the colonial cast iron cauldrons.

    La Paila means 'cooking pot' and refers to the colonial cast iron cauldrons.

  • This working Sarchi cart decorates the grounds

    This working Sarchi cart decorates the grounds

  • Backgammon table ready for intense play!

    Backgammon table ready for intense play!

  • the bedroom wing; upstairs has a balcony and downstairs a covered porch

    the bedroom wing; upstairs has a balcony and downstairs a covered porch

  • The second bedroom on the first floor has a new private terrace and bathroom!

    The second bedroom on the first floor has a new private terrace and bathroom!

  • hammock in the living room

    hammock in the living room

  • Mature plantings and night landscape lighting at pool.

    Mature plantings and night landscape lighting at pool.

  • Playa Carrillo: the stunningly beautiful beach 5 mins. from the house!

    Playa Carrillo: the stunningly beautiful beach 5 mins. from the house!

  • Playa Carrillo at sunset!

    Playa Carrillo at sunset!

VRBO #514779

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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