About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Clean Modern 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom House with Superb Ocean And Mountain Views
Large shaded patio, dining area and kitchen, open to the warm Costa Rican air.
The Kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, stove, large fridge, pots and pans, coffee maker, kettle, cutlery and dishes, hand mixer, and blender. The water is safe to drink, but to be absolutely sure we also have a filter on the drinking water tap in the kitchen.
Air conditioned living room with sofa, TV, DVD player, movies and board games.
Air conditioned master bedroom with queen-size bed, night tables, bedside lamps, wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with rain-head shower and modern vessel sink.
On the lower level (17 steps) there are 2 air conditioned bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with 2 single beds. Both have wardrobes, bedside lamps and night tables.
There is a large bathroom on the lower level with rain head shower and vessel sink. This room also has storage and a washer and dryer. With its steel door, this room can be used to store valuables when you are out of the house.
There is a baby's travel cot that can be placed in any room with advance notice.
The private pool is also on the lower floor, with patio seating, and large umbrella. The multi-coloured pool light makes night time swims magical.
There is parking for 3 cars on the concrete parking area but plenty of room for other cars along the road. The road is a typical Costa Rican unpaved road and we do recommend a four wheel drive car. There are 9 steps from the parking area down to the front door.
The birds and howler monkeys will wake you up each morning to the most amazing sunrise that you can enjoy from the comfort of your bedroom.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Norma Jones
We're Canadians transplanted from England, who fell in love with the country and the people of Costa Rica. We are now retired and split our time between Ontario and Costa Rica.
Norma Jones purchased this House in 2014
Why Norma Jones chose Puerto Carrillo
We love this area because it is casual and low key. This is not a village with huge resorts, casinos or night clubs, but small restaurants and bars providing friendly service and entertainment. Beachwear, cool casual clothing and flip flops are all you will need. Our house is a modern, open home with clean lines and no clutter.
What makes this House unique
Open air living with all the modern conveniences. The house is not overlooked or have immediate neighbours, so there is privacy if you want it, but you are close to beaches, restaurants and nightlife..
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What a dream! This home is amazing! The second we opened the door to this home we immediately knew we made the best choice. It is impossible to take a photograph that truly represents the beautiful view of this home. The home has everything you will need for your stay. The air conditioned bedrooms were great to come home to in the evenings and my son really enjoyed eating breakfast next to the monkeys. The owner was fantastic to work with and communicated thoroughly and quickly. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Norma for your hospitality!!
Outdoor lovers, Casa Bella is for you!
When you open the front door to enter Casa Bella you will see a beautiful unobstructed view of the mountains, valleys and ocean. The open air kitchen, dinning and living space are a fantastic way to enjoy the views.
In the mornings while having breakfast we would watch the monkeys eating and swinging through the trees right next to the house. After a day on the hot beach we'd come back and relax in the pool before dinner.
Most nights with the lights off and a few candles we would have drinks and watch the best lightning storms pass over the mountains.
The bedrooms were air conditioned and the beds were extremely comfortable. We woke each morning able to watch the sun come up over the mountains from bed.
If you like the outdoors and don't mind a few flying critters, this place is for you.
Perfect Vacation Home
This home was perfect for our group of three couples. The pool and open air living areas were awesome. The home was very well appointed, modern, but with a casual feeling that made it nice to come home to. Relaxing in the pool, listening to tunes on the Bose system made for a fun stay. We saw a troop of howler monkeys up-close from the patio and that was amazing. The owners and property manager on site were all very easy to work with. The only small thing I would note is that the open air kitchen and living room had a lot of flying visitors (moths and bugs) at night so it made it tough to enjoy the evenings outside, but other than that, this is a perfect vacation spot and we would love to stay there again. The road up is steep and, as we were there during the rainy season, a 4x4 is recommended.
We didn't want to leave!
Sleeps 6 people comfortably. Everything you need is available - this place has all the amenities of home and is very clean. Enjoyed staying in a place that was well sealed - no creepy crawlers found indoors. There is a grocery store, fruit stands, gift shops, dining, and fish market within a 15 minute drive (town of Samara). Several beaches within 15 minutes drive and dozens of options within an hour drive. Enjoy waking up to the sunrise and listening to parakeets, monkeys and watch the lemurs from the deck. In January, the pool was an easy 80F even with the sun down.
Easy drive from the airport (2 hours). 4x4 recommended to get around.
We recommend Palo Verde crocodile tour (1.5 hour drive), Nosara surf town on the coast (less than 1 hour drive), renting ATV's (15 minutes away in Samara).
Rent a vehicle, tour during the day and try to return by sunset (driving). We enjoyed making meals and relaxing at the house as much as we enjoyed touring around!
Beautiful home in a stunning setting
A gorgeous house with a a stunning pool we didn't want to leave!
The outdoor kitchen is large and well stocked.
The house is very clean and modern, and the property manager was prompt and helpful.
We saw monkeys and coatis from the deck!
4-wheel drive recommended for the steep drive.
The house would be great for groups or couples as the bedrooms are on separate floors and there are multiple living spaces.
Can't wait to come back next year!
This gorgeous property was built with a lot of care, and the owner is a gracious, funny, and interesting person who is very relaxed and presonable.
Playa Carrillo is a 2.5 km stretch of palm tree lined beach, perfect for quiet relaxation and swimming in the reef-protected ocean. It is rated as one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. There are restaurants in Puerto Carrillo about 500 metres from the east end of the beach. Samara, 7 km west of Playa Carrillo, is a bustling village providing all modern amenities such as ATMs, internet cafés, shops, grocery stores, doctor, dentist, pharmacies, bakeries and restaurants. The beachside restaurants in Samara are the perfect place to while away an afternoon or evening swaying in a hammock and enjoying your favourite cold drink. There is usually music and casual entertainment in the evenings, especially during the high season, but it will be quieter out of season.
The Natural Centre in Samara has fitness and dance classes, as well as a basic gym. There is also an organic cafe and shop. Of course Costa Rica is famous for its ecotourism and all kinds of tours can be arranged for activities both in the area and further afield, such as turtle or bird watching, river or ocean kayaking, in-shore or deep sea fishing.
There are surf schools in Samara where you can rent equipment and take lessons.
The natural wildlife is all around, from the noisy howler monkeys to the chattering parakeets. From our house you will see butterflies, many different kinds of birds (including hummingbirds), iguanas, and occasionally monkeys.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation terms: full refund if cancelled more than 60 days prior to rental start date, less $50 service fee. Between 60 - 30 days, 50% refund. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice, no refund of rental, but damage deposit will be returned in full. There may be additional charges for monthly renters if hydro or internet costs are more than would be normally expected.