About the property
- Villa4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Beautiful Tuscan style villa with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, (sleeps 9)
In addition to the breakfast preparation (included in your rental), we are pleased to also offer full time chef services, preparing and serving for you lunch and or dinner (optional at additional $ cost). PLEASE NOTE, for all meals including breakfast, guests still will require to purchase their own groceries, ingredients and beverages. Please contact the owners for additional details.
Villa Amore has 3 bedrooms. All three rooms have queen beds as well queen size futons en suite bathrooms and walk in closets. (see additional info below in the bedrooms section),
Guests also have access to a custom designed and spacious chef’s kitchen. It is fully equipped with: Frigidaire-pro large refrigerator and Frigidaire-pro large freezer with automatic ice-maker, wine cooler fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and all cooking and baking utensils and professional Italian stove. Next to the kitchen, an over-sized outdoor terrace, with BBQ grill and table with chairs to complete the natural beauty that surrounds the entire villa with direct ocean view and surrounded by lush tropical garden.
Villa Amore is a 5 minute drive from beautiful Playa Carillo. In March 2013, Travel and Leisure Magazine featured it in the Top 25 secret beaches in the World. The magazine describes it as a white-sand beach framed by mountains and just off a boulevard lined by palm trees. It is 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.
Villa Amore, is 5km away from Playa Camaronal, a remote beach with greyish sand and blue waters, which is a popular nesting site for leatherback and olive ridley turtles (year round). It was declared as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1994.
Villa Amore is located in the province of Guanacaste, one of the five Blue Zones of the world, which is two hours from Liberia International Airport and four hours from San Jose International Airport.
Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)
Local house phone for free calls within Costa Rica
Surfboard storage, outdoor shower
Live-in couple (our care takers Alex and Jenny live in their separate living quarter located in the bottom of the villa), They will provide our guests, daily housekeeping, breakfast gardener for property/pool maintenance etc.... They will be available 6 days a week.
1- The area around the villa has access to pebble beach and tidal pools down below. Children should be attended.
2- Minimum Age Limit For Renters: Must be 25 years old to sign contract.
3- Due to personal preferences and possible allergies, the villa will not provide with toiletries, hand soaps, shampoo and conditioner.
4- Pets/Smoking Not Allowed
***Cancellation policy 60 days prior to arrival 90 % refund . less than 60 days no refund.
Deep Sea Fishing
To Finds us on Google Earth or Google Map use the below coordinates: 9 51.218N, 85 28.175W
George & Isabella
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- English, Italian, French, Spanish, Bulgarian & Armenian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About George & Isabella
Our Dream Villa (Villa Amore) was completed in June 2014. The rental listing started as of January 2015. We look forward to having you share our dream villa and experience first hand the beauty of the natural paradise.
George & Isabella purchased this Villa in 2009
Why George & Isabella chose Puerto Carrillo
Villa Amore will also give our guests the opportunity to experience many close by tropical organized activities and excursions, such as Whale watching, Wildlife Viewing, Zip lining in Rain Forest, Horseback riding, Wind Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking, as well having a unique opportunity to watch a popular nesting site for leatherback and olive ridley turtles at Playa Camaronal (year round) 5km away from the villa , and many more activities....
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had one the best times ever at Villa Amore. The place is everything as described and then some. Pictures and description on this site doesn’t do this gorgeous house justice! The living spaces are huge and well appointed with great views all over. The bedrooms are quite spacious and each one ocean facing! Bathrooms are also very nice, modern and with STRONG WATER PRESSURE showers!
I stay in many vacation homes and hotels. That what impressed me most about this home is the cleanliness! Being a hotelier, it is my nature to look for unclean areas and remedy them. I have to say, the place was CLEAN, CRISP and FRESH! Kudos to the management!
So far I was taking about bricks and mortar and stones and marbles. What makes this place “ home” are Alex and Jenny! If I could I would have packed them in my bag and bought them home! Always welcoming with a warm smile and ready to serve. They prepared some very tasty dinners and served memorable breakfasts!
The place was so peaceful with no distractions, great views , beatiful neighborhood and how could I forget the big endless pool!
We had such a great time ( wished had few more days to spend)! But then there is always next time. Yes George We will be back! And last but not the least, I want to thank you for your hospitality, for the help in providing all the details to plan our stay and checking up on us! Hat’s off to you for genuinely caring!
Definitely would come back
This house was amazing! Pool was wonderful, everything was very clean. Property is a short drive to the beach. I would highly recommend staying here. Bathrooms could have been bigger would be my only complaint but it really wasn’t that big of a deal for us. Jenny and Alex were very helpful!
Dear Andrew and Family,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your honest and kind feedback. It was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We are extremely pleased that you had great vacation, and that we were able to provide you with the quality and service that met your expectation. We also happy to hear that Alex and Jenny did provide you with a great service and comfort throughout your entire stay. In regards to your comment on the bathrooms, each of the bathrooms are 54 square feet in size, and to add further, during the villa design and construction, we made sure that, all the villa dimensions meets and exceeds the minimum standard requirements, giving to ourselves and our guests the most quality and comfort during their special vacation stay. Again, thank you for choosing Villa Amore for your vacation and look forward to having you back soon.
Best Regards, George & Isabella
Breathtaking vacation destination!
• The Villa is spectacular, views are breathtaking (bring binoculars), property is well maintained & very private, great floor plan. Spent most of our time in the pool or at the outdoor living/dining areas. The outdoor bathroom is great but be careful the red tile can be slippery when wet. Bedrooms are a good size, include WIC’s, lots of storage. Includes ensuites, showers are a bit small but shouldn’t deter you from staying at this house. Bring your own soap & shampoo.
• Internet is ok, you can live stream music & do some emailing etc. It is not consistent, tends to work on & off at times. Recommend bringing some DVD’s, as there are none at the house. Also bring a portable music speaker.
• Alex & Jenny were amazing, great hosts, very kind & accommodating, quiet & keep to themselves. If you need something just ask. They make a great team & cooked some of our favorite meals during our stay.
• Ask for a copy of the villa menu before you go, know your seafood quantities in kilograms (Alex is pretty good with portion sizes). We recommend eating the local cuisine/recipes. Fried Plantain’s, guacamole, Pico, all home made & amazing!
• Groceries costs the same or more then compared to Canada, if you want to eat like a North American (Ie., steak, lobster etc.), then prepare to pay.
• Drink the tap water, don’t buy bottled water (a 24 pack costs $30US). Recommend to bring stainless steel insulated water jugs for site seeing.
• Its best to withdrawal money from the bank in Samara, rather then getting it before you travel. All you need is your debit card.
• Restaurants & stores do not accept credit cards. You have to use cash.
• Really only need $US for excursions. All vendors will accept it, you just get a better deal paying in Colones
• Recommend buying spirits from Duty free in Canada. Premium booze can be hard to find. Same goes for wine. You are allowed to bring 5L of alcohol per person.
• Playa Carrillo has an excellent convenience store, lots of selection very close to the house.
• Must see attractions include; Playa Carrillo Beach (Rent chairs & umbrellas & Boogie Boards, Great place to surf), Playa Samara (Lots of great restaurants; Gusto Beach Bar, Lo Que Hay, The Flying Taco)
• Only a couple legit cabs in town, they don’t work after 7 or 8pm. You can get a ride back to the villa, it just can be sketchy. We got a local to drive 4 of us for $5,000 colones (we payed him double upon arrival, so grateful!)
WE LOVED OUR VACATION, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LOCATION!
Shortest 7 Day Week Ever!!
Had a blast!! George and Isabella have a fantastic villa that is set up for total relaxation or adventure. It's hard to capture in pictures the beauty and setting of this villa. Morning coffee on the patio watching fishing boats, humpback whales, and jumping mobula rays. Days at Carrillo or Samara Beach, two of the best in Costa Rica. Take in the 1 km zip line at Monteverde Cloud Forest. Fish for tuna, mackerel, and mahi mahi in a 25 foot panga. All this done with a lot of help from chef/caretakers Alex and Jenny. They are awesome!! There is nothing like eating sesame tuna with fish from your morning fishing trip. The prepared meals were excellent, on time, and incredible to eat. One of the best times of the day was hanging out in the kitchen and talking with Alex and Jenny, trying to improve my limited Spanish. Evenings were spent in the salt water pool looking up at a million stars. Thanks George, Isabella, Alex and Jenny for an unbelievable week. We will be back.
Dear Pat and Family, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your honest and kind feedback. It was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We are extremely pleased that you had great vacation, and that we were able to provide you with the quality and service that met your expectation. We also happy to hear that Alex and Jenny did provide you with a great service and comfort throughout your entire stay. Again, thank you for choosing Villa Amore for your vacation and look forward to having you back soon. Best Regards, George & Isabella
Villa Amore – a breathtaking experience…
Looking for a place to unplug and unwind over the holiday season our family travelled to Villa Amore in Costa Rica and what we experienced was one of the most beautiful, relaxing trips we have ever been on. From the time we arrived at Villa Amore we were treated by the beautiful flowers and natural beauty of it surroundings, and were greeted daily by Hummingbirds and Parakeets.
Villa Amore is striking ,it is kept impeccably clean and the grounds very well maintained. George and Isabella’s attention to detail at Villa Amore is seen in all of the exquisite finishes and appointed furnishings. This is definitely a luxury retreat.
We opted daily to have Alex and Jenny prepare exceptional dishes for us including breakfast, locally sourced seafood for dinner such as, red snapper, rock lobster, Mahi Mahi and shrimp. As well they served us local fresh fruits, vegetables and delicious Guacamole. We ate overlooking the sunset, ocean and blue sky. The food was fabulous and Alex and Jenny were always pleasant and helpful. We would definitely recommend that you opt to have them prepare meals for you.
The Infinity pool and sunsets are just breathtaking and are even more beautiful than the pictures on the web site. The warm air covered us like a blanket and we swam all day long in the gorgeous pool (the view in the pool felt like we were swimming in the ocean!). The quaint town of Samara is just a short 15 minute drive away with its many restaurants and shops and we went there on a number of occasions.
Beautiful Puerto Carrillo beach is a very short drive away, where we also drank coconut milk, had refreshing shaved flavored ice and ate fresh made ceviche from the locals, while bathing in the warm waters at the beach.
We would highly recommend Villa Amore to couples or families that want to relax and to be pampered in beautiful surroundings. Thank you, we hope to return soon!
Dear Nick and Family, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your honest and kind feedback. It was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We are extremely pleased that you had great vacation, and that we were able to provide you with the quality and service that met your expectation. We also happy to hear that Alex and Jenny did provide you with a great service and comfort throughout your entire stay. Again, thank you for choosing Villa Amore for your vacation and look forward to having you back soon. Best Regards, George & Isabella
Tranquility and Privacy with a Spectacular View
We had the great pleasure of enjoying this home for 9 days over the 2017 holidays. The property is very comfortable with an incredible kitchen and really well appointed outdoor spaces to relax and lounge. The large pool was just the right temperature and refreshing. The house had great wifi and Smart TV options. There were days that we did not leave the property, cooking our own meals on the BBQ and just enjoying the peace and quiet after the incredible sunsets. The silence was occasionally broken by the howler monkeys and colorful birds that came to entertain us. At night you hear the ocean waves on the rocks. What can be better?
The caretakers on site were very gracious and helpful and offered a measure of comfort knowing that they were available to assist in the event of a problem. Jenny also kept the house tidy and clean without being intrusive which was much appreciated.
As with everything in life, though, there were some tradeoffs. Nothing insurmountable, but one should be aware of them. The house is a 15 minute drive from Samara with its restaurants and the market. The road can be a bit challenging at first, but after a day or two it is not a major problem to negotiate. As mentioned by a previous guest, the showers were all undersized for a home of this size and quality. We also arrived to find that no soap or shampoo and other basic amenities were provided. This necessitated an immediate trip to the market in town to stock up. We have stayed in many similar homes and generally have found small "hotel style" toiletries to make it through the first day or so.
Overall we had an exceptional time. You can go zip lining in Samara and we took a snorkel trip that also took us out to find dolphins which was quite an experience. The beach at Carrillo is one of the most beautiful I have seen. It's about 3 km long around a bay and is very quiet and deserted in places. Our family was thrilled with the choice of Villa Amore for our vacation and recommend it for families looking for a peaceful and restful home in Costa Rica.
Dear Ron and Family, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your honest and kind feedback. It was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We are extremely pleased that you had great vacation, and that we were able to provide you with the quality and service that met your expectation. We also happy to hear that Alex and Jenny did provide you with a great service and comfort throughout your entire stay. In regards to your comment on the bathrooms and the showers, each of the bathrooms are 54 square feet in size, and to add further, during the villa design and construction, we made sure that, all the villa dimensions meets and exceeds the minimum standard requirements, giving to ourselves and our guests the most quality and comfort during their special vacation stay. As well in regards to the hand soaps and toiletries, due to personal preferences and possible allergies, we did decide to no longer provide with toiletries, hand soaps, shampoos & conditioners. Again, thank you for choosing Villa Amore for your vacation and look forward to having you back soon. . Best Regards, George & Isabella
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Refunds are available on cancellations up to 60 days prior to arrival date less 10% (of the rental fee) - 30 days prior arrival date can not be cancelled / no refund (of the rental fee) - Christmas, New Year’s, Easter weeks can not be cancelled / no refunds (of the rental fee) - Minimum stay for High Season, Christmas, New Year's and Easter period is 1 week.