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Carpe Diem 3BR house with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6 people

Carpe Diem - a tropical house set back in the quiet neighborhood of Playa Chiquita - offers a close proximity to local restaurants, shops and beautiful beaches of Playa Chiquita.

The house includes 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, lots of covered open outdoor living space, a garden filled with colorful tropical plants - and a swimming pool - to cool off when returning from the beach or late afternoon.

The design is tropical mexican, with simplicity and open spaces, both inside and out.

The property is fully fenced and secure.

Laundry not included with the house.

Per Costa Rican regulations, we are registered with the tax authorities. We collect, declare and pay the 13% sales tax on all short term reservations.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Maya

My partner, Pat & I, Rick and our young male Dalmatian currently live in North Vancouver Canada. Despite having a temperate climate, we prefer tropical climes particularly during our winters. Over the past 35 years, we have travelled extensively in Europe- England, France, Spain, Italy and Greece with a side trip to Egypt. In the last 10 years our attention turned Southward- visiting Mexico twice and vacationing in Costa Rica at least 10 times again with side trips to Nicaragua and Panama.

Why Maya chose Cantón Talamanca

We have travelled throughout Cost Rica –the central range, and along both coasts by car, where possible, and by boat to the north Atlantic side. During those travels ,we returned many times to the south Caribbean side because of its climate, cultural diversity and laid back attitude.

I am an Architect & Pat is a Landscape Designer. Consequently, there were different criteria which had to be satisfied. It has a large fully fenced yard, lots of sun, a pool and a home with ample covered area and 3 spacious bedrooms to encourage friends and family to visit.

What makes this villa unique

Carpe Diem is near Puerto Viejo but still distant .It set back from the main road within a small enclave of properties providing privacy and security. It is a short drive to the very beautiful Punta Uva beach and to our favorite restaurant Pecora Nero.


Cantón Talamanca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


3.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Carpe Diem 3BR house with Pool
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

A lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 nights at Carpe Diem with friends and family and all had a wonderful time. The house is very nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the outdoor living space and loved being able to walk to a beautiful beach, grocery store and excellent restaurants. We were close to Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo and enjoyed checking those places out, too. Filter problems unfortunately prevented us from using the pool at the house, which was too bad since it looked so inviting. But overall, we'd all definitely recommend a stay at Carpe Diem.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space.

  • 4 of 5

Great place, location, beautiful grounds, well-provisioned. Everything we needed in the kitchen. Comfortable beds. Love this part of Costa Rica.

Would have liked a few more comfortable places to sit but staff says they’re working on it.

We did experience more rain than is common this time of year

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We could not enjoy the pool !!

  • 1 of 5

The site is pretty and the house is good. The problem is that we could not enjoy the pool ...

The children were very disappointed. The water was cloudy and dirty and we preferred to wait for the team to maintain, unfortunately even after their intervention, the pool remained unusable for the entire stay ... It was really bad, especially that the manager did not want to recognize totally his responsibility, with a certain spirit of bad faith.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Muy bonito, excelente

  • 5 of 5

La pasamos muy bien, el lugar muy amplio, limpio, acogedor y seguro. Con gusto volvería.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Chiquita

Playa Chiquita, 7 Km southern Puerto Viejo, as its name indicates, is a succession of small, white sandy beaches, certain of which are protected by a reef. It's a very friendly/family neighborhood with restaurants, grocery store (where you can find international products), ice cream shop, within walking distance. Our main office is located in Playa Chiquita, next to the school that says "Centro Educativo Playa Chiquita Punta Uva".


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Damage deposit: $200.00

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