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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,965 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5-8)

A Great Value for Families, Couples & Friends! Unique house with stunning Views, overlooking the Ocean--Secure--Well-located--in Quiet & Green area--2-3 minutes on foot from Restaurants & Stores--Walk to the fabulous Carrillo Beach, less than 0.5 miles away (750 meters).

Sleeps 5 in 3 air-conditioned Bedrooms--possibility for 3 more persons; 1 on extra bed in any bedroom, 2 on living room couch--2 Baths--2 Terraces--laundry room--open & spacious 2nd floor Living–Dining–Kitchen with12’Teak Cathedral Ceilings.

A work of Love & a dream come true (one of us, an architect, designed)--Contemporary Scandinavian style--much attention to Detail, Function & Comfort--Laid out towards spectacular Wildlife watching, Views & Sunsets--Well Equipped for Cooking & Entertaining--high speed Wireless Internet access--ceiling Fans throughout--A/Cs in all bedrooms.

Lush tropical Garden--BBQ Gazebo, shower & 25 ft long sparkling Pool--offers Privacy by the Pool.

Enjoy a variety of colorful Birds, Howler Monkey families swinging by, sound of Waves and Romantic Sunsets from the terraces, pool or garden.

Walk to the Beach (less than 0.5 miles or 750 meters) – White Sand, lined with Palm Trees, no buildings and few people. It is the safest for Swimming along the entire coast – and the most Beautiful – really!

Zip the canopies, go horseback riding up the hills or along the coast, kayak to an island, surf, go snorkeling or sportfishing, watch turtles lay eggs, visit the Carrillo zoo, …

Come to Relax or for an Active Vacation: This is The Perfect Escape!

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Sevana Bunke
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Sevana Bunke

We are a semi retired couple. Herbert, a political scientist used to teach at Brooklyn College in NYC. I, Sevana, am an architect. We live in Washington DC.

Sevana Bunke purchased this house in 2004

Why Sevana Bunke chose Puerto Carrillo

We went to CR on vacation for the very first time in 2004 – and fell in love with the Carrillo/Samara area. Within 2 month we had bought a piece of land and I finally had the opportunity to design my very own house; a dream as an architect! It became my baby! It was so much fun, both designing it and coming down often to follow the construction. We were also so lucky to work with the best builder in the area.

We spent the first night in our new home in December 2007. We now come down for a month twice a year; to take care of and enjoy our home and to swim at the most beautiful beach along the entire coast!

What makes this house unique

Our home is an architect's dream and a work of love. The style is unique for the area and the attention to details makes it especially functional and comfortable. It is also superbly located – in terms of view, security, peacefulness and still so close to everything.

And, as a renter wrote, “your home encompasses magic”.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1965 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
  • Possibility to accommodate up to 8 persons. 3 more persons: 1 on extra bed in any bedroom, 2 on living room couch. High quality cotton sheets. Good reading lights.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
IPod dock, Outdoor shower


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Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
average rating of 4.9882355 based on 85 reviews

"It was perfecto"

  • 5 of 5

A perfectly magical escape. The home could not be better for a retreat. Every detail was covered. It also was two minutes to a nice meal, two minutes to a magnificently peaceful beach, or two minutes away; one could find groceries if you felt like cooking.. Oh, did I mention the pool outside this home that had views to the most beautiful sunsets? A special vacation location.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shoreline, WA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with the house. The view greatly exceeded our expectations. The combination of forest valley and ocean view was wonderful. And the surrounding trees meant the pool and back yard had complete privacy from neighboring houses.

We had two small kids and the house met our needs in every way. Very well designed.

The nearby beach, Playa Carillo, is one of the nicest we have ever been to.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Fantastic stay for a family.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa Sevana, and we absolutely love the place. The house is conveniently located about 2-3 minutes drive to the beach and 10 minutes to the town for grocery shopping. The house has two bedrooms on 1st floor, living room and kitchen and a small guest room are up on the 2nd floor. I love the stunning view of the ocean from the balcony, and my wife loves the kitchen, which includes all essential tools to cook up a storm. My kids love playing in the swimming pool and we saw a couple iguanas roaming about during our stay. In all, we enjoy our stay and would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

The house is as wonderful as billed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our 6 and 9 year olds. Casa Sevena is a beautiful home that was built with very clear love and attention to detail. It is safe, secure, well stocked, and a very easy home to stay in. The pool is smaller, but that didn't bother the kids and they put it to great use every day. There is a small grocery and a couple restaurants within an easy walk. The beach is gorgeous and about a 10 min walk, although it is down a big hill and our kids balked at walking back up this so we took the short drive down each day. The setting is fantastic and the views from the deck are unrivaled. We didn't see any monkeys but heard the howler monkeys nearby every day. We did see parrots, lizards, and many other birds from the house. Thanks for a lovely stay! The owner and rental agents were very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The look on my teenage kids face when we arrived was priceless! They could not believe this would be their home for the next 4 nights! If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, that is close to restaurants and a beautiful beach and can sleep 5 easily, this is your place! The pool was so clean and refreshing to swim in after a long day swimming in salt water. Very clean, wonderfully equipped! Sevena also returned my emails right away! The management company was very helpful and professional! You won't be disappointed if you chose this home for your vacation. I hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful & Quiet Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Sevana and would highly recommend this house to stay at. It is in a quiet location and rarely heard any of the neighbors. The view is gorgeous and has wonderful sunsets. The living space is downstairs which we liked it because it was cooler. The kitchen/living area is upstairs and was a bit hot but there were fans to circulate the air. The house is well kept and clean and the air conditioning worked great in the bedrooms. Having access to laundry was a real plus for us and it was on the main level with the bedrooms. We spent most of our time outside in/near the pool when we were there. The pool was clean and fun to play in with plenty of pool toys for children and there were umbrellas for shade. I recommend to stay to the pavers as there are biting ants in the grass. Overall the house was in a great location and we loved venturing out each day to the beach. Do expect to drive some dirt roads to get back to some of the gorgeous beaches in the area. I would recommend a 4x4 for this as many of the roads were very bumpy. All-in-all we had 4 wonderful days at this house and would live to go back one day!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Liberia International LIR
Nearest Beach
0.45 Miles
Car: not necessary

Carrillo is Costa Rica for Real -- a Friendly & low-keyed little town, with a mixed population of locals and expatriates. The palm lined Beach is a piece of Paradise with white sand, clear and calm water – perfect for kids – and no buildings in sight. It is never crowded and there is good snorkeling at its reefs.

Apart from the beach, food shopping and restaurants, Carrillo offers a tour operator, a small zoo, sportfishing, hiking and horseback riding. Most services are on the main street, a 2-3 minute walk from our home. There are close to 10 restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The beach is less than 0.5 miles (750 meters) away.

Nearby Sámara (4 miles away) has many more shops and restaurants, some nightlife, banks and ATMs, surfing (ideal for beginners), canopy tours and massage.

Other Activities: See our website


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
X-mas & New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
14 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
23 Apr 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$391.14

Rates for 1-5 Persons.
Extra Person, up to max total of 8 persons, per person: $10 - $25 per Night.
Rates include: taxes, fees, linens, bath and beach towels, cleaning before arrival & after departure, weekly cleaning for longer stays.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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