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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, Private Chef & Cleaning Services

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths4
Space 278 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Villa Serena, Carrillo Beach, Costa Rica

Luxurious Villa Serena offers incredible views and senses of the Pacific Ocean.

Dream location for your exclusive gatherings, weddings and honeymoon!


Very recently built estate, new on the rental market

Private Parking: 2 covered parking spots and 2 parking spots outside in front of the villa available inside a secured gate.

Linens Provided including Bath/Pool/Beach towels.

Air Conditioning: A/C in all 4 bedrooms

Washer, Dryer


Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people:

Room #1 has one King Bed with a dressing room, private bathroom and terrace.

Room #2 has one Queen Bed, with a private bathroom.

Room #3 has two Queen Beds, with a private bathroom.

Room #4 has one Queen Bed,

Crib: Portable crib and baby chair available on request.


Flat screen Satellite TV in Living Room, Cable/DVD

Stereo System/CD/Radio. MP3 player with connector for iPod/iPhone.


Catering: The services of Marcia, the cook/housekeeper are included in the contract.

Marcia also provides towel-lining laundry service.

Fully equipped Kitchen: Brand new gourmet kitchen with pot-filler, dishwasher, double door large refrigerator, cold water and ice, wine cooler, microwave, oven, coffee maker & grinder, blender, mixer and all cooking and baking utensils and appliances.

Outdoor Features

Private Pool with Patio.

BBQ DeLuxe Grill


Outdoor entertaining and dining pavilion designed for dining, and lounging.

DeLuxe Wedding/Event Tent imported from Italy


Exclusivity, privacy.

Your own cliff with dramatic views, sounds and smells of the Pacific Ocean with the waves crashing into the rocks and

semi private beach below your feet.


PC connected to Internet

Local house phone for free calls within Costa Rica

Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)

Other Amenities

Surfboard storage, outdoor shower, safe boxes in every bedroom, Live-in couple: cook/housekeeper/laundress, and a gardener for property/pool maintenance. Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned. Maid Service.


Note: The swimming pool is not gated. The area around the villa has access to rocks leading to the beach down below. Children should be attended.

Minimum Age Limit For Renters: Must be 25 years old to sign contract.

Pets/Smoking Not Allowed




Horseback Riding


Fitness Center/Gym








Health/Beauty Spa


Wildlife Viewing

Other Activities

Whale watching

Zip Line Canopy Tours - Glide through the jungle on a guided tour of the treetops!

Flying Crocodile: Discover paradise from the air.


Your exclusive Villa (with private staff) overlooking the Pacific Ocean

When you arrive at Villa Serena you are captured by the magnificent Pacific Ocean right in your backyard. Walking down to the beach is a matter of a few steps and you are in a paradise of tropical fish swimming around the majestic rocks and the tide pools.

The beach residence of your dreams… Villa Serena is an exclusive and classic Tuscan style oceanfront property on an intimate and exotic tropical beach in Costa Rica. Days will go by while you will capture the sounds and smells of the waves and the spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean.

On your terrace you will enjoy the swimming pool, the manicured gardens and the closeness to the ocean. Inside, the house offers an ample social area connected to the open custom designed Italian kitchen. The granite staircase takes you to the second floor offering a master bedroom, with walk-in dressing room, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower, and a private terrace to admire the beach and ocean views. The house has three additional bedrooms, two of which having a full bathroom.

Some technical data:

• Villa Serena’s ceramic tiles, Aran kitchen cabinets and its aluminum railings are all imported from Italy. High-end Kitchen Aid appliances.

• The extensive granite works were imported from Brazil. ?

• Villa Serena was wired with latest technology for alarm system, intercom system, high-speed network Internet, satellite television and webcams.

• Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people.

The services of the staff, Marcia and Modesto are included in the rental price. Marcia provides help with meal preparation, housekeeping, and laundry. Modesto maintains the pool and the property. Marcia and Modesto are available six days per week. They have a private apartment in a part of the Villa, away from the visitor’s area.

On request, a professional Chef is at your services on site. He is specialized in Sushi, Mediterranean and Fusion cuisine.

Packages of one, two and three sessions per week are available.

Villa Serena is less than 5 minutes away from Carrillo Beach, a pristine white-sand, palm-lined beach. Rolling hills and mountains covered with tropical forests surround the bay and protect the beach from strong winds and swells. A reef north of the bay acts as a natural barrier, providing calm waters ideal for water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or anchoring your boat.

Ten minutes to the south of Villa Serena, lies Playa Camaronal, a remote beach with greyish sand and blue waters, which is a popular nesting site for leatherback (Mar–Apr) and olive ridley turtles (year round). It was declared as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1994. Its moderate to strong waves make it an ideal spot for surfers.

Villa Serena has it all!

Welcome to your own place in paradise!

More Details

Denisse Cobert
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Denisse Cobert

Denisse and William lived in Switzerland for many years. Renovated and renewed several gentlemen farmhouses, and after extensively traveling around the globe, looking for the perfect place as part of living the happiest possible life, they chose the Pacific Ocean side of lovely Costa Rica.

Denisse Cobert purchased this villa in 2012

Why Denisse Cobert chose Puerto Carrillo

Villa Serena is a unique oceanfront jewel. The Tuscan architecture has been deployed with solid bases and unparalleled attention to detail. The architect and builder is world-renowned (Philadelphia Airport, and several high-rises on the biggest cities around the globe).

What makes this villa unique

Splendid Pacific Ocean views and impeccable finishes.

The previous owner of Villa Serena is a Canadian investor who built the villa as his private vacation home with no budget restrictions. Villa Serena was built by Italian developer Sam Alibrando with high attention to detail and the highest standards of quality of construction. The location of Villa Serena is a privileged one; anyone going there just falls in love immediately after stepping out of the car. The sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks and the peacefulness of its blue ocean, the magnificent sunsets and the marine breeze, makes days at Villa Serena a magic experience that people want to repeat over and over again. Villa Serena is located near Carrillo, in a very private setting, completely away from the noise and busy streets of towns. No one can predict there is such a beautiful villa there, when entering the gravel road for the first time.

The new owners of Villa Serena just turned it into a very unique oceanfront vacation rental home. And Villa Serena has it all to guarantee the best vacations one can have in its lifetime. The danger of coming to Villa Serena... is not wanting to leave when the time is over!

Villa Serena is a magical Tuscan Style villa with the benefits of the majestic Pacific Ocean right out the back door!


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

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed , 1 cot
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Truly Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This year we decided to revisit Costa Rica for our annual winter getaway. There was a group of 7 friends that shared the house. Upon arrival we were greeted by warm smiles and the most captivating view of the Pacific. The house is centrally located to town, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, the beach and a walking distance to a natural swimming hole filled with tropical fishes. (Bring your snorkel mask) Marcia and Modesto were very attentive and kind. Despite the dry season the property was luscious, kudos to Modesto for a job well done. Marcia is super sweet and will whip up her specialties at whim. She checked in with us daily to ensure that we were comfortable. I have nothing but rave reviews for Villa Serena. I look forward to returning to returning to Villa Serena again with my children in the near future. Thank you for renting your lovely home to us!

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sina, Many, many thanks for your kind words! We are soo happy that you all had a splendid time in Villa Serena. Come back soon!
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Relaxation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Villa . . it had everything that we needed and more. The view is amazing with whales and dolphins and beautiful sunsets, monkeys in the trees in the late afternoon, a nice pool with shade when you need to get out of the sun, and a wonderful gazebo by the water to enjoy meals and watch the sunrise and sunset.

The accommodations in the house were great as well - beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything that we needed and we had plenty of space.

Best of all was the friendly service of Marcia and Modesto, the caretakers for the property. Marcia took us shopping and made delicious seafood meals for us - better than any of the restaurants that we tried. She is so sweet and goes out of her way to make your stay wonderful! Modesto kept the grounds and pool looking great and washed our car for us.

Their dog Dona is a great bonus too - really friendly and fun.

Overall this is a great place to stay. I would recommend this house to anyone and we hope to go back again someday.

Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property!

  • 5 of 5

My family chose Villa Serena as our home base for the week leading up to my wedding and I could not have imagined a more perfect spot! The house is spacious and well appointed and Marcia and Modesto are wonderful hosts - exactly as present as you request them to be and responding quickly to every need. My absolute favorite aspect of the house was the outdoor space - great pool and incredible views and sunsets. We had monkeys in the trees most afternoons and fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night. Highly recommended and we hope to be back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to relax in one of the worlds most beautiful areas, with sounds of ocean waves breaking on large lava rocks and cool ocean breezes, an elegant house, pool and great cook and care taker this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Serena. Marcia and Modesto were incredibly helpful and kind. Marcia's guacamole was the best we've ever had. We loved watching the monkeys and birds all around the property. We had some wonderful evenings with some heated card games and scrabble. However, the biggest hit was Dana, the incredibly sweet dog, that we didn't even know was there the first couple of days, but once the kids discovered her we couldn't keep them away from her. The only issue we had was that the power went out a few times, but it never took long for it to come back on. We wished that our stay had been longer.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation! Marcia and Modesto are indeed creating a very special atmosphere in Villa Serena. Because of the remote location, the electricity grid can be challenged during the green season, but usualy it comes back up after a few minutes. We hope to have you visiting soon again!
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We loved our time st Villa Serena!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views! Wonderful and very helpful caretakers! Only a short distance from the most gorgeous beach in the world- Playa Carrillo ! Be sure to ask Marcia to make you her famous guacamole!

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Villa Serena counts with an excellent Gourmet Chef at your service, on request. Specialties: Mediterranean, Sushi and Fusion Cuisine.

Villa Serena also offers the ideal location for a wedding or important celebration. Stylish settings, fine cuisine and wines (on request), gracious hosting and luxurious accommodation, make Villa Serena a unique venue. Photographs in the gardens or with the backdrop of the ocean and a forested hillside, make your vacation or event-stay a truly memorable occasion.

Puerto Carrillo, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, is known for its jewel among Pacific beaches. The town itself is very small (less than 500 full-time residents) and is predominantly a sport-fishing village with a variety of nice hotels, restaurants and tour operators. The population in Carrillo is mainly local residents and still maintains an authentically Costa Rican atmosphere. Puerto Carrillo is a small unobtrusive community that has been playing host to some of the most well renown sport fishing boats in the world, since its discovery as a billfish destination over 15 years ago. The small town boasts several hotels, fine restaurants, stores, a small airstrip, and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica. The tiny harbor affords protection to a small handful of charter and private boats that are here on permanent bases. The beautiful white sand beach is popular with swimmers and an ideal beach for your kids.

Playa Carrillo ranks among the Final Four for 25 Best Secret Beaches on Earth (Travel and Leisure March 2012). Just south of the popular surfer’s paradise of Samara Beach, Playa Carrillo is one of the least developed spots on the Nicoya Peninsula. Framed by mountains, the laid-back fishing village has a white-sand beach just off a palm-lined boulevard (there are no unsightly beachfront buildings). 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. Don’t miss the La Selva Zoo and Bromeliad Gardens at the southern end of the bay.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dry Season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Green season 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rainy Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dry season 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season 2018-2019
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
Dry season 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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