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Your Own Private Paradise with Full-Time Housekeeper/Chef - completely renovated

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, (Sleeps 8)

Accommodation: The casa comfortably accommodates up to 8 in two identical bedroom wings. Each wing has a master bedroom and a secondary bedroom separated by a large shared bathroom. The master bedrooms have king-size beds; the secondary bedrooms have a queen and a single bed. All bedrooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning. All linens and towels are provided.

Great Room: This spacious great room includes dining and entertaining areas. Large screen doors open on to the pool and a panoramic view of the ocean. The dining table comfortably seats 12 and has an adjacent wet-bar equipped with a refrigerator and a wine rack. Breakfast bar for 4 is located on the pass-thru to the fully modern kitchen. The powder room is conveniently located at the front door. The lounge area includes a 42' plasma TV, satellite reception, and a large library of books, movies, and games.

Pool Area: Cool off in the 10m x 5m infinity salt-water pool. Outdoor dining and entertaining are complemented by the barbeque rancho with sit-up bar, and the covered gazebo designed for dining, lounging, and, occasionally, whale-watching. Access to the washroom is convenient to the pool. Pool towels are provided.

Casa Staff: Included in the rental are the services of the casa staff, Ana and Freddy, who have a private apartment in the casa. Ana provides meal preparation, housekeeping, and personal laundry. Freddy maintains the pool and the property. Ana and Freddy are available six days a week. We suggest that you experience one of the several excellent restaurants in the area on Sunday, their day off.

Cancellation policy 90 days prior to arrival 90 % refund . less than 90 days no refund.

More Details

Wendy Camirand
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

Why Wendy Camirand chose Puerto Carrillo

We finally found the perfect paradise, adorned with extensive variety of beautiful beaches, flora and fauna unique to this beautiful country.

What makes this house unique

Horseback riding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, 4-wheeling, whale watching, monkey-watching, bird-watching, butterfly-watching, canopy touring, world-renowned deep-sea fishing are just some of the activities available in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most amazing vacation at your home. It's absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. And of course, Anna and Freddie were fabulous. We saw whales and a whole family of howler monkeys while relaxing at the pool one day. It truly was a vacation we'll never forget.

Many thanks,best.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 2 x large baths, including very large glassed shower stall with bench seat, located between the master b/r and secondary bedroom in each wing. 1 x washroom convenient to pool. 1 x powder room at front door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • 2 Master bedrooms each with a King bed - one in the east wing, one in the west wing. 2 Secondary Bedrooms: one in the east wing, one in the west wing. Each secondary has a Queen and a twin bed. Baby Cribs (1) Available on request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Live-in chef/housekeeper/laundress, and a property/pool maintenance person included in rental fee. Guests provide the groceries and drinks. 2 master bedrooms, each with a king-sized bed. 2 secondary bedrooms, each with a queen and a twin bed. Outdoor entertaining and dining complemented by a barbeque rancho with a sit-up bar, and by a covered gazebo designed for dining, and lounging. -Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned.


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average rating of 4.9880953 based on 87 reviews

It will wow you !

  • 5 of 5

Just over 2 hour coach ride from airport , we had a tour company drive us to property , we had the vehicle rental company deliver us a 4x4 first thing next day , duty free at airport upon arrival , nice direct drive to villa ,we stopped to pick up beers along the way , very steep roadway into property , good to have a 4x4, gated property, as u walk into main doors u can see directly out onto ocean front , house is perched on a hill so it looks down onto ocean . Absolutely stunning view , within 5 minutes of arrival all 8 of us were in the infinity pool basking in the 37 degree sunshine .

Highs each day were 37 lows about 23 , all meals were eaten outside under the gazebo. Cools down nicely after 6:30pm

The first night we had beef tenderloin which was surprisingly tender , the next evening we had fresh tuna , the next was fresh caught grouper and snapper , we went out deep sea fishing . The fresh fruit every morning was awesome, there is a lime and grapefruit tree on site so it was a treat . Anna and Freddie , who live on site , were gracious hosts . Anna’s meals were just so tasty ! We sat down with her on our second day and planned out the weeks meals . Then we let Anna work her magic . We lived in bathing suits and t shirts all week ., got down to the 2 close local beaches but didn’t spend anytime there , you will understand when u see the infinity pool . Went into town a couple of times to get supplies , about a 15 minute drive . Went zip lining in town , that was amazing for $60 each . The 8 of us laughed and played all week , total relaxation. WiFi was so so , bring a good camera , lots of lotion ! Turn up the pool side speakers , have some drinks and dance your brains out , you won’t be disappointed. Probably our best vacation ever

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This propery has not changed in 5 years. It is absolutely beautifull and service cannot be better.

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at this property for 5 years. Last years renovations were great but the best is that Ana and Fred have kept up the excellent service,helpfulness and cooperation from year to year. Ana's cooking is absolutely fantastic. The property is relaxing when you want it to be ,yet can enjoy all the activities in the area. Watching whales and monkeys from the pool,going to the beach that is nearby and enjoying the friendly people of Samara makes this extra special year after year. Will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire, USA

7th time to Costa Rica, this Casa has it all!

  • 5 of 5

180 degree view, sun rise to sun set, numerous whales, flying fish, an afternoon with monkies. The house is situated to fully expose the view from every possible position. Privacy & quiet. Plenty of room around pool for sun or shade worshippers with an xtra bath accessed from pool which was used frequently by our wet kiddos. Safe, secure & comfortable with Ana & Freddie living on property. They keep the house & pool spotless. The bedrooms are spacious, we slept deeply. The bathrooms & shower large, plenty of room. Ana & I sat down at the beginning of the week & set the menu. We had fun shopping around Samara collecting all the items. Ana prepared wonderful dishes for breakfast & dinner-we even had a fruit bird waiting for us at breakfast one morning! If you like tuna, have her prepare the fish sesame encrusted. Slurp. & the grilled shrimp was another favorite. We ate every meal at the house-why go out when you have the best at Casa De La Loma. Our favorite beach was Playa Carrillo, bring a picnic, rent a chair & umbrella & spend the day relaxing. We will certainly be back! Thank you for sharing your home with my family.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An experience that can be described as nothing less than spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week of our two week Costa Rican honeymoon vacation at the Casa and it could not have been better. We arrived later than expected but Ana was waiting for us and had an amazing dinner all prepared and the table set. Next day she helped us determine the weeks menu and gave us great tips for shopping, sight seeing and adventures. Turns out that we were quite happy doing nothing for the most part; reading and relaxing in the shade of the gazebo then having a dip in the pool; watching a mother humpback whale and her calf breach for an hour and then having a dip in the pool (us, not the whales); watching manta rays fly from the ocean and then having a dip in the pool. Ana is a wonderful cook and Freddy is just an overall great guy. Wendy, thank you for helping us plan our visit and giving us the best of advice for our first visit to Costa Rica. We will be back for certain.

Lori and Steve

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm Hospitality at a Beautiful Villa with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa de la Loma. The infiniti pool and deck offer stunning views. We saw humpback whales several times and even saw monkeys once in the trees. The layout was perfect for my wife and I, three adult children, and one significant other. The spacious bright master bedrooms are particularly nice.

Ana and Freddy are very welcoming and easy to be with. Ana plans meals with you for the week. You can “eat in” for as many meals as you like. Ana is an excellent cook (arroz con pollo was a favorite) and Casa de la Loma is so beautiful you don’t want to leave. Also, Carillo and Samara don’t offer the same abundance of restaurants as some other destinations. We did have an excellent meal at El Colibri, an Argentinian restaurant right in Carillo where they grill over charcoal.

Ana orders fish and shrimp and meats, but you buy the rest of the groceries in Samara. That was part of the fun, and people were nice to us in the stores.

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we had a great time. We really enjoyed a half day boat trip with Francisco Tours. The six of us, the captain and our guide Byran were the only ones on the boat, which had a private head (bathroom) and plenty of shade from the sun. We got pretty close to a humpback whale, caught lots of fish, and had a nice snorkel. The underwater life we saw was not as spectacular as we’ve seen in other places, but we saw some pretty fish. Byran was friendly and really knew how to catch and clean fish. He actually served us a small white tuna we caught sashimi style with soy sauce, right on the boat!

Our tour to Rincon de la Vieja was a blast. It’s almost 3 hours by van each way, but worth it. We rode horses, swam under a waterfall, went tubing down rapids, zip lined (including a beautiful gorge), and sat in hot springs all in one day. On a different day we did a guided kayak trip to see birds and monkeys along a quiet river closer to Carillo, and enjoyed that trip as well. Ana has a brochure from the vendor for these and other tours and she makes the calls to set up your trips.

When you rent a car, get a vehicle that can handle bumpy steep dirt roads. A Toyota 4runner was just right.

Ana and Freddy are just so nice, and they keep the place spotless. We like lots of action on our vacations, and certainly had some adventures on this one. But we also spent a lot of time just reading books in the shade by the pool. Casa de la Loma was perfect for what we had in mind.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aurora, Illinois

Beautiful house..but do you homework before visiting

  • 4 of 5

The property and view is as beautiful as advertised. The pool and outdoor area including the landscaping is top of the line and sunsets are magical. Ana was very helpful with ideas on adventure tours and ran interference for us when setting up the times and transportation. She was also very helpful pulling together meal plans and provisions for the week which planning easy. That said, dinner is at 6:30 every night whether you are ready to eat or not as Ana is done at 7:00 p.m. Going to town and navigating 2-4 small grocery stores with no parking other than hunting around on side streets is 100% the responsibility of the guest other than what you order the the first day. The folks in the stores could not be nicer, though few speak English so it was an adventure, but one that worked out ok. We were also there over New Year, so the towns and beaches and stores were extremely crowded with cals which likely is not the case most of the year. There are a few decent restaurants/bars on Samara beach we tried at lunch but did not venture down for dinner as we had 4 were not comfortable making the drive up/down the mountain in the dark in a rental car...which by the way is MUST and has to be a 4x4. Alamo Rental in Samara will bring the vehicle up to the house and pick it up when you leave and could not have been more helpful. All in all a beautiful spot with lots of privacy if you are looking to kick back. One last thing....make sure to see if the WiFi has been upgraded. When were there it was VERY spotty, so getting emails and watching Netflix, etc...was very difficult if that is of any importance.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Playa Carrillo

Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Arenal Volcano Tours, Whale Watching, Monkey Watching, crocodile river tours, turtle nesting tours,


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
High Season
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Green Season
28 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Green Season Discount
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season Discount
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$651.9

Cancellation Policy: cancellations submitted 60 days prior to arrival are eligible to deposit refund, less 10% of rental. No refunds on cancellations for Christmas and New Years weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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