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

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


Property Details

Updated: Dec 14, 2014
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!

FOR MUCH MORE: photos, plans, suggestions, ...

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More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 since 2002.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time – the house is very comfortable, clean, well-equipped and quiet. The kitchen is especially good with every gadget you could need. The laundry is a handy feature. We would highly recommend the house to others.
Feb 2008
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57 Reviews

Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
If you looking at this property, you’ve already made the correct choice to come to Puerto Carillo and its wonderful beach. And if you are going to come here, you can’t pick a better place to stay than Casa Sevana. The house is tastefully designed on two levels with fine wood furniture throughout the house and a fully stocked kitchen. The air in the bed rooms is well cooled by ceiling fans or by air-conditioning, although we did fine with the ceiling fan. Even though the beach is a ten minute walk away, you will be tempted to stay put and take dips in the modest-sized pool and lounge either in the garden or second floor terrace enjoying the expansive views of the bay and sunsets. Finally, for what you pay, it’s a great bargain.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
Montreal, QC, Canada

Just perfect !

  • 5 of 5
This place is great ! We spent 8 days in this beautifully thought and designed home. We enjoyed the ocean views at sunset from the deck, kids were jumping in the pool at 7 am ! Everything is there: WIFI, full kitchen, AC in the bedrooms, even some folding chairs, toys and cooler for the beach ! There are two good restaurants at walking distance, also two small grocery stores (super) for the basics and more ! Really a dream house, one of the highlights of our trip !
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste

Didn't want to come home!!

Didn't want to come home!!
  • 5 of 5
We arrived March 3rd and stayed for nearly 3 weeks with our 3 kids, ages 9, 5 and 2. The house was all that we had anticipated and more!! Spotless and well-maintained, it was equipped with everything we needed. Aside from a 3 day road trip to Arenal Volcano - which, by the way, we high recommend - particularly the Arenal Hanging Bridges guided walk where we saw a Margay (small jungle cat) among many other wildlife - we spent our time in Carrillo and Samara casually. We started the day with breakfast on the upstairs balcony, followed by a swim in the pool before the sun got too high, and then off to Playa Carrillo. We can't say enough good things about Playa Carrillo - secluded, quiet (even on the weekends, when the locals used the beach, it was far from crowded by any standards), clean and safe. The water is like bathwater and the surf gentle enough on most days that our younger ones could safely play near the shore. Playa Samara was also a lovely beach, however a bit busier than Carrillo on a weekend, but certainly deserted compared to what a resort beach often looks like. As any homeowner well knows, there can sometimes be problems. We had a problem with the latch on the front door but Melissa at Samara Rentals had a handyman to the house asap and the problem was resolved within 30 minutes or so. We also had a problem with the washer, but again, this was resolved rapidly and satisfactorily. Because we had quick resolution of these issues, they had little effect on our enjoyment of the house, and I didn't feel they should detract from my 5 star rating. One thing I think is worth mentioning for those who have small children/toddlers - the cliff edge of the property has just a low fence made of wires, so we had to be very vigilant with our 2 year old when we had her outside. Also the balcony rails are horizontal and climbable, so we regretfully had to keep the gate closed at all times, as our daughter is a climber! All in all, though, small prices to pay for a few weeks in paradise! We loved just living in the community, shopping in the local Mercados and getting a taste of the Tico lifestyle. We also recommend the local restaurant El Colibri - an argentinian steakhouse, just a short walk into the main street of Carrillo. Lovely staff, delicious and reasonably priced dinners and according to my husband, the tenderloin was the best steak he's ever had.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste

Perfect balance of views, wildlife and activity

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing 2 weeks. The house was perfect for 5. Location, pool, views, design, bathrooms, amenities....everything was exceptional. We felt we were in the best part of Carrillo which is the best part of that area. Saw monkeys everyday around the house, in the area and driving to other destinations like Guiones. We surfed everyday in either Barrigona, Guiones or Camaronal....waves were amazing. Birds, iguanas, coati, monkeys were great to see. Zip lined in Nosara (45 mins) and visited La Selva which was nice. Snorkeled off Isla Chora and southern end of Playa Carrillo at mid tide. We didn't expect super clear water but were pleasantly surprised by all the fish. After visiting Nosara and Samara we felt Carrillo was definitely the best choice. Would go back to the same location and same house. Thanks to Sevana for a beautiful well planned house!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste

What a view!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at Casa Sevana for the second week of a 2 week vacation. We were 2 couples travelling from the U.S. David at Samara Rentals met us at the house and briefly walked us through the house details. What a beautiful house and surrounding area. The yard is very tastefully landscaped - many beautiful and unusual flowers and trees plus an ACTUAL GRASS YARD! Seems most homes opt for the dirt/cactus type yards. We spent many hours in and by the pool staying cool in the 95+ degree heat. Nice shady areas plus 3 large umbrellas to keep off the midday sun. Carillo Beach is about 1/2 mile away - close enough to walk to if you want. It's an absolutely gorgeous swimming beach and hardly anyone is there during the week. If you're looking for a bit more excitement the village of Samara is about 4 miles away - still a small town but with a few more restaurants and such. The house looks just as the pictures show. A lot of attention to detail and quality workmanship throughout. The bedrooms are air conditioned but the main part of the house is not. The house opens up with large sliding patio doors both upstairs and down and the sea breeze kept it very comfortable inside. We were blown away with the view of Playa Carillo from the house. We saw some of the prettiest sunsets we have ever seen in our 7 nights there - each one different from the last - bring a camera! I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. If you're feeling adventurous and are driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle I would highly recommend the ocean drive from Carillo to San Francisco - it will test your driving skills but the secluded beaches and mountain roads are a sight to behold.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Unique Carrillo House--Super View--Pool--Walk to Beach & Restaurants
+1 -202 986-2097
Playa Carrillo Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
We spent two weeks at Casa Sevana in February. The pictures actually do not do justice to this property - the accommodations, location, views etc. are stunning. The house is extremely clean and well kept. The location was perfect, giving us peace and quiet, yet close to the beach and Samara. The property manager was extremely responsive and help when we had questions during our stay, not to mention her patience with our arrival due to flight delays. The property owners were also quick to respond when we had questions during our stay. While we dined-in most of the time due to the excellent equipment in the house, however, we did enjoy a meal at Hula Jungla and the local Soda restaurant in Playa Carrillo. We took in a two hour horse back ride with Louis - ride starts at the soccer field. Two hours for $35!!. It was well worth it. Our son took a surf lesson on Carrillo beach that was also very reasonable given the amount of time the instructor spent with him. The pool was spectacular and enjoyed on a daily basis. I would highly recommend Casa Sevana to anyone interested in staying in this particular area of Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International LIR at 68 Miles Nearest Beach : Carrillo at 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


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Updated: Dec 14, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
X-mas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.
Contact Us for Rates for Longer Stays


From the Owner

Apart from being comfortable, functional and superbly located – in terms of view, security, peacefulness and still so close to everything – our home, being an architect's dream, is a work of love. A quote from a renter: “The photos don’t begin to tell the story of the magic that your home encompasses”.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1965 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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  • IPod dock, Outdoor shower
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