Accommodation: The casa comfortably accommodates up to 10 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 a king-sized bed; the secondary bedrooms have a double 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.
We travelled extensively to find a haven from the Canadian winters. We discovered Costa Rica in 1992, and immediately bought our vacation property. We commenced building the casa when we retired in 2006, and completed it in 2007.
Our stay at the Casa de la Loma was the highlight of the trip and we had a superb time there. Ana and Freddie were absolutely adorable and took great care of us. They were truly wonderful people. Ana's cooking was to die for!!!
The location, though a little remote, was incredibly beautiful and we did see many different birds, monkeys and even whales the day before we left. The quickest way to get to Puerto Carillo from San Jose was to fly to Punta Islita "airport"...a tiny shack and not a flight for the faint-hearted in a small propeller aircraft but it took only 35 mins. We then drove from there , guided to the house by Max Castillo from the Samara Alamo Rental on a dirt road actually driving through a river (pretty exciting and only possible doing the dry season) taking about 45 mins. Not crossing the river will add another hour to the journey. A 4x4 is not really needed to drive up the hill to the house though this would certainly not be true in the rainy season when the roads are muddy.
“We finally found the perfect paradise, adorned with extensive variety of beautiful beaches, flora and fauna unique to this beautiful country.”
Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Arenal Volcano Tours, Whale Watching, Monkey Watching.
“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.”