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Villa Oasis (Your Home Away From Home) 5 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Villa Oasis is located within a 10 minute walking distance to the

boats, Carrillo beach, hotels, restaurants and stores. Nestled at the end of a

cul de sac, there is also privacy, affording a very secure feeling,

and no noises from the main two lane, road located 350 meters away..

Samara downtown is a 6 minute drive from the Villa

The Villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 are located in the main house and 2 are located in the apartment. The main bedroom has a King size bed, the second bedroom has a queen size and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The apartment has 2 bedrooms with 2 queen size beds each. Located in the middle of the main house and the apartment their is a very large swimming pool with a waterfall pleasantly gurgling down

the rocks. The two separate buildings have an unobstructed view of a lush, tropical

jungle setting and 3 different balconies to admire the forest.

A well maintained garden area affords ample privacy.

The location is both quiet and private, where the only sounds you hear are the monkeys, birds and bubbling water.

It has a spacious living room and dining area that flows inward from the patio overlooking the jungle and pool to the open kitchen area.

Closed off from this is the family room. Leading off of the family

room are two bedrooms and a bath, and the master bedroom with it’s own

bath, walk in closet and outside private porch. Also situated off the

family room is a large room with its own entrance for storage. The

construction is high end and the total amount of construction is 5500

square feet.

All the ceilings are done with Mahogany wood; the main living area has

a 22 ft ceiling, while the family room boasts 24ft ceilings with

ventilation, creating a very open and spacious atmosphere.

Situated in an area that many consider one of the most prolific marlin

fishing areas in the world, 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 with daily service to San

Jose, and one of the most beautiful 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 it's popular with swimmers and it's an

ideal beach for your kids.

Keywords: Villa, House, Casa, rental, beach home, summer home, Playa Carrillo Rentals, Playa Samara Rentals, B & B, simple and beautiful living, most beautiful beach in Costa Rica

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1974, my family is from the Guanacaste area. I was very lucky growing up in both places, the beach and the city. My husband Rick Ruhlow is from Long Beach, California and he came to Costa Rica on vacation to visit his retired parents and while on vacation he fell in love with the country and decided to make it his home as well. We have been in the rental business for the last 13 years to provide lodging services for our Sport-fishing clientele in Playa Carrillo/Playa Samara area. We have a son and a daughter that go to school in San Jose and they both come home on the weekends and spend all their holidays here with us!

We've had the Sportfishing Operation for the last 20 years in Playa Carrillo. Please visit our website of Kingfisher Sportfishing in Playa Carrillo

We love doing yoga at the beach, surfing, fishing, hiking, traveling, playing music, we enjoy good wine, cooking, baking, mountain biking, ocean kayaking.

We absolute LOVE living here in Playa Carrillo! It has been a blessing to have found this little place in Paradise.

We provide concierge service to all our customers fishermen or non fishermen, we greet you at check-in to make sure we guide you in the right direction with activities and things to see and do in the Carrillo/Samara area. We love our community and our beach and everything it has to offer!

Our house is located about 2 minutes away from Villa Oasis and we live here all year round!

Come and enjoy paradise with us!

JACQUELINE MORA purchased this villa in 2000

Why JACQUELINE MORA chose Sámara

We built Villa Oasis in 2000 to provide service for our sport fishing clientele and their families! Carrillo Beach has a great community and an amazing swimming beach!

What makes this villa unique

Great service

One maid that has been working with us for more than 12 years. She is very dependable, honest and helpful! Great cook.

Very closed to the beach. Walking distance to everything.

Great open spaces to enjoy the tropical forest.

Lots of nature near by, birds and howler monkeys!

Free concierge service to all our customers!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sámara in Canton of Nicoya

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5+
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Loved the property. It is beautiful but the owner and staff made the trip.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t have asked for a better 70th birthday. House was wonderful pool beautiful and the birds and howler monkeys that visited just outside our fence were a real treat. Jacque

Worked so hard arranging our day trips and even an overnight one to the volcano. Her husband took some of the party fishing and tuna, marlin and large dolphins were caught. The breakfast was to die for and Marta was wonderful to us; even packing sandwichs for a 6AM departure. We had a 5 year old with us and she had sand toys and a boogie board to play with on the beautiful beachs. I could go but if you don’t rent this house, you have missed a wonderful trip

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked my stay based off of the great reviews of this property, and the great TripAdvisor reviews of Jackie and Rick who also run Kingfisher Sportfishing. I was looking for a place to celebrate my 40th birthday with 4 buddies and wanted to find some great Marlin fishing as well as a beautiful place to stay in Costa Rica. I had never traveled to Costa Rica but overall the reviews of the country were very high, and after careful research, I settled on Villa Oasis as the place to stay, and Kingfisher Sportfighing to find us some fish!

All of my buddies thought the pictures of Villa Oasis looked amazing, but I was still slightly afraid that we would show up and find out we had been tricked, as it was out of the country and I had to trust online reviews. Instead, we showed up and were immediately sure we had made the right choice! The property was exactly what we were hoping for, the pool and outdoor bar were awesome, the kitchen was perfect for cooking, and the sleeping accommodations were great. There were plenty of clean beds, and 3 of the rooms had big bathrooms with walk in showers.

Several reviews I read during my research spoke of the high level of service and friendliness of Jackie, Rick and their staff, and we definitely experienced that. Throughout our stay Jackie made many reservations and called cabs for us, and gave us multiple recommendations on restaurants to try, and places to explore. Her advice was spot on, and the Argentinian steak house El Colibri just up the street was our favorite place to eat, as well as La Garta in Samara. There were several other places within walking distance to try, but we enjoyed those places so much it was hard to branch out. One of my favorite parts of the trip were the awesome breakfasts Mirta made every morning on the back porch, listening to the birds and howler monkeys in the jungle, with a nice breeze blowing, while drinking good coffee.

Jackie was incredibly thoughtful and she and Rick even surprised us one evening with an amazing birthday cake, and my 40th birthday trip could not have been any better. I will definitely be returning here in the future, and I wholeheartedly recommend the Villa Oasis to anyone considering staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memory maker

  • 5 of 5

Absolute paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brick, NJ USA

Fantastic as Always

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to Playa Carillo and staying at the Villa for 16 years now, and that should be proof enough that Jackie, Rick and Villa Oasis top notch!

Daniel from Pura Vibra transfers and tours picked us up at the air port in Liberia for the 2 hr drive to Carillo. Ice cold beer was the ticket and before we knew it, we were riding along the beach in Playa Carillo.

My trip down this year was aimed at getting away from the cold North East, and fishing for 5 days on the Kingfisher. I really didn't care what we caught. Spending time on the water with good friends, cold beer, and of course hoping for Orlando's famous fresh Cerviche, if we were lucky enough to get any Dorado. In the 5 days, we caught a bunch of Dorado, a couple Marlin, a sailfish, and we did our good deed by releasing 2 turtles caught up in some fishing line. The highlight was catching my first Black Marlin. Just a note, my first Blue marlin and My first Striped Marlin were both caught on the Kingifisher as well! That tells a lot about the Captain and crew.

Breakfast was outstanding. The fresh eggs, gallo pinto, french toast, pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, and of course, the COFFEE!!!

Each night we would come back to the Villa for a refreshing dip in the pool before heading out for dinner. El Colibri is one of our favorites, and is within walking distance of the Villa. Great appetizers, steaks that melt in your mouth, all cooked over an open flame. They even grilled some of the Dorado we caught! We also made it into Samara for dinner one night at LaGarto (love the shrimp/mussles in white wine/garlic sauce)!

Prior to our flight home, we took a tour of the Ara Project. The project is releasing Scarlet and Green Macaws into the wild from captive breading pairs. Well worth the $20 donation, to see these magnificent birds flying free. If you keep your eyes open, you may see them in the wild Almond Trees on the beach road in Carillo!

Well, we are back home now, and already planning our trip next year. I have been instructed by my family, that they will be joining me again. This place has always been their favorite vacation spot!

Thanks to Rick and Jackie for hospitality, again, it's second to none!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston, IL

Big house, great location

  • 4 of 5

The home was as described and A/C worked well in all the bedrooms. The morning staff made us an excellent breakfast each morning and were helpful. An easy 15 minute walk to the beach, and a number of restaurants within 5-10 minutes. We didn't like the Jungle place, and would suggest others avoid it. A very pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX

Beautiful home and property in lovely location close to gorgeous sandy beach

  • 5 of 5

Playa Carrillo was one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen. Gentle rolling waves and warm water make for very pleasant swimming. The 5K stretch of sand is a great walking beach, and it was generally very quiet and uncrowded while we were there (Early January). You can rent lounge chairs and shade coverage from a vendor on the beach. The beach is ~15 min walk from the house, a little faster downhill on the way there and uphill back. We also went to Playa Samara which was also very nice, not quite as beautiful as Carrillo, but with more restaurants, activities, and shops along the beach.

The house itself is spacious and comfortable. Very beautiful property with lots of plants and trees and a lovely pool. The property is fenced in with a locked gate and seems very secure. There was a safe in the master closet for our use. The bedrooms each had individual air conditioning units, which is nice because it can be warm overnight for sleeping. The housekeepers came in every day and cleaned and made us coffee and breakfast, which was delicious. We ate breakfast out on the porch and spent time out there relaxing and reading.

Jackie was an amazing hostess, very gracious, friendly, and helpful. She met us the first evening there to go over details and recommendations for activities, and then arranged a couple activities for us. We did the kayaking at River Ora, which was very enjoyable, in a beautiful relaxing environment. We saw some beautiful birds, plants, and trees in the mangroves, and plenty of monkeys. We also spent one morning ziplining, and really enjoyed getting out into the hills and trees for that.

We ate at several restaurants in Carrillo and Samara, with great steak at the Argentinian restaurant up the block from the house, and great seafood at another local spot (Delfino) within walking distance. We also went over to the Nammbu hotel for drinks and dinner (walking distance) while watching beautiful sunset from their view overlooking the sea. If you're thinking about visiting Playa Carrillo or Samara, I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia Daniel Oduber LIR
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Playa Naranjo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Colibri Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Playa Carrillo
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Hula JUNGLA Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
El Colibri Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
WingNuts Ziplining Canopy
Nearest Point of Interest
Hacienda del Mar Tipical Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery and liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Soccer field
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Carrillo Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Italian Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotel Guanamar
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh Fish Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Tide pools and waterfall
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking trails to beach Spots
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Carrillo Airstrip
Nearest Point of Interest
Crocodile Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
The Indian point
Nearest Point of Interest
Surfing Lessons
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kingfisher Sportfishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Carrillo Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Horseback riding office
Nearest Point of Interest
Camaronal Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Vela Latina
Nearest Point of Interest
El Lagarto grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Car: recommended


River fishing

Boat tours to the island

Four wheeling

Conopy tours

Bird watching

Ultra lights

National Park tours

Active Volcano tours

River kayaking

Paddle boarding

Sunset yoga



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sámara, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £64 per night, per additional guest
New Years Week 2018
30 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £64 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £49 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £49 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rate includes a light breakfast, Low season rate does not include breakfast, minimum 4 people to book the whole property and 3 nights in high season, 2 nights in low season, minimum 7 nights and 8 people in the peak weeks, maximum 12 pax, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas and New Years week.
We encourage bookings to be consulted with owner previously as we may have several booking requests at the same time from other travel agents. For peak weeks we only take deposits via wire transfer.
Our rates are based on 4 people, additional guests must pay the extra person rate per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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