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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, private chef & cleaning service

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Exquisite Italian Villa with Oceanfront 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Gourmet Kitchen

Absolute privacy and a true beachfront location is offered in Villa Serena, at 'Playa el Roble', Carrillo, Costa Rica.

Luxurious interiors, incredible views and senses of the Pacific Ocean.

Your dream location for your exclusive gatherings!


Very recently built estate, surrounded by nature and the Pacific Ocean.

Private Parking: 2 covered and 2 additional parking spots inside the secured gate.

Linens Provided including Bath/Pool/Beach towels.

Air Conditioning: A/C in living quarters and all 4 bedrooms

Washer, Dryer


Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people:

Room #1 has one King Bed with a dressing room (walk-in closet), private bathroom and two terraces.

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.


The services of Marcia, the housekeeper are included in the contract. In case of interest, she can prepare typical local dishes and will provide a shopping list for groceries based on guests' choices.

Optional Wash & Fold 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


Classic entertaining Gazebo tent designed for dining and lounging.

Specially imported from Italy, this wonderful pavilion will immerse you with the tropical forest and the impressive power of the Pacific Ocean.


Exclusivity, privacy.

Your own cliff with dramatic views, sounds and smells of the 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 box, Live-in couple: cook/housekeeper/laundress, and a gardener for property/pool maintenance. Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned. Maid Service.


Note: The area around the villa has access to the beach and tidal pools down below. Children should be attended.

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

Pets/Smoking Not Allowed


Shell collecting



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 and satellite television.

• Villa Serena sleeps up to 10 people.

The services of the staff, Marcia and Modesto are included in the rental price. Marcia can prepare typical local meals on request, will help in the kitchen, serve dishes and does the housekeeping. Modesto maintains the pool, the property and is responsible for security. Marcia and Modesto are available six days per week. They have a private apartment in a part of the Villa, away from the rental area.

All the windows of the bedrooms and, in fact, the whole house have integrated mosquito screens. Even with the windows turned open, the mosquito screen are still in place.

So, the only thing guests need to do is to keep the bedroom door closed at all times and no mosquitos will bother you.

On request we can have mosquito nets 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. A reef at the mouth 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Denisse Cobert

After extensively traveling, looking for the perfect place to live and raise our kids, we settled at the Pacific Ocean beaches 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. Villa Serena's talented Italian architect and builder (Philadelphia Airport, and several projects around the globe) lives very close and created 'Playa El Roble' the premier exclusive seaside residential community of Costa Rica. Playa El Roble construction bylaws ensure a balance between sustainability, harmony and aesthetics.

What makes this villa unique

Splendid Pacific Ocean views and impeccable finishes.

The villa was built as a private vacation home with no budget restrictions. The location of Villa Serena is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it, immediately after stepping out of the car. The sounds of the waves and the peacefulness of the blue ocean, the magnificent views and the marine breeze, make spending days at Villa Serena a magic experience that people want to repeat over and over again. Villa Serena is located near Carrillo Beach, in a very private setting, completely away from the noise and busy streets of towns.

The Villa is configured for family vacation and small size events, such as weddings, family reunions, exclusive incentive trips...

Villa Serena guarantees the best vacation in a lifetime. The danger of coming to Villa Serena... is not wanting to leave!

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 in Puerto Carrillo in Cantón Hojancha

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 terraces, jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
3.5 Bathrooms


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average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

The place to stay in Samara/Playa Carrillo

  • 5 of 5

this is our second stay at the amazing Villa Serena. As a family of three the house is huge. But the location, the sounds of the ocean waves and the birds and monkeys on the property as well as the views are to die for. On those hot humid days, the pool right outside the door is the place to be. Walk out of the gates and go down 200 meters and you have your own private beach and snorkeling spot.

Marcia and Modesto are great caretakers and cater to everything we needs. She makes the best Guacamole and Empanadas. Very close to the town and all of the outdoor activities you can think of. We zip lined and did an all day ATV tour. Last but not least, the playa Carrillo beach is one of the most magnificent beaches you will ever walk on or swim in. We will be back again. Great place, great owner response time. The best value for what 5 star luxury you get.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

The pictures did not disappoint us, just so beautiful and the view magnificent

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in Costa Rica, was a family vacation and we all were thrilled with the overall experience. The Villa was more than we could have dreamed of and Marcia and Modesto, were wonderful, and took such wonderful care of us. Marcia is so sweet and always there to assist us. The overall experience was more than we had planned, We had a bit of trouble at first with the language barrier, but we soon go a little better. We were lucky our daughter and granddaughter were more fluent in the language. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Please give our love to Marcia and Modesto and thank them for a wonderful trip💕?

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Littleton, Colorado. USA

What a fabulous vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six just returned from 10 days at Villa Serena. We couldn’t have asked for a more breathtaking setting and beautiful home. Marcia and Modesto take such wonderful care of the house and grounds! Marcia cooked numerous delicious meals for us and they both were so helpful!

Our family found so many fun things to do including dolphin watching ,surfing and lots and lots of monkeys!! We are already planning our next trip to this beautiful home!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing experience at Villa Serena and have already recommended it to our friends and colleagues. The property was clean, spacious and very well tended. Marcia and Modesto are simply lovely. Not only is Marcia's guacamole fantastic we will miss her chicken and cabbage dish which is unforgettable. The views are spectacular and just a short walk down the cliff is a lovely tide pool where one can swim. The pool at the villa was a perfect respite after a day at the beach. The wild life was amazing and the Costa Rican individuals we met were extremely friendly and helpful. At night the sky was bright with endless stars. We also enjoyed seeing the property from the ocean during an evening cruise, it is truly a spectacular location. You will not be disappointed after a stay at Villa Serena. It is a beautiful home with the added bonus of Marcia and Modesto who make it complete. Tara

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Safe and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The location and house is amazing. You can walk down to the beach in front of the house where there are tide pools. Monkeys were in the trees right outside the pool area. Carillo beach, a few minutes away by car is super clean and relaxing. Camaronal Beach is about 15 minutes away, also clean, and is a turtle reserve where we saw them release a newly hatched turtle into the ocean. The cook made delicious food when we needed it. Fresh fish one night and lobster and steak on our last night.

My only very small recommendation would be that it is stated a little clearer the help's work hours. She was unable to go to the store with us the first day to buy food for the meals at 6pm and our second day was a Costa Rica holiday which we didn't know about and wouldn't expect to affect our stay anyway. She did end up cooking on the their holiday but we felt bad.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, Many thanks for your kind input. We are very happy the learn that you had a great time and that you appreciated the delicious food at Villa Serena. We are very sorry for the mis-understanding with Marcia. She told us that she had scheduled to prepare your evening dinner on your arrival date but was informed that you didn’t want it. At that moment she retired to her apartment and started preparing dinner for her husband. She was surprised that, after sunset, you came over and asked her to join you for shopping groceries. Preparing your dinner on a public holiday is not a problem for her at all and she asked us to inform you that she highly enjoyed you as guests. She said that you were extremely friendly people. We, together with Marcia and Modesto, look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Denisse & William
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house ! If there is heaven an earth this house was it ! Costa Rica is a wonderful county and staying in Villa Serena made absolutely perfect. Marcita and Modesto are the kindest, nicest people . Marcita’s cooking is super delicious and her guacamole is world famous! The owners of the villa are very helpful and very quickly respond to every question you might have . Carrillo and Samara the two town near by have beautiful beaches , great restaurants and lots of things to do so you don’t have to drive a lot . I am already planning our next visit !

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
69.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Villa Serena is located at 'Playa el Roble', in absolute privacy in a very exclusive seaside location.

Stylish settings, 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 to be a jewel among Pacific beaches. The town itself is 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 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Green Season 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rainy season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Dry season 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Season 2018-2019
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Dry Season 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Green Season 2019
29 Apr 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

Christmas, New Year's and Easter week Rental Price available upon request.
Minimum stay for Christmas, New Year's and Easter period: 1 week.
Christmas, New Year’s, Easter weeks can not be cancelled / no refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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