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Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, private chef & cleaning service

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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!

Amenities

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

Beds

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.

Entertainment

Flat screen Satellite TV in Living Room, Cable/DVD

Stereo System/CD/Radio. MP3 player with connector for iPod/iPhone.

Kitchen

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

Deck

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.

View/Location

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.

Communications

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.

Suitability

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

Activities

Shell collecting

Birdwatching

Sightseeing

Horseback Riding

Snorkeling/Diving

Fitness Center/Gym

Restaurants

Hiking

Surfing

Yoga

Swimming

Shopping

Biking

Health/Beauty Spa

Fishing

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.

http://www.ticotimes.net/Weekend/Arts-Leisure/Fishin-in-Flamingo-and-Carrillo_Friday-September-21-2012

Description

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

Owner
Denisse Cobert
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

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 Costa Rica

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guanacaste in Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
3.5 Bathrooms

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Oceanfront Villa, private chef & cleaning service
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marcia & Modesto for an amazing vacation at Villa Serena. The house, the location, the entire property was beautiful. Marcia is so sweet and her cooking was amazing. The only downfall was the language barrier between us but thank goodness for Google Translator. I'm very motivated now to learn to speak better Spanish. There were only a couple minor things that we felt needed to be addressed: Your cookware supply is dismal. There were only two frying pans - both of which were ready for the garbage - the one pan had a loose handle (which we kept tightening but the screw was stripped and both pans - the teflon is worn off. We chose to cook ourselves a couple times and found it a bit frustrating with the lack of pots and pans. The dishwasher is on its last legs so we suggest replacing or getting it fixed. We washed all our dishes by hand because it did not clean at all. We put all our ingredients into the blender to make Mango Margaritas but the blender was not working either. The motor works but the blades to not turn & when we looked at it you could tell that the grooves were stripped that makes the blade turn - so a good quality new blender is also another suggestion. Lastly, we found that the chairs and the shade umbrellas around the pool area needing upgrading. The dollar-store quality fold-out chairs were just that. Perhaps a few more comfortable loungers would be a good idea. Regardless of these few minor things that need fixing, or replacing, we all had a fantastic vacation. I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering a Costa Rica vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb, It was a pleasure to host you and your friends in Villa Serena. We are sorry that the blender gave up during your stay and we have replaced it at once. For the kitchen equipment, we rely completely on input from our cook Matcia and she had never mentioned any problem... as they say, the best soups are cooked in old pots!... In any case, we have acquired a broad choice of news pots and pans, ready to be used. Guests should not do any cleaning of dishes or anything else, as Marcia will gladly do it for you! When we asked Marcia if the dishwasher is functioning badly, she said: No, it works very well!... About the garden furniture, it seems like you used the light carry-on beach chairs which are available to be taken by our guests to the beach. Although there are already quite a few, we will gladly buy some more loungers for your next stay!
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I used awesome as a title because that is what I heard every day during our stay at Villa Serena from at least one of the group.

We had 10 adults and a child. Grandpa & Grandma, three adult children and their children. I worried a lot about how it would work out

as I made the arrangements for everyone after much research. The owners were very helpful while I asked a gazillon questions before the trip.

We could not have asked for more. The villa was even more beautiful than the pictures showed, if that's possible. The owners have spared no expense to make it five star. We utilized every inch of the bautifully maintained property. Particularly enjoyable were the evenings in the cabana with the beautiful sunsets and star filled sky. No review would be complete without mentioning Marcia and Modesto. They are priceless. There were tears when we left them. What a special couple! Marcia's Gallo Pinto was a special treat.

The trip to Arenal was long but the zip lining was worth it. It was very cloudy and rainy so we did not do the volcano hike. Carrillo & Samara beaches were wonderful. Clean and beautiful Another outing was to dinner up the road at Leyenda Hotel. Very accommodating service . We asked for something special and they came up with a wonderful passion fruit mousse which was to die for. At the villa we enjoyed the tide pools, the resident iguana and the mile walk to the neighborhood store (good workout). After that a dip in the beautiful pool was welcome. It will be very difficult to top this family vacation. Pura Vida!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, You are a very special guest and we are so happy that you spent a splendid time in Villa Serena, with joy and happiness for you and your family. Very best wishes! Denisse & William
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5

What an amazingly beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more! We were surrounded by beauty and spoiled with delicious food our entire trip. This is the way to see Costa Rica!!! Highly recommend Villa Serena!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

The property is very beautiful. Right on the ocean. However, the beach is rather hazardous to get to, but the most

beautiful beach (one of the world's 25 best beaches) is in Carrillo and is only 5 minutes away. There are some good

restaurants in Samara - Gusto Beach is one of them. There is also another lovely beach in Samara and lots of shopping.

Marcia and Modesto, who are included in the price of the villa, were wonderful. Marcia is a great cook and very

cooperative, as is Modesto, the caretaker of the property. We felt very safe there since there is a beautiful metal gate

surrounding the property which can only be opened and closed by a remote device. There are two carports so that

the cars are protected from the sun. The whole place is air conditioned and there are screens on windows, etc. The pool on the property is also beautiful and very refreshing. We used it a lot along with the trips to the beaches. The country is

very lush and green and has lots of mangos and papayas and bananas. Very modern kitchen. All in all, there were 9 of us

staying there (it sleeps 10), and it was very comfortable. It helps if you can speak some Spanish since Marcia and Modesto

do not speak English, but I don't that would be a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to know that you all had a great time in Villa Serena!
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5

Beautiful home, gorgeous setting, great people!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Serena's best feature is Marcia and Modesto! Marcia and Modesto are wonderful people. Going to the markets in Samara with Marcia was a great experience for our family. It was a great way to see how others live and work as well as become familiar with the area. Marcia's food was tasty! We all highly recommend her guacamole!

Villa Serena is a very well laid out home with plenty of space for our group of six. The outdoor spaces are great - we especially enjoyed having dinner in the outdoor dining room over looking the Pacific Ocean during sunset. WOW!

When going out to dinner, be sure to go to El Colibri in Playa Carrillo. A great Argentinean steakhouse right in town!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Serena is everything you would want in a vacation home in Costa Rica. It is on a cliff over looking the Pacific Ocean with magnificent views. The beach and tidal pools at the foot of the cliff are convenient. 100 yards down the road is another semi-private beach with a waterfall, absolutely beautiful. The house is well maintained by Modesto and Marcia. When repairs are required they don't happen in "Tico Time". Modesto and Marcia are very efficient. Carrillo is a fishing village with a few hotels. Samara is more developed for the tourist trade if that is what you are looking for in a vacation. Both are close by and have beautiful beaches. Playa Carrillo is with in walking distance and, except on Sunday, pretty much your own. Playa Samara is more populate with places to stay and more people on the beach or in the beach front bars. Samara has a taxi stand that will pickup and drop off at the house. We took a tour to Rincon de la Vieja during our stay and Carrillo Adventures picked us up at the house and brought us back that evening. It was a great way to see more of Costa Rica with a guide to help you appreciate what you are seeing.

While the house is secluded you still have easy access to everything Costa Rica has to offer. And you get the pleasure of Modesto and Marcia's company. What could be better than that?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
69.5 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Leyenda
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carrillo
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guanacaste, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Dry Season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£785
for 2 nights
From
£392
£2,762
£8,006
 
 
Green Season 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,129
for 3 nights
From
£376
£2,562
£7,206
 
 
Rainy Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£937
for 3 nights
From
£312
£2,162
£5,925
 
 
Dry season 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 3 nights
From
£392
£2,762
£8,006
 
 
Holiday Season 2017-2018
20 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,724
for 7 nights
£4,724
 
 
Dry Season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 3 nights
From
£392
£2,762
£8,006
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 3 nights
From
£392
£2,762
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £640

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.
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