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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathroom, Luxury living with a walk to the beach

Surrounded in privacy by nature our home boasts amazing ocean views, infinity pool, outside covered dining areas & 1st class BBQ. The grand 2nd floor master suite overlooks the pool and has views of the gardens and ocean. This room features a King size bed. The poolside 2nd master suite has its own patio entrance, however is still accessible through the house full size bed The third room (very small) 2 twin beds, has a private garden view and patio entrance with a separate bathroom. In addition to its unique style and views the prime attraction is that you will be just a short walk from Carrillo beach & town, supermarkets, restaurants and along the bus route to Samara Beach, Nicoya and San Jose

Krissi Mccullough/Stelzer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Joannie (french and spanish)
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Krissi Mccullough/Stelzer

We are a spontaneous couple who love to go places and meet new people. We work hard and play hard, we spend most of our time in Mechanicsburg, Pa we love this home and really hope you enjoy it as well.

Krissi Mccullough/Stelzer purchased this villa in 2011

Why Krissi Mccullough/Stelzer chose Puerto Carrillo

We wanted to be somewhere warm. This house took my breath away. The home itsef was beautiful, however I wasn't sold on it until I saw the veiws.. Every angle of the property is a different view.It is simply amazing! We have the jungle, the valley, mountians and the ocean. Birds, parots, hummingbirds, Birds of Paradise, mokeys, so many beautiful creatures... This place is beautiful!

What makes this villa unique

Majestic! The only way I can describe this home is enchanted...

Guestbook comments from the owner

hey we stayed at the place in costa rica had a great time what a nice place it is may be looking to stay there again next year also anyway thank you we had a great stay we are looking for our retirement place there somewhere around the Samara area we seem to end up there the longest every year looking for long term rental place just not sure about Buying yet any way great stay at the house thanks again
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Puerto Carrillo in Cantón Hojancha

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2nd floor master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , His and hers sinks, complete ocean views from the shower
    Poolside twin master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury fixtures and fittings through out the house
    Side room, private entrance - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hallway bathroom - Toilet
  • 4 bathrooms 3 full.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd floor master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view balcony and bathroom, walk in closet, A/C,TV
    Side room, separate private bathroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Own entrance & private garden views & garden table, A/C
    Poolside twin master room with private patio - 2 Single Bed , King mattress is available to add the twin beds together A/C
  • There are 2 bedrooms in the main house the upstairs is a private suite with 2 balcony's overlooking the bay and the property. The bedroom downstairs has access to the backyard and a walkway to the pool. the 3rd bedroom is located off the main house accessible through the garage. (smaller) (No A/C)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
3 spacious bedrooms four bathrooms this is a romantic hideaway. Wildlife lovers! Monkeys, Birds, butterfly's. This is an amazing get away at the end of a private road and walking distance to Playa Carrillo and all amenities.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Best House I've Ever Rented!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a "must" rent...very spacious, open floor-plan, high end furnishings, appliances, especially for Costa Rica. All the bells and whistles you'll ever want in a beach rental. Amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from every room (including the master bath, and one of the downstairs bathrooms). Tons of outdoor living space for monkey and bird watching, and for staring at the beautiful ocean from the infinity edge pool. Home owners are the best hosts. They'll make sure your needs are met. I've rented a lot in the USA and extensively in Central America, but this is definitely the top of the list. We're already looking at our calendar to rebook. Thank you Krissi and Travis for an incredible vacation. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thomas, i am glad you enjoyed your stay!!! the house is available anytime for you. Perfect house guest!!!
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

The architecture of the house, the landscaping and the view were great. The master bedroom has its own spectacular view and balcony that was beautiful to wake up to. We enjoyed the large pool and the proximity to the beach. We drove but it's not too far to walk. There is also a small supermarket within walking distance of the house. The main 2 bedrooms were of nice size and had a/c. The third bedroom seemed more of a storage space turned bedroom. We pulled the mattresses up to the master and let the kids sleep there since the third room has no access from the main house and no a/c or fan. You have to go outside and through the garage or outside by the pool and that was not the best place for children. Take note that the main living space does not have a/c (there is a fan) and is gets pretty steamy. It was more comfortable to sit outside since thankfully it's not that humid in December/January. There are several TVs but no TV service. There are quite a few DVDs and 1 DVD player. All in all we enjoyed the stay but there were a few things I thought could have been improved for the price. The pool needs resurfacing since the paint is chipped all over the bottom, the living rooms needs A/C and the third bedroom needs some personal touches to make it seem more of a bedroom than a walk in closet with twin beds. Lastly the main bedrooms are only outfitted with a fitted and tucked flat sheet with the box spring mattress exposed and wrapped in plastic. There was no bedskirt or canopy as seen in the pictures and some of the furniture is broken and/or stained. We spent most of our time at the pool or beach so those things didn't affect the stay that much.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in November 2016. The owner Krissi is super helpful and easy to work with. Has friends to help out with rental cars and all things related to the rental. Big, beautiful home with magnificent pool deck and views. Monkeys in the trees behind the house almost every day. The upstairs bedroom has a beutiful deck with great views and an outdoor ceiling fan- great for reading with a sunset cocktail. Tons of space and lots of Windows. The house is close to everything and easy to get to/from. I agree that eating dinner at nearby Colobri is a no-brainer, with great food everyone loves. Try the Soda La Plaza near the house for basic Tico meals- it's great! House is very secure with an electric locking gate. And a nice big barbecue on the pool deck makes for nice grilling meals outside. It's really an ideal space for a vacation stay and we would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was amazing! The view was 2nd to none, the pool was absolutely fantastic, the house itself was very comfortable and relaxing. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, very clean, maintained, and beautiful. I would highly recommend staying here

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical place

  • 5 of 5

Hakuna Matata is, in a word, magical. This property is on the end of a lane of vacation homes, and although not the largest it is by far the nicest in Carrillo. It is ideally located to enjoy the ocean breezes when the doors and windows are open, and the views are unparalleled. The master suite is up on the second floor, with its own balconies. One is off of the bedroom, and a small one off of the shower, such that you can have an inside shower with outside breezes and view. Spectacular. Tons of closet space - open shelving and racks for hanging clothes. Bring your own hangers though - none to be found during our stay, which I wish I had known. The common living area opens to a terrace, then the pool, which is huge. The landscaping is gorgeous, with all sorts of special little places throughout the property. There is a little table with 2 chairs in one corner, overlooking the jungle, and I often had my coffee there in the morning. The kitchenware is a whimsical Villeroy & Boch pattern, very fun. We did not have a car, which was not a problem. We arranged all of our tours (and our airport transportation) through Carrillo Tours, and they did door-to-door service. A couple of times we needed a taxi, so we just called for one from the house phone. Otherwise we walked to the beach and to the very close-by restaurants at night. We ate at El Colibri 5 times. No joke, it was that good - nice wine list, excellent steaks, grilled tuna, choriza...all good. After a good day of fishing on our last day, they grilled our fish for us, too, a fitting end to a wonderful vacation. For pizza, we liked el Toucan, right on the lane. The diablo pizza was pretty tasty! For general tavern food, Hula Jungla was great. Carrillo is not for everyone. If you are looking for a busy bar scene, you will not like being 15 minutes away from Samara. Since we were traveling with our teens, we were FINE being out of 'town', especially as it was Semana Santa. Our teens stayed in the other bedroom on the first floor. We had to move a bed from the 3rd bedroom into the room as they refused to share a queen sized bed. Grrrr...teens. The 3rd bedroom is not airconditioned and has a separate entrance involving a walk through the laundry room to get to it. Finally, just know that there is magic here. There are fairies everywhere! The US owner was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend for 2 couples, honeymooners, girls weekend...

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Puerto Carrillo Hotel
"Within walking distance from the house. dancing karaoke and good food"
Restaurant El Sueno Tropical
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Hula Jungla
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Hula Jungla(burgers)& El Colibrí (Steak)
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Car: recommended

Hula Jungla is an amazing restaurant for the burger, pizza, nachos, fish eaters, the Argentinian Steak House El Colibri AMAZING dinner steak chicken wine, a little on the pricey side.

Princesa Bakery in Samara is amazing as well..

Zip Line, Best horseback tour ever Louis in Carrillo outstanding!!!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.05
Pet Fee £75.05
Damage Insurance £44.28
Damage Deposit £750.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.