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Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious and modern house with 5 bedrooms, each with bathroom with air conditioning and a large terrace with pool and gardens in the best location of Puerto Carrillo just 2 minutes walk to one of the 5 best beaches in Costa Rica. It features a gourmet kitchen and luxury finishes. It was designed by one of the most renowned architects of our country. It is a perfect home for traveling families or groups of friends to each have its privacy.

Contigo to the pool is a teak deck for those who want to practice yoga or sit and read or sunbathe.

The location is strategic because it is in a safe and quiet area, close to restaurants and opposite the main avenue of Carrillo where you can walk to the beach just 400 meters.

Carrillo is perfect for those looking to relax but also enjoy the essential coastal attractions such as a superb sport fishing, the best waves for surfing, calm to practice paddle and a beach with lots of shade and areas where children they can swim safe.

Hojancha area has many interesting things to do, from watching nesting turtles in the Camaronal Reserve and visit the impressive Barra Honda Caverns. Only 6 kms from Puerto Carrillo Playa Samara is located where there are plenty of restaurants and bars for those looking for some nightlife.

More Details

Sergio Pacheco Cartagena
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Puerto Carrillo in Cantón Hojancha

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Double Bed
    - 2 Double Bed
    - 2 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Area - Playa Carrillo and Samara!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at Sergio’s house in Playa Carrillo! A wonderful place to stay to celebrate a 60th birthday with a small group of family and friends! The house is spacious, kitchen is easy to use and large enough for several to maneuver within, two refrigerators very useful, the pool was absolutely stunning and our favorite area to relax, and the landscaping very nicely done, …everything was so beautiful! The house is very functional with comfortable beds, each with its own bathroom, individual adjustable air conditioner, and ceiling fan. The rest of the house did not have air conditioners but the ceiling fans inside and on the deck were adequate for coolness and comfort. All linens and towels for home and pool use are provided. House cleaning and care included and we were able to arrange a date and time so it wasn't everyday to to have someone come - so we had some privacy. Two beach chairs are also available for the beach (and very comfortable.) But palm trees also provide shade.

The open design of the dining and living room with TV and cable were fantastic. Large glass doors open on to the outside pool area - although the littler door was easier to slide open compared to the bigger one. There is a nicely shaded wood deck area where we did some morning exercises (yoga, and stretching). Sometimes the ants did their exercises with us -:) There is also a convenient outdoor shower and bathroom.

We walked every morning on an easy short walk slightly downhill to wonderful Playa Carrillo with its open, non crowded , nice beach, warm waters, and could rent chairs and umbrellas. The sunsets were nice to watch. We found the nearby stores convenient and reasonable. We did rent a car, very useful in traveling around the area - which we would recommend. But if not, there are buses, you just need to get the schedule. We often headed to Samara a very short drive - for dinner, drinks, and shopping at the bigger food market. Toured with local vendors on various adventures (loved the "dolphin trip" where we saw humpback whales and so many pilot whales.) Traveled to nearby Oro River, kayaked during high tide, and visited the ARA project where they help MaCaws. The House is a comfortable, nice place to stay - especially with close friends and family. Saw monkeys, iguanas, birds etc……we hope to return for another celebration one day soon. Thank you Sergio, and Xinia too!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Ann for your extensive and detailed review. We have taken your recommendations into account and it will be a real pleasure to receive you in Carrillo whenever you want to return because this is your home also in Costa Rica.
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Fabulous Family Accomadation

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed in Case Guarumo with 2 other families. We were 13 people in the house and there was plenty of room. The open layout of the house allowed for adults to have enough space to enjoy happy hour while the kids played for hours in the fabulous pool. The rooms were spacious, all with a private deck and private bathrooms. Most of the issues we had were taken care of immediately by Sergio. I really appreciated that he had our best interests in mind. We hired Xinia to cook our dinners for us, which was amazing. After a long day at the beach/day trip, the last thing we wanted to think about was dinner, so she did the groceries for us and had meals prepared when we returned. She does make amazing food.

Overall, I would recommend this place and we will definitely return to Case Guarumo in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

My family and another stayed here for 10 days in March and absolutely loved the property. I didn’t personally meet Antonio, but he greeted the other family upon arrival. Xinia, the housekeeper was amazing, warm and friendly. She cooked dinner for all 10 of us one evening and even the picky kiddos loved it!

The house is conveniently located close to a small store and nearby restaurants. You can walk to the beach, but we found it so simple to drive. Thanks to Antonio and staff for keeping the pool clean every day. Having a pool at the house was wonderful.

Even though the temperatures were 90 degrees (F) every day, we stayed cool on the patio. We spent most afternoons and evenings out there.

It truly was an amazing place to stay and I can’t recommend it enough!

Gracias, Antonio and Xinia! We hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So awesome beautiful place and house. Close to shopping and beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about it

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is exactly as shown in the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the property. We enjoyed every aspect of the property and had a great time exploring Carrillo and Samara. The house is a great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love Costa Rica and we cannot speak fondly enough of the experience at Casa Moderna/Guanomo. The place was perfect for our family reunion. It slept all 20 of us comfortably for an entire month and the staff are wonderful, caring people with an attentive eye and a beautiful customer serving spirit.

The house is truly the place pictured in the photos and the area is peaceful and serene. Clean, spacious, safe, well-kept! Not too far from town and Playa Carrillo beach. But close enough to walk to the local grocery store, the church and small cafes, and restaurants for a home cooked meal. All of which were important to the success of our stay.

In addition, the swimming pool was immaculately kept on a daily basis. The gardens and courtyard areas as well. The housekeeping was never missed including staff providing additional tasks not included such as help with breakfast and laundering. Seeing is truly believing at Casa Moderno / Guanomo.

We give this property five star status. Pura vida, Casa Moderna and staff! Pura vida, Costa Rica!

Nuria and extended family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
111 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

Puerto Carrilo is located in an extensive bay from where boats of fishing craft sail daily. Its beaches are calm, with white sand and paradisiacal natural pools that form on the reef when the tide is low. Because it is a bay, the sea is calm, without strong currents or strong waves, ideal for children to swim safely or to paddle or kayak.

This is a safe and quiet beach, with a large expanse of palm trees on the edge of the beach that allow you to hang hammocks or sit and enjoy the sea in the shade or walk its almost two kilometers from end to end.

On the beach you can rent paddle boards or surf boards for beginners. Handcrafted merchants from the area will offer you delicious cold coconut water, flakes or fresh ceviche.

Puerto Carrillo is the ideal place to rest on the beach and to live at the same time a tourist experience in contact with the Costa Rican idiosyncrasies. This is in fact one of the favorite beaches for vacationing for tourists because of their safety, cleanliness and natural beauty. Unlike other beaches, flooded by houses, hotels or by trade, Puerto Carrillo only has a practical boulevard where you can park the car a few meters from the beach, but do not allow constructions in front of the beach to protect the wetlands that surround it.

Only 6 kilometers away is Playa Samara, with very different characteristics. Lots of nightlife, restaurants, bars and a beautiful beach too.

The reserve Camaronal is located 15 kilometers away, where a large number of turtles are dewatered and where lovers of professional surfing can enjoy one of the best waves of our Pacific coast.

For those who love caving, you can visit the Barra Onda National Park, with the most impressive caverns nearby.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

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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