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About Kay Mitchell
We are a family from Pensacola, Florida who love our Costa Rican paradise. We have shared it with many people over the years, many of whom have come back every year or so and consider it their home as well. We are college professors, attorneys, farmers/ecologists, scientists, sailors, artists and people who love to have a good time.
Kay Mitchell purchased this House in 1993
Why Kay Mitchell chose Puerto Carrillo
Villa Mitchell and Playa Carrillo are both secluded non-touristy places which it make the home and the area a paradise away from the commercialism that has taken over much of Costa Rica. There is plenty to do there without condos and highrises! The most beautiful beaches in the world, clean water, wildlife, peace and serenity--also good places to eat, fish, swim, play.
What makes this House unique
Over the years we have improved the property, planted many trees and plants--mangoes, lemons, flowers etc--and restored the house along the way by adding new custom made Costa Rican furniture and Costa Rican artwork. We also have an excellent library from scientific books on plants and birds to the best novels as well as plenty of 'beach reads!' The view from the pool deck of the Pacific Ocean to unrivaled; sitting as the rail overlooking the ocean has become a daily and nightly place to be to relax and enjoy the view, the stars, the monkeys--you name it!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
"Pura Vida" in the truest form
Working with the property owners in this sad time of our world shows the goodness of people. We appreciated their efforts!
We really enjoyed our stay here. The best location, view, fresh breeze. The villa is big for our family of 4, but rooms are caved the pool. So, everything is comfortable and close:) Isa, local housekeeper, is so helpful and kind.
Thank you owners and Isa for your sharing with us this paradise!
The home and view, with pool is amazing! The best of the best I've found in Costa Rica!
Thanks so much for such a lovely review. We love it so much and it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed it too. I hope you will come back some day as now it is partly your home too🦋🌈
A great time
Carrillo is a gem. You won't regret going there. It's 5-8 minutes from busier but not as nice Samara, so you are minutes from all the touristy stuff, but kind of secluded from that. The beach, every day but one, was almost empty, and the water was warm and clear.
Wonderful tropical paradise!
Beautiful home, view, crystal clear ocean, great restaurants. The home is private and secluded while being close to Carrillo and Samara.
Playa Carrillo is located three miles south of Samara on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The beach is a huge horseshoe lined with coconut palms with a rocky headland on each end. There is no commercial development on the beach which adds to its natural beauty. It is in Guanacaste province on the northern Pacific coast in a area that so far is not overdeveloped and still retains the lovely natural beauty without condos and golf courses. You are sure to see parrots, howler monkeys, iguanas, frogs and many species of birds and other animals. It is the perfect place to relax, but there is plenty to do if you want to venture. There are horses, a zip line, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, fishing(some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica) as well as short day charters that fish close to land. If you decide to rent out home, I will send you a detailed list of things to do and places to go.