3 BR/3.5 BA, 3,500 Sq.Ft., HUGE Pool, Tennis Courts, Minutes from the beach
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About Albert Battoo
Owner, developer and manager of Las Ventanas del Mar. My wife, two dogs and I moved to Costa Rica in 2005 and have loved the whole experience. We learned Spanish, the local culture and how to live in paradise... it is very different from living in Atlanta but, we really don't miss the hour commute to work everyday! Our first child was born here, in Costa Rica in January of 2008 and our second in December of 2011. The medical care here is great and the amount of one on one with doctors is much better than anything in the U.S.. We have always been treated with kindness by the locals and it is easy to see why Costa Rica is ranked among one of the best places to live in the world. The local people are easy going and truly happy... this explains one of the national sayings; 'Pura Vida' which translates to 'pure life'.
Albert Battoo purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Albert Battoo chose Puerto Carrillo
The story is a long one, of how we ended up here full time... but, I would be happy to share it with you during your stay. One of the main reasons we started visiting here was for the deep sea fishing and life style... we never dreamed it would become our full time job and place of residency. It continues to be a pleasure and on going dream.
What makes this Condo unique
The surrounding nature provides an abundance of outdoor activities... from an easy stroll down the beach to surfing some of the best waves in all of Central America, there is always something to do. The views are truly inspiring and create an awesome backdrop for unlimited relaxation. The on-site lake and pool are just a small dose of the water activities around... there are several beaches within minutes. Some busy with restaurants and bars on the beach, some with nothing but pristine waters and palm trees.
Check-in: 12:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great time at Las Ventanas. There was a very nice welcome basket when we arrived and the place had everything we needed.
Sitting outside with our morning coffee enjoying the beautiful views was wonderful, and sunsets from the amazing pool were spectacular. We seemed to always have the pool and hammock area all to ourselves.
Albert arranged for us all to have fabulous massages, followed by a local chef cooking a very nice dinner for us.
The nearby Playa Carrillo was absolutely beautiful, and we really enjoyed exploring Samara and Nosara as well.
Hope to be back soon!
Thank you for the great review Christine. We hope to have you back soon.
We had a wonderful stay at Las Ventanas. The views and the pool are especially incredible, and we always had the pool and hammock area all to ourselves.
Albert helped arrange outstanding massages for our whole group, as well as a nice dinner prepared by a local chef.
Playa Carrillo is absolutely beautiful and uncrowded, and we enjoyed spending time in Samara and Nosara as well.
Hope to be back some day!
Thank you for your wonderful review of Las Ventanas del Mar. We certainly hope you come back and visit us in the future.
This is a beautiful property with breathtaking views of the ocean. We were welcomed right away by Marisol and Albert and throughout our stay they were available to assist us whatever we needed.
We are a family of 5 and the until was clean, spacious and comfortable. The townhouse wa well equipped for cooking. One night we had a chef that Albert provided come in and the meal he prepared was delicious and the portions generous.
The beach is less than a 5 minute drive ride the more quiet less populated beach or a 7 min drive to Samara, a cute beach down with shops and restaurants. Adventures such as atv-ing, surfing and zip lining are also close by.
We went in high season over the holidays and although the units were fully booked we often had the beautiful Infiniti pool to ourselves. The grounds are stunning with ocean views, hammocks, loungers, tennis courts, workout area and a little pond.
The ride up to the unit is an adventure in itself. It’s a dirt road with beautiful views all the way up.
We have been to Costa Rica a few times and loved loved loved this location. Albert and Marisol give it the personal touch and we will for sure be back again.
We highly recommend this property. It’s truely heaven!
Thank you Samantha for your wonderful and positive review. We are really happy that you and your family had a great time at our property. Hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida....
Albert & Marisol
Breath taking views with unbelievable hospitality
Visiting Costa Rica was on our bucket list. I had a friend of mine that stayed at Las Ventanas del Mar last year and recommended we checked it out. The photos on the website are beautiful but the actual property is gorgeous. There was 6 of us traveling together and when we opened up the door to our unit we were like kids as we walked around and yelled out to each other how amazing the home was with it's beautiful decor and the wrap around porch with views of the Pacific Ocean. They had left no small details out. We had access to beach chairs, snorkel gear, tennis gear, beach towels, coolers which all came into use. The infinity pool was unbelievable with its views of the ocean and mountains. We would go out almost every night for a swim and to wind down from the day’s activities and look at the stars. On a clear night go out and relax under the stars. It's like you can reach up and grab the stars as they look so close.
Lorena, the property manager, was so helpful. She was very welcoming in our visit and always there to assist us with any questions or needs we had.
We traveled outside of the property everyday as there were so many things we wanted to do. We did surf lessons at Samara Beach, rode ATV's for a sunset tour, traveled to Sibu Sanctuary where they rescue monkeys in need of medical care and release them back into the wild. We drove to Punta Islita and Playa Corozalito to be lucky enough to watch them release 68 baby turtles into the ocean. Each of the beach towns we visited were uniquely different with their sands, color of the water and break of the waves. The food and drinks were delicious. If you are adventurous and want to go out towards Nosara and their beaches, make sure to find La Luna for lunch. Go hungry as the food is amazing and in large portions.
Our overall experience was beyond our expectations. We will be back again soon!
Outstanding location with breathtaking views
After spending a few very busy days in Arenal, my family (myself, wife and 3 teen aged boys) had high expectation for our visit to Las Ventanas. Las Ventanas blew away our expectations and was a perfect way to chill after Arenal. The condo is better than it shows in the pictures. The view of the carillo and samara and the surrounding mountains is unreal, especially at sunset. The drive up to the condo is just 2K on a dirt/gravel road that can be a bit steep but is easily passable and worth it at the end. Las Ventanas was incredibly private. We had the huge pool to ourselves every day and at sunset. The condo was well furnished and had all the conveniences of home. Kids also took advantage of the tennis courts, kayaks, paddleboard and fishing at the pond and the bocce and cornhole boards over by the pool. Plenty of seating poolside at comfortable chairs or in hammocks at the surrounding tiki huts. Enjoyed the large # of parrots that reside on the property and the howlers calling all around. Even the two short losses of power added to the experience as the condo was outfitted with many large candles that we lit. Felt totally safe the entire time.
Carrillo beach is literally at the bottom of the hill. It's a great beach with good waves for swimming or bodysurfing and palm trees for shade. Not at all crowded. Getting into Samara was nothing more than a 10-15 minute drive. We enjoyed surfing lessons from C&C Surf Shop in Samara, fresh fruit from the fruit guy and convenience of the many restaurants and grocery stores in Samara. Samara beach is slightly more crowded and definitely more commercial than Carrillo but enjoyable nonetheless.
Can't recommend this property enough for its beauty, how well thought out it is and the relaxation it offered.
Incredible and relaxing
Being travel agency owners we have travelled extensively and consider ourselves very fussy... We set the bar high and this condo met and exceeded our expectations in every way!
My husband, myself and 3 teenagers travelled to Las Ventanas in Dec. the condo was so spacious and it was decorated beautifully! The grounds and pool area were spectacular with some of the most amazing views and sunsets we have ever seen...often we were the only people at the pool. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful from the time we booked until we drove away at the end of our week. The area was a nice change to some of the other areas we have visited in Costa Rica as it was a lot quieter with less tourists. The beach was was very clean and safe for swimming and there are so many great restaurants that it was hard to choose.
We can't wait to return, thank you for the great week :)
Some of the world's best surfing is only minutes from your door! Beach breaks, point breaks and reef breaks are up and down the coast. Playa Carrillo has several tide pools to relax in and observe tropical reef fish at low tide. Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo are also blessed to have around 26 restaurants that we would recommend to anyone on any given day! From local cuisine to Asian fusion, Thai, Italian and much, much more!!!