February 2015 – “Take my breath AWAY!! Paradise is before US!!
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
We had excellent service from helping plan our vacation from beginning to end. Our town home and the facilities were beautiful! Our favorite is the pool! The view cannot be beat! Wonderful restaurants nearby, too!
– Magill Family, Cumming GA
Service and hospitality are unrivaled anywhere in the world. These luxury condos are stunning in design, appeal and convenience.
We have historically made it a trip for a marriage retreat, but are bringing the kids this year. The perfect playground for relaxation or the busy body who likes to explore.
– Josh, Atlanta GA
Las Ventanas was a perfect venue for our vacation. We have actually visited several times and are always impressed by the dramatic ocean view, the beautiful grounds and the fantastic infinity pool.
Going down to Samara is great as there are a lot of quality restaurants to choose from and the surfing is only a short scenic drive. All in all, I would highly recommend a family or group to experience Costa Rica at Las Ventanas.
– El Gringo Grande, Atlanta GA
Beautiful!!! The views and sunsets are breath taking. Grounds are immaculate. Pool is the best I have ever seen – it is huge with an under water wall separating the shallow from deep end – perfect for kids!
The condo was gorgeous – we did not want to go back home!!!
The local area has great restaurants, friendly people and plenty to do. With it being a condo resort and not a “full service resort”- You can be as low key or adventurous as you choose.
Can not wait to go back!
– Kelly, Atlanta GA
We have vacationed in Guanacaste for 4 years. We have always rented private luxury homes with infinity pools. At first we had our reservations about renting a condo but Las Ventanas seemed very nice. Our concerns were put to bed within a couple of days of arriving.
The small number of units keeps the place very intimate.
As nice as the website depicts the property to be, it is even nicer. The condos are luxurious, the pool is phenomenal and the people who own, operate and work at the property were all top notch. Everyone there was very accommodating and friendly and we made friends with many of them, particularly while watching the outrageous sunsets at the pool every evening. The view from the pool and from the condos is breathtaking.
The grounds are perfect, the location is exceptional as it it truly a Costa Rican experience, without the over development that is common further north. At the same time it is near the villages of Samara and Carrillo where great restaurants abound, also near great surfing, fishing and any other activity you would expect to pursue in Costa Rica.
The unit was 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and was very clean and nicely furnished and decorated. We were very comfortable.
We stayed for 5 weeks. Usually, when we stay somewhere 5 weeks, we start to notice all of the things that are wrong with it but we never
found anything wrong and did not want to leave. We plan to return next winter for at least as long as this winter.
We are a couple in our 50’s and traveled with our son, who is a college student and an avid surfer.
It would be difficult to say what we liked best about Las Ventanas. It was the most satisfying place we have stayed in Guanacaste and can honestly say, there was nothing we didn’t like, and we have always stayed in extraordinary properties.
– New Hampshire Family, Dover NH
Our stay at Las Ventanas Del Mar exceeded our expectations, the property was so well put together & maintained, it was stunning! We spent most of our days lounging by the pool, relaxing on hammocks under the Cabana’s. The pool was one of the most spectacular we’ve seen. The natural pond was a great hit, the children loved fishing from the dock & canoeing. We enjoyed our early morning walks & workouts at the open air gym & playing tennis. The nearby beaches were beautiful & warm, other nearby amenities we’d highly recommend are ziplining with Wing Nuts. Theresa, Dale, Angel, Braden & Ella
– Theresa Keeping, April 2014
As my husband said after our first night, “for our first trip to Costa Rica, could you have picked a more beautiful home in the club?” Las Ventanas del Mar exceeded our expectations. The long range views of Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara perched up on the mountain top are breathtaking reminding us of Cabo San Lucas and Isle of Capri in Italy. Each night, the community joins together for a sunset celebration poolside where you meet the neighbors, share a glass of wine and enjoy the Howler monkeys cooing through the mountains. We were blessed one evening to see a family of white faced monkeys in the trees just below us while we watched floating in the community’s infinity edge pool. By far, Las Ventanas has one of the most beautiful pools we’ve seen. Pictures don’t do this place justice! Developer Gary & Sherrell Carter from the USA built an first class luxury gated neighborhood. The home we stayed in was exquisite and perfect in every way. We flew into San Jose and found it easy to navigate to Playa Carrillo with the help of a GPS. It took about 4.5 hours. The next time, we’d choose to fly into Liberia which is only about an hour and half drive. Be sure to rent a four wheel drive. Some of the roads are gravel. The local bakery, meat market, Pali grocery store and local boutiques were fun to shop at but what sticks in our mind the most are the unspoiled Hawaiian-style beaches. Breathtaking. The tides fluctuate about 9-10 feet but the water line drifts back approximately 100’ feet exposing beautiful volcanic sand and coral reefs. The Carter’s onsite staff at Las Ventanas del Mar are wonderful and will do anything for you. Tyler and Megan helped us coordinate excursions and shared their favorite ‘local’ hang outs in town. There are a number of casual beachfront restaurants on Samara we hung out at. Locals were friendly and many spoke English. The app ‘World Lens’ came in handy when we couldn’t read Spanish. From start to finish, our first home exchange experience couldn’t have been any easier with 3RD HOME. We have added Las Ventanas de Mar to our short list of best travel experiences we’ve experienced around the world and we travel often!
– Margie Casey, February 2014
Las Ventanas del Mar is paradise. It’s almost indescribable and one of those places that just has to be experienced. The views from the property are amazing and the sunsets spectacular. There’s so much to do, for all ages, and the amenities are first class. The people are very friendly, and make you feel like part of the family from the moment you arrive. It’s the most beautiful, entertaining, peaceful, and relaxing place we’ve ever visited and we’re extremely blessed to be a part of it.
– Kevin, June 2014
The most relaxing place I’ve ever stayed and the people are great. Also what a view!!!!
– Mike, July 2014
Yes, everyone is friendly and neighbors get together for all kinds of activities. Especially Sunsets at the fabulous pool. Lots of WOW factor!!
– Jim, June 2014
Las Ventanas del Mar is a resort-style, master-planned community located in the tropical paradise of Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica. With 22 luxury homes & condos completed, Las Ventanas features breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Coastline, a full suite of luxury amenities, and first-class accommodations.