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Casa dos Loros

Casa dos Loros Living Room Kitchen Front Bedroom Bathroom Beach shot just in front of the house Front garden Backyard

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Last updated: 03/24/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Samara house description

Just a two minute walk (150 m) to gorgeous Samara Beach, Casa dos Loros is nestled just inside the coastal Costa Rican rain forest. You can see the ocean through the trees from the living room windows. The house sits on a half acre lot with a natural private garden where you will find monkeys feeding on the many wild mango varieties, papayas, and many other tropical plants and animals.

Samara Beach stretches about 3 km end to end and Casa dos Loros is located at the far end of Samara beach, away from the hustle and bustle of town. Just at the right angle to enjoy beach sunsets and the closest distance for canoeing or swimming to Choro Island. The main downtown is a 20 minute walk along the beach or a 5 minute drive in your rental car.

Guests will enjoy the modernly equipped home, built in 2005. Two large bedrooms each have a private bathroom, king sized beds and air-conditioning. Prepare home cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen. A TV with DVD player, and CD player stereo system are available. Bring your own DVDs and CDs!

The house has a washer and dryer, internet through a USB stick, two bikes to enjoy the surroundings or bike to town in low tide. During check-in renters will get a local cell phone to plan vacation activities with more comfort. Beach chairs, towels, beach tent and boogie boards are also there for you to enjoy. The house porch with the hammock and the outdoor table are a favorite for all renters enjoying outside meals or reading a book while listening to the rain forest.

Finally, don't do chores on your vacation. Relax and enjoy our maid service while you are on vacation. She will clean and do laundry for you! For an additional charge we could also accommodate for someone to come and cook for you during your stay, ideal for family with kids.

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Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Various DVD sets, Boogie boards, two bikes, Hammock, beach chairs, beach tent and snorkling equipment....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                DVD collection at the house...moreless

              • Television
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet available through USB stick. Internet service that will work in the house and throughout costa rica....moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • Casa Dos Loros is only a few steps from a gorgeous beach - Samara. Situated at the right angle for beach sunsets, the closest distance for canoeing or swimming to Choro Island and just around the corner of Carrillo beach. Ideal for relaxing and enjoying the backyard wild life – highly regarded for renters that have enjoyed viewings monkey in the trees, iguanas a various birds and butterflies....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Lovely lot in Samara

                            Lovely lot in Samara

                            • Guest Susanne S. (Vancouver, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 11/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/02/13
                            As many reviewers have written, the location of this home is lovely. The home is quite spacious and the Internet worked well for us. It is an older home which needs some attention and there are limited electrical outlets for those with North American electrical things. For those who like to cook during their holidays, it would be helpful to bring some basics such as a cork screw, some wine glasses and a good frying pan. We did enjoy our stay but I had anticipated the kitchen issue and brought a rice cooker/ soup maker so we were able to cook one pot meals.

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                          • Super relaxing and quiet

                            Super relaxing and quiet

                            • Guest Sara (Oakland)
                            • Date of stay 06/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                            We spent a wonderful month in Costa Rica with 2 young kids and saw more wildlife in the yard of this house than anywhere else, we watched the howlers and iguanas for hours. It was very quiet and comfortable, more spacious than we expected. It is a bit far from the center of Samara if you don't have a car but we enjoyed biking along the beach at low tide to get groceries and go out to eat. It is also very close to stunning (and empty) Playa Carillo. Enjoy!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • A Beautiful Stay in Samara Beach

                            A Beautiful Stay in Samara Beach

                            • Guest Maria I.
                            • Date of stay 05/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                            We had such a wonderful stay at this home in Samara Beach. The location is unbeatable! We walked to the beach daily. It felt like we had our own secluded piece of paradise. Yet, you're a 5 minute drive away from town. It is set near other nice properties as well. We saw monkeys, iguanas, horses, parrots and other Costa Rican critters while we were there! I would highly recommend this home!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Family Fun in Samara!

                            Family Fun in Samara!

                            • Guest Sun Seekers (Smithers, B.C., Canada)
                            • Date of stay 04/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/01/13
                            My husband and 2 young children ages 6 and 3.5 yo spent 2 wonderful nights here and were very impressed with the house! It was clean, affordable, roomy, well equipped with kitchenware, had A/C in both bedrooms and even a DVD player and some DVDs. I took advantage of the location next to Playa Samara and took relaxing early morning strolls before the rest of the family woke up. Samara Beach wasn't a good swimming beach for the kids but just minutes down the road is Carrillo beach which was the best swimming beach we found for the kids from any of the other beaches we checked out during our stay in Costa Rica. Also in Carrillo was a wildlife refuge that the kids throughly enjoyed visiting so be sure to check that out! We all enjoyed watching the troop of Howler Monkeys that found their way to the trees directly behind the house each afternoon. Samara was the last place we stayed before we departed Costa Rica and we are so glad we found this place through the VRBO site. The reservation/booking was done online ahead of time and upon arrival in Samara we picked up the key from the property management office and were escorted out to the property. Even more impressive, we were loaned a cell phone for the duration of our stay should we need to contact the property managers for any reason day or night. When we return to Costa Rica in the future we will definitely stay at this rental house again and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to visit Playa Samara!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • A relaxing week

                            A relaxing week

                            • Guest Mikael (seattle,washington,usa)
                            • Date of stay 02/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/25/13
                            Very comfortable house with two bedrooms and two clean bathrooms along with a kitchen with everything to cook a full meal!. Spent the week walking on the beach and sitting in the backyard waiting for the evening visits from the monkeys. Great location! Beach is literally a one minute walk from the house and the town of Samara is approx. 25 minute stroll down the beach. Owner and local house manager very attentive to needs and only a cell phone call away. Brought along my two year old son and felt comfortable with him in the house and the surrounding property. Have no hesitations renting this house again!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Private Beach Sounds

                            Private Beach Sounds

                            • Guest Outdoor Fantastic Family (Ohio)
                            • Date of stay 01/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/22/13
                            Our family had a wonderful time. A great place for children, lots of room, very clean, private and romantic. Not to mention the friendly neighbors, monkey clans in the surrounding trees. The location was great for us, right in between Carillo and Samara. We loved visiting the fish lady a few skips from the house for fresh fish everyday, and then riding bikes down the beach with our two year-old to either Carillo or Samara. The management company is very pleasant and accommodating. Franklin is an honest and reasonable man, and a pleasure to deal with, as well. Thank you for a great time en la pura vida!!!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

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                          • Great stay in Samara

                            Great stay in Samara

                            • Guest BJ (Atlanta, Ga)
                            • Date of stay 01/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/27/12
                            Great value for the accommodations!! Would highly recommend. Monkeys visited the trees adjacent to the house, as did iguanas. Beach was close, but no shade if that's what one is seeking. We drove three minutes around the corner to Carrillo Beach, where there were lots of palms offering shade, and vendors offered cool refreshments. Owners checked on us to make sure all was OK. The cell phone furnished was a great help. Clean and adequate. Be sure to bring your own bath soap -- we didn't know it wasn't furnished and had to buy, but that was OK. Beach equipment stored in laundry room, but we had no instructions it was there -- found it by accident. Books and DVDs that were in the house were a plus. Walk to Samara village via beach possible -- probably 15-20 minutes, but we drove. Found several restaurants owned by US ex-pats, amazingly most from the Atlanta area!!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Good value and great location for those with transportation

                            Good value and great location for those with transportation

                            • Guest Eastside (Joshua Tree, CA)
                            • Date of stay 12/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/29/11
                            Pros: Great isolated location, easy beach access, wildlife abundant on the property, AC in both bedrooms, washing machine on site, housekeeping service, attentive and responsive management. Cons: plumbing issues, mold, very dark inside the house, no ceiling fans.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          • Casa dos Loros is Paradise

                            Casa dos Loros is Paradise

                            • Guest Suemac (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
                            • Date of stay 12/27/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/03/11
                            Casa dos Loros was paradise. We loved spending hours relaxing on the back deck, reading our books, enjoying the view of the ocean, and listening to and watching the wildlife. The beach, a three-minute walk from the house, was incredible. It reminded us of the south Pacific and the sunsets, for which we went down to the beach on a daily basis, were spectacular. We especially enjoyed New Year’s Eve on the beach when we had a fire and watched all the numerous fireworks. We would not hesitate to rent Casa dos Loros again.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.

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                          • Definite value

                            Definite value

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 04/22/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/27/10
                            We are a family of five and the kids are getting old enough that trying to fit into one hotel room is getting near impossible. We settled in very comfortably to this place on Samara Beach. It is true that it is not "right on" the beach, but you are not separated by other houses or by a road. After you pass a nice motel at the intersection of the main road, it's basically this place and then the beach (there's another place behind some trees closer to the beach on the other side of the road but you can barely see it). You look out from the porch over some empty land separating you from the beach, with the water in view. The place is situated at the very southern end of Samara Beach. It would be quite a hike to walk all the way to the town center--I expect it is a good couple of miles. On the other hand, you on a private stretch of Samara and are essentially right around the corner (a two minute drive by car) from Carillo Beach, which is nicer in most respects than Samara, especially considering the ability to sit under the shaded coconut palms on Carillo on a hot day. The house is spotless and well appointed. There seemed to be more places for rent up in the hills, and they advertised that they were attractive considering their excellent views of the bay, that they had pools or that they were architectually interesting. That's probably all true, but I still think we made the right decision to rent this place. At least for us, there is no substitute for being near the water and if the house isn't architecturally stunning, it more than made up for it in terms of location, value and space.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                          Green Season (May-Oct) ..... $ 700/week
                          High Season  (Nov-Apr) ..... $ 850/week
                          Gold Week (Dec 23-Jan 06) .. $1000/week
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                          Last updated: 03/24/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Liberia Airport at 69 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About: I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Palo Alto, CA. My daughter Ayla, 3 1/2 months old in this picture, was born in January 2009 and we have been comming to Samara since she was 3 months old. I work for a software company in silicon valley and every year we find the time to visit Samara. When in Samara there is nothing better than playing with my daughter in the beach and watching the sunset every evening. Franklin

                          Why Samara:
                          I lived in Samara for one year in 2003 and had a wonderful experience, personally got to know the town and its inhabitants while teaching math at the local grade school. In 2007 I returned to Samara and decided to buy a property in what we consider one of the most beautiful places on earth.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Casa dos Loros is located on the quite, less populated side of the beach right next to a local fishing village. Staying here you experience tranquility, privacy, a taste of local culture, with all the amenities of town 5 minutes away by car or 20 minutes walking along the beach. The beach is super accessible, just a one minute walk from the house. All renters complement the backyard wild life. As one renter wrote in the guest book “A National Geographic in your backyard”. It is true from monkeys in the trees to iguanas, red squirrels, various types of birds, butterflies to Halloween crabs in the rainy season. If you enjoy fishing you will most likely experience sittings of turtles, dolphins and whales which adds up to catching a Mahi Mahi or Red Snaper. Please see images from guests in the website www.casadosloros.com


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                          • Casa dos Loros

                            Casa dos Loros

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Front garden

                            Front garden

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Front Bedroom

                            Front Bedroom

                          • Beach shot just in front of the house

                            Beach shot just in front of the house

                          • Backyard

                            Backyard

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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