Playa Samara: Sweeping Ocean Views, Space and Privacy Galore!
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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Casa Vista Del Mar truly lives up to its name.
Nestled among mature trees on a hill centrally located above Playa Samara, the breathtaking vista spans roughly 180 degrees of ocean view. From Playa Carrillo to the left, all the way to Playa Buena Vista in the far distance to the right, the sparkling Pacific Ocean is a constant accompaniment during your vacation at Casa Vista Del Mar.
The house itself affords one of the best views of Samara bay that can be found. While relaxing on the patio or bathing in our 30 ft (10 meter) swimming pool, blue ocean waters can be seen everywhere.
You can see Isla Chora where adventurous tourists stop by every day while kayaking, as well as the local fishermen as they pull into or out of the bay in their pangas and fishing boats to bring home the catch of the day. If you were a photographer, you wouldn’t be able to arrange a picture any more pleasing to the eye than this.
Casa Vista Del Mar is centered around a huge living space which boasts 22 ft. (7 metres) ceilings made of tropical hardwood. The open floor design of the living room integrates the kitchen and dining area and also allows for easy access to the outdoor dining area.
The overall design facilitates natural airflow and keeps the temperature inside the house comfortable most of the time. Individually controlled air conditioning in each of the three bedrooms is available as an optional extra.
The three bedrooms offer a range of views: the blue expanse of the Pacific ocean, the dramatic views of Samara bay, to the dappled sunlight of the grounds with it's one and a half acres (0.6 hectare) of tropical plants and trees. Two of the bedrooms are en suite while the third bedroom has a bathroom adjacent to it. Ceiling fans are in all bedrooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all standard appliances - including a blender, and a coffee maker essential for enjoying Costa Rica's fabulous fresh fruit and excellent coffee. A covered barbeque area is located adjacent to the outdoor dining area.
At Casa Vista Del Mar, you will have access to complimentary local telephone, Wi-Fi Broadband internet as well as Satellite TV with over 200 channels of audio and video entertainment - mostly in English and Spanish.
The grounds are extensive and ensure your privacy. Walking paths invite you to stroll about and rest on some of the benches along the way to observe the local wildlife. Howler Monkeys and various other animals such as Coati, Aricari (a Toucan variety), and parrots regularly visit the gardens.
A short stroll (roughly ten to fifteen minutes) along a mostly shaded and paved quiet road takes you right to the beach, while walking along the the crescent-shaped beach just a bit farther will lead you into town. A $4 to $5 taxi ride gets you home again.
Keywords: Costa Rica, Guanacaste, House with Ocean Views, Three Bedrooms, Samara, Playa Samara, Private Swimming Pool, Wildlife Viewing
- 2500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Covered Parking:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- A locally based property manager, laptop sized personal safe, smoke detector, first aid kit and power assisted water supply to compensate for municipal water pressure fluctuations. Weekly housekeeping and change of linens is provided. Guests are invited to make use of the tropical fruit trees (mangoes, coconuts, manadarinos, bananas and papaya) on the property when they are in season....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
Free local calls only. Prepaid international calling cards are readily available in Samara. Laptop and WiFi enabled cell phone users (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.) will find a Skype account convenient and inexpensive for long distance....moreless
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
Outdoor funiture includes a round table, 4 patio chairs, 4 reclining sun loungers, 2 tico style wooden sun loungers, 2 tico style wooden benches, a hammock and a picinc table under the jungle canopy....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Nearby: Guided Jungle Tours, Howler Monkey Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tour, Ultralight flights, Barra Honda National Park, Santa Rosa National Park, Las Baulas National Park, Palo Verde National Park, Ostional Turtle Nesting, Playa Camaronal Turtle Nesting; local tour agents offer day trips to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and other major tourist attractions. Some of the best surfing breaks in Costa Rica are to be found at nearby Playa Camaronal and Playa Buena Vista....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Three couples spent 6 days at this restful home, which seemed to be made for us. The private setting offered wonderful views of the Samara bay from the inviting swimming pool. A/C in each of the three bedrooms made the nights very comfortable, and sea breezes during the day were delightful, even in the hot weather. The rental managers were very helpful in helping us feel comfortable, and in help us with travel arrangements in Samara. Sights and sounds -- like geckos and howler monkeys - only added to the exotic atmosphere. We were glad to have a vehicle to get around. Walking to and from the beach is possible, but longer than we would want to do on a regular basis. Definitely recommend this place, especially for groups of couples! Thanks for being such gracious hosts!
- Guest will s.
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Lovely spacious and peaceful house with gorgeous views over the ocean. Close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The owners are very helpful, and the property exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend this rental, and hope to go back.
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 01/20/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Excellent views from the beautiful pool. Enjoyed walks to the beach. Lots of fresh fish and produce available for those who love to cook. Many great restaurants in the village. House was very clean and the grounds were lovely. Heard monkeys every day and even saw them one day. Celebrated my birthday here. would recommend it to anyone. Great for families!
- Guest Lorrainita
- Date of stay 01/20/13
- Review Submitted 02/10/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers.
The property was beautiful, comfortable, clean and very well maintained. The views from the home were spectacular and the swimming pool was fabulous. The 10 minute walk to the beach was easy once we got our directions straight. The owners were above and beyond helpful with all the information they gave us from grocery shopping locations and taxis to the information booklet they keep inside the home. We booked a few activities during our stay, such as zip lining, gyro-copter and fishing, but the main purpose of our trip was to relax and gear down from our hectic lives. Sleeping late, reading our books, swimming in the pool, napping during the day, watching the sunset and sharing good conversation with one another were the things we loved the best. Our favorite restaurant in Samara was El Lagarto .This house and its' location created just the right atmosphere for us to enjoy all these things. We felt very much at home and would definitely come back again and recommend to friends and relatives.
- Guest Tina
- Date of stay 03/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/10/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Had a wonderful time!
Had a wonderful time!
All six people in our party had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. The house was amazing and we looked forward to coming home to the pool after every adventure. We grilled our own dinner several times so that was a welcome addition. I got great photos of wildlife while just hanging out at home--howler monkeys, a huge iguana, squirrels, birds, and something I believe was similar to a ring tail lemur. We would love to visit again!
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Picture perfect week in Samara
Picture perfect week in Samara
We had actually been wanting to go to Costa Rica for the last few years, and finally made the trip January 2012. We were thrilled with the chance to come and enjoy the beauty of this beautiful country. We had a fabulous week with our family (5 adults)enjoying the splendor of Samara. We were astounded by the AMAZING view from the house. Probably one of the best and most memorable aspects of the trip was just spending time at the house, lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun. We loved the wild life surrounding the home and got some great pictures of iguanas and heard the Howler monkeys every morning. We can’t say enough about the house! It was clean, homey, so open and airy, well equipped kitchen with everything we could need and more. The area was so picturesque and felt very safe. The weather was PERFECT every day! The home owners really go the extra mile in making sure you have a great trip. The reading material in the house was very helpful and informative. We took the owner's advice and did the ultra light tour (a helicoper tour of the area) which was amazing!! We tried the restaurants suggested in the guest book...our favourite was the Pacific Lodge (great food, wonderful service). Other highlights were the turtles laying eggs on the beach and Howler Monkeys swinging through the trees close to the beach. We also rented some kayaks and snorkeled off the nearby island (forget the name? maybe it was Isla Cora??) The staff who took care of the home were very friendly and did a great job keeping the house clean and the grounds looking beautiful. The gentleman that took care of the pool was very friendly and suggested some fun things to do in the area. The neighbour’s son who kept the grounds looking beautiful was always courteous and did his job very well! We are so thankful for such a relaxing and memorable vacation. Our family was thrilled with the house and we all had a really great time. Thanks for everything!!
- Guest Piddler
- Date of stay 12/31/11
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Rest and Relaxation...
Rest and Relaxation...
My wife and I rented the home with another couple for 10 days at the beginning of November. We had spent considerable time on the internet looking at rentals and settled on this property. We're very glad we did. The property manager was prompt in her email communication before the trip and helped us by scheduling pick up and drop off from the Liberia airport for a very reasonabl price as well as answering our general questions about the area and home. The home was well equipped with cooking utensils. The wifi worked great and had a surprisingly fast connection. I had to complete some work the first couple days and we used Skype phone and video daily with our families back in the U.S. We spent the majority of time at home on the patio and in the pool. As the locals constantly commented, we had the best weather we could hope for. The sunsets from the patio were amazing. We made friends with the neighbors dogs and the trees around the house had howler monkeys in them almost every day. The Pali grocery store in town was a convenient place to shop and had everything we needed for all of our meals. We simply couldn't have hoped for better. Samara is a wonderful place to vacation - with enough shopping and entertainment to keep you busy if you like, yet still small enough to make you feel like you're in on a secret. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore Quanacaste Province.
- Guest David
- Date of stay 11/07/11
- Review Submitted 11/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Casa Vista del Mar - Owner's Description is Spot On
Casa Vista del Mar - Owner's Description is Spot On
Returned before Labor Day after 2 wonderful weeks here with my family (my wife, 80 yr old mother-in-law & 7 yr old and 9 yr old children). It is magical to awake and fall asleep each day to the sound of the howler monkeys, frogs, birds and cicadas. It's good for your soul here. Owner's description of house is accurate and Wifi and satellite TV work well (not sure about the claim of a 10 minute walk to nearest beach). You definitely need a 4x4 to fully enjoy your time in and around Samara and getting to the house (maybe not the case in the dry season -- the house is off a short bit of unpaved road). Although there is a house directly below the pool area facing the Pacific/Samara Bay, you cannot see them (we never did) and you cannot hear them. If fact you can't hear much of anything except the wildlife. The house is perfectly located about a 5 min drive away from town. Samara has several adequate grocery stores & a good butcher. Samara as described has the best beach for families because it's protected by an outer coral reef. Carillo is 8 min drive and a knock-out of a beach (but can have rough tides). The local property mgr is very professional, accessible and helpful. The owner is also accessible and quite helpful and friendly. Things to know: * This is not the typical sugar-white sand Caribbean experience -- you're in the jungle -- and nature is everywhere including crocs in many of the rivers and abundant wildlife if you're willing to take the time to explore it -- if not, this is still an incredibly relaxing place to just chill out. * The water is drinkable from all faucets -- none of us ever got sick. * Be extra careful with the pool and small children/non-swimmers. There are several broad steps into the pool, then a sharp incline and then it goes straight to something like 10 ft/3m. * There are enough good restaurants in town, but prices aren't Mexico/Central America levels -- dinners for 4 without dessert, alcohol is about US$60. * If creepy crawly things freak you out (like I said, you're in the jungle), be aware you may see scorpions (sting is like a bee here), tarantulas, colorful spiders and others (we did) - but next to no mosquitos. * Stay off the beach at/near dusk - the "no see 'ums are brutal. **** Enjoy this special property and place. **
- Guest JT NYC
- Date of stay 08/21/11
- Review Submitted 09/29/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
This property is one of the best we have ever stayed in. It is on a hill overlooking the ocean but very close to town. The owners are extremely helpful and the pictures dont do enough justice to this amazing property.
- Guest s1109
- Date of stay 01/15/11
- Review Submitted 01/26/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. The view from the backyard was absolutely spectacular. Seeing the sun set into the ocean each day was a special treat. The house was beautifully maintained and contained everything we wanted. The nearby beaches of Samara and Carrillo were easily accessible and lovely. We will recommend this property to our friends!
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 01/13/11
Rates Excluding Air Conditioning: Daily .. One Week .. Two Weeks Summer: 14 Apr 2013 to 20 Dec 2013 $190 $1,200 $2,200 Christmas: 21 Dec 2013 to 3 Jan 2014 $2,300 (2 wk min.) Winter: 4 Jan 2014 to 12 Apr 2014 $300 $1,750 $3,400 Easter: 20 April 2014 $2,300 (1 wk min.) Air conditioning: $10/bedroom/night. Minimum 4 night stay. We accept domestic bank transfers/deposits for UK and Canadian guests. 50% reservation deposit, balance 30 days prior to arrival. $250 cash damage deposit held with property manager.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Punta Islita at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Coastal Road at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Samara at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2010
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Spectacular views in relaxing surroundings......................................
Samara village to the right.....................................................
This truly tropical design is ideally suited for its hilltop location.
The large, open living room with comfortable sofa and satellite TV awaits you!
Get a good night's sleep in the master bedroom - you deserve it!
Family and friends will be comfortable with their king sized bed and ensuite.
Each bedroom has its own quiet a/c unit available as an optional extra.
The chef will never tire of the amazing views while barbequing.
Isla Chora to the left, and ....................................................
Casa Vista Del Mar with unique octagonal design.
Soak up the sun on these comfortable loungers.
The 22 ft (7 m) high vaulted ceiling provides natural cooling.
All the comforts of home in the master ensuite bathroom.
Princesses and princes will approve: a four poster bed and their own bathroom.
Our fully equipped kitchen should have everything you need.
Make your own discoveries under our jungle canopy.....................Pura Vida!
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