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Casa Vista Del Mar: 180º Ocean Views, Fresh Air, Space and Privacy Galore!

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Wake to this master bedroom view of the east end of Playa Samara and Isla Chora!

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Last updated: 11/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Samara house description

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 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. (Don't just take our word for it, you can see the comments on a popular Travel Forum for Playa Samara dated March 19, 2012.) While relaxing on the patio or bathing in our 26 ft (8 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, Iguanas and Armadillos regularly visit the gardens. This is also a bird lover's paradise with regular sightings of Mot Mot's, Aricari (a Toucan variety), green parrots and a variety of birds unique to the Guanacaste dry forest environment. A wide variety of butterflies too numerous to mention can be seen throughout the property including the occasional presence of the beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly.

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, Privacy, Three Bedrooms, Samara, Playa Samara, Private Swimming Pool, Wildlife Viewing

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Please note that our pool area is not fenced and it may not be suitable for children that are not able to swim....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            with ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            with ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            with adjacent bathroom...moreless

          • All bedrooms have a King sized bed. Two bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and an alarm clock that can charge and play ipods. The third bedroom is adjacent to the third bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            shower has built-in seat, makeup table...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            large walk-in shower, double sink vanity and makeup table...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • All bathrooms have walk-in showers. One of the walk-in showers has a fixed seat. The master ensuite has a hair dryer, curling iron and weigh scale. It and the other ensuite bathroom have built-in make-up tables and stools....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Small library of books: take a book, leave a book policy...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD/CD player...moreless

              • Games:

                Various board games and puzzles....moreless

              • Music Library:

                CD's of classical music....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Sky satellite (200+ satellite channels, many in English, plus a variety of music only channels)....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                180 degree view of Playa Samara from a height of 225 ft above sea level....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Coastal mountains of the Nicoya pensinula rise behind the property....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Stunning views of the reef and Isla Chora....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Is available in one, two or all three bedrooms as an optional extra. The design of the house naturally keeps the temperature pleasant most of the year. Ceiling fans are in all bedrooms....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Additionally there is an internet cafe operating in Samara to provide any scanning, copying or printing services you may require....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                The bodega area has open air covered parking out of the sun....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Weekly change of linens and household cleaning is provided....moreless

              • Living Room:

                The living room includes a 32' flat screen tv with Sky satellite and DVD player. DVD's and CD's and various board games and puzzles are provided. There is also a portable stereo with ipod dock....moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Gated access to our driveway and parking areas not visible from the road....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Free local calls. 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 calls...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Towels are provided in all three bathrooms and towels for swimming are provided in the laundry room....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Fully equipped laundry room including an iron and ironing board....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Our local property manager can make the necessary arrangements for you....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                Dishwasher soap is provided....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Coffee Maker, Blender, etc. available as well as anything else required to cook and/or bake....moreless

              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor funiture includes a round table, 6 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

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Approximately 400 sq ft (40 sq metres)of covered veranda facing the pool area and the view over Playa Samara. Outdoor pool shower....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The house is surrounded by a formal lawn and professionally designed and maintained flower beds. The rest of the 1.5 acre (.4 ha) property is jungle canopy with the undergrowth cut back....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas fired barbeque....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The 13 ft x 26 ft x 8 ft deep (4m x 8m x 2.4m) swimming pool has a commanding view over Playa Samara....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 14 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  SUMMER 2014
                  Apr 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $190
                  $1,250
                  CHRISTMAS 2014
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  14 night min stay

                  $2,400
                  WINTER 2015
                  Jan 5 - Apr 18, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,750
                  SUMMER 2015
                  Apr 19 - Dec 18, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,300

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Optional air conditioning is $10 per bedroom per night.

                  Credit cards and PayPal accepted.

                  We accept domestic bank transfers/deposits for UK and Canadian guests.

                  50% reservation deposit with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

                  $250 cash damage deposit paid on arrival and held by property manager.


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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Punta Islita
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Punta Islita
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Coastal Road
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Samara

                  Car: Recommended

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Wake to this master bedroom view of the east end of Playa Samara and Isla Chora!

                    Wake to this master bedroom view of the east end of Playa Samara and Isla Chora!

                  • Relax on the sun loungers and enjoy the panoramic view over the Pacific ocean.

                    Relax on the sun loungers and enjoy the panoramic view over the Pacific ocean.

                  • The large terrace provides a comfortable shaded area for  relaxing and dining.

                    The large terrace provides a comfortable shaded area for relaxing and dining.

                  • The dining and living room under a dramatic 22 ft high ceiling.

                    The dining and living room under a dramatic 22 ft high ceiling.

                  • The entrance way.

                    The entrance way.

                  • The master bedroom with king sized bed.

                    The master bedroom with king sized bed.

                  • Family and friends will be comfortable with their king sized bed and ensuite.

                    Family and friends will be comfortable with their king sized bed and ensuite.

                  • The fully equipped laundry room.

                    The fully equipped laundry room.

                  • Extensive professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

                    Extensive professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

                  • Visiting mother and baby Howler monkeys viewed from the observation deck.

                    Visiting mother and baby Howler monkeys viewed from the observation deck.

                  • A visiting tree frog clings to the outside of the living room window.

                    A visiting tree frog clings to the outside of the living room window.

                  • The house and front door are not visible from the road.

                    The house and front door are not visible from the road.

                  • To the west is Samara village and ever changing stunning sunsets.

                    To the west is Samara village and ever changing stunning sunsets.

                  • The master bedroom and terrace overlook the swimming pool and Pacific ocean.

                    The master bedroom and terrace overlook the swimming pool and Pacific ocean.

                  • Two sets of patio doors open wide taking advantage of the view and ocean breezes

                    Two sets of patio doors open wide taking advantage of the view and ocean breezes

                  • The living room area.

                    The living room area.

                  • The fully equipped kitchen.

                    The fully equipped kitchen.

                  • The master bedroom ensuite with make up table and large walk-in shower.

                    The master bedroom ensuite with make up table and large walk-in shower.

                  • The elegant third bedroom with king sized four poster bed and its own bathroom.

                    The elegant third bedroom with king sized four poster bed and its own bathroom.

                  • The laptop sized guest safe to secure your valuables.

                    The laptop sized guest safe to secure your valuables.

                  • The secluded observation deck overlooks the Pacific ocean and surrounding jungle

                    The secluded observation deck overlooks the Pacific ocean and surrounding jungle

                  • Resident iguanas are vegetarians who enjoy eating hibiscus flowers!

                    Resident iguanas are vegetarians who enjoy eating hibiscus flowers!

                  • A Howler monkey finds tender shoots from the papaya tree next to the BBQ.

                    A Howler monkey finds tender shoots from the papaya tree next to the BBQ.

                  • The secure gated entrance and long driveway ensures your privacy.

                    The secure gated entrance and long driveway ensures your privacy.

                  VRBO #229932

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, November 17, 2014

                  $190 - $343 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-14 nights
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