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

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Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

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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 the TA travellers 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. Our gardeners keep the undergrowth cut back under the jungle canopy to allow the ocean breezes to flow through our property keeping it cooler while also minimizing mosquitoes. 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

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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, star fruit 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

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING 2015
Apr 6 - May 1, 2015
4 night min stay
$275
$1,750
SUMMER 2015
May 2 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$210
$1,350
CHRISTMAS 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
14 night min stay

$2,600
WINTER 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$280
$1,800
SUMMER 2016
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
4 night min stay
$215
$1,380

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

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Punta Islita
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 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

About the owner: We first came to Costa Rica in 2004 and spent our first few trips exploring both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Luckily we found Samara on our first trip and it became the destination from which we compared all other possible destinations as we checked out different places along the coast. In the end we were not able to find another location as appealing to us as Samara and we decided to buy the property we now own in 2010. What we liked about Samara is the stunning views over the crescent shaped beach fringed by coconut palm trees, and the fact that Samara and its neighbouring village of Carrillo are actual Costa Rican fishing villages as opposed to purpose built tourist destinations. Samara has the feel of a small town with all the modern conveniences. It is also the center for night life in the area.

Why the Owner Chose Samara:
Location, location, location. Casa Vista Del Mar is perched on its own on the top of a small hill forming part of the coastal mountain range. Due to the topography and size of the property the house and the pool area facing the Pacific ocean are completely private. The hilltop location provides Casa Vista Del Mar with its 180 degree panoramic views over Playa Samara with glimpses of the neighbouring beaches of Playa Carrillo and Playa Buenavista. The house and pool area face almost due south making it possible to see both the sunrise and sunset. We also loved the unique 8 sided architecture and character of the house. In a seismically country we wanted a single storey house that was high enough above sea level and it was important to us that the house be sympathetic with its natural environment. Another tropical design feature is Casa Vista Del Mar's high ceilings and double roof that allows the house to be cooled by capturing the fresh ocean breezes that one gets when on a hilltop. There are also quiet a/c units for each of the three bedrooms. We understand that our house was the first one built in our immediate area as the original owner had first choice of where to build. He must also have fallen in love with the view! We are thankful that he built a house worthy of its special location.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The things we love the most about Casa Vista Del Mar are: 1. the view, 2. its' privacy, 3. its' unique design sympathetic with its natural environment while possessing all the modern conveniences that one expects, 4. the safety of its hilltop position and its construction quality, 5. close without being too close to Samara (i.e. walking distance), 6. paved roads all the way to the airports in San Jose and Liberia, 7. proximity to Samara and Carrillo's great restaurants and bars, and 8. perhaps best of all … its in COSTA RICA!


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

    Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

  • Panoramic view of Playa Samara:  East to West:  view 2 of 4

    Panoramic view of Playa Samara: East to West: view 2 of 4

  • Panoramic view Playa Samara;  East to West;  view 4 of 4

    Panoramic view Playa Samara; East to West; view 4 of 4

  • Enjoy your morning coffee on the secluded observation deck.

    Enjoy your morning coffee on the secluded observation deck.

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

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

  • Our barbecue is adjacent to the kitchen and the terrace.

    Our barbecue is adjacent to the kitchen and the terrace.

  • 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 living room area.

    The living room area.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Panoramic view of Playa Samara:  East to West;  view 1 of 4

    Panoramic view of Playa Samara: East to West; view 1 of 4

  • Panoramic view of Playa Samara  beyond pool;  East to West;  view 3 of 4

    Panoramic view of Playa Samara beyond pool; East to West; view 3 of 4

  • Extensive professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

    Extensive professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

  • Unique octagonal design ideally suited for the tropics.

    Unique octagonal design ideally suited for the tropics.

  • Our lawn stays green year round and reduces glare and reflected solar energy.

    Our lawn stays green year round and reduces glare and reflected solar energy.

  • 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 ceiling is made of tropical hardwoods (teak and pachote).

    The ceiling is made of tropical hardwoods (teak and pachote).

  • 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 secure gated entrance and long driveway ensures your privacy.

    The secure gated entrance and long driveway ensures your privacy.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 04/15/2015
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