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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach

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Pool at Sunrise View of Samara Beach from the unit Dining Area Kitchen/Breakfast Area Infinity Pool Bedroom Bathroom Living Room View of Samara Beach from the property Pool View Outside View Nearby Carrillo Beach Pool and Carrillo Beach

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Samara villa description

Villa Veranera is a 4-year old, 1-bedroom, 1-bath luxury villa with spectacular views overlooking Samara and Carrillo Bays.

Hear the sounds of the surf with gentle sea breezes sifting through, with monkeys, birds and nature in a tropical setting. “Veranera” is the Spanish word for “Bougainvillea” and the property is surrounded with these beautiful flowers.

Location is an approx. 10-15 min. walk or 1-2 min. drive to the beach and a 3 min. drive or additional 10-min. walk to town. Distance to the beach is 7/10ths of a mile or 1.2 kms. Private shuttle pick-ups can be arranged from both International Airports.

Keywords: Villa Veranera

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Pets Considered

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining Area Seats:

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                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Coffee Maker

                  Amenities

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Iron & Board

                  Other Amenities

                      • Wall safe, security system, electronic gate with secure parking, hammocks, umbrellas, flat-screen TV, bed with top quality mattress, large closet, makeup/computer desk, book library. Infinity pool....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • Stereo
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Games
                      • Television
                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                          • Wireless Internet

                          Pool & Spa

                              • Private Pool

                              Outdoor Features

                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Balcony
                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Theme

                              • Romantic
                              • Sports & Activities
                              • Family
                              • Adventure
                              • Away From It All

                              Location & View

                              • Ocean View
                              • Mountain View
                              • Beach View

                              Car

                                  • Recommended

                                  Activities

                                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                                  • Snorkeling
                                  • Tennis
                                  • Deepsea Fishing
                                  • Groceries
                                  • Massage Therapist
                                  • Medical Services
                                  • Fishing
                                  • Golf
                                  • Kayaking
                                  • Cycling
                                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                                  • Hiking
                                  • Swimming
                                  • Surfing
                                  • Walking
                                  • Whale Watching
                                  • Shelling
                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Restaurants
                                  • Zoo
                                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                                  • Shopping
                                  • Laundromat
                                  • ATM/Bank
                                  • Fitness Center
                                  • Boating
                                  • Horseback Riding
                                  • Sight Seeing
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Other Activities

                                      • There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite and gyrocopter planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool. ...moreless
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      • A piece of parardise

                                        A piece of parardise

                                        • Guest Sue (Red Deer,Alberta)
                                        • Date of stay 11/13/13
                                        • Review Submitted 01/13/14
                                        We cannot say enough about this villa. It is a lovely upstairs apartment connected to the owners' house. The unit is lovely with a fantastic 180 degree balcony view of the ocean. We spent many a night just sitting out and enjoying the sunset or watching the howler monkies eating in the trees in front of our balcony. The other wonderful part is we had an infinity pool all to ourselves to refresh ourselves after a walk into town or a day at the beach. Our hosts were wonderful, friendly and extremely helpful in suggesting various things we could do or see. This place was everything we dreamed of and more. We would certainly go back in a heart beat. Thank you Larry and Sherry for the great time!

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                                      • Excellent,excellent, would go back in a heartbeat !!!!

                                        Excellent,excellent, would go back in a heartbeat !!!!

                                        • Guest Lori, Merv, Kelsey B.
                                        • Date of stay 11/06/13
                                        • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                                        We have always done all inclusive, resort vacations. Never again after our fantastic experience in Samara at this amazing property. Breathtaking views, first class accommodations, outstanding hosts with a broad knowledge of the country. Easy access to all attractions and amenities. We would highly reccommend this world class retreat and our perfect hosts, Larry & Sherry Gerlach. Thank you so much for a memorable experience!

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                                      • Great stay at Samara

                                        Great stay at Samara

                                        • Guest ngoolia (Arizona)
                                        • Date of stay 09/15/13
                                        • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                                        The property has a wonderful view of the bay in Samara. It is very secure a couple minutes from town, the pool is nice to relax in enjoy the view of the bay and watch the monkeys. If we go back to Samara would stay here again and would recommend to others.

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                                      • Exceeded expectations!

                                        Exceeded expectations!

                                        • Guest Anonymous
                                        • Date of stay 09/06/13
                                        • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                                        Sherry and Larry were gracious hosts who ensured we were comfortable and taken care of! The unit is beautiful and well-kept, and the view is breathtaking. It quickly felt like home away from home. Everything you need is either already in the unit, or just a few minutes away (groceries, beach, souvenir shops, restaurants, attractions/tour operators etc). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend this villa, and will hopefully return soon!

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

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                                      • Sorry to leave

                                        Sorry to leave

                                        • Guest Tengo que ir (Harrogate, British Columbia, Canada)
                                        • Date of stay 04/03/13
                                        • Review Submitted 06/26/13
                                        Sadly, I am at the end of a three month stay. The owners, Larry and Sherry, are both welcoming and friendly, in other words, perfect hosts. In fact, everything at Villa Veranera was more than perfect. The apartment is beautiful and the view spectacular. The walk down the street (which is virtually a very large sidewalk) to the beach is magical as both sides have flowers, plants, and trees and it feels like you are walking through a park. For anyone who loves to watch birds this is a great place for you. There are tropical trees on all sides and a natural gully on one side that attracts many birds. I would be more than happy to return to Villa Veranera and will dream of the day. Thanks Sherry and Larry.

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

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                                      • PURE BLISS!!!

                                        PURE BLISS!!!

                                        • Guest Kate (Roseville, Ontario, Canada)
                                        • Date of stay 03/01/13
                                        • Review Submitted 04/05/13
                                        Wow, where do I start? My husband and I stayed for the month of March and we were trying to decide what the best part of staying at Villa Veranera was. We thought it might be the pool, but then we loved the view of the ocean from our balcony day and night. We loved the apartment we stayed in and how comfortable it was. We also discussed how wonderful the jungle sounds were that we heard each day… the howler monkies, the birds, geckos, etc., and then… there are the wonderful and gracious hosts… what can we say – they made us feel so comfortable and at home, and we really enjoyed our happy hours with them! They were also very helpful with any questions we had. We very much enjoyed our walks to the beach each day. It is a 15 minute walk down the hill to the beach and a 20 minute walk up because of the incline. My husband and I looked at this as a positive experience as it was great exercise for us each day! Besides once we got back to the villa, we were rewarded with amazing scenery from the balcony to the ocean and the town below – and of course the fabulous sunrises and sunsets!! As well a refreshing dip in the pool awaited us after our walks. The beaches are beautiful! We walked different times to Carrillo Beach from Samara – it is quite a walk – we figured about 16 km return, but we loved the exercise. Local buses are always available along the way if you wanted to take one. We swam, kayaked, walked the beaches, snorkeled and took a dolphin boat trip; all of which we very much enjoyed. We also took a local bus into Nicoya which was quite a fun adventure and drove to Sarchi one day to buy the leather Costa Rican chairs (like the ones on the balcony), then to Nosara to enjoy the Beach Dog Café and Playa Guiones. We enjoyed cooking meals in the lovely kitchen – Sherry and Larry have everything you need. Larry took care of the pool each day to make sure it was clean and ready for us to use. We also ate out some evenings at the various restaurants in Samara – nice little places on the beach and in town and everything from pizza, Thai and vegetarian. We felt we really did not need a car on a daily basis as the amenities we needed were in fairly close proximity to the villa (25 minute walk into town or a 5 minute or so cab ride). A taxi ride to the villa from town is a mere $4.00 U.S. We are very much looking forward to our next trip to Villa Veranera and would highly recommend to anyone!

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

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                                      • Wonderful relaxing place to stay !!

                                        Wonderful relaxing place to stay !!

                                        • Guest KC (Costa Rica)
                                        • Date of stay 12/17/12
                                        • Review Submitted 12/24/12
                                        We had a great time at the house. We would go to the beach in the mornings and then head back to the house for lunch and spend the afternoon floating in the pool. Most evenings we cooked dinner in & just relaxed. The balcony over looking the pool, valley and ocean was very relaxing to just still and rock in the comfy Costa Rican rocking chairs. Late a night around 3am ~ I took a peek at the sky and it looked like the stars were LED light they were so bright. The owners were a pleasure and having use of a gas grill made making meals even better. We did our shopping at Pali in town. Our son took surfing lessons at Carrillo beach for $35 for an hour and a half and full use of the board the next day.

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

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                                      • Not Wallking Distance to Beach

                                        Not Wallking Distance to Beach

                                        • Guest Roger (Austin)
                                        • Date of stay 07/23/12
                                        • Review Submitted 08/14/12
                                        The good and bad The good -the property has a stunning view of the ocean -the host (owners) Sherri and Larry were helpful when we need them -the property was clean -excellent swimming pool -secure property (gated) -quiet -good internet Bad -This property is really not a walk to the beach. I didn't measure it but I would guess it is probably a mile from the property down to the beach and most of that is on a pretty serious hill. We had a car so it didn't matter a lot but we were very surprised and disappointed when we arrived. Overall we were really torn on how to fairly rate the property. It is nice enough but we felt like the advertised title "Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach" was only half accurate.

                                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                                        Owner response: I’m happy to see the positive comments in this review and sorry to hear about the negative one. We do our best to ensure that guests have as enjoyable a vacation as possible. My response would be that different people have different perceptions and expectations about what is walking distance to the beach. It takes me about 10 minutes to walk down to the beach and 15 minutes back which to me is a reasonable timeframe to be able to say the property is within this category. Perhaps others may disagree. I would also say that we are among the closer properties to the beach whilst offering an expansive and clear ocean view at the same time. In the past, we have had a number of guests who stayed a month or two or more and didn’t have a vehicle the whole time. Others jogged down to the beach and beyond and back every day, well beyond my capabilities! Others have rented a vehicle for a day or two to visit some of the surrounding sights and others have a vehicle for their entire stay. Some walk down to town and take a taxi back, for which the cost is $4. Everyone has their own lifestyle and comfort level. 20 minutes has kind of been the unspoken norm in the area to be considered in the category of walking to the beach. I appreciate the comment of these guests and subsequently have made an update to the listing. In the initial description provided on the property, I have added estimated times to walk and drive to the beach, town, etc, as well as actual distance to the beach. I hope this will avoid any similar misunderstandings in the future.

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                                      • Amazing stay in Samara, Costa Rica

                                        Amazing stay in Samara, Costa Rica

                                        • Guest Kim (Glenwood Springs, CO, USA)
                                        • Date of stay 07/12/12
                                        • Review Submitted 07/12/12
                                        Our family of 4 absolutely loved our stay here. The view is breathtaking. We loved to sit at the pool or on the balcony and just soak it all in. Our children loved the pool and spent hours and hours playing there. The howler monkeys were a real treat. We heard them everyday and on the last day they were in plain view in trees near the house. This place was definitely big enough for the 4 of us. The kitchen had all the supplies we needed. There was even a boogie board and flotation rafts available for us to use. We had a car and used it to drive into town. We really liked the beach and the town of Samara but were happy we decided to stay here to get out of town a bit and enjoy the views.

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

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                                      • Hands down, best trip ever! Amazing stay in Samara!

                                        Hands down, best trip ever! Amazing stay in Samara!

                                        • Guest arc222 (Cincinnati, OH)
                                        • Date of stay 06/24/12
                                        • Review Submitted 07/06/12
                                        My wife and I just got back a few days ago from our 1.5wk honeymoon in Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time overall, but our week in Samara at Larry and Sherry’s place was the highlight. The house is beautiful, well-kept and has an amazing view. We enjoyed having our own kitchen and were able to cook our own breakfasts and lunches and then went into town for dinner. It was nice having our own place (instead of a hotel) because we felt like we were locals just living the Costa Rican life for a week! Larry and Sherry were wonderful hosts. We enjoyed getting to know them throughout the week...they are wonderful people! We got in late Sunday night and had trouble finding their house in the dark, but with just a phone call Larry came, found us in town and escorted us up to their house. Their home is in a wonderful location about a 5 min drive from town. We had a rental car which is pretty much a must, but well worth it because we could drive to other beaches. In Samara we surfed, kayaked, snorkeled and enjoyed the sun. The food in town is great and there are restaurants of different prices and variety for your liking. In the end, I would recommend this place to ANYONE and definitely plan to stay with them again when we return to Samara.

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

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                                      Dec 31 - Apr 30, 2014
                                      3 night min stay
                                      $110
                                      $695
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                                      May 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                                      3 night min stay
                                      $85
                                      $560

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                                      30% deposit at time of booking, balance payable upon arrival. Payments can be made through Pay Pal.

                                      $10/night for 3rd and 4th guests.

                                      The month of July is the high season rate of $695/week.

                                      Christmas and Easter week rates are $795/week.


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                                      Year Purchased: 2004

                                      About the owner: My husband and I are originally from Canada and came to Costa Rica on vacation for the first time in 1991. We fell in love with the people and gentle lifestyle and made Costa Rica our permanent home in the year 2000. We enjoy being close to the ocean and completed our final dream home and rental villa in 2009. We are always delighted to meet new people from around the world and hence our decision to build a rental accommodation in order to help newcomers feel comfortable in any way we can.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Samara:
                                      We searched all down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and chose Samara because of its natural tropical beauty and abundance of monkeys and other wildlife and yet is close to many services. We can see and hear the sound of the surf and have the benefit of gentle sea breezes all year round. Samara is the safest swimming beach in the country, next-door Carrillo Beach is to us the most beautiful as well as being renowned for deep-sea fishing and nearby Camaronal is a protected turtle-nesting ground as well as an expert surfing beach. Location is close to the beach and town. One of the International Airports (Liberia) is less than a 2-hour drive.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                      There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool. The beach is a short walk and the drive to town is a mere 3 minutes.


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                                      Photos

                                      • Pool at Sunrise

                                        Pool at Sunrise

                                      • Dining Area

                                        Dining Area

                                      • Infinity Pool

                                        Infinity Pool

                                      • Bathroom

                                        Bathroom

                                      • View of Samara Beach from the property

                                        View of Samara Beach from the property

                                      • Outside View

                                        Outside View

                                      • View of Samara Beach from the unit

                                        View of Samara Beach from the unit

                                      • Kitchen/Breakfast Area

                                        Kitchen/Breakfast Area

                                      • Bedroom

                                        Bedroom

                                      • Living Room

                                        Living Room

                                      • Pool View

                                        Pool View

                                      • Nearby Carrillo Beach

                                        Nearby Carrillo Beach

                                      • Pool and Carrillo Beach

                                        Pool and Carrillo Beach

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                                      Date last modified - Saturday, February 01, 2014

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