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Breath-Taking Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 Bedroom Luxury Home, Walk to Beach

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This luxury house within Samara Reefs is an easy 10-min walk to Samara beach.

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Colibri, one of 7 high-end beach houses in Samara Reefs, was designed with comfort, elegance, and entertaining in mind. Everything you need for a fabulous luxury experience is here: 5 gorgeous bedrooms - all with stunning panoramic ocean views, 5 bathrooms, a large bright gourmet kitchen that would wow even a professional chef, plus a 40-foot infinity-edge swimming pool, an elegant covered outdoor dining room, and a huge pool deck. Situated on a small hillside overlooking Samara Beach, Casa Colibri is the perfect spot to enjoy panoramic ocean views. Double-wide glass doors open up, connecting the kitchen, dining room, and living room to the sundeck and pool area. Suntan on poolside lounge chairs or relax on comfy hammocks on the shaded lanais of the pool-side bedrooms. Later, enjoy appetizers barbecued on the fabulous covered barbecue and outdoor kitchen. This barbecue area, perched on the edge of the pool deck overlooking the jungle canopy below, has inspired the phrase "barbecue envy" from recent guests. The location is outstanding: 150 feet above sea level and an easy 10-minute walk to beautiful Playa Samara.

Built by Architect Karin Nagel along with designer Julietta Jurado, their emphasis on elegance and design is found in every aspect of the house. From its central circular staircase to the beautifully designed kitchen cabinets to many custom-designed elements throughout. Casa Colibri was designed with every comfort in mind for families: for those who wish to watch TV without disturbing others, there is a separate air-conditioned media room with patio doors that open outside onto a shaded fountain area. For those who enjoy reading or want a quiet office to park their computer, there is a elegant executive office/library next to the master bedroom. Both this office and the master bedroom open onto a huge covered deck that runs half the length of the second story, overlooking Samara Beach. While large, this upper deck is very peaceful and intimate. It is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, relax in comfy chairs, while watching the sun rise and the pastel colors of the sky change before your very eyes. Awaken to songbirds, monkeys, and listen to the ocean surf while being surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, a host of butterflies, dozens of hummingbirds (colibris), and beyond, acres and acres dense natural jungle.

The social "hub" of the house is the gourmet kitchen - it is wonderfully large, fully outfitted, extremely well laid-out, and would meet even a high-end chef's expectations. It is bright and inviting, with a large granite kitchen island, a European-imported 6-burner gas stove, full length Italian granite countertops, a 4-person sit-up bar, and all stainless steel appliances. Another wonderful feature is the large walk-in pantry adjacent to the kitchen. It is air-conditioned and humidity-controlled and is the perfect area for storing wine, beer, bread, fruit and dry goods. The kitchen has plenty of granite counters, designed to accommodate several chefs and laid-out that no one bumps into anyone else. The kitchen has three huge windows, the central windows look out towards the pool, the barbecue area, and the ocean. Windows slide out of the way, creating a pass-through - perfect for handing serving platters out to the barbecue chef. To the left are glass patio doors opening on to the dining room beside it. A small window, to the right, is perfect for allowing refreshing cross-breezes to keep the room cool and comfortable. A mature garden runs parallel along this side of the house. Large trees provide shade and privacy; below is an herb garden supplying fresh oregano and basil.

On the other side of Casa Colibri is a curved wooden deck where you can stand and look down onto Samara Reefs' gorgeous central waterfall feature. Water meanders along a "river," cascading over the edge into a shallow circular "jungle pool" below. This water feature (which also is a swimming pool) is outstanding - and something you would expect to find only in an exclusive Hotel and Spa. A short walk down the cobbled rock stairway leads you to a cool shady grotto behind the waterfall. You can sit on the cool bench for another completely different view. This is one of several private corners in and around Casa Colibri, all of which are delightful.

Casa Colibri is a perfect blend of natural jungle and refined modern elegance. At over 5,000 sq. ft., Casa Colibri is one of the largest homes in Samara Reefs. Yet, one of its best features is how its rooms flow seamlessly from one to another: from the living room to the kitchen to the outdoor dining room to the pool deck. And, from every room in the house, you are met with stunning ocean and jungle views.

In the open concept living room, two extra-wide glass patio doors fold out of the way, connecting the indoor area to the outdoor pool deck, literally doubling the living space. These open doors are perfectly positioned to allow wonderful cross-breezes through the house, bringing in cool mountain air which, as an added bonus, keeps the interiors fresh and cool. The large outdoor deck is equipped with comfy lounge chairs, 2 shady hammocks, and the covered outdoor barbecue kitchen doubles as a wet bar. Whether you are inside the house, or out, you will find yourself utterly captivated by the stunningly beautiful panoramic ocean views, the long shoreline of Samara beach, the small island of Isla Chora, and the protective reefs that appear and disappear with the tide. Screened windows from each room give you a bird's eye view into the surrounding hillsides where you can watch flocks of parakeets, families of monkeys swinging through the trees, kayakers heading to Isla Chora, or fishing boats headed out to sea.

Throughout the house, cool colors and natural materials create a very comfortable, relaxed feeling, while elegant architectural features like the open spiral staircase and 30-foot vaulted ceilings make it super-modern and sophisticated. The floor-to-ceiling windows give the house a bright, open feeling.


There will be no fighting over who gets the best bedroom view because all of the bedrooms have very large windows with panoramic ocean views of Samara beach, the island of Isla Chora, and the offshore reefs. The upstairs master bedroom is very spacious, taking up 1/3 of the top floor. It has a king-size bed, solid almond floors, remote control air-conditioning, a Tommy Bahamas ceiling fan, reading lamps, a large ocean-front deck with deck furniture, tons of storage and closet space, and a very large en-suite bathroom. From your bed, just open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy huge panoramic ocean views.

Because of its fabulous southern exposure, you can see from this house both the sunrise at 6 am AND the sunset at 6 pm. From the en-suite bathroom, you can enjoy 3 very different, very beautiful mountain views. The ensuite bathroom has a large vanity with two beautiful sinks made of carved natural rock, Kohler faucets, a large glassed-in stone shower with a window that opens up and looks out onto the garden, and a full soaker bath tub which looks out into the green hillside beyond. Features like frosted glass doors and a small back-facing Juliette balcony make this bedroom over-the-top gorgeous.


If you like barbecuing, you will fall in love with our barbecue area. Here you will find a top-of-the-line Canadian-made Vermont Castings barbecue, a covered kitchen area, and another great view! The granite counters and built-in sink make it a great wet-bar. You can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and the ocean view, all while grilling delicious gourmet creations.
To make the very most of the gorgeous ocean view, the front of the house is made up mostly of very large windows. The window next to the winding staircase is two stories high, allowing you to see from one end of Samara Beach practically to the other. On the back side of the house, the view of the dense green hillside is equally spectacular, covering many acres. A large portion of this land is owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours and has been ecologically preserved. What you see is not unlike the densely forested areas in areas that are much more remote than this.

Casa Colibri is an easy 10-minute walk to Samara beach.. The walk is not strenuous at all; just walk down our paved road for about 600 meters, cross the street, and then walk 100 meters along a wide, shaded path, and you are at the entrance to the beach! Walk west for another few minutes and you will be at the center of town, close to banks, the very helpful Samara Info Center, grocery stores, surf shops and a variety of good beach-front restaurants.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Note: The owners prefer to have famiies and couples over 35 years of age. Under NO circumstances are guests from outside permitted into the house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because of the many potential hazards, children under the age of 8 are not permitted. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and sundeck: 1 king

    Large glassed-in shower, soaker tub and huge oceanfront deck...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom Kingsize: 1 king

    Shares a bathroom with Upstairs Queensize Bedroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Queensize Bedroom: 1 queen

    Shares a bathroom with Upstairs Kingsize Bedroom...moreless

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom Queensize: 1 queen

    En-suite bathroom + sliding glass doors open onto pool deck....moreless

  • Downstairs Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom uses tne main bathroom across the hall...moreless

  • Executive Office

    Executive desk, full library, and large ocean-view sundeck....moreless

  • There are 5 bedrooms in total, each with gorgeous ocean views of the beach, the off-shore reefs and the small island of Isla Chora. All bedrooms have remote control A/C, premium linens, plenty of high-quality pillows, large closets with plenty of storage space, bedside tables, reading lamps, large screened windows, quiet ceiling fans, attractive high-end furniture, solid wood floors, designer window coverings, and gorgeous doors made of native Costa Rican hardwood....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom En-Suite Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Huge glassed-in shower, soaker tub, 3 windows, 2 rock sinks....moreless

  • Upstairs Shared Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rock, glassed-in shower, high end Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Ensuite Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rock tilework, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Main Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rockwork, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Poolside Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    This outdoor washroom is very convenient for pool users. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our Administrator, Daniel, will greet you at the security gate upon arrival, give you house keys, gate keys, walk you through the house and show you the security system, the room safe, the office where the router is kept, the air-conditioners, etc. He will be on-hand to help if you need assistance with anything to do with the house or pool. Anna, our Housekeeper, will come to the house every 3 days (to sweep floors and clean the bathrooms). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our library contains a large variety of books, including a variety of novels, bestsellers, as well as guide books on Costa Rica, a flora and fauna guide, and a stargazing guide....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The media room has a DVD player and a large assortment of DVDs. The room is off the living room and is 99% sound-proof. It has a ceiling fan as well as remote control air-conditioning....moreless

  • Games:

    Assortment of games includes scrabble, crib board, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    IPOD docking station - bring your Ipod and plug it in....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV has cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod and plug it into our portable stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    Sony Brava wall-mounted flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a video library of approximately 35 DVDS, many of which are new and unopened....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • 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
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Enjoy unobstructed panoramic beach views from the pool, the pool deck and all 5 bedrooms. You see sandy Samara Beach as well as the everchanging off-shore reefs, and the tiny island of Isla Chora. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Every window has a gorgeous view of the lush green jungle. Enjoy close up views of flowering trees, home to flocks of parakeets, songbirds, hummingbirds, tanagers, and families of howler monkeys....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Casa Colibri is located 150 feet above sea level so you get fabulous 180-degree ocean views. In the morning you see fabulous sun rises and in the evening, enjoy fantastic sunsets. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Casa Colibri is a 20-minute walk to the town center of Samara, a cute village that is home to several excellent restaurants, 4 grocery stores, a Farmer's Market, a yoga & health center, ATMs, etc. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is outdoors, and open on 2 sides. The table seats 8 - 10. The furniture is very high end, chairs are cushioned and very comfortable...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are air-conditioning units in all of the bedrooms as well as in the the media room. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Super Capacity, multiple settings for Delicates, Towels, etc. (Frigidaire Gallery Series)...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    A covered carport is conveniently located a few steps from the front door. There is plenty of space for 2 SUV's....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality bed linens are provided,with minimum 300 thread count....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There are 3 telephones for guest's use. Dial 81 for an outside line. The phone is connected to the intercom at the gate so you can let people in from any of the phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton bathroom towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels are all provided as well as beach mats, 1 yoga mat, and a beach umbrella....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Heavy-Duty Super- Capacity High-Efficiency washing machine and Extra Large Dryer for guest use. (Frigidaire Gallery Series)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    A router is in the Executive office upstairs. A nearby cell tower ensures excellent service....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Excellent coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has every gourmet cooking utensils out there: rotary parmesan grater, garlic press, wine openers, spatulas, carrot peelers, baking pans, BBQ skewers, oven mitts, baking trays, you name it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with 12+ place settings, serving platters, Paderno cutlery, coffee mugs, glassware, 10 wine glasses. Large selection of elegant serving dishes and appetizer dishes. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Frigidaire Professional Series dishwasher ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This large gourmet kitchen is a wonderful feature - surrounded by windows, there are views in 3 different directions. If you like cooking & entertaining, you will love the high-end gas stove, the large granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. The island has a handy breakfast bar. Also has a huge walk-in, air-conditioned pantry, great for storing food & beer...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Frigidaire Professional Series microwave oven located above the wall oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless steel Frigidaire Professional Series Convection wall oven with microwave on top....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    House fully stocked with 4-slice toaster, Breville blender, fruit juicer, 2 sets of Paderno pots and pans....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is a stainless steel Frigidaire Professional Series, with an ice cube maker on the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    The kitchen has a high-end European gas stove: a 6-burner Lentz gas cooktop situated on the centre island. Overhead is an excellent Kupper (German made) exhaust fan....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Enjoy panoramic views from the huge balcony in the master bedroom. The view is so big that you can see both sunrises and sunsets. The bedroom also has a 'Juliette' balcony looking out towards the jungle canopy....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent in Samara....moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing charters available in Samara. Go dolpin watching, fish for tuna and dorado close to shore or go deep-sea fishing for marlin and sailfish. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The huge pooldeck adjoins the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the two lower bedrooms, and the outdoor barbecue area. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Casa Colibri has a Rooftop gazebo or 'sunset deck' accessed by a staircase leading from the carport. The Rooftop is the PERFECT spot to enjoy Samara's famous sunsets and cocktails....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is only 10 miles away at Hotel Punta Islita....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available for rent at bottom of driveway or in Samara....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a small lanais located outside each of the lower bedrooms, accessible by patio doors which lead onto the pool deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beside the pool is a large grassy area and a tropical garden area with lemon trees and a huge variety of exotic flowers prized by florists. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Enjoy this huge, high-end Vermont Castings gas grill. The barbecue kitchen area is covered and has overhead lighting. Great workspace with a granite counter top and under-counter sink. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available for rent in Samara....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Scuba and dive shop in Samara. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Casa Colibri's infinity-edge saltwater pool is 40+ feet long. It has a shallow toe-dipping area, in-pool seating, lights, and jets. The photos say the rest....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 15 - October 31
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$400
$2,700 $9,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $386 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $300 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

November 1 - December 19
Nov 1 - Nov 12, 2015
6 night min stay
$475
$2,900 $9,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $414 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $300 Nightly


Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2016
Nov 13 - Jan 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,600 $12,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $400 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay

$2,800
flat fee
Winter 2016
Jan 24 - Feb 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,600 $12,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $400 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

President's Week
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
4 night min stay

$2,500
flat fee
Peak Season
Feb 21 - Apr 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,600 $12,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $400 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $514 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,000 $12,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $429 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $400 Nightly


Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Booking preference is given to smaller groups and return guests. Rates may be discounted if renters' dates are flexible and can fit in around existing reservations.

Returning Guests Receive a Friends & Family Rate

Refundable Damage Deposit of $500

Preferred payment is by mailing a U.S. bank draft (cashier's check).

A deposit of 50% confirms your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to check-in; during high season 60 days. Discounts and booking preference is given to smaller groups. Rates may be discounted if renters' dates are flexible and can fit in around existing reservations.


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Location

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64 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Samara
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf at Playa Conchal, Papagayo
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Samara
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Samara - 5 mins. Playa Carrillo - 10 mins.

Car: Recommended

Only 5 minutes away are two of Costa Rica's very best beaches: Samara and Carrillo. There you will find perfect waves for body surfing, boogie boarding, and the chest-high water in Samara is great for beginner and intermediate surfers. There are 3 surf schools in Samara: Pato's, C&C Surfing, and Chillasana Surf & Yoga. "Professional" waves are at a 3rd beach, just 30 minutes away. You can rent boogie boards for $2/hour, rent bicycles, ride horses on the beach, rent ATV's, kayak through slow-flowing rivers or go ocean-kayaking to the nearby island of Isla Chora, or go diving or deep-sea fishing. Casa Colibri is just 10 minutes away from world-class zip-lining operated by the fabulous guides at WingNuts. We recommend taking a guided hike through "Samara Trails" with Alvarro, and going ocean-kayaking to the tiny island of Isla Chora. Or go stand-up paddle boarding (during the day or by moonlight) with Chillasana. Kayak slowly through wide rivers, observing the natural jungle off the beaten path. Go snorkeling or diving and see a huge variety of sea life, including colourful fish, turtles, and even lobster. If flying in a gyrocopter is on your bucket list, then the Flying Crocodile pilots are the perfect guides and now is the perfect time! If exploring some National Parks is on your list, Samara is close to 3 of them. Barra Honda, Playa Ostional. and Palo Verde River.

Samara and Carrillo are known for having spectacular deep-sea fishing. (home to the President's Cup Championship). You can either go deep-sea fishing for sailfish or marlin or charter a smaller boat and catch tuna and dorado for dinner. Or go sightseeing: see dolphins do their fabulous tricks in their natural habitat. Guaranteed, you will not run out of thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable activities, spectacular sights, and memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are a family from Vancouver, Canada, (the town of Tsawwassen, to be precise) with two school-age daughters. When my husband and I first visited Samara in 1992 we absolutely fell in love with the friendly little town and its incredibly gorgeous, unspoiled beaches. Immediately we realized we wanted this tropical paradise to be a part of our lives forever. Not long after that, we met some fellow Canadians, invested in their Samara-Carrillo real estate project , and our dream came true. In 2008, our Vancouver-Canada partnership built 7 fantastic houses in Samara Reefs. When we ourselves cannot be there, we are happy to share 'our piece of paradise'. If Casa Colibri is not available for your dates, check out Villa Mirador (vrbo 393786) which is 2 houses away, or Casa Estiyul (vrbo 553084). Feel free to ask about other Samara Reefs houses which may be available for your dates as well.

Why the Owner Chose Samara:
Samara Reefs is THE perfect location. Not only does it have gorgeous panoramic ocean views, but it is within easy walking distance to Samara Beach and a pleasant walk into the town-center of Samara. Also, it is only a 5 minute drive to a second beach called Playa Carrillo, considered by many (including the Lonely Planet) to be a jewel of Costa Rica: one of the country's most beautiful and unspoiled beaches. Not only are these beaches two of the safest swimming beaches in the country, but both win awards for outstanding cleanliness standards as well. For body surfing and boogie boarding, we prefer Carrillo. For people-watching and surfing, Samara has awesome. The town of Samara is a gem: very friendly, very relaxed, and even though it is small, it has a surprising number of great restaurants! And there is a huge variety of activities available - it is truly the perfect fit for a family vacation. The locals (who call themselves Ticos) are very friendly, positive, and happy people. . Besides being close to the beaches and to town, and besides its outstanding panoramic ocean views, its unique position 150 feet up on an elevated ridge gives it fresh tropical breezes! When our managing partners, Tim & Isabel designed Samara Reefs, they went all out. Samara Reefs surpasses all other developments of its type on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We are very proud to share a p

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The infinity-edge pool is 40 feet long and, because it is a salt-water pool, there is no detectable chlorine smell. This makes it so enjoyable! Beside Casa Colibri is a huge waterfall feature which is absolutely incredible! You can sit under the cascading waterfall and get a wonderfully invigorating shoulder massage! Or, if it is a particularly hot day, you can hang out in the underground grotto behind the waterfall. This is a wonderful spot to cool off and take in the incredible view. A HUGE benefit of Casa Colibri is its wonderful caretakers. If you need assistance or help with the house, our Administrator, Daniel Quiros, and his wife Anna live across the street in their nearby casita. They are extremely helpful and will do everything they can to make your vacation even more enjoyable. Daniel has been called a God-send many times, once for tracking down a guests' lost luggage, another time for changing a guest's flat tire, and another for supplying a guest with fresh fish. Our guests love Anna and her delicious cooking. Guests rave about her ceviche and was called a godsend when she babysat their children so they could have a break. At Casa Colibri, you will enjoy a feeling of total luxury, the convenience of being close to town, AND the magical feeling that you are sitting at the edge of real JUNGLE. Each time you look out your bathroom window at the canopied hillside behind, you see a large acreage owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours. This natural habitat for wildlife is carefully preserved and home to many species of animals. You will see monkeys from the rooftop deck. You can observe monkeys swinging from tree to tree, see (and hear) flocks of parakeets coming home to roost, and enjoy the sounds of cicadas in the evening. Absolutely paradise. The beach, Playa Carrillo, is Costa Rica's national jewel - palm-lined, pristine and completely untouched by development. The Lonely Planet calls it THE PRETTIEST, MOST UNSPOILED BEACH IN ALL OF COSTA RICA


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Photos

  • This luxury house within Samara Reefs is an easy 10-min walk to Samara beach.

    This luxury house within Samara Reefs is an easy 10-min walk to Samara beach.

  • Casa Colibri has a spectacular setting, a 40-foot pool and fantastic bbq area.

    Casa Colibri has a spectacular setting, a 40-foot pool and fantastic bbq area.

  • High ceilings and an open floor plan make this beach house extremely comfortable

    High ceilings and an open floor plan make this beach house extremely comfortable

  • The master ensuite has a shower, soaker tub & canopy views out all 3 windows.

    The master ensuite has a shower, soaker tub & canopy views out all 3 windows.

  • The gourmet kitchen is bright, spacious, and fully outfitted. Great for groups!

    The gourmet kitchen is bright, spacious, and fully outfitted. Great for groups!

  • Natural materials and earthy colors make this house very cool and relaxing.

    Natural materials and earthy colors make this house very cool and relaxing.

  • Grilled ahi tuna, prawns, veggi kabobs: Enjoy feasts at this high-end barbecue.

    Grilled ahi tuna, prawns, veggi kabobs: Enjoy feasts at this high-end barbecue.

  • The 3rd upstairs bdrm has a queen size bed, an equally great ocean view and A/C.

    The 3rd upstairs bdrm has a queen size bed, an equally great ocean view and A/C.

  • Soak up this great view - these lounge chairs await you.

    Soak up this great view - these lounge chairs await you.

  • Casa Colibri is in the center of Samara Reefs and has a sunset deck.

    Casa Colibri is in the center of Samara Reefs and has a sunset deck.

  • Sunsets in Samara are absolutely stunning !

    Sunsets in Samara are absolutely stunning !

  • Plenty of afternoon shade - enjoy a hammock and catch up on your reading.

    Plenty of afternoon shade - enjoy a hammock and catch up on your reading.

  • A wonderful place to relax and spend some quality time.

    A wonderful place to relax and spend some quality time.

  • Pull up a chair: this outdoor dining room is perfectly positioned for enjoyment.

    Pull up a chair: this outdoor dining room is perfectly positioned for enjoyment.

  • The master bedroom has a huge deck, panoramic ocean views & an en-suite bathroom

    The master bedroom has a huge deck, panoramic ocean views & an en-suite bathroom

  • This is the spectacular view from the master bedroom sundeck. Great sunrises!

    This is the spectacular view from the master bedroom sundeck. Great sunrises!

  • The outdoor dining room is perfect: it is next to the kitchen and the  pool.

    The outdoor dining room is perfect: it is next to the kitchen and the pool.

  • This is the gated entrance to Samara Reefs: it is a 7 min walk to Samara Beach.

    This is the gated entrance to Samara Reefs: it is a 7 min walk to Samara Beach.

  • The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a king-size bed, a great ocean view and A/C.

    The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a king-size bed, a great ocean view and A/C.

  • The Lower Master bedroom has a queen size bed en-suite and pool/deck entrance.

    The Lower Master bedroom has a queen size bed en-suite and pool/deck entrance.

  • Enjoy spectacular sunrises right from your bedroom sundeck. Absolutely stunning!

    Enjoy spectacular sunrises right from your bedroom sundeck. Absolutely stunning!

  • Welcome to the sunset deck. Grab your wineglass, iPod, and enjoy tonight' sunset

    Welcome to the sunset deck. Grab your wineglass, iPod, and enjoy tonight' sunset

  • This handy shower is next to the carport. Perfect for showering off beach sand.

    This handy shower is next to the carport. Perfect for showering off beach sand.

  • An over-the-top feature of Samara Reefs is its gorgeous waterfall feature.

    An over-the-top feature of Samara Reefs is its gorgeous waterfall feature.

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Breath-taking Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 bedroom Luxury Home, Walk to Beach

Samara #383817

5 BR  4.5 BA  Sleeps 9

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