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Panoramic Ocean Views, 5 Bdrms & Pool on Private 60 Acres, Walk to Beach

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Samara house description

Hacienda Punta Indio is located on 60 acres of pristine jungle and is located 8 minutes from the center of Samara. The property is elevated, accessed by a wide paved road, and is perched on the hillside of half-way between the two local beaches of Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. Both beaches are within easy walking distance or a very short drive, plus there is a path to a third private beach called Half Moon Bay. Hacienda Punta Indio is a 6-bedroom ranch-style house and it is surrounded by 60-acres. Surrounding the house are a series of walking trails that lead to vistas overlooking Carrillo Beach, Samara Beach, and the open ocean.

Soak up the views from the comfort of your infinity-edge pool. The pool at Hacienda Punta is so well-positioned that you will want to enjoy it from sunrise to well beyond sunset. The view of Samara Beach and the vast green canopy will keep you mesmerized for hours.

The house is a Spanish-style one-level house with the kitchen, living room, dining room together at one end. Near the kitchen is a laundry room, an air-conditioned pantry, and a convenient washroom. At the far end of the house are 4 separate bedroom suites. Each suite is self-contained with a king-size bed, a washroom and shower, its own front door and back door, remote-control air-conditioning, a side table and lamp, along with plenty of storage space. Each bedroom suite is very quiet and because they have their own separate entrance (and key), everyone is guaranteed plenty of personal space. Doors open to the front and have a pool view. The back doors open onto a back deck with a view of the green jungle canopy and a grove of mango trees that is a favorite place for monkeys to hang out in. Open up both doors for great airflow. A fifth bedroom is located near the dining room. It has a sitting room, an ensuite bathroom, and its windows have a view of the mango grove as well. The house has internet through a wireless router. Reception is excellent as a tower is very close. Costa Rica has excellent internet infrastructure so connections are reliable 99% of the time (power surges can happen however).

The pool is large enough to comfortably accommodate a group of 10 and because it is salt-water, there is very little chlorine smell. From the pool, you can enjoy great views of Samara Beach, impressive both at day and night. The sunsets are incredible!!!

In the house's main living area, there are three sets of large folding wooden doors which open up to make a huge living space, connecting the indoors with the outdoors. This very large living area works especially well for a group or large family.

The rooms are quiet, the infinity-edge pool is absolutely fabulous and there is a paved driveway right to the carport, but please note that this is NOT a 5-star accommodation. It is not outfitted with fine furnishings or gold-plated faucets; it is designed to be simple, comfortable, and functional. Its peaceful, natural surroundings are well suited to those on a yoga retreat, nature photographers, bird-watchers, people seeking an out-of-the-way spot who like to explore on their own or a group who is looking for something different. If some people wish to retire early at night, they can be assured of a quiet room, and their own en-suite bathroom.

The property has several well-maintained walking trails, each leading to a lookout point and a great view of the ocean. Check out Google Earth map to get an idea of the size and proportions of the peninsula. The house, with its red roof, is visible in the centre of it, and you can also see the various walking paths. Hacienda Punta Indio is located between two fantastic beaches, Samara and Carrillo. It's an easy walk to either one, though most people prefer to drive. (The driveway is quite steep due to it's high elevation.) It is not a difficult walk though, and is an enjoyable way to watch monkeys, squirrels and iguanas en route.

Hacienda Punta Indio is a great place for families to hang out in. Its large covered porch provides plenty of shade throughout the day and its very large dining room is centrally located, with plenty of seating. Comfy sofas, several lounge chairs and a hammock all provide good places for book-readers. One of the things we've noticed over the years is that because there is so few houses nearby, the sky is dark enough for great stargazing. We have often spotted falling stars. Watching storms in the distance from the pool by day and stars at night is fantastic.

At the entrance, there is a completely private gate providing access to only the Punta Indio beach house. There is also a house perimeter alarm system and a room safe.

The kitchen, while very basic, has most things you will need during your stay, including a gas barbecue. A unique feature is a walk-in air-conditioned pantry for food storage. Next to it is a laundry room.

Monkeys are usually never very far away and can often be heard, and usually found, somewhere on the Punta Indio property. It is possible to see families of monkeys in the trees by the pool, other times they are hanging out in the trees near the driveway. Iguanas ('gorobos' more accurately) are frequently seen scooting into culverts near the carport. And at night, small owls like to fly from the roof and dart past the pool lights, looking for any flying insects. It is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Regarding insects: because of the property's higher elevation, there are noticeably fewer mosquitoes here than down at beach-level restaurants in the evening.

A car is definitely recommended as restaurants in Samara and Carrillo are a 10-minute drive away. Restaurant choice is excellent: there are several Italian restaurants, Mexican, sushi, as well as some fun bars and nightlife right on the beach. Samara also has various grocery stores, boutique shops, a butcher, two ATMs and one bank, three bakeries, a gelato shop, several Internet cafes, a spa, massage on the beach, zip-lining in the nearby Samara hillside. The restaurants range from basic pizzarias to high-end. You can even find a wine bar. Carrillo has some excellent restaurants as well. Ask me for my info sheet on Restaurant Tips.

Boogie boarding and surfing are popular and both beaches offer great boogie-boarding. Carrillo has no development on it but Samara has at least 4 surf schools. There are many good restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a cool drink with your feet right in the sand. Pura Vida!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Staff


          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but please be aware of the many potential dangers. Swimming pool is not fenced plus there are sharp drop-offs on edge of pool deck. There is a large shaded canopy area that DOES provide excellent shade from the sun....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            1 kingsize bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom, jungle view...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            Brand new renovated bathroom with shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet

            This 6th washroom lis ocated near the living room area....moreless

          • All 5 bedroom suites have their own en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom has a shower, toilet, and a countertop with double-sinks, a large mirror, bath and beach towels, plus lots of storage space for toiletries. Toilet paper, hand soap and shower soap are included in rental. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a large rectangular dining room table with seating for 8 or more. A second round dining room table can be moved outside for al fresco dining....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            There is a basic kitchen with a dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker. Pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All basic dishes, utensils, and serving dishes are provided....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            There is a dishwasher, with dishwasher detergent provided....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basics like pepper, salt, paper towels are included....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All the basic cooking utensils are provided....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Covered Parking:

            Attached to the house is a carport. It provides covered parking for 3 SUV's. Floors are tiled and it is extremely easy to unload luggage from your vehicle and wheel it straight into the bedrooms....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is remote controlled air conditioning in all five of the bedrooms. In addition, there are large ceiling fans in the main living room/dining room area....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens are provided, plus bath towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Good selection of bath towels and beach towels....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Lots of room near carport for extra vehicles....moreless

          • Parking:

            Lots of parking available....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room seats 10

          Other Amenities

              • Located between the pool area and the house are 3 extra-wide wooden sliding doors that, when open, literally double your living space. Open the doors out the back to add more airflow. By the kitchen there is a very handy walk in air-conditioned pantry with plenty of shelving. It is an excellent area for storing fruit, beer, wine, etc. Our caretaker couple, Jorge and Flory, will show you how everything works, including the perimeter alarm system and room safe. They live only 5 minutes away and are available to help if you need assistance with the house. While they speak only Spanish, they know the house extremely well and will do their best to help you. In town Brenda and Christopher at the Samara Info Center are like your personal concierge and can arrange transportation, activities, and can book restaurant reservations and massages for you....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Television


              • Internet:

                Wireless router with excellent reception....moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    A wonderful infinity edge pool looks over Samara Beach below. Enjoy the lights of Samara at night and the stars above. The pool has very little chlorine and is mainly salt water. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    At the back of 4 bedrooms there is a door leading to a shared lanai where you can sit and listen to the monkeys in the green canopy below....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    A porch is located along the backside of the house. This is accessible by back doors in each of the 4 bedroom suites....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a very small garden area. Mostly jungle, but there is some grass....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a very large pool deck with 6 white lounge chairs....moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    From this elevated area, you will see amazing mountain views that extend for miles and miles. It is truly amazing (and wonderful) how green and undeveloped this country still is....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    From the pool, you get great views of Playa Samara. At night, it is especially pretty. Property trails lead to huge panoramic views of Playa Carrillo....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    From the beach house, two main trails lead to different views of the ocean: north, south and west. See website link for a video showing views....moreless


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


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
                  6 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  December 1-19
                  Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  6 night min stay

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

                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay


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

                  New Year's
                  Dec 29 - Jan 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay


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

                  High Season
                  Jan 9 - Apr 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay


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

                  July and August
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included


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                  Last updated: 09/12/2014
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                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Liberia International Airport
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Samara Beach & Carrillo Beach
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Villas Playa Samara
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Casa Esmeralda

                  Car: Recommended

                  Punta Indio is a peninsula of land approximately 150 acres in size - the rental property consists of about 60 acres and is the only structure on the property. It is essentially an untouched nature reserve: a wooded forest that is home to many types of birds, families of howler monkeys, and iguanas (the smaller species called gorobos). From your own private pool, you can see gorgeous Playa Samara, and the surrounding jungle mountainside. Punta Indio is a peninsula that separates 2 very large beaches, so they are both within easy walking distance. From the beach house, you can walk a short ways and have a stunning view of Playa Carrillo on the other side. Or take a longer walk and overlook the small islet known as Isla Chora and Playa Samara from a different angle. There paths are fairly well-maintained though caution is always advised. For nature lovers, the spectacular views and glimpses of wildlife are immensely enjoyable. This region is a photographer's dream: lush forest, rugged coastline. It is a short drive to the town of Samara where you can enjoy many great restaurants, activities, boutiques and stores, and all the amenities you could want. But it is always a treat to come back and enjoy your completely private hideaway. Samara is a very cute town with a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. You can have lunch at many restaurants with your table right on the beach. You can rent horses, boogie-boards (for $2/day), surf boards, ATV's, bicycles. You can go ocean- kayaking, take surfing lessons, or go zip-lining with WingNuts Canopy Tours, truly a world-class tour.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: The 60 acres on Punta Indio is owned by a small group of mostly Canadians. We built the beach house and its infinity-edge pool in 1995 and, for more than a decade our families have spent our winter vacations there. It is a great place for extended families or for 3 or 4 couples. When our families became too large for us to all fit in this house, we each built a home on the 7 acres of Samara Reefs gated community. Hacienda Punta Indio remains a wonderful, special paradise.

                  Why the Owner Chose Samara:
                  We chose this location because of its incredible location in between Samara and Carrillo. The peninsula is absolutely spectacular, with its many trails leading to awesome views of Playa Samara, Playa Carrillo, the small island of Isla Chora, and the open ocean. The property comprises 60+ acres, which are like a private wildlife reserve, filled with monkeys and birdlife. Being located half-way between Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara, it is very easy to visit both beaches. When we built the house, many of us had small children at the time so we built a pool that would be very child-friendly and included a shallow 'beach' for sitting. The house is ideal for children and we have some very special memories. For groups, this house works extremely well; all suites have an ensuite bathroom and are self-contained. The social area is large enough for 12 people easily. It is a 7-minute drive to Samara on all paved roads, it's an easy walk to beach, and being a bit away from the the action in town, it is a bit of a 'retreat'. After a busy day playing at the beach, there is nothing better than coming back to your personal, private paradise here at Punta Indio. Nothing beats soaking in its warm, salt-water pool and gazing out at its truly spectacular view. The Punta Indio property has been for sale for about 15 years but because of the 2006 real estate market crash, it very likely will be many many years before we find a buyer. It is a very special piece of property. Rest assured, if we did receive an offer on the property (which is extremely unlikely), we would honour all reservations that have been made and refrain from making any new ones.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Complete Privacy: your own salt-water, infinity-edge pool on your own 60 acres of jungle paradise. From your doorstep, you can explore many walking paths, seeing monkeys in their natural habitat, a variety of birds, iguanas (gorobos), bats, owls, and red-tailed squirrels. From Punta Indio, you are within walking distance to 3 beaches: Carrillo, Samara and a private little-known beach in-between called Half-Moon Bay (Bahia Media Luna). The 5 private bedroom suites give everyone his or her own space. The lack of nearby lights makes for fabulous star-gazing at night. Punta Indio has a trusted care-taker couple to help you should you need any assistance with the pool, a/c, or room safe. Jorge will meet you at the gate upon your arrival and Flory will come to do light housekeeping twice a week. The beach house is on 60 acres of private jungle yet next to two of the country's prettiest beaches, and all the amenities you could ask for in two nice small towns. There are many great restaurants and enough activities to keep you busy every day of your trip!

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                  $285 - $429 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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