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Villa Vista, Luxurious Villa with Awe-Inspiring View

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The view overlooking Samara Beach and Isla Chora from the infinity edge pool.

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Samara villa description

Reserved for the discriminating traveler, there is nothing VILLA VISTA does not have! From the mammoth Living/Dining area with 22-foot vaulted ceiling, to the fully-equipped gourmet Kitchen, to the air-conditioned Library/Media room with large flat-screen TV, to the grand king Master Suite and 2 air-conditioned Guest Suites (queen and 2 singles/king), the open floor plan gives you breathtaking views overlooking the large infinity pool to some of the most spectacular vistas in all of Costa Rica. Even the outdoor Bar/Kitchen --- complete with DCS gas grill and side burner, clear ice maker, beer/wine cooler and more --- enjoys these breathtaking sights as well as the constant ocean breeze and subtle sounds of the breaking surf. You will look forward to daily visits from red winged parrots, hummingbirds, roseate spoonbills, wood storks and howler monkeys as well as the ever-present fragrance of the ylang ylang tree (the essence of Chanel #5) that welcomes you at the front entrance and is only one of many tropical beauties in the private gardens. The entire home opens directly onto the full width Terrace and infinity pool --- focal point of Costa Rican living --- and the perfect place to watch the world awaken, relax and lose yourself in a selection from the large library, sip a cocktail or two or enjoy a romatic dinner (private gourmet chef available). The many amenities of VILLA VISTA include full stainless Bar and Kitchen with granite counter tops, European travertine and stone floors throughout, imported marble walls and vanities in all 3 baths, exotic outdoor jungle shower, indoor/outdoor high fidelity stereo system, 2 large flat screen TVs with cable, VCR and DVD player, telephones, security alarm system, safe, extensive video library and Wi-Fi help make your stay in paradise perfect.

VILLA VISTA is one of only seven homes located in the exclusive gated community of Samara Reefs and is just 5 minutes (all on paved roads) from the funky surfing town of Samara and the world famous Carrillo Beach, rated by Lonely Planet as 2 of the most beautiful beaches in all of Central America. Samara's many beach bars and restaurants will satisfy any taste - Italian, Mexican, French, Argentinean, vegetarian, pizza, seafood, sushi, steak and more. Rather cook in? No problem in our spacious gourmet Kitchen as there are several grocery stores and bakeries, a butcher shop, produce markets, organic market and farmer's market located in Samara. For necessities we have 2 banks, ATMs, English speaking medical and dental centers, a pharmacy, spa, fitness and yoga centers in town. For adventure check with one of our tourist information centers to book surf lessions, scuba diving, horseback riding or white water rafting tours or rent kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles or ATVs. Up for some high-flying thrills? Book a flight on the gyro-copter and explore the Pacific coast or zip through the jungle on a canopy tour. Need to improve your Spanish? Samara has an internationally acclaimed language school that offers weekly classes. Or.........simply relax in the pool while keeping a look out for passing whales.

VILLA VISTA was constructed, decorated and furnished as a luxurious private residence, not as a rental property. You will enjoy old world antiques imported from Europe, Egyptian linens, fine china, crystal and silverware. The photos of our home tell you the rest of the story and are truly worth a thousand words. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to book an adventure in paradise. References are available upon request.

Craig and Myla

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            VILLA VISTA is not suitable for children under 15 years of age. Please contact the owner if you have questions....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            All living areas are accessible. Outdoor spaces can be accessed by 1/2 step for terrace and an additional 1/2 step for pool area. Library/media room is not accessible....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Queen Guest Suite: 1 queen

            Queen bed, ocean view, ensuite shared bath...moreless

          • Twin/King Suite: 2 twin/ single

            Twins convert to King bed, jungle view, ensuite shared bath...moreless

          • Master Suite: 1 king

            King bed, full pool and ocean view, ensuite bath, safe...moreless

          • All three Bedrooms are luxuriously appointed with custom-made spreads and window coverings, 500+ count Egyptian cotton linens, pillow-top mattresses, remote controlled A/C and ceiling fans, ample drawer and closet storage....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Queen/Twin Bath: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            This bath is shared between the Queen and Twin Suites...moreless

          • Master Suite Bath: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

            Elegantly appointed with Eurpean marble throughout....moreless

          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

            Indulge in a refreshing shower in a jungle setting....moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            Italian marble, above counter sink - gorgeous!...moreless

          • The Baths have European marble floors and walls, above counter sinks and come fully equiped with high-end linens, pool towels, hair dryers, and ceiling fans....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • VILLA VISTA is in the town of Playa Samara, minutes away from two of Costa Rica's premier beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. Many other beaches are a short drive away. There are wonderful restaurants ranging from typical Costa Rican food to international gourmet restaurants and a private chef is always available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Hundreds of volumns throughout the house....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Our Library/Media Room is stocked with over 200 movies - both classics and recent releases. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Cards, board games, dice....moreless

              • Music Library:

                I-pod dock available. Please bring your own I-pod....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable with USA national news and entertainment channels....moreless

              • Stereo:

                2 Sony amps tied to 4 indoor and 4 outdoor speakers with subwoofer for high-quality sound in the living, terrace and pool areas....moreless

              • Television:

                Large flat screen TVs in Library/Media Room and Master Suite....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Our Library/Media Room is stocked with over 200 movies - both classics and recent releases....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Check to see if the 'surf's up' without even having to get out of bed and start planning your day of adventure, fun and relaxation in paradise....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                While sipping a cool one in the infinity edge pool you can enjoy the vast variety of flora and fauna in the jungle canopy. The Howler monkeys and parrots will entertain you for the entire day!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                The stunning panoramic view defines Villa Vista. Enjoy its breath-taking sights as well as the constant ocean breeze and subtle sounds of the breaking surf. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Formal seating at an antique dining table with seating for 8, casual outdoor terrace seating for 6, bar seating for 2....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Remote controlled units in all Bedrooms and in Library/Media room....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full-size Whirlpool electric dryer....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                500+ count Egyptian linens provided....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Professionally and tastefully decorated with ample seating and direct garden, pool and ocean views. Pool-side terrace is directly off the Living Room extending entertaining and seating capacity....moreless

              • Parking:

                Spacious parking for 2 to 4 vehicles in the driveway....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                This is a very secure and secluded gated community with ample parking....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local land line with phones in Library, Kitchen and Master Suite....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                High-quality bath, pool and kitchen towels provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Full-size Whirlpool electric washer....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed Wi-Fi throughout the property....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                A private gourmet chef is available for special meals or full-time. Our property manager is available to stock the kitchen should you wish. Also some local restaurants deliver....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                12-cup Krups electric coffee maker....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Complete array of cooking utensils plus a deep fryer, panini maker, electric skillet, rice cooker, juicer, blender, crepe maker, slow cooker, food processor, mixer, and Cuisinart cookware....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Two complete sets for 12 of designer dishes and flatware plus an entire pantry of serving/entertaining pieces....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Professional series stainless Frigidaire automatic dishwasher....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                How many kitchens in the world afford you a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean while you are cooking? Imported granite throughout; all appliances are professional series stainless Frigidaire....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Professional series stainless Frigidaire microwave....moreless

              • Oven:

                Professional series stainless Frigidaire conventional/convection oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Upon request, our property manager can stock the pantry with your selections....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side-by-side frig/freezer with ice and filtered water; professional series stainless Frigidaire....moreless

              • Stove:

                Professional series stainless Frigidaire black glass cooktop. ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Stainless Oster toaster....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Our entire home is a 'balcony' perched 153' above the Pacific Ocean....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Available for rent in Samara....moreless

              • Boat:

                Fishing, snorkeling and dolphin or whale watching charters are available in Samara....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The terrace runs the entire width of the house offering stunning views of the ocean and jungle. The Living and Dining Rooms, Master Suite and outdoor Kitchen/Bar and pool adjoin the terrace....moreless

              • Golf:

                Punta Islita Resort is the nearest golf facility and is only 10 miles away....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Available for rent in Samara....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                We hope you enjoy our lush gardens full of tropical plants and flowers as much as we do. Expect to wake up to a lovely variety of blooms every morning....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                DCS stainless gas grill with side burner and grilling tools....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Available for rent in Samara...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Large infinity edge pool with panoramic view of ocean adjoins the outdoor Bar/Kitchen area and terrace. Very private! ...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      CHRISTMAS WEEK
                      Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,000
                      flat fee
                      NEW YEARS WEEK
                      Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,000
                      flat fee
                      GREEN SEASON
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      1. 50% rental deposit plus $750 refundable security deposit due at

                      booking.

                      2. Remaining 50% of rent due 90 days prior to arrival.

                      3. EVENT Weeks due in full at booking and are non-refundable.

                      4. No booking is complete until deposit is received.

                      5. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                      6. Inquire about long-term rental discounts.

                      7. Some "BLOCKED" dates available.


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                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Location

                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Liberia
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Playa Samara
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Punto Islita
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Playa Samara
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Samara

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      VILLA VISTA, located in the most prestigious gated community in Samara, is a short walk to the beach or a 5 minute drive to downtown Samara and its funky beach bars, world class restaurants and one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About: Following 15 years of ocean and Caribbean cruising, we (Craig and Myla) chose the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for our next adventure. Samara offers exceptional leisure activities as well as outstanding restaurants ranging from Tico beach bars to fine, European dining......all with the most gorgeous view imaginable. Come share our dream!

                      Why Samara:
                      Simply walk in the front door and you'll understand how the view captivated us. You'll appreciate everything this luxurious villa offers. Samara is a funky, laid back, beach/surfing town that has the perfect mix of Gringo/Costa Rican culture with a pinch of European cuisine thrown in.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Not only can you enjoy all the activities listed above, but also ultra light flights, zip lining, surfing, turtle watching, whale watching (from your own terrace), ATV exploring and an internationally acclaimed language school.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The view overlooking Samara Beach and Isla Chora from the infinity edge pool.

                        The view overlooking Samara Beach and Isla Chora from the infinity edge pool.

                      • Welcome to Villa Vista.

                        Welcome to Villa Vista.

                      • Indoor living area with garden and ocean views.

                        Indoor living area with garden and ocean views.

                      • The gourmet Kitchen.

                        The gourmet Kitchen.

                      • Formal dining in the Dining Room and informal dining on the terrace.

                        Formal dining in the Dining Room and informal dining on the terrace.

                      • The full outdoor Kitchen/Bar with fridge, ice-maker and gas grill and ocean view

                        The full outdoor Kitchen/Bar with fridge, ice-maker and gas grill and ocean view

                      • Perfect for romantic dinners.

                        Perfect for romantic dinners.

                      • The Master Bedroom with king bed, full ocean/pool view and ensuite bath.

                        The Master Bedroom with king bed, full ocean/pool view and ensuite bath.

                      • Fall asleep to this stunning view.

                        Fall asleep to this stunning view.

                      • Relax in the sumptuous tub, refresh in the shower or shower al fresco.

                        Relax in the sumptuous tub, refresh in the shower or shower al fresco.

                      • Guest Bedroom with twin/king bed, ensuite bath and mountain view.

                        Guest Bedroom with twin/king bed, ensuite bath and mountain view.

                      • Cat 5 white water rafting.....we all survived!

                        Cat 5 white water rafting.....we all survived!

                      • Enjoy the ocean sounds and breezes from the terrace.

                        Enjoy the ocean sounds and breezes from the terrace.

                      • Relax in the sumptuous living area while enjoying the breath-taking view.

                        Relax in the sumptuous living area while enjoying the breath-taking view.

                      • The living area.

                        The living area.

                      • Entertain while enjoying the vista in the formal Dining Room.

                        Entertain while enjoying the vista in the formal Dining Room.

                      • A view to the Library/Media Room.

                        A view to the Library/Media Room.

                      • Outdoor Kitchen/Bar ---- jungle on one side and ocean on the other!

                        Outdoor Kitchen/Bar ---- jungle on one side and ocean on the other!

                      • Master Bedroom and Living area are just steps away from the infinity edge pool.

                        Master Bedroom and Living area are just steps away from the infinity edge pool.

                      • The Master Suite opens directly to the terrace and infinity edge pool.

                        The Master Suite opens directly to the terrace and infinity edge pool.

                      • The romantic Master Bath with huge bathtub and walk-in shower.

                        The romantic Master Bath with huge bathtub and walk-in shower.

                      • Guest Bedroom with queen bed, ensuite bath and ocean view.

                        Guest Bedroom with queen bed, ensuite bath and ocean view.

                      • Howler monkey in the front yard.

                        Howler monkey in the front yard.

                      • Sunset over the Pacific.

                        Sunset over the Pacific.

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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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