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Secure, Private, Tropical Location Within Walking Distance to Three Beaches.

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Casa Ventura is waiting for you. Chill on the front patio- Where are the hammocks? Welcome to Casa Ventura. Fully equipped kitchen- The back patio provides another sheltered outdoor living space. Best breakfast spot! Back of house from pool Back patio. Refresh What a way to spend the day! The third patio...you will have to come to see it. Bright and welcoming- pura vida! King sized bed in the master bedroom. Spacious main bathroom with hot water shower. Lovely queen sized bed in second bedroom. Full ensuite bathroom with hot water shower. The Howler Monkey can be heard everyday. Once in a while they come by for a visit. Dusk and dawn are best time to see them. Howler Monkeys hanging out in a tree in front of the house. Private parking for two vehicles. You can rent bikes locally. Walking is possible too. A leaf stuck to the freshly painted wall? No, it is a leaf mimic hiding from caterpillars. Is that a bed I see between those two reclining wooden pool chairs? Another sensational Samara sunset. What a way to end the day.

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Last updated: 03/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Special offer: Green Season Savings- Stay 2 weeks for $840.00 Details

Samara house description

This is a special little place. It is tucked into a small alcove about 15 minutes by foot to the city center of Samara. From the house you can walk five or so minutes to three beaches where you can surf, fish, swim, or go tide pooling. There is also a turtle refuge nearby. There are hiking trails in the hills above only minutes from your doorstep.

The home is well maintained and can accommodate up to 4 people. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and air conditioning for your comfort. The second bedroom has a double bed with a ceiling fan. There are two full bathrooms so no waiting when you are getting ready to go out to one of Samara's many fantastic restaurants.

The home has a swimming pool in a nicely landscaped backyard with mature fruit trees. There are three completely covered breezy patio areas, carport, and a storage bodega. The fully equipped kitchen offers the comforts of home. The kitchen/lounge and dining room is an open floor plan with a comfy seating area looking out into the garden through double patio doors. Enjoy using the BBQ in the privacy of the quiet, colorful, mature, landscaped garden.

The only noise that might disturb the peaceful state of Casa Ventura is the call of the Howler Monkey that can be heard during dusk and dawn. If you decide to go for a hike there is a good chance you will see one and can howl 'hello' back to them.

Casa Ventura, Samara remains a well-priced alternative for those wanting to stay near the sea and enjoy the tranquility of a blossoming town with a low-key vibe.

Property Type

  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Hot water shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Hot water shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Indoor and outdoor seating for four....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Communications

              • Internet:

                Please note internet is reliable but subject to intermittent outages beyond the control of the owner. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Mature landscaped garden with fruit trees and blossoms....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    For rent locally- surfboards too. ...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Paragliding
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Cycling
                  • Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • RUSTIC/SECURE/TROPICAL

                    RUSTIC/SECURE/TROPICAL

                    • Guest Annette/quesnelly
                    • Date of stay 02/19/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/23/14
                    This home is very clean and inviting. The backyard was very tropical and serene. If I could add anything here it would be to have loungers for the pool area (there were 2 but they were old and a little worn and not very conducive for lounging). The backyard is so inviting that you want to spend a lot of time out there (somedays we did from dusk to dawn) so more comfortable seating for "all" day "vegging" would be helpful. (no cushions on all wooden chairs) . The photos do reflect the appearance of the home, "inviting and tropical. The kitchen could use some updating but it was clean and functional. Overall, we would definitely rent this home again and recommend it to friends and family. Feel free to talk to Ron, he will answer any questions you have. Whatever you do, do not miss the sunsets down the road at Buena Vista Beach. This home is a great location for exploring Samara and surrounding areas. Thanks Ron

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Owner response: Hi Annette, thanks for your review. We are always happy to know when our guests are satisfied and how we can improve their experience. We had made arrangements to have the pool loungers refurbished and were disappointed to learn that was not the case. We also looked at adding more loungers but were not able to achieve this prior to your visit. We are adding new loungers on your recommendation. If you were impressed by the sunset at Playa Buena Vista I think you would be blown away by the Playa Secreta sunset! We can appreciate your comments about the kitchen. We try to balance the improvements to the home with maintaining affordability for our guests. We did complete a couple of significant improvements to the house last December and will fix up a couple more things at the end of this vacation season. We do not promise perfection but are committed to continuous improvement. In Costa Rica they call this approach "poco a poco". Again, we are very grateful for your comments and suggestions. We hope you are able to visit Costa Rica again and again. There is so much to see and do. Pura vida- Ron Nowlan

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                  • Sedate little spot, outside Samara

                    Sedate little spot, outside Samara

                    • Guest Paul B.
                    • Date of stay 12/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                    The owners were definitely very keen to make us feel at home when we were making the booking. The execution was a little lacking though. They had recently changed to a property management company, and the responsible staff person was away...this meant that we were the ones who felt the pinch of them not being internally organized enough to help us out with a bunch of key logistical information. Therefore, we had no wifi/internet, no phone all week, despite the advertisement that we would. There was supposed to be a person show up to clean the pool and some other things during the week, and that didn't happen. However, we had a good time. We have kids all under 10, so the pool was great. They loved it. And it being small was not really an issue. We had a 4x4 rental (which you will absolutely need unless you want to risk doing-in your insurance on a smaller car given the roads around Samara), which worked for the distance from town. The house has solid bones, and the two bathrooms are great for parents/kids having their own space. We enjoyed and spent most of our time in the outdoor space - the deck/balcony areas, and around the pool We'd stay there again, eyes a little further open this time, if we went back to Samara. One proviso -- the Tico neighbours certainly enjoyed their festive week off. There were fireworks outside the master bedroom window 3 different nights, and they were up until all-hours for 4 or 5 straight days. Something to keep in mind depending when you go! Other benefits: - Monkeys cafe/bakery just a 7 minute walk -- wonderful staff and place - the German baker truck turns down the "street" there a few times a week In Samara proper, we really enjoyed Mamagui Pizza, and Ahora Si vegetarian restaurant(s).

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Thank you for submitting your review. As noted we have recently changed property management companies and feedback from our guests is essential for us to learn about how they are doing and how we can improve. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and would stay again. We regret that you were without internet for the duration of your stay. Unfortunately there are occasions in Costa Rica when internet service becomes an issue. During the season change the winds reek havoc and as you noted Costa Ricans take their holidays seriously and therefore all government employees are on holidays throughout the Christmas season. Internet is provided by a government agency. There was nothing the property manager could do about the internet as it was a problem for all homes in the area. We stayed just weeks prior and had excellent internet connectivity. The issue has been resolved and there has been continuous service since January 15th. There is an active phone line at the house but we do not advertise availability of a phone. If guests require a phone they may do so by request and with a deposit. The pool maintenance may have been interrupted by the holidays as well since you were staying on a Statutory Holiday. The pool should have been cleaned the day you arrived and since your stay was six days it may have been cleaned the day you left. We have had reports from our more recent guests that the pool has been cleaned twice weekly on a regular schedule. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. We are also sympathetic regarding the neighbor celebrating the holidays. During the Christmas season in Costa Rica fireworks occur nightly and it seems like it is a competition to see who can set off the most. We have experienced the same while staying at a local hotel last year. We will be sure to forewarn future guests. Normally the area is very quiet. We always hope that the local charm trumps any of the local inconveniences. We are happy that you enjoyed the house. You were our second vacation rental guests. We are committed to using your feedback to improve our guest experience. Thanks for choosing Casa Ventura we hope to see you again.

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                  Special offer: Green Season Savings- Stay 2 weeks for $840.00

                  Stay one week at the regular rate and get your second week for $140.00. Stay during the new moon and experience an arriba. May and June are a great time to visit Samara.

                  Offer for: May 1, 2014 - Jul 1, 2014 View calendar

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Gold Two
                  Apr 17 - Apr 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $150
                  $750
                  High 2014-15
                  Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $140
                  $735
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $115
                  $700

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Late Check-In- After 8PM $50
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Guest checking-in after 8PM will be required to pay a late check-in fee of $50 directly to the property manager at time of check-in.

                  50% due upon booking. 50% due 30 days prior to check-in. PayPal or direct bank transfer.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: We are a Canadian family who have lived in Costa Rica. During our time in living in Costa Rica we had numerous North American visitors throughout the winter months. After touring them to many different locations we found ourselves returning to, and recommending, Samara. In 2012, we had the opportunity to purchase Casa Ventura and are happy to be able to share our favorite vacation spot with the rest of the world.

                  Why the Owner Chose Samara:
                  We have stayed in several vacation home, hotels, and even campgrounds in the Samara and Carrillo area. This property is in such a great location as it is close enough to everything but removed from the hustle and activity of town.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love the local vibe. Samara has retained the Costa Rican attitude of Pura Vida. If we want hang with the locals we can walk three minutes down the road to Pablitos for a beverage or Monkey's to pick up supplies and/or a take out pizza. When you stay at Casa Ventura you become a local by default:-)


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                  • Casa Ventura is waiting for you.

                    Casa Ventura is waiting for you.

                  • Welcome to Casa Ventura.

                    Welcome to Casa Ventura.

                  • The back patio provides another sheltered outdoor living space. Best breakfast spot!

                    The back patio provides another sheltered outdoor living space. Best breakfast spot!

                  • Back patio.

                    Back patio.

                  • What a way to spend the day!

                    What a way to spend the day!

                  • Bright and welcoming- pura vida!

                    Bright and welcoming- pura vida!

                  • Spacious main bathroom with hot water shower.

                    Spacious main bathroom with hot water shower.

                  • Full ensuite bathroom with hot water shower.

                    Full ensuite bathroom with hot water shower.

                  • Private parking for two vehicles. You can rent bikes locally. Walking is possible too.

                    Private parking for two vehicles. You can rent bikes locally. Walking is possible too.

                  • No, it is a leaf mimic hiding from caterpillars.

                    No, it is a leaf mimic hiding from caterpillars.

                  • Chill on the front patio- Where are the hammocks?

                    Chill on the front patio- Where are the hammocks?

                  • Fully equipped kitchen-

                    Fully equipped kitchen-

                  • Back of house from pool

                    Back of house from pool

                  • Refresh

                    Refresh

                  • The third patio...you will have to come to see it.

                    The third patio...you will have to come to see it.

                  • King sized bed in the master bedroom.

                    King sized bed in the master bedroom.

                  • Lovely queen sized bed in second bedroom.

                    Lovely queen sized bed in second bedroom.

                  • The Howler Monkey can be heard everyday. Once in a while they come by for a visit. Dusk and dawn are best time to see them.

                    The Howler Monkey can be heard everyday. Once in a while they come by for a visit. Dusk and dawn are best time to see them.

                  • Howler Monkeys hanging out in a tree in front of the house.

                    Howler Monkeys hanging out in a tree in front of the house.

                  • A leaf stuck to the freshly painted wall?

                    A leaf stuck to the freshly painted wall?

                  • Is that a bed I see between those two reclining wooden pool chairs?

                    Is that a bed I see between those two reclining wooden pool chairs?

                  • Another sensational Samara sunset. What a way to end the day.

                    Another sensational Samara sunset. What a way to end the day.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                  $115 - $150 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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