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Casa Mango -Ocean View, Pool, a/C, Wi-Fi Walk to Beach Secure Parking

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Casa Mango and 'get cool' pool


Last updated: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled in a garden setting, sharing the swimming pool and Rancho with Casa Papaya - also available for rental. Overlooking the Pacific, its just a 10 minute walk to one Costa Rica's best beaches.

We're close to Sámara (2 km) but not too close. That means less noise - especially in the evenings - and more privacy. Off the beach means fewer bugs and cooler temperatures. You're much closer to the nature you want to see.

Casa Mango was designed for comfort in the tropics, with a private shaded terrace and air conditioning inside. Sea breezes keep the house cool during the day. Views of the Pacific from every room. Paddle fans throughout. All windows screened. Private outdoor shower just off pool plus a full bath. Bedroom with double pillow top mattress. Living room with double sofa/futon. Save money and cook at home in the fully equipped kitchen. Owner's live in their own home on the property year around to assist in any way possible.

Sámara's reef-protected bay provides safe swimming and snorkeling. Learn to surf at ne of 4 surf schools right in the bay and world-class waves nearby. There is abundant wildlife in the trees around the house. Wake up to the roar of the Howler monkeys or the call of the green parrots as they make their twice daily pass to nesting sites up the hill. There is a zipline canopy tour nearby. Best birding in the area is from the terrace at dawn

Samara has shops, post office, police station, groceries, internet cafes, doctor, pharmacy, many good restaurants, and 'sodas' (Tico for cafe). The beach is quiet and gorgeous. It is nearly empty most of the week, except in the mornings when the children walk to school.

Casa Mango shares a 'get cool' pool and a spacious covered rancho with Casa Papaya, also available for vacation rental. Up the hill is Casa Gecko the owners home. Reserve one or two houses for an unforgettable tropical gathering.

Sámara is a tropical jewel. Casa Mango is well located away from the downtown noise in a mixed international/Tico neighborhood along a paved road. The evenings are quiet and serene, with amazing star shows and the sounds of night animals. Dawn approaches with visits from monkeys, parrots, other wildlife and maybe a neighborhood rooster. Daytime includes the occasional motorbike or truck.

For more photos and floor plans, send an inquiry via email. We have lots more information to offer: about the house, the area, the weather, what to bring etc.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 470 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Suitable for families but not child-proofed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not allowed in houses. Allowed outside if it is acceptable to guests in adjacent Casa Papaya...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Our dog, Miga, may visit but she is never allowed inside the house....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Breezy bedroom with new pillow-top orthopedic mattress, mosquito net & paddle fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Plus additional private outdoor shower...moreless

  • Spacious bath allows easy maneuverability with 2nd private outdoor shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • * The 'get cool' pool is shared with only one other house, Casa Papaya. * The shared Rancho (covered terrace) provides expanded living area beyond your private dining balcony. * Diaper age children allowed in pool only with waterprrof diapers. * Undercounter refrigerator in the kitchen is augmented by a full size refrigerator at the rancho, shared with Casa Papaya. * Wireless DSL provided. Bring your own laptop and use Skype for local or long distance calls. * We accept online payments from Mastercard, Visa, Discovery and PayPal but not American Express....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    CD collection...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Check with the owners for DVD's to watch on your laptop....moreless


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


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Walking distance to Playa Sámara. A short drive to Playa Carrillo. Big surf within 1/2 hour drive....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Views of Playa Sámara and Isla Chora from the terrace and living area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Al fresco dining year round in the garden rancho....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared dryer in the rancho....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    Use your computer and Skype with our free DSL wi-fi to make free or low cost local or long distance calls to anywhere in the world....moreless

  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Changed twice per week...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure parking near the house, inside our gated property....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depending on size we may be able to accomodate you. Contact us....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Inside the house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed DSL with WIFI. Bring your laptop or wiFi enabled smartphone. Use Skype for all your long distance calls....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator:

    Small refrigerator in the Kitchen with a full size in the Rancho....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas fired four burner....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony and hammock....moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    With hammock and Sunbrella....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered rancho expands the living area...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical plantings draw hummingbirds....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large Rancho (covered patio) is shared with Casa Papaya. Great for reading in the shade beside the pool....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Lighted tennis court in Sámara....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Get Cool Pool is shared with Casa Papaya next door....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$559 $1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$725 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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


  • Tax Rate 13%


Weekly and nightly rates are for 1-2 persons.

Weekly and nightly rates with additional persons:

Green Season 3-4 persons $99 per night, $689 per week

High Season 3-4 persons $119 per night, $825 per week

Rental rate includes semi-weekly cleaning.

For stays of less than 3 days a $35 cleaning fee is charged.

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liberia, 1 1/2 hr
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Many great bars and restaurants in Sámara
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 holes at Punta Islita Resort, 45 minutes away
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 150
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Many great bars and restaurants in Sámara
750 Metres
Nearest Beach
Parking and access to Playa Sámara

Car: Not Necessary

Just above one of the prettiest white sand beaches in Costa Rica, Casa Mango enjoys air conditioning as well as cooling ocean breezes and terrific Pacific ocean views. Pristine, and less developed than many northern Guanacaste resort towns, Sámara provides a more laid back and romantic atmosphere. It is not only a charming beach village, with a wide choice of restaurants and activities, but it is also a thriving fishing and farming community. Fishing boats return to the harbor at sunset. Cattle and horses wander the wooded trails. Children walk to school along the beach in their crisp uniforms. Sámara is surrounded by world-class surfing beaches, many almost deserted. Sámara Bay is protected by a reef and island and so provides safe swimming and beginning surfing with 4 surf schools. Local guides offer tours for dolphin & whale watching, active volcanoes, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, rafting and kayaking, zip-line canopy tour. Get involved with turtle nesting at Playa Buena Vista and Playa Camoronal

Other Activities: zip-line canopy tour, surfing, boating, wildlife viewing, kayaking, horseback riding, nature walk, snorkling, swimming, beachcombing, helicopoter rides, hiking

Golf: 9 hole golf course at Punta Islita 45 minutes south. Several 18 hole courses 2 hours to the north.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: When we'd had enough of grey Seattle, we quit our day jobs (architect and graphic designer) and moved to Costa Rica, where we've been happily living the Pura Vida since 2006. We love the climate and beauty of this tropical environment. We love the culture and the people here. We love the rhythm of life. And we love to share it.

Why the Owner Chose Samara:
We fell in love with Costa Rica the first time we vacationed here - the climate, the environment, the people. After touring much of the country, we settled on a gem of a lot with expansive ocean views. We liked being near the town of Sámara, where there are more services available each year. But we like being away from the noise and late night activity. We love the Howler monkeys that visit frequently to feast on the mango trees next door.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Within walking distance to the beach - we do it every morning with our rescued dog - our houses sit on the hillside overlooking Sámara Bay. There aren't too many houses around where you can have both proximity and privacy. Close enough to head in for a night of reggae or cocktails on the beach. But on quiet mornings, the best bird-watching happens from your terrace. Fresh ocean breezes keep the houses bug-free and cool although we've recently added AC.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa Mango and 'get cool' pool

    Casa Mango and 'get cool' pool

  • Pillow-top ortho mattress, A/C, ocean breeze, mosq. net & fan.

    Pillow-top ortho mattress, A/C, ocean breeze, mosq. net & fan.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.  Stretch your vacation dollar by cooking at home.

    Fully equipped kitchen. Stretch your vacation dollar by cooking at home.

  • Pool just steps away from the bathroom.

    Pool just steps away from the bathroom.

  • Open living area shares ocean view & breeze.

    Open living area shares ocean view & breeze.

  • Nap in the hammock above Samara Bay & Isla Chora

    Nap in the hammock above Samara Bay & Isla Chora

  • Pick bananas from the terrace with seasonal vista

    Pick bananas from the terrace with seasonal vista

  • Relax in the shady rancho beside the get cool pool.

    Relax in the shady rancho beside the get cool pool.

  • Double futon with A/C, ocean breezes, mosq. net & bay view.

    Double futon with A/C, ocean breezes, mosq. net & bay view.

  • Bath leads to outdoor shower & pool.

    Bath leads to outdoor shower & pool.

  • Relax, swim, repeat!

    Relax, swim, repeat!

  • Mango, lower right, shares rancho & pool w/ Papaya.  We live just up the hill.

    Mango, lower right, shares rancho & pool w/ Papaya. We live just up the hill.

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