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Nestled in a quiet garden setting sharing the swimming pool and Rancho with Casa Mango - also available for rental. Overlooking the Pacific its just a 10 minute walk to one Costa Rica's best beaches. Air conditioning. Contact us for our web address with videos, much information and dozens of picture.
Casa Papaya is just close enough to Sámara to enjoy the services but not too close. That means less noise - especially in the evenings - and more privacy. Up off the beach means fewer bugs and cooler temperatures. You're much closer to the nature you want to see.
Casa Papaya was designed for comfort in the tropics, with private shaded terraces and air conditioning. Sea breezes keep the house cool during the day. Views of the Pacific from every room. Fully equipped kitchen. Paddle fans throughout. All windows screened. Private outdoor shower just off pool. 2 full baths. One bedroom with queen and 2nd with double pillow top mattresses. Living room with double sofa/futon. Your home away from home. Owner's live in their own home on the property year around to assist in any way possible.
The reef-protected bay provides safe swimming and snorkeling. Beginners' surfing is right in the bay, with at least 3 surf schools. World-class waves are within 1/2 hour drive.
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 or in the bamboo right on the property. There is a zip-line canopy tour just up the hill. The best birding is from the terrace in the morning.
Sámara has shops, post office, police station, doctor, pharmacist, groceries, liquor stores, internet cafes, bank, ATM and many good restaurants and 'sodas' (Tico for cafe). Choose from one of many beachfront bars and resaurants for a bite to eat or a refreshing bebida while watching the surfers.
Casa Papaya shares a 'get cool' pool and a spacious covered rancho with Casa Mango. Up the hill is Casa Gecko, the owners' home. Reserve one or two houses for an unforgettable gathering.
Samara, and all of Costa Rica, is booming. Casa Papaya is located 'away from it all', outside of town in a mixed international/Tico neighborhood. 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 take, what to do, etc.
Master bedroom with private terrace and ensuite bath on upper floor. 2nd bedroom downstairs. Both bedrooms have new pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, air conditioning, paddle fans, & mosquito nets. ...moreless
* Air conditioning for a good night's sleep.
* The 'get cool' pool is shared with only one other house, Casa Mango.
* The shared Rancho (covered terrace) provides expanded living area beyond your private upstairs balcony.
*Undercounter refrigerator in the kitchen is augmented by a full size refrigerator at the rancho buffet, shared with Casa Mango
* Diaper age children must use waterproof diapers in pool.
* Wireless DSL provided. Bring your own laptop and use Skype for local and long distance calls.
Green Season May 1 - Nov 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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
Weekly and nightly rates are for 1-2 persons.
Weekly and nightly rates with additional persons:
Green Season 3-4 persons $119 per night, $799 per week
Green Season 5-6 persons $129 per night, $899 per week
High Season 3-4 persons $165 per night, $1139 per wk
High Season 5-6 persons $179 per night, $1239 per wk
Rental rate includes semi-weekly cleaning.
For stays of less than 3 days a $35 cleaning
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Playa Samara, one of the gems of Costa Rican beaches, is protected by a reef and small island making for perfect swimming and beginning surfing. Neighboring Playa Carrillo is even prettier, lined with palm trees and often nearly empty of tourists. Bigger surf is within 1/2 hour drive.
Other Activities: Zipline canopy tour close by, ultra-lite flights, river rafting, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, dolphin tours, kayaking, surfing, many local tour guides and services. If you enjoy the out of doors and water sports, Playa Sámara is for you.
Golf: There is a 9 hole course at picturesque Punta Islita about 40 minutes south of Samara and several 18 hole courses to the north about 2 hours away.
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 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.
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 Samara 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 to the bedrooms.