Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Casa Papaya - Ocean View, Private Pool, a/C, Wifi, Walk to Beach, Quiet, Relax!

You sent a message to this owner.

Ocean views from Master Bedroom Terrace of Casa Papaya

Calendar

Last updated: 09/10/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Samara house description

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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Not allowed inside casa. Allowable outside if acceptable to guests in adjacent Casa Mango....moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Living Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • 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

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

                Private outdoor shower...moreless

              • 1 upstairs; 1 downstairs.

              Other Amenities

                  • * 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. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Ask to borrow a DVD from our collection to watch on your laptop. And Froggies is a great video store....moreless

                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Toys
                  • Books
                  • Music Library:

                    CD collection...moreless

                  • CD Player

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Watch the surf on the reef in the bay...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    From our hillside location, Casa Papaya enjoys expansive views of Samara Bay....moreless

                  • Beach:

                    Two great beaches close. Within walking distance, Playa Sámara is just 700 meters away. Even prettier, Playa Carrillo is 4 kilometers from the house....moreless

                  • Village:

                    2 kilometers outside of Sámara but closer to Matapalo where there are groceries....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

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

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Broadband Access:

                            Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Use your laptop and our WiFi to call anywhere on Skype....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Both bedrooms....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

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

                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Mosquito Magnet
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Local Maps
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free high speed DSL internet - bring your laptop or Wifi enabled smartphone. Use Skype to make your local or long distance calls....moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Changed twice per week...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully equipped....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Gas range...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Small refrigerator within the house. A larger one is shared with Casa Mango and located in the Rancho (covered patio)....moreless

                              • Oven:

                                Gas oven...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Microwave:

                                And toaster oven...moreless

                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Beach Towels
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Gated Community
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                With hammock...moreless

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                Shared Rancho (covered patio) expands the living area...moreless

                              • Balcony:

                                Private balcony off 2nd floor M Bedroom....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Tropical plantings draw hummingbirds....moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Lighted tennis court in Sámara....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                Get Cool pool is shared only with Casa Mango next door....moreless

                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.5
                              from 10 traveler reviews
                              Loading...
                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Green Season
                              May 15 - Nov 15, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $99
                              $649 $1,400

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

                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $149
                              $939 $3,400

                              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

                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 13%

                              Notes:

                              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 $169 per night, $1099 per wk

                              High Season 5-6 persons $179 per night, $1209 per wk

                              Rental rate includes semi-weekly cleaning.

                              For stays of less than 3 days a $35 cleaning


                              Please wait... Pay with confidence

                              Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                               

                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 09/10/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates
                               

                              Location

                              • Restaurant El Sueno Tropical

                                "Great pub food in a refreshing open-air garden, under the traditional Bri-Bri roof. I go fo..."

                                ...MoreCollapse
                              • Parque Nacional Palo Verde

                                "A bird watchers dream come true. Depending on the season and the year, the birds move betwe..."

                                ...MoreCollapse
                              View Guide powered by:
                              90 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Liberia International Airport
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Hiway 150
                              750 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Playa Samara,
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Many bars and restaurants in Sámara
                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Punta Islita
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Many restaurants and bars in Sámara

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              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.

                               

                              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 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.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, spanish, french

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

                              Loading...
                              1 of 16
                               

                              Photos

                              • Ocean views from Master Bedroom Terrace of Casa Papaya

                                Ocean views from Master Bedroom Terrace of Casa Papaya

                              • Shady Rancho is great for napping beside the pool.

                                Shady Rancho is great for napping beside the pool.

                              • Queen-size pillow-top orthopedic mattress

                                Queen-size pillow-top orthopedic mattress

                              • Fully equipped kitchen - save money & cook at home

                                Fully equipped kitchen - save money & cook at home

                              • Relax - Swim - Repeat

                                Relax - Swim - Repeat

                              • Main bath leads to private outdoor shower.

                                Main bath leads to private outdoor shower.

                              • Casa Papaya nestled beside the 'get cool' pool.

                                Casa Papaya nestled beside the 'get cool' pool.

                              • Master Bedroom with private view terrace.

                                Master Bedroom with private view terrace.

                              • Double futon in the living area sleeps 1-2.

                                Double futon in the living area sleeps 1-2.

                              • Master Bath with fresh air and jungle views.

                                Master Bath with fresh air and jungle views.

                              • 2nd Bedroom with double pillow-top mattress

                                2nd Bedroom with double pillow-top mattress

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

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

                              VRBO #79302

                              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

                              $99 - $149 per night (USD)
                              10

                              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
                              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                              Get an instant quote
                              Owner
                              Email owner

                              +506 2656-1010
                              Costa Rica

                              Speaks: english, spanish, french
                              Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                              Add vacation protection services to your booking

                              Three services to protect your trip:

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                              Get it now

                              Share this property via Email

                              Casa Papaya - Ocean view, Private pool, A/C, WiFi, Walk to beach, Quiet, Relax!

                              Samara #177937ha

                              2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 6

                              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                              Share this property via Email

                                Please correct the following errors and resend:
                              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.