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

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Ocean views from Master Bedroom Terrace of Casa Papaya


Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • 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


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Non Smoking Only:

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

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

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Living Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • 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


              • 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


                  • 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
                  • Music Library:

                    CD collection...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Books


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


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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • 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

                  • Beach View:

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

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining:

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

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Free Long Distance:

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

                              • Broadband Access:

                                Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                Both bedrooms....moreless

                              • Parking Off Street:

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

                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Internet
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Linens Provided:

                                Changed twice per week...moreless

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

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included


                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Fully equipped....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

                                  • Stove:

                                    Gas range...moreless

                                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                                    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Microwave:

                                    And toaster oven...moreless

                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Blender
                                  • Mini Refrigerator


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


                                  Write a review 4.5
                                  from 10 traveler reviews
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                                  Base Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  Green Season
                                  May 15 - Nov 15
                                  2 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                                  Additional charges apply for up to 6 people maximum. High Season: 3-4 persons = $149/night. 5-6 persons = $159/night

                                  All taxes and fees included.


                                  25% deposit to reserve with balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

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                                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                                  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.

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                                  Speaks: french, spanish, english

                                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                                  • 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.

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 15, 2014

                                  $99 - $129 per night (USD)

                                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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