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

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Samara reviews

  • Absolutely fantastic

    "This is a gorgeous property. But more important, owner Jackie and her staff know how to make their guests feel relaxed and comfortable. The two houses are immaculate as are the grounds and pool. Two ladies clean daily and one hardly notices when they are there. We had them cook just one fantastic dinner and breakfast but they can do more. We have visited Costa Rica multiple times but this was our first as an entire family- eight of us, including two granddaughters 6 and 9. Villa Oasis was perfect! I'd give more than five stars if it were possible. We lounged around the pool, took morning walks to the beach but for beach days, we drove the five minute drive to Carrillo Beach. The beach is one of the best in Costa Rica. One son in law surfed three days at a great surf beach about twenty minutes drive south. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, including a little family pizza and pasta place just down the road. Easy for the first night's dinner. We aren't fishermen, so didn't go with Rick on the "Kingfisher" but we'd probably book a trip next time just to see the area from the ocean and perhaps get some fresh fish. The pictures are accurate- the villa is perhaps even nicer than the pictures show. We feel this is a first class vacation destination- absolutely fantastic! Thank you Jackie, Jessie and Jenzy for a wonderful week."
    Guest: Bruce M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
    View listing
  • Wonderful Trip!

    "The condo was immaculate and the property and pool were well maintained. Just a few minutes walk to the lovely town of Samara and the beach. Shout out to Santos for getting up at 3:30 am yesterday to let in our shuttle to the airport! We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Sheila M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
    View listing
  • Wonderful Home and property

    "i echo all the compliments from the other reviews. 4 couples shared this very comfortable and well-equipped home for 8 nights. Beautiful views ( including night time stars), nice trails on the 60 acres, and extremely prompt and helpful attention from caretakers Jorge and Flory. Both Samara and Carillo beaches are extraordinary, though my preference was Carillo because there is no development whatsoever there, and it is literally a 4 minute drive. I think it is one of the most beautiful beaches you can ever hope to find -- with plenty of shade under the Palm trees. Warm, gentle and buoyant waters."
    Guest: Frequent CR visitor Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 4, 2015
    View listing
  • A Perfect Family Vacation

    "We just returned from two glorious weeks spent at Ventana Del Mar in Puerto Carrillo. As with other reviewers our trip was a multi-generational event that included 8 adults and three children, ages 1,3, and 5. I have rented numerous properties through VRBO but never dealt with a more responsive owner than Michael. Given the size of our group and our diverse needs I barraged Michael with a plethora of questions and requests which were all responded to very promptly. Michael went out of his way to ensure that our family vacation was the best ever and he accomplished that, hands down! The house perfectly met our needs. One family stayed in the separate apartment and the rest of us in the house. The kids and grand kids spent hours frolicking in the swimming pool, which to my surprise was comfortably warm without being heated. Our concerns about the young ones and the pool were allayed with the barriers that were put up to allow adult only access to the pool. The grand living room provided us with hours of evening entertainment with competitive games of Settlers of Catan (the kids are hooked on it). The Wi-Fi connection was great. The beach is a 5-minute walk from the house. It is pristine! We took hourly walks each evening and observed the sunset while in the water. It is one of the nicest and cleanest beaches I have ever seen. We organized a number of activities through a local tour company, including a Canopy Tour (zip-lining) in which every one of participated, including, the 1-year old, who zip-lined with his father and the 3 and 5-year old, who braved it on their own. We also went on a Dolphin tour, saw lots of them and went snorkeling over the reef near Playa Samara. We vacillated on renting cars and decided not to, which was a good decision as we were picked up from the house for all of the activities and on the odd occasion where we ventured to Samara we took a cab. The kitchen is very functional and well stocked with dishes and other implements. Garardo was very helpful and even prepared a few delicious ceviches for us. El Colibri, across the street, is a very convenient and good Argentinian Steak House. Their chimichurri is outstanding! There was not one glitch in the entire two weeks we spent at Ventana del Mar. It was the best family vacation ever!"
    Guest: Ron Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
    View listing
Sponsored Advertisement