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SAMARA REEFS - Villa Las Brisas - Ocean View, Daily Housekeeper & Cook Available

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

VILLA LAS BRISAS is one of eight homes perched high atop the first ridge line above Playa Samara in the exclusive, gated neighborhood of Samara Reefs. Located only a short 3 minute drive from the restaurants, shops, banks, and charm of downtown Samara, VILLA LAS BRISAS is a world apart when it comes to enjoying the peace and quiet that is Costa Rica!

VILLA LAS BRISAS sits at the end of the Samara Reefs line of luxury homes and offers more privacy and seclusion than any other rental property in the neighborhood. This Villa has been meticulously maintained by its owners and to date and previously has only been offered for vacation use to family and friends. It was designed, built and furnished as a private family retreat, offering a relaxed and casual “family feel” for past and future guests.

Offering 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths, large indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas, gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, infinity edge pool and covered parking, VILLA LAS BRISAS is the perfect spot to relax and let the world go by. Offering 2 in-suite masters (1 upstairs and 1 down) and 2 bedrooms that can be set up with twins or a king size bed, the Villa is ideal for a large family, 2 families and/or multiple couples traveling together.

Designed by well known Costa Rica architect Karin Nagel, the entry, living room, kitchen, outdoor terraces and all four bedrooms have a spectacular ocean view. Pick your spot to check your email and send fantastic pictures to those back home with full house WiFi (fiber optics).

Each bedroom has a separately zoned air conditioner, but you may feel the cooling nighttime breeze to be preferable. From the moment you enter the front door and see the vast Pacific Ocean beyond Bahia Samara, you know you have found the casual and relaxed atmosphere you are seeking for your tropical getaway.

Daily visits in the nearby trees by Howler Monkeys, green parrots and a vast array of other tropical birds are the norm. And the nightly view of the stars - millions of stars - is unmatched..... find your favorite constellation(s) and watch them move across the night sky as our equatorial location and dark surroundings provide the perfect location for star gazing.

More interested in the sun than stars - Four of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches are within a 15-minute drive, and 2 (Playas Samara and Carrillo – both Lonely Planet “Top 10 Beaches in Central America”) are less than 5 minutes away by car.

Want to go out for lunch or dinner? Samara Reefs location between the funky little beach town of Samara and the village of Puerto Carrillo offers you the best of both worlds - with a myriad of choices available ranging from sidewalk sub and falafel shops, street-side family owned “sodas” offering some of Costa Rica’s best “typical foods”, to pizza and burgers, to vegan and vegetarian, to shade covered beach bars and restaurants, to multiple offerings of French, Italian, Sushi, Bohemian, Mexican, German, vegetarian, vegan and Argentinian Parillas, and of course – SEAFOOD ….. you won’t go hungry or thirsty – and the local water is perfectly safe to drink!

Samara offers all of the services you need with (in addition to the eateries listed above) plenty of shopping, several grocery and liquor stores, fruit & vegetable stands, banks with ATMs, bakeries, ice cream shops, sports bars, a fully equipped and staffed medical/doctor’s office, dentist, pharmacies, car rental agencies and more…..

After a great day at the beach or in town you return to the tranquility of VILLA LAS BRISAS – take a plunge in the infinity edge pool, lay out on the teak sun deck or pool deck, curl up with your favorite book on the terrace under a ceiling fan, or retire to your air-conditioned bedroom for an all important late afternoon “practice nap”. Relax, you’ve earned it!

Watch our fantastic sunsets from the terrace or pool, and enjoy the growing darkness with a cocktail, glass of wine or tropical smoothie, and anticipate the evening meal to be cooked in the fully-equipped kitchen or on the built in outdoor grill.




DAILY COOK & HOUSEKEEPER - Select what you want from our menu and she will arrive early to prepare your coffee, fresh fruit and breakfast, clean the kitchen and bathrooms, make the beds, sweep and dust, then make and serve your lunch and clean the kitchen again before leaving for the that's the way to enjoy your vacation, especially for Mom! You pay for the groceries, she does the shopping ($25) and the cost for her daily cooking/housekeeping service is only $35/day. This service OPTIONAL and you can have it every day, as many days as you wish, or not at all.


For your evening meals we offer TWO GREAT OPTIONS for you to choose from.

OPTION #1 - Our local Tico housekeeper has years of experience woking in area hotel kitchens, and she is also available to prepare wonderful dinners (typical, seafood, chicken, pork and more) for your entire family or group, for only $50.00. You pick the meal from our menu, she does the shopping ($25) and you provide your beverage(s) of choice.

OPTION #2 - Fantastic catered meals are available to be prepared by Chef Vanni, one of Samara's great international chefs - you provide your beverage of choice and Vani brings everything else that you have pre-selected from an extensive menu including appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, price $60/pp.

Samara is a very special little place, offering everything you need, and VILLA LAS BRISAS offers everything you may want to make your vacation even more special!!

More Details

Property Manager
Bill & Donna Knight
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Bill & Donna Knight

Bill Knight, our property manager, offers over 40 years experience in real estate. He will be the one working with you during your visit and will get to know you in advance via email and/or telephone, assist in coordinating transportation on your arrival date and departure dates, and if you decide to rent a car he provides detailed driving directions and answer any questions you may have before and during your vacation. I think turning you over to Bill at this point will be advantageous to all parties involved and I am confident it will benefit your planning, travel and enjoyment of your time in our home.

Bill is our friend, neighbor, and as I said, Property Manager. He moved to Samara in 2008 with his wife Donna after a successful career as a real estate developer and property manager in Florida, Texas and Georgia. Bill has never “officially” retired and still sells property and manages several other luxury homes in the area. Bill is also the local wine distributor and provides quality wines to most of the area restaurants. I have asked him to send you a copy of his wine list so that, if you are interested, you can place an order and it will be waiting for you upon arrival. Consider Bill as your primary source of information for anything you want to do, know or need while planning your vacation and enjoying our home.

When you arrive Bill will introduce you to the house, show you how everything works, be available to assist you during your stay and do a walk thru on departure day.

Bill & Donna Knight purchased this villa in 2009

Why Bill & Donna Knight chose Sámara

Property Manager is your "concierge" for all things relating to your trip, arranging airport transportation, restaurant reservations, deep sea or near shore fishing charters, daily tours, vehicle reservations, etc.

What makes this villa unique

Samara is home to the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, and many graduates decide to stay in Samara and "set up shop". Included in your rental rate is a free 1-hour on-site massage by one of Samara's best - Cheryl Adams Your fellow travelers will certainly want to enjoy a relaxing hour-long massage as well and Cherly can do 4-5 massages in an afternoon! Advance notice is preferred (required during high season).

Optional daily housekeeping including a cook (breakfast and lunch) - pick the days you want this service.

Two in-house dinner options, our local Tico cook or a fantastic international chef available for extra special evening meals.


Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Because of stairs with no railing on one side, there is a safety issue for children under the age of 5.
  • Please contact me about details and our policy.
  • Only the guests listed on the Rental Agreement are allowed into the house.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mastersuite with private ocean view terrace on second floor. 3 bedrooms, including second en suite master on level one. All bedrooms have ocean view.and downstairs bedrooms have direct access to sun deck and infinity edge pool.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private chef and catering available upon reservation.


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SAMARA REEFS - Villa Las Brisas - Ocean View, Daily Housekeeper & Cook Available
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful House in an idyllic beach town!

  • 5 of 5

My family (4 adults and 2 toddlers) stayed at Villa Las Brisas for 9 nights and had an amazing experience. The house is beautifully laid out with amazing views of the ocean and Playa Samara from every room. The infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up the warm Costa Rican sun. The house has everything that you could ask for; beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, pool toys, excellent fiber optic wifi throughout etc etc. To make our stay more relaxing we used the cook for 5 nights and she was fantastic! I only wish we had used her for all the nights!! Bill was a gracious and attentive host and he went out of his way to make sure that everything was perfect for our stay. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. We can’t wait to go back. Thanks for an amazing vacation! Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil, thank you for such an appreciative review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, and we look forward to having you back for a third visit in the near future! Gracias y Pura Vida, Bill y Donna
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful stay over New Years. House was well maintained, and in a great location. We spent hours in the pool and on the porch. The view is stunning. The house is open through the kitchen and living areas. The bedrooms all have individual air conditioning units. The breeze kept the house pleasant and all you had to do was turn ac on in bedroom to sleep well. Set up well for in and out activities.

Bill Knight the property manager is very helpful and full of great information. He can set up any activity that you would like. Has great recommendations for restaurants and points of interest. He showed me around town and took me to the grocery store. Great all around.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve & Melissa, Thanks so much for such a complimentary review and especially for choosing Villa Las Brisas as you Samara vacation rental location. It was great having you here and I am happy that the girls enjoyed their surf lessons and surfing everyday - - - in WARM water as opposed to up in the NorthEast. I hope you keep your promise to return fr the same week this Christmas season - I have even more good news for you to enjoy..... our discount for returning guests!! Bill Knight
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Liberia Costa Rice (code: LIR)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Playa Samara has plenty
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Playa Samara has plenty of restaurants - all types
Nearest Ski
2500 Miles
New Mexico, Colorado, etc
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Samara
Car: not necessary

Just about everything "tropic" that you may want to do is available locally. ATM tours (or rentals), Ziplining Canopy Tour, Gyrocopter Flights, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Monkey Rescue Facility, Giant Scarlet Macaw Restoration, Kyacking Tours (Ocean & River), Surf Lessons and Board Rentals, and more - it is all here in our Samara area.

But there is one more important thing to do - set aside time to just relax by the pool and enjoy the view and the ocean breeze, read a book, stargaze, or work on refining your skill at "Practice Naps" - a very rewarding activity!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $750

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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