Houses (4 Bedroom with pool, 2 Bedroom - see description), (Sleeps 10 + 4)
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We are Canadians living in North Carolina with a rental property in Costa Rica. We have 3 great, active and young children and like to spend as much time each year on our property as possible. We hope to someday retire to Costa Rica, but have a long way to go.
Paul purchased this House in 2007
Why Paul chose Sámara
We choose Guanacaste on the advice of many Tico's we have met - since it's technically dry forest, it offers many more months of lower humidity, less rain and less bugs - but it still has a great tropical climate. After touring all over Guanacaste, we chose Samara because it's the best family destination. The beach there is protected by the reef and is one of the safest swimming beaches on the West Coast & the town is just big enough to offer everything you need. It also is 'locally grown', made up of a bunch of independently owned hotels and restaurants (no chains at all). It has all the same sights and tours that the larger beach towns offer (arguably the best beach around) - but without the crowds and party element.
What makes this House unique
Our property is on the far end of Samara Beach from the town of Samara - right between the beached of Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. The property offers a lot of privacy, a lot of nature and guests often have the beach to themselves. It's close enough to Samara to be convenient to stores, restaurants and bars - but far enough from town to enjoy the mornings and evenings with just the sounds of nature around you. The house definitely one of the finest rentals in the area and our staff is fantastic.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had a blast - Paul is great. Beautiful house and awesome location! Will be back to Costa Rica!
Should really be called, from our perspective, Casa Tranquilidad, (Tranquility). Superb. We were well looked after by Melissa, the property manager at Samara Rentals. Very quick to respond to any concerns. All as described in the write up. Samara Beach literally a stones throw down the lane. Luvved it!!! We'll be back .....!!
Great Costa Rica home
Our family of four had a wonderful time at the house which was very close to Samara beach and not too far from Carrillo beach. We spent plenty of time looking at beautiful sunsets, howler monkeys, pelicans and lots of other wildlife.
Beautiful home for a family or large group gathering
We were very excited to stay at the property based on the pictures and reviews. Our actual experience far exceeded our expectations! This is a beautiful home with everything you need, and most importantly, we felt very safe at all times. Please note that there is a guard at the front of the property from 6 pm - 6 am although we did not see him much.
The house is a 2 hour drive from the Liberia airport so plan accordingly. The pool area and veranda were perfect for the hot sunny days and included 2 overheads fans that kept the air moving. The house is a five minute drive or 30-40 minute walk on the beach to Samara (an adorable and friendly small town with everything you need), 150 meters to the beach, very quiet and picturesque, includes an extremely friendly maid who would visit every other day and a fabulous management company. There is no shortage of activities that are within a 5 minute walk from the house. We went fishing, snorkeling, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking and on a sunset booze cruise - all within a 5 minute walk from the house (although the adventure company does pick you up and drop you off at the house if you wish). The ladies went on a 3 hour nature hike that was a 5 minute drive from the house. The restaurants in Samara and Carrillo (7 minute drive) are outstanding and there is a large variety to choose from. The food is excellent and there are plenty of small shops in town to buy fresh meats, poultry, fruits and other needed goods. Overall, this was an outstanding trip and we are definitely coming back.
Wonderful location close to the beach
We loved it. Very spacious and comfortable. The pool is always clean and soothing after a long day trecking around the local beaches. It is about a minute walk to Samara beach with great views of the sunset. The house cleaner was great. She even insisted on doing our dishes. Check in was seamless and easy. I would definitely recommend this place! The only thing I could fault it for is the lighting in the kitchen. It's very dark and needs more lights. Otherwise the kitchen is well equiped and great to cook in. Super pleased.
Ultralight Aircraft (gliders and helicopters), Canopy Tours / Ziplines, ATV Tours, kayaking, horseback riding, novice and pro surfing beaches, tidal pools and a lot more. Day trips include Volcanoes, Cave Exploration/Spelunking, Cloud Forests and some of the largest sea turtle nesting areas in the world.