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Luxury by the Beach - Great for Families or Multiple Couples

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Houses (4 Bedroom with pool, 2 Bedroom - see description), (Sleeps 10 + 4)

This listing is Casa Pacifica (4 bedrooms, up to 10 people) WITH POOL

& there is also another listing Casita Pacifica (2 bedrooms, up to 4 people) NO POOL

- they can be rented separate or together

- if you rent both, of course both houses could access the pool

Casa Pacifica is a luxury beach house offering a prime location 200 yards from one of best beaches in Costa Rica. The house is on a large private property just steps from two incredible beaches (Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo) and you are walking distance to the towns of Samara and Carrillo for a real taste of real Costa Rican culture. This is a perfect place for an active family vacation or just a relaxing, casual getaway. Samara Beach (200 yards from our door) is widely recognized as one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.

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This four-bedroom home has two masters and a great living area which opens up to the kitchen and a large covered terrace overlooking the pool. The pool is surrounded by a lush garden, and you can expect to be visited by monkeys, iguanas, land-crabs, red-tailed squirrels and scores of other lizards and birds. Samara Beach is known to be one of the safest swimming beaches on the west coast of Costa Rica but is also great for surfing too.

There is also another smaller house on the same property, Casita Pacifica. If you want a total of 6 bedrooms you can ask about renting both houses for your stay. Otherwise, both houses have their own entrance, driveway, terrace and parking and the pool and backyard are completely private to the main house. Note, if you want to rent this house you can also find it on this same website.

Boats can pick you up right at the beach (200 yards up the road) for world-class sport-fishing, turtle & dolphin tours or just a tour of the beautiful coastline. Included with the house are two kayaks so that you can tour the safe waters or go visit Isla Chola and have and entire island to yourself. You can learn to surf in Samara and catch intermediate waves,and you are only 15 miles away from some of the top surfing breaks in the world.

This is definitely one of the finest rentals in Samara. Our staff is around daily to ensure you have an amazing vacation. Wall-to-wall tile, luxury linens, thick towels & large walk-in showers await you and housekeeping and security is included - all you have to do is enjoy yourself.

Keywords: House with pool, beach house family, muliple couples, near the beach,

beach house, family friendly, Samara, rental house Samara, rental house Carrillio

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Paul

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 techically 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. The property offers a lot of privacy, a lot of nature and guests often have most of 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.


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 BATHROOMS, 2 are Master Baths with very large walk in tiled showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    OPTIONAL: Small house rental - 1 queen , 1 double , OPTIONAL/EXTRA - 2nd Small Home on Property
  • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack and play, Bunk Beds (1) TRIPLE BUNK: Full+Twin bunk with twin trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Kayaks, beach chairs, blender, umbrellas, Tiki hut by pool


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average rating of 4.8933334 based on 75 reviews

We plan on third year in 2019....

  • 5 of 5

We are sitting on Veranda enjoying the last hour in house before moving to small rental for final week after staying in Casa Pacifica for month of February. This is fantastic house for four couples, or extended family and kids. I am so glad Paul agreed to add bikes as this is perfect location to bike to Carrillo beach, or into Samara which we did most days during our month long stay. The house is very clean and watching the maid Roxie and friend or daughter clean today for turn around for next guests we see the deep cleaning they do for new arrivals in addition to weekday cleaning. Roxie is so sweet trading pics of grandkids and our granddaughter followed and hugged her for entire week! The bus is quite convenient and taxis are about $6 (better to pay 3000 colones) tho many drivers need to employ your fledging Spanish. Samara is nice long walk but better to plan in cooler part of day and lower tide. Great grocery stores including one that delivers! We enjoy chilling by or in pool, dips in ocean, cooking or enjoying local Tico restaurants (there are several upscale ones nearby too if that is your preference). What a joy and owner Paul and Samara rentals managers are very responsive for the inevitable little issues that crop up (pump on water tank replaced within day) etc. Best, quiet, large, wonderful rental home and we have rented all over the world so have many to compare to!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great this area is. If you want to really experience a country (instead of hiding behind a gated all inclusive) - then Samara is a perfect place to visit. The house is right between Samara and Carrillo Beaches (both are fantastic) and is great as well. The lot is full of fruit trees and flowers The pictures don't do it justice. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The good life!

  • 5 of 5

This property lives up to the billing of "Luxury by the Beach". A large well appointed house within walking distance to a couple of great beaches. A fully loaded kitchen and a BBQ make meals at home an easy option. The grounds of the property are teeming with fruit bearing trees, flowering plants and animal life. You'll be tempted just to stay on the property so you can soak in the diverse things to see while sitting around the pool. There are two bike and two kayaks available to facilitate exploring beyond the house. The property owner Paul is prompt in his response time and easy to deal with. The property managers are located in the town site of Samara and are readily available to answer questions or help with any issues or concerns you may have. The folks who maintain the gardens and pool are there regularly but don't interfere with your visit. The cleaner, Roxana, is simply amazing. Paul and his team make you feel like this is your house!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in Samara. The house was perfect for our group of 10 people and had everything we needed. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property, Perfect for Families!

  • 5 of 5

My Family loved our stay at Casa Pacific. We rented both the main house and the smaller house for a party of 11 (7 adults and 4 toddlers). The property was perfect for our size group and great for the kids. They loved playing in the pool during the day and utilized the extensive board game collection and books in the evening.

The entire staff has friendly, very responsive and helpful. Melissa the house manager was quick to send someone out when the washer stopped working and we had a leak under our bathroom sink. The house maid Roxana was there most days and did an amazing job at helping keep the tornado of a mess from 4 children in general and cooking meals for 11 people under control. We can not thank her enough! Her help really made our vacation more relaxing and enjoyable. We also loved the night guard (cant remember his name). It was really nice being in a new place with 4 four kids and not having to worry about safety.

The beautiful Samara beach was just a two minuet walk down the road and we enjoyed it most days by ourselves. We also walked to Carrillo beach which was about 10 minuets from the house but well worth it. It was also a beautiful beach and we had that one mostly to ourselves as well. We visited a few other beaches on trip to Costa Rica and those two were by far the best.

With all that said, the house was not perfect but I would not expect a vacation rental house to be perfect though this was pretty darn close! Any issues were quickly resolved and the customer service provided by everyone working for Casa Pacifica was spot on. We would stay here again no question and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Samara.

Thank you for an amazing trip Casa Pacifica and Friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect family vacation place

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking for the perfect vacation place in Costa Rica for about 6 years. They have all been great, but casa pacifica was exactly what we have been looking for: safe for young children, beautiful pool with lots of entertaining space, a full equipped kitchen, AC, laundry room, efficient wifi, TV with cable, like 100 DVDs in stock (adult and kids movies), plenty of rooms for everybody's comfort and walking distance from Samara and Carrillo beach. There is also a lady that comes to help out around the house everyday and a security guard at night. You can also find a restaurant just next door. My family and I are absolutely looking forward to our visit next year!! Thanks to all the staff and owner that helped us make of our visit a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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