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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 3 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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 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.


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 ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Kayaks, beach chairs, blender, umbrellas, Tiki hut by pool


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Luxury by the Beach - Great for Families or Multiple Couples
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 86 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property back in December for a girls trip to celebrate my 40th birthday in July. Paul, his team and the house exceeded our expectations!! They even assisted me with hiring a private chef on our last night and Eric was awesome!!

The house was clean, quiet, relaxing and had all of the necessary accommodations. Easy to grocery shop, explore and book excursions. Quick response time for any questions from both Melissa and Paul. I also had a serious medical scare a month prior and they connected me with a local doctor who was also very responsive. I felt very comfortable traveling as the doctor's office was located less than 2 miles from the house.

Also, the Casita (smaller house) is very close to the main house. I recommend booking the Casita in addition to the main house if you don't want other guests on the property. They don't have access to the pool, but it's worth the small extra cost if you want privacy.

I highly recommend this property and Samara was absolutely perfect!! I'll definitely go back. Thank you, Paul for making this trip perfect!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, pool, beaches, restaurants. Perfect holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families of 2 adults and 2 children (3 & 5). The house was very comfortable - air con in bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, beautiful pool and outdoor area. We loved the detailed info about what to see and do and where to eat provided by the owner. Carillo beach was perfect for the kids - one of the best beaches we have been to in Costa Rica. We used the kayaks to get to Isla Chora. Also did a turtle tour with Carillo tours and visited the Ara Project. Saw racoons, iguanas, and bats around the house, and the kids loved fishing the crabs out of the pool in the mornings! We ate at El Colibri, Montelaguna, El Gusto, El Lagarto, & Lo Que Hay - all were great. Altogether a great holiday house - wished we could have stayed for longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beutiful property, well maintained, and convenient to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

I could not be more pleased with our stay. Everything was perfect. This exceeded my expectations, and I look forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quebec City, Canada

Amazing place, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

The moment we open the door on our arrival, the last 16 hours of flight, airport and road time just vanished away. This luxurious place is amazing, perfect for big families ou group (we were 2 families - 4 adults and 5 kids).

The swimming pool is perfect for the kids when we were not at the beach. You got Samara beach at less than 2 minutes of walk or Carillo at lest than 2 minutes by car. We had 2 kayak available, great to get to the Chora island. Kids had bodysurf available, only 1 out of 3 in good condition, but kids didn't mind, the fun was there.

You've got a security guard hanging out by the house during evening, you've got someone each week day to clean the house.

What else : AC in each room working perfectly. You don't have to worry about plate, knife, glasses or else : there is more than needed. Some board game for the kids. You might have some visitors : iguana all around the house, might even get one to surprise you and jump in the pool while you are in it, got 3 bats hanging around while we were there, smalls crabs, a lot of hemming bird, we could see vulture in the forest back of the house, we could heard howler monkey a couple of times (we saw a group by the road), you will find a lot of hermit crab at the beach --go when darkness is there, you can see them everywhere!

Amazing place, amazing beaches (perfect waves for kids or beginner surfer, nothing too dangerous). Already missing this place.

Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at Samara beach

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed in casa de Pacifico for 5 nights. It was spacious and a nice place to stay. The staff are very helpful. The air conditioning was much needed, or sleeping would have been very uncomfortable. Playa Samara and playa Carrillo are both nearby and are beautiful beaches. Hideaway hotel is next door and has a decent menu, though a bit pricey. I recommend casa Pacifica especially for a large family or group of people.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, Colorado

The House is wonderful. It is exactly as it is shown.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to Costa Rica many times in different areas, we wanted to share the "Pura Vida" with our children.

This was a family trip with adult children, their spouses and a grandchild.

There was plenty of room for everyone.

The pool is very refreshing after long days on the beach.

The AC in the bedrooms was a treat. My wife and I don't usually stay in places with AC. We needed this trip to have more accommodations than we usually seek because of our company. This house was perfect for the group.

Paul is a very attentive owner and always responded quickly and thoroughly.

The restaurants in the hotels near the property (within walking distance) are extremely good especially the home made ice cream at the Hideaway Hotel. Miss that Coconut Ice Cream!

Carillo Beach was our favorite - just a short walk up the road. Beautiful sand, very swimmable. Can get a little rough during the tide changes. Tide charts are your friend.

Samara Beach is also beautiful and very close.

If you walk to the town area you can get food and beverages to enjoy right on the beach.

The walk to town via the beach is very nice but a bit long for some. You will either want a car or call for taxi if you don't enjoy long walks..

The town of Samara is just as we pictured it - True Costa Rica! It's quaint and fun.

Melissa with Samara Rentals is very helpful. She connected us with Maria with BlueZone. Maria can be your concierge for all sorts of activities if you desire.

She connected us with an In-House Chef who came and cooked wonderful food that we purchased at the shops in town. Her name is Nancy and we highly recommend her, she is sweet, patient and a great cook!!! Her husband came with her to help her with prep and cleanup. Ask for Nancy!!!

Because of the size of the house Roxy comes every morning around 8:00 or so to clean and freshen up the beds etc. She is very sweet and helpful also.

She was our daily in house Spanish teacher. She loves to share stories.

There is a Security Gaurd that hangs out on the property at night, other than his motorcycle parked in the driveway you won't know he's there. The area is very safe and peaceful, he's just peace of mind and probably not actually needed but always appreciated.

We all had a wonderful trip.

Thank you Paul, Samara Rentals and BlueZone.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and thanks for all of the good details for future renters! Paul
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Montelaguna Boutique Hotel Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Punta Islita
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Not named
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Samara
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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