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Caribbean Rainforest Home on Samasati Nature Preserve!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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View Samasati's website for additional pictures. (LINK below)

Lovely, secluded, rainforest home on the lush, unspoiled, Caribbean Coast, only a few miles from exquisite, deserted, tropical, white and black sand beaches.

Weather is consistent year-round, and we recommend vacationing here during all months of the year. Our house has a wheel chair ramp and was built originally for a parpalegic. It is very handicap friendly.

Our home is located within the 250-acre private Samasati Wildlife Sanctuary and Biological Reserve, which sits elevated 800 feet above sea level and overlooks the awe-inspiring vista of the Caribbean. Samasati has an excellent vegetarian restaurant within walking distance of the house. Daily activities include yoga and meditation classes, plus a variety of eco-adventures and day trips to nearby natural wonders. (Visit Samasati's website; LINK below)

Constructed entirely of local rainforest hardwoods, the house is modern and has all the amenities. One can lay in the hammock on the deck, watch the butterflies float by, and listen to the howling monkeys! Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of over 400 species of birds (toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds), howler and capuchin monkeys, butterflies (morphos and more), vivid frogs, sloths, remarkable botanical samples, and much more - a nature enthusiast's 'wildest' dreams come true.

Enjoy easy and secure living in a completely unique and natural paradise. This magical spot can serve as your personal retreat center, or use it as your base of operations while you explore the wonders of Costa Rica's Carribean beaches, jungles, and villages. Visit nearby Puerto Viejo and other local seaside villages for surfing, bathing, dining, and tasting this international scene with its special touch of Caribbean culture.

Keywords: House, plus Cabina

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Owner
jeffrey Grad
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Rainforest Home on Samasati Nature Preserve!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
5

Heavenly Yoga Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Samasati from the 3rd through the 12th of August. I stayed at several other properties on Samasati, but the Yucca House is in the most beautiful part of Samasati's property. The best part of this property is that it is a nature retreat. It is a short 4 miles from Puerto Viejo. If you want to have total autonomy, a 4x4 vehicle is necessary because it is a steep gravel road to the top of a secluded jungle mountain. With that being said, you are totally immersed in the sounds and fresh aromas of the Costa Rican Jungle. The birds, flowers, and butterflies are absolutely breathtaking. If you want to see jungle life from your front porch, the Yucca House at Samasati is the place to stay. You hear the roar of howler monkeys every morning, and you might even get lucky enough to see Capuchin monkeys coming down from the trees. The bird life is incredible. Toucans are sighted every single day, and beautiful green parrots are camouflaged in the trees but can easily be seen with a pair of binoculars. The morphos butterflies come through this area often, but are nearly impossible to get a good picture of unless you have a camera with a fast shutter speed that can take multiple photographs per second to capture the erratic movement of this elusive butterfly. The yoga classes are some of the best I’ve ever attended. Max, the resident yoga instructor is tremendously talented. He is a German gentleman who is one of the original founders of Samasati. He’s been practicing yoga for over 30 years, and he is incredibly knowledgeable about yoga. His classes are fun, and accessible to all. He will modify each yoga session for his students, and he makes each yoga session deeply enjoyable for each student. Yoga and nature are great reasons to visit this scenic nature retreat. Beautiful hiking trails run throughout Samasati. The jungle is beautiful at any time of year. I was there during the rainy season, and the heavy rain was one of the most breathtaking experiences I’ve ever had. The views of the fog over the trees are incredible. Because you are staying on the mountaintop in the jungle, the view of the ocean is incredibly beautiful on clear days. But nothing can beat the sound of the rain on the tin rooftops and the sightings of all of the colorful jungle frogs. The vegetarian restaurant that is walking distance from this property is tremendous. Customer service at the resort was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its as though I wrote that myslef. Its hard to believe, I know but our house and Samasati are a very special space.
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NY, USA
3

Not the place for me.

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice but a little dirty. The jaccuzi didnt work.There wasnt much hot water. It's a good thing it was just me and my husband and I didnt have my kids. The jungle setting was beautiful and peaceful. My biggest complaint would be the transportation getting up to the house. You HAVE to have a 4x4 or you wont be able to get up to the house and will be at the mercy of Samasati to get you up there. I needed a ride down the mountain and up again once a day. By the 3rd day I was there Samasati made it clear to me that they are not obligated to give us a ride but will do so if they already have a trip planned to go up or down. This made it very difficult to make plans because we were at their mercy for rides. My husband and I ended up checking out early because they made us feel uncomfortable even though we always gave a tip to our driver.Not to mention we would not have been able to make our flight home in time because we would have no way of getting down the mountain so early on Sat. morning. If your looking for a peaceful retreat and want to enjoy Samasati I would recomend this place but if you are like I was and want to go out exploring the country and the beaches I do not recomend this house. Unless you have a 4x4 vehicle.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I certainly apologize for the dirtiness and will pass it on to Samasati. The jacuzzi is controlled by Samasati and I am sure that their guests were complaining as well. I make it very clear to everyone that a 4X4 is critical and necessary not only in Samasati, but most of Costa Rica.
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time there. It was incredibly peaceful and quiet and just so beautiful to sleep there at night. My son and I were immensely happy staying at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea and River Kayaking, Horseback Riding on Deserted Beaches, Trekking to Spectacular Waterfalls, Dolphin Watching, Canopy Tours, Access to National Parks, Wildlife Refuges & Indigenous Reserves, Overnight River Trip to Turtle Territory, Bird Watching

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Rates & Availability

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
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cleaning $60

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Amenities

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fully-Equipped Kitchen, All-Tile Bath with Jetted Tub, Small Cabina with Toilet & Shower and bunk beds, Weekly Maid Service, Laundry Service avaiable

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