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Tropical Jungalow Samara

Sámara, Costa Rica
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

NEW this year....fiber optic Internet!! Ocean breezes flow through this spacious home. Surrounded by trees, this house sits on the first bluff above the Pacific Ocean; it is an easy 10 to 15 minute walk to the beach and another short walk to town center. There you will find a fresh vegetable market, grocery stores, many restaurants, and tour guides. The bedrooms at Casa Limon Dulce are large; two king and one queen. Each bedroom has individual air conditioning or transom ventilation, and plenty of space for reading, writing, or that necessary quiet time. A small library contains a writing desk and a comfortable day-bed. The over-size kitchen has a large mahogany center island to gather around. At one end of the island is a five burner stainless steel stove with a griddle and warming drawer. All the water for the house is triple filtered town water. The ice maker makes lots of crystal clear ice. There is over 18 feet of countertop for food preparation and two side-by-side stainless steel dishwashers for easy cleanup. There are two full baths with extra large showers. One bath has a stacked washer dryer unit for your personal use. This architect designed house was finished in 2008 using local exotic Costa Rican woods and floor tile. The open-air living and dining area is a wonderful place to relax. It overlooks the large terrace and mosaic tile pool. The pool is one of the largest in the area. A real swimming pool!! An onsite private massage studio is available to residents who utilize our associated therapist. A bilingual caretaker manages the property and can offer whatever service level you require. Our housekeeper is included to assist in your stay. An infra-red security system is provided for your comfort. This is a very special house, minutes from town, up a quiet country road, in the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty. For more details, photos, and a video of the property see the dashboard above. Keywords: House


Rich Martin

  • Member Since 2008
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within a few days
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Stack washer/dryer
      • 2


        • Guests provide their own meals


            • Living Room
              Includes sofa, Costa Rican rockers, and a hammock!
            • Air Conditioning
            • Clothes Dryer
              In pool house
            • Internet
              World wide internet radio connects to sound system in kitchen and living/dining area
            • Iron & Board
            • Linens Provided
            • Broadband Access
              High speed with cable access.
            • Parking
            • Parking Off Street
              gated driveway
            • Telephone
              free for in country calls -long distance requires a Costa Rican phone card available easily at grocery stores.
            • Towels Provided
              Including pool towels in pool house bathroom
            • Washing Machine
              In pool house
            • Wireless Internet
              High speed wireless Useable throughout the house


                • Kitchen
                  There is also a vegetable juicer, citrus juicer,toaster oven, food processor, rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, etc.
                • Coffee Maker
                • Dishes & Utensils
                  Everything needed for cooking and serving
                • Dishwasher
                • Ice Maker
                • Cooking Utensils
                • Microwave
                • Oven
                • Refrigerator
                  filtered water
                • Stove
                  4 burner plus center gas griddle and warming drawer.
                • Toaster


                    • Dining
                      Dining buffet contains place mats, cloth coasters, cotton napkins and a hammock for the rancho.
                    • Dining Area
                    • comfy seating for 6 people


                        • Books
                          In the library along with a writing desk
                        • CD Player
                        • Music Library
                          Internet world radio unit. many CDS- iPod and mp3 connections to sound system
                        • Stereo
                          Built in
                        • Video Library
                          Small DVD library for your computer


                            • Deck / Patio
                              Large with sunny and shaded areas -lounge chairs and side tables
                            • Lawn / Garden
                              Includes mangoes, papayas, and limes in season. Lots of flowers and palms with fresh coconut water....ask the gardener!
                            • Outdoor Grill
                              Gas fired

                              Pool / Spa

                                • Private Pool
                                  Pool is large and deep -4 1/2 feet -flat bottom

                                  18 Reviews


                                  Latest reviews

                                  Amazing Home and Staff

                                  Similar to what has been said here before, the pictures do not do the property justice. It was serene and offered a great location above the town of Samara. The house manager was incredibly friendly and helpful, as was his sister who came to clean the home a few times during our stay. We will certainly be back and would love to stay even longer next time!
                                  Jan 15, 2018
                                  Dec 2017

                                  Pura Vida

                                  Wow! This place is more beautiful then the pictures. Can hear the howler monkeys howling in the morning and night before bed. You have everything you need here, Gerardo is awesome and easy to reach if you have questions, concerns or need to know where to get something. The open air space, pool and living area are so nice. We had an amazing stay in Samara and Casa Limo Dulce. Can't wait to come back.
                                  Dec 28, 2016
                                  Dec 2016

                                  Beautiful Home

                                  We couldn't have chosen better than this! The house is magnificent. We stayed for 7 days. There were two adults and 5 young adult/teens. We all had plenty of space and were quite comfortable. The open air dining space was a great place for the kids to hang out, literally. They hung their hammocks and listened to music and played cards in the evenings. The teens also took scuba certification while we were in Samara. Gabriel from Samara Diving was able to come to the house for the pool and theory portion of the course. Our trip to Samara and the surrounding area was a trip of a lifetime and we can't wait to go back.
                                  Jul 13, 2016
                                  Jul 2016

                                  Perfect escape

                                  What a perfect place to stay in Samara! We stayed 5 nights - 4 adults and two children and it was so spacious. Everything was perfectly appointed and the open air living room was gorgeous. Howler monkeys, iguanas, birds - everything right in the backyard! Do not miss out on a massage by Aubrey! One of the best hours of our trip. Rich is super easy to contact and we had the most fantastic relaxing time. (And I got to read one of the books in the library while I was there!) We cooked breakfast every day and dinner a few times too because the kitchen was so well appointed. Just loved every minute. Thank you for sharing this paradise!!
                                  Aug 16, 2016
                                  Jun 2016

                                  Casa Limon Dulce was perfect!

                                  Everything from communications with Rich, to the house manager, Gerardo, to the evening breezes through the outside living room--- was fabulous! The house is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos. My husband and I were constantly marveling at the thought put into every detail at the house. The bedrooms have AC, so it was cool sleeping. The pool was refreshing. The house was clean. Gerardo lives next to the house, is very friendly, and respected our privacy. The description of the house says the beach is a 10-15 minute walk away-- we feel like that's a little optimistic. ;) It's probably more like a 20 minute walk, at the least, and it's a hot one, especially on the way back, up the hills. Granted, we were there in April, when the temperatures were in the 90s. So, unless you're okay with getting really hot, I'd say plan on driving to the beach. The beaches were beautiful, Samara and Carrillo, and everyone we met was very nice. We hope to return to Casa Limon Dulce again! Thank you, Rich and Gerardo!
                                  Apr 21, 2016
                                  Apr 2016

                                  A home in the garden of Eden

                                  My husband and I, who are seniors, and our son and his wife enjoyed a two week stay in this lovely, welcoming home. As it was dry season, the temperatures around Samara were in the mid thirties during the day, but between the AC in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, breezes from the forest and hills which flowed through the rancho, and of course the pool, we were always comfortable. Birdsong wakened you, the Howler Monkeys startled us with their roars, and the rustle of the large Iguana emerging from the foliage around the house piqued our curiosity. This is truly an Eden-like ambiance unlike any other we have experienced. The over-arching palms, mangoes, and flowering trees drew our eyes upward, and the Hibiscus hedges, the Bouganvillea and trumpet vine walls provided privacy. Yes, we also heard motorbikes zooming by occasionally during the day, but that didn't take away from the peace and serenity of the home. We were glad to have the car and the ATV, "Quad", as it's a bit of a hike to town, but you can walk if you wish. Samara is a little touristy in a hippie kind of way, but the beach is magnificent! It's only overshadowed by Playa Carillo, 5 minutes away, which is almost deserted most of the time. Gerardo, the manager, who lives next door, is well-acquainted with the townspeople, and is able to arrange anything you want, at the best prices. His sister, Desi, is a sweet girl who kept the house tidy, in her own unobtrusive way. Take advantage of snorkelling and dolphin tours run by Samara Adventure company, and any other adventure which takes your imagination. The people of Samara, in our experience, are honest and friendly. We especially enjoyed the beach restaurants, Lo Que Hay, and Gusto Beach. The latter offers a good dinner menu if you don't wish to cook. However, the kitchen at Casa Limon Dulce is very well-equipped, if you do. Do buy fresh fruit from the vendors across from Pali. We started our mornings with fresh pineapple, and banana smoothies, and home made Pinto Gallo, the traditional Costa Rican breakfast...easy to make at the house. If you do venture forth with your car, be aware that the roads to Nosara are not for the faint of heart! Drive along past Carillo and up the mountains towards Hojancho. The road is good and the views are unparalleled. We were very sad to leave this lovely home, and hope to be back!
                                  Mar 15, 2016
                                  Feb 2016


                                  Sámara, Costa Rica

                                  Horseback tours can begin from the house up into the mountains or down to the beach,a canopy tour zip-line is nearby, a multitude of Costa Rican activities and tours are available in town.

                                  18 Reviews

                                  Exceptional 5/5

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                                  Property # 193535