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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Casa Samba is the perfect tropical escape villa. This 5-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms villa was built into a bluff, overlooking the rainforest with vast Pacific Ocean views near Playa Espadilla white sand beach. It is in the exclusive cobble stoned neighborhood on Pacific Canyon Drive, private, but easily accessible to the local markets, restaurants, spas and the Manual Antonio National Park.

THE SPACE

The villa’s multi-level living spaces all open to ocean breezes and tropical gardens with exotic sounds and scents from the local flora and fauna. This is not the typical vacation villa that was hastily built to get a quick flip. The owner actually lived in Casa Samba with his family, sparing no details to make this an original and exquisitely designed Balinese style home. Includes cathedral bamboo open beam ceilings, hand carved stone and glazed earthenware custom sinks, custom stonework and tile, exotic hardwoods and original art from around the world.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Pacific Canyon Drive is a private gated neighborhood set-off the main Manuel Antonio road. It is a community built by expats that wanted the comforts of modern luxury living within a tropical beach town. All conveniences and necessities are available by bus, taxi or walking distance.

AMENITIES

- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms en-suite

- 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.

- Ceiling fans throughout the villa

- 2 Private Pools: large outdoor plunge pool & indoor soak pool

- Guest Cottage

- Game room with wet bar, pool table, TV w/ DVD player and soak pool

- Wifi throughout villa

- Kitchen equipped with all modern appliances

- Daily housekeeping

More Details

Owner
Fernando
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Samba was the perfect house for our family of 11! We enjoyed waking up to "Senor Samba", the resident iguana each morning and coming home in the afternoon to the white-faced monkeys playing on the upstairs porch, often wrestling in the pillows or dipping their arms and legs in the pool!



We loved the views from Casa Samba overlooking Manuel Antonio and the Pacific. Hard to beat! And the proximity to town and the beaches was great too!



Most of all, we loved the help of the staff at Casa Samba. From our concierge, who scheduled all of our tours and excursions and arranged grocery service, to our host and housekeepers, they were all wonderful and accommodating.



This trip was the most memorable we've ever had as a family, we can't say enough about our trip to CR! So many fun, amazing memories were made. We will definitely be back!!
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
  • We can sleep 14 maximum with the use of a futon.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Swimming pool, Indoor Plunge Pool, Jacuzzi, DVD/CD Player, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Laundry Service (available for a small fee), Personal Guide to the Area, Concierge, High Chair, In-Room Safes, 2 Refrigerators, Blender, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Amazing Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing stay at Casa Samba. This is a beautiful and well decorated home. Note: this is a very vertical property and there are several spiral staircases. This property might not be ideal for those with mobility issues or very young children. But, we loved it for our school-age children (who enjoyed their own 2 bedroom "apartment" accessed from the deck of the main house) and it would be great with teenagers. We worried about the size of the pool (which is deep but not full size), but it worked even with 8 people in it. The deck area has both sun and shade; we spent a lot of time there and the view is AMAZING. The service here is SPECTACULAR. All of the excursions we selected were terrific-- pick-ups were on time; staff were professional and informed; they were great with kids; everyone spoke English very well. Ask for Manuel as your guide for the national park tours! Our favorite perk was Chef Junior. He is so friendly and accommodating and gentle, in addition to being a great chef. The food was very fresh; we tried different juices every day; Junior appeased our picky eaters. It was such a pleasure to have his meals after a long and hot day of excursions. Finally, this house is very well located--a short drive to the national park and main beach, as well as to Playa Biesanz (which is smaller and nice for families); also a short walk to grocery store, ATM, and souvenir shops, as well as to El Avion restaurant, which kids will enjoy.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Escape Villas appreciates your fantastic review of Casa Samba and we are so glad you had a great stay in Manuel Antonio. The villa location is perfect for families, not too far from everything the area has to offer and set in the rain forest with a great ocean view. Our staff thanks you for the kind words about the service you were provided and Chef Junior in particular. He is a shining star when it comes to chefs and we are glad you enjoyed his meals and his great personality. Please come back for another visit, we would love to see you again!
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5

Casa Samba. Outstanding luxury property in Manuel

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation around fathers 85th birthday. Ten of us were easily accommodated in this spacious beautifully designed home. We arranged for a cook to prepare breakfast and dinner. Hiro the chef received high marks from all of us including my Cordon Blue Paris trained sister and her husband who for over ten years owned a haute cuisine French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Ricky the property manager was always there to provide tour, restaurant and general recommendations. The house was cleaned top to bottom everyday and kept in immaculate condition. I would highly recommend Casa Samba to anyone traveling to Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Costa Rica was awesome!! We had a great time, our house was amazing and in perfect shape, very clean had beautiful views. It had that tropical feel to it but very luxurious at the same time. The daily visit from the monkeys made it really fun and they DO love bananas. Our concierge Valerie went beyond our expectations and was able to book every tour we wanted and answer all of our questions. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full Tour Menu with CD presentation provided upon check in.

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Special
May 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$748
 
 
Low Season
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$933
 
 
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$819
 
 
Holy week
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$933
 
 
High Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$819
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$748
 
 
Low Season
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,015
 
 
Low Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$11,000
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$12,600
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 12 2019
5 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$819
 

Additional information about rental rates

Ask us about our lower 4 bedroom rates for smaller groups. Always private to just your group.
Christmas and New Years rates are 5 bedrooms only.
Rates include all local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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