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Absolute Stunning Ocean/Jungle View,5 Min. Walk to Beach/Town

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Appartment Style Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Pictures can’t describe the amazing ocean and jungle views from this beautiful 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom 3rd floor condominium. This complex includes 24 hr security with covered/gated parking and an infinity pool with a waterfall and ocean views.

It is ideally located only a few steps from the beach. Playa Samara (and nearby Playa Carillo) is known by many to be the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica. The Lonely Planet describes it as “One of the safest and prettiest beaches in the country…” It’s crescent shaped bay – protected by a large coral reef – is a swimmers paradise and ideal for searching for that perfect shell. Playa Samara is especially perfect for young swimmers and those wanting to learn to surf.

Also within a short walk is the quaint town of Samara - where you’ll find everything you need. Within Samara, you’ll find a variety of excellent restaurants and shops, coffee shops, grocery stores, internet cafes, yoga/surf shops and much, much more.

This condo is fully equipped to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy your stay. High quality furnishings include leather sofa/loveseat, hand crafted Costa Rican solid wood furniture, kitchen island so you can prepare meals while overlooking the ocean, top quality Simmon’s Beautyrest mattresses (King bed in master and 2 double beds in guest bedroom) and plenty of closet space. Other amenities include A/C and ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living area, Satelite TV, internet, telephone, DVD (with a large DVD library), CD player, games, boogie boards for body surfing, books, binoculars and many other extras!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Chris and Cori
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Chris and Cori

We are a family of 4 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cori owns/operates a private yoga studio and often brings clients/small groups to Samara where she hosts amazing yoga retreats. My name is Chris and was a former minor pro hockey player who now works in oil/gas accounting in Calgary. Our children both play hockey and soccer and enjoy travelling to Samara so that they can surf, go beachcoming and play at the pool.

Chris and Cori purchased this condo in 2008

Why Chris and Cori chose Guanacaste

The main reason we bought this property was clearly for the ocean view as well as for the quick access to the beach and town. We travelled to several other countries in search of a vacation home and quickly fell in love with Costa Rica. After spending two vacations visiting many beach towns down the pacific coast we realized that Samara was by far our favorite place to be. It's a quaint surf town with all the necessary amenities and great restaurants we were looking for, and the reef protected waters make swimming very safe for our young family. And as we've all discovered, it's a perfect beach to learn to surf!

Amenities

Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have large showers, pedastal sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Lg master bedroom with own full bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2 double , Two double beds with ocean view out window
  • King size beds (1) Top-of-the-line Sealy pillowtop mattress, Double Beds (2) Top-of-the-line Sealy pillowtop mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our condo has a fully equiped kitchen and is loaded with extras such as Yoga mats and fitness equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs/umbrella, cooler, umbrellas, soccer ball, toys for the kids, board games, books, binoculars, DVD player with DVD library, CD/IPod player and so much more!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Absolute Stunning Ocean/Jungle View,5 Min. Walk to Beach/Town
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Kelowna, BC
4

The Views were mind blowing !!!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We really loved Samara. This place was in a super location. Close to tons of beaches up and down the coast line. The town was quiet and not too busy. Tons of shopping and the restaurants were amazing. The best food we had on our trip. It was costly though. The pool was great. This place was very spacious and had tons of things for the beach. It also had great containers for bringing things to the beach. The furniture was very comfy. They had movies and a DVD player. Unfortunatly many of the DVD's were so scratched you couldn't even watch them.

When we first arrived the condo was REALLY hot even though the air conditioner was on. We came in pretty late. We notice the cleaning was not great. I spent some time cleaning. There was a funky smell in the master bathroom, we had to buy fresheners. The dishes all had this film on them. We hand washed them before we used them. When we were there the coffee maker broke. They were very quick about replacing it for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC
5

Great location, good service, and fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Samara is a magical place and this is the perfect location to experience it from. The condo is well equipped, bed were comfortable, and the location is close to the beach and to the best the area has to offer.

As with anywhere in Costa Rica, there are always going to be a few hiccups here and there, but the local managers do a good job of responding to any issues that arise.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Chris and Cori! We had the most wonderful experience staying in your condo in Samara. The security staff and renters/owners were all very welcoming. The view was magnificent, the weather was perfect and so was the condo!

Carol, Frank, Gayle and Barry

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Washington, DC
4

Location, View & Comfort

  • 4 of 5

US: Experienced worldwide HA/VRBOers.

Well located. Comfortable at the mid-level. WOW view. Three floor walkup.

Easy to find, can (and we did) walk to Samara center every night, few minutes to drive to Playa Corrillo.

The ACs worked well, but be sure to drop shades in the morning. Even then be prepared for a warm welcome in the late afternoon, but it soon cooled off. Open window and door for cool breeze.

For us, for a beach holiday condo it had a dark feel (especially the bathrooms). Could use more light throughout. The master BR (comfortable king bed) only had one night table and dim lamp - it really needs two tables and two bright lights.

Guest BR is very small; the two beds just fit and it is an inside room with a sliding glass window that opens over the couch. Wouldn’t want to use as an adult.

No usual amenities like bars of soap (one and 1/4 hand soap pumps doesn't cut it) or coffee/tea.

Safe compound with friendly guards (one changed our flat tire).

Manager was sick when we arrived. The substitute was friendly and tried but we missed out on a detailed briefing on the condo and the area. Manager did call and check up on us. Unclear on how to work TV and WiFi and there was no written instructions. Not enough toilet paper or paper towel or napkins. We asked for more and got the same day.

The coffee pot didn’t work the first morning (bad start for us). Contacted owner who arranged for same day replacement (kudos). The known problem was hard water - should have checked out coffee pot before our arrival. Washing machine also fills very, very slowly, assume same water problem. Towels were left in the dryer, lint filter was disgusting and the area was dirty.

Advice. Skip Playa Samara and head for Playa Corrillo (you can take a public bus). Go to the S end and stake out your area in paradise under the palms. Buy fresh ceviche from Edgar, the fisherman who walks the beach each day and try the local snow cone complete w/marshmallow.

In town eat on the beach at Gusto's (we did three times). Excellent seared tuna, good drinks and service. Skip Lo Que Hay - service, food and drinks were sub-par and they could care less when told. Must have home made ice cream and sorbet at Casa Mayou or a BBQ wrap at SubXpress - both across from Gusto's.

Lock your car always with nothing showing. Met a Canadian couple whose camera was stolen while they were inside the Samara market - right on the main street.

Overall — would return and recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmer Lake, CO
5

Lovely condo spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just as depicted ...within walking distance to beach, with a fantastic view of the beach. Very safe; gated & guarded at all times. Owners are very responsive, and everyone to a person was helpful & friendly. Pool is beautiful also. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing first trip to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views! Gorgeous beaches, friendly people, and easy to get around! Loved, loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Liberia International
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Casa Esmeralda
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa Samara

Turtle Tours, yoga, fishing, canopy tours (zip-lines), horseback riding. Let us know what you'd like to do, and we'll arrange someone to set tours up for you.

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Rates & Availability

Sámara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non Refundable Cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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