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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

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!

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Property Manager
Chris and Cori
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 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!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Absolute Stunning Ocean/Jungle View,5 Min. Walk to Beach/Town
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

vacation of a lifetime, comfort and wilderness in one package

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, traveling with 2 boys age 10 and 14, from Chicago, USA, first time in Costa Rica. Even though we are seasoned travelers, we like comforts of civilization, and kids like their WiFi and swimming pool, and sleeping with AC. The apartment is everything we wished for. Its very large, clean and modern, uncluttered but cozy, well stacked with good quality linens and other necessities. . The view is unrivaled - this is the only high rise (of a whooping 3 stories building) in Samara, and the entire coast at your feet once you are up for breakfast. Unforgettable sunsets there too, from all windows. Comfortable well stacked kitchen. Very comfortable couches, and sitting at night with windows open listening to the ocean is heavenly. Everything works. Beds are very comfortable, showers are nice and hot, parking huge and secure. There is tons of beach supplies, which we used all the time. It is an easy walk to town and beach (10 min max) but we drove due to my prior foot injury. Its about 2-4 min drive and ample parking everywhere, even during Christmas day. (If you are there for it, we recommend making reservation at Gusto's around 5:30 to watch sunset on the beach and have a fantastic dinner. But this and 24th would be the only days reservations are needed) ) We used Donde Javi Tours (506 8533-5215) and had an unforgettable river kayaking and turtle hatching trips with a small local company working only with our family for the same price as large tours. Wingnut zipline trip was another hit with boys, as well as trip to Carillo beach. What made this stay especially pleasant is care and attention of Nick Jonsson, apartment manager. He provided us with very detailed instructions in advance, checked upon us when we drove, met us at the apartment, gave us all the locals recommendations, shortcuts, tips for everything regarding food, tours, and everything else. Nick checked up with us through our stay as well. He was a perfect manager, attentive but non intrusive, always responsive and present when needed, organized and relaxed at the same time. We used all his recommendations and lived in paradise for 5 days. We got so relaxed that we forgot all 4 our winter coats and left to Arenal without it, and Nick went at length to organize its delivery to the airport with some local bus. We are already planing to come back next Christmas for a longer time. Thank you, Chris and Nick! We loved your place!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Samara Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great clean, secure condo in Samara with phenomenal views of playa Samara. Condo building staff was very accommodating. Property manager was super responsive and helpful communicating details of the condo as well as helping us get acclimated to the condo itself as well as the local surroundings.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great place to stay! Better than pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very responsive and provided lots of information prior to our arrival. When we got to the condo we met Nick and the cleaning lady (Evelyn). Both of them were so hospitable and welcoming. The place was super clean and was even better than the on-line photos. There were so many extras throughout the condo that made our stay even better. We all LOVED the pool (especially the kids) and the views were simply amazing. The walk down to the beach was no problem but if you want to bring a lot of stuff with you it might be easier to drive otherwise I would suggest early morning walks to the beach. Our only problem was that we didn't see any howler monkeys from the condo but we sure heard them. When we come back we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot in Sámara

  • 4 of 5

We, a couple in our 40s, stayed at this Veneto Condo unit for a week in February, 2015.

Upon arrival, there were a couple of very minor glitches re: cleanliness, but Nick, the property manager, was very quick to sort those out for us.

This unit is just as described. The views from the living space are amazing - sweeping views of the ocean, sky, landscape and town. The condo unit was more than the two of us needed - two well-appointed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms each with shower, kitchen (no oven, but we weren't there to bake :)), and comfortable, spacious living space. There was even in-unit washer and dryer, although we didn't need to use them.

The air conditioning cooled the place down nicely. The back entrance was a nice spot to watch monkeys in the morning. The pool area was even nicer than the photos let on. There were plenty of lounge chairs, and the ocean views magnificent. The pool was kept clean, and the friendly caretakers were available to start the waterfall upon request.

The condo is within easy walking distance to town and the beach, but we usually took a cab home in the dark (~$2 US) as the roads back up were a bit tricky to navigate.

The only things we could possibly have wished for were a slightly softer mattress, and a balcony to enjoy in the evenings, to watch the sunset.

The owners were very helpful over the phone and via email, and payments and reimbursements went smoothly. Did I mention what a star Nick, the manager was? (there you go, Nick!) No, really, he was readily available to answer any questions and helped us out immeasurably during our stay.

Overall, we would highly recommend this unit as a comfortable, convenient place to stay in the Sámara area.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback and kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo in Samara!! I have followed up with our property managers and asked them to ensure our condo is cleaned to our high standards for future guests. Thanks! Chris and Cori
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Amazing view and great location

  • 4 of 5

The pics are true! The view from the large wall of windows is breath-taking. An easy walk to the beach or in to town (a little tougher walking home as it is quite up hill. No really --QUITE up hill!) The exercise is good for you.

The driveway up is a little rough and steep but not unusual for Costa Rica. Water pressure was really poor sometimes. Biggest downfall was the lack of private outdoor space. But the beautiful common pool area mostly made up for it.

Make sure you take the time to explore neighbouring Carrillo beach. Loveliest beach we have ever seen. Lonely Planet was right!

We would use this facility again. Thank you Nick for your casual availability.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Art, Appreciate your comments! Chris and Cori
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Leawood, KS

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. The property managers were very friendly and helpful, as were the parking lot security guards. It is a very short walk to probably the nicest beach we have ever been to. The property has a private pool with a fantastic view. We happened to be in Costa Rica while the Olive Ridley turtles were nesting, if this occurs while you are visiting we highly recommend it. If you are interested in a fantastic zipline tour, Wingnuts is also a very short walk from the property.

One thing I would like to pass on is that the roads are paved all the way from the Liberia airport to the condo, but if you plan on taking any excursions I would recommend renting a four-wheel drive vehicle as some of the roads in Costa Rica are a little on the rough side.

Overall, we loved our stay and plan on returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Sámara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

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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Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have large showers, pedastal sinks
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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!

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