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Samara: Casa Vista Del Mar: 180º Sea Views, Fresh Air, Space and Privacy Galore!

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Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Vista Del Mar truly lives up to its name.

Nestled among mature trees on a hill centrally located above Playa Samara, the breathtaking vista spans 180 degrees of ocean view. From Playa Carrillo to the left, across Playa Samara, all the way to Playa Buena Vista to the far right, the sparkling Pacific Ocean is a constant accompaniment during your vacation at Casa Vista Del Mar.

The house itself affords one of the best views of Samara bay that can be found. Don't just take our word for it, you can see the independent comment on the TA travellers forum for Playa Samara dated March 19, 2012 which states: "Vista del Mar is a bit out of town and up the hill. It's roughly 1 km to the beach down a concrete road. It's easy to walk down but can be quite hot walking back up. Once you are at the beach, you are a bit to the side of Samara in an area known as Mata Palo. There is a small grocery store there, but not much else of note. Still, it's an easy walk along the beach to get to town. The house is gorgeous and offers the best views of Samara bay, hands down. There's a nice pool that overlooks the ocean, plenty of privacy, and lots of space."

While relaxing on the patio or bathing in our 26 ft (8 meter) swimming pool, blue ocean waters can be seen everywhere. You can see Isla Chora where adventurous tourists stop by every day while kayaking, as well as the local fishermen as they pull into or out of the bay in their pangas and fishing boats to bring home the catch of the day. If you were a photographer, you wouldn’t be able to arrange a picture any more pleasing to the eye than this.

Casa Vista Del Mar is centered around a huge living space which boasts a 22 ft. (7 metres) ceiling made of tropical hardwood. The open floor design of the living room integrates the kitchen and dining area and also allows for easy access to the outdoor dining area.

The tropical design of the house facilitates natural airflow and keeps the temperature pleasant most of the year. Individually controlled quiet air conditioning units are in each of the three bedrooms ensuring a good nights sleep for those times when there is no breeze. Ceiling fans are also provided in all three bedrooms if you prefer to wake to the sounds of the jungle.

The three bedrooms offer a range of views: the blue expanse of the Pacific ocean, the dramatic views of Samara bay, to the dappled sunlight of the grounds with it's one and a half acres (0.6 hectare) of tropical plants and trees. Two of the bedrooms are en suite while the third bedroom has a bathroom adjacent to it.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all standard appliances. A covered propane fired barbeque is located next to the outdoor dining area.

At Casa Vista Del Mar, you will have access to complimentary local telephone, Wi-Fi Broadband internet as well as Satellite TV with audio and video entertainment - mostly in Spanish and English.

The grounds are extensive and ensure your privacy. Our gardeners keep the undergrowth cut back under the jungle canopy to allow the ocean breezes to flow through our property keeping it cooler while also minimizing mosquitoes. Walking paths invite you to stroll about and rest on some of the benches along the way to observe the local wildlife. Howler Monkeys and various other animals such as Coati, Iguanas and Armadillos regularly visit our property. This is also a bird lover's paradise with regular sightings of Mot Mot's, Aricari (a Toucan variety), green parrots, trogons and a variety of birds unique to the Guanacaste dry forest environment. A wide variety of butterflies too numerous to mention can be seen throughout the property including the occasional presence of the beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly. See our website via the link provided below for some of our photos of fauna seen on our property.

A short stroll (roughly ten to fifteen minutes) along a mostly shaded and paved quiet road takes you right to the beach, while walking along the the crescent-shaped beach just a bit farther will lead you into town. A $4 to $5 taxi ride gets you home again.

We are confident that you will find Casa Vista Del Mar and Playa Samara an ideal venue for holidays with family and friends. Playa Samara is considered to be one of the safest beaches in Costa Rica. The offshore reef takes the energy out of the waves greatly reducing any undertow which can be dangerous on unprotected Pacific Ocean beaches. At low tide the beach is great for swimming and beginner surfers and at high tide the waves ride over the reef and the more experienced surfers and body boarders come out. Furthermore, Samara is the center for nightlife in the area with a variety of restaurants and night clubs available for your enjoyment.

Keywords: Costa Rica, Guanacaste, House with Ocean Views, Privacy, Three Bedrooms, Samara, Playa Samara, Private Swimming Pool, Wildlife Viewing
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    As is typical in Costa Rica our swimming pool area is not fenced and it may not be suitable for young children that are not able to swim....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The entire house is on one level. One can drive right up to the front door. The master ensuite has a wheelchair accessible shower with a safety grab bar....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    with ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    has own adjacent bathroom (twin beds together = king bed)...moreless

  • Two bedrooms have king sized beds and ensuite bathrooms and alarm clocks that can charge and play iPods or MP3 players. The third bedroom is adjacent to its own bathroom and has two single beds which when placed together form a king sized bed (single bed linens and king size bed linens are available)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    makeup table...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    wheel chair access shower, double sink vanity, makeup table...moreless

  • All bathrooms have walk-in showers plus there is an outdoor shower for the pool. The master ensuite has a hair dryer, curling iron and weigh scale. Both ensuite bathrooms have make-up tables....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A locally based property manager, laptop sized personal safe, smoke detector, first aid kit and power assisted water supply to compensate for municipal water pressure fluctuations. Weekly housekeeping and change of linens is included. Guests are invited to make use of the tropical fruit trees (mangoes, coconuts, lemons, mandarinas, bananas, star fruit, papaya and coffee) on the property when they are in season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library of books: take a book, leave a book policy...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Various board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's of classical music plus music streaming via Apple TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite television with Apple TV to access Netflix, You Tube, music streaming, etc....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable stereo with iPod dock and MP3 jack....moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen tv...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    180 degree view of Playa Samara from a height of 225 ft (75 meters) above sea level....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Coastal mountains of the Nicoya peninsula form the hill that our house sits on and continue to rise behind our property up to the village of Santo Domingo another 2.5 miles (4 km) further inland....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning views of Playa Samara, Playa Carrillo, the reef, Isla Chora, Punta Indio and a glimpse of Playa Buenavista....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table for 6 plus an outdoor dining table on the terrace overlooking the pool....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Available in all three bedrooms. The tropical design of the house keeps the temperature pleasant most of the year. Ceiling fans are in all bedrooms if you prefer to wake to the sounds of the jungle....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Additionally there is a computer supply shop operating in Samara to provide any scanning, copying or printing services you may require....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric clothes dryer....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    The bodega area has open air covered parking out of the sun....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi connection....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Weekly change of linens and household cleaning is included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    32' flat screen satellite television with Apple TV to access Netflix, YouTube, etc CD's and various board games and puzzles are provided. Also a portable stereo with iPod dock and MP3 jack....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Gated access to our driveway. Parking areas are not visible from the road....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls. Prepaid international calling cards are readily available in Samara. Laptop and WiFi enabled cell phone users (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.) will find a Skype account convenient and inexpensive for long distance calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided in all three bathrooms and towels for swimming are provided in the laundry room....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Fully equipped laundry room including an iron and ironing board....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our local property manager can make the necessary arrangements for you....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap is provided....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee Maker, Blender, etc. available as well as anything else required to cook and/or bake. ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented on Playa Samara....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor funiture includes table and chairs for 6 plus 4 poolside sun loungers, 2 wooden sun loungers, 2 wooden benches, a hammock, an observation deck with 2 chairs and a picinc table....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sea kayaks and surf boards can be rented on Playa Samara....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Approximately 400 sq ft (40 sq metres)of covered veranda facing the pool area and the view over Playa Samara. Outdoor pool shower....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is surrounded by a formal lawn and professionally designed and maintained flower beds. The rest of the 1.5 acre (.4 ha) property is jungle canopy with the undergrowth cut back....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas fired barbeque....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surf boards can be rented on Playa Samara. Quad bikes can also be rented in Samara to explore the fascinating back roads and villages of the coastal mountain range....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The 13 ft x 26 ft x 8 ft deep (4m x 8m x 2.4m) swimming pool has a commanding view over Playa Samara....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING 2017
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$270
$1,650
SUMMER 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$295
$1,800
FALL 2017
Sep 2 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$270
$1,650
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$295
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $250

Notes:

Contrary to the "Owner's cancellation policy" suggested by VRBO as noted below our actual refund policy is to allow reservations to be cancelled before 30 days before arrival date with a refund of monies paid less 5% to cover our costs. Our notice requirement is only 30 days, not 60 and 30 days as suggested by VRBO.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Punta Islita
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa Naranjo
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Punta Islita Hotel
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Samara

Car: Recommended

Nearby: Guided Jungle Tours, Howler Monkey Watching, Canopy/Zip Line Tour, Quad Bike Touring, Ultralight flights, Barra Honda National Park, Santa Rosa National Park, Las Baulas National Park, Palo Verde National Park, Ostional Turtle Nesting, Playa Camaronal Turtle Nesting; local tour agents offer day trips to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, white water rafting, and other major tourist attractions. Some of the best surfing breaks in Costa Rica are to be found at nearby Playa Camaronal and Playa Buena Vista.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a retired British/Canadian couple residing in Canada who escape Canadian winters at Casa Vista Del Mar.

Why the Owner Chose Sámara, Costa Rica:
We first came to Costa Rica in 2004 and spent our first few trips exploring both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Luckily we found Samara on our first trip and it became the destination from which we compared all other possible destinations as we checked out different places along both coasts. In the end we were not able to find another location as appealing to us as Samara. .________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What we love about Samara and its neighbouring village of Carrillo is that they are actual Costa Rican villages. Samara has the feel of a small town with all the modern conveniences. It is also the center for night life in the area. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Its' hilltop location provides Casa Vista Del Mar with its 180 degree panoramic views over Playa Samara. The house and pool area face almost due south making it possible to see both the sunrise and sunset. Due to the topography and size of the property the house and the pool area facing the Pacific ocean are completely private. No other property overlooks us. ._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We also loved the unique 8 sided architecture and character of the house. Since Costa Rica is a seismically active country we wanted a single storey house that was well above sea level and it was important to us that the house be sympathetic with its natural environment. Another tropical design feature is Casa Vista Del Mar's high ceilings and double roof that allows the house to be cooled by capturing the fresh ocean breezes that one gets when on a hilltop. We also installed quiet a/c units for each of the three bedrooms for those times when there is no breeze. .____________________________________________________________________________________

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The things we love the most about Casa Vista Del Mar are: 1. the view, 2. its' privacy, 3. its' unique, spacious and robust octagonal design, 4. its' full complement of modern conveniences, 5. its' tsunami-proof hilltop position, 6. the near constant ocean breeze which moderates the temperature and discourages mosquitoes, and 7. its' proximity to the beach and the village of Samara (i.e. walking distance).


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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Photos

  • Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

    Wake to this view of Punta Indio and Isla Chora from the master bedroom.

  • Cool off in the full sized pool.

    Cool off in the full sized pool.

  • Professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

    Professionally designed and maintained lawn and flower beds.

  • Enjoy your morning coffee bird watching on the secluded observation deck.

    Enjoy your morning coffee bird watching on the secluded observation deck.

  • The large terrace provides a comfortable shaded area for relaxing and dining.

    The large terrace provides a comfortable shaded area for relaxing and dining.

  • The dining and living room under a dramatic 22 ft high ceiling.

    The dining and living room under a dramatic 22 ft high ceiling.

  • Make yourself comfortable on the sectional sofa or traditional rocking chairs.

    Make yourself comfortable on the sectional sofa or traditional rocking chairs.

  • The master bedroom has a king sized bed and an ensuite bathroom.

    The master bedroom has a king sized bed and an ensuite bathroom.

  • The elegant second bedroom with four poster king sized bed; fit for a princess!

    The elegant second bedroom with four poster king sized bed; fit for a princess!

  • The third bedroom with twin beds separate or combined to form a king sized bed.

    The third bedroom with twin beds separate or combined to form a king sized bed.

  • The fully equipped laundry room is at the ready if you need it.

    The fully equipped laundry room is at the ready if you need it.

  • The secure gated entrance and long driveway ensure your privacy.

    The secure gated entrance and long driveway ensure your privacy.

  • Relax and enjoy the poolside panoramic view overlooking Playa Samara.

    Relax and enjoy the poolside panoramic view overlooking Playa Samara.

  • The tropical two level roof is fully ventilated to capture the ocean breeze

    The tropical two level roof is fully ventilated to capture the ocean breeze

  • Iggy, one of the occasional harmless iguanas that live on the property.

    Iggy, one of the occasional harmless iguanas that live on the property.

  • Mother howler monkey and baby watch us watching them from the observation deck.

    Mother howler monkey and baby watch us watching them from the observation deck.

  • The chef could not ask for a better view when barbecuing!

    The chef could not ask for a better view when barbecuing!

  • The beautiful ventilated ceiling is designed to capture the ocean breezes.

    The beautiful ventilated ceiling is designed to capture the ocean breezes.

  • Prepare your own meals and refreshments in the fully equipped kitchen.

    Prepare your own meals and refreshments in the fully equipped kitchen.

  • Master ensuite bathroom with double vanity, makeup table and rainfall shower.

    Master ensuite bathroom with double vanity, makeup table and rainfall shower.

  • The second bedroom ensuite with rainfall shower and make up table.

    The second bedroom ensuite with rainfall shower and make up table.

  • The third bathroom with rainfall shower is adjacent to the third bedroom.

    The third bathroom with rainfall shower is adjacent to the third bedroom.

  • The easy to use laptop sized guest safe to secure your valuables.

    The easy to use laptop sized guest safe to secure your valuables.

  • Aerial view: Casa Vista Del Mar: a private oasis of green during the dry season.

    Aerial view: Casa Vista Del Mar: a private oasis of green during the dry season.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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