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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Villa Veranera is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath luxury villa with spectacular views overlooking Samara and Carrillo Bays.

Hear the sounds of the surf with gentle sea breezes sifting through, with monkeys, birds and nature in a tropical setting. “Veranera” is the Spanish word for “Bougainvillea” and the property is surrounded with these beautiful flowers.

Location is an approx. 10-15 min. walk or 1-2 min. drive to the beach and a 3 min. drive or additional 10-min. walk to town. Distance to the beach is 7/10ths of a mile or 1.2 kms. Private shuttle pick-ups can be arranged from both International Airports.

Keywords: Villa Veranera

More Details

Owner
Sherry and Larry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Sherry and Larry

My husband and I are originally from Canada and came to Costa Rica on vacation for the first time in 1991. We fell in love with the people and gentle lifestyle and made Costa Rica our permanent home in the year 2000. We enjoy being close to the ocean and completed our final dream home and rental villa in 2009. We are always delighted to meet new people from around the world and hence our decision to build a rental accommodation in order to help newcomers feel comfortable in any way we can.

Sherry and Larry purchased this villa in 2004

Why Sherry and Larry chose Guanacaste

We searched all down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and chose Samara because of its natural tropical beauty and abundance of monkeys and other wildlife and yet is close to many services. We can see and hear the sound of the surf and have the benefit of gentle sea breezes all year round. Samara is the safest swimming beach in the country, next-door Carrillo Beach is to us the most beautiful as well as being renowned for deep-sea fishing and nearby Camaronal is a protected turtle-nesting ground as well as an expert surfing beach. Location is close to the beach and town. One of the International Airports (Liberia) is less than a 2-hour drive.

What makes this villa unique

There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool. The beach is a short walk and the drive to town is a mere 3 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Larry and Sherry: Thank you very much for the use of your beautiful home!! You are such wonderful and friendly people. Staying in Samara for a week was an amazing experience. Lots of relaxation and playing in the ocean. Pato's Surf Shop was the most helpful. We got boogie boards, surf boards and did some ocean kayaking to the island. Overall, great experience. Thanks for everything! Hope to come back again soon.
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wall safe, security system, electronic gate with secure parking, hammocks, umbrellas, flat-screen TV, bed with top quality mattress, large closet, makeup/computer desk, book library. Infinity pool.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach
average rating of 4.897959 based on 55 reviews
Enfield, CT
5

The property is gorgeous and tucked away just enough to feel secluded.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here May 5th to May 12th! My wife and I stayed here for our first year anniversary trip and the accommodations were better than pictured on here. The property was gorgeous and Larry and Sherry were super welcoming and helpful during the stay. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with nice people and plenty of wild life! We were glad we chose this rental and would definitely come back and recommend it to anyone!

Tips: We definitely recommend renting a car or SUV when going with this rental. It's worth the money over getting taxis. We rented from Vamos and booked online for the Liberia Airport location and it was very smooth and reasonable.

For excursions we used Outback ATV and Carrillo Adventures and they were both wonderful as well.

Thank you Larry and Sherry for opening your home and inviting us for drinks! We hope to be back one day, there's much of the world to see!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week with Sherry and Larry! They are wonderful hosts that welcome you upon arrival and continue their genuine warmth throughout your stay. Their years of experience in the area will answer all questions whether about restaurants, grocery stores, tours, etc. The accommodation is lovely boasting views beyond belief. Enjoy the pool! Scratch Meisha's belly, their dog. She greets and welcomes you upon returns home. Listen to the howler monkeys and watch their presence in the mango trees. It is so entertaining. Their cats are quiet, but will approach and want attention with your calm demeanor. Enjoy the thunderstorm storms. Have never experienced horizontal lightening. The week was wonderful.....Sherry and Larry always close by to say hello and chat! Please visit the "soda" eateries. Their food is amazing and local!!!! Visit Samara info center for any tours or information. Sylvia is great! Pato surf school is the best! Ask for Kate or Martin! Try to make the journey to ARA project. They are reintroducing macaws back into Costa Rica forests. Your visit and donations will help keep these beautiful birds a part of our world. Enjoy your trip and stay with Sherry and Larry! You will not regret your choice......

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

Paradise in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

When staying in paradise, it was hard to leave it. The views were spectacular, the nature sounds were incredible, the bed was comfy, the pool was cool, and the apartment was perfect. Larry and Sherry were wonderful hosts and fun to talk with. We rate this villa and our stay as a five-star experience. We hope to return and we plan to stay here again - we can only hope it's available. It's that amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shawnigan Lake, BC Canada
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

I originally fell in love with Villa Veranera from the pictures on-line. I actually rearranged our itinerary in order to stay there. We have now been back twice and it is even more amazing in real life. I really can't add too much more to all the outstanding reviews other than to say THANK YOU so much to Larry and Sherry for opening up your beautiful property for others to experience. For us, it feels like home and hopefully some day soon we will be neighbours ♥

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Toronto Canada
5

For us, the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year in Playa Samara and we have always enjoyed sharing excellent accommodation with friends closer to sea level. But we decided to linger after our friends departed and so moved up the hill to Villa Veranera. So glad we did!

The villa gave us a whole new perspective. The view of Playa Samara and Playa Carillo is stunning. From our Costa Rican rocking chairs on the balcony we watched the tides rise and fall, the sunset, the lit fishing boats on the horizon at night. And it's so quiet...just the birds and the howlers. No problem with the vehicle noise from the coast road below.

We appreciated being liberated from air conditioning! Onshore breezes by day kept the balcony and living area quite comfortable. The bedroom is situated to take full advantage of the offshore breeze by night.

Although the villa is attached to the owner's home and the pool is shared, our privacy was never compromised. Sherry and Larry are most considerate hosts.

Spotless accommodation, a well equipped kitchen, a very comfortable bed complete the "perfect" picture. Somewhat more comfortable living room seating for TV viewing would be the only suggestion we could make. But with a view like Villa Veranda's, TV couldn't compete. So for the two of us, perfection.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best view in Samara!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned to Samara for the 3rd time but this was the first time we stayed at this property. It is absolutely a stunning place to stay. The view is almost the highest point in Samara. You can see the whole beach. It has a large balcony with two great rocking chairs to just sit and take in the amazing view. The kitchen if fully stocked with whatever you might need to cook and the bed is extremely comfortable. The pool was the perfect temperature and also has stunning views. This spot has everything you would possibly need. Sherry and Larry are amazing hosts. We look forward to returning again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite and gyrocopter planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool.

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Rates & Availability

Sámara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
$625
 
 
High
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
$725
 
 
Green
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
$625
 
 
High
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
$745
 
 
High
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 
 
High
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$745
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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