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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

Sherry and Larry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 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 Sámara

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 within walking distance 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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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.


Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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.


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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach
average rating of 4.881356 based on 65 reviews

The property itself was good. Details need some attention, though.

  • 3 of 5

Granted we shared our stay with Tropical storm Nate, but what would have eased the tension were small things. Water streamed under the balcony door, using all our towels for mop up. The lighter, candles and flashlight did not work so had to borrow these items. The toasters lever did not work all the time. We had to hold the lever down for it to work. The coffee maker took forever to brew and the shower lever allowed half the water to come out but the rest came out of the tap. We thought the ceiling might burst from the big bulge the water produced in the bedroom ceiling. On the positive, our host was great, the pool excellent, the kitchen had all the pots and pans we needed as we cooked every night and the apartment was clean and spacious with a beautiful view. If the storm had not hit, we never would have discovered some of the details, but it did, so we needed the extra supplies. Fortunately we had brought our own flashlight and Richard had extra batteries in case ours burnt out. We had some trouble with the gate remotes as well. Richard was a great help. We were glad there was a helping hand. The garden is beautiful too and having the pets around made it very homey. Loved that.. We would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, So sorry your vacation coincided with such bad weather. People are saying it was some of the worst weather we've ever had. The details you mentioned have been rectified. We were away for several weeks prior to your arrival so unfortunately were not able to monitor things as we normally would have. I'm glad Richard was able to be of assistance. We think he's a gem, too! Hope you will be able to make it back sometime (with better weather!).
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omaha, NE

Amazing location and view

  • 5 of 5

We rented this one bedroom in Samara Costa Rica. Communication, directions and hosts were very good. It is very roomy for a one bedroom. Good furniture and kitchen. It was located on the second floor and has an amazing deck that overlooks the pacific ocean and beaches. The infinity pool is incredible too. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your place. Hopefully we will see you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous view of two beaches, quiet, private, with terrific hosts. Walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that we have stayed at this property. The unobstructed view from this second story apartment cannot be beat! Gorgeous vistas to two different beaches and an island. Watch both the sunset and the sunrise, if you choose, from your balcony, which wraps around a private porch.The hosts are terrific. They know just about everything you need to know about Samara, the restaurants, nearby beaches, and places to go. They are also very respectful of your privacy, but invite visits or drinks on the patio if you wish. The apartment itself has everything you need to relax and has a kitchen fully outfitted for cooking. The shower has hot water and the bedroom has an excellent air conditioner. There is a sparkling infinity pool that overlooks the ocean as well. Lounge chairs and a hammock are out on the patio , aling with umbrellas. The property is extremely well kept, and is nicely decorated. Housekeeping comes once or twice a week and keeps the place nice and tidy. You are within a 10 minute walk to the beach and can easily walk to the town of Samara, if you choose. Carrillo Beach is a 10-minute drive away and is one of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen. The view from the balcony is just phenomenal. You can see parrots, hummingbirds, and on occasion a troop of howler monkeys comes by and climbs a nearby tree. The property is secure and has a place to park your car within a gated area. In short, this property is extremely well situated and every detail has been thoughtfully worked out to make it an incredible place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrace Bay, ON, Canada

Great Hosts and Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three nights. The two best things about this property are the fabulous views and of course Sherry and Larry (I guess that is actually 3 things) who are amazing hosts and wonderful people. The unit has all you really need to enjoy your stay. Everything was comfortable and although a bit dated it was clean and well taken care of. The infinity pool was a great place to relax on a hot afternoon. You are a short drive to town and several great beaches (we really liked Carillo). Since the house is located on a hill (hence the great views) it would be a very long and steep walk coming back (not so bad going into town) so I would recommend a car (depending on your fitness level of course). Also the unit is located up a good set of stairs so I wouldn't recommend for people with mobility issues. All-in-all we really enjoyed our stay and getting to know Sherry and Larry.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The views from Sherry and Larry's rental are STUNNING. We didn't tire of it one bit and wished we could have stayed longer. The unit felt super luxurious to us, with large windows, high ceilings, and really nice finishes. The kitchen is huge, especially for a 1-bd Unit and the shower is spacious and great. The balcony had wonderful rocking chairs and privacy. The photos don't do the unit or the views justice--our jaws dropped when we arrived to our ocean view. The infinity pool was such a treat, too--we definitely spent time and saw/heard monkeys from there (in trees approx 30-40 yards away, maybe?). Not sure if it was unrealistic expectations or just the weather while we were there, but it was a bit warm and lacked the ocean breeze I'd expected, but fans are provided and for when it gets super humid, there's a mini-split AC in the bedroom. Note that the unit is loft-like in that the wall doesn't completely close off the bedroom from the rest of the unit. I expect this is so that the AC can circulate to the living room/kitchen, but it also allowed noise and light from the awake person in the living room to disturb the person sleeping in the bedroom. Knowing that ahead of time wouldn't have changed my decision to stay there, but I was surprised by it, since my husband and I don't always go to bed at the same time. Other than that, I have zero complaints and would be thrilled to stay there again, if/when we return to CR!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming place, again!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay ! This was our second visit to their wonderful apartment and couldn't be happier. The views are amazing; both hosts were wonderful and warm.

We love Carillo/Samara and we will definitely stay there in the future!

Thanks and Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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