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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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 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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Amenities

Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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 -
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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach
average rating of 4.910714 based on 62 reviews
5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Sherry and Larry were extremely welcoming and made our stay very enjoyable! The views are magnificent and the yard is beautifully maintained. It is very bright in the bedroom when the sun rises, so bring a blackout eye mask if you're a light sleeper. Overall, would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect refuge!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our get away at Samara! We were able to relax by the pool in the evenings after the day at the beach and enjoy cocktail hour with Sherry and Larry :) to hear all the local info! It was perfect for a couple and plenty of space and privacy! We had a car so we just drove down to the beach and to dinner every night but you could walk it as well. We loved exploring the town and other local beaches. Ask the locals which is best to go to! Recommend eating lunch in the center market area near health food store and for dinner must go to Mama Magui!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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
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
$895
 
 
High
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$745
 
 
Green
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$100
$645
 

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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