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Ocean Views, 300 Yards to the Beach - Truly an Oasis!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Upstairs unit with lovely ocean views 1 Bedroom + Loft 1 Bath and great a breeze

Within the condominium compound there is a swimming pool, covered Rancho with tables and chairs and a charcoal BBQ. It's a great space to relax while reading a book or to enjoy a cocktail while watching the Howler monkeys play in the trees across the road. The grounds are beautifully maintained and are staffed with 24 hour security for your added comfort.

The condo has a fully equipped kitchen, a weekly cleaning service so you can enjoy your time away from home. My unit has it's own internet access so you won't have to compete for speed with the other condo units and can surf the web right from your own balcony while taking in the lovely ocean view.

Samara is known as the safest swim beach in Costa Rica. It's perfect for beachcombers, families and the beginner surfer! This quiet traditional beach town has many restaurants, shops, bars and tours. On the beach you can rent surfboards, kayaks to paddle to the island, stand up paddle boards, horseback riding, snorkeling, diving, whale and dolphin tours and deep sea fishing. There is also 4-wheel ATV rentals/tours zip lining, gyro-copter tours, hiking and and waterfalls.

Keywords: Situated only 300 yards from the beach via road access, a half a mile to downtown and a grocery store around the corner this is the perfect location with or without a car!

More Details

Property Manager
Bobbi Winzeler
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Bobbi Winzeler

This cozy condo is my home, therefore, I feel that I can offer you a very comfortable place to stay while visiting Samara and you should find everything you will need while here.

I fell in love with Samara on my first visit in 2004 and after my second visit decided to make this my home! I hope that you will love it as much as I.

Bobbi Winzeler purchased this condo in 2006

Why Bobbi Winzeler chose Sámara

I love Samara because it is still a quiet beach town with a nice mix of the local Tico's and us Gringo's. You feel as though you are experiencing Costa Rica, not a high-rise, over developed North American beach community!

What makes this condo unique

From my balcony I have seen Howler Monkeys (no worries, they stay in the trees across the road!), several species of birds, iguanas, geckos and much more! There is a turtle nesting beach nearby and the Ara Project in Punta Islita is reintroducing Scarlet and Blue macaws back into the wild!

There is a fully accredited Spanish Language school in town offering weekly classes if you want to improve your Spanish, as well as a Massage School that offers discounted massages.


Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Four (4) total people regardless of age a 5th person is possible with owner approval.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • whitewater rafting


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Ocean Views, 300 Yards to the Beach - Truly an Oasis!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great condo for my family

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are lovely, we used the pool a lot, kitchen too, 1 km stroll to town and the beach is even closer; overall, we had a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northfield, MN

Nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a friend and we enjoyed our time at this condo. It's awesome to have the pool when you idn't feel like heading to the nearby ocean. Most of the people there were either owners or return vacationers but all made us feel welcomed and gave us good tips on places to go. My friend attended the Spanish school and it was a quick walk there for her. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Wonderful Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this lovely condo several times over the past 5 years and had a great experience each and every time! The location is perfect, close enough to walk or bike everywhere! I love floating in the pool or relaxing in the shade of the rancho with a cocktail in hand. I would recommend this rental to everyone looking for a wonderful vacation in the awesome town of Samara, Costa Rica! Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you've enjoyed your time in my condo and in Samara.
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Moneta, VA


  • 5 of 5

FANTASITC CONDO with all the amenities. The listing description is 100% accurate, it truely is an oasis with beautiful beach view from balcony. The condo is clean and the common areas are well cared for. The staff, neighbors and other guest were all extremely friendly. The property is gated with 24 hour security. The owner was very helpful with questions I had prior to our trip! My husband and I rented this condo 4 years ago and we've COME BACK EVERY YEAR SINCE! Great location! I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review! Hope to have you again really soon!
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Great place to stay in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. Easy walk to the beach, and an easy walk to restaurants/bars. Nice little store right behind it, that was very convenient. The place was cute and comfortable! Would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay and will definitely come back myself!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lala, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Playa Samara
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Palmeras Condominium
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Samara
Nearest Point of Interest
Intercultura Language School
Car: not necessary

Zip Line tour, Gyro-copter and Ultra light tour, Turtle nesting grounds, Dolphin and Whale watching, Ara Project for reintroducing Macaws, Coffee Tours, College accredited Language School, Accredited Massage School.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

1. 50% rental deposit plus $250 refundable security deposit due at

2. Holiday Weeks are due in full at booking and are non-refundable.

3. No booking is complete until deposit is received.

4. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

5. Inquire about long-term rental discounts.

6. Electric is not included in the rental price. The meter will be read upon arrival and departure. Some people run both A/C's all the time and others not at all so you get a better price if I don't put the electrical in with the rent.
7. Some "BLOCKED" dates available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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