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Montelaguna Residence On The Pacific Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury and privacy! 2 BR, 2 Bath condo in a beautiful gated complex!

Located on the Pacific coast of southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1.5 - 2 hour drive from Liberia International Airport and just 5 minutes walk from two of Costa Rica's most pristine and safe beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo.

This Montelaguna Residence offers 2 large bedrooms with ceiling fans and air conditioning, the master with an ensuite bathroom and the guest room with an adjacent bathroom. Enjoy creating meals in this modern and fully equipped kitchen. The dining room and living room open to a large terrace overlooking the lagoon and the pool, perfect for dining under the stars.

This modern condo offers WiFi, satellite TV, private parking with a security guard 24 hrs a day and weekly cleaning service.

Playa Samara offers many activities including bicycling, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and yoga. The white sand beach is the perfect place to relax with a book, watch diving pelicans or play with the kids. A short paddle offshore lies a coral reef where snorkelers can view colorful fish and other marine life. You can even take a gyrocopter ride over the beautiful beaches. The Werner Sauter Biological Reserve, which is right behind Playa Samara, is home to various species of plants and animals including howler monkeys, various types of birds, and coati's.

A brand new restaurant has just opened at Montelaguna Boutique Hotel, which shares the same estate property with our Residence. The town of Samara also has numerous dining opportunities, many right along the beach. There are a number of shops with gifts, handmade items and several excellent yoga instructors at Samara or Carrillo.

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Amenities

Sámara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Just bought a new dining set from Bali for a terrace and washer machine for long-term rentals. There is a restaurant at Montelaguna Boutique Hotel, which shares the estate property with our Residence. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by one of their Italian chefs.

Reviews

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Montelaguna Residence On The Pacific Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 20 reviews
5

Great "home away from home" property!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Natalia's Montelaguna residence condo in Samara, Costa Rica to begin our "roving retiree" lifestyle and we could not have been happier. It very quickly and easily became our "home away from home". Natalia was very accessible to talk on the phone and/or email to answer all my questions and provide some general information about the area.

We spent two months in the condo and absolutely loved it all: meeting Laura the great property manager, walking on the beach to get into town for good restaurants and shops, walking down to Carillo beach to be among the locals and eat granizados (shaved ice) and drink cold coconut water from the whole coconut (pipa fria), swimming in the ocean, swimming in the pool, sitting outside on the roomy balcony watching monkeys, birds, iguanas, and the colorful sunsets! As you lay in bed at night you see the sky lit up with stars and, if you wake up early, you will see the sky changing color as the sun rises.

We had family and friends come to visit while in the condo and it never felt small. The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking anything you wanted, mixing drinks and smoothies. Everything worked very well.

We did not bother with a car. The public transportation is pretty good and inexpensive. We walked almost everywhere, but when we didn't want to we just waited outside of the condo on the street level and caught the bus, or called a taxi that picked us up right in front of the elevator. Very easy.

Take advantage of the great service Brenda, Chris and their team provide at the Samara Info Center in town. You can arrange all kinds of tours and events through them, they are super friendly and efficient.

We will enthusiastically recommend this property to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Natalia's Montelaguna residence condo in Samara, Costa Rica to begin our "roving retiree" lifestyle and we could not have been happier. It very quickly and easily became our "home away from home". Natalia was very accessible to talk on the phone and/or email to answer all my questions and provide some general information about the area.

We spent two months in the condo and absolutely loved it all: meeting Laura the great property manager, walking on the beach to get into town for good restaurants and shops, walking down to Carillo beach to be among the locals and eat granizados (shaved ice) and drink cold coconut water from the whole coconut (pipa fria), swimming in the ocean, swimming in the pool, sitting outside on the roomy balcony watching monkeys, birds, iguanas, and the colorful sunsets! As you lay in bed at night you see the sky lit up with stars and, if you wake up early, you will see the sky changing color as the sun rises.

We had family and friends come to visit while in the condo and it never felt small. The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking anything you wanted, mixing drinks and smoothies, roasting chicken, and baking cookies! Everything worked very well.

We did not want to have a car and were told it wasn't necessary. The public transportation is pretty good and inexpensive. We walked almost everywhere, but when we didn't want to we just waited outside of the condo on the street level and caught the bus, or called a taxi that picked us up right in front of the elevator. Natalia and Laura can also provide information for a driver (Joel) who will take care of driving to and from the airport, and any other areas that you may think of visiting.

Take advantage of the great service Brenda, Chris and their team provide at the Samara Info Center in town. You can arrange all kinds of tours and events through them, they are super friendly and efficient.

We will enthusiastically recommend this "home away from home" property to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional property in tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days in the property and enjoyed every day. The apartment is large (2 full bedrooms, a large living room and a spacious terrace), clean and well maintained. It has more amenities than listed in the description and is furnished with taste in Meditarrenean style. The breathtaking mountain view is paired with such orientation of the apartment that one actually feels comfortable with ceiling funs with a/c turned off. The quiet is broken by occasional twitter of birds. The service was efficient yet unintrusive. The pool, never crowded, is comfortably deep. The property is located few hundred yards from one the best beache of Costa Rica and about 2 miles from the town with numerous inexpensive good restaurants. One can enjoy a number of activities including zipline, snorkeling, dolphin-watching, ATV, horseback riding. Our vacation there exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Exceptional property in tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days in the property and enjoyed every day. The apartment is large (2 full bedrooms, a large living room and a spacious terrace), clean and well maintained. It has more amenities than listed in the description and is furnished with taste in Meditarrenean style. The breathtaking mountain view is paired with such orientation of the apartment that one actually feels comfortable with ceiling funs with a/c turned off. The quiet is broken by occasional twitter of birds. The service was efficient yet unintrusive. The pool, never crowded, is comfortably deep. The property is located few hundred yards from one the best beache of Costa Rica and about 2 miles from the town with numerous inexpensive good restaurants. One can enjoy a number of activities including zipline, snorkeling, dolphin-watching, ATV, horseback riding. Our vacation there exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, come again.
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5

Perfect location within walking distance of two beautiful beaches!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped two bedroom condo. Balcony with ceiling fan overlooking a lagoon area. Great for birdwatching with a coffee. Beds were very comfortable. Perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful calm waves at Playa Carrillo....manager Laura very helpful...Natalia, owner speaks English

  • 5 of 5

Property is across the road about 300 meters to ocean....in a secured place...clean...well maintained grounds with a pool.....bedrooms are spacious.....living area a little smaller than we expected from photos but was very doable....Heard the monkeys in morning while sitting on the deck area and at dusk some nights....

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you MIchelle, we are trying to improve the place as much as possible. Please come again.
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Owner

Natalia
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Natalia

I am Natalia. My family loves Costa Rica and we are glad to be able to share our place with visitors. There is so much to do there - relaxing on the beach, surfing or swimming, bird-watching, hiking, kayaking, practicing yoga, dancing and more.

Natalia purchased this apartment in 2013

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is about a five minute walk to two of Costa Rica's most pristine and safe beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. The town of Samara is within 20-25 min walk along the beach. You can also take the public modern bus that stops just in front of Montelaguna or call a taxi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I just finished a month's stay at Montelaguna Residence in the beautiful Carillo and Samara area. We rented unit #23. Just look at the posted photos. It is REALLY that beautiful here. And this condo is located right between two fantastic beaches. It just takes a few minutes to walk to either one. It has the benefit of being close to two small towns, while it offers the privacy and quiet of being away from town, plus the security of being gated. The view from the balcony day or night is breath taking. Speaking of which, the balcony is a generous size. I have described it to friends like living in a treehouse. This unit is well supplied with all you need. It is very clean, good beds, good kitchen. The owner of this unit and her manager could not have been more helpful to us. I highly recommend it.

Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g309247-d1916693-Reviews-MonteLaguna_Residence-Playa_Samara_Province_of_Guanacaste.html
Jan 2015
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Map

Car: not necessary

How to get there:

Fly to Liberia International Airport, Costa Rica.

All of the major car rental agencies are located at the Liberia Airport.

Taxi is about $100 - $120 per car.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

3 nights min. Month: 30-28 d.
All rates: electricity is separate. .
A condo damage deposit: $350. All renters must sign a contract. Smoking is not permitted in the apartment or on the terrace
Accommodations for 4 people (possibly 5 for an additional charge ($50), using existing bed in LR.

Cancellations made after confirmation of reservation will result in a 15% administrative fee charged on the TOTAL VALUE of the reservation. Cancellations made within 90 days of projected arrival will result in a 50% penalty on the total value of the deposit. Less than 90 days notice will result in total loss of the deposit.

Owner'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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