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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Designer Apartment on Two Levels

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

This modern-designed, elegant and practical apartment is conveniently located with a 2 min. walk to Samara Beach, world renowned for its safe swimming, and a 10 min. easy walk to the center of town. (3 min. by car)

Glimpse the ocean breaking on the reef from the two breezy balconies that open off of the second level bedroom. Furnished and finished with teakwood throughout, the queen size bed with excellent mattress and adjacent bathroom will give all the comfort you need. Proximity to the beach ensures that the sounds of surf will permeate your waking and sleeping hours. The beautiful kitchen, efficiently designed and fully equipped will incite creativity. The lower level full bathroom is high and light with an attractive bathtub. The whole space invokes a feeling of light and elegance.

Recently added a lovely saltwater swimming pool in a private garden setting.

Samara is a fun town, small and friendly and set in the midst of several wonderful beaches.

Keywords: condominium, apartment

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Deborah

My husband and I moved to Costa Rica from British Columbia, Canada in 1982. We fell in love with this area of Guanacaste, bought our farm and settled here. In the following years we raised our family of four children and developed a canopy (zipline) tour on our farm. Widowed in 2006, my children and I are dedicated to conserving the dry tropical forest on our lands, sharing the local wonders with tourists from around the world, and as of 2011, offering convenient and comfortable accomodation for travellers.

Deborah purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Deborah chose Sámara

In 1982 Samara was fairly isolated but with pristine local beaches... Carrillo, Samara, Camaronal, Buena Vista. Lush and filled with wildlife, there was also enough community here to offer an interesting local school option for our very young children.

Nowadays Samara has all the conveniences of good roads, modern telecommunications, shopping options and a core community of Costa Ricans whose way of life still embodies 'pura vida', i.e. connectedness to the surrounding natural beauty and a 'laid-back' lifestyle. Samara Beach is world-renowned for its safety as a swimming beach. Our community offers a popular local language school, massage school, yoga classes, surf schools, a spa, as well as all ocean-related activities including seasonal whale and dolphin-watching.

What makes this apartment unique

The Mardelindo Apartment is located 1 km. from the town center, easy walking distance, and a scant 150 m. from the beach for the pleasure of all of you ocean lovers.


Sámara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) and a sofa/bed for a single person on the lower floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
3 overhead fans, excellent lighting throughout, full laundry facility, Designer kitchen includes coffee-maker, blender, toaster, microwave and electric skillet, 2 breezy balconies open off sleeping level, good closet space, built-in shelves and library / desk, secure parking, lower level bath with tub, conveniently located with 2 min. walk to beach, 1 km. from Samara center, 1 sofa/bed for single guest, outside shower on back patio for beach rinse, lovely gardens. Reliable housekeeping available.


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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Designer Apartment on Two Levels
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
Manitoba, canada

Immaculate contemporary apartment overlooking Samara beach

  • 5 of 5

We just came home from a three week vacation to Playa Samara.

We fell in love with this quaint little town and the lovely people who made us feel

so welcome. We can hardly wait to come back some day!

Deborah and Peter were wonderful generous hosts who really care about your comforts

and quality of your vacation time. Gracias for all your love and care:)

The apartment sits on a small hill , but very few steps needed to make your entrance.

A nice outdoor sitting area filled with beautiful greenery and a cheery outdoor shower awaits you

upon entering. The kitchen has a beautiful tiled island and all the glassware, dishes and cooking utensils

needed to cook in. There is a lovely fresh fish market in the tiny village of Matapalo, just a few streets down from the apt. We enjoyed many fresh seafood meals, cooked on the outdoor grill.

I really appreciated the availability of a washer, dryer and laundry detergent right off the kitchen.

We spent many hours sitting on the comfy window seats, chuckling at the horses leaving in the morning to go to the

beach, and coming back via the highway at night.

There is a lovely bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower on the main level and another bath and shower upstairs.

I loved the cozy loft bedroom, especially the balcony with two comfy rocking chairs.

There's lots of fluffy towels available, extra sheets and large beach towels.

The beach is only a five minute walk across from the apt. Town is about a 15 minute walk along the beach.

Bus stops are right outside your door on either side of the street. Buses and taxis are inexpensive, and very safe.

We loved hearing the monkeys and neighbouring brood of chickens. My husband really enjoyed the canopy tour zipline that is offered at the office located under our apt. We also really enjoyed the biological reserve hiking tour also located a short distance from the apt.

There are many wonderful restaurants located on the beach and in the town of Samara. We need to come back

to try them all!! There are a few grocery stores to choose from, but most often we shopped at the Pali.

I would suggest asking your taxi driver to stop in Nicoya on your way from the airport to purchase a main supply of groceries. The grocery prices were better in Nicoya. Make a stop at the Samara info centre located at the Lo Quey Hay restaurant. They will give you valuable information regarding tours, etc. Very helpful staff:))

You will fall in love with this place in paradise! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ed and Chris, Thanks for all your kind words about my place and our community. It was a pleasure to have you as my guests and I hope that we will meet again someday. Your gift from your own community was thoughtful and sweet. Best wishes always, Deborah and Peter
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A perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Costa Rica! I cannot recommend this lovely apartment more highly! Deborah and Pete are gracious hosts! It is a total find, look no further. It is spacious, clean and safe, with a lovely secluded pool -- and only a five-minute walk to the beach and a 10-15 minute walk to the town of Samara. Their family-run canopy tour business is just downstairs -- a super fun adventure for me and my five-year-old daughter. Thank you, Deborah, we miss you already! xxoo Karin + Skye

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, I'm so glad you loved the apartment, its great location, and ziplining too! It was a pleasure to meet you and Skye, and I wish the best for you and your beautiful little daughter. Thanks for staying with us and hopefully you'll be back one day. Deborah
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Absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 1 month in February and loved it. The location is perfect, a 2 minute walk to beach and 15 minute walk along the beach to town. It is a beautiful walk during sunset. If you don't want to walk back at night it's an easy taxi ride for 1000 colones or $2.00. The pics really don't do the apartment justice, It is absolutely beautiful and equipt with everything you could possibly want or need....including beach towels, chairs and a boogie board and more. Outside, the salt water pool and beautifully furnished rancho is nothing but pure decadence. Deborah has impeccable taste and spared no expense inside or out ensuring her guests have a 5 star experience.

Samara is a great little beach town with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to choose from. The people couldn't be any friendlier or welcoming. I highly recommend the wing nuts canopy tour (office is below the apt). It was definitely a highlight of our trip, we also really enjoyed the whale/ dolphin tour and an ATV tour. We did not rent a car but did rent bikes, conveniently located across the street , you will pass it on the short walk to the beach. We also found the info centre very helpful, If you are planning a vacation in Costa Rica, find yourself fortunate if there is availability here...we have stayed in other areas in the country and this is our favourite. Thank you Deborah for renting us your fabulous apartment. We hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheryl and John, Peter and I were sad to see you go! Thank-you so much for your heartfelt recommendation for my apartment and community. Knowing that you loved this area so much , we expect to see you back sometime in the future and would love to host you again. Best of luck! Deborah and Peter
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  • 5 of 5

It’s our second time in this beautiful, well appointed apartment and it won’t be the last!! The gracious pool was an added treat since our last visit and was a real oasis. We would highly recommend this place for couples or small families. Thanks Deborah

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cherie and Leslie. Thanks for coming back, your great review, and I'll be happy to host you anytime you can return. Best wishes, Deborah
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A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife Sue and I recently spent two glorious weeks (April 10 - April 24, 2017) at Deborah's apartment on the outskirts of Samara on the Pacific coast of Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica. I highly recommend the amenities and location of this accommodation. Deborah was a wonderful and helpful host. Samara (about a fifteen-twenty minute walk from the apartment along a gorgeous, unspoilt beach) is a great, little beach town with a host of places to eat and relax. We will likely return again next year in January or February. My spouse found the temperatures a little warm for her liking in April (low nineties). Skip (Southern Ontario, Canada)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Skip and Sue. We've got rain at last! It was lovely to meet you. You were easy guests and I truly hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes, Peter and Deborah
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Fabulous apartment with everything that you could need

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need while on vacation. There is a washer, a dryer, air conditioning, beach chairs, a gas barbecue, plenty of dishes and a nice view. There are lots of towels and 2 showers. The only issue we had was the noise of the roosters next door which woke me up between 3 and 3:30 am every day for the week that we were there. I wish I had brought earplugs so I could get a good night's sleep.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jacky, for being such great guests. I'm glad you loved the apartment. Sorry that your sleep was disturbed by the rooster next door. Some things are totally beyond my control. Best wishes, Deborah
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
apartment location
Nearest Point of Interest
canopy tour location
Nearest Point of Interest
town center

Canopy Tour (ziplining) discount included, ATV tours, motorcycle rentals, turtle-watching (seasonal), dolphin tours, whale-watching (seasonal), local language school, massage school, surf schools, yoga classes, excellent bird-watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Due to the high cost of electrical service in this area and the unpredictable nature of the electric bill due to the optional use of air conditioning, lighting, fans, etc... the renter is responsable for the power bill for any stay longer than 1 week. The rate is determined by meter readings at the beginning and near the end of the reservation period by a quick trip to the local power company office. This charge can be deducted from the deposit unless other arrangement is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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