Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)
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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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 3
Elegant Apartment, Perfect Location
Hope to stay here again! This airy, well-decorated apartment is just a short walk from the most private end of the beach. The cozy oceanfront restaurants and bars of Samara are nearby. Mornings we watched monkeys forage for their breakfast as we had our coffee. The upstairs bedroom gets warm during the day but we slept well at night, thanks to the ac and extra wind-tunnel fan. It was just a perfect stay in every respect.
Hi Liz and Ira,
It was a pleasure to have you stay at my place. I would welcome you back anytime. The cooler times of year here are generally from November through to the end of February. March, April and May are our hottest months. Stay well and hopefully we will meet again. Thank you. Deborah
Wonderful vacation in Samara.
We couldn't have asked for a better property and owner! The apartment had everything we needed including great architecture, a full kitchen, a laundry room and two bathrooms. It was a short walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk along the beach to town. Other reviewers mentioned the roosters, dogs and traffic noise waking them up so we were prepared with earplugs. Didn't need them...enjoyed waking up to a roosters crow. One of our favorite things was the beautiful pool and surrounding area. What a great way to cool off and relax at the end of the day. The other was the owners who couldn't do enough to make our stay special.
Thank you, Deborah and Peter! We left Samara with wonderful vacation memories and new friends.
Thanks for such a positive review. Peter and I enjoyed so much our time with you and Steve and we hope we get to do it again. It pleases me to hear that you slept well too. Please keep in touch with us and do come back! Best wishes, Deborah and Peter
A Well-Built and Maintained Property!
We had a particularly lovely one-month stay at Mardelindo Apts. The attractive and spacious unit is solidly-constructed and beautifully designed, with many ammenities that certainly cannot be taken for granted in Costa Rica. We made good use of the outdoor shower, washer and dryer, large kitchen, gas grill, and uniquely private and pretty pool/rancho area.
We enjoyed each morning rocking in the chairs on the balcony off our bedroom and sipping our coffee, while with ocean sights and sounds in the background, we watched and listened to the people and wildlife (birds, squirrels, monkeys) of Matapalo begin their day. Then off to the beach, a short walk down a dirt road, for a few refreshing morning swims and a walk.
Mardelindo's proximity to the local market, pescaderia, and Samara town is excellent; we much enjoyed the 20-minute walk on the beach into town - by day, we cooled off by popping into the water on the way; by early evening, we enjoyed the beautiful views of the sky over the ocean as we strolled while the sun set.
It must be noted that Deborah, the owner, responded immediately to a problem with the refrigerator, and it was corrected in a timely manner. We greatly appreciate both her and Peter's efforts throughout our stay. We hope to return!
Hi Bev and Norm, It was so nice to meet you and having people like you stay in my place makes all the hard work so worthwhile for me. I know you loved our community , my apartment, my partner Peter, your vacation in C.R. Thanks so much and I truly look forward to having you back in the future. Best wishes, Deborah
This place was amazing for our 5 night stay in Sámara. Less than 5 min walk to the beach and the pool to cool off everyday was key ! We will be back :)
Thanks Alyson and Trevor for your stay in my apartment. It was lovely to have you and hopefully we will meet again. Best wishes, Deborah
We wanted to love it
We knew from prior reviews that the location was noisy (and it sure was), but as we wanted a location with easy walking accessibility to the beach, town etc.
Upon our arrival we both felt the location lacked the security we had experienced in some of the other places we had rented, and during our stay this was confirmed when the other unit and business below was broken into (the apartment was while the renters were inside)! We were assured this wasn't a usual occurance and did trust the owners that this was true, but we were not able to get comfortable the rest of the stay.
The pool area is lovely, but situated across a gravel parking lot and felt very disconnected from the unit.
The unit itself was nice and had good amenities and a unique layout.
Though we would return to Samara to explore the area some more, we would look for a quite location with more security and a pool directly accessible from the unit.
Sorry that my apartment was not a comfortable fit for you. As far as the security issue we experienced just prior to your visit, we have taken measures to enhance our security after this first and only negative experience.. No one has ever complained before about our secluded pool area which is reserved for our renters only and is only a 20 second walk from the apartment entrance. I hope you loved our community. Best wishes, Deborah
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