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Luxury Villa, Breath-Taking Ocean Views, 2 Master Suites, Easy Walk to Beach

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Stunning views from all 5 bedrooms, pool, and the sundeck. Amazing waterfall!

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Colibri was designed with comfort, elegance, and entertaining in mind. With two master bedroom suites, it is the perfect choice for families or 3 couples looking for a spacious house close to town with a large pool, a large pool deck, and lots of room to relax. Located in the luxurious gated community of Samara Reefs, Casa Colibri has 5 bedrooms (each with spectacular ocean views), a super-modern and well-appointed gourmet kitchen, a 40-ft private saltwater swimming pool, an elegant outdoor dining room, and an over-the-top bbq grill/outdoor kitchen. Throughout the house, natural materials enhance its relaxed tropical ambiance: native hardwoods, local rock, natural wood floors, banana leaf furniture, leather sofas, and bamboo curtains. In each room, the sound of ceiling fans and the views out each window of blue water emphasize the perfection of this setting.

Casa Colibri is one of 7 homes elevated on a ridge overlooking Samara Beach. It is surrounded on all sides by vast, rolling, green jungle canopies - not unlike the densely forested areas in regions much more remote than Samara. Because of its elevation (150 feet above se-level) and the hillside behind the house, Casa Colibri is in the pathway of both off-shore and on-shore breezes. This helps to keep the house feeling fresh and cool. And the elevated, panoramic location allows you to enjoy stunning sunrises to the east AND awesome sunsets to the west. This unique setting is truly special. Returning here, after an exhilarating adventure or a day at the beach, is a total pleasure.

What sets this house apart from many other luxury houses in the area is its proximity to Samara Beach: Casa Colibri is an easy 10-minute walk to the beach-front and another 7 minutes to the town-center of Samara where there are many excellent restaurants (including Locanda, Gusto's, and Lo Que Hay), the main activity center (Pato's Surf Lessons, C&C Surf, Drift Massage, The Samara Info Center, great swimming, bike rentals) and Super-Samara - the area's main grocery store. Our location is so convenient to town that many of our past guests have opted to use taxis and go "car-less".

Villa Features:
- 2 Master Bdrm Suites, each with large bathroom, one with soaker tub
- King size bedroom (upstairs)
- Queen size bedroom (upstairs)
- Guest bedroom with single bed (main level)

- Large TV room with a/c, comfortable leather sofa, sliding door opens onto shaded garden.
- Main living room with two banana leaf sofas and round coffee table.
- Outdoor dining room with seating for 8,
- Gourmet kitchen with European gas cooktop, microwave, wall-oven, and refrigerator/freezer/ice-cube dispenser on door, completely outfitted.
- Outdoor covered eating and lounging area
- Laundry room with full size washer/dryer
- Covered outdoor grill/kitchen
- Roof-top sunset deck
- Outdoor bathroom, 2 outdoor showers

At over 5,000 sq. ft., Casa Colibri is one of the largest homes in the Samara Reefs gated development. Built by Architect Karin Nagel and designer Julietta Jurado, the house is not only elegant but extremely functional. For instance, the windows and doors are of the highest quality and the well-placed screened windows ensure maximum comfort. From its circular staircase, with its wrought-iron palm leaf design, to the beautiful hardwood kitchen cabinets, each and every element in the house was artistically crafted. Throughout the house, soft colors and natural materials create a comfortable, relaxed feeling. And over-the-top WOW architectural features such as the 30-foot vaulted ceilings and ocean-front floor-to-ceiling windows make this house very unique and very special. One of its best design features of the house is how the rooms flow seamlessly from one to another - this house has great flow! Double-wide glass doors off the living room open up and connect all the main rooms into one large living area: the kitchen, dining room, and living room, the pool, AND the pool deck all become one perfect living space.

Gourmet chefs will love this kitchen! The lay-out is bright, invitingl, with windows on all sides, and It is fully outfitted. Its contents would meet (or exceed) even a high-end chef's expectations. On the large kitchen island there is a European-imported 6-burner gas stove, two full length granite countertops, a wall-oven, microwave, stainless steel appliance, and a 4-person sit-up bar. A unique feature is the large walk-in pantry adjacent to the kitchen. This room is air-conditioned and humidity-controlled and was designed to store wine, beer, fruit, vegetables, and dry goods.

Another unique feature, perfect for entertaining, is the pass-through counter off the kitchen window - perfect for handing serving platters out to the barbecue chef. Glass patio doors open onto the dining room beside it. Opposite this sliding glass door is another window,: perfect for allowing refreshing cross-breezes to keep the kitchen (and the cook) cool and comfortable. Enjoy picking fresh oregano and basil from the beautiful kitchen garden.
The house is so large with so many good sitting areas to expore that no one will bump into each other.

If someone wants to watch TV without disturbing others, there is a separate air-conditioned TV room; it has patio doors that open outside onto a shaded fountain/garden area.

A unique feature is the amazing waterfall feature adjacent to the house. Modeled after our favourite hotspring resort, Tabacon, water flows over a wall and crashed down. If you sit under this waterfall, you get a great shoulder massage! The effect is both exhilarating and ultra-relaxing. During the hottest hours of the day, visit the cool shady grotto behind the waterfall. This is guaranteed to cool you down - truly delightful.

Another great spot is the "sunset deck". We built this so we could enjoy the views of the surrounding back hillside and to get the VERY best view of the sunset. A string of twinkling lights transforms it into a great evening spot to enjoy wine and appetizers. Concrete furniture provides plenty of seating. By day, it's a quiet spot to do yoga. Hint: It's also a great spot for watch troops of monkeys swinging in the trees below.

Located off the King Master bedroom upstairs is a huge sundeck. Both this bedroom and the Executive Office open onto this deck. It runs half the length of the top floor and, being higher, gives you an even larger view of the entire Samara Bay AND gorgeous sunrises. Bring your computer and make yourself comfy. There is an office desk, an office chair - it is the perfect, quiet spot to catch up on emails. In the morning, this sundeck is very welcoming - a gentle way to wake up with a cup of coffee. It feels peaceful and intimate. The comfy chairs are perfect for relaxing in while enjoying watching the sunrise, with the pastel colors of the sky changing literally before your very eyes. Enjoy the sounds of the many, many songbirds, monkeys off in the distance, and the gentle ocean surf. Visiting the nearby trees are large flocks of parakeets, flocks of butterflies, and every day, dozens of hummingbirds (colibris) dart in and out of the pink-flowered trees below. In front of you are layers: a thick canopy of trees, then sandy Samara Beach, and beyond that, the island called Isla Chora - this is the view Samara is famous for.

When the sun goes down, the temperature is still perfectl (no need to pack a sweater). The barbecue grill, located at the edge of the sundeck overlooks the canopy below and is so perfect that it has inspired the phrase "Barbecue Envy" from recent guests.

At the eastern-most corner of the proper is a curved teak deck where you can stand and look west (for great sunsets) or look down overtop the waterfall feature, the "centerpiece" of Samara Reefs. The water comes on automatically each morning for a few hours.

The house is designed to allow cross-breezes to flow through the house; wonderful ocean breezes flow in off the water and cool mountain air streams through the front door, keeping the interiors cool and fresh. Whether you are inside the house, or out, you will find yourself utterly captivated by the stunningly beautiful panoramic ocean views, the rounded shoreline of Samara beach, the small island of Isla Chora, and the protective reefs that appear and disappear with the tide. From the bedroom windows you will have a bird's-eye-view into the surrounding hillsides watch, kayakers heading to Isla Chora, or fishing boats headed out to sea.
The upstairs master bedroom is very spacious, taking up 1/3 of the top floor. It has a king-size bed, solid almond floors, remote control A/C, a Tommy Bahamas ceiling fan, reading lamps, tons of storage and closet space, a very large bathroom, beautiful frosted glass doors, a tiny balcony overlooking the front of the house, and the large ocean-front sundeck. You can open up the curtains and enjoy huge panoramic ocean views - right from your BED!!
The master bedroom en-suite bathroom is very large and has 3 windows from which you can enjoy 3 very different, very beautiful views. A large portion of the hillside to the northwest is owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours and is an ecological preserve.

To Samara Beach, the walk is 10 minutes. It is not strenuous at all; just walk down our paved road for about 600 meters, cross the street, and then walk 100 meters along a wide, shaded path, and you are at the entrance to the beach. Another 7 minutes and you will be within range of 7 good restaurnants, the Samara Info Center, grocery stores, surf lessons, kayaks departing the shore, boogie board rentals, bike rentals, ATV pick-up spot, etc.

Please feel free to ask me for photos of Samara & Carrillo, the town of Samara, Activities, photos showing the walk to Samara Beach. I can also send you info on Transportation Options from the airport (LIR) - 1.5 to 1.75 hour drive from Casa Colibri.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Note: The owners prefer to have famiies and couples over 35 years of age. Under NO circumstances are guests from outside permitted into the house....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • King Master Suite, large bathroom, soaker tub & sundeck: 1 king

    Upstairs bdrm w large sundeck and 180-degree ocean view ...moreless

  • Queen Master Suite w. large bathroom & poolside lanai: 1 queen

    Sliding glass doors open onto lanai, pool & sundeck...moreless

  • Kingsize Upstairs Bedroom : 1 king

    Ocean view, windows out 2 directions: ocean & water fountain...moreless

  • Queen Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Ocean view...moreless

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Sliding glass doors optn to lanai, pool and sundeck ...moreless

  • Executive Office beside King Master Suite, opens to sundeck

    Private office, glassdoors open to 2nd floor sundeck ...moreless

  • All 5 bedrooms have jaw-droppingly beautiful ocean views of Samara beach, the off-shore reefs, and the small island of Isla Chora. All bedrooms have remote control A/C, large screened windows, premium linens, plenty of high-quality pillows, large closets, loads of storage space, bedside tables, reading lamps, quiet ceiling fans, custom made furniture, solid wood floors, designer window coverings, plus gorgeous woodwork throughout the house is made from native Costa Rican hardwood. The King Master Suite has a very large sundeck with 180-degree ocean views where you can enjoy sunrises and sunsets. A second small balcony (think: Romeo and Juliette) looks over the front courtyard. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • King Master En-Suite Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Soaker tub, 4 view windows, two rock sinks...moreless

  • Queen Master Ensuite Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Wheelchair-friendly shower...moreless

  • Upstairs Shared Bathroom : toilet, shower

    This is shared by King and Queen bedrooms...moreless

  • Main Floor Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Convenient bathroom on the main floor. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    Excellent washroom. Outdoor shower next to pool....moreless

  • All 5 bathrooms have Colombian tile floors, showers made of rock and tile, they are all enclosed with glass doors, and they all have high-end Kohler fixtures. The King Master bathroom has a large soaker tub, a long natural rock countertop and two above-counter sinks that are also made of natural rock. There is a walk-thru closet (drawers and shelves on both sides) that you walk through on your way to the bathroom - this closet has its own window! The toilet, which is completely enclosed for privacy, also has a small screened window. In the shower, there is a 3rd window - it looks down into the kitchen garden. At the vanity sink, an Eastern-facing 4th window looks into nearby hillsides (where you get agreat view of parakeets at about 4:30 pm). Over the soaker tub (which faces west), there is a 5th window. During the dry season - when the trees have lost their leaves - you can see a green house way up on the hillside and one of WingNut's Canopy zip-lining tree platforms! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Unique Features: The sunset deck is a great spot for watching sunsets, monkeys in the surrounding trees, and at 4:30 the parakeets coming home to the trees in the surrounding hillside. When the sun goes down, plug in the patio lights and create a great ambience for enjoying wine and appetizers. Costa Rica can get hot! Our location benefits hugely from the on-shore and off-shore breezes from ocean and forested hillside ! The waterfall & jungle pool beside Casa Colibri is a unique feature and is something you might see in a fancy Hotel & Spa. Just walk down the steps beside the house - not only is it pretty but you can enjoy the sensation of the waterfall falling on your shoulders - a great massage! Also, a cool grotto is beneath the waterfall! The walk-in pantry is great! The room is air-conditioned and humidity controlled and is the perfect spot to store vegetables and fruit, and extra beer. As an added bonus, it is the perfect spot to store wine! Too many features to list!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our library contains a large variety of books, including a variety of novels, bestsellers, as well as guide books on Costa Rica, a flora and fauna guide, and a stargazing guide....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The TV room has a DVD player. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Assortment of games includes scrabble, crib board, etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV has cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We recommend you bring your own portable stereo system. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Located near the living room, the TV room is 99% sound-proof, has A/C and ceiling fan. Sony Brava wall-mounted flatscreen TV. Glass sliding doors open onto shaded garden with small water fountain....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some toys and games in the living room wooden cabinet. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have approx. 40 DVDS, many of which are new and unopened. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Enjoy unobstructed panoramic beach views from the pool, the pool deck and all 5 bedrooms. You see sandy Samara Beach as well as the off-shore reefs, and the picture-perfect island of Isla Chora. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Every window has a gorgeous view of the lush green jungle. Enjoy close up views of flowering trees, home to flocks of parakeets, songbirds, hummingbirds, tanagers, and families of howler monkeys....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Casa Colibri is located 150 feet above sea level so you get fabulous 180-degree ocean views. In the morning you see fabulous sun rises and in the evening, enjoy fantastic sunsets. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are a 10-minute walk from sandy Samara Beach....moreless

  • Village:

    Casa Colibri is a 20-minute walk to the town center of Samara, a cute village that is home to several excellent restaurants, 4 grocery stores, a Farmer's Market, a yoga & health center, ATMs, etc. ...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our dining room is outdoors with stunning ocean views. The table seats 8 - 10. The furniture is very high end with comfy cushioned chairs. This is a great spot for reading, eating, relaxing, etc...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are air-conditioning units in all of the bedrooms as well as in the the TV room. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size Super Capacity, multiple settings for Delicates, Towels, etc. (Frigidaire Gallery Series)...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    A covered carport is conveniently located a few steps from the front door. There is plenty of space for 2 SUV's....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi has no code required...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality bed linens are provided,with minimum 300 thread count....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has 2 adorable banana-leaf sofas. However, the BEST seats, and the main gathering spot, is OUTDOORS. The dining room, with its great ocean view, is absolutely unbeatable!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton bathroom towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels are all provided as well as beach mats, 1 yoga mat....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size Heavy-Duty Super- Capacity High-Efficiency washing machine and Extra Large Dryer for guest use. (Frigidaire Gallery Series)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    A router is in the Executive Office upstairs. A nearby cell tower ensures excellent service. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Excellent coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has every gourmet cooking utensil you will need: a rotary parmesan grater, garlic press, wine openers, spatulas, carrot peelers, baking pans, BBQ skewers, oven mitts, baking trays, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with 10+ place settings, serving platters, Paderno cutlery, coffee mugs, lots of glassware, 10 wine glasses. Large selection of elegant serving dishes and appetizer plates. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Frigidaire Professional Series dishwasher ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This large gourmet kitchen is truly wonderful - it has large windows on 3 sides: ocean, side-garden view and outside dining room & pool deck. Large granite countertops, a HUGE kitchen sink, a handy 4-person breakfast sit-up-bar, plus a large walk-in, air-conditioned Pantry Room with shelving for food, beer, and wine. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Frigidaire Professional Series microwave oven ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless Steel Frigidaire Professional Series Convection wall oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You will find salt, pepper, sugar, as well as some spices & condiments. There is a limited supply of paper towels, garbage bags, toilet paper. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel Frigidaire Professional Series, ice cube maker/crushed ice on the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Situated on the center island is a high-end 6-burner European gas stove (Lentz). Overhead exhaust fan is a multi-speed brand is Kupper, from Germany. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice toaster, Breville Blender, Fruit Juicer, two sets of Paderno pots and pans. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Enjoy panoramic views from the large sundeck off King Master Bdrm. The180-degree view allows you to see both sunrises and sunsets! Also access to the sundeck via the Exec.Office. Comfy chairs & table....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent in Samara. Just $8/per day....moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing charters available in Samara. Either go dolpin watching, fish for tuna and dorado close to shore, or go deep-sea fishing for marlin and sailfish. See Samara Info Center for more info. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The huge poolside deck is the center of activity - it adjoins the kitchen, dining room, living room, the two main-floor bedrooms, and the outdoor barbecue area. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Casa Colibri has a rooftop gazebo, or what we call the Sunset Deck. Walk up the stairs next to the carport. The patio lights make this deck the PERFECT spot to enjoy Samara's famous sunsets....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is only 10 miles away at Hotel Punta Islita, a wonderful boutique hotel and great facility. One of our favourite daytrips! Golf course has an excellent Pro, excellent swimming nearby w. showers....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent a kayaks from the Kayak-rental company located on the main road 2 minutes from Samara Reefs. Additional kayak rental companies are in Samara's town center. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Each of the 2 main-floor bedrooms have a poolside lanai deck. Open up the glass patio doors, enjoy your hammock in the shade, or enjoy relaxing on a chaise lounge next to the pool....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beside the pool is a large grassy area and a tropical garden area with lemon trees and a huge variety of exotic flowers prized by florists. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    You will LOVE this huge, high-end Vermont Castings gas grill.The outdoor kitchen area is covered and has overhead lighting. Plenty of workspace, a granite counter top and great sink. Cocktails anyone?...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available in Samara....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards available for rent $2/hour from C&C Surf next to Restaurante Locanda. Surf boards free for week with surf lesson at Patio's or C&C Surf. Good scuba and dive shop in Samara....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The infinity-edge pool is 40 ft long. It has a shallow toe-dipping area, in-pool seating, lights, and jets. Because it is a salt-water pool, there is NO detectable chlorine smell. So ENJOYABLE!! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Aug 1 - Nov 22, 2016
6 night min stay
$475
$2,800

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

American Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
6 night min stay
$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

January
Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
Jan 14 - Apr 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 1%

Notes:

The rate for a 2-week rental over Christmas & New Year's (Dec. 23 - Jan.5) is $7600 US.

Returning Guests Receive a Friends & Family Rate

Rates are US Dollars. Preferred payment methods: U.S. Bank Draft or personal check, PayPal, or wire transfer.

A 50% deposit confirms your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to check-in (Christmas bookings are 90 days advance). Booking preference is given to smaller groups. Rates may be discounted if renters' dates are flexible and can fit in around existing reservations.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

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64 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport 1.5 to 1.75 hr drive
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lo Que Hay, Arriba, Locanda, etc.
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 hole golf course at Hotel Punta Islita
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurante Locanda, Gustos, Esmeralda, Lo Que Hay
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Samara - 10 minute walk / Carrillo - 8 min by car

Car: Not Necessary

Only 5 minutes away are two of Costa Rica's very best beaches: Samara and Carrillo. You will find perfect waves for body surfing, boogie boarding, Samara is great for beginner and intermediate surfers. There are 3 surf schools in Samara: Pato's, C&C Surfing, and Chillasana Surf & Yoga. "Professional" waves are at a 3rd beach, just 30 minutes away. You can rent boogie boards for $2/hour, rent bicycles, ride horses on the beach, rent ATV's, kayak through slow-flowing rivers or go ocean-kayaking to the nearby island of Isla Chora, or go diving or deep-sea fishing. Casa Colibri is just 10 minutes away from world-class zip-lining operated by the fabulous guides at WingNuts. We recommend taking a guided hike through "Samara Trails" with Alvarro, and going ocean-kayaking to the tiny island of Isla Chora. Or go stand-up paddle boarding (during the day or by moonlight) with Chillasana. Kayak slowly through wide rivers and get a great view into the natural jungle off the beaten path. Go snorkeling or diving and see a huge variety of sea life, including colourful fish, turtles, and even lobster. This is a great opportunity to fly in a gyrocopter - great pilot and great rates. Check out Flying Crocodile. If exploring some National Parks is on your list, Samara is close to 3 of them: Barra Honda, Playa Ostional. and Palo Verde River.

Samara and Carrillo are known for having spectacular deep-sea fishing. (home to the President's Cup Championship). You can go deep-sea fishing for BIG fish - sailfish or marlin, or charter a smaller boat and bring home a tuna and mahi-mahi (dorado) for dinner. Either trip you will see dolphins do their fabulous tricks in their natural habitat. Guaranteed, you will not run out of thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable activities, spectacular sights, and memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Our group of Canadian partners began building the 7 Samara Reefs beach houses in 2006 . Our partners - who live mostly in Vancouver and Toronto - love the tropical sunshine over the cold and rainy Canadian winters. When we ourselves cannot be in Samara, we very much enjoy sharing our piece of paradise with others. If Casa Colibri is not available for your dates, check out Villa Mirador (vrbo 393786) which is 2 houses away, or ask Mary-Ellen about the availability of two other Samara Reefs houses - Casa Centenario or Driftwood House. Also, check out Casa Estiyul (vrbo 553084), our partner's house on the hillside just below Samara Reefs. Pura Vida!

Why the Owner Chose Sámara, Costa Rica:
Casa Colibri is THE perfect location for families or couples traveling together. If you want a spacious house with a big pool, a great kitchen, and gorgeous panoramic ocean views, but also want to be close to great beaches and great restaurants, Samara Reefs is the perfect location. It is within easy walking distance to Samara Beach and a comfortable walk into the town-center of Samara. Also, it is only a 5 minute drive to Playa Carrillo, considered by many (including the Lonely Planet) to be a jewel of Costa Rica: one of the country's most beautiful and unspoiled beaches. We vacationed here with our toddlers (now in their teens) and loved the safety of Samara and the small, friendly town of Samara. Because of the horse-shoe shape of the beaches and the protective offshore reefs, these 2 beaches are some of the safest swimming beaches in the country. And both win awards for outstanding cleanliness standards. For body surfing and boogie boarding, we prefer the waves at Carrillo. For people-watching and surfing, Samara is awesome. The town of Samara is wonderful: very friendly, relaxed, and even though it is small, it has a surprising number of great restaurants! And there is a huge variety of activities available - it is truly the perfect fit for a family vacation. The locals (who call themselves Ticos) are very friendly, positive, and happy people. Besides being close to the beaches and to town, and besides its outstanding panoramic ocean views, its unique position 150 feet up on an elevated ridge gives it fresh tropical breezes! Samara Reefs is a very special location, possibly surpassing all other developments of its type on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The two beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo, are fantastic. If you want to sit in a restaurant with your feet in the sand (margarita in hand) and be just yards away from the water, then Samara is the right beach for you. Not only is the choice of restaurants great, but at several of them, you can sit comfortably in the shade watching your kids play in the sand, swim safely in the water, take surfing lessons right in front of you. When the surf lesson is over, they can join you at the restaurant. Perfect! if you like people-watching, Samara has lots of fun restaurants, cafes, bars, and has a very friendly and relaxed "vibe". Samara is made up of local Costa Ricans, Americans, Europeans, has an International Language School, a Registered Massage School, and is home to excellent surfing so the local vibe is diverse, energetic, and LOTS of fun. People-watching at its best! Playa Carrillo, on the other hand, is completely untouched by development. Palm-lined and pristine, Carrillo has been called "THE PRETTIEST, MOST UNSPOILED BEACH IN ALL OF COSTA RICA" by Lonely Planet. A HUGE benefit of Casa Colibri is its wonderful caretakers. If you need assistance or help with the house, our Administrator, Daniel Quiros, and his wife Anna live across the street in their nearby casita. They are extremely helpful and will do everything they can to make your vacation even more enjoyable.


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  • Stunning views from all 5 bedrooms, pool, and the sundeck. Amazing waterfall!

    Stunning views from all 5 bedrooms, pool, and the sundeck. Amazing waterfall!

  • This is a fantastic place to enjoy stunning views of the beach and the pool.

    This is a fantastic place to enjoy stunning views of the beach and the pool.

  • This master bathroom has a shower, soaker tub plus gorgeous jungle canopy views.

    This master bathroom has a shower, soaker tub plus gorgeous jungle canopy views.

  • Enjoy this stunning view,  fresh ocean breezes, and phenomenal bird-watching.

    Enjoy this stunning view, fresh ocean breezes, and phenomenal bird-watching.

  • Enjoy star-gazing from your own deck - or take a moonlit dip. Very peaceful.

    Enjoy star-gazing from your own deck - or take a moonlit dip. Very peaceful.

  • The  kitchen is very large, bright, and opens onto the outdoor dining room.

    The kitchen is very large, bright, and opens onto the outdoor dining room.

  • Soak up this great view - these lounge chairs await.

    Soak up this great view - these lounge chairs await.

  • Welcome to our carport deck. Grab your wineglass, iPod, and enjoy the sunset!!

    Welcome to our carport deck. Grab your wineglass, iPod, and enjoy the sunset!!

  • The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a king size bed and amazing views, a/c, lamps.

    The 2nd upstairs bedroom has a king size bed and amazing views, a/c, lamps.

  • Next to our teak deck is this gorgeous waterfall and refreshing saltwater pool.

    Next to our teak deck is this gorgeous waterfall and refreshing saltwater pool.

  • Enjoy spectacular sunrises from the master bedroom sundeck. Absolutely perfect!

    Enjoy spectacular sunrises from the master bedroom sundeck. Absolutely perfect!

  • This TV room is handy for those who want to catch a game or enjoy a quiet spot.

    This TV room is handy for those who want to catch a game or enjoy a quiet spot.

  • This 40-ft saltwater pool is a wonderful place to relax and spend quality time.

    This 40-ft saltwater pool is a wonderful place to relax and spend quality time.

  • The upper master bedroom has an outdoor covered deck and huge ensuite bathroom.

    The upper master bedroom has an outdoor covered deck and huge ensuite bathroom.

  • This gourmet kitchen is bright, spacious, and has EVERYTHING a chef could desire

    This gourmet kitchen is bright, spacious, and has EVERYTHING a chef could desire

  • Samara has the perfect climate for dining  outdoors and this is the perfect spot

    Samara has the perfect climate for dining outdoors and this is the perfect spot

  • Truly unforgettable location -  grilling dinner here is a total pleasure!

    Truly unforgettable location - grilling dinner here is a total pleasure!

  • Casa Colibri flows beautifully from room to room - it is spacious yet  comfy.

    Casa Colibri flows beautifully from room to room - it is spacious yet comfy.

  • The 3rd upper bedroom has a queensize bed. All have a/c,  ocean views,  wood floors

    The 3rd upper bedroom has a queensize bed. All have a/c, ocean views, wood floors

  • Wake up to this spectacular view from the master bedroom sundeck. Great sunrises

    Wake up to this spectacular view from the master bedroom sundeck. Great sunrises

  • This is the gated entrance to Samara Reefs. All paved roads, no vehicle required

    This is the gated entrance to Samara Reefs. All paved roads, no vehicle required

  • Open up these two sets of glass doors to allow cross breezes to flow through.

    Open up these two sets of glass doors to allow cross breezes to flow through.

  • From sun-up to sun-down, this location is absolutely amazing. So much to enjoy!

    From sun-up to sun-down, this location is absolutely amazing. So much to enjoy!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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