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

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Colibri was designed with comfort, elegance, and entertaining in mind. Located in the luxurious gated community of Samara Reefs, Casa Colibri has 5 bedrooms, each with stunning panoramic ocean views, a super-modern, bright gourmet kitchen, a 40-foot private saltwater swimming pool, an elegant outdoor dining room, and an over-the-top covered outdoor barbecue/kitchen area. Elevated on a ridge overlooking the beautifully curved bay, the house is surrounded by sweeping, green jungle canopies. The architecture of Casa Colibri maximizes gorgeous views from every angle -you can enjoy 360-degree ocean views, seeing jaw-droppingly beautiful sunrises to the east AND sunsets to the west. What sets this house apart from other luxury houses in the region is its proximity to the beach. It is an easy 10-minute walk to the beach-front and another 7 minutes into the town-center.
At over 5,000 sq. ft., Casa Colibri is one of the largest homes in Samara Reefs. Built by Architect Karin Nagel, and designed by Julietta Jurado, the house is elegant but extremely functional; the windows and doors are of the highest quality to ensure comfort. The house has a very tropical feel, with natural materials found in every aspect of the house. From its circular staircase -with its wrought iron palm-tree leaf design - to the beautiful hardwood kitchen cabinets, to the spectacular carved doors found in every room, each and every element in the house was beautifully crafted. Casa Colibri is extremely relaxing. Returning to this luxurious elegant villa is "paradise" after a long day at the beach or out on an exciting jungle tour. Throughout the house, the soft colors and natural materials create a comfortable, relaxed feeling, while over-the-top WOW architectural features - such as its 30-foot vaulted ceilings and its 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. It has great flow! Double-wide glass doors off the living room open up, connecting all the main rooms: the kitchen, dining room, and living room, the pool, the pooldeck, and the barbecue area.
The house is perfect for 2 families, 3 couples, or 1 large extended family. There are two master bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms: one upstairs and one downstairs. The gourmet kitchen is wonderfully designed. It has windows on all sides, has a huge center island, it's fully outfitted, and its design and contents would meet (or exceed) even a high-end chef's expectations. It is bright and inviting, has a large kitchen island with a European-imported 6-burner gas stove, two full length Italian granite countertops, a 4-person sit-up bar, and all stainless steel appliances. A unique feature is the large walk-in pantry adjacent to the kitchen. The room is air-conditioned and humidity-controlled and was designed to store wine, beer, bread, fruit, and dry goods. Another unique feature is the pass-through counter off the kitchen window - perfect for handing serving platters out to the barbecue chef. Off the kitchen are glass patio doors which open on to the dining room beside it. Opposite this sliding glass door is another window,: perfect for allowing refreshing cross-breezes to keep the kitchen cool and comfortable. Enjoy a beautiful garden view. The garden runs parallel along the side of the house, is often visited by birds, and it is planted with herbs, guaranteeing a fresh supply of oregano and basil.
There are many good sitting areas to expore in the house so no one will be bumping into each other. There is an office with an executive desk locaed next to the master bedroom - it is the perfect area to park your computer and have a quiet spot to catch up on emails. If someone wants to watch TV without disturbing others, there is a separate air-conditioned media room; it has patio doors that open outside onto a shaded fountain area.

Another great spot is the "sunset deck". This was built so we could enjoy the views of the surrounding back hillside and to get the best view of the sunset . It is also a great spot for enjoying wine and appetizers or to do yoga in a quiet spot during the day. It's also a great spot for watch troops of monkeys swinging in the trees below.

Located off the upper master bedoorm is a huge sundeck. Both the bedroom and the office open onto this deck - it runs half the length of the second story and gives you a spectacular view of the entire Samara Bay. In the morning, the sundeck is very welcoming. It feels peaceful and intimate and is the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee. The comfy chairs are perfect for relaxing in while enjoying watching the sunrise and the pastel colors of the sky change before your very eyes. It's great to awaken to the sounds of songbirds, monkeys, and the gentle ocean surf and to feel the energy of the beautiful jungle setting, the flocks of parakeets, the movements of butterflies, watching hummingbirds (colibris) dart about the trees below. In front of you is a green forest of trees and just beyond that, Samara Beach. The island in front is Isla Chora - the view Samara is famous for.

When the sun goes down, the temperature is still wonderful (no need to pack a sweater). The barbecue, located at the edge of the sundeck overlooking the jungle canopy, is so perfect that it has inspired the phrase "barbecue envy" from recent guests.
Looking out on the opposite end of the house, beside the lower master bedroom suite, is a curved teak deck where you can stand and look west (for great sunsets) or down overtop a waterfall feature, the centerpiece of Samara Reefs. Turned on each day for a few hours, the water meanders along a rocky "river," collects into 5 or 6 pools, and then cascades over the edge into a shallow circular "jungle pool" below. Modeled after the waterfall at Tabacon Resort and Spa in Arenal, we have duplicated the effect of sitting on a rocky ledge beneath the waterfall so that the water falls with great force down onto your head and shoulders. 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. This is one of several private corners in and around Casa Colibri, all of which are truly delightful.
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 long shoreline of Samara beach, the small island of Isla Chora, and the protective reefs that appear and disappear with the tide. Screened windows from each room give you a bird's eye view into the surrounding hillsides where you can watch flocks of parakeets, families of monkeys swinging through the trees, 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 air-conditioning, a Tommy Bahamas ceiling fan, reading lamps, tons of storage and closet space, a very large en-suite bathroom, super-modern frosted glass doors, a tiny balcony overlooking the front of the house, and a large ocean-front sundeck with comfy deck furniture. From your bed, just open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy huge panoramic ocean views.
The master bedroom en-suite bathroom is very large and has 3 windows from which you can enjoy 3 very different, very beautiful views. The large vanity has two beautiful sinks made of carved natural rock, Kohler faucets, a large glassed-in stone shower with a window that opens up and looks out onto the garden, and a full soaker bath tub which looks out into the green hillside beyond. A large portion of the hillside to the northwest is owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours and has been ecologically preserved. What you see is not unlike the densely forested areas in regions that are much more remote than Samara. It truly is a magnificent setting.
Unlike many of the other view-homes in developments near Samara, Casa Colibri is an easy 10-minute walk to the beach. And a 15-minute walk to the town-center of Samara. The walk 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! Walk west for another few minutes and you will be at the center of town, close to Restaurant Locanda, Vela Latina, Lo Que Hay, Gusto Beach, the truly wonderful Samara Info Center, several grocery stores, surf shops, two banks, and a variety of good bakeries and coffee shops.
If Casa Colibri is booked for your dates, please have a look at our neighbouring property, Villa Mirador vrbo 393786, Casa Estiyul vbro 553084 or ask about our other partners’ houses (unlisted): Casa Centenario, Villa de las Brisas, or Driftwood House. Also check out Hacienda Punta Indio vrbo 395744, our group's original beach house on 60 private acres nearby.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because of the many potential hazards, children under the age of 8 are not permitted. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and sundeck: 1 king

    Large glassed-in shower, soaker tub and huge oceanfront deck...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom Kingsize: 1 king

    Shares a bathroom with Upstairs Queensize Bedroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Queensize Bedroom: 1 queen

    Shares a bathroom with Upstairs Kingsize Bedroom...moreless

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom Queensize: 1 queen

    En-suite bathroom + sliding glass doors open onto pool deck....moreless

  • Downstairs Single Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom uses tne main bathroom across the hall...moreless

  • Executive Office

    Executive desk, full library, and large ocean-view sundeck....moreless

  • There are 5 bedrooms in total, each with gorgeous ocean views of the beach, the off-shore reefs and the small island of Isla Chora. All bedrooms have remote control A/C, premium linens, plenty of high-quality pillows, large closets with plenty of storage space, bedside tables, reading lamps, large screened windows, quiet ceiling fans, attractive high-end furniture, solid wood floors, designer window coverings, and gorgeous doors made of native Costa Rican hardwood....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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

    Huge glassed-in shower, soaker tub, 3 windows, 2 rock sinks....moreless

  • Upstairs Shared Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rock, glassed-in shower, high end Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Ensuite Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rock tilework, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Main Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Natural rockwork, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures...moreless

  • Poolside Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    This outdoor washroom is very convenient for pool users. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our Administrator, Daniel, will greet you at the security gate upon arrival, give you house keys, gate keys, walk you through the house and show you the security system, the room safe, the office where the router is kept, the air-conditioners, etc. He will be on-hand to help if you need assistance with anything to do with the house or pool. Anna, our Housekeeper, will come to the house every 3 days (to sweep floors and clean the bathrooms). ...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 media room has a DVD player and a large assortment of DVDs. The room is off the living room and is 99% sound-proof. It has a ceiling fan as well as remote control air-conditioning....moreless

  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

    IPOD docking station - bring your Ipod and plug it in....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV has cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod and plug it into our portable stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    Sony Brava wall-mounted flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Toys:

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

  • Video Library:

    We have a video library of approximately 35 DVDS, many of which are new and unopened....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • 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
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • 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 everchanging off-shore reefs, and the tiny 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

  • 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

  • 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

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:

    The dining room is outdoors, and open on 2 sides. The table seats 8 - 10. The furniture is very high end, chairs are cushioned and very comfortable...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:

    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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Telephone:

    There are 3 telephones in the house. Dial 81 for an outside line. The phone is connected to the intercom at the gate so you can let people in from any of the phones....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:

    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. No code is required....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Excellent coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has every gourmet cooking utensils out there: rotary parmesan grater, garlic press, wine openers, spatulas, carrot peelers, baking pans, BBQ skewers, oven mitts, baking trays, you name it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with 12+ place settings, serving platters, Paderno cutlery, coffee mugs, glassware, 10 wine glasses. Large selection of elegant serving dishes and appetizer dishes. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Frigidaire Professional Series dishwasher ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This large gourmet kitchen is a wonderful feature - surrounded by windows, there are views in 3 different directions. If you like cooking & entertaining, you will love the high-end gas stove, the large granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. The island has a handy breakfast bar. Also has a huge walk-in, air-conditioned pantry, great for storing food & beer...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Frigidaire Professional Series microwave oven ...moreless

  • Oven:

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

  • Pantry Items:

    House fully stocked with 4-slice toaster, Breville blender, fruit juicer, 2 sets of Paderno pots and pans....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel Frigidaire Professional Series, with an ice cube maker on the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    The kitchen has a high-end European gas stove: a 6-burner Lentz gas cooktop situated on the centre island. Overhead is an excellent Kupper (German made) exhaust fan....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Enjoy panoramic views from the huge balcony off the master bedroom. The view is so big that you can see both sunrises and sunsets. Next to the bedroom is an office, which also opens up onto this sundeck....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent in Samara....moreless

  • Boat:

    Fishing charters available in Samara. Go dolpin watching, fish for tuna and dorado close to shore or go deep-sea fishing for marlin and sailfish. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The huge pooldeck adjoins the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the two lower bedrooms, and the outdoor barbecue area. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Casa Colibri has a Rooftop gazebo or 'sunset deck' accessed by a staircase leading from the carport. The Rooftop is the PERFECT spot to enjoy Samara's famous sunsets and cocktails....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf is only 10 miles away at Hotel Punta Islita....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available for rent at bottom of driveway or in Samara....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outside each of the lower bedrooms is a lanai deck, accessible by glass patio doors which lead onto the pool deck....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:

    Enjoy this huge, high-end Vermont Castings gas grill. The outdoor kitchen area is covered and has overhead lighting. There is plenty of workspace with a granite counter top and under-counter sink....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available for rent in Samara....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Scuba and dive shop in Samara. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Casa Colibri's infinity-edge saltwater pool is 40+ feet long. It has a shallow toe-dipping area, in-pool seating, lights, and jets. The photos say the rest....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$525
$3,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

August to November
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 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

December 2016
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2016
6 night min stay
$500
Add-on days to Christmas Week
Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
Christmas, 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2016
6 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
New Years Week
Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2017
6 night min stay

$5,000

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2017
Jan 5 - Mar 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000 $12,600

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

March Spring Break
Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2017
8 night min stay

$4,800
flat fee
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600 $12,000

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

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,400 $12,000

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

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $250

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

Prices are in US Dollars. Preferred payment method: check, U.S. Bank Draft, or wire transfer.

A deposit of 50% confirms your reservation. The balance is due 60 - 90 days prior to check-in. 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • La Vela Latina

  • WingNuts Canopy Tours

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  • Samara Beach

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  • Super Olas

    "This is the main grocery store and has EVERYTHING you might need: dry goods, snack foods, co..."

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  • Playa Carrillo

    "One of the prettiest, quietest beaches in the world - white sand, palm-lined, great waves fo..."

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  • Hacienda Punta Indio

    "This is the original beach house of the Samara Reefs homeowners. It is vrbo 395744. It has..."

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  • Locanda Samara

  • Lo Que Hay

    "Excellent beach-front restaurant centrally located in Playa Samara. Perfect spot for people-..."

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64 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Samara
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf at Playa Conchal, Papagayo
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Samara
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Samara - 5 mins. Playa Carrillo - 10 mins.

Car: Not Necessary

Only 5 minutes away are two of Costa Rica's very best beaches: Samara and Carrillo. There you will find perfect waves for body surfing, boogie boarding, and the chest-high water in 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, observing 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. If flying in a gyrocopter is on your bucket list, then the Flying Crocodile pilots are the perfect guides and now is the perfect time! 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 either go deep-sea fishing for sailfish or marlin or charter a smaller boat and catch tuna and dorado for dinner. Or go sightseeing: 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 warmth of Samar and its 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:
Samara Reefs is THE perfect location. Not only does it have gorgeous panoramic ocean views, but it is within easy walking distance to Samara Beach and a pleasant walk into the town-center of Samara. Also, it is only a 5 minute drive to a second beach called 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. 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 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 House:
The infinity-edge pool is 40 feet long and, because it is a salt-water pool, there is no detectable chlorine smell. This makes it so enjoyable! A feature in the Samara Reefs is a huge waterfall feature which is absolutely incredible! You can sit under the cascading waterfall and get a wonderfully invigorating shoulder massage! Or, if it is a particularly hot day, you can hang out in the underground grotto behind the waterfall. This is a wonderful spot to cool off and take in the incredible view. 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. Daniel has been called a God-send many times, once for tracking down a guests' lost luggage, another time for changing a guest's flat tire, and another for supplying a guest with fresh fish. Our guests love Anna and her delicious cooking. Guests rave about her ceviche and was called a godsend when she babysat their children so they could have a break. At Villa Mirador, you experience the magical feeling of sitting at the edge of the JUNGLE. Each time you look out your bathroom window at the canopied hillside behind, you see a large acreage (owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours). WingNuts has preserved this natural habitat for wildlife; it is home to many species of animals (foxes, coatee, wild cats). You will see monkeys from the rooftop deck. You can observe monkeys swinging from tree to tree, see (and hear) flocks of parakeets coming home to roost, and enjoy the sounds of cicadas in the evening. Absolutely paradise. The beach, Playa Carrillo, is Costa Rica's national jewel - palm-lined, pristine and completely untouched by development. The Lonely Planet calls it THE PRETTIEST, MOST UNSPOILED BEACH IN ALL OF COSTA RIC


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Photos

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Grilled ahi tuna, prawns, veggi kabobs: Enjoy feasts at this over-the-top grill.

    Grilled ahi tuna, prawns, veggi kabobs: Enjoy feasts at this over-the-top grill.

  • This saltwater pool is a wonderful place to relax and spend some quality time.

    This saltwater pool is a wonderful place to relax and spend some quality time.

  • 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!!

  • 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

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Relaxing and comfortable setting surrounded by jungle canopies and flower gardens.

    Relaxing and comfortable setting surrounded by jungle canopies and flower gardens.

  • 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.

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

    Soak up this great view - these lounge chairs await.

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

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

  • 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.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Breath-taking Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 bedroom Luxury Home, Walk to Beach

Sámara, Costa Rica #383817

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