Your Own Private Retreat: Beach Views, Sleeps 12, Infinity Pool, Walk to Beach(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
5 bedroom-bathroom suites, infinity-edge saltwater pool, panoramic ocean views
The house is all on one level - it has 5 bedroom/bathroom suites, a kitchen, living room,, dining room, laundry room, and even an air-conditioned walk-in pantry. With a total of 6 bathrooms, your group will have more than enough privacy. This house is located up on a hillside overlooking the bay of Samara and is accesible on all-paved-roads; there is no need for a 4x4. A regular car is fine. The quiet end of Samara beach (near Hideaway Hotel) is a 10-minute walk.
Each of the 5 bedroom suites has an en-suite bathhroom, a king-size bed, remote-controlled air conditioning, two bedside tables with reading lamps, plenty of storage space. In addition, each bedroom suite has its own private front door (with its own key). All bedrooms (except one) have a back door which opens up onto a shaded deck area - perfect for enjoying the warm morning sunshine and lush green views of the mango grove. The pool is especially refreshing because it contains salt-water and only a tiny amount of chlorine, resulting in almost zero chlorine smell. It is very easy to spend hours just relaxing in the pool (from sun-up to sun-down) and enjoy watching the incoming and outgoing tides of beautiful Samara Bay, the greenery in the surrounding hillsides, and the evening lights along Samara's beachfront.
The house sits in the center of a large peninsula called Punta Indio; this peninsula divides the two horseshoe-shaped beaches of Carrillo and Samara, two of Costa Rica's favourite beaches. From the pool you can see all of Samara Beach but other views are seen throughout the property: north towards the town of Samara, south overlooking the open ocean, west to the small island of Isla Chora (where the kayaks head out in the morning) nad east to gorgeous palm-lined Playa Carrillo.
So go ahead and let the kids make noise and enjoy having NO neigbours nearby! Relax in your own private infinity-edge pool, go for morning nature walks throughout the property, and explore the 3 beaches: Samara, Carrillo, or Bahia Media Luna, a private beach at the north side of the peninsula. All this, while still being an 8-10 minute drive from Samara's town-center.
Whether you have spent the day at the beach or in town, it is a real treat to return to the comforts of the Hacienda, its pool, and its complete privacy. The kitchen is fully outfitted for gourmet meals and the outdoor grill makes it very easy to enjoy dining al fresco. A private chef is available, ask for details.
Please note that this is not 5-star accommodation. The house was designed to be very comfortable and functional. Its peaceful, natural surroundings are well suited to those on a yoga retreat, nature photographers, bird-watchers, people seeking an out-of-the-way spot who like to explore on their own or a group who is looking for something different.
While the house does not have central air-conditioning, each bedroom has remote controlled air-conditioning and the living room/dining rooms have overhead ceiling fans. These, along with 3 sets of sliding wooden doors, create good air-flow. When these wooden doors are open, the living space is literally doubled and the refreshing outside ocean breezes can flow through.
Hacienda Punta Indio is a great place for young families to hang out in. Its large covered porch provides plenty of shade throughout the day and its very large dining room is centrally located, with plenty of seating. Comfy sofas, several lounge chairs and hammocks all provide good places for book-lovers. One of the many benefits is that because there are no houses nearby, the sky is dark enough for great stargazing.
Because of the huge property size, there is an opportunity to see a lot of wildlife here. Monkeys are always somewhere on the property - either in trees by the carport, in the jungle below the pool and other times in the mango grove along the back of the house. Iguanas are frequently seen scooting into culverts near the carport. And at night, you will hear and see small owls. It is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Because of the property's higher elevation, there are noticeably fewer mosquitoes here than down at beach-level restaurants in the evening.
A car is recommended, but not necessary. Taxis are plentiful, reliable and inexpensive. Ask me for a list of our favourite taxi drivers.
Member since: 2011
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
Children are welcome but please be aware of some potential dangers. Swimming pool is not fenced and there are sharp drop-offs on edge of pool deck. The pool, however, was designed for our toddlers. There is a shallow "beach" sit-up area that is perfect for children (if accompanied by adult) and the large shaded canopy area that does provide an excellent play area that is well shaded from the sun....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Located between the pool area and the house are 3 extra-wide wooden sliding doors that, when open, literally double your living space. Open the doors out the back to add more airflow. By the kitchen there is a very handy walk in air-conditioned pantry with plenty of shelving. It is an excellent area for storing fruit, beer, wine, etc. Our caretaker couple, Jorge and Flory, will show you how everything works, including the perimeter alarm system and room safe. They live only 5 minutes away and are available to help if you need assistance with the house. While they speak only Spanish, they know the house extremely well and will do their best to help you. In town Brenda and Christopher at the Samara Info Center are like your personal concierge and can arrange transportation, activities, and can book restaurant reservations and massages for you....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
From the beach house deck you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay. During the day, observe the ever-changing tides and, at night, be dazzled by the twinkling lights from the waterfront restaurants....moreless
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
Attached to the house is a carport. It provides covered parking for 3 SUV's. Floors are tiled and it is extremely easy to unload luggage from your vehicle and wheel it straight into the bedrooms....moreless
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
A gas grill is located next to the kitchen. A handy pass-through makes transferring dishes from the kitchen to the grill easy. Move the grill as you wish, to enjoy the best pool and ocean views....moreless
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Year's Week
Dec 30 - Jan 6, 2018
6 night min stay
High Season 2018
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2018
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Final Cleaning fee $100
- Taxes Not included
Discounted rates are available for rentals over 7 nights.
Unless otherwise stated, Rates are based on 8 people. Add'l $20-per-person-per-night.
Discounted rates are available for 14-day rentals during Christmas & New Year's
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment is made by mailing a U.S. cashier's check to our U.S. bank.
We require a 50% deposit. The balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.
Discountred rates are offered for rentals longer than 7 nights.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Punta Indio is a peninsula of land approximately 150 acres in size - the rental property consists of about 60 acres and is the only structure on the property. It is essentially an untouched nature reserve: a wooded forest that is home to many types of birds, families of howler monkeys, and iguanas (the smaller species called gorobos). From your own private pool, you can see gorgeous Playa Samara, and the surrounding jungle mountainside. Punta Indio is a peninsula that separates 2 very large beaches, so they are both within easy walking distance. From the beach house, you can walk a short ways and have a stunning view of Playa Carrillo on the other side. Or take a longer walk and overlook the small islet known as Isla Chora and Playa Samara from a different angle. There paths are fairly well-maintained though caution is always advised. For nature lovers, the spectacular views and glimpses of wildlife are immensely enjoyable. This region is a photographer's dream: lush forest, rugged coastline. It is a short drive to the town of Samara where you can enjoy many great restaurants, activities, boutiques and stores, and all the amenities you could want. But it is always a treat to come back and enjoy your completely private hideaway. Samara is a very cute town with a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. You can have lunch at many restaurants with your table right on the beach. You can rent horses, boogie-boards (for $2/day), surf boards, ATV's, bicycles. You can go ocean- kayaking, take surfing lessons, or go zip-lining with WingNuts Canopy Tours, truly a world-class tour.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: The 60 acres on Punta Indio is owned by a small group of mostly Canadians. We built the beach house and its infinity-edge pool in 1995 and, for more than a decade our families have spent our winter vacations there. It is a great place for extended families or for 3 or 4 couples. When our families became too large for us to all fit in this house, we each built a home on the 7 acres of Samara Reefs gated community. Hacienda Punta Indio remains a wonderful, special paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Sámara, Costa Rica:
We chose this property because of its fantastic location: it is the only house on a huge, forested peninsula that separates 2 gorgeous horseshoe-shaped beaches: Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach. The peninsula has many trails, 6 of which lead to awesome terraces, some with views of Samara, some of Carrillo, one overlooking the tiny island called Isla Chora, and some overlooking the open ocean. The property comprises over 60 acres which is like a private wildlife reserve - it is home to many families of howler monkeys, green iguanas, and a huge variety of birds. Being located half-way between Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara, it is easy to visit both beaches. There is also a third beach called Bahia Media Luna (half-moon bay) - it is only accessible through our property, by kayak, or by walking around the rocky, craggy point. This is an incredibly beautiful peninsula and, when it is not being used by our own families, we love to share it with other families.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Complete Privacy: your own salt-water, infinity-edge pool on your own 60 acres of jungle paradise. From your doorstep, you can explore many walking paths, seeing monkeys in their natural habitat, a variety of birds, iguanas (gorobos), bats, owls, and red-tailed squirrels. From Punta Indio, you are within walking distance to 3 beaches: Carrillo, Samara and a private little-known beach in-between called Half-Moon Bay (Bahia Media Luna). The 5 private bedroom suites give everyone his or her own space. The lack of nearby lights makes for fabulous star-gazing at night. Punta Indio has a trusted care-taker couple to help you should you need any assistance with the pool, a/c, or room safe. The beach house is on 60 acres of private jungle yet next to two of the country's prettiest beaches, and all the amenities you could ask for in two nice small towns.
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The kitchen, living room, 4 of the bdrms and the pool all face the Pacific Ocean.
Four sets of wooden doors open up making an open-air living room & dining room
This pool is a salt-water pool, meaning there is less chlorine smell.
Four of the bedroom suites face the pool and the ocean. These hammocks are great!
Aerial showing Hacienda Punta Indio (blue circle) in relation to 3 beaches.
Concrete construction makes each room very soundproof and surprisingly cool.
All 4 pool-side suites are have a/c, lots of storage, bathroom & are very quiet.
Enjoy watching troops of monkeys from this extra-large fifth bedroom.
Great for swimming laps. The shallow beach entry makes it ideal for toddlers.
The carport accommodates 2 large SUVs - cars are kept covered, cool, and shaded.
Enjoy spectacular sunsets! Being out of town, the star-gazing is amazing too!
Our caretaker can show you the trail to our private beach, Bahia Media Luna.
Just relax in one of the shaded hammocks and enjoy great ocean & hillside views!
This relaxing living room has comfy couches and 3 overhead ceiling fans.
The kitchen pass-through is perfect. Everyone gets a view - even while cooking!
Enjoy grilling here with this view! Two dining tables: 1 inside & 1 outside.
This fully equipped kitchen works well for 2 families. Lots of counterspace, d/w
A paved road winds gently up to the house. Hill is not steep, easy for small car
All 4 pool-side suites have front door, bathroom, and a view out the back door.
From the pool you can see the entire bay, the reefs, & Samara lit up at night.
This spectacular 60acres is situated between Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach.
This is the gated entrance to Hacienda Punta Indio. Welcome!
An easy 5-minute trail leads to this stunning view of Playa Carrillo.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017
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