Feedback

Your Own Private Retreat: Beach Views, Sleeps 12, Infinity Pool, Walk to Beach

The owner has been emailed.
This owner doesn't offer online booking through VRBO's checkout. You won't be eligible for our Book with Confidence Guarantee.
Never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Learn more

The kitchen, living room, 4 of the bdrms and the pool all face the Pacific Ocean.

Calendar

Last updated: 07/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Hacienda Punta Indio is the perfect Costa Rican retreat/adventure vacation! Here you can enjoy comfortable accommodations and your own private infinity-edge pool while immersing yourself in a spectacular jungle setting. The spacious 5-bedroom house and 30-foot salt-water pool is perfect for multiple families, family reunions, or even yoga retreats.

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.
Pura Vida!

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside ok....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The flat tiled floor is perfect for wheel chair entry to all areas of the house. The shower does have a ledge that needs to be managed. Otherwise, the house is very suited to wheel chairs. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, reading lamp, pool view...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    1 kingsize bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom, jungle view...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Brand new renovated bathroom with shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    This 6th washroom lis ocated near the living room area....moreless

  • All 5 bedroom suites have their own en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom has a shower, toilet, and a countertop with double-sinks, a large mirror, bath and beach towels, plus lots of storage space for toiletries. Toilet paper, hand soap and shower soap are included in rental. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    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

  • Mountain View:

    Because Hacienda Punta Indio is elevated above the ocean, you get a panoramic view of lush green mountain views that extend for miles and miles in all directions. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    As well as views of Samara Beach, the property has walking trails. One gorgeous look-out overlooks a small island, another the open ocean where you can spot whales off in the distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a large dining room with rectangular table that seats 8 (or more). A 2nd round outdoor table can be moved beside it to make seating for 14. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All 5 bedrooms have remote control air conditioning. In the living room and dining room, there are large ceiling fans and large wooden doors that open on both sides of the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    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

  • Internet:

    Wireless router with excellent reception....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided as well as bath towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone:

    There are 2 telephones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Good selection of bath towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the basic cooking utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All basic dishes, utensils, and serving dishes are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    There is a dishwasher, with dishwasher detergent provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has a dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker. House is stocked with pots, pans, serving dishes, a full set of dishes, cutlery, as well as cooking utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics like pepper, salt, paper towels are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The large pool deck overlooks the ocean and has 6 white lounge chairs with an umbrella for total comfort....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Located at the back of the house. The 4 bedrooms have back doors, which open onto a shaded tiled deck where you can sit and enjoy birds and monkeys in the green canopy below....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    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

  • Porch / Veranda:

    A long covered veranda is beside the pool and runs the length of the house. It is the perfect spot to relax in the hammock or enjoy the cool shade during the hot part of the day. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis available in Samara....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    A wonderful infinity edge pool looks over Samara Beach below. Enjoy the lights of Samara at night and the stars above. The pool has very little chlorine and is mainly salt water. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Aug 20, 2016
6 night min stay
$440
$2,600

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Low Season Fall/16
Aug 21 - Nov 18, 2016
6 night min stay
$380
$2,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

American Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
High Season 2017
Nov 19 - Apr 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,200

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,800
flat fee
New Year's 2017
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800
flat fee
Easter 2017
Apr 9 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$400
$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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

Returning Guests receive a Friends & Family Discount

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


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 07/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Villas Playa Samara
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Punta Islita Executive 9 hole golf course
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Colibri Argentinian Steakhouse
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Samara Beach & Carrillo Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The kitchen, living room, 4 of the bdrms and the pool all face the Pacific Ocean.

    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

    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.

    This pool is a salt-water pool, meaning there is less chlorine smell.

  • The kitchen pass-through is perfect. Everyone gets a view - even while cooking!

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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 spectacular 60acres is situated between Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach.

  • This is the gated entrance to Hacienda Punta Indio.  Welcome!

    This is the gated entrance to Hacienda Punta Indio. Welcome!

  • An easy 5-minute trail leads to this stunning view of Playa Carrillo.

    An easy 5-minute trail leads to this stunning view of Playa Carrillo.

  • Just relax in one of the shaded hammocks and enjoy great ocean & hillside views!

    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.

    This relaxing living room has comfy couches and 3 overhead ceiling fans.

  • Enjoy stunning views of Samara Beach from the pool and enjoy total privacy.

    Enjoy stunning views of Samara Beach from the pool and enjoy total privacy.

  • Four of the bedroom suites face the pool and the ocean. These hammocks are great!

    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.

    Aerial showing Hacienda Punta Indio (blue circle) in relation to 3 beaches.

  • Concrete construction makes each room very soundproof and surprisingly cool.

    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.

    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.

    Enjoy watching troops of monkeys from this extra-large fifth bedroom.

  • Great for swimming laps. The shallow beach entry makes it ideal for toddlers.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    Our caretaker can show you the trail to our private beach, Bahia Media Luna.

VRBO #395744

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Partner Offers

Minimum stay 6-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book Get an Instant Quote
How to pay safely
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Your Own Private Retreat: Beach Views, Sleeps 12, Infinity Pool, Walk to Beach

Sámara, Costa Rica #395744

5 BR  5.5 BA  Sleeps 12

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.