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Best Deal Condo. Walk To Best Beaches In Costa Rica. SPECIAL RATES NOW***

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Condo in modern Resort. Suit Singles or Couples with 1- 2 Children.

Comfortable and cozy condo within walking distance to Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. Perfect for a couple or a couple with one or two small children as it has a pullout sofabed in the living area. The apartment is situated in MonteLaguna Resort, rated as 'excellent'. Built in 2010 and features on site security, on site parking, large pool and deck, children's play area, beautiful view of the lagoon, and its own water system. The condo is located on the second floor (There is an elevator) and features a spacious bedroom with a good sized eat-in balcony, flat screen TV and WiFi Internet, shower with separate toilet, ceiling fans and A/C. Kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, and complete utensils.

Outside there's a gazebo and great landscaping. Laundry is available on the first floor and linens are provided. Easy parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.

Samara and Carrillo are small coastal towns, very laid-back, and offering PURA VIDA. Recently, Samara was rated number 2 in the top 10 beachs in Central America. There is a clinic with an English-speaking doctor, pharmacies, churches, banks, DVD shop, post office, grocery stores, many restaurants and bars, tour agencies, car rental and a police station. There is also a Spanish language school in the town.

Just 45 minutes away is Nicoya, a rather large city, with most everything you could need, including a hospital. Multiple activities are available including swimming, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, golfing, rafting, kayaking, wildlife and bird watching and miniature golf. However you can always just relax by the beautiful pool while enjoying the peaceful green surroundings.

Suitability: children are welcome and the property is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, non smoking is allowed indoors and no pets. Cleaning and babysitting are available. Management is very friendly and readily available as the manager lives near by.

PLEASE Note that the apartment is not in the center of Samara. It is about 28 minutes walk on the beach to Samara and much nearer to Playa Carrillo. The location ensures quiet and peaceful surroundings away from the noise and the crowds. The parking is free, and there is regular bus service from just outside the resort. Taxis are abundant, safe and with reasonable rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Raif Ishak
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Raif Ishak

US small family, love to travel and connect with new friends from all over the world.

Raif Ishak purchased this condo in 2012

Why Raif Ishak chose Sámara

Fell in love with this location, the beautiful setting of the resort and the people.

What makes this condo unique

Very attractively priced, great location, very clean and well maintained and safety a priority. Very suitable for couples and small families. Peaceful lush surroundings with many options for multiple outdoor activities.


Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower are separate from each other.
  • The bath and toilet are separate from each other for more convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Cozy and cheerful bedroom. Accommodates 2 adults comfortably. Has a large balcony overlooking green scenic view. Sofabed is in living area sleeps 1 adult or 2 children
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Wonderful accommodation for hiking, golfing, water activities, nature watching, or simply relaxing and enjoying the pool and the lush surroundings.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario

Very nice condo in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at this clean and well equipped condo. The owner and local manager were professional and responsive. We had no problems, but I'm confident that any would have been dealt with quickly. The photos and description in the listing are quite accurate. The balcony was very nice and private, and the pool was excellent (and necessary during the hot dry season there!) -- lounge chairs were always available with enough shade, and we often had it all to ourselves in a high season. While it is a short walk from the condo to Samara beach, this is to the south end of it which has no services or shade. The much better option is to drive 2 minutes to Carillo Beach which is one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, 2-3 km long, mostly palm-lined and safe, with plenty of parking. It was mostly deserted on weekdays, and only moderately busy with local Ticos on the weekend. It's an easy 5 minute drive into Samara town which has plenty of good restaurants and a full grocery store, but at night you need to be careful of people walking and biking on the road. It really isn't practical to walk into town, especially in the evenings, so a car is almost essential if you want to stay at this condo, however you could use taxis to get into town and apparently they can be called to the small hotel on the same site. This hotel also has a very good restaurant.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, David, for your review. We have enjoyed having you as you were great guests and pleasant people. We appreciate your feed back regarding the beaches and both Samara and Carrillo. Having a car is a definite plus not just to go frm and to the apartment, but also to visit nearby areas of attraction and different leisure activities. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you soon in the near future. Best wishes. Raif
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Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Quiet, comfortable, convenient, clean property. I stayed for three months.

  • 4 of 5

This condo is located very conveniently for a person who would enjoy a very short walk to two spectacular beaches. Value for money was excellent in comparison to other condos in the area. While the condo is a short $3 colones taxi ride from downtown Sámara I would very much prefer it to properties on the north side if Samara for a long long list of reasons. A car is always nice but I commuted by bike when needed and walked the beach.

I relayed to the owner a need for additional kitchen and condo items - I was a long stay and cooked at the condo. Also there was no washer on the premises - I had expected coin a operated washer.

I loved the quiet patio, the view, and the birds in the morning. The pool was lovely, clean and warm. I had a peaceful relaxing stay.

I my three months there I saw many guests come and go and the folks and families I met were happy to be in the condo building. I received great service from the owner’s local property manager.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Linda, for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are always adding to the items in the apartment especially in the kitchen. Many of our guests (like yourself) prepare their own meals and it is natural that the usage will cause some damage and breakage, just like in your home. We depend on our guests to tell us what is needed and we act in response ASAP. We are glad we had you for 3 months and hope that we shall see you again soon! Raif
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Samara was a blast!

  • 4 of 5

We recently traveled to CR with my two teenage sons and the condo was perfect!! Checkin was simple and no stress, location great and condo comfortable. Best part was the neighbors who were extremely friendly. Infact, we needed up having a large fish-fry with them from our spear fishing trip. They fired up their grill and invited us into their home for dinner and drinks. Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to know that you did enjoy your stay with us. Our aim is to always help guests to have the comfort and enjoyment that they deserve. Your comment makes us happy and proud because we are achieving what we aim to do.
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Charming property

  • 5 of 5

flat had everything we needed, gorgeous pool and given the low season we had it all to ourselves!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Irina. It was a pleasure to have both pf you and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon! Raif
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Clean and comfortable. Close to beautiful beaches!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing, and not long enough! Laura the manager was very friendly and was always prompt in responding to any questions we had.

Just wish there were nicer chairs at the pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Jill. We appreciate your kind words. Your comment reminds us of our number one objective which is the comfort and enjoyment of the guest. I shall be talking to the person responsible about the pool chairs. to get better ones. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon! Our best wishes. Raif
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Perfect for 3 days!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was perfect for the 3 days we were there. Any longer, and we would have stayed in Samara so we were closer to everything. Lots of bugs and some of the lights didn't work properly. Other than that, it served its purpose! Pool was great!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shellia, I am glad the condo was perfect for your stay. For people who MUST be in the center of Samara, this is not the place, but for others who appreciate security, peaceful quiet place with beautiful surroundings, our condo is the best! The lights issue is easily addressed (we ask that you tell the Manager immediately) and there are bugs OUSIDE the building. After all, we have great natural environment :-) Best wishes. Raif
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Samara and Carillo
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $29
Damage Deposit $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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