Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sámara. Book Now!
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I bought the land in 2006, the same year I moved to Playa Samara. We broke ground fall of 2007 and wrapped up construction December 2008. I planned and built Alta Vista Condominiums overseeing every detail to the way I would like it as if I were on vacation. I've traveled to many beaches being a surfer and waterman and Playa Samara took the prize for being the friendliest, cleanest, most tico beach in Costa Rica. I built multiple condos with the idea that I'd live in one and rent the other two for my income.
Why Patrick chose Canton of Nicoya
Location, location, location. I'm located on the west (north) end of the bay of Playa Samara, in the small village called Cangrejal. It's still Samara Beach, it's just on the edge of the bay which means it's quiet. My building backs up to the forest and their are no neighbors to three sides of me. The only inhabitants are the incredible amount of different species - from howler monkeys, to tucans and iguanas, and everything in between, get ready for a natural paradise!
What makes this Condo unique
Unbeatable views of the beach and ocean yet on the quiet dead-end street that leads to the beach just 1.5 blocks away. Some other rental properties in Samara have great views, but you have to drive or make an unpleasant walk to the beach. Some places in Samara are close to the beach but have no view and are stagnant, with no beach breezes. Because of my openness to the ocean the breezes constantly reach the building keeping mosquitoes to a minimum and refreshing to a maximum!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We stayed in condo Begonia for 4 nights. We highly appreciated the place. We recommend it.
Thank you, we appreciate you choosing Alta Vista and taking great care of the condo. Please come back soon! -Patrick
Alta Vista - a Perfect Name
The covered rooftop deck has a Bella Alta Vista - you can see the beach across the horse pasture.
AND - as advertised you can walk down the street to the beach and then easily to middle of town in 15 minutes (or less if you can stand not going in the surf).
The well-known Soda La Perla is a block away, and you can get a good, authentic meal there.
In our opinion, you really do not need a car to stay at Alta Vista.
Also an opinion - it is nice to schedule a massage on the roof top with a local. You might need to carry the massage table up the stairs, but a massage heals that.
Hi Neal, thank you for the great review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope you come back soon! Best, Patrick
Broken A/C dampened otherwise great experience
Conveniently situated with great views but when an essential comfort of a tropical climate living is not there, the entire experience is compromised.
The A/C broke down on the our second day of a 7 day stay and did not get repaired. When I asked Patrick yo give me a small discount, he answered that it was a fact of the third world.
I thought the third world risk was a poor excuse as we did not pay third world prices. When you have all the amenities of a first world experience accompanied by the price to match, I’d expect better standards.
Other than that, the condo was fine.
Hi Tina, Yes it was a shame the a/c in the living room broke and the repair part did not arrive until after your departure. Me and my team work very hard to keep the condos 100% perfect and the a/c has been fixed. At least you had working a/c units in both bedrooms, and when both are running with the bedroom doors open, the entire condo will stay cool. Samara is not like California where you're from where you can call a repairman and for the right price the a/c is fixed the same day. By the way a comparable condo with a view in Southern California is $100-$200 more a night, and asking for a refund of money in exchange for a positive review is blackmail. Once again my aim is not to argue but to provide amazing experiences which you can tell by the reviews we succeed in doing.
Lovely, spacious condo, great location.
We loved Samara, we loved the Condo - clean, safe, everything you would need in the kitchen, spacious, great double shower, a stroll to the beach, a little pool for a cool dip, great extras like beach towels and beach chairs. The views are beautiful as are the monkeys, iguanas, horses and birds. Great beach for strolling, surfing, and drinking cocktails 🍸🍸!
All perfect apart from one thing... the 6 day festival in the field opposite between Xmas and New Year, unless you are a very heavy sleeper or partying until the early hours it does unfortunately disrupt the tranquility, just something to consider during this one week of the year. Other than this I would 100% recommend this beautiful spot and would love to return.
Thank you for the review and we hope to host you in the future! - Patrick
Thank you for our amazing stay in the Begonia condo. The location was perfect, the condo immaculate, and attention to detail was stellar. The pictures truly depict what we arrived to. From the start of my booking, I felt very well taken care of. Laura met us for both check in and check out with such pleasure and professionalism. Dennis, the groundkeeper, was so lovely and Xinia, the cleaner, was excellent. If Dennis offers you ceviche....go for it! It was so delicious. There isn't anything I'd do differently... I truly look forward to another trip! Thank you!!
Hi Desireé, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, and allowing us to host you! Please come back soon, we'd love to have you, and offer you a 10% repeat guest discount! Best Regards, Patrick
We had no complaints, the condo, location, and staff were all absolutely wonderful! From what we saw, this condo is one of the nicest places to stay in Samara and I would stay here again. Samara has the best food we experienced in Costa Rica and a beautiful quiet beach. The night turtle nesting tour is a MUST!
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words we are pleased to have met or exceeded your expectations! We look forward to the chance to host you again! Best regards, Patrick