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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Casa Samba is the perfect tropical escape villa. This 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms villa was built into a bluff, overlooking the rainforest with vast Pacific Ocean views near Playa Espadilla white sand beach. It is in the exclusive cobble stoned neighborhood on Pacific Canyon Drive, private, but easily accessible to the local markets, restaurants, spas and the Manual Antonio National Park.


The villa’s multi-level living spaces all open to ocean breezes and tropical gardens with exotic sounds and scents from the local flora and fauna. This is not the typical vacation villa that was hastily built to get a quick flip. The owner actually lived in Casa Samba with his family, sparing no details to make this an original and exquisitely designed Balinese style home. Includes cathedral bamboo open beam ceilings, hand carved stone and glazed earthenware custom sinks, custom stonework and tile, exotic hardwoods and original art from around the world.


Pacific Canyon Drive is a private gated neighborhood set-off the main Manuel Antonio road. It is a community built by expats that wanted the comforts of modern luxury living within a tropical beach town. All conveniences and necessities are available by bus, taxi or walking distance.


- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms ensuite

- 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.

- Ceiling fans throughout the villa

- 2 Private Pools: large outdoor plunge pool & indoor soak pool

- Guest Cottage

- Game room with wet bar, pool table, TV w/ DVD player and whirlpool

- Wifi throughout villa

- Kitchen equipped with all modern appliances

- Daily housekeeping & Private Chef

PLEASE NOTE: This villa is available to be rented as a 4-5 bedrooms with varying rates respectively. You may find other ads for this home with different rates for different bedroom counts but it is always private to just your group. Please inquire about specific rates for smaller or larger groups.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of 9 of us were in Costa Rica for the Offshore World Championships and chose Casa Samba because of its proximity to the event.

We couldn't have been more pleased with the property. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. All the rooms were great and Ricky, our concierge gave us all the information we required.

Both pools and all common rooms were beautiful.

We highly recommend using Choco the chef as much as possible. The food he prepared was excellent and was always there when required.

I'd definitely stay at Casa Samba if you're in the Quepos area.
Apr 2015
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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Ditto for the perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

There's not much I can add to the review "A perfect vacation" by my friend Michele, except to heap praises on Casa Samba and the Escape Villa staff, including Valerie, Ricky, Roxy and especially Junior, our incredible personal chef. Before we arrived, the process to reserve the house went very smoothly and the Escape Villa staff were responsive and very helpful. Once there, the view was absolutely stunning, the wildlife and foliage enchanting (monkeys, birds, butterflies), the house was situated perfectly - just a short 5-10 min walk to shops and restaurants and a delightful 20-30 min walk to the beach and National Park. The bus system worked great and all of the recommended activities Valerie set up for us were very well run and reasonably priced. It was simply an incredible vacation facilitated by the lovely Casa Samba and excellent support staff that made our stay so memorable. We would love to come again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want you to come back soon!! Thanks for more great praise, all of us on the Escape Villas team appreciate it very much! It is the perfect location with something for every interest. We are happy you will have fond memories. Muchas gracias!!
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Washington DC

A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

There were 9 of us on staying in Casa Samba for a week (3 couples and 3 single people) and the house was a perfect accommodation for our needs: spacious, comfortable, affording privacy as well as plenty of places for group gatherings. The views from every room were beautiful and the location ideal. What impressed us most was the attentiveness of the staff. Let's start with Valerie, the concierge, who answered all our questions and helped us to plan our stay down to the smallest detail. Then there is Ricky, the property manager, who bent over backwards to take care of us. He was attentive to every detail, even coming over on New Year's Day, and with a smile oh his face. Then, Chef Junior! There are not enough words to sing his praises and every meal was a culinary and visual delight. Although there were well prepared menu suggestions for us to choose from, we would ask about his favorite dishes and let him know the kinds of food we liked to eat. These conversations resulted in delicious, healthful and imaginative meals that we will never forget. Roxy the housekeeper was attentive in every way and always pleasant. Everyone in our group agreed that we would love to come back. Thank you!.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Manuel Antonio! Thanks for the shout outs for each of us on the Escape Villas team - it makes our jobs even more rewarding to hear we created your perfect vacation!! We are looking forward to seeing again soon!
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Montgomery, AL, USA

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Samba was a dream come true and the perfect vacation escape property. Outstanding accommodations with a magnificent view of Manual Antonio National Park, the Pacific Ocean, and local beach. We were in the middle of the scenic jungle with so much incredible wildlife such as toucans, sloths, and monkeys. Also, we were close to so many delicious local restaurants. Our excursions of doing zip-ling and the waterfall tour were very accommodating. They came right to the property to pick us up. We want to thank all of the Escape Villa staff for treating us like family. You made us feel right at home during our dream vacation. My wife said is was the "best birthday ever!" Thank you, we plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences. It was a pleasure to have you stay and thrilled the birthday vacation met expectations!! All of us at Escape Villas look forward to seeing you very soon! Muchas gracias!
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Corona, Ca. USA

Case Samba

  • 5 of 5

We loved the premises and location. It has all the accommodations of being at home. The view is spectacular and there are multiple sitting areas to enjoy it. The chef was great. We asked that he cook typical Costa Rican food.

All our transportation was arranged for us. We took local taxi service to participate in the Zip lining activity and visitation to the National Park.

We were able to see 3 types of monkeys and saw sloths on 5 different occasions.

I would return and recommend the country and the residence.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias for your review! The Escape Villas' Casa Samba staff were happy to hear you saw so much wildlife here. The Chef always makes you feel like you're on vacation. See you soon!
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Casa Samba. Outstanding luxury property in Manuel

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation around fathers 85th birthday. Ten of us were easily accommodated in this spacious beautifully designed home. We arranged for a cook to prepare breakfast and dinner. Hiro the chef received high marks from all of us including my Cordon Blue Paris trained sister and her husband who for over ten years owned a haute cuisine French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Ricky the property manager was always there to provide tour, restaurant and general recommendations. The house was cleaned top to bottom everyday and kept in immaculate condition. I would highly recommend Casa Samba to anyone traveling to Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon checkin


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
February Special
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holy Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
New Years week
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holy week
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for 4 bedrooms and 8 guests.
The house does have a 5th bedroom available for larger groups, please inquire about rates for larger groups.
Always private to just your group.
Christmas & New Years: Rates are for 5 bedroom only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Swimming pool, Indoor Plunge Pool, Pool Table, Jacuzzi, TV, DVD/CD Player, Stereo, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Air Conditioning in bedrooms, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Laundry Service available, Concierge, Pack and Play, High Chair, In-Room Safes, Refrigerator, Microwave, Blender, Coffeemaker, Dishwasher, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware.

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