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Beautiful, Contemporary Private Art/Yoga Retreat Home In Paradise!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Three Bedroom Home With Ocean And Mountain Views, Infinity Pool, Yoga Deck

Very contemporary open art filled home, three bedrooms each with private indoor/outdoor bath offering beautiful views of both the ocean and mountains from high on a hill. A true experience of being in and surrounded by nature yet elegant.

The location of this property is enough out of town to offer total privacy and yet close enough to get to town and the beach quickly. The serenity is amazing, the views are magic! The infinity pool invites you to laze or swim laps while you gaze at the ocean. You can literally walk into the pool from both the living room area as well as the master suite. The gourmet kitchen, with lots of amenities, including an ice cream maker, has sliding windows that open up to the mountains so when you are preparing food, you have wonderful views. The yoga deck/art/massage studio, on top is the crowning jewel! You feel like you are on top of the world with 360 degree view of ocean and mountains and sky, nothing else besides lots of monkeys and birds! Our little family of monkeys traverse the property on a regular basis.You can spend hours watching them play. There are other decks to sun on or relax in the shade. The bedrooms all have private baths with outdoor/indoor showers. Art is integrated everywhere, including the owners light sculptures, architectural glass installations and paintings. The paintings are all for sale and the light sculptures are available for order. All of the furniture was designed by the owner and made specifically for the house.

There are most often bananas, papayas and mangoes available on the property for your enjoyment. Schedule a massage on the yoga deck with the finest massage therapist in Samara, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the monkeys or play in the pool.

There intentionally are NO TV's, however there is internet so you can stay connected, watch movies online and listen to music. This is the place to have a REAL Costa Rica experience of being surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the natural environment while also being bathed in elegance. A place to relax, recharge your creative juices and most of all just enjoy! This is not an appropriate property for young children due to the lack of railings on top decks and the fact that the two bedrooms other than master have their own separate entrances from outside for privacy. It is ideal for up to three couples or families with older children. Liberia airport is app 2 hrs away and San Jose airport is 4-5 hours away so unless you arrive in time to make it to the property by 9:00 pm it is best to stay over and arrive the following day. I however do recommend trying to arrive before dark as it is easier to find and get the lay of the land! If your flight is late or some other problem occurs that makes you run late please advise Louise, my neighbor who will be checking you in right away (506) 2656-2462.

You will receive a welcome check in letter with check in details, GPS coordinates and basic directions.

More Details

Property Manager
deanne sabeck
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About deanne sabeck

I am an internationally know professional glass artist and gallery owner working specifically in 'Light Sculpture' and devoted yogini

deanne sabeck purchased this villa in 2009

Why deanne sabeck chose Sámara

As an artist and yoga practitioner/teacher, I wanted to create a space that was private, serene and beautiful to recharge my creative energies, experience nature in a profound way, and be able to offer this same benefit to others. I found this property which is just a short distance from town and yet very private with gorgeous views of the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. There is always a nice breeze up on this hill which keeps the house fresh and cool, little need for AC although it is in all of the bedrooms. I worked with an architect to design and build this spectacular house that is modern, very zen in feel and very open. An experience of living in nature in luxury!

All of the furniture was designed by me and made specifically for the house.

This is the place to have a real Costa Rica experience of being in the beauty, simplicity and serenity of nature.

What makes this villa unique

The serenity is amazing, the views are magic! The infinity pool invites you to laze or swim laps while you gaze at the ocean. You can literally walk into the pool from both the living room area as well as the master suite. The gourmet kitchen, with lots of amenities, including an ice cream maker, has sliding windows that open up to the mountains so when you are preparing food, you have a wonderful view. The yoga deck on top is the crowning jewel! A 360 degree view of ocean and mountains and sky, nothing else besides lots of monkeys and birds! There are other decks to sun on or relax in the shade. The bedrooms all have private baths with outdoor/indoor showers. Art is everywhere, including the owners light sculptures, architectural glass installations and paintings. The paintings are all for sale and the light sculptures are available for order.

There are most often bananas, papayas and mangoes available on the property for your enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Susana User Profile

Susana

January 2018



Casa Candelitas is a piece of heaven in Samara! We spent 10 wonderful days with my parents and it was the best Christmas ever! The house is gorgeous, very confortable, sorrounded by nature, has an amazing view to the ocean and is perfectly equiped with everything you might need. Thank you Deanne for such a wonderful experience
Dec 2017
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Amenities

Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have outdoor/indoor showers which are very private
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The fold out makes into a king and is super comfortable
  • The master suite is a beautiful open space from which you can access the pool directly and opens up to the garden. The other two rooms have their own private access and bath/outdoor showers with access to the back garden
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is the place to get away from it all! The house is on a several acres, very private and yet very elegant. You are living in an art gallery, yoga studio high on a hill surrounded by ocean and mountains.

Reviews

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Beautiful, Contemporary Private Art/Yoga Retreat Home In Paradise!
average rating of 4.652174 based on 25 reviews
5

Second stay in this wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we came to stay in Casa Candelitas and the house was just as wonderful as we remembered it. There was ample space for our family of four (two adults and kids aged ten and twelve). We all appreciated the lovely pool directly adjacent to the living room. It made coming home from day trip even more pleasant. The house is modern and well equipped and the location in the hills about 10-15 minutes drive from Playa Samara was just perfect for us. There is abundant wildlife on the property - in our two weeks we saw monkeys less than 15 feet away in the trees on a daily basis. Other visitors included an armadillo and one night a jaguarundi (a small wild cat) interested in our bbq'd red snapper.

Although there was never any problem, it was good to know that the friendly next door neighbor Louise lives only a couple of hundred feet away, far enough to feel completely private, but close enough to call for help, should the need arise.

We'd recommend this house to anybody wanting quick access to the beautiful beaches close by and at the same time appreciating the privacy of a house in the hills.

We hope to be able to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so happy to accommodate Felix and his family for the second time. Originally they wanted a week that has just been booked literally the day before so we both worked together to adjust some things around and they were able to come the precious week. They are lovely and very appreciative family. I hope they continue to visit Casa Candelitas in the future.
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5

Magical property nestled in nature

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home should not be overlooked. It’s a magical place to stay! The monkeys come through this property almost on a daily basis. The iquanas that you see~the variety of birds! The sounds at night. If you love nature, you should only stay here at Casa Candelitas. The pool is heavenly. I never thought I was a pool person~ but it was amazing to have your own personal pool to cool off in. I swam laps every day. It’s super easy to get into town and enjoy the local farmers for delicious fruits and vegetables. The locally made products as well. The Ticos and Ticas are such kind and happy people. The beach at Samara is beautiful. Restaurants right on the beaches edge- Luv Burger was the best! And Loiuse - Casa Candelitas manager is a wealth of knowledge (if you need some) or tremendously respectful of your privacy. Deanne has a tremendous piece of heaven here and to have the opportunity to actually experience it here and share what she has created ~ hurry up and get there! You cannot beat the roof top deck for yoga and meditation and monkey watching! Kitchen has everything you need. We cooked breakfasts and quite a few dinners. It was well stocked like a well lived in home. Thank you Deanne for sharing your casa of light and heaven. 2 weeks wasn’t even long enough! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Donna, I am so glad to know you had such a great time. Your review was so thoughtful, so many details that other guests would find helpful. You are welcome back anytime and I always give discounts to return guests.
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5

The hill top jungle villa was very lovely, peaceful and serene. We enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit at our Costa Rican villa. The space was filled with wonderful art and we had a very enjoyable time. We would go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brainerd and St Paul, MN and Denver, CO
3

Beautiful pool and views

  • 3 of 5

The pool was the best ever! Beautiful sunsets from the top. Did not enjoy the extra "visitors" 6 scorpions in one bedroom and many large spiders in the other. The main house had "friendly" visitors which were expected (and photographed) in this location. No monkeys. Walked down to the river and found them. Wished there had been air conditioning in the living room. Noticed that after sharing dinner everyone wandered off to their air conditioned bedrooms as the living room was too hot with the doors closed and too buggy with them open. Wished there was a toaster and microwave (this would have cut down on prep heat from dinner)

The light sculptures were spectacular! How did you do that??? Loved that the glass walls in the master and living room fully opened

It is a beautiful place but the spiders and scorpions were troubling for the 3-30years olds

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best vacations I've ever done. Having our on private house, pool and yoga space was amazing. Woken up by the birds every morning, followed by yoga and relaxing by the pool. Got to see the Howler monkeys up close.

I'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house and property! Beautiful views and the design of the house is amazing. We are a family of four, kids 10 and 13. Since the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms do not access directly into the main part of the house we had one adult sleep with one child in each bedroom and that worked well.

Bring your own beach towels for heading to the beaches - we didn't find any.

We hope to come back.

Kate

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time. Although I did not get a chance to meet you, my neighbor who checked you all in, had rave reviews about your family! And yes as I explained to you, the situation with the bedrooms is not ideal for a family with young kids, it was built as an art yoga retreat but so far many families have stayed and it has worked out just fine. Hope your kids got to experience a fun adventure and got some monkey time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
liberia
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Call owner directly for long term rental, housecleaning options and other information.
Due to the somewhat remote location of this property it is not possible to check in after dark (5:30) so it is advisable to plan your trip accordingly. Liberia airport is app 2 hrs away so if you are arriving there after 2:00, you should plan to check in the following day. San Jose airport is 4-5 hours away so unless you arrive before noon, you will also need to check in the following day. If your flight is late or some other problem occurs that makes you run late please advise property manager right away (506) 8383-9333.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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