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Heaven On Earth! Perfect Get-Away! Gorgeous Beach. Pool. Couples &/or Families.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 16,145 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Large Bedrooms • 2.5 Baths • Sleeps 8 • Clean • Quiet • All Amenities

Welcome to Casa JR, a quiet, clean, fully-furnished, 3 BR, 2.5 bath condo with everything you could want. Beach is a few feet away. Pool right outside the condo. Relax in the condo, at local restaurants or bars, or at the beach. See the rain forest, experience zip-lines, or go horse-back riding on the beach or to the waterfalls.

The condo is fully furnished with Washer, dryer, air conditioning and a fully-stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds with quality linens. Large closets in each bedroom. There is a comfortable living room for relaxing evenings. Less than a two minute walk down the street to the beach. Just right outside the door on the condo property is a pool that is safe for young children and families. There is also a patio area with a grill for outside dining. High speed wireless internet, TV and DVD player. The condo also has a phone in the kitchen and master bedroom.

Samara is a uniquely Costa Rican beach town. It is Heaven on Earth. Casa JR is in the center of town, with bakeries, fresh fruit stands, delicious and inexpensive restaurants all within a two minute walk. It is the best of all worlds - quiet and tranquil and in the heart of this small beach town.

Other beautiful beaches are within a few minutes walk. There is horse-back riding on the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing right at the beach.

The town is also home to a language school and massage school. There is an indoor/outdoor gym in town with daily classes. Also, several yoga schools and spas within a 30 minute drive.

More Details

Paul C Berman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

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

About Paul C Berman

Paul and Katie have two college-aged daughters. We are both psychologists and enjoy traveling and exploring. We have not traveled as much during the last five years but now that both our children are in college we are looking forward to more travels.

Paul C Berman purchased this condo in 2009

Why Paul C Berman chose Sámara

We purchased the property on our first visit to Samara. We instantly fell in love with the town and the community. Everything we could want is here - beach, language school, great and inexpensive restaurants, friendly community, and very safe. children.

What makes this condo unique

Everything you could want is here and within a two minute walk. Beach. Activities. Restaurants. Tranquility. Safety. Family-friendly.


Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 16145 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Great shower in master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable queen bed, private bath, closet/shelf space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lots of light, shared bathroom, closet/shelf space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Large room, lots of light, great closet and shelf space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Heaven On Earth! Perfect Get-Away! Gorgeous Beach. Pool. Couples &/or Families.
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews

Samara condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfectly located. Right in the middle of town and a stone throw to the beach. It's spacious, well laid out and with air conditioning!

Park your car and everything else is walkable, Samara is a must visit!

We enjoyed our stay very much and this rental was perfect and uncomplicated.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Easy, comfortable, relaxing and no hassle - those are our goals. We also agree that Samara is a special town and not to be missed. Paul and Katie
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Samara at Paul's condo. We arrived December 30th and stayed until January 6 (wish it would have been longer!) Paul sent all the necessary information beforehand and there was also plenty of info at the condo about good places to eat etc.

I traveled with my husband, two children (ages 5 and 8), parents, and sister. We all had a GREAT time. Samara is such a fun town. The beach is wonderful--clean and not too crowded (even though we were there on a holiday, so I expect it was busier than usual). We all felt very safe the whole time. Everyone was very friendly.

The condo was perfect for our family. It is very clean and in a great location--just a short walk to the beach. Even though it is on the main street, it is not loud at night. We all slept just fine. There were plenty of bath towels and extra blankets. The air conditioning works perfectly. The pool out back is small, but our kids LOVED swimming in it. They also loved the iguanas that live on the property (Spike and Eugene are their names--we were told by the people upstairs :)).

If you have a chance--go on the dolphin tour. It was awesome! We saw tons of dolphins! It's worth seeing the beach at Carillo as well, and it's just a short 5-minute drive away. Otherwise we were perfectly content to stay in Samara, lounge on the beach, and float in the warm water there.

We will be back some day--and would definitely stay at this property again!

Have fun--I'm jealous already of your travel here. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable lodging within easy walking distance of everything in Samara

  • 4 of 5

When we first arrived to the condo, I was a little concerned about noise since it is located at the busiest intersection in town. Due to the unit’s location in the back of the complex, however, noise was not a issue, it was surprisingly quiet inside the unit. We really appreciated the modern conveniences of air conditioning, HOT water, washer and dryer, and a well stocked kitchen (when we travel we like to make most meals at home). Also appreciated was the communication with Paul prior to the trip- he promptly provided detailed check in information, maps, and relevant travel information. If you enjoy Samara then this is an ideal vacation rental. The only drawback for us was that we just weren’t that enthralled with Samara, in general, so we probably won’t be back. Other beaches and towns are just more desirable to us (such as Nosara/Playa Guiones and Montezuma), but our overall experience with this particular rental was great and everything was advertised accurately!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Prospect, IL

Very nice we had a family of 7 and it worked out well

  • 4 of 5

It was very nice and clean and close to beach, restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in Samara! Its a block from the beach and walking distance to everything. The grocery store is next door and there is a fruit stand across the street. The pool was perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach. The condo is clean, has a safe and is in excellent condition. I would definitely stay here again if I were in the area. Thank you Paul!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our goal. Thank you. Paul and Katie
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Corpus Christi, TX

Amazing Samara, Costa Rica Vacation 4-29-17 to 5-6-17

  • 5 of 5

When you say Heaven on Earth, you really mean it... It may have been hot as hell, but really was Heavenly!!! Samara and the locals survived our visit.... He!He!He! Even though it was hot, we could always come home to a Cool Condo that stayed Very Comfortable all the time. We had everything we needed for cooking at home, which we enjoyed doing. We did go out to eat several times, which was Great Food at all the places we went to. The pool was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed it, Very Refreshing... The Condo fit our needs Perfectly and being right in the middle of town, whoever wanted to go out at night was within walking distance to the Night Life. I personally enjoyed Playa Carrillo the Best, but really didn't venture out to the others besides Playa Samara. I wish I could have stayed there a Month, but Work won't let me do that right now.... Ugh!!! Thank you Paul for Having us and we will definitely keep you in mind if we come again to visit...

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Daniel Oduber Quirós Int'l Airport, Liberia, CR
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Kilometres
Gondola Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Playa Samara
Car: not necessary

Samara is a traditional Costa Rican beach town with international flavor. Excellent restaurants (Italian, fresh seafood, German, traditional Costa Rican, vegetarian and more). The life in Samara is easy care-free living with inexpensive and delicious fresh bakeries and fresh fruit markets within a two minute walk. Surf schools, massage school, language school, horseback riding on the beach or mountains or to waterfalls, scuba diving, and zip lines all within 5 minutes. High speed internet cafes within a two minute walk provide friendly and thorough tour guide information for trips throughout Costa Rica. Eco-tourism including river tours, tours of rain forest, and other nature tours are within an hour drive. Punta Islita, a gorgeous and tranquil ocean-front spa and resort, is also within a 45 minute drive - it is a must do activity. For those who want more than a relaxing and quite time at the beach, there is lots to do in and around Samara and enough days trips to keep everyone busy for weeks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250

The quoted rates are for six people. Additional guests are $25 per person per night. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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