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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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 4.7 based on 40 reviews

beautiful condo situated in the center of Samars

  • 5 of 5

condo clean and well equiped, ideal for family. very close to the beach and restaurants. Very helpful information provided inside the condo. I would recommend 100% this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Suzanne. Our goal is to be, as you said, "ideal for the family." Paul and Katie
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Overall great stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the condo and appreciated the location's proximity to everything in town.We would return again in the future, and would recommend this condo to those wanting to stay central in the town.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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très bien

  • 4 of 5

Beau condo très bien situé

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice. Street noise was loud a few nights, but overall great!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay at in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the condo and its central location, which is just a stonethrow away of everything - grocery stores, restaurants, beach, bank, bakery, a fruit stand with the most delicious fruits just in front of the condo! This comes with a little drawback though, as the condo is in a courtyard of a complex located on a busy intersection, so traffic noise and sometimes street partying on the weekend can get loud, however nothing too dramatic.

The condo itself was large, comfortable, the kitchen was very well equipped to cook at home.

Everything was great, Paul and Anabelle were super helpful answering questions and helping with booking transportation.

We absolutely loved Samara and would return in a heartbeat and would definitely stay in Paul’s condo again.

Thanks for everything,

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.




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.