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Ultra-modern Architecture, Beach Views, Saltwater Pool & 3 Min Walk To Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

Four-floor luxury beach house, panoramic ocean views, jungle view, VERY private

This ultra modern 3-bedroom beach house has the perfect location - 5 minutes walk to the beach and spectacular ocean views from the pool and bedrooms. Owned by the homeowners who manage the Samara Reefs gated community, this Lower Samara Reefs house is 330 yards directly in front of Samara beach and a easy 10 minute walk to the town-center of Samara.

This house is built TALL, to make the most of the stunning ocean views. In fact, all the main living space is located on the 3rd floor, a huge sundeck, and the swimming pool!. There is an ultra-modern, large, designer kitchen, a living room, dining room, a very large sundeck, a covered dining room table, and an fantastic saltwater infinity-edge swimming pool. The master bedroom is located upstairs on the 4th floor and gets a fantastic view out all 4 sides. Two additional bedrooms, on the second floor, have large wraparound decks that look out into the natural jungle. From there you can enjoy watching troops of howler monkeys, birds, iguanas, and a huge variety of songbirds. All 3 bedrooms have large sliding glass doors, allowing for cool breezes to flow through. The location is extremely private - in fact, quite perfect for honeymooners. The gourmet kitchen is spacious and bright with granite countertops, designer kitchen cabinets, all-stainless steel appliances, and even an air-conditioned walk-in pantry. Next to the kitchen is a large dining room table and beside it is the living room. Open up the doors and enjoy the sound of the surf and the cool ocean breezes. Just open up the double-wide patio doors and your living space is now connected to the large outdoor deck and the swimming pool. Fire up the bbq grilll and this spot becomes the best dinner deck in Samara.

From the 3rd and 4th floors, enjoy spectacularly beautiful panoramic views of Samara Beach, the small island of Isla Chora, the off-shore reefs, the sound of the surf. Unlike most properties this close to town, this house is surrounded by shaded, natural jungle. Mature trees are located throughout the property and give the house complete privacy from both the road and neighbouring houses. From your own deck, watch troops of monkeys swinging in the trees below, and watch flocks of squawking parakeets fly by.

All of bedrooms have remote controlled air-conditioning. Also, ceiling fans are located in the bedrooms as well as in the covered areas of the outside decks.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need: pots, pans, dishes and utensils to make eating at home both convenient and relaxing. There is a covered outside dining table as well as an indoor dining table.

To assist with luggage and help those with mobility issues, there is an elevator from the car park area to all levels of the house. Please note: to use the elevator you must make a special request at the time of booking.

Because of safety issues regarding the safety railing around the upper decks, we prefer to not rent to families with children under the age of 8. The railings around the deck are fine for adults but not for small children. For families with older children, this is truly a magical place where they can enjoy the very best of Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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Property Manager
Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Casa Estiyul is located in Lower Samara Reefs, one of the finest. most luxurious developments in Costa Rica. My husband and I live full-time in Vancouver, Canada. We own Casa Colibri, one of seven beach houses in Samara Reefs just up the hill from Estiyul.

Casa Estiyul is owned and maintained by the main Samara Reefs partners; the house is looked after on a daily basis by our partnerships' full-time Administrator and full-time Housekeeper, who have been valued key employees of ours for over 15 years.

I look after the VRBO rental management of Casa Estiyul along with 4 of the other houses in Samara Reefs: Villa Mirador, Casa Colibri, Villa de Las Brisas, and Casa Centenario. If Casa Estiyul is booked for your dates, it is worthwhile checking with me because one of our other houses may be available. Our family visits Samara as often as we are able to, but while we are not there we are happy to rent these wonderful houses to responsible and 'gentle users'.

Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada chose Guanacaste

Estiyul truly has a unique location. It is located across the street from Samara beach. In order to take advantage of its location, the living area and swimming pool are located on the 3rd floor - so you can enjoy being within walking distance to the beach AND have the spectacular ocean views.

Casa Estiyul is a 3-minute walk to the beach and from there, a 10 minute stroll to beach-front restaurants, surf schools, coffee shops, and the town-center of Samara.

A few miles to the west is another of Costa Rica's gems: Playa Carrillo, a fantastic undeveloped beach that is palm-lined, has perfect waves for body sufing and boogie boarding.

What makes this house unique

Casa Estiyul is super-close to Samara Beach, is ultra-modern, and yet is very private. Because it is so close to town and to the beach, it is a great choice if you are considering going car-less. It is only a 3 minute walk to the beach (300 metres) and another 10 minutes to the town-center of Samara.

This property also offers tremendous privacy - it is surrounded by jungle but has no immediate neighbors on either side, it is great for honeymooners as it offers almost completely privacy. The jungle setting provides a wonderful variety of song birds, howler monkeys, and a variety of lizards and iguanas are all part of what make up the ambiance of this location. The house sits at the end of a long driveway behind a distinctive electronic gate, giving great security.

Yet the minute you enter Casa Estiyul, you enter a world of luxury living: an ultra-modern, gorgeous designer house built to American building standards. A designer kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to produce gourmet meals, an outdoor barbecue. So as well as enjoying the many great restaurants, you have the option of eating breakfast and lunch and dinner with one of the best views in town. And because of the higher elevation, it is breezy and there are fewer mosquitoes.

Casa Estiyul has it all: Modern living inside and jungle outside, your own pool, relaxing chaise lounges, a large outdoor deck and a backdrop of gorgeous beach and ocean views. Complete paradise!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Ultra-modern Architecture, Beach Views, Saltwater Pool & 3 Min Walk To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Los Angeles, California


  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Estiyul!! We stayed a full week and it was hard to leave! The house is beautiful and well spaced out. The first floor has two bedrooms and one bathroom, which is where our four teenagers stayed. The next floor is the living room, kitchen, pool, which is large enough for everyone to gather indoor/outdoor. And finally, the top floor is the master suite, which offers a majestic ocean view and lots of privacy! The house is conveniently located to the beach and town - a few minutes to the beach, about 10 to the beach town. If you don't feel like walking, cabs are a couple of dollars, very easy. We love Samara Beach - laid back, safe swimming, good food and tons of activities. The locals are wonderful and welcoming. Wish I were there right now!!!!! Will definitely return to Estiyul!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were just at Casa Estiyul for a week. Could not have been better. The architect took great pains to design a house that is very livable but also takes advantages of all possible views. One morning we awakened to a spectacular view of the ocean with a double rainbow. The house is 4 stories and seems to embrace the trees surrounding it. Birds and howler monkeys kept us company. Loved the pool area which is right off the kitchen and living room. Estiyul is very well equipped. Location is great- 4 dollar taxi ride to Samara.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Alberni BC Canada

Fabulous location, great view

  • 5 of 5

Casa Estiyul is a gem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Close to the beaches and town. We enjoyed the patio and pool area. The house is well designed and equipped for relaxed entertaining. All of the bedrooms are comfortable. If you are there first, grab the master its has awesome view.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Casa Estiyul ...... Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing architectural gem overlooking Playa Samara and close to Playa Carrillo .... Great, welcoming property for so many reasons. Endless possibilities for the discerning guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Casa Estiyul is a very nice house with a beautiful and light design and a fantastic view over the ocean. The master bedroom is really nice but all bedrooms are good. The pool area is comfortable and large. The beach is only some minutes walk from the house and it is about 10-15 minutes to the center of the small city. The kitchen is very well equipped and the surroundings quite, even if you sometimes hear the monkeys. The service was very good and we all, 6 adults, loved this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous and Accommodating to all

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view from a beautiful home. Bedrooms are comfortable and air-conditioned. Kitchen with open patio and pool are fabulous for morning and late evening relaxation. Simple 10 minute beach walk to central town full of many great restaurants. Activities highlight included zip lining, kayaking to island, and eco tour of rain forest area. Snorkeling not the best. Driveway is a steep walk if have difficulties walking a hill but there is an elevator in house for each level. Great for adventurous and/or meditation type.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Vela Latina
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Casa Esmeralda
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Samara
Car: recommended

Casa Estiyul is a 4 or 5 minute drive to the village of Samara. Located literally across the street from the beach, it is a 3-minute walk to beautiful sandy beachfront of Samara (approx. 300 metres away). If you are headed to town, continue walking westerly for another 8 minutes and you will be at the hub of Samara Village. From the house, it is a 6-minute drive to Playa Carrillo, another of Costa Rica’s favourite beaches. Unlike Samara, Playa Carrillo is completely undeveloped with only gorgeous palm trees, sand, surf, and the occasional picnic bench. Enjoy!!!

Casa Estiyul is situated at the end of a long driveway behind a distinctive, electronic gate. There is plenty of parking, both covered and uncovered. The grounds are fully landscaped and blend into the lush green jungle. A wonderful variety of song birds, howler monkeys, lizards and iguanas are all part of what make up the ambiance of this location.


Rates & Availability

Sámara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Discounted Feb Rate
Jan 18 2017 - Feb 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Discounted Rate available for smaller groups (except for Christmas, New Year's and Easter)
Discounted Rate available for rentals longer than 7 nights
Please note: This house is restricted to children over the age of 8 due to non-child-proof railings around all of the sundecks.

Payment is made by mailing either a personal check or a U.S. cashier's check to our U.S. bank. We do not accept credit cards.
A 50% deposit confirms your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.
Once payment has been received, your reservation is confirmed.

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Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Lower Bedroom #2 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our Housekeeper will come to the house every 3 days to do light cleaning. This is LIMITED to sweeping the floors and cleaning the bathrooms. Bed linens are changed once a week.

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