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Ultra-modern Architecture, Ocean View, Private Pool & 3 Min Walk To Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Panoramic Ocean Views from Every room

This ultra modern 3-bedroom beach house has the perfect location - directly across the street from beautiful sandy Samara beach and an easy walk to the cute town of Samara. Located just 330 yards from the beach, Casa Estiyul has 4 storeys. To take full advantage of the stunning beach view, the main living space and the swimming pool are up on the 3rd floor. The master bedroom is on the top - the 4th floor. The panoramic ocean views are spectacular - whether you are lounging on the pool deck, in the saltwater pool, at the outdoor dining room table, or on the deck of the upper master bedroom. Owned by the managing partners of the Samara Reefs gated community, Casa Estiyul is a easy 10 minute walk to the town-center of Samara; from this house going car-less is a great option.

Right out of Architectural Digest, the features of this stunning house include a very private salt-water infinity-edge swimming pool, a large ultra-modern kitchen, a spacious living room and dining room, a very large sundeck, a covered outdoor dining room table. Or, if you prefer, there is an indoor dining room table. The master bedroom is located upstairs on the 4th floor and gets a fantastic view out all 4 directions - there is a stunning view of beautiful beach, the waves, the tiny of island of Isla Chora, but also of the surrounding hillsides and jungle canopy. The two lower bedrooms also have large wraparound decks with great ocean views and have a birds-eye view into the surrounding jungle canopy. 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 - it's actually perfect for honeymooners. The gourmet kitchen is spacious and bright with granite counter tops, 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, you can hear the surf and enjoy watching kayakers row out to the tiny island of Isla Chora. Unlike most properties this close to town, this house is surrounded by shaded, natural jungle and offers complete privacy from other houses. Mature trees are located throughout the property and give the house complete privacy from both the road and nearby 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 super-comfortable beds and remote controlled air-conditioning. To increase the airflow, ceiling fans are located in each of 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 so, depending on the weather, you can eat inside or al fresco.

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Sámara

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!


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: we return a max of 90% of rental fee more than 91 days, we return 75% 60-90 days we return 60 % 59 days or less we return 50%
  • We suggest you pay using e-check option, not a credit card. The 4% VISA fees are not absorbed by VRBO. they will be deducted from damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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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Ultra-modern Architecture, Ocean View, Private Pool & 3 Min Walk To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Lincoln City, OR

Great secure home close to Samara.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay :)

The patio and pool is where we sent 90% of our time.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harbour Island Bahamas

Amazing house with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Casa Estiyul from 5 sept- 27 Sept 2017, My husband and I , my daughter and her best friend ( 16 yrs). We absolutely loved it, beautiful property very well maintenance . Mary-Ellen was just amazing and also all the staff there. We did a lot of activities, zip line, horse riding, Gyrocopter, quad tour , polaris tour, hike tours , SUV all organized by Brenda from the Info center we went to all the restaurants and loved it, amazing organic market.

I would highly recommend it for sure, great choice Costa Rica is amazing.

Gomet Family/ French from the Bahamas

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Beautiful house in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property that has it all ! Our family stayed in Casa Estiyul for one week in March. We made all the arrangements with Mary Ellen in advance and she was very helpful in providing many details about how to get there, activities to book, where to buy groceries, etc. The house itself if exactly as advertised. Beautiful view of the ocean. Very clean. Air conditioning worked great which is important when the it's 37C! The staff were fantastic. Jorge came every day to tend the garden and was very helpful with any questions. Wilma came mid-week for a 're-fresh' and did an amazing job to tidy the place after a few days of being lived in. The house is the perfect combination of having a great view of the ocean but still only a 4 min walk to the beach. The walk along the beach to the main part of Samara is approx 15 mins. We did this walk most days just before sunset for some spectacular views! Another nice feature about this property is that any excursion we did, the operators knew where the property was and picked us up at the house. Some of the best excursions in Samara are only minutes away from the property so we didn't have to travel more than 15 mins to kayak, zip line, or nature walk. We had no need for a rental car. Taxis were 3-4$ and we rented a motor cycle (you can also rent an ATV) to run errands to get groceries, etc. There is also a little convenience store 3 mins walk where you can get essentials. The layout of having 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, the master bedroom on the 4th floor, with the kitchen/pool on 3rd floor provided lots of space for everyone. The house is made of concrete so early risers will not wake anyone up when they are milling around in the kitchen. Overall, our stay was amazing. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lo Que Hay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Restaurante Locanda, Esmeralda, Gustos on Beach
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Samara
Car: not necessary

Located directly across the street from the beach - literally a 3-minute walk to the spectacularly beautiful Samara beach. It's an 8-minute walk to the center of town. Easy walk, along a scenic tree-lined pathway. From the house, it is a 6-minute drive to Playa Carrillo, one of Costa Rica’s favourite beaches. Choose between the funky Samara beach which has MANY surprisingly good restaurants, surf shops, and stores along the beach or go to Playa Carrillo - a DREAM beach, completely undeveloped, just soft sand and gorgeous palm trees, and GREAT surf.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $100

Discounted rates available to repeat guests, please ask Mary-Ellen for details.
Please use the eCheck option rather than a credit card. when using a credit card, vrbo will charge a 4 percent fee.
Discounted Rate available for groups less than 4 people (except for Christmas, New Year's and Easter).
Discounts available for rentals longer than 7 nights.
This house is NOT suitable for children under the age of 8. The railings around the decks are unsafe.

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.