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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 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 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!

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Liberia
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.

Amenities

Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Lower Bedroom #2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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, Beach Views, Saltwater Pool & 3 Min Walk To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

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

Fantastic!!

  • 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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5

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
5

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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Toronto, Canada
5

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: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweden
5

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: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $100

Discounted Rate available for smaller groups (except for Christmas, New Year's and Easter)
Discounts available for rentals longer than 7 nights. Long term rental during low season: $3500/month
Please note: This house is restricted to children over the age of 8 due to non-child-proof railings around all of the sundecks.

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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