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Two Story Beachfront House in Playa Samara - Steps to the Warm Ocean, with Wifi

(22 Reviews)

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A beach-front hammock is a great way to vacation!


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8. A/C, internet, BBQ grill & hammock- perfect!

This is a charming two-story house right on the beach in Playa Samara. This is proof of what they say are the 3 most important characteristics in choosing real estate... location, location, location! The patio on the first level is paradise- whether you're swinging in a hammock or rocking in a chair, you're in the right place for ocean breezes and relaxation.

Both bedroom units have an air conditioner to make sure you're comfortable. Each floor has a private entrance and patio/balcony, private bedroom with queen bed, bathroom, living area,pull out double trundle bed and full kitchen with all of the necessary appliances.

If you're looking for a tropical paradise getaway, with all of the conveniences of home, this is the place for you! There is not a house closer to the beach than this! The location is perfect, as you are not in the downtown area with all the night life keeping you awake at night. We're just 3/4 mile east of the town and all of the stores and restaurants.

Just sitting in a rocking chair on either porch will let you know you chose the right place. Watch the ocean, surfers, fishermen, sunsets, etc. without having to leave the property.

This property is my simple, well-kept beach home. It is a private house on a public beach in Latin America. It is not a luxury hotel in a security-patrolled compound.

The house floors are separated by an outside staircase. It is just perfect for several adults who want some private space.

Security is important to me and my guests- every window and door has security bars (either inside or outside), as most of my guests are not familiar with staying in foreign countries outside of hotel grounds. Another layer of security is CCTV cameras pointing at the inside and outside of the 3 access doors, which you can turn off by clicking a switch. You can view the cameras on a monitor in the lower kitchen. It is all for your security and peace of mind during your stay.

There are two outside showers to rinse your feet/body prior to entering the house or porches. The water here is very good quality, certainly acceptable for drinking and cooking.

Occupancy is limited to 8 people. There are a total of 2 queen beds and 4 single trundle beds to accommodate 8 people comfortably (4 per floor).

The house is about 2 hours from the Liberia Airport (LIR) and and about 4.5 hours from the San Jose Airport (SJO), all depending on traffic conditions, weather, etc. A rental car is recommended, but not necessary. If you want a shuttle from the airport, many of my guests have used Carrillo Tours with total satisfaction.

Regardless of what VRBO may post or state, here is my THOROUGH cancellation policy:
Cancellation Deposit Refund Policy: If a reservation is made and you wish to cancel, your security deposit will be refunded as follows: More than 90 days prior to intended occupancy date- 100%, 60- 89 days 75%, 30-59 days 50%, Less than 30 days you do not get any refund of your deposit. There are no exceptions! Your $200 Damage Deposit will be 100% refunded if home and property is left undamaged. You will only be charged a cleaning fee if the property is left a mess or excessively dirty, and the fee will be based on the additional work needed.

Note- if my calendar has an opening of ONLY 2 consecutive days, please inquire about making an exception to my 3 night minimum policy. Thank you!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • I hope the pictures explain it all. You just need your bathing suits and favorite snacks and beverages to make this your best vacation ever! We've got the hammocks, patio seating and a 'Killer Location'. Thanks for looking!...moreless


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From both floors you can see the wonderful bay that Playa Samara is on. It has a reef to protect the beach from terribly high tidal waves....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    What a wonderful beach... Playa Samara is often rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    The house is located about 3/4 mile from the downtown area, so you don't hear as much of the "night life" as you may in town. It is an easy beach-front walk, passing restaurants/hotels close to town....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    About as close as you can get without getting wet!...moreless

  • Resort:

    NOT! Correct- this is NOT a resort property. It is a privately owned single family beach-front home. There are no resort amenities/entertainment- just a great porch, sandy beach and ocean our front!...moreless

  • Village:

    The house is located in "Matapalo", where fishermen have lived/worked for many years. Going to the house you pass an area that is not wealthy- formerly home to local fishermen, and some still there....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    In both bedrooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio


from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 9 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,300 $3,600
Summer Holiday 2017
Jun 16 - Jul 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,300 $3,600
Holiday High Season 2017
Nov 17 - Jan 13, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,600 $4,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included


If there are ONLY two consecutive nights open on my calendar, during the period you would like to visit, please send me a note to make an exception to the 3-night minimum rule. Again- that is only when there are NOT 3 consecutive nights available. Thank you!

To reserve the home a 50% deposit is due immediately. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to your stay. A security deposit of $200 is required within 7 days of your arrival. Please note that the standard VRBO cancellation policy is not correct for this rental. All fees are in US$ only. You must read my cancellation policy, it may not be the same one VRBO states.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia (LIR)

Car: Recommended

This is one of the few ocean-front homes available in Playa Samara. Just steps from your door to the warm Pacific Ocean. Far enough from downtown that you don't hear the noise on Holidays, but close enough to walk to for your daily meals. The local area around the house is an old fishing neighborhood called Matapalo. There is a local fish market, and some fishermen and families still live there. Going to the home you will pass through this area- it is not a wealthy area (behind my house). But all of that is left behind when you enter the home and open the doors to the spectacular porch and ocean-front setting. I don't try to make the house sound to be any more than it is- a simple house with an INCREDIBLE ocean-front location, only walking distance away from fun downtown shopping/restaurant area. This is considered a "Tico beach town" (Tico is a friendly term for Costa Rican's) , where the Ticos prefer to visit and spend their vacations, instead of "touristy" beach towns like Flamingo and Tamarindo.


Manager info

About: I enjoy swimming and long beach walks. Having visited Playa Samara many times back in the 90's, I was fortunate enough to have a house become available back around the year 2000.

Why Sámara, Costa Rica:
I bought this property because of the location- that's about it. You simply can't find a better beach-front location in my opinion. I had no desire to be in-town, and deal with the noise and people hawking their wares to me every day (though we do see some venders). Privacy and solitude are two things you will enjoy at this house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a two-story house. I have made each floor into a one-bedroom apartment, in that each unit has a bathroom, private bedroom, sink, fridge, stove and sitting area. Two couples or families with adult children may find it better than renting two (or more) hotel rooms. The staircase is outside the house, for more privacy in the living areas of each floor.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • A beach-front hammock is a great way to vacation!

    A beach-front hammock is a great way to vacation!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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