Two Story Beachfront House in Playa Samara - Steps to the Warm Ocean, with Wifi(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8. A/C, internet, BBQ grill & hammock- perfect!
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. www.carrillotours.com.
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
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
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
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
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
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2017
Jan 9 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Holiday 2017
Jun 16 - Jul 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday High Season 2017
Nov 17 - Jan 13, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min 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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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.
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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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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