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Hideaway Penthouse: Breakfast, Maid Svc Daily & Amenities of the Top-Rated Hotel

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Top rated boutique hotel offering a penthouse suite. Spacious 3 bd, 3 ba luxury

Enjoy your vacation at the Penthouse of the Hideaway Hotel. One of the few rentals that offers two rooms with King size beds and a third room with 2 Queen beds---Two-bedroom Penthouse or One Bedroom Penthouse available upon request. Everyone in your group will be comfortable! Our hotel is rated “Excellent” ---in fact, we’re #1 for all of Samara! We are a 1-minute walk to the south end of Samara beach, on a nice, quiet lot, with a lush tropical garden. We are approximately 7-10 minutes walk to Carrillo Beach—voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The Penthouse features 3 large bedrooms and 3 large bathrooms. Two bedrooms are King suites with ensuite bathrooms, and the third bedroom has 2 Queen beds. You will enjoy the great room (also air-conditioned), with a fully-equipped, modern kitchen, dining room, and living room with flat-screen TV. There are 2 large terraces, one overlooking the hotel pool and gardens, and the other terrace off of the entrance. The Penthouse, like our hotel, is a higher quality—built to North American standards, with AC, hot water, spacious bathrooms with granite counters, great beds, TV, mini-fridge, coffee-makers, in-room safes and complimentary Internet. We are on the south end of Samara Beach where it is quiet and private, very relaxing.

The Hideaway Hotel Penthouse shares in the Hideaway Hotel amenities, including daily breakfast in our restaurant, concierge service, maid service, use of the hotel pool and lounge area, access to guest computer in reception, wireless internet in the house, parking, and overnight security. Also, we can help you arrange any tours/activities you might want to enjoy.

The base rate is up to 6 people (including children), and maximum occupancy is 8 people, with a 3-night minimum throughout the year, except for holidays when we have a 4-night minimum. To secure your reservation, a 50% non-refundable deposit at time of booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival, plus a $250 security/cleaning deposit. No pets allowed.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please let us know. We’d like to have you as our guest!

More Details

Property Manager
Rosy Rios & Doug Ancel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Rosy Rios & Doug Ancel

We bought this land in 2005, choosing the location because it is so close to Samara Beach, and it is about 7-10 minutes to walk to Carrillo Beach, one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica. We built our hotel and opened in July 2008. We decided to rent out our house starting July 2014, and invite you to enjoy living at the Hideaway Hotel during your vacation. You may never want to go home!

Rosy Rios & Doug Ancel purchased this house in 2008

Why Rosy Rios & Doug Ancel chose Sámara

Unique opportunity to rent the owners' house at the Hideaway Hotel. Enjoy all the hotel amenities of the top-rated property in Samara, plus the space of the penthouse suite.

What makes this house unique

Spacious home that features the comfort of North American quality plus the services of a hotel. One of the few rentals that offers 2 King suites, plus another room with 2 Queen beds (sleep in comfort!), all rooms air-conditioned, great room with fully-equipped kitchen, plus all the services of a top-rated hotel, so there's staff to take care of you and a restaurant & bar on-site! We can even book tours & activities for you. Enjoy yourself at the Hideaway!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a small boutique hotel. The manager (Martina) is lovely and the staff are all very friendly and great. The food is nice and reasonably priced. While the place is small the rooms and grounds are nice and well kept. We had the penthouse suite which was perfect for six guests and other friends to come together who were staying in another room. Lot's of wildlife on display - Iguanas sunning themselves in the trees first thing in the morning, monkeys howling and eating leaves off the nearby branches, parrots and vultures flying around!

Room Tip: Penthouse was excellent and great value for six of us
Aug 2015
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Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three large bathrooms, all with hot water, granite, custom tilework, spacious vanities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Three bedrooms, each 500+ square feet. Two rooms are King suites with ensuite bathroom. Third bedroom has 2 Queen beds, with a bathroom just outside in the hallway.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
No pets allowed


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Hideaway Penthouse: Breakfast, Maid Svc Daily & Amenities of the Top-Rated Hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Long Beach

An amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway Hotel was exactly as described and then some. The penthouse was perfect for our group of four adults and four kids. The grounds and pool are lovely and the staff is all amazing! Martina was so helpful in booking our excursions. In addition, the town of Samara is so wonderful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

excellent property and 3 minute walk to the beach and the accommodation is fantastic and the staff is very friendly and helpful, great food also on site. We had such a good time there we are buying a house in the area

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwestern Indiana

Unmatched Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We rented the penthouse for Christmas vacation. We were vacationing with a few good friends. From booking on through to our departure, Martina, Carlos and the rest of the staff were unbelievably helpful and hospitable. This is not a resort, but a small, friendly property that seems to pride itself on making its guests feel welcome, even como familia. Breakfast each morning is included in your stay, and there are nice breakfast options. This is not a make-it-yourself buffet scenario. Martina and Carlos offered to book all our excursions for us. They even intervened on our behalf with one of the tours that originally wouldn't accommodate our request to be picked up. They got the company to agree to send a car for us (at their expense). We were at the Hideaway for five nights, and I have never been so sad to leave a vacation as I was to leave this one. The staff at the Hideaway is the reason our departure was so sad. Yes, they were providing us a service, but it felt like we were visitors in a friend's home, not guests at a hotel. The service felt personal, and I felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends, whom I hope to see again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, CA USA

The Place to Be in Samara!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you enter the Penthouse Suite, the first thing you notice is that you are in a large living/dining area that is attractive, open, bright, and extremely clean. From the grounds to the rooms, this a very well maintained and cared for property. There is a full, roomy kitchen area and three bedrooms, which was ideal for us since were three couples travelling together. There's plenty of room for everyone and everything and a nice balcony overlooking the pool. Every room has it's own air conditioner, which is really important on warm days. Even better, the entire staff is very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about how everyone always had a smile and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome! The kitchen, located directly downstairs, offers many great options for eating by the pool or even just taking a snack back up to the room.

The Hideaway is well named since it is just far enough away from the main part of Samara that you get peace, not a bunch of tourists walking by all the time. There is a really nice beach just a two minute walk from the room. We were sorry to leave and would recommend the Hideaway to anyone visiting Samara!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area, CA

Most amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

the town of Samara and surrounding area are absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to return. Very peaceful and quiet. However if you're young and looking for nightlife the town of Samara provides you plenty of beachside bars with music and a young crowd. The Hideaway Hotel is a secluded boutique hotel about a 5 minute drive south of the town (walking distance to Playa Carillo which is an even more beautiful and secluded beach). The hotel staff and owners were so very accommodating and kind. The place has all the western accommodations you're used to but seemingly located in the middle of the jungle. Iguanas and Monkeys roam the property (although they do not harass you at all). Wild horses graze down the road to the beach. Restaurant and bar on-site are great. Breakfast was perfect each morning. The quiet pool area is perfect if you want a day of no beach. Wifi and relaxing music throughout. We never ate dinner at the hotel but many guests did. Night guard is on duty at night which made us (especially the girls in our group) feel safe. Most guests were families or couples. My group of 7 rented the penthouse suite (3 bedroom 3 bathroom with laundry and kitchen living room and balcony) and it was perfect. More space than we knew what to do with. It felt like we each had our own wing. Doug, Rosy, Martina...everyone made our stay memorable. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
The Hideaway Hotel Restaurant
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Samara--we are a 1-minute walk to the beach
Car: recommended

Many activities in and around Samara, including mixed ocean tours, turtle nesting, horseback riding, zipline/canopy tours. The Front Desk can help with booking activities and transport. Just ask us!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

All payments to be made via PayPal
Penthouse Suite available upon request one or two bedroom for smaller parties

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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