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Stunning Modern Ocean View with Private Pool

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 unit 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo villas private pools

Villa Vista Linda is a fully equipped 2 unit modern, condo villa situated in the hilltops of paradise with views that will take your breath away.

Made of concrete, teak wood, metal and glass, one of the properties many unique features are the amount of windows. So many, you will feel like you are bringing the outside in with you. Natural light pours in all day and glows pink at night when the sun sets. Enjoy the views from your second story deck or enjoy a cocktail while sitting on the edge of your spectacular private pool. There really isn't another property like it in Samara.

Our wonderful property manager Luis will greet you upon arrival and be available to take care of any needs you may have during your stay.

Enjoy the privacy of your hilltop jungle villa with incredible views of Samara and Carillo Bays. Best of both worlds. Live amongst tropical jungle or walk to the beach. Town is moments away. Any amenities you may need are at your fingertips. The town of Samara offers wonderful beachfront restaurants, grocery shopping, bank, and many options to plan adventure excursions.Samara beach is nestled in a sheltered bay and boasts white sand for miles. It is wonderful for beginner surf lessons, is great for kids to play in and for experienced divers there is a superb coral reef. Enjoy a perfect sunset at one of the amazing beachfront restaurants, or bars in town. Samara is well known for it's exotic fruit harvests, and organic farming as well as it's many exotic animal specifies. From paddleboating, surfing, and ziplining, to underwater cave exploration. Whether you want the perfect relaxing oceanfront vacation or an exciting adventure, Samara is a wonderful choice. And Villa Vista Linda is your home away from home.

More Details

Owner
Shannon Barnett and Axel Dhermilly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Shannon Barnett and Axel Dhermilly

Hello! Thank you so much for your interest in Villa Vista Linda. We are Shannon and Axel. We live in Canada with our two children. Axel is originally from France and I was born and raised Canadian. After much travelling all over the world we have finally fulfilled our dream of owning a wonderful vacation property. We have traveled extensively both separately and together and we have fallen in love over and over with many parts of the world, but the first time we came to Costa Rica we knew we had found our place. There is just something magic about it. There is an energy here that we haven't found anywhere else. No matter where we have traveled within the country we always felt like we were being taken care of. We feel this is because the Tico people are so wonderful. When we arrived in Samara specifically, we just new we were home. We hope that you will enjoy our condo villa and we will do everything we can to make your experience one for the books!

Why Shannon Barnett and Axel Dhermilly chose Sámara

Samara is such a special town. All the amenities you desire and a 4 mile long white sand beach that rivals any you can find in the Caribbean. We chose it because you can enjoy the town on a romantic vacation or you can bring the whole family. The beach is safe and wonderful for kids. Enjoy lunch at one of the incredible beachfront restaurants while you watch your kids play in the sand in front of you. There is excellent beginner surfing or you can book an adventure tour for more advanced surfing one beach over in Carillo Bay, ziplining, etc.

What makes this villa unique

Axel and I love modern architecture and the juxtaposition of this unique property against the jungle and the ocean views is absolutely breathtaking. There really is nothing else like it in Samara. You can have the privacy and serenity of the hilltop jungle, or be in town in just moments.

Amenities

Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • Convenient powder room on the main floor. Full bathroom on the second floor with rain shower. Stunning custom wood and slate finishes in both.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 bedrooms. Master has a custom-made queen size bed and ensuite balcony viewing the ocean. Giant glass patio doors and vaulted ceilings framed by windows. Second bedroom has 2 custom-made single beds with view to the jungle. Beds can be pushed together for couple. Max. capacity 4
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Your villa-condo is fully stocked with everything you need, but should we have missed something, our wonderful property manager, Luis, will be at your service to help you with any of your needs. He will greet you upon arrival and be available to help when needed. He also runs a tour business and can organize adventures for you like surfing, fishing, ziplining, etc. Be sure to ask him about his cooking skills! His family runs the local fish market. He is happy to drop fresh fish to you during your stay or hire him to prepare you some delicous grilled fish! Housekeeping is provided at the beginning and end of your stay. Should you require more please contact us to arrange.

Reviews

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Stunning Modern Ocean View with Private Pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Breathtaking apartment in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in this lovely apartment, the view is astonishing, beautiful private pool, perfect eating aerea with great view, well equipped kithchen, nice bathrooms and rooms with comfortable beds. Very good location, it is very close to the Samara beach and Carrillo Beach.

The owner was staying in the apartment next to ours, but you don't even notice there is another apartment, it is very private. There is no TV, but there is very good WiFi. I higly recommed this apartment to anyone, couples and families.

We will definitely return to this beatiful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures do not do this place justice!

  • 5 of 5

When my wife and I pulled up the steep drive to the unit and we were squealing with delight, we had hit the jackpot! The views from the property are nothing short of stunning. Although there is a mirroring unit, you hardly notice the other occupants. It feels like your own slice of paradise.

Once inside we found a well appointed vacation home. The powerful ceiling fans downstairs kept the place cool and the air conditioning in the bedrooms at night was nice as well. The house has tons of natural light, the master bedroom especially.

We cooked most nights during our stay and found that the kitchen had everything to suit our needs. We loved having dinner on the patio area overlooking the ocean. The pool and patio area were great as well.

We had one small issue and the owners were very quick to respond and rectify it. Luis, the property manager, was very helpful. He was great in giving us all the local info and even set us up on a fishing charter (highly recommended). This was definitely the trip of a lifetime and this property was the centerpiece of it. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for three days in March. The property has a breathtaking 180 degree view of the pacific ocean, and private pool. The property and neighborhood felt very safe. Good restaurants in Samara and I recommend beautiful Camarilla Beach just a few miles away. We enjoyed watching the iguanas sunning themselves on the palm tree in the morning. Shannon was a prompt communicator.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, beautiful property short distance to town/beach

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my boyfriend for 3 nights as part of a week vacation through Costa Rica.

We had no issues meeting up with Luis, who showed us to the property. He was also very helpful in arranging a kayak and snorkeling trip for us (they picked us up right at the property and was just us on the outing).

The property is absolutely beautiful. It's high in the mountains above Samara, so the view of the beach is breathtaking. The condo itself is lovely with everything we needed in the kitchen, including a charcoal grill outside. There were some essentials like sugar, which was great to have for our morning coffee. The master bedroom was comfortable and the air coniditioner worked well. The wifi was great as well. Having our own pool was great as we do not tend to spend much time down on the beach. We loved lounging in the chairs outside the front door playing cards, watching the iguanas and birds, listening to the howler monkeys, and taking in the view of playa Samara.

This property is 2 condos next to each other with a shared wall, but there was no one on the other side while we were there so it was VERY quiet. We felt safe both up in the neighborhood, as well as in Samara.

Samara itself is a quaint little beach town and only about a 5 min drive. Would recommend a 4x4 as the road is steep and unpaved in small parts getting up to the condo. We went into town for dinner most nights-lo que hay was good for breakfast, but we enjoyed coco's more for dinner. We spent some time both at Playa Smara and then also drove about 10 mins in the opposite direction to Playa Carrillo which does not have any businesses/restaurants, just lots of palm trees for shade, more locals, beautiful beach, and a lady selling pipa fria, which made for a perfect afternoon outing.

Shannon was very responsive both before and during our stay, which was very much appreciated. Great place and would definitely recommend to anyone passing through the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was excellent. We really had a good and relaxing time at your apartment. The location was great and the view over the ocean was beautiful. Wifi worked as expected the equipment fitted our requirements. The pool was clear and cleaned regularly. So we were glad that we booked the property and really enjoyed our stay. We certainly recommend it as a fine vacation home stay in Samara. Price/quality ratio is absolutely correct. Would we book the place again? Certainly! Also big hand for Luis. Great cook, guide and host.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dreamy getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was an absolute dream. My boyfriend and I did not experience any issues whatsoever. We met the property manager Luis with ease. He showed us the house, gave us local tips, arranged a taxi to pick us up that evening and even dropped off some amazing fresh red snapper to grill the next day.

The house itself is gorgeous. The views are unbelievable. I could have spent all day relaxing in the master bedroom looking out the window at the ocean. The AC in the bedroom was a huge plus. It worked perfectly. The house has everything you need - AC (in the bedrooms), wifi, a pool, a charcoal grill and a fully equipped kitchen.

The town is quiet and felt very safe. Samara is a great option for couples looking for a quiet getaway or for families looking for a safe beach with fun water activities for their children. We visited just two weeks before peak season started, so the weather was perfect (it was the end of the green season) and the town wasn't very crowded. We took a taxi to town the first night but decided it was easy enough to drive back and forth the rest of the time. Note that the house is on top of the mountain and an SUV is highly recommended to get around.

Our favorite activity in Samara was kayaking out to Isla Chora to snorkel along the beach.

If I had to write one negative comment, I would say that the wifi connection was poor in most of the house aside from the master bedroom...but maybe this was a sign for us to disconnect from reality for a few days!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review! Axel and I are always so thrilled and grateful when our guests experience the same magic we feel every time we spend time at the house in Samara. We sincerely hope to host you again. Also please note wifi issue has been fixed... sometimes with heavy rain off and on the wifi is affected but problem solved moving forward! Very very best to you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Samara

Samara is a self-contained, beautiful beachfront town perfect for a romantic getaway or family adventure. Set in a sheltered bay, the 5 mile long, white sand beach is excellent for beginner surfers, or amazing to play, swim and relax. Ask our property manager Luis about booking an amazing adventure tour. Ziplining, surfing, deep-sea fishing, etc. Samara has the perfect blend of amenities including wonderful restaurants and bars, and the peaceful serenity of a resort vacation. Book a massage, enjoy a cocktail and sunset swim, or brave the waves of Playa Carillo. Whatever type of vacation you desire, it is yours in Samara.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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