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Stunning Modern Ocean View with Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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

Shannon Barnett and Axel Dhermilly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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 Guanacaste

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stunning Modern Ocean View with Private Pool
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews


  • 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: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Nov 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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Great views from a comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family with two young kids (6 and 8). We really enjoyed the place and the views. Even though the lot has two adjacent (identical, but mirrored) properties, you'll have your own private pool and is very secluded. We won't really see or notice your "neighbors" as it is all fenced off.

The home has all comforts you'd want and is just a very short drive from the cozy town of Samara. It was clean and had a great outdoor patio to have meals or chillax. Besides vegging out in the Hammock, we grilled, hung out by our pool, chilled and went to the beach for surfing (lessons). Our stay was too short! The owner was very responsive to our needs. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, stunning views, all the essentials!

  • 4 of 5

Our booking with Shannon was last minute, when our one-month VRBO rental at Costa de Oro didn't work out. Shannon was very responsive and arranged for her property manager, Luis, to meet us in town and bring us up for a viewing. We were charmed on sight and took the condo for two weeks. It's a perfect balance of privacy and access, just a few minutes by car to town and walkable to Playa Samara (though we didn't walk back up the hill!). We alternated evenings out in town with cooking fresh local fish on the charcoal grill at home. Samara Organics was a welcome find, with a good selection of local goods, gluten-free products, and organic wines. The town of Samara felt safe, warm, and welcoming, and we soon had found our favourite spots for meals and lounging on the beach (several of the restaurants offer complementary lounges on the beach for customers; we became regulars at Gusto Beach and Locanda). The water is calm most of the time, swimming safe and easy. On evenings out, taxi driver Gerardo took good care of us, bringing us to and fro for just 2000 colones, or less than $4, each way. While most nights we were in bed early after a delicious meal, and while the town of Samara is a bit sleepy this time of year, by connecting with some of the locals we found out about Salsa Night at Meda Luna, where we partied until 3am with new friends! As an added bonus, a herd of 42 horses roams the area free-range style and visited the property a few times while we were here. While here, we took two tours with Samara Adventure Company, the Ocean Safari, where we spent a good part of a sunny morning with Pacific Spotted Dolphins frolicking as far as the eye could see, and a private 3.5 hour horseback ride with guide Alex and his father, also a guide.

We did have an issue with the air conditioning in the master bedroom leaking. However, Shannon contacted us immediately, took ownership of this problem, and offered constructive solutions. The only thing we really missed at Shannon's home was a good knife in the kitchen!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Postcard Perfect View

  • 5 of 5

You would be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in Samara than this lovely spot. The view is jaw-dropping and the pool nice enough to tempt you away from the ocean...why bother? But when you do inevitably go down to the beach you'll get there in 5 minutes, take a swim and then enjoy ceviche and iced tea under the palms and wonder why you didn't come down sooner.

The house itself is clean, spare and comfortable with lots of light — the perfect foil to the lush plantings and wild nature all around. Luis was full of information and went out of his way to help us. All in all: Paradise Found.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was about a 5 minute drive into town. Because parking in the town is so easy, this is ideal. You're out of the town noise without really being out of town. Luis, the property manager, is very helpful and gave us good directions for everything in town like grocery stores, surf lessons etc.

The first thing we noticed is the view. It is amazing. The house itself is very comfortable, and had everything you need. The private pool, neighborhood lizards and monkeys kept the kids entertained.

Because this is a duplex there is a risk of having neighbors whose idea of a vacation differs from yours. The ones next door to us were great.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $50

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Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.

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