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Large House in Central Samara with 2-Bedrooms, 2-Baths, a great pool and gardens

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath House right in town with a great pool and privacy.

Casa Desi is a large, 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath house located at the end of a private driveway which services only 2 other houses. It is located 300 meters from the center of town but removed from the bustle and very private. You can literally walk to everywhere in town. Bicycles can also be rented for $25/week. The pool is large and surrounded by beautiful landscaping so nudity is encouraged! Casa Desi is fully furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen, 2 flat screen TVs, cable, wireless internet, washing machine, covered parking, etc. It has beautiful landscaping and offers several different sitting areas and views. The back of the property is surrounded by the jungle so it is very easy to view and appreciate the various wildlife.

Property Manager
Paul A. Koks
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Paul A. Koks

The owners live in Canada and spend 3-6 months a year here in Costa Rica. Casa Desi is managed by Paul and Arwen who live in Samara year round and are available to assist guest with any issues which may arise during their stay.

Paul A. Koks purchased this house in 2007

Why Paul A. Koks chose Guanacaste

The pictures of Casa Desi say it all.

What makes this house unique

This is the most privacy which can be had this close to town.


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The Master Suite Bathroom has a large shower and plenty of room to move around. The Guest Bathroom is also spacious and includes a bidet with the shower and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest bedroom looks out on pool.
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Beautiful, airy suite has a door onto the pool.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
SKY TV, WiFi and water are provided. Guests pay for the electricity used during their stay.


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Large House in Central Samara with 2-Bedrooms, 2-Baths, a great pool and gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful month-long vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent nearly 5 weeks in Casa Desi between April-May and it was a wonderful experience.

First of all, the location is amazing, smack in the middle of downtown. Pali (the local WalMart) is 2 minutes away on foot, every single restaurant or store in Samara is within walking distance. There is no need for a car whatsoever. Most importantly, the beach is 5 minutes away! If you want to visit the other major beach (Playa Carillo) it can be reached via a 15-minute bus ride.

The property itself is well kept, comfortable kitchen, comfortable beds. Our cleaning lady Sonia would come in once a week and take care of all the major cleaning. A/C works perfectly well, so you are very comfortable, regardless of outside temperature. The entire property is quite private, at the end of long passageway, so it isn't directly on the main street.

Paul & Arwen (who take care of the property) were extremely helpful. They helped especially in getting a better Internet connection (which can be an issue at times in CR), since my husband was working remotely for 3 weeks when we were there. They definitely went above the call of duty on that one!

Till this day we remember our beautiful breakfasts outside every morning, with the local hummingbirds flying around us, while we were eating the fresh fruits and veggies we got from the local street vendors just 2 minutes down the street.

I would definitely go to Casa Desi again, any time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to Costa Rica and now I can't see myself heading to our usual destionation Mexico again. We spent a week here and did not have a single complaint as property exceeded expectations. 5 minute walk to most restaurants and the beach although private enough that we felt like we were completely isolated from town. Pool was perfect when we didn't want to head to the beach. I have already recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week and couldn't be happier. Great location, close proximity to restaurants and the beach but it is also set back from the nearest road and surrounded by trees which provides a great place to relax with no disturbances. The private pool was a great place to escape the mid-day heat and to hang out with friends and family.

My wife is in a wheelchair and the property is excellent for someone in a manual wheelchair that can get by with minimal assistance.

We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: not necessary

Samara is a small beach town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It has numerous restaurant and bar options. All modern services are available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $450

All utilities are included except for electricity which is billed based on the metered useage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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