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'Casa Sammie' - Very Private Oceanfront Bungalow with a Completely Private Pool!

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is a very central, but private, location in the small fishing village of Tarcoles. It's an oceanfront property with a beautiful view of the Pacific and you are able to watch magnificent sunsets from the large covered front porch or raised gazebo. Scarlet macaws fly over morning and evening going to and from their feeding grounds and often spend time throughout the day in the trees on and around the property. You can walk on the beach for miles, sometimes without seeing another soul! Less than a 10 minute drive to the north is the Tarcoles River where you often see huge crocodiles basking in the sun.
The house is very comfortable and has a lovely bar on the front porch. Both front and back have large covered areas to sit under and relax, after a busy day of sightseeing. As an added bonus, our English speaking manager is available to help you out with car rentals, tours or anything else that you need.
Professionally managed with a personal touch by a property owner who cares!
Our manager is very helpful. She will even stock the fridge before you arrive!

You can buy fresh fish for your supper, right off the boats, from the Cooperativa only a two minute walk down the road or, if you prefer, you can go to one of the many restaurants within a few minutes drive. For all your grocery needs, Jaco boasts a new, very modern grocery store.

We are five minutes from Carara Biological Reserve where you are able to hike for hours and view the nesting boxes of the macaws. You will also see many other varieties of birds and animals.

Although our beach is not the best for swimming, due to the effect of the Tarcoles River to the north, there are several good swimming beaches within a short drive. We usually walk on the beach and swim in our private pool.

We are only 20 minutes north of Jaco, a major surfing area, and an easy one hour and 45 minute drive north of the beautiful Manuel Antonio Park where you can see white-faced and spider monkeys swinging through the trees, or perhaps a sloth, moving in slow motion through the branches.

If you are looking for a home away from home, where you can get in touch with nature & see the real Costa Rica, look no further than 'Casa Sammie.

We have a raised gazebo at the side of the house for amazing views of the Pacific & the sunset. At the back is a large covered patio and a beautiful private pool. We've also added a bodega next to the house with an additional bathroom and a third bedroom that sleeps 2 more people. Very nice & private.

Phone, Satellite TV, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Blender, Toaster Oven, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens and towels provided, Clothes Washer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Maid Service available for a small fee, Hot Showers & hot water in the kitchen, Air Conditioners in two of the bedrooms.

Activities: Hiking in Carara Park, Golf, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, Swimming, Surfing, Birdwatching, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Butterfly Farm, Gorgeous Waterfall - hike to the bottom and swim in the natural pools, Crocodile Tours.

Area: We are only a 1 1/4 hr. drive from the airport in San Jose and, as we are in a central location, it is easy to take many tours and excursions.

Tours, Shopping and More Photos: Don't miss a tour with a local fisherman. Gino, of Tico Style Tours, or Nema, are neighbours who will take you - fishing for a day; to beautiful white sand beaches for a swim; jigging for fish; touring the coastline; diving for lobster, which they will cook for you, along with the fish that you've caught, on a grill at a private beach; to visit a waterfall; or, they will put together a tour including all or any of the above. We highly recommend it. You'll have a true Costa Rican experience!
There's a modern grocery store in Herradura, just 15 min. south and Jaco (20 min.) has many great places to shop.
We have lots more photos of the house & surrounding area that we'd be happy to share with you. Just click on the link below for 'more photos of this home and area'. You can also check out our video online by clicking on the 'virtual tour' link below.

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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You are welcome to smoke outside - ashtrays are provided....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please check with us first....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    A wheelchair can be wheeled up to and into the front door, as it's wider than normal. The doors in the house are normal width....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    air conditioner...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    air conditioner...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    In separate building - has an overhead fan....moreless

  • There is a 3rd bedroom with a double bed in a separate building right next to the house. Both main bedrooms in the house have air conditioners & the 3rd bedroom has a fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • There is an outdoor shower at the back to rinse off after swimming in the pool or in the ocean. The main bathroom has a hair dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sorry, no computer, but we have DSL high speed wireless internet so bring your laptop! There are ceiling fans in all rooms and the main bedrooms in the house have air conditioners for your sleeping comfort. Both showers and the kitchen have hot water. We have a lovely raised gazebo which gives you a great view of the Pacific and of the gorgeous sunsets. Sit with your morning coffee & listen to the birds & the waves breaking against the shore. What could be more peaceful! We've installed a security system for your peace of mind. It can be switched off whenever you want more privacy....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Exchange library in cupboard under the TV. Take a book, leave a book....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    It's not good for swimming in front of the house, due to the effects of the Tarcoles River. Much better if you walk 20 min. south on the beach or drive for 5 - 10 min. south....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We're 50 yards from the ocean, only grass and a few trees between. Our beach is not good for swimming. Much better if you walk 20 min. south on the beach or drive for 5 - 10 min. south....moreless

  • Village:

    We're in a small fishing village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In both main bedrooms....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Sorry, no computer, but we have DSL high speed wireless internet so bring your laptop!...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    ADSL highspeed with WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Three seater couch, two seater loveseat plus one occasional chair....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Secure fenced parking at the front of the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure, fenced area for your car....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Can only send and receive local calls (all of Costa Rica). ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We also provide beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Automatic washer available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove and oven. Also a toaster oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Tiled patio at back of house....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Beautiful view of the Pacific from our raised gazebo....moreless

  • Golf:

    At the Los Suenos Marriot, about 15 minutes from the house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Natural teakwood raised gazebo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ ....moreless

  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Beautifully tiled very private pool....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$160
$995 $3,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Green Season
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$140
$895 $3,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$120
$795 $2,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$160
$995 $3,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$140
$895 $3,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $40
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

From $795 USD/wk.

All prices quoted are in US Dollars.

We accept payment through HomeAway payments or PayPal.

There is a $40 cleaning fee, for cleaning the house after you leave.

Pricing is based on 4 person occupancy - each additional person is $10 per night.

Maid service during your stay is available for an additional cost of $35/visit


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Car: Recommended

DISTANCE FROM NEAREST AIRPORT - 1 1/4 hr. by car --

CAR RECOMMENDED? - Yes --

We are located 1 1/4 hrs. drive west of the international airport in San Jose, in the town of Tarcoles. It is about 20 min. north of the major tourist city, Jaco, which is known for its great surfing. As an alternative, you can also drive from the international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste to Casa Sammie in 2 1/2 hrs.

We recommend that you have a car for more flexibility in visiting the many natural areas and parks within an easy drive of the house, such as the Tarcoles river, Carara Park and spectacular waterfalls. Manuel Antonio Park, a beautiful reserve where you can see monkeys, sloths and iguanas is a scenic 1 3/4 hrs. drive south.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We're a Canadian couple, married for 47 years, who have been travelling to Costa Rica several times a year since 2000. We have 3 married children, 5 wonderful grandchildren and assorted grand-dogs.

Why the Owner Chose Tarcoles, Costa Rica:
After travelling throughout Costa Rica for 4 years we decided to buy in Tarcoles. Our decision was based on the fact that it's one of the only places left where you see the beautiful Scarlet Macaws every day. Another important factor was that it's located just over one hour from the San Jose airport, which makes it very handy for us, and our guests, to get to. It's also centrally located for easy access to many of the attractions that tourists want to see.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As we're in a small fishing village, not a tourist town or gated community, you will have a chance to see what life in Costa Rica is really like. You'll see fishermen walking down the road with their daily catch, kids playing soccer just down the road, locals swimming in the river at the end of the road, Peepo getting a load of sand with his team of oxen, as well as many other local sights. We have lots of birds, iguanas, butterflys, etc. who come to visit daily, as we've spent time improving the gardens around the pool and at the side of the house in order to attract them. You'll always be surrounded by flowers as you float in the private pool or walk through the property. The views of the sun setting over the ocean, from our raised gazebo, are truly stunning. Many guests have told us that it's the 'room' that they use the most.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Your own private pool

    Your own private pool

  • Raised gazebo - beautiful sunset views!

    Raised gazebo - beautiful sunset views!

  • View from the gazebo

    View from the gazebo

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen - lots of room for cooking

    Kitchen - lots of room for cooking

  • Second bedroom - room for three

    Second bedroom - room for three

  • Front of the 3rd bedroom in the bodega

    Front of the 3rd bedroom in the bodega

  • Scarlet Macaws in almond trees at front of house

    Scarlet Macaws in almond trees at front of house

  • Scarlet Macaws playing in our trees

    Scarlet Macaws playing in our trees

  • Maracas growing in our side garden.

    Maracas growing in our side garden.

  • See the REAL Costa Rica on our beach

    See the REAL Costa Rica on our beach

  • Fun at a nearby beach

    Fun at a nearby beach

  • House from the front

    House from the front

  • Up in the gazebo

    Up in the gazebo

  • Great front porch for relaxing and having your morning coffee.

    Great front porch for relaxing and having your morning coffee.

  • Living Room Mural painted by local artists

    Living Room Mural painted by local artists

  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom

    Master bedroom with en suite bathroom

  • Third bedroom in the bodega

    Third bedroom in the bodega

  • House from the back

    House from the back

  • A Pygmy Owl came for a visit - only 6 inches high

    A Pygmy Owl came for a visit - only 6 inches high

  • Our manager Patri and caretaker Ramon

    Our manager Patri and caretaker Ramon

  • View in front of the house

    View in front of the house

  • Larry - successful fishing trip with Tico-Style Tours

    Larry - successful fishing trip with Tico-Style Tours

  • End of a perfect day at Casa Sammie

    End of a perfect day at Casa Sammie

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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