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Spectacular Home with 2 Guesthouses on 65 Acres Overlooking Ocean with Staff

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We welcome you to Hacienda San Fernando. Our sprawling property is uniquely situated and consumes a large hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hacienda San Fernando is made up of sixty-five beautiful acres of both cleared fields and jungle areas. There are several fun hiking trails which run through the property. Numerous fruit trees including oranges, lemons, pineapples, bananas, papayas, apples, mangos and avocados can be found on the property and are available to renters. Our gated driveway is nearly one-half mile long.

There are four homes on the property which all overlook the ocean. The four bedroom, three bathroom main house is situated at the very top of the property. In the main house, all of the bedrooms, the living room, the dining room and the kitchen face the Pacific Ocean. There is a terrace outside the second floor den and master en suite bedroom. The large living room has six french doors which open up on to the pool patio which leads to the deep-water kidney-shaped pool.

One of the guesthouses has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The other guesthouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and large outdoor deck. The main house and both guesthouses are all air conditioned. The fourth house is used by our caretaker and his wife.

The sunset views over the Pacific from the veranda are truly breathtaking. Playa Samara, Playa Buena Vista and Playa Barrigona can all be seen from the property. The sense of quiet and peace on the property is very calming. Sunsets may also be enjoyed from the pool or from the twelve person jacuzzi which overlooks the ocean.

The property is a nature lover's paradise. Expect daily visits from monkeys, parakeets, iguanas, armadillos and toucans. Feel free to explore the vast property on nature trails that run throughout the hacienda. Exotic flowers and plants along with native animal life are everywhere.

Our caretaker, Freddy, and his wife, Luisa, live in a home on the property (far away from the main house) and are very helpful. They can assist in navigating around the property and Playa Samara. Daily laundry service and maintenance of the home is included. A chef is also available for hire at an additional cost.

Samara is a charming village with natural beauty. The town of Samara and its surrounding area offer a large variety of plants and the shelter of a coral reef offshore. The area is an excellent vacation spot with ocean and river kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, boat tours, fishing, canopy tours and ultralight flights all within minutes of the property. The local restaurants are excellent and serve a range of cuisines including native Costa Rican foods, fish, Italian, French, barbeque and more.

We happen to own some property right on the beach in Samara and renters of Hacienda San Fernando are welcome to use our chaise lounges which we keep on the beach. We allow Tico Surf School to use our beach property and can arrange discounted surf lessons for our renters.

Keywords: House / Villa plus guesthouse

More Details

Kieran J. Costello, Esq.
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Kieran J. Costello, Esq.

My wife and I visited Samara, Costa Rica during our honeymoon in 1996. We met a local Samara resident who explained that his family was selling some undeveloped property. Just before sunset one evening we climbed to the top of the property for sale and watched a beautiful sunset over the ocean. Later that evening we negotiated the purchase of the property while eating fresh ceviche.

After returning to the U.S. we retained an attorney from San Jose who was recommended by the U. S. Embassy and soon closed on the property. After hiring an architect and sending plans back and forth between the U.S. and Costa Rica we figured out a design for the main house. Nine months later the main house and pool were constructed.

Over the years since the initial construction we have purchased additional surrounding property and now have over sixty-five acres. In addition to the main house, the property now consists of two guesthouses, a caretaker's home and a detached garage. There is also a large, thatched-roof playhouse for children.

Our children have thoroughly enjoyed all that our home and Samara has to offer. They have become accomplished surfers and we have all become tropical nature enthusiasts.


Sámara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Spectacular Home with 2 Guesthouses on 65 Acres Overlooking Ocean with Staff
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular view and steep hill! Louisa and Freddy were fabulous. Just a few minor issues- several times no water but Freddy immediately investigated. There was no WiFi for the first 10 days of our 17 day stay- needed response from service provider so out of our hands. Then WiFi was only available in upstairs of main house.

Things that would improve stay:

We had a big group and cooked a lot. The stovetop and oven are old and take a LONG time to heat up. And oven cooked unevenly.

Also, the larger bedrooms did not have closet or drawers - it would have been nice to unpack and keep place a little neater- we had clothes scattered. Challenging to live out of a suitcase for over 2 weeks.

Overall, a beautiful place and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Freddy and Luisa, our caretakers, remarked to us that they enjoyed your visit as well. The stove and oven are being replaced in 2018 as we have experienced some problems most recently.
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Tremendous Home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great vacation at this property. The photographs can not do the views from this property justice. My family and I enjoyed watching the sun setting over the ocean every evening before heading into town for dinner. The location is ideal for those wanting to be close to town but farther enough away to achieve a truly "off the grid" vacation. I can not say enough positive things about this property, location, and vacation; you must experience it for yourself!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I received this review as the owner of the property from recent visitors and forwarded it to VRBO.
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Hilltop House

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous tropical home - don't let your first view from the top of the drive fool you! We stayed in the guest house at the bottom of the hill - a fun 30 stair climb along a butterfly covered path. The lower house is a two story, with queen bed downstairs and living area with balcony upstairs. It had a small kitchenette, full shower, outdoor shower, plus half bath down stairs and a lot of privacy. The main house and other guest house are at the top of the hill, so much easier for those don't want to make a trek. Freddy and Louise were fantastic with our very mixed big group of 9 adults, often stopping in to see if we needed anything or to take us on a quick adventure to see the local family of howler monkeys up close and to spot interesting iguanas and other wildlife. The actual beach town of Samara is an easy 10 minute drive from the house, making it easy to switch between the beach and the pool. Have some incredible pics of the views from the pool deck, will try and find a way to post to the listing.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

The house sits atop a mountain providing privacy and breath taking views of the coast line. Best sunset I've ever experienced. Conveniently located near a variety of beaches, great restaurants and shops. All three houses are in pristine condition and provide a very comfortable stay. Within minutes to adventure sports including zip lining as well as all types of water sports. Highly recommended for all types of vacationers!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this property over a long weekend. The house is beautiful with meticulously maintained landscaping and beautiful views. The property is located only a few minutes outside of Samara which offers privacy and seclusion while still being extremely close to beaches, nightlife and downtown. The property consists of one main house and two guests houses making it great for large groups traveling together. My stay was fantastic from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here recently and can say that we had an amazing time. There was more than enough room for our party of 7. The estate is conveniently located close to the beach, downtown and restaurants, but also offers plenty of seclusion if you're just looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The nightly rate of $325.00 is for use of the ENTIRE property which consists of a main house, two guesthouses, pool and jacuzzi all on thirty acres of both cleared fields and jungle areas. Daily maid service and caretaker services are also included in the nightly rate. Cancellation policy includes 50% refund 7 days out and 100% refund 14 days out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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