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Casita Pacifica- A small luxury house only steps from Samara Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

The smaller house (2 bedrooms/1 bath) on the same property with Casa Pacifica

This is a very unique and well built smaller house (2 bedrooms) on our property that also includes a larger 4 bedroom house with a pool (Casa Pacifica). This house has a full kitchen with an island an dining area, a full living room with cathedral ceilings, a front deck, a side covered terrace - and the entire place is covered in tile and wood from local artisans. This house shares a circular driveway and has it's own parking area, entrance and outside areas. It is separate from the main house for privacy but can also be rented along with the main house for large groups.

The property is directly between the towns of Samara and Carrillo. We are only 200 yards from Samara Beach, one of the safest swimming beaches in C.R.. Towns are convenient for shopping and restaurants, but far enough for some privacy. We do have 2 restaurants next door (The Hideaway Hotel and Montelaguna Boutique Hotel) and there are dozens of restaurants in Samara which is only 10 mins by car or a 45 minute walk down the beach from the house.

Samara is the perfect getaway for anyone who loves the beach and wants to be immersed in Costa Rican culture. It is a great destination for families since the beaches are great for swimming and the town of Samara is safe and laid-back. You can drive there from either Liberia International or San Jose Airport on paved roads. Two beaches are just minutes away on foot and are both perfect for swimming since they are warm water year round and protected by a barrier reef. Samara beach is only 200 yards from our front gate.

SO MUCH TO SEE: The area is full of nature. Local wildlife includes monkeys, iguana, coatamundi, whales, dolphin, crocodile and an endless array of birds.

SO MUCH TO DO: Activities in Samara include kayaking, boat tours and zip line canopy tours. This is also surfing county and Samara is a good place for the beginner or novice to ride the waves – or experts can head 30 minutes in either direction on the coast to world class surf. Carrillo has a great waterfall you can get to on horseback. Fishing fans will love the large variety of fish including rooster-fish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin (mahi), sailfish & blue marlin. For the thrill-seekers there are even ultra-light plane tours.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

About Paul

We are a family that started with a Canadian couple that moved to the USA (North Carolina) and added 3 adventurous kids. We plan to retire someday to Costa Rica. We built our property in CR for us to move to eventually - and in the meantime we are renting it year round. We love our staff in Costa Rica and we visit as much as possible.

Paul purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul chose Sámara

The property is directly between the towns of Samara and Carrillo. We are only 200 yards from Samara Beach, one of the safest swimming beaches in C.R.. Towns are convenient for shopping and restaurants, but far enough for some privacy.


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 is a loft bedroom above the kitchen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
So many tours are available: horseback riding, turtle tours, dolphin tours (sometimes you see whales), fishing, ATV and side by side tours, waterfalls, surfing


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Casita Pacifica- A small luxury house only steps from Samara Beach
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great house, centrally located!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great 4 day mom/son retreat! Very accommodating. we got in late because we flew into the wrong airport (San Jose) and had a 5 hr drive, which was an experience in it itself. Should have used Liberia airport-1.5 hrs drive.The realtor met us at 8PM and got us settled. The house and all the bedrooms were very comfortable. The AC units in the master and the upstairs loft with the ceiling fans were enough to cool the whole house. The only setback was the water pressure in the kitchen, which was a trickle. Our stay ended before we could report it, but apparently it was fixable. Good pressure in the bathroom and shower. Walking distance to Samara beach (5 mins) and Carillo beach (10-15 mins off main hwy). The beach town of Samara is a 5 min drive. Kayaking/snorkeling and ziplining was very close and convenient. Because the main house (Casa Pacifica) was not rented, we were able to use the swimming pool. That was great! We could hear the howlers and saw lots of Iguana. Having the charcoal grill and the side patio added a very relaxing time for mother and son to reacquaint. Thank you for a clean, comfortably furnished, retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable place to call home, and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful patio to sit and BBQ then watch the sky! Comfortable home with plenty of room. Will definitely recommend to friends and family! ☀️

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super awesome for big family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses for our big family! Very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House exactly as described, easy walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

A nice comfortable place for a couple. We spent 4 weeks and loved the location. Short easy walk down to the beach. This is the far side of the beach from the town of Samara so a lot of the time we had the beach to ourselves. Perfect area to watch the sunset, which gets blocked by a hill on the Samara side of the beach.

House is well set up and comfortable. You do share the property with the larger house so there are people coming and going which wasn't an issue with us. A/C in the bedroom worked great, after we came in for the evening we ran the A/C for the upstairs loft with the drapes open for a couple of hours and it did a pretty good job of keeping the living room comfortable also.

The property managers did a good job getting us settled in. Cleaning service once a week worked out just fine for us. Samara area has issues with water system shutting down sometimes and it happened once and they had a water truck out to get the holding tank topped of promptly. During our month stay we had electricity go out a couple of times, no longer than 30 minutes. When that happens the water shuts off also. We started keeping a small trash can in the shower full of water so we could rinse off or flush the toilet if that happened at the wrong moment.

Only suggestions for improvements would be a fan over the kitchen table, wire the living room fan so you can turn the lights off and let the fan run and add to the kitchen utensils such as additional food storage containers and silverware.

We spent a month and were very happy with the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location, nice house and nice owners

  • 5 of 5

It's the second year we rent the Casita Pacifica and just as the first time, we enjoyed it a lot. We can without a doubt recommend this place.

Alain and Yuliya

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love This House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great area and a great house. For the cost of a single room in the hotel next door you have 2 bedrooms (well, 1 bedroom and a loft), a big kitchen and living room and lots of covered outdoor space. I can't say enough about the Samara and Carrillo towns and beaches - and this house is right on the edge of both of beaches.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Montelaguna Boutique Hotel Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Samara Beach
Car: not necessary

Samara Beach is an incredible destination for surfing, body boarding, body surfing and swimming. It has almost everythingl that Costa Rica has to offer including zip-lines, ATV rentals and tours, deep sea fishing, boating and dolphin tours, ultralight flights, sea turtle tours, horseback riding and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refunds of the deposit are only available if the same period is rented to another guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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