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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Vella Latina
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Islita
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Unnamed
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Samara Beach
Car: recommended

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.

Amenities

Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 is a loft bedroom above the kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the guest house in Feb 2016 not 2017. Was a great spot for 3-4 people. Very clean, spacious and relaxing. Our housekeeper and groundskeeper were very helpful and friendly. Gave us advice and always up for a laugh. We felt very safe in the neighbourhood. Location is great as the beach is within a 5min walk. We were able to use the kayaks and bodyboards when we went to the beach. The guest house itself shares the property with the main house but never feels claustrophobic. We rarely saw the other family that was renting the house and had our own privacy. All in all, we had a great trip accentuated by the fact that we excellent accommodations with capable staff.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and stayed for the month of July in this sweet house. It was clean and spacious and lovely. It's a short walk to the beach and very peaceful. It is further from downtown, but everything in Samara is close enough. It was nice to have the option of the Carillo or Samara beaches so close!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had the perfect vacation at Casita Pacifica. It is absolutely charming with all the amenities to keep you comfortable in a beautiful setting. We would definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

House had a good A/C, nick kitchen, nice couch, shaded patio with a grill and fan, was 200 yards from the beach, perfect sunsets, etc. Owner was easy and kind to work with. Price was right. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great well equipped little house

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 10 days at the gorgeous property! With the smaller house we were able to easily accommodate 3 families. The smaller house is well equipped, and fairly private from the main house. Air conditioning works very well in it.

Some highlights:

-The fresh grapefruit that was ripe in the trees out front. We enjoyed every morning (and nights in cocktails)

-The resident iguanas that roamed the property delighted the children

-The Howler monkey’s made an appearance about every second day. In our most memorable encounter one was about 6 feet from us in a tree. This was extra special in that most of the people staying on the beach proper were not treated to the monkey’s like we were

-Kayaking to the island (hard work though!)

-A dinner at the Montelugana hotel (short walk away)

-Wingnuts ziplining

-All our transports and tours were on time – it was impressive!

- Ample towels - was awesome

Some things to keep in mind:

- Do not underestimate the sunscreen you will need. The sun was HOT and STRONG.

-We were told by a local guide to be careful of stingrays in the water at the beach entrance closest to the house, as they gather near the reef. He told us to shuffle our feet as we walk in the water. We did that, but also chose to settle and swim a bit further down the beach

- The house is not close to a grocery store. Strongly recommend picking up as much as you can in the transport from the airport (perhaps in Nicoya), and freezing meat as it seemed to spoil quickly. The cab to town is 6$, but they weren't always available when we called

- Bring sand toys for kids (a bucket and shovel sufficed)

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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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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