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Recent Samara reviews

  • everything I hoped for, more than I could imagine

    "Would highly recommend popos treehouse only if you are into the following: Relaxing, comfortable, peaceful setting Accommodating, knowledgeable, fun host family AMAZING beach and beautiful sunsets Laid back, very pleasant and patient local "ticos" Surfing, kayaking and snorkeling Warm days and cool nights DELICIOUS food and good restaurants Getting away from it all...returning refreshed and grateful Susie and family work very hard and do a fantastic job of taking care of their guests...you are important to them. I will always remember their kindness and attentiveness to this solo traveler and will continue to spread the word...popos muy bueno...muchas gracias:)"
    Guest: jeannie s. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 16, 2016
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  • Perfect relaxing retreat

    "We had a wonderful time during our three week stay in Samara. We were a family of four, with two teenagers. The condo was absolutely perfect for our needs--plenty of space with an open layout, a ten minute walk to two different beaches (Carillo and Samara), everything we needed to cook, and a huge DVD and book collection for rainy periods and the early nightfall. Plus we got to watch troops of howler monkeys on two different occasions in the trees across from the outdoor patio and around the pool! (Being on the second floor is perfect for bird and monkey watching, and the views of the surrounding hills and sunsets are spectacular.) Both the kayaking to the Isla Chora and the zipline company are also in walking distance, and the pool was perfectly maintained--nice for hot days! Since we had such a long stay, we rented a car, and the drive into Samara is only a few minutes and the road is great. That was not true of other properties in the area that we had considered--so glad we went with this one. Dean and the property manager, Laura, had great suggestions and were quick to respond to any of our needs or questions."
    Guest: Chris S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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  • Location, Location, Location!!!

    "We are a family of seven, ranging in ages from 7-44. Villa Mirador is amazing!!! Trust me, the pictures are awesome, but do not truly do the property justice. If you're not careful you will get an uneven tan as you stare out over Samara and the Pacific Ocean from the infinity pool. The grounds are beautifully kept, all while allowing the natural dry forest to flourish around the villa. This allows for you to be one with nature and see Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, and beautiful birds all within reach. Daniel and Anna, the caretakers at the property, were lovely and very helpful. We really had a great family vacation, memories that will last us a lifetime. We cannot wait to return to Samara and Villa Mirador."
    Guest: Joseph H. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
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  • Beautiful view & safe, quiet, serene area

    "We stayed in Sámara for 3 nights during our 8 days in Costa Rica in May 2016. Sherry was prompt and helpful with her emails prior to our stay. Upon arrival, Larry was welcoming and walked us around to orient us and answered any of our questions. It was dusk when we arrived and it wasn’t until the next morning (in the sunlight) we realized a few screens were bent just enough to allow bugs in. Best rule of thumb we found: once it was dark enough to need a light on inside (as few as possible so as not to attract more bugs!), we closed the windows and turned on the A/C in the bedroom. We had so few bugs that way, they weren’t bothersome (which is great for Costa Rica). The bedroom cooled quickly enough with the A/C to sleep comfortably. The WiFi worked well for us the entire stay. The villa is setup as a duplex (one building split into two separate houses, sharing an interior wall). Larry & Sherry live in the other part of the building. In this case, the kitchen/living room wall was the only shared wall (with a door we could knock on if we needed them). So you don’t have to worry about sound traveling from the bedroom and bathroom, etc. We heard very little of our hosts when we were there. When on our balcony, we could see their balcony and the pool area but never saw them out there. I got the feeling they intentionally made themselves scarce to give us our privacy and run of the property. A few times, as we pulled into the driveway, Larry would come to his front door to ask if everything was going well and if we needed anything. They seemed approachable and willing to visit or answer questions but took their cues from their guests (in our case, we enjoyed the solitude and privacy). When relaxing on the beautiful balcony overlooking the bay, I was grateful to have this quiet little sanctuary, away from the town of Samara and the road, where we would have heard music, people and motorbikes. We had a rental car, so this property worked great for us. The beach was a 15-20 minute walk/5 min drive. When deciding if you need a rental car, think of how often you walk at home. If you regularly walk to work, stores or restaurants, the walk to the beach should be okay for you (coming back is uphill, so you might opt for the $4 taxi). If you drive everywhere at home, this may not be the place to stay for you without a rental car. The quietness and serenity were higher priorities to us than being steps from the beach. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Samara."
    Guest: Jess M. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
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