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Recent Samara reviews

  • Beautiful Home

    "We couldn't have chosen better than this! The house is magnificent. We stayed for 7 days. There were two adults and 5 young adult/teens. We all had plenty of space and were quite comfortable. The open air dining space was a great place for the kids to hang out, literally. They hung their hammocks and listened to music and played cards in the evenings. The teens also took scuba certification while we were in Samara. Gabriel from Samara Diving was able to come to the house for the pool and theory portion of the course. Our trip to Samara and the surrounding area was a trip of a lifetime and we can't wait to go back."
    Guest: patti f. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 13, 2016
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  • Perfect House for a C.R. vacation

    "After a year in the planning, our family vacation in Costa Rica was even more than we hoped for, and much of the credit is to the house, Ventana del Mar. The pictures on VRBO drew me in and the actual house more than lived up to the pictures. We were a family of 10, ages 8 to 80, and every one of us enjoyed the pool, slide, palapa and the always cool open air living space surrounded by trees and greenery. The bedrooms were spaced so we never felt crowded. The 5 minute walk to the beach made beach trips a daily delight, especially with the warm ocean and the boogie boards provided. And few, if any, other beachgoers. The house had everything we wanted or needed. Gerardo, the caretaker, answered all of our questions and helped us arrange outings and rides to Samara. It is a short walk to the grocery store and several restaurants so we never lacked for eating opportunities. An added plus was the quick response from Michael, the owner, to each of our numerous questions during the planning. Ventana del Mar and Costa Rica will always be a special place to our family. All 10 of us would highly reccommend it for a fantastic vacation.!"
    Guest: Mary B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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  • Lovely house, great location

    "We stayed here for 9 days over New Year and really enjoyed it. House is well stocked with all that you need and the pool was perfect as it got very hot during the day. We went horse-riding and boys went fishing both of which were really good fun, and a boat trip to Palo Verde where we saw so many birds and crocodiles. The house is far enough away from the beach to feel secluded yet an easy 5-10 minute stroll away so we had some lovely early morning walks, and enjoyed a few drinks at sunset. We had some problems with the air con, which you really do need as it was very hot at night when we were there, but Laura who runs the place was wonderfully helpful and could not have done more to help. There have been security issues in the area so we hid things when out for the day, and there is security at night so that was great. All in all a lovely location, and really lovely house."
    Guest: Rachel j. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 9, 2016
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  • Pura Vida!!!!

    "My husband and I just spent a month in one of these apartments. We chose this spot because of the photos and reviews. We were not in the least bit disappointed! We thoroughly enjoyed our Costa Rican experience and now understand Pura Vida! The apartment is exactly as it is represented in the photos. Clean, bright, open and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped and the BBQ is an added bonus. There are some very welcomed extras, such as numerous quality towels and linens, great beach towels and chairs. We did not lack any of the comforts of home. The apartment is on the outskirts of town, but it really is a 5 minute walk to the beach and about 15 minutes along the beach to town. We did not want to rent a car this vacation and we never regretted our decision. If we needed to get to or from town, a taxi was always available and reasonably priced. The bus also stopped right out the door. For us, a daily walk became routine. The beach is beautiful. It changes drastically from high to low tide. It is an amazing place to run - early morning or early evening. Safe for children, but fun for adults and many aquatic activities. Sunsets are spectacular! The town is very laid back, but with all the necessary conveniences. Everyone is very friendly and we always felt safe. Good number and variety of restaurants. There is a great information service in town that will help direct you towards many different tours or just answer questions. Deborah, the owner/manager is also a great help. She is available at all times and wants her guests to be happy. Her sons run the Canopy tour and that is a must activity!! Very professional and exciting but safe for all ages. There is even a discount for tenants. As mentioned in other reviews, this apartment is on the main road. There is noise, up until around 10 at night. The roosters ,dogs and monkeys also make themselves known, but all of this is part of the "true" Costa Rican experience. We so enjoyed our morning coffee on our balcony and an evening drink as the sun set, watching the world go by. We really felt like became a part of the community. All in all, a wonderful home away from home in a beautiful country."
    Guest: Sally and Gordie Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 27, 2016
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