Samara House Rental Photos and Description
1 Bedroom, 1.0 Bathroom with private 2nd outdoor shower, Sleeps 4
Nestled in a garden setting, sharing the swimming pool and Rancho with Casa Papaya - also available for rental. Overlooking the Pacific, its just a 10 minute walk to one Costa Rica's best beaches.
We're close to Sámara (2 km) but not too close. That means less noise - especially in the evenings - and more privacy. Off the beach means fewer bugs and cooler temperatures. You're much closer to the nature you want to see.
Casa Mango was designed for comfort in the tropics, with a private shaded terrace and air conditioning inside. Sea breezes keep the house cool during the day. Views of the Pacific from every room. Paddle fans throughout. All windows screened. Private outdoor shower just off pool plus a full bath. Bedroom with double pillow top mattress. Living room with double sofa/futon. Save money and cook at home in the fully equipped kitchen. Owner's live in their own home on the property year around to assist in any way possible.
Sámara's reef-protected bay provides safe swimming and snorkeling. Learn to surf at ne of 4 surf schools right in the bay and world-class waves nearby. There is abundant wildlife in the trees around the house. Wake up to the roar of the Howler monkeys or the call of the green parrots as they make their twice daily pass to nesting sites up the hill. There is a zipline canopy tour nearby. Best birding in the area is from the terrace at dawn
Samara has shops, post office, police station, groceries, internet cafes, doctor, pharmacy, many good restaurants, and 'sodas' (Tico for cafe). The beach is quiet and gorgeous. It is nearly empty most of the week, except in the mornings when the children walk to school.
Casa Mango shares a 'get cool' pool and a spacious covered rancho with Casa Papaya, also available for vacation rental. Up the hill is Casa Gecko the owners home. Reserve one or two houses for an unforgettable tropical gathering.
Sámara is a tropical jewel. Casa Mango is well located away from the downtown noise in a mixed international/Tico neighborhood along a paved road. The evenings are quiet and serene, with amazing star shows and the sounds of night animals. Dawn approaches with visits from monkeys, parrots, other wildlife and maybe a neighborhood rooster. Daytime includes the occasional motorbike or truck.
For more photos and floor plans, send an inquiry via email. We have lots more information to offer: about the house, the area, the weather, what to bring etc.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
About Lavae Aldrich
When we'd had enough of grey Seattle, we quit our day jobs (architect and graphic designer) and moved to Costa Rica, where we've been happily living the Pura Vida since 2006. We love the climate and beauty of this tropical environment. We love the culture and the people here. We love the rhythm of life. And we love to share it.
Lavae Aldrich purchased this house in 2000
Why Lavae Aldrich chose Samara
We fell in love with Costa Rica the first time we vacationed here - the climate, the environment, the people. After touring much of the country, we settled on a gem of a lot with expansive ocean views. We liked being near the town of Sámara, where there are more services available each year. But we like being away from the noise and late night activity. We love the Howler monkeys that visit frequently to feast on the mango trees next door.
What makes this house unique
Within walking distance to the beach - we do it every morning with our rescued dog - our houses sit on the hillside overlooking Sámara Bay. There aren't too many houses around where you can have both proximity and privacy. Close enough to head in for a night of reggae or cocktails on the beach. But on quiet mornings, the best bird-watching happens from your terrace. Fresh ocean breezes keep the houses bug-free and cool although we've recently added AC.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Gracias a todo! Casa mango was great. We spent one week here while taking Spanish clases in Carrillo. We enjoyed visiting with our hosts, Steve and Lavae. They were great! We like the architecture of Mango and Papaya – the colors are great. Wonderful mornings having coffee on the deck and sunsets overlooking the ocean were terrific too!
We are off to Carrillo for one week for more Spanish, a river tour with Popo’s and perhaps turtles too. This afternoon at low tide we are heading out to the island in sea kayaks with Christian our guide form the little shop down the hill (Tico Tours). From here to Osa Penninsula (our next adventure). Saludos & Pura Vida!
Bill, Kathy & Jordan, Fort Collins, CO