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Rich Martin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Tropical Jungalow

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Samara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cool breezes flow through this spacious home. Surrounded by trees, this house sits on the first bluff above the Pacific Ocean; it is an easy 10 to 15 minute walk to the beach and another short walk to town center. There you will find a fresh vegetable market, grocery stores, many restaurants, and tour guides.

The bedrooms at Casa Limon Dulce are large; two king and one queen. Each bedroom has individual air conditioning or transom ventilation, and plenty of space for reading, writing, or that necessary quiet time. A small library contains a writing desk and a comfortable day-bed.

The over-size kitchen has a large mahogany center island to gather around. At one end of the island is a five burner stainless steel stove with a griddle and warming drawer. All the water for the house is triple filtered town water. The ice maker makes lots of crystal clear ice. There is over 18 feet of countertop for food preparation and two side-by-side stainless steel dishwashers for easy cleanup. There are two full baths with extra large showers. One bath has a stacked washer dryer unit for your personal use.

This architect designed house was finished in 2008 using local exotic Costa Rican woods and floor tile. The open-air living and dining area is a wonderful place to relax. It overlooks the large terrace and mosaic tile pool. The pool is one of the largest in the area. A real swimming pool!!

An onsite private massage studio is available to residents who utilize our associated therapist.

A bilingual caretaker manages the property and can offer whatever service level you require. Our housekeeper is included to assist in your stay. An infra-red security system is provided for your comfort. This is a very special house, minutes from town, up a quiet country road, in the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

For more details, photos, and a video of the property see the dashboard above.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rich Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Tropical Jungalow
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
California
5

Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Casa Limon exceeded our high expectations. As others have said, the architecture is spectacular and the place is laid out beautifully. The kitchen makes you want to cook, and the dining room makes you want to dine in. That being said there are many great choices for eating out. The whole fish at Locanda on the beach was probably our favorite. Ma Ma Gui's makes the best thin crust pizza we've ever had. We arranged with Gerardo(the on site caretaker) via email to have his sister Lleana make a special dinner for us. Lleana made a delicious, gourmet, 4 course meal for us. We also arranged ahead of time for the 5 of us to have massages with Tod, Casa Limon's massuse. All 5 of us were impressed with his skill and knowledge and wanted more. We managed to get in 2 more hours of massage for 2 lucky family memebers. As others have said, it was really nice to have Gerardo nearby. One day the wifi wasn't working and he knew just how to reboot it, our sons wanted to rent surfboards on New Years Day and Gerardo just happened to have 2 surfboards they could rent, and he helped them tie it to the top of the jeep. I wouldn't have know that Jinny the housekeeper was there because she is so unobtusive, except that the house looked cleaner. With 5 adults it was really nice to have the option of walking to and from town even though we had a jeep. Everybody could come and go as they pleased for yoga classes on the beach, or surfing at the best time, or catching lunch at the bohemian cafe (a favorite of our crowd), etc. I musn't forget to say something about the pool. I didn't realize that the dining room/family room is totally open to the outside and thus the pool. We had an 18 month old with us and I panicked when I first realized it was all open. As it turns out the pool with it's steps entertained our grand daughter for hours every day , and it wasn't a problem at all because with an 18 month old you pretty much need to have somebody supervising their movement all the time anyway. We did feel that it would not be a place for 2 non swimming toddlers, but luckily we just had one with us. As you can tell from the pics there are some boulders that separate the pool area and it was easy to separate patio time from pool time. Rich, the owner was real helpful and easy to communicate with via email. I could go on and on, it's true Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Truly magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

I guess I'm not the only one who wants to buy this place. The entire place is very beautiful, spacious, tastefully furnished and well kept. The staff were helpful without being obtrusive and were kind enough to organize activities for the younger members of our group. The location is not bad. It's near enough the town so shopping for food is never a problem and far enough to be really quiet. And it is quite near the beach too so that you can just walk to it. Highly recommended for large groups, seniors, teens or families with kids."

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Classy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

One of the first things that strikes you about the Tropical Jungalow is the architecture. The place is so well designed - there is a wonderful flow from the inside space to a very comfortable covered outdoor living area. The ceiling has a lovely alternating pattern of hardwoods. There are A/C units in each bedroom, and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is fantastic - full of everything you need to eat at home. We found ourselves wishing we knew people in Samara just so we could have them over to entertain. The house was quite secure - we never had any worries about break-ins or theft.

We ate mangoes from the trees out back and swam in the pool to the howls of monkeys. You could easily walk to town - its probably only a mile or so, but the house is up a hill, and we were glad to be able to drive. Samara is a great base to venture out from - there are several good surf beaches within an hour or so, as well as a turtle refuge. There are several good places to eat in Samara - our kids favorite was LuvBurger (a veggie burger place next to a yoga studio). But it wasn't so developed that you felt like you were in Touristville. If we go back to Samara, we would definitely stay at the Tropical Jungalow again. Lastly, I'd say that the rental is very well priced - I feel like we got very high quality lodging for our family vacation dollars.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

I very highly recommend this property. We liked it so much, we want to buy it!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a blissful, beautiful, clean and practical house. My husband and I spent three weeks there and truly enjoyed the comfort, safety and tastefully designed tropical environment of this haven. As a painter, I spent hours painting inspired by the outdoor/indoor rancho (a spacious roofed dining and living room) with a private view of birds of paradise, fruit trees and our own swimming pool. The only distractions were the morning visits from humming birds, butterflies, frogs and iguanas. Also the sound of the howling monkeys was music to our ears!

Since there was plenty of room for guests, we had a few family members rotate their visits while we were there. The kids claimed the pool as their favorite spot, but the adult guests claimed the hammock as theirs - to read and take power naps. My husband, a socially active kind of guy, went back and forth (three minutes by car) to town meeting lots of great people and shopping at the organic food market and local shops. The house is so close to town that it was convenient to come and go as many times as we pleased. We also spent many hours on the beach, having breakfast at the restaurants which overlook the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

The house is guarded by a very helpful young fellow who not only gave us a detailed tour of the house, the alarm system, and its amenities, he also organized our horse-back-riding and kayaking tours. There is a sweet, helpful and sincere lady who visits for a couple of hours a day to help with the dishes and general cleaning of the premises. Also a team of guys to come clean the pool and a gardener sweeps the fallen leaves and natural debris from the trees. Lastly, the owner was an e-mail away if we had any questions or concerns, but of course we didn't. We had a fantastic time!

In short, I very highly recommend this property/house. We liked it so much, we could see ourselves living there when we retire!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brooklyn, NY
5

Fantastic, well located and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (three young kids) stayed in Casa Limon Dulce for spring break. Samara is a lovely small town with a peaceful beach that is great for kids. The Casa is located a short drive from town in a quiet area. The house is wonderful - it really made our stay! it is very high quality and so well done from every angle -- a very nice, open design, a pool, a big and functional kitchen, and spacious bedrooms. Truly a pleasure to experience it. The house is also well tended to by a caretaker, a gardener and a maid. We would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dennis Ma. (Cape Cod)
5

Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica many times. We would now be spending a month here and wanted a place for family and friends to visit if they so choose. Tropical Jungalow could not of been more perfect!! It was welcoming from the first moment we walked through the door, indoor outdoor living that we have never experienced before. We were greeted by Gerrado who showed us around and answered any questions. He was the property manager and quickly became our go to guy and now a friend. So if it is fishing, horseback riding, surfing , even a taxi,your looking for Gerrardo made it happen. The layout of the house, the well stocked kitchen, our wonderful housekeeper Jenny, the backyard pool, the 3 spacious bedrooms, were more perfect then we expected. Samara has much to offer and we could walk to the beach or downtown from our location. We did rent quads for three of the weeks and so did our guest for their stays. All of our guests were thankful that we invited them and would love to return again. Hopefully we will be back next year. Please do not hesitate in visiting Samara and staying at the Tropical Jungalow. A great place for family and friends to gather.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Horseback tours can begin from the house up into the mountains or down to the beach,a canopy tour zip-line is nearby, a multitude of Costa Rican activities and tours are available in town.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,295 Per week

Samara House Rental Rates

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High
Nov 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Green
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
$3,800
 

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Amenities

Samara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Stack washer/dryer
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...

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