METERS FROM THE SAND - BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE HOME

Franklin Herbas

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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METERS FROM THE SAND - BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE HOME

Samara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Just a two minute walk (150 m) to gorgeous Samara Beach, Casa dos Loros is nestled just inside the coastal Costa Rican rain forest. You can see the ocean through the trees from the living room windows. The house sits on a half acre lot with a natural private garden where you will find monkeys feeding on the many wild mango varieties, papayas, and many other tropical plants and animals.

Samara Beach stretches about 3 km end to end and Casa dos Loros is located at the far end of Samara beach, away from the hustle and bustle of town. Just at the right angle to enjoy beach sunsets and the closest distance for canoeing or swimming to Choro Island. The main downtown is a 20 minute walk along the beach or a 5 minute drive in your rental car.

Guests will enjoy the modernly equipped home, built in 2005. Two large bedrooms each have a private bathroom, king sized beds and air-conditioning. Prepare home cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen. A TV with DVD player, and CD player stereo system are available. Bring your own DVDs and CDs!

The house has a washer and dryer, internet through a USB stick, two bikes to enjoy the surroundings or bike to town in low tide. During check-in renters will get a local cell phone to plan vacation activities with more comfort. Beach chairs, towels, beach tent and boogie boards are also there for you to enjoy. The house porch with the hammock and the outdoor table are a favorite for all renters enjoying outside meals or reading a book while listening to the rain forest.

Finally, don't do chores on your vacation. Relax and enjoy our maid service while you are on vacation. She will clean and do laundry for you! For an additional charge we could also accommodate for someone to come and cook for you during your stay, ideal for family with kids.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you so much for opening up your house. We had a great vacation, very relaxing.

Your home was perfect! I can't think of a single thing I would have had different.

Thanks for sharing. By the way I have 3 other people who have asked for your web site to look into your house for their trip. I hope they call!!



Pam
Dec 2008
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Franklin Herbas

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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Palo Alto, CA. My daughter Ayla, 3 1/2 months old in this picture, was born in January 2009 and we have been comming to Samara since she was 3 months old. I work for a software company in silicon valley and every year we find the time to visit Samara. When in Samara there is nothing better than playing with my daughter in the beach and watching the sunset every evening.

Franklin

Franklin Herbas purchased this house in 2007

I lived in Samara for one year in 2003 and had a wonderful experience, personally got to know the town and its inhabitants while teaching math at the local grade school. In 2007 I returned to Samara and decided to buy a property in what we consider one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Casa dos Loros is located on the quite, less populated side of the beach right next to a local fishing village. Staying here you experience tranquility, privacy, a taste of local culture, with all the amenities of town 5 minutes away by car or 20 minutes walking along the beach. The beach is super accessible, just a one minute walk from the house.

All renters complement the backyard wild life. As one renter wrote in the guest book “A National Geographic in your backyard”. It is true from monkeys in the trees to iguanas, red squirrels, various types of birds, butterflies to Halloween crabs in the rainy season. If you enjoy fishing you will most likely experience sittings of turtles, dolphins and whales which adds up to catching a Mahi Mahi or Red Snaper. Please see images from guests in the website www.casadosloros.com

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Meters from the Sand - Beautiful Private Home
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Samara Guanacaste
LA
5

RELAX AND ENJOY FOR REAL

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing place to recharge, I love the location, it is a walk to the little town, the beach is 3 lots away, the back yard is very long and full of life with Iguanas and Monkeys, I recommend this house for family or groups, good surfing at the other end too.

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This is an amazing place to recharge, I love the location, it is a walk to the little town, the beach is 3 lots away, the back yard is very long and full of life with Iguanas and Monkeys, I recommend this house for family or groups, good surfing at the other end too.

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  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Samara Guanacaste
Burbank, California, USA
5

THE BEST SPOT IN COSTA RICA!

  • 5 of 5
I went with two other couples for the first time to Costa Rica in May, beginning of the rainy season... which out of 8 days, only one rained! We all heard of this beautiful rain forest country, and can only imagine what was waiting for us... Well, not only is the country beautiful, amazing beaches, water temperature was perfect, the people were so welcoming, delicious fish... but this house was perfect! Cozy, walking distance from the beach, a yard in the back that had from monkeys, to horses (wild free happy ones), to iguanas... Close to the little town of Samara. We were able to cook fresh fish, or relax in the hammock at night... I would never prefer to choose this house over any hotel in the area! Can't wait to come back, and I will!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Samara Guanacaste
California
5

A WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Casa dos Loros. We arrived in the evening, and right away we walked down to the beach and swam in the warm water and watched the sun set. A few hours later, we walked back out to the beach and saw the most incredible view of stars I have ever seen. There were so many thousands and millions of stars visible. It was amazing!
The house is nice, well-kept, and clean. The air conditioning in the bedrooms and the huge fan in the living area are great. The back patio was wonderful for relaxing breakfasts. The sound of the ocean was soothing. The kitchen was great too--the owner definitely addressed the concerns in earlier reviews because the kitchen was well-supplied and the house in general was comfortable and pleasant.
We loved the restaurants in the area--the local food is delicious. We went horseback-riding on the beach several times during our stay, and we went boogie-boarding for hours and hours every day. We even went out on a fishing boat and saw a family of dolphins. My kids loved it! All in all, it was a great vacation and we will definitely go back to this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Samara Guanacaste
Los Angeles, CA
3

MEASURE YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND YOU'LL BE HAPPY HERE

Measure Your Expectations and You'll Be Happy Here
  • 3 of 5
POSITIVES:
The location of the house is fantastic. You're far enough from town that it's really quiet around the house - and, more importantly, down at the beach (a short 2-minute walk) where there were maybe 10 people in sight the whole time we were in the ocean.

Then there are the howler monkeys, which we saw 2 of the 4 days we were there, hanging out in the tree right behind the house. Honestly, people pay good money for tours to go and see a troupe like the one we enjoyed watching while drinking our coffee on the back porch. That was a pretty major bonus.

There is A/C in the bedrooms and it is a welcome relief.

Boogie boards and snorkeling gear in the back were great to have access to and we used them!

Finally, it's really reasonably priced so, as you read the criticisms below, remember that you do get what you pay for.

NEGATIVES
The biggest frustration was the lack of screens on the doors and windows. In a place as hot as Samara, it would have been nice to open the house up in the late afternoon and let in fresh air. But the absence of screens on the doors and most of the windows forced us to rely on the A/C in the bedrooms if we wanted to cool off. That was kind of a bummer.

The kitchen supplies were pretty spartan - the only thing in the kitchen was salt. Not even hand soap. Kitchen-ware, as has been noted in other reviews, is lacking. The kitchen stove itself sort of worked sometimes and sort of didn't others - we honestly couldn't figure out its quirks. A barbecue outside would have been greatly appreciated - apparently one had been there and was stolen, so a simple brick built-in would be a good solution there. Bottom-line, the outfitting of the house is so-so and some simple additions would go a long way.

The toilets were pretty sketchy and we only realized towards the end of our stay that they don't seem to handle paper of any kind, but management overlooked communicating that part.

Finally, though it wasn't an issue for us, Wi-Fi was problematic. If your idea of a vacation in Costa Rica includes being on the grid - this could prove to be a problem for you.

SUMMARY
The howler monkeys and ease of access to the beach, when combined with the cost, pulled this place out in a net positive for us. But if you're expecting a beautiful place to stay, you might find yourself disappointed.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Samara Guanacaste
Vancouver, Canada
4

LOVELY LOT IN SAMARA

  • 4 of 5
As many reviewers have written, the location of this home is lovely. The home is quite spacious and the Internet worked well for us. It is an older home which needs some attention and there are limited electrical outlets for those with North American electrical things. For those who like to cook during their holidays, it would be helpful to bring some basics such as a cork screw, some wine glasses and a good frying pan. We did enjoy our stay but I had anticipated the kitchen issue and brought a rice cooker/ soup maker so we were able to cook one pot meals.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Samara Guanacaste
Oakland
4

SUPER RELAXING AND QUIET

  • 4 of 5
We spent a wonderful month in Costa Rica with 2 young kids and saw more wildlife in the yard of this house than anywhere else, we watched the howlers and iguanas for hours. It was very quiet and comfortable, more spacious than we expected. It is a bit far from the center of Samara if you don't have a car but we enjoyed biking along the beach at low tide to get groceries and go out to eat. It is also very close to stunning (and empty) Playa Carillo. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Liberia Airport
Car: recommended

Casa Dos Loros is only a few steps from a gorgeous beach - Samara. Situated at the right angle for beach sunsets, the closest distance for canoeing or swimming to Choro Island and just around the corner of Carrillo beach. Ideal for relaxing and enjoying the backyard wild life – highly regarded for renters that have enjoyed viewings monkey in the trees, iguanas a various birds and butterflies.

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Availability & Rates

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Samara House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $100/nt - $850/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Green Season (May-Oct) ..... $ 700/week
  • High Season (Nov-Apr) ..... $ 850/week
  • Gold Week (Dec 23-Jan 06) .. $1000/week
  • Contact owners to negotiate a special rate for you

Amenities

Samara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Various DVD sets, Boogie boards, two bikes, Hammock, beach chairs, beach tent and snorkling equipment.

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