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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach

Sherry and Larry

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Samara Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Villa Veranera is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath luxury villa with spectacular views overlooking Samara and Carrillo Bays.

Hear the sounds of the surf with gentle sea breezes sifting through, with monkeys, birds and nature in a tropical setting. “Veranera” is the Spanish word for “Bougainvillea” and the property is surrounded with these beautiful flowers.

Location is an approx. 10-15 min. walk or 1-2 min. drive to the beach and a 3 min. drive or additional 10-min. walk to town. Distance to the beach is 7/10ths of a mile or 1.2 kms. Private shuttle pick-ups can be arranged from both International Airports.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
Sherry and Larry (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2015

About Sherry and Larry

My husband and I are originally from Canada and came to Costa Rica on vacation for the first time in 1991. We fell in love with the people and gentle lifestyle and made Costa Rica our permanent home in the year 2000. We enjoy being close to the ocean and completed our final dream home and rental villa in 2009. We are always delighted to meet new people from around the world and hence our decision to build a rental accommodation in order to help newcomers feel comfortable in any way we can.

Sherry and Larry purchased this villa in 2004

Why Sherry and Larry chose Samara

We searched all down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and chose Samara because of its natural tropical beauty and abundance of monkeys and other wildlife and yet is close to many services. We can see and hear the sound of the surf and have the benefit of gentle sea breezes all year round. Samara is the safest swimming beach in the country, next-door Carrillo Beach is to us the most beautiful as well as being renowned for deep-sea fishing and nearby Camaronal is a protected turtle-nesting ground as well as an expert surfing beach. Location is close to the beach and town. One of the International Airports (Liberia) is less than a 2-hour drive.

What makes this villa unique

There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool. The beach is a short walk and the drive to town is a mere 3 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Larry and Sherry: Thank you very much for the use of your beautiful home!! You are such wonderful and friendly people. Staying in Samara for a week was an amazing experience. Lots of relaxation and playing in the ocean. Pato's Surf Shop was the most helpful. We got boogie boards, surf boards and did some ocean kayaking to the island. Overall, great experience. Thanks for everything! Hope to come back again soon.
Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance to the Beach
average rating of 4.878788 based on 39 reviews
5

A bit of paradise at Villa Veranara

  • 5 of 5

Our one month stay in Samara, Costa Rica was outstanding. Our villa with the infinity pool was breath taking. Our hosts were so wonderful and eager to help us in any form. Their friendship and caring was very much appreciated. Introducing us and including us when they entertained their friends was amazing. Our one bedroom appartment was exceptional and the balcony overlooking the ocean could not be beaten. Exceptionally clean and very safe. You can walk to the beach but it is all uphill coming back, therefore on our next visit we will rent a car. A first class accommodation with first class hosts. We thank you both for sharing your beautiful home, your time, your friends and little Meisha their dog and Lyle their cat. We felt very much at home thanks to them. We will definitely be back. We highly recommend this villa

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento, CA
5

Luxury Living!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four weeks in Costa Rica in five different locations and we loved them ALL but this one was THE best! It is everything advertised on this site and more. The accommodations were superb - safe, clean and well equipped - and the overall ambiance was so peaceful, relaxing and rejuvenating. It is a steep-ish walk to and from the beach but it's great exercise that gets rewarded by the stunningly beautiful Playa Samara and the charming town, and after the walk back up, you get a refreshing dip in the pool. You cannot lose either way you go! And the view....it's so expansive you can actually see the sunrise and sunset over two beaches! The growls of the howler monkeys greet you every morning and evening. Playa Samara has plenty of interesting shops and restaurants right on the beach that make it all so convenient. We made a lot of meals in and found everything we needed locally. Playa Carrillo (just over the ridge) is like a Hollywood version of the perfect palm tree beach, the surf is good for swimmers and surfers alike and there are many adventure opportunities to enjoy. Larry and Sherry (and their little dog Meisha) were just delightful. They are practiced in giving you your privacy while being available when you want company or need help. We thoroughly the 5:00 cocktail hour. Samara is definitely on our list of places to revisit. You will not be disappointed staying at Villa Veranera.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Canada
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What can be said about staying at Villa Veranera except that it is absolute paradise!! The villa and the views from it are even more gorgeous in person than the photos in the listing show them to be. The Villa is in outstanding condition and all of the amenities and facilities are top quality.

Our stay at this villa was perfect. Larry and Sherry were gracious hosts and offered assistance whenever needed. It was great to be staying somewhere close enough to be able to walk into Samara but be far enough away to avoid the hubbub of the city centre when you wanted some peace and quiet.

Also the proximity of the villa to not only Playa Samara but also Playa Carrillo was a real bonus. We rented a scooter to get around but heard that the public buses are quite easy to use to get to various locations.

There are an endless number of activities that you can arrange to do in the area or you can choose to just sit on the deck at the Villa and soak up the sun and the views. Whatever you decide you can't go wrong. Also having the pool at the villa to take a dip in was another amazing feature. After a hot day at the beach it was excellent to be able to watch the sun set while cooling off in the pool.

After our week stay we have nothing but fond memories and a strong desire to get back to Costa Rica as soon as we can. :). We would definitely try to book this Villa again as I can't think of anywhere better to stay.

Thank you Larry and Sherry!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newfoundland
5

Villa apartment with gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Recently spent 7 weeks in Larry and Sherry's upstairs villa apartment. This villa is within walking distance to beach and town as we did this beautiful walk daily. The villa would meet all of your needs for either a short or long term stay. We had been travelling heavily 3 months prior to coming to Samara so this villa was perfect for us to just settle in and enjoy life in the area. Highlights for us were location away from town up high on a hill overlooking both Playa Carillo and Playa Samara. Spent many hours in the rocking chair overlooking the beautiful view enjoyed even when raining. Also, private pool enjoyed daily after our exercise walks, AC in bedroom for sleeping, cable TV, excellent internet, washer and dryer....all made for a great long stay. Larry and Sherry knew to respect our privacy which we liked, yet were friendly and helpful when needed. Also loved their little dog Meisha who greeted us everyday and sooooo much could be said about Samara, but maybe this says it all....we are going back for another long term stay. Overall, a great memorable stay, mucho gracias:)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Red Deer,Alberta
5

A piece of parardise

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about this villa. It is a lovely upstairs apartment connected to the owners' house. The unit is lovely with a fantastic 180 degree balcony view of the ocean. We spent many a night just sitting out and enjoying the sunset or watching the howler monkies eating in the trees in front of our balcony. The other wonderful part is we had an infinity pool all to ourselves to refresh ourselves after a walk into town or a day at the beach. Our hosts were wonderful, friendly and extremely helpful in suggesting various things we could do or see. This place was everything we dreamed of and more. We would certainly go back in a heart beat. Thank you Larry and Sherry for the great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent,excellent, would go back in a heartbeat !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have always done all inclusive, resort vacations. Never again after our fantastic experience in Samara at this amazing property. Breathtaking views, first class accommodations, outstanding hosts with a broad knowledge of the country. Easy access to all attractions and amenities. We would highly reccommend this world class retreat and our perfect hosts, Larry & Sherry Gerlach. Thank you so much for a memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: recommended

There are many things to do in the area including swimming, surfing (beginner and expert), scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, ATV touring, biking, various organized tours including seeing the dolphins or visiting a nearby turtle-nesting beach, horseback riding, ultra-lite and gyrocopter planes, canopy tours, numerous options for dining/sunset cocktails, or just relaxing in a hammock or by the pool.

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Samara Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
$725
 
 
Green
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
$575
 
 
High
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
$725
 
 
Green
Aug 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
$575
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$875
 

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Notes 30% deposit at time of booking, balance payable upon arrival. Payments can be made through Pay Pal.
$10/night for 3rd and 4th guests.
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Amenities

Samara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wall safe, security system, electronic gate with secure parking, hammocks, umbrellas, flat-screen TV, bed with top quality mattress, large closet, makeup/computer desk, book library. Infinity pool.

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