This wonderful condo is a small 5 unit complex with beautiful architecture both inside and out. Vaulted beam ceilings, nicely spacious appointed bedrooms, the bathrooms are beautifully tiled in South American style. The storage is ample, complete with a safe for your valuables. The fully supplied kitchen is very friendly for all your meals. Laundry facilities are at your fingertips, just off the kitchen. Kitchen has a bar area. Dining seats 6 comfortably and the open floor plan from kitchen to dining to the living space is great for entertaining.
The garden outside recreation area is secluded with a neat size pool. The large covered patio area is great for family fun or just a relaxing space to read your favorite book. Samara is a small quaint community with many friendly locals! Right down the condo steps you will find fresh bread, bakery, and locally grown produce stand operated by a lovely Costa Rican family. Get your fresh squeezed OJ for your mornings, mimosas, or cocktails.
Just down the eclectic street heading towards the beach you will find and assortment of restaurants, cafes, art shops, a surf shop, real estate opportunities, shopping, travelers information, local elementary school, police department, and small grocery stores. There is definitely something for everyone, from quaint intimate beach havens to lively nighttime entertainment.
The beach is largely known for a weekend retreat for inland locals, yet a casual and to die for experience for visitors. Large, uncrowded, sandy bay beach, warm water temps of 80* and a tide that supports fun for beginners to intermediate surfers. Swimmers, horsebacking riders, joggers, shell scavengers, wave jumpers and sunbathers all can enjoy without bumping elbows. A friendly local Costa Rican operates a delightful fishing/dolphin sightseeing boat. An experience not to be missed! A couple of miles away, is yet another quaint bay with park. Complete with grassy shaded areas and BBQ's.
No need to worry about speaking Spanish, local folks are gracious enough to understand most anything said. However, if you are interested in brushing up on or learning the amazing language of Spanish there is a terrific Spanish school practically on the beach!
Most all local establishments accept US currency. Banks are US friendly if you desire to use the local currency, Colones, they are also equipped with ATM machines.
There is so much to do, and yet doing nothing is just fine too!
Keywords: 2nd floor, full amenities, private pool, nature area
Lyn and I are energetic semi-retired parents, grandparents, and bestmates. When not out of the country, USA, we reside in California. We spend our days tending to our flock: daughters, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and foes. Lyn still enjoys making sure her small hairstylist groupies are lookin their best. I on the other hand can be found outside tending the property, dinking in my small tool shop, adding special touches to our patio living space, turning a buck, or simply enjoying a cold beer! In our search of Central and South America we have stumbled on some of the most amazing sites, sunsets, beaches, people, eateries, and real estate ventures. A few years back we jumped into owning an one-of-a-kind bar in Roatan, Honduras. Enjoyed every minute of this place. The bar gave me something to do, Lyn had her own little gift shop, and we ate and drank to our hearts content. Recession hit hard, so the bar had to be let go, so very sad! But that is okay, we moved forward. The life of Pura Vida in Costa Rica. We traveled for about 8 weeks this past year and fortunately followed the road into the town of Playa Samara for a few nights. Can we be so lucky to have stepped into another place we can call a beach lover's paradise, or more importantly, ours! I have always been a dreamer, and Lyn believes in my dreams too! You all should be so lucky! We love to share: our California lives, the Roatan Bar, our Costa Rica hide-away, and simply a cold one whenever we can squeeze one in!
We didn't choose to buy a rental vacation, we bought a little bit of Paradise for ourselves, family, and friends. We love the the fact that Playa Samara is not a commercialized beach town. The local folks are the most friendly, the scenery amazing whether near the ocean or inland, the wildlife is plentiful, the food is yummy, the beach is a bay with water temps near 80, and the beer is always cold!
Maple Condo is unique in that is is in the heart of town. It towers above Main street to watch all the coming and going of the locals and visitors. Possibly only 300 steps to the most amazing beach! Step outside the Condo door and smell fresh bread baking right across the street. Pick up your loaf. Step across the street to select your produce from a local family and get fresh squeeze OJ. Head up the street a few more steps for some more yummy bakery. Directly across Main street is the 'best pizza in town' Enjoy a selection of restaurants or cook a wonderful meal in your Condo Maple. Had enough salt water? Enjoy a private pool with wildlife in hearing or viewable distances. Local horses, howler monkey, various birds, Iguanas have also been known to enjoy Playa Samara!
car, 4x4, motorcycle, and quad rentals
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