BREATH-TAKING OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS, 5 BEDROOM LUXURY HOME

Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Samara Reefs Paradise: Ocean Views from all 5 Bedrooms, Gourmet Kitchen, 4+Baths

Casa Colibri is one of 7 high-end luxury beach houses in the beautiful Samara Reefs development. Located within easy walking distance of Samara Beach, Casa Colibri is located just 5 minutes from Samara's town center, and is an 8 minute drive to Playa Carrillo, considered by many (including the Lonely Planet) to be Costa Rica's most beautiful and unspoiled beach. Casa Colibri was designed and built by Karin Nagel, one of San Jose's top architects. It is one of four of the Samara Reefs homes owned by Canadians, specifically as a luxurious winter escape from rainy Vancouver winters. When we ourselves cannot be there we are happy to share what we consider to be 'our piece of paradise' with other families.

At over 5,000 sq. ft., Casa Colibri has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and is the largest house in Samara Reefs. Its central position gives it amazing, panoramic ocean and beach views as well as a great view onto the beautiful waterfall feature beside it. The beach house has been designed with comfort, elegance, and entertaining in mind. Designer Julietta Jurado's emphasis on elegance and design is found in every aspect of the house. Everything you need for a fabulous luxury experience is here: an outdoor dining room, a large bright gourmet kitchen, a separate air-conditioned media room, and ocean views from practically every room. There is a fabulous outdoor kitchen/barbecue area, and a 40-foot infinity-edge swimming pool. One of the best features of the house is how rooms flow seamlessly from one to another: from the living room to the kitchen to the outdoor dining room to the pool deck. From every room in the house, you are met with stunning ocean and jungle views. The kitchen, has three huge windows that capture a view of the ocean in front and the gardens to both sides. In the open concept living room, two extra-wide patio doors fold out of the way, doubling the living space and connecting the indoors with the outdoor pool deck. These doors open up a natural breezeway, making the interiors extremely fresh and comfortable. The large outdoor deck is equipped with lounge chairs, 2 shady hammocks, a 40-foot-long infinity-edge pool, and the covered outdoor barbecue kitchen doubles as a wet bar. Surrounding the beach house are mature trees and beautiful tropical gardens with a huge variety of exotic flowers that attract birds including hummingbirds, a variety of colourful birds, and butterflies. Whether you are inside the house, or out, you will find yourself utterly captivated by the stunningly beautiful panoramic ocean views, the shoreline of Samara beach, the small island of Isla Chora, and the protective reefs that appear and disappear with the tide. Windows from each room give you a bird's eye view into the surrounding hillsides where you can watch flocks of parakeets, families of monkeys swinging through the trees, people kayaking out to the deserted island, or fishing boats headed out to sea.

With the main living area located at pool level, most of your time will be spent there. Two bedrooms are tucked away on this level and three are upstairs. There will be no fighting over who gets the best bedroom view, however, because all 5 bedrooms have very large windows that have panoramic ocean views of Samara beach, the island of Isla Chora, and the offshore reefs. Throughout the house, earthy colors and natural materials create a very comfortable, relaxed feeling, while architectural features like the open spiral staircase and teh hanging bridge upstairs make it super-modern and sophisticated. Vaulted ceilings (which in some places are 30-feet-high) and floor-to-ceiling windows give the house a bright, open feeling. Though spacious, there are throughout the house and property, plenty of quiet nooks in which to escape with a good book. There are two peaceful hammocks, a rooftop deck, and the waterfall area, but the seat you might enjoy the most is in the comfy outdoor dining room. Located conveniently between the kitchen and the pool, it is possible to lounge many hours in these comfy chairs, go do some tanning on the loungechairs at the pool, and then have an afternoon nap in one of the inviting hammocks. Total relaxation is HERE.

We prefer to keep insects OUT so throughout the house are very-high-end doors that are well-sealed, as well as high-end windows with screens in every bedroom. While none of the houses in Samara Reefs have central air-conditioning, Casa Colibri has air-conditioners in each of the bedrooms plus the private media room and ceiling fans throughout the house. These, along with the fresh ocean breezes, provide constant air-circulation, which actually helps to keep the house a few degrees cooler than temperatures at beach level.

The most opulent bedroom is the grand master bedroom upstairs. It is very large and takes up 1/3 of the top floor. It has a king-size bed, solid almond-wood floors, remote control air-conditioning, a Tommy Bahamas ceiling fan, reading lamps, a large ocean-front deck with deck furniture, lots of storage and closet space, and a very beautiful and very large en-suite bathroom. From your bed, you can enjoy panoramic ocean views. Open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy the view from your large sun-deck. It is definitely our favourite spot for enjoying our morning coffee and waking up to the sounds of monkeys and birds.

Because of its fabulous southern exposure, from this house you can see both the sunrise at 6 am AND the sunset at 6 pm. From the en-suite bathroom, you can you can enjoy 3 different and very beautiful viewpoints. The ensuite has a large vanity with two beautiful sinks made of carved rock, Kohler faucets, a large glassed-in stone shower, with a garden view, and a full soaker bath tub which looks out into the hillside beyond. Features like frosted glass doors and a Juliette balcony make this bedroom over-the-top gorgeous.

The gourmet kitchen is fully outfitted and would meet even a high-end chef's expectations. It is extremely well laid-out, centrally located, bright, and inviting. It has high-end stainless steel appliances, a large granite kitchen island, a 6-burner gas stove, and a 4-person sit-up breakfast bar. Its huge granite countertops make cooking and meal preparation easy. A unique feature is the kitchen's large walk-in, air-conditioned pantry. This is an extremely handy place for storing dry goods, wine, beer, bread, and fruit. The kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate several chefs and is laid-out so well that no one bumps into anyone else. With ocean-view windows on three sides, the kitchen is very enjoyable to work in and its central location makes it the 'hub'.

Casa Colibri has a top-of-the-line Canadian-made Vermont Castings barbecue and a covered kitchen area right next to the pool. The granite counters and built-in sink make it a great wet-bar. You can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and the ocean view, all while grilling delicious gourmet creations.

To make the most of the view, the front of the house consists mainly of large windows. The window next to the winding staircase is two storeys high, allowing you to see from one end of Samara Beach practically to the other. On the back side of the house, the view of the dense green hillside is equally spectacular. The green canopies are lush and cover many, many acres. A large portion of this land is owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours and has been ecologically preserved. What you see is not unlike the densely forested areas in areas that are much more remote than this. This wilderness is a natural habitat for many species. It is a wonderful area to explore, whether you plan to try out WingNuts zip-lines and platforms or go hiking with Alvarro, of Samara Trails. Both tours are guided by very friendly and knowledgeable local experts.

In terms of distance from the beach, Casa Colibri is an easy 10-minute walk to Samara beach. Surf shops and a variety of good beach-front restaurants are just a few minutes further along. The walk is not strenuous at all; just walk down our paved road for about 600 meters, cross the street, and then walk 100 meters along a wide, shaded path, and you are at the entrance to the beach! Walk westly for another few minutes and you will be at the center of town, close to banks, the very helpful people at the Samara Info Center, grocery stores, etc. A cab back home will cost you $5.

A unique feature of Casa Colibri is its Rooftop deck - one of the area's best spots to watch fabulous sunsets and see the sun as it sinks below the horizon. With the sunset behind the perfectly situated palm trees, you have the perfect vacation photo. Our built-in concrete furniture is surprisingly comfortable.

If you are looking for a quiet spot indoors, the media room offers a pleasant change. It is a separate room located just off the living room, with remote-controlled air-conditioning, beautiful leather sofas, a ceiling fan, a TV, a DVD player, plenty of DVD's, and a sliding glass door that opens onto a small waterfountain feature. Because the media room has its own door, it is relatively sound-proof, offering a great space for kids.

Another unique feature enjoyed by Casa Colibri is the large and beautiful waterfall feature next door. The water flows through a 'river', through several small pools, then cascades over the edge into a shallow 'jungle pool' below. Surrounded by beautiful tropical shrubs, banana plants, tall grasses, and exotic palm trees, it is very serene. Sit behind in the grotto to get very cool or sit under the cascading water for an invigorating shoulder massage.

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  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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We are a family from Vancouver, Canada, (Tsawwassen, to be precise) with two school-age daughters. We have been coming to Costa Rica since 1992. Later, when we had children we brought them: our first daughter when she was 10 months old and our second daughter when she was only 3 months old. The four of us come at least twice a year and stay at Casa Colibri. During other times of the year, we rent the house to other familes. It gives us a great deal of satisfaction to be able to be able to share this paradise with other families. Our excellent caretakers, Daniel and Anna Quiros, help us do that by keeping the house well-maintained and incredibly clean. Also, our main partners, Tim and Isabel, live next door to Casa Colibri and are an incredible help.

We co-own a second house, located 2 doors over, with Tim & Isabel. It is Villa Mirador (vrbo 393786) and is also looked after by Daniel and Anna. Our partnership also rents out our original 5-bedroom beach house, Hacienda Punta Indio (395744) which is located on the peninsula of land between Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. It is one house on 60 private acres with an infinity edge pool and a 15 minute walk to the beach.

Mary-Ellen Meyers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada purchased this villa in 2008

When my husband and I first visited Samara in 1992 we absolutely fell in love with the friendly little town and its fabulous beaches. Immediately we realized we wanted this tropical paradise to be a part of our lives forever. Not long after, we met fellow Canadian Tim Coates and his wife, Isabel Fuentes, in their San Jose geological firm, TC&A, and our dream came true. We became partners in their Samara/Carrillo property development called Punta Indio, a 60-acre property that separates Playa Samara from Playa Carrillo. Total serendipity!

Together with our partners in 1995 we built a vacation house & infinity-edge pool on this property and called it Hacienda Punta Indio (vrbo 395744). It was the perfect spot and for many years our group vacationed there happily.

Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara are 2 of the safest beaches in the country for swimming and both win awards for outstanding cleanliness standards. The town of Samara is very friendly; its amenities, activities, and size are perfect for families. The locals (who call themselves Ticos) are great people, friendly, positive, and happy. The beach, Playa Carrillo, is Costa Rica's national jewel - palm-lined, pristine and completely untouched by development. The Lonely Planet calls it THE PRETTIEST, MOST UNSPOILED BEACH IN ALL OF COSTA RICA.

By 2006, our group had grown too large for the Hacienda so designed 7 houses on an elevated ridge closer to town - on land that had been an unproductive beanfield. It is now Samara Reefs. Truly an amazing location, it is a short drive to town, it has outstanding panoramic ocean views, and its position on this ridge ensures cool tropical breezes! When our managing partners, Tim & Isabel designed Samara Reefs, they went ALL OUT, perfecting the water system, septic system, road system, water-conservation system, and now, installing solar-panels. Samara Reefs surpasses all other developments on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We are very proud to share a piece of it with you.

The infinity-edge pool is 40+ feet long and, unlike most pools, it is mainly composed of salt-water so it doesn't have a detectible chlorine smell.

Beside Casa Colibri is a huge waterfall feature which is absolutely incredible! Inspired by the hotsprings at Arenal, you can sit right in the river or under the cascading waterfall to get an invigorating massage! Or on a particularly hot day, hang out in the underground grotto behind the waterfall to cool off and take in the incredible view.

A HUGE benefit of Casa Colibri is its wonderful caretakers. If you need assistance or help with the house, our Administrator, Daniel Quiros, and his wife Anna live across the street in their nearby casita. They are extremely helpful and will do everything they can to make your vacation even more enjoyable. Daniel has been called a God-send many times, once for tracking down a guests' lost luggage, another time for changing a guest's flat tire, and another for supplying a guest with fresh fish. Our guests love Anna and her delicious cooking. Guests rave about her ceviche and was called a godsend when she babysat their children so they could have a break.

At Casa Colibri, you will enjoy a feeling of total luxury, the convenience of being close to town, AND the magical feeling that you are sitting at the edge of real JUNGLE. Each time you look out your bathroom window at the canopied hillside behind, you see a large acreage owned by WingNuts Canopy Tours. This natural habitat for wildlife is carefully preserved and home to many species of animals. You will see monkeys from the rooftop deck. You can observe monkeys swinging from tree to tree, see (and hear) flocks of parakeets coming home to roost, and enjoy the sounds of cicadas in the evening. Absolutely paradise.

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Breath-taking Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 bedroom LUXURY home
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A HOME FIT FOR A CELEBRITY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I love to travel, and we usually travel alone. This was the first trip we have decided to make with my parents and brother (a family adventure). The biggest challenge we were facing, is finding a place that could snap my parents out of their all-inclusive obsession. THIS PLACE WAS IT! The look on their face when we entered Casa Colibri said it all. They were in awe, and so were we. The full week at the house we felt like we were living in a celebrity home.

First and foremost I have to give a huge credit to the owners, who were always quick to respond, provided many helpful tips and really made the planning extremely easy for us. THANK YOU.

Secondly, I cannot say enough about the architecture of the house. Aside from the beautiful design and tasteful decoration, you can bring your whole family here and no one will be fighting over rooms because amazingly the architect has found a way to face every single bedroom towards the ocean, and every morning (no matter where you sleep) you wake up to the beautiful ocean view. That said, the master bedroom and bathroom are absolute masterpieces.

The staff at Samara Reefs are extremely nice, and work around the clock to maintain the landscaping, clean the swimming pools and keep everything beautiful in this gated community. The locals are extremely accommodating and safety is never an issue. We spent many nights "out on the town" in Samara, and Carrillo beach and had a great time. Also, many thanks to Daniel (the on-site manager/caretaker), who was very helpful.

Overall, everything at this villa was as described or even better. The location of the house is absolutely incredible and we will be talking about this trip for many years to come. We rarely travel to the same destination more than once, however, when we decide to come back to Costa Rica (and we will, because it is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to), Casa Colibri will be the first place on our minds.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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San Jose, Ca
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AMAZING PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six (us and our 4 young adult children) stayed four nights in this spectacular home with amazing views. The home was beautifully decorated and had very nice amenities. We enjoyed the infinity pool from morning till night, being thrilled with the iguana in the daytime and the fireflies at night. A 10 minute walk down the hill to the beach was easy even when we experienced a sudden rain on the way back up! A binder of information in the home was helpful in planning activities and considering restaurants. The butcher in Samara supplied us with delicious meat for our authentic Costa Rican barbecue cooked by our visiting friends. The home is in a nice gated community which provided both security and privacy. Daniel, the caretaker, was available to assist as needed. The views from all angles of the home were incredible and provided such a lovely setting to relax and have fun. A wonderful restaurant we recommend is Ma Ma Gui - a delicious French restaurant in town. Swimming and boogie-boarding at the beach, swimming at the pool, and a dolphin/snorkeling expedition were some of the activities we enjoyed - though the afternoon water was too cloudy for snorkeling.

The owner was easy to contact and quick to respond. We loved staying in this most beautiful home and look forward to returning!
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  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Samara Guanacaste
Fort Collins, Co USA
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MORE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
No worries about getting lost, and we loved having the full sized SUV for the convenience of grocery shopping, and trips to Carillo beach. Everything is so close, it was easy taking two trips to transport us around when we needed it.

Once we got there, activities were so close and either free or reasonably priced. Our kids kept thanking us for finding such a perfect place. They loved the low key, kind people, at every turn, and the beautiful setting overlooking the pacific was amazing. From age 7 to 68, there was something for everyone. Thank you Mary Ellen and family for sharing your piece of paradise with us!!!!

PS. It's been a crazy busy summer, and things have come up that delayed my review, and I apologize. Almost forgot to thank Mary Ellen and the wonderful people in Costa Rica who helped reunite my granddaughter with her beloved stuffed puppy she accidentally left under the bed at Casa Colibri. Their efforts went above and beyond, and our dear granddaughter was thrilled weeks later when the courier arrived with her special package.

Oh, and how I miss the fried plantains and guacamole !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Fort Collins,Co 80526
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PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
The time our family spent at Casa Colibri was a dream come true. I kept thinking the photos in the website, must have been taken with a special camera, but when we arrived, we found it even more beautiful than the website photos, with our pictures showing the place as good as we had expected. I walked the grounds taking photos of different types of flowers in bloom, and was astonished at the number. The monkeys were ever present every night, and the grand kids thoroughly enjoyed the lizards in the evenings. Our trip to Costa Rica was a nature lovers dream. The Wingnuts crew made it possible for our whole group to zip line together, which was thrilling beyond belief, particularly the repelling at the end. Our walks into town for lunch each day allowed us to enjoy the local food. We all agreed the food was amazing, a real treat! We surfed, paddle boarded, boogie boarding, surveyed tide pools, collected shells, and walked and jogged along the beaches. My husband received a free massage on the beach from a massage school student. One day when we were hot and tired, the neighbor we had met the night before, stopped and offered my daughter and I a ride up the hill. Another neighbor helped with initial settling in and translating, and another neighbor was there for us when we needed to purchase wine. Hospitality was everywhere!

Casa Colibri was designed perfectly. The kitchen is open and a great place to enjoy time preparing food together. We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners together, with the dining table being the heart of our gatherings. With the infinity pool right there, we spent hours enjoying the refreshing water. For a change in pace, the grandchildren loved the toys, and played in the theater room, and the guys loved being able to watch the basketball playoffs there. The bedrooms were retreats when alone time was needed. Every space was appreciated--hats off to the architect.

Mary Ellen was so helpful! Her communication in preparing for our trip gave us so much information, we felt confident and ready. We hired Costa Rica Shuttle to take us from Liberia. The driver was so kind to follow us to the Dollar Car Rental with the women and children, so the men could get the SUV and then follow the shuttle to Casa Colibri. He then stopped at a convenient store for us to pick up drinks and snacks. He stopped to show us monkeys, and as we got closer to Samara, he stopped at a grocery store where he went in and helped us locate items. It was perfect. No
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days in that fantastic house. We were 4 adults and 5 children and the house was big enough for all of us. The location is perfect, the view on Samara beach is breathtaking and the outside facilities (pool, patio, BBQ, ...) are just amazing.
The communication was easy with the owners.
We will go back for sure!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Samara Guanacaste
Denver, CO USA
5

FANTASTIC HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This house was everything that we expected and more. Perfect location. Samara and nearby beaches are stunning. Perfect vacation for us and this house was a very big part of that.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Samara - 5 mins. Playa Carrillo - 10 mins.
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
La Vela Latina
Nearest Golf
52 Miles
Golf at Playa Conchal, Papagayo
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Casa Esmeralda
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Colibri 383817
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Shortest route to the beach.
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Caretakers' House
Nearest Point of Interest
Samara Beach - easiest route.
Nearest Point of Interest
Main grocery store, Super Samara
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Ziplining Canopies are HERE.
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Playa Carrillo
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Beachfront restaurants in Samara
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WingNuts Canopy Tour Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Robles Lagoon, Carrillo
Nearest Point of Interest
La Selva Animal Refuge and Zoo
Car: recommended

From Casa Colibri, worldclass ziplining canopies operated by the fabulous guides at WingNuts are just 10 minutes away. The two beaches, Samara and Carrillo, are a 5 minute drive away and have every activity you need to have the perfect vacation: perfect waves for body surfing, boogie boarding, and the chest-high water is great for beginner surfers. Professional waves are just 30 minutes away. Rent boogie boards for $2/day, bicycles, ride horses on the beach, rent some ATV's, kayaks, or paddleboards. Go ocean-kayaking to the tiny island of Isla Chora or kayak slowly through wide rivers, observing the natural jungle off the beaten path. Go snorkelling or diving and see a huge variety of sealife, including colourful fish, turtles, and even lobster. Or take a yoga class right on the beach. If flying in an ultraflight or a gyrocopter is on your bucket list, then the Flying Crocodile pilots are the perfect guides and now is the perfect time! Try something that scares you everyday! Explore some National Parks - Samara is close to 3 of them: Barra Honda (an amazing underground limestone cave that is millions of years old!) Not very far away is the beach called Playa Ostional where, if you're lucky, you can see hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles laying their eggs ... or depending on the season, hatching and racing out to sea. The 3rd National Park is Palo Verde River where you can take a leisurely river cruise -take your camera because it is a birder's paradise. You will feel like an Extra on National Geographic.

For another thrilling adventure, go deep-sea fishing for sailfish or marlin or charter a smaller boat and catch tuna and dorado for dinner. Or go dolphin-watching and see their fabulous tricks in their natural habitat. Animal lovers will want to check out the many exotic animals at La Selva Animal Refuge & Zoo - an amazing opportunity to watch up close animals including a jaguarundi, kinkajou, anteater, baby howler, a toucan, chatty parrots, and fascinating vampire bats! (Most of these animals are being rehabilitated for future release.) For stunning ocean views and a day of fun, golf 9 holes at one of the World's Best Boutique Hotels, Hotel Punta Islita, which is 45 minutes away. Be sure to stay for lunch and enjoy their amazing atmosphere. Get dirty and take ATVs off-road - go for it and drive through rivers! or take a guided hike through the jungle with a fascinating biologist with Samara Trails. Guaranteed, you will not run out of thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable activities, spectacular sights, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Summer Break
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 5 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
December 1-19
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
6 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 7 2015
6 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season
Apr 9 2015 - Jun 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$375
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Payment can be made by mailing us a U.S. bank draft (cashier's check).
A deposit of 50% confirms your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to check-in.
December rental balances are due 60 days prior to check-in.
Notes We do require a $500 Damage Deposit this is 100% refundable, provided there is no damage.
The rates are based on occupancy of 6. Over 6 people, there is a $150 charge per person per week.
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Samara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
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  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
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  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , This is the Master en-suite; it is large and luxurious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Natural rock, glassed-in shower, high end Kohler fixtures
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Natural rock tilework, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Natural rockwork, glassed-in shower, Kohler fixtures
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower , This pool-side washroom is very convenient.
  • There are 4 bathrooms, plus one located outdoors for pool-users. Only one of our bathrooms has a bathtub, the other 3 have large glassed-in showers. In each bathroom there are high-end shower fixtures and designer sinks. The house is stocked with plenty of cotton hand, face and bath towels, bath mats, and soap dispensers in each of the showers, and a supply of toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Executive Office - Large office next to master bedroom, ocean view, deck
    3rd Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom shares a bathroom with the Kingsize Room.
    2nd Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom shares a bathroom with the Queen-size room.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This downstairs bedroom has its bathroom across the hall
    Grand Master Bedroom (located upstairs) - 1 king , Huge bedroom with ensuite bathroom & large ocean-front deck
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom. Glass doors open onto lanai and pool.
  • There are 5 bedrooms in total, all with gorgeous ocean views of the beach, the off-shore reefs and the small island of Isla Chora. There are 2 king-size bedrooms, 2 queen-size bedrooms, plus 1 bedroom with two single beds. The two master bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, one is located upstairs and the other located downstairs. All bedrooms have remote control air-conditioning, premium linens, plenty of high-quality pillows, large closets with plenty of storage space, bedside tables and reading lamps, large windows with screens, quiet ceiling fans, attractive high-end furniture, solid wood floors, and high-end solid custom-designed doors.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Our Administrator, Daniel, will greet you at the security gate upon arrival, give you house keys, gate keys, walk you through the house and show you the security system, the room safe, the office where the router is kept, the air-conditioners, etc. He will be on-hand to help if you need assistance with anything to do with the house or pool. Anna, our Housekeeper, will come to the house every 2 days (sweeping and cleaning bathrooms). Ask Mary-Ellen if you have ANY questions about ANYTHING.
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