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CASA VERANO, PEACEFUL OASIS - 2 MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING

Susan Grundy and Keith Bockus

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Susan Grundy and Keith Bockus

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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CASA VERANO, PEACEFUL OASIS - 2 MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Samara House Rental Photos and Description

House with pool, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (sleeps 6)

A distinct feature of Casa Verano is the location on a peaceful, residential dead-end street with just a handful of homes. The jungle is our neighbour! We sit on the porch and watch the birds, hummingbirds and butterflies - and the occasional howler monkey.

Our little street is entirely residential (no bars or restaurants) yet only a 2 minute level walk to the beach! There is a fruit stand, convenience store, bakery and pharmacy around the corner and a large grocery store a couple of blocks away. There is an impressive variety of restaurants and bars in town for you to explore.

You certainly don't need a car while at Casa Verano - but we have a driveway inside our gated home. We also have a security guard at the end of our street in the evenings and throughout the night, although we find Samara very safe.

Casa Verano was designed and constructed by a well known local builder who also built The Tree House Inn. The house is very spacious with vaulted teak ceilings throughout. There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom (queen bed) is large with its own bathroom. The second bedroom (double bed) is at the other end of the house on a corner with windows on 2 sides. There is a second bathroom (with shower/bathtub) at this end of the house. The third bedroom is in the middle of the house (2 single beds). There is plenty of closet space everywhere. There is a third bathroom and shower outside by the swimming pool which is very convenient. The layout lends itself well so that guests who stay up later don't disturb those who have gone to bed.

Keywords: Private home, swimming pool, 3 bedrooms

no car needed

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan Grundy and Keith Bockus (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

What makes this house unique

It is amazing to be so close to the beach and the stores and resturants and also be next to the jungle. So quiet and peaceful yet 2 minutes to everything

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Casa Verano, Peaceful Oasis - 2 Minutes From Everything
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Samara Guanacaste
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in Casa Verano February 2014 with my fiance. We had an excellent time. The house had everything we needed-a refreshing pool, air conditioner, TV, etc. The location was great-really is two minutes from everything. The house is located on a quiet little street protected by security guards at night, so we had our privacy and felt safe at all times. The house was very clean. Overall, Samara is a very cute little town, filled with cafes, restaurants and bars. We booked everything including our car rentals over there at the Samara Info Center. Susan and Keith were also a pleasure to deal with and answered all of our questions. I would recommend the house especially for families as there are tons of activities to do in Samara, and there are enough rooms to accommodate large parties. My fiance and I will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed Casa Verano and that it suited your needs as a couple as much as it does larger families. As you say, the house can easily accommodate larger parties - up to a capacity of 6. Again, thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards, Susan and Keith
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Samara Guanacaste
Manteno, IL
3

Disappointment

  • 3 of 5
We have rented many homes in Costa Rica, and would not rent this one again. The location was perfect. The furniture was very uncomfortable. It was very hot, and the only air was in a bedroom. Although there was a dryer, it had a sign on it not to use. I had to hang clothes outside. When I would get in the small pool my skin would burn and itch. There were cobwebs in three places. All of the doors and windows had instruction signs on them. You needed many keys for entry. Samara is a very nice area. We had some excellent meals in town. The neighbors two dogs were constantly barking.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are sorry that your stay was a disappointment - this is the first time we have received negative feedback. We have alerted our housekeeping staff regarding the cobwebs. Our guests
have reported that the ceiling fans and vaulted ceilings throughout the house provide adequate air circulation - as well as the AC in all 3
bedrooms. Whereas the pool is concerned, guests tell us it is ample size not to mention a welcome refuge. It is unfortunate that you experienced a skin reaction to the water - a first to our knowledge - and we have alerted our pool service provider who maintains the pool regularly. The pool pump also circulates fresh water on a daily basis. We encourage guests to use the clothesline (Samara sunshine) as an alternative energy source. Out of concern for energy consumption, the subtle signage on the doors and windows
are intended as friendly and important reminders to turn off the AC and fans when leaving the house. Costa Rica is a "Green" country and we encourage this philosophy. Again, we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Kind regards, Susan & Keith
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Samara Guanacaste
5

Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Just finished our week long stay, and it was everything as advertised. The kids loved Samara, the pool, the beaches and ofcourse the Monkees! Drinking coffee on the porch each morning and watching the howler Monkees coming thru was a real treat! I never felt concerned for our welfare and the locals were more than eager to accommodate. We will be coming back again for another visit, what a wonderful place! Thanks for all the hospitality Susan and Keith and Laura was a pleasure as well.

Pura Vida
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Samara Guanacaste
Boston
5

Quiet, convenient, lovely

  • 5 of 5
I am a regular visitor to Samara and this little house is among my favorite rentals--I will definitely be back for a future visit. It is conveniently located on the edge of the town--an easy walk to cafes, shops and, above all, the beach. But it is very private and quiet; it is situated in a pristine location on the edge of the jungle--you will wake up to the sounds of birds and monkeys every day, enjoy the dazzling colors of flowers in the garden and along the walls and gates. The pool is wonderful--great for a cool dip after a long day outdoors. The amenities in the house are basic but everything is in good working order, clean and pleasant--exactly as in photographs. Susan, one of the owners, was a pleasure to communicate with via email--friendly and helpful with all questions. There may be a few other houses in Samara that have fancier amenities and more spectacular views of the bay from up in the hills, but if you are looking for simplicity, convenience, and tranquility, this house is a perfect choice for a wonderful and relaxing holiday.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Samara Guanacaste
Costa Rica
5

Terrific place

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this lovely house in April 2013 and we just loved it. It is located close to town and the beach. Everything is in walking distance. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need. It was nice to relax by the pool. Unfortunately we only stayed 3 nights. I would have loved to stay there a week or longer. I hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Samara Guanacaste
Ottawa, Canada
5

A jewel in the sun!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Casa Verano from 3-10 Feb 2013 and we had a fabulous vacation. As other reviewers have commented, Casa Verano is in a perfect location in Samara; walking distance to the beach, restaurants and grocery stores. We did not have a car for our stay, and we truly did not need it. Laura, the property manager for the villa, arranged a private shuttle for us from the Liberia airport and it was an easy drive (1.75 hours) on the paved road. She greeted us when we arrived at Casa Verano.
Keith and Susan, the property owners from Montreal, were very accommodating and pleasantly answered all of our questions. Our trip to Costa Rica also included some dental work for my wife in San Jose, and when the dentists at the Nova Dental Clinic adjusted her appointment schedule early in the new year, there was no problem changing our arrival date by a day.
Samara is a perfect holiday location for anyone looking for a non-resort experience. Costa Rican beaches are known for their rip tides, but these are minimal (if non-existent) at Samara. The waves are not as large as perhaps at other beaches in the area, but they were ideal for me to give surfing a try; I had three lessons from C&C Surf School and it was a real blast.
It was hot during our week in Samara and the pool at Casa Verano was very refreshing after a day at the beach. The shower beside the pool was very convenient. There are some very good restaurants in Samara (check out the binder in the villa). We also cooked some of our own meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. There is a patio table in the yard beside the pool, and from that vantage point we occasionally had a glance at the Iguanas who would peak out from the eaves trough or walk along the concrete wall.

As my wife and I approach full retirement we are looking for a place to hibernate from Ottawa winters. Casa Verano is a true jewel in the Samara sun, and we can't wait for our next opportunity to visit!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
many
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
100
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Samera

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Samara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season (Sept 1-Nov 15)
Sep 1 - Nov 14
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates based on double occupancy. Extra $25/day each additional person. Children 12 years and younger stay for free. Green season (May & June) $1,050 weekly and $170 daily. Please inquire for Christmas and Easter weekly rates. All rates include taxes.
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Amenities

Samara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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