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Elegant Condo w/wifi, pool @ Playa Samara Beach, Costa Rica, for rent/sale

Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Elegant Condo w/wifi, pool @ Playa Samara Beach, Costa Rica, for rent/sale

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Samara Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, sleeps 5

Plaza Samara is a beautiful building w/ spacious grounds. A minute walk to the beach, in the heart of town, yet private.

Comfortably decorated, cable & wifi connected, washer and dryer, 5 air conditioners and very close to market, & restaurants.

Dr. Freddy, the town doctor, owns the cornerstone unit for his private practice and is committed to making the building and grounds a beautiful paradise.

Complete with it own off shore island, Samara is one of the prettiest, coconut lined beach, I've ever seen. It's gentle waves making ocean play suitable for the family and beginning surfers.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager

Greetings. We're Richard & Carla owners of Plaza Samara, unit #3.

We love Samara Beach. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area when not in Samara. The rest of the time we rent out the space. We reserve the right to be careful and selective to who we rent. This is our home, we want you to treasure it and the magic of Samara too. Maturity is appreciated.

Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager purchased this condo in 2004

Why Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager chose Samara

When we arrived at Samara Beach it was love at first sight. The town and beach was everything we ever dreamed of in a tropical beach paradise. We bought the property before it was built, just a vacant lot w/ a blueprint and a prayer. We are grateful that the project completed and the property is now thriving. We're very happy with our property, but do to some pressing health issues, it is time for us to sale it. Turn key ready, for someone we hope loves it as much as us.

What makes this condo unique

The are many unique benefits to Plaza Samara, including its prime location & elegant appearance.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Elegant Condo w/wifi, pool @ Playa Samara Beach, Costa Rica, for rent/sale
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Great for families, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a week with my family (two children, ages 6 and 9) and had a wonderful visit. The condo is spacious, centrally located, and very comfortable with extra towels, all cooking implements necessary, etc. We had researched the safest beaches in Costa Rica because we know many have a powerful rip current. Sámara's waves were perfect for our first-time boogie-boarders. The water is warm and clear -- just delightful! We went to the beach every day, morning and afternoon (to avoid strong mid-day heat) and loved every minute. We also loved coming home to the spacious condo and relaxing in the pool. The kids loved the Hello Kitty toaster :), and the iguanas who hang out in the roof and yard. Melissa, the property manager, was easy to meet and helpful with recommendations around town. Carla, the owner, was very gracious and helped us re-schedule when our initial plans changed. Just a block away is a massage therapy school, where you can get a great massage for just $20-30. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

We loved it/

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this lovely condo right in the heart of Samara for the entire month of February. Aside from being excellently appointed and having all that anyone might need for an extended stay, it is within minutes of everything: beach, bank, store, restaurants, etc. Prior to going we were in contact with the owner, Carla, numerous times and she was always gracious, helpful and, more like a close friend or family member than an "owner." Several friends visited for short stays and all were impressed with the condo, the village, and all that it has to offer. Should we choose to return we would definitely wish to stay once again in Carla and Richard's home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as guests, and to make a new friend! You took perfect care of my home and I so much appreciate your care. Thank you! Carla
4

Nice place to stay with kids

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with 3 kids and 2 adults (2 moms) and the 3 bedroom set up was great. AC worked well and ceiling fans were nice. Kids swam in pool- some landscaping around pool would be nice but it was fine. We cooked in the kitchen and found everything we needed. Short 2 block walk to beach, lots of restaurants nearby, next door to big Pali grocery store. There were howler monkeys in the trees next to the property one day.

Getting and turning in keys was easy and we got deposit back quickly after return. Be sure you have house manager's cell phone. When we went to return keys, the office was closed due to a holiday but since we had the cell phone we were able to call and make another plan without wasting much time. Nice property! My only wish is that the windows would open- evenings were cool and breezy but we had to use AC as windows don't open.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: About windows... The weather and elements can be intense and extreme in the tropics so a weather proof non-opening windows is helpful in minimizing damage. The master bedroom has an attached bathroom with a mosquito screened covered window that can be opened for ventilation. The other bedrooms do not have a outside wall, so there would be no point to opening a window, but it is there to let light in. We have ceiling fans in every room and air conditioning. We also have a portable fan. When the air moves, is what feels cool.
5

Ideal place to stay in Playa Samara - We will be back :)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this awesome condo for an entire month (Jan 31-Feb 27, 2014) with our family of four, including our two young boys (ages: 5 & 2). We also had my parents visit for a few days. (My dad is 61 and is not a very adventurous traveler and is typically ready to go home from vacation after about 5 days, BUT he did not want to leave Samara and has talked about going back!!) We did not have a car and we found this to be an ideal location in Samara. Everything was within walking distance (the major grocery store - Pali- is separated by the large yard but is literally next door; so many restaurants are in the immediate area and within a short walk; the town doctor is in the complex; the pharmacy and bank are across the street; the beach is a 3 min walk down the main street; the Information Center is around the corner; there is a Preschool/International School on the other side (that allows drop-ins for visiting children); the rental car and bus stop are across the main street, and so much more... The condo itself is fantastic!! We found it to be simple and comfortable (simple furniture, not much decor), which was perfect for us! The kitchen had everything we needed (we had breakfast & lunch at home most days and dinner out most nights), it was so nice to have the washer/dryer in the unit especially since we were there for a month and the A/C and fans kept the space cool when we were home. The pool was so refreshing (it was in the 90s the whole time we were there, so we were in the pool multiple times/day), there's a hose to rinse off the sand from the beach before hopping in, and a nice palapa with a BBQ, which we used to have a BBQ with the neighbors in the complex. We were lucky to have a family with 2 young children (ages 3 and 10 months) stay in the other upstairs condo for 3 weeks while we were there, so all of our boys played together. Playa Samara is an excellent place for families- it is safe, the people are very friendly, everything you need is readily available and because the beach is tucked in the bay, the water is safe for swimming. I cannot say enough good things about Playa Samara, this condo and our vacation!!! Carla, the property owner, was wonderful and easy to communicate with and Melissa, the in-town property manager, was wonderful as well. Stay here - you'll be happy you did!! We can't wait to go back...

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Spacious, Comfortable Condo near beach, stores, restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a wonderful home-base for our family's exploration of Playa Samara and surrounding beaches. Cool and spacious for five of us, with a kitchen just right for our cooking needs. Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, plenty of towels, and great showers after long days at the beach. The condo was clean and well-maintained, and the property managers very friendly. The owner was delightful and easy to communicate with. Many restaurants, shops, and markets close-by. And of course the beach. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad our guests are happy and are comfortable in our home. It feels good to be appreciated. Thank you.
5

Best place to stay in Samara

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 3 nights and i am sure that is the best place to stay in Samara, big place with a nice bedrooms, extra clean and have everything you need for best vacation ever, located in a paradise area surrounded by many beaches included one of the top 25 best beaches in the world "Puerto Carrillo" i definitely will recommend this condo to stay, if you go with friends or family, you can relax at the pool while the bbq, right next to the pool is ready, as we did. Carla and Richard (owners) are awesome, and you feel this place as home, excellent people to deal with. AAA place highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia
Car: not necessary

Condo is located in the heart of town, close to all conveniences, a minute walk to the beach, and is private and enclosed.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Samara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Golden #1
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$825
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes 1) You are allotted $10.00 per day in electricity usage included with your rent. 2. Do not flush toilet paper, put in receptacle as is Costa Rican custom, or you will be charged for plumber for blockages.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Samara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1176 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • see photos
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • see photos, *The sheets are all high thread count.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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