Nestled in a quiet garden setting sharing the swimming pool and Rancho with Casa Mango - also available for rental. Overlooking the Pacific its just a 10 minute walk to one Costa Rica's best beaches. Contact us for our web address with videos, much information and dozens of picture.
We're close to Samara but not too close. That means less noise - especially in the evenings, more privacy, fewer bugs and cooler temperatures than at the beach. You're much closer to the nature you want to see.
Your casa was designed for comfort in the tropics, with private shaded terraces. Sea breezes keep the house cool. Views of the Pacific from every room. Fully equipped kitchen. Paddle fans throughout. All windows screened. Private outdoor shower just off pool. 2 full baths. Bedrooms with queen and double pillow top mattresses. Living room with double sofa/futon. Your home away from home. Owner's live in their own home on the property year around to assist in any way possible.
The reef-protected bay provides safe swimming and snorkeling. Beginners' surfing is right in the bay, with at least 3 surf schools. World-class waves are within 1/2 hour drive. There is abundant wildlife in the trees around the house - wake up to the roar of the Howler monkeys or the call of the green parrots as they make their twice daily pass to nesting sites up the hill or in the bamboo right on the property. There is a zip-line canopy tour just up the hill. Birding is abundant and year around.
Samara has shops, post office, police station, doctor, pharmacist, groceries, liquor stores, internet cafes, bank, ATM and many good restaurants and 'sodas' (Tico for cafe). The inviting beach is nearly empty most of the week, except in the mornings when the children walk to school.
Casa Papaya shares a 'get cool' pool and a spacious covered rancho with Casa Mango. Up the hill is Casa Gecko, the owners' home. Reserve one or two houses for an unforgettable gathering.
Samara, and all of Costa Rica, is booming. Casa Papaya is located 'away from it all', outside of town in a mixed international/Tico neighborhood. The evenings are quiet and serene, with amazing star shows and the sounds of night animals. Dawn approaches with visits from monkeys, parrots, other wildlife and maybe a neighborhood rooster. Daytime includes the occasional motorbike or truck.
For more photos and floor plans, send an inquiry via email. We have lots more information to offer: about the house, the area, the weather, what to take, what to do, etc.
When we'd had enough of grey Seattle, we quit our day jobs (graphic designer and architect) and moved to Costa Rica, where we've been happily living the Pura Vida since 2006. We love the climate and beauty of this tropical environment. We love the culture and the people here. We love the rhythm of life. And we love to share it.
We fell in love with Costa Rica the first time we vacationed here. Secretly, we were both thinking about buying something here throughout that entire trip, although we didn't talk about until we got home. We returned 2 years later, touring most of the country, and settled on gem of a lot and our future home which is just up the hill from Casa Papaya. We went back to work for 6 more years, building our dream home (and your vacation hideaway), before cutting our ties and making the latitude adjustment.
Within walking distance to the beach - we do it every morning with our rescued dog - our houses sit on the hillside overlooking Samara Bay. We're just far enough outside of town (2km.) to have quiet and privacy but close enough to head in for a night of reggae or cocktails on the beach. The best bird-watching happens from our terrace at sunrise. Fresh ocean breezes keep the houses bug-free and cool although we've recently added AC to the bedrooms.