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Tropical Jungalow Samara

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

NEW this year....fiber optic Internet!! Ocean breezes flow through this spacious home. Surrounded by trees, this house sits on the first bluff above the Pacific Ocean; it is an easy 10 to 15 minute walk to the beach and another short walk to town center. There you will find a fresh vegetable market, grocery stores, many restaurants, and tour guides.

The bedrooms at Casa Limon Dulce are large; two king and one queen. Each bedroom has individual air conditioning or transom ventilation, and plenty of space for reading, writing, or that necessary quiet time. A small library contains a writing desk and a comfortable day-bed.

The over-size kitchen has a large mahogany center island to gather around. At one end of the island is a five burner stainless steel stove with a griddle and warming drawer. All the water for the house is triple filtered town water. The ice maker makes lots of crystal clear ice. There is over 18 feet of countertop for food preparation and two side-by-side stainless steel dishwashers for easy cleanup. There are two full baths with extra large showers. One bath has a stacked washer dryer unit for your personal use.

This architect designed house was finished in 2008 using local exotic Costa Rican woods and floor tile. The open-air living and dining area is a wonderful place to relax. It overlooks the large terrace and mosaic tile pool. The pool is one of the largest in the area. A real swimming pool!!

An onsite private massage studio is available to residents who utilize our associated therapist.

A bilingual caretaker manages the property and can offer whatever service level you require. Our housekeeper is included to assist in your stay. An infra-red security system is provided for your comfort. This is a very special house, minutes from town, up a quiet country road, in the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

For more details, photos, and a video of the property see the dashboard above.

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More Details

Rich Martin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017


Horseback tours can begin from the house up into the mountains or down to the beach,a canopy tour zip-line is nearby, a multitude of Costa Rican activities and tours are available in town.


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Stack washer/dryer
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...


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Tropical Jungalow Samara
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place is more beautiful then the pictures. Can hear the howler monkeys howling in the morning and night before bed. You have everything you need here, Gerardo is awesome and easy to reach if you have questions, concerns or need to know where to get something. The open air space, pool and living area are so nice. We had an amazing stay in Samara and Casa Limo Dulce. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay in Samara! We stayed 5 nights - 4 adults and two children and it was so spacious. Everything was perfectly appointed and the open air living room was gorgeous. Howler monkeys, iguanas, birds - everything right in the backyard! Do not miss out on a massage by Aubrey! One of the best hours of our trip. Rich is super easy to contact and we had the most fantastic relaxing time. (And I got to read one of the books in the library while I was there!) We cooked breakfast every day and dinner a few times too because the kitchen was so well appointed. Just loved every minute. Thank you for sharing this paradise!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen better than this! The house is magnificent. We stayed for 7 days. There were two adults and 5 young adult/teens. We all had plenty of space and were quite comfortable. The open air dining space was a great place for the kids to hang out, literally. They hung their hammocks and listened to music and played cards in the evenings. The teens also took scuba certification while we were in Samara. Gabriel from Samara Diving was able to come to the house for the pool and theory portion of the course. Our trip to Samara and the surrounding area was a trip of a lifetime and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live?

Casa Limon Dulce was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything from communications with Rich, to the house manager, Gerardo, to the evening breezes through the outside living room--- was fabulous! The house is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos. My husband and I were constantly marveling at the thought put into every detail at the house. The bedrooms have AC, so it was cool sleeping. The pool was refreshing. The house was clean. Gerardo lives next to the house, is very friendly, and respected our privacy. The description of the house says the beach is a 10-15 minute walk away-- we feel like that's a little optimistic. ;) It's probably more like a 20 minute walk, at the least, and it's a hot one, especially on the way back, up the hills. Granted, we were there in April, when the temperatures were in the 90s. So, unless you're okay with getting really hot, I'd say plan on driving to the beach. The beaches were beautiful, Samara and Carrillo, and everyone we met was very nice. We hope to return to Casa Limon Dulce again! Thank you, Rich and Gerardo!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home in the garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, who are seniors, and our son and his wife enjoyed a two week stay in this lovely, welcoming home. As it was dry season, the temperatures around Samara were in the mid thirties during the day, but between the AC in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, breezes from the forest and hills which flowed through the rancho, and of course the pool, we were always comfortable. Birdsong wakened you, the Howler Monkeys startled us with their roars, and the rustle of the large Iguana emerging from the foliage around the house piqued our curiosity. This is truly an Eden-like ambiance unlike any other we have experienced. The over-arching palms, mangoes, and flowering trees drew our eyes upward, and the Hibiscus hedges, the Bouganvillea and trumpet vine walls provided privacy. Yes, we also heard motorbikes zooming by occasionally during the day, but that didn't take away from the peace and serenity of the home. We were glad to have the car and the ATV, "Quad", as it's a bit of a hike to town, but you can walk if you wish. Samara is a little touristy in a hippie kind of way, but the beach is magnificent! It's only overshadowed by Playa Carillo, 5 minutes away, which is almost deserted most of the time. Gerardo, the manager, who lives next door, is well-acquainted with the townspeople, and is able to arrange anything you want, at the best prices. His sister, Desi, is a sweet girl who kept the house tidy, in her own unobtrusive way. Take advantage of snorkelling and dolphin tours run by Samara Adventure company, and any other adventure which takes your imagination. The people of Samara, in our experience, are honest and friendly. We especially enjoyed the beach restaurants, Lo Que Hay, and Gusto Beach. The latter offers a good dinner menu if you don't wish to cook. However, the kitchen at Casa Limon Dulce is very well-equipped, if you do. Do buy fresh fruit from the vendors across from Pali. We started our mornings with fresh pineapple, and banana smoothies, and home made Pinto Gallo, the traditional Costa Rican breakfast...easy to make at the house. If you do venture forth with your car, be aware that the roads to Nosara are not for the faint of heart! Drive along past Carillo and up the mountains towards Hojancho. The road is good and the views are unparalleled. We were very sad to leave this lovely home, and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida - Definitely!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth visit to Samara, but our first stay at Casa Limon Dulce. We were traveling with another couple, and this house was perfect. Previously we'd stayed further out of town, high atop a hill, and were worried we wouldn't get to experience the wildlife as we had before. But the monkeys, birds, and iguanas were all around Casa Limon Dulce, even though this location was closer to town. We loved it for our trip - location up on the hill but still close to town, wildlife, wonderful covered outdoor living space and pool, great sound system, large and well-equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, etc. Also, Gerardo the house manager lives immediately next door, so if we had questions he was available. And we highly recommend Aubrey, the masseuse next door. She was fabulous, and all four of us enjoyed her massages - twice! We expect we will stay here again next year. Very good arrangement for 2 or 3 couples!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.