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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish

Romantic Postcard Views From Every Room and Bath, Beautifully Designed, Private Home

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Perched atop the highest hill in Manuel Antonio, this first-class, resort home commands a 270 degree view. You will have direct views from every room to the world famous National Park and the surrounding mountains. The view to the ocean is truly amazing.

This 5200 square foot home is built to the highest standards and reflects the tropical beauty that surrounds it. It features five luxurious air conditioned bedrooms and full bath suites. There is one master bedroom suite with a king-size bed, large private balcony with fabulous ocean view, and a bathroom that includes a jacuzzi tub and a stone shower. All of the bathrooms have custom sinks made of hand-carved stone or glazed earthenware bowls.

The finishes have been meticulously chosen to give you the feel of 'jungle luxury.' The details include exotic hardwoods, bamboo, custom tile, and stonework along with landscaped tropical gardens, fountains, and original art from around the world.

The kitchen area on the ground floor has a dining area whose sliding glass doors open up to the pool and connects to a large outdoor deck and seating area. In the morning, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee from locally grown beans and watch the Mono Titi monkeys in the treetops next to the house. The pool is 25 feet long and has a large balcony. You can relax and gaze at the soaring condors while you listen to the birds in the trees and the ocean below.

The magnificent room on the third floor has a 15 foot ceiling made of bamboo and native craft mats. It is supported by exotic hardwood columns with hand carved stone bases. This lofty vented space has five ceiling fans and low eaves that ensure a cool interior. The sides are completely open to the ocean breezes, spectacular views, and the abundant nature that surrounds. In this room there is a heated indoor pool, pool table, and seating area with TV, stereo, and DVD player.

Casa Samba can be rented as either a four or five bedroom house. See the rates section for more detail.

Designed by an award winning decorator, this magnificent home is located on a dead-end gated community between the world famous 'Si Como No' and 'Mariposa' Hotels. It is three hours by car and a 20 minute flight from the San Jose International Airport.

Manuel Antonio is one of the premier resort towns in Costa Rica because of the many activities offered here. Among the adventures are canopy tours, world-class sportfishing, surfing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, not to mention the exploration of the National Park. Our full-time house manager can arrange any of these tours and anything else you need, from cars to personal massages.

The full-time staff includes daily maid and laundry service, gardeners, and a pool man. We also have an outstanding chef that can be hired to prepare meals in your own fully-equipped kitchen. If you prefer to eat out, you will find scores of excellent dining opportunities in and around Manuel Antonio, thanks to a large international community.

Come and make this your home for an unforgettable vacation!

Keywords: Ocean Front Villa

More Details
  • children welcome
Fernando (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Samba was the perfect house for our family of 11! We enjoyed waking up to "Senor Samba", the resident iguana each morning and coming home in the afternoon to the white-faced monkeys playing on the upstairs porch, often wrestling in the pillows or dipping their arms and legs in the pool!

We loved the views from Casa Samba overlooking Manuel Antonio and the Pacific. Hard to beat! And the proximity to town and the beaches was great too!

Most of all, we loved the help of the staff at Casa Samba. From our concierge, who scheduled all of our tours and excursions and arranged grocery service, to our host and housekeepers, they were all wonderful and accommodating.

This trip was the most memorable we've ever had as a family, we can't say enough about our trip to CR! So many fun, amazing memories were made. We will definitely be back!!
Jan 2015
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Romantic Postcard Views From Every Room and Bath, Beautifully Designed, Private Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Casa Samba. Outstanding luxury property in Manuel

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation around fathers 85th birthday. Ten of us were easily accommodated in this spacious beautifully designed home. We arranged for a cook to prepare breakfast and dinner. Hiro the chef received high marks from all of us including my Cordon Blue Paris trained sister and her husband who for over ten years owned a haute cuisine French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Ricky the property manager was always there to provide tour, restaurant and general recommendations. The house was cleaned top to bottom everyday and kept in immaculate condition. I would highly recommend Casa Samba to anyone traveling to Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Costa Rica was awesome!! We had a great time, our house was amazing and in perfect shape, very clean had beautiful views. It had that tropical feel to it but very luxurious at the same time. The daily visit from the monkeys made it really fun and they DO love bananas. Our concierge Valerie went beyond our expectations and was able to book every tour we wanted and answer all of our questions. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon checkin


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holy Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include chef services for 2 meals a day; cost of food additional
Rate depends on number of people and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Swimming pool, Indoor Plunge Pool, Jacuzzi, DVD/CD Player, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Laundry Service, Personal Guide to the Area, Concierge, High Chair, In-Room Safes, 2 Refrigerators, Blender, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware

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