Sleeps Up To 12. A/C in All Bedrooms. Game Room. In the Heart of Manuel Antonio.
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Where do I begin?! Casa Samba was amazing! From the views of the ocean to the wildlife interaction(monkeys visited us every single day)...Casa Samba is far from lacking. This is my second trip planned with Escape Villas and it is always a pleasure. Valerie and Fernando have always been so good to my group and I and we were lucky enough to have Ricky as our house manager again. When staying in Casa Samba, be prepared for the stairs if you are staying in the "crows nest," the room at the very top of the house, but best believe, the view is very much worth it. All of the rooms are spectacular, the house is very clean and of course, nothing short of safe. There is a restaurant at the top of the hill, "Agua Azul," highly recommended. It is in walking distance from the house. The kitchen in Casa Samba is opened directly to the pool, perfect for passing drinks along. Valerie put together 3 excursions for us; an "off the beaten path" tour, an ATV/Zipline tour and an absolutely amazingly spectacular private catamaran with a private chef. If I could plan every vacation with Escape Villas, I would, and honestly, I just might do that!
Thank you so much for the great review. Let us know when you are ready to come back, maybe on the beach in Flamingo the next time.
Luxory home in a gorgeous setting.
5 bedroom, 6 bath home with daily maid service. Not just bedrooms, suites. King beds in 3, 1 queen in 1, 2 queens in one. Really comfortable luxury home. Lots of steps so not for everyone.
Hello, Dianne, we are so happy you and your group fully enjoyed staying at the Casa Samba for your holidays. We hope you all come back soon to stay again, we highly appreciate guests such as yourselves.
Thank you and Pura Vida from all of us at Escape villas Costa Rica.
This was more than I could have ever expected. Will come back again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a place in Costa Rica.
So glad you have a great time and looking forward to hosting you again soon! Escape Villas always aims to please.
Possibly the most beautiful house we've stayed in. Each room was spacious with great attention to detail both aethstetically and functionally. Upstairs deck with TV and pool table was an amazing space with gorgeous views. And yes, they call it the "Monkey Room" for good reason. We got our fill of Capuchins making themselves at home there and even saw some of the more rare Squirrel monkeys. Pool on main level was small, but useful, and had a great view of the Pacific, facing toward the park. Kitchen had everything for cooking and meals in, which is mostly what we did. We were my family of four (two teenage girls) plus my mother, my sister, and her two young children (a toddler and an infant). Communication was great, as was check in and check out. My family lives in Costa Rica and knew are way around, including exactly what activities we wanted to do, so didn't require any help, but the crew there was ready to help arrange anything we wanted and I couldn't help but notice in the Guestbook how many people absolutely loved the available on site chef for quality, variety and flexibility.
Need to know stuff:
-depending on your definition of "walking distance", this house possibly isn't. It's more than a few hot, sweaty minutes up the hill to the main road through Manuel Antonio in the area of Café Milagro. My daughters and I, sure. My mother, sister and her kids...not so much.
-Stairs!! Did not catch this in one of the other reviews, but there are STAIRS. Over 50 just to get from the street to the house. Hauling our cooler of food was challenging, as well as some of the larger luggage. And inside the house, every room is on a different level accessed by a steep spiral staircase, one bed room three flights up. Combined with a lack of railings around the pool area and deck (for fantastic views, mind you), it made for a real long weekend trying to manage an active 3 year old.
All that being said, it was definitely a 5 star experience at a very fair price and we would love to stay here again. Just without very small children and a big cooler.
Hello, John thank you for the amazing reviews we always appreciate feedback like this. We are more than happy you and your group enjoyed staying at the casa Samba.
Anytime you feel like coming back give us a call we are here to help!
All the best and Pura Vida from everyone here at Escape Villas Costa Rica!
not for young kids
the home was beautiful and i would love to rate it higher, however, I would not recommend having young children ... to have the windows open in the kitchen/dining area leaves a drop off to the pool and outside from the pool, there is a drop off as well (no railings, just the ledge of the pool). I have a 3yo and we were on edge the whole time worrying about him.
the other thing is the immense amount of stairs. this is probably pretty common in the area, but again not great for young children as the stairs to all the upper floors were very narrow and steep.
there were many great things about the home if you don't have young kids and don't mind the stairs. the monkeys (capuchin)came: 2 times every day, early morning and early evening. we also saw squirrel monkeys midday and the howler monkeys were nearby, not close enough to see unless you have binoculars.
Thanks for your honest review of Casa Samba. You are correct in that the house is perched up high for the view and there are quite a few steps to the entrance. We are glad you did enjoy many things about the villa and we are sorry you were on edge regarding the layout for your 3 year-old. We will endeavor to question future guests as to the ages of their children so they are aware of the way the house is laid out. Again, we appreciate your visit and using Escape Villas and enjoyed having your group stay in Manuel Antonio. The monkey visits are always a treat at this house!
Amazing Family Home!
We just returned from an amazing stay at Casa Samba. This is a beautiful and well decorated home. Note: this is a very vertical property and there are several spiral staircases. This property might not be ideal for those with mobility issues or very young children. But, we loved it for our school-age children (who enjoyed their own 2 bedroom "apartment" accessed from the deck of the main house) and it would be great with teenagers. We worried about the size of the pool (which is deep but not full size), but it worked even with 8 people in it. The deck area has both sun and shade; we spent a lot of time there and the view is AMAZING. The service here is SPECTACULAR. All of the excursions we selected were terrific-- pick-ups were on time; staff were professional and informed; they were great with kids; everyone spoke English very well. Ask for Manuel as your guide for the national park tours! Our favorite perk was Chef Junior. He is so friendly and accommodating and gentle, in addition to being a great chef. The food was very fresh; we tried different juices every day; Junior appeased our picky eaters. It was such a pleasure to have his meals after a long and hot day of excursions. Finally, this house is very well located--a short drive to the national park and main beach, as well as to Playa Biesanz (which is smaller and nice for families); also a short walk to grocery store, ATM, and souvenir shops, as well as to El Avion restaurant, which kids will enjoy.
Escape Villas appreciates your fantastic review of Casa Samba and we are so glad you had a great stay in Manuel Antonio. The villa location is perfect for families, not too far from everything the area has to offer and set in the rain forest with a great ocean view. Our staff thanks you for the kind words about the service you were provided and Chef Junior in particular. He is a shining star when it comes to chefs and we are glad you enjoyed his meals and his great personality. Please come back for another visit, we would love to see you again!
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 check in.