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Mike and Karine

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french

Paradise Found-Amazing Ocean View Condo / Infinity pool walk to beach-town,WiFi

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Guanacaste Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen 103 sq meter /1100 sqft, Sleeps upto 6

Spectacular ocean view condo located walking distance from the beach, this brand new condo includes 24 hr. security with gated parking, and an infinity pool with a waterfall. Inside the condo you will find a cool air conditioned place to relax, watch a movie, read a book or listen to your iPod on our stereo system. At night you can see the beautiful sunset and enjoy the incredible view of Playa Samara and beyond. Our condo features custom handmade Costa Rican furniture and premium US mattresses for a restful slumber. This is the by far the nicest place to stay in the charming beach towns of Playa Samara/Carillo. Playa Samara is a beautiful crescent shaped beach with white sand and shallow gentle waters. It is perfect for swimmers of all ages and a perfect beach to learn how to surf. You will find many fun day activities including snorkeling and horseback riding. After a sunny day on the beach you can then enjoy the many fantastic restaurants that offer local fresh dishes. Pura Vida!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mike and Karine (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Mike's lovely place in samara , Costa Rica was an unreal experience. This condo is close to the beach and town! The place is clean, well maintained and comfortable. It was the perfect space for a beach vacation. It was easy to locate and the property management team on site were fantastic and helpful. This is definitely a great spot in samara and mike was great to deal with! Would go back!!
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

Paradise Found-Amazing Ocean View Condo / Infinity pool walk to beach-town,WiFi
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews
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Great base

  • 4 of 5

Everything in this ad was as stated. Any issues that came up were dealt with immediately. AC worked well even at 41 degrees.

Condo was clean and well stocked. Check in was smooth and property manager and on scene staff had lots of good recommendations.

Great experience, we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 14 days at this condo. It's a fantastic view and near of beaches and services in Samara. We were welcoming by Nick who has all the solutions. Very kind and very efficient, if you need something call him. He knows very well Samara and the area. He can help you to find very good restaurants. The patio is spacious. We were my wife and I and our son and his wife and the baby of ten months. It has been a real holidays. By the way, the pool is very clean and all the "concierges" are very kind and helpful.

We recommend it to any family who wants to have a peaceful place for relax .

Mike and Nick are a good team.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Safe condo, close to beach and Town, GREAT VIEWS!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, and 2 teens) stayed at this condo during Easter week, 2015. The listing is very accurate, and working with Mike, the owner, was a breeze!

We were greeted by Nick, the property manager, who couldn't have been more helpful getting us situated and telling us about the condo and the town. He was always available (by cell) if we had any questions or issues, and he was professional and fast with his responses.

The condo is good sized and easily accommodated our family, and the location is superb. It is a short walk down some steps to the beach, and also a short walk into town. The pool is beautiful, uncrowded and clean. Great place to hang out for a while, or whole day, if so inclined.

We would recommend staying at this place for all the reasons I listed!! Samara is a great, uncrowded place, that feels like true Costa Rica. We Zip Lined with the Wing Nuts company (Great fun in the dry tropical forest), and did a dolphin tour and I took my son fishing with a local, and had success catching jack, tuna and snapper.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great condo. great beach. great people

  • 4 of 5

we stayed at this wonderful condo with the most amazing views for one week. the property was advertised accurately and held true to its homeaway listing. the local property manager, nick, was reliable and welcoming with great - helpful communication. the walk to the beach was short and yes....hilly. but its costa rica and the condo is specifically-strategically located on the hillside which gives the breath-taking views. we saw the colorful sunsets and amazing light shows with a few evening storms that mother nature brought our way - a clear fresh morning view of samara beach. the pool was clean and not crowded (we only saw a father and his 2 kids one morning the entire week we were there)....also has an amazing view. we love-loved samara....it was a great mix of a beautiful beach and local flare. we enjoyed swimming in the ocean at high and low tide (body surfing and boogie boarding), did a local zipline with ocean views, waterfall hikes-swims 10-20 minutes inland, dinned at local eateries, enjoyed happy hour drinks beachside, and made a few trips to the quieter sister beach called carrillo. and we feel like we just scratched the surface of costa rica. we highly recommend enjoying beachside tacos at lo que hay and stopping in the samara-carrillo info center....talk to chris! he is very nice-helpful and will give you honest and accurate advise/recommends or book tours with no pressure! we enjoyed evening happy hours at gusto with the yummy drinks and inviting ambience (beachside). we had a delicious dinner at casa esmerlada and a flavorful lunch at the natural center. another MUST: cafe rosa which is about 15 mins from samara on the road going to/from the liberia airport (nicoya)....amazing views with delicious fresh farm fish raised by the owner! i would have to disagree with the previous (most recent) review. its not a 5-star all-inclusive type of place or location (samara is a beach town with lots of friendly locals) but i dont think that is what it is advertised as and why we picked this spot specifically. we wanted a true costa rican experience and that is what we got. we are looking forward to returning to costa rica and would (without hesitation) recommend this property and location to friends and family.

pura vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The view is awesome!

  • 4 of 5

So many beaches so little time! The condo was great with plenty of room and nicely equipped.

There is so much to explore from Samara and so many places to eat at with in a short walk.

The pool is a great place to cool off and relax after a fun full day of beach and adventure. People are very friendly everywhere you go in Costa Rica. We had the best time and couldn't have asked for a better valve!

Dave & Karen ,

Green Bay Wi.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

A real nice place to stay in Samara,

Amazing view and a perfect location!

Walking distance of everything in Samara and a short drive to amazing beach up north or down south.

The condo is accessible by paved road form every major town and this is a real time saver when traveling in Costa Rica.

We use the condo as one of our center point of visiting Guanacaste coast.

Staff was really friendly and helpful.

The only thing that could make this place even better is to add the laundry machine in the condo that is already set-up for.

Thanks for the experience!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Jean! We love to hear that our guests had a nice time staying in our home. The great new is we now have a new washer and dryer in the condo with many other improvements including blinds.
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Liberia, San Jose
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

Playa Samara in Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula, is located on the west coast of Costa Rica. It's a beautiful coral reef protected bay on the Pacific Ocean with beautiful fine white sand beaches and warm ocean waters all year long. It's an ideal location for families and beginner surfer’s to relax and enjoy local activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking to the near by island, riding a scooter, or go on an adventure to the canopy tour. Samara has an excellent Spanish school in town that attracts students from all over the world where you can learn to speak fluent Spanish. Nightlife offers an array of great restaurants and discotheques all more or less 5 minutes walking distance from the condominium which has an amazing view of the entire bay. There's also Alamo and Budget car rental branches in town in addition to a small airport that has daily flights to and from San Jose and other major destinations.

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Rates & Availability

Samara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Pre high season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New year holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 3
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $45

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Amenities

Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1115 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , beds can be placed together
  • Master bedroom has private bathroom. Guest bedroom has 2 twins that can be placed together to make a king sized bed. A good nights rest is key to an excellent and restful vacation. We have invested in the top of the line - premium US mattresses for our condo.....Buenas noches!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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