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Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy spectacular views from this luxurious condominium located 1.5 blocks to the beach and a short walk to town; high speed wireless Internet, pool, A/C, fully equipped kitchen, on-site secure covered parking, on-site concierge and caretaker and much more!

Absorb the refreshing ocean breezes from your own private balcony, cool off in the pool, or go for a stroll on the beach but don't miss the adorable Congo Monkeys playing in the trees at eye level from 'The Congo Lounge', the rooftop terrace.

Alta Vista Condominiums has no match in Samara or the surrounding beaches. When you want to be close to town and next to the ocean, in a stylish ocean view condo with all the comforts of home and more, look no further.

Recipient of prestigious ' Five Star Award of Excellence', Samara still has no match, even five years after we opened for business. Randall, the caretaker and concierge, has been with the Alta Vista Team for 4+ years and continues to receive glowing reviews. Rates have remained the same going back to 2009 despite heavy investments in new furniture, decoration, and relentless upkeep. A common refrain from our guests is, 'of all the places we've stayed in Costa Rica, yours is the only that looks as good or better in person as it does online.' I'm proud to present a property and a vacation experience to the stylish discerning independent traveler who shuns packaged trips but won't settle for shared bathrooms or the tourist traps promoted by false advertising.

We have at least ten different guests/families who have visited us every year after their first stay. They go on to tell their friends who then also become repeat guests. They love the home-like feeling the condo has. Randall is almost always at the building as is Catherine our lovely administrator. Zorro is an adorable constant companion!

Make your reservation at Alta Vista today and join the ranks of our many high-end repeat guests!

More Details

Owner
Patrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Patrick

I bought the land in 2006, the same year I moved to Playa Samara. We broke ground fall of 2007 and wrapped up construction December 2008. That's right, I planned and built Alta Vista Condominiums overseeing every detail to the way I would like it as if I were on vacation. I've traveled to many beaches being a surfer and waterman and Playa Samara took the prize for being the friendliest, cleanest, most tico beach in Costa Rica. I built multiple condos with the idea that I'd live in one and rent the other two for my income.

Patrick purchased this condo in 2006

Why Patrick chose Guanacaste

Location, location, location. I'm located on the west (north) end of the bay of Playa Samara, in the small village called Cangrejal. It's still Samara Beach, it's just on the edge of the bay which means it's quiet. My building backs up to the forest and their are no neighbors to three sides of me. The only inhabitants are the incredible amount of different species - from howler monkeys, to tucans and iguanas, and everything in between, get ready for a natural paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Unbeatable views of the beach and ocean yet on the dead-end street that leads to the beach just 1.5 blocks away. Some other rental properties in Samara have great views, but you have to drive or make an unpleasant walk to the beach. Some places in Samara are close to the beach but have no view and are stagnant, with no beach breezes. Because of my openness to the ocean the breezes constantly reach the building keeping mosquitoes to a minimum and refreshing to a maximum!

Also, I've provided a unique benefit by providing luxury in the middle of a typical Costa Rican beach. I love surfing and exploring town but it's hot and full of many adventures! Me and my guests (and you too) will love coming home to your safe, secure, air conditioned condo with a full white-line kitchen, hot water, high speed internet, and toilet paper you can flush!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Waterloo, Ontario
5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The condo definitely made our trip. We were four adults staying in the 2 bedroom first floor condo. It was spacious, comfortable and clean with all the amenities you could need. The pool was great to have and the rooftop Congo lounge was our favorite place to hang out after a long day. Denise the caretaker works very hard to make everything perfect. We also enjoyed having Zoro, the dog, on site to look after us :). There were lots of monkey's nearby as well as a large iguana that hung out in the tree out front. The walk to town is a quick 5 to 10 min. during low tide along the beach. During high tide, you need to go by road which is about 20 min. There is a small grocery store down the street as well as a couple of Soda's for traditional cooking just steps from the condo. Walking around was easy and safe. We had a car and therefore appreciated the security of the gated parking. We also did some exploring to Playa Carillo, a beautiful, pristine beach which was one of the nicest I've seen in Costa Rica. Make sure you go zip lining at Wingnuts and try some of Costa Rica's craft beers. We had the pleasure of also meeting the owner Patrick who was very gracious! Overall the condo was perfect for our stay and Samara's laid back vibe, variety of restaurants and activities were great. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver
5

Loved our stay at Alta Vista!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista. We spent eight nights in the third-floor unit. Our experience matched the photos, written description and all the other rave reviews of Alta Vista. The bed was very comfortable (the mattress appeared to be new and was firm but not hard). Our unit was clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed. Laura responded quickly to our every need and even ordered delivery food for us one night when we didn’t have the gumption to venture out during a downpour.

We enjoyed the pool and rooftop patio/bar area. We could hear and sometimes see monkeys from the rooftop.

There’s a nice soda and mini mart a short walk away, along with a larger market and additional restaurants about a 10-minute walk away and town also is an easy walk — either on the road or the beach.

We took our 10-year-old son for surfing lessons from Tico’s Surf School. His teacher, Paco, was really wonderful.

We highly recommend zip lining at Wing Nuts and kayaking with Samara Adventure Tours.

Everyone — Laura and the condo nightwatchman, the zip lining and kayaking guides, along with Paco — not only did their jobs but were quite kind as well. And we’ll always appreciate that.

Someday when we make it back to Costa Rica, we’ll go to Samara and hope to stay again at Alta Vista.

Thank you Patrick!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love this Condo complex

  • 5 of 5

As I sit on the deck looking at the beach on our last full day, I am not sad as I know we will be back..this was our 1st visit to samara and to alta vista but it will not be our last. We love the location of the condo as it is just a short walk to town. It is quite and serene but close eoungh to everything..we were in the second floor unit...the unit it set up well and the beds are super comfortable ... Laura the manager and Dennis that does security as well as maintenance we're both wonderful.... we have no complaints except knowing we got to leave but we will be back.. the week was not long enough next time 2 weeks.... from the booking stage with the owner Patrick to the 7 nights in the condo it all went great. I almost hate to recommend the condo as I want to make sure there's time for us again

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were in Samara for the wedding of a friend. There were 13 adults and an infant in our party. We rented all 3 floors of the condo; it was spacious, very clean, and there was room for all of us. Gorgeous views! We took turns cooking, as we had 3 kitchens. The beach is a short walk away and is beautiful and uncrowded. Also, the food at the small Soda just down the road was delicious and extremely reasonably priced. Dennis (the on-site maintenance man) and Laura were helpful and kind. A washer and dryer are available.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Modern. Well designed. Well maintained.

Great property. Loved the view, the monkeys hanging out overhead and the proximity to a truly amazing beach.

Great service. Patrick, Laura and staff were awesome. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The on-site staff, went above and beyond.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

incredible stay, insane views.

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough positive things about this property. We had an amazing time in Samara and staying here at the Altavista had a lot to do with our experience here. We stayed in the Begonia unit and it was extremely comfortable. The grounds are pristine and very clean, thanks to Dennis! The construction of the condos is very high end as well. Every ammentity one can imagine and needs on vacation is provided and the location is ideal for town. Of course the views are the best in the entire bay of Samara. We have traveled to Costa Rica many times and are planning on returning within a year and will definitely book our stay here with Patrick at the Altavista. Honestly, it was hard to leave. Samara is a gem of a town, it's not too blown up yet and with that being said, there are plenty of awesome restaurants and cafes to chose from. Food was awesome in town. Lots of activities to do in the area. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating.

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Rates & Availability

Sámara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $250

Prices are subject to change/discounts for longer stays.
Prices up to 6 people, extra charge for more.
Credit Cards accepted via PayPal and Homeaway payments, the safe easy way to pay via internet.
Contact me with your dates, I will respond within 24 hours.
All taxes and fees included in rates.
30 day cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
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 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Flush toilet paper, hot water, water softener, in-sink garbage disposal, staff on-site morning+afternoon+all night, outdoor shower, bi-lingual administrator.

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