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Speaks: english, spanish

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

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Patrick (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

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!


based on 25 traveler reviews

Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Great condo near the beach in Samara!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks in Condo Begonia. It was clean (a cleaning woman came several times during our stay) and well-equipped. Although it had a nice kitchen, we mostly just ate breakfast there. A short walk down the street was Soda La Perla- nice people, inexpensive, good, authentic food. We ate many meals there. The beach was a short walk beyond that. We rented bikes which we used more than the car we rented. We enjoyed the boogie board, attempts at surfing (lessons through C & C Surfing- Didier was great!) and horseback riding with Walter, whom we met at Soda la Perla. We also recommend visiting Playa Carillo, if you want a tranquil, pretty beach. Dennis and Laura were helpful and Zoro was always around to say hi. The view from the bedroom, living room and deck was nice, looking out over the field with horses and cows to the beach. The AC in the bedrooms was greatly appreciated. Thank you, Patrick!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An ideal location for a fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful nights in the top floor 1 bedroom unit. It was spotless, fully equipped and on top of that, had a fabulous view. I would highly recommend any of the 3 units. Personally, I really liked the top floor unit because it was so close to the roof top deck. Every morning we would take our coffee to the deck, listen to the sounds of Costa Rica and watch the sun rise. We are both in our 60s and had no problem walking the 3 flights of stairs, although families with young children may not want to book this unit. Many thanks to Patrick and his staff for making our trip to Samara absolutely wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our friends spent three nights in Condo Amapola. It was really the perfect place for us. The rooftop deck was great for watching sunsets, drinking rum punches and looking for howler monkeys. the condo was spotless. Laura, the property manager was very helpful. We kayaked and snorkeled at Isla Chola. We went fishing and caught more fish than we could eat with Playa Buena VIsta Fishing. The poolside grill was perfect for grilling up the grouper we caught. We took surf lessons at Choco Surfing School.

Our favorite place to eat was at the local soda just down the street. It is an easy walk to town along the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New favourite getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was excellent from top to bottom! As other reviewers have stated, it's difficult to find anything to complain about. Building is beautiful and well designed and constructed. Laura was the manager and was helpful with local area etc. We had the good fortune of having some great neighbors above and below us. They had been staying for several weeks and were also very informative on day trips, restaurants and such. Location was superb! 10 min walk to town by beach everyday.....stunning sunrises. All in all ,likely the best VRBO rental we've had the pleasure of staying at. Will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top appartment and position in Samara.

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious and comfortable condo Begonia (2nd floor).

Perfect customer service on site


Very quiete and at walking distance to Samara Town ( 10 minutes).

Wonderful and large Samara beach at 300 meters

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I can not come up with a single complaint about my stay. Everyone associated with this condo was extremely friendly and willing to help in any way possible. Every interaction showed how much they care about the guests as well as the property. Check in/out was as simple as could be, and the condo and amenities exceeded every expectation. The pool was spotless at all times and the rooftop deck (complete with hammocks and daybeds) could not be beat. Steps away from the ocean and town, howler monkeys all around. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica

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


Rates & Availability

Samara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season 1
Jun 16 2016 - Aug 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Promotional Season 2
Aug 16 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Green Season 2
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weeks
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $0

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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Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
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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