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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Casa Pastor, Panoramic Beach & Ocean Views

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Overview

Sámara House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

New executive, non-smoking, vacation home. 2000 square feet. Jacuzzi dip pool. Just a 15 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the Pacific Ocean.

Walk on the beach to the town of Samara, where you'll find grocery store, post office, police, Doctor's Clinic, pharmacy, internet cafe, many shops and restaurants. Dine on the beach on fresh catch of the day - Red Snapper, Dorado, shrimp or 'langosta'.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, including Samara beach, Isla Chora and Punta Indio. Samara has a coral reef making the beach area safe for swimming and excellent for watersports. 5 minute drive to uninhabited Carrillo beach. Play in the local tide pools and experience tropical acquatic life. Everyday is a beautiful summer day.

We built this spacious home for ourselves but do not use it year- round, which gives you an opportunity to share our dream. All furniture is from Sarchi, pottery from Guatil, and beautiful finishings of teak ceilings and use of guanacaste, cedar and other Costa Rican woods, comfortly envelopes you in the feel of this country of diversity.

Your tranquil retreat will not be shared in seclusion. Timid Howler monkeys and an abundance of birds will remind you that you share their space. The array of flowers in the gardens attract a multitude of butterflies and hummingbirds. View wildlife from the comfort of the wide, covered terrace that surrounds the house while relaxing in rocking chairs, hammocks, or at the outdoor tables.

Across the road from this property is coastal jungle, and a quiet-use canopy tour. The house has ceiling fans throughout, a septic system, and safe, drinkable cold and hot town water as well as filtered water. North American high standards of construction were used.

Two hours drive to Liberia International Airport; four hours to San Jose. City of Nicoya is a half hour drive away; with hospital, banks, supermarkets, clothing, restaurants, Friday afternoon fruit and vegetable market,etc. All paved roads to within last hundred meters to our property.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About The Owner

Retired snow birds in 2004. Built our dream vacation home and we are willing to share that with you. Come and be part of the dream.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Guanacaste

Samara has the greatest beaches, the best climate and great wild life viewing.

What makes this house unique

Panoramic views of the Pacific and beach. New wildlife every walk and great people to share it with.

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Casa Pastor, Panoramic Beach & Ocean Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Wheaton, Illinois
5

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place to spend a week and what a view to wake up to each day! This was our second stay at Casa Pastor and this time we brought our three teens along. The home is comfortable, clean & spacious. We enjoyed the covered porch and cool pool every afternoon and took turns relaxing in the hammock! The mangoes on the mango tree were ripe so we made mango pancakes one morning! Melissa, the property manager, made sure we had everything we needed. We played at the beach each morning (surfing, boogie boarding, beach volleyball) and relaxed at the house in the afternoons before we went back to the beach for more activities like kayaking, snorkeling, etc. For those who enjoy a blend of relaxation & adventure in a beautiful place that is off the beaten path, Casa Pastor in Samara is for you! Alex & Carol, our family thanks you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! Hope we can return someday! Stacia

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

I hate to review Casa Pastor since it is a gem that we want to keep to ourselves. From the moment we arrived, we thought we were in paradise. The house is beautiful, the layout was open and airy and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful view. We had two college age kids and on one or two days, they were content to just hang at Casa Pastor. We loved it's location up the hill and the secluded woods behind it. We loved the monkeys, birds and lizards. Additionally, both the gardener and housekeeper were gracious and helpful. Samara is, of course, wonderful as well. This is not for people who want an American resort...it is more genuine than that! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
4

Clean, Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean - even more so after the gardener arrived. I believe we may have been the first guests for the dry season. We did not find the kitchen well stocked. Many of the pots and pans were not in a safe condition to use. That is to say the non-stick coating was badly peeling. The ingestion of such coating has been linked to increased risk for cancer. The knives were in bad condition and very dull. The kitchen lacked basic necessities such as salt and pepper. We called the manager and she told us the house did not provide salt or pepper. So we purchased these and left them behind for the next guests.

The towels and linens could use updating. I almost cried the first night because the mattress was poor, but we got used to it. I don't have many opportunities to travel abroad and I really try to make the most of my limited vacation time. I was hoping the house had been up to higher standard. The views are beautiful, but it is quite basic. I thought I would write this review so future renters will have the right expectations.

We did love the compost bin in the kitchen. Of course the splash pool is lovely. The backyard is private but there are neighbours. This was another disappointment because I did not expect any neighbours and thought we would enjoy total seclusion. Maybe I misread the website, but that was what I was led to believe. Occassionally we heard the neighbours fighting/drama and many times we could hear them operating power tools, doing construction, or burning yard waste. It really wasn't the natural paradise we were looking for.

Finally, a few of the fans were busted or would swing wildly when operated. This meant we could not enjoy the porches at night because we could not blow the mosquitoes away. In general, we found the house to fall short.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those of you that follow reviews you will note that there are always people who are never happy. This seems to be the case here Here are the issues answered: First mentioned problem – there was no salt and pepper. While we leave consumables for renters as do most renters as we don’t stock them. I presume other tenants used them all -the Teflon on the pots are separating – why not use our supplied stainless steel ones? The bed was not comfortable – we use the bed ourselves it is fine; no other tenant has ever mentioned it. Things need updating etc.etc. what can we say everything is fine. The neighbours fight. The neighbour to the west was not there. On the east you cannot even see them because of the forest. We never hear them. We value our privacy greatly. The fans are working perfectly fine we sit out at night ourselves with them on and there are no mosquitos in December as it is the dry season. The view wasn’t to her liking - it is a view of two of the best beaches in North America and that is not just me saying that it is National Geographic This is our retirement home so we are always trying to make in better both for tenants and ourselves. We enjoy sharing this opportunity with others.
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5

Fantastic vacation in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect 10 vacation with my family of 4 with 2 teenage girls. The house was amazing - VERY comfortable, well equipped, spacious and spotless. Samara has everything needed to keep us all well entertained for the week. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks to Alex and Carol for sharing and to their property manager Melissa for making sure everything was in order!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place with a great ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family including two young nephews and we all were very pleased with Casa Pastor! Thank you Alex and Carol for sharing your piece of paradise! We especially love the howler moneys when they were close by.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy Costa Rica beach

  • 5 of 5

My 23 year old son and I wanted to have an exotic adventure together and we are so glad we found Casa Pastor! It was even more beautiful than the pictures, clean, open and gorgeous. Since it was only my son and I we only used 2 of the 3 bedrooms, but it would easily handle much more. Everything we needed in the kitchen, boogie boards, umbrella (we arrived at the start of the rainy season, but it was gorgeous in the mornings and most afternoons). Alex and Carol, thank you for sharing your paradise with us, I will be back with my wife next time (and maybe some of our other children). David, your care as the property manager was tremendous, helpful, friendly and always on-time. Thank you for helping us by phone when we got flat tire on the way to Miss Sky zipline.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
LIBERIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
VELA LATINA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
ESMERALDA
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
SAMARA
Car: recommended

scuba diving, canopy tour, inter-country airstrip 30 min, Within one hour: take a boat tour on the Tempisque River estuary beside Palo Verde National Park and view the bird life, woodstorks, eagles and pink spoonbills abound. Also one hour away: take a 3hr return hike in Barra Honda National Park to explore the caves; guides can explain about the flora and fauna (including monkeys and blue morpho butterflies) as you hike up to the beautiful 'mirador' on the way to the caves.

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Rates & Availability

Sámara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
JULY/AUGUST
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$168
$1,150
$4,950
 
 
SEPT
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,700
 
 
OCT
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
$800
$3,490
 
 
NOV/DEC 16
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$168
$1,150
$4,950
 
 
XMAS/NEW YEARS
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
14 night minimum stay
$178
 

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Amenities

Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Privacy, outside breakfast nook, tropical fish pond with waterfalls, exterior shower, immaculate gardens, terraces 15 min. walk to beach

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