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All the Amenities with a Truly Tico Flair!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,702 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This three bedroom apartment condominium boasts a king size bed in the air conditioned master bedroom complete with wardrobe closet and ensuite bathroom. The second air conditioned bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed, armoire and dresser with the bathroom in very close proximity to the bedroom. The third bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed and a built in wardrobe. All come complete with linens and towels along with a steam iron, ironing board and hair dryer.

The living area is equipped with a large screen (42') TV along with satellite and two DVD players (one for North American DVD’s and one for Central American DVD’s) and a stereo complete with an iPod docking station. The leather livingroom furniture ensures all guests can enjoy using the room. Tico inspired occasional seating rounds out a comfortable area for rest, relaxation or entertaining. Wireless internet access is provided.

The well equipped kitchen includes stainless steel appliances (stove, side-by-side fridge, dishwasher and microwave) along with a full sized washer and dryer in the suite. A full complement of kitchen necessities include coffee maker, electric kettle, regular blender, drink blender, toaster, dishes and cutlery (place setting for 8), 13-pc cookware set with and additional frying pans, serving and storing dishes and all the amenities required to cook, bake and entertain during your visit.

For your beach excursions, the apartment has a host of coolers, umbrella and drink koozies to keep your beverages cool while enjoying either Samara Beach or Carrillo Beach – a MUST in Costa Rica.

Housekeeping service is offered once per week unless otherwise negotiated. There will be a surcharge for excessive electrical usage (to discourage leaving the air conditioners on with the windows open). Maximum 6 persons per rental. Airport transfers can be arranged - $150 each way (per 2 people) from Liberia International Airport (1.5-2 hour drive).

Keywords: 1702 sq ft, Apartment Condominium, fully furnished with a 35 foot balcony with access from the dining room, living room and master bedroom

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Fraser
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Dean Fraser

We are a couple that has made an investment in our retirement in our purchase of a home in Costa Rica. We are awaiting the calendar to tick away to our retirement and in the interim are pleased to be able to offer our home to others who either love Costa Rica or WILL love Costa Rica!! It is truly our home away from home.

Dean Fraser purchased this condo in 2009

Why Dean Fraser chose Guanacaste

After more than 10 visits to Costa Rica we found the crown jewel in Samara. It offers the true Tico Experience with all the amenities close at hand. Almost exactly between two beaches - Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach we like the option to enjoy the quietness and serenity of Carrillo Beach and the excitement and action of Samara Beach. Samara offers all the amenities required for a relaxing vacation with enough excitement to make it's mark as our favorite place in Costa Rica

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy the option of having 2 beaches within walking distance. If we are looking for peace and solitude we are an 8 minutes walk to Carrillo Beach or a 5 minute walk to Samara Beach where we often walk into town for the day's fresh fruit and vegetables. We bask in the pool and often just take a 20 minutes dip to refresh, cool down and start over again! We love to lay in the uniquely designed wading area. In the evening we enjoy the ability to watch satellite TV, watch movies, read or listen to music. We have two DVD players as we found out - the hard way - that DVD players have a country code and aren't interchangeable. We bring our iPod and dock it whenever we are home.


Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1702 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Second Bedroom and Third Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ranchero poolside. Electricity to be paid by the renter on check out.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

All the Amenities with a Truly Tico Flair!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked and equipped, lovely pool and beautiful condo!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara and Don, It was a pleasuring having you at Casa Marlanda! Jim & Dean Fraser
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Loved it here ! Great location, lots of space, quality furnishings.

  • 5 of 5

We, 2 couples, spent 3 weeks here and loved it ! It has been well maintained and has everything that one could want. So much space with over 1700 sq. feet..3 bathrooms and 3 large bedrooms. Lots of seating space in the living room with a sofa, love seat and rocking chairs.

We used the kitchen quite a bit, making our dinners every other day along with breakfasts and we found it very well equipped...lots of plates and glasses...pots and pans etc. There are plastic glasses to take down to the pool, a dishwasher, but we washed by hand to save power.

There is a washer and dryer, which we used, but most of the time we hung the clothes either on the line or the clothes horse as it only takes minutes for things to dry in the heat.

The sheets are nice bamboo sheets, cool for those hot nights...beds very comfortable...there were a couple of different pillows on the K bed, so we managed to find ones that worked for both of us.

AC in the bedrooms, but we only used ceiling fans and fans on the dressers as most nights were quite comfortable this way. The fans in the living area of the house we kept on as well to circulate the air. We would close the condo up early in the day to keep cooler. Power for our 3 wk. stay reasonable

Huge deck with a large table that we usually ate our meals at, but there is also a big table inside too. Great for playing Yahtzee at :) There are lots of books for reading, as well as some games, we left a puzzle as well.

The pool is deep enough to dive into, always cleaned every morning...3 umbrellas to get under at the pool as laying in the sun is not an option for too long with the sun being so intense. Shower at the pool to get the sand off after being at the beach.

Easy walk to Samara Beach...only about a 5-10 minute walk.About a 10-15 minute walk the other direction will bring you to Carillo beach where there is shade that you won't find at Samara beach near the condo. In the shade at Carillo, there are cement tables and stools, so you can take a picnic lunch if you want.The sand is nicer here than at Samara.

There are no sun umbrellas or boogie boards at the condo.Boogie boards break fairly easily...we bought one for $20 so pretty inexpensive. Umbrella...the sun is so hot, that you really need to be in the shade of the trees at the beach.

Would I recommend this condo ? Most definitely, with no hesitation ! The owners, Dean & Jim are quick to reply and great to deal with. Laura, the manager responds right away if you have question

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We found the boogie boards would break faster than we could buy them too!! But we couldn't resist buying more every visit. LOL Carrillo Beach is also our favourite beach. The sand is beautiful and having shade is nice for us Canuks who aren't used to the hot sun. I can't wait to get back to do your puzzle (addicting as they are). I might take it to the pool so everyone can help! Thanks again! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Jim & Dean
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Beautiful roomy house accommodates a family well!

  • 5 of 5

Relatively large, tastefully decorated house has very accommodating living, dining & kitchen area for a vacation home away from home. Also has a roomy porch with a table for 6 and 2 lounge chairs to enjoy the sun, breezes and view. 3 air-conditioned bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms suited our family of 6 well. The elevator was a plus for my mother to be able to visit with us, as our 2nd story condo would have been a challenge for her mobility issues. Appreciated the well-stocked kitchen, and having a washer and dryer too. One thing that could've been improved IMO is to have the location labeled a little more clearly; upon arrival we didn't know to go past the Montelaguna Boutique Hotel and turn right into the parking lot where sign simply says "private residence." There was also no reception office, but our hostess Laura was readily available by phone to answer any questions and help us reach our destination. A bonus upgrade would be to have the living/dining/kitchen area air conditioned for when cool breezes were not blowing through the house as it does sometimes. And we did not find any boogie boards (as the webpage mentioned would be available), which we were looking forward to using at beautiful Carrillo Beach. It is tucked away at a great location, though, and overall we were very satisfied to find and use this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheri! Thank you for your review. I will update the webpage with your suggestions. The condo shares security with the Montelaguna Boutique Hotel so the one gate is closed. It is safer for all guests and residents and saves costs for all. We have not replaced the boogie boards as they make their way to the beach and get broken. We lost 6 in one year. I apologize for not being clearer on our webpage. We look forward to having you again as our guests at Casa Marlanda! Jim & Dean Fraser
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Best location, pool & condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 nights here! Lots of space for the 7 of us (4 adults & 3 kids). Condo is well equipped and has everything you could need). Pool was great and not busy. Location was perfect, nicely between Carillo beach and Samara. It was nice being a 5 minute drive from the busier Samara beach. Carillo beach is breath taking and an easy 5 minute walk from the condo. We stayed very comfortably for all 5 days (did some laundry & had a/c on during the night) and only paid $28 for electricity on check-out. Laura had some great restaurant recommendations. We loved Soda LaVerde, Gusto Restaurant was delicious and the Alligator BBQ restaurant was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Leanne! We love our little piece of heaven as well. El Lagarto has always been our favourite special night out. We have found another one we love as well in Carrillo. It is called El Colbri and oh so good!
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we loved the condo

  • 5 of 5

it had all anyone could ask for large beautiful furniture tv condiments huge refrigerator etc it was quiet lovely views we enjoyed the boutique hotel on the property the pool however after all that the location was incredible two beautiful beaches a short walk in each direction

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We also feel like we have small piece of heaven being so close to two magnificent beaches. Even without a vehicle, you can't beat the stroll to town on the beach. We hope to see you again! Pura Vida! Jim & Dean
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Perfect relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our three week stay in Samara. We were a family of four, with two teenagers. The condo was absolutely perfect for our needs--plenty of space with an open layout, a ten minute walk to two different beaches (Carillo and Samara), everything we needed to cook, and a huge DVD and book collection for rainy periods and the early nightfall. Plus we got to watch troops of howler monkeys on two different occasions in the trees across from the outdoor patio and around the pool! (Being on the second floor is perfect for bird and monkey watching, and the views of the surrounding hills and sunsets are spectacular.) Both the kayaking to the Isla Chora and the zipline company are also in walking distance, and the pool was perfectly maintained--nice for hot days! Since we had such a long stay, we rented a car, and the drive into Samara is only a few minutes and the road is great. That was not true of other properties in the area that we had considered--so glad we went with this one.

Dean and the property manager, Laura, had great suggestions and were quick to respond to any of our needs or questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris. We are glad that you enjoyed all that Samara and Carrillo had to offer. Look forward to having you as guests again some time. Dean
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Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Liberia International LIR
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3.2 Kilometres
Playa Samara
Car: recommended

Boat Tours, Sport fishing, Eco Tours, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Canopy Tours (Zip Lining), Quad Tours, Turtle Nesting Tours, Sea Kayaking, Water Skiing, Tubing, Knee Boarding


Rates & Availability

Sámara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 30 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rainy Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Rates subject to change without notice. Electricity is not included in rates for bookings over 14 days in duration.

50% deposit to confirm reservation, balance due 30 days prior to check in.

Prices subject to change prior to confirmation. Prices will not change after confirmation.

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