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Hilltop Estate Overlooking Buena Vista Bch & Turtle Sanctuary

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Casa Malinche is the centerpiece of the MarAzul Estate. Perched high on the summit of the property, visitors to Casa Malinche can enjoy unobstructed views of the valley, Buena Vista Beach and Turtle Sanctuary, and the Pacific Ocean. The home is a traditional style Costa Rican villa, measuring 2500 square feet with three bedrooms (air conditioned), two large full baths, kitchen, dining area, office, laundry, and unique common areas to enjoy with family and friends. The Rancho Bar (with a full bath) seats 17 people and is the perfect area to entertain family and guests while they enjoy the custom infinity edge pool. You can also enjoy the unique view of the ocean sunsets or gaze at the millions of bright stars at night. Whether its magnificent sunrises, sunsets, star glazing or entertaining in grand style appeals to you, Casa Malinche is a “private paradise”.

The rates quoted within include the residence for the reserved period, linens, cookware, etc. If you require meals to be prepared by our staff, please advise us in advance along with any dietary restrictions/requirements. Meal preparation is an extra charge that will be negotiated on a per person/per meal basis.

Keywords: villa, beach, view, ocean, private, pool,

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose Guanacaste

The owner of the property is a native Costa Rican that enjoyed Samara and the secluded nearby beaches long before paved roads reached the area. The small village of Esterones is a tight knit community that is close enough to Samara, Garza, and Nosara to take part in their nightlife and 'action' but far enough away to truly be immersed in the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

What makes this house unique

Casa Maliche has been updated to include all modern conveniences (WiFi, Satellite TV, Air Conditioning, private pool, rancho bar) while keeping the traditional Costa Rican style.


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) California style King size bed., Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Gated Estate, Security system


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Hilltop Estate Overlooking Buena Vista Bch & Turtle Sanctuary
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

VERY highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We have just had 5 nights at this beautiful house. We are two families of 4; with four teenaged boys. Our stay was without a doubt one of the highlights of getting to know the country of Costa Rica. It felt like a 5 star resort. The whole property including the house, outdoor areas, pool, garden and spectacular view were absolutely beautiful, extremely comfortable and welcoming.

We had the full support and attention of Johny, the groundskeeper, Teresa, the housekeeper as well as the gardener (Mauritio?). They kept the house, pool and grounds immaculate, safe and clean. They were there for our every need and educated us on the area as well as the local wildlife and answered any questions we had. If we needed anything, they helped us find it!

They were kind and lovely, and yet were always very respectful of our privacy.

The house was perfect on its own, but with the addition of the wonderful staff, it made it a very special stay. We even enjoyed a delicious traditional Costa Rican breakfast made for us by Teresa.

It was also easy and quick to get into the town of Samara and the local beaches by car. Some of the roads are bumpy so we recommend a 4 wheel drive.

Thank you for everything. We would definitely love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful, clean, comfortable, and safe.

  • 5 of 5

This property has exquisite gardens, a spectacular infinity pool which is sparkling clean, a well appointed kitchen and comfortable beds. The view is breathtaking. All of the furniture is comfortable and clean. Our stay surpassed our expectations because of the professional and hard working staff. Johnny, Theresa and Marisimo(sp?) are gems. They catered to our every need, yet were not intrusive. We were greeted with their smiles everyday as they cleaned and maintained the grounds, pool, outside patios and interior. We soon realized that we didn't want to leave the property, but if you want to visit the surrounding area, a car is necessary.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Estate Mar Azul met and exceeded our expectations. The swimming pool was a hit for the entire family. The views are amazing and the house is absolutely stunning!! Access to private beaches are a breeze as well as Samara for adventure days. Johnny and Theresa went above and beyond to make sure our stay was 5 star. The hospitality is second to none and we will most certainly be going back!!! I highly recommend Mar Azul. You will definitely not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The common areas are something else!! we were a party of 10 and we were all so comfortable, the price is nothing compared to this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this beautiful house. The pool is big enough and the ocean view is espectacular. The house is close to many beautiful beaches. I can't wait to get back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was one of our best vacations, hands-down!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Malinche for 10 days this month. We just got home last week and want to go back already!! The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. The staff was incredible. Johnny was super helpful with everything. We had two meals prepared for us by Teresa and Elena who were also wonderful. We wanted to make a special Costa Rican meal ourselves, so Teresa told us what to buy and then helped us prepare it. We were so thrilled when she accepted our invitation to stay and eat with us! This place is truly worth every penny! You can get the full Costa Rican experience and enjoy being spoiled a bit! As for the area...make sure to spend time at Playa Carrillo and Playa Buena Vista. Playa Barrigona is beautiful but the water is a bit rough...great for surfers! I don't think we ever went to a beach that had more than 10 other people on it! Playa Samara was busy, but that's because it's right off the downtown. I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Sámara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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