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Hilltop Estate Overlooking Buena Vista Bch & Turtle Sanctuary

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose Sámara

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Hilltop Estate Overlooking Buena Vista Bch & Turtle Sanctuary
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

The most amazing VRBO ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Christmas Eve and the property and staff exceeded our wildest dreams. The property was beautiful and cared for daily by Johnny and Theresa. Words cannot really describe the views. Monkeys cruising by in the morning and wonderful fun at the pool. James the owner went so above and beyond to help us with groceries and even arranging some home cooked Costa Rican food. The property was totally secure in we felt safe at all times. Our family of 10 had the greatest vacation we have ever had. Cannot wait to return we miss it already!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling with my husband and 3 teenage boys. This property worked great for us. Comfortable beds, decent wifi signal, good ac but most of all a large outdoor space that they loved. Lots of comfortable outdoor furniture for lounging on, shade for those who want it, large beautiful pool, room for tossing a ball, visits from monkeys and toucans, view of jungle and ocean. We spent most evenings just hanging out by the pool, playing games and talking. The only thing that is missing is a dishwasher. I didn’t check the listing for this as I thought it was pretty standard. Would have been nice to have but still would come back for the fabulous outdoor area. Location is great. Close to Samara for restaurants etc and playa guiones for the great beginner intermediate surfing.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Jimmy was very helpful with the arrangements and the property was great. Johnny was alos on hand as caretaker to look after us. Recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great family vacations!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house with a spectacular view. We were three families with 4 children of 6, 8 and 10 years. We really enjoyed the stay and the kids especially the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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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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