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Beautiful Casa Bambula, a jungle oasis in the heart of Samara.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Sámara House Rental Photos and Description

Entire house or separate units, 3 Bedrooms, 3 and 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10)

Bambula Samara is a beautiful house situated on a quiet street on the edge of Samara.

Conveniently located 200m from the beach and easy walking distance from all shops and restaurants.

Bambula Samara offers all the modern amenities, fully equipped kitchens, wifi throughout the property, pool, gated parking, hot water, laundry services, A/C, outdoor showers, TV with streaming, etc.

There is lots of woodwork throughout the house and lush gardens give you a tropical feel for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

The main house is divided into two independent apartments, upstairs and downstairs. They are very private and spacious and open out to our tropical garden and pool. Each apartment has one separate bedroom and can sleep 4 people with two queen beds, dining and living room spaces, large patios, and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartments are well equipped with ceiling fans and large windows to enjoy the tropical breezes, however A/C is available for an additional charge if you decide you would like it.

We also have a charming cabina perfect for a solo traveler or couple or for extra space for a large group. The cabina is an independent bedroom with a private bathroom. There is a nice, fully equipped outdoor kitchen and patio area for guests in the cabina to use, which makes it ideal for enjoying the outdoors.

The property is fully gated and we have a security guard at night for your peace of mind.

Enjoy the wild life nearby as iguanas and monkeys are common visitors.

From the garden you can pick your own papayas, bananas, coconuts, limes, aloe, and pineapples. We also offer beach chairs, bikes, and boogie boards for our guests to use.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Dana Bosse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Dana Bosse

I am originally from South Carolina, USA. After graduating from College of Charleston I took a few years off to travel and live abroad. During that time I fell in love with the traveler lifestyle, meeting new people and sharing different experiences. I knew immediately I needed to work out a way to make a living and continue to see more of the world.

Dana Bosse purchased this house in 2006

Why Dana Bosse chose Guanacaste

I first visited Costa Rica with my parents, helping them look for a retirement vacation home. We all fell in love with Samara right away. When we didn't find a house the first trip we decided to travel the entire Pacific Coast of Costa Rica looking for a town/area we liked as much as Samara. While there are other amazing places in Costa Rica, for us Samara was the only option. On our third meeting with a realtor in town, my parents found their retirement home, and I found Bambula. It is a beautiful property, inside and out, and I knew it would be the perfect place for me to host all of my travelling friends and friends I haven't met yet.

What makes this house unique

Bambula Samara offers versatility as a couple can rent only part of the house, or it can accommodate up to 10 for family and friends. Guests here feel very comfortable and safe, enjoy lots of space, and have all the amenities of a modern home with a very Costa Rican feel enhanced by the woodwork in the house. The original owner built the home with many unique design features that will stand out in your memories. Whether you are playing cards on the porch, cooking in the kitchen with your family, swinging in a hammock by the pool, or listening to the howler monkeys from your bedroom, Bambula is your home away from home.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Casa Bambula, a jungle oasis in the heart of Samara.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Highly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for over 3 weeks and would have stayed longer, but the unit wasn't available. We stayed in the peaceful bottom apartment and enjoyed the roomy space. My son (12) loved having the pool right outside our door and having the dog French Fry visit us daily. The property is quiet and away from the bustle of town, but only steps away from town and close to the beach. Dana was wonderful and respectful. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a family beach vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised and exceeded some of my expectations. The location can't be beat. Just off the main road into town. Far enough removed from everything to be quiet but within very easy walking distance of the beach, bars, shops, and restaurants. The upstairs apartment had an open floor plan that was great for a vacation. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could need. The balcony was awesome! Dana and French Fry were great hosts. I will definitely be their guest again. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peyton and Liz! Y'all were a pleasure to host and are welcome back any time!
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Denver, CO

Great spot in a great town

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Bambula. We were a group of eight, and rented the two apartments plus a cabina. We enjoyed the house, the location was great - just a short walk to everything - and we especially appreciated being able to cool off in the pool at the end of the day. We also loved being around the corner from the bakery (delicious empandas!).

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much guys! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed Bambula :) I hope the rest of your trip was fun as well!
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Amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

We were obsessed with the little beach village of Samara! Dana the host, was excellent! She helped us with all of our needs. The Costa Rican weather was hot, but the on premise pool made that no problem! The house is gated to make you feel very safe and for great privacy, and it is a 5 minute walk to the beach and 2 minutes to a grocery and other restaurant/food options. Dana was great at helping us know where to eat and what to do in town. If you are looking for a quaint place with great kitchen and pool, Bambula and Samara are it! Samara was full of friendly locals and great food and night life! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect spot on the edge of Samara

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Bambula. After spending a few days in Carillo we were looking for more town activity yet wanted quiet at night. Bambula is in a perfect spot. Close enough to the beach and restaurants yet far enough away so you did not get the noise of the town at night.

Dana was very helpful and responsive to whatever we needed.

We stayed in the bottom apartment and there was plenty of room for five; 2 kids 10 & 13 plus grandma. The apartment was stocked with everything you would need. Plus a variety of condiments and spices for cooking.

The positive and negative. The bedroom is huge: much larger than one would have guessed by looking at VRBO. We did put both queen size beds in the bedroom and there was still plenty of room; I think the room was designed that way. It would have been nice if they could create the one bedroom into two. It would have been nice to have a little privacy at night.

Great place to stay on the edge of town. Dana was wonderful. We would not hesitate to stay there again or recommend it to friends.

The Nelsons from Minnesota

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New jersey

great stay

  • 5 of 5

Bambula is a great place to stay, right in the center of the town of Samara and the host is wonderful, there is nothing to complain about except for the heat, but that all went away when we jumped in the waters of the pacific ocean. easy location to get too and friendly community. i will be staying there again in the future

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Samara
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Sámara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Mid High Season
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Up to Easter
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Semana Santa
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Air conditioning is an additional $10/day. Please call or email for rates specific to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We offer cell phones to use for local calls throughout your stay

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