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Beautiful 1 Bedroom Designer Apartment on Two Levels

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

This modern-designed, elegant and practical apartment is conveniently located with a 2 min. walk to Samara Beach, world renowned for its safe swimming, and a 10 min. easy walk to the center of town. (3 min. by car)

Glimpse the ocean breaking on the reef from the two breezy balconies that open off of the second level bedroom. Furnished and finished with teakwood throughout, the queen size bed with excellent mattress and adjacent bathroom will give all the comfort you need. Proximity to the beach ensures that the sounds of surf will permeate your waking and sleeping hours. The beautiful kitchen, efficiently designed and fully equipped will incite creativity. The lower level full bathroom is high and light with an attractive bathtub. The whole space invokes a feeling of light and elegance.

Samara is a fun town, small and friendly and set in the midst of several wonderful beaches.

Keywords: condominium, apartment

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Deborah

My husband and I moved to Costa Rica from British Columbia, Canada in 1982. We fell in love with this area of Guanacaste, bought our farm and settled here. In the following years we raised our family of four children and developed a canopy (zipline) tour on our farm. Widowed in 2006, my children and I are dedicated to conserving the dry tropical forest on our lands, sharing the local wonders with tourists from around the world, and as of 2011, offering convenient and comfortable accomodation for travellers.

Deborah purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Deborah chose Guanacaste

In 1982 Samara was fairly isolated but with pristine local beaches... Carrillo, Samara, Camaronal, Buena Vista. Lush and filled with wildlife, there was also enough community here to offer an interesting local school option for our very young children.

Nowadays Samara has all the conveniences of good roads, modern telecommunications, shopping options and a core community of Costa Ricans whose way of life still embodies 'pura vida', i.e. connectedness to the surrounding natural beauty and a 'laid-back' lifestyle. Samara Beach is world-renowned for its safety as a swimming beach. Our community offers a popular local language school, massage school, yoga classes, surf schools, a spa, as well as all ocean-related activities including seasonal whale and dolphin-watching.

What makes this apartment unique

The Mardelindo Apartment is located 1 km. from the town center, easy walking distance, and a scant 150 m. from the beach for the pleasure of all of you ocean lovers.


Sámara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) and a sofa/bed for a single person on the lower floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
3 overhead fans, excellent lighting throughout, full laundry facility, Designer kitchen includes coffee-maker, blender, toaster, microwave and electric skillet, 2 breezy balconies open off sleeping level, good closet space, built-in shelves and library / desk, secure parking, lower level bath with tub, conveniently located with 2 min. walk to beach, 1 km. from Samara center, 1 sofa/bed for single guest, outside shower on back patio for beach rinse, lovely gardens. Reliable housekeeping available.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 1 Bedroom Designer Apartment on Two Levels
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
Manitoba, canada

Immaculate contemporary apartment overlooking Samara beach

  • 5 of 5

We just came home from a three week vacation to Playa Samara.

We fell in love with this quaint little town and the lovely people who made us feel

so welcome. We can hardly wait to come back some day!

Deborah and Peter were wonderful generous hosts who really care about your comforts

and quality of your vacation time. Gracias for all your love and care:)

The apartment sits on a small hill , but very few steps needed to make your entrance.

A nice outdoor sitting area filled with beautiful greenery and a cheery outdoor shower awaits you

upon entering. The kitchen has a beautiful tiled island and all the glassware, dishes and cooking utensils

needed to cook in. There is a lovely fresh fish market in the tiny village of Matapalo, just a few streets down from the apt. We enjoyed many fresh seafood meals, cooked on the outdoor grill.

I really appreciated the availability of a washer, dryer and laundry detergent right off the kitchen.

We spent many hours sitting on the comfy window seats, chuckling at the horses leaving in the morning to go to the

beach, and coming back via the highway at night.

There is a lovely bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower on the main level and another bath and shower upstairs.

I loved the cozy loft bedroom, especially the balcony with two comfy rocking chairs.

There's lots of fluffy towels available, extra sheets and large beach towels.

The beach is only a five minute walk across from the apt. Town is about a 15 minute walk along the beach.

Bus stops are right outside your door on either side of the street. Buses and taxis are inexpensive, and very safe.

We loved hearing the monkeys and neighbouring brood of chickens. My husband really enjoyed the canopy tour zipline that is offered at the office located under our apt. We also really enjoyed the biological reserve hiking tour also located a short distance from the apt.

There are many wonderful restaurants located on the beach and in the town of Samara. We need to come back

to try them all!! There are a few grocery stores to choose from, but most often we shopped at the Pali.

I would suggest asking your taxi driver to stop in Nicoya on your way from the airport to purchase a main supply of groceries. The grocery prices were better in Nicoya. Make a stop at the Samara info centre located at the Lo Quey Hay restaurant. They will give you valuable information regarding tours, etc. Very helpful staff:))

You will fall in love with this place in paradise! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ed and Chris, Thanks for all your kind words about my place and our community. It was a pleasure to have you as my guests and I hope that we will meet again someday. Your gift from your own community was thoughtful and sweet. Best wishes always, Deborah and Peter
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Fabulous apartment with everything that you could need

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need while on vacation. There is a washer, a dryer, air conditioning, beach chairs, a gas barbecue, plenty of dishes and a nice view. There are lots of towels and 2 showers. The only issue we had was the noise of the roosters next door which woke me up between 3 and 3:30 am every day for the week that we were there. I wish I had brought earplugs so I could get a good night's sleep.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jacky, for being such great guests. I'm glad you loved the apartment. Sorry that your sleep was disturbed by the rooster next door. Some things are totally beyond my control. Best wishes, Deborah
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Very modern, great place

  • 5 of 5

Deborah built a upscale two unit condo with all the latest North American adminates. Complete with clothes washer and dryer, so no need to bring extra clothes. It is located a ten minuted walk from town and only two minutes to the beach. Deborah is very helpful and lives close by on the beach if there are any issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George! Thanks for the five stars. It was fun to have you and Jude as neighbours and I'm so glad you loved my apartment. I received the saga by email of the recovery and return of your day pack, lost on the beach. Good things happen to good people. Must be five stars shining down on you too. Happy trails! Deborah
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Madrelindo! Deborah was very available and even provided an adorable crib for our baby to stay in. The home is very spacious and very clean. It is also very modern. The street in front is busy and can be noisy at times, but it didn't bother us at all. The beach is just a short walk away. Town is a bit further up a windy road, to get there from the beach is fairly simple, but in the evenings, we would recommend a car! One morning we had howler monkeys in the tree right in front of the property, it was amazing! The barbecue and everything in the kitchen worked perfectly. I would definitely recommend this apartment in Samara, we hope to stay there again some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lauren, for your positive review of my place. It was a pleasure to have you and your family and I hope that perhaps in the future we will meet here again. Best wishes, Deborah
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Montreal Canada

Pura Vida!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a month in one of these apartments. We chose this spot because of the photos and reviews. We were not in the least bit disappointed! We thoroughly enjoyed our Costa Rican experience and now understand Pura Vida!

The apartment is exactly as it is represented in the photos. Clean, bright, open and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped and the BBQ is an added bonus. There are some very welcomed extras, such as numerous quality towels and linens, great beach towels and chairs. We did not lack any of the comforts of home.

The apartment is on the outskirts of town, but it really is a 5 minute walk to the beach and about 15 minutes along the beach to town. We did not want to rent a car this vacation and we never regretted our decision. If we needed to get to or from town, a taxi was always available and reasonably priced. The bus also stopped right out the door. For us, a daily walk became routine.

The beach is beautiful. It changes drastically from high to low tide. It is an amazing place to run - early morning or early evening. Safe for children, but fun for adults and many aquatic activities. Sunsets are spectacular!

The town is very laid back, but with all the necessary conveniences. Everyone is very friendly and we always felt safe. Good number and variety of restaurants. There is a great information service in town that will help direct you towards many different tours or just answer questions.

Deborah, the owner/manager is also a great help. She is available at all times and wants her guests to be happy. Her sons run the Canopy tour and that is a must activity!! Very professional and exciting but safe for all ages. There is even a discount for tenants.

As mentioned in other reviews, this apartment is on the main road. There is noise, up until around 10 at night. The roosters ,dogs and monkeys also make themselves known, but all of this is part of the "true" Costa Rican experience. We so enjoyed our morning coffee on our balcony and an evening drink as the sun set, watching the world go by. We really felt like became a part of the community.

All in all, a wonderful home away from home in a beautiful country.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Sally and Gordie! I love the positive feedback and it was fun to see you running and walking everywhere. You've been wonderful guests. Thanks again for the maple syrup! Best wishes, Deborah
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Well-equipped apartment close to beach

  • 5 of 5

These two classy apartments are situated about 3 minutes from the beauty of Playa Samara, one of the best and safest beaches in Costa Rica. We spent most of our time walking the spacious beaches, bobbing in the waves, and collecting the interesting shells that the sea offers up everyday. We did not need a car during our stay, but if you have one, there is lots of safe off-street parking. Returning to Deborah's Mardelindo Apartments after a long hard day at the beach, we were greeted by non-intrusive howler monkeys, shy iguanas and geckos and even the odd chicken pecking in the grass. The private outdoor shower was a must before entering the spotless apartment. Deborah's flair for artistic decoration and detail is apparent in every part of this two-level apartment. She has also included lots of fluffy white towels and extra bedding, pretty cushions galore, even huge beach towels and portable beach chairs. If you are staying here, you are probably interested in doing your own cooking, and the fully-equipped kitchen will not disappoint. There is also a full laundry room with all the products you would have at home. The apartment is probably designed for a couple, with one bedroom upstairs, but there is lots of room downstairs for a couple of kids to sleep on the couch or huge window seat. The Canopy Tour business is downstairs from the apartments and gives a discount for tenants. There is a busy road in front of the apartment and you will hear the traffic until around midnight, but after that the only sound is the friendly chirp of the gecko and the crow of the rooster at dawn.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being such contented guests. I'm so glad you loved the apartment, our beach and community. Hope to see you again sometime. Deborah
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
apartment location
Nearest Point of Interest
canopy tour location
Nearest Point of Interest
town center

Canopy Tour (ziplining) discount included, ATV tours, motorcycle rentals, turtle-watching (seasonal), dolphin tours, whale-watching (seasonal), local language school, massage school, surf schools, yoga classes, excellent bird-watching


Rates & Availability

Sámara Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Due to the high cost of electrical service in this area and the unpredictable nature of the electric bill due to the optional use of air conditioning, lighting, fans, etc... the renter is responsable for the power bill for any stay longer than 1 week. The rate is determined by meter readings at the beginning and near the end of the reservation period by a quick trip to the local power company office. This charge can be deducted from the deposit unless other arrangement is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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