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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Multi-level Villa: 5 Bedrooms 5 Baths Sleeps 10 Accommodation Customized

Casa Samba is the perfect tropical escape villa. This 5-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms villa was built into a bluff, overlooking the rainforest with vast Pacific Ocean views near Playa Espadilla white sand beach. It is in the exclusive cobble stoned neighborhood on Pacific Canyon Drive, private, but easily accessible to the local markets, restaurants, spas and the Manual Antonio National Park.


The villa’s multi-level living spaces all open to ocean breezes and tropical gardens with exotic sounds and scents from the local flora and fauna. This is not the typical vacation villa that was hastily built to get a quick flip. The owner actually lived in Casa Samba with his family, sparing no details to make this an original and exquisitely designed Balinese style home. Includes cathedral bamboo open beam ceilings, hand carved stone and glazed earthenware custom sinks, custom stonework and tile, exotic hardwoods and original art from around the world.


Pacific Canyon Drive is a private gated neighborhood set-off the main Manuel Antonio road. It is a community built by expats that wanted the comforts of modern luxury living within a tropical beach town. All conveniences and necessities are available by bus, taxi or walking distance.


- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms ensuite

- 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.

- Ceiling fans throughout the villa

- 2 Private Pools: large outdoor plunge pool & indoor soak pool

- Guest Cottage

- Game room with wet bar, pool table, TV w/ DVD player and whirlpool

- Wifi throughout villa

- Kitchen equipped with all modern appliances

- Daily housekeeping & Private Chef

PLEASE NOTE: This villa is available to be rented as a 4-5 bedrooms with varying rates respectively. Please inquire about specific rates for smaller or larger groups. This listed rate is for 5 bedrooms/10 people.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of 9 of us were in Costa Rica for the Offshore World Championships and chose Casa Samba because of its proximity to the event.

We couldn't have been more pleased with the property. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. All the rooms were great and Ricky, our concierge gave us all the information we required.

Both pools and all common rooms were beautiful.

We highly recommend using Choco the chef as much as possible. The food he prepared was excellent and was always there when required.

I'd definitely stay at Casa Samba if you're in the Quepos area.
Apr 2015
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Swimming pool, Indoor Plunge Pool, Pool Table, Jacuzzi, TV, DVD/CD Player, Stereo, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Air Conditioning in bedrooms, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Laundry Service available, Concierge, Pack and Play, High Chair, In-Room Safes, Refrigerator, Microwave, Blender, Coffeemaker, Dishwasher, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Amazing view, extraordinary experience

  • 5 of 5

I can still remember the first time we discovered the Casa Samba. The stunning view, the beautiful rooms or the swimming pool were something I had not seen anywhere before, ever.

We stayed 4 nights in the house and took the time to enjoy every piece of it. It is conveniently located close to the Manuel Antonio park and close to Quepos. We chose to not go for the chef service, the spacious and well furnished kitchen made it a real pleasure to cook our own meals (with fruits and vegetables from the farmer's market in Quepos :)).

I would highly recommand anyone visiting Manuel Antonio, with some time to stay in the area, to stay in the Casa Samba.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Escape Villas staff appreciates your wonderful review of Casa Samba, one of the truly unique vacation homes in Manuel Antonio. We enjoyed hosting your group and invite you back anytime to paradise. As we say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida!
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Darcy Family

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for our family. Escape Villas set us up in Casa Azul the first time, we thought it couldn't get any better. This trip we stayed at Casa Samba, our fantastic chef Junior was absolutely amazing, he treated us like kings. He made our experience even better than the last. Roxy our maid was very accommodating and works extremely hard. The views from every level were spectacular. Ricky was always there when we needed him and Valerie did a great job booking our excursions and restaurant reservations.

This is a great place to stay and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Costa Rica House and Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the first morning, awakening to the breathtaking ocean (you could hear the waves and see Manuel Antonio State Park in the distance, jutting out into the Pacific) and jungle views and monkeys swinging in all directions... and the pool you could jump down into right from the kitchen.... Casa Samba was a fantasy come to life. Each room was very unique and much loved by my group. As a retreat leader, I took the spectacular room near the top level with its own open-air living room, pool table and... plunge pool. I was shooting some video of the amazing morning scene and a white-faced monkey popped in front of the camera and stared at me then disappeared, magically. We used that pool constantly. You could occasionally hear the neighbors but yet the home was extremely private.

There were so many truly great restaurants, tours, and shops nearby within walking distance (the evening walk is truly enchanting) and just a ten minute drive to Manuel Antonio state park.

Ricky was a great help to us and answered our needs readily and swiftly.

Our group toured the country and stayed at six locations and this one was the most memorable. I will return for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review of Casa Samba. It truly is a unique house and each day seems to bring a new and exciting adventure. Those white-faced monkeys are never shy and so much fun to watch. We also appreciate your remarks about your host, Ricky. Ricky loves helping his guests get the most out of the casa and the Manuel Antonio area. Escape Villas invites you back to visit us as soon as you can!.
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Casa Samba

  • 5 of 5

Casa Samba and the Manuel Antonio area was an amazing part of our trip. Ricky was easy to contact and was attentive to our needs. We arrived late in the evening and he was waiting at the office for us to arrive. The house was unique, clean, spacious and everything that our family of 5 adults and 1 child could have asked for. I would likely recommend this property, escape villas, and the Manuel Antonio area. It is close to the national park, great restaurants, and bars. Make sure you check out Tres Ninas Boat rental and Los Compesinos Ecolodge (must have 4WD vehicle as the road to get there is an adventure but absolutely worth it) as those were the highlights of our trip. One last thing to mention, you shouldn't be afraid to take stairs if you want to stay at this house. It has 5 levels and is roughly 109 steps from the parking space to the top bedroom. But don't let the stairs scare you away because each floor has an amazing view of the ocean and the monkeys playing in the trees (and in the game room/hot tub)!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Coast stateside

Casa samba

  • 5 of 5

Awesome !

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Escape Villas team would like to thank you for choosing us and Casa Samba for your Costa Rican vacation. "Awesome" sums up how we feel as well when our guests have a great stay!
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

Pura Vida!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most exciting and visually amazing vacation we have ever taken. The views of the Pacific from Casa Samba were awesome and waking up to that view every morning was inspiring. The staff and people of Costa Rica were very welcoming and helpful. The excursions were all very well done and professional. The restaurants and food were excellent and fresh everywhere we went. I would highly recommend this resort for anyone with an adventurous spirit.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of us at Escape Villas are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Casa Samba! Our team of professionals are proud to deliver 'resort' like conveniences at high standards. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Manuel Antonio National Park
Agua Azul
"Great views with good food. "
Restaurante Barba Roja
"Great locals' hangout for drinks and food - Awesome views."
El Avion
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon checkin


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 8 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
New Years week
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holy week
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Mar 31-Apr 4, 2017, special rate DOES NOT include chef services.
This home can be rented as a private 4 bedroom for max 8 guests, please inquire about rates
Christmas & New Years: Rates are for 5 bedroom only
Rates include chef services for 2 meals a day, cost of food is additional. Please inquire about our meal plans to have the food and drinks included.
Rates include all local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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