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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Multi-level Villa: 5 Bedrooms 6 Baths Sleeps 12 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 SPACE

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.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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.

AMENITIES

- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms en-suite

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

- Ceiling fans throughout the villa

- Private outdoor pool

- Guest Cottage with en-suite bath

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

- Wifi throughout villa

- Kitchen equipped with all modern appliances

- Daily housekeeping

More Details

Owner
Fernando
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Swimming 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.

Reviews

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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
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Beautiful house surrounded by beautiful nature

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely stunning! My husband and I planned our family (8 people!) trip to Costa Rica and surprised everyone along the way. This was by far my whole family's favorite place we stayed in all of Costa Rica. Not only was it right by the Manuel Antonio National Park, we felt like we were directly IN the park! The amount of monkeys (squirrel, howler, capuchin,) the greeted us on the deck was such an incredible experience. We ranged in age from my parents in their 50s all the to my sisters in their early 20s. The pool right off of the kitchen was a favorite place to cool off. Most of us jumped straight from the kitchen into the pool. There was more than enough space for the 8 of us. Each couple ended up having an entire floor to themselves. The view from every floor was spectacular. we loved ending the nights with a game or two on the pool table. Kim our host was great! Tony the house keeper was fantastic. It was always perfectly clean. Chef Junior did Father's Day dinner for us while we there and it was definitely another highlight! Food was delicious!! There was no hot tub like originally advertised in the house (apparently they had to take it out because of the monkeys) but we didn't miss it! Overall this house was more than we imagined and a huge hit with the family. We've been recommending it to everyone we talk to.Thank you everyone for making it so special for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, extraordinary trip. Kim was an excellent concierge helping us with the activities during our trip and Junior was a superb chef. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your complimentary review of Casa Samba. Kim and Junior make a great team and thanks for letting us know they made your stay a memorable one. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back with us soon! Pura Vida!
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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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Jolly Roger
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

This home can be rented as a private 4 bedroom for max 8 guests, please inquire about rates
Christmas & New Years weeks are for 5 bedroom only
Rates include all local taxes.
If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.