|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Very contemporary open art filled home, three bedrooms each with private indoor/outdoor bath offering beautiful views of both the ocean and mountains from high on a hill. A true experience of being in and surrounded by nature yet elegant.
The location of this property is enough out of town to offer total privacy and yet close enough to get to town and the beach quickly. The serenity is amazing, the views are magic! The infinity pool invites you to laze or swim laps while you gaze at the ocean. You can literally walk into the pool from both the living room area as well as the master suite. The gourmet kitchen, with lots of amenities, including an ice cream maker, has sliding windows that open up to the mountains so when you are preparing food, you have wonderful views. The yoga deck/art/massage studio, on top is the crowning jewel! You feel like you are on top of the world with 360 degree view of ocean and mountains and sky, nothing else besides lots of monkeys and birds! Our little family of monkeys traverse the property on a regular basis.You can spend hours watching them play. There are other decks to sun on or relax in the shade. The bedrooms all have private baths with outdoor/indoor showers. Art is integrated everywhere, including the owners light sculptures, architectural glass installations and paintings. The paintings are all for sale and the light sculptures are available for order. All of the furniture was designed by the owner and made specifically for the house.
There are most often bananas, papayas and mangoes available on the property for your enjoyment. Schedule a massage on the yoga deck with the finest massage therapist in Samara, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the monkeys or play in the pool.
There intentionally are NO TV's, however there is internet so you can stay connected, watch movies online and listen to music. This is the place to have a REAL Costa Rica experience of being surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the natural environment while also being bathed in elegance. A place to relax, recharge your creative juices and most of all just enjoy! This is not an appropriate property for young children due to the lack of railings on top decks and the fact that the two bedrooms other than master have their own separate entrances from outside for privacy. It is ideal for up to three couples or families with older children. Liberia airport is app 2 hrs away and San Jose airport is 4-5 hours away so unless you arrive in time to make it to the property by 9:00 pm it is best to stay over and arrive the following day. I however do recommend trying to arrive before dark as it is easier to find and get the lay of the land! If your flight is late or some other problem occurs that makes you run late please advise Louise, my neighbor who will be checking you in right away (506) 2656-2462.
You will receive a welcome check in letter with check in details, GPS coordinates and basic directions.
I am an internationally know professional glass artist and gallery owner working specifically in 'Light Sculpture' and devoted yogini
deanne sabeck purchased this villa in 2009
As an artist and yoga practitioner/teacher, I wanted to create a space that was private, serene and beautiful to recharge my creative energies, experience nature in a profound way, and be able to offer this same benefit to others. I found this property which is just a short distance from town and yet very private with gorgeous views of the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. There is always a nice breeze up on this hill which keeps the house fresh and cool, little need for AC although it is in all of the bedrooms. I worked with an architect to design and build this spectacular house that is modern, very zen in feel and very open. An experience of living in nature in luxury!
All of the furniture was designed by me and made specifically for the house.
This is the place to have a real Costa Rica experience of being in the beauty, simplicity and serenity of nature.
The serenity is amazing, the views are magic! The infinity pool invites you to laze or swim laps while you gaze at the ocean. You can literally walk into the pool from both the living room area as well as the master suite. The gourmet kitchen, with lots of amenities, including an ice cream maker, has sliding windows that open up to the mountains so when you are preparing food, you have a wonderful view. The yoga deck on top is the crowning jewel! A 360 degree view of ocean and mountains and sky, nothing else besides lots of monkeys and birds! There are other decks to sun on or relax in the shade. The bedrooms all have private baths with outdoor/indoor showers. Art is everywhere, including the owners light sculptures, architectural glass installations and paintings. The paintings are all for sale and the light sculptures are available for order.
There are most often bananas, papayas and mangoes available on the property for your enjoyment.
Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Susan and her husband, my neighbor who checks in my guests did and told me how lovely they were and how clean they left the house. I am always so happy to have guests that really appreciate the amazing place I have created in Costa Rica for the pleasure of those who visit.
We stayed 1 week at the yoga retreat. It was perfect. We really appreciated the great cooking facilities. We stayed a lot in the pool which was perfect in the heat of Costa Rica. We view is amazing. We didn't see any monkeys near the house but we heard them.
It is a 15 min drive to samara. Louise was really helpful
We absolutely loved this place!!! If you are looking for seclusion, peace and quiet...thus is the place. Enjoyed the scenery the sounds of mother nature was absolutely breathtaking! Would most definitely stay here again! And let's talk about Louise, she is the bomb! Sweet, kind and very easy to talk with and made us feel so very very welcome. Samara is a quick 10-15minute drive from the house with all the conveniences. The beach is at the end of your drive into town. Just as beautiful! Go see Emily at Outback for all your adventurous needs. My husband and I fell in love everything with everything! The pics if the home are exactly as shown and even better!
Our stay was wonderful! the house was very quiet and very clean. It's situated above a hill above the city of Samara which makes it perfect if you want to go into town. The people of Samara are very friendly and have good traditional places to eat. You definitely need 4x4 to get to the place since you climb up a steep hill right before you get to the house but its not too bad. The views within the house are very beautiful within inside and outside of the house. I definitely recommend this house for anyone coming to Costa Rica!
I love staying here... the house is quiet and removed from the business of downtown Samara but only a short drive if you're craving the vibrant restaurant/bar scene. Perched up on a hill, you can do yoga on the rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the jungle. The place is always clean and peaceful. Deanne readily helps with anything you need and so does her neighbour Louise. Thanks to both of you for a wonderful stay! xo
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The property and views are even more lovely in real life. Deanne's artistic touch is evident throughout the home with her light sculptures, paintings, furniture and tile designs. Although it was a HOT week on the beach, the pool water stayed refreshing cool and there was always a steady breeze. The shaded yoga deck was a perfect spot for yoga, Pilates, meditation, reading, and stargazing. Some unexpected bonuses:
-The chaise lounges by the pool and on the yoga deck are very comfortable.
-We'd heard so much about car theft in Costa Rica that were were glad to have a garage for our 4 X 4 rental (which made getting up the driveway a non-issue.)
-The beach chair and hammock got a lot of use as we explored different beaches. (Playa Carillo was our favorite.)
-The well-equipped kitchen included a blender for our smoothies.
_Picnic table and patio provided another gathering spot
_Nice selection of books and a couple games
-Perfect sunset viewing spot from the plastic rocking chairs on the top of the garage. This became a nightly ritual.
We had the pleasure and great luck of finding Deanne's beautiful home available for the days that we needed for our visit to Samara. All that we had read about it, from both Deanne and other guests, left us with high expectations and we were not disappointed ! The tranquility, views, breezes, wildlife, pool, starry skies, layout and overall feeling of being a part of nature was all there . We loved the open air bathroom/showers (and the 2 frogs that lived in one of them !) and having the pool which always had both a sunny and shady part to it, due to the beautiful tree that's there... yes, it does "shed" it's leaves into the pool but that just reminded us of swimming in a lake (there is a net to scoop them out with, if they bother you ) ! The layout of the house gives complete privacy to 3 couples with bedrooms 2 and 3 (each with their own bathroom) located outside of the main part of the house (master, living room/kitchen area). The upstairs covered yoga deck provided a breezy, quiet place to read, nap or do some yoga ! In the evenings, a perfect place for sunsets followed by darkness for stargazing. Our days started shortly after sunrise with a drive to the beach to enjoy long walks and swims at Carillo (preferred this one, less populated) or Samara. By 9:30 we were usually off the beach and in town for a late breakfast and to avoid the scorching sun. The rest of the day we'd be at the house to enjoy the breezes, views and coolness of the pool...sometimes we'd make another trip to the beach and dinner in town, other days we'd grill something at the house ( butcher shop in town opposite soccer field, down from the ATM, has great meats. we LOVED the chicken ! ). There are several food stores but they are not supermarkets... if you have specific "tastes" and don't want to try Costa Rican versions of these, you may want to bring these from home. We found the kitchen equipped with all that we needed even though there's no microwave and never once missed a TV. We did rent an SUV and were happy that we did !
In closing, two words of caution: 1)check-in after dark ( 5-5:30 ish) doesn't happen ! Your flight may land at 1:30 but by the time you clear customs and immigration and get your rented car it can be a good hour or more later. The drive to Samara takes about 1 3/4 hours but can be longer when behind a scooter, on a road with very few passing zones ! 2) don't whack your shins on the mstr bdrm bed corners !
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Call owner directly for long term rental, housecleaning options and other information.
Due to the somewhat remote location of this property it is not possible to check in after dark (5:30) so it is advisable to plan your trip accordingly. Liberia airport is app 2 hrs away so if you are arriving there after 2:00, you should plan to check in the following day. San Jose airport is 4-5 hours away so unless you arrive before noon, you will also need to check in the following day. If your flight is late or some other problem occurs that makes you run late please advise property manager right away (506) 8383-9333.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.