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Secure, Private, Tropical Location Within Walking Distance To 3 Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

This is a special little place. It is tucked into a small alcove about 15-20 minutes by foot to the city centre of Samara. From the house you can walk 5-10 minutes to three beaches where you can surf, fish, swim, or go tide pooling. There is also a turtle refuge nearby. There are hiking trails in the hills above only minutes from your doorstep.

The home is well maintained and can accommodate up to 5 people. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and air conditioning for your comfort. The second bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom will accommodate one person. ALL bedrooms have AC. There are three full bathrooms so no waiting when you are getting ready to go out to one of Samara's many fantastic restaurants.

The home has a swimming pool in a nicely landscaped backyard with mature fruit trees. There are three completely covered breezy patio areas and Parking. The fully equipped kitchen offers the comforts of home. The kitchen/lounge and dining room is an open floor plan with a comfy seating area looking out into the garden through double patio doors. Enjoy using the BBQ poolside.

The only noise that might disturb the peaceful state of Casa Ventura is the call of the Howler Monkey that can be heard during dusk and dawn. If you decide to go for a hike there is a good chance you will see one and can howl 'hello' back to them.

Casa Ventura, Samara remains a well-priced alternative for those wanting to stay near the sea and enjoy the tranquillity of a blossoming town with a low-key vibe.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

We are a couple from Canada that fell in love with Samara and its Pura Vida vibe! We own a Pet Store Franchise in Canada ( Pet Valu ) Our dogs name is Bud. We love traveling but found Samara to be the place we wanted to share with other travelers. So we Bought Casa Ventura and are so happy we get to share this little piece of paradise!

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 2013


Sámara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Secure, Private, Tropical Location Within Walking Distance To 3 Beaches
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Great Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Casa Ventura! We were a little worried about being a little further from Samara so we rented 4 wheelers to get around, but quickly found out that we could walk or ride bikes to get to the beach pretty quickly. It was nice to come back to our quiet litle hideaway after a day at the beach. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and we felt very safe. Erin came by to check on us and was very sweet and offered any help needed during our stay. We saw lots of wildlife in the area such as monkeys, iguanas, and our own house guest, the coati which was very entertaining! The 4 wheelers came in handy to travel to other beaches, such as Carillo and Islita. Beautiful beaches, great people and food! Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, truly enjoyed meeting you guys and so happy you had a wonderful time!! Thank you and come back anytime :) Pura Vida Erin
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Little paradise

  • 4 of 5

The 6 of us (including 3 children <5 y-o) stayed 9 days in Casa Ventura and we had a great time there. Erin was really helpful and quick to respond to our requests. The pool is a must to cool down in the afternoon. There are many beaches near but we always took the car to go because it was a long walk on a dusty road with the kids. Samara is a nice village and the beach there is very nice for the kids. We also liked very much Playa Carrillo (10 minutes drive) and Playa Barrigona (sooooo beautiful, about 20 minutes drive) I would strongly recommend casa ventura for a family. Thanks Erin!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home is Samara

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 4 days with friends, LOVED IT! Will likely rent again if its available when we come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We went there to unwind for a stressful move and found this place very relaxing. A little walk to the beach but just hanging out at the house was awesome. Found some very nice restaurants in town plus we were able to cook at the house because it is totally set up with kitchen stuff and linens. I would go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure meeting and having you! Thank you for taking such good care :) . Pura Vida Hope to see you again Sincerely Erin CV
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Fantastic Beach and Sleepy Town!

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers that stayed 8 nights at this property. It was our first time to Samara and our 4th time to Costa Rica. We've stayed in lots of different accommodations in the country and understand that this is a beach town and relatively remote and that is the draw in my opinion. We very much enjoyed our stay in Samara and had fun at the beach every day which had very few people and felt like we had the beach and ocean mostly to ourselves which was fantastic.

Casa Ventura consisted of a room with a king bed, a room with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom and a "casita" or pool house with a single bed, sink, toilet and shower. The property was not easily found as the google map location at the time when we stayed was incorrect and further down the road than expected. I would strongly recommend an SUV while staying in Costa Rica as the roads can be challenging depending on where your going and would help especially in rainy season even travelling to this home. The distances which I measured with our vehicle are as follows from the front gate of the home...

Playa Buena Vista - 0.8KM

Iguana Verde Grocery Store - 0.8KM

Pali Supermarket in the center of town - 1.7KM

Northern part of Samara Beach closest access from the home is 1KM

I found the description of 5-10 minute walk to 3 beaches in the description inaccurate and as to why I included accurate distances.

Upon arriving at the home we met up with the property manager Melissa who was very kind and helpful. Unfortunately not all the keys were available in the lock box and she had to return to the office for a second set with all the keys. We found the home to be tidy and clean however again be advised that the third bedroom is not located in the house. Unfortunately we also had 4 burnt out lights at the home including the master bedroom upon arrival which was unfortunate. Another issue which was strange was the front gate did not have a lock. As most homes in Costa Rica all have locking gates this was a bit different especially with having a pool house. We would lock the house at night and therefore the person staying the pool house was locked out until morning when we would wake up and unlock the patio door. We found Samara safe however it still feels logical to lock your doors especially while you travel.

We enjoyed our stay for sure however the home needs some TLC and be aware we only had working Wifi for 3 out of the 8 nights which couldn't be resolved.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home With a Pool

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here. The house was comfortable and the pool was great, especially during the hot and humid afternoons. We saw a lot of wild life, from colorful birds, large frogs, and several monkeys that like to handout in the trees in front of the house. Be prepared for some really bad roads getting to the house from the town of Samara. The last 1/4 mile or so is unpaved (like many roads in Costa Rica) and is covered in potholes. The constant rain does not help matters. The town of Samara is fabulous as were the Ticos that we encountered there. Wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $156.1

VRBO will not lets us post in USD :( please note all bookings need to be in USD, we apologize on behalf of VRBO and any inconvenience this may have caused!

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.

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