The smaller house (2 bedrooms/1 bath) on the same property with Casa Pacifica
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We are a family that started with a Canadian couple that moved to the USA (North Carolina) and added 3 adventurous kids. We plan to retire someday to Costa Rica. We built our property in CR for us to move to eventually - and in the meantime we are renting it year round. We love our staff in Costa Rica and we visit as much as possible.
Paul purchased this House in 2008
Why Paul chose Sámara
The property is directly between the towns of Samara and Carrillo. We are only 200 yards from Samara Beach, one of the safest swimming beaches in C.R.. Towns are convenient for shopping and restaurants, but far enough for some privacy.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
outdoor terrace only
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My husband and two sons stayed at Casita Pacifica for a week in August. We had friends staying in Casa Pacifica so it was great to be able to stay all together but yet have our own privacy for that week. It was a gorgeous house-perfect for 4 people. Comfortable. Loved the kitchen area. Great location-minutes from town and the beaches. We rented a golf cart for the week for transportation, but it was very easy to call for a cab. The grounds of the property were beautiful. Would love to stay here again if we are able to get back to Samara!
The location was beautiful and house was what was expected. Unfortunately, things got off to a bad start with the loft air conditioner going out the first day of our arrival soon to be followed by a serious sewage issue.
Thankfully all was dealt with within a few days , and the owner was responsive in reimbursing is for the days the house was in usable.
It would have been nice to have had the property manager check in with us at least once face to face during the first few days as issues arose.
I do apologize for the issues - and we did react as fast as we could (for rural Costa Rica). We had to install a new A/C unit and dig up the septic system - it was strange to have those 2 things happen at once (and I personally was in the house the week before, I can assure you that those problems just showed before your arrival). As you mentioned - we did refund the cost of the days that you could not use the house. We will work harder to make sure nothing like this happens again. It should not, it was a fluke.
The perfect place
Everything about our stay at Casita Pacifica was perfect. The house was comfortable and clean and the location was great!
We were very happy with our stay at Casita Pacifico. The Casita was clean and had a terrific location between Playa Carrillo, our beach, and Samara. Roxy and Melissa met all our needs with a friendly smile. We would definitely stay there again.
The Perfect Place!
Casita Pacifica could not have been a more perfect choice for our vacation! We loved the tranquil location; it was quiet, yet just steps to the beach! I enjoyed listening to the howler monkeys as well as birdwatching from the patio.
We thought it was the best part of the beach to view ever gorgeous sunsets. The home was clean, well appointed and very comfortable. We cooked a few meals there, and enjoyed relaxing on the shaded patio. We slept most comfortably with the air conditioning. Having a car made it easy to get to town, but we could just have easily walked the beach into town… But if you’re doing it at night, have a flashlight as it gets dark by 6 pm. We loved being able to beach home and jump in the waves, and it was just a short chant around the corner too Playa Carrillo where there was ample shade from palm trees well you enjoy the beach
Lovely Casita - Stayed mid-March 2019 during the dry season
My husband and I rented the Casita for 10 days, and it was sparkling clean (thank you, Roxie) and comfortable. The air conditioning in the main bedroom was quiet and a welcome relief for sleeping, since during the day it was beautiful & sunny, and 95 degrees every single day - barely cooling off to 80 degrees at night. We ate tons of fresh fruit, and explored many beaches, heading both north and south. We put our 4x4 rental to good use. Carrillo Beach is absolutely stunning with clear water and gentle rolling waves, and sunsets viewed from the south end of Samara Beach were beautiful. We fished, snorkeled and hiked, and went on the Outback 4X4 tour, with Christian as our guide - which was a blast! Be careful when reading previous reviews, which can be misleading. The Casita would be "very uncomfortable" for 2 couples, since the loft would never cool down enough for someone to sleep up there - at least during this time of year. And the single bathroom would be awkward. Also be forewarned that this property sits at the intersection of the Beach Road and the main road to Carrillo - Route 160. The traffic starts at 6AM, on the main road with loud trucks, motor bikes, etc., and on the Beach Road with fishermen, tourists, and hotel patrons (from around the corner and next door) traveling to the beach. The covered patio was not always a relaxing place to hang out due to the road noise. I'm guessing the renters of the Casa did not have this problem (pool in back yard). The Casita's outdoor shower is not private - it is open to the yard, main house and the hotel next door. Also, the items listed as available via the VRBO listing (kayaks, bikes) are only for the renters of the Casa, not the Casita - we were told this by David, property manager. Paul emailed a very helpful Information Packet which we referred to often - Thank you! We enjoyed our stay, and will likely travel to this part of Costa Rica again in the very near future.
Samara Beach is an incredible destination for surfing, body boarding, body surfing and swimming. It has almost everythingl that Costa Rica has to offer including zip-lines, ATV rentals and tours, deep sea fishing, boating and dolphin tours, ultralight flights, sea turtle tours, horseback riding and more.