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Elegant Condo, great location! 2 minute walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,176 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, sleeps 5

Plaza Samara is a beautiful building w/ spacious grounds. A two minute walk to the beach, in the heart of town, yet private.

Comfortably decorated, wifi connected, washer and dryer, 4 air conditioners and very close to market, & restaurants.

Dr. Freddy, the town doctor, owns the cornerstone unit facing the street for his private practice.

Complete with it own off shore island, Samara is one of the prettiest, coconut lined beach, I've ever seen. It's gentle waves making ocean play suitable for the family and beginning surfers.


Sámara Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1176 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • see photos
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • see photos, *The sheets are all high thread count.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Elegant Condo, great location! 2 minute walk to beach
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

A great place to enjoy all that Samara has to offer!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 really enjoyed staying at Carla's condo. It was perfectly laid out and in a very desirable and secure location. We could walk around town, to the beach, the grocery store with ease and found ourselves immersed in the wonders of this bustling yet laid back surf town. There was everything one could need and more at the condo, and the property manager was more than helpful and friendly. I recommend this condo to anyone interested in taking in the Samara area!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shaunna: Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and felt safe and comfortable. Pura Vida!, Richard and Carla, owners
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Great unit for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Had a superb time with our 3 and 6yo kids. It was quiet, clean, and approximately 100 yards from the beach. The private pool, outdoor shower, and adjacent gazebo were really nice in being able to rinse off saltwater and as an alternative to the ocean for the little ones. Within one minute walk from numerous cafés, restaurants, and supermarkets. All appliances worked well although the master bedroom AC was finicky. The unit owner communicated well and was responsive to concerns and needs. We would return again in a heartbeat-a lovely unit in a fantastic little beach town.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic condo, had everything we needed and we had the pool to ourselves all week!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, would love to come back if our travels bring us back to Samara.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely family and welcome guests.
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Location/condo were perfect. Carla and her team were extremely responsive to all our requests.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place. So convenient, clean, spacious ,

well equipped

The owner Carla very helpful. We would definately return someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secure, central location: convenience of a home, freedom of a vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Carla is an absolute dear to deal with, the support team is also prompt and friendly. If you have any questions, they're quick to help and give thorough information to get you going. The condo is right in the center, but you enter from the back for general protection and privacy. There's also an enclosed walkway that faces the main street and keeps the noise away. It's surprisingly quiet and private yet steps away from all the amenities. Costa Rica has some hills and I've read many "2 minutes from town" descriptors, this condo is an easy 1-2 minute walk from the grocery store and restaurants. Less than 5 to the beach.

Each room has a fan and air conditioner options.

Note there's no cable, so if you vacation to watch movies, bring your Netflix/Crave/etc logins and sit back and enjoy. The entertainment system has connections for all your auxiliary devices as well. Plenty to do in and around the condo. The little pool outside has a cabana where you can sit and enjoy a beverage or have a relaxing picnic. Indeed, with amazing restaurant food in every direction, we did not picnic often. The food in Samara stands out. Make sure you check out the Outback a block away (beside the Outback tours), you'll go back daily. Exceptional staff and food, all meals, all days, music to end the good ones. The Flying taco, young and SO FUN, and El Tortuga or something like that (we left a flyer) wood fire grill a few blocks away. Don't miss that one - it's the best date meal for many miles, but it's a little hidden. If you get lost on your way - stop for French food and try again another day.

Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was a joy to share my home with and she took exquisite care of my place most graciously. So very much appreciated. I am she got to experience the magic of Samara... only some hear the calling. When I did, I found a home. Pura Vida! Carla
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Carla Winter, owner or Nick Jonsson property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Carla Winter, owner or Nick Jonsson property manager

Greetings. We're Richard & Carla owners of Plaza Samara, unit #3.

We love Samara Beach. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area when not in Samara. The rest of the time we rent out the space. We reserve the right to be careful and selective to who we rent. This is our home, and we've spent many years making it just the way we want it. We want you to enjoy & treasure it and the magic of Samara too.

Carla Winter, owner or Nick Jonsson property manager purchased this condo in 2004

Why Carla Winter, owner or Nick Jonsson property manager chose Sámara

When we arrived at Samara Beach it was love at first sight. The town and beach was everything we ever dreamed of in a tropical beach paradise. We bought the property before it was built, just a vacant lot w/ a blueprint and a prayer. We are grateful that the project completed and the property is now thriving. We are planning to be spending more time here. In between those times, we like to rent to appreciative guests.

What makes this condo unique

The are many unique benefits to Plaza Samara, including its prime location & elegant appearance.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Car: not necessary

Condo is located in the heart of town, close to all conveniences, a minute walk to the beach, and is private and enclosed.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
prep/post visit cleaning $35

1) You are allotted $10.00 per day in electricity usage included with your rent, Overages will be deducted from your initial deposit, or charged separately. 2. Do not flush toilet paper, put in receptacle as is Costa Rica custom, or you will be charged for plumber for the blockages. See rental agreement for complete policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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