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Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Elegant Condo w/wifi, pool @ Playa Samara Beach, Costa Rica, for rent

19 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Guanacaste Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, sleeps 5

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

Comfortably decorated, wifi connected, washer and dryer, 5 air conditioners and very close to market, & restaurants.

Dr. Freddy, the town doctor, owns the cornerstone unit for his private practice and is committed to making the building and grounds a beautiful paradise.

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, 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 Melissa Marin, property manager purchased this condo in 2004

Why Carla Winter, owner or Melissa Marin, property manager chose Guanacaste

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Elegant Condo w/wifi, pool @ Playa Samara Beach, Costa Rica, for rent
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I had a great stay at the condo earlier this month. It was well appointed and comfortable. It was so convenient to everything, the beautiful beach, restaurants, shops. Owner Carla and property manager Melissa were in touch and helpful for check in and check-out. I highly recommend this condo in beautiful Samara. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great location in Samara with wonderful AC

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in late March and it was very hot (95-100 every day + humidity). Carla's condo had wonderful AC from the heat and so many kitchen amenities that were in great condition (rice cooker, at least 4 fry pans, colander, several serving bowls, measuring spoons and cups, kitchen shears, lots of plates and cups, etc). All of this is very important to me as our son has lots of food allergies so when we go on holiday I need a fully equipped kitchen. The location is great, just a short walk to the beach and next to a pharmacy, Luv Burger, across the street from a Mexican restaurant and close to the Samara massage school. The Pali grocery store is a 2 minute walk away which comes in handy. Carla has pool loungers and 3 beach towels which we used when we went to Playa Carrillo for the day. We received our deposit back timely and Melissa and David (local property managers) were very helpful and provided info on another local grocery store that had more international items (rice milk, hemp milk, rice paper rolls, etc). I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Carla!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: A wonderful and appreciative house guest. We are appreciative and grateful... and with a write up like that, We're looking forward to our upcoming visit. Pura Vida! Carla & Richard
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5

Great condo with AC!

  • 5 of 5

You have a lovely condo and our family had a very good time! Meeting with manager was easy and owner arranged a shuttle for us back to Liberia airport. Condo is easy walk to restaurants, beach and everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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4

Convenient!

  • 4 of 5

Great property for convenience to all Samara has to offer! We stayed the month of January, 2016. Our family of 5(3 boys ages 15, 13 and 10) was able to walk to all local activities and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of feeling a part of the community. The beach was only a few blocks walk down the main road in Samara. We enjoyed the surrounding neighbors, shops and restaurants along our walk and found it nice to shop local and organic markets.

The condo itself had everything we needed. The pool was a great reprieve from the hot days and sandy beach! We cooked out some and hung our hammocks from the covered patio...great times! Management and owner were responsive and helpful, any issues we had Carla, Melissa and David were quick to respond. Being in the area a month, we had lots of questions and Carla, Melissa and David were always full of helpful tips!

Thank you all!

Pura Vida,

The Bailey's

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Amazing place and town

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at Carla's Condo from Dec 19/15 to Jan 02/16 and loved it. Had everything we needed, spacious, clean and our kids loved the pool and the big yard to play in. Carla was very helpful before our stay with any question we had or concerns. On our arrival David met us at the office and then proceeded to give us a tour of the condo and all the in's and outs of Samara. We had an issue with the showers on the first day and one call to David and it was taking care of within the hour. The Condo is in the center of town walking distance from the beach, bank and the grocery store. We did the amazing zip lining in Nosara , Arenal, monte verde cloud forest and the bull riding shows in Samara was an experience to remember! Carla and David made our Christmas 2015 a success and ever lasting memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Great time in Samara

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great time in Samara. It is a funky little beach town which is very easy to navigate. The wonderful Tico vibe was everywhere. We enjoyed surfing (loved tico surf school), hanging at the beach and checking out the wildlife.

Carla's condo was perfect for our family (3 teens). Very comfortable and Carla and Melissa (the property manager) were very responsive. We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 night stay.

Highly recommend. If you have time, check out LaLuna restaurant in a nearby Play Pelada - one of the best meals I have ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Liberia
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.

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Rates & Availability

Samara Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Green
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$825
$2,750
 
 
Low Green
Aug 11 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
$750
$2,500
 
 
Golden #1
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
High Dry #2
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$825
$2,750
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Low Green
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$825
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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.

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Amenities

Guanacaste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1176 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • see photos
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • 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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