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2016 Construction Villa / Higher Elevation/180 Degree Beach/Ocean/Jungle View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,850 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, VILLA LIBÉLULA (dragonfly in Spanish) is nestled on one of the highest elevation view properties in the desirable beach community of Samara. This secluded hide away boasts 180° panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and jungle. Adorned with lush tropical flowers that attract colorful hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies. Howler monkeys swing from the trees above and the sunset is only a lounge chair away..

Built in 2016, a Costa Rican style contemporary villa, designed exclusively to encompass sweeping ocean and jungle views in all of its rooms! A sun lit, open and breezy central living area with 25 ft pitched ceiling with dark wood beams welcomes you. The brand new fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops faces a 40 foot view facing wall comprised of 10 foot tall folding glass doors which open to an expansive covered terrace with an outdoor teak dining table, traditional Costa Rican rocking chairs and super comfortable, cushioned teak adjustable lounge chairs. Directly in front of the terrace is a refreshing aqua blue infinity pool and beyond that is the 180° panoramic view of white sands and the crystal clear waters of Samara and Carrillo Beaches, Isla Chora and the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Decorated with Costa Rican photos, pottery, and furniture. Appointed with ceiling fans throughout, including the terrace, as well as air conditioning in all bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king size bed and oversized glass sliding doors with all-encompassing views, opening to the lush green lawn, aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The master has an ensuite bath, with large ocean & jungle view windows and a roomy walk in closet with lap top size personal safe. The spacious guest bedrooms have queen size beds, glass sliding doors, also with complete panoramic views, opening to the lush green lawn, aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The guest rooms are also equipted with lap top size personal safes. Furniture within the home was custom crafted by a local artisan using wood from trees cleared for construction!

Due to the fact that the home is surrounded by cliffs, it has a pool and that the house is not in anyway toddler proof, we are unable to accept reservations with children under the age of five years old.

Regarding air conditioning in the bedrooms, please read information located in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RATES under the availability calendar on this site, or located on our RENTAL AGREEMENT, also located on this site.


Only a 10 minute stroll down a banana palm lined jungle road and you are at Samara Beach, 5 minutes by vehicle and you are in the authentic Costa Rican funky beach towns of Samara or Carrillo. Of course you are probably going to take a bit longer as all vehicles give way to the many passing iguanas, grazing horses, cows and howler monkeys who observe from the trees. Because of the ARA Project, a Red Macau breeding and rescue concern... located in Punta Islita (tours available), you may even capture a picture of this magnificent bird on your journey.

Samara's beach front restaurants and side bars, offer a wide culinary experience. If you desire the authentic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto or Casado... hamburger, pizza, sushi/ Asian or something with a French flare, to charcoal grilled steak, chicken, pork chops or whole red snapper... you will find it here! Salsa Lizano is a Costa Rican condiment developed in 1920 by the Lizano Company. Try a splash and perhaps bring some back as a memorable souvenir to share with your friends and family. Every morning on Samara Beach you will see the local fishermen launching their fishing boats and bringing back a wide selection of seafood for local restaurant offerings. All the restaurants are extremely beach casual, so sit back, watch the sunset while sipping your favorite beverage and enjoy how the warm sand feels between your toes... it doesn't get much better than this!


In downtown Samara and directly on the beach you will find a selection of tour and water activity operators. Yoga on the beach at sunrise, surfing & paddle boarding, organic farmers market, ATV rentals, zip line and aerial parks are only some of the few fun things you can do. One of the best is a motor coach tour offering one, two and three day excursions to Costa Rica's infamous Arenal Volcano, with its soothing hot springs and mud baths it is hard to pass up!

A few other overnight excursions include the Monte Verde Cloud Forest which is known for the exhilarating eight bridge cloud walk and the Manuel Antonio National Park with its white-sand beaches, rugged rain forest with a diversity of tropical plants and wildlife including the three toed sloth, endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. Waterfall tours including several on horseback and nature and wild life tours are also a fun way to spend the day. Not to mention river rafting, kayaking and canoeing in local mangroves, or snorkeling and diving in the barrier reef!

There is never a dull moment in Samara! At the end of the day, pamper yourself by scheduling a massage at one of the several "well being" centers, surrounded by tropical flowers, sounds of local birds and breaking surf.

More Details

Kristina Papianni
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Kristina Papianni

Jim and I have been coming to Samara for 15 years. We

purchased the property in 2002....when Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey Shore in 2012...we lost our summer home that had been in the family for 85 years. Rethinking and rethinking our options...we decided that it was time to build in Samara!

Kristina Papianni purchased this villa in 2002


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Sámara around the Canton of Nicoya

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not accept reservations with children under the age of five years old
  • Additional payment for Air Conditioning. $10.00 per day, per room to be paid in cash to Property Manager on day of arrival.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The master ensuite bath has ocean and jungle views!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have BEACH, OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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2016 Construction Villa / Higher Elevation/180 Degree Beach/Ocean/Jungle View
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in Samara staying in this beautiful home. From the porch we watched sunrises, stars, amazing lightening shows and crazy downpours! It’s a short drive to the town, restaurants and beaches yet very private.

The kitchen is fully equipped and we enjoyed several meals at home. There was lots of room for us to spread out while we read or listened to music and someone was always in the pool!

We have stayed in many beautiful homes in many beautiful places and this house is very special.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your trip and enjoyed our home! We hope your visit to Samara is memorable and thank you so much for saying how special our home is!
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This property was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

This home had an espectacular view overlooking the beautiful Paciific Ocean. It had everything we needed during our staying, Absolutely amazing

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ana! Well...I guess that says it all! Thanks so much for the review!
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Breath Taking!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a very small private retreat for 3 people and Kristina's house was incredible. The view is stunning and the house was gorgeous. It held a beautiful and serene energy for our small retreat and it was such a gift to be there! I can't say enough wonderful things about this house, Kristina and Melissa (the property manager) who have been lovely!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, I have a friend that has been doing yoga for over 30 years. When she came for a visit, she mentioned that Villa Libélula would be great for a retreat style holiday! You proved her right! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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Beautiful stay at Vila Libelula (dragon fly)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 14 wonderful and relaxing days in this gorgeous home. House is very comfortable and private, views are magnificent, and the house is surrounded by amazing tropical flowers, We spent most of our days on the outside patio and in the pool and ate all our meals at the large outdoor dining table. We saw and heard the howler monkeys in the trees next to the house almost every day, so much fun to see them play and swing in the trees. You need an SUV to reach the house and Samara, as well as all the beaches north of Samara, as roads are rough.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad all was good for you and the house met all your expectations! We too love to eat our meals at that HUGE table with the great view! Our Best to you! Jim and Kristina
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Beyond expectation!

  • 5 of 5

When the doors to this Sámara gem were opened, my breath was taken away by the expansive views over the Pacific. My family and I spent 4 unforgettable days in this beautiful home. Coffee every morning poolside in the rocking chairs listening to the birds and howler monkeys. Evenings spent watching the lightning storms and listening to the frogs..especially one who claimed his own rocking chair! Butterflies and dragonflies everywhere just add to the incredible view. The pool was a highlight for our girls who enjoyed evening swims after our daily adventures. Without a doubt there is no way you cannot unwind and feel truly relaxed and rejuvenated at Kristina and Jim’s. Thank you for sharing your stunning home with us! Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your stay! That frog has been there for years and we have named it “Peeps! So glad it was there to keep you company! We are so glad you were pleased!
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  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing four nights in Costa Rica! The property was absolutely gorgeous in any setting, but with that view it was phenomenal. Very private, very well appointed, and the owner and property manager were always making sure our stay was comfortable.

Coffee on the patio in the morning is mesmerizing. The sunsets started the evening light show, to be followed the fire cool. Sounds of frogs and monkeys provided the music. There is no way you cannot unwind at this home!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jared...thank you very much for taking the time to reflect and share your experience! We are very happy that all was good and that your four days were so memorable!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8

No refunds for cancelled reservations during Christmas, New Year and Easter weeks.

Our refundable damage deposit is $500.00, refunded by VRBO 7days after departure.

Costa Rica has extraordinarily expensive electrical costs.

WE HAVE EXCELLENT FANS IN ALL BEDROOMS, BUT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE BEDROOM AIR CONDITIONING there is an additional charge of $10.00 per night, per room. This amount needs to be paid in CASH to our Property Manager on the day of check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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