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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Multi-level Villa: 5 Bedrooms 6 Baths Sleeps 14 Accommodation Customized

Casa Samba is the perfect tropical escape villa. This 5-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms villa was built into a bluff, overlooking the rainforest with vast Pacific Ocean views near Playa Espadilla white sand beach. It is in the exclusive cobble stoned neighborhood on Pacific Canyon Drive, private, but easily accessible to the local markets, restaurants, spas and the Manual Antonio National Park.


The villa’s multi-level living spaces all open to ocean breezes and tropical gardens with exotic sounds and scents from the local flora and fauna. This is not the typical vacation villa that was hastily built to get a quick flip. The owner actually lived in Casa Samba with his family, sparing no details to make this an original and exquisitely designed Balinese style home. Includes cathedral bamboo open beam ceilings, hand carved stone and glazed earthenware custom sinks, custom stonework and tile, exotic hardwoods and original art from around the world.


Pacific Canyon Drive is a private gated neighborhood set-off the main Manuel Antonio road. It is a community built by expats that wanted the comforts of modern luxury living within a tropical beach town. All conveniences and necessities are available by bus, taxi or walking distance.


- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms en-suite

- 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.

- Ceiling fans throughout the villa

- Private outdoor pool

- Guest Cottage with en-suite bath

- Game room with wet bar, pool table, TV w/ DVD player

- Wifi throughout villa

- Kitchen equipped with all modern appliances

- Daily housekeeping

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of 9 of us were in Costa Rica for the Offshore World Championships and chose Casa Samba because of its proximity to the event.

We couldn't have been more pleased with the property. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. All the rooms were great and Ricky, our concierge gave us all the information we required.

Both pools and all common rooms were beautiful.

We highly recommend using Choco the chef as much as possible. The food he prepared was excellent and was always there when required.

I'd definitely stay at Casa Samba if you're in the Quepos area.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio in Quepos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom has access from pool deck and house
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed
  • We can also provide a double size futon for 2 more guests for a maximum capacity of 14 guests total. It can be placed in any of the bedrooms.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Swimming pool, Pool Table, Jacuzzi, TV, DVD/CD Player, Stereo, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Air Conditioning in bedrooms, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Laundry Service available, Concierge, Pack and Play, High Chair, In-Room Safes, Refrigerator, Microwave, Blender, Coffeemaker, Dishwasher, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware.


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Casa Samba an Authentic Tropical Villa with Outstanding Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Novato, CA

Stunning views with nature up close!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Sweeping views of the ocean and MA park, lots of visiting monkeys and iguanas, beautiful, fragrant landscaping...My husband and I stayed in the little cottage attached to the deck. It had a wonderful outdoor(ish) shower and a large window that opened to a jungle scene - birds and animals would visit - mot mot birds, wood rails and hummingbirds would get close without seeing us. Also saw an agouti roaming around. The house is well-kept and cleaned everyday. The upper deck pavilion is great for watching thunderstorms roll in. A slice of heaven for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the most delightful vacation we have taken.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Samba is a beautiful home overlooking Manuel Antonio Park. Valerie, the concierge, was so helpful in planning our trip before we left home. She provided us a list of activities such as river rafting, kayaking through the mangroves and taking a guided walk through the park so we could see animals hidden in the rain forest. She also suggested we might like a chef to cook our dinners, which we loved and arranged pick-up and return at the airport as well as delivery of a rental car right at Casa Samba. Once we arrived the manager, Gary, was also extremely helpful in providing groceries for our first day as well as making suggestions of places to eat and beaches to visit which were not so crowded as we were there during Easter week vacation. The house included daily maid service except for Sundays. The most fun was that every morning these huge lizards would come on our deck to sun themselves and in the late afternoon the monkeys would be on our deck and roof providing wonderful entertainment for all of us. We would definitely return to Casa Samba. We felt very well taken care of.

Susan Stewart

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can’t imagine anywhere with a better view. The house is amazing and the layout perfect for larger group. We needed five bedrooms and each bedroom is uniquely different with it’s own space for privacy. The pool, the patio and the game room were great for gathering and visiting. We ended our trip with dinner prepared by Chef Junior. The meal was fantastic, a great way to end our stay at Casa Samba. We would highly recommend this place for anyone coming to Costa Rica.

Gary and Valerie where very helpful with our planning and stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property and service

  • 5 of 5

Casa Samba was an excellent home for our big group. We were five couples with three small children but still had our privacy around the house. The view from the deck is stunning. The cleaning and chef services are excellent as well.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house surrounded by beautiful nature

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely stunning! My husband and I planned our family (8 people!) trip to Costa Rica and surprised everyone along the way. This was by far my whole family's favorite place we stayed in all of Costa Rica. Not only was it right by the Manuel Antonio National Park, we felt like we were directly IN the park! The amount of monkeys (squirrel, howler, capuchin,) the greeted us on the deck was such an incredible experience. We ranged in age from my parents in their 50s all the to my sisters in their early 20s. The pool right off of the kitchen was a favorite place to cool off. Most of us jumped straight from the kitchen into the pool. There was more than enough space for the 8 of us. Each couple ended up having an entire floor to themselves. The view from every floor was spectacular. we loved ending the nights with a game or two on the pool table. Kim our host was great! Tony the house keeper was fantastic. It was always perfectly clean. Chef Junior did Father's Day dinner for us while we there and it was definitely another highlight! Food was delicious!! There was no hot tub like originally advertised in the house (apparently they had to take it out because of the monkeys) but we didn't miss it! Overall this house was more than we imagined and a huge hit with the family. We've been recommending it to everyone we talk to.Thank you everyone for making it so special for us!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, extraordinary trip. Kim was an excellent concierge helping us with the activities during our trip and Junior was a superb chef. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your complimentary review of Casa Samba. Kim and Junior make a great team and thanks for letting us know they made your stay a memorable one. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back with us soon! Pura Vida!
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Manuel Antonio National Park
Agua Azul
Great views with good food.
Restaurante Barba Roja
Great locals' hangout for drinks and food - Awesome views.
El Avion
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jolly Roger
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon checkin


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

This home can be rented as a private 4 bedroom for max 8 guests, please inquire about rates
Christmas & New Years weeks are for 5 bedroom only
Rates include all local taxes.
If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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