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Awesome Ocean & Beach Views of Beautiful Samara, Costa Rica - WALK TO BEACH!!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,007 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bed / 2 bath Ocean & Beach View - Pool, Short Walk to Beach & Ocean

Beautiful 2 bed / 2 bath ocean view just renovated condo with everything new in a small and charming relaxed-feel beach town.

24 hr gated security condo with 17 units, secured parking with infinity pool and plenty of lounge chairs. My unit is on the 2nd floor and affords serene and spectacular views. Short trail walk to the beach, ocean, restaurants & town. Or $2 taxi from Condo to town. The Condo has fishing poles, 2 boogie boards, footballs, frisbees, beach chairs, beach shade canopy, cooler, beach bags. Fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, washer/dryer, 55" TV with DVD player. King size bed with new bathroom. 2nd room has 2 single beds with bathroom. Plenty of closet space. Lots of activities close by - to name a few - swimming, surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining, quad tours or just rent and cruise, fishing tours, dolphin tours, bike rentals, hiking, etc. Plenty of nice and casual beach restaurants. Fantastic local doctor (Dr. Freddy) in case you need one, banks, markets, post office, police station, souvenir shops. More about.....Samara, the town, is located in Guanacaste Province on the northern Pacific coast. It is about 1.5 hrs from Liberia International Airport (LIR). The drive from the airport is along all paved roads, making it is an easy destination to reach.

One of the main draws of Samara is its centrally located downtown. The downtown abuts the beach and is full of restaurants, trendy boutique shops, tour operators, markets and other amenities. Another draw is its surrounding forest and wildlife. Unlike areas to the north, thick tropical dry forest borders Samara. You can find animals like monkeys, iguanas, and many kinds of birds.

Samara’s biggest attraction is its beautiful beach. Playa Samara attracts all types of travelers with its rows of palm trees and light tan sand. You will find 20-somethings grabbing a beer at one of the beachside bars, couples strolling at sunset, and children at play in the calmer ocean waters. You can do so much in Samara - swim, surf, kayak, zip line, snorkel, short or long trips, hike, rent quads, horse back, etc. or simply nothing at all.

More Details

Owner
John Sutton
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About John Sutton

My name is John and I live in California with my family. We absolutely love the beach life. I bought the condo to create the greatest of memories for my kids and family.

John Sutton purchased this condo in 2016

Why John Sutton chose Sámara

Actually, we discovered this property by accident. We came to Costa Rica for the first time and decided to stay in this small, enchanting town called Samara. We stayed for a month but also travelled around. This unit was unfinished and available for sale.

It needed a complete renovation which is exactly what I did and I just recently completely the project in June 1017. I really love Samara; it provides an authentic feel to Costa Rica and allows you to relax, decompress but still stay active and thrive with daily activities for the best of both worlds.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Sámara in Canton of Nicoya

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1007 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • New bathrooms with rain shower heads. New toilets, ceramic shower walls, sliding glass doors, sink, faucet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also have a Queen blow up mattress and large couch.
  • Both bedrooms - New beds, mattresses, custom built floor to ceiling closets with plenty of space with shelves, hangars, etc. in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
You can simply relax and chill on the beach and watch the waves roll in or be super active with lots of activities.

Reviews

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Awesome Ocean & Beach Views of Beautiful Samara, Costa Rica - WALK TO BEACH!!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful, Safe and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 5 nights at this wonderful condo and there is not one negative thing I can say about it. Jon was very helpful and very pleasant to deal with. It is in a great location, so close to Samara and many other areas of interest. We felt safe and secure with Antonio and Santos always on hand in the parking and surrounding areas. The condo is very well equipped with plush towels and comfortable beds. We really enjoyed the Tico breakfast (gallo pinto)at Laconda and would highly recommend anything at LuvBurger on the beach. It was a great bonus to have Netflix. After a hot day of hiking or sightseeing, followed by a leisurely dinner out, we loved to come "home" and watch a movie. Definitely a 5 star! Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. In remodeling and upgrading the unit, I really tried to make my condo more of a retirement / vacation home with many added extras and the decor, the little touches, etc. rather than just a basic place to rent for a few days. I'm glad you enjoyed it and look forward to any future stays you may have in beautiful Samara. Best, John
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5

Excellent family vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Condo Veneto! The condo was gorgeous, VERY well equipped and the views were breathtaking! The location was good, although our recommendation if making the short walk into the centre of Samara, would be to walk along the beach, not the very busy road. We have zero complaints about our experience, everyone we dealt with from the owner to property managers were very responsive, helpful, courteous and friendly. Please remember when traveling to other countries where the infrastructure may not be as established as your home country, that power and internet interruptions are NORMAL.... lack of AC in public buildings is NORMAL.... limited hot water and water pressure are NORMAL!!! Although we experienced very few of these issues, we recognize that these things are not within the owner's control and not what we were traveling to Costa Rica for anyway!!! The condo is also located within a 10 minute drive to Playa Carillo, which we found to be even less busy and somewhat nicer than Playa Samara. Loads of great things and I could go on, but go and experience it for yourself!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix
4

Great Location, Beautiful Condo & Responsive Owner

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in a great location to the town of Samara. Easy access to many destinations. It is also spacious, well kept, comfortable, clean and upgraded. Very modern. The view of the beach and ocean is wonderful. The condo owner provides towels and a boogie board for the beach. The property's security personnel and attendants were friendly and helpful. I valued the private, secure and ample parking to the complex. Samara is a fun little town - take the time to walk all the streets leisurely, and you will find friendly businesses, restaurants and great food! Best groceries were found at the Iguana Verde market located on the north side of town, and at Samara Super close to the beach. As for restaurants, try the Bohemian Cafe - near the town's fitness plaza - for breakfast. For an evening meal, try Marisqueria Calochas south of the center of town, two blocks off the main street, and tucked back at the end of a small street. I encountered some periodic Internet access problems and initial hot water problems that prevent me from giving this property a "5" star rating, but the owner was very responsive to the problems and got them remedied as soon as he could. The problems were not his fault, but they did distract from enjoying my stay. I think the problems I encountered are not repetitive issues, so I would recommend this unit as a lovely place to stay for 2-4 people.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest feedback, Bill. The hot water matter was resolved, possibly the hot water heater thermostat wasn't set high enough but now it's fine. And there was tree removal at the property next door to our building that knocked out the phone & internet line for 1-2 days for several units but it was repaired. Though this was unexpected and an inconvenience, I appreciate your understanding and hope to see you again soon. Best, John
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5

Great home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location within walking distance to central Samara. Very clean, quiet, awesome views, and a fun place to stay. Nice pool area. The only downside is that the complex lacks any type of BBQ grill ... not a big deal since you can walk to many reasonable and good restaurants. Owner is very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view to wake up to every morning

  • 5 of 5

For starters you can't ask for a better view. The pool is nice. It's just a short walk to the shops and the beach. Had a couple minor issues. Addressed them to Antonio the maintenance man and everything was taken care of within a couple hours. I would stay here again if we come back to Samara. We really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top rated

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful with new furnitures and appliances. It is very clean and you can’t beat the gorgeous beach view.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £29.77
Damage Deposit £186.08

Please contact owner regarding weekly & monthly rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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