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Spectacular ocean view condo located walking distance from the beach, this new condo includes 24 hr. security with gated parking, and an infinity pool with a waterfall. Inside the condo you will find a cool air conditioned place to relax, watch a movie, read a book or listen to your iPod on our stereo system. At night you can see the beautiful sunset and enjoy the incredible view of Playa Samara and beyond. Our condo features custom handmade Costa Rican furniture and premium US mattresses for a restful slumber. This is the by far the nicest place to stay in the charming beach towns of Playa Samara/Carillo. Playa Samara is a beautiful crescent shaped beach with white sand and shallow gentle waters. It is perfect for swimmers of all ages and a perfect beach to learn how to surf. You will find many fun day activities including snorkeling and horseback riding. After a sunny day on the beach you can then enjoy the many fantastic restaurants that offer local fresh (website hidden) Season Rates are $135 per night
High Season Rates are $150 per night
Holiday Rates are $200 per night
Playa Samara in Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula, is located on the west coast of Costa Rica. It's a beautiful coral reef protected bay on the Pacific Ocean with beautiful fine white sand beaches and warm ocean waters all year long. It's an ideal location for families and beginner surfer’s to relax and enjoy local activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking to the near by island, riding a scooter, or go on an adventure to the canopy tour. Samara has an excellent Spanish school in town that attracts students from all over the world where you can learn to speak fluent Spanish. Nightlife offers an array of great restaurants and discotheques all more or less 5 minutes walking distance from the condominium which has an amazing view of the entire bay. There's also Alamo and Budget car rental branches in town in addition to a small airport that has daily flights to and from San Jose and other major destinations.
Interaction is typically initiated by guest if they need something…otherwise none.
Interaction is typically initiated by guest if they need something…otherwise none.
4 NIGHT MINIMUM - Thanks
We do require a security deposit of $250 cash that will be returned to you upon inspection and Green Season Rates are $145 per night 4 Day Minimum
High Season Rates are $155-165 per night 4 Day Minimum
Holiday Rates are $200 per night 7 Day Minimum
No Smoking and No pets unless pre-approved.
This place is amazing. The view is actually hard to believe while the condo itself has everything you need to feel right at home. The pool is flawless and is large enough to do laps if that's your thing.
We didn't actually meet Michael, but we did connect with the property manager Nick. My girlfriend and I were in Nicaragua when we booked and we're emailing back and forth with Nick about our potential arrival time at the condo for the date of check in. Turns out that Nick was just up the road from us in Nicaragua so we all linked up, bussed/walked across the Nica/CR border, picked up our rental car and made the drive from Liberia to Samara together. Nick is an extremely friendly guy with a great sense of humor. Without him helping us through the border we would've been hours later than when we actually arrived and probably short a few more $ as well.
Once we arrived in town he gave us the lay of the land and introduced us to a couple locals who further detailed the town of Samara for us. We made our way up to the condo and as I mentioned earlier the view was stunning and the condo was beautiful. Nick gave us a tour and answered all of our questions. He left us his number and made himself readily available for anything we may have needed.
My only regret was that we didn't get to link up with Nick for a farewell drink. He's a kind individual and will do everything and anything to make sure your stay is comfortable. I would highly recommend booking this condo and would definitely stay there again for our next visit.
Thanks again, Nick!
This listing is as advertised including the view which was outstanding. Every morning sitting their with a cup of coffee reminded me - I am on vacation! Booking through AB&B to Mike was so easy. Absolutely no hassle. We were contacted by the property manager Nick before we arrived as well as met there when we arrived so we had no worries. He was professional making sure we knew everything including information on local activities and restos. He checked in a few times to make sure all was okay.
The location was perfect for us - a short walk to the beach and back. You do need to cross the main road but it is not too busy. And it is uphill all the way to get back, but hey, one extra beverage in the evening for that exercise! The center of town is also very close but we drove as we were not comfortable walking on the main road after dark.
The pool was perfect for cooling off at the end of a hike or hot day. Only a few other guests in the complex so we pretty much had it to ourselves. The security guys were also very nice and accommodating.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place with all the amenities if you don't need to be in the center of town. Quiet, comfortable and that view!
We ziplined with Wingnuts, walked the preserve with Samara Trails, ATV'd with Outback and surfed with Patos. And enjoyed the beach and ocean and all Samara had to offer. Stop in a Samara Info Center at Lo Que Hay - a one-stop shop for all activities.
On our walk to the beach is Koss Art Gallery - beautiful, colorful oil paintings by an interesting man. We came home with one as a memory of our time there.
Samara is a quiet gem of a town where everyone knows everyone - don't tell anyone as we don't want them to turn into Montezuma or Jaco. We are so glad we picked this place.
Sometimes renting a place you've only seen in pictures, and traveling thousands of miles to get there can be frightening. Fortunately, the pictures don't do justice to this place!
The attendants let us into our room, and Nick arrived shortly after to meet and greet and answer questions. Super-nice guy, and readily available to help with any problems or arrangements we needed to make.
We were the only people in the building, and having the pool to ourselves made it all the more luxurious. Every day we walked down the steps, crossed the main road, and walked a block to the beach. The walk back up gives you your exercise for the day.
If you want to be close to Samara's beach and downtown but have a quiet retreat, this place was a great choice. The apartment was well equipped, spacious, and comfortable. Having laundry in the unit made it much easier to pack for our trip, too. The view from the living room is simply amazing. The only inconveniences we had are what you get pretty much all over Costa Rica and the tropics more generally. This place and its staff, were most welcoming!
Great location. Sweet Views. Nice cool air con. Loads of space, Awesome pool. Monkeys! Friendly staff. Safe. Decent beds. Black out shade for hangovers. Giant grasshoppers! Close to everything. Blender really chops the ice! Coffee pot! Plenty of utensils in kitchen. Sweet beach chairs and boogie boards. What working WIFI?? Yes! Toaster! Filtered water and ice trays! We had an amazing time at Mikes place and would go back 100 times over. Loved it all, even the crazy bumpy road to get up to the top. Cons, if you have trouble walking or are elderly, there are A LOT of stairs. We used those extra steps to work off all the fresh avocados were we chowing on every day. Book it! You won't be disappointed.
Veneto Condos was a great place to stay for our family of five (2 adults, three kiddos). The picture of the view simply does not do it justice. The view is truly amazing and clearly the best view in Playa Samara.
There were plenty of towels and AC worked great. We swam in the pool which was so nice after our long hikes. It was very clean and even saw the guy cleaning. The jets were not on when we went in, so I just asked one of the men working the grounds he he gladly turned them on - more fun for the kids.
You can walk to the beach in literally three minutes. It's close to everything you need and a $5 taxi ride if you really need it. We walked to Playa Camarillo and taxied back which was $10.
The kitchen was nice, had dishes, pans, toaster, etc. we needed to make our own breakfast. Other days we just ate out.
The place is VERY safe and we felt comfortable walking home at night - it was pitch dark around the condo, so be sure to have a flashlight or your cell flashlight. We heard monkeys at night, which was very cool :).
There's no TV which is (email hidden)d kids used the speakers to play their music.
Nick greeted us upon our arrival and also spoke with our driver to ensure he could find the place. It was nice to have Nick meet us there. He had the AC running, gave us a tour, and pointed out some good eats. He was available to us via phone (there's a phone for local calls in the condo) we even saw him scooting around. He called on our last day just to make sure we had a good stay. Thanks Nick, we sure did!
This is a great place to stay. We loved it!
Our stay at Mike's lovely place in samara , Costa Rica was an unreal experience. This condo is close to the beach and town! The place is clean, well maintained and comfortable. It was the perfect space for a beach vacation. It was easy to locate and the property management team on site were fantastic and helpful. This is definitely a great spot in samara and mike was great to deal with! Would go back!!
We had a wonderful time! Beautiful place to stay! Very comfortable, and only a 5 minute walk away from the beach. The view is amazing! I don't think we could have picked a better place to stay. The staff were also wonderful, there's a guard to open and close the gate at all hours so it's very safe. The manager was wonderful and available at any time. Mike was also very prompt at answering any questions I had! Highly recommend!
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