Entrance to paradiseThe most amazing pool ever
Casa Candelitas Art Yoga Retreat
6 guests
3 bedrooms
1 bed
3 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
1 bed
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $500
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House Rules

There is a strict limit of six on the number of guests. Persons that are not part of this approved group of renters are not allowed on the property without prior and specific approval of owner. If this rule is not followed, you will be asked to leave the property.
You will be expected to take very good care of the house as well as property. We are energy conscious and although there is AC in all bedrooms, it is not necessary to use it often and we ask that you be very conscious to not leave them on when not in the room. There is always a nice breeze up on the hill. I would also expect that the wildlife that inhabits the property is left alone and treated delicately and respectfully. There is a tribe of howler monkeys that traverse the property very close to the house and it is important to quietly and unobtrusively watch them. As far as children, due to the fact that there are unsafe areas for toddlers and also that the two other bedrooms besides the master have separate keyed entrances, this would not be a good choice unless there are enough adults to sleep with them and watch them carefully.
There is a manual for the house that you will be given by the property manager on check in. It is important to read it as there are important things about the house and property that is very beneficial for you
to know.


7 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Maxence User Profile
March 2017
We had an amazing stay at Deanne's. The house is wonderful, and so is the pool, particularly at sunset. The roof is also a great spot for bird-watching! Would recommend.

Eric User Profile
January 2017
This is a serene, quiet location with an absolutely wonderful view. Great for a group of adults because each of the three bedrooms has it's own bathroom - a nice feature. A very functional kitchen. The pool and yoga roof are both amazing. It's about a $15USD cab ride, 10 minute drive or 1.5 hour walk (through rural and jungle areas!) from Playa Samara. We absolutely loved it and would love to return someday!

Linda User Profile
May 2016
We had an amazing vacation. Staying in your retreat was just that, a retreat for all!! I would stay again and again. I would sit on the yoga deck and just watch the wild life. There is an iguana that lives in the tree by the pool. We enjoyed watching him everyday!! We also enjoyed the monkeys and the horses that roamed on the property next to yours. We fed all the critters with all the fresh fruit we bought while in Samara. Thank you for opening up your home to us. We look forward to visiting again!!
Deanne User Profile
Response from Deanne:
Linda, I am so glad you had such a wonderful time however not surprised, it is really a magic place. When I first visited the empty lot, in the early evening, it was absolutely full of fire flies, hence the name Candelitas (little candles) and I knew it was where I wanted to build my dream home/creative retreat. I am so happy to share it now with others so they can have that experience. I hope you come back and you of course are welcome anytime!!!
May 2016

Carol User Profile
March 2016
We had fantastic communication with both Deanne and Louise prior to our arrival. Louise is a gem and we all fell in love with her and felt so at ease knowing she was nearby to answer questions. Upon entering the house we were all amazed at the beauty and attention to detail throughout the home. We lived that the pool was off of the living room/kitchen. People could be in the pool while the sunburned folks lounges in the house but we could still all interact. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking. The monkeys were wonderful entertainment as well as the geckos and their snatching of bugs. There are so many great spaces to escape to and we particularly enjoyed the rooftop yoga and cool breezes. My family of six loved every minute of being here. We had a hard time dragging ourselves away from the house to go explore! We definitely hope to be back again! Thank you.

Nico User Profile
January 2016
Candelitas can be described in one word: majestic. The view from the infinity pool as the sun sets is incredibly dramatic. The house itself is very cool, with interesting spaces and levels. It is well equipped with a full kitchen, two full bedrooms and a third that could likely accommodate children. If you plan on staying in Samara, we recommend staying here. The house itself is starting to show some age; it would be nice to see some of minor repairs completed around the house (for example stained curtains, missing tiles around the pool and bathrooms, roof glass unsafe to walk on, walls need to be painted...). Pros: Amazing pool; incredible views; secluded and quiet; full kitchen and grill; short drive to town and multiple beaches. Cons: Multiple minor repairs needed around the property; check-in/check-out process tedious.

Belinda User Profile
December 2014
Staying at Casa Candelitas was the perfect balance between being confident that everything was taken care of, and being left to do our own thing. The house itself is beautiful and peaceful. We were 3 adults and one 9 year old. Having our own pool was wonderful and meant we really didn't have to go anywhere if we didn't want to. We had tranquil meals outside on the back deck with the birds and monkeys, did yoga on the deck in the breeze, seeing the ocean in the distance...what could be better for some cold Canadians looking for beauty and nature (but without the snow)? We are back home but feel much gratitude for our time there.

Andrea User Profile
July 2014
We loved our vacation at Casa Candelitas! It was the nicest place where we have ever stayed on holidays. This was the first week of our Cost Rica trip and we almost stayed in the house, hanging around in the pool and admiring the beautiful landscape. The architecture of the house is admirable, the furniture and the composition of colors so beautiful, everything totally relaxing. The house and the surrounding is in a very good condition, everything clean and the garden and pool are perfectly cared for. We had lots of fun with reagarding the monkeys and had no problems with bugs in the house, because we kept the doors closed at night. Thank you Deanne, also for your lovely present!
Deanne User Profile
Response from Deanne:
I am thrilled that you had such a great time. I have put my heart and soul in that house over the years to make it not just a house but an experience of beauty, art, and nature. I hope we can meet at some point! Thanks so much for your lovely review!
July 2014

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we are both artists with a gallery in Sonoma. We are there to do an installation at a design showcase house in Tiburon. I do yoga, we are both quiet and creative. I used to live in both Fairfax and Woodacre so I know the Mill Valley area. You can check out both of us online on , or youtube.

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