Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

This four bedroom beachfront house is perfect for a relaxing getaway with the beach only steps away. Located on a biological reserve with a trail leading up to a stunning viewpoint to watch Samara’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets, only 7 minutes beach walk from town!

The space

Casa Pakatoa is a big house (4 rooms and a big kitchen/living area). The house is a one story ranch house, simply furnished and rustic surroundings. It comfortably sleeps up to 8 people. The house is located on the quiet family side of the beach.

Your host will be on site to help arrange tours and activities. The house is a 7 minute walk to downtown Samara. You can see reviews online for 40 restaurants located in town.

You don´t need to have a car, everything is in walking distance. Tour guides will come and pick you up at the house to take you on nature adventures: canopy tours, kayak/snorkeling tours, nature hikes, surf lessons, tour of mangrove estuary, horse back riding and more.

Guest access

Guests at Casa Pakatoa have access to full kitchen and to a spacious outdoor living area.
Behind the house there is a hiking trail. The beach is directly in front of the house.

Other things to note

The minimum rental period for Casa Pakatoa is one week.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules

This is a quiet family neighborhood, people are generally quiet after 10:00pm.
No smoking inside the house. Smoking permited in the outside terrace.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

7 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Marie User Profile
March 2017
My 4 children and I loved our trip to this place. The first day we were a bit surprised by the house as we had not imagined it like that. However, we quickly adapted and we quickly realized that the place was advantageous on several points: near the beach, quiet and safe place, all purchases can be done by walking by the beach, the neighbors are very nice and I miss so much we loved it! Alvaro was always quick to answer us when we had questions and the same for the neighbors who welcomed us home upon arrival.

Michael User Profile
February 2017
Great house for 1 large family, two families with 3 to 5 children or a three generation family gathering. The two end bedrooms set up nicely for adult couples and the two middle bedrooms set up nicely for 3 to 5 children. The house is a 9 to 12 minute walk to downtown. A 10 minute walk the other way gets you reef that has a big tide pool the children can play on at low tide. There is a nice local restaurant, Bahia, about a three minute walk down the beach. The house is not air-conditioned, but most of the house is right on the beach or two. Couple of days it was warm during the midday, but not really a problem. Sleeping at night was always wonderful with an ocean breeze and the sound of the ocean being heard in every room. Erin and Drew are onsite if any issues arise.

Flemming User Profile
February 2017
Alvaros house is a wonderful spot on Earth. Right down to the beach and with monkeys in the treetops over the house, big lizards walking by while you are having breakfast and pelicans diving for fish right beside you, when you're swimming in the waves at the AWESOME pristine beach. Alvaro is so helpful through the telephone, so are his representatives at the big house with 4 bedrooms and a huge kitchen. The place is at distance from Samara so you can feel almost by yourself in nature - but the little town is at the same time so close that you can walk the distance in 8-10 minutes (on the beach with water on your feet!!!). The rooms are simple but pleasant and cool with several fans to get rid of the heat. We will definitely recommend the place to a anybody: couples (like us), groups or families...

Nick User Profile
August 2016
Alvaro was an excellent host who kept in touch with us throughout our stay, making sure that everything was going well and we had everything we needed. The house is a great place to stay in Samara. Far enough away from the town to be really quiet, but close enough to still be a part of what is offered. We loved having our meals outside in the open kitchen and falling asleep to the sound of waves and howler monkeys. Standing on the beach gives you the impression that there is no town, that the forest comes right down to the sand. The beach was wonderful for running, surfing or just relaxing and the house had everything that we were looking for. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

Alvaro's place was the perfect spot for us. The location was tremendous since we could walk out the door and be on the beach. There is a beach path outside, so be sure to keep the house locked if you are not around. We kept the place locked and had no problems at all. There is no ac, so it could get a little hot and muggy. But he has a lot of powerful fans in the house and that kept us cool at night. We are out in nature so we had lots of animal visitors which fascinated my 4 year old twins. You really have to keep picking up after yourself though because the kitchen and eating area is outdoors. As long as you don't leave food out we were fine, and close up everything when you are done with it. Alvaro could not have been a better and more attentive host. He responded quickly to every concern and gave great recommendations. I would definitely recommend his place, it made our stay in samara one to remember.

Kristen User Profile
April 2016
This was a wonderful place for a vacation! There were 4 bedrooms (each with its own door to the outside), 3 bathrooms, plus a common area with some couches facing the beach, although to be honest we rarely spent time inside. There were 7 of us there, and we all enjoyed the property. It is right on the beach, which does not have a many people at all. The outdoor shower was very handy after hanging out on the beach. The large kitchen was perfect for cooking for our larger group of 11 (with 2 refrigerators, stove, plenty of dishes/utensils/etc), plus a nice outdoor area with tables and chairs to sit. There was even a small hammock to help avoid the harsh afternoon sun if needed. On nights we wanted to go out it was just a short walk along the beach to town/restaurants. We didn't need any vehicles to get around besides traveling to/from airport. Alvaro was wonderful!!! Leading up to the trip as well as during, he was always responsive to any questions we had, very accommodating, and was willing to help with anything we needed. A FANTASTIC host to work with and provided wonderful information about Samara. Additionally, Erin, who helps with the property, was extremely helpful as well. She met us in town on the first day to walk us to the house and popped in throughout the week to make sure we had everything we needed. The neighbors are also very nice/friendly. I would definitely recommend staying here and would come back myself.

Karen User Profile
April 2016
We had a fantastic week in this perfect location.

Joined in October 2013
Alvaro User Profile

I currently live in Playa Samara and work as a nature guide in the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve. I was born in the capital San Jose, and came to the Pacific coast for a more tranquil and rural lifestyle. There is plenty of that over here!
Please count on me if you needed help with anything.

Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a day
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