Oceanfront Room at Cuisine Miguel

House - Private room · Highway, Samara, Guanacaste 50205, Costa Rica
Your host, Miguel
32 Reviews
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The Space

OCEANFRONT (Pacific Coast) Costa Rica:

Affordable Lodging

CUISINE MIGUEL offers 1 Oceanfront room from 1 to 180 days…..

•Oceanfront room includes:
•Large Size Bed
•Private Bathroom
•Use of Main Kitchen
•Personal Mini Refrigerator
•Use of main Living Room and TV
•Free Wi-Fi
•Use of Hammock
•Price: $35 USD
•Price negotiable for long term stays
•Bicycle Rental: $10 / week or $5 / day

Breakfast and/or Dinner available for a nominal fee.

within Walking Distance to CUISINE MIGUEL……
◾Surfing / Surf Lessons
◾Horseback Riding, Kayaking
◾Quad Rentals
◾Massages, Pilates, Local Fully Equipped Gym
◾Costa Rica TEFL
◾Zip Lining, Gyrocopter Tours over the Ocean
◾Restaurants and Nightlife
◾Art Galleries
◾Souvenir Shops
◾Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center of Samara
◾Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy
◾Yoga Classes
◾Five minute walk along beach to “downtown”

Guest Access

Guests will have a key to the front door and a key to their bedroom. They will have access to the porch, kitchen, yard, living room, TV, free wifi

Interaction with Guests

It depends on the guests. Some of our guests like to interact a lot with us (and we love it), and others mostly like to do their own thing (yep, we love that, too!) Our goal is for a guests to be happy and comfortable during their stay at Cuisine Miguel.

The Neighborhood

I am supposed to write here what I like most about the neighborhood around our home. Tropical breezes, beautiful view of the ocean and island of Chora off our front porch and the guest's bedroom, waking up to the sound of a multitude of local birds, squirrels, geckos, and of the Howler Monkeys that come to feast on the Mango Trees in our yard.

Getting around

Our beachfront home is in a short walking distance to local restaurants, galleries, supermarkets, surf and paddle board lessons and kayaking. You absolutely do not need a car during your stay here in Samara, but we have ample parking in our driveway, just beside the hosue.

Other Things to Note

Miguel is an excellent Chef. We usually have Sunday Dinners, kind of Family Style. We typically serve between 3-12 people. Either your own private dinner, or we may have a few more people from different places in the world join us. The cost is usually $10 USD per person, bring your own beverages. The price varies, of course, depending on the menu choice. More intimate dinners may be arranged with Miguel on other evenings of the week. Those prices usually range from about $15 pp to $25 pp, again, depending on the menu. For Sunday dinners, the first person or couple or family to book, usually makes the basic menu request: seafood, beef, pork, poultry, vegetarian..... Then, Miguel shops on Sunday morning for the freshest supply of each and makes his decision based on the initial request. Often, a typical Sunday Dinner includes all of the above. Come Hungry! Here is one of our reviews of Miguel's Sunday Dinners:

From Andy Cary:

Cuisine Miguel is a culinary experience that you will never forget and will leave you happy and more than satisfied. Each course delivers sensational flavors and will literally have you begging to know what’s in there that makes it taste so good. For anyone who meets Miguel, it’s no secret that it’s a combination of culinary creativity, impeccable attentiveness, and a warm heart that creates a memorable evening and all around good time.
Andy Cary

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This space was very close to the beach. Unfortunately it is still very much so under construction, which is not that clear from the pictures. Miguel food was very delicious.

    June 2014
    Response from Miguel:

    Yes, so sorry for the construction. The "two week job to rebuild the porch roof" was supposed to be completed 3 weeks ago. Grrr. Finally, they are almost done with it. : )

    June 2014
  • This was an interesting experience. The place was a little difficult to find, eventualy we did. Miguel was very hospitable, offered us the ONLY beer allowed in the house, Pilsen, delicious! The room was pretty clean, not the most comfortable bed, no AC so it was a little warm. It was an interesting experience, Miguel is a character, Latina (the dog) is as sweet as can be. Couldn't get a better location, it's steps from the beach and a short walk on the beach ot town.

    June 2014
  • A friend and I stayed with Sarah and Jack for a couple of days in Samara (Miguel was away in Europe, but I hear his food is great!) and we had a great time. They were both very helpful, full of advice, and let us feel right at home. The room was a little hot at first, but they gave us a second fan to help cool it down. And the location can't be beat - we found ourselves even eating breakfast on the beach every morning.

    May 2014
  • Sarah (email hidden) for a wonderful house right on the beach (miguel was out of town). I highly recommend this place for a real costa rican beach experience!

    May 2014
  • Wonderfull! It is the paradise! We had such a great time with Sarah and Jack. Unfortunately we couldn't meet Miguel as he was in Germany on holiday. We stayed in their lovely home for 7 days and enjoyed the stay so much!!! Sarah and Jack are very welcoming hosts & were very helpful. We were supposed to stay 3 days there and we prolonged it to 7 days. The house is just in front of the beach, it is quite and the view is beautiful. It is all as in the picture shown. Sarah has given us coffee, a blanket for the beach, we got Jacks bike and before we left Samara, Sarah even offered us to do our laundry there. We have now new friends in Samara- thank you guys!!

    May 2014
  • Superbe endroit ! Chambre propre, très belle salle de bain en pierre ! Accueil chaleureux et amical très agréable (même si nous avons eu du mal à trouver la maison...)
    La proximité de la plage est géniale, comme sur les photos, le jardin est presque sur la plage; et à quelques mètres, en marchant sur la plage, accès aux restaurants et bars... Très sympathique.
    La ville de Samara n'est pas exceptionnelle mais la plage et les bars permettent d'oublier !
    Miguel n'était pas là mais Sarah nous a très bien accueilli, avec son fils, et nous a aidé durant tout notre séjour !

    April 2014
  • I was fortunate to stay with Miguel and Sarah for 4 weeks, almost the entire month of April, 2014. I felt very fortunate to get to share their home during this time. The house is ideally located, next to the beach, and a quick walk to restaurants and the rest of Samara. Sarah was always available for any questions, and offered very helpful advice and guidance. Miguel cooks amazing dinners on Sunday nights. Sarah's son Jack is 13, and he was (email hidden), and he helped me relearn my backgammon skills. The room is a very large room, with plenty of storage and a private bath. Just as pictured. I don't think I could have possibly (email hidden) to stay, or found more welcoming hosts.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with Miguel and Sarah! They were gracious and welcoming hosts, and were very helpful with suggestions and ideas about anything we wanted to do. Fun first visit to Samara- would definitely go back again!

    March 2014
  • En général les hôtes sont des gens gentils et accueillantes.

    La place est vraiment au bord de mer.

    La chambre est comme sur les photos.

    Le problème est l'environnement ça ressemble plus a un gîte de bacs parker, il y d'autres chambres de louer dans l'appartement pour un total de 4 chambres en plus de la famille qui habite au dessus et ils sont très bruyant. Il commence leur tapage et çà parle fort dès 7h le matin alors plus moyen de dormir.

    Dans cette maison c'est un environnement anglophone donc loin de la culture du Costa Rica.

    Les 3 premiers jours il n'y avait pas d'eau chaude (brisé)ensuite nous devions demander la permission pour avoir de l'eau chaude et ça avait l'air de déranger

    Il fessait extrêmement chaud dans la chambre, il y avait seulement un petit ventilateur de 10 pouces qui tournait au ralenti, après trois jours nous sommes aller acheter un ventilateur de 20 pouces $65,ça réglé le problème de chaleur. Dans les 3 premiers jours nous avons cherché dans un autre endroit pour déménager mais rien de disponible avant le 11 mars

    Donc nous partons avant la fin de notre séjour nous sommes plus capables

    La chambre est belle mais dans une maison qui tombe en ruine
    Si vous voulez des photos, juste à communiquer avec moi.
    (email hidden)

    March 2014
  • Miguel and Sarah's (email hidden) to stay! they are such a nice couple and there son jack is just as welcoming. they were all so nice and friendly and truly opened up the house for us to use anything from dishes and silverware to beach blankets! the house is RIGHT on the beach an close to everything! they had useful info about the town and restaurants and the room itself was nice too. a great bathroom with a nice cold shower as well! perfect after a hot day at the beach! I highly recommend it!

    March 2014
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Hola! Miguel is originally from Germany. He moved to Playa Samara in 2008. Sarah has been coming to Samara since August 2011. Sarah moved here from Florida in Feb. 2013. We both LOVE it here. We have met so many wonderful people from all over the world. Miguel is a chef and guitar player. Our favorite night of the week is Sunday. That's when we have our special Sunday Dinner. It is usually for about 8 people. Miguel usually prepares a 5 course meal, and then we sit around the front porch playing guitar and talking. House Guests who wish to join in on the meal usually pitch in for groceries to cover the cost of the meal, and they bring their own beverages. We have a dog (Latina) and a cat (Flo). I'd like to say that we rescued them, but, actually, they rescued us. They are "beach pets"and typically come and go as they please. Both are very friendly and sweet. We'd love to meet you! Mi Casa es su Casa! Hasta luego!
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