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Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'

Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'


Property Details

Updated: Apr 28, 2015
2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy spectacular views from this luxurious condominium located 1.5 blocks to the beach and a short walk to town; high speed wireless Internet, pool, A/C, fully equipped kitchen, on-site secure covered parking, on-site concierge and caretaker and much more!

Absorb the refreshing ocean breezes from your own private balcony, cool off in the pool, or go for a stroll on the beach but don't miss the adorable Congo Monkeys playing in the trees at eye level from 'The Congo Lounge', the rooftop terrace.

Alta Vista Condominiums has no match in Samara or the surrounding beaches. When you want to be close to town and next to the ocean, in a stylish ocean view condo with all the comforts of home and more, look no further.

Recipient of prestigious ' Five Star Award of Excellence', Samara still has no match, even five years after we opened for business. Randall, the caretaker and concierge, has been with the Alta Vista Team for 4+ years and continues to receive glowing reviews. Rates have remained the same going back to 2009 despite heavy investments in new furniture, decoration, and relentless upkeep. A common refrain from our guests is, 'of all the places we've stayed in Costa Rica, yours is the only that looks as good or better in person as it does online.' I'm proud to present a property and a vacation experience to the stylish discerning independent traveler who shuns packaged trips but won't settle for shared bathrooms or the tourist traps promoted by false advertising.

We have at least ten different guests/families who have visited us every year after their first stay. They go on to tell their friends who then also become repeat guests. They love the home-like feeling the condo has. Randall is almost always at the building as is Catherine our lovely administrator. Zorro is an adorable constant companion!

Make your reservation at Alta Vista today and join the ranks of our many high-end repeat guests!

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I bought the land in 2006, the same year I moved to Playa Samara. We broke ground fall of 2007 and wrapped up construction December 2008. That's right, I planned and built Alta Vista Condominiums overseeing every detail to the way I would like it as if I were on vacation. I've traveled to many beaches being a surfer and waterman and Playa Samara took the prize for being the friendliest, cleanest, most tico beach in Costa Rica. I built multiple condos with the idea that I'd live in one and rent the other two for my income.

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Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste
Up in Northern WI, not too far from Minneapolis

This was the perfect location and I will return!

  • 5 of 5
I must apologize for this late review! I was positive I had submitted it on VRBO.
I stayed in the apartment on the top floor for a month. Riding my rental bike down the beach each day was amazing. The room itself was clean and well maintained. Randall and Zorro the Wonder Dog, kept the grounds, pool and everything else neat, clean and safe. Randall is often mentioned in these reviews for good reason. Stay at Alta Vista and it will be clear why he so well respected.
I would like to add some tips here. I did not rent a vehicle for almost three weeks. A beach cruiser with a basket, is a wonderful way to see Samara, and you will certainly get some exercise and make more friends. The parking is free, covered, and secure when and if you rent a vehicle.The walk is fairly easy but the bike was faster and just more fun.
A couple of doors down toward the beach is a small soda named" Alice's" . She and her family were a joy, the food was excellent, and she is very proud of her flowers and plants. And speaking of that, Randall, like many Ticos that I met, are very knowledgeable about the plants and their uses, and really know a ton about the birds and animals.
I was met by Laura, who helped me with all pre-arrival details as well. She made me feel welcome and informed about the property.
Patrick was upfront about the property, and is respected around Samara by the folks I spoke to..
The property itself is great, and will certainly be a big plus to your visit.
I found that the location provided a large open beach view, without being far away. It was just close enough to Samara to provide quick easy access and far enough away for a little more peace and quiet.
I will definitely return.
Thanks everyone at Alta Vista Condo for a dream vacation.
Give Zorro a pat for me.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste
Bozeman, Montana

Views, location, animal neighbors, & staff onsite!

Views, location, animal neighbors, & staff onsite!
  • 5 of 5
Condo Begonia was the perfect place to stay for our trip to Playa Samara. After being at some other beaches we were pleased to say that Samara, Carrillo, and Guiones were our top three, in that order. Loved that Samara was not terribly touristy, and tourists that were there, were there for the beach and the outdoors, not partying etc. The surfing was perfect for the kids (8 &9) and their first lesson with Choco's Surf school ensured free boards for them the rest of the week. Snorkeling during medium to low tide was good on our end of the beach as well.
Begonia was spotless (thanks Xania!) and serene, and the AC was much welcome after hot days on the beach. Great service from Randall the caretaker! He brought us fresh fish and kept the pool clean for our kids who notice every little leaf and bug. He even put up with our terrible Spanish and spoke slowly so we could kind of understand his.
We cooked almost very night, inside and out on the bbq, and ate lunch and breakfast in the condo every day. Good coffee pot and blender and big pitchers for chilling water in the fridge were great (tap water is safe and tastes as good as our MT h20). Some bigger roasting pans, a big cutting board, and more spices were the only thing I would wish for the kitchen. Otherwise, it was everything we needed. Also having access to a washer and dryer was crucial with two kids, rainforest mud and beach sand and salt!
The beds were adequate, although I felt the master queen was a bit rigid. The kids slept great in the twin beds. AC at night was also a blessing as we were there the hottest part of the year.
The kids also loved the "guard dog," and monkeys, lizards and frogs who were our neighbors. I loved the horses on the beach. We also saw a coati drinking out of the neighbor's pool!
Thanks Patrick, Laura, Randall and Xania for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste

A fantastic condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
This was an outstanding place to stay. The condo was clean and spacious and had a wonderful view of the ocean. The manager, caretaker, and housekeeper were always ready and willing to answer any of my questions and made certain that the property was always in top-notch condition.

The plunge pool is especially refreshing on a hot day.

The condo's proximity to the ocean (1 1/2 blocks) is a big plus. In the other direction: a handy grocery store, an ice cream and pastry shop, and a wonderful restaurant called Rincón del Marisco--all within a couple of blocks.

I highly recommend Alta Vista.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste

Perfect beach vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a PERFECT vacation staying at Alta Vista in Samara. The views of the ocean are beautiful and relaxing. I loved drinking my morning coffee while watching the monkeys on the roof top lounge. The place was clean and comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The beach was far from crowded and excellent for long walks. At low tide, we scrambled over the rocks to watch the tide pools and saw all kinds of amazing fish. We spent most of our mornings and afternoons lounging at the beach and the evenings eating, reading and playing cards in the roof top lounge. I would recommend Alta Vista to anyone who wants a relaxing get away!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
We rented the middle condo and others is family rented the other two as well as house next door for family wedding. Condo was immaculate and very well set up and equipped. Randall, the caretaker, and Laura, the manager, could not have been better. Stunning views. Love love this condo and Samara!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Condo Steps to the Sand. Amazing Beach + Ocean Views! 'Best Condo in Samara!'
+1 -720 938-4669
Samara Guanacaste

Great Condo, great location

  • 5 of 5
Alta Vista Condos are perfect for a family vacation. They are located within easy walking distance to the beach, along with small local convenience stores and restaurants. Our party ranged from 4 years old to 70 and everyone had a great experience. The owner, Patrick, and his staff in Samara (Laura, Randall and the housekeeper) were great to deal with. Our unit was clean and well maintained. Views were great and the local howler monkeys kept us entertained. It would be hard to find a better place to stay in Samara.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Location, location, location. I'm located on the west (north) end of the bay of Playa Samara, in the small village called Cangrejal. It's still Samara Beach, it's just on the edge of the bay which means it's quiet. My building backs up to the forest and their are no neighbors to three sides of me. The only inhabitants are the incredible amount of different species - from howler monkeys, to tucans and iguanas, and everything in between, get ready for a natural paradise!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia, Costa Rica at 60 Miles

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, boating.


From $160 Per night

Rental rates

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Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Cleaning $0.00

Prices are subject to change/discounts for longer stays.
Prices up to 6 people, extra charge for more.
Credit Cards accepted via PayPal and Homeaway payments, the safe easy way to pay via internet.
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All taxes and fees included in rates.
30 day cancellation policy.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 28, 2015


From the Owner

Unbeatable views of the beach and ocean yet on the dead-end street that leads to the beach just 1.5 blocks away. Some other rental properties in Samara have great views, but you have to drive or make an unpleasant walk to the beach. Some places in Samara are close to the beach but have no view and are stagnant, with no beach breezes. Because of my openness to the ocean the breezes constantly reach the building keeping mosquitoes to a minimum and refreshing to a maximum! Also, I've provided a unique benefit by providing luxury in the middle of a typical Costa Rican beach. I love surfing and exploring town but it's hot and full of many adventures! Me and my guests (and you too) will love coming home to your safe, secure, air conditioned condo with a full white-line kitchen, hot water, high speed internet, and toilet paper you can flush!

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Town


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda


  • Flush toilet paper, hot water, water softener, in-sink garbage disposal, staff on-site morning+afternoon+all night, outdoor shower, bi-lingual administrator.

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