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Casa Mango -Ocean view, pool, A/C, WI-FI Walk to Beach Secure parking in Samara

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vacation rental description

Nestled in a garden setting, sharing the swimming pool and Rancho with Casa Papaya - also available for rental. Overlooking the Pacific, its just a 10 minute walk to one Costa Rica's best beaches.

We're close to Sámara (2 km) but not too close. That means less noise - especially in the evenings - and more privacy. Off the beach means fewer bugs and cooler temperatures. You're much closer to the nature you want to see.

Casa Mango was designed for comfort in the tropics, with a private shaded terrace and air conditioning inside. Sea breezes keep the house cool during the day. Views of the Pacific from every room. Paddle fans throughout. All windows screened. Private outdoor shower just off pool plus a full bath. Bedroom with double pillow top mattress. Living room with double sofa/futon. Save money and cook at home in the fully equipped kitchen. Owner's live in their own home on the property year around to assist in any way possible.

Sámara's reef-protected bay provides safe swimming and snorkeling. Learn to surf at ne of 4 surf schools right in the bay and world-class waves nearby. There is abundant wildlife in the trees around the house. Wake up to the roar of the Howler monkeys or the call of the green parrots as they make their twice daily pass to nesting sites up the hill. There is a zipline canopy tour nearby. Best birding in the area is from the terrace at dawn

Samara has shops, post office, police station, groceries, internet cafes, doctor, pharmacy, many good restaurants, and 'sodas' (Tico for cafe). The beach is quiet and gorgeous. It is nearly empty most of the week, except in the mornings when the children walk to school.

Casa Mango shares a 'get cool' pool and a spacious covered rancho with Casa Papaya, also available for vacation rental. Up the hill is Casa Gecko the owners home. Reserve one or two houses for an unforgettable tropical gathering.

Sámara is a tropical jewel. Casa Mango is well located away from the downtown noise in a mixed international/Tico neighborhood along a paved road. The evenings are quiet and serene, with amazing star shows and the sounds of night animals. Dawn approaches with visits from monkeys, parrots, other wildlife and maybe a neighborhood rooster. Daytime includes the occasional motorbike or truck.

For more photos and floor plans, send an inquiry via email. We have lots more information to offer: about the house, the area, the weather, what to bring etc.

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Last modified on 08-13-2014 at 11:37 PM.

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Lavae Aldrich 2656-1010

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 470 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
      • Great view of Sámara Bay
    • beach
      • Walking distance to Playa Sámara. A short drive to Playa Carrillo. Big surf within 1/2 hour drive.
    • ocean view
      • Views of Playa Sámara and Isla Chora from the terrace and living area.
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • away from it all
    • adventure
    • budget
    • family
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • sofa bed
    • broadband access
      • WI-FI
    • wireless internet
      • Free high speed DSL with WIFI. Bring your laptop or wiFi enabled smartphone. Use Skype for all your long distance calls.
    • ceiling fans
    • filtered water
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • mosquito magnet
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • safe
    • linens provided
      • Changed twice per week
    • parking off street
      • Secure parking near the house, inside our gated property.
    • air conditioning
    • washing machine
      • Inside the house.
    • clothes dryer
      • Shared dryer in the rancho.
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Depending on size we may be able to accomodate you. Contact us.
    • free long distance
      • Use your computer and Skype with our free DSL wi-fi to make free or low cost local or long distance calls to anywhere in the world.
  • Kitchen
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • microwave
      • And toaster oven
    • blender
    • mini refrigerator
    • stove
      • Gas fired four burner.
    • oven
      • Gas- fired
    • refrigerator
      • Small refrigerator in the Kitchen with a full size in the Rancho.
    • kitchen
      • Fully equipped Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Al fresco dining year round in the garden rancho.
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor pool
    • communal pool
      • Get Cool Pool is shared with Casa Papaya next door.
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: outdoor shower, toilet, shower, Plus additional private outdoor shower
      • Spacious bath allows easy maneuverability with 2nd private outdoor shower.
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, beds for 2-4
    • bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Breezy bedroom with new pillow-top orthopedic mattress, mosquito net & paddle fan.
  • Entertainment
    • cd player
    • books
    • books for adults
    • games
    • music library
      • CD collection
    • toys
    • video library
      • Check with the owners for DVD's to watch on your laptop.
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
      • With hammock and Sunbrella.
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Covered rancho expands the living area
    • outdoor grill
    • gated community
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • beach towels
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • terrace
    • porch / veranda
      • Large Rancho (covered patio) is shared with Casa Papaya. Great for reading in the shade beside the pool.
    • balcony
      • Private balcony and hammock.
    • tennis
      • Lighted tennis court in Sámara.
    • lawn / garden
      • Tropical plantings draw hummingbirds.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • Suitable for families but not child-proofed.
    • pets not allowed
      • Our dog, Miga, may visit but she is never allowed inside the house.
    • non smoking only
      • Not allowed in houses. Allowed outside if it is acceptable to guests in adjacent Casa Papaya
    • low allergen environment
  • Onsite Services
    • housekeeper
  • Notes
    • * The 'get cool' pool is shared with only one other house, Casa Papaya. * The shared Rancho (covered terrace) provides expanded living area beyond your private dining balcony. * Diaper age children allowed in pool only with waterprrof diapers. * Undercounter refrigerator in the kitchen is augmented by a full size refrigerator at the rancho, shared with Casa Papaya. * Wireless DSL provided. Bring your own laptop and use Skype for local or long distance calls. * We accept online payments from Mastercard, Visa, Discovery and PayPal but not American Express.

activities and attractions in Samara Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • festivals
    • health/beauty spa
    • caves
    • churches
    • rain forests
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
    • zoo
    • forests
    • reefs
    • restaurants
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • photography
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • equestrian events
    • tennis
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • spelunking
    • surf fishing
    • deepsea fishing
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • rafting
    • whitewater rafting
    • swimming
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing

contact owner

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  • owner Lavae Aldrich
  • phone 2656-1010
  • 2nd phone 8977-1576

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Green Season
May 15 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Extra persons more than $20
Weekly and nightly rates are for 1-2 persons.
Weekly and nightly rates with additional persons:
Green Season 3-4 persons $99 per night, $689 per week
High Season 3-4 persons $119 per night, $789 per week
Rental rate includes semi-weekly cleaning.
For stays of less than 3 days a $35 cleaning fee is charged.
Inquire about discounts for extended stays or last minute reservations.
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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traveler reviews for this samara house rental

Casa Mango in Samara, Costa Rica

Review submitted: January 19, 2014   Date of arrival: December 14, 2013

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa Mango. We were there during 3 weeks of high season and for the price I feel we really got a great deal. Accomadations were clean, safe and private. A plus was private location, bike ride to beach or town, and the pool for cooling off. We wanted to live like locals and experience Samara in an intimate way, no posh hotels for us. Really enjoyed our stay and Lavae was most helpful in making sure we had what we needed. If you want a reasonable price, gorgeous view, and some privacy, very family friendly, and quiet, then this is your place! Thanks Lavae and Steve, can't wait to come back!

Recommended for: families with young children, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thanks so much for your good words. Steve and I are happy you had such a great time in our slice of paradise. Come back when you can. And stay warm!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


We LOVED Casa Mango!

Review submitted: June 24, 2013   Date of arrival: June 16, 2013

My 2 college aged daughters & I rented Casa Mango for a week in Samara. The girls studied at Intercultura. We loved our little cottage. It was a beautiful view and so peaceful. The locked gate added a sense of security, although Samara itself seems pretty tranquila.

Location: We had a rental car, so it was a quick 5 minute drive to the school. However, one of my daughters loves to walk, so she often chose to walk rather than ride. It took her about 15-20 minutes to liesurely walk between the cottage and the school along the beach. Sunday morning we visited a church in town & chose to walk rather than drive. Walking was fun because of the wildlife - we saw monkeys playing in the trees, iguanas, butterflies, hummingbirds, other birds, etc. It was beautiful!

Cottage: It was charming. A few bugs, yes, but as someone already commented, I don't think Costa Rica is the place to come if you are bothered by a few insects. I sprayed bug spray along the door jams and that seemed to curtail them a bit. We enjoyed having our little kitchen to cook breakfast & the refrigerator out on the veranda seemed new. We bought ice, milk, fresh fruit, & yogurt & made smoothies with the blender provided. It was nice to have a few beach items available & towels provided. Francini, our cleaning lady, was delightful & very helpful with info about local things - where to buy the best produce, how much to pay for boogie boards, etc. I slept on the futon, & didn't find it too uncomfortable. We would use the AC for awhile & then turn it off of a night. With the fans running, we stayed plenty cool.

Owners: Lavae & Steve were very helpful - just the right amount of interaction... not intrusive, but not aloof either. There were lots of helpful little notes & instructions posted, but if we needed something (like an iron) we just asked and they provided. The basket of treats was a nice touch - just enough coffee to last the week. :) My girls loved the cookies! (we had to buy more)

Samara: This place was beautiful. We learned to eat later than we were accustomed to because if you are not into the party scene, it's hard to know what to "do" after dinner. We filled up our afternoons with Stand Up Paddling & Horseback riding along the beach, but evenings we had to be a bit creative - like watching the Spurs & Heat playoffs at Lo Q Hay.

All in all, this was an amazing vacation & learning experience for the three of us. Great mother/daughter times.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 6


Casa mango und Casa Papaya

Review submitted: March 24, 2013   Date of arrival: February 24, 2013

Wir ( 3 Personen ) haben 1 Woche im Casa Mango verbracht. Für uns war es perfekt. Mein Sohn und ich haben in dieser Zeit die Sprachschule besucht. Gut hatten wir ein Auto dabei. Ohne Fahrzeug wäre es mir zu mühsam gewesen, das Anwesen liegt ein wenig abseits. Dafür hat man Ruhe und kann sehr gut entspannen und abschalten. Den Swimming-pool haben wir sehr genossen !

Recommended for: adventure seekers, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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Samara vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 01/9/2006.