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'Casa Sammie' - Very Private Oceanfront Bungalow with Private Pool! in Jaco

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This is a very central, but private, location in the small fishing village of Tarcoles. It's an oceanfront property with a beautiful view of the Pacific and you are able to watch magnificent sunsets from the large covered front porch or raised gazebo. Scarlet macaws fly over morning and evening going to and from their feeding grounds and often spend time throughout the day in the trees on and around the property. You can walk on the beach for miles, sometimes without seeing another soul! Less than a 10 minute drive to the north is the Tarcoles River where you often see huge crocodiles basking in the sun.

The house is very comfortable and has a lovely bar on the front porch. Both front and back have large covered areas to sit under and relax, after a busy day of sightseeing. As an added bonus, our English speaking manager is available to help you out with car rentals, tours or anything else that you need.

Professionally managed with a personal touch by a property owner who cares!

Area : Our manager is very helpful. She will even stock the fridge before you arrive!

You can buy fresh fish for your supper, right off the boats, from the Cooperativa only a two minute walk down the road or, if you prefer, you can go to one of the many restaurants within a few minutes drive. For all your grocery needs, Jaco boasts a new, very modern grocery store.

We are five minutes from Carara Biological Reserve where you are able to hike for hours and view the nesting boxes of the macaws. You will also see many other varieties of birds and animals.

We are only 20 minutes north of Jaco, a major surfing area, and an easy one hour and 45 minute drive north of the beautiful Manuel Antonio Park where you can see white-faced and spider monkeys swinging through the trees, or perhaps a sloth, moving in slow motion through the branches.

If you are looking for a home away from home, where you can get in touch with nature & see the real Costa Rica, look no further than 'Casa Sammie.

Amenities and Activities: We now have a raised gazebo at the side of the house for amazing views of the Pacific & the sunset. At the back is a large covered patio and a beautiful private pool. We've recently added a bodega next to the house with an additional bathroom and a roomy bedroom that sleeps 2 more people. Very nice & private.

Phone, Satellite TV, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Blender, Toaster Oven, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens and towels provided, Clothes Washer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Maid Service available for a small fee, Hot Showers & hot water in the kitchen, Air Conditioners in two of the bedrooms.

Activities: Hiking in Carara Park, Golf, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, Swimming, Surfing, Birdwatching, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Butterfly Farm, Gorgeous Waterfall - hike to the bottom and swim in the natural pools, Crocodile Tours.

Area: We are only a 1 1/4 hr. drive from the airport in San Jose and, as we are in a central location, it is easy to take many tours and excursions

Tours, Shopping and More Photos : Don't miss a tour with Tico-Style Tours. Gino is a neighbour who will take you - fishing for a day; to beautiful white sand beaches for a swim; snorkelling, where you will see an amazing assortment of tropical fish; jigging for fish; touring the coastline; diving for lobster, which he will cook for you, along with the fish that you've caught, on a grill at a private beach; to visit a waterfall; or, he will put together a tour including all or any of the above. His wife, Maria, is an excellent cook who will deliver your supper right to the house or come in and cook for you. We highly recommend them. You'll have a true Costa Rican experience!

There's a modern grocery store just 15 min. south and Jaco (20 min.) has many great places to shop.

We have lots more photos of the house & surrounding area that we'd be happy to share with you. Just click on the link below for 'more photos of this home and area'. You can also check out our video online by clicking on the 'virtual tour' link below.

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Larry and Lynn Green 519 632-7858

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story house
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach
      • Stony in front of the house but sandier if you walk up the beach.
    • oceanfront
      • We're 50 meters from the ocean. There's nothing but grass and a few trees between.
    • village
      • We're in a small fishing village.
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • budget
  • General
    • telephone
      • Can only send and receive local calls (all of Costa Rica). Cellphone available for a fully refundable deposit - can be used for out of country calls.
    • washing machine
      • Automatic washer available.
    • parking
      • Secure fenced parking at the front of the house.
    • air conditioning
      • In both main bedrooms.
    • linens provided
      • We also provide beach towels.
    • bottled water
    • ceiling fans
    • hair dryer
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • internet
      • ADSL highspeed with WiiFi
    • towels provided
    • wireless internet
    • parking off street
      • Secure, fenced area for your car.
    • living room
      • Three seater couch, two seater loveseat plus one occasional chair.
    • broadband access
      • Sorry, no computer, but we have DSL high speed wireless internet so bring your laptop!
  • Kitchen
    • 4 ring stove
    • blender
    • pantry items
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • stove
      • Stove, oven and toaster oven.
    • oven
    • microwave
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • dishes & utensils
    • cooking utensils
    • kitchen
      • Fully equipped.
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Beautifully tiled very private pool.
    • outdoor pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet
      • There are outdoor showers both front & back to rinse off after swimming in the pool or in the ocean. The main bathroom has a hair dryer.
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, beds for 7
    • bedroom 1: 1 double, air conditioner
    • bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, air conditioner
    • bedroom 3: 1 double, In separate building - has an overhead fan.
      • There is a 3rd bedroom with a double bed in a separate building right next to the house. It is available if you have 5 persons or more in your group, for an additional charge. Both main bedrooms in the house have air conditioners & the 3rd bedroom has a fan.
  • Entertainment
    • books
      • Exchange library in cupboard under the TV. Take a book, leave a book.
    • books for adults
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • cd player
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • gazebo
      • Beautiful view of the Pacific from our raised gazebo.
    • golf
      • At the Los Suenos Marriot, about 15 minutes from the house.
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • lawn / garden
      • Beautiful gardens!
    • beach towels
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas BBQ .
    • deck / patio
      • Tiled patio at back of house.
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Natural teakwood raised gazebo.
  • Suitability
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible
      • A wheelchair can be wheeled up to and into the front door, as it's wider than normal. The doors in the house are normal width.
    • pets considered
      • Please check with us first.
  • Notes
    • Sorry, no computer, but we have DSL high speed wireless internet so bring your laptop! There are ceiling fans in all rooms and the main bedrooms in the house have window air conditioners for your sleeping comfort. Both showers and the kitchen have hot water. We have a lovely raised gazebo which gives you a great view of the Pacific and of the gorgeous sunsets. Sit with your morning coffee & listen to the birds & the waves breaking against the shore. What could be more peaceful!

activities and attractions in Jaco Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • forests
    • marina
    • churches
    • rain forests
    • restaurants
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • horseback riding
    • walking
    • wildlife viewing
    • sight seeing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • jet skiing
    • surf fishing
    • snorkeling
    • deepsea fishing
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • golf
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing

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  • owner Larry and Lynn Green
  • phone 519 632-7858

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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 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 nights
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 nights
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 nights
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 nights
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Pricing is based on 4 persons occupancy in the main house.
Use of the bodega with 3rd bedroom (sleeps 2-3 more people) - $20/night extra
50% deposit is required to hold your reservation. The balance, plus the cleaning fee of $40, is due 20 days before your arrival.
10% discount for seniors 60 yr. and over as well as former guests.
From $695 USD/wk.
All prices quoted are in US Dollars.
We accept credit cards or bank transfer through PayPal (you do not need an account to use this option). We also accept Cashier's cheque or International Money Order.
A $40 cleaning fee, for cleaning the house after you leave, will be added to your final payment.
Maid service during your stay is available for an additional cost of $35/visit.

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Larry and Lynn Green 519 632-7858

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traveler reviews for this jaco house rental

Visit #6 - still as exhilarating as visit#1

Review submitted: January 25, 2014   Date of arrival: January 5, 2014

We have just returned from our 6th visit to Casa Sammie - now feels like home but never grows old! #6 was as memorable as #1, already looking forward to #7. The Casa Sammie pool is still the highlight of the visit. A dip in the pool with a full moon directly overhead - an experience you should not miss. Feeding the iguanas at the end of the pool (they love papaya) is still great fun. Scarlet macaws put on afternoon performances in the big tree near the pool. A new birding highlight at Casa Sammie on visit #6 - a pair of gray-necked wood-rails passing through the backyard and across the pool deck at 6:30am. A thrill to see this elusive bird. For the first time we got to eat bananas from the backyard - bananas from the grocery store will never be quite the same even if they are from Costa Rica. Hoping that on the next visit we will get to eat a pineapple from the backyard. Fresh fruit from the stands along the highway north of Tarcoles was excellent - already miss our daily fresh fruit smoothie for breakfast. The watermelons were exceptionally good this trip - going to be hard to enjoy an Ontario grocery store watermelon. And finally, the lobster dinner prepared by Maria - words can't describe it, you need to experience it! Maria you are a wonderful cook! We re-visited our favourite Costa Rica excursion - Discovery Horseback Tours ( Enjoyed the Jungle Spa ride again and an awesome new early morning ride along a deserted beach. If you have never been on a horse before but would like to try it Discovery Horseback Tours is the place to go. Now for the new excursions on visit #6. Big thank you to Patri for suggesting a new location for zip lining - Vista Los Suenos at Herradura. The tractor and wagon ride up the mountain was different and the 12 cable flight down was amazing. The second last cable was the steepest and fastest zip line ride we have been on. Doka Estates coffee tour ( - 2 hour drive northeast) was interesting and educational - learned how coffee gets from a cherry-like fruit to your cup. Tour at Villa Vanilla ( - 2 hour drive south) was also a great outing. Learned amazing things about vanilla (the seed pod of an orchid), cinnamon and many other spices.
As I write this at 11pm on a very cold, wintry Saturday night in Ontario the memory of the moonlight swims in the Casa Sammie pool makes me feel a bit warmer. We shall return to refresh that memory.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review. It's great to hear that you're still finding new activities to do and experience, even after many visits. We're at Casa Sammie about three times a year and, you are so right, every trip brings something new - a different bird, a new friend, an exciting tour - it never gets stale. We look forward to having you back anytime!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Pura Vida !

Review submitted: May 14, 2014   Date of arrival: April 30, 2014

This was our first time travel to Costa Rica and Casa Sammie did not disappoint. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Patri, the manager, was very informative and helpful throughout our stay. It's a great central location to take day trips such as Manuel Antonio National Park, local beaches and Jaco. The property is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. For a dinner out, Steve and Lisa's has great pizza and the fresh fish at the Cooperative is delicious on the b.b.q. I definitely recommend this vacation rental to friends and family.

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

Owners response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this great review. We'd love to have you return anytime as Patri tells us that you were wonderful guests!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Paradise - Exceeded our expectations!

Review submitted: January 5, 2014   Date of arrival: November 29, 2013

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Another unexpected little gesture that was very warming and gives us a feeling of acceptance. We certainly were not regulars at Chepes Bar but did have a few meals there and spoke with the waitress and owner. On our last day the waitress sent down a plate of fish appetizers to the house, again another totally unexpected act of kindness that added to our overall love of the area and people.
Casa Sammie was perfectly located and the house was clean and well equipped for everything you need. The many locations at the house to sit and enjoy your surroundings from the pool side, gazebo, or the front sitting area. Quite frankly it was hard to read a book with so much to look at from the macaws and other birds, plants, flowers, lizards, frogs, absolutely breath taking.
We were so sad to leave and definitely plan on returning.
Thank you Lynne and Larry for sharing your little piece of paradise with us and for entrusting your property to Patri to manage any affairs in a friendly and professional manner. Pura Vida!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We are so very excited to get this wonderful review. You are exactly the kind of guests that we try to attract, and love to have stay at our home away from home. Getting to know the local Costa Ricans and participating in the village life is what it's all about when you stay at Casa Sammie and that's also what can make your holiday such an enriching experience. You've given future guests a really good idea of what life is like in Tarcoles. As you stated, we try to make sure that our guests get as much information as possible before leaving so that they know exactly what to expect and hopefully will not have any unpleasant surprises. However, as you said, it's great to have some pleasant ones! We are very happy that you had such a good time and that you took the time to let others know about it. You are certainly welcome back any time. Hasta pronto, Lynn and Larry

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