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Spectacular Home with 2 Guesthouses on 65 Acres Overlooking Ocean with Staff

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 25, 2016
Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

We welcome you to Hacienda San Fernando. Our sprawling property is uniquely situated and consumes a large hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hacienda San Fernando is made up of sixty-five beautiful acres of both cleared fields and jungle areas. There are several fun hiking trails which run through the property. Numerous fruit trees including oranges, lemons, pineapples, bananas, papayas, apples, mangos and avocados can be found on the property and available to renters. Our gated driveway is nearly one-half mile long.

There are four homes on the property which all overlook the ocean. The three bedroom, two bathroom main house is situated at the very top of the property. In the main house, all of the bedrooms, the living room, the dining room and the kitchen face the Pacific Ocean. The large living room has six french doors which open up on to the pool patio which leads to the deep-water kidney-shaped pool.

One of the guesthouses has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The other guesthouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and large outdoor deck. The main house and both guesthouses are all air conditioned. The fourth house is used by our caretaker and his wife.

The sunset views over the Pacific from the veranda are truly breathtaking. Playa Samara, Playa Buena Vista and Playa Barrigona can all be seen from the property. The sense of quiet and peace on the property is very calming. Sunsets may also be enjoyed from the pool or from the twelve person jacuzzi which overlooks the ocean.

The property is a nature lover's paradise. Expect daily visits from monkeys, parakeets, iguanas, armadillos and toucans. Feel free to explore the vast property on nature trails that run throughout the hacienda. Exotic flowers and plants along with native animal life are everywhere.

Our caretaker, Freddy, and his wife, Luisa, live in a home on the property (far away from the main house) and are very helpful. They can assist in navigating around the property and Playa Samara. Daily laundry service and maintenance of the home is included. A chef is also available for hire at an additional cost.

Samara is a charming village with natural beauty. The town of Samara and its surrounding area offer a large variety of plants and the shelter of a coral reef offshore. The area is an excellent vacation spot with ocean and river kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, boat tours, fishing, canopy tours and ultralight flights all within minutes of the property. The local restaurants are excellent and serve a range of cuisines including native Costa Rican foods, fish, Italian, French, barbeque and more.

We happen to own some property right on the beach in Samara and renters of Hacienda San Fernando are welcome to use our chaise lounges which we keep on the beach. We allow Tico Surf School to use our beach property and can arrange discounted surf lessons for our renters.

Keywords: House / Villa plus guesthouse

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My wife and I visited Samara, Costa Rica during our honeymoon in 1996. We met a local Samara resident who explained that his family was selling some undeveloped property. Just before sunset one evening we climbed to the top of the property for sale and watched a beautiful sunset over the ocean. Later that evening we negotiated the purchase of the property while eating fresh ceviche.

After returning to the U.S. we retained an attorney from San Jose who was recommended by the U. S. Embassy and soon closed on the property. After hiring an architect and sending plans back and forth between the U.S. and Costa Rica we figured out a design for the main house. Nine months later the main house and pool were constructed.

Over the years since the initial construction we have purchased additional surrounding property and now have over sixty-five acres. In addition to the main house, the property now consists of two guesthouses, a caretaker's home and a detached garage. There is also a large, thatched-roof playhouse for children.

Our children have thoroughly enjoyed all that our home and Samara has to offer. They have become accomplished surfers and we have all become tropical nature enthusiasts.

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Speaks: english

18 Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

5

Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely delightful estate! The view is spectacular, the accommodations sublime and comfortable. The Howler monkeys came with their babies to visit in the morning. The caretakers Freddy and Luisa were extremely nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone needing a place to stay near Samara. The driveway is rough and you will need a 4x4 and a good driver to traverse the steep incline but once you arrive it is well worth it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

My coworkers and I (around 10 p) visited this house for the weekend and it was absolutely amazing. It was very clean and the house keepers are very nice. Since we were a big group, we put the music on and there were no complains about it. You will also have privacy since the house is in the hill. Something really important to keep in mind id you will need a 4x4 car to get to the house, plus to visit beaches close the house. I absolutely recommend this house anytime and for any type of vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Bay, CA
5

Breathtaking views, stunning sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from an amazing family vacation in Costa Rica, and our stay at Hacienda San Fernando was amazing. The house far exceeded our expectations! The views from the main house are breathtaking and included daily stunning sunsets, visits from local wildlife, and incredible natural beauty. The pool and outdoor area was perfect for our group of 9 to relax, eat, play, and enjoy our time there. The main house is also beautifully decorated and comfortable on the inside, too. The master bedroom was spacious and has a fantastic attached bathroom with a semi-outdoor shower. We also especially appreciated the caretakers, Freddy and Luisa, and their adorable son, Ivan, who enjoyed teaching us Spanish and gave us great tips about local beaches. We loved the town of Samara, and had fun kayaking, dining, and exploring local beaches. We hope to return to Hacienda San Fernando soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT
5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was absolutely amazing. My ex-husband and I took our 11 year old daughter for her first trip to Costa Rica and brought along our friends who have three boys, 15, 13 and 8. Every age group loved the house and the town. We stayed in the main house and one of the guest houses. We flew into Liberia and rented 2 cars. It was a scenic drive (about 2 hours) to the house. It was so much fun to start exploring the grounds as soon as we arrived. The caretakers, Freddy and Luisa and their son Eban (11 yrs old) greeted us upon arrival. They were all very helpful. Freddy booked our horse back riding excursion and Luisa showed us how to use the washing machine in the house. The kids loved Eban, who they persuaded to play with them and practice their Spanish on. The house has everything you'll need in the kitchen. We stopped at a little market on the way in and bought breakfast food. We usually ate breakfast at the house and ate out for lunch and dinner. It was so nice to come back to the house after a day at the beach. It's very quiet and peaceful. The kids can yell and scream and you don't have to worry about disturbing anyone. The pool is beautiful and the view of the beach is amazing. Pictures can't do it justice. Every evening we sat out and watched the monkeys in the trees. Lots of days the kids didn't even want to leave the house. We're so glad we chose to stay here rather than down town. It's only about a 10 minute drive from the town and beach of Samara but you feel like it's a world away.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

My husband, myself and two of our friends stayed here for a week at the end of March This is a nice place! There are no neighbours, the pool was beautiful and Freddy took great care of it. The other reviews basically say it. We enjoyed being out of town but if you are looking to party every night somewhere a little closer to town might be better or just have a designated driver. We did have Howler monkeys come up fairly close to the house...so cool. Freddy and Louisa are very friendly...although they don't speak English Freddy tried his best to communicate with us. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York
5

Absolutley Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hacienda San Fernando. The main house could not have been more beautiful. From the artwork, to the views to the comfortable furniture - everything was truly amazing. The two guesthouses were also very comfortable. The surrounding beaches were easy to find and really nice. We especially enjoyed Playa Carrillo. There are plenty of activities to do within minutes of Hacienda San Fernando including surfing, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining and more. We were very sorry to leave beautiful Hacienda San Fernando and will surely be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia, Costa Rica at 40 Miles Car: necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

The nightly rate of $250.00 is for use of the ENTIRE property which consists of a main house, two guesthouses, pool and jacuzzi all on thirty acres of both cleared fields and jungle areas. Daily maid service and caretaker services are also included in the nightly rate. All deposits are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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