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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 6, 2016
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!

More Details
  • 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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Speaks: english, spanish

29 Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were in Samara for the wedding of a friend. There were 13 adults and an infant in our party. We rented all 3 floors of the condo; it was spacious, very clean, and there was room for all of us. Gorgeous views! We took turns cooking, as we had 3 kitchens. The beach is a short walk away and is beautiful and uncrowded. Also, the food at the small Soda just down the road was delicious and extremely reasonably priced. Dennis (the on-site maintenance man) and Laura were helpful and kind. A washer and dryer are available.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Modern. Well designed. Well maintained.

Great property. Loved the view, the monkeys hanging out overhead and the proximity to a truly amazing beach.

Great service. Patrick, Laura and staff were awesome. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The on-site staff, went above and beyond.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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incredible stay, insane views.

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough positive things about this property. We had an amazing time in Samara and staying here at the Altavista had a lot to do with our experience here. We stayed in the Begonia unit and it was extremely comfortable. The grounds are pristine and very clean, thanks to Dennis! The construction of the condos is very high end as well. Every ammentity one can imagine and needs on vacation is provided and the location is ideal for town. Of course the views are the best in the entire bay of Samara. We have traveled to Costa Rica many times and are planning on returning within a year and will definitely book our stay here with Patrick at the Altavista. Honestly, it was hard to leave. Samara is a gem of a town, it's not too blown up yet and with that being said, there are plenty of awesome restaurants and cafes to chose from. Food was awesome in town. Lots of activities to do in the area. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Experience at AltaVista

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Samara to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, and had a fantastic time.

First, Samara itself is a wonderful place to visit. The beach is beautiful, especially in the mornings when the tide is out. I know the Green Season can put some people off because of the afternoon rains, but the lush jungle surrounding the town is just glorious, especially in contrast with the beautiful beaches.

AltaVista Condominiums were the perfect place from which to explore the area. We stayed in the top condo, and while the climb up the stairs was a bit daunting, the views were well worth it. The condo is extremely modern and well-furnished, comfortable. We loved the massive double-shower. The views right from the bedroom to the beach were glorious every morning. The pool was refreshing for a quick dip after hitting the beach--which is a quick walk away.

We'd return to Samara--and AltaVista--in a heartbeat, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo near the beach in Samara!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks in Condo Begonia. It was clean (a cleaning woman came several times during our stay) and well-equipped. Although it had a nice kitchen, we mostly just ate breakfast there. A short walk down the street was Soda La Perla- nice people, inexpensive, good, authentic food. We ate many meals there. The beach was a short walk beyond that. We rented bikes which we used more than the car we rented. We enjoyed the boogie board, attempts at surfing (lessons through C & C Surfing- Didier was great!) and horseback riding with Walter, whom we met at Soda la Perla. We also recommend visiting Playa Carillo, if you want a tranquil, pretty beach. Dennis and Laura were helpful and Zoro was always around to say hi. The view from the bedroom, living room and deck was nice, looking out over the field with horses and cows to the beach. The AC in the bedrooms was greatly appreciated. Thank you, Patrick!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An ideal location for a fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful nights in the top floor 1 bedroom unit. It was spotless, fully equipped and on top of that, had a fabulous view. I would highly recommend any of the 3 units. Personally, I really liked the top floor unit because it was so close to the roof top deck. Every morning we would take our coffee to the deck, listen to the sounds of Costa Rica and watch the sun rise. We are both in our 60s and had no problem walking the 3 flights of stairs, although families with young children may not want to book this unit. Many thanks to Patrick and his staff for making our trip to Samara absolutely wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Promotional Season 2
Aug 16 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
$600
$1,500
 
 
Green Season 2
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$128
$900
$2,200
 
 
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,100
 
 
Holiday Weeks
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $0

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.
Contact me with your dates, I will respond within 24 hours.
All taxes and fees included in rates.
30 day cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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

Theme

  • Adventure

General

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

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Town

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda

Notes:

  • 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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