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Montelaguna Residence On The Pacific Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Bedrooms 2
Space 95 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxury and privacy! 2 BR, 2 Bath condo in a beautiful gated complex!

Located on the Pacific coast of southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 1.5 - 2 hour drive from Liberia International Airport and just 5 minutes walk from two of Costa Rica's most pristine and safe beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo.

This Montelaguna Residence offers 2 large bedrooms with ceiling fans and air conditioning, the master with an ensuite bathroom and the guest room with an adjacent bathroom. Enjoy creating meals in this modern and fully equipped kitchen. The dining room and living room open to a large terrace overlooking the lagoon and the pool, perfect for dining under the stars.

This modern condo offers WiFi, satellite TV, private parking with a security guard 24 hrs a day and weekly cleaning service.

Playa Samara offers many activities including bicycling, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and yoga. The white sand beach is the perfect place to relax with a book, watch diving pelicans or play with the kids. A short paddle offshore lies a coral reef where snorkelers can view colorful fish and other marine life. You can even take a gyrocopter ride over the beautiful beaches. The Werner Sauter Biological Reserve, which is right behind Playa Samara, is home to various species of plants and animals including howler monkeys, various types of birds, and coati's.

A brand new restaurant has just opened at Montelaguna Boutique Hotel, which shares the same estate property with our Residence. The town of Samara also has numerous dining opportunities, many right along the beach. There are a number of shops with gifts, handmade items and several excellent yoga instructors at Samara or Carrillo.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Natalia

I am Natalia. My family loves Costa Rica and we are glad to be able to share our place with visitors. There is so much to do there - relaxing on the beach, surfing or swimming, bird-watching, hiking, kayaking, practicing yoga, dancing and more.

Natalia purchased this apartment in 2013

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is about a five minute walk to two of Costa Rica's most pristine and safe beaches, Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. The town of Samara is within 20-25 min walk along the beach. You can also take the public modern bus that stops just in front of Montelaguna or call a taxi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I just finished a month's stay at Montelaguna Residence in the beautiful Carillo and Samara area. We rented unit #23. Just look at the posted photos. It is REALLY that beautiful here. And this condo is located right between two fantastic beaches. It just takes a few minutes to walk to either one. It has the benefit of being close to two small towns, while it offers the privacy and quiet of being away from town, plus the security of being gated. The view from the balcony day or night is breath taking. Speaking of which, the balcony is a generous size. I have described it to friends like living in a treehouse. This unit is well supplied with all you need. It is very clean, good beds, good kitchen. The owner of this unit and her manager could not have been more helpful to us. I highly recommend it.

Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple.
Jan 2015
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Car: not necessary

How to get there:

Fly to Liberia International Airport, Costa Rica.

All of the major car rental agencies are located at the Liberia Airport.

Taxi is about $100 - $120 per car.


Sámara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Just bought a new dining set from Bali for a terrace and washer machine for long-term rentals. There is a restaurant at Montelaguna Boutique Hotel, which shares the estate property with our Residence. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by one of their Italian chefs.


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Montelaguna Residence On The Pacific Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

Perfect location within walking distance of two beautiful beaches!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped two bedroom condo. Balcony with ceiling fan overlooking a lagoon area. Great for birdwatching with a coffee. Beds were very comfortable. Perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful calm waves at Playa Carrillo....manager Laura very helpful...Natalia, owner speaks English

  • 5 of 5

Property is across the road about 300 meters to a secured place...clean...well maintained grounds with a pool.....bedrooms are area a little smaller than we expected from photos but was very doable....Heard the monkeys in morning while sitting on the deck area and at dusk some nights....

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you MIchelle, we are trying to improve the place as much as possible. Please come again.
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Loverly Corner of the World!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for nine days at Montelaguna and found it an excellent home base. Laurie took great care of us upon arrival. We spent time in the pool and on the deck everyday. The two bedroom set up, each with its own fully-equipped bathroom, worked very well. Kitchen was also easy to work in and we cooked in most nights. The beds were great, and it cooled down at night so we never even had to turn on the air conditioning.

The apartment is about 5 minutes walk from Playa Carillo and about 10 minute walk from Playa Samana (both are beautiful beaches!). Town is about a 4 minute drive or about 40 minute walk along the beach. We liked Samara a lot and quickly found our way around the place. A bonus being a little higher and out of town is that nights were quiet and there were no mosquitoes or other bugs to deal with.

Playa Carillo and Samara's beaches are calmer than the more surfing-oriented ones to the North and South. Offsetting that, it is much easier to get out and about from Samara to do day trips and excursions (we had three great ones), as the roads quickly get more difficult to traverse heading north and south along the shore.

I would book the apartment with confidence - it is as easy and comfortable to live in as it looks, and the town and beaches and people were delightful in Samara!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and please come again! Natalia
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Great rental, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! Laura met us when we checked in and answered any questions we had. The rental has everything you need. The pool is great, we drove to Samara and Playa Carrillo. Playa Carrillo was stunning. Several good and affordable restaurants in Samara: we recommend Flor de Coco for ceviche and Sheriff Rustic for breakfast. The rental was very clean, the a/c worked great even though we didn't need it very much since we kept the windows open and the ceiling fans on. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable place for family stay

  • 5 of 5

We spend about 8 days in" Montelaguna Residence" and really enjoyed it. Convenient location, quiet surrounding, beautiful nature, very close to nice beaches. Kitchen is fully equipped, swimming pool is very clean, many restaurants in Samara are in the distance of 10 min. driving distance only.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mississauga,ON, Canada

Great location betweentwo beautiful beaches.

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable well maintained two bedroom condo. The kitchen is well equipped. The master bedroom has a comfortable king sized bed and en suite. The guest bedroom and full bathroom are on the other side of the living area , ensuring privacy for you and your guests. One of the highlights is morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the laguna. The complex is within easy walking distance of both Playa Carrillo ( our favorite) and Playa Samara. There is a well maintained swimming pool right next to the building. There is also an Italian Restaurant at the Monte Laguna Boutique Hotel located on the property. On arrival we were met by Laura, the property manager who was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The village of Samara is about a thirty five minute walk along the beach. I would recommend yoga classes taught by Danni from Body, Mind and Soul. Brenda and Christopher at the Samara Info Centre are a great source of information for tours, activities and travel advice. This was our second stay at Monte Laguna and we would highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

3 nights min. Month: 30-28 d.
All rates: electricity is separate. .
A condo damage deposit: $350. All renters must sign a contract. Smoking is not permitted in the apartment or on the terrace
Accommodations for 4 people (possibly 5 for an additional charge ($50), using existing bed in LR.

Cancellations made after confirmation of reservation will result in a 15% administrative fee charged on the TOTAL VALUE of the reservation. Cancellations made within 90 days of projected arrival will result in a 50% penalty on the total value of the deposit. Less than 90 days notice will result in total loss of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.