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Heaven On Earth! Perfect Get-Away! Gorgeous Beach. Pool. Couples &/or Families.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 23, 2016
3 Large Bedrooms • 2.5 Baths • Sleeps 8 • Clean • Quiet • All Amenities

Welcome to Casa JR, a quiet, clean, fully-furnished, 3 BR, 2.5 bath condo with everything you could want. Beach is a few feet away. Pool right outside the condo. Relax in the condo, at local restaurants or bars, or at the beach. See the rain forest, experience zip-lines, or go horse-back riding on the beach or to the waterfalls.

The condo is fully furnished with Washer, dryer, air conditioning and a fully-stocked kitchen. Comfortable beds with quality linens. Large closets in each bedroom. There is a comfortable living room for relaxing evenings. Less than a two minute walk down the street to the beach. Just right outside the door on the condo property is a pool that is safe for young children and families. There is also a patio area with a grill for outside dining. High speed wireless internet, TV and DVD player. The condo also has a phone in the kitchen and master bedroom.

Samara is a uniquely Costa Rican beach town. It is Heaven on Earth. Casa JR is in the center of town, with bakeries, fresh fruit stands, delicious and inexpensive restaurants all within a two minute walk. It is the best of all worlds - quiet and tranquil and in the heart of this small beach town.

Other beautiful beaches are within a few minutes walk. There is horse-back riding on the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing right at the beach.

The town is also home to a language school and massage school. There is an indoor/outdoor gym in town with daily classes. Also, several yoga schools and spas within a 30 minute drive.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Paul and Katie have two college-aged daughters. We are both psychologists and enjoy traveling and exploring. We have not traveled as much during the last five years but now that both our children are in college we are looking forward to more travels.

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Speaks: english, spanish

20 Reviews

based on 20 traveler reviews


Great location in Samara - literally in middle of town and less than a minute from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, super nice and clean and very spacious. We were in Samara at the Language school for over 5 weeks and this was one of the nicer places we stayed. Fully stocked and equipped kitchen (we have four kids and cook a lot at home). Walking distance to everything. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your home! It is so well appointed, clean and easily fit our family of 5 with bed space to spare. Everything was just as described and the directions to arrive were perfect. The little pool kept our kids happy who weren't done after the beach and the convenience to everything was great. It's 2 small blocks from the beach, across the street from grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. The wifi worked great. We wouldn't have changed a thing!!

Our favorite places we ate were: Cocoa's, Luv Burger and Lo Que Hay. We kayaked with our kids, ages 16, 13 and 8 out to Isla Chola just fine without a guide, but the snorkeling was nonexistent. Still fun to take the sea kayaks out though. The waves are perfect for boogie boarding or learning to serf and the beach is lovely day and night. We felt very safe out and about, even after dark.

Thanks for a lovely place to stay while we enjoyed the Samara area!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect summer getaway- this Costa Rican town is small and unadulterated by hotel chains and tons of people. The local food and drink scene is great and we had a blast! Our kids went to school here to learn some Spanish and the accommodations were great!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We appreciate your feedback. Katie and I, our condo manager, Anabelle, and her assistant, Rosa, strive to provide a very comfortable and friendly home for everyone who stays in the condo. We know that Samara is a very special place and we want our condo to add to the special feeling people enjoy when they visit Samara. Paul Berman
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great and in a very convenient location. It was easy to find with the owner's directions. The condo is very well supplied and has everything you could need. It was very clean, and in excellent condition. The location is perfect, well within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping, everything. Each bedroom has it's own AC which was welcomed, it was quite warm when we were there. Made sleeping very pleasant! We had a rental car and did a lot of exploring around Samara seeing other beaches, and the scenery. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, welcoming, and more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most amazing time and Casa JR had everything we needed. It's in the best location in Samara, steps away from everything you'll want to do while staying there. The condo has everything you could possibly need and we felt like we were home the second we walked inside! It's spacious and open, clean and welcoming, and we recommend this to anyone looking to visit Samara.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient to everything in Samara

  • 5 of 5

It was very hot during our stay so we were so thankful that every room had its own A/C and ceiling fans. The condo is right in town so we walked everywhere and didn't need a car. This was our first trip to CR and Paul, the owner, arranged for a van from and to the airport so we were greeted upon arrival and felt welcomed immediately. The pool at the condo is just a little bigger than the average american hot tub, but it is well maintained and clean. In the afternoons when we didn't feel like going back to the beach and getting sandy we just sat in the pool and stayed cool. There were plenty of linens and kitchen items for cooking. We didn't cook too much and instead ate out most of the time. The local grocery store doesn't have much in the way of typical american products so if we come again we may stop in Nicoya on the way from the airport to get groceries from the bigger store there. Thinking of going again next year.

The beach is a few blocks away from the condo and we went to the beach every morning around 8am. Swam for an hour (low tide was in the morning so the waves were easy to jump over and we just floated), then had breakfast at one of the beachside restaurants, went back swimming for another hour and then left by noon because it was getting hot by then. Yes, we did this every day because the beach is so nice, the water is the warmest that I've ever been in, and we don't live near an ocean so we just had to soak it up.

We did go zip lining and that was so much fun. There are a lot of things to do in Samara, zip line, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, horse back riding, four wheeling, etc., but we couldn't pull ourselves away from the beach. On our next trip we may try out some of the other activities.

There are a lot of restaurants near the condo all within walking distance. There are different types of cuisine for different tastes, and the prices are reasonable. The people in town are all friendly, and many spoke English which was helpful as we don't speak much Spanish.

Paul (owner) and Anabelle (manager) we both very helpful in making sure that we had a good stay, and although we didn't need to contact them much when we did they both answered immediately. Paul had great suggestions and answered all of my questions patiently. We felt safe and confident going to an unknown place because of him. This town and condo are not a five star resort, just a fun, comfortable, affordable taste of Costa Rica. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased the property on our first visit to Samara. We instantly fell in love with the town and the community. Everything we could want is here - beach, language school, great and inexpensive restaurants, friendly community, and very safe. children.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daniel Oduber Quirós Int'l Airport, Liberia, CR at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gondola Bar at 0.01 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Giada at 0.01 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Samara at 0.01 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Samara is a traditional Costa Rican beach town with international flavor. Excellent restaurants (Italian, fresh seafood, German, traditional Costa Rican, vegetarian and more). The life in Samara is easy care-free living with inexpensive and delicious fresh bakeries and fresh fruit markets within a two minute walk. Surf schools, massage school, language school, horseback riding on the beach or mountains or to waterfalls, scuba diving, and zip lines all within 5 minutes. High speed internet cafes within a two minute walk provide friendly and thorough tour guide information for trips throughout Costa Rica. Eco-tourism including river tours, tours of rain forest, and other nature tours are within an hour drive. Punta Islita, a gorgeous and tranquil ocean-front spa and resort, is also within a 45 minute drive - it is a must do activity. For those who want more than a relaxing and quite time at the beach, there is lots to do in and around Samara and enough days trips to keep everyone busy for weeks.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Gold - Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Gold 2017 - Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250

The quoted rates are for six people. Additional guests are $25 per person per night. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Everything you could want is here and within a two minute walk. Beach. Activities. Restaurants. Tranquility. Safety. Family-friendly.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Village


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Great shower in master bathroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, Comfortable queen bed, private bath, closet/shelf space
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Lots of light, shared bathroom, closet/shelf space
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, Large room, lots of light, great closet and shelf space


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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