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Villas Kalimba

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, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Villas Kalimba at the start of our first visit to Costa Rica. It was the perfect introduction! While there's not much to Samara, Villas Kalimba is right in the heart of it, yet quite secluded once you step through the gates. Roberto, Diego, and Mara were very welcoming, and very helpful in booking activities. Sadly, the timing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To finish off our 3 weeks trip through Costa Rica we spent 5 lovely days at Villas Kalimba. The Villas are all you need with great beds/airco/fan/ safe/ complete kitchen/ veranda etc. We had a super stay at Roberto, the very friendly Diego and the rest of the staff. We wished we could have stayed some more days. The beautiful... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Villas Kalimba in the last couple of years and we will be back. We are repeat customers because this small, quiet, very friendly place is just right for us. It is located about 1 minute (maybe 90 seconds on a really hot day) from the beach. The rooms are kept spotless. Everything works. There... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent three days with the family and enjoined it immensely. Do join for dinner because Roberto is a magnificent chef. If we had known in advance we would certainly have booked for a longer period. Perfect acces to the beach and a laid back small village as a backup.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at Villas Kalimbas 3 times over the years and will continue to go there. The villas are roomy and nicely furnished. The bedrooms have air conditioning. The kitchen is convenient if you want to cook and there is a market just outside the gates. VK is clean and the staff is always welcoming, helpful and makes every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the howler monkeys keeping our daughter awake (!), we had a great 3 night stay. Roberto's cooking was excellent but you do need a good appetite to enjoy all the courses. As a place to stay & relax during an otherwise busy holiday, it was perfect.

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Marrakech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sandy House, Kalimba for 4 days in July. In the morning the first sound we heared was the howling of the monkies in the surrounding trees. The ocean view was magnificent. The house is very pleasant...we wished we could stay longer!

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with husband and 2 teens in July. We wanted to be very close (or on) the beach, have nice accommodations and a friendly atmosphere, and we got it! The villas were really cute and spacious (2 bedrooms) and were tastefully decorated in Latin American style. The only thing I would recommend about the front room could possibly be the... More 

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Birkeroed, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with husband and two girls (14&17) in a 2 br villa. The Villas are amazing. Lots of space, two bathrooms and the best kitchen we have had in a vacation place - everything you need is there. The property is Well kept and very cozy. Nice and small with only six villas. Very nice garden with mangotrees and a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We can't say enough great things about Villas Kalimba. The property and pool were beautiful; the villas were masterfully done, well thought out, and cozy; and the staff was unbelievable. We loved the size of the property too - it felt like we all had little homes but had the bonus of being well taken care of by very warm... More 

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