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Villas Kalimba

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Villas Kalimba
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villas Kalimba was the perfect getaway for my family!😻 Loved our accomodations and the entire staff was welcoming, friendly, and very helpful - they even helped us to cut down real coconuts from a tree so we could sip on coconut milk poolside!!! Diego gave us a map upon our arrival and made some great recommendations for us. Our villa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three (me, my husband and our four year old) stayed at Villas Kalimba for four nights in July 2015. The property is beautiful and the villas are comfortable (we stayed in a 2 BR villa with a kitchen equipped with all of the necessary basics); our favorite spot was the hammock on the porch. We were across... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roberto and the lovely people at Villas Kalimba made our family trip terrific. The villas were really comfortable and the kitchens meant we could eat several meals without leaving the patio. The pool is a perfect size for kids and adults who want to just hang out with a drink. Best of all, though, is Roberto's cooking. An unbelievably delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been home less then 24 hours and all we want to do is turn around and be back at the Villas. It took us about two days to really feel at home, but after those two days I was home. Villa Kalimba is like visiting family you are welcomed with open arms not just by the staff but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in Villas Kalimba for three nights in November 2014. On arrival we were greeted by Diego, whose warm welcome included an introduction to Sámara and some good recommendations for nearby restaurants. Diego is the friendliest Costa Rican we have met. He speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about Sámara and the wider Nicoya Peninsula. Diego also reached... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were here with our nearly 4 year old daughter and another couple with a similarly aged kid. It was truly bliss for us - having a kitchen - and separate bathrooms and bedrooms! And then the grown ups could hang out on the porch after the kiddos went to bed. A wonderful pool, the greatest staff of all time,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We just spent a week at Villas Kalimba and can't say enough wonderful things about this special place on earth. It's just a little slice of relaxed heaven there. Our villa had two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and separate little mud room. It also had a great front porch with table and chairs and a hammock.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed here while attending a wedding in Samara. We absolutely loved this place! It is a little oasis in the middle of town, which is very convenient. The beach is literally across the street. The rooms are gorgeous, as is the rest of the property. Everything is clearly made with care. We stayed in Villa 5 and it was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I were in town for a wedding and we had the pleasure of staying at Villas Kalimba for 2 nights. From the moment we checked in, to the moment we left the service was wonderful. Our room was very well kept up and the surroundings were beautiful. The owner made a point of talking to us and... More 

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