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“Hidden Gem!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Detras Taller de Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica   |  
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Concord, California
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“Hidden Gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

I was so excited and had such high expectations of Boheme Chic when we first booked our accommodations. It just kept getting better and better as the owner, Karin, stayed in touch with me over a month before I actually traveled. She answered all my questions via email, sent pictures, made wonderful suggestions, even provided insight on the rest of our travels outside of Costa Rica. We were already impressed with her level of service and hospitality, but our real surprise came when we finally and anxiously arrived to Samara Beach and were greeted so warmly by Karin. Honestly, I thought I had built up such high expectations at this point that I was almost assured to be disappointed. But that was not the case at all.
The location is incredible and after taking a long stroll around Samara, we knew we made the right decision by far. In fact, the location is not even the real selling point. The accommodations were far ahead anything we noticed in Samara or, for that matter, the rest of our trip around Costa Rica, especially considering the price. It felt like we just moved into our new home, with the best neighbor anyone could ask for…Karin, the owner. She made our stay extra special and our son enjoyed having his own upstairs bed. The room is detailed in exotic woods and the surrounding landscape is lush and green. Samara Beach is very nice but we especially enjoyed Carrillo Beach, which is a few minutes away by car. Both areas are very clean but the waves at Carrillo were a bit more enjoyable than the long shallow shore of Samara. Still, each spot offers its own unique properties to be enjoyed. If we ever travel to that part of Costa Rica, we would be thrilled to stay at Boheme Chic again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Samarena, owner at Villas Boheme Chic, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thanks very much for your splendid review on the houses and the service. No need to thank me, it was my pleasure to have you here and do hope that you return in the future. Kind regards.
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

We spent to weeks at Villas Boheme Chic in july 2009.
Less then 10 minutes by foot from the beach and the village center, our little villa was nicely located, close to the jungle (we got visits from monkeys almost every day) and within walking distance from all the services we needed.
The villa is clean, very nicely decorated with access to a beautiful garden. Very private and safe location.
The owner, Karin, lives in the third house and was a perfect hostess. Quiet and yet always available to answer questions. She pointed us to the best restaurants and other points of interest in the area and was always spot on.
The beach in Samara is just gorgeous and about 5 kilometers long. There are restaurants along the beach but do ask Karin for advice before you go to any of them.
We will definetly go back to Playa Samara and even if we saw other beautiful hotels and villas in the area, we would'nt think of going anywhere else then Villa Boheme Chic.
Simply the best.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Samarena, owner at Villas Boheme Chic, responded to this review, October 23, 2009
Thanks very much for your positive and kind review. It's been my pleasure to have you and your lovely family here. Really hope you soon return, looking forward to it!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

As a first time visitor to Costa Rica and Playa Samara we were a little hesitant to commit to making and paying for our reservations prior to our stay. This was put at ease right away as we called the local Samara travel agency to get the scoop on Karin, the owner of Villas Boheme Chic. This ladies exact words "you will not find anyone as nice or wonderful as Karin in all of Samara." No joke and nothing closer to the truth.

Karin is wonderful. The Villas Boheme Chic are a slice of Tuscany on the coast of Costa Rica and we could not have imagined staying anywhere else. When we return to Playa Samara we will definetly be staying at the Villas Boheme Chic. Here are our thoughts/reviews...
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The Service:
5 out of 5. Karin is very friendly, helpful and definetly lives the Pura Vida. She was so helpful throughout the entire reservation process and her recomendations on driving, places to eat, beaches (off the beaten path) were great. Very Sweet Belgian woman!!

The Villas:
One word Beautiful. More words; private, very clean, open, new, amazing, refrigerator, full kitchen, wonderful interior design, clean and comfortable beds, nice shower. 5 out of 5.

The Location:
Very Quiet/Safe Gated Parking
Overall Amazing Serene Living area
Very short walk into town (Close to groceries, bank, town, beach)
Easy to find and get to and from
5 out of 5.

What we Liked Best:
Playa Samara is definetly a beautiful spot that we would recommend (and do) to all of our friends and family. Again, we could not have asked for better customer service than what Karin provided for us. My girlfriend and I can honestly say that this was the best expierence that we had throughout the enitre trip and hope to make it back to Playa Samara soon. The Villas privacy and location to the beach and town are what will keep us coming back. The cleanliness and the value were incredible. If you go to Samara The Villas Boheme Chic are well worth the price and you will not find a nicer lady in all of Samara...

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Samarena, owner at Villas Boheme Chic, responded to this review, November 2, 2009
It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely girlfriend and appreciate your positive review very much. Yes, to confirm reservations for Villas Boheme Chic we kindly ask an advance payment of 20%,
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Additional Information about Villas Boheme Chic

Address: Detras Taller de Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Playa Samara
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villas Boheme Chic, 3 new houses + 1 room, lie among lush vegetation to Rio Lagarto, the most green paradise of Samara Beach. Ideal place for meditation, birds and monkey watching.A few steps from the centre, beach, language school Intercultura and restaurants.You will feel the love and care with which the furniture and decoration have been chosen by an European interior designer.Each house has 2 levels and offers fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, queen beds with orthopedic mattresses, fans, TV and terrace. Possibility for 1 extra single bed. The room offers 1 double bed, bathroom and garden.Free Wireless Internet. Transport to/from Liberia airport available during high season. ... more   less 

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