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“Family/Anniversary Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villas Pepitas

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Samara Beach | 200 West From Super Market Pali, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #14 of 27 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
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“Family/Anniversary Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2008

This was a two week family vacation of 20 people (five families) to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Many thanks to Luca, Mauro, and Debora for all their friendly help in organizing outings and dinners. Our group especially appreciated the security offered including the ensuite safes. Restaurants, shopping, and Samara beach are only a few minutes walk from the Villas with beautiful Carillo Beach only a few kilometers away. (Try not to miss a Carillo sunset!)

Luca was instrumental in obtaining excellent prices for us for horseback riding, zip lining, and a snorkelling/fishing/dolphin watching tour. Also, very knowledgeable about other local beaches and attractions.

Victor took very good care of the pool, gardens and barbeque and assisted members of our group with other requests as they came up. The cleaning girls were very efficient in the care of the villas.

We enjoyed the variety of birds on the property and the parrots and monkeys in the trees on the adjacent lot.

As well as for baskets of fruit each family found on arrival, my husband and I want to thank Luca, Mauro and their staff for the four beautiful large floral bouquets we found in our suite when we returned on our Anniversary. We were very surprised and pleased.

All in all it was an excellent venue for a quality family vacation. It was our second stay at Villas Pepitas and we will be sure to come back on our next visit to Costa Rica.

Once again, thanks to all!

  • Liked — Location, Pool and Gardens, Security and Service by Owners
  • Disliked — Noise from Festival three or four nights, although we did enjoy attending the Festival!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

We just returned from our second stay at Villas Pepitas. My husband and I spent a week there in Sept '07 and loved it so much that we returned with both my parents and his last week. As expected, the stay was perfect! The villas are very clean and comfortable and the grounds are spectacular. We all enjoyed spending time on the patios or in the pool area listening to birds and admiring the tropical vegetation. The beautiful beach is just a short 5 minute walk away. There are countless restaurants, markets and bars all within walking distance. The owners go out of their way to ensure that your stay is memorable. They are always available to answer questions and/or offer advice on places to eat/go in town. You are always greeted with a smile and a wave each and every time you return to the hotel. We have checked out many of the other hotels during our visits to Samara, and I do not think we would ever stay anywhere other than Villas Pepitas! The only negative part of the trip was leaving... we are already planning a trip back later this year!!

  • Liked — Location, Property, Accomodations, Owners/Staff
  • Disliked — Leaving!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

Our family of 20 stayed at Villa Pepitas Dec 2007 for 2 weeks.
A few extra cots were needed to have room for everyone, we were all comfortable. The villas are bright and roomy, well equipped for making your own meals. Two things missing salt & pepper & a small paring knife. These were the only things we could think of that would have been handy to have. A BBQ was even purchased for our use. Luca (one of the owners) was very helpful arranged dinner reservations, horse back riding, zip lining pretty much any thing we needed. He got us good discounts from the printed prices that were in the brochures. Victor the Maintenance/pool guy was very friendly and helpful. He helped clean shells, fish and took great care of the beautiful flowers and lawns. Daily maid service even on Christmas & New Years day was much appreciated.
A great time was had by all swimming in the pool and hanging out in the porch swings. Thanks so much Luca & Mauro for making our family reunion/holiday so special.

  • Liked — Enclosed compound with 24 hr security
  • Disliked — Noise from the street during New Years Festival (3 or 4 days)
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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british columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2007

We stayed 10 nights at Villas Pepitas in Samara. 4 Lovely new apts (1 bedroom) and one 2 bedroom villa. We stayed in upstairs apt #5. Loads of privacy.....lots of outside deck space....quiet........close to the beach.....air con unit in bedroom (top of the line).......ceiling fans throughout.......great bathroom with spacious shower and lots of hot water........very comfy bed.........in room safe........daily housekeeping.......tv.......well equiped kitchen (blender, microwave, fridge, stovetop....coffeemaker........dishes, pots and pans). The grounds are well cared for......the pool immaculate.......24 hour secutity (secure parking)......helpful and caring staff.... We felt at home here........I would highly recommend Villa Pepitas.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2007

These Villas have only been around for about a month - so, the friendly Italian owners are still putting their website and credit-card maching in place at this time. The Villas are about a 2-minute walk to the beach. There is no breakfast - but, when we arrived, there was a fruit basket waiting outside our door.

Stayed February 2007
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Address: Samara Beach | 200 West From Super Market Pali, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Samara, at short walking distance from one of the most wonderfull beaches in Costa Rica, main shops and facilities. Eight fully equipped apartments completly independent from one another, sourrended by a lush tropical garden with a lovely swiming pool. Come a share we us this family setting under the warm sun at Samara. We will do our best to make your stay as plaisant as possible. ... more   less 

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