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Ocean View, Walk to Beach, Pool, AC - Casa Papaya

View of Samara Bay from private M. bedroom terrace.
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
9 reviews
View of Samara Bay from private M. bedroom terrace.
Casa Papaya is nestled in a tropical garden with pool and ocean views.
Private main floor terrace for a shady breakfast or afternoon sun bathing.
The pool and Rancho (covered terrace) are shared with Casa Mango.  Gas grill.
Futon in the lving area is perfect for children or a single adult.
Fully equipped kitchen.  Stay on budget by eating at home.
M. bedroom with Queen orthopedic pillow-top mattress.
Private view terrace from M. bedroom.
M. bath with shower.
2nd bedroom has a double bed with orthopedic pillow top mattress.
Main level bath has a private outdoor shower for fresh air and no sand in the house.
Views change seasonally - much more open in high season when leaves are off the trees.
Private terrace with enough room for dancing.
Casa Mango and Casa Papaya (L) share the pool and Rancho.  Rent both and take 10% off.
Playa Samara, a short walk from the house, is one of the prettiest and safest swimming beaches in CR
Playa Carrillo, another exquisite beach is quiet in the mornings and just 4 km from the house
Morning at Cangrejal on Samara Beach
No excuses - there are 5 surf schools in town to get you up and catching waves.
Great hiking nearby.  Trails, waterfalls, and wildlife.
Watch birds from the terrace.  Collared Aracari is a Toucan.  Duhh!
Snorkeling is easy from the west end of Samara Bay - just walk out.
Moorish Idols.
Rainbow Wrasse are easy to spot.
An Olive Ridley turtle waits for moonlight ot lay her eggs on the beach.
Buy fresh fish off the boats in the afternoon. - Grill it in the Rancho.
A Sanmara sunset is the perfect end to day of sun and sand on the beach.  Salud!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Nestled in a tropical garden with great ocean views above the beach at Playa Samara, Casa Papaya is a relaxing retreat after a busy day of sun, sand, and surf. Two bedrooms and an extra futon in the living area make a great base for a family or a pair of couples - sleeps 6. Casa Papaya shares a 'get cool' pool and shady Rancho (covered terrace) with Casa Mango, also for rent. Rent both houses for a fun family reunion. Owners live in their own home on the property year around to assist you in any way possible.

A haven for wildlife is the farm/woods next door. You can brush your teeth with a view of the monkeys in the Secropia tree - they're getting high eating the leaves. The private master terrace is great for bird-watching in the morning. A private outdoor shower lets you cool off in the freah salt air.

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About the owner, Lavae A
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 17 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 2 properties
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 9 reviews
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We just returned from spending a month at Casa Papaya, Playa Samara, for the second time. Again we had a wonderful time thanks to the sweet casa which became our home for a month, to beautiful Playa Samara, one of the most gorgeous and lightly traveled beaches anywhere, and to the owners, Lavae and Steve who did everything to make... more

Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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This was the first time my husband and I brought our kids to Costa Rica, as well as my 79-year old grandpa. After visiting my husband's family for several days and staying with them, we were ready for our own space! While the drive was long and treacherous (unfortunately we drove in at night -- not recommended!!), it turned out... more

David B
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We rented Casa Papaya for the second half of our trip to Costa Rica but left after just a few hours. The house was filled with bugs and only got worse when the sun went down. It turned out that the main doors to the house don’t actually seal at the floor or with each other, leaving a quarter-inch opening... more

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VWhen this renter returned the keys upon leaving, he gave us a very different description than his review. He said Casa Papaya was a lovely house, that he and his... more

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shared Yard
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Access:
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  • Pets Allowed:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
May 1, 2015 -
Nov 14, 2015
Green season
2 nights
Nov 15, 2015 -
May 1, 2016
High season
3 nights
  • Tax rate: 13.0% of rental - Tax
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Nightly and Weekly rates are for 1-2 persons. For additional persons:
High Season nightly and weekly rates: 3-4 persons $169/$1099. 5-6 persons $179/$1209
Green Season nightly and weekly rates: 3-4 persons $119/$799. 5-6 persons $129/$899
Rental rate includes semi-weekly cleaning.
For stays of less than 3 days a $35 cleaning fee is charged.
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How to get there
Airport: Liberia International: 100.0 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.5 mi.
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