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Poolside Lounging
Outdoor shower
Terrace lounging
Dual hood BBQ
Terrace dining
Living room
Kitchen
Dining room
Master Bedroom
Spare bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Garden
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste

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Deb A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 30 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We stayed here for the second week of our trip to Costa Rica, having done all our activities and adventures in the first week.
We planned to stay here and relax for the week; using the villa and pool along with the amazing beach.
The location of the villa is perfect - just far enough away form the centre of town, not to be disturbed, but close enough to stroll down to the beach and bars and restaurants!
the best part of the Villa is the visiting Howler monkeys and the Ig that resides in the garden. oh and a very larger brown toad!

Overall great value and a great place. Elias is amazing interms of information and responding to any needs.

we definitely left having had a week of relaxation and kicking back!

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MistyRoe
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“La Villa Blanca”
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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My family and I stayed here for 4 days and hated to go! The host Elias was very informative, helpful and available anytime we needed anything. The house is beautiful and has everything you need. The outdoor area was my favorite with beautiful landscaping, a nice pool, and comfortable seating to relax and hang out. The location is close to restaurants, shops and the beach.

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da5id9
White Rock, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved every minute of our stay”
Reviewed 3 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at La Villa Blanca. The house was perfect for us.
The pool was our favorite hang out, it was sunny and hot during our stay and the pool was the perfect way to cool off.
We had a large iguana visit us daily, listened to the Howler Monkeys at dawn and dusk.
I really loved the location, only a minute from the beach and multiple restaurants.
Monika's staff we're there to help if we needed anything.
Would I stay again...in a heartbeat!

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AnitaW200...
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful”
Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We are a family of four, and this was our first experience with a vacation rental. Since my mom was joining us on the trip, we needed a bit more space than a hotel would provide, not only for sleeping arrangements but so she could make meals for the kids in the kitchen (we saved a lot of money by leaving the kids at the house with her when we went out to eat or adventuring). The pool was their favorite entertainment throughout the two weeks that we stayed; it's the perfect size to cool down and to entertain kids. Although the house is very close to the beach, restaurants, and grocery stores, the walls around the property provided nearly complete privacy. However, there is a hotel across the street that has live outdoor music on weekends that is quite loud from the upstairs bedrooms. That didn't bother us, but it might be something for you to consider. But there is also an outdoor ping pong table at that hotel that the kids were allowed to use.
One downside is that the "garage" fits only a very compact car, so our rental vehicle did not fit (we parked on the street). However, we did rent a dirt bike, which fit quite well.
As for sleeping arrangements, it does sleep five easily, but note that the fifth bed is a small twin that is stored under the bed in the master bedroom and only fits on the floor space in the master bedroom. So my husband and I used the second bedroom and had my mom and the kids sleep in the master. That's fine, other than the master has a very nice closet, whereas the second bedroom only has a dresser (a nice, big one, but I prefer to hang my clothes). Definitely not a big deal to us, and we knew this going into it, but something you might want to plan for.
One of the main reasons we chose Villa Blanca over others is because the owner, Monika, was great to deal with leading up to the stay and also during the stay- very professional, quick to reply to emails, and she even connected us with other lodging options when we were still undecided. She seems to know everyone in Samara and is respected, from our impressions "on the street". The people she has helping with the house were very, very helpful and responsive to all of our needs. She was very honest about internet access, and she was true to her word. My husband and I both worked remotely during part of our stay, so this was important to us. We only had minimal internet / Wi-Fi connectivity issues (upon arrival the modem was broken, and after wind storms power was out for a couple hours). The price of the rental provided us more than many hotels at the same price. We would definitely stay here again!

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Liked best: Pool and outdoor space
Liked least: Various things require maintenance
Travelling group: Young Children
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Quest1235
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Best place to stay in Samara”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Ok so we have not stayed at all the places in Samara, but I have a hard time thinking there is a better spot than this!
This is the second Christmas holiday that we have spent at Villa Blanca, after the first one we put a deposit down for the following year as we left. We actually had as much or more fun the second time than the first. Crazy Good!!
We have been traveling as a family (me, wife, 21 yr son, 19 yr son) for every Christmas and New Year for the last 10 years or so and this is the nicest place we have found.
Everyone is looking for different things in a holiday. We were looking for a great beach, a town with a nice vibe and lots to do, friendly people and somewhere safe. It was important to be within an easy walk to the beach and bars/restaurants . So from a location perspective Villa Blanca gets 5 stars, it is a easy stroll to the beach and all the action.
The house itself is well displayed in the photos. It has two nice size bedrooms upstairs and a full bath. The down stairs is an open concept area with a full kitchen sitting area with comfy sectional and TV (Wifi of course).
But the best feature of the house is that you can open the two large double doors which opens the house to the amazing covered porch and pool area. The beach is great but the pool area is a nice area to relax out of the sweltering sun and go for a splash.
During our stay we did come quite well acquainted with a family of howler monkeys that kept visiting us by the pool.
Monika does a wonderful job with this property and goes out of her way to make your vacation one to remember!

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Liked best: The way the house opens to the covered patio and wonderful pool area
Liked least: no complaints
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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