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Fully Furnished Cottage - Near Samara Beach

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9 reviews
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste
Beautiful new 2 bedroom 2 bath retreat with fully equipped kitchen, garage, only a 30 minute drive to Samara Beach, and 17 minutes to the town of Nicoya. Located in a pristine valley, in the small town of Nosarita, just one mile off the main highway on a good road. Centrally located only one hour from Nosara Beach, Ostional Turtle Reserve, Barrahonda National Park, and Palo Verde National Park. Horseback riding available from the cottage. American owners live next door. Great neighbors all around. Gorgeous mountain and river views. Air-conditioned, direct-tv, hot water, bbq area, garden and large patio. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.
NOTE: While the cottage does not have WIFI, clients report that their smart phones do have internet connection through their cell phone provider.
About the Owner, Gary L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 19 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2010
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Pamela S
Parker, Colorado, United States
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Gary was an extremely helpful and kind host. He met us on Christmas Day and showed us where the local grocery store was as well as introduced us to the owners of an amazing local restaurant! Homemade tamales awaited us at his beautiful cottage surrounded by beautiful views and a beautiful comfortable outside porch with hammocks. He helped us make...

Management response:

Hola Pam and family. Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Costa Rican adventure, and if we may ever be of assistance again, just let us know. Best wishes, Gary & Alberto


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Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
person found this review helpful

We loved this spot. Its about 20mins to Playa Samara, for those of you that want to stay closer to the beach. It has a wonderful back patio that faces the hills of Nosarita. We saw more birds here then we did on our hanging bridges hike in the mtn. Our hosts were great, gave us lots of privacy, offered...

Ear Falls, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
person found this review helpful

We spent a total of 4 weeks in Cost Rica.....one week at this wonderful place! We started our vacation here at Gary's place and were very pleased with our choice! It was very private and peaceful. We were as busy as we wanted to be. Our host met us in Nicoya, about 20 minutes from the cabin and showed us...

Management response:

Hola, We sure enjoyed your stay at our cottage, and hope you can return again one day. Our winter may have begun now as we are starting to get a little rain which is nice because it's cooling down, and soon all will be green and lush. Best wishes, and hope you'll stay in touch with us. Many thanks, Gary...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
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About the neighbourhood
We are a 30 minute drive from Samara beach, just one mile off the main Nicoya-Samara highway, on a good gravel road, in the little village of Nosarita. On the map, we are about half way between the town of Nicoya and Samara beach. In our village located alongside the beautiful Nosara river, there is a church, school, soccer field, community center, and nice homes. We have a wonderful restaurant just 5 minutes from the cottage, and there are several grocery stores 5 minutes from the cottage. Parking is in the garage at the cottage. Clients renting our cottage will need a car. We can arrange a rental car, if requested. There is frequent public bus service along the main highway that serves Guanacaste and Costa Rica.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Liberia (LIR): 88.0 km
Nosarita is located about half-way between Nicoya and Samara Beach. From Nicoya the cottage is a 17 minute drive, 14.7 kms. From Nosarita to Samara Beach it is a 30 minute drive, 24 kms.

For arriving clients we always meet them in front of the church in the nearby village of Caimital, which is only an 11 minute drive from Nicoya, and only a 10 minute drive to Nosarita. Then on the way to the cottage, we make a brief stop at a local restaurant to see their menu and a grocery store, both just 5 minutes from the cottage.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 24.0 km.
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